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Posted in: Don’t forget to eat your special sports fish sausage if you’re exercising in Japan See in context

Mmmm, now that’ll make your tongue slap your head.

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Posted in: Memories of Fukushima crisis rapidly fading, warn civic groups See in context

It is very sad. I personally don’t think Abe, etc. are trying to hide things. Human nature is to forget bad things that happen. Of course there is PTSD, of which I know a bit about. But this nuclear mess is different! I saw a man being interviewed after Fukushima and he said same as me: all this percohertz, serviets, whatever, I don’t even know what it is! They might as well be speaking Navajo for all I and the man know! Can’t see, smell, feel, it, but that deadly mess is just there. And spreading. Fish, plants, mammals on USA west coast, no telling how bad it is on Touhoku coast and out at sea. I loathe EVERYTHING nuclear.

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Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government? See in context

Yes.

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

I am really tired of all this from South Korea. I think most of you are too, good comments, for the most part. Enough South Korea. You're really beginning to hurt yourselves.

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Posted in: Suspected abuse of record-high 80,100 children reported in Japan in 2018 See in context

The saddest news ever to me. Many said it well here, but Kobe White Bar Owner, I agree. Jesus was very tender toward children. His disciples were like many adults today, wanting to make the kids go away, they thought kids were a jama to Jesus. You know what he told them. He even said one time, it would be better for a person to have a millstone tied around their necks and thrown into the sea than to offend one of the little ones, i.e., kids.

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Posted in: Chocolate hot spring bath opens in Japan See in context

Eh to, no sankyu da yo. I love onsen and I love chocolate, but not together.

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Posted in: Overcompetition, demographics hitting beauty parlor trade hard See in context

All I know is Ethyl and I love hair shops in Japan. Of course me being mostly bald, I don't really need it, but it's a real luxury I indulge in still. I don't like massages like in Thailand, but the way a good shop in Japan massages head, shoulders is very good. We will keep going. And paying a lot for it.

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Posted in: Hundreds gather near Japan's embassy in Seoul to mourn S Korean 'comfort woman' See in context

I am so sorry for what people have had to suffer during war. It's terrible. As a Vietnam veteran, I still have bad dreams and feelings about that. So I know a little bit about some of these feelings. But, I agree with the majority of posters here. It's enough. And it seems the South Korea is using this politically as mentioned. Thepersoniamnow really said it well. And, this is not just South Korea, people in USA still blame others for their problems too. We've got to move forward.

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Posted in: Fun in the snow See in context

Wow, I just love to see those cranes! To me, they just say "Japan."

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Posted in: Do you think Nissan's sales will suffer as a result of former chairman Carlos Ghosn's prolonged detention in Japan? See in context

I'm with speed. I just want whichever car I think is the best for the money. Heck, if we stopped buying from companies that have CEO and policies that we don't agree with for whatever reason, we couldn't buy anything! "Lets boycott Disney because of blah blah blah...let's boycott Apple because they blah blah blah... let's boycott Name the Company..." Sure, I want to support responsible, ethical companies that believe like me, but I have to watch out for my own bank account.

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

South Korea is doing nothing but hurting their best interests, and especially for any surviving real women from WWII. Most of you above said it already. It's pathetic how some of these South Korean politicians act about this. Pitiful.

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Posted in: Convenience stores to stop selling adult magazines by end of August See in context

For those mocking people who might be offended, I rue the day when we completely loose all sense of dignity for women and children. We've come pretty close...

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro offers free food to ease crowding on Tozai line See in context

I'd take them up on this! Free food, get to work early, then when everybody else came in, while picking my teeth, I'd say, hey boys, how y'all?

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Posted in: World's oldest man dies in Japan at 113 See in context

Oh, I see town in kanji up there. Ashi yorii...can't read it correctly. 足寄町

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Posted in: World's oldest man dies in Japan at 113 See in context

Where'd he live?

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Posted in: Do you think the 10-day Golden Week holiday period from April 27 to May 6, during which the imperial succession is scheduled to take place, is a good idea? The travel industry is eager to take advantage of the unusual business opportunity, while a survey has indicated that people who welcome the holidays and those who do not are nearly evenly divided. See in context

Do you think the 10-day Golden Week holiday period from April 27 to May 6, during which the imperial succession is scheduled to take place, is a good idea?

Look at the question. It simply asks is the 10 day Golden Week holiday a good idea. Yes. But like others said, all Japanese have to take same days, shougatu, obon, Golden Week, like lemmings in the ridiculous 70-80 km traffic jams, trains, fees increase as mentioned. Glad I never had to work on Japanese schedule. We stay home during ALL Japan holidays.

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Posted in: Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for ¥1.3 mil See in context

Wha', it even has a parking spot? Need a cyar in that location.

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Posted in: Staying positive: 6 tips for beating the winter blues in Japan See in context

Two words: on sen.

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Posted in: Tsuetate Onsen: Where time has stood still See in context

Just wha’ I need. I love Onsen!

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Posted in: Krispy Kreme puts up a New Year’s line of donuts See in context

If not a local donut shop, I take Mr. Donut over Krispy Kreme. Unfortunately, no Mr. Donut in America anymore. NYC has some great donut shops!

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Posted in: Japan to start collecting ¥1,000 departure tax from Monday See in context

@gogogo, right. It was tacky back then. Eh, ¥1,000 here, ¥1,000 there, before long, you're talking about money.

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Posted in: Are you better off financially than you were this time last year? See in context

Like Serrano said, health, tha's where it's at boys. Believe me. I'm a tad better off financially I reckon, but health took a down turn in October 2017. Retired last April 1st (hmmmm...., why they make me retire that day?!). All I can say is I've worked like a dog, sorry Rover, laying at me feet, all my life! Started at 7 years old cutting grass with a biscuit motor (left/right arms), paper boy, gas station, construction, Vietnam war (sorry Vietnamese people, but I only thought maybe the south could become free, prosperous, and democratic like South Korea did), then every kind of work there is just about. Let's hang in boys, we're gonna make it.

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Posted in: Multigenerational 50th-anniversary Woodstock event set for 2019 See in context

So much for all that peace and love 50 years later, eh? In reality it was the beginning of a progressive downfall of decency, dignity, and respect.

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Posted in: Bus driver goes to work after robbing convenience store in Miyagi Pref See in context

Well at least the old boy showed up at work.

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Posted in: Merry Christmas See in context

A big Merry Christmas to all! May God bless us, everyone!

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Posted in: Putin says U.S. presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty See in context

I'll put it this way: do you trust Putin?

Not me. He's still a communist, like China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela. Of these, western countries have messed up greatly by doing so much trade with China, cannae buy anything not Hecho en Chine since the 1990s. I'll take Hecho en USA/Japan!

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Posted in: With eye on China, Japan unveils record defense budget See in context

Great, Japan. Be strong. Thugs understand only ONE language - strength.

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Posted in: Burnout, stress lead more companies around the world to try a four-day work week See in context

I've been in the work place for over 55 years. Here's what has happened: hard workers have always worked hard (I won't talk about slackers). But since the advent of computers, people are working harder than ever, and expected to do more! University professors have been doing secretarial work at their jobs, doctors are record keepers, police are report filers, managers take work everywhere they go on laptops. You simply cannae get away from your work these days! It's killing people in advanced countries! Until I retired last March, I was doing more and more computer work that used to be done by secretaries. And I have never been a secretary, which is in itself very important work!

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Posted in: Japanese Buddhist seeks to educate West on swastika of good fortune See in context

Hitler took this symbol over. Similar to how racists too over the stars and bars confederate symbol. Feelings toward these symbols will not change no matter their original meanings. You can't go any deeper than how people believe about something.

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