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    Elbuda Mexicano, you've got a point. Let's hope they aren't nuts enough to do it, that their parents and the police - and possibly some mental therapy - prevents that from happening.

    Posted in: Middle East-bound teens stopped at Sydney airport

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    I'd hate to live in the US if she becomes president. In fact, I hate the thought of her international relationships being manipulated by her (still, but meagerly) husband. What a tragedy in the making, for all US citizens (I don't call them Americans because they usurped that now nominal identification from its proper use by the natives in both Canada and the US, and Canadians, to boot. Let the US suffer like a dying Roman empire, because that's where they're at, believe it or not.

    Posted in: Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?

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    Thanks, JT - just in time for my six-week tour of the country.

    Posted in: Japan welcomes spring with festivals across nation

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    Dancing late at night. Now, there's a criminal act if I've ever read of one. Perhaps the powers-that-be should address their own discretions, like frequenting places that abuse women, like maid-cafes???

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    I'm not a cat-hater, but this is just plain stupid.

    Posted in: Feline friends

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    It's not just the signs. I've seen so many poorly spelled English words on t-shirts, sweatshirts and other garments I could fill a truck with them. My favorite - on a nautical-themed girl's shirt in big letters: Ensing.

    Posted in: Japan awash in weird warning signs

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    The list of drugs should be in this story. Making readers look elsewhere for it is slovenly reporting.

    Posted in: Novartis Japan hit with suspension failing to report drug side effects

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    Of course, Putin will oversee it. And that's where it will stop. Pity the poor Russians who think this thug is their answer to joining the rest of the world in the 21st century.

    Posted in: Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

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    I'll go with Brainiac on the Beatles, but as for the Elvis thing, it's primarily a Japanese fetish, as well as an American obsession. Christmas carols, definitely. But I'd go a bit further and say Mozart, Chopin, and Bach will still be a mainstay among lovers of full-bodied music. But I'm just a musician, so what do I know?

    Posted in: Which music from the past 60 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now?

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    I disagree. Japanese food and beverage makers MUST market their products to North American and European consumers. Their problem is that they don't know how - they think they can do it from a Japanese perspective, but they refuse to acknowledge that their markets have a different perspective. Those North American and European consumers would LOVE to enjoy Japanese foods and beverages, but those consumers don't have a reference they can depend on, in order to enjoy the experience. Keep It Simple Stupid! But that's beyond the Japanese, in soooooo many ways.

    Posted in: Japanese food and beverage makers need more stomachs abroad. Asia must be their primary focus because of the region’s large and young population and a culture where Japanese brands are welcomed.

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    S**t happens. Get over it.

    Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories

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    The fact that people buy them, thinking they're actually 'smart' (the people, as well as the phones).

    Posted in: What smartphone habits by some people bother you the most?

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    I haven't flown a powered aircraft, only a glider and hang-glider, and instructed the latter, and I can say one thing unequivocally, I'd trust an older pilot before a younger one, not because the younger one isn't any more qualified but because old or young, they both have to be tested continuously, in flight theory and practice. Besides, I'm over 60 and can still do any of the jobs I did when younger, but prefer retirement.

    Posted in: Pilots' retirement age to be raised to 67 to cope with shortage

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    I think it's awesome. Certainly, a malfunction MIGHT happen, @papigiulio, but this is Japan, where automation is the world's best. I'd love to see this in places like Copenhagen, Paris and a half-dozen other cities around the world where cycling is a lifestyle that beats the automobile.

    I'll check it out when I'm in Kyoto, in a few weeks and have the occasion to rent a bike for a week.

    Posted in: Kyoto’s amazing underground bike parking system

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    @Commodore, I feel for you, but I have to laugh at the mask in the photo. I can't imagine what people would think of me (a non-allergenic person, thankfully) if I wore that thing! Like I said, I feel for you, and every other hay-fever sufferer, and I promise not to make an issue of it when I arrive back in the country for my annual two-month trek around the countryside in two weeks.

    Ouch!

    Posted in: Hay fever season

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    This Canadian doesn't like TPP, not just because of the US's draconian copyright laws, but because it's the US president, not elected representatives that wants to dictate its terms. Canada's Prime Minister and International Trade Minister at least listen to their constituents, as much as they listen to Corporate Canada.

    The way for any of us to make an impact is to write to those representatives and express our opinions and concerns, not to flail about on discussions forums like this one.

    Posted in: If Japan joins the TPP, would it be the end of parody and self-published works?

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    @Kabukilover, you can't blame Merkel for poverty and suicides in Greece. The Greeks have for decades abused their own state through social engineering policies that are extremely counter-productive. They're now just paying the price. And as for Hitler, let's just get over him, okay? Russian-German relations might be a bit tense, right now, because of Russia's backing of the rebels in Ukraine, but that, too, will go by. At least, I can only hope.

    Posted in: German Chancellor Merkel to visit Japan next month

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    “We have lost the trust and the confidence of our friends. We definitely no longer inspire fear in our enemies,” he said.

    He can add Canada to that.

    Posted in: Jeb Bush says Islamic State strategy should be to 'take them out'

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    Nikon, I'm ashamed of you. And to think I'm shooting Japan for the next three months with a Nikon! I fell like jumping off a bridge!

    Posted in: Canon named as domestic sponsor for Tokyo 2020

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    OstapBender, I don't believe it's because the Japanese government is a puppet of the USA. I think that was a specious comment. I'm considered a Japanophile by the Japanese in my Canadian home town, and they've never brought up the subject, in spite of the fact that we interned the people of Japanese heritage and took away all their property. They, like me, say, "War is war. War was war. Let's not let it happen again."

    The choice of the US was simple - invade the Japanese islands at tremendous cost of human life on both sides, or drop the bomb and tell them there's more to come if you don't surrender. No apology necessary, let's just get over it, shall we?

    Posted in: How come Japan has never demanded an official apology from any U.S. government for the dropping of atomic bombs on two of its cities? In fact, why don't Japanese hate America for dropping the bombs?

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