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Posted in: All Blacks captain Cane looks 'to evolve' as a player during Japan stint See in context

How can he get faster and improve his agility at 31? What are his current times for different distances? Rugby players aren’t exactly the fastest athletes, so I guess it can be done.

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Posted in: Japanese workers took 62% of paid leave allocation in 2022: gov't survey See in context

It seems that like workers in the U.S, Japanese people love working and are very loyal to their company, not wanting to leave too much pressure for their coworkers. In many other countries, people use 100% of their entitlement every year.

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Posted in: UK sci-fi hit 'Doctor Who' celebrates 60th anniversary See in context

I don’t think it is popular in Japan. There are much better quality sci-fi shows in Japan, which is famous for it around the world. Even in my country it is not popular.

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Posted in: Japan vice ministers visit Ukraine to examine recovery needs See in context

I didn’t even know the fighting had finished. Glad Japan is leading the way in the recovery of the Ukraine. It seems that Japan is one of the biggest contributors in the world for reconstruction.

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Posted in: Japan sees 2.52 million visitors in Oct, exceeding pre-COVID levels See in context

Wow. That is amazing. Japan is one of the most popular countries to visit due to history and a leader in technology.

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Posted in: Tokyo remains 3rd in Global Power City Index; London 1st See in context

Usually Vancouver wins this award

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka set to make her tennis return at the Brisbane International See in context

Great to see the most popular Japanese female sports star back and dominating.

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Posted in: Japan's ever-faithful dog Hachiko turns 100 See in context

Unfortunately it was moved from its original location after it became famous. They made a big Hollywood movie about it.

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Posted in: SDF exercise suspended after member shows middle finger to reporters See in context

I think that the use of the middle finger is very rare in Japan. Maybe he has seen it on an American movie, but doesn’t understand the meaning.

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Posted in: North Korea confirms embassy closures See in context

Please world stop messing about with this country. Go hard at it. Make the people suffer. I saw a video on YouTube where the kids where abusing a foreigner.

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Posted in: Texas Rangers win first World Series title with 5-0 win over Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 See in context

Which one has the Japanese player?

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Posted in: Concerns mount for elderly as fewer Japanese under 40 donate blood See in context

I have heard that they don’t accept blood from foreign citizens as well as Japanese people who have lived in the U.K.

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup officiating criticized by former All Blacks See in context

Unfortunately there will always be bad losers. No respect for the winning team.

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Posted in: South Africa holds on to beat New Zealand 12-11 and win fourth Rugby World Cup title See in context

Why would he do a dangerous tackle in the final? Very poor discipline from a captain too. South Africa have just proved they are the greatest rugby union team in history with this win. Well done.

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Posted in: Train gropers who fall to temptation intentionally targeted by extortion squads See in context

This scam was first reported in 2008 according to the article which states that it is the latest scam. Also there have been five incidents since then, which doesn’t sound too frequent. There must be better ways to extort money than this.

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Posted in: Refugee applicants to Japan surge in 2023; may reach record high See in context

As the safest country in the world, it is great to see Japan accepting a record number of refugees. Many people from conflict zones seek peace.

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Posted in: Over 40% of workers in Japan sleep less than 6 hours per night: survey See in context

It is not the fault of companies, which is the most common response here. I would say it is the workers who don’t plan their days to get the required 8 hours of sleep. Most people work and then go home to watch tv all night. Also drinking is not good for sleep.

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Posted in: Woman becomes pregnant via IVF donor sperm after husband's death See in context

Very strange situation. The young woman should have notified the clinic when her husband passed away. There are many single men in Japan available to start a family with.

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Posted in: Springboks look into claim by England's Curry of racial slur by Mbonambi See in context

Absolutely disgusting comment from the South African player. Imagine if it had been from the England player. This will be swept under the carpet.

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Posted in: All Blacks crush Argentina 44-6 to reach fifth Rugby World Cup final See in context

I thought that Argentina would win the game. They beat Japan and were on a roll. I am sure they will win the game to be number 3 in the world.

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

This is very common practice around the world. Airlines have been doing it for a long time it is cheaper to travel midweek than on weekends. If you want to travel please make plans appropriately.

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

Great work being able to import this wine. It is so hard to get for other countries. Everyone in the world is trying to buy it.

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Posted in: Australian police consider special search powers ahead of pro-Palestinian protest See in context

Unfortunately due to history no one is allowed to criticize Israel. It is a very touchy subject. I thought free speech was allowed in democratic countries.

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Posted in: Asia qualifying for 2026 World Cup set to kick off with the continent's lowest-ranked teams See in context

Hopefully we can watch the games on TV as they are representing Asia which is the fastest growing area for Soccer with Japan quickly becoming a dominant team in the world.

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Posted in: Having top 4 teams face each other in quarterfinals highlights absurdity of early draw for pool stage See in context

Why bother with a World Cup if you only want the top ranked nations in it? We should just give the cup to the number one ranked nation every 4 years.

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Posted in: Argentina reaches Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after eliminating Japan with 39-27 win See in context

Unfortunately Japan like most countries isn’t known for Rugby. They need to build it from little kids running around with a Rugby football. I have never seen that in Japan.

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Posted in: Mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward again asks Halloween partygoers to stay away See in context

Halloween is not a tradition in Japan. I’ve heard that foreigners dressed up in scary costumes and yelled at Japanese on the Yamanote line in the past.

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Posted in: Europe, Africa and South America to host games in 2030 World Cup See in context

What will female supporters do in Saudi Arabia?

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Posted in: Disney Plus announces crackdown on password sharing in Canada See in context

This is great news. If you want to watch it, you should pay for it. NHK took the lead on this in Japan many years ago. Now they are able to provide great programs for all viewers.

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Posted in: Japan zoo worker dies after apparent lion attack See in context

This Lion will now have the taste for blood. The only choice is to put it down. This is common in the world of wild animals. Unfortunately people want to see these wild animals, and the only way to do it in one place is in a Zoo. Japanese Zoos are considered to be some of the best in the world. Ueno is a very famous international Zoo with visitors from all over the world.

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