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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    Perhaps they have forgotten Nagano, for which the Olympics are still a financial burden. The news this morning mentioned that the total cost of building the stadiums for the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio Olympics, i.e. the cost of 5 stadiums, comes to around 240 billion yen, so 250 billion yen for just one stadium seems a bit steep. Make that outrageous. Even if they were going to build it right smack in the middle of the Ginza it shouldn’t cost this much.

    Posted in: Architect Ando defends selection of Olympic stadium design as anger grows

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    I think the protestors were Korean.

    No they were not (exclusively Korean). They were Asian Americans minus any Japanese Americans.

    Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests

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    I watched that video and although it isn’t very clear, nobody can be seen putting something in his bag. During the final part of the video, he can be seen carrying and then raising a rather small blue bag. It must have been obvious if somebody had put something like that bulky camera in that little bag. I am more saddened by the comments posted along with the video by some misguided fools. This incident can hardly be blamed on the Koreans for having political issues with Japan. I think he was treated pretty fairly, since the cops initially went to his team and when confronted by his own team, he owed up immediately. Wouldn’t you have denied? Also, it’s time for his (former) team to speak out, because by Tomita now denying, they are being labeled as liars.

    Posted in: Tomita will not appeal guilty ruling on camera theft

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    Pretty stupid announcement. He should have just kept his mouth shut on this topic!

    He didn’t come out one day announcing a press conference about him ditching smoking pot. It was brought up during an interview about how he is staying fit.

    Posted in: McCartney says he's given up pot

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    Give it up already. This chain link piece, weighing 1 kg, fell off into some netting, bounced out of it and then hit this fellow in the head.

    Posted in: Man injured by metal part falling from roller coaster

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    No problem honoring the souls of the war dead, even at such a frequency that even these poor souls can’t keep up, but do it in your own, private capacity (she might have done just that by the way). Ok, the old fool dressed up as a Meiji era admiral might not recognize and salute you, but these souls will still get the message. Although these politicians might, but never mention it, so I assume they don’t, but why aren’t they also scolding the souls of the war criminals while at Yasukuni? After all, it was Tojo and his henchmen who led this country into an abyss of destruction and were the cause of most of these deaths. And maybe they can spare a thought about the countless millions of victims who died at the hands of Imperial Japan. Perhaps the monks over there can add the souls of these victims to the long list. Souls, apparently, can be in more than one place at the same time and the nice thing is, that apart from on paper, they don’t take up any space at all and it might take away some of the heat. They can lump them all together. All it seemingly takes is the stroke of a pen and some yen.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

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    Exactly Smith. I wonder how many ex-politicians are visiting that shrine with this kind of frequency. Or visit at all.

    Posted in: More than 100 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

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    I sincerely hope they grill him about it in congress next week.

    Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement

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    The phallus bearers are panting, presumably from the weight.

    Posted in: Phallus Festival

  • 0

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    Well, the French authorities are not denying this newspaper report. According to the pundits on CNN, the doorlock is, by protocol, left in the ”normal lock” position at all times during the flight, as opposed to the “unlocked” or “locked” position. In the “normal” position, the pilot that left the cockpit can open the door with a code when returning to the cockpit. In the “locked” position, nobody can open the door. So if even if the pilot in the cockpit would have been incapacitated for some medical reason, the other pilot should have been able to re enter the cockpit. He couldn’t because, for some reason, the doorlock was put in the “locked” position. Also by protocol, a pilot is never to be left alone in the cockpit. Would be sad if this turns out to be a deliberate act.

    Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash

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    If these people are so easily manipulated and brain washed, European countries should start kicking out all these hate imams, some of them even on benefits.

    Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

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    The HAKUHO MARU (I looked it up) is a research vessel. I could be wrong, but these youngsters are likely getting some practical, hands on experience before getting a job ashore and donning lab coats. Not recently, but I sailed for many years as marine engineer and never saw a life jacket. Seems incredible now.

    Posted in: Coast Guard searching Hawaiian waters for Japanese student

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