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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

This story is very strange. It is very ,very strange. Every news site that carries it has the exact same vague story. Why wasn't his arrest news in Japan? We read about people that steal a necktie or write on a wall.

I think this is a joke or fabrication.

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

Before QuikCuts the normal price was 3500 - 4,000 yen for a haircut and shave, shampoo and face massage. Now you can get a haircut for 1,000 yen. QuickCuts couldn't even buy barber chairs when they opened. The barber shops demanded the chair manufacturer not sell to them. So QC had to buy the same chairs they use in pachinko shops. They swivel and move up and down. Now old people can get cheap haircuts from old barbers and young people get expensive haircuts from young barbers. Too many young hairdressers/barbers doesn't lower the price. There is no supply/demand market in Japan.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

He doesn't deserve any sympathy. The Japanese can be rotten and discriminatory in a lot of ways, but officials are usually pretty decent. Immigration, the police and city officers are pretty fair and will often give a foreigner a break when a Japanese would have trouble.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

They are waiting for him to apologize and take responsibility for his actions. In that sense they are trying to be lenient with him, but he is being very rude in return. They probably don't want to sentence him to 3 years in prison.

If you have any trouble in Japan be very respectful to the police. If you aren't then your troubles will multiply. It is the same in any city or town in any country in the world.

Foreigners have to carry their passport at all times in Japan. If you don't want to for some reason then at least carry a photo copy of it and the landing stamp. But be prepared to show the police the passport and write an apology letter for not carrying it if you meet the police.

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Posted in: Narita airport to extend runway hours in October See in context

It must be the poor insulation and cheap building materials that make Japanese so sensitive to airport noise. I lived near a major airport and had planes with wheels down flying overhead, but wasn't bothered by the noise.

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Posted in: Restoration of Nagasaki's famous A-bomb statue begins See in context

I don't understand what statue they are talking about. Why do they have to paint it if it is made of bronze?

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Posted in: UK grocers, fast food warn of major disruption from no-deal Brexit See in context

That is funny !! They are threatening the British with having to eat their own food !!

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Posted in: No butter, no cream: Vegan rules at World Pastry Cup See in context

They used to use flies to get the color for their strawberry drinks. Scientists say the flies ate something red and kept the dye inside of them.

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Posted in: Sign of the times See in context

I saw some of this type of sign during a trip to Mexico City. The signs were in the shape of burritos and tamales and had multilingual instructions directions. Many people posed like they were taking a bite. Japan should copy their food idea.

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Posted in: Trump, Pelosi agree on Feb 5 for State of the Union address See in context

He will be lucky if she doesn't get mooned and have shoes thrown at him. The new members of the house are animals.

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Posted in: Michael Jackson family condemns new documentary on accusers See in context

What are you trying to imply? Are you saying he is guilty? He was cleared by a court and his accusers were proven to be liars, thieves and criminals.

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Posted in: Arashi stepping out of celebrity storm to seek new life See in context

They get more than marketed. Look at what happened to the AK-something girls. She was attacked and had to apologize for it !!

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Posted in: Aso pledges to keep economy strong as tax hike looms See in context

Japanese companies are investing heavily overseas. They keep buying companies like they bought real estate during their "bubble" It is also the same thing the Chinese have been doing. People keep saying that it isn't debt if they borrow from themselves. But if they have no intention of paying back the debt then they are just printing money and have abandoned the financial system or principals that the rest of the world uses. Abe is going to keep winning elections and will start saying it would be "irresponsible" to step down. He is going to make a Fukushima type "mess" that will damage the world. The BIG question is what will finally set it off ?!

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Posted in: Arashi stepping out of celebrity storm to seek new life See in context

These guys probably need a break from being a public figure in Japan. It must be exhausting. If they blink their "owners" might lose a 1/100th of a yen and the public might lose interest forever.

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Posted in: Qantas customers request exercise bikes, virtual reality for 20-hour flights See in context

They used to have lounges for all the passengers. A section of the plane where people could sit on long sofas and have snacks, drinks and talk.

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Posted in: Michael Jackson family condemns new documentary on accusers See in context

Poor Michael Jackson has been horribly slandered and persecuted by the media. I guess Hollywood has decided that he will be used to shield all of the child molesters and rapists working in Hollywood. "I know it is wrong, but I'm no Michael Jackson"

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Posted in: Aso pledges to keep economy strong as tax hike looms See in context

I will translate what he said for the readers at Japan Today. Ahem...he will provide "stimulus" to companies and groups that he likes, but the general public will suffer.

