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Hail the King

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The King poses with comedian duo Dangerous at Burger King's new flagship store in Roppongi, which opened Tuesday at the location where Wendy's used to be. Nocchi (Nozomi Sato), 44, center, is known as Japan's Obama impersonator, and sidekick Kazuhiro Yasuda, 42, is his secret service agent. Burger King has been aggressively increasing the number of its stores to 30, since Wendy's exited the market last Dec 31. The new Roppongi store has several "Sound Spots," where you can connect your iPod or iPhone. The 3rd Anniversary Rodeo Whopper contains onion rings and three patties, and costs 330 yen for the first 30 customers at each store until July 20. Regular price is 690 yen.

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Navy lads will be dumpin some cash in this- then back to the base broke after a weekend in Roppongi and BK....

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I was excited about Burger King opening there until I see them associated with Dangerous. That makes me sick to my stomach.

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30?? I still have yet to see ONE! As for the comedians... the guy doesn't look a thing like Obama.

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The irony is that this BK store used to be a Wendy's. Wendy's pulled out of Japan a few months ago, but guess what? They are coming back to Japan again!

This defies logic, but then again, there is very little logic in this country.

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I love Burger King

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Wendy's is just doing what BK did.

Didn't notice that Wendy's pulled out but than we don't have a store close by(always went to the one in Ikebukuro/close to the old BK).

BK franchise changed local owners and I think Wendy's will go same route.

Roppongi store is out of the way for me and I HATE Roppongi anyway.

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The king drools.

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Did they change the flagship store to Roppongi or the editors don't know how to use the word flagship?

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Dunno why, but that king looks creepy.

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Hey, there are lot of BK shops in the Kanto area. It helps if you can read kanji:

http://www.burgerkingjapan.co.jp/stores/index.html

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BK is way better than Mcd's

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Zenny11 you should get down to BK in Roppongi and start living again, get a life. I'll be getting a whopper and some.

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Maryhinge.

I usually got the BK in Asagaya(right outside the station). My son is boycotting McD.

Never liked Roppongi, Shibuya, etc. I got a comfy life just fine here in the west of Tokyo. At my age I prefer less crowded areas. :P

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I'm a fast food junky and I love BK!!! I can't wait till some branches open up in Gunma, where I live.

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Do I dare hold a hope for taco bell????

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genji -- probably not. But a GREAT taco and place just opened in AzabuJuban, right next to the post office.

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zenny Tokyo West sure is comfy. Might bump into you at the Asagaya BK.

All the Burger places are offering interesting variatons. I like the Rayu stuff from Moss burger. Tried the Tandoori from Loteria. Oh no, really spicy. Burnt my tounge, and my food pipe I think.

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I just saw a BK at the Keio Mall in Shinjuku. I am not sure how long it has been there as I was surprised to see it.

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I went to the BK near my office for the first time this week. Ordered a Whopper without Mustard. It took them 5 minutes to understand I wanted Mustard off of it. (And I was speaking Japanese.) After 2 meetings etc. They wrote it down and walked it back to the cook. After 10 minutes I got my burger. I can't imaging that BK got that big in American with this quality of service. Isn't their motto... "We do it your way".... Well not here in Japan. Robots can't talk to you to get it your way.

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Yes We Can.. become obese, develop heart disease and colon cancer. Enjoy the meat.

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Worst case of jaundice I have seen in years.

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The end is near, now we'll have 300 pound people walking around...(136 kg for those that do not know) Nooooooo the end is near, you will know that all is lost when you see Walmarts popping in every corner of Japan!!!!

Okay just kidding, I like BK, but every time I eat one of their burgers I get a strange taste in my mouth later.......

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Creepy. And the guy on the left is creepy looking too.

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wow! they sell alcohol! will have to make a stop next time I am Tokyo bound!

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In Roppongi? that means no more hangovers!! woohoo!! where is it? There is one in Akasaka, next to our building... lunches just got that much better!!

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"Isn't their motto... "We do it your way""

Yes, it was from 1974 and has abandoned for a long time already. How old are you, Noborito?

"Robots can't talk to you to get it your way."

Well, if your Japanese would have been good enough, even those robots would have understood you. Then again, ordering a burger in Japan and ask them to leave something out is not common practice here. I'm sure Noborito knows that as well. But still complaining, huh!

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Guy on the left looks a lot like Officer Barbrady from Southpark. And theres something about a Japanese "comedian" impersonating a black man that feels so wrong..

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I never had problems leaving things out of a dish at a place here.

For my son I often had to ask for his burger. "Tomato Nuki Onegai-Shimasu).

Samw way I always order a drink sans Ice.

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Why is the King's face so yellow?

Have it yourrrrrrrrrrrrrrr way, have it your way, at Burger King!

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...is his secret servant agent

His what?

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The creeping Americanisation of the East.

It makes me sad.

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Long fingers of the King is creepy too.

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If you think Burger King represents the Americanisation of Japan, you either haven't been here (enough) or read too much into things. It gets made into something Japanese here, so much that the kids are...'Ehhh! you have McDonalds in Australia too?' rather than viewing it as a decay of Japaneseness. Not that I'm excusing high fat foods, just saying that Japaneseness isn't under threat from another burger joint.

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"Long fingers of the King is creepy too."

It takes two hands to handle a Whopper. The two-fisted burger at Burger King.

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The King scares me even more than Ronald er.... Donald

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The King's head looks like it was pickled inside a plastic bag. Maybe he is made of British piccalilli - tasty!

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To tell the truth, I like Donald McCDonald more than the King.

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More.

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But I like the Whopper nore than Le Big Mac.

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