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    TigersTokyoDome

    My company encourages the 'mass exodus' by ordering compulsory holidays that we have to take attached to Golden Week, Obon, and Oshogatsu. They are non-national holidays that we have to take. They reward this decision making by also giving us free holidays attached to those Golden Week, Obon, and Oshogatsu compulsory days.

    Not many people seem to question the logic in having the whole country do this routine, all at once, every damn year. They just follow along.

    The labour unions sign up to this mass routine. Blame them.

    I would like to see the government order hotels and ryokans to standardise their pricing. During Golden Week, Obon, and Oshogatsu the prices are ridiculous and these hotels and ryokans are totally taking advantage of the situation.

    Posted in: Golden Week holiday rush begins

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Right Mads!

    I remember not very nice gang members dancing off their heads to Acid House and being all friendly to everyone. Before ecstasy they had been terrorising everyone in our local for years!

    Posted in: Fans unlawfully killed in 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, jury concludes

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Good article. Reminded everyone who forgot about Vardy's aggressive racist comments at a Japanese tourist last summer. Which underlines the fact that most professional football players are overpaid, uneducated, scum.

    Posted in: World's press flock to cover Leicester's fairytale

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    TigersTokyoDome

    I was a huge football fan during the 70's, 80's, & 90's. Used to travel up and down the UK. Including Hillsborough and Liverpool. I wouldnt blame the stadium architects who 'had' to put safety fences up. The 80's were wild with an active hooligan gang attached to just about every club. Even at Arsenal we would be on the pitch at any opportunity. So without fences there would have been too many games interupted and other safety risks due to fighting getting out of control.

    The real danger was the standing terraces. Seating organised fans into allocated places. The real problem with the design of Hillsborough was the free standing terraces where you could cram fans in without number checks.

    But in my mind the main culprits were the football association, and then the police department on the day.

    Posted in: Fans unlawfully killed in 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, jury concludes

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    TigersTokyoDome

    The football association at the time also bear some responsibility. Hillsborough was used as an FA Cup semi-final venue because Sheffield Wednesday were one of the establishment clubs awarded the presitigous tie. The Leppings Lane end was always viewed by football fans as too small for an FA Cup semi-final. There were two train stations at Sheffield. One for trains from the south and one from the north. The station in the north had direct access to the small Leppings Lane end and the station in the south access to the huge Spion Kop one of the largest in the country. Easy for the police to marshall.

    I attended an FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough between Arsenal and Liverpool before the disaster. The Liverpool fans were once again crammed into the small Leppings Lane end to accomodate the easy marshalling from the station in the north.

    Hillsborough should never have been used as an FA Cup semi-final venue when there were so many better choices. The establishment chose Hillsborough.

    Posted in: Fans unlawfully killed in 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, jury concludes

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    TigersTokyoDome

    japanese technical superiority is a myth and the world is starting ti catch on. japan needs to stop putting a premium price on "japan quality" and start competing on an conomic level

    There is one thing the Japanese do know how to do, and that's manufacturing quality and precision. They may not know how to speak to international customers, they may be stuck in their ridiculous corporate procedures and rituals, but you cannot knock Japanese manufacturing quality.

    I take it by saying competing on an economic level you mean the Japanese start producing far inferior products lacking quality at a cheap price just like the Chinese do.

    Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France

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    TigersTokyoDome

    February 2016:-

    China has called on the Australian government to consider Japan’s wartime history when deciding whether to grant it a multibillion-dollar contract to build a new fleet of submarines. China’s foreign affairs minister, Wang Yi, pointedly said that Japan– one of three bidders for the contract due to be awarded later this year – was defeated in the second world war and Australia should take into account “the feelings of the people of Asian countries because of that part of history”. Wang was speaking in Beijing on Wednesday alongside the Australian foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, after annual strategic talks between the two countries.

    April 2016:-

    Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France

    The Chinese comments may or may not have had anything to do with the result. But what you cannot deny is that the Chinese got involved making comments in a trade pitch where they had no involvement at all. That is unacceptable.

    Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France

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    TigersTokyoDome

    The winning logo, by Japanese designer Asao Tokolo, is titled Harmonized Checkered Emblem. It features three varieties of indigo blue rectangular shapes to represent different countries, cultures and ways of thinking.

    ?? So according to the Japanese Olympic Committee there are only 3 different countries, cultures, and ways of thinking in an Olympics represented by 222 nations.! Kind of sums up the Japanese attitude to the rest of the world.

    The design itself is kind of ok but lacks vibrancy in its (non) colour and the explanation for the design is nonsense.

    Posted in: Organizers opt for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo

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    TigersTokyoDome

    I hope Leicester repeat their heroics next season. And I hope other clubs such as West Ham and Southampton get to rattle the cages of the likes of Chelsea, City, Arsenal, and Utd.

    I remember back in the 70's how any club with a decent coach and a bit of form could win the title. Derby, Leeds, Villa, Forest. Great days. Real football.

    Posted in: Leicester crushes Swansea 4-0 to close in on 1st Premier League title

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    TigersTokyoDome

    US, it was a great goal from Martial. The GBP250 million quote was to put Everton's criticism of Martinez in check. And the truth of the matter, and something that has been forgotten since Van Gaal has had his recent purple patch, is that Van Gaal did spend 250 million on players in preparation for one season. A ridiculous amount of money. I don't think any club in the world, bar Real, have spent that much in one season.

