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Posted in: Finding good quality cheese a challenge in Japan See in context

to edojin:

No need to have access to Costco outlets or be a Costco member for their cheese or other goodies - Yoyo Market and Flying Pig can get Costco products for you and deliver them to your door here in Japan. Yoyo is a bit cheaper delivery-wise -product prices are similar.

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Posted in: Cafe scores unlikely hit with natto, coffee gelatin and whipped cream sandwich See in context

"Palette" is for paint. "Palate" relates to taste.

Only in Mie-ken? Hurray! I'm safe here in Kanto!

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Posted in: Which English words or expressions really annoy you? See in context

Confusion of "lay" and "lie" Bob Dylan got it wrong ("Lay, Lady, Lay") and millions of other people do, too. Grrr!

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Posted in: Girl hit by train may have committed suicide due to bullying, say police See in context

Platform gates would not have prevented this suicide. The article says she was hit by a train "at a crossing".

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Posted in: Tens of thousands still without power in Hokkaido See in context


You DON'T live in an all-denka house. If you have a wood stove you don't have all-electric, you simply have mostly electric.

Actually, the house was built as all-electric. The wood stove and chimney and fireproof wall were added later as backup for use during power outages/extreme cold. It's definitely all-electric in the summer!

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Posted in: Tens of thousands still without power in Hokkaido See in context


All denka houses cannot use other heat sources because they will become CO2/CO deathtraps.

Not at all true.

I live in an all-electric house, with a wood stove - the wood stove has a chimney - the products of combustion go out through the chimney. And I can cook and keep warm even when the power's out.

No gas needed.

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Posted in: JR East to offer free public wireless LAN service for overseas visitors See in context

No need to wait until October first.

There's already free wi-fi service right next to Tokyo Station - for ANYONE.

There's a corporate (insurance company?) public space - a large and quiet room with chairs and tables and a drink machine and TV news and wi-fi - free - for anyone to use, in the basement corridor that connects Tokyo station to the Oazo Building. (Marunouchi side, north end of Tokyo Station)

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