Ken Doyle comments

Posted in: 21-year-old man nabbed for stealing smartphones from supermarket See in context

"An unemployed 21-year-old man".

Why is their job or lack of always stated?

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Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had See in context

There is no cheese, and proper milk is expensive.

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Posted in: Feline friends See in context

Meow, please love me says the cat :-)

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Posted in: Have you ever experienced racism or sexual harassment? If so, what did you do about it at the time? See in context

There was a camera shop in Iwaki, Fukushima, I used to admire to old camera's in it, I collect cameras.

The owner would always tell me that they were broken, or not for sale, even though they had price tags on them.

I found this attitude in a few shops in Japan. I was wearing a suit and taking a lunch break from work.

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Posted in: Body of naked 13-year-old boy found on riverbank in Kawasaki See in context

A very sad story, the poor boy and his family must be in agony. RIP.

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Posted in: Two 8-year-old boys drown after falling into lake at Gifu golf course See in context

Very, very sad RIP.

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Posted in: Japan's old flip-phones soldier on while smartphones shrink See in context

Yeah, but you don't get the 'joy' of living in Japan though, do you Ken.

18 months of €150 per month bills was enough 'joy' thanks:)

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Posted in: Japan's old flip-phones soldier on while smartphones shrink See in context

Japan phone contracts are so expensive, I pay €12 for unlimited mobile calls, texts and 1GB internet, per month

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Posted in: Man arrested for torching abandoned houses in Ishinomaki See in context

Why is it an issue if the Man was employed or unemployed?

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Posted in: Virgin Atlantic ends service to Japan See in context

it's a grotesque, unbelievable bizarre and an unprecedented move.

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Posted in: 7 youths arrested for beating up cyclists last October See in context

Saitama again...

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested over death of grandfather See in context

I lived & worked in Saitama for 6 months, I never knew it was so crime ridden until now, Jesus!

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Posted in: How should airlines deal with unruly and inconsiderate passengers during a flight? See in context

Give everyone Valium

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Posted in: Car skids on icy Sapporo road, hits 4 students See in context

Broken legs are generally not considered "serious injuries".

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Posted in: Little known deluxe bus services promise long-distance trips in comfort See in context

Are flights within Japan so expensive that they are prohibitive?

I have just returned from a week in southern Portugal (Faro) to Ireland (Dublin). Roughly 1,850 Kms each way.

The price? ¥13,229, €90, return, booked 2 weeks in advance.

Flight time was 2.5 hours each way. As opposed to 14 hours on a bus, No thanks.

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Posted in: University evicts over 100 students for breaching no-drinking rules See in context

Let them drink, they all drink in later life anyway.

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