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Posted in: Temperatures soar across Japan, topping 40 degrees in Gunma See in context

Kujukuri beach is 32 and there is a cool breeze

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Posted in: U.S. judge denies bail to two men accused of aiding Ghosn escape See in context

“It also included, she added, Michael Taylor in Japan "checking with airport staff about security procedures and giving an airport worker a bundle of Japanese yen“


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Posted in: Japan to give emergency aid to Lebanon after massive explosion See in context

The relationship can’t be that close if there is no extradition treaty.

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Posted in: Plenty of space See in context

It’s Odaiba.

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Posted in: Plenty of space See in context

You’d have to be mad to go swimming there.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing cow, stealing its head See in context

Apparently, it is quite common practice to hang a cow’s head on your living room wall in the Philippines. It has some kind of spiritual meaning.

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Posted in: 1st hearing for former Nissan exec Kelly to start Sept 15 See in context

He’s the shadow of his former self.

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Posted in: 2 Americans held in Ghosn's escape say they won't flee U.S. See in context

Yeah right

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Posted in: Terminally ill woman in Kyoto left will before her assisted death See in context

Are you kidding? This nut has a comic book fantasy about murdering people

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Posted in: U.S. says Ghosn's son paid $500,000 in cryptocurrency to man for escape from Japan See in context

The Taylors have been jailed since May - so the US treats criminals pretty much the same as Japan does then. Looks like both countries were spot on in denying bail to these crooks

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Posted in: Mixed reaction from Hong Kong expats to UK visa offer See in context

The HK lease ran out 23 years ago, this is no longer Britain’s problem. Does BJ have jobs and homes ready for 3 million Chinese immigrants?

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is helping everyone who stood by him See in context

Ghost doesn’t give a damn about anyone but himself. He’ll dump on anyone to get what he wants. He certainly didn’t get to the top of the corporate ladder by be a caring person. The sympathisers on this site need to wake up!

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Posted in: Japanese rapper Kan a.k.a. GAMI arrested for marijuana possession See in context

There are plenty of grassers in Japan and there is no stigma attached to it. Better be careful what you do and who you trust.

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Posted in: Netflix stands by film '365 Days' accused of glorifying sex trafficking See in context

Duffy’s rape ordeal story sounds like a complete fabrication. So much of what she says happened to her just doesn’t add up.

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Posted in: Thousands cram onto English beaches, defying coronavirus social distancing rules See in context

With all those people, there must be a long queue for the toilet

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Posted in: JAL eyes extending ¥150,000 allowance to each employee See in context

‘I taught English to JAL CA's many years in my youth, colleagues taught there 35 years didn't get one yen after JAL went bust, how about coughing up some for us?‘

How on earth did you get a job as an English teacher?

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Posted in: Arrest of ex-justice minister could hasten Abe's departure See in context

Can’t wait to see the back of him

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

It’s good to hear someone speaking out against this nonsense.

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Posted in: Has the coronavirus made you rethink what's important in your life? See in context

It’s made me think that I should trust government and media even less than I did before.

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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine See in context

Duterte is a great president, but I think he’s got it wrong this time.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call See in context

What a barbaric country

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Posted in: Truck driver abandons body of suicide victim, claiming he thought it was a doll See in context

I can understand him not wanting to go through the rigmarole of dealing with the police, for which he would not be compensated for

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Posted in: Man arrested after pit bull attacks police officer at BBQ attended by 30 people See in context

We get a lot of this kind of scum in the UK as well

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Posted in: Thailand to promote domestic tourism first, then Japan, China and Europe See in context

With the strong Baht, high prices and strict visa system, Thailand is no longer a desirable destination

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Posted in: Bear sightings soar in Hokkaido town feuding with local hunting association See in context

Looks like they’ll just have to bear the cost

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Posted in: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism See in context

Best not to tell anyone if you catch it

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Posted in: Still bad after all these years, Tyson hits gym See in context

He keeps and trains racing pigeons as well

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Posted in: IKEA Japan releases 100% plant-based cup ramen in salt and curry flavors See in context

I bet it’s crap like everything else they sell

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Posted in: Armed U.S. protesters enter Michigan capitol to demand lockdown end See in context

They’re armed to show how angry they are and they are right to be angry

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Posted in: Japan begins distributing cash handouts for virus relief See in context

You have to be a resident for 3 months to qualify

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