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Posted in: Emperor, empress mark 60th wedding anniversary See in context

Congratulations! Met at Karuizawa tennis court back in the good old days.

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Posted in: S Korean media criticize use of industrialist's image on new Japanese banknote See in context

Old Shibusawa-kun seems like a good old boy to me. Of course, the Koreans just cannae stop criticizing Japan for anything it does.

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Posted in: Putin: Russia knows Mueller probe 'gave birth to a mouse' See in context

Again as with Ghosn comments, some of y'all boys here are in the wrong field. You should have been journalists. All I know is it seems to me democrats have wasted time, money, and more importantly, have not been doing the job of helping the USA. The same that sometimes republicans do if there is so much mistrust of a democrat. Or hatred. Some democrats just hate President Trump; he's not a politician. Never was, until he ran for office just a few years ago. I'm fed up with all these career politicians!

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

Just when I was interested in buying a Nissan truck! I follow news daily, but it seems some of y'all old boys are real experts. Yep, you know about the details. Whew, seems most here have tried Goshn already and found him guilty. Me? I don't know. But after having lived in Japan over 30 years and knowing a bit about the culture, I tend to believe him. In another huge automotive industry scandal, remember how those Germans absolutely purposely used deceit on the VW diesels? Hey, Nissan (and all others) execs, be sure your sins WILL find you out. Crime does not pay.

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Posted in: Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines See in context

I've been flying on Delta Airlines for 52 years, and about every other airline too. Up until about the 1990s, Delta was great. Southern Hospitality was important to them. Then, like everything else in America, Delta went down. But I have noticed an improvement in the last few years. Get back to your roots, Delta. But, the Asian airlines are the best in the world.

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Posted in: Pair of mangoes goes for record ¥500,000 at season's first auction See in context

Excellent advertising and marketing plan. For mangoes, I'll take Philippine mangoes please. Cebu. Best I've ever had.

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Posted in: New imperial couple to face heavy burden of tradition See in context

All I know is I feel a sadness whenever I see or read about the Crown Prince and Masako. IHA needs some serious changes.

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Posted in: Krispy Kreme doughnuts inspired by Japanese tea culture See in context

I agree about sweetness of Krispy Kreme. I've never liked them, too sweet and greasy. To me, Mister Donut is much better. But, the wacha donuts look good! I might test one of these.

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Posted in: Ladies & The Law: Battling the invisible enemy behind every maternity harassment case See in context

The hardest working people I've ever seen anywhere I've been all over the world are Americans! Whew, husband and wife working from can to cannot every day. Only maybe two weeks vacation a year, very few national holidays off, etc. It's a real lat lace (I speak Chinese) I tell you.

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Posted in: Abe explains choice of Reiwa for next era name See in context

I liked it until I read some comments. I reckon I still like it okay. 令和。Types easily enough. Sounds good. Reiwa. Reiwa. Okay, let's get used to saying it. 令和。Yes, it'll work quite good.

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Posted in: Have social media platforms dethroned Hollywood as the leading global entertainment power? See in context

I don't know about social media, but I definitely think the internet has overtaken Hollywood. At least we have a choice other than what those know it all arrogant Hollywooders produce.

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Posted in: End of an era: Emperor's abdication resets Japan calendar See in context

I do think the government should stop using the system for documents. It is troublesome. On emperors/kings, I personally am so thankful my ancestors fought to shed the USA of the ridiculous U.K. king system. I think many of them were quite evil. As I think Hirohito was because of WWII. He had much responsibility for Japan's atrocities during that time. Him and the controllers of imperial staff.

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Posted in: Airline complaints: Which bothers you the most? See in context

I'll add, for me, I'm only referring to international flights from USA to anywhere else! Heck, I've flown so much all over the world, I can about hang on a wing for these piddling 2-4 hour flights. And, yes, the Asian airlines are the best.

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Posted in: Airline complaints: Which bothers you the most? See in context

If there was a bridge from USA to Japan, I'd drive. Might take me two months, but I'd be in my own car, I loathe flying that much. This is my 52nd year flying...I a geezer.

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Posted in: 5 tips on what to do with unwanted stuff See in context

One of my Old Man© mentors told me to keep everything for seven years, you'll need it in that time. I've quadrupled his time line...all kinds of mess I'll need some day.

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Posted in: Ruling finalized ordering cell phone TV owners to pay public NHK subscription fee See in context

NHK is one of the worst things about living in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor criticized for putting her hands in pockets during Tokyo Marathon ceremony See in context

Well said everybody. Japanese nit picking is ridiculous. They can never praise but are experts at criticizing.

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Posted in: Drinkable onigiri rice balls to go See in context

Okay, I have to admit for some people this could be useful. Now that I've gotten that caveat out of the way, NOOOOOO!! There are some things that should not be tampered with:

Coffee. Should be enjoyed, if at all possible, sitting in a coffee shop, or at home. I do allow in car, but don't prefer that.

All food. I NEVER use a drive through. Even if taking out. Same as coffee, food deserves to be enjoyed in a decent atmosphere.

Yes, I am a traditionalist, almost purest sometimes and about some things.

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Posted in: Farmer investigated for selling wagyu cattle sperm to smuggler See in context

Oh me, that's all we need now: China to start producing Japanese beef! No sankyu da yo.

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Posted in: 122-year-old video of downtown Tokyo shows how much Japan’s capital has changed See in context

I'd like to go back in time to be there, just a few days. But I probably wouldn't understand much of the old language.

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Posted in: One Chinese woman's passion to bring feel-good factor of silk to Japan See in context

Rich Chinese kid comes to Japan to help Japanese learn more about silk, eh? Hmmmm, with old Dad's money, that ought to work out.

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Posted in: NHK fee collector leaves threatening notes on people’s doorsteps See in context

We love Japan having lived in Japan over 25 years, BUT, NHK is one thing that makes me never want to live in Japan again!

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Posted in: Interpreter under fire after calling African runners 'chimpanzees' See in context

“Why can’t we all just get along?” Unfortunately we never have and never will. But hey, do the Right Thing®️. Do it all the time.

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Posted in: Half of Japan's regional banks to join hands in cashless payment See in context

As a lowly consumer who is killing the entire world by my consumptive existence, I don’t like using cash. My favorite is Apple Pay. From my research, it is the most secure way to pay. I’ve had a credit card number, just the number, stolen two times and jerks spent $3,000, some stores lost that money. Just a headache for me. Excuse me while I destroy some place by drinking one more cup of coffee.

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Posted in: Russia refuses to rush Japan peace treaty in blow to Abe See in context

What a mess. I don’t know enough to criticize Abe, but I do know that in 1989, all the Russian communists didn’t just die off. I don’t trust Putin any further than I could throw him in a judo match. I hope Japan gets all the islands back!

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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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