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Posted in: Social networking for animals See in context

This cat looks distinctly uncomfortable.

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Posted in: Je suis Charlie? Attack sparks debate on free speech limits See in context

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. Simply put, freedom of expression will always trump religious dogmatism.

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Posted in: 12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris weekly; police identify 3 suspects See in context

Je Suis Charlie Hebdo

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Posted in: Tokyo police raid 4 stores selling 'dangerous drugs' See in context

The infantile classification of a nebulous group of substances as "dangerous drugs" smacks of the "Just say No" anti-drug campaigns in the 80's in the states. Sponsored by the Reagans supporting the cocaine -running Nicaraguan Contras. And the biggest drug pusher in Japan is JT.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake See in context

Yes with the Japanese staff greeting customers with "Aloha". Which has been pointed out by other posters complaining about foreign run washoku restaurants makes the cuisine "fake".

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Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake See in context

"Can't believe the number of posters with the simple-minded logic that goes "because Japanese-run restaurants routinely ruin the dishes of various other countries - in Japan, for the Japanese consumer, " And in the end all of the restaurants overseas serving mutations of washoku are in their respective countries and serving their respective country's consumers.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake See in context

Saying they are "fake" is a fairly loaded word. By the same rationale the multitude of Japanese-run, Italian restaurants in Tokyo serving food seasoned to a Japanese taste are "fake".

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Posted in: Check your Psycho-Pass levels at Shinjuku Station See in context

ahem.. I think I'll pass.

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Posted in: Saitama cop arrested after robbing woman's apartment See in context

Well I'm constantly profiled by the police when targeted for ID checks because of my foreign appearance. And given the not insignificant amount of reports of cops behaving badly I think it's reasonable to call them into question as a whole.

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Posted in: Prosecutors indict vagina artist on obscenity charges See in context

It!s a question of the selective and arbitrary application of the said Japanese law

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Posted in: Prosecutors indict vagina artist on obscenity charges See in context

The prosecutor should be ashamed. At my local video store there are adult videos packaged with latex molds of the vagina of the star. Must be because the adult video business has the sanctioned imprimatur of organized crime. Heaven forbid an independent woman try to do the same for herself

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

`@Frankie Wilde- There's the data , thank you. Though I doubt many posters will read and digest it. Also check numerous peer-reviewed studies in The Lancet et al about the relative addictive qualities and potential for harm of a variety of substances

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Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke See in context

Amazingly short-sighted and unscientific policy making. Alcohol. drug and tobacco companies are the only ones reaping any benefit.

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Posted in: Japan sends 20,000 sets of protective clothing to Africa for Ebola fight See in context

The face masks sold in pharmacies have not been shown to prevent the transmission of other communicable illnesses when used as they usually are here,much less Ebola

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Posted in: Japan sends 20,000 sets of protective clothing to Africa for Ebola fight See in context

Lets hope it doesn't include very special Japanese face masks so they can "gaman" their way through the illness

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Posted in: Diet rocked by dispute over justice minister's red scarf See in context

To anyone witness to a Japanese organization's punctiliousness about appearance with accompanying massive inefficiency and lack of organization this is no surprise

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Posted in: Foreskin clip joints take unwary males for a ride See in context

It's male genital mutilation

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Posted in: Digital-age robber foiled by analog elderly woman at convenience store in Fukuoka See in context

AOL news is still around?

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