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Posted in: Major Japanese bread producer begins selling croissants and cakes made from silkworms See in context

I sure do miss tasty, healthy bread. Japanese “bread” sucks.

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Posted in: Japan to expand COVID quasi-emergency to 34 of 47 prefectures See in context

As long as you are vaccinated and not obese, just get on with your life. Stop worrying.

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Posted in: France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports venues See in context

Excellent news. Well done France. Make the anti-vaxers suffer for their stupidity and selfishness.

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested after brawl with over 10 bikers See in context

We all know the type. Usually a white Toyota crown or a ProBox. I am glad the bikers did the right thing, and brought this tail-gater down a peg or three.

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Posted in: Brady, Bucs out as Rams advance; Chiefs down Bills See in context

So glad the Packers got knocked out. I hope the Bengals win the Super Bowl.

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Posted in: Get two burgers for only ¥500 at Burger King Japan for a limited time See in context

BK is so much better than McD's. I wish they were as abundant as the latter where I live.

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Posted in: Tokyo condo frees up space by putting a shower in the kitchen See in context

I guarantee the whole building has inadequate insulation, if any at all. Gotta support the kerosene cartel in Japan!

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Posted in: Japan mulls delaying controversial Sado mine list for World Heritage See in context

Root cause of all this is Japan's tatamae culture.

Spot on. The chasm between the Germans and the Japanese is enormous. It will never change.

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Posted in: Netflix stock plunges as subscriber growth worries deepen See in context

I love Netflix. Without it I would be in hell; just awful Japanese TV to watch. Hulu is rubbish in Japan, not sure about other countries though.

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Posted in: Trickle of residents return to Fukushima's last deserted town See in context

With some little mud from tsunami and radiation contamination, that's where difference are.

Indeed. I meant more like the ugly overhead wires, superfluous signage and barriers, plastic houses with metal windows....

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Posted in: Trickle of residents return to Fukushima's last deserted town See in context

The sad thing is, it doesn’t even look much more ghastly than the average Japanese village/town!

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Posted in: Japan to provide over $1 mil, relief supplies to tsunami-hit Tonga See in context

Can Japan’s working poor also get $1m in aid, please?

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Posted in: British PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party See in context

Who cares? It's not like it was a rave party! It was some drinks outside in a flippin' garden!

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Posted in: When meeting someone new, try skirting the small talk and digging a little deeper See in context

"It said on your form you like classical music."

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainee in Japan demands apology for 2 years of abuse See in context

Bullying is as normal and accepted in Japan as adding wasabi to your sushi.

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Posted in: New law in France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports arenas and other venues See in context

Great news! Nothing worse than being around selfish and stupid anti-vaxxers!

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Posted in: Japan to reduce plastic waste from April See in context

Is this some kind of joke? A simple trip to the 7/11 here ends up burdening me with enough plastic to power a small power plant.

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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

I'm from the UK, so it was easy. Just an eye test, translation of UK license and proof that I had driven in the UK for at least three months. Oh, and some money, maybe 7000 yen or so.

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Posted in: Daughter arrested for strangling 90-year-old mother See in context

Another tragic end to another desperate Japanese family. When will the Japanese government wake up and deal with their own ‘epidemic of families in economic crisis’ and ‘mental health issues’ ??

Never. They don't care.

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Posted in: Mizuho online business banking services suffer another glitch See in context

Problem still using Windows98, knowing Japan.

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Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day See in context

Nothing says "Coming of age" like all rushing off to see Mickey Mouse at DisneyWorld, as I saw on the NHK news last night!

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Posted in: Japanese actress Ryoko Yonekura to make her third return to 'Chicago' on Broadway See in context

She is smokin’ hot.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan upgrades Samurai Mac duo with hot spice, smoked mayo and triple bacon See in context

Dairy cows in Nagano and Hokkaido are grass-fed.

Less than 5% of their diet is grass.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan upgrades Samurai Mac duo with hot spice, smoked mayo and triple bacon See in context

Better look for small eateries where they make grass fed gourmet burgers.

No cattle in Japan are fed grass. It's all corn, There's a reason why the meat is so marbled and unhealthy.

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Posted in: Japanese fast food chain serves up burgers with Camembert 'buns' See in context

It's cholesterol. Scottish people eat it.

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Posted in: Record 235 COVID-19 cases reported among U.S. forces in Okinawa See in context

No way would I live in Japan without the presence of US forces here. I couldn't care less about the latest outbreak, seeing as I am triple vaccinated already.

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Posted in: Former SMAP member Katori marries girlfriend See in context

The single most annoying face on Japanese TV.

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Posted in: Anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90 See in context

So sad what South Africa has become since the end of Apartheid.

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Posted in: Two brothers arrested after keeping remains of father in house for 2 years See in context

Not necessarily, according to the article the body was "mummified".

You're right. Keeping a dead body in the spare room carries no health/sanitation risks!

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Posted in: What is Christmas going to be like for you this year? See in context

In front of a roaring fire watching Netflix and drinking beer! Going to be very cold on Sunday.

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