Yubaru's past comments

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    Yubaru

    An injured eye socket is no excuse to murder someone.

    Injured? What's a broken leg to you? A scratch?

    6'4", 292lbs, slugging you in the head, grabbing for your gun, leaving the scene of a crime (it's a crime you know to assault ANYONE) come back in a threatening manner, and I have no right to defend myself with my weapon?

    Dude your comments ring true of a keyboard commando and not one who has ever been in a situation where you feared for your life.

    Posted in: There is never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects

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    Yubaru

    It's not gambling, but you can earn a living?

    Technically, to Japanese law, it is not gambling. That is because there is no direct exchange of money for money.

    It's a huge grey area, and in reality YES, it IS gambling, of which some forms are allowed in Japan, like horse racing, bike racing (human and motor-powered), and boat racing. Casino gambling is currently illegal but may very well soon be legalized.

    Very few people, in terms of the numbers of people that actually DO play pachinko, can make a living off of it.

    In all the years I've been here I have NEVER heard of anyone building a house by playing pachinko, but plenty who have lost theirs, and more, because of how much they lost.

    Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness

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    Yubaru

    The Ainu have been greatly reduced in number through centuries of discrimination and assimilation.

    How in the world can any people be reduced in number through discrimination or assimilation?

    It's like saying Okinawan's are not Japanese, they are as citizens, ethnically and culturally they still have differences just like the Ainu and they will always be there.

    The ONLY way the number can be reduced is by death.

    Posted in: Even if there are Ainu, they are no more than Japanese who are descended from Ainu. All they do is insist relentlessly on exercising their rights. It's absurd, and I can't explain it to the taxpayers.

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    Yubaru

    The only thing I ever win are some pens, gum or erasers, and I usually spend about 5 thousand yen.

    Bwahaaaa....roflmao! EXACTLY, you trade the "balls" in for some trinkets and then "sell" them at some little booth around the corner and if you are lucky get your "invesment" plus @ back.

    Every couple of months or so when I am bored and don't feel like doing the lawn work around the house I hit a pachinko parlor in the neighborhood and play "ichi-pachi" or 1 yen pachinko. Nothing wrong with it and like you said and with which I agree:

    I have never been told to leave a PP in the many long years I have been here, you must have smelled bad or had bad breath

    I've been playing on and off for well over 25 years and have NEVER been asked or told to leave. And where I play I am the ONLY foreigner that has ever walked into the place and played there. I've won, and I've lost, the thing is to keep both in perspective and never use more than you are willing to lose.

    I go in with typically 10,000 yen, when it's gone so am I. If I break even, it's been a great day. If I lose, it's still been a great day.....if I win, I drink "better" beer that night.

    Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness

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    Yubaru

    A great example of Japanese customer service, everything from fast food to 7/11 to now pachinko parlors. The world could learn quite a few things from the Japanese.

    Now to pachinko parlors? You have the order wrong, fast food and 7/11 came along well after pachinko, and the world could learn a thing or two about service from Japan, but they sure the heck would be better off not having pachinko that's for sure.

    Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness

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    Yubaru

    I feel so very sorry for all those involved with pachinko, the customers addicted to gambaling, and most poorly paid employies.

    Me thinks you know little of the business to think that these folks are "poorly" paid. While the environment sucks big time, someone who is untrained or uneducated can make a fairly decent living working at a pachinko parlor, depending of course on it's location.

    Down here in Okinawa the average starting pay for someone working at one of these halls is around 150,000 per month.

    I feel more sorry for poorly educated people.

    Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness

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    Yubaru

    Model release needed?

    For a butt-shot? Get real here please.

    Posted in: Selfie

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    Yubaru

    You would hope younger generations of Japanese would be more tolerant of minorities, not less so. -

    Tolerance and respect of diversity is not a subject taught in Japanese school's, so I ask you, how are the younger generations supposed to learn or taught to be tolerant when the people teaching them have no idea about it themselves?

    Posted in: Even if there are Ainu, they are no more than Japanese who are descended from Ainu. All they do is insist relentlessly on exercising their rights. It's absurd, and I can't explain it to the taxpayers.

