Yet more Nihon Sugoi rubbish.
Mainstream Japanese and American beers are gnat's pee but both countries have excellent craft beers.
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I recently saw someone on here claim Obama was a "black nationalist neo-Marxist". Given the alternative reality inhabited by these people, their cognitive dissonance over Obama, a private citizen, endorsing Trudeau and Trump, the American president, endorsing Lying Johnson should could as no surprise.
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Chip StarToday 06:54 am JST
Agreed with MASSWIPE, and love the handle. Tokyo being hotter than hell in the summer was known when the Tokyo Olympic Committee was bribing officials to win the bid, so not a surprise. Ridiculous the bid was approved despite this; then again, money talks loudly.
When the IOC declared the 2020 bidding process open it was made clear a July/August Olympics was non-negotiable. All applicant cities had to accept this. Tokyo/the Japanese government/the JOC accepted this, applied and won. There was never any possibility of it being moved to October. After the shambles in Doha the IOC have finally accepted that July/August in Tokyo is dangerously hot and humid; they have acted responsibly to ensure the safety of the athletes (and the spectators too).
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Yet another pomade-slathered octogenarian feudal overlord exposing his total lack of empathy and utter contempt for the long-suffering people of this country.
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Bugle Boy of Company BToday 09:28 am JST
And people thought that high school girls here were so innocent!
They are (mostly). This technique of ripping off "clients" has been going on for years - I think it used to be called oyajigari. It's as old as the hills.
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The experiences of a traveler and a resident, other than a well-off resident, are significantly different, as are the measures for trying to rate cities.
Yes, the experiences of Taro Suzuki, trapped on the Saikyo Line at 8am every day, and the Fortune 500 executives spending a weekend in their Nihonbashi hotel and Ginza restaurants do tend to be rather different.
I wonder how much advertising or advertorial Japan buys in "Conde Nast Traveler". I doubt a publication like that will pay for anything it reports on.
It's all sponcon. Don't worry though, Monocle magazine will be along next to tell us yet again Tokyo is the greatest place ever, in the history of the world.
As a Tokyo resident I find the place ugly and gritty, which is a lot of its charm to me. How anyone can seriously claim it's "pretty" is unbelievable; it looks better at night, hardly something you can say for really beautiful cities.
Also, what on earth is Osaka doing on that list? A bankrupt, treeless concrete wasteland where a pint of ethyl alcohol and a burnt squid on a stick is a gourmet meal?
Finally, something the world media gets right about Japan.
What a bizarre comment. Could we have some examples of what the world media gets wrong. Or are you just playing the victim card?
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lucabrasiToday 02:47 pm JST
How has smithinjapan managed to get three downvotes? Who could possibly be upset by that?
You must be new here!
That was the first full game of rugby Id watched since the 2007 World Cup Final. It was terrific, very exciting. I think I might watch again next week.
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KestrelToday 05:10 pm JST
Clooney is against walls but lives behind them, is against guns but is protected by them,
is against capatalism but hordes his millions.
Behold, the internet!
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Another day, another rapist in uniform.
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Wow, not only does the boffin on the left have a Nobel Prize but he also has one of the greatest rock n roll songs ever named after him. Respect!
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Well done, boffins. More science, less idiot nonsense please.
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tokyo-starToday 11:39 am JST
strange that they're all on that side of Tokyo
Not really. The article says the "survey" was created by condo sales company Major7. Obviously they want to sell condos in these areas!
veejayToday 08:07 pm JST
The east side of Tokyo is much better than any of these "fashionable" places. Fewer people, cheaper and without pretension.
But Major7 wants to sell condos in expensive, fashionable areas to make more profits!
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Brought to you by the Ministry of Fear and the Bureau of Distraction.
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Very good indeed. More power to them!
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Why does Kyodo insist on calling this "a gift scandal" when it's a massive bribery and corruption scandal stretching back years?
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Could it really be our year at last? :)
Well, City lacked the guile needed to score without KdB yesterday and the defence really misses Laporte. They're your only realistic rival for the title. After a few tricky fixtures now Liverpool should have plain sailing until Christmas, so yes. I wouldn't be breaking out the bunting and cakes just yet though ;-)
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Posted in: We hope that many foreigners take part in the sporting festivities during the Rugby World Cup this year and the Olympics next year, but for us the most important thing is to ensure their safety. We understand that they are excited and they want to show it, but they need to know how to control themselves. See in context
In Europe riots and anti social behaviour is considered "the norm" at many sporting events and in particular with soccer and rugby games.
