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    The writer is easily pleased.

    The writer is a happy person! He pretty much sums up most of the things I like about living in Japan :-)

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

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    I think most of the posters here are making a mole hill into a mountain!

    And I think most of the posters have seriously been deprived of seeing, less conquering the mountain.

    Posted in: Concept bra will give you pep talks, help you take perfect selfies

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    There are plenty of overly-endowed, well-endowed, and just plain endowed women here in Japan

    Very true. It's less a matter of definitions, but more one of taste or the lack of it or a grasp of proportions. Another factor could be Japanese women generally don't (think it appropriate to) advertize their possessions.

    Posted in: Concept bra will give you pep talks, help you take perfect selfies

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    BS! Toyota is about copying other company's technology or buying them so that they can quickly get into a market that they don't compete in. This company is all about greed and have no ability or know how to create their own innovation.

    I agree with that. Mazda, Toyo Kogyo, has been ridiculed by the industry and would be customers for decades. But now that the tides are turning Toyota smells an opportunity to expand and absorb a technology they do not possess. Watch out, Mazda!

    Posted in: Toyota, Mazda announce long-term partnership in eco-technology

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    Not denying the suffering brought onto the Chinese in the second world war, “mark the victory of its war against Japan” sounds a bit off. This country's administration seems intent to perpetuate hatred, totally ignoring and denying everything Japan has done for decades to placate animosity. Where would China be today without the technology it received or pilfered for its industries from Japan? What about Japanese NGO projects trying to halt the advance of the desert in the north of China and to reforest areas in the south for more than a decade? Blatantly ignored. The people must not find out. But some day they will. To deal with China today western nations need to realize that China is not a western nation and does not and will not conform to standards and agreements the former adhere to. Bribery, lying, cheating, human and civil rights infringements are unfortunately still rampant although there has been some progress. The attitude by the Chinese generally towards these traits is one of indifference. It's always been like that and not going to change overnight. Japan and other nations that invested in China, out to harvest cheap labor to produce and market their products are facing the consequences of dealing with a nation with its own set of rules. The rhetoric spewing out of China's official mouths is not always pretty - but that depends on who is listening. It looks like it is more intended for domestic ears than to the world. To me it comes across as childish.

    Posted in: China sets Sept 3 to mark WWII victory over Japan

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    People died. The train was going way too fast. Why would there have been a speed limit? Uhh, because breaking it can endanger lives? Who was in control, driving and controlling its speed? The answer seems to be there. Things don't look good for the engineer. Things are worse for those who lost family, friends, colleagues.

    Posted in: Amtrak train was traveling at twice speed limit before it derailed

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    China urged “the relevant country” to “refrain from taking risky and provocative actions”, Hua told reporters.

    The relevant country. How subtle.* Refraining from risky and provocative actions* is what China has been teaching the world after all, hasn't it?

    Posted in: China angered over U.S. military plans in disputed waters

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    I wonder which is the stronger sentiment in the comments I have read so far. The anti Abe (read: Japan), or the pro China? Is there a fine distinction? Maybe there is, but to me it is not important. Young people grow up in their respective countries knowing very little about their histories, unless it concerns great achievements. Japan is certainly not the only country. Which does not imply I am comfortable with that. Neither am I comfortable with the never ending hostile, antagonistic atmosphere created by Chinese politics against Japan. Are they entitled to do that till the end of times, or until everyone in Japan prostate themselves for past wrong doings (which cannot and will not be denied) perpetuating and intensify conflicts in territorial disputes in south east Asia? We must remain highly vigilant to the current aggression of China towards its neighbors. Declaring most of the south China sea as its territory, for example. "contempt for historical facts and international justice" is a phrase that comes back to China like a boomerang. What scares me is Xi and Putin becoming buddies. The discussion about Abe and his cronies allegedly attempting to whitewash history pales by that scenario.

    Posted in: China must guard against Japan's denial of history: military

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    A hostage situation that ended well. Nice to read some good news.

    Posted in: Florida woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

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    I like the choice of names. William and Catherine have good sense in addition to being respectful.

    Posted in: Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

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    "enter the race"

    Yes, that's what it seems to be. Let the best runner win. And they're off . . .

    Posted in: Huckabee launches 2nd White House bid

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    “We will not allow homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and cultural beliefs,

    Actually not allowing homosexuality violates human rights. The self proclaimed preacher man has invented a new meaning for morality.

    Posted in: No room for gays in Kenya, says deputy president

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    For example, we previously looked at a survey in which an overwhelming number of women said they’d rather date a man who’s ugly but rich than a guy who’s handsome and unemployed.

    Hahaha. We previously looked at a survey. What survey, whose survey, how conducted, how many participants, how were the questions put and the responses influenced? Overwhelming number. Oh, really? How many?

    This is pseudo entertainment, balderdash, meaningless sensation. It amazes me to see how many people get exited about this. I think in reality most women will just follow their heart. Let's not hate them because of this silly 'survey'.

    Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date

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    Kerry jumped into this hug. Nice photo and nice moment!

    Posted in: Give us a hug

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    Latest news, reported on the networks. Thick fog severely limiting visibility may have forced the pilot to over correct altitude.

    Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows

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    presto345

    Netanyahu is a hawk like no one else. I think he is far off track with playing the stale nazi card. Offensive too. Apparently he needs that rhetoric to convince the nation to keep supporting him.

    Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance

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    They were approaching too low and that's that....pilot error once again on the Asiana crew.

    That will have to be confirmed by the investigation. Initial conclusions indicate the craft was approaching the runway at a safe and correct altitude, but next, for a still unknown reason, it suddenly dropped exceedingly low. I am in Hiroshima at the moment and follow the news closely.

    Posted in: Probe begins after Asiana jet skids off runway in Hiroshima, injuring 23

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    presto345

    At this moment Hiroshima Airport is still in lock down. Teams of investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. Let's not crucify the pilots, airline, craft for the mishap before the results of the investigation become known. I'll just add that fortunately there were no fatalities.

    Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows

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    Boko Haram, meaning western education is forbidden. Meaning people are denied freedom. Freedom to choose their directions in life, education, religion, marriage, what clothes to wear. Meaning the atrocious Islamist 'group' can kill, capture and enslave anyone who disagrees with their radical and ridiculous beliefs, especially women, of course, as they are the easy targets for the cowards. Boko Haram are no different from the Taliban, another radical, violent cult whose motto is destruction in the name of their allah creation, their version who does not allow freedom, peaceful coexistence, happiness, but only subservience to misguided creatures that revel in their lust for power all justified by misinterpretations of ancient scripts.

    Posted in: At least 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

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    I have no idea why Nishikori was given this golden pot. Lixil is a holding company which seems to have taken under their umbrella many prestigious companies like Inax, Tostem, Sunwave, etc. Whenever I need to have some work done on my house and its surroundings I can no longer find the original companies that built it, it's all Lixil. I guess it's beside the point. I wish Nishikori success.

    Posted in: Pot of gold: tennis star Nishikori bags golden toilet

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