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Posted in: Mayor considering increasing Himeji Castle entry fees for overseas visitors See in context

Makes me want to go there just to make a scene.

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Posted in: Prize-winning Japanese pianist arrested for stealing ANA cabin attendant's apron See in context

I get it, there are all kinds of fetishes and most of them probably know no borders.... but how the hell are there so many men in Japan in particular with this fetish for stealing women's undies/aprons/nurse uniforms and other articles of clothing? I gave up long ago on trying to understand the sex appeal of it all, but I'm still very curious of why it's such a thing in Japan. The fact that it's common knowledge among women that you don't hang your undies up on a clothesline is quite telling in itself.

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Posted in: Man arrested for setting fire to garbage outside apartment building See in context

And it’s national news. I love that about Japan.

Six different homeless people probably did that in just the past week alone in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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Posted in: BTS star Jin finishes South Korean military service See in context

Doesn’t look like he lifted too many weights in the military…

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Posted in: Foreign woman walks into bus at Tokyo’s Shibuya Scramble intersection See in context

I'm guessing back-to-back nomihodai's leading up to the main event.

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Posted in: Putin says no talks with Japan unless it alters stance on Ukraine See in context

Oh no. No talks with Mother Russia? What will we ever do!

That Hokkaido claim is a load of horsecrap. The US did all the heavy lifting in the Asian theater and then before the smoke cleared after the surrender, Russia raced in there and claimed those islands like they had something to do with it. What a bunch of sneaky drunken losers.

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Posted in: Biden to mark D-Day anniversary in France as Western alliances face threats at home and abroad See in context

I bet he starts making a speech about the Korean War by accident. And he'll claim he was there, too.

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Posted in: Japan aims to quadruple overseas market for anime, games See in context

I'm not sure where it came from, but since early winter my son's kindergarten class here in the US have been suddenly completely obsessed with Pokemon. My son now has Pokemon trading cards. Pokemon t-shirts and stuffed Pokemon toys, Pokemon books, and he likes to watch the Pokemon cartoons on Netflix. When I pick him up at school it's a sea of Pokemon shirts, and the little kids' birthday parties as of late are full of Pokemon napkins and Pokemon balloons.

Lucky for us we picked a bunch of Pokemon trading cards in Japan a few weeks ago, paying like ¥500 for 60 of them instead of paying like 5 times that much here. Plus our son now gets to be the cool kid with cards written in Japanese.

I should have gotten into the anime business, it seems pretty damn lucrative.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter pleads guilty in sports betting case See in context

What a slob. You're in court. Show some courtroom decorum and wear a friggin' button-up shirt and a tie under that jacket, not your damn undershirt. You're in court on felony charges...you aren't at a cocktail party for tech entrepreneurs. Is his lawyer an idiot letting him dress like that? I realize it wasn't his sentencing today, but every impression counts leading up to it.

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Posted in: Japan to replace cedars with low-pollen trees to tackle hay fever See in context

Rather than focusing on species with low pollen, they ought to focus on plantingt the different kinds of native trees that would have been there before the cedar was planted. (perhaps they are, but it wasn't mentioned in the article)

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Posted in: 2 Japanese F-35 fighter jets make emergency landings after 1 has a mechanical problem See in context

"This is proof that the entire Japanese military and the entire US arms industry and the entire Japanese flight safety system are completely incompetent!"

(goes back to working on 'Heads Shoulders Knees & Toes' lesson plan)

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Posted in: Shibuya Ward to extend night street alcohol drinking ban all year-round See in context

It starts at 6:00PM? meh.... who cares. that's still a good 5 hours of solid drinkin' before the clock hands are straight up and down.

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Posted in: Some 40% of skilled foreign workers choose to remain in Japan: OECD See in context

And I'm guessing that hopping around with puppets while singing the 'Genki Good Morning!' song and teaching 7-year olds 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' isn't considered "highly skilled".

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Posted in: Jury finds Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts at hush money trial See in context

I don't think this is going to work out the way the Democrats planned for it to work out.

Not in November, and not as a precedent moving forward.

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Posted in: Barrier at viral Mount Fuji photo spot to be replaced after holes found See in context

Somebody should start instagram influencer photo trends at like 6 other spots around that town and just let the masses show up.

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Posted in: Taxi driver shot in robbery Saitama; attacker at large See in context

Assuming Yakuza don't commit random armed robberies of civilians (a 'no-no' in those organizations from what I understand), I wonder where the guy got the gun?

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

...and then they went straight to the benefits office to get paid!

Now they hang around outside subway stations wearing Air Jordans and catcalling women on their way to work, earning money to pay for the benefits.

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Posted in: Man arrested for violating anti-stalking law in Niigata See in context

Give him 2 weeks in jail, with a tattooed cellmate whose sister was attacked by a stalker.

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Posted in: Holes poked in mesh screen barrier at popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Were the people taking the photos really a big problem, or just a big problem to the gaggle of 15 busybody old ladies who complained to city hall?

Were there really that many of these people taking photos everyday?

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Posted in: Australian police arrest man accused of running naked through an airliner See in context

That's always been on my bucket list.

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Posted in: Holes poked in mesh screen barrier at popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

How far out of their way were these Instagram opportunists going to take these photos? Is there anything else notable in or around this little town that your average Tokyo-to-Kyoto-bound tourist would make their way all the way around to the other side of the mountain for?

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Posted in: Will AI-generated songs be the death knell for music producers, song writers and composers? See in context

I doubt it will be the death of music people enjoy seeing live.

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Posted in: Man arrested for firing BB gun at 9-year-old boy in park in Gunma Prefecture See in context

If that was my son, I’d be wearing an orange jumpsuit right now and you’d be reading about me in the news.

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Posted in: 24-year-old man arrested for abusing one-year-old daughter, breaking her leg See in context

Send him on a prisoner homestay in the US penal system.

He'll get "slammed" too, but it won't be his leg.

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Posted in: Pair of premium Yubari melons sell for ¥3 million See in context

It's the JT comments section so I'm not surprised that people are tripping over each other to voice their disapproval, but this was a publicity stunt. A company might pay ¥3M for a commercial segment on the national news on one channel, now they can be assured that they will be mentioned DURING the national news on ALL channels.

So lighten up.

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Posted in: Wi-Fi, drones and sharp blades on Japan's whaling mothership See in context

As an enlightened progressive white person from the West, I DEMAND this meat harvesting that I disagree with stop IMMEDIATELY!

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Posted in: Kanagawa woman arrested for calling police 1,200 times in 8 days, saying 'Merry Christmas, Die!' See in context

Now just perhaps -and I'm going out on a limb here- but that woman might be mentally unwell.

So we publish stories ripping on people for the manifestations of their medical conditions now?

Might as well write a story poking fun at a man who has Parkinson's because he can't stop moving his head all around when he talks.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

I'm thinking about resenting out one of the dozens of boarded up storefronts on that street to open a business renting 6-foot stepladders for people to stand on.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Good thing those guys are wearing helmets, that looks like dangerous work!

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Posted in: Electric spoon See in context

I'm reminded of those "weirdest Japanese inventions" books with the eyeglasses with windshield wipers and the shoes with little umbrellas to stop them from getting wet.

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