Except it isn't. What a ludicrous comment; whoever heard of a rugby riot?
in my experience its very likely if countries like England, Ireland or France make it to the finals and lose, look out Japan.
Ridiculous fear-mongering. The poster's brief history, nonsensical comments and deliberate misspellings lead one to believe it's yet another comedy account, here attempting to distract from the implications of the quote.
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Liverpool vs Leicester was a tight, tense affair sadly decided by a Harry Kane style dive from Mane to win a penalty that the referee was only too happy to award. Leicester were well worth a point and are developing a very tidy team under Rodgers.
Pochettino was forced to emphasise his commitment to Tottenham this week amid speculation he has grown distant from a squad distracted by several players who have been linked with moves.
The word on the street (well, Twitter) is that one of those moves was made by Jan Vertonghen on Christian Eriksen's wife, which led to a spot of fisticuffs involving Sir Harry Kane who apparently gave the bounder Vertonghen a black eye. Unfortunately it isn't known whether Kane flung himself to the ground and appealed to the referee after punching Big Jan.
Either way, Spurs are in meltdown along with Everton. October is the start of the sack race season; who's first for the chop?
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One had thought that this nasty little yakuza-linked Nippon Kaigi stooge and Big Juku mouthpiece was chained up in the LDP HQ basement alongside Tomomi Inada and Sanae Takaichi. Only the extremely gullible would take his words at face value.
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Whaling supports jobs and communities in Japan, and has for centuries.
Really? I'd be very interested to know just how many jobs and how many communities whaling supports. I'm sure you have that information at your fingertips and will be able to post it soon.
We're still waiting for your explanation of "Japans rules of universal politeness, cleanliness, and public order," as you put it yesterday.
Maybe you could bundle both replies together in one post? I realise it's nearly lunchtime in Australia so there's no rush. Anytime over the weekend would be fine, cobber.
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LDP mouthpiece Kyodo desperate to distract population from the tax increase, Abe's diplomatic failure and the TEPCO horrorshow in Chiba.
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It is good most foreign rugby fans are following Japans rules of universal politeness, cleanliness, and public order.
What a shame that so many Japanese people don't follow Japan's rules of universal politeness, cleanliness and public order. Perhaps you could post similar comments in Japanese on Yahoo Japan inviting the natives to behave as well as the visitors for the Rugby World Cup.
Since you seem to be an expert on the matter, perhaps you could explain just exactly what Japan's rules of universal politeness, cleanliness and public order are exactly.
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Interesting. So Shukan Gendai is suggesting that Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I've heard that before somewhere....
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So this is a get out of jail card for all those corrupt LDP politicians, corrupt businesspeople, corrupt civil servants, corrupt public officials, corrupt school operators and the like (the list is endless), wrapped up in a merciful wave of the imperial hand.
A bizarre, anachronistic concept that paints Japan's "justice" system in an even grimmer light. It's like something out of Gormenghast, not a modern, developed democracy.
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oldman_13Today 08:09 am JST
Once again South Korea shows its true aggressive nature.
We stand with you Japan.
How is flying jets over your own territory aggressive?
We stand with you Japan.
Who is this "we"? Who are you claiming to speak for?
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Japanese people themselves walking into private gardens in the Cotswolds etc.
I've heard many houses in the more popular Cotswolds tourist destinations have signs in Japanese saying "Private house. Please don't enter" on them. No problem with that and no problem with Kyoto residents doing the same.
if they don't do they have to pay up or in the worst case go to prison for a few days plus get on a red list to not be allowed to enter the country again.
Put tourists in prison and deport them for taking photos of geisha in the street? That's a really good idea....
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Johnson has only a distant relationship with the truth. It's the one constant of his career.
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Chip StarToday 06:54 am JST
Over complicating things is a trait of Japan.
Over-complicated and without clear explanation. An observer might think the government want to make things as opaque and abstruse as possible.
MeiyouwentiToday 07:37 am JST
The government has raised consumption tax just as much as it has reduced corporate tax.
The LDP represent Keidanren, not the people.
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Kansai Electric said late Thursday that some of its officials had received money and gifts from "a certain person," but all such gifts were kept only "temporarily" and had been returned.
Those gifts were just resting in my bank account!
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"Politicians are not thinking about us farmers at all."
Pardon? Obtaining the votes of farmers with "subsidies" is how the LDP have maintained their control of Japan for the last 70 years. A vote in rural Kochi is worth around 2.4 votes in a Chiba bedtown.
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