Suzu1's past comments

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    Let them go...THEN cancel their passport. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

    Posted in: Some countries are trying to stop their citizens from going overseas to join Islamic State by either arresting them or confiscating their passports. What is your view on this?

  • 1

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    I appreciate good hygiene and the emphasis placed on it by the Japanese. The confusing part I find is when the toilet has a faucet on top of the toilet and there is no hand soap to be found anywhere. Train stations without soap make me shudder at the touch of the hand rails.

    Posted in: Japan proud of its high-tech toilets

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    Japan needs more hotels that will accommodate families. Too many will not accept two adults and two children in one room, even in Tokyo and Osaka. So Japan loses out on that lucrative tourist market. In contrast, walk around Manhattan and there are families from all over the world taking in the sights and spending money.

    Posted in: Abe eyes new action plan to boost tourism to Japan

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    It is very difficult, even in major cities like Tokyo, to find a Japanese hotel, even major chains like Prince, that will accept a family of four (two adults and two children) in one hotel room. I think this one of the factors hampering Japan from becoming a major tourist destination. When I walk around New York's Times Square, for example, I am struck by how many international families are on vacation there. The related spending is a great boon for the city.

    Posted in: What are some of the challenges that you've encountered when traveling in Japan?

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    It is amazing that Kanye West has apparently no shame using Auto Tune while performing with Paul McCartney.

    Posted in: Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

  • 0

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    Too late. ISIS just released a tape showing the beheading of Mr. Goto.

    Posted in: Japan says hostage negotiations deadlocked

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    The march should have been routed through one of Paris' so-called "no go zones" that have been ceded to the Islamic extremists. Otherwise just seems like preaching to the choir.

    Posted in: World leaders march in Paris to honor terror victims

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    There is no privacy violation. After all, he drove his car in public and the GPS device was placed on the exterior of the vehicle. There is no difference from having him under direct surveillance by an officer.

    Posted in: The man was put under prefectural police surveillance, and all of the places he went to were found out.

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    Sadly, Janice Dickinson is a very troubled woman with self-professed psychological problems that stem from horrific abuse by her father. This makes her an attractive target for predators because others are quick to dismiss her claims due to her unstable behavior. That is probably why she waited until others had come forward.

    Posted in: Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault

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    I think we can assume that Spotify is great for less known artists, not so much for big stars.

    Another article stated that the payout by Spotify to Taylor Swift this year alone was around $6 million.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/11/11/spotify-ceo-to-taylor-swift-is-6-million-enough/18854607/

    Posted in: Spotify defends payout norms after Taylor Swift withdraws music

  • 0

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    Chariots of Fire, The Pink Panther, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars.

    Posted in: Name some movie scores that are so famous that after hearing only a few seconds of the music, you can immediately name the movie.

  • 0

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    they would get their butts kicked at any American beach if they showed up that way.

    Certainly not on Fire Island.

    Posted in: What the boys will be wearing next year

  • 1

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    “Almost all of the public toilets here are impeccably clean.”

    Really? That has not been my experience, especially with the JR station bathrooms. Hard not to gag.

    Posted in: 10 instances when Japanese people feel thankful to be Japanese

  • -3

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    I'm confused. Recent articles in JT have indicated that Japanese consumers conveniently purchase most goods with a quick swipe of their phone. After all, wasn't Apple too late to the game since this technology is ubiquitous in Japan? Why would a specific coin combination in your pocket make any difference?

    Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them

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    To the surprise of many, Paisley embraced his new role as Northern Ireland’s first minister with a relaxed demeanor, most strikingly when working alongside his government co-leader, former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.

    Not too surprising considering that Martin McGuinness was an informant for the British.

    Posted in: Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies at 88

  • 4

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    A successful vote for independence will be a Pyrrhic victory.

    Posted in: Scotland ready to make history; banks say they'll head south if it's a 'Yes' vote

  • 2

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    I'm not sure why the U.S. is singled out for criticism in this article since it produces the most films in demand in the international market. The same preference for U.S. movies with a few local ones over other foreign movies exists in the box office results of virtually every international market in the world. Commentators who pretend that their own country rewards decent non-U.S. foreign films with substantial ticket sales are deluding themselves. Here is a chart of the major international markets and their Top 20 box office results for the previous week:

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/

    Posted in: Foreign films a tough sell in America, but remakes thrive

  • 2

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    This hunt may be traditional but it used to be conducted in obscurity. Now with exposure through media, especially the cable TV channel Animal Planet, millions of kids are growing up with a negative image of Japan. Time for this tradition to be retired.

    Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji

  • 0

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    Very tragic situation and very unusual. That is what made it national news.

    Posted in: U.S. gun tourism grows in popularity

  • 0

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    Then we hear the manufactured accounts from white supremacists who believe it's perfectly fine to execute an 18 year old kid for jaywalking.

    Seriously? You spend your time putting out straw man arguments like that? Very troll-like.

    he was 25 or more feet away and was NOT aggressively going after the officer. No eyewitness has come forward with that.

    Brown, 6'4'' and 292 lbs., punched the police officer so hard that it caused an orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.

    The St. Louis Post Dispatch has reported that more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated the police officer's story.

    The continued protests no longer have connection to the residents of Ferguson. Of 78 protestors arrested last night for causing disturbances, just 3 were residents of the town.

    Posted in: Holder says he understands mistrust of police, pledges top investigators for Ferguson

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