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Posted in: Fast-food chain Yoshinoya to sell beef bowl without rice See in context

"Eating more rice could help fight obesity, study led by Japan researcher suggests" from The Japan Times

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/02/national/science-health/eating-rice-help-fight-obesity-study-led-japan-researcher-suggests/

So which is it?

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Posted in: Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex See in context

This technology has been available and in use in some places in Japan for some time. Nothing new here...

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Posted in: Prices of food, drink items to increase See in context

I have never seen "2-liter bottles" in Japan...

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Posted in: Japan crowned wheelchair rugby world champions See in context

Hey Jaymann...

Please explain your comment: "The only rugby-related world cup Japan are ever likely to win...."

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Posted in: Sign of the times See in context

I think  KAMASAMI KONG and Japan Today need to do a little research to find the answer. Some might refer to this as reporting the news...

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Posted in: Trade for Dee Gordon may help Mariners land Otani See in context

Seattle colder than Hokkaido? Have you ever been to Seattle or Hokkaido? Apparently not...

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Posted in: 'A Silent Voice,' anime about bullied deaf girl, gets English-subtitled trailer, U.S. release date See in context

"and was even shown in a Japanese-captioned format at select screenings for hearing-impaired audiences" ??? All screenings should have captions in the spirit of barrier free. An anime about a deaf girl that deaf people can't access? Really?

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Posted in: Hate standing in line? Japan now has self-driving chairs See in context

This technology could benefit older people (Japan is the aging society), disabled people, pregnant women and others who have difficulty walking.

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Posted in: Poll shows most disabled people in Japan dislike 'inspirational' documentaries about disability See in context

Sourpuss: You obviously have never watched Bari-Bari. There is no whining going on whatsoever. And it is like a regular variety show that happens to have disabled hosts and themes. It is a NHK Osaka production and thus very funny. Check it out!

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Posted in: Anime film about bullied deaf girl to be shown in theaters with subtitles for hearing-impaired See in context

Why doesn't the trailer have captions?

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Posted in: Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder 'terrible force unleashed' See in context

Anyone who has visited Hiroshima (for more than 10 minutes) would see the speech as incredibly insensitive and completely missing the point. I can't imagine how one could only spend 10 minutes in the museum and then give a prepared speech. Truly inhumane. Close (politically perhaps) but no cigar...

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Posted in: Puffing away See in context

How can anyone ignore/defend the effects of second-hand smoke? Smoking in public and/or in front of others is selfish.

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