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  • 5

    Speed

    I love this country.

    Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'

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    lost his wife to lung cancer, lost a business and his house to bankruptcy and been forced to live in a public park for almost a month...

    Had my sympathetic ear up to this point.

    ....changed his name to the feminine-sounding Haruna, attempted to kill himself by cutting off his genitals and came to believe he was the reincarnation of a cross-dressing Manchu princess who had spied for Japan in World War Two.

    Lost it at this point.

    I'm all for reassessing life and doing something to forget your past by doing some globetrotting but his screw got a little too loose.

    Posted in: A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

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    ...they have arrested a 19 year old man.

    ...the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor.

    Then they shouldn't refer to him as a man then. Neither chronologically nor mentally.

    Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over hit-and-run death of 22-year-old student in Tokyo

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    When I was a kid, shoutengais used to be packed everywhere I lived in Japan and those are a lot of places outside of Tokyo.

    With free and easy parking at the big and small malls as well as any store with a parking lot the shoutengais didn't/don't have a chance.

    Cars have become the main mode of transportation for most people gradually since the 70s and the shoutengais never made a serious attempt to adjust to that. When it's a hassle to find parking you go somewhere else.

    Also ALL money has been and will be reinvested into Tokyo and very little of it trickles out of the capital. The provinces and countryside have been left to rot.

    Posted in: Business is bad

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    I agree with Matsuyama being on the list. A really nice medium sized city with a good vibe.

    I'm not so sure about Niihama though. The water over there isn't very clean due to it being an industrial along the waterfront and the rest of the city is rather plain.

    Fujisawa is a great place! But wish the surf there was a bit bigger and much more consistent otherwise I'd live there.

    Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in

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    Looks like Russia's life-expectancy rate will jump back.

    Posted in: Russia targets McDonald's in expanding East-West trade war

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    The point about the players coming from different prefectures and not being made up of only local boys rings hollow. Hardly any teams in the pros have a player from their local area. The area that the team represents is what people cling to.

    What makes the tournament exciting is that the level of play has not risen enough to the point where the outcome of the games are certain even before the games end.

    A team losing 6-0 may easily come back in the 9th inning. Rallies explode way more often than they do in pro ball.

    Errors often occur, bad pitches are thrown and get by the catcher, throwing arms aren't as strong as they are in the pros so runners go for it when there's even a slight possibility of making another base etc. making for unexpected drama and flip-flop in scores which make Koshien a lot of fun to watch.

    Posted in: Fanatic fans oblivious to sleazy side of Koshien high school baseball

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    Watching the news it said that the dad was playing with the kids who were going up and down this big slide in the park.

    The father waited for the kid to climb up and come sliding down but he didn't appear at the top of the slide for a long time. Soon the father realized the kid wasn't behind the slide either.

    That's when the dad and the other son went looking for but couldn't find the kid.

    You'd never think this kind of thing would happen to a kid who'd gone to the park with his father and brother. Poor kid. Poor family..

    Posted in: Body of missing 7-year-old boy found on train tracks in Nagano

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    For all those saying that "it's really bad that some pet cats are being killed but it's good for getting rid of all the strays" just remember that pets are members and beloved by many people and families. To many it's like losing a child.

    Either way, people shouldn't be putting poison out in the streets like that. Dogs and other animals can just as easily eat the poison.

    Posted in: Police probe 29 mysterious cat deaths in Tokyo's Ota Ward

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    Doesn't have any game. "Tea Party"?? Threatens JHS girls for not coming to it. What a loser.

    Posted in: Osaka assemblyman in hot water for intimidating children via Line app

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    The police seem to be an impediment to catching criminals rather than the other way around.

    He stole it so I say show his face. The dude stole something worth 250,000 yen.

    Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online

  • 0

    Speed

    I think too much blame here is being thrown on the dad.

    Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father

  • 0

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    Creepy Crawlies

    Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba

  • 2

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    It's called cheap labor and higher profits, semperfi.

    Posted in: U.S. food firm apologizes for China 'bad meat' scandal

  • -1

    Speed

    I think a previous poster asked a good question.

    Why not use anesthesia? Then give a very lethal injection that would normally hurt but won't since the person would be under.

    Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona

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    Although it was just after a typhoon passed over, shouldn't all planes have been barred from taking off? Winds and rain were very heavy.

    Posted in: Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

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    Can't really say I'm going to miss 'em.

    Posted in: N Korea threatens to boycott Asian Games

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    Sorry a little off topic but KFC without mashed potatoes is like McDonald's without French fries. I have to agree with bass4funk.

    Bring in a few healthier items and I know parents who would take their kids to McDs. They often say the same refrain, "There's nothing healthy to eat there."

    Also, bring back the McRib. It was really popular ~ I don't know why they took it off the menu.

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    Speed

    I agree with this legislation. The reality is that many children in Bolivia work with no protection from the law since many are working illegally.

    The country is poor. Many children work due to the necessity of survival for themselves and their family. Just because it's illegal doesn't deter it.

    Posted in: Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

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    On a personal note, the specials that they keep coming out with look enticing but the prices they set for them are through the roof.

    The specialty burger I saw the other day had about a 498 yen price tag. It's more than I'm willing to pay. The sets run between 7-800 yen.

    I went with the apx. three hundred and fifty yen Quarter Pounder with Cheese. The price gap is too big.

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