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Posted in: Japan's Kirin Beer begins as William Copeland's Spring Valley Brewery in Yokohama See in context

I was always under the impression that Sapporo was the 1st brewery in Japan, but with these dates it would mean for sure that Copeland & Kirin were the 1st.

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Posted in: Barrier at popular vantage point for viewing Mount Fuji going up See in context

I just don't understand why people would want Lawson in the foreground of a photo of the beautiful Mt. Fuji.

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Posted in: Foreign English teachers in Japan pick their favorite Japanese-language phrases See in context

The problem with "shoganai" is they use it wayyyy too much. They say it w/out even trying to fix or alleviate the problem.

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Posted in: Bears designated as animal subject to subsidized culling in Japan See in context

Besides the bears and the inoshishi, crows seriously need to be culled as well. They're taking over cities.

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Posted in: Japan to boost child allowances to tackle falling birthrate See in context

They have to start the allowance much much earlier. Potential parents are thinking more about the immediate future. Nursery schools are expensive. New clothes basically every year because they're growing. Etc....

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Posted in: Is Japan’s custom of slurping noodles irritating, and why do people do it? See in context

It's their country so it's fine to do it here, but they should avoid it when traveling overseas.

I also believe when slurping you also get in some of the broth. In the states, as kids, we'd blow on the noodles to cool em off, but then they lose lots of the broth flavor.

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Posted in: Do you think foreign technical intern trainees in Japan are really just cheap labor? See in context

I would think some are & some aren't. intern trainees are used in most places. It can be a win win. Trainees get some free training & trainers get some free labor. Pretty sure there are some companies out there abusing the system though.

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Posted in: Mahomes, Kelce and Chiefs are 1 win away from NFL's first Super Bowl repeat in 19 years See in context

Sure was hoping for some new blood ( teams) in the SB. Oh well. Maybe next year :-(

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Posted in: Emperor's New Year greeting event canceled due to quake See in context

Exactly. Should have just adjusted the greeting to fit the situation. Warm message from the Emperor soothes many.

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Posted in: Japan to ban more cannabinoids after gummies sicken people See in context

Key here is "synthetic". That's the problem.

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Posted in: Avoiding a catastrophe if Mount Fuji erupts after major quake See in context

Excellent article for front page news during the holidays.

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Posted in: Jetstar cancels 2 domestic flights due to crew shortage See in context

Jetstar is an LCC . So, if everyone doesn't mind the prices going up then they'll be able to pay better wages.

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Posted in: Honda recalls over 2.5 million cars in U.S. due to fuel pump defect See in context

BigP. I haven't heard anything from my Honda dealer yet.

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Posted in: Shohei Ohtani has agreed to a record $700 million, 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, making him the highest-paid athlete in history. Is any sports star worth that much money? See in context

2 things: The Dodgers instantly gained basically 120 million new fans with the 3rd largest GDP in the world. Great investment. & I'd rather see the players get the $$$ than the billionaire owners.

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Posted in: One year from election, polls offer gloomy view for Biden See in context

Probably best to skip both of them & go with the Independent party.

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Posted in: Each day, you leave digital traces of what you did, where you went, who you communicated with, what you bought and much more. Does this concern you? See in context

Just the way the 21st century is. You can worry about it all you want, but that's not going to change anything.

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Posted in: Int'l team captures footage of sunken Japanese WWII aircraft carrier See in context

I have a question. Someone here is saying that there was luck involved in finding finding the Japanese fleet.

If they had cracked the code, wouldn't America then be able to find the fleet?

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Posted in: KFC Japan’s new Tsukimi Moon-Viewing burger range includes 2 surprises See in context


Have you ever seen the moon when it is rising or setting? Quite the yolk color.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 13 crows with pesticide claims they were noisy See in context

This is why they are not being culled. Something has to be done though.

It may seem like the crow has a negative association, that could not be further from the truth. Japanese culture places a great emphasis on these birds and they believe that they symbolize gratitude, guidance, divineness and good luck.

Yatagarasu (八咫烏) is a mythical crow and a guiding god in Shinto mythology. During Emperor Jimmu's Eastern Expedition, he was guided from the Kumano Region to Yamato Province by Yatagarasu, who was sent by Takamimusubi.

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Posted in: Do you support the Japanese government's plan to open the country's first casino (or integrated resort) in Osaka? See in context

As their plan is to charge a high entrance fee for Japanese, their obvious goal is overseas gamblers coming in. Gamblers do spend lots of money, but I wouldn't think they'd be the best type of tourists you'd like in your country.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile; Japan retracts take-cover alert See in context

J Gov always complaining, rightly so, about these missile tests & so freezes certain funds. But, if I'm not mistaken, the bulk of the Pachinko profits, which are mainly owned by the North Koreans, goes to NK. Can't understand why they don't put a stop to that. Profits in the billions from pachinko.

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Posted in: Ramen manners debate: Should you put your used napkins into your bowl after you eat? See in context

I put my napkin in the garbage bin on the way out. Extremely simple to do.

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S., Japan seek ban on N Koreans working abroad See in context

Meiyouwenti I wonder why you got some thumbs down on your comment as it's a fact that many Pachinko parlors are owned by N Koreans & the profits are sent back to NK. Possibly they just don't know the facts.

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Posted in: High school student excluded from graduation ceremony for cornrow hairstyle See in context

The school told the board of education that the student had not explained "his ethnic background and the reason for wearing cornrows."

If find it extremely hard to believe that the school didn't know his ethnic background.

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Posted in: Public approval for Kishida's cabinet rises to 48%: poll See in context

His approval ratings are up because the Japanese are all giddy about winning the WBC tourney. Smartest thing he's done yet was inviting them to visit him after the wine.

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Posted in: High court denies man’s appeal over life sentence for killing his 3 children See in context

Usually if you kill 2 or more in Japan you hang. I wonder how he avoided the hangman?

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Posted in: Kishida outlines plans to tackle falling birthrate See in context

A somewhat big problem is the lack & cost of nursery schools. Have to train more teachers & open up more nursery schools. I often hear about kids on waiting lists to get in to the schools. Just throwing money at the problem doesn't seem as it would be much help.

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Posted in: Should commuting to your workplace count as work time? See in context

Is there any country in the world that has that in place ?

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Posted in: South Korea sets record with 22-2 rout of China at World Baseball Classic See in context

Fighto! There is a mercy rule. If you're up by 15 after the 5th or 10 after the 7th. This game ended in the 5th. That's only in the qualifying rounds though.

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Posted in: Students mask up at graduation ceremonies despite PM saying they don’t have to See in context

Let's not forget it's also hay fever season.

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