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    It is a good movie.

    More importantly, kids love it. They love the songs and want to learn how to sing them. Not many movies have that kind of power.

    The singers for the English version are outstanding. Yes, it is a musical of sorts, but that isn't bad when you have Idina Menzel singing. She is off the charts awesome. I was also very pleasantly surprised with Kristen Bell's singing. I didn't know she sang, let alone so well.

    Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

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    Sfjp330, maybe you can explain why China routinely challenges spy planes flying in international waters? In most cases, very aggressively.

    Posted in: Japan's scrambles against Chinese planes hit record high

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    China has been criticizing Malaysia's response, yet these pictures that were taken on sunday are just being released on Wednesday. By now, the ocean currents could have taken them anywhere!

    Some aviation "experts" have said that the objects were not likely from a plane because objects of that size would be metal and would not float. However, I though the tail and wing of the Air France jet were found floating.

    Or, as you suggest, the ocean currents could pull them nearly anywhere, but there should be a way to predict the general area where the objects should drift to, assuming they haven't sunk in the last four days.

    And yes, China released the photos four days too late.

    China obviously downgraded the images or used a less capable satellite to take the pictures. Most commercial satellites can take a photo with a resolution of basically a basketball. Military satellites are even better. So, if the objects were seen at one point, it seems reasonable that the objects could be identified from the satellite photo alone.

    Posted in: Malaysia: No debris at spot shown on China images

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    Like Japan, the EU is too reliant on Russian gas to allow any real sanctions.

    So, the EU is also looking soft on the situation since they also import Russian gas. So, Japan acting soft is not so different.

    Posted in: Japan's embrace of Russia under threat with Ukraine crisis

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    Whats next, People of Chinese descendent in S.K and Vietnam are feeling threatened by local fascists so the Chinese army needs to invade to protect them? With these kind of political 19 century attitudes I guess there is no other way for Chinas neighbors than to develop and strengthen their military.

    Or, China says it needs to protect Chinese speaking people living in Japan.

    Also, what counts as a provocation? Should we watch our language and don't say anything bad about China?

    Posted in: China says its military will respond to provocations

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    Putin is too badass for Obama.

    More like lawless and a liar.

    No Russian troops in Crimea. Hahaha. Maybe Putin is a comedian to say something like that. As if the Spetznaz in Crimea are really just Ukrainian country bumpkins with matching uniforms, a chain of command, extensive communications gear, and special warfare equipment and tactics.

    My favorite comment from Crimea was a woman who said, Who are the Russians her to protect us from?

    It is plainly a land grab and nothing more. Russia always walks away from its promises when it is convenient for them.

    Posted in: Obama says Putin not fooling anybody over Ukraine

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    Maybe they should interview Okinawans where the military had the same if not worse practice. It was more of a go into the village and kidnap women by force. By accounts that I have heard there by Okinawan activists, it was particularly brutal.

    The military then told the Okinawans that the Americans were more brutal resulting in needless mass suicides.

    Posted in: Murayama says 1995 sex slavery apology review not in Japan's interest

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    I just acquired a fear of Airbus 320s. Or, is it Erbus now?

    WilliB, NO, they will never learn until they get locked out of their own factory. The fact that it has actually happened to other companies doesn't appear to phase them.

    Posted in: Airbus China plant opens door to massive market

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    Jesh, these guys are non-stop. Mass-produced and low quality, like usual.

    In the U.S., we have veteran's day and memorial day to commemorate people who fought or died in wars.

    We also recognize Pearl Harbor day, but that is a little trumped up to make people remember that other countries may decide to bushwack you and is a day to remember the people who died during said bushwacking. It isn't entirely directed at Japan.

    We don't have a defeated the other country day.

    Besides, China didn't exactly defeat Japan....

    Sure, make a day to remember the Nanjin massacre. That is similar to the U.S.' pearl harbor, but it would be better to have something not so controversial, like a pearl harbor type event at the start of Japan's war on China.

    Of course, these days are designed to support scapegoating Japan and have no other basis. No other country has holidays with that goal....

    Hmm, well, during independence day, it is a little uncomfortable around my British friends, but the holiday was really about the birth of a nation and not saying we beat anyone who was or is bad. It is now primarily about a few days off for some summer fun.

    Posted in: China mulls days to remember defeat of Japan, Nanjing Massacre

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    Is she wearing a big earring? Looks a bit casual with the blazer. (jk)

    Posted in: Meet and greet

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    I wonder if I can sell mine for a tidy profit once those in line for endless hours at Bic Camera are turned away.... I would probably get rushed.

    Nahh, I wouldn't part with mine.

    There is supposed to be backwards compatibility through Sony's Now streaming service hitting later this year, but I would just use my "old" PS3, and still do since there are a lot of good and free PS3 games (Bioshock infinite, Dante, etc.) for PS Plus users, which is required for PS4 online games. The Now service will likely be a subscription based service though, no thanks.

    Posted in: Sony says PlayStation4 sales exceed 5.3 million

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    sanyuyulaiFEB. 18, 2014 - 02:06PM JST It is a good thing that China pushes further and harder for the benefit of the world! If Japan is not to be named more evil, not less than N.K. nor Iran that should not be named evils at all (both not invasive). why should Japan worried? After all provision of any materials capable for nuke weapon by the 2 above are yet in doubt. With existing plutonium in the hands of the Japanese, why shouldn't the world worries a country full of mentality illed leaders and most ambushed history? Keeping what is not yours for long is really doubtful!

