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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo See in context

Biggest problem you can put on a great show for 2 weeks + Paralympics and after that the facilities are unused.

The facilities in London are being used.

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Posted in: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested See in context

And still Turkey thinks it should gain membership of the EU. Not even close.

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Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center See in context

It seems to have been a genuine mistake.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo See in context

It took them long enough. Really, Tokyo's Olympic organisers are making the ongoing Rio debacle look like a triumph. They couldn't organise a booze up in a brewery.

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Posted in: British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream See in context

About time too.

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Posted in: Gov't to introduce full-body scanners at Narita, Haneda, Kansai airports See in context

In countries that use these scanners, if you don't want to use them you can have a thorough pat down instead. There are practical and ethical reasons why some won't use them. I hope the Japanese authorities realise this. They should also be aware that machines aren't perfect, they often give authorities a false sense of security.

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Posted in: Time for black or gay 007, says Brosnan See in context

Most of the posters here seem to think being British means being white.

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Posted in: Time for black or gay 007, says Brosnan See in context

Of course the British security services employs black people, they have staff that represent all ethnicities, so I can't see why Bond can't be black. A Scots father and a Swiss mother? No problem, you can be black and British, Swiss or whatever. Idris Elba would be great n the role.

As for a gay Bond, I don't see that as a problem (MI6 have never been short of gay staff), but I don't see some countries being happy about it and screening the film.

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Posted in: Netizens support foreign comic after Japanese man’s discriminatory remark See in context

I cannot understand why Tsukuji allows tourists, it's a place of business not a theme park. Stop letting them in. As for the idiot who made the xenophobic comment, I would have asked him why a lavatory was 'Japanese only'.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar See in context

Shame. Japan waste a lot more money in so many other ways, why begrudge the older people a little gift. Then again, in the UK those reaching their 100th birthday only get a signed birthday card from the Queen. Maybe the Emperor should do the same?

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Posted in: 7 dead after jet in UK airshow crashes into road See in context

Latest reports say the police are expecting to find more bodies when the wreckage is cleared. Terrible accident.

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Posted in: University student arrested for forcibly stealing woman's underwear in karaoke parlor See in context

Yet another sex offender but with no register to put them on. Japan needs a Sex Offenders Register now.

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Posted in: 3 Americans praised for subduing train gunman in France See in context

Crazed gunman brought down by super tough, brave unarmed men.

I wonder what the gun lobby would make of that?

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Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad? See in context

Teabags, Angel Delight, Twiglets, Marmite, Marmite crisps, over the counter pain killers (Japanese ones are in effectual), hair dye (colours here are wrong for me), toothpaste, skin care products, shoes, clothes, proper cheese (not that tasteless plastic crap you get here) and I always get my eyes tested and glasses made up in the UK as the eye tests in Japan have been woefully inadequate for my eye problems.

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Posted in: Two families brawl in Kobe home center over diapers See in context

So everybody was Kung Fu Fighting? Were they fast as lightning?

It was a little bit frightening, as it called for expert timing.

I don't know, but here's a suggestion. Maybe shops should stop allowing one or two groups of people to buy the entire stock and ration them to a couple of packets per person.

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Posted in: Old and new See in context

WTF? At the very least this is in extremely poor taste.

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Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet See in context

Terrible. The bloke should do life for this, but he'll probably get off.

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Posted in: Newspaper deliveryman shot by crossbow arrow in Aichi See in context

Wow...sounds like a professional hitman.

No, a professional hitman would have killed him.

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Posted in: Heathrow trials steeper approaches as runway decision looms See in context

Heathrow will get the third runway, noise or no noise. The committee looking at London airports expansion rightly dismissed Johnson's vanity project of an environmentally damaging airport in the Thames estuary, as well as Gatwick's access difficulties for passengers north and west of London. It has to be Heathrow.

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Posted in: Simple coordination to slash 'superbug' infections See in context

Stop over prescribing antibiotics for a start. Make sure patients realise that, if prescribed them, they talk them properly as prescribed. The lack of joined up care and the ability of patient to go 'doctor shopping' means they can go from one to the other getting more meds they don't need. I one had a doctor in Japan try and give a me prescription of oral antibiotics for an obviously viral sore throat - completely and utterly ineffective apart from contributing to the resistance problem. I'd gone about an ear problem anyway, something else that didn't need oral antibiotics.

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Posted in: TV industry sees digital threats rising See in context

Japanese TV is unbelievably awful and and dying a slow, tedious death, yet no one in the industry wants to do anything about it so the status quo remains and it's the viewer who suffers.

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Posted in: Empress has myocardial ischemia, scan shows See in context

Why the delay for the scan? Why the delay for surgery - the sooner the better. If they are worried she is not physically fit to withstand the op then let her rest and build herself up for it, the official duties can be done by someone else in the Imperial Family.

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Posted in: Britain, Gibraltar accuse Spain of entering British waters See in context

@Alex80. Gibraltar isn't part of the UK, it's a British Overseas Territory.

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Posted in: Britain, Gibraltar accuse Spain of entering British waters See in context

Spain has been violating Gib's sovereignty for a long time, including a blockade of the road from Gib to the Spanish side. They do this whenever they want to curry favourable headlines at home, most around the time unemployment or other economic figures and being released. If Spain knew smugglers were entering Gib's waters they all they had to do was simply inform the authorities that they were in pursuit, it happens all the time between countries. Not only is this good manners, but it also means they get extra help in the chase. I have a relative who lived in Gib until last year, he says these incursions and deliberate lack of diplomatic protocol are a daily thing. Spain doesn't like the fact that Gibraltarians have the right to self determination and a referendum in 2002 showed 99% of voters wanted Gib to remain a British territory.

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Posted in: Trump says he can't recall using insults; then attacks Kelly See in context

What a disgusting man Trump is. A racist misogynist. Even talk of him being a Presidential candidate reflects badly on the US.

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Posted in: Peninsula to open 190-room hotel in London See in context

London is already one huge, perpetual building site. It really doesn't need another luxury hotel or more over priced flats that are bought by foreign criminals to launder money so stay empty for years.

But of course, Westminster Council will grant planning permission.

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Posted in: 7 customs that Japanese people wish would just disappear See in context

Yes, get rid of all of them.

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Posted in: 5 interview questions employers in Japan are no longer allowed to ask See in context

In the US, Canada, the EU, Australia, and New Zealand all that is necessary is for the applicant to give full name, social security (or national benefits) number, education history, past employment history, adult criminal convictions, and any relevant awards received in academics or business. Employers cannot ask anything else.

A UK company is now going to stop asking applicants about their degree and A level results as these are no guarantee of being a suitable candidate. Good idea.


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Posted in: Is Japan a good place to raise children? See in context

No. I don't like the culturally embedded gender roles and inequality, nor do I like the way children are moulded in to good little worker drones. Fortunately my children had gone through school before I came to Japan.

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Posted in: Is it possible to escape your past as long as Google remembers? See in context

Those resident in the EU have the right to have their past erased on google. Many have done so.

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