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Posted in: Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce See in context

Johnny will survive. It's not like it will be hard to find another hot young chick.

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Posted in: Man United wins FA Cup for 1st title since Ferguson era See in context

Manchester United won because of the referee. Typical. The scorer of the winning goal, who? Rooney and Carrick looked ridiculous lifting the cup. They'll never win another thing.

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Posted in: 8 years into 'konkatsu' boom, lifelong single population continues to grow See in context

Nothing new here. It's all about a mismatch between expectations and reality. The women are holding out for guys that earn 500,000 a month so they can drop out and stay home. The pool of men earning that is small to start with and mostly married. If you're a drop dead gorgeous gal you may be able to snaffle a banker, if not, sit back down and keep dreaming. The men? Oh, they're happy enough with their take out meals and phone order girlfriends. Most are priced out and can't be bothered with a thirty-something OL anyway.

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Posted in: Tobacco firms lose UK court bid to stop standard packaging See in context

I remember the warnings on Japan Tobacco's products not to smoke too much as it may cause health problems. I also remember middle-aged guys asking me if minded them smoking. "I'm a heavy smoker! Ha ha ha!"

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Posted in: Founding member of the Beastie Boys dies See in context

This is scraping the bottom of the barrel, celebrity death-wise. No disrespect intended, but I've never heard of this guy despite being a fan of the Beasties for 30 years. When they blew up in 1986, we managed to get hold of Cookie Puss, but had to wait many years for Pollywog Stew to be re-released on Some Old Sh##.

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Posted in: Is pajama fashion the new trend among young Japanese women? See in context

Sweatpants (or jogging bottoms as we used to call them back home in the UK), were hip last year. A girl turned up to meet me for a date wearing fuschia A&F sweatpants tucked into black leather cowboy boots. I thought, "make an effort". She was from the mainland.

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Posted in: 2020 Tokyo Olympic chief says payments legitimate consulting fees See in context

This was one of three stories on the news last night featuring lying, cheating, unethical suits. It made me wonder how many more there are who don't get caught.

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Posted in: British media 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says Chinese paper See in context

The British need to take lessons from the Middle Kingdom on how to control their media?

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Posted in: End of a saga: Becky to return to showbiz; Kawatani divorces wife following scandal See in context

Not surprising. She makes money for people. Time served now back to work. Just like Kusa-nugi, appearing in washing powder commercial (wearing clothes) months after his accident.

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Posted in: Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports See in context

I'm surprised the media hasn't paid someone who served him in those pharmacies to spill the beans on his prescription, or someone who treated him for "flu" recently. I wish that autopsy would come out sooner. All those judging him as a junkie should try living one day in constant pain. My mother uses opioid patches and they provide a lot of relief. When you are young and fit you just can't imaging the sleepless nights and long, lonely days dealing with pain. You are bound to turn to medication.

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Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo See in context

Something that occurs to me when the shrinking population crisis comes up is that it is hard to feel concerned about this when you have to deal with insane, undignified overcrowding on public transportation in Tokyo every working day. The population of Tokyo rises every year and many decision makers live here. Who is honestly thinking "I wish we had millions more foreign people in this country" as they try to squeeze themselves onto a train in rush hour?

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Posted in: Divorce among elderly couples surging See in context

My mother married twice and got divorced twice. She got to 50 and said "No more". That's when the happiest days of her life started! Seriously though, I read somewhere that only 10% of relationships (married or dating) actually last forever. That's pretty low odds so when you enter into a relationship you should just enjoy it while it lasts. Marriage is pretty much something only wealthy people do now in the UK. Let's face it, most marriages end sometime. It's good that Japanese people are getting out of crappy relationships and moving on.

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Posted in: Review: Beyonce again proves to be center of pop universe See in context

Beyonce needs to keep her clothes on and sing some decent songs. She seems to have become a stripper, gyrating to strip club beats.

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Posted in: Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death See in context

I have all his albums (even Phase Two) and they all contain some great songs. The albums are only half the story though, Prince was the best live performer ever. Check out One Night Alive or Live in Las Vegas. Funny, brilliant, more than a little nutty. He definitely added something to my life.

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Posted in: Top 10 complaints Japanese men hope to never hear from their wives See in context

Back in the day British husbands controlled the family finances, making investments, etc., based on a better understanding of that kind of thing. Their wives were given housekeeping money. It's changed now as both work and can make decisions about what do with their money.

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Posted in: Redfoo brings the 'Party Rock' to Japan See in context

Forget the comedy glasses and hair, you've heard of him because his father is one of the biggest names in pop music history. I'm sure Berry Gordy is proud of his son's contribution.

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Posted in: Becky remains secluded at home following enforced leave from show biz See in context

Maybe when she comes back she'll have a new mature image. Her old act was getting old anyway.

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Posted in: 7 things Japanese people in int'l marriages wish they’d known before tying the knot See in context

A couple of points to add: if you marry a Japanese woman and she's not interested in living in your country, then you'll be living in a Japan forever. Yes, that means retiring and dying here. The other thing is bring up children who basically become Japanese. They go to local schools and barely speak English. They grow distant from the foreign father and take on a Japanese identity. Are you comfortable with that?

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Posted in: Damning study finds a 'whitewashed' Hollywood See in context

Hollywood makes movies to sell to a global audience. That audience wants to see white people in American movies. Do you really think people in Asia want to see an Asian superhero?

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Posted in: Becky loses sponsors, regular TV appearances over affair scandal See in context

One thing she won't be doing is leaving Japan.

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Posted in: Composer Morricone glad he reconsidered Tarantino's film offer See in context

In my opinion, the film itself is not very good. It's a bad play with endless dialogue.

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Posted in: Terry Wogan, BBC presenter, dies at 77 See in context

A very funny man.

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Posted in: 5 life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan See in context

Don't marry a local or you'll never be able to leave. Definitely don't have a kid here or you'll never be able to leave. I've avoided both for 20 years. When my pension pays up I'm out of here. Retiring in Japan? Living in a nursing home in Japan? Naah!

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Posted in: 'American Idol' back for last time before lights out See in context

My fave thing about the show is the dynamic between the judges. J-lo used to act like a queen until Harry came along. He keeps her in line. Sometimes he needs a smack though.

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Posted in: Becky in hot water over rumored affair See in context

She always did seem quite fake, as if she were acting Japanese. It's ridiculous that she should be blamed for this.

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Posted in: Janet Jackson postpones 'Unbreakable' tour, citing surgery See in context

It must be serious. Tours of that size and revenue don't get postponed for trivial reasons. Get well soon Janet!

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Posted in: Japan still on starting line of inbound tourism market See in context

This guy is right with most of what he says. The countryside of Japan has so much to offer foreign tourists. Food, scenery, culture.

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Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics See in context

Niseko has managed this. All signs are bilingual and most people in customer-facing roles can speak some English. When people travel abroad they expect English.

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Posted in: Only 11% of Japanese people willing to fight for their country: Gallup survey See in context

Try taking away their smartphones. Then you'd have a war.

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Posted in: Tabloid dissects Halloween's 'unnatural popularity' See in context

Halloween in Jaffland is just one long selfie session.

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