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Posted in: Ex-captive journalist denied passport issuance for 5 months See in context

He needs a new hairstylist for the passport photo...that's one lame "do"

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Posted in: How to find a lost cat: Unique method proves to be surprisingly effective See in context

way too low tech. Embed an rfid microchip and if it gets lost, launch a tracking drone with copious quantities of catnip

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Posted in: Mixing business suits with sports footwear gradually catching on See in context

How about suits and crocs.....lots of colors to choose from!

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Posted in: Daly turns PGA Championship into ridiculous sideshow See in context

do not let Tiger drive one of these. He is liable to hit a tree, especially if being chased by an angry lady with a golf club!

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Posted in: Mixing business suits with sports footwear gradually catching on See in context

Suits and flipflops are the way to go. Running shoes are so passe...

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Posted in: JR baffled by man who jumped onto tracks and disappeared See in context

A ghost?

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work across Japan as fiscal 2019 begins See in context

A rather glum looking group.

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Posted in: Naked woman caught running through Shibuya Station See in context

Training for the Olympics naked marathon event mayhaps?

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Posted in: American Bell cleared after crash with skate rival Lim See in context

Tonya Harding-esque?

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Posted in: Gov't investigates 700 foreign students AWOL from Tokyo university See in context

MBA from Combini U.........Masters of Bento Administration?

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Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly killing taxi driver See in context

Something doesn't add up here. Why would these 2 punks go all the way to a 3rd world country to jack a car in the middle of nowhere, while planning heist. More likely a yakuza inside job, or maybe a drug deal gone wrong. The journos need to dig a bit deeper here as something is clearly amiss.

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Posted in: Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year See in context

Hardly "wild", more like semi-domesticated. The only way to control these beasts would be to introduce cougars into the environment, which of course, could have adverse and unexpected consequences.

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Posted in: Suicide rate falls by a third globally: data See in context

Isn't this just a statistical anomaly? If the suicidal people all commited suicide, then statistically there would less suicidal people around, resulting in fewer suicides.

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Posted in: Notorious Finnish ski jumping ace Nykanen dead at 55 See in context

Eddie the Eagle set a better example....except on the ski slopes!

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Posted in: 5 misconceptions about 'shibari,' Japanese rope bondage See in context

Can't believe I was roped into this thread which strung us all along and left me tongue-tied with a final thought, to be or knot to be!

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Posted in: Lavrov asks why Japan only country in world that can't accept results of World War II See in context

Cannot believe how uninformed many of the responses are. In fact there are countless cases of unresolved borders throughout the world, many due to colonial powers and the after effects of WW2. The Indo-China border, Indo-Burma border, Thai-Malaysia border are but a few examples. Also why do people only go back to the most recent wars. If you go back far enough, you will see that the whole of the Hokkaido area and these islands belonged to indigenous people until they were "imported" into a "country". The nation state itself has only been around since the 19th centruty so at some point predating this, all these lands belong to someone else. The fact that they have a new owner Russia is just a continuation of what has happened in the past.

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Posted in: Letters From Japan: 'Why must we visit my Canadian husband’s home every year?' See in context

Husband sounds totally selfish expecting this poor woman to travel half way around the world every year and forego other trips. Buy an i-phone for god's sake and schedule regular video calls. One trip every 3 years is more than enough!

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Posted in: Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times See in context

In the main photo, he looks like he is crying before he hits the mat?

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Posted in: Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times See in context

Natsukawa should stick to points karate tournaments where he can rely on on a hometown decision over the gaijin. On a world stage like this, he will always get exposed. Everyone knows it, but will not admit it.

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Posted in: Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times See in context

Disgraceful performance by this teary eyed clown.

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Posted in: Bale scores 3 as Real Madrid beats Kashima 3-1 Club World Cup semifinal See in context

TigersTokyoDomeDec. 20 02:49 pm JST

Let's face it, the whole tourney is a farce, when you have teams from New Zealand participating at the expense of top Euro squads. They should rearrange like the FA cup and let these third tier Asian and Pacific teams fight it out in the amateur rounds with weekend footballers from England before joining the main draw. People want to see quality, not some watered down PC product, as has happened with the World Cup!

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Posted in: 'Maple Smoked Bacon' Cup Noodle mixes Japanese noodles with 'American' indulgence See in context

Gonna wait for the Big Mac noodles before passing judgement (and gas)

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Posted in: Bale scores 3 as Real Madrid beats Kashima 3-1 Club World Cup semifinal See in context

Why is Kashima even in this torunament. They are not even a top 500 club team in the world. Is this due to sponsorship money?

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Posted in: Honda's soccer passion showing in Australia See in context

A mediocre player in a medicore league....a good fit!

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Posted in: 災 chosen as kanji character best representing 2018 See in context

Definitely got to be 鬱 to reflect the loneliness of modern society and its fixation with gadgets, not to mention the huge crash in markets.

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Posted in: Brazilian consul: Ghosn is healthy, wants thrillers See in context

"Japanese detention cells are not heated and the weather can be chilly, Mendonca said Ghosn told him he was warm."

Sounds like he may need a kotatsu and a bottle of shochu rather than thrillers to keep him warm on those long winter nights.

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Posted in: Race on: It's Stockholm vs Milan-Cortina for 2026 Olympics See in context

What a choice, Swedish Meatballs versus Italian Inefficiency Experts....Winner gets to leave Europe, loser gets the Olympics!

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Posted in: Golden afternoon See in context

She needs to get with the times and get a drone

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Posted in: Japanese folk rituals approved as UNESCO intangible heritage See in context

UNESCO is a total political sham. Knew 1 punter whose entire life goal was to visit all the UNESCO sites. Everytime he got close to finishing, they added a few new sites to keep him hooked on his nihilistic Sisyphean mission.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, 10 times over alcohol limit, jailed for 10 months in UK See in context

Shocking negligence, though I am surprised his lawyers did not try and invent some sort of Alcohol flush reaction syndrome, and tried a longwided explanation on an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol, and is caused by an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency

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