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Posted in: Man steals taxi; switches to another cab, then flees without paying fare See in context

Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo!

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

This sorry state of affairs proves two things...

Firstly, white privilege is real!

Secondly, Donald Trump and his cronies need to be arrested, charged, prosecuted and jailed for inciting domestic terrorism!

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Posted in: Kumamon receives over 5,000 New Year postcards See in context

Someone ought to tell them that behind that cute bear exterior is just a piece of extremely profitable marketing that is fattening the bank accounts of a select few.

If only you were more informed about the overall economic benefits that Kumamon brings to Kumamoto Prefecture... That 'cute bear' has generated a lot of revenue for the prefecture, through tourism and product sales....

And if it was just about the 'money'. Kumamoto Prefecture wouldn't grant usage rights free of charge to anyone who uses Kumamon's image (as long as the product helps to promote the prefecture).

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Posted in: Suga considers state of emergency in Tokyo, vicinity; says Japan will start vaccinations in late Feb See in context

Won't start vaccinations till late February? What's with the delay?

The UK have already completed over 1 million vaccinations, and are aiming to roll out 2 million vaccinations a week, starting this week!!

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Posted in: Heavy snowfall forecast in regions bordering Sea of Japan See in context

All of this snow is making me even more glad that we aren't driving back to my wife's hometown for New Year.....

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Posted in: Adult entertainment guidance center appears in Akihabara; some worry neighborhood is changing See in context

Rather that this particular industry stayed in Kabukicho, thanks...

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli quietly joins Twitter as anime production company creates official account See in context

Why can't they release new movie at least every 2 years. And Ghibli Park should be larger and better than Disneyworld in Japan. Why Japanese doesn't support this and always stick to American stuff.

When was the last decent Disney animated film?

I'd rather that Studio Ghibli takes their time and gives us a wonderfully crafted animated film. That has always been and always will be the charm of SG films.

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Posted in: No time to rest: EU nations assess Brexit trade deal with UK See in context

Looking forward to the day that this circus comes to a close....

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Posted in: Britain, EU reach post-Brexit free-trade deal See in context

2021 is starting to look a bit brighter with both this UK EU deal, and Covid 19 vaccines rolling out. Hopefully we won't hear the words 'brexit' or 'social distancing' come the later half of 2021. I know that I'm certainly sick and tired of these words!!!

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Posted in: M6.5 quake hits northeastern Japan; no tsunami warning issued See in context

Hopefully just a fault line letting off some built up energy, and not a precursor to something bigger down the line...

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Posted in: More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant See in context

Place your bets on the eventuality of health authorities saying that the current vaccine doesn't work against this new variant.....

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Posted in: Cram school teacher arrested for attempting to film up student’s skirt during class See in context

"Since her skirt was short, I thought I could easily take some images.” 

We often leave cooked meats on the kitchen top when hosting a party. Doesn't mean that our family cat will take that opportunity to eat any of it.....

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Posted in: Yuki Tsunoda joins AlphaTauri to replace Daniil Kvyat See in context

The worst kept secret has been made official. Tsunoda's promotion to F1 has long been expected, which is why it was such a shock when Honda announced their departure from F1. As they had been heavily pushing Red Bull management to promote him.

Therefore, it has me wondering. Even if Honda don't remain in the sport. Whether this move will encourage them to see the IP to their power unit to Red Bull, who'll then get constructor status within F1.

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Posted in: Man indicted for murder over Kyoto Animation arson attack See in context

Hopefully a date with the gallows will be his fate....

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Posted in: Fishing boat swept away by 2011 tsunami washes ashore on Hachijo Island See in context

I can't believe that in a few months time, it will be 10 years since the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami. How quickly time passes.....

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Posted in: 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for 9 murders See in context

Good riddance!

I hope that his visit to the hangman is sooner rather than later!!

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Posted in: China slaps more taxes on Australian wine amid tension See in context

Reroute that wine to Japan instead!

China's loss, my gain.....

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Posted in: Man who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues stance at hotel See in context

If this fool ended up being hospitalized with Covid, I doubt that there'd be many sympathizers for him....

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Posted in: Coronavirus stokes fears for UK music industry See in context

Well, do what they've been doing in the kpop industry. Hold online concerts!

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Posted in: Kyoto sightseeing livestream for Chinese viewers becomes controversial; sparks ire in locals See in context

I've been to Kyoto a number of times over the past decade.

2013, it was manageable. 2015, I noticed an increased compared to the last time, but still okay for the most part. But 2018 was the worst experience, due to how overly crowded Kyoto had become compared to my prior trips.

Haven't been back since, and if I did, it would only be during the months of January/February. Other than that, I'll much rather enjoy the sakura and Koyo seasons in the Tohoku region!

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Posted in: Johnny Depp exits 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise See in context

Growing less and less fond of the Harry Potter universe, that I loved in my childhood. What, with JK being a transphobe and constantly problematic, and now Johnny Depp being forced to leave the Fantastic Beasts franchise (he was, imo, the only saving grace of that film series)

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan transforms classic Double Cheeseburger into a rice burger See in context

Sadly, the sale of this rice burger heavy hitter is only happening for a short stint,, so you’ll have to grab one fast if you want to try it out.

Or just go to Mos Burger, as these rice burgers are available 365 days of the year.....

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

They are more than welcome to free education that has been funded by the state. However, for that, they will have to move to Pyongyang.

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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

In addition to the 20-hour flight, Abe also recalls that the closing ceremony itself ran behind schedule, and so he spent an entire 10 minutes just standing around at the bottom of the Super Mario pipe he was hiding in, waiting for his cue to pop out.

The mental imagery that is going through my head at this. I can't but laugh to myself.....

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Posted in: JR East to bring forward last train departures on 17 lines in Tokyo See in context

Manga Cafes are going to see an increase in business from next Spring....

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Posted in: A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops See in context

I wouldn't mind some reindeer meat right now....

Sauteed reindeer with lingonberry sauce and mashed root vegetables, is one of my favourite dishes whilst in Finland!

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Posted in: BTS management agency stock doubles on market debut See in context

Very risky investment if these people are investing for the long term. Because unlike the other agencies such as SM, YG and JYP that have debuted numerous successful groups over the years. Big Hit has BTS, and well only really BTS.... A recent boy group that they debuted, is doing okay, but nothing amazing. So, unless they can hit it lucky with a few more groups of BTS' level. The bubble will eventually burst, and along with it, those high stock levels......

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Posted in: Japan may ease rules on 'morning-after pill' next year: report See in context

Doesn't mean one should stop using a raincoat with viruses lurking.

If the people involved are engaging in casual sex, then yes.

But as has been highlighted in the article. The activists are calling for a ease in rules, for the victims of rape (in particular). Because a rapist doesn't care about using a condom

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Posted in: No panty shots, under any circumstances, please, says anime’s creator to animation staff See in context

No pantsu? The fanboys won't be buying the BDs then....

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Posted in: What do Japanese fans think of Lee Isaac Chung directing Hollywood remake of 'your name.'? See in context

I am yet to see one Hollywood adaptation of an anime film, that isn't complete horse manure

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