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  • -3

    LiveInTokyo

    I just heard on the news that when they finally got him (he was hiding in a small creek) that more than 100 police had him surrounded! More than 100!! Incredible.

    Posted in: Fugitive rape suspect captured in Yokohama park

  • -1

    LiveInTokyo

    At this late stage I don't t think any excuse will do. I believe he went because he got the attention of someone famous (infamous actually) and he thought he would look cool going to some frontier-like county such as North Korea. "Wow I'm going to look so cool and I can go back home with some really amazing stories to tell", is what was on his mind I bet. But didn't think it through, it's all backfired and he has made himself look like a buffoon of the worst order.

    Posted in: Rodman apologizes for N Korea outburst, blames drink

  • 2

    LiveInTokyo

    For a reputable English language school, Takeshi speaks pretty poor if not BAD English to even make a CM for them.

    I completely agree, his level of English is very poor, but then again he's not selling to a bunch of advanced speakers. ECC is just using his name and pull to get people to their schools. There is no way his English abilities could be used in any shape or form during the Olympics as everything would need to be scripted.

    Posted in: Takeshi hopes to be included in 2020 Olympic opening ceremony

  • 1

    LiveInTokyo

    With the seats missing from the bikes, the police had nothing to go on I guess. But they'll probably be able to get fingerprints or something now.

    Posted in: Over 70 stolen bike seats found in park

  • 6

    LiveInTokyo

    Unless it was the Yakuza, but they don't really kill that often. And when they do they certainly don't leave the body to be found.

    I'd love to know from what great experience the writer based that opinion on.

    But the article is just full of conjecture, nothing based on factual evidence from this case. It might have been done by someone from China and then it might easily have been done from someone in Japan.

    Posted in: Was Kyoto's 'Gyoza King' shot dead by a Chinese hit man?

  • 3

    LiveInTokyo

    I wouldn't mind betting that this year Japan-China relations will take a real dive. Both nation's courses have been set, and due to national pride (on both sides) neither of them will be able to back down. The rhetoric and provocations will ramp up and something really bad is going to happen.

    Posted in: China's UK envoy compares Japanese militarism to Voldemort

  • 1

    LiveInTokyo

    Mochi probably kills more people per year than fugu, would that be right? For the amount of people that die from mochi each year, maybe the government should encourage people not to eat it? Seriously, you have to warn people to chew their food properly or there is a good chance they might die.

    Posted in: 4 die after choking on 'mochi;' at least 10 hospitalized

  • 11

    LiveInTokyo

    I'm no expert but I think he's making a mistake. The constitution Japan has now should never have been made, but it was. Now, they want a constitution that allows Japan with no Article 9? I think this is going to make Japan the laughing stock of the world. Yes, we were pacifists, but due to our mistakes over the last 50 years we need to rethink that ... sorry world.

    Japan is not Germany. Germany, as we all know, caused a lot of suffering to other countries during WW2. Now it can send troops to other countries where they are welcomed due to their efforts to repair their reputation since the end of the war. I truly doubt the same can be said of Japan.

    Posted in: Abe says it is time to revise pacifist constitution

  • 0

    LiveInTokyo

    If that TV fell over on you ... you'd be in for a world of pain.

    Posted in: Samsung sells 110-inch ultra-HD TV for $150,000

  • 0

    LiveInTokyo

    @Tessa, your only focusing on one case though. It seems to me, that you have no idea about other cases in Japan with people putting needles, medicine and other dangerous materials into foods, medicines etc. You should really do some research before putting up posts like you did.

    Posted in: Maruha apologizes after pesticide found in frozen food

  • 12

    LiveInTokyo

    Oh no. I'm well aware that a lot of process workers in Japan are not actually Japanese ... this is one of those times where you're praying please please please don't let it be a disgruntled foreign employee.

