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    Speed

    I dig YouTube and have been for almost a decade now.

    But I hate the ever increasing ads that are at the beginning of most videos. For some of them you can't even click "skip".

    Posted in: 10 years later, YouTube is a hit but faces challenges

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    Love their cheeseburgers. Thank god it's part of their 100 yen menu. (Well, 120 yen menu but that's cheap enough.)

    Once teeth and plastic stop showing up in their food it'll be all good.

    Posted in: Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

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    Good to see the US slap these filthy groups upside the head.

    Wish the Jgov had the same guts and authentic desire to put a stop to these disgusting groups.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group

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    Onaga, after being elected, went to Tokyo to talk to Abe a few months ago and the door was slammed in his face.

    Cause a little ruckus and the door suddenly opens up. Tokyo's never given Okinawa much respect.

    Posted in: Abe, Okinawan governor to meet for first time in Tokyo

  • 3

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    100% agree.

    Posted in: Lawsuit seeks to legalize prostitution in California

  • 1

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    Ditch them or get out of his university?

    I agree that excessive use of them makes you dumber but not for basic computer/communication usage.

    It sounds like the president of the university is extremely old school.

    The students are the future, not the past.

    Posted in: Smartphones are nothing more than poison to intelligence, personality and creativity.

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    Why do these pedophiliacs keep photographic records if they don't want to get caught?

    I know the desire of wanting to go down memory lane or to make money off the pictures is strong.

    But the chances of getting caught increase so much more and the penalties are so severe.

    Posted in: Ex-school principal held over child porn with Filipino girls

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    You have to have your own house in order before worrying about others'.

    The shift to domestic issues is what England may need to do.

    Foreign affairs of late have been nothing but disastrous and costly for the West.

    The EU has an immigration problem that they can't seem to control and I don't think Britain wants to be in the same boat.

    The US has lost thousands of lives and spent billions on foreign intervention to not much avail.

    Britain might be wising up. This "missing in action problem" may not actually be a problem.

    Posted in: Election campaign reflects Britain's global retreat

  • 2

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    Spend some of the billions the Japanese govt. is thinking about investing in the new Chinese led development bank and.....

    ....create more nursery schools. ...hire more nursery school teachers. ...increase nursery school pay so more will want to become one. ...allow women to have longer maternity leave from the standard one year to two. ...guarantee women their old jobs back or an equivalent level thereof. ...fine companies for "maternity discrimination." ...decrease/eradicate discrepancy in pay between men and women. ...increase govt. subsidies from the meager 10,000 yen a month (nursery school fees are 30,000 month alone for my kid) ...quit talking about and sitting on this problem and actually do something about it.

    Posted in: What should the Japanese government do to help working mothers?

  • 1

    Speed

    Just my very important takes on these:

    1. Cars (42.2%) - Too bad. J-cars are awesome.
    2. Physical New Year’s greeting cards [“nengajo”] (32.4%) - Good. Pain in the butt.
    3. Reading printed materials (19.4%) - Paper and digital. Can have both. Good.
    4. Television (18.8%) - No need to explain here.
    5. Beer (18.2%) - Tragedy.
    6. CDs (17.8%) - Miss the whole album quality of good CDs.
    7. Reading for pleasure (17.6%) - Still see a whole lot of manga reading here and bookstores are packed.
    8. Eating osechi (traditional New Year’s foods) (15%) - No need since stores are now open during NY's.
    9. (Tie) Skiing (13.4%) - Snowboarding is rad. Skiing is fun, too though but can't compare.
    10. (Tie) Listening to the radio (13.4%) - No need to explain here. Got Internet streaming/downloading sites.
    11. Smoking (12.4%) - Thank God.
    12. Libraries (11.6%) - Too bad.
    13. Romantic love (10.2%) - ? Nonsense.
    14. Pachinko (9.6%) - Thank God.
    15. (Tie) Sex (9.4%) - Nonsense.
    16. (Tie) Mahjong (9.4%) - Whatever.
    17. (Tie) Movies (8.4%) - Still way too expensive with other options now available.
    18. (Tie) Baseball (8.4%) - No team in Shikoku = doom and demise.
    19. (Tie) Bookstores (8.4%) - Digital available but bookstores are still booming.
    20. Luxury brand products (8.2%) - Thank God. Money suckers.

    Posted in: The top 20 things that Japanese youth are distanced from

  • -1

    Speed

    "Toyota to build two new plants in (Japanese city) and (Japanese city)" headlines are perhaps a thing of the past when Japanese laborers would benefit from Japan Inc.

    Posted in: Toyota to build two new plants in Mexico, China

  • 2

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    Or even if pot wasn't legalized, don't have such Draconian laws and punishment for it.

    Turn a blind eye to it, like the police do here for parents who don't put their kids in seatbelts.

    Posted in: You never know what will happen to your mind and body with these kinds of drugs. You cannot compare 'kiken' drugs with other illegal drugs, as there are thousands of products in the ‘kiken' drug category. But 'kiken' drugs could be much more dangerous than other illegal drugs, since no one knows what they contain.

  • 3

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    Up until WWII, most houses in Japanese cities were built without baths

    This is a bit off. Up until 1970 most houses were built without baths would be more like it.

    I lived in a brand new apartment in the middle of Tokyo in '72 and it had no shower/bath.

    Neither did a couple of my relatives who lived in pretty new digs back then.

    Posted in: Vanishing Japan: Five things to see before they disappear completely

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    It's a tough call.

    Do you ban a pilot who had depression six years ago but has shown stability and has taken medication since then or do you ban any and all pilots who have had mental issues?

    If you do ban pilots with any mental issues, how many in the world would be removed from their planes today?

    Posted in: Lufthansa chief visits crash area as reported cabin video emerges

  • 0

    Speed

    Sounds a bit deja vuish of the 1980 US boycott of the Moscow Olympics.

    Posted in: U.S. senators want FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

  • 20

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    It sure is nice being relatively poorer.

    Posted in: Prices of food items rise from 4-13%

  • 0

    Speed

    Who cares?!!! Does it matter??

    Put these three in a pen!

    Posted in: Blooming row over cherry blossoms splits China, S Korea, Japan

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    Abe has recommended employees start work between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and finish work at around 5 p.m.

    This sounds like a good idea for the whole year.

    Just make sure everyone actually leaves at 5 pm.

    That's the key. Get the bosses to leave and hopefully everyone else will follow suit.

    Posted in: Abe asks gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August

  • -1

    Speed

    When I saw the castle before the restoration, I don't remember the whole structure being this white. Have they painted things white that were once other colors?

    Posted in: Himeji Castle reopens after 5 1/2 years of repair work

  • 1

    Speed

    As much as I feel sorry for the woman who lost her eyesight, I think anyone who goes to a game should be fully responsible themselves for getting hit by any foul balls.

    Posted in: Nippon Ham Fighters ordered to pay damages for foul ball

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