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Posted in: Markets skeptical whether BOJ will change ultraloose policy See in context

I'll echo what everyone else has. 1.6% is ridiculous. I go to the quick cut salons, they went from 1,000 to 1,350 in the past couple years. Is that 2%? My go to milk went up 30yen, onigiri 25yen, chu hi 20yen, etc.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Vietnam 3-0 in Women's World Cup opener See in context


Every actually played sports? Or are you a fat shite sunday footballer? You can easily check the box score and recap of that U15 Dallas v USWNT game. Men are just so far ahead of women in sports. The best high school boys basketball teams literally run the women off the court. I'd watch the women's WC but there is a junior high soccer match that's more competitive and high level

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Posted in: Central Tokyo condo price soars to record high in 1st half of 2023 See in context

Just looking at that concrete jungle is so depressing. No thanks.

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Posted in: Giant 'Final Fantasy XVI' painting station artwork, 3D video billboard fight appear in Japan See in context

Whilst still not being able to use debit or credit cards to buy subway or train tickets. Japan keep on sliding.

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Posted in: Tropical storm brings heavy rains, landslide risk to Japan's southwest See in context

And here come the landslide reports. Maybe if Japan didn't cover every available sq meter in concrete it wouldn't be such a problem. I lived in Taiwan for years and we had rain like this for days on end but was never much of a problem. Half a day here and cities are inundated.

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Posted in: 5 things to do around Nagoya Station See in context

Do yourself a favor, stay on that shinkansen from Tokyo until Kyoto. Nagoya is a boring city w no world class sights at all, unfriendly people, and big wide roads which aren't great for bikes or walking.

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Posted in: Trevor Bauer signs with Yokohama BayStars See in context

Earsay, he actually posted his name on Twitter in Hiragana years ago and has posted Japanese related content for a while. Maybe check sources before posting foolishness.

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Posted in: New York Times makes a surprising pick for the best city to visit in Japan See in context

You guys don't understand. this isn't a top.of list or anything of that sort, it's a random list of places people never thought to visit. They do it every year so of course it's not gonna be Paris, Tokyo, HK on the list.

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Posted in: Peach to launch new service from Kansai to Bangkok See in context

I checked their website, their are no flights at any date for less than 60k. Why fly peach at that price??

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Posted in: Apple to raise app prices in Japan, eurozone, other markets See in context

Haha, glad I have never owned one of their products. Baaaaaah

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Posted in: Details of main area of Ghibli Park with Totoro characters revealed See in context


Look at a map of the subway and train system of Osaka and Nagoya. Osaka is so much better covered. There are entire areas in Nagoya city that are 15 to 20min walks from the nearest station, especially out east towards fujigaoka

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Posted in: Details of main area of Ghibli Park with Totoro characters revealed See in context

Live in Nagoya, can confirm it's a boring unfriendly city that is based on cars. This is actually in Nagakute city which is outside Nagoya. From Nagoya station you need to take the subway to the end of the line then transfer to the slow, once every 10mins, expensive Linimo train. Will take about 1hr and about 900¥ one way.

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Posted in: Amazon to unveil its $1bil bet with 'Lord of the Rings' prequel launch See in context

Money money money.

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

How horrible his mother is/was.

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Posted in: Unification Church followers in S Korea protest negative Japanese media coverage See in context

Where is the killers mother in all this? Why hasn't she been interviewed or asked questions? Not even a picture?? She is a responsible adult who ruined her entire family and she is just completed let off the hook?

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Posted in: Summer in Japan doesn’t feel like a Japanese summer this year, many are saying See in context


It's not been that hot outside of that week when rainy season was declared over. People love to complain about the heat here but it's not nearly as bad as it's made out to be.

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Posted in: Mercury climbs to 40.1 C in Japan; national record for June See in context

Summer is 6 weeks here, calm down people.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't play at Wimbledon, citing Achilles tendon See in context

The media should do everyone a favor and not report on anything she does until she wins again.

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Posted in: England shocker heaps pressure on Southgate before World Cup See in context

I guess it ain't coming home anytime soon!!

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Posted in: Girl who disappeared in Yamanashi in 2019 confirmed dead after bone DNA test See in context

Hopefully this will finally allow the mother and family some closure and the chance to move on in life. Although I read on Japanese news sites the mother believes DNA testing isn't fully conclusive so there's a chance she will still see her daughter again. Unfortunately I don't think the mother will ever accept the reality and move forward w her life.

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Posted in: Hong Kong Tourism Board announces revival plan See in context

Yeah used to love visiting HK, but it's now China. Enjoy the economic benefits of Chinese investment and tourism, you've burned the bridge for the rest of the world.

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Posted in: Disney hasn't found itself in this much trouble since 1941 See in context

Disney is evil. I just had a son and I will do my best to not get sucked into the Disney world. I'm not worried. Never spent a dime on any Disney crap. Feel bad for the hard working salary men in this country whose wives and children drop thousands of their hard earned dollars down the overpriced Disney drain.

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Posted in: U.N.: Obesity levels in Europe at 'epidemic proportions' See in context


Nobody likes to hear that , and every other excuse is made, but that's exactly right.


ive noticed the past few years. Lots of women in their 30 to 50s who are softer than a pillow, having not exercised since school days and enjoy a few too many Mister Donuts

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Posted in: Which fashion item or trend do you wish would disappear forever? See in context

The baggy pants and shirts Japanese women have been wearing the past half decade. Neither cute, sexy, flattering or fashionable.

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Posted in: Train attacker says he targeted Tokyo in hopes of increasing kill count See in context

This is a more twisted depraved cry for help or attention similar to teenage girls slashing arms. He didn't really want to kill people, just hurt them and get noticed. There's no way he could have failed to killed anyone on a packed car w a knife.

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Posted in: Shibuya mayor urges Halloween revelers to stay away See in context

Only a matter of time before they shut this down completely. Japan, no fun country for young folk.

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Posted in: Survey picks Japan’s most attractive prefectures – Familiar spots at top and bottom of rankings See in context

Aichi and specifically Nagoya has to be the least appealing. No significant tourist sights, bad infrastructure for people w/o cars, and the least friendly and cheapest people in all of Japan.

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Posted in: Lack of TV time spoils Tokyo Paralympics' big opportunity See in context

I thought there was more coverage on the internet and in the newspaper for the Paralympics than the actual Olympics. Perhaps I'm biased, but I couldn't care less about the Paralympics. It's the same reason I don't watch high school sports, pro women sports, or learn Japanese from junior high kids.

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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

And Tokyo is just a massive soulless spread of concrete, chain shops, high end shopping with less and less history and cultural attractions by the year.

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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

I'd say the only thing Tokyo beats Seoul in is weather and that's just barely. Seoul is way more energetic, lively, lots of things for young people (not old people like Japan) , cheaper living costs, better transport, and more friendly locals w a better grasp of English.

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