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MocheakeOct. 23, 2016 - 04:56PM JST
From the 2 cases, it seems they took one very seriously and the other not seriously at all. Shaking my head at the sentencing in the second one.
Posted in: Fresno man sentenced to 1,503 years in prison in daughter's rape
MocheakeOct. 20, 2016 - 11:03AM JST
Just an accurate sampling of what the average mainland Japanese is feeling. Omotenashi anyone?
Posted in: Riot police officer dispatched from Osaka insults protesters in Okinawa
MocheakeOct. 19, 2016 - 09:59AM JST
Did no one leave the islands in those days and come back later? There are a myriad of possibilities as to how the coins got to Japan.
Posted in: Roman coins ID'd in Okinawan ruins, but how they got there remains mystery
MocheakeOct. 19, 2016 - 09:54AM JST
Like many things in Japan, you get robbed but they don't use a gun. They just (fake) smile you to death and try to make you feel like you are cheap or will be missing out if you don't get all the unnecessary fluff. Take my advice: go to Guam, Okinawa or Saipan for a few DAYS, relax on the beach, just the two of you do some fun stuff and it should run you less than 300, 000 yen. You will enjoy it more too.
Posted in: Wedding costs in Japan hit record high for 2nd straight year
MocheakeOct. 18, 2016 - 07:12PM JST
Despicable POS. Throw the book at them, throw them in jail and then throw away the key.
Posted in: Two men deny dangerous driving over Hokkaido car accident that killed 4
MocheakeOct. 18, 2016 - 07:07PM JST
Well, this IS Japan so this type of weirdness is not really new or surprising. I would opt for one of the masks from 'Eyes Wide Shut,' though, because that is the definition of Japan.
Posted in: Face saver: Surgical masks worn at speed dating sessions
MocheakeOct. 17, 2016 - 09:42PM JST
Some of the worst criminals here wear badges and get away with almost anything.
Posted in: 'Japan: Guilty Until Proven Innocent' documentary shines light on controversial legal system
MocheakeOct. 13, 2016 - 11:03AM JST
Not really surprising. Just Japan in a nutshell. I guess the guy who complained wouldn't be considered troublesome, but having a lot of foreigners onboard automatically is a problem. Japan:easy to like but hard to love.
Posted in: Osaka train driver apologizes to Japanese passengers for ‘having many foreigners’ on board
MocheakeOct. 09, 2016 - 08:11AM JST
I could figure out the left one. The right one is not as easy. No writing? Just wait to see who walks out (or in), I guess, or peek in and look for urinals, or lack thereof.
Posted in: Restroom signs confuse and amuse Japanese on Twitter
MocheakeOct. 09, 2016 - 08:03AM JST
Have to think along with the Kansai folks. As I find out more about that area, kind of wished I lived down there as they seem a bit more in tune with Westerners and also seem more down to earth.
Posted in: 'Iketara iku:' A simple Japanese phrase that people in Tokyo and Osaka take completely differently
MocheakeOct. 08, 2016 - 07:38PM JST
Overtime is a thing to be proud of here. ''We Japanese work hard.'' Most of us foreigners are just lazy (and more productive.)
MocheakeOct. 07, 2016 - 05:03PM JST
qwertyjapan, maybe we must have missed the memo that says being born out of wedlock makes you a criminal or doomed to failure. I guess no white kids are in that position. Just giving raw percentages means nothing. Hlw many whites were killed while on the ground, unarmed or with their hands in the air?
