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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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    Yubaru

    How do you turn PET bottles into clothes?

    Next time ask before making an arse outta yourself and commenting about things you dont know about. PET bottles can and are recycled for cash. Granted one would need literally a ton of them to make any cash but many people DO do it.

    Many products that are made from PET bottles have the PET bottle mark on the label showing that they are produced from recycled bottles.

    Posted in: What suggestions do you have for reducing the amount of garbage that gets thrown out each day?

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    Yubaru

    I realise that refillable containers for water exist. I suggested using them because, on the appropriate garbage day, at least in our area, there are mountains of PET bottles being thrown out.

    You also do not realize that PET bottles are recyclable as well......I have a number of sets of work clothes that are made from recycled PET bottles. Just like aluminum cans, newspapers, cardboard, etc, PET bottles can and are recycled for cash.

    Posted in: What suggestions do you have for reducing the amount of garbage that gets thrown out each day?

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    Yubaru

    In fact, it might be an idea to invest ¥100 in a "mybag" and insist on doing your own bagging.

    Don't shop too often in Japanese supermarkets I take it? All supermarkets in Okinawa charge 3 yen per plastic bag and they have bags available for sale or baskets (AEON) available for rent as well.

    Use refillable containers for water, rather than PET bottles.

    Already exist, just about every major supermarket has refillable bottles available, and water machines too.


    Over-packaging in supermarkets, should be reduced, along with getting rid of all the extraneous BS that is included in the average bento.....

    Posted in: What suggestions do you have for reducing the amount of garbage that gets thrown out each day?

  • 0

    Yubaru

    And this matters why? You going to start a PSA reminding fathers to take care of their kids?

    It matters because no matter what BS the father puts out he COULD very well be held liable if the victims parents decide to press charges. As the father, he could be held liable due to the fact that his daughter is a minor.

    So go take your condescending comments somewhere else.

    Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father

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    Yubaru

    Too many people trying to saying it is all the dad's fault.

    Legally he may not be liable, morally speaking, he sure the hell is at fault for not ensuring that his daughter received proper treatment.

    Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father

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    Yubaru

    Have been to Japan a few times but only briefly each time. I was saying what should be, not what is.

    Why are you insisting on putting American values and expectations upon another country? This is one reason why American's are hated so much all over the world, for all the good that many do it's thinking like this that comes across as so arrogant.

    Posted in: Osaka police admit hiding 81,000 crimes to clean up image

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    Yubaru

    MARRY WITH RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE FAMILY AND RAISE HEALTHY KIDS.

    Marry with responsibility yes all for it. Marry to raise healthy kids.....not a good enough reason to get married in my opinion.

    If all you want out of marriage is kids, then I feel sorry for both you and your partner, there is a hell of a lot more to marriage than just making and raising kids.

    Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father

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