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Posted in: Taylor Swift's tour arrives to shake up Europe See in context

She's up there with the best: Milli Vanilli, John Bowser of Sha Na Na, and Pete Best.

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Posted in: 3 foreign-born residents sue over racial profiling by Japanese police See in context

My Japanese student's Japanese husband gets stopped all the time on his bike because he sports thick facial hair - and he's not happy about that.

The three dudes in the photo have the double-whammy of facial hair and not being very white. Incidents need to be videoed, so wear a body cam just to rack up the evidence and protect yourself.

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler catches on quick as he learns to be defensive lineman for Colorado State See in context

I expect him to open the floodgates for other Japanese sumo wrestlers into College football and the NFL, just like the Polynesians did before. I'm rooting for him.

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Posted in: Japan beats Spain 2-1 to advance to last 16 at World Cup See in context

If Japan wins, we should get the year off, with pay.

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Posted in: Damages awarded to Japan's #MeToo symbol over defamatory tweet likes See in context

@Michael Machida Totally agree

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Posted in: FBI: Trump mixed top secret documents with magazines, other items See in context

If the docs reveal anything about Area 51, then the public deserves to know.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of woman who adopted him, in ¥150 mil insurance plot See in context

This will do wonders for adoption agencies looking for willing parents.

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Posted in: Civic group asks court to halt state funeral for ex-PM Abe See in context

GoFundMe. There, job done

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Same exact thing happened to a Nagasaki mayor.

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Posted in: Employee of Japanese fast-food chain Sukiya dies while working alone See in context

@buffalo Really good point

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Posted in: World's biggest YouTuber PewDiePie moves to Japan See in context

For those asking, "Who?" Someone with over 100 million YouTube followers. That's "who". The top dog in a world of wannabes.

As for how long he'll last, he's got enough money and staff to make the normal annoyances of living in Japan less annoying. So no eikaiwa job where you as the teacher ask: "What did you do this weekend?", and the students answer: "I slept and cleaned my room, and slept while cleaning my room".

By the way, while reading about him, I learned the term "weeb". Can anyone tell me if that term is considered offensive?

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Posted in: Japan should ease COVID border controls for foreigners: panel members See in context

The gov needs to lift that PCR test at the arrival airport requirement if they plan to allow in tourists. If not, you're bound to have riots on your hands from the visitors stuck at Narita or whichever airport for four or more hours just waiting for their PCR result. And as for that quarantine upon reaching the arrival area...

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Posted in: 68-year-old woman arrested over murder of bedridden 46-year-old daughter See in context

Lots of commenters calling for more gov support. What kind of "support"?

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy attacks mother of girl from his school at her apartment See in context

Why does everyone assume the daughter/classmate was the target of his "affections"?

My guess...

He and the daughter had been study mates. He had come over to their house before, and her mother had always served both of them tea and sembei. He was smitten, but alas, his love was unrequited. So he flipped out.

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Posted in: Tokyo's population dips for 1st time in 26 years See in context

I think they moved to Kanagawa, Saitama, and bits of Chiba, but still work in Tokyo

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Posted in: Postal worker arrested for dumping 7,000 undelivered mail items, including vaccination tickets See in context

Postal worker = deliver mail. If you can't even do that, then what good are you?

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Posted in: No country can boost its way out of pandemic: WHO chief See in context

Simple solution: if you're unvaccinated, no hospital for you.

You made the choice, then deal with the consequences on your own.

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Posted in: LA critics pick Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best See in context

It was a good movie, kind of in that shomin-geki genre. 3 hours passed by like it was 3 minutes.

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Posted in: Mother to sue 'Terrace House' TV network, producer over daughter's suicide See in context

I, for one, hope the show comes back. It's a breath of fresh air.

And yes, social media is crap. Instagram = Instabraincellsdisappearing

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako, husband leave for New York See in context

Just wait until the homeless in NYC start harassing the heck out of her. I'm sure Naomi Watanabe can become a BFF.

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Posted in: Frontale wins fourth J.League title in five years See in context

Full Frontale!

Why is there no playoffs in soccer?

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Posted in: In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc renames itself Meta See in context

Meta-woohoo! Meta World Peace (Google it).

FB undergoing a METAmorphosis.

And to those knocking Zuckerberg, if you use Instagram, he says, "You're welcome".

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Posted in: What the metaverse is and how it will work See in context

Don't knock it until you've tried it. If those Oculus headsets become lighter so that you don't feel like you're wearing your laptop on your head, it will revolutionize communications, events, travel... you name it. Think "Minority Report" and that opening scene.

It has to eventually incorporate smell and physical sensations to be truly immersive, but I'm sure they're working on that.

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

Just let everyone dope. Then it's fair.

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Posted in: Growing American football on Japanese turf See in context

Rugby is weird. Why throw the ball backwards when you're trying to run forward?

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

I would have done the same thing if I actually had Twitter. Too many trolls, moles, and holes out there.

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Posted in: Uber Eats Japan halts hiring of foreign students for food delivery See in context

Just send your application to Wolt, Demae-can, ??? panda. Lots of options.

Or, or, they should learn how to operate drones and set up a company that wipes all of these Uber and Uber clones off the map. Drones can deliver your food to your balcony, one day in the future.

Or they can set up those "ghost kitchens" and wipe out 90% of restaurants, one day in the future.

The world is their oyster. Speaking of oysters, they should learn to farm raise those.

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry seeks ¥5.48 trillion budget amid China worries See in context

China is no threat. They will not do anything that will jeopardize their economy.

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Posted in: Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S. See in context

@NAM: Good point about the drivers wanting the rider to leave a positive review. But I have found in the U.S. that people are generally fond of Japanese and even the language. It's still a bit of an "exotic" culture in the U.S., despite all the Japanese restaurants. Compared to the other Asian languages, the Japanese language does seem to have a mellower tone, at least to the American ear. And there are far few Japanese compared to other Asians, like Chinese, Korean, or Cambodian.

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Posted in: Gunma latest prefecture to find contaminants in Moderna vaccine See in context

My 2nd shot was from one of the Moderna lots that had the contaminants. Thought I was headed for that great Torii gate in the sky. But a week or so later, maybe I just crapped it out like the rest of the poison I put in my body, like don quixote cake doughnuts (those things are hard to resist).

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