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firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 22, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
Seems the right place to throw porn away to me... when I was a kid we were always finding dirty magazines in the local park.
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
email@example.comOct. 22, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
Love it... Penny was using a popular Japanese word... "bold". I think she was having some fun throwing it back at them.
Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 21, 2014 - 10:20PM JST
No doubt... a professional gambler should be able to deduct losses as long as he/she has receipts from a reputable establishment.
Posted in: Osaka man wipes away millions in owed taxes by deducting losing horse race tickets
email@example.comOct. 21, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
Why... why so many of these family suicides in Japan? In a country with so much why so little hope for some?
Posted in: Woman found dead in car; 11-year-old son also found with stab wounds
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 19, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
When it comes to suicides of successful people in Japan... I never take the report at face value. I've seen too many "suicides" over the years in Japan that I still believe were just too convenient considering the circumstances. This, of course may not be the case, but you never know.
Posted in: Hospital director, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide
email@example.comOct. 19, 2014 - 06:50AM JST
You know... this is probably the first time in 30 or 40 years where a Japanese PM actually has a lot of bargaining power over a Russian head of state. With Abe actually playing hard ball against Russia for the last year it has greatly strengthened Japan's position to get what it wants from Russia. Good on Abe! The only way to get concessions is to have something to bargain with.
Posted in: Abe, Putin meet in Milan
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 18, 2014 - 01:51PM JST
@senseiman... totally agree about good investigative reporting and also wish Japanese publications and news stations would follow suit. It would do a lot to making Japan more transparent and hopefully things will change going forward. But... right now in Japan... if you dig too deep into things you might regret it. Japan can be a dangerous place if you try to rock the boat. Just reporting that "company x", is doing such things may get the magazine in hot water. Because the vast majority of the bad goings on in Japan is not properly reported many foreigners believe wrongly that Japan is an Eden of sorts with very low crime... and their right.... When I was a kid there was a place called Federal Hill, it was the safest neighborhood in the area... why, because it was the neighborhood were the Mafia lived. All of that said... I sometimes yearn for the days when the Mafia controlled things. If you stayed out of their business they'd stay out of yours. In the early days they did not deal in drugs and kept them out of their neighborhoods. Just maybe Japan's way is better... hard to say.
Posted in: Kansai taxis flout laws in quest for more lucrative business
email@example.comOct. 18, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
Looks like we've got a war brewing in Kansai. Eventually... the other cab companies may have to join a Yakuza group if they're not aligned with one already. Either way... this is a turf war and it could get ugly. Don't be surprised to read about a rash of suicides by taxi drivers in Kansai.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 17, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
Sure... "anyone would do"... as long as she was small and weak. I'm pretty sure he bypassed the guys from the Rugby team.
Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'
email@example.comOct. 16, 2014 - 09:29PM JST
The sanctions and especially the drop in oil prices must be getting to Vlad.
Posted in: Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 16, 2014 - 07:02AM JST
Heck.... hopefully they don't do the normal Japanese thing and over analyze what happened.... seems to me whatever they have been doing works quite well except for this one occasion.
Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep
email@example.comOct. 15, 2014 - 01:51PM JST
This is the crux of the S.K. awareness.... they're constantly aware of what is written and broadcast about them. Not because the actual news is that important worldwide... but because they badly need to be recognized and along that vein they monitor anything, anywhere, said about them. This S.K. Foreign Minister is sadly mistaken... he believes wrongly that Japan actually cares what the Korean's think.
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 13, 2014 - 01:55PM JST
@FightingViking... right "you've noticed"... come on... fess up... you've notice didly.
Posted in: New daycare centers held up by residents opposing noisy kids
email@example.comOct. 13, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
@scoobydoo... do you hear a plane? Because I think you're living on fantasy island! Yes it is the old people complaining. Who else would... young people that are at work... couples that have kids.... young singles... they don't care. Not to mention I know the head person at a day care in a crowded neighborhood and she says its always the old people. And her boss that manages 20 day care centers says the same.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 13, 2014 - 09:00AM JST
Most if not all of these day care centers are run by private groups and are not located on land owned by the municipalities. With the declining school age population of children the Govt should allow the extra school space to be used also for day care purposes. Basically set aside a corner of the local elementary schools for day care purposes. Heck... there are already a bunch of screaming kids at the schools.
email@example.comOct. 11, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
The 3rd largest economy in the world... an ally of western powers and now they come on board. The meaning of the word "ally" might have to be slightly revised. Or at least a foot note to explain Japan.
Posted in: Japan drafts anti-money laundering bills under pressure from global watchdog
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 09, 2014 - 01:43PM JST
Outright defamation is illegal almost everywhere no matter who does the writing or talking. However... if someone is accused of defamation then a fair and impartial trial should then be held. And that is the problem... if a head of state, president, prime minister, king, or what have you, cries defamation.... chances are there will not be anything close to a fair trial where the facts would be presented to an impartial jury of sorts. Now if Bill Gates said Warren Buffett made money because he traded on insider information... yes, chances are great one of them would be proven right.
Posted in: Japanese journalist indicted in S Korea for defaming president
email@example.comOct. 07, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
@klepinger - you're too funny!
Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 06, 2014 - 11:41PM JST
English is the current de facto language for people that speak different languages to communicate with. England, Australia and the USA didn't go out an promote the language... it came about due to timing. Who knows... 100 years from now Americans might be going crazy trying to learn Kanji... but with an alphabet of just 26 letters... English makes a lot of sense. Plus English is a very precise language... good for Legal and Technical use. Until auto-translators for all languages are perfected English will probably continue to be the language of international business. Japan... a country that prides itself on coming up with a gadget in place of a human should put forth a "bold" (bold... a word more often used by Japanese politicians when translating into English... but not often actually used in the USA) effort in programing a translator. Then they can just get rid of all the Engrish studies.
email@example.comOct. 02, 2014 - 12:21PM JST
Its not easy to win in Soccer when everyone expects you to.... there is a lot of pressure. Its much easier being the underdog. That said... congratulations to North Korea! The beat an extremely strong team.
Posted in: N Korea beats Japan in women's soccer to win gold at Asian Games
Oct. 23, 2014 - 06:23PM JST
It's easy to keep pressure on the North; no good, money, or ANYTHING until this matter…
Posted in: Japan to send team to N Korea for update on abductee probe
Oct. 23, 2014 - 06:20PM JST
Suicide is often a cry for help, and if someone can find what the problem is,…
Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo
Oct. 23, 2014 - 06:16PM JST
Wakarimasen: "Given he is supposed to be all for maximum connectivity he should be appalled at…
Posted in: Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
Oct. 23, 2014 - 06:14PM JST
I do give Abe credit for having a plan, and things did seem perky early last…
Posted in: Quiet critic of Kuroda's 'monetary shamanism' turns up the volume
Oct. 23, 2014 - 06:10PM JST
This is terrible news, but not shock n awe as it seems to be happening more…
Posted in: Man attacks student, steals her skirt in Ibaraki