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    genjuro

    @onagagamo I agree. UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and other European countries are having social problems since their liberal immigration policies of allowing Muslims into their countries. I hope Japan learns something from this.

    Posted in: If Muslims in Japan live peaceful lives without forgetting the virtues of Islam, understanding of Muslims will spread.

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    genjuro

    7-11 coffee is pretty good coffee. I prefer it over Starbucks burnt beans any day.

    I haven't tried Blue Bottle coffee but I hope it lives up to the hype.

    Posted in: Coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long lines in Tokyo

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    @Jorge Hint: Paragaph breaks

    Sure, go and help yourself freely to GMO, Swaminathan Aiya. I'm sure Monsanto wouldn't mind.

    Posted in: If you don't want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it.

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    Put the people of Japan first, Abe. Those displaced people in the Touhoku region are first priority. What are you thinking?

    Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

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    I saw this in the news a few days ago and was stunned at the amount of trash he had accumulated. It's a 3-story building, the garbage was spilling out into the streets, and he was basically occupying the sidewalk. The school children had to re-route their way to school. It was simply, literally a big mess.

    It's definitely a mental and/or psychological illness of some sort. It's this mentality and feeling of not being able to let go of something and the desire to hold on to anything that one considers "valuable" that's the root of it. Usually it's triggered emotionally and psychologically due to a certain life experience or trauma.

    There was a BBC documentary on this a few years back on a hoarder in the UK whose was taken over by rubbish. Social workers investigating had to crawl their way into the house due to the packed stuff that was from floor to ceiling, many of which where newspapers dating back more than 30 years ago. The neighbors were complaining, shouting, berating him, etc. and the guy was just as hostile. Finally, the city did something about it and had a psychologist visit and talk with him. Apparently it was about the time of the death of his mother decades ago when he started to hoard things.

    At first, it was to hold on to things as keepsakes to remind him of his mom. Soon, it was anything and everything: newspapers, magazines, bottles, canned goods, etc. The psychologist talked some sense to him and said his mom would not want to see this. She would be happy to see him move on with his life. This somehow got to the guy and woke him up. A few days later, neighbors were shocked to see him out and about dressed neatly and starting to clean up. He was doing this every day by himself until neighbors suddenly jumped in to help and pretty soon many in the neighborhood were helping out. In several days' time the house had been cleared, the trash taken out, and most importantly, built good relations with his neighbors. In the end, things turned out well for everyone. Never underestimate the power of the human spirit.

    Posted in: Nagoya 'rubbish house' resident may boast mother of all messes

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    So perhaps the movie will bring to the world's attention that such popular places for suicides, as with to Tojimbo cliffs, is a major problem that should be addressed -- and that might just make Japan do a better job of it (instead of bringing in the AKB 'gate keepers').

    Interestingly, Korea has a higher suicide rate than Japan. It has the highest number of female suicides in the world. Maybe instead of endlessly promoting their so-called "Korean wave" they should be focusing on this other "wave" that's more alarming and disturbing.

    http://beyondhallyu.com/culture/south-korea-the-suicide-capital-of-the-world/

    Posted in: Film starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe booed at Cannes

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    genjuro

    @jerseyboy: you can't help to bash Japan in every thread? Everyone is able to produce TVs and smartphones today, do you think an economy can be developed only on these devices? A huge "MEH!"

    I think he's bitter about some past failed relationship with a Japanese woman in Japan and that left him with a sour feeling regarding almost anything Japanese. A while back I remember him posting and spouting accolades about his Filipina wife and Filipinas, which makes me wonder if he's patting himself on the back for a "successful" relationship based on global economic disparity, i.e., getting a mail-order bride/wife by flashing that American passport.

    Anyway, that's a good point about those self-protruding nozzles in these toilets. They've been around for a while now; you'd think they would have developed a self-cleaning system to prevent the build-up of feces in those things? At least I'd imagine the newer ones would have such a feature. That can be really nasty once you consider what's being blasted directly into your rear end.

    Posted in: Japan proud of its high-tech toilets

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    This man is delusional. The "targeted killing program" is murder, plain and simple. It isn't even an execution, since even in Wild West there would be at least some pretense at a hearing before you strung someone up. In no way were these murders "legal". The U.S. government had no legal authority to kill these people, nor was any sought.

    The U.S. isn't at war. It didn't target terrorist, it engaged in indiscriminate killing in another country. The U.S. government is an international disgrace, and frankly people from the U.S. should be hanging their heads in shame at the atrocities their government has committed. You're the Nazis of the 21st century and you should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Thank you. I couldn't have said it better myself.

