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Posted in: Marie Kondo's Netflix show has cluttered Americans abuzz See in context

Actually there is one celebrity on one of those DIY variety shows who gives advice on how to organize your house using ¥100 shop merchandise. She is far more interesting.

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Posted in: Convenience stores to stop selling adult magazines by end of August See in context

Ministop, which runs some 2,000 stores in Japan, has already shut out adult magazines, introducing the ban in late 2017.

Man, I was just at Ministop last week making copies next to the magazine rack and there were quite a few of these magazines still selling there. It was hard not to notice with half of the cover showing 2 large.....eyes.

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Posted in: Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl See in context

Waking up at 5am was well worth it for Rams to win this game. My parents are season ticket holders and got entered into a contest to go to ATL to see the game there. Chances are slim though. I hope Rams victimize the Patriots like the Eagles did last year.

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Posted in: 'Short skirts cause sexual assaults,' according to Japanese school uniform poster See in context

How about schools offer self-defense classes as part of the P.E. curriculum?

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Posted in: Here’s what Japanese people really think about Marie Kondo See in context

Her methods should only really apply to hoarders. The majority of Japanese people, regardless of how much they minimize, are still going to have crap everywhere in their small Japanese house.

I watched the first episode and all I saw was a beautiful home with a few clothes lying in the closet and some boxes in the garage. Hoarding is a whole other level.

Overall, the show was pretty boring. If I wanted to watch a house cleaning show, I would watch Queer Eye. It is much more entertaining and funny at that.

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Posted in: Osaka subway drivers win court case over right to grow beards See in context

But my question is, with a beard they just call you that, but without it they treat you like any other father. So besides calling you "ojisan" when you have the beard, how else do they treat you differently?

Actually with the beard I get the ojisan name-calling and kids trying to punch me or grab onto my legs. When I shave, all I hear are hellos. In baseball here, many of the foreign players sport beards. Adults here will say I look like many different ball players even though they look totally different and I am not even in the same height or weight class as them.

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Posted in: Birds found dead in Tokyo park; poison suspected See in context

Japan will soon make it against the law to feed the birds/stray animals to prevent this from happening again

It is already a given not to feed stray cats to avoid the wrath from neighbors.

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Posted in: Osaka subway drivers win court case over right to grow beards See in context

I wear my beard with pride and laziness. Only bad thing is going to my kids' Kindergarten and kids call me ojisan. Shave the beard, I am treated like any other father.

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Posted in: Moscow says Japan must recognize all Kurils as Russian See in context

Japan lost them in the war. Let it go.

Ha! Tell that to the many upon many countries that lost territory and livelihood to Russia during the war yet gained them back.

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Posted in: Traffic ticket against monk driving in robe stirs online protests See in context

Do police make up their own laws or enforce them?

Never will forget years back when a cop car stopped my car for driving with a license plate of a neighboring prefecture. Then, even though I was speaking Japanese fine with them, they got an English speaker on the phone to tell me they were going to search my car. When police are bored, anyone is fair game.

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Posted in: JAL faces fresh disciplinary action after drinking by flight attendant See in context

She was about to head to Hawaii and party like it was 2999.

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Posted in: American woman brings pistol, bullets onto Delta Air Lines flight to Japan See in context

Actually I just saw the news last night that ATL shut down one of their terminal due to being undermanned because of the government shutdown. It isn't like the U.S. is lenient or anything, people are arrested a lot for trying to carry handguns on the plane. Atlanta seems to get a lot of news of people doing so.

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Posted in: Lady Gaga says she won't work again with singer R.Kelly See in context

I will never forget a concert I went to in Anaheim back in 1994. It featured Coolio, Warren G, Heavy D and R. Kelly was the closing act. R. Kelly had 3 curtain calls during the concert and there was a point where lights went on, everyone was leaving and he called everyone back because he had more songs to unveil to us. At that point, I found him to be extremely passionate about his music.

