Tahoochi's past comments

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    Tahoochi

    How unfortunate for this girl and her family.

    Posted in: 6-year-old girl injured after 20-kg tree branch falls on her

  • 0

    Tahoochi

    2 shooting sprees and 1 stabbing spree in the last week in the US?

    Posted in: 3 dead after shooting at Kansas City Jewish community center

  • 1

    Tahoochi

    How tragic! Childhood friends and engaged to be married... they must have been so happy at one time, then something happened.... we'll never know. RIP

    Posted in: Cop commits suicide after killing policewoman

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    Tahoochi

    What many outsiders may not know is that Japan may have laws against discrimmination but many companies to this day pay women less than men for doing the same work. If you ask me, it's obvious that's where the reform should start. Why focus on more women to "participate" in the work force when such a fundamental labor law is not being enforced or is so easily abused?

    Posted in: IMF's Lagarde urges Japan to increase women's participation in work force

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    sensei258Apr. 03, 2014 - 07:29AM JST

    Why make "having sex" seem like a life goal? When it happens it happens

    I absolutely agree! This article doesn't seem to be differentiating sex from dating/relationships... which, IMHO are two completely different things. The headline and the poll refers to adult virgins, yet they focus on 2 specific fellas who found true love, thus losing their virginity??? You don't have to lose your virginity to the person you're going to marry!

    Posted in: Poll on number of male virgins in Japan not all bad news

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    Tahoochi

    sensei258: Good to hear your son is okay.

    Other news reports in the US are saying there are 4 dead including the gunman who took his own life. Why does this keep happening? So sad. RIP to the victims.

    Posted in: 4 dead, including gunman, after Fort Hood shooting

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    Tahoochi

    Membership fee: 1 finger

    Posted in: Yamaguchi-gumi launches website with song, anti-drugs message

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    Tahoochi

    Japan would be the last place I would consider to seek asylum. Not very immigrant-friendly...

    Posted in: Two detainees die at immigration center

  • 0

    Tahoochi

    Another 'Can of worms', but unlike Toyota a few years ago, I get the feeling that GM will get off easy.... we'll see I guess.

    Posted in: GM recalls 1.3 million cars for steering defect

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    Tahoochi

    Office has long been one of Microsoft’s gold mines. In the company’s last fiscal year ending June 30, the business division that is anchored by Office posted an operating profit of $16.2 billion on revenue of $24.7 billion.

    Operating profit of $16.2 BILLION? Can anyone say, "over-priced"?

    Posted in: Microsoft's Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

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    Tahoochi

    I hope to God I have the wisdom to raise my kids so they don't end up like this mis-guided kid.

    I wonder what caused him to hate this teacher so much even though he probably hasn't seen him for 6 months?

    Posted in: Okayama student arrested for attempted murder after stabbing teacher

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    rickyveeMar. 25, 2014 - 11:29PM JST

    how could a 3-year old have drowned in 20-30 cm of water? at that age, he would have been around 110-120 cm. unless he was held or pushed down, it doesn't make any sense.

    Children much older than 3yo have been known to drown in water no more than 20cm deep.

    Shallow water blackout - caused by hyperventilation prior to swimming or diving. The primary urge to breathe (more precisely: to exhale) is triggered by rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the bloodstream.[11] The body detects CO2 levels very accurately and relies on this to control breathing.[11] Hyperventilation artificially depletes this, but leaves the diver susceptible to sudden loss of consciousness without warning from hypoxia. There is no bodily sensation that warns a diver of an impending blackout, and victims (often capable swimmers swimming under the surface in shallow water) become unconscious and drown quietly without alerting anyone to the fact that there is a problem; they are typically found on the bottom.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drowning

    Posted in: Teacher found guilty of negligence over pool death of 3-year-old boy

  • 11

    Tahoochi

    The total amount of money left was 752,195 yen, TV Asahi reported.

    That should read: "The total amount of money left that was reported was 752,195 yen...."

    Posted in: Y750,000 left in 29 mailboxes at Nara condo

  • 0

    Tahoochi

    Despite the fact that it's immoral, I can't believe people still do this sort of thing while knowing the ramifications if they're caught... stupid

    Posted in: Marubeni fined for bribing Indonesia gov't officials

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    Tahoochi

    I only eat fast food once in a while but Burger King is my favorite. Mos tastes good but small portions and over-priced. I usually have to eat 2 burgers to feel satisfied. Not proud of that either...

    Posted in: Mos Burger outranks McDonald's as Japan’s most popular fast food chain

  • 3

    Tahoochi

    @ JTDanMan: Onsen! Good one! I think my top 3 are: Food, onsen, and quality of service in general.

    Posted in: 6 things Japanese expats miss most about Japan

  • 2

    Tahoochi

    All people with mental illness are not violent, and vice versa.

    This guy, however, stabbed a 2 year-old in the head with a fork for staring at him. He's crazy.

    This is not domestic child abuse, this is an isolated incident of a random assault... on a 2 year-old. Domestic child abuse is a much more wide-spread and common issue than the latter.

    Whether this is a random act of violence against a child or an elderly woman, it's a crime against someone unable to defend themselves, which happens in every country, every day. Not just Japan.

    I'm almost sure that Elbuda is not being serious in calling for an execution, so I don't know why some of you are taking his comment seriously... you're not serious, are you Elbuda?

    Seriously, the level of conversation on these forums sometimes is really depressing.

    Posted in: 2-year-old girl stabbed with fork in Okayama park

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    Cand1dateMar. 20, 2014 - 05:33PM JST

    My Japanese friend from university decided to move back to japan with her Canadian husband. He was totally game for it and she missed Japan after so long away. They lasted 2 months and went back to Canada. She hated it. Another Japanese friend from Canada decided with her Chinese husband to move back to Japan after she finished her university schooling. They ended up moving back to Canada too, because he couldn't get a job because he's Chinese.

    I think you're missing the point of the article. The article is about things that expats miss about Japan. Your examples are things that expats don't miss about Japan.

    Posted in: 6 things Japanese expats miss most about Japan

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    bfg4987Mar. 18, 2014 - 07:15AM JST

    It's shocking to them when, after the transaction, I thank them. That's just common courtesy in the U.S.

    I'm gonna have to agree with therougou here; it seems to me that the US is the extreme opposite of Japan, where customers are sometimes more polite than the servers.... AND they expect 10-20% in tips!

    I agree that many Japanese customers take the service industry for granted, but at least the service industry is always courteous despite this. I have had one very bad experience with a taxi driver n Kyoto, compared to many in North America.

    Posted in: Taxi drivers complain about entertainers

  • 0

    Tahoochi

    The one thing I do question is the length of time that this mother left her kids with an internet babysitter. Internet babysitters are common in the US now too, with background checks, references, etc. available (not that this makes it OK). However, babysitters in America are usually only used for a few hours, and not 2 days/nights as in this case... so now I'm thinking that Sensei258's comment is not unreasonable. I hope this serves as a wake-up call for other parents in Japan.

    Posted in: Babysitter arrested over death of 2-year-old boy

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