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Posted in: Japan’s curious compulsory appetizers See in context

"one time in izakaya they gave us raw eggs in a bowl"

Is that onsen tamago or really raw eggs?

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Posted in: Climate fixes need cautious consideration See in context

I know it's not the point, but ask any Londoner, we'd love more heatwaves. The temperature only occasionally made it over 20C last summer and the rest of the time it was either completely overcast or pouring with rain. It has been like this for the last 3 years.

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Posted in: Japan hits back at critics at Davos See in context

The strong yen is hurting both Japanese exports and the return on foreign trade for Japanese companies. Underlying this is that he eurozone crisis and the devaluation of the dollar (U.S. printing money) has caused a flight of capital into Japan boosting the yen. Merkel should think carefully about her own country's naiveties in the 90's and their global economic impact before criticising others.

I agree with Tamarama above. The BOJ should be doing much more, not receiving criticism for doing nothing. After twenty years of sterility, I think it's time for the BOJ to start acting even if it means they are compelled to by Abe.

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Posted in: Got something you don't want your relatives to find after you die? See in context

1000 porn films?!? Sell them on ebay and leave the money to my estate please...

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Posted in: Day to remember See in context

Amazing photograph. Very well done.

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Posted in: McDonald’s 60-second campaign a bit much for staff See in context

Of all the countries I've visited, US included, McDonalds Japan actually has the best service already and food which looks most similar to what you see on the menu boards. If it ain't broke...

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Posted in: What was the best thing that happened to you this year and what was the worst? See in context

Best - my wife Worst - my wife

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Posted in: Hand futon keeps your mouse warm See in context

My left hand is usually ok because I keep it safely in my trousers.

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Posted in: Actress Yuko Takeuchi releases cookbook See in context

Candidate for this years best cookist?

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Posted in: 10 happy years See in context

9/4, Never Forget

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Posted in: Noda is steering the wheel in the direction of going back to the old mold, pretty much being a mini-LDP in all aspects. See in context

That's a pretty vague statement without specific examples.

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Posted in: True Grit See in context

Great film and great acting. I didn't realise she was so young.

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Posted in: Sweets See in context

Sarge, Hershey's is not chocolate. I don't know what it is, but to anyone outside the US, it's definitely not chocolate.

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Posted in: Sweets See in context

Is this the building Citi is in?

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Posted in: Super Ball See in context

She's smiling because she's just about to push it over on to of that guy on the right.

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Posted in: Showing their colors See in context

Good to see the "Bowling Pin" crew are still in action.

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Posted in: Arizona shooting once again ignites gun control debate See in context

Reap what you sow, America.

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Posted in: Ken Matsudaira's wife found dead in apparent suicide See in context

Not so smartacus. Granted it doesn't specify exactly in the article but use your imagination. Tie the rope to door handle and jump off the landing.

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Posted in: How should airlines handle obese passengers? See in context

Charge "per-kilo excess" over a certain amount. We already do for luggage, why not cattle?

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Posted in: Headphones just right for DJs See in context

These headphones are years old and have a terrible build quality. Are we going to see product placement for the iphone 3G next?

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Posted in: Muscle men See in context

Don't they look like wax-works models or is just me?

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Posted in: Drunken man arrested after man falls to death off train platform See in context

tmarie-

"Can someone please tell me what countries/cities have all these magical barriers you all speak off? I have been on numerous trains/subways and have only seen a few in my times - in Japan of all places. I believe Singapore and HK have a few but places like London, Montreal, Osaka... do not."

Central London Underground has them on the Jubilee line.

http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/3/3f/Westminster_station_barrier_small.jpg

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Posted in: First official SMAP magazine goes on sale See in context

Is there anything which doesn't have SMAP on it anymore?

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Posted in: Open season See in context

Millionaires have their eccentricities, and get away with them!

"Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric."

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