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Posted in: How do Japan’s host club hosts get their professional names? We talk with five Kabukicho pros See in context

It is not well known, but at least in Kabukicho, a lot of the hosts are gay. That is because gay guys do not have a taste in women, so they treat them all equally.

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Posted in: LGBTQ leaders warn of renewed wave of hostility around the world See in context

In the middle ages it was being left handed (in Latin, "left" is "sinister") and now it is people being gay. One thing you notice about nature is the immense variety. Nature loves variety, and there are a variety of people. Get used to it!!

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Posted in: LGBTQ leaders warn of renewed wave of hostility around the world See in context

In Japan, gay activities were seen as a "hobby" (趣味), and at one point, your father would say "Stop playing around and get married and have kids!" The gay movement here wants to get people to understand that gay is a type of person, and like being left handed, you were born that way. At least here in Japan, we don't have the religious condemnation that there is in the West, and it is not great sin. We even have trans stars, like IKKO, Mikawa Kennich, andi Miwa Akihiro, who are very popular with everyone. But it is still not easy for many people, and we have to work for them.

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Posted in: Stars sparkle at Met Gala in New York See in context

Starving kids around the world. What a waste.

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Posted in: Japan still divided on revising war-renouncing Constitution: survey See in context

Keep it the way it is!!!!

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Posted in: We visit the new Japan branch of Wayback Burgers, try their vegan set, notice a big problem See in context

But Omotesando is an up-scale neighborhood, so the prices are probably not a problem for them.

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Posted in: Osaka Expo mascot needs name; organizers ask for suggestions See in context


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Posted in: Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76 See in context

Yes, now I see that the US CBS news is reporting that this was a suicide. Loved her music.

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Posted in: Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76 See in context

How does someone die of "mental illness"? Are they actually saying that she committed suicide caused by mental illness?

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Posted in: Takeshi gets lifetime achievement award at Italy film festival See in context

I recently saw the movie Gohatto, in which Takeshi appears as a samurai, and the movie shows the love relations between samurai, in particular, in the Shinsengumi. Although the movie is a little difficult to follow in some places, it was interesting.

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Posted in: Man dies after standoff with police in Tokyo apartment See in context

I hope they are going to investigate where he got the gun.

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Posted in: Russia hits rail, fuel facilities in attacks deep in Ukraine See in context

Ukraine should send a bunch of missiles directly to Russian cities. Then the Russians can see how they like that.

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Posted in: Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter for $44 bil See in context

Some people have a lot of money to throw around. And there are still starving kids around the world.

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Posted in: Study mines cancer genetics to help with targeted treatment See in context

The COVID pandemic seems to have caused a lot of skepticism toward science in some groups of people. I do hope this does not creep into cancer treatment. This looks like a significant advance in treatment.

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Posted in: U.S. envoy to Japan highlights acceptance of LGBTQ people See in context

In traditional Japanese thinking, everyone is straight and engaging in gay activities was just "playing around". You father would say "Stop playing around, and get married!" The main point of the gay movement in Japan is to let people know that gay is a type of person. Fortunately, we have never been burdened with gay as a deadly sin that sends you to hell. But that does not mean that our situation has been any easier. So thank Ambassador Rahm Emanuel for your support and bringing attention to this matter!

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Posted in: 'I’ll kill you!' says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use toilet See in context

At 17, maybe she is a drama queen.

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Posted in: 'I’ll kill you!' says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use toilet See in context

I'm not sure. Is this actually a "gang"?

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Posted in: Roki Sasaki: Japan's record-breaking baseball 'phenomenon' with a tragic past See in context

An inspiring story of one man overcoming tragedy.

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Posted in: Average condo price in Tokyo area sets new high in fiscal 2021 See in context

This price information is useless without showing the size and location of the condo.

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Posted in: Entrance ceremony See in context

Just curious, but is that the school uniform?

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Posted in: Jennifer Lopez announces engagement to Ben Affleck (again) See in context

Jennifer Lopez's Japanese nickname J-Lo caught on in the USA.

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Posted in: 62.9% of people with foreign roots in Japan questioned by police: survey See in context

What language is being used in all this questioning?

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Posted in: Japan is simply keeping the stable door shut long after the horse has bolted. Alpha, Delta and Omicron all found their way in despite a lack of tourists. See in context

The COVID situation here would have been much much much much worse if tourists were allowed into Japan.

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

People, read the news! Japan has admitted almost 400 Ukrainian refugees, not just 20.

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Posted in: Artists hail revolutionary Joni Mitchell at pre-Grammy gala See in context

I've loved Joni's music since I was a little kid in the 80s.

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Posted in: Will Smith, Chris Rock confrontation shocks Oscar audience; 'CODA' wins best picture See in context

Some English media are now saying that the slug fest was staged. I wonder.

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Posted in: Consuming artificial sweeteners linked to cancer risk: study See in context

Who paid for this study? The sugar industry?

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Posted in: Japanese company offers service that converts your child’s school bag into useful accessories See in context

I still have my randoseru in my room, and I look at it with nostalgia. But if I have it made into a wallet, I could carry it with me. I can't decide.

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Posted in: Kishida, U.S. ambassador visit Hiroshima See in context

I know this is a bad way to say this, but the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were like fire crackers compared to modern atom bombs. Another nuclear war will mean the end of civilization if not life itself on earth. Those who do not die from the atom bombs will die in the nuclear winter that follows.

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Posted in: Ueno Park See in context

Actually, that tree in the background is a plumb tree, not a cherry blossom tree.

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