    To all you "freedom-loving," red, white and blue flag-waving patriots who think their government can do no wrong, care to disagree? Fadamor, bass4funk, USNinJapan2, anyone?

    Posted in: U.S. drone debate: Supported abroad, suppressed at home

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    genjuro

    It's already a corrupt country. Having casinos will only make it worse.

    Posted in: Philippines threatens to suspend Japanese tycoon's casino license

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    genjuro

    "We will rebuild him. We have the technology."

    Posted in: Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan

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    genjuro

    Can't the US keep its war machine in its own borders.

    Exactly. It's a waning world power, and desperately trying to cling to its imperialist ambitions by continuing to meddle in other countries' affairs with its military. Specifically, it's insisting on having its slimy tentacles in the Asian region. It sure lives up to its reputation as a war-mongering nation.

    Posted in: Pentagon announces it will deploy Ospreys at Yokota in 2017

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    genjuro

    From what I saw, he boxed with a lot of skill and tact. To those who don't know boxing, aggression isn't everything. A proper defence is to be admired. What Mayweather did was smart boxing.

    If you knew boxing, defense isn't everything. The problem with this "smart boxing" that is mostly defensive in nature is that it's BORING and is simply killing boxing. People pay good money to watch a fight. You can be defensive and STILL show aggression and desire to knock the other guy out, not just try to rack up points and run away like a scared puppy to avoid getting hit. Or worse HUG your opponent like a doting father to his child every time you get into a clinch. Just look at the greats like Ali, Marciano, Leonard, Robinson, Chavez, Hagler, etc.They're all legends because they have both offense/defense, and showed real determination to knock the hell out of their opponents every time they entered the ring. You don't see this in Mayweather; all he cares about is potshotting and outpointing and protecting his record. That's why he gets criticized all the time, never mind his life outside the ring.The more boxers copy and people praise his style, the further boxing slides into mediocrity. How unfortunate.

    Posted in: Mayweather calls Pacquiao sore loser and coward

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    genjuro

    This is interesting. The Apple Watch seems to be like a typical Japanese onsen. No tattoos allowed.

    Posted in: Tattoos disrupt Apple Watch functions

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    genjuro

    RIP Little angel. There will be no more tears in heaven.

    Posted in: Couple kept 3-year-old son in rabbit cage, starved him and dumped body in river

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    genjuro

    Good job, Kei!

    Posted in: Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

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    genjuro

    The Korean music industry wisely realized a few years ago that trying to enforce copyright was a lost cause. No one wanted to spend 10-20 USD on a physical CD when they could just download it for free. People will pirate songs and upload videos on youtube regardless of how stringent the law is. They decided to go with the tide and personally upload songs on youtube, offer digital downloads and hold concerts and promotions overseas. Due to the availability of media, K-pop was able to expand very quickly across asia and the world.

    Basically this was one of the main reasons for going overseas. Many Koreans were pirating music, i.e., they were thieves, and the Korean music industry had to go overseas to recoup their investment in their artists and productions. They had to go overseas since Koreans couldn't be disciplined enough to honestly purchase music lawfully and legitimately, and hoped by going abroad they could build a fanbase of more honest fans. I recall some K-Pop groups doing some commercial reminding Koreans it's illegal to download. I guess that didn't work.

    Posted in: Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

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    genjuro

    Japanese love to claim they invented everything.

    @hotmail Nah, that what Koreans like to do.

    They also copy everything from other countries, especially Japan. They don't even bother to hide it.

    https://youtu.be/5zPhBFEizzA?t=25s

    Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan

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    genjuro

    If the TPP passes, I'm more concerned about GMO foodstuffs making their way to Japan from the U.S. Monsanto must be looking forward to its passage.

    @Alex80 Great post. I've known the TPP is unfavorable to countries other than the U.S. The devil is in the details.

    Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.

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    genjuro

    I have to agree with some of the posters here. The quality of McDees here in Japan is, in general, far superior than that you'll find in the US. Not to mention better service from staff and cleaner stores. I still prefer Burger King, however. It's too bad not many BKs here.

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan forecasts Y38 billion net loss for 2015

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    genjuro

    I'm glad he mentioned it. Turkey is trying to deny it and hoping it would be swept into the dustbins of history. It shouldn't be forgotten.

    Posted in: Pope sparks row with Turkey by calling Armenian massacre genocide

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