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    During his 7 years in MLB, Kuroda was a reliable pitcher who could deliver double digit wins. He was a work horse and a good team player. He was also smart. After his initial contract with the Dodgers, he sought 1 year contracts with bigger pays and when all was said and done, in 7 years, he made more than what Matsui made in 10 years in MLB. Word has it that he was offered between 16-18M for a 1 year contract by the Padres, but he turned that down to return to Japan. He felt it was time to come back and for him, time was more valuable than money.

    Posted in: Ex-Yankee Kuroda returns to Japan for 80% pay cut

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    Medical care in the US is notoriously high primarily because of 2 factors:

    1) The insurance premiums paid in the event of lawsuits 2) By law, they (hospitals) cannot turn away any patient (irrespective of their immigration status) who comes through emergency

    On the contrary, in Japan, hospitals can turn away patients for whatever reason, and I have heard of cases where patients have died because they did not have any hospital to accept them.

    From this perspective, America is a humanitarian country.

    Posted in: A Japanese woman’s experience giving birth in U.S.

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    jpntdytmrow, I second that. The apparent religious group this girl was involved with was Jehovah's Witness.

    Posted in: 19-year-old girl arrested for killing 77-year-old woman in Nagoya

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    From the outside looking in, I believe there is some credence with his denial...what motive would he have of stealing a camera? When was the last time a Japanese stole a camera--bakachon or digital? Just another thought.

    Posted in: JOC officials 'astonished' by Tomita's theft denial

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    The denial continues...

    Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts

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    Go Nishikori Go. Be the first Asian/Japanese to win a Grand Slam!!

    Posted in: History-making Nishikori beats Djokovic to reach U.S. Open final

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    Nishikori is a fighter who never gives up! If memory serves me correct, he has beaten Djokovic (in Shanghai) but not Murray...well, there's always a first for everything. Keep it up Kei!

    Posted in: Nishikori beats No. 3 seed Wawrinka to reach U.S. Open semifinals

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    Nishikori won in a marathon 5 sets around 3am!!

    Posted in: All-nighter

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    For the sake of his career, better to move to a team where he can play regularly. As professional athletes, very difficult to improve when you are not playing.

    Posted in: Another setback for Kagawa at Man United

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    She should be tried as an adult.

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

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    Thank God for her recovery and hope that she will be able to recover emotionally as well. What an alert and aware mother of writing down the license number of the car. Our world could use more news like this!!

    Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested

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    Today, we live in a VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    Great game with a great ending...good to see Argentina moving on. The last time Argentina won was 28 years ago, and the last time Germany won was 24 years ago...will be an epic final but would be good to see Argentina win. @tmarie...could agree with you more...the Dutch players need to control their anger better. FIFA should allow refs to issue technical fouls (yellow cards) to players who demonstrate their anger/frustration like they do in the NBA and MLB.

    Posted in: Argentina beat Netherlands in penalty shootout to reach World Cup final

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    Germany held a clinic with precision and ruthlessness. Though I was rooting for Brazil, gotta hand it off to Alemania as every World Cup, they come prepared, leave everything on the pitch, and have yet to hear of them complain or blame after their departure. Would be good to see them win since 1990.

    Posted in: Germany inflict historic 7-1 defeat on Brazil

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    Now that we have seen many world cup games and lots and lots of "bad" calls by the refs, in hind-sight and comparatively speaking, Nishimura did a pretty decent job!

    Posted in: Japanese referee a candidate for World Cup final

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    The last 25 minutes of the game no doubt got out of control. The refs could have done a better job. So sorry to see Neymar out of the World Cup with Brazil still in it. What is equally a loss--not in terms of skill, but in terms of leadership--will be the absence of Thiago Silva, the captain who is also the glue that keeps them all together. Get well Neymar!

    Posted in: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil

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    Sad to see the US team exit but yes, Belgium was the better team. Echo John Becker...Howard was the player of the game...he sure earned his keep tonight! Go USA Soccer...don't mind what Ann C says.

    Posted in: Belgium holds on to beat U.S. 2-1 in extra time

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    Algeria played very well and their keeper, Rais was out of this world! Sorry to see them depart.

    Posted in: Germany edge Algeria 2-1 in extra time

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    Samurai Blue...thanks for your hard work and efforts this time around!

    Posted in: Sayonara

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    Japan played well most of the game with pockets of lapses. They had their chances but couldn't capitalize on them. I believe they need to go back to basics of kicking (with power and accuracy), dribbling (sometimes going one-on-one), and even mental training to start believing that they do belong on the world stage. No blaming...just accepting the results honestly and making amends one step at a time, towards the next World Cup. PS--I hope Kagawa and Honda leave their clubs to somewhere where they can have more playing time...without practice, their talents go to waste.

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

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