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It shocks me sometimes how much fandom freaks out about little things. No matter how good a driver you are, as soon as you get behind the wheel, you risk getting into an accident.

I, on the other hand, am just laughing at the sheer ridiculousness of it all.

Let's remember that this is Matsujun's 2nd accident (that we know of). Though, that was just a scrape (and it wasn't even his car) but that's 2 more accidents than I've ever been in. Though, he has probably clocked more driving hours than I have. To me, this is just more evidence that Japanese people are poor drivers (need a recall the day a taxi nearly clipped me while I was in the zebra crossing?). Not only that, they are so ill-prepared for bad weather. Hello, this isn't Okinawa; Kanto does get snow, however infrequently. Thank you, global warming. That shouldn't be an excuse for accidents. And fuck, it was only 1cm! It's winter—rain + cold = black ice. You should have snow tires on your car regardless.

Maybe it's because I'm Canadian and snowy winters are a given. It snowed nearly every day I was home this past X'mas. Vancouver is exactly the same: if they get more than 3cm on the ground, the busses grind to a halt and city goes into shock. I can forgive that because the GTA is mountainous. I'm sorry but Tokyo is flat as a board.

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Date: 2010-02-03 09:06 am (UTC)
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I've been laughing about it since it happened; especially because it was on EVERY news station EVER.

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Date: 2010-02-03 02:46 pm (UTC)
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(whoops, replied to [ profile] vintage_belle the first time. haha.)

i was mostly shocked by the DETAIL put into the reports about the accident. i mean, he slid on some ice and tapped the person in front of him, right? we don't need a minute-by-minute account about how he ~bravely called 911~ all by himself, nor do we need to know which side of each car made contact. it was pretty weird.

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Date: 2010-02-03 05:43 pm (UTC)
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If she was a Jun fan, then she might flail... But if she wasn't... Poor Jun...

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Date: 2010-02-03 05:42 pm (UTC)
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I can absolutely agree with you on this! As much as I adore MatsuJun... I mean come on...

I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada which the weather is even worse than in Japan since we have black ice, ice and a lot of friggin' snow! Unlike in Vancouver (and in Japan), if there's 30 cm of snow... The snow removal companies kick in and take the snow away while salting down the roads... And everything is still running and children may or may not have to go to school... (I'm in university, so I have to go...)

I laughed when Poland had to stop everything because of their little snowfall... COME TO QUEBEC!! You'll be perfectly fine then!!

Jun totaled Aiba's car... I also have my license but I haven't totaled a car...

Canadian weather should be the practice driving place!!

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Date: 2010-02-03 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I know right? It amazes me sometimes how slack Toronto can be when it comes to snow. I woke up a few days to a foot of snow on the roads and had school cancelled because they didn't get the plows out during the night. I definitely had classes cancelled at UBC for 3cm of snow.

Haha, no he didn't total it. Just scraped the side or knocked the headlight on the toll booth on the way to Hakone. If he'd totalled, they'd never have made it to Hakone!

We don't have to worry about Sho in Vancouver (if it goes) cuz they haven't had any snow to speak of this year. LOL

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Date: 2010-02-03 06:09 pm (UTC)
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I saw the news, read that he was fine, no one involved was injured, and that was all. Actually, I've had the impression that the Japanese are at least superior at driving than the Koreans ... Quite a few Korean stars have been severely injured (one even died) in traffic accidents.

So, this doesn't trouble me out, because it's so benign even in comparison to Korean idols who had to rehab for months before being able to return to work :(

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Date: 2010-02-03 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's true. I've heard lots of small accidents here (some other JE guy from... Tokio? hit a parked car. That's talent). This is really more ridiculous than anything else.


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Date: 2010-02-06 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What the hell?...I can understand like friends and other people that are actually close to Matsujun freaking out.

Now you mention that it's the 2nd that we know of (which is a totally valid point) does it really matter? No one was seriously hurt so is all good :D

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