presto345's past comments

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    Drug trafficking is a heinous crime. So is execution condoned by the state.

    Posted in: Indonesia rejects clemency appeals; ready to execute 7 foreigners

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    He likes Japan.

    Posted in: Paul McCartney to play 4 concerts in Japan in April

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    This was a premeditated assault to inflict grievous bodily harm. 7years is too light.

    Posted in: Prosecutors seek 7-year jail term for man who slashed two AKB48 singers

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    I don't know what kind of God-forsaken country these people came from, but unless you're in a fairly swanky department store or similar, the public toilets I've used in Japan (especially in train stations) have been worse than abysmal.

    Which century are you referring to and which places did you frequent, I wonder.

    Posted in: Poll reveals what we already know: Japanese toilets make no sense

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    Seems to me white has been for a long time and still is the most popular color. I would never buy one. What does that say about me? You tell me.

    Posted in: What the color of your car says about you

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    I'd say that the biggest problem with Japan is the wide-spread attitude that the foreigner has to make an effort to speak Japanese and risk embarrassment, while the Japanese person doesn't have to try because they might not be perfect. It reeks of arrogance. Whatever happened to the customer being God?

    How can anyone come up with this nonsense? Only someone who has not seen anything of this country and the people.

    Posted in: Why is Japan such an unpopular tourist destination?

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    when it comes to accidents and fatalities they are relatively low numbers.

    Traffic in Tokyo moves at a snail's pace and navigates through uncountable traffic lights.

    Posted in: Traffic death toll in Tokyo 172 in 2014

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    New Year not even 24hrs and China starting their crap!

    Wait for more crap when their New Year starts.

    Posted in: China launches website on disputed islands

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    The second amendment reads like a script out of a religious cult. A quote from an ancient bible, whatever the religion. Although it is now the 21st century, it fits the purposes and twisted ideologies of a frightening large segment of a nation. Let's wait for the next tragic incident.

    Posted in: 2-year-old accidentally shoots his mother dead in Idaho Wal-Mart

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    Social security in this country is a joke. People can only provide some security for themselves by saving, saving. putting money in the bank which is loaned to corporations at ridiculous low interests. Many families are broken up by companies shuffling their employees, especially men, all around the country or sent overseas for years at a time. How is that for happy (pro)creating families? Lowering pension pay-outs year by year is not exactly a signal to the nation to increase spending, stimulating the economy.

    Posted in: Japan's population falls for 8th straight year in 2014

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    Chinese government teams are working around the clock to come up with more brilliant ideas to perpetuate China's aggression in the region.

    Posted in: China launches website on disputed islands

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    Yes, Mr. Obama, it has taken a few centuries and it will take a few more, or forever, or until the settlers' descendants realize what they created, their purpose and its consequences.

    Posted in: Obama: Racism, bias in U.S. will take time to tackle

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    I find rice boring, bland and unfulfilling definitely one of the least satisfying foods ever

    There will be those saying the same about bread, pasta, potatoes. You are entitled to your opinion but these foods do not replace dairy products like milk.

    Please allow me to post this quote:

    Research continues to identify positive ways that milk impacts health. In addition to dairy building healthy bones, consuming milk, cheese and yogurt can boost immunity, lower blood pressure, reduce risk of diabetes, reduce risk for some cancers and help maintain your weight. Milk is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is important throughout life and specifically for athletes and the elderly.

    I have mentioned it before, there is rice available in this country that is very, very tasty, if properly cooked (which seems to be a problem for many people) and there is a lot of rice that is not tasty. Give the kids tasty rice, by all means, but not as a replacement for milk. There is also very tasty milk and the opposite variety. I personally could not stomach the milk when I first came to Japan, but now have discovered delicious milk, which, of course, costs, like butter, 4 to 10 times as much as in western Europe. Could that be the reason to remove it from the menus?

    Is milk bad for you? Are dairy products bad for humans? Look at the Scandinavians, west Europeans, the people of the Caucasus, whose diets have included dairy products, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt for many centuries.

    Removing milk from school lunches, from children's diets, is a big mistake, But if you know better, how to provide the calcium in 200 ml milk, 200 mg or so, through another daily source, please enlighten me, us and the board of education.

    200 g of rice will yield no more than 1/10, 20 mg of calcium.

    Posted in: Niigata town drops milk from school lunches

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    A mere 20% after TEN years?? Are they serious? Let them choose a district in Tokyo and equip it with a high density of subsidized solar electricity generating houses/buildings to show they ARE serious about this. NOW. The technology is there. The political will is not. A report about goals to be realized in 10 years lacks credibility. Who will be the governor then?

    Posted in: Tokyo sets goal for renewable energy introduction

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    In another book featured by the advertisement, Koshimizu claims the Holocaust was a “fabrication” designed to establish the state of Israel.

    Isn't this punishable falsification of history? Are there publishers that print this Koshimizu's books?

    Posted in: Sankei newspaper apologizes over ad for anti-Semitic books

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    Extremely bright lights on motor vehicles is a problem here. Drivers tend to turn on all the lights they have, which includes fog lights and wide beams even when totally unnecessary, after it has become completely dark. Of course traffic regulations are not enforced and drivers' awareness of the dangers of blinding other motorists is about zero. Stopping on an expressway to show one's irritation however is utterly stupid and asking for a disaster to happen. The moron will have his license taken away, but that won't atone for the deaths he and the trucker caused. Two young men robbed of their lives by irresponsible drivers.

    Posted in: 2 killed, 5 injured in 3-vehicle pile-up on Miyagi expressway

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    In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un.

    And so be it. After him no more of the same.

    Posted in: N Korea forbids people from using same name as leader

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    Kimita Onsen, Mori-no-Izumi, Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

    Posted in: What's the best onsen facility you have been to in Japan?

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    Furikake, junk food! OD-ing on furikake, which comes in packets of 1.9 grams, seems a remote possibility.

    And on rice. Many farmers produce very tasty rice that you won't find in your local super store or supermarkets. If you've never had it of course you won't know what it tastes like. Another fact is that many people don't know how to properly cook rice. Unfortunately the local government budget cannot afford tasty rice for the school kids. They should hire someone like Jamie Oliver. Until they do furikake souns fine to me.

    Posted in: Osaka mayor weighs in on school lunch debate

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    This paper probably long ago lost its mission of reporting the truth.

    Apologies if ambiguous. By 'This paper' I meant the Yomiuri.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

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