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Posted in: Restaurant row See in context

@GW Shonben Yokocho refers to the road next to the tracks. Omoide no Yokocho is the road in the middle of the block.

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Posted in: Restaurant row See in context

This is Omoi-de no Yokocho (思い出の横丁 - Memory Lane) next to the tracks just to the north-west of Shinjuku Station. It hasn't changed in decades. GO! There is a veriety of food in all the shops. It is more tourist friendly now, with several shops having English menus or English/Chinese speaking staff.

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Posted in: Reverence for tradition threatens same-sex marriage in Japan See in context

Passing laws about what people do in the bedroom? What a rediculous thing. It is like passing laws about burping or passing gas. We have had none of that in Japan.

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Posted in: Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album See in context

Also, Japan has never been Christianized, so the position of gays/homosexuality in Japan is different. I've been out since junior high in the mid-90s, and I could be a class leader. I never had any problems. But I know some gay kids are bullied.

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Posted in: Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album See in context

From totally gay gokai: The meaning of "gay liberation" is "please, just leave us alone".  Let us get along with our lives.

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Posted in: How much do you need to earn every month for a 'normal' life in Kyoto? Here’s a sample budget See in context

Kyoto is certainly a lot cheaper than living in Shinjuku. But I want to live and work in Shinjuku. That's just me.

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Posted in: 2 tankers with Japan-related cargo attacked in Strait of Hormuz as Abe visits Iran See in context

Ships carrying stuff for Japan while Abe is in the area (Iran). Who is trying to tell us what?

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Posted in: Car hits preschool children, injuring two in Nishinomiya See in context

Again? Has this been happening in the past but not being reported? Or has this been recently happening more?

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Posted in: U.S. to deploy 1,000 troops to Poland; Warsaw may call them 'Fort Trump' See in context

I thought one of Trumps main election promises was to withdraw the US from all the world trouble spots. I must have misunderstood his English.

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Posted in: Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers See in context

This is a far better use of money than building weapons of mass destruction=death.

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Posted in: Groups call on Pelosi, Democrats to do more to impeach Trump See in context

US guys at the office say that Pelosi does not want to impeach Trump because if he serves to the end of his term, the results will be such a disaster that no Republican will ever be elected president again. If only the USA is not destroyed during that time.

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Posted in: Gov't council says pensions inadequate in aging society See in context

So living on 20,000,000 yen for 30 years? That is 55,000 yen a month. Can't live on that here in Shinjuku. Or anywhere maybe. Especially if Abe gets is inflation wish.

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Posted in: Hospitals in Japan: Invasive checkups, bungled diagnoses, botched operations? See in context

Sounds like Shukan Gendai is trying to stimulate sales (the fear tactic).

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Posted in: Think tank names Japan 'leader of liberal order in Asia' See in context

"leader of liberal order" Interesting. In todays New York Times, there is an opinion piece that says Abe has been moving Japan more towards a "decidedly authoritarian turn". Liberal or authoritarian? Who is right?

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Posted in: Japan is a manufacturing powerhouse but a financial lightweight. See in context

And we should care about that because?

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Posted in: Trump is first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor See in context

Is the Emperor being used to sooth Trump's ego and make him soft on Japan? I don't like seeing the Emperor used like that.

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Posted in: Trump is first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor See in context

Evidently, they have not heard of Cool Biz (although Abe should know).

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Posted in: After sumo, golf and dinner, Trump and Abe get down to business See in context

Abe has succeeded in his main task: proving to Japan that he has Trump under his control and that there is nothing to worry about (delayed auto tariffs etc.).

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Posted in: After sumo, golf and dinner, Trump and Abe get down to business See in context

It looks more like Abe and Trump are dating each other rather than doing anything political/diplomatic/useful.

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Posted in: Trump attends sumo; gives President's Cup to winner Asanoyama See in context

Some commentator on CNN tonight was saying that Japan gravely insulted Trump by making him sit in a chair in front of the ring instead of the VIP booth (Emperor's chair). Are they for real? Did Japan also insult Abe by putting him there too?

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Posted in: Japan gripped by heat wave; mercury tops 39 C in Hokkaido town See in context

Thinking that Tokyo is going to be ultrahot this summer, I was thinking about spending at least part of summer in Hokkaido. Now Hokkaido is hotter than Tokyo. Are the words "summer" and "simmer" related?

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Posted in: Trump tees up for golf with Abe See in context

I didn't recognize that guy with Trump at all until I read the story! I've never seen Abe showing such a smiley face.

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Posted in: Kanazawa aiming to become esports mecca to attract young people See in context

I don't see how a game where you only use a couple of your fingers can be called a "sport".

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Posted in: Hundreds of curious Japanese turn up to see Trump on state visit See in context

Just hundreds? That's not very many. But don't tell Trump! He'll will get real upset and start a negative twitter stream about Japan.

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Posted in: Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China See in context

There are American companies that really did their homework, and they are very successful in Japan. One of their main concerns is whether Trump will ruin everything for them here. Also, more than 300,000 foreign made cars sold every year in Japan, just only a few of them are American. The rest are all European. Maybe US automakers should do their homework like the Europeans obviously have.

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Posted in: Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having 'lost it' See in context

@Serrano Trump videos don't have to be doctored to make Trump look bad.

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Posted in: Shibuya Ward wants to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween to prevent pranks, vandalism and other trouble. What's your view on this? See in context

I hope they don't do it. If they do it, then all those kids will come to Shinjuku, where I live, and make a real mess.

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Posted in: Clash of the titans: Trump set for sumo showdown See in context

However, Trump's decision to take in some bouts at the site famously graced by James Bond in the 1967 film "You Only Live Twice" offers plenty of possible security and cultural conundrums.

But this is not actually the same site. The site of the sumo changed in 1984 to Ryogoku. Before that it was in Kuramae, which is where James Bond would have been.

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Posted in: Trump's visit to focus on personal ties, not substance See in context

Nobody expects Trump to be able to deal with anything of substance. Why is this news?

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Posted in: Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries See in context

Why did the US let Huawei provide telecom infrastructure for so many years if they are a danger? Then suddenly, Trump bans them. I don't get it. It just seems to say that the US can no longer compete with China, and this is the only way to save US manufacturers from bankruptcy. Well, they have more than 5600 US patents, so US companies will still have to pay to license the tech, so Huawei still makes money. But it still looks like the US can't compete anymore.

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