forzaducati's past comments

  • 3

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    What are the authorities afraid of? That somebody might knock on the door of that summit venue with a bunch of flowers “you’d better buy in exchange for our protection and 10% of the take, or else”?

    Posted in: Crime gang member's compound located near G-7 summit venue: police

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    I was looking for some footage of this plane on Youtube and apparently a Zero flew over Ibaraki in the 90’s. That plane was also piloted by an American and reading the comments, it should have been a Japanese pilot. Sigh. You wouldn’t want to damage, or worse, crash this thing, so better have somebody with lots of experience with this plane behind the controls.

    Posted in: Restored Zero fighter flies over Japan

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    O’Barry was denied entry not because of some criminal record, but solely because of his opposition to the dolphin slaughter and having given Japan a bad name with that Cove film. That’s all. And it’s sad that it has come to this. Well, childish actually.

    Posted in: O'Barry ordered deported from Japan

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    According to his son on CNN, this person is detained every time he arrives in Japan, so yes, he is clearly on some list of undesirable persons, but only for the wrong reasons. These nitwits here in Japan have unwittingly once more drawn international attention to the fact that they are going to harass people who are critical of certain activities conducted in this country.

    As for that passport incident, he had his passport with him in his car. The cops stopped him, purely coincidentally of course (wink, wink), made him step out of the car and then asked him for his passport, which of course was not literally on him, so they made a big deal about it. He was let go by the way, with the warning that he must have his passport on him even while in the shower, never mind common sense. And yes, he is also active in the Solomon Islands.

    Posted in: Star of dolphin-killing film 'Cove' detained at Narita airport

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    I don’t condone the violence, but it is the government’s own fault. In this particular case, it was agreed upon, that this town would take a small number of refugees and the local folks were ok with it. Then all of a sudden, as has happened in most other cases, it was decided behind closed doors to take in 1,500 refugees. On a of population of 14,000. That’s 10%. The local people had no voice in it. And it’s not that this town council were being the good samaritans, they get incentives (= money) from the government.

    Posted in: Riot in Dutch town over plan for asylum-seeker center

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    Unlike the brutal treatment meted out to POWs by the military, ordinary Japanese citizens weren’t that vengeful it seems, this in stark contrast to the nitwits who never experienced that war and one might run into nowadays. Mentioning Mr. Zamperini, he recalled, that while imprisoned in Japan, ordinary Japanese folk living near the prison camps would try to get them food despite the threat of being punished themselves.

    Posted in: 'Nothing to forgive,' says U.S. vet on crashed plane

  • 1

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    Cleo, I think you must be meaning Denmark.

    Posted in: Japan’s phenomenally handsome gorilla getting nationwide DVD release

  • 1

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    Just the other day, CNN went to a scrapyard here in Japan. According to the workers, these exploding inflators have been known for years. While dismantling a car, they don’t take out the inflators, they leave them in the car and set them off from a safe distance, since several times the inflators would explode, sending shrapnel through the roof. Of the building, not only the car’s. I guess it was not their business to report such dangerous events.

    Posted in: Nissan also dumps Takata inflators, after Honda, Toyota

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    I don’t care how luxurious a love hotel is. If the cleaning lady doesn’t use a flame thrower, they won’t be seeing me in such a place.

    Posted in: Love hotels outdoing themselves in services, amenities

  • 1

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    One must be real proud of one’s “job”, following unsuspecting folks around and then ratting them out for a few yen.

    Posted in: Idol singer ordered to pay management company Y650,000 after going to hotel with male fan

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    Money will eventually return to consumers... Apparently not all of it. Not mentioned here is, that this “study” has set a cap as to how much will be returned. It’s 4,000 yen , which corresponds to food purchases of 200,000 yen per year.

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    Mori? Like his comments on the stadium design, he’ll probably say that he didn’t like this logo from the start anyway. I think they said that everything associated with this logo, all the ad campaigns and what have you got, has exceeded 100 oku yen. That’s gone. Imagine how many bricks they could have bought with 100 oku yen to help with cementing together a new Olympic stadium. And Mr. Sano won’t get his 1 million yen fee now. Don’t think that the companies having splashed out this cash are going to be happy with Mr. Design and might seek compensation.

    Posted in: Coming down

  • 2

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    What’s next, they herd/lure them foreign activists into a local onsen in Taiji and, and, and arrest them for not carrying their passports at all time. It is a real sad state of affairs when the cops are taking sides. Rather then being on the alert for foreigners committing minor infractions, they should be on high alert for local yokels trying to rat out people using false claims and wasting everybody’s time. Remember that Dutch fellow arrested for molestation in that Hickville? Languished for 3 weeks in the joint. What was not reported on the news was, that he got 1 million yen in compensation. Not the idiots making the false claim, nor the zealous cops jumping on it, but you and I, i.e. the taxpayer footed the bill.

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  • 3

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    I find the rationale of these people annoying. According to these people, it isn’t perceived as copying or rather, it is ok to copy something as long as the copied material isn’t registered? Apparently not, but at such an event, you would want something completely original and as a designer, you would have some pride in what you do and put something else on paper.

    Posted in: Olympic organizers defend designer over logo; deny it's copied

  • 0

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    It seems this fellow himself mailed here and there, using the girl’s phone, with that story of running away to Kyoto. At least that was suggested in the news this morning, since the girl’s friends found her messages odd, mentioning that she wouldn’t use Osaka dialect. These two kids having been out together might just have been a case of puppy love with a terrible outcome.

    Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 13-year-old girl; missing boy's body found

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    The Americans were actually two marines who, when walking past a toilet, recognized the sound of a weapon being loaded and overpowered the guy when he exited the toilet.

    Posted in: 3 Americans praised for subduing train gunman in France

  • 1

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    Are we missing something? I know this will be an unpopular statement, but how does a man, who's pretty close to being in his physical prime, let a middle aged woman beat him to death?

    Your average neighborhood obasan won’t be able to kick the life out of you, but the news mentioned something about this woman doing/having done kendo/martial arts. And if you look around, not all males are exactly big and muscular.

    Posted in: Company president arrested for fatal abuse of employee

  • 2

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    A Japanese company owns Tokyo Disneyland, they only pay for the name and themes, so I very much doubt that the tweeter was a foreigner as is implied by some posters here.

    Chinami ni, Tora Tora Tora was only a box office hit right here in Japan, so they must have really liked it.

    Posted in: Disney apologizes for tweet on Nagasaki bombing anniversary

  • 5

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    They should have kept the Tokyo 2020 Olympic presentation logo. Much more Japanese like.

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad

  • 1

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    If people like Abe and the like hadn’t kept this sordid story alive with their constant questioning of the validity of Imperial Japan’s reign of terror towards helpless people before and during the war, this whole issue might have fallen into obscurity long ago. Maybe they don’t realize it themselves, but we might have to thank their stubbornness or whatever it is, for people or companies like Mitsubishi now taking matters into their own hands and offering to come completely clean. It also could be good for their business in certain countries , although it is hoped they are sincere about it.

    Posted in: Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others

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