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Posted in: 500 melons stolen from greenhouse in Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

700 yen per melon.

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Posted in: Ex-interpreter for MLB star Shohei Ohtani pleads not guilty to bank and tax fraud See in context

Anyone know how to reconcile the $41mm of net losses with the $17mm he allegedly stole from Otani? Unlikely Ippei paid that $24mm difference out of his own pocket given his salary was like $70k per year. I have yet to see this difference explained anywhere.

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Posted in: Luggage manners See in context

So, no picture of a guy with a big backpack on backwards, carving out space intentionally so that he can hold his smartphone on top of it to play a game or watch videos, while smashing everyone else?

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Posted in: 12% of Japan convenience stores don't open 24 hours due to labor shortage See in context

Recently went into my local convenience store late and night to find there were no staff inside the store and signs saying just use the self check-out. One other "customer" was there reading a manga.

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Posted in: Japan's FY2022 greenhouse gas emissions hit record low See in context

Still waiting for the studies to come out about how the Covid-19 restrictions, which lead to CO2 declines beyond any environmentalists's wildest dreams, lead to cooler temperatures and less climate change. Surely they are coming no?

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Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

Otani camp refusing to answer ESPN's question of which "authorities" they reported this "massive theft" too, after stating they had reported this to "the authorities". ESPN spoke with every "authority" they could think of from local police to the FBI and all of these authorities said Otani's camp had not contacted them. Things that make you go Hhhhmmm....

And by the way I don't care how rich you are, you know if $4.5mm is gone from your personal account or slush fund.

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Posted in: Ohtani reaches 3 times in home debut as Dodgers rout Cardinals 7-1 See in context

2023 Cardinals plus a really fast guy in Centerfield still equals the 2023 Cardinals.

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Posted in: Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez are officially divorced See in context

Shocker. I really thought those two love birds were going to make it.

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Posted in: Paris won't allow tourists free access to Olympics opening ceremony along the Seine River See in context

Booksellers have that much sway in Paris?

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Posted in: Japan eyes up to 800,000 more skilled foreign workers over next 5 years See in context

USDJPY over 150. Good look attracting anyone to come and be paid in Yen.

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Posted in: Uber Eats starts robot deliveries in Tokyo See in context

Just what Tokyo needs, more chirping, more flashing lights, and more obstacles on its public streets.

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Posted in: Projection mapping at Tokyo gov't HQ recognized as world's biggest See in context

For sure, the UNESCO World Heritage application has already been submitted.

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Posted in: Japan's Nikkei closes at all-time high, breaking bubble era record See in context

One more bubble please.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Posted in: Body of 17-year-old boy found in Shizuoka lake See in context

Had been dead for about a week, but his family didn't report him missing until 2 days prior. Sad....

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Posted in: Networks unite to create new sports streaming platform See in context

Can you bet this won't be available in Japan.

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Posted in: KDDI to acquire 50% stake in Lawson; take it private with Mitsubishi See in context

Now we know what KDDI is doing with the really high fees it charges for AU's platform.

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Posted in: Ohtanimania descends on Dodger Stadium as fans get first glimpse of superstar in blue See in context

Saw this on NHK. Cracked me up how he totally ignored that Japanese girl wannabe social media influencer who was screaming at him to look up at her.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Why Taylor Swift's globe-trotting in private jets is getting scrutinized See in context

Wish she'd buy carbon offset credits from me.

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Posted in: Pizza Hut releases a ramen pizza in Japan, and it took half a year to perfect See in context

No one out ramens the Hut.

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Posted in: Nikkei rises 28% in 2023 for highest year-end finish since 1989 See in context

One more bubble please.

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Posted in: Japan sees heavy New Year holiday traffic after COVID-19 downgrade See in context

Marking myself safe from irrational fears of living and enjoying life without a mask.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Posted in: Ohtani gives a Porsche to Joe Kelly's wife for his No. 17 with Dodgers See in context

Regifted a white elephant (electric car that costs a fortune to maintain, buy replacements parts for, and loses its value quickly). He makes good moves on and off the fields. hahaha.

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Posted in: Burger King releases a 'TOP' Burger in Japan See in context

Heading to BK now!

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Posted in: Japan to nominate shodo calligraphy for UNESCO heritage list in 2026 See in context

The Rising Wasabi nailed this reporting years ago. "Entire Nation of Japan to be added to UNESCO".

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Posted in: Nippon Steel to buy U.S. Steel for $14.1 billion See in context

Back to the 1980's. The Nikkei is soaring and Japan is buying up US assets. Now if we could just get music like we had back then.

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Posted in: Alcohol taxes aren't high enough, says World Health Organization See in context

If you just pay a little more in taxes, the government will solve all ills from global warming to obesity.

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Posted in: Japan gets 'fossil' award again as climate action slammed See in context

and yet life goes on. Amazing!

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Posted in: Japan cracking down on illegal taxis as tourism boom drives demand See in context

Always remember a license is when the government takes away your freedom and sells it back to you.

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Posted in: Samsung unveils two new foldable smartphones See in context

I've had he flip 4 since it first came out and love it. I will wait until the Flip 6 to upgrade. Not seeing enough upgrades in the Flip 5 to justify the cost of changing from the flip 4 to flip 5, but the flip 5 does look cool. I can't imagine ever going back to a brick phone after using a Samsung flip.

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Posted in: Angels finish sweep of Yankees with 7-3 win See in context

What's good for the Yankees is good for baseball they say. Well, this is very good for both. Hehehe

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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