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Posted in: Japanese KitKats are shrinking; Nestlé says previous size may have been too large for customers See in context

Kit Kat's have been around a log time, but it seems to be the norm with new Japanese products. They start off big & if they become popular, they gradually get smaller & smaller. I've seen this happen on numerous occasions. So, not too surprised Kit Kat finally jumping on the bandwagon.

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Posted in: Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman See in context

Everyone, be careful what you post. You may be breaking the law ;-)

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Posted in: Japanese student criticized for campaign against excess plastic packaging See in context

It's shocking that they're charging for plastic bags at stores now, but basically everything you put into those bags is wrapped in plastic. They're going after the wrong people. Kudos to this young lady & please keep up the fight. And ditto on what "Yubaru" mentioned. An English version would be nice.

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

Although I feel this is a good idea, it's only a start as everything you buy to put in that bag is packaged in plastic. So, seems kind of useless until companies start using different means to wrap their products. The gov. just trying to make it look like they actually care. & most people are buying into it.

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

The IOC has said they will make a final decision in May. So, everyone just be patient & wait until then.

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Posted in: Registers, rates and points: Tax hike woes for Japanese retailers See in context

Copying the American way might be good. Not tax on any unprepared food as in supermarkets, but tax on any prepared food. Simple & works fine.

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Posted in: Peach Aviation 1st Japanese carrier to drop S Korea flights See in context

They're closing a flight from Hokkaido which just started in April & 1 from Naha. Wouldn't think those 2 places would have many customers anyway. 1 from Kansai seems like the only main one.

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Posted in: Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in schools See in context

They don't seem to bother kids with dual nationalities. So, all you gaijin out there worried about your kids, you should be fine :--)

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Posted in: Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge See in context

This article says the vaccine cost pennies. Then why does it cost over ¥6,000 here? That's a lot of pennies.

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Posted in: To slurp or not to slurp: Tourists’ reactions spark online debate on noodle manners See in context

Philip has it right. You slurp to get the broth along with the noodles which makes it much more flavorful. Whereas, in the west, you blow on it to cool it off & the noodles become dry & don't taste nearly as good.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

Sure. There's discrimination here. But, there's discriminatation of some sort in most, if not all, of the world. You're coming from your home country where you've never had that problem. So, it is an eye opening experience for sure. Just have to do your best to change people's mind & be the best citizen you can be.

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Posted in: Prince's remarks become hot topic in Japan See in context

The Japanese emperor and his family members have generally refrained from making political remarks as the Constitution, compiled after Japan's surrender in World War II, stipulates the emperor "shall not have powers related to government."

Does not having powers related to the government include making a comment about the government?

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Posted in: 8th straight win propels Kakuryu into sole lead See in context

Why do you have to write " Mongolian Grand champion" ?? Can't you just say " Grand Champion" ?? Guess Japan will never change :-(

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Posted in: Japan's free education plan requires fiscal balancing act See in context

critics say the plan is unfair as those without children are forced to contribute.

Why don't these critics understand that they will be contributing to their future as a higher population means more people paying into the pension & health care system. Then, hopefully those systems wouldn't go bankrupt.

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Posted in: Japan presses Singapore to ease restrictions on Fukushima imports See in context

I totally agree with Singapore on this one.

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Posted in: Michael Moore 'invades' Europe to teach us all some lessons See in context

You may not like his approach, but he brings up some very good points & at the least, gets people talking about them.

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Posted in: Abe faces make-or-break test three years after taking office See in context

Another leader with big goals, but no ideas on how to reach them.

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Posted in: Sliced chocolate See in context

Spread some peanut butter on that then all is good ;-)

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Posted in: Do you support calls in some countries to replace expressions like “Christmas tree” and “merry Christmas” with “holiday tree” and “happy holidays?” See in context

Freedom of speech. You can call it or say whatever you like about the holidays. Shouldn't have to change anything. But can't get angry with people or companies that choose to say something different.So, Merry X-mas , Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone :-)

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Posted in: Japan should accept more refugees, fix asylum system: UNHCR See in context

Leave Japan alone. If they don't want to accept refugees, then so be it. It's their choice. Plain & simple.

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Posted in: Australian court fines Japanese whaling company $1 mil for contempt See in context

I'm looking forward to some new fresh & delicious whale meat ;-)

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Posted in: Roppongi Hills Christmas See in context

Just think of them as " winter decorations " :-)

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Posted in: China calls on Japan to stop hampering military flights See in context

Well then China, stop flying in that area & Japan will stop scrambling jets.

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Posted in: China unhappy over Abe's ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine See in context

China probably gets angry when Abe pees. They just love to piss & moan.

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Posted in: Abe: Japan must fix domestic problems before taking in refugees See in context


Abe said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugee*s.

Wouldn't taking in refugees help both of these problems????

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Posted in: Should permanent foreign residents in Japan have the right to vote? See in context

I believe in the majority of countries you have to be a "citizen" to vote. Personally, I like not being able to vote here. The main reason being I don't get hassled during election time.

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Posted in: Student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests See in context

Hopefully this will also motivate the 18- 20 age group who are now allowed to vote.

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Posted in: NTV pulls online videos depicting sexy rugby players after complaints See in context

do these people watch evening tv here??? sexy shots & poses all over the place.

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Posted in: Japan delivers whiskey to space station - for science See in context

Headline should read " for scientist".

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Posted in: Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study See in context

Dieting may help as well .

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