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Posted in: 5 lies you’re likely to hear in a Japanese hostess bar, and what they really mean See in context

I knew a girl who did hostess work. