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Posted in: Abe congratulates Trump; calls U.S., Japan 'unshakeable allies' See in context

Moonraker…. "squandered the optimism of 1989" exactly!!!!

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Posted in: Exhibition puts Japan's child prostitution in the limelight See in context

I suppose that some cases of this would amount to "child prostitution", and some cases would be 17- or 18-year old young women taking advantage… why do so many here want to make things black-and-white? (or should I say kuro-shiro).

@sensei…. kinda different situations methinks. I expect that girls DO get threatened with physical or social violence in some cases, but….

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Posted in: Laundry-folding washing machine: Eye-catching gizmos at IFA fair See in context

re: “Xperia Ear” I would have named it XP EAR IA… or should that be XPEERIER?


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Posted in: Putin: World needs to avoid steps that would heighten tensions with N.Korea - See in context

"Russian President Vladimir Putin urged countries…………..to avoid any actions that might further enflame tensions with Pyongyang" yeah, but if you can't pull rank on NK, who CAN you pull rank on… WE'RE allowed nuclear weapons etc etc, but not YOU…. i wonder why NK isn't buying it….

"Putin said Moscow favored bringing North Korea back to international negotiations over its nuclear program" but others' idea of negotiation seems to be 'you do what we tell you, THEN we'll talk…'

good to see the colonial spirit is alive and well…...

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Posted in: Seats descend from ceiling on train to provide extra comfort for passengers See in context

"...polite and courteous…" non-stop announcements … informing us to within an inch of our lives as to all those essential facts without which none of us would ever manage the extremely taxing task of riding a train…

more seating, fewer points of exit/entry...

...and since they DON'T operate during rush-hours, the point is……?

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Posted in: Dress for success: Designer Yoshiko Saito targets foreign markets See in context

generic high-street middle-of-the-road stuff…. but she gets a good bit of free advertising here… style isn't something you can buy….

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Posted in: FamilyMart, UNY merge, creating Japan's second-largest convenience store chain See in context

so at a rough estimate, 1 conbini per 2,000 people (of all ages)… ???? who used to be served by mom and pop-style shops I suppose… the NEW traditional Japan….

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Posted in: N Korea publicly executes two officials: S Korean newspaper See in context

@canadian…. go on then, person of the World

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Posted in: Top 5 myths about learning Japanese See in context

@stranger…. 東京特許許可局 now THAT'S clever…. or well-observed…. or both…. anyway a perfect example...

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Posted in: The gang's all here See in context

'beautiful japan'…. in western costume!!!!!

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Posted in: Artificial life See in context

"...why are humans so obsessed with recreating themselves?…"

Prof. Haraway, in Ghost in the Shell II - Innocence….. which I recommend for a philosophical take on all this stuff… much food for thought….

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Posted in: Helicopter money talk takes flight as BOJ runs out of runway See in context

thank you Sangetsu03 for your considered and articulate summation…. was so impressed that I registered here just so I could send this….

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