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Posted in: Hokkaido onsen bars Maori woman over her face tattoos See in context

Very hypothetical, but if a yakuza who has been turned away before finds out, then the owner could be put in a position they dont wont to deal with.

I dont see the problem, its a cultural thing and I dont think they should be forced to bend to other cultures either.

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Posted in: Firth tackles story of torture, forgiveness in 'Railway Man' See in context

Its a very good book, which I would recommend to anybody with an interest in this area.

The film appears to have been changed slightly. In the book, Nagase makes the first contact - with Lomax's wife being the one to encourage her husband to meet. The ending is very good, with the two families becoming good friends.

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Posted in: Where's the best place to get a good burger? See in context

Kua Ainu

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Posted in: Customers’ behavior changing sushi culture in Japan See in context

so it's a minute fresher than the "display" which was available immediately but you let it by?

I think its more about the number of mouthes and kiddy fingers its passed by on the three circuits its already been on.

Somebody above mentioned the chain, I forget the name, but they have covers - I think this should be standard practise, it'll save waste and is probably cheaper than all the other inventions they are coming up with.

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Posted in: Customers’ behavior changing sushi culture in Japan See in context

ewww i hate technology. look what it's done! the belt should stay!!!! touch screens are for banks and cashier not restaurants!

Is the belt not technology?

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Posted in: Japan’s curious compulsory appetizers See in context

The only time I've disliked the otoshi is in cheap chains or places that like to cut corners. Mostly otoshi is a small reflection of the menu, so if you go to a place that serves good food, you'll likely get a good otoshi.

For those who like potato fries, cheese balls and kaarage with there beer - then otoshi probably isnt going to be something favourable, as its usually a distinctly Japanese dish.

Why upset the serving staff and kitchen staff so early on in your meal by contesting 250yen.

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Posted in: What do you think about all the buzz over 'Abenomics?' See in context

davestrousers - yes, I know those values very well. It hasnt been an easy 4 years. I'm glad you can take some heart from it dave!

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Posted in: What do you think about all the buzz over 'Abenomics?' See in context

lucabrasi - Japan is an export driven country, so a strong yen will effect companies, which will effect peoples work.

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Posted in: What do you think about all the buzz over 'Abenomics?' See in context

Hi Peter, I was thinking more about food prices, which is what people have mentioned being something that might rise in price. Your right about apple products, I got some good deals on those. Cheaper than my home country.

As a whole I dont think the rise in the yen really reached consumers.

I'm with you on the weakening of the yen. I'm paid in pounds and so any decrease helps me and my family. I believe that is the case for the majority of families in Japan.

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Posted in: What do you think about all the buzz over 'Abenomics?' See in context

By the same reckoning prices should have come down on imported goods. Prices have generally remained the same.

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Posted in: What do you think about all the buzz over 'Abenomics?' See in context

The yen was 240yen to the pound less than 5 years ago, its now 145. People werent dying in the streets back then.

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Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating See in context

I can imagine this will make the foreign press. Yet another story of 'crazy Japan'. Sigh.

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Posted in: Pets are part of the family. Local officials should be more flexible so that families and their pets are not separated during evacuation. See in context

Centers for human beings are already tough places to stay in. No comfort, no privacy, lack of adequate food, it's not easy to keep decent hygiene so that refugees don't get illnesses. Centers should not be transformed in barns.

I live with a dog in a perfectly hygienic environment.

Even we say only dogs, how can you keep 30 dogs in a gym and they don't fight to death ?

Cages

I don't want to see some precious rescue resources wasted at finding how to transport animals

My dog sits comfortably on my lap

I've been sad to lose pets, even certain plants,

you've lost a dog?

If you consider your family like cattle.

such a heartless thing to say.

You have to put things in perspective and accept it's NOT like losing a relative or a friend

My dog is one of my best friends. He lives in my house 24/7, which in my eyes makes him family too.

And if you can't it's a mental issue.

perhaps you should visit a doctor.

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Posted in: Merkel expresses concern over Japan's economic policy See in context

the yen has been massively overvalued for the last 4 years. Its gained alittle, but its still undervalued.

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Posted in: Pets are part of the family. Local officials should be more flexible so that families and their pets are not separated during evacuation. See in context

My dog wouldnt survive living outside in cold or heat.

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Posted in: This is how the revolution will start in Japan - with 'Good morning' See in context

If you travel away from the crowds there are plenty of people ready to say good morning. Its a big city thing.

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Posted in: Suicide jumpers disrupt train services at Gotanda, Shinjuku See in context

Well said Michael Craig.

I'm sorry the guy felt there was no other option. Are these things planned, I'm not so sure. It's pretty sad to think of somebody stood on a platform and feel they need to do that to escape what ever pain they are in. I wonder what was so bad he didnt want to get on the train that day.

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Posted in: Ric O’Barry and his group to return to Taiji to oppose dolphin hunt See in context

After reading to the bottom of that tit for tat, I feel somewhat ill.

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Posted in: Baby left in car dies while mother plays pachinko See in context

Perhaps more regulation on pachinko? Why on earth are mothers of young born's going to pachinko? Priorities??

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Posted in: 18-year-old arrested for pushing man onto train tracks at Ogikubo station See in context

I'd like to see more safety barriers at stations.

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Posted in: McDonalds targets families with in-store only Nintendo DS service See in context

hey, lets put some carrot sticks and grapes in a bag, that'll fool 'em.

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Posted in: McDonalds targets families with in-store only Nintendo DS service See in context

There's always a kid with a DS in some family restaurant, a sad sight to see. This looks like another ploy by Mcdonalds to target children.

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Posted in: 6-year-old boy drowns on fishing trip with father in Chiba See in context

My opinion is that it's low and cheap to post heartless comments regarding the death of a child, and to attribute blame on the parents envolved.

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Posted in: 6-year-old boy drowns on fishing trip with father in Chiba See in context

Without knowing the full story or knowing the family, you can attribute blame? Just who are you?

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