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    I'm boycotting goods from China forever.

    Open up the PC you used to type this message, and check!

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    @ambrosia happy to disagree - I also read articles to support my statement and although I don't know that many AKB fans, the ones I do are basically "human". I know I can't convince you as there is no "trust" between us in real terms, which is the same in reverse!

    Posted in: AKB48 singer's YouTube apology still stirring debate

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    @ambrosia Hmm, that is what is being sold, but honestly speaking though, I don't think that they (all) really feel that way but it does help the marketing a hell of a lot! One lone voice doesn't speak for the whole demographic! ;)

    Posted in: AKB48 singer's YouTube apology still stirring debate

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    I think people are missing the real horror story here, and that is that a paparazzi followed them on date, followed them home, and then stayed outside (whilst probably trying multiple ways to look IN) until they both left, then sold the story to gutter press. If none of that had happened, there wouldn't be a story, and the person doing all that really would have known the impact, otherwise they wouldn't have gone to so much trouble. Real low grade human trash.

    Posted in: AKB48 singer's YouTube apology still stirring debate

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    With China's projected growth over next 10-20 years, this isn't going to get any better unless better ways of generating energy are found, and implemented quickly.

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    are a dual-ear type

    as opposed to....?

    They are inner-ear type headphones

    Ok, got that!

    Also, these are in-ear type headphones

    Wow- strong message coming through

    They include 4 pairs of ear pieces in different sizes so you can choose the most comfortable ones to fit your ears

    Must buy!

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    Felt it here in Sapporo too.

    We felt it in Tokyo too!

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    Why is Godzilla smiling?

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    @Derek

    Ever been 20?

    Fantastic age - full of realisation of dreams, and a huge part of growing up..

    Honestly speaking, there could be a case to take to human court of rights n the Hague - this is so unreal.

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    @Fadamor You should watch the video before commenting. This is completely staged. The lighting, focus, and sound are done by pro's. I didn't say it was a high quality production, they have tried to made it look like a spontaneous act done by herself. It isn't. Please don't be fooled

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    ost of the articles are of a "meh" variety, but this one actually has a bit of news-worthiness to it. Think about it, the band's management has basically taken over these girls' personal lives.

    That makes it ultra-meh!!

    It wasn't a spontaneous act, it was staged. Look at the video lighting - pro level? Look who published it, AKB48, not the individual.

    All a major game, and really time it stopped!

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    >Her shaving her head. Well, that's her own fault for doing it. She decided to do it, not the company. I mean the Rino Sashihara simply got demoted and she didn't shave her head. Can end the same way for Minami Minegishi. Personally, I think she should just move on. Time to live that normal life.

    Yes, but.... she didn't publish the video. It was published by AKB48. It is an attempt to generate more attention (successful) and hence more money. It is nothing to do with morals, it is nothing to do with contracts. It is "here is an opportunity to make money" and so far, 4.5 million people have been suckered into watching the video. You're right though, she should move on, and maybe discover she doesn't actually have the talent to survive in the real world.

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    How low do things really have to sink before this ship goes down? So she spontaneously shaved her head and produced her own Youtube video (she doesn't start or end it, someone else does)? What utter crap. Akimoto knows how to spin a story and is doing just that. The fact that the rest of the media takes the bait is just utterly amazing. What a complete and total waste of bytes. AKB48 fans, FHS, stop this machine PLEASE!

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    Passage log -supplemental

    Which demographic of the shooters(majority) is the issue, not of this particular victim.

    So which demographic is the shooter from? Do you actually know?

    Posted in: Teen performer at Obama inaugural events shot dead

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    @surf - no good Fudged response, but expected that. So basically Chicago is a no go zone for anyone?

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    @surf

    Checked before posting, hence the question.

    She comes from a reasonably well off family - at least to say she isn't poor, lets call that "middle class" for now. Her school is a "silver medal" grade school. She was an honor student. The school is in a suburb with neighbours like Ann Marie Lipinski, the Obama's, Mohammed Ali - maybe these could be upper class? The killer is not identified (yet). So exactly what demographic means she deserved this?

    Posted in: Teen performer at Obama inaugural events shot dead

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    @realdoll

    Has a lot to do with demographics also

    For example?

    Posted in: Teen performer at Obama inaugural events shot dead

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    Tragic and needless waste of life. Really sad.

    Posted in: Teen performer at Obama inaugural events shot dead

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    What did you expect???

    Er, respect for individual would be a base starter.

    Japanese soccer players need to grow thicker skins.

    Actually, I think the racists need to change. Why condone it?

    Posted in: Nakamura quits Slovakian club over racism

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    ah.... muzukashii! Literally it means "difficult", but we all know the real meaning!

    Posted in: What are some Japanese words or phrases that you think are very difficult to translate into English?

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