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Posted in: Robot for hire programmed to perform Buddhist funeral rites See in context

Shinto wedding, Buddhist funeral, company for the old folk, robo-pacifier for the kids… and now we can 'meet' our deceased loved ones "as if they were really there"….


and etc and etc…. great! soon we won't need people at all…. welcome to the 21st century….

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Posted in: Defense ministry seeks record Y5.26 tril budget See in context

@marcelito re: "The true LDP way"

the GLOBAL way…. welcome to the 21st century...

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Posted in: Trump to send more troops to Afghanistan as part of new strategy See in context

"  trillions have been spent on a war  " there you have it! civilization is built on waste (in more ways than one), and war is the ultimate in waste…

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Posted in: Miyagi to remove PR video amid sexist criticism See in context

as I mentioned before in relation to this, should be canned on the grounds of abject mawkishness alone.

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Posted in: 74-year-old man rescued 1 week after going missing in Northern Alps See in context

good outcome indeed, but it says he kept himself warm with his raincoat… no sleeping bag for a planned 4-day mountain jaunt? fushigi!

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Posted in: Residents of Tottori town hold drill in case N Korea fires missiles over them See in context

" Nearly 130 people… " out of the town's population of 18,000? and did the kids volunteer? and did the 'news' photographer just happen to be on hand? seems to me more like proper, uh, propu, uh, what's the word?

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Posted in: The real revolution in N Korea is rise of consumer culture See in context

@ toshiko

thank you or pointing us here from your comment elsewhere…. very interesting (and well-written), and a relief from the bombast and rhetoric….

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Posted in: New U.S. envoy, Abe vow to fortify alliance See in context

yes, but Mr. Abe is more interested in a photo-op with a U.S, VIP, than in NK, to judge from his smile… hoping the boss will give him a junior-statesman badge I suspect….

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Posted in: Princess Mako's engagement to be announced on Sept 3 See in context

though 'Japan' DOES like to announce an announcement, it doesn't hold a monopoly…. have noticed a growing trend for 'future-news': "Theresa May will announce Tuesday blah blah"; "Apple will make an announcement next week on their new blah blah"...

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Posted in: 'Outing' by teachers puts LGBT students at risk in Japan See in context

why is it always termed a "disorder"? some people are one way, some another

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Posted in: Abe meets with 4 governors over N Korean missile threat See in context

ahh…. international diplomacy at work…. wunnnnderful

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Posted in: Abe should focus on regulatory reforms, say economists See in context

"a positive cycle of higher corporate profits, prices and wages"

don't know anything bout economic theory, but if each of these 3 factors is 'higher', won't that be the same as no change at all?

in any case it's just more blah...

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Posted in: Japan's summer holiday exodus gets into full swing See in context

normally-sleepy Onjuku will be on the receiving end...

with the concomitant 'announcement frenzy' to instruct and explain every moment of one's enjoyment of the beach...

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Posted in: Japan on alert after report of N Korea's nuclear-tipped missile threat See in context

I bet Inada Tomomi-san is relieved she ducked out!

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Posted in: AKB48 event spending prompts review of Okinawa development budget See in context

bread and circuses it was ever thus, I guess….

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Posted in: AKB48 event spending prompts review of Okinawa development budget See in context

@Andrew Crisp…. exactly in Japan as everywhere…. concerts, fireworks, sports…. pity is, it works….

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Posted in: U.N. imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea See in context

more political theatre…..

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Posted in: Assemblywomen ask Miyagi governor to take down suggestive PR video See in context

I'd ask for it to be taken down on the grounds of 'sickening mawkishness'

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Posted in: Assemblywomen ask Miyagi governor to take down suggestive PR video See in context

despite what you say, that's GOT to to be more than 15cms

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Posted in: Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright See in context

"Yoko zOno" (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: Vietnamese PM urges more investment from Japan See in context

@goldorak you naughty boy...

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Posted in: Sagawa employee caught on YouTube throwing, kicking parcels See in context

@Lockke wasn't condoning this person's behaviour, but there's so much invective hurled around here, on all sorts of topics, just wanted to offer a little bit of balance… personally i prefer to accentuate the positive, that's all...

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Posted in: Sagawa employee caught on YouTube throwing, kicking parcels See in context

let's not forget the thousands of takyubin delivery-people who work very long hours, in all weathers, take care to carefully deliver how many parcels? a day a week a year, and are unfailingly polite and/or friendly….

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Posted in: Smart diaper generates power from urine See in context

hasn't knowing when to change a diaper always been wireless and battery-free? (^▽^)

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Posted in: Private detective agency to keep eye on senile seniors See in context

well I know quite a few people who give their lives over to caring for their oldsters… so, like everything else, it depends on the individual… I don't think it's reasonable to say "Japanese this, Japanese that"… it's people being people, people...

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Posted in: Pony escapes from pet shop in Tokyo's Shibuya district See in context

police are investigating WHY ON EARTH a pet store is permitted to keep a PONY…. never mind the other creatures, but don't get me started on THAT...

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Posted in: UK's Hammond wants to address Japan financial sector's Brexit concerns See in context

yes, Britain is actually in no position to promise ANYTHING (not least because they went the Brexit route without any forethought other than "win" the argument)… or even WANT anything, which is all he's saying anyway {must've been using a quote from Mr. Abe's playbook 'want')…. but then Britain IN the EU always wanted to be 'in' without wanting to be 'part of'… now, in a world full of hopeless messes, Britain is at least excelling in the hopeless mess stakes...

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Posted in: X-Japan musician Yoshiki promises his support for Cool Japan See in context

COOL, spelled C.O.R.N.Y.

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Posted in: IOC urges unwavering commitment by Olympic Games' hosts See in context

Olympics wayyyy past their use-by date… an obscenity now…

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Posted in: Retired sex workers establish their own association See in context

@sensei… on the other hand, he may well know that his wife once supported herself as a 'sex-worker' to escape an abusive husband….

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