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Posted in: Himakajima: The Japanese island with one traffic light that only turns green once a year See in context

You can take the kids out of the country, but you cannot take the country out of the kids...

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Posted in: Over 40 locations in Japan log record-breaking rainfall for May See in context

"Was bucketing down and it was old mugging sent out to buy milk,"

Please reassure me that it was NOT 2%...

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Posted in: Student suspected of spraying graffiti at Emperor Meiji's mausoleum in Kyoto See in context

"I feel there is a growing anti-foreign sentiment in this country at the moment and it's affecting me quite badly."

Dan; your posting is affecting me at the moment, too! Hang in there and keep smiling, stay positive!

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Posted in: Canada pledges temporary visas for 5,000 Gaza residents related to Canadians See in context

In the early 70s, before they became famous, Rush performed a concert at my high school. I was there to see Alex, Neil and Geddy arrive; when they stepped out of the taxi, a cloud of strange-smelling smoke wafted...

On topic: will the refugees arrive from Gaza and contribute to Canada, in the form of music, culture, business enterprise, etc?

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Posted in: Dodgers manager says Ohtani has been slowed by hamstring bruise See in context

Manager Dave Roberts: "It is him just managing the hamstring."

What a useless, meaningless comment.

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Posted in: 15-year-old girl dies after falling from walkway at mall in Aichi Prefecture See in context

This photo (below) shows the elevated walkway above the entrance to AEON MALL Nagakute:


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Posted in: Gaps remain between what's known about obesity and how it's being treated See in context

"Eat less. That’s literally all you have to do." ( = Did not bother to read the article)

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Posted in: Kyoto study finds nearly 500 translation errors for foreign tourists; new guidelines released See in context

"In Japanese, it’s common to omit the subject and object of a sentence of clause[sic]..." Of clause? Of course!

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Posted in: Tokyo’s beckoning cat temple asks foreign tourists to stop writing on the beckoning cats they buy See in context

"...when a prominent samurai lord was traveling through the area, he became caught in a violet thunderstorm."


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Posted in: What are some of the best free places to visit in Japan? See in context

"Many nice parks and they are safe and bathrooms work and are clean."

Bathing is not permitted in public parks.

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Posted in: Japan now has a convenience store that can be towed by a car See in context

"For its fist [sic] base..."

Fist base?

Moderator: Thanks. It has been corrected.

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Posted in: Garbage truck driver arrested for fatally hitting girl in Shizuoka Prefecture See in context

"Loiter"? Do you expect them to sprint on the crosswalk?

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Posted in: Whale watching See in context


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Posted in: Luggage manners See in context

"It would be nice if trains in Japan had a dedicated luggage space."

Trains in Japan DO in fact have a dedicated luggage space, as illustrated in the Tokyo Metro poster...

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Posted in: Orange juice crisis ’24 – Japan’s OJ supplies drying up See in context

"...leaving the less-then[sic]-half-pint 200-militer pack..."

'less THAN' not 'then.'

Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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Posted in: Japanese beef brand faces marketing mess as kanji creates confusion See in context

Indeed, that is the perfect solution (but will be resisted mightily by all those with a vested interest, such as junior high school Kokugo Japanese language teachers, etc.)

By the way, Minami-Alps City in Yamanashi Prefecture promotes itself as 'The only city with a Katakana name'...!

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Posted in: Non to English at Paris Olympics, say French MPs See in context

ClippetyClop: Excellentes notes, monsieur!

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Posted in: Yoko Ono to receive Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement See in context

"...she has rewarded eyes, provoked thought, inspired feminists, and defended migrants through works of a wide-ranging imagination."

Gag me with a spoon. The MacDowell campus in Peterborough, New Hampshire are probably receiving a massive "donation."

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Posted in: 2 burnt bodies found on riverside in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

TROUBLE has been reported; the victim Ryutaro Takarajima was well-known in the area around Ueno Station ('The Gateway to the North') and owned 14 nearby restaurants, which he visited every_day by bicycle. In fact, the street was known colloquially as "Takarajima Street". It is now gradually becoming revealed that Mr Takarajima may have stepped on the toes of YAKUZA 'local business protection' in the local area...

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Posted in: Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set See in context

The reason that live rounds were present on the set was because the guns were used for target practice by the production crew during their lunch breaks...

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Posted in: TEPCO begins loading nuclear fuel into idle Niigata reactor See in context

"...A country that do have an opposing view."

What is the opposing view?

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Posted in: Japanese youth spend around 5 hours a day online: gov't survey See in context

sakurasuki Today | 07:21 am JST: "Who doesn't use smart phone lately?"

The PC computer is so much better...

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Posted in: Ohtani hits 175th home run in Major League Baseball, tying Matsui for most by a Japanese-born player See in context

Each and every homerun looks exactly like each previous homerun...why even bother watching the endless TV replays?

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

"First of [sic] we are all internet reporters"

You may speak for yourself.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

"...averaging to 25 bets a day just shows how truly addicted Mizuhara was and how the whole thing snowballed as he got into more debt. It's all really sad."

An excellent posting by JT poster 'himawari23'. Twenty-five wagers every day is equivalent to 2 or 3 bets every hour, after deducting time spent for daily necessities such as sleeping. The immediate accessibility to sports betting afforded by the internet, and more specifically afforded by THE **UBIQUITOUS STUPIDPHONE** must come under the microscope of inspection. If Mr Mizuhara had not owned an KEITAI telephone (difficult to imagine) then he would not have succumbed to this easy gambling seductive siren...

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter negotiating guilty plea: New York Times See in context

Not looking good for the former translator. It is very telling that he deposited his winnings to his own account. To JT posters Samit Basu and otherworldy; upvoted for your additional information.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

If only we could get Ohtani off the TV...

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter negotiating guilty plea: New York Times See in context

What is there to negotiate?

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor quits after disparaging comments about farmers See in context

"Even more embarrassing is it appears that the fool is wearing a wig."

He could wear a dead rat on his head and it would make no difference to the environment. He is the highest paid civil servant in Shizuoka Pref. and does no actual work other than attending flower show openings...

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor quits after disparaging comments about farmers See in context

He has long opposed Central Japan Railway Co's high-speed maglev train project to connect Tokyo and Osaka via northern Shizuoka Prefecture, citing concern over its environmental impact."

Governor Kawakatsu DOES NOT CARE a single iota about the environment. The section of tunnel planned under Shizuoka Pref. is too short (~8 kilometres) to build a station; but Yamanashi Pref. gets a station and so he stubbornly resisted. Portraying himself as a saviour of the environment was a 'Plus Alpha' bonus, and nothing more...

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