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Posted in: Kabuki actor Ennosuke gets suspended term for helping parents' suicides See in context

Suspended, on condition that . . . He never does it again? Oh wait, he can’t do it again. He already helped them to die.

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Posted in: Ibaraki ranked ‘least attractive’ among Japan’s 47 prefectures in survey See in context

Perfect publicity to keep out tourist overload. We know great places here!

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Posted in: Japan eyes shift to 'quality' experiences as inbound tourism recovers See in context

Japan Rail pass price increasing by 77% says it all

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Posted in: Massive price increase announced for Japan Rail Pass; cost to jump by up to 77% See in context

It’s been a poor deal from the beginning, with the forced consecutive days rule. Compare to Eurail pass, which is cheaper, and can be used day by day.

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Posted in: Medvedev tops Rublev in Dubai final for third straight title See in context

Rublev's trophy is much cooler looking

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Posted in: When you drink coffee or tea in Japan, do you prefer the chains like Starbucks, Tully’s, Doutor, etc, or do you prefer the traditional “kissaten?” See in context

Where's the third choice — independent coffee shops that aren’t traditional kissaten?

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Posted in: One way to keep warm See in context

Concrete floor & walls, big open wall for the wind, lovely

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Posted in: Neil Young drops rift to praise Crosby as 'soul' of CSNY See in context

David Crosby was great, and one of a kind. Context is important: He came on the scene when “Dominique,” by the singing nun was #1 (https://youtu.be/EO7cD6qmydo)

Like a miracle, he arrived full blown

I will miss him

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Posted in: Tokyo exhibit showcases Dior's passion for Japan See in context

Tokyo exhibit showcases Dior's passion for ¥apan

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court dismisses damages suit by same-sex couples See in context

Just very sad

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Posted in: Families unleash grief and anger on Parkland school shooter See in context

I wonder if anyone put half the blame on courts and politicians for their cowardice in not standing up to the NRA and stopping the gun epidemic.

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Posted in: Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter don't just connect people; they can isolate them from reality, say some sociologists. What do you think? See in context

Just now it seems that isolation from “reality” seems like a dream come true.

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Posted in: Caster Semenya is back; so is her sport's thorniest problem See in context

This would probably baffle King Solomon!

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Posted in: Woman indicted for pushing 9-year-old son to death from Tokyo hotel See in context

She’s “indicted.” It’s not up to JT readers to convict her, even before the case had gone to trial.

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Posted in: Tokugawa Japan wasn't nearly as isolated as history books teach See in context

Smart to have kept the Christians out. Look what the devastation they did to indigenous in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

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Posted in: COVID outbreak 'extremely grim' as Shanghai extends lockdown See in context

Rodney, I think your figures are a bit wacky

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Posted in: LGBTQ safe space opens in Osaka See in context

Happy to read this positive news.

Amazing to see how many people here are Gaslighting experts on the LGBTQ+ situation in Japan, without research or experience.

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Posted in: GSDF marks launch of new electronic warfare unit See in context

Judging from the number of down votes, it seems like they're already operational

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Posted in: Japan enjoys cherry blossom season despite COVID-19 worries See in context

Can you see the ghost face between the two females, hovering just above them?

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Posted in: Turn your apartment’s bathroom into a place of tranquillity See in context

Then the cleaning…

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Posted in: Japan's top court orders TEPCO to pay damages over Fukushima crisis See in context

¥350,000 for a life lost. It would be laughable if it weren’t so sad

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Posted in: Up you go See in context


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Posted in: Medal men See in context

I suppose Kobayashi-kun already showed he can jump high enough

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Posted in: Japan to speed up booster shots See in context

Speed up?! Friends and family in Europe and North America have already gotten their booster shots. Japan as usual is just talking about it. Just like they did for the first vaccines.

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Posted in: Japan's crown prince says royals should refute extreme attacks See in context

Back in the day, we would have called his complaint “pi$$ing into the wind.”

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Posted in: Japan's Go To Travel subsidy program to resume possibly in February See in context

If we need a Covid test, as was indicated, that will eat up a lot of that savings

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Posted in: Kishida, wife maintain closeness despite long distance See in context

If their marriage has lasted, they are probably a healthy couple. Compare many tight marriages that all too often end in acrimony and divorce.

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Posted in: JR group offers all-you-can-ride passes for older couples in 'Full Moon Couple Green Pass' deal See in context

Usually these passes are only for consecutive days, which takes a lot of the value away. I doubt these passes would be any more flexible. (Unlike for example a Eurail pass which is totally flexible, and is good in 33 countries.) A JR pass is so limited in how one could use it.

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Posted in: Paper view: Japanese diplomat has origami Instagram See in context

Best headline! Congrats

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Posted in: University students attending virtual classes struggle with isolation See in context

failed to make a single new friend

She must have pretty bad teachers. If you’re in zoom classes it’s not so difficult to have students interact daily with each other

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