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Posted in: How come there are few new Christmas carols or songs created anymore? Why do we just keep listening to all the old favorites written decades ago? See in context

Metal/Punk/Hard Rock xmas songs don't play in the mall. Why because they don't sound classic? Why it's only for those Pop people?

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Posted in: Nintendo cancels its Live 2024 Tokyo event after persistent threats to workers and customers See in context

Definitely a move by Xbox.

Nintendo should collaborate with Ghibli and make a game based on it.

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Posted in: Empress Masako turns 60; expresses eagerness to move forward See in context

Lucky! (No need to work hard)

Unlucky! (Need to go through rules and regulation, custom and duties)

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Posted in: Losing control See in context

The only way is to ban using mobile phones in the train station esp. From swapping the ticket machine until swapping out on the exit machine but allowed after the exit or shops inside.

If caught, fine right away. Yen 10,000.

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Posted in: Court rules Japan's dual nationality ban constitutional See in context

Dual citizenship is really unfair to the whole population that those who already are mainly the ones who support it.

One life. Why two citizenship? Choose one country.

Billions of people don't even know if they can able to eat food next day and here some people are so greedy and selfish for getting/supporting dual citizenship?

Their no. 1 reason is to stay with the family? When you get high salary job/career in another country, you simply follow money and gone and now fighting for dual citizenship because you can't live together with your family?

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Posted in: Ghibli founders Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki contribute to Japanese whisky Totoro label design See in context

The sticker/label on the bottle can be removed easily when it's wet.

I would prefer little front part of bottle to shape like Totoro so it's worth it to buy and keep it as a collection for it's bottle design look.

Example such as in Filipino marinade sauce Mama Sita, a bottle in which Mama Sita words are patched on the bottle as a shape. Don't know how to describe but I guess you have figured it out what I meant to say.

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Posted in: For readers in international marriages, what are some of the biggest challenges you have had to face? See in context

Just the society! Otherwise the sex life is the WOW factor for both!

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Posted in: Lottery line-up See in context

Every week at least one millionaire wins in UK, this doesn't happen in Japan. Instead of 1 billion yen, why not 1 million yen each for 100 on the Special Jumbo Day. I am going UK this week and buy the ticket right away and I will win this Saturday's jackpot and never come back on any social media or even here.

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Posted in: What do you think are some of the major differences between J-pop and K-pop music? See in context

In the 90's, Both JPop and JRock was very popular in most part of Asia, idols were not like how we see Jpop as these days. They didn't look teen idols. Infact, Japanese music of any genre was very much popular in Asia.

Kpop was rising around early 2000s, their tv channel "Arirang" was broadcast in many Asian countries. So Asians were attracted toward sexy concept, Korean companies cleverly made very big steps of using both Western (Sexy) and Asian (Cute) concept in their music, outfit, looks etc.

Not only because of that concept, Korean movies during that period were very funny ones and Korean dramas were full of sad love stories, so Asians were already attached to these two.

Koreans realized in the right time that they can compete the Western Market and it succeeded. Whereas for JPop thing that is surprisingly still going around is the companies can profit within their own boundary without even trying to break the market because Japan music industry is so huge that all those Kpop groups make Japanese album which their companies profit a lot by using Japan alone.

You never hear Japanese idol group making album in Korean language. Even if they do, they won't profit.

Beside Kpop, KHipHop and KIndie also became popular, as for the Japan, it's always the JRock.

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Posted in: Number of Japanese restaurants abroad triples in last decade to 187,000 See in context

Japanese restaurant, Japanese food but chefs are Koreans or Chinese. Kitchen helpers and Cleaners are SouthEast Asians.

Now slowly table has turned around esp in Europe. Those SouthEast Asians cleaners have become sushi chefs, Korean/Japanese students are waitresses and the owner is rich Indian but the restaurant and food are still Japanese or Korean.

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Posted in: Japanese museum dedicated to salmon has no live salmon on display this year See in context


Forgot the word "Raw"?

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Posted in: What's your favorite convenience store brand in Japan? See in context

7Eleven in HK is much better than Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese museum dedicated to salmon has no live salmon on display this year See in context

Most people buy farmed salmon which doesn't have benefits by the time it's on the table after being frozen for 6 months and another a week at display in the supermarket. Get the Wild.

