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Posted in: The age of the disposable male See in context

Haha! I have never read a single Spa article that even remotely sounds credible. Anyone that lives in Tokyo and has an ounce of common sense would just disregard this stuff.

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Posted in: Tokyo Game Show See in context

Sony's advertising has always irritated me. I never liked their ads overseas either. That must be why I don't own a single sony product.

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Posted in: Ringaround See in context

Well this is about the last time he's going to see his lady salivating and panting.

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Posted in: H&M opens flagship store in Shibuya See in context

meguro: It's near Donki, past 109-2.

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Posted in: H&M opens flagship store in Shibuya See in context

They were actually making people wait in line, with the door roped off, with just a sprinkling of customers allowed inside at one time. This was in order to make it look busy. Pretty lame. When I walked past about 7pm tonight there was a line of about 100 people looking slightly irritated at being made to wait, while other customers were browsing around inside.

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Posted in: Woman, child not wearing seatbelts fall out of car at intersection See in context

I think there's a good chance the kid opened the door. I was driving a car down the freeway once in Japan, and the 4 year old (not mine, thankfully) in the back decided to spontaneously unlock and open the door! It was a rental car, and the child lock on that particular door was broken. He also unbuckled his own safety belt and start walking around in the back at various other times, just not at the same time he opened the door. Oh, he also obtained a box of matches from somewhere, proceeded to light one, burn his entire hand and almost set the car's interior alight. He spent the next 30 minutes screaming while I tried to find a medical center. Some Japanese parents are unbelievably slack when it comes to ANY kind of safety, especially for their own kids. Such a dilemma - should natural selection prevail?

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Posted in: Michibata sisters to spice up Bistro SMAP See in context

Gross! They're about as far from my type as it gets. Imagine taking Paris Hilton and the Kano sisters, mixing them together, and multiplying them by 3.

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Posted in: What would you like to see happen to struggling airline JAL? See in context

Crumble! Along with every other mismanaged money guzzling Japanese company in existence. Unfortunately it's going to be another 20 years before all the dim-witted gyoza eating oyajis running these companies are retired. The problem is, I see a new generation of mid-30s couldn't-run-a-teddy-bears-picnic Japanese managers beginning to take their places. Oshimai da ne. Nippon teikoku.

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Posted in: Air New Zealand targets Japanese travelers with special charter flights See in context

Well I'm a New Zealander, and while I like my country of birth, I've always had the impression that as a tourist destination, it wasn't always up to people's expectations. 1100 extra tourists in a year doesn't sound like a lot. I think NZ's niche tourism products have been equaled or bettered by many other countries, and there are now many, many other countries offering different appeal.

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Posted in: Comedian Hikaru Ohta’s wife admits sexless marriage See in context

As far as I know, it is really not unusual to have sexless marriages in Japan. My Japanese male co-workers complain about it too, along with plenty of foreigners I know. And I would agree with Osakadaz, it's largely caused by the Japanese wife.

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Posted in: Shape up See in context

There are no short-cuts for improving posture and physical fitness. When will people learn they just have to start doing exercise. Argh!

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Posted in: Univ student arrested after trying to blackmail two 11-year-old girls See in context

The guy is probably so detached from reality that he believed these 11 year old girls would actually be able to come up with the money. To the point where they started crying? Man... Sad, sad loser.

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Posted in: Tokyo Girls Collection See in context

Nice stockings

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Posted in: Miyuki Hatoyama claims her soul traveled to Venus on UFO See in context

If I was Hatoyama, I'd be making damn sure she didn't go anywhere near a camera or reporter for the next several years. It's going to be a matter of days before this is the laughing stock of the western world.

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Posted in: Miyuki Hatoyama claims her soul traveled to Venus on UFO See in context

Spirituality is the domain of stupid people.

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Posted in: Noriko Sakai’s love triangle with best friend and husband See in context

Please stop the witch hunt, what can be gained by further destroying Sakai? I think the police and prosecutors need to charge her with what they have and leave the rest the hell alone.

Entertainment? This story is fascinating! I want more!

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Posted in: Mystery sign See in context

Please do not let your child(ren) drive your vehicle.

LOL!

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Posted in: 2 sought after throwing bicycle onto tracks in front of oncoming train See in context

Ok, I know the outcome could have been a lot worse, and I'm glad no-one was injured. But doesn't the image of a man in his 50s (possibly two of them) committing this act crack you up?! I've been laughing about this off and on all day!! I wonder how many gray haired oyajis around my office fantasize about doing this kind of thing.

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Posted in: Man stabs himself outside Diet building See in context

Hopefully a few more will follow, and actually succeed. I'm so tired of having my ears blasted with psycho rhetoric and pre-World War 2 military music.

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Posted in: 'Eeeek, gokiburi!' How gallant guys can score points with damsels in distress See in context

At least they don't fly. I saw some flying cockroaches in Okinawa. I don't want to see them again. Ever.

There are plenty of flying cockroaches here on the mainland! I've seen them in Tokyo and Hakone.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

@tigris

Quite possible! A generation problem, and a bunch of unhappy souls could explain a lot :-)

@herefornow

Yeah, you make some good points too that the government should also be focusing on. Tourism and exports, definitely important. But "soft power" (borrowed from tigris), is more what this is about. Promoting an image of Japan that has massive worldwide appeal will lead to economic benefits. Actually I think this small piece of promotion is clever. It can reach much further than a normal tourism campaign. And lastly, if it makes a few hundred (thousand?) young kids overseas think "Japan is cool, I wanna visit there one-day", it's worth it.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

By the same token, is cute really something that Japan wants to bet on for helping to improve perceptions of it?

Yeah, in my opinion it's one worthwhile activity to try and improve overseas perceptions. People here (not you) seem to be forgetting they're not the target audience. It's similar to adults criticizing the telly-tubbies for being infantile.

This is a 20 year old girl, and the target audience is people around that age, or younger. Perhaps more specifically Asian school girls who already have a keen interest in Japanese pop-culture. It's a real aspect of Japanese culture that already has a following, in a non-perverted way. If it promotes a bit of interest in Japan from overseas, that's great. I know I'd like to see any remaining barriers that young Asians and Japanese people might have removed, so this might help just a little.

Non-perverted interest in Japanese cuteness also exists in other places, like in New Zealand, back when I was at high-school. I remember many girls at my school loving all sorts of cutesy Japanese schoolgirl type things whenever we had a visit from one of our sister schools. I can't imagine Ms. Fujioka going all the way down there, but it just illustrates my point that a lot of young people throughout the world are interested in Japanese pop-culture.

As for freaks taking up-skirt photos being something I consider being in the spirit of fun... Err, no. I was referring to the girl in the pic and those members of the government that considered it a worthwhile thing to be doing. I'm sure she will take it seriously and enjoy herself. If I happened to catch someone taking up-skirt photos of either of my two daughters wearing their school uniforms, I would gladly beat seven shades of $hite out of their puny otaku bodies.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

Very cute. Vapid, but cute.

How can something be vapid and cute at the same time?

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

I for one wake up every morning pleased that I live in a country where some people still know how to enjoy themselves and have fun.

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Posted in: Ambassador of cute See in context

Jeeze, lighten up people. Some of you guys speak as though you believe Japanese people are misrepresenting themselves to the rest of the world. Just get over it and let them be themselves.

Why must you brow-beat every Japanese thing you see that isn't acknowledging or apologizing for all the problems you love to point out with Japan?

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Posted in: Beyonce See in context

Yeah, Beyonce is super sexy! But Japanese ladies still win my vote overall.

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Posted in: Pregnant pix See in context

Tree-trunk legs? Well, I'm assuming she's Japanese... not exactly known for their long, slim legs!

I looove Japanese legs. But actually, this photo was taken with a wide angle lense (hehehe).

Such lenses have the nasty side effect of distorting the perimeter of the photo. As a result, her legs have been stretched horizontally. Her over-sized right foot confirms this. It's all messed up. She will look different in real life...

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Posted in: Pregnant pix See in context

Yeah, jokes aside, not something I want to capture with photos.

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Posted in: Pregnant pix See in context

Jeeze, she's let herself go a bit :-D

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Posted in: Sustainable Sushi See in context

Ahhh, the sea. It's just like a big pantry, isn't it? But I don't think there's any need to worry about sustainability of seafood. Does anyone really know how many fish there are swimming around? Anyway, if one species did actually become extinct, nature would bump up some other delicious species to take it's place.

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