    Posted in: Martial scores late to send Man United into FA Cup final

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    TigersTokyoDome

    I feel for you Jim. Gutted that Man You beat Everton. I hate Man You more than I hate Spurs. And I've had some "entertaining" journeys from Lime Street to Goodison in the 80's.

    The first half performance from Everton was poor, but strangely after Lukaku missed his penalty it was all Everton. And I'm not sure the argument against Martinez is a sound one and that his replacement will be better. The substitution of Deulofeu for Lennon was an inspired change and led to the equaliser.

    The argument this season is that this is the best Everton squad for a long time and Martinez has failed with it, but I disagree. Moyes had the best Everton squad since the days of Stevens, Sharp, Southall etc. I think Martinez has done well with this squad but they are behind Chelsea, City, Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, & West Ham, and on a par with Southampton, Leicester, & Watford. Look at yesterdays semi-final. Everton have one striker, no goals coming from midfield, and Besic at full back is very poor.

    So Everton fans need to realise that Martinez is doing as well as he can and that this squad is not as great as they say. There's nothing you can do when faced with a Utd squad that had GBP250 million of reinforcements this season.

    Posted in: Martial scores late to send Man United into FA Cup final

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    TigersTokyoDome

    UKIP and Farage were a bigger flog in the election than Milli-Bland. And thats saying something. All that UKIP succeeded in doing was to take working class voters away from Labour, handing power to the ruling landowning gentry.

    Farage has been boring us about an EU exit for ages, but he can't be taken seriously anymore.

    What is required for a serious vote is the hard economic facts both ways. For a stay vote and for an exit vote. George Wallpaper Osborne has but who believes a word that he says.?

    Posted in: Obama warns Britain against leaving EU

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Mads, as far as I'm concerned may the best vote win re Britain and the EU referendum. I'm glad that it will come down to a democratic vote by the electorate. I believe that the overall feeling amongst Brits is that they want out of the EU - it's a British characteristic that the UK is an island independent of Europe.

    Obama had the right to tell it how it is. Only the foolish believe that he should keep his nose out.

    Posted in: Obama warns Britain against leaving EU

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Isn't it healthy that a US president tells it how it is. The truth of the matter is that economically the US would prefer Britain to remain in the EU. And thats exactly what Obama said.

    All those Brits complaining about how Obama should mind his own business - what do you expect? The US is far more powerful that the UK, so the hard truth is that the US gets to call the shots.

    As for Boris Bike Johnson. Winston Churchill's great-grandson was appalled at Johnson's criticism of Obama and was not happy that Johnson used his great-grandfather in his politicking.

    Posted in: Obama warns Britain against leaving EU

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    TigersTokyoDome

    jim, we left our beloved Highbury due to and I quote, "being able to compete with the likes of Man Utd in the transfer market when we equal their match day revenue". The Emirates is now paid off yet we still don't spend anywhere near like Man Utd.

    Thankfully Leicester are about to show the rest of the league that you can win the title without having anywhere near the same transfer pot as City or Chelsea. You just need a decent manager and a hardworking team.

    Its pointless qualifying for Champions League if you never look like winning it.

    I feel for Martinez. I think he is a good coach. But the fan dissent seems to be getting to him. I think he's done for and will do well to last the season.

    Posted in: Thousands of seats empty as Sanchez double sends Arsenal into 3rd place

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    TigersTokyoDome

    I have been a huge Arsenal fan for 45 years. Its my hometown. Wenger is the king of making excuses. Anybodys fault but his. We have to put up with him for one more season before his contract expires.

    Posted in: Thousands of seats empty as Sanchez double sends Arsenal into 3rd place

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    TigersTokyoDome

    smith, nothing I say or do will save these badminton players. They are Olympics toast. However I do try to think of reason when the news is all over this story. Considering all the things that are bad in life, visiting an illegal casino is way down on the list.

    I'm not going to be brainwashed by the badminton association and the Olympics committee trying to teach me that visiting illegal casinos is so wrong when the small town I live in is surrounded by huge pachinko malls and offering nothing else for bored people where I live.

    There are far more pachinko machines than badminton courts in this town.

    Posted in: Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

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    TigersTokyoDome

    They are a wild bunch, these badminton players. What's next? Dancing after midnight?! This is getting out of control...

    Ah,ha,ha!

    Perspective. In Japan you arrest badminton players for going to a casino. In the UK if you avoid tax you become prime minister...

    Posted in: Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Yeah, because the people who commit crimes are the victims, Tigers... Bring on the "It's not their fault!", "One time (despite being more) does not watt ant such punishment!", and "it was an accident!" And uch similar, sad excuses as further proof comes to light. Pathetic.

    Err, nope. Didnt bring on the its not their fault or it was an accident excuses. I said, in a manner of common sense instead of an atmosphere of prosecution, that instead of costing the taxpayer money for investigations into such a grey area (grey area because keiba and pachinko are legal), that someting as popular as casinos could be turned into legal tax income for the government. The government even get to control maximum stakes and losses. Its just plain sense, rather than the pathetic hysteria.

    Posted in: Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

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    TigersTokyoDome

    Isnt anyone thinking that casinos seem to be very popular amongst young men? Isnt anyone thinking that the government are missing out on tax income from legalised casinos? Just a little bit of common sense amongst the witch hunt.

    Posted in: Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

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