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Posted in: Laundry-folding washing machine: Eye-catching gizmos at IFA fair See in context

I'm not sure if such an invention will encourage the "sentaku-baba" mother-in-law to worship the washing machine even more or will, by taking away part of the laundry ritual, actually reduce meaning in her life.

I see you have a healthy respect for your relatives. Nice.

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Posted in: Samsung to suspend Galaxy Note 7 sales over battery explosions See in context

I'm going to use that as an excuse when I'm late for work : "Sorry boss, but my cell phone exploded."

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Posted in: A reader moving to Japan asks how much a month it would cost to live here comfortably. How much does it cost you? See in context

In Tokyo - 300,000 if you're single, minimum 500,000 yen if you have one or more kids. I have a wife (not working) and 2 young kids. My salary of 550,000 yen is enough, but I'd like to make over 600,000 yen to "live comfortably."

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Posted in: Low-income over-40s: How it happens and how they live with it See in context

Now he’s saddled with repayments of 95,000 yen a month.

95,000 yen a month on a 3.5 million salary for a bachelor is not bad at all. I'll be paying 130,000 yen a month for my new house after a 5 million yen down payment.

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Posted in: Olympic Medals Table See in context

Don't worry, Japan is in 6th as of this morning according to your preferred method, sorting by golds.

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Posted in: Japan wins team gold in men's gymnastics See in context

The difference is some can deal with the pressure. Uchimura doesn't seem able to

Said one JT poster a couple of days ago. Well done, Uchimura. You've proven one doubter wrong.

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Posted in: Judo gold to Italy's Basile, Kelmendi; Ebina, Nakamura win bronze for Japan See in context

I think it's great. It shows how global judo has truly become.

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Posted in: Naked passenger arrested for causing damage inside taxi See in context

Sure it wasn't a member of SMAP?

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Posted in: Star South Korean pitcher charged in gambling case See in context

Again? Wasn't there a huge korean soccer gambling scandal just a few years back?

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Posted in: No. of children on waiting list for nurseries in Tokyo tops 8,000 See in context

So, Abe, are you going to freakin' do something about this or what?

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Posted in: Abe's 4th arrow See in context

Awkward ...

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Posted in: Yen hits 3-week low See in context

Umbrella, when is the yen going to hit 140 yen like you boldly predicted?

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Posted in: ASDF major arrested for filming up woman's skirt on train See in context

The J-police then confiscated his phone for "research purposes"

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Posted in: Japanese baseball results See in context

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Ootani, the pitcher, will enter the home run derby. He's batting .339 this year with 10 home runs in only 127 at bats. Should be exciting.

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Posted in: Japan ruling bloc election win could be too big for markets to swallow See in context

I will vote for the Kyosantou. They have been most consistent and is the least of the evils.

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Posted in: Osaka Prefectural Police neglected investigating 2,300 cases, including homicides See in context

What did you expect? It's Osaka.

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Posted in: Ichiro gets 4,257th career hit, surpassing Pete Rose's total See in context

Ichiro is having a magical season. His batting average of .349 at age 42 is amazing. Only 3 other players at that age have batted over .300 and NONE in the last 66 years. Think about that. No one has done what he is doing now for over half a century. Truly a legend and a pleasure to watch.

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Posted in: Baseball great Rose discredits Ichiro hits chase See in context

Yubaru, Ichiro cannot hit for power? From ESPN :

he is renowned for launching balls into the seats during batting practice, and recently, he hit several into the distant upper deck at Target Field.

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Posted in: Bosnia and Herzegovina beats Japan 2-1 to win Kirin Cup See in context

That little country near Albania beat Japan . Wow.

By your rationale, China should be the strongest soccer team. That "little country" just so happens to be ranked 20th in the world. Way better than Japan, I'm afraid.

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Posted in: Japanese banks tighten security after Y1.8 bil taken from 7-Eleven ATMs See in context

An expression related to stable doors and bolted horses would apply here.

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Posted in: Warriors blow Cavs out 110-77; lead NBA Finals 2-0 See in context

LeChoke

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Posted in: IOC acts on doping crisis; backs 5 sports for 2020 Tokyo Games See in context

State facts and get down-voted. Gotta love JT

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Posted in: IOC acts on doping crisis; backs 5 sports for 2020 Tokyo Games See in context

According to the International Baseball Federation, baseball is played in 122 countries whereas according to the International Cricket Council, cricket is played in 105 countries. So, no, cricket is not played in "far more nations."

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Posted in: Missing 7-year-old boy left in mountains by parents as punishment See in context

Something smells fishy ...

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Posted in: Tanaka leads Yankees to win See in context

Unbeaten in 11 straight games. Pretty impressive.

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Posted in: Finding Tokyo of yesteryear: The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum See in context

Wow, thanks JT. Will definitely go here.

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Posted in: Darvish seems ready for return to Rangers after strong rehab See in context

If he pitches in 2016 that will be 4 out of 5 seasons. He missed one season due to surgery.

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Posted in: Japan’s new passports to feature ukiyo-e designs See in context

Cool design

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Posted in: Tight spot See in context

Was there yesterday to carry the miya mikoshi. Quite the experience, let me tell you.

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Posted in: Djokovic to face Murray in Madrid final See in context

wtfjapan, you say Kei lacks the "mental toughness" to win. Yet his winning percentage in deciding sets is 78%, best among all players : http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/performance-zone/win-loss-index/career/finalset/all/ I personally don't think he'll ever be as good as the top 3, but he's definitely a top 10 player and has the potential to win a grand slam.

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