    China pushes for the benefit of the Chinese politburo and them alone. It is not a good neighbor working for the benefit of the world. The world can tell the differences even if common Chinese cannot.

    Posted in: China concerned at Japan holding weapons-grade plutonium

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    zichi, my thoughts exactly.

    Japan can build a bomb with little notice without this overly troublesome plutonium. They have the technology and resources. It would not be difficult to deploy either, e.g., a dumb bomb lobbed in from a long distance by a supersonic jet, a civilian missile reconfigured, etc.

    Yet, in spite of this capacity, Japan has not built a bomb, even with NK threatening nuclear annihilation and China beating war drums.

    China and China's PR machine is just grasping at anything to distract people in its own aggressive policies against its neighbors and citizens. They are following the footsteps of the worlds evil propagandists in supporting atrocities and using scapegoats to deflect attention from themselves.

    Posted in: China concerned at Japan holding weapons-grade plutonium

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    Ting ZhaoFEB. 17, 2014 - 10:44AM JST Yoshihide Suga forgot there is unfinished business between China and Japan on Japanese committed atrocities during war.

    Tell us all, how does Japan and China finish their "unfinished business". My guess, it will never be finished.

    Or, is this China's version of a bad western movie. . . "Don't turn your back on me Japan. 69 years and multiple reconciliations and payments are not enough. We have unfinished business!!!"

    Posted in: Suga rejects claims Japan lurching toward militarism

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    This kind of admission is why U.S. attorneys tell defendants to shut their mouth. The Japanese legal system is so backwards, and it is statements like this that points out how backwards it can be.

    Anyway, I hope the obligatory gomenesais do not save him from a new (or used) rope.

    Posted in: Suspect in woman's murder says he started thinking about killing her last year

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    Until the couple are married the man cannot possess the woman. Just my rules. GP

    I think (hope) this is you using some gangster humor.

    Posted in: High school girl stabbed to death; 35-year-old man turns himself in

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    An admission to miraculously regaining his hearing sidesteps the whole ghost writer thing. More, not so clever tricks to deceive. Hearing loss doesn't normally reverse. Plus, even if it did, he still played everyone. . .

    When does he comment on the fact that he didn't write anything and paid the music professor to write "his" music?

    Posted in: 'Beethoven of Japan' says he can hear again

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    drlucifer: Presently, I am subscribed to au Hikari T.V would I still be able to use it with a VPN router without any compartibility issues Are there any other affordable VPN routers that can meet my needs ?

    There are many "affordable" routers out there if you are willing to flash the ROM with a DDWRT build. Some are under $100, e.g., Linksys E1200 for $45. You may need to go to the U.S. (e.g., Amazon) to get one. Look at the DD-WRT.com website, it has a list of compatible routers/ROMs and instructions on how to flash the router. So, you will need to do some research to find a suitable router that has a DDWRT ROM. Tomato is a comparable open source router ROM, but I have no experience with it.

    Routers should allow you to log into your hikari TV from within the router. I don't know much about hikari TV though, so I may be wrong. From there, the VPN in the router makes a connection (after entering the VPN server IP address, login name, and password) to the VPN server, or you put the DNS web addresses in the router. All devices connecting to the router are passed to the VPN, or the DNS server.

    I find the DNS servers to be less problematic and better at streaming.

    Posted in: Hulu Japan offers not just movies, but a little education and awesome customer service too

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    drlucifer. After reading some of the post here I am tempted to get a VPN and subscribe directly to the US Hulu or Netflix. So can someone advise me on which gadgets to get and what to do to subscribe

    You basically need a suitable router to log into a VPN connection (DDWRT are best), a vpn or DNS subscription (both around $5 per month), and a US credit card (to pay for Hulu, netflix, etc).

    VPNs give you a US IP address, try StrongVPN or do a search. DNS servers do some kind of bypass of the location check and streams faster than a vpn, try unblockus. The vpn or DNS servers should have instructions on how to use the service. There are apparently ways to buy a US debit card online if you don't have a US credit card.

    Oh, you need a device to watch the stream from, e.g., Roku, Apple TV. There are usually hoops to get the application, like iPad requires a US iTunes account, which requires a US address, but not a credit card.

    Posted in: Hulu Japan offers not just movies, but a little education and awesome customer service too

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    Maria, I think everyone believes this attack was serious and the dentist is scum.

    It is just a story that defies belief because of the despicable actions of the dentist and the naivety of the patient.

    Clearly, the dentist was preying on that naivety by pointing out an ego busting fault with her teeth and providing a seemingly ego boosting physical interaction.

    I even had to explain to my wife how something like this could have happened. And, she is the one who once said she wouldn't be able to do anything if someone touched her incorrectly.

    Plus, men (and a lot of women) like puerile humor.

    But I do hope the girl recovers without too much trauma. She made the correct move by talking to her parents and calling the police to bust this creep.

    Posted in: Mie dentist arrested after massaging woman’s chest

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