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    Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp

    It's awful generous to have that as his introduction when he only played in a single game... He was suspended for using steroids and, call me a cynic, I'm pretty sure he relies on them to remain relevant.

    Posted in: Bob Sapp tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

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    During the 2012 summer tournament, seven players were arrested for breaking into a recycling shop.

    What is a "recycling shop" and why would anyone break into one...?

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

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    I think we all know these types of people - the ones that simply cannot resist an "oyaji gyagu" whenever the opportunity arises (and by "opportunity" I mean, whenever it pops into their head).

    Posted in: Hospital head hit for Ebola pun on Facebook

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    Is it the violence in the games or just the glorifying of antisocial characters committing violent acts? There are plenty of violent games out there, such as the superb recent installments in the Metal Gear franchise, that are very violent but don't glorify crime (think GTA). I don't think the study should throw all violent games into one category, as it's unlikely they all have the same effect on teens.

    Posted in: Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse

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    Just curious, but how do you go about affixing panties to a car? With glue? Scotch tape? Seems like some skills are needed to turn a car into a pantymobile.

    Posted in: Wakayama man arrested for attaching underwear to cars of women he doesn’t know

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    Killed her, hid the body, and apparently no sign of remorse. And yet prosecutors can still only demand a sentence which is less than your average drug dealer gets.

    Posted in: Prosecutors seek 3-year jail term for woman over fatal abuse of her daughter

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    Sounds like a textbook example of a psychopath to me.

    Posted in: Sasebo girl says she wanted to see what it was like to kill someone

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    as it switched to distributors in Thailand “to address the concerns of our customers”

    That's good news. I never tasted a Thai chicken dish I didn't like.

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan halts sales of Chinese chicken items

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    I'm surprised Tatsuro Yamashita didn't make the list.

    Posted in: Japan’s 10 best singing voices as chosen by people in the industry

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    I feel terrible for Tanaka. He is one of the best pitchers to come along in a very long time and was having an MVP year. And now this. It sucks for any pitcher to go through but what a waste in this case...

    Posted in: Yankees pitcher Tanaka optimistic about rehab

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    Nonomura visited the hot springs 106 times last year

    That's 2 visits a week, all year long! He must be one cleeeeeeean dude after hitting the onsen that often. As for sobbing and shouting nonsensical phrases in reaction to being asked about dubious expenditures, that's par for the course whenever I'm called in to explain an expense report...

    Posted in: Sobbing politician resigns; faces charges for misuse of funds

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    On Twitter, it generated more than 580,000 tweets in the space of a minute.

    That's almost how many goals Germany scored in the same amount of time...

    Posted in: Brazil's World Cup humiliation smashes social media records

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    Hilarious how the video shows mothers on the street commenting on on how much of a "meiwaku" these girls caused without considering what seems obvious; i.e., the girls were drugged and couldn't move. Only in Japan would an 8 minute spot on such news focus almost entirely on how horrible the manners are...

    Posted in: College girls tipple, then topple en masse on Shinjuku street

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    Call me crazy but I really think size matters. They look so small compared to their counterparts; it's like watching kids vs. grown-ups at an undoukai. And with the score here and the last match where they couldn't score against a team with one less guy, they played like it too...

    Posted in: Colombia send Japan packing with 4-1 victory

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    Japan got a PR boost by cleaning up trash at the World Cup, but perhaps they should clean up the trash in their political representatives first.

    Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children

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    Assuming "pepper" is there to showcase Japan's technology prowess, why have it use a grayscale Kindle display straight out of 2007?

    Posted in: Clean energy

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    Hi sign includes the company name NEET株式会社, so I assume he is in fact employed by that company and is thus very well "in employment."

    Posted in: Akihabara’s first rental nerd looking to cash in on his jobless status

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    I admit Japan does many things well, including the manufacturing of electronics (although their prowess has become pretty irrelevant over the past several years), but the survey isn't saying much:

    All participants were between the ages of 20 and 59, with middle or upper-class incomes

    So Dentsu just refused to count responses from those with lower incomes? Or refused to ask them? Yeah, this survey seems legit.

    Cars... Japanese marques are still the go-to choice for many looking for reliably-made transportation, eco-friendly hybrid and electric vehicles, or a lightweight rear-wheel drive sports car.

    Agreed, Japanese are great at making, with a few exceptions, bland-looking autos that are reliable and eco-friendly yet fail to look remotely cool or provide drivers with an invigorating, fun driving experience. What 9 year old has a poster of a Prius on his bedroom wall?

    Food

    The blurb in this category mentions Japanese food only. How is this even a legitimate thing to ask? Of course the Japanese are the best at Japanese food! And they are pretty good at making decent dishes of other cuisines as well (although I've never once had a really good burrito in my 8 years spent searching for one in Tokyo). But I refuse to believe that folks from 17 different countries said that Japanese do "food" in general better than anyone else.

    Things that should have made the list: Awesome toilets, fireworks and service.

    Posted in: 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else

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    I like reading this story if only to imagine his quotes being spoken in that wonderfully funny voice of his.

    Posted in: George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan

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    I can see how this is a complicated debate; while there is something to be said for a new, state-of-the-art stadium (which fans in sports markets in which such stadiums were recently built can certainly appreciate), the existing National Stadium is one of the nicest looking buildings in all of Tokyo and, in my opinion at least, still looks more stunning than the spaceship-wannabe that is currently being debated.

    Posted in: To demolish or design: Japan split on 2020 stadium