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Posted in: Convenient but controversial: Japan's 24/7 stores See in context

A big part of the problem seems to be the lack of caution on the part of franchisers when handing out new licences. New stores appear all the time, often within throwing distance of another store. No wonder they can't sustain the 24/7 model.

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Posted in: Jamie Lee Curtis reprises famous horror role in 2018's 'Halloween' See in context

Michael Myers does not wear a hockey mask. That's Jason Vorhees.

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Posted in: Woman turned away 3 times by police after confessing to killing her husband See in context

Now that's some fine policework.

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Posted in: Say thank you or be identified, police tell owners of lost items See in context

Whatever happened to "a good deed is its own reward"?

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Posted in: Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion See in context

Instead of moving 5 days somewhere else, how about adding 5 days? It doesn't reduce overwork to just change the dates.

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Posted in: High court upholds obscenity ruling against 'vagina artist' See in context

Misogyny at its finest.

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Posted in: Yamato considers withdrawing from Amazon's same-day delivery service See in context

They had to hit a wall eventually. The only way forward would be Minority Report style anticipated buying. We've become too impatient as a society (myself included) so we expect instant gratification. Remember when you had to order stuff from a catalog and wait six weeks?! Puts a couple of days in perspective.

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Posted in: Japanese killjoys wage war on Valentine's 'conspiracy' See in context

¥10000 says if woman showed interest, Akimoto would drop his group like a bad habit.

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Posted in: Actors seek posthumous protection after big-screen resurrections See in context

One would think the James Earl Jones voice thing wouldn't really be an issue since there must be plenty of voice actors that could perfectly imitate it.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after severed body parts found in Chiba home See in context

judging by all the news you seem to be at more at risk of being murdered by a family member in Japan than from a stranger on the street

True everywhere and always.

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Posted in: Mass killing raises questions about security in Japan See in context

"this is the largest massacre in Japan since WWII"

Just meaning "in recent history", no?

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Posted in: Tokyo gov’t sets up committee to prevent bicycle accidents See in context

How many are caused by idiots with their faces in their smartphones, I wonder?

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Posted in: University lecturer calls out his lazy Japanese students, praises his hard-working Chinese ones See in context

I have to agree with TheRat on the small percentage of lazy types. Sadly it is those lazy types that always get my annoyed attention. I never forget the really bad students or the really good ones. Which leaves 90% of the students (who do well or OK and cause no headaches) not leaving a strong impression.

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Posted in: First Netflix film set for big (and small) screen See in context

Also on Japanese Netflix, no VPN needed.

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Posted in: Rola wins Kodansha's 'Best Character Award' See in context

She makes me want punch my TV.

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Posted in: Survey among expats: What did you think about Japan before you started living here? See in context

Japanese people like door knobs.

Reality: Only girls in "certain" photo books. And they're probably not so keen in reality.

What does this even mean? Some kind of euphemism I'm not aware of? Someone enlighten me please!

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Posted in: Japan's women ice hockey team hits big time See in context

They won through in the final qualifying tournament in Slovakia this month and will be the first Japanese women's hockey team to take part in a Winter Olympics.

The Japan Women's team participated in Nagano in 1998 with a record of 0-5 with 2 goals for and 45 goals against.

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Posted in: Osaka to reintroduce Saturday classes for elementary schools See in context

"I’d like our teachers to try their best. To support them, we plan to spare no expense.”

Hope that means a marked increase in salary and pay for upgrading teacher's education on a regular basis. Another Quantity over Quality solution... sigh.

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