noirgaijin's past comments

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    I can’t get a salmon to jump through a hoop on command or surface on their tails in formation. Dolphins are highly intelligent creatures that should not be eaten nor held in captivity. Using them as a food source is primitive to say the least. This is more about, you can’t tell us what we can kill vs. understanding what you are doing is wrong. Stop the madness!

    Posted in: Zoo group puzzled by exclusion from global body over dolphin hunt

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    Kijima was quoted by police as saying he was drunk and that he followed the woman from the station because she was his type.

    Once again I say, Neanderthals still walk among us.

    Posted in: School principal arrested for breaking into woman's apartment

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    Finally something to laugh at in the crime section.

    Posted in: Concerned mother calls police on saw-wielding man… who was just doing some landscaping

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    Another Soul Music legend gone, but not forgotten. Rest in Peace Percy.

    Posted in: Soul icon Percy Sledge dies at 74

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    2.5 million years of human evolution, and cavemen still live among us.

    Posted in: Man arrested for throwing bodily fluid on girl's skirt

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    I was on a JAL flight a year or so ago when on takeoff a bird was ingested inside the left engine. With 30+ years of aviation experience I noticed a slight thump and high pitch grind on this engine and eventual shutdown. Pilot put the aircraft in a slightly nose up turn to gain altitude with power from the good engine and circle back with an uneventful landing. Once landed and back at the terminal the pilot made the announcement on why we returned to the airport. Super job by the flight crew as not many even knew we were running on one engine nor there was ever a problem after the bird impact.

    Posted in: JAL plane makes emergency landing after mid-air engine shutdown

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    Toto had some great hits back in the 80s. Not sure how that sound would appeal to today's listeners. However, this is their line of work and if they feel it’s worth the effort, go for it.

    Posted in: Toto to release new album after nine years

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    In order to make a true assessment of the show, one must watch it in its entirety. Hence, if you think the dram is crap, then you must have watched the whole series. I for one only watched bit parts of it and see it as no different than any other Japanese drama in this format that starts off good, then becomes dry for the remainder of the series. However, Ryoko Yonekura is indeed HOT!

    Posted in: Ryoko Yonekura's 'Doctor X' garners highest rating this year

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    Agree with most on recklessness of many truck drivers in this country, but it’s not limited to Japan. Unfortunately it’s that silly mindset in Japan of drivers looking out for pedestrians (as it should be), however, pedestrians lack of caution and not looking for the dangers surrounding them is a major factor as well. I imagine the car was on the shoulder, but the two were standing near if not in the road and not concerned about the oncoming traffic. You see it every day here with people walking in that little area between the perfectly open sidewalk and white line where the road begins. Sorry for them and their family’s loss.

    Posted in: 2 killed after being hit by truck on expressway; driver arrested

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    Not a fan.

    Posted in: Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives

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    Awesome actor! Loved watching his prison movies form the 60s. Shall be missed.

    Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

  • -1

    noirgaijin

    Is it me, or is there no one even looking at the fireworks in this picture?

    Posted in: Light-up

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    The Soulful Poet! Rest in Peace brother man.

    Posted in: Soul singer Bobby Womack dies at 70

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    First of all, for the noobs arrived in Japan, Japan is not a country like the US where one constantly has the feeling of being harmed or robbed by criminals. Occasionally it happens but it's far from regularity like in the US or UK. This is why people are more lax with leaving ignition keys and kids. Then if in one of 5000 cases something bad happens, everyone is in uproar and blames the parents

    Regardless of what country, leaving a five and two old in a car unattended is wrong. The five year old is capable of placing the car in gear possibly causing harm to themselves and others. Also, car theft is a big problem in Japan; it’s just not reported in the media as much, unless of course there is a more interesting story like kids being left inside the stolen car.

    Posted in: Car stolen with two young children in back seat

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    Osaka court clears nightclub owner of violating dancing regulations

    Everybody get loose, footloose!

    Posted in: Osaka court clears nightclub owner of violating dancing regulations

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    noirgaijin

    Here we go again! One step forward, three steps back.

    Posted in: 4 U.S. TV shows ordered off Chinese websites

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    Well-deserved recognition Wayne Shorter, such a great Jazz artist! Highly recommend "The Classic Blue Note Recordings"

    Posted in: Shorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards

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    noirgaijin

    Gere is a devout Buddhist and has a strong connection and love for Japan.

    Posted in: Richard Gere appears as Tora-san again in Orangina ads

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    noirgaijin

    Commentators suggest that the often-fragmented lives of extended families, in which close relatives may not see each other for years, heightens the risks.

    That makes it even simpler in not giving them any money. Years of no contact means no financial responsibility in baling you out.

    Posted in: 3 teens arrested for conning elderly people out of Y400 mil

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    noirgaijin

    Going to miss this show! It was like the lunch whistle in Japan, as well as some good entertainment to break up the middle of the work day. As someone already mentioned, he did not lightheartedly berate foreigners on his show to get a laugh like his counterparts Sanma and Beat Takeshi often did (don't see either doing it anymore).

    Posted in: Tamori's 'Waratte Iitomo' variety program ends after nearly 32 years

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