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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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Posted in: U.S. gov't finds no evidence aerial sightings were alien spacecraft: New York Times See in context

So ridiculous this belief in UFOs. So these aliens have the tech to be able to travel millions if not tens of millions of light years completely undetected and then somehow are caught on cockpit camera? And again if they had the tech to get here, they'd surely not be interested in anything we have here on our meager little rock. Either that or they would have mined or gathered whatever they were after long ago. Just step back and ponder how much more advanced any alien species would be...We wouldn't even be able to comprehend much of their existence

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Posted in: Has Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant closed permanently? See in context

J Tokyo

So only rich people should be allowed to travel? No backpackers allowed. The rich already control everything else, now let's limit travel to the plebeians too.

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Posted in: Chen edges Hanyu at World Team Trophy in Japan See in context

So many housewives going home in tears. Wouldnt want to be their husband under the best conditions, gonna be an extra cold reception coming home from a 10hr shift to pay for the ticket and merch

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 414 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,832 See in context

500 cases out of 130mil people. How many people died? Obon, GW, sakura season, Xmas, etc. Give it up people. This was never an issue for Japan and most Asian nations. So long as you weren't fat or severely compromised medically, this was never more than a flu. I can't wait for.the next great heralding of an outbreak from you overweight pithy Americans. It's not a thing here, give up the ghost and go back.to living your life

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Posted in: Poor diet in pregnancy can lead to child obesity: study See in context

Sandy beach haven

Exactly. Everyone can't seem to realize why America was hit so bad in terms of serious cases and deaths. Lots of obese unhealthy people, many being seniors.

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Posted in: LDP wants more women at meetings, but only if they don't talk: Nikai See in context

Pretty Much how.most Japanese women want it. Keep quiet, dominate their home life while living lives of coffee dates, tennis lessons, English class, bakery visits, and day trips to bitch and moan about their useless husband's. The wool is so fully turned down the men don't even know what love is .

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Posted in: 2 gay men caned 77 times for having sex in Indonesia's Aceh See in context

Another disgraCeful act by Indonesia. I've traveled all over the world and it's the one country I'll never return. Beautiful sights but the people and culture was so off putting I was dying to leave after 2 weeks traveling . It's the 4th biggest country in the world yet it's still miserably poor and has contributed nothing to the greater world . Sharia law is horrible, and holds the country back.

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Posted in: Japan's unmarried, sexual minorities forced to use foreign sperm banks See in context

DatAss, isn't that the case for anyone having children? It's the most inherently selfish thing people can do. The last thing this world needs is more people. You want to reverse climate change and save the earth? Don't have kids.

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Posted in: Aichi governor declares state of emergency after virus spike See in context

Meanwhile still haven't received my Abe ¥ despite applying 2 months ago here in Nagoya during the first spike. Anyone know who to contact/responsible ? City ward, city govt or national?

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Posted in: Husbands happy, wives stressed over parenting during stay-home spell See in context

Tokyo Joe

Same here in Nagoya. Applied over 6 weeks ago and still nothing but sure as hell getting my city tax bills .

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 293 new COVID-19 cases See in context

And how many deaths? 1 or 2 everyday for weeks. Wear masks, avoid unnecessarily large gatherings, and let people get on with their lives.

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Posted in: Violators, beware: Police finally put some teeth in cycling laws See in context

Reckless

Exactly. The police only seem to target men, and younger people. Housewives and older people always seem to get a pass here.

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Posted in: Tokyo to pay nightclubs to close as virus cases surge See in context

Meanwhile, still haven't received the 100,000 stimulus in ketchy Nagoya. Sure as hell getting my bills on time though.

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Posted in: Japanese university awards first-ever ninja studies degree See in context

Manwhile the Chinese have developed the first quantum entangled satellite connection. Such soft 'cultured' wastes of time and energy like this is why Japan continues to fall behind Korea, China, Taiwan, etc. The same goes with singing and dancing to 'teach' English.

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Posted in: Japan's izakayas, once a staple of after-work socializing, crippled by pandemic See in context

I enjoy izakayas but come on; with the beers that come quickly, the surcharge cheapo appetizer, and the small dishes that necessitate many dishes, has anyone ever left an izakaya paying less than 30$? Its not cheap like a night market in SE Asia or quick fry in China or Taiwan.

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Posted in: The odd phenomenon of some Japanese husbands making their wives put their socks on for them See in context

Ascissor

Full time?? Gimme a break man. You ever been outside the office or house on a weekday? Once they ship the kids off to school at 4 or 5, they have all the time in the world to shop, meet at cafes, parks, restaurants, department stores, have _____ lessons, take day trips, weekend trips....shall I go on....?

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter rally held in Tokyo See in context

How exactly does this help the cause.?? Most Japanese have no idea or concerns for this, most will never meet a black person, let alone discriminate against them. This is just a bad look for black people and the movement in general. Blocking traffic, creating all kinds of noise and disturbances in general. Imagine if Japanese did the same in Harlem protesting Korean comfort women statutes for example. Would that go over well? Me thinks not. Leave Japan and Japanese people out of this and target areas where this is a problem. Bad optics that won't help the cause in Japanese eyes.

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Posted in: Harry Potter theme park to open in Tokyo in 1st half of 2023 See in context

Yawn. I feel sad that the young/women in this country would rather spend a ton of their (daddy's/ATMs) money on a fantasy land rather than travel abroad and experience a new culture and country. Such insular thinking doesn't bode well for the future of Japan .

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Posted in: ¥10 trillion reserve to combat pandemic branded Abe's 'pocket money' See in context

Still waiting for the 10k stimulus application here in ketchy Nagoya.

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Posted in: Have you ever been stopped by Japanese police, and if so, what for? See in context

More than I can remember, almost always while riding a bike. I guess a tall white dude is their mark, never went past a few questions but it's frustrating to the point I'll bike in a different direction when I see them all camped out on major intersections.

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Posted in: Lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package, totaling ¥31.91 tril See in context

Still haven't even received the applications for the first stimulus here in Nagoya. Not the least bit surprised tbh.

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Posted in: Forklift operator arrested for murder after dumping 2 tons of building material on colleague See in context

I find it interesting how caustic the comments are when a man died. If this was a grandpa killing his infirmed wife or a mother killing her kid there would tens of comments expressing their outrage. Sad state of affairs with misguided beliefs amongst the weebos here.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

@blowzen

There was never an outbreak to begin with here. There was never a large cluster to begin with. My point being, everyone kept saying that the deaths and cases were artificially low because there was inadequate testing and once that was corrected we would see the real numbers. Turns out the virus never hit Japan hard at all, irregardless of testing.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

We need more testing!! Im glad those head in the sand dolts are no longer on here posting.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland or Universal Studios Japan, which is better? Poll reveals sharp regional divide See in context

Neither. I'll save the money a 2 day trip to either requires and go somewhere in SE Asia.

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Posted in: City in Aichi reduces water and sewage bills for four months, easing residents’ financial strain See in context

Noriajohn, haha get real. No way Nagoya would ever cut the rates, perhaps only for those over 60, they get all the discounts here anyway.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 11-month-old daughter drowns in bathtub See in context

Nagaland, "she probably got very little support from her husband.." that's a reckless assumption to make, you have no idea their family situation.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 11-month-old daughter drowns in bathtub See in context

Simon, because she doesn't have a job. Do you make money being a mother?

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