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Posted in: Increasing number of women leave rice behind at revolving sushi train restaurants See in context

B vitamins?! Protein?! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_rice

White rice is basically carbs without nutrients. Everything that is good for you in brown rice has been taken out.

(no, this isn't the USA where white rice has vitamins added back in)

... https://www.choosemyplate.gov/lets-talk-trash The Japanese are merely following the example set by their Amerikan babysitter. "There is a growing concern about food loss and waste throughout the United States. Consider that about 90 billion pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year."

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Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures? See in context

Realistically, concert goers want to see and hear the experience again and again. Why not simply include the entire event recorded professionally as part of the ticket package? That way, no real reason to hold up the phone just to capture that memorable moment you'll never see again otherwise.

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Posted in: From tsunami lifeline to listing, Line sends message to chat rivals See in context

Only reason people are using Line in Japan is merely because of the masses behind it in Japan. They'll be hard pressed in America where Facebook rules and already has both messenging and chat.

Saving Voice minutes means nothing in the USA where <$45/month easily buys you unlimitied talk/data/text. It was only an issue in other countries like Japan where each minute, data byte, etc, are still charged. Tethering 30+GB / month here on T-Mobile USA, talking for hours w/o worry, too. Can't believe other countries still have non-unlimited plans!

Won't take over the growth markets like China - simply too many people already on Chinese-equivalents, and the government won't allow it.

Line does have the benefit vs Skype right now of allowing users to send files while the other party is offline. On Skype, the other party must be online and accept the file for it to be transmitted. Thus, Line is a 'better' MMS/SMS replacement in this regard vs Skype. However for talking, Skype is better - clearer, more stable, better integrated into the phone (Androids, WP8 anyways), group calling, etc.

These are ALL a PAIN-In-My-Butt!!!!! I'd much rather have at minimum Email + Skype/regular phone calls instead. It's the same damn thing - emails all have threaded views, and can send much more back and forth. Skype simply because it's the best Internet voice calling system around (SIP/VOIP aside). Today, it's merely a pain having to log into Facebook, Skype, Line, WeChat, etc. simply to communicate with the handful of friends that aren't on unlimited talk/data/text plans! Plus, taking up CPU and RAM on my phone. >.< Again, they all generally do the exact same thing, so why bother splintering the world?

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Posted in: Akihabara See in context

Lol! Hard to get? I'm sure it's easy if you've been in Japan long enough. Starting in the baby years reading Jump manga, etc., all the guys expect cute, young girls, or idols to be proper, to represent everything and anything from manga to commercials to products and back. In fact, it would be odd to have any other person but a young girl idol on those daily/weekly manga rags! Or for product launches, store openings, or maid cafes! It's also resulting from the fact that unless you're in your teens or twenties, you've expired, so to speak, as a woman. This is the reasoning behind the 80s/90s saying of 'you're a Christmas cake' - ie. Xmas cakes are expected to be bought and eaten the day of, and leftovers are well.... for the trash - to those over 25ish if they weren't married yet. Later, as both sexes married later due to expensive homes, more higher education and slightly changing woman's rights in Japan, they've now become 'makeinu' in their 30s - beaten/deafeated dogs - if they haven't gotten married. This unusual Japanese cultural aspect results in most men saying and voting, No Way! to having a 'makeinu' promoting products, or even an Xmas cake. Simply looking around and seeing that the latest news article somewhere said that Ayase was THE girl guys would want their lunches made by, all suggests the Japanese mindset is well-set. (and, oh, yeah! I'd go for hot Ayase, too =) However, in most cases, it's merely an 'escape' from reality since life tends to be 10-12 hours of work, daily, forever until your retire in Japan. Thus, a little diversion whether it be drinking at too many bars in a row (oh, poor SMAP!), or watching cute AKB48 dancing away (totally the typical young 30s workaholic demographic), it's all a way to spend money, forget about work, and just enjoy life for a few hours. You could say the same about any country - what part of the Miss Universe or Miss USA contest has anything to do with their brain?? The yearly Victoria Secrets show on TV - er, sell more bras to the girls watching, right? =P etc. Family Guy or Simpsons? (or even one up, you put peanut butter on toast?!?!? vs. Nutella?? OMG savages!!) A little non-politically correct, a little fantasy, just something to take your mind off life. Anyways, Akiba's shrine is nothing compared to that phallic one they've got in another celebration in Japan...... =O

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Posted in: Akihabara See in context

Lol! Hard to get? I'm sure it's easy if you've been in Japan long enough. Starting in the baby years reading Jump manga, etc., all the guys expect cute, young girls, or idols to be proper, to represent everything and anything from manga to commercials to products and back. In fact, it would be odd to have any other person but a young girl idol on those daily/weekly manga rags! Or for product launches, store openings, or maid cafes! It's also resulting from the fact that unless you're in your teens or twenties, you've expired, so to speak, as a woman. This is the reasoning behind the 80s/90s saying of 'you're a Christmas cake' - ie. Xmas cakes are expected to be bought and eaten the day of, and leftovers are well.... for the trash - to those over 25ish if they weren't married yet. Later, as both sexes married later due to expensive homes, more higher education and slightly changing woman's rights in Japan, they've now become 'makeinu' in their 30s - beaten/deafeated dogs - if they haven't gotten married. This unusual Japanese cultural aspect results in most men saying and voting, No Way! to having a 'makeinu' promoting products, or even an Xmas cake. Simply looking around and seeing that the latest news article somewhere said that Ayase was THE girl guys would want their lunches made by, all suggests the Japanese mindset is well-set. (and, oh, yeah! I'd go for hot Ayase, too =) However, in most cases, it's merely an 'escape' from reality since life tends to be 10-12 hours of work, daily, forever until your retire in Japan. Thus, a little diversion whether it be drinking at too many bars in a row (oh, poor SMAP!), or watching cute AKB48 dancing away (totally the typical young 30s workaholic demographic), it's all a way to spend money, forget about work, and just enjoy life for a few hours. You could say the same about any country - what part of the Miss Universe or Miss USA contest has anything to do with their brain?? The yearly Victoria Secrets show on TV - er, sell more bras to the girls watching, right? =P etc. Family Guy or Simpsons? (or even one up, you put peanut butter on toast?!?!? vs. Nutella?? OMG savages!!) A little non-politically correct, a little fantasy, just something to take your mind off life. Anyways, Akiba's shrine is nothing compared to that phallic one they've got in another celebration in Japan...... =O

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