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Posted in: Chaos at unstaffed Japanese bento shop shows pitfalls of technology See in context

I'd rather use the machine than to get bad customer service from the discriminated staff.

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Posted in: Woman attacked by 3 hunting dogs in Shiga Prefecture See in context

No animals should be euthanised, whether dog or bear.

If any country make legal to do so, then they should also make a law where any person seen abusing or attacking any animals, reptiles, mammals etc. Should also have the same law. That human (18+) should be put to sleep. No blah blah like a human should have second chance. What about animals then? So, No Excuse.

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Posted in: Kitano discusses new film on homosexual relations in samurai era, Japan's showbiz world See in context

These are the ulta violent most popular Japanese directors since the 90s. All of their movies are violent except mentioned in the brackets)

Takeshi Kitano (A Scene at the Sea, Kikujiro, Kids Return)

Takashi Miike (The Bird People in China, God's Puzzle and the Remake The Happiness of the Katakuris)

Sion Sono (Be Sure to Share, Love and Peace, The Whispering Star)

Sabu (Drive, Burning Bell, Bunny Drop)

The only real Japanese director at the moment is Hirokazu Koreeda.

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Posted in: Where do you like to buy furniture in Japan? See in context

I collect woods, sometimes given by neighbors and I make it by myself on my day off. All without nails.

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Posted in: Reaching for the universe See in context

From the anima Paprika

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Posted in: Sony lures record female engineers despite talent shortage in Japan See in context

Ah!..they're getting equal rights, equal pay. Fashion departmental floors also full of women. If only divorce settlement also become equal thingy, it would have been nice for pitiful men.

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Posted in: What do you think of year-end company parties? Do you attend them? See in context

Back biting, manipulation with beers? Still bad!

Rather watch a movie or listen vinyl at home with cognac

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Posted in: Thanko’s new 'earphones' don’t play music, but do heat your ears from inside See in context

Japanese sleeping pattern is called meditative deep sleep. Now with the heat music.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan's 'The Complete Budokan 1978' box set a welcome release, flute and all See in context

He is nicely referred in the tricky Japanese mystery movie "The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker"

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Posted in: Japan shogi prodigy Fujii, all 8 titles holder, receives PM's Award See in context

Wonder what will most Ojisan say on this. Omedetou or lucky strike on this generation? If only he had a competitor from Showa or Edo.

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Posted in: Aerosmith taiyaki now available in Japan for limited time See in context

Japan has better bands that should have their own on these things. Such as B'Z, YMA, SAS, The Blue Hearts, The Pillows etc.

Why keep licking western stuff?

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Posted in: Japan's beloved Hachiko dog statue showcased in pop-up bedroom See in context

Other Japanese breeds are better looking and more friendlier than Akita and Shiba.

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Posted in: Do you think Christmas decorations and light displays are put up too early in some countries? See in context

The most overrated festive in the world that last for more than 2 months.

Big business profits for Western markets.

Japan, a zen Buddhist country celebrating Xmas a lot more than "never heard Buddhist day", this needs to turn around.

Let's Japanese and Chinese together make Buddhist Day on 30th Dec and start to overturn the festive mood.

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Posted in: Japan's ever-faithful dog Hachiko turns 100 See in context

China also made a movie in 2022, it's called "Hachi" ? Based on same story. Nice movie but Grossed millions! I wonder if they donate to any dog shelter but Chinese have recently become caring pet lovers.

Japanese still not. They chain their dogs most of the time.

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Posted in: Ren (蓮), Himari (陽葵) most popular baby names in Japan in 2023: survey See in context

These new generation, Japan has boys names which sound very gay and girl names as teen idols.

What happened to manly names Japan used to have? Such as Tetsuo, Takashi, Kenji, Shintaro, Tomokazu, Shini'ichi, and girls names as Mitsuko, Keiko, Sayuri, Akina, Miyoko etc.

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Posted in: New Beatles song set to reach number one on UK singles chart See in context

An English song by once hugely popular band of the world will obviously be No. 1 in their own country in any comeback. What do you expect? A chinese song?

If it becomes No.1 in Middle East, then that's the music news of the day.

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Posted in: Neuse, Aoyagi lead Tigers to 1st Japan Series title in 38 years See in context

Heard lot about Hanshin Tigers fans being wild and crazy but nothing on YT.

Hotels in Osaka must be packed but make sure to have a safe night.

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