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  • 1

    paulinusa

    “Instead of tightening regulations, we would like to unite with municipalities and stores to decide on appropriate rules to welcome tourists together,” said an MPD official.

    Enough said.

    Posted in: Chinese tourist buses causing headaches for Tokyoites

  • -1

    paulinusa

    The word "commemorate" as used here sounds more like a euphemism for replacing underperforming stores. But I do enjoy this mall, especially the interior design and architecture.

    Posted in: Omotesando Hills in Tokyo to undergo major renovation on 10th anniversary

  • 7

    paulinusa

    There's a phrase that refers to the suppression of free speech as a "chilling effect". It seems to be getting quite chilly in Japan as of late.

    Posted in: Cabinet minister looks at possible suspensions over politically biased broadcasts

  • 2

    paulinusa

    "Moreover, please be aware that for those ejected from the event, refunds will not be issued."

    Just because I dropped my pants? I'll be moving on to another idol group.

    Posted in: J-pop idol fans run amuck, drop their pants at Tokyo concert

  • 3

    paulinusa

    Match fixing and PED'S are the domain of Russian gangs, not Japanese gangsters. Will the Yakuza step in to fill the void? My guess is they will stay with what they traditionally know best, construction, prostitution, etc.

    Posted in: Russian gangs set sights on 2020 Olympic opportunities

  • -1

    paulinusa

    "What is it with Japan's fascination with UNESCO sites?"

    I do think it could partially be for tourism reasons. But I also think it's Japan's preoccupation with showing other countries it can compete with them on a historical basis. A validation : "We have important stuff too."

    Posted in: Japan to drop bid for world heritage listing of Nagasaki sites

  • 0

    paulinusa

    Are these reactions to someone accused of murder?

    Posted in: Japan's baseball world shocked at arrest of Kiyohara

  • -1

    paulinusa

    "Other countries would call it proper planning and coordination and use of real-time intelligence. A proper mission plan includes secondary and tertiary targets if the primary can't be hit."

    The meaning here is that bombs are dropped on the target regardless of whether there are many civilian casualties.

    Posted in: Turkey issues warning to Russia after new airspace violation

  • 0

    paulinusa

    "Takada, 49, joined the family business straight from university in 1988 and has been CEO since 2013."

    This is the worst case scenario of someone who has only three years leading (hard to believe) the company and now caught up in an international scandal.

    Posted in: Takata says CEO has no plans as of now to stand down

  • -4

    paulinusa

    From what I've learned from non US news sources the Russian air force flies just about wherever it pleases and always returns to base without the bombs the planes left with. That means indiscriminate bombing.

    Posted in: Turkey issues warning to Russia after new airspace violation

  • 1

    paulinusa

    "My older son is a college student currently studying abroad for one year through a program provided by his college in Japan and yet none of those credits will be accepted at his Japanese college."

    If the college is accredited in the foreign country it sounds as if this is really unfair.

    Are Japanese universities worried that foreign ones might be too lenient, handing out credits willy-nilly to students who serve time in class?

    Isn't this what the Japanese universities are guilty of, not the foreign ones?

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  • 1

    paulinusa

    "...I (and many other Americans) think immigration and the porous border is the number one concern for many reasons."

    sam: No disrespect, but I find it hard to believe that immigration could be the number one concern in your life or that of "many other Americans". Number one? Really?

    Posted in: Without Trump, Republican debate has 2nd lowest rating

  • 4

    paulinusa

    I think it's very individual and sometimes just a case of finding the ideal situation. I know some who have returned and others who vow they will never go back.

    Posted in: 5 reasons why Japanese expats say sayonara to their homeland for good

  • 1

    paulinusa

    I'm sure with the right tools they can be removed in less than a minute, but these are popular lines and there are clear sightlines between cars, so the fact that no one saw anything is what surprises me.

    Posted in: Police investigate theft of over 330 hand straps from Tokyo trains

  • 2

    paulinusa

    "Miura was in charge of Vietnam when they were thumped 8-1 by Premier League giants Manchester City in Hanoi on their pre-season tour in July."

    So what were the expectations for a team of this ability?

    Posted in: Vietnam fires Japanese soccer coach for being too tough

  • 16

    paulinusa

    I wonder if they'll arrest the thousands of tourists who are found to not have their passport with them?

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  • 0

    paulinusa

    "Please allow me to finally give my explanation. I resign."

    Posted in: Amari resigns, but denies taking bribes; Ishihara named successor

  • 5

    paulinusa

    Even if these women are sincere, setting the bar higher and higher will only result in more disappointment and anger. But maybe that's the design of some in South Korea. Keeping this issue alive long after the women are gone would suit their purposes.

    Posted in: 2 S Korean ex-sex slaves demand direct apology from Abe

  • 0

    paulinusa

    I have an iPhone and search with Google which I believe is a superior product. I can't imagine why Google has to pay Apple a billion dollars for that privilege.

    Posted in: Google paid $1 bil for search spot on iPhones: report

  • -1

    paulinusa

    A rare round of kudos for Japan. japan has doubled its refugee intake. A very good move by Japan. Wise.

    Just pathetic. First of all, the total applications were a miniscule 7,586 in a country of 127 million. And what is the logic that increasing refugees from 27 to a few thousand or even a few hundred will somehow upset Japan's harmony in any way?

    Posted in: Japan accepts 27 refugees last year; rejects 99% of applications

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