oikawa's past comments

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    oikawa

    They never played in Japan with Metallica, that was just in the US. Will be interesting to see how it goes this time. Not really sure what the point is. A few one-off shows I'd understand but are they going to create any new music and if they are do they really think it's going to be worthwhile? They've both come a long way since 1993 and there's not much reason to thing they're on the same page musically anymore. At least with nu-gnr Axl was making stuff (every 10 years) that was innovative and fresh, whether you liked it or not.

    Posted in: Guns N' Roses reunion set for April

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    oikawa

    a man speaking rudimentary Japanese

    Surely it can't have been that rudimentary if he managed to convey the message that there was a bomb on one of the guest floors over the phone? I don't remember seeing that kind of vocabulary in Japanese for Busy People or Minna no Nihongo.

    Posted in: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo receives bomb threat

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    oikawa

    katsu78

    Right, but the point is that is the next step that leads from this question. People usually sued traditional media outlets, not individuals, like bloggers and tweeters. If we start sueing them, what's stopping you from sueing someone in your neighbourhood from spreading a deliberte untruth about you? Nothing, possibly, and maybe we'll see the rise of that too.

    Posted in: Should bloggers and tweeters be subject to the same libel and slander laws as traditional media outlets?

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    oikawa

    I don't want to go too far off track but if you can sue someone for slander for what they blog or tweet, can you sue them for what they say, as in literally speak? Perhaps you can and its just a matter of proof, like a verbal contract being as valid as a written one, just much harder to prove.

    Posted in: Should bloggers and tweeters be subject to the same libel and slander laws as traditional media outlets?

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    oikawa

    Funny thing is I bet if it was a young hunk with big muscles no-one would as much as bat an eyelid.

    It's funny how some people are so scared of the female anatomy.

    Posted in: Gifu town under fire for using busty No-Rin character to boost tourism

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    oikawa

    I've never understood the obsession with having inflation. I know the theory behind it, but to me inflation is part of the bigger picture, not an end in itself. If everyone was happy and no-one living in poverty you wouldn't be hearing calls for 2% inflation. Or you probably would from economists who are blind to the bigger picture, that the economy serves the people, not vice versa. If people aren't buying useless crap it's because it's useless crap, not because they're waiting for the price to drop.

    Like JeffLee says you aren't going to get any better than 3% unemployment. There are problems, certainly, like 0 hours contracts and the increase in insecure, temporary/part-time positions but they are unconnected to inflation and more of a societal fault.

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    oikawa

    ???? I've never seen any Japanese friend of mine show the slightest hint of concern about their children's physical safety. Health in so far as getting a cold and being paranoid about miniscule changes in temperature, yes, but not cuts and bruises.

    Posted in: Top 10 things even Japanese people think they’re too obsessive about

  • 0

    oikawa

    Yeah, a "Who gives a toss?" button would be most useful.

    Posted in: Facebook working on long-sought 'dislike' button

  • 4

    oikawa

    None of these measures seem to be attacking the reasons and causes though. While they remain you'll never solve anything. Japan should be asking itself why the rate is so high, not just "raising awareness" of suicide, whatever that actually entails, as I'm sure most people in Japan are "aware" of it.

    Posted in: Japan launches suicide prevention week

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    oikawa

    TumbleDryAug. 31, 2015 - 07:01AM JST

    Joyride?

    That's what I was thinking. Seems odd they don't mention the rather important fact that the car must have been being driven illegally, possibly stolen, and if not stolen then who did they get it from?

    Posted in: Driver killed, 5 passengers injured after car hits traffic light pole

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    oikawa

    You seem to be under the mistaken impression that money can buy happiness. It can't. It can only stave off the unhappiness that comes from struggling for money.

    And the massive irony is that the satisfaction gained while working to get money so you can supposedly be happy is often what actually gives you the greatest happiness, which then dissipates once the achievement has been realised.

    Posted in: The invisible expats: Support for trailing spouses and children

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    oikawa

    Yes, Nokogiriyama is good, and Chiba itself is massively underrated. You can get almost anything you want culture-wise in Chiba but many people aren't aware of it even though it's on almost everyone's doorstep. 懐かしいな。。

    Posted in: The greatest of Japan's Great Buddhas

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    oikawa

    Strangerland

    They do it in Japan as well. Why do you think they tested him for drugs?

    Which obviously was insufficient if it only enabled them to keep him for 3 hours. When you find someone with a stun-gun and handcuffs in their van you don't let them go until you've got to the bottom of it.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    oikawa

    I know it's hindsight but I think most police officers know if you find a stun-gun and handcuffs in a man's van you don't just let them go because they haven't done anything wrong, you detain them on some genuine but minor reason for as long as it takes to sort out their story. That's what they do in England anyway. I would have thought it would be even easier in Japan.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

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    oikawa

    Alien Invasion??? Lol

    Posted in: What do you think is the biggest threat facing the world in the near future?

  • 1

    oikawa

    chowarui:

    " I could see myself doing this kind of thing so I have some sympathy for the guy. "

    Please don't send it to this forum by mistake!

    Posted in: Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand

  • 0

    oikawa

    http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00295213.html

    Here's the video and a report in Japanese if anyone can discern any more information from it.

    Posted in: Bereaved family sues psychiatric hospital for damages over fatal abuse of patient

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    oikawa

    Jeff, she's 60, probably not an "adult" yet.

    Posted in: Uno Kanda speaks about being robbed by her babysitter

  • -5

    oikawa

    Unlikely

    Posted in: Crying contest

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    oikawa

    Depression has nothing to do with knowing right or wrong.

    Posted in: Mother admits throwing 5-year-old son from 13th-floor apartment

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