Wish the bread wasn't so wet.
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Much too young. Really sad.
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Araha beach was pretty full on Saturday. The Japanese at the party/barbecue tents were organised so that there was a distance between each party. But for most of the military guys on the beach, it was business as usual. Very few with masks and no social distancing that I could see.
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I wonder if you have ever been to Hokkaido? Sapporo beer tastes much better there. Their "Sorachi," "Hokkaido," and "Sakura" are good beers. "Ebisu" in its various flavours is also much better there, although I will admit that I used to really like Ebisu before Sapporo bought them up. That was a truly great Japanese beer.
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The figures for the sales drops are very interesting:
Asahi 17% down - terrible beer
Suntory 11% - mostly terrible beer
Sapporo and Kirin, which have some really good beers didn't fare too badly.
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Not surprising when they have A/C on 24/7 and never open a window!
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I loved these books too and have read most of them in English and French. It's true that a lot of the puns in French are impossible to translate, but the English version is quite amusing too. Names like Cacafonix, the bard, the village drunk, Dipsomaniax, and jokes that don't rely on words, like the English stopping every five minutes for a "hot water break," they drank hot water, because tea hadn't been invented.
There are international jibes, like the Britons drinking "warm beer," and the Romans are pulled apart and lampooned. But it's all done in good, clean fun. These are wonderful stories, beautifully drawn, little gems.
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It's not only the rote memorization which kills education in Japan so much as the stifling of students' thoughts, feelings, opinions. There is little or no discussion. There is almost no opportunity for them to express themselves. They don't write essays. And if they do, they are graded, criticised and sometimes ridiculed. They are not permitted to think about their subjects. The teacher just drones on and on and on, hour after hour. Most high school classes I've observed, the students are in a state of semi-consciousness.
There is very little actual education in Japan. Mostly it's a form of mind control.
Writing a book report at least gives them some space to offer an opinion. Do they want to take that away too?
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I can see why Asterix doesn't go in the U.S.A. It is way above the head of your average American comic reader.
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Posted in: If Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat U.S. presidential candidate, were to win the Nov 3 election, how do you think his policies toward Japan would differ from President Donald Trump? See in context
Trump has policies?
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So, Mr Abe, where are the taxes going to come from now?
How about hiking the consumption tax to 25% and we'll go back to a barter system!
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If you think it has nothing to do with you and you are just being hard done by, etc., it's because you are not looking at what YOU did to bring about the situation. It's NEVER one sided.
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Japanese couples are trying to conceive earlier
"Hiruman" as opposed to "tetsuman"?
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In the end, says psychiatrist Mitsuru Umeno, “it may be something you have to live with all your life.”
In other words, they don't have a blind clue what it is, or what actually caused it, so of course they don't have a hope in hell in curing it.
Psychiatry is a sham.
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Gosh, however do they manage on such a pittance?
They must be living in abject poverty!
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If Japan had any politicians or diplomats who could actually PERFORM what their job descriptions say, this wouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, graduating Todai or being a distant relative of Abe doesn't qualify anyone to deal with this situation.
Japan has no diplomats or actual politicians.
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People ignore these just as they ignore the "don't forget your umbrella" reminders on the subways. At best, they are silly.
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I can't believe they lasted as long as this. And I'm surprised there hasn't been a serious accident with them. They should not be allowed on the roads. The fact that they have been tolerated shows up the fact that whoever is in charge of Japan's "road system," does little more than play golf or hide in a basement somewhere.
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How would it be done?
Probably by intravenous injection.
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Aeon is a giant convenience store. I would never buy fresh food there.
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The US has to learn that it is not 19th century Britain.
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Rather than protecting the wearer from the virus, a mask protects other people if you are infected or carrying. Trump doesn't care about other people. He only cares about himself. That's why he doesn't wear one.
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It's the same for me when Americans try to do "British" accents. Yuck.
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I had a teaching job years ago at a college in Tokyo. When I was hired, the bucho told me that the number one rule was that we never disclosed our salaries to other teachers. This seemed odd to me, but I was new to Japan and complied.
One day a newly hired teacher asked me what my salary was. I said that we were told not to say and he basically said, you tell me yours and I'll tell you mine. So I did. Then all the other teachers in the staff room blew up. Someone was getting double my salary, others were getting less.
When the bucho turned up for the staff meeting, he was greeted by a riot.
After ten minutes of being shouted at, he actually burst into tears!
Someone said, "Come on. Let's go for a beer."
And so we did.
Invalid CSRF (When is this going to get fixed?)
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Agree with magnet. This is getting silly.
Are we going to ban Aussie accents? Scots? Newcastle?
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Couldn't we be defended by Chinese troops? I bet they would do it for much less than the US!
Was I joking?
Yes, of course. But I also wanted to point out what a racket (dirty way to make money) "defense" is. Our guys at the top get us all hyped up and scared about "them over there." And "them over there's" guys at the top get them all hyped up and scared about us.
Left to his own, your average person in any country just wants to get on with his life, do his job, fall in love, get married, have good times.
"Defense" is a good racket. It makes A LOT of money for certain people. And that's its real reason for existence.
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