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Posted in: Would you support a complete ban on smoking in public places in Japan? See in context

Unequivocally yes! Smoking is disgusting.

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Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics See in context

3 Later-running trains is a bad idea. There are a ton of houses and apartments located next to train lines. I'd rather not be woken up by a train at 2am just so you can go out and drink more.

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Posted in: Goldfish and geisha See in context

What is the name of the maiko?

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Posted in: Gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August See in context

Japan has previously mulled an annual time change like that in Europe or North America where the clocks go forward in spring and back in the autumn, but has never tried it.

This article is incorrect. Japan did have daylight savings. It was introduced by America during the occupation. Japan got rid of it in 1951 because they didn't like it.

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Posted in: 'Will boyfriend' - A new expression in Japan’s evolving dating scene See in context

This is the same thing as being led on by a woman, even if they don't want to call it that. "Will boyfriends" should be relabeled as "suckers" as they are wasting their time and money for other motivations that will never come to fruition.

I feel sorry for those guys.

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Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules See in context

This is racist and snobbish. Country of origin and language proficiency are not related.

If the problem is language proficiency then surely a non-Japanese who can speak Japanese properly should be able to make a reservation.

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Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them See in context

Ooh, I've been burned by #2 a few times! "Some time" is the best clue.

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Posted in: Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet See in context

The PC isn't in trouble yet, but it will eventually disappear. Once a smartphone has as much storage space, RAM, and power as current PCs do, no one will need PCs anymore. Large screens and keyboards will always be necessary but the giant tower will eventually be replaced with smartphones themselves or other more portable devices.

I imagine one would just have to plug in their phone into a dock and have access to tactile input and a larger screen at their desks in the future. Since things will be much cheaper, I imagine this kind of interface will be far more widespread than just one location in your home.

Much like calculators that used to take up entire rooms and no longer do, our current computing power on PCs will be accessible anywhere in the future.

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Posted in: Abe urges business leaders to increase wages See in context

Haha, Abe says please and the economy is just supposed to fix itself. If he thinks anyone is going to fork out more cash after a tax hike, I have some beachfront property I'd like to sell him.

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Posted in: Vagina kayak artist arrested in Japan See in context

I can't believe this. Where is another petition we can sign to get this woman away from these stupid cops?

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Posted in: Sri Lankan man dies at immigration center after being denied medical attention See in context

It's not just this incident, and it's not just a problem having to do with non-Japanese either. The medical care system in Japan is just appalling. Try finding a clinic or even an emergency hospital open on the weekend.

In October last year, a Rohingya asylum-seeker collapsed and died at the Tokyo center after staff failed to call for a medic, allegedly because the doctor was having lunch.

Why don't doctors know how to work shifts here?

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Posted in: Model citizen See in context

Stunning!

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Posted in: Osaka mayor's survey finds 10 education professionals with tattoos See in context

I don't see why people don't just lie about having the tattoos. The only way the mayor would know is if they went to the onsen with him.

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Posted in: More women in their 40s dating younger men See in context

@Franchesca

I didn't at all imply that a significantly older man dating a younger woman was any better. I just said that an older woman dating a younger man is not a good idea. Point missed, I think.

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Posted in: More women in their 40s dating younger men See in context

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Most people are supporting this? Did I miss the boat or something?

I've dated a woman much older than me and she wanted to get married really, really fast. She also was expecting children immediately after. Never again! An older woman's biological clock will be ticking super loudly in her late thirties, and menopause is waiting just around the corner. Not to mention that the risks with having a child after 35 increase dramatically.

Unfortunately, there is a lot more than just love that plays into this...

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Posted in: 1,324 Fukushima citizens file criminal complaint against TEPCO, gov't See in context

It's about time! I would think that there would be more than 1300 angry people over this though...

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Posted in: Nintendo chief promises to do Wii U launch right See in context

We need fewer consoles and more games. That's what made the PS2 so strong.

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Posted in: 2,000 protest against nuclear power in Yokohama See in context

Only 2000 people? They've got to do better than that!

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Posted in: Noda proposes putting off planned consumption tax hike by six months See in context

@Frederick

Japan's taxes are already very high. Japan has resident tax and extremely high car taxes on top of the usual taxes such as consumption tax, property tax, income tax, health insurance tax, and pension payments. Also, the pension that Japan gives out is very, very small. This is how they can afford to give a pension. Although, many Japanese are worried that the retirement age will be raised significantly or that eventually the pensions will run out.

I don't own property and I pay out 26% of my income in taxes at least.

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Posted in: Speeding blamed for pileup involving 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini See in context

Many owners are young people who save up their earnings to satisfy their dream

How is it possible for a young person to save up a million dollars for a car these days is beyond me. Most people won't even make that in a lifetime.

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Posted in: Google's Chrome web browser challenging Firefox See in context

In other words, 40.63% of people are stupid.

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Posted in: N Korea's Kim, heir-apparent son appear on live TV See in context

North Korea has a large amount of people in their military, but it's far from strong. North Korea is suffering from a lack of food, and most places don't even have electricity. They had that one small nuclear test earlier, but I doubt they are anything to fear, unless you live in Seoul where they could launch a preemptive strike and flatten the city in minutes with regular shells.

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Posted in: Snack foods a threat to nation's youth See in context

I'd love to eat fresh fruit all the time, but in Japan the prices are insane! Fresh fruit is more like a treat for me when I can afford it.

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