    Why talk about, "foreign", workers so suddenly here? It could easily be a Japanese worker too. Over the years there have been many blackmail attempts by Japanese people putting needles, dangerous drugs into a wide variety of products at both supermarkets and convenience stores. Actually I would bet on it that the overwhelming majority of these types of incidents have been by Japanese people. It's the typical well one foreign worker (country unnamed of course) did it, so all foreigners must be bad?

    Posted in: Maruha apologizes after pesticide found in frozen food

  • 3

    LiveInTokyo

    I don't think the story has ever been told correctly, by anyone, even in Japan. The original tale has been warped by a multitude of Japanese film makers over the years to make it more heroic than it actually was. But the stories they have produced are still great, great believable stories - great entertainment. Why this new version was done with CG, dragons and some characters that were never there in the first place is beyond me. It has nothing that could make me believe is was set in the Tokugawa period if I were to watch it. I'll give it a pass.

    Posted in: Review: Reeves comes off bogus in 'Ronin'

  • 4

    LiveInTokyo

    He was only naive in the way he handled the money. Inose was the complete Japanese politician in every other sense due to him being able to rise to the top. This man just worked the system and pumped it for everything he could. Only concerned about his own place in the world. I think the damage he has caused to this great city is quite considerable and will take many years to repair.

    Posted in: Inose admits he was naive about politics

  • 21

    LiveInTokyo

    More than two years after the event; in a country supposedly advanced as Japan, for a country as rich as Japan ... and we are still doling out charity to these people. In reality nothing has been done for them. After all the time, money and effort spent on the Olympics ... I am truly disappointed in the way we have treated our fellow citizens in the Fukushima.

    Posted in: Santa takes gourmet dinner to nuclear evacuees

  • 6

    LiveInTokyo

    Nothing has been proven yet, but I after spending 20 years in this country and having my own experiences here, I believe her. I am truly glad someone is finally doing something.

    Posted in: Beauty queen tells of harassment by talent agency

  • 0

    LiveInTokyo

    In a group oriented country like this one, I can't imagine the situation getting better. If you are not a member of a the group, you are an outsider and that can make you liable to criticism and or attack. As we've heard so many times before, the nail that sticks out will get hammered down, which means groups will try and make you conform to their standards. If that black sheep accepts it, they can become accepted. However, for people who don't want to become a member of certain groups but are forced to associate with them (e.g. schools, marriage or workplaces) or if the group thinks that person is not a suitable member, the outcome will not be pleasant.

    I really can't see any change in this situation until there is a cultural change in this country.

    Posted in: No. of reported school bullying cases reaches record high 198,108

  • 4

    LiveInTokyo

    You've got it right Cleo. I think traditionally Christmas ends in about the middle of January, or maybe early January? This is what I mean about consumerism. As soon as Christmas ends at midnight, the decorations come down and the next set for New Years go up. It is celebrating something for the sake of doing it, which is completely meaningless. Even back home Christmas has changed I guess, more of a family day than the religious side now, but at least (I feel) it has meaning and the people celebrate it with purpose.

    Posted in: What do you like about the way Christmas is celebrated in Japan, and what don't you like about it?

  • 14

    LiveInTokyo

    Very sorry, but I find absolutely nothing I enjoy about it. Seems ridiculous to have a day where you swap presents with someone, eat KFC, go on a date but go to work. If people don't know what the day is really about, what is the point of celebrating it? Consumerism and self-indulgence at its worst.

    Posted in: What do you like about the way Christmas is celebrated in Japan, and what don't you like about it?

  • 1

    LiveInTokyo

    I used to watch him in the Professionals every Saturday night during the early 80s back home. It was such a great such with a great cast and that Ford Capri was very cool. I've never really enjoyed Saturday night tv since then that much. Some good shows around of course, but nothing equals the Professionals. Actually I think he would have been a great James Bond, a 80s version of Daniel Craig.

    Posted in: Star of British TV hit 'The Professionals' dies aged 67

  • 18

    LiveInTokyo

    This just makes me so furious. On one hand we have people like Crystal Takigawa bragging about Japan's endless so-called hospitality, and then we have companies like this.

    Posted in: Foreign trainees in Japan face exploitation

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