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    Yubaru

    It's a resurrection of Japan's past imperial military pageantry. The marching, shaved heads, male choral music, unison drums, etc., were taken from Nazi Nuremberg rallies. The postwar Americans of course banned such fascist displays, but that only left hole in the heart of the Japanese public. -

    Resurrection? I think not, this tournament has been going on a heck of a lot longer than you may realize. This year is the 90th tournament, do the math.

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

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    Yubaru

    Makes my blood boil just thinking that my tax money may go to trying to bail out this fool!

    Bail him out? Bailing him out implies that he his being held by a legally authorized court.

    Why do you think tax money would be used? To pay for any ransom demands?

    Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report of Japanese man held in Syria

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    Yubaru

    Toshiko......read figuratively speaking not literally.

    Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report of Japanese man held in Syria

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    Yubaru

    What's this lately with people being released just because of a lack of evidence?

    Poor attempt at a joke....

    People, read the article and then understand how the cops here work. He turned himself in, he wasn't arrested, he was detained for questioning, and Japanese police can detain a subject for roughly 3 weeks WITHOUT arresting or charging them with any crime.

    They typically use that time to get a confession, when they have insufficient evidence.

    If they had evidence he would have been held and turned over to the public prosecutors office and officially arrested at that time.

    Posted in: Father of TV 'talent' Rola released due to insufficient evidence

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    Yubaru

    What is a private military company? Is it a legal or illegal Japanese company? I

    What difference does it make if it is a Japanese company or not? The dude got himself involved in arms dealing and is now facing the circumstances of his choices.

    Not all Japanese are pacifists.

    Posted in: Gov't trying to confirm report of Japanese man held in Syria

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    Yubaru

    The box-office hit sees a top navy pilot refuse to take part in a suicide mission because he promised his wife that he would return home alive. But the pilot eventually agrees to the death sentence, leaving a comrade to take care of his family.

    Box-office hit? Doesn't take much for a movie to be a "hit" when it has only grossed somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million (US).

    Posted in: Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

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    Yubaru

    but even many non-Japanese residents don't consider it as war shrine either!!

    And that is due to plain and simple ignorance! JSDF members who die while on duty are NOT allowed entrance to Yasukuni because they are not a "military".

    Posted in: Dozens of politicians visit Yasukuni shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

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    Yubaru

    There is no time better than right now for Abe to do the right thing and build a secular shrine dedicated to all the war dead, ALL.

    But then this is Abe and it will never happen!

    Posted in: Dozens of politicians visit Yasukuni shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

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    Yubaru

    With 74% (in a recent survey) against US bases in Okinawa,

    The survey taken was from among a section of the population that are against the bases. Amazing thing, it isn't 100%, even those so-called anti-base folks are actually apathetic about the bases too!

    There has never been an unbiased survey taken in Okinawa regarding the bases.

    Posted in: Buoys floated off Futenma replacement site in Okinawa

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    Yubaru

    The fantastic feast of festival food in Japan

    Sorry but where I am in Japan festival food is over-priced, hardly edible at times and better suited for people who are looking to eat something "greasy" to go with their over-priced warm beer.

    3 (tie). Shaved ice (4.1 percent)

    Learn something new every day, shaved ice is food!

    Posted in: The fantastic feast of festival food in Japan

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    Yubaru

    Pre-hike: ¥100Post-hike: ¥108

    As with many if not most vending machines as well. Since vending machines do not take 5 or 1 yen coins the prices were raised 10%. The problem now is what will the public do when Abe jacks it to 10% and the same vending machine companies raise their prices to supposedly cover the additional cost.

    Japanese people in general still have it good, it's when people really start to feel the pinch in their own bank accounts and their money slowly becomes worthless that they start to seriously protest.

    Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks after sales tax hike

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    Yubaru

    Data on Wednesday is expected to show the economy shrank at a 7.1% annualised rate in the second quarter as the tax hike hit consumption, according to a Reuters poll. The biggest drop since the global financial crisis would more than reverse the first quarter’s surge ahead of the tax rise.

    Ok which is right?

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/japanese-firms-finally-get-pricing-power-just-as-economic-growth-sputters

    Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks after sales tax hike

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