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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

Wonder the extent to which there are zero imports of Korean beer to Japan anyway.

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Posted in: Kyoto by the sea: An unexpected side of Kyoto See in context

Yes, overlooked.

Actually has a freeway through the area - about 40 km shorter than the other way if you are going up Hokuriku.

Worth a few stops (and better seafood than in Kochi)

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

... or of course,

... about 40-something (WO)man’s relationship with SON’s schoolboy friend ....

OR

... (DAUGHTER'S ) school(GIRL) friend ...

Whatever!

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Posted in: Sniff... sniff... does Japan have a problem with odors? See in context

Japan and US mentioned .... um, I can think of a lot stinkier places to be, and have been there too.

Part of life though, for instance, chewing gum after 焼肉 anyone?

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Posted in: American-Japanese model Kiko designs 'morning cleavage' bra for lingerie brand Wacoal See in context

The targeted advertising missed its target with me.

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Posted in: Do you find Japan's rising sun flag offensive? See in context

There is a circle in it - refreshing after sripes, reds, whites and blues and stripes and stars and repetitious Euro-use of colours, union Jacks and so on..

Simple is good, like the 梅節 in the ご飯, or the drop of arterial blood in the snow.

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Posted in: Bloomberg's move a slam on Biden, 2020 Democrats See in context

Front-runner geriarchy!

Anyone younger even than 60?

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Posted in: He's back See in context

A short lot! Arnie’s just a little taller than Cruise - even the SFX terminator they had in Planet Hollywood for years in Sydney was only 5 foot 7 or so.

Curious about plot gymnastics for bringing him back.

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Posted in: Japanese tourist arrested in Australia over child porn possession See in context

All the stone throwers (stoners!?) above be careful and check your own phones first.

yeah, seems like a sleaze bag but just wonder what intel got them to check his phone to find 300-odd videos. I’d be more concerned about photos especially original ones.

Just do’t know enough yet.

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Posted in: Coppola backs Scorsese's comments on Marvel films See in context

Plot gymnastics in marvel movies make me tired.

Logan was good though, because of characters.

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Posted in: Backlash grows over China sea map in 'Abominable' film See in context

Also, significantly, the film is a partnership venture with Dreamworks.

So sad to have to grovel for a market, and shut down other markets in the process.

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Posted in: Japanese women categorize male friends by levels of intimacy, from hugging to bathing See in context

I like 'KAMOFURE' - at first Ithought, '鴨フレ', especially as it all leads to the bath.

Then manzai humor, like

'あなたは鴨フレじゃないけどカモフレ鴨 - ちがう、カも知らない。'

'やっぱ知らないね。「あひる」だろう。’ said the duck.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

Maybe it is a case of keeping friends close and enemies closer.

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Posted in: Torrential rain hits western Japan See in context

In Kochi, it depends on how saturated the ground is in rain area.

Pretty saturated for 鏡川 to be high in pics I’ve seen.

5 years ago after 4 typhoons in 2 weeks it was like that.

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Posted in: Coppola gets into 'Godfather' spat with UK's Johnson See in context

it's late. Let things now fall where they fall.

Let's hope one is Johnson.

Comparisons with first half of 16th Century English political history are not overt any more.

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Posted in: Hong Kong leader says she has not discussed resigning with Beijing See in context

Between Rock and hard place her situation now anyway:

resign, keep some credibility but be blamed for what happens next in the vacuum

stay follow CCP masters till usefulness is extinguished

stay and follow tone of 1China2 systems and become ‘disappeared’

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Posted in: Do you remember when you first sent or received email? What was your reaction? See in context

Hotmail, the version by that Indian guy who sold out to Microsoft in 1998, after which it all went pear shaped.

Still have the account, accessible, unlike the Outlook version which locked me out due to a security glitch 2 years ago.

Gmail and aGoogle are a bit more savvy, customer-relationswise it seems.

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Posted in: 15 rude things not to do on trains in Japan See in context

Well, when capacity of carriage is up to 200%, hard to avoid many of those things

Like No.10 - yeah just pass out on the platform or some other inconvenient place to avoid such being ‘rude’ on the train. Seen salarymans being kicked awake by Sotetsu-sen staff at Ebina and Isehara: 客さん、しゅてんですよ!PLUS!

Even so, can’t wait to gauge ‘rude’ness in Tokyo in the hot middle of next year.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' footage See in context

Timely if non-disclosed Iranians appear.

And a new source for Chinese fighter jet training footage

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Posted in: Premiere of Chinese war film canceled in apparent censorship See in context

CCP is borish

Options to China abound - there is a world outside the Middle Kingdom

A pity the government there regularly forgets that

Premiere in Taipei anyone?

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Posted in: Australian watchdog readies clampdown on Google, Facebook See in context

Internet started idealistic and free. Only a matterof time before it became weapon of war and different players found ways to capitalise.

Little imagination has been required to find something to do with all that data.

Just another point where regulators are playing catch-up ... till the next time and next way that players get out of hand

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Posted in: 'Hunger Games' prequel book and film planned See in context

Wonder what those three in this photo are doing there for a story set 50 years or so before their charact re were born.

woder what has been happening to ‘Thor’s brother’ in the meantime

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Posted in: Average working hours of teachers in Japan longest in OECD survey See in context

Problem is partly generational - ie. teachers and support garnering own school experience as deeper guide than Education study, prac, policy guidance and PD would have.

The bloody club-かつどう Regime doesn’t help though

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Posted in: The media has a big problem: Who will pay for the news? See in context

JT’s Model with ads here and there (not really 邪魔の pop up ones so much) which do not interfere too much is good and costs me nothing - GOOD balance, and hope does not change

Thank you JT

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Posted in: Australia's ruling coalition wins surprise third term See in context

Oh well!

At least Abbott's out and Palmer is not in.

Same old same old.

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Posted in: Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win See in context

97-98% of eligible voters vote - a kind of constitutionally copulsory democracy.

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Posted in: Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career See in context

Disney has a big animation portfolio just waiting ...

Anyone for Charlise Cheron as wicked queen in Snow White? Again?

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Posted in: 'Carol Burnett Show' actor Tim Conway dies at 85 See in context

Ensign Charlie Parker? Wasn't he?

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Posted in: Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97 See in context

The Doris Day Show comedy was always a bit funny, in the 70s I think it was.

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Posted in: Do you think the escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute is a threat to world economic growth? See in context

China has an internal debt crisis coming (real estate, credit card-type, loans). How flexible and how competent is the regime to deal with that? Maybe can, maybe can't, maybe just here and there.

The US hs been like that for years but stil has mechanisms in place to deal with it.

'My tarif is bigger than your tarif' is hardly helpful, as market volatility shows, ignred at everone's peril. N fan of corproate capital laissez faire, but that is how it is. War, trade war - bad for business, bad for you.

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