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Posted in: Volunteers in Japan draw on sports to help foreign laborers integrate See in context

Quite an encouraging article after reading so many articles recently about many Japanese having negative attitude towards the sudden influx of foreigners.

Kudos to the Japanese folks who are embracing a more multicultural Japan.

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Posted in: Al Ain beat Yokohama 5-1 to win Asian Champions League See in context

Totally agree @spitfire. A bit of online research would've shown what a total failure this guy is.

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Posted in: Al Ain beat Yokohama 5-1 to win Asian Champions League See in context

It always amazed me how Kewell got this job. His CV managing in the UK is one of consistent failure right down to managing semi-professional as he went from smaller club to smaller club who took a chance on him.

He failed at literally every club he managed and was fired at all of them. Didn't Yokohama do their homework?

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Posted in: Town to block Mount Fuji view from troublesome tourists See in context

@Ed, I can confirm "the new Bali" moniker. Since the yen has crashed I've definitely noticed a different kind of tourist. Not all of course but many uncivilized bogan types that I'd only experienced in Bali. I've witnessed some really embarrassing and disrespectful behaviour.

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Posted in: Golden Week holidays start amid post-COVID tourism boom, weak yen See in context

@moonraker, LOL! Exactly what I was thinking. Maybe she can follow it up by seeing the Mona Lisa and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Ohtsuka Art Museum in rural Tokushima.

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Posted in: Australia, New Zealand honor their war dead with dawn services on Anzac Day See in context

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

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Posted in: Believers still pursuing Hiroshima mystery beast 50 years after sightings See in context

Who knew such a beast existed in Japan? I've hiked near there. This article is genuinely chilling.

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Posted in: Tokyo crowds revel as cherry blossoms reach full bloom See in context

@Tom Selleck

Lust??? Lol!!!

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Posted in: Japanese model with Down syndrome fulfills dream; walks in Paris show See in context

Great story JT. We need more articles like this among the usual gloom and doom.

Well done and good for Nao!

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia launches formal bid to host 2034 World Cup in FIFA contest effectively already won See in context

Obviously human rights aren't a priority when considering a host country.

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Posted in: Unusually warm weather in northern Japan puts damper on winter events See in context

I genuinely worry if this unprecedented warmth means we're in for a hotter than usual summer.

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Posted in: High school girl killed, likely after being dragged 5 km by car See in context

Absolutely horrible and disturbingly similar to this just a couple of weeks ago.

Always good to assume the truck won't see you when you're cycling. Stay well clear.


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Posted in: Ohtani agrees to record $700 million 10-year contract with Dodgers See in context

Beat me to it @carp_boya! That grates on me as well. Always can tell who are newbies to NPB when they call them the "Ham Fighters".

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Posted in: The 'Oppenheimer' creative team take you behind the scenes of film's key moments See in context

So when do we get to see it? Any word on it's Japan release date?

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Posted in: Tigers beat Buffaloes 4-3 in Game 4 to even Japan Series at two games apiece See in context

Go you Tigers!

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya sees subdued Halloween as tight security dampens mood See in context

Sabrina Harnois, 24, an American living in Tokyo who came dressed as a gothic witch, said an incident like the one in Itaewon could have happened, recalling how "horribly crowded" Shibuya was in 2019.

"It was hard to walk around, and it did feel dangerous," she said.

Felt dangerous but she still came back.

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Posted in: Junior high school principal arrested for possessing obscene images of young girls See in context

A beast. You just wonder if the only reason he rose to his current position was through the archaic seniority system. Goodness knows how many victims he was beasting.

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Posted in: Swarms of tourists causing crisis for Mount Fuji See in context

soiled bathrooms and mounds of litter along the climbing path.

This is not a new problem. I climbed it in 2003 and this is how I remember it and bear in mind this is way before the big wave of tourists. I have to agree with Nihon Enigma's experience.

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Posted in: Japan broadcasters issue rare apologies for past silence over J-pop agency sex abuse See in context

Now, I’ll still never be able to watch a Japanese boy band

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Posted in: Australian police charge man over bomb threat on Malaysia Airlines flight See in context

@Mr Kipling, hear hear!

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Posted in: Australian police charge man over bomb threat on Malaysia Airlines flight See in context

And it should be mentioned that there were religious motivations behind this as was reported by other reliable news sources. I'll let the readers guess the religion if JT doesn't want to mention it.

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Posted in: Australian police investigate how 3 died after apparently eating wild mushrooms at family meal See in context

So the deceased and critically ill were all related to her estranged husband yet she and her children were unharmed. This can't be too difficult for the police to wrap up.

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Posted in: Japan opening of 'Barbie' marred by controversy ahead of nuclear memorials See in context

I won't be going to see either of these trash movies .

What a courageous position.

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Posted in: 4 air crew members missing after an Australian army helicopter ditched off the Queensland coast See in context

Worked closely with our Aussie allies during my military career - they're tough soldiers and great people...

I out-shot some, out-ran others, but never won a drinking contest...

Hope everyone returns home safe...."

Thank you for this post and your service sir. We know our allies always have our backs as we have yours, mate.

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet support rate slides to 34.3% See in context

And yet just watch his government comfortably win the next election. If only the dissatisfied voted. (Sigh)

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Posted in: 'Succession' fans brace for series finale of Emmy-winning hit drama See in context

And where can we watch this in Japan?

It's on the streaming service, Unext. They've always been months behind the actual release date. They're still only up to season 3 so we'll probably have to wait for a while yet sadly.

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Posted in: Japan split over Diet debate on Constitution revision: survey See in context

On a lighter note, I'm so happy to see attitudes towards same-sex marriage becoming more positive. Progress in a still, very conservative country.

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Posted in: Female member of gov't panel brings baby to meeting at PM's office See in context

And I'll happily apologize for calling it an attention-seeking stunt if someone can confirm she allows parents at her company to bring their babies to work whenever they want.

Can anyone confirm this is the case at Genequest Inc?

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Posted in: Female member of gov't panel brings baby to meeting at PM's office See in context

This is all great, but how is it ‘empowering’? The word has just become a media buzzword.

Exactly. Women who sadly can't afford childcare, generally don't have jobs that allow them to take children to work. Attention-seeking token gestures by privileged individuals won't change a thing sadly. But hey, if likes on her social media makes her feel better about herself...

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Posted in: Female member of gov't panel brings baby to meeting at PM's office See in context

Wow, look at that face. Someone is trying to make a statement rather than doing this out of necessity. She could easily afford childcare. Jacinda Ardern fan girl much?

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