Since then, his music has been good even though half of his songs seem to be about sex. Now though, I think twice when I listen to R. Kelly because of constant accusations of pedophilia and owning sex slaves. Any songs about sex from him bring on a whole new meaning.

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Posted in: 3-time Olympic champ Yoshida says it's time for next generation of wrestlers to take stage See in context

It is all good. She will go down as one of the best female wrestlers in Olympic history. Best of luck to her in the future and look forward to seeing more Alsok commercials.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of ‘Lucky Man’ See in context

I remembered seeing on TV Bobby Ologun and some of his Nigerian buddies doing this but they were towards the back. By the time they enter, people just jog and the winners are already like 5-10 minutes ahead. 5000 people is a lot.

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Posted in: Russia accuses Japan of whipping up tensions in islands dispute See in context

Come on Putin, be nice to Japan! What other country is buying up your sexy calendars like hotcakes?

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy dies in apparent suicide leap from condo in Kobe See in context

I know this sounds bit offtopic but yesterday a train jumper in Osaka, today a window jumper. That is just the two of which we heard of in the news in consecutive days

I heard suicides happen a lot after vacation periods.

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Posted in: Japanese school bans non-white masks for students See in context

Its become more fashion now than what it was initially thought of as a deterrent.

A lot of mothers at my kids' kindergarten wear them I notice as a substitute for the make-up they didn't have time to put on in the morning.

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Posted in: Crammed in See in context

And that is our exact image of Tokyo daily life for us country bumkins outside of the Kanto area.

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Posted in: Rush of travelers returning from New Year holidays in high gear See in context

 Does the granddaughter's mother really need that mask?

Judging by the wave and eye contact, I believe it is Infuenza....Type B lol

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Posted in: Rush of travelers returning from New Year holidays in high gear See in context

 Does the granddaughter's mother really need that mask?

Judging by the wave and eye contact, I believe it is Infuenza....Type B lol

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Posted in: Newspaper delivery man arrested after ramming man with car in pachinko parlor parking lot See in context

Now he can look forward to police officers, judges and prison guards looking down on him.

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Posted in: Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times See in context

Reminded me of concerts I have been to. The main act was late so we were forced to watch the warm-up acts. Then it turned out that the warm-up acts were better than the main act.

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Posted in: Wheelchair fraudsters fake disabilities at Tokyo Disneyland See in context

You think this is an issue while as we speak many people in Japan are parking in handicapped parking spots that aren't handicapped.

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Posted in: Bus driver goes to work after robbing convenience store in Miyagi Pref See in context

I am going to have to share this with my buddy who was telling me that public bus drivers have big salaries in Japan.

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Posted in: Mother, 7-year-old son killed in car-truck crash in Tochigi Pref See in context

Another one could be suicide

If she drove off a cliff. Driving into another car gives you a chance of survival.

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Posted in: Mariah Carey's Christmas classic sets new record on Spotify See in context

Actually Wham "Last Christmas" seems to be more popular in Japan than the Mariah song. I hear it a lot more here than I did in the U.S.

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Posted in: Police appeal for help over murder of elderly couple a year ago See in context

I wonder what percent of these cases actually find new witnesses after a year's time. I can't even remember strangers I saw yesterday let alone a year ago.

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Posted in: Woman in her 60s conned out of ¥100 mil in bogus lawsuit case See in context

Oh, good grief! How gullible are these people? Scammers are the lowest form of life on earth, but it seems there are many Japanese who make it very easy for them.

This is not just a Japan thing just because this is your only source for news. Scams of all sorts against older people are happening Worldwide. My grandmother lives in a retirement community in the U.S. and there are many upon many people being swindled for cash even though they have good support services in the community to try and prevent fraud.

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Posted in: Penalties for drivers using cell phones to be toughened with jail terms See in context

New traffic laws are usually enforced in April then it is a free for all from May-March.

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