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  • 1

    rickyvee

    must be a lot of old people with free time on their hands. and that person who applied 967 times has the look of a stalker written all over him/her.

    Posted in: 100,000 apply to participate in first public tours of parts of Imperial Palace

  • 7

    rickyvee

    why do westerners find it so hard to believe that japanese people are in favor of the hunt, although they don't eat it themselves? they polled "voters," which usually mean "older" and "male." i teach a group like this, and they all said they supported the whale hunt even though they never eat the stuff. it boils down to defending themselves against cultural imperialism from the West. puh-lease.

    Posted in: 60% of Japanese support whale hunt; 14% eat whalemeat, survey shows

  • -6

    rickyvee

    Jingoism at its worst.

    i fail to see how this is being "hostile" to other countries. it's only been in recent years that china and SK have made visting yasukuni an act akin to glorifying hitler. these visits do nothing of the sort except to honor people who served their country, rightfully or wrongfully.

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -16

    rickyvee

    I was with my in-laws when this news was released, and to be honest I was underwhelmed by their response.

    that is perhaps because no one gives a rats butt about killing whales besides westerners with free time. from a logical point of view, whales are just animals that can be eaten, but in some people's eyes, they are some glorified sentient beings that deserve personhood. if you remove emotion from the picture, you might get a clearer point of view.

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

  • 0

    rickyvee

    550 bank accounts?!?! holy smokes. logistically, they would have had to visit every small town in japan with a local bank and opened an account there. that's a lot of small towns they visited!

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

  • 2

    rickyvee

    @disillusioned

    are you kidding me?! how biased against the cops can you be? the only person at fault here is the driver. how do you think the police could have prevented this accident? by...having psychic powers? give it a rest already.

    Posted in: 10-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on way to school

  • 4

    rickyvee

    four out of 10 mixed-race marriages break down within the first five years

    that's about the average in any country, so this is not such a shocking figure. i'm actually surprised the figure is so low considering these are mail-order brides.

    Posted in: S Korea imposes new restrictions on marriages with foreigners

  • 0

    rickyvee

    sir, would you like that hand-tossed or acrobatic-tossed?

    Posted in: Pizza to go

  • 4

    rickyvee

    I may be jumping to conclusions, but this really is a warning to any young woman walking alone: never stop to help a man in a car, especially at night. ignore the driver and run away as fast as you can.

    Posted in: Skeletal remains of 22-year-old woman discovered in Niigata

  • 4

    rickyvee

    with the dramatic rise in the population of the elderly in japan within the next decade or two, i think this type of story will be more common unfortunately.

    Posted in: Man arrested for killing bedridden mother

  • 6

    rickyvee

    this recent tax hike is proving to be more than 3 percent. at each stage of purchasing, there is a 3 percent increase. so by the time it reaches consumers, it's more like a 9 percent hike. i've really felt it at my local veggie store, butchers and supermarket.

    Posted in: Abe likely to decide on next sales tax hike around December

  • 8

    rickyvee

    The Hakamada case is a serious indictment of the Japanese capital punishment system.

    no, it's a serious indictment on japan's judicial and legal system. both failed him in this case.

    Posted in: Former pro boxer freed from death row receives honorary WBC belt

  • 11

    rickyvee

    seriously, the koreans have nothing better to do? this is one state in the US, and it has little implication for the US or the world. so basically the koreans paid a ton of money for nothing. what a waste.

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

  • 2

    rickyvee

    glad he was pinched before he could hurt anyone else.

    Posted in: Osaka man stabbed after argument over boiling crabs leads to bizarre attempted murder

  • 9

    rickyvee

    ashley madison is the biggest scam around. my friend tried it and all the winks and messages stopped after he bought credits. just check out the reviews on the web.

    Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan

  • 0

    rickyvee

    a dollar short and a day late. i don't think MS understands that this "new" feature will do absolutely nothing to increase sales. microsoft has been so "uncool" for the past decade that unless they come up with some revolutionary app, design or feature they will continue to throw money down the drain with window phones.

    Posted in: Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature

  • 5

    rickyvee

    the verdict does not condemn whaling, which many posters here seem to do. it merely states that if japan wants to continue whaling then it needs to devise a better "scientic" approach to it. at the same time, this belief that whaling is culturally important is nonsense.

    Posted in: Australia, NZ fear Japan may try to sidestep whaling ban

  • 2

    rickyvee

    They said researcher Haruko Obokata, the lead author of the paper in Nature, had manipulated or falsified images of DNA fragments used in the research.

    this was already widely known (and the fact that there was some plagiarism). i still haven't read anywhere that she fabricated the results of the experiment, which obokata and vacanti still stand by.

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

  • -10

    rickyvee

    i am neither pro- or anti-whaling. all i care about is that i won't have to hear about or see paul watson, the "eco-warrior" on this site for a long time. thank you icj!

    Posted in: Japan says it will abide by court ruling on whaling

  • -1

    rickyvee

    i think if you're stuck in an immigration cell in any country, you are SOL because the only thing the host country wants to do is to get your butt out of the country.

    also, i don't understand why many posters think japan HAS to accept more refugees. why should the humanitarian aspect of it outweigh the cost-benefits?

    Posted in: Two detainees die at immigration center

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