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Posted in: NHK announces lineup for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' See in context

Surprised they don't have NHK's Tokyo Olympic song "Papurika" on the menu.

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

Also, every time I go to Nagoya, I eat lunch at the Hilton with family. Never again

Is this your boycott of the day?

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Posted in: Nursing care sector to accept largest number of foreign workers: gov't See in context

Things have changed quickly. The past 5 weekends that I have gone out somewhere, the parking attendants have been foreign. I didn't even have to speak Japanese. Same goes for a lot of cashier jobs.

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Posted in: K-pop group BTS's talent agency apologizes over A-bomb shirt See in context

Funny thing from the news this morning. They interviewed people on the streets of Seoul how they felt about the shirt. One girl said that BTS shouldn't have to apologize and why does Japan "constantly dwell on the past?" lol

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland seeks rejection of costumed performers' damages suit See in context

Too bad suing for money is the only way to do things. Companies should be sued for jobs to be taken away. Then these jerks could really feel the pain.

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Posted in: Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95 See in context

RIP

Every few years I look him up on the internet to see what his latest ventures were. I was always surprised how well he was doing for his age. He was hosting that Superhumans show on Discovery Channel too which was pretty interesting. His mark on this World will be forever felt.

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Posted in: Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor See in context

Congratulations! Yankee fans won't be happy about this as they keep dwelling on Andujar being better because of his HR count and better average. Ohtani was more of an impact player on the entire MLB no matter how you look at it. Plus Andujar was one of the worst defensive infielders in baseball.

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Posted in: Yanagita hits 'sayonara' home run to lift Japan over MLB See in context

I am a diehard Hanshin Tigers and LA Angels fan and these teams have players from neither teams. Well Japan has only Iwasada who may or may not play because he is a pitcher and the worst on the team statistically. I just can't get excited watching players from the Giants, Carp and Hawks.

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Posted in: Abe talks with Trump on phone; praises his efforts in midterm elections See in context

Then Trump thanked him back for being a great friend and ally. Next day Trump jumps on Twitter and rips Japan/Abe for unfair trading. Same news, different day.

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Posted in: TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt See in context

People here are already angry enough that K-pop is outselling domestic music exponentially.

Man, K-wave is in the past here. Only a few artists remain popular but not like 5-10 years ago.

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Posted in: Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight, claiming he was duped See in context

If I was 41 and worth close to $1 billion, I would stay far away from the ring and enjoy my Lakers courtside seats like he has been doing.

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Posted in: Kyoto aiming to disperse crowds to ease 'overtourism' See in context

One thing causing all of this is the huge influx of low cost carriers at Kansai Airport particularly within Asia. I remembered people saying that Kansai Airport was extremely expensive for airlines to land at hence the lack of flights in and out. They must have eased the costs.

My Korean friend told me how expensive Korea has gotten and that Japan is actually about the same if not cheaper. Japan is becoming affordable.

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Posted in: Passengers to be banned from carrying knives onto all trains in Japan from April See in context

 I don't want traveling by shinkansen to be negatively impacted by extreme security measures just because of 1 or 2 looneys.

The same people who complain about this are going to complain about how nothing was done to prevent the incident and how Japan is a dangerous country. I guess people choose sides depending on the day.

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Posted in: 33-year-old man arrested for abusing girlfriend's 2-year-old son See in context

If I am basing my opinion on all stories read in the news, I think maybe single mothers should just stay single.

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Posted in: Police investigate speeding case after driver posts footage online See in context

I can see that is the Daini Hanna highway that links Nara and Osaka. I drive it every week and can tell you that that tunnel alone is always crawling with highway patrol. I guess they don't work late at night.

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO Son says Saudi fund to continue despite Khashoggi murder See in context

Would anyone criticising Son here instead demand a boycott of Saudi oil and pay more at the pump to show solidarity with Khashoggi? Didn't think so.

Exactly! 35-40% of Japan's oil imports are from Saudi Arabia. Why has no one here sold off their car or bike yet? People can downvote but have no explanation.

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Posted in: Japanese woman killed, another seriously injured in Guatemala See in context

RIP

Though I am not into religious ways, I commend them for their willpower and courage to go to Third World countries to do what they believe in despite the risk.

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Posted in: Abe, IOC chief to visit Fukushima venue for 2020 Olympics See in context

So this is how you welcome softball back to the Olympics?

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Posted in: TEPCO offers English virtual tour inside crippled Fukushima plant See in context

I saw that Netflix show where the guy went on a group tour of the high radiation areas. No thanks for me but highly informative about government lies.

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Posted in: Car hits and kills 15-year-old cyclist; driver arrested See in context

Outside of major cities, there are not many flat leveled sidewalks or bicycle only lanes.

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Posted in: Schoolgirl caught stealing dozens of educational books in one night See in context

She has her uni entrance exams coming up, and the pressure is clearly on

If she has no money for these books, the price of college textbooks will blow her mind if she can afford to go in the first place.

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Posted in: Hawks' Yanagita ends Japan Series Game 5 thriller with knockout blow See in context

Cool! I think this could be a make-or-break season for Hiroshima. If they lose, they may lose their best player Maru to free agency and their coach Ogata could quite possibly step down for failing to win/enter the Japan Series for 3 straight years. Hiroshima's demise is perfectly fine for me as a Tigers fan lol

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Posted in: Japanese journalist freed from Syria says sorry for involving gov't See in context

I am sure that he had no desire to involve the government in the first place. It was the terrorists who wanted him.to contact the govt. so could try and have a nice payday. He probably wanted to be as low key as possible to try and avoid his passport being voided like the government has been doing of late.

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Posted in: Hawks' Yanagita ends Japan Series Game 5 thriller with knockout blow See in context

Won't be surprised if Hawks win it all because they always do and Hiroshima always chokes in big games.

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Posted in: Man accused of killing boy, girl in 2015 denies murder See in context

I remembered the parents getting criticism for letting their children roam at all hours of the night. I wonder how much backlash they faced.

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Posted in: ¥14 mil stolen from man after pepper spray attack at Tokyo hotel See in context

I have always wondered if pepper spray was available here especially for women facing molesters. I guess this answers my question but used in the wrong way.

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Posted in: 13 arrested for groping, theft after Shibuya Halloween chaos See in context

Crowds aside, I don't think I would last a second out there with people blaring and flash mobbing to Da Pump's U.S.A. song everywhere. Yes, I am getting older and crabbier but that song is just plain annoying.

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Posted in: 3 people found stabbed to death in Osaka Pref residence See in context

@Do the hustle

Read this:

There were no signs that someone entered the house from outside and the knife apparently used in the stabbing was found inside the residence

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Posted in: 3 dead after car goes into sea in suspected murder-suicide See in context

RIP

Not only does this affect family but also affects neighbors, classmates and teachers who will always regret not being able to prevent the situation from happening. I have never forgotten a friend of mine in high school who shot and killed himself by mistake. It just stays with you.

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Posted in: Paul McCartney arrives in Japan for four concerts See in context

Most of his solo oeuvre was just sentimental or faux pop rubbish. and he is a geriatric. Give me AKB 48 any day.

Not a fan of his solo music but without a doubt he sings Beatles music too. Also he sings at his concerts unlike your favorite group.

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