Posted in: Film '13th' traces path from slavery to U.S. mass incarceration
MocheakeOct. 06, 2016 - 09:28PM JST
OJ kiilled two white people and everyone holds him up and says ''see.'' For hundreds of years whites all over the globe killed with impunity and were almost never held responsible. Spare me! Whites are lucky they never have to face the (in)justice blacks past and present have gotten on a regular basis. This newspaper's server isn't big enough to handle the case loads of stories. Why is the Ku Klux Klan and every other white supremacist group still operating freely, spewing hate, etc? Because they are white. Get up in arms over Black Lives Matter but stay silent on the hundreds of white hate groups. Most of the biggest names in American history were racists. Why should a black man respect a constitution that has treated him like a second-class citizen and shown him mostly injustice for over 200 years? You can still find stories almost every day (in 2016!) on many newspapers' websites or Facebook, etc. of white cops targeting blacks, teachers trying to keep black kids out of top schools, people like Trump refusing to rent to blacks, whites in black face thinking it is funny, whites disparaging one of America's greatest heroes (MLK) or politicans calling the Obamas gorillas, etc. The list is endless. The black community has work to do, that is for sure, but think of how really great America could have been if you had treated someone with repect and fairness from centuries ago instead of throwing a few crumbs at him now and saying slavery is over and the playing field is level when we all know that is far from the case. You are the ones playing the race card. My pants have always been up and I have never looted.
MocheakeOct. 05, 2016 - 02:23PM JST
RIP, young lady. They should have let that POSex-boyfriend die on theway to the hospital.
Posted in: Woman stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend in convenience store in Shizuoka
MocheakeOct. 04, 2016 - 08:29PM JST
Seats are made reclinable for a reason and there is no need to ask for permission. I bet if you ride the shinkansen, you don't look behind you and ask if it is OK to recline.
Posted in: Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise
MocheakeOct. 04, 2016 - 08:21PM JST
Same in any industry. Remember AMC, Zenith or the USFL?
Posted in: BlackBerry lesson: Adapt or die in the internet age
MocheakeOct. 04, 2016 - 07:59PM JST
Unpatriotic draft-dodging tax-evading liar. However, there are tens of millions ready to vote for him as commander-in chief. Mindboggling.
Posted in: Trump in hot water after suggestion that vets with PTSD are weak
MocheakeOct. 03, 2016 - 09:32AM JST
What the heck does 'jinking' mean? Would have been nice to find out who won the race.
Posted in: Vettel given Japan Grand Prix grid penalty for spinning Rosberg
MocheakeSep. 22, 2016 - 11:17AM JST
Japan is not that clean and this article is garbage.
Posted in: 8 reasons Japan is so clean
MocheakeSep. 20, 2016 - 08:10PM JST
The guys here are pretty lame and it makes the women lame too. My advice: guys, stop staring at me and my foreign friends incessantly wherever we go and start noticing the beautiful and even the not so beautiful women around you. Stop hanging off each other when you go out drinking. Put away your video games, put on some nice clothes, comb your hair, brush your teeth, use mouthwash, wear deodorant and some light-scented cologne. Talk to the woman like an adult and take them to nice places that they want to go to. Don't talk about your Mom, engineering, AKB, etc. Let them lead the conversation if they want. Ladies: stop expecting Kimutaku, get your nose out of the air and be friendly. If there is something that needs fixing, tell him. Don't expect Samantha Thavasa-type presents every time you meet. Stop acting like a child or a Disney character (same thing, really) and be an adult. Expect to pay at least half when going out sometimes. In the end, it takes two to tango, as the saying goes. There is blame enough for both sides.
Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll
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Oct. 24, 2016 - 08:52AM JST
It seems that small country Japan is just doing scientific research that IWC permits Japan and…
Posted in: Whalers in crosshairs at IWC meeting this week
Oct. 24, 2016 - 08:49AM JST
That's your opinion. (that police officers shouldn't allow themselves to be goaded into a response)
Posted in: Okinawa, Osaka governors at odds over police officer's insult
Note the 'previous' part of that quote.
Posted in: Japan’s unilateral resumption of its so-called ‘scientific’ hunt in the Southern Ocean last year is a slap in the face not just for the International Whaling Commission but also for the rule of law, as the international court of justice clearly ruled Japan’s previous Antarctic ‘research’ programme to be illegal.
@Jeffery - I have to agree with Strangerland on this one also. As much as I…
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Oct. 24, 2016 - 08:48AM JST
The least he could do, if he doesn't want the prize, is to release a statement…
Posted in: What do you think of Bob Dylan's continued lack of response to being awarded the Nobel literature prize on Oct 13?
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