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Posted in: Do you pay, or have you ever paid fees to NHK? See in context

My lovely honest wife signed us up. She now regrets it.

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Posted in: Pro-Pyongyang body to pay for damages on N Korean crewmen's behalf See in context

Is this helping these fisherman?

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Posted in: Line to start bike-sharing service in Japan with Chinese firm See in context

This kind of service has failed in many countries resulting in pollution and headaches for local governments. Keep them out!

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Posted in: Taxi ride-sharing trial to begin in Tokyo in January See in context

sounds too taxing to get a ride.

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Posted in: Year-end jumbo lottery tickets go on sale with Y1 bil up for grabs See in context

Got to be in it to win it. Good luck everyone

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Posted in: Efforts under way to help addicts ahead of legalized casino gambling See in context

Casinos are a major contributor to social problems.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 organizers send mascot voting information to schools nationwide See in context

betting it'll be an unrecognizable round thing with a sash

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Posted in: The five things I love & hate about living in Tokyo See in context

Tokyo - a megalopolis with a country town feeling

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Posted in: Abe, Trump, Turnbull affirm unity on N Korea on ASEAN sidelines See in context

looks like an episode of the apprentice.

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Posted in: 4 killed in helicopter crash in Gunma See in context

Tragedy. The AS332L is a big helicopter and judging from the crash site picture it must have hit very hard. Hopefully the investigation saves future lives.

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Posted in: Survey finds Y9.3 bil in insurance claims for 'beauty cream' See in context

"I think there is a moral collapse among the patients. It is extremely problematic to purchase medicine using the medical insurance program for beauty purposes," the dermatologist said.

But the doctor added, "We cannot say no (to a prescription request) when the patient says he or she is having terribly dry skin.

Doesn't the doctor have the moral responsibility?

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Posted in: Typhoon bringing heavy rain to wide areas of Japan See in context

Goodlucktoyou, your comments confuse me.

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Posted in: S Korean academic convicted of defaming 'comfort women' See in context

They have decided there can only be 1 truth and anything else is unacceptable.

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Posted in: Philippine President Duterte to visit Japan next week; won't meet emperor See in context

Scum circus. Next we will be entertaining Trump. Oh wait he's next on the list.

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Posted in: Higher nicotine in e-cigarettes tied to higher risk of teen smoking See in context

Is this stuff less harmful than cigarettes?

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Posted in: Ramen restaurant owner in Osaka arrested after police discover marijuana stash inside eatery See in context

Loose lips sink ships.

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Posted in: 87-year-old woman in wheelchair dies after attack by swarm of hornets See in context

Just read, 40-60 fatalities per year in Japan from these things.

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Posted in: Intoxicated man goes on random assault spree in Tokyo; injures 3 See in context


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Posted in: Koike unveils party platform, vowing to freeze sales tax hike, end nuclear power See in context

I believe the party has ゼロ chance without Koike in the leader's seat. But good luck anyway.

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Posted in: Student arrested for allegedly smuggling cannabis in hotdog buns See in context

Arrested the following day? Confused

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Posted in: Alcohol consumption excessive among half of elderly male drinkers See in context

I can feel a tax increase coming on.

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Posted in: 1970s boombox makes comeback, attracts new generation See in context

Auto stop. It's flooding back

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Posted in: Brazilian man acquitted of sexual assault after kissing Japanese woman on Nagoya train See in context

2 years!? Could've gone horribly wrong with a bias judge. Pragmatic result. Hope the young lady learns the difference.

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Posted in: 54-year-old woman stops robbery at her convenience store with her brute strength See in context

This reads more like a passage from a crime novel.

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Posted in: China says Japan shouldn't slap N Korea with sanctions See in context

Not in line with the spirit of the security council. Don't make me laugh China . Bit of self reflection before making a comment like that.

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Posted in: Man drops 2-year-old son into river; then goes missing while trying to rescue him See in context

Horrible end to a family weekend away.

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Posted in: Abe vows to protect people from N Korean missile threat See in context

Bay of Tonkin, 9/11 (building 7) . False flags are options USA has used in the past.

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Posted in: At least 36 killed in China bus crash See in context

condolences to the families

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