CitizenSmith comments

Posted in: Ginza night trip See in context

I thought that the Routemaster exceeded the height limit in Japan

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Posted in: In your experience, which bank in Japan do you think is most efficient for internet banking? See in context

Sony Bank is the best for most things. For remittance I use Revolut. It's completely free to send money abroad using Revolut and the exchange rate is excellent.

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Posted in: Pandemic-hit travel agency JTB sells Tokyo HQ to raise funds See in context

Regardless of covid, it's surprising that these travel agents can survive when Expedia and the likes offer a much better service.

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Posted in: Tips for smokers in 21st century Japan See in context

I think this article was intended for smokers. It wasn't for anti-smokers to get on their high horse about.

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Posted in: Man dies in Japan after receiving dose of recalled Moderna vaccine See in context

He must've accidentally eaten some buckwheat. His death can't possibly have anything to do with the vaccine.

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Posted in: Putin calls absence of Russia-Japan peace treaty 'nonsense' See in context

Putin is right, the islands belong to Russia.

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Posted in: As long as there are 10 to 20% of the elderly who have never been vaccinated, the possibility of infections spreading remains. See in context

I thought the vaccine didn't stop contagion.

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Posted in: Japanese shochu distilleries branch out into absinthe, gin See in context

The writer seems to think that brewery and distillery are the same thing. Brewery is for beer and distillery is for spirits.

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

Was it a chainsaw?

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Posted in: Which is more popular in Japan: British English or American English? See in context

We don't say 'gotten' in the UK.

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Posted in: Fuel tanker explodes in Lebanon, killing 20, injuring dozens See in context

This is why tanker drivers earn more than regular truckers do.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after running over moped rider See in context

No. Run over means he was hit by the car and then the car went over him. Unlikely to cause only minor injuries.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after running over moped rider See in context

'The victim sustained minor injuries'

So, he wasn't really run over then.

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Posted in: Who's next? Jodie Whittaker to leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022 See in context

Dr.Who should’ve been exterminated when Tom Baker quit.

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Posted in: Frenchman in Tokyo ends hunger strike over his 'abducted' children See in context

He would’ve gone blind if he’d continued not eating for much longer. I wonder why he’s only worried about his finger.

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Posted in: Video of Israeli athletes breaking cardboard village bed goes viral See in context

As an English, I find this story very funny

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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

He won’t be there much longer as an ambulance will come and take him to hospital.

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

Bullying a disabled kid - you can’t get much lower than that.

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Posted in: Foreign luxury cars see brisk sales in Japan See in context

The worst car I ever had was a BMW, nothing but trouble. Never had a problem with my Toyota even after 20 years and high mileage. People who buy European cars do not know what they're letting themselves in for.

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

I reckon they bought the coke from some foreigners in Roppongi

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Posted in: Heat risks add to challenges for Tokyo's pandemic-hit Olympics See in context

William77, you should try reading the paragraph about Athens and Beijing again.

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Posted in: French father goes on hunger strike for children 'abducted' by Japanese wife See in context

Hunger strike will achieve nothing. He's just showing what an irresponsible father he is. He should get a job and try to reconcile with his wife.

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Posted in: 50 years after his death, Paris remembers Jim Morrison See in context

I never get bored of listening to The Doors. LA Woman is an excellent album.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

It's funny that these two clowns have essentially traded places with Ghosn.

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Posted in: Bodies of elderly couple found in refrigerator; police search for son See in context

It's a weekly occurrence so, yeah, you could say that it's trending.

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Posted in: Which electronic payment card systems do you use in Japan? Have you experienced any problems with them? See in context

I use Revolut's debit card. The only problem is that petrol station payment machines won't accept debit cards.

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Posted in: American father and son plead guilty to helping Ghosn flee Japan See in context

99% conviction rate means nothing. The prosecutors know the law and don’t waste their time with cases that won’t end in a conviction. Prosecutors did not charge Gregory Gumo for murder, for this reason, even though it was obvious that he was guilty.

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Posted in: A minute with Boy George on turning 60, new music and biopic See in context

I don't like Culture Club much, but BG is a good singer/songwriter and they did some great songs. Time was particularly good.

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Posted in: Chiba gov't workers punished for leaving work two minutes early See in context

It's not about how many minutes, it's about tampering with timecards

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Posted in: Worshippers brave smoldering coals to pray for safety See in context

You'd have to be mad to believe that walking on hot coals will do anything other than burn your feet.

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