CitizenSmith comments

Posted in: Thailand to restart quarantine-free travel from February 1 See in context

Thailand's economy is not "tourism dominated". Tourism accounts for only around 10% of Thailand's economy.

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Posted in: Human torso found in suitcase dumped at disused Nikko golf course See in context

There's no way I'd call the police if I found a dead body in a suitcase. I would get the hell out of there.

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Posted in: Hayashi points to U.S. forces over COVID surge in parts of Japan See in context

Blaming the foreigners as usual.

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Posted in: In your experience, how hard or easy is it to get a driver's license in Japan? What were the written and driving tests like? See in context

The big bike test is very difficult. I failed it five times and other people at the test centre had failed it as many as twenty times.

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Posted in: ¥5 million reward offered to anyone who can find a missing dog in Tokyo See in context

More money than sense. They could buy a new dog for 100k.

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Posted in: Australian rugby player arrested on cocaine possession charge See in context

A sauced Australian rugby player in Roppongi, what could possibly go wrong

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Posted in: Japan’s most annoying train habits: Passengers reveal the things that irk them most See in context

I can't stand people who constantly sniff, or stink of ramen

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

I lost my temper with the nhk guy when he put his foot in the door as I tried to close it on him. He never came back again after that.

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Posted in: Man arrested after setting fire to koban See in context

Why didn't they lock the koban if no one was there?

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Posted in: Ghosn calls Japan's prosecution system discriminatory See in context

Many allegations from many countries, and he still has the nerve to protest his innocence. He should be in prison and have all of his assets seized.

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Posted in: Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build See in context

One of the strongest militaries in the world?

Don't make me laugh

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing elderly woman in her apartment See in context

"Get a friken job fool."

He has a job, he's a construction worker

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Posted in: Docomo starts paid service to attach protective film to your smartphone for you See in context

It is not necessary to put a protective film on your phone. And protective glass sheets increase the likelihood of the screen breaking if the phone is dropped.

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Posted in: Kishida reelected prime minister in Diet vote See in context

Yeah, give us our san man en now

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Posted in: Many Taiwanese think Japan would aid Taiwan if China attacks: poll See in context

Many Taiwanese are having a laugh.

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. envoy Hagerty slams Japan's justice system over Nissan case See in context

I'd hardly call being out on bail barbaric treatment.

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Posted in: Transgender man in Japan wants switch recognized without surgery See in context

She is a she, not a he

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Posted in: Rock group Queen opens London store See in context

Queen died with Mercury. The rest of the band should stop milking it.

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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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