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Posted in: Thailand suspends patent applications for medical marijuana See in context

This isn't going to end well. People are jumping into this business thinking that they will get rich. California growers cant compete with "home grown" or street sales. The start up costs are enormous and so are the regulatory demands. "Home growers" don't have to spend tens of thousands on fire suppression, security, inventory tracking, packaging and taxes.

They are treating pot like it is green tea and can do anything and everything. It is a fad and a bubble. The people that like it always will, but it is doubtful that all of society will join the crowd.

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Posted in: Partial shutdown costs pegged at $3 bil as U.S. government reopens See in context

There will be more shutdowns. How can a budget be passed in this environment ?

Federal workers get half percent loans on their pay. That means they pay half a percent of interest. It's funny that none of their unions offered to help them cover this cost. They pay dues and they cant go on strike, so the dues must either reflect that and be lower because there isn't any strike fund or the workers are getting taken advantage of by the union.

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Posted in: Democratic Sen Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign; warns of divisions See in context

The sjw types don't seem to understand that there isn't a Republican party. There might be a few politicians that have "republican ideas" , but the majority are essentially democrats. Trump couldn't get a wall for 2 years because Paul Ryan the "republican" wouldn't put it to vote.

Posters get so hysterical over anyone that doesn't openly support their dogma that they fail to see that there is one party in Washington. The players all tell different lies to get a seat and then follow the marching orders of the establishment. Cortez wont get anywhere if she doesn't follow orders. She will be destroyed for fighting the system. Kamala will be president one day if she follows orders and wait for her turn.

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Posted in: 3 areas in Japan to bid to host casinos; many others reluctant: survey See in context

Las Vegas is a horrible example. It is a crime ridden dump. There are many shows with popular entertainers , buffets and pool clubs. The shows probably attract more people than the gambling. More than half of the states in America have gambling. There really isn't any reason to go to Las Vegas other than the shows. The convention center there is a big draw as are drugs.

The Japanese are making a mistake turning to casinos. If you take Osaka as an example Namba is the entertainment area with comedians and kabuki. How can a casino compete with that? The comedy shows wont move and don't want any competition. Not many are going to pay for nightly ABK or Arashi shows.

Who is going to pay 6,000 yen to go somewhere to lose their money. The casino prostitutes wont be allowed because they will take business away from the already established areas.

The casinos cant really survive very well on their own. Sports betting in Japan isn't going to help sports very much. how many times can someone bet on the Tigers vs the Giants? They have about 6 games a season.

The casinos will just be another gigantic project that does well during the first year and then suffers repeated declines. Look at USJ, it just started making money because of tourists. once Koreans and Chinese lose interest in Japan it will return to losing money every year.

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Posted in: Democratic Sen Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign; warns of divisions See in context

She needs time to turn that into a vile racist/sexist smear. And she needs more of it to get her to the next level.

There are too many activist minority types in the House of Rep. That is going to become old pretty quick.

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Posted in: 'Black Panther' wins top honor at SAG Awards; 'Maisel' soars See in context

Movies are judged by the message they deliver and not on entertainment value. It is incomprehensible how someone like Adam Sandler could become rich and famous in Hollywood. Obscene amounts of money are spent making his nasty and mean class based jokes.

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Posted in: 'Untouchable' charts the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein See in context

Weinstein will be back. New York keeps pulling back from prosecuting him. he will eventually become a hero like Allen and that director that drugged the teen in the 60s.

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Posted in: Democratic Sen Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign; warns of divisions See in context

She is too young and has no experience. She would make a great VP for 2020 and a great candidate for 2024.

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Posted in: Abe vows to tackle economic, diplomatic challenges ahead of summer election See in context

Abe has the same problem as Trump. He has waited too long to do something about serious problems.

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Posted in: 3 areas in Japan to bid to host casinos; many others reluctant: survey See in context

The Japanese have gotten tourist crazy. The Koreans and Chinese can build Japanese themed casinos that will attract locals. Japan won't become an international gambling destination.

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Posted in: Craft sake takes experimental turn in U.S. as popularity grows See in context

Competition will make foreign made sake better than Japanese sake.

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Posted in: Businesses struggle as cracks appear in China's economy See in context

The BIG question is who falls first Japan or China. They are both in the same boat.

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Posted in: Fire night in Nara See in context

Gosh , this must generate MASSIVE amounts of pollution and kill thousands of trees.

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