CaptDingleheimer comments

Posted in: Speeding along See in context

Maybe they can make everyone in the world promise to think about Japan and maybe even watch a documentary about tea ceremonies or something for a few days this summer.

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Posted in: Cherokee Nation asks Jeep to 'retire' name of SUV See in context

Jeep should redesign it as a cute little hybrid that can still load up the golden retrievers and all the protest signs, endear themselves to the white liberal women who are the driving force behind this, and then they'll be in good graces.

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Posted in: 2 arrested in Philippines over killing of 82-year-old Japanese woman See in context

Do Japanese people retire in the Philippines? I know there's a recent trend for US retirees to move down to the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where things are safe, happy, and the hospitals are pretty good... and where your SS check goes twice as far...

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Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

Let's hope this doesn't turn into hitting the pause button for six weeks until every Tom, Dick, and Harry who works for the Japanese government has had a chance to bow profusely to the television cameras in groveling apology that someone got hives...

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Posted in: Japan petitions to add 40 traditional folk dances to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list See in context

Japan should just petition to add JAPAN to the UN world Heritage sites.

'Here lies Japan, once a great country, but couldn't get out of her own way..."

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

She should move the decimal point over to the right a couple of spots on her asking price. A child's education being halted to no fault of their own is worth a hell of a lot more than $20K, potentially...

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Posted in: Japan begins vaccination drive, but why so late? See in context

My wife was rubbing it in a bit with her family back home in Japan when she got her shot a month ago or so (healthcare worker).

It sounded like nobody had a clue when they'd be getting theirs over there.

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Posted in: Has the coronavirus made you rethink what's important in your life? See in context

I've decided to start smoking cigarettes.

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Posted in: Myanmar protesters undaunted; Suu Kyi speaks to judge See in context

Suu Kyi was once the human rights poster child with the Nobel Prize and the rest of it.

I wonder how many live would have been saved in Myanmar these past several years if the international human rights community went after her a bit more, after her country.

It seems to me they largely leave her alone because they have egg on their faces.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

I like how we're not supposed to impose our Western values on people of color from other cultures.

Unless, of course, the person of color from another culture goes past the point of no return blasphemies the Holy Church of White Liberal Wokeafarianism...

Then we meet in front of the organic health food co-cop with our tar, feathers, and pitchforks!

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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context

The Tokyo Olympics were decided on before COVID, but it was never about science.

Rather, it was about:

"If we spend $15B on all this crap, then the rest of the world will notice Japan for 2 weeks and see our very famous sushi and cherry blossoms and unique Japanese culture! Then the whole world will be thinking about Japan at the same time- totally worth the billions. And when the Games are over, we can have the UN designate the stadiums as World Heritage Sites and the whole world will take pause to pay attention to Japan... AGAIN!!!"

Japan has a lot of problems that will come crashing down rather quickly over the next 20 years. Distracting their population by blowing smoke up their butts (using their own, borrowed money) likely won't help.

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Posted in: Few fans See in context

You think you have it rough, imagine what that dude has to go home to...

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Posted in: Fake Japanese-style artworks found in circulation after investigation See in context

I know a Japanese guy up north who has about 15,000 of them. We made a few bucks together selling them to American antique dealers after I came home from JET.

I'm not sure if they were fugazis, but the money was real!

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Posted in: Submarine collision with ship left more extensive damage than first thought See in context

Sound like it's Amateur Night on the high seas surrounding Japan...

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

You can tell how much the Japanese value their foreign workers by the photo: The shut the heat off in the classrooms to save money. There are no Japanese students in there, so they can be cold. To hell with 'em. They're expendable.

I hate to say it, but Japan is just going to be another poor little insignificant somewhat backward Asian country in 30 years' time. They just can't get out of their own way.

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Posted in: More than 110,000 sign petition against Mori after sexist comments See in context

Social movements in Japan tend to mirror those in the US, albeit by a delay of 15 years or so. Think 'no smoking' sections in restaurants, 'eco bags' at supermarkets, gay marriage and common law partnerships (getting there).

One trend I certainly hope stays put in this side of the Pacific is this rabid political correctness and cancel culture.

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Posted in: Nara asks visitors to stop feeding the deer See in context

Those deer can eaten entire Todaiji try-fold glossy brochure in one mouthful.

Or so I've heard.

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Posted in: WHO team visits Wuhan research lab at center of speculation See in context

They probably let them go check out the gift shop, then herded them back on the bus.

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Posted in: Man to be extradited to Japan for aiding Ghosn's escape accuses U.S. of 'betrayal' See in context

On the bright side, Japanese investigators and prosecutors will NEVER break these two, especially the old man. Even if they convict, those two will be a thorn in their buns for years to come. I bet they give 'em back- watch.

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Posted in: Japan's probe into alleged Olympic bid bribery flawed: French court See in context

Getting the Olympics to come to town is kind of like building skyscrapers in NYC in the '80s... you wouldn't have gotten a dollop of cement poured without one of the 5 Cosa Nostra families getting involved... and in this case, I don't think the flame shows up until the individuals making up the IOC are properly 'bolstered' with some 'incentives'.

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Posted in: Do you think China is a military threat to Japan? See in context

China is a military threat to any country that's 'in range', and that would include Iceland, should a Chinese ballistic missile submarine be able to sneak up on it.

The balance is the threat right back on China if they tried something unilateral, and the deterrent factor that causes them from trying it in the first place.

So given Japan's ability for a razor-sharp focused retaliatory response on China and moreover the defensive umbrella provided by the US, then no, I don't feel that China is currently a military threat to Japan.

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Posted in: Woman disciplined after putting up partition between herself and older male coworker See in context

If the 50-year old man is of such a weak mind that he has to stay home sick from work for having his feelings hurt for months on end because Dumiko hung up some cardboard around her desk, then the company is better off without him until he gets professional help.

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Posted in: 73-year-old man arrested for attempting to murder son See in context

I’m happy I come from a country where people are expected to move out of their parents’ homes long before they reach 43.

American living in US with Japanese wife here (souvenir from JET program 15 years ago).

Your above statement echos my own assertiveness in insisting on being the disciplinarian for our young son. If my wife was solely in charge, he'd be treated like a little prince- allowed to talk back, act out, be rude, get things by demanding/not saying "please", etcetera.

Whenever my wife gives me a hard time for correcting our son, I need only to point her brother:

45 years old, living at home with Mom and Dad back in Japan, still in his room with his high school motorcycle posters on the wall, inside playing video games while my 70-year old mother-in-law is outside shoveling snow.

He's a nice guy, but we don't need the leniency that led to his becoming the way he is in our family with our son.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for killing 67-year-old mother See in context

Japanese houses need basements.

Seriously. Think about it: Multigenerational families living under one roof, often with middle-aged unemployed losers mooching off everyone and sitting around playing video games and reading comic books...

Japanese houses and ultimately families need BASEMENTS in which to hide away their shiftless, antisocial layabouts, and this problem of family members tripping all over each other and getting in one another's way all the time largely goes away.

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Posted in: Do you think the post-pandemic world will be awash with corporate bankruptcies and prolonged unemployment in most countries? See in context

If this vaccine does its job, there is a ton of pent up demand out there ready to roar.

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Posted in: N Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might See in context

Hopefully there's something to be said for NK not testing a nuke or a long-rage missile these past several years, as well as something to diplomatic channels established during the meetings with the US.

This might just be a message to the new administration, reminding them to keep NK at the forefront of new agendas the first days in office. They may wish to negotiate further.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

They'll likely be spending their nights being wined, dined, and massaged, and spending their days not finding the origins of the virus.

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Posted in: 10 die in snow-related incidents over weekend See in context

Why do the elderly always ignore these things? Every single year

When you live in a rickety old house with a flat roof and 6 feet of snow falls on it, you're one warm night of rain away from having your house collapse. When your nearest young relative under the age of 60 is over 200km away, you pretty much have to shovel that snow off yourself.

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Posted in: Man arrested for forging prized popsicle sticks to win Pokemon cards See in context

Where's the part where it says he's unemployed and still lives at home with his parents?

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