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Posted in: Should you dip your egg sushi in soy sauce before you eat it? Survey asks Japanese diners See in context

Whew, this survey company sure doesn't have much to do! A stupid survey. And, I'm even worse for reading it! Well, the answer: eat yo tamago sushi however you want to. Done.

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Posted in: Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover See in context

Middle East, THE place for women libbers.

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Posted in: Roppongi patrol See in context

Good. I welcome any help to keep thugs at bay! I stopped going to Ropppngi years ago because of jerks there, even though there are several restaurants I like. Maybe I'll go back, IF it is very safe.

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Posted in: Elderly Japanese pine for return to 'lost' northern islands See in context

I really think Russia should return all the islands to Japan. Using the same reasoning as Russia, the USA could actually own Okinawa. I'm so glad we didn't act like Russia, and properly returned Okinawa control to Japan in 1972. There are still bases there, but I think these bases in Okinawa are critical to help Japan's self defense. If Russia returned the islands, it would help Russia's international standing a lot!

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Posted in: JAL pilot, arrested in London before flight to Tokyo, admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit See in context

Oh me, I hate flying anyway, now this.

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Posted in: Disgusting Food Museum See in context

Hold on a minute here. As a 米国人, I'm in a minority, but Ethyl and I buy natto with our own money. We love natto more than a human being should. From the first time we had it in Sendai, we said, what?! This stuff is great!! Here's how I like it: put the included sauce and karashi on, stir a bit, and I eat with a spoon! That's all. Don't need rice, nothing. It's like eating raw oysters. Don't need nary extra spices, sauces (except the afore mentioned). Speaking of raw oysters, anyone who slurps them down do not love raw oysters. They are meant to be chewed and enjoyed, savoring the real ocean flavor. Natto same, meant to be eaten as naturally as possible, to enjoy the mild earthy true vegetable flavor. Mmmmmm... 納豆、納豆、さ、手作り美味しい納豆いかんがですか? えええええ、納豆四つください。

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Posted in: IBM buys software company Red Hat for $34 bil in bid for cloud dominance See in context

"Don't fix what's not broken." Yes, IBM had better abide by that.

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Posted in: S Korean Supreme Court orders Nippon Steel to compensate wartime forced laborers See in context

Enough of this mess. Anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness is like a cancer to those who hold on to it. Yes, Japan did awful during those years. Japan has apologized (how many times?!), given much money, still some people, likely lawyers and descendants, are trying to get money. South Korea, you're hurting yourselves by this. Japan, say you're sorry (one more time!), but on principle, do not give one yen. Sheesh.

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Posted in: 1st shipment of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan See in context

I don't drink wine, but loved the research I read a couple of years ago where international wine testers did a blind taste test of various wines. Guess. I forgot the brand, but the only place you can buy it in USA is:

Walmart! I think it is about $10.00. Take that Beaujolais blah blah wine, and all others too.

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Posted in: China, Japan seek warmer ties against backdrop of U.S. trade friction See in context

Abe has to endure that photo of Mao, maybe the world's worst ever mass murderer? And China has built within 3 years a "reeducation" center in western China for people who "do not think right", according to this morning's news. You can see a picture of the before/after area on google maps where the center was built in the desert. All this to say I just do not trust China's leader.

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Posted in: Foreign divorced parents fight in vain for child custody in Japan See in context

Wow. What sad situations for children. Thanks John Zendano for telling your story, never give up. I'm happy for your son now! I'd be proud of him.

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Posted in: Bombardier sues Mitsubishi Aircraft over alleged theft of trade secrets See in context

I love Japan and Asia, but dagnabbedit if they don't have a reputation for stealing and copying what others have invented.

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Posted in: Do you think ordinances designed to restrict hate speech and eliminate discrimination infringe on freedom of speech? See in context

The answer to hate speech is more speech! Engage the underlying fallacies and show them for the shallow, wrong headed and intellectually bankrupt people they are. 

By limiting freedom of speech all you do is weaken democracy, hand them the moral high ground and effectively leave them unchallenged.

eng, that's exactly what's happened to media in USA. Liberals keep trying to claim moral high ground while spewing what is very close to hate. e.g., Maxine Waters, etc.

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Posted in: Totto robot See in context

Easy to make a robot like Tetsuko-kun.

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Posted in: Actress Nanao wins Best Jeanist award for third year running See in context

Well, every year I win the One Man My Neighborhood© marathon.

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Posted in: People rarely outgrow seafood allergies See in context

I understand, Reckless. I've eaten all kind of seafood since I was a kid, no problems. Then one night after shrimp, I had to go to emergency room, at 62 years old! Doc said it can happen at any age, and I can never eat shrimp, crab, nor lobster. I asked about raw oysters, that'd cut me deep if I couldn't eat them anymore. He said wait a year, start small and see. Well, I can eat oysters! So, like a friend said, it's crustacean allergy, not really shellfish. All I know is it's very hard now at restaurants because so many items have shrimp in some form.

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Posted in: Around 70 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

CaptainDingle, I don't need to comment except to say, amen. You got it right.

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Posted in: Tidying-up robot for home use unveiled See in context

Just wha' I need. But I want the old boy to just do his work without me being there.

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Posted in: Emperor Akihito's last garden party to be held in November See in context

What time should I arrive? I'd like some onigiri, mikans, kakki, and Kitakata Machi ramen please.

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Posted in: Do you think stores should stop providing customers with plastic shopping bags for free to reduce plastic waste? See in context

I've been paying for bags for some time. I never remember to bring my own! All I know is I hate plastic. But it seems we canno' live without it, not just bags...the mess is in everything!

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Posted in: TEPCO apologizes for still-radioactive water at Fukushima plant See in context

Whew, I’m relieved. For a while there, I was afraid TEPCO wasn’t going to apologize! But it’s been confirmed that they sincerely apologized. All is well.

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Posted in: Trump rebukes Japan, China, other nations for dumping garbage into oceans See in context

MAGA...and the rest of the world benefits.

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Posted in: Princess Ayako to receive ¥107 mil after marriage to commoner See in context

My dignity needs a bit o' improving.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine chief priest to quit for criticizing emperor See in context

All I have to say, is hey, Shumatsu_Samurai - I LOVE your name!! Wish I had thought of that! Hmmm, Yasukuni, eh? Maybe taking those war criminals' names off would help, even if in Shinto they're there "permanently." Yeah, take them off.

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Posted in: Tokyo named world's best city for 3rd year in row outside U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler poll See in context

I've lived in several places in Japan, including Tokyo, and love living here.

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Posted in: Who do you think should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize which will be announced on Friday? See in context

These "prizes" are a joke. Not credible.

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Posted in: Fishmongers mourn closure of famous Tokyo fish market See in context

I've never been to an auction at Tsukiji, just to eat sushi/sashimi at some of the great places there. I agree with those who said to refurbish the old place. Of course it could have been done, while staying open. Cleaned up, sanitized, and still kept the old fashioned ambience and just plain out greatness of Tsukiji. People all over the world know about Tsukiji.

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Posted in: Tokyo Ramen Show coming back this month for its 10th year running See in context

Sorry, but I've been to Kitakata Machi. I am ruined for life.

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Posted in: Of rice and men: Questions you never thought to ask about harvesting Japan's meal staple See in context

Okay, the best rice I ever had was one October, maybe the best time of year too, in Toyoma Ken. Oh me, aroma, flavor, and I have had rice from Hokkaido to Okinawa, locally grown... there is no rice in the world like Japanese rice. Done.

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Posted in: 20 things I wish I knew before moving to Tokyo See in context

Most important is #21: Japanese language. That'll work every time. All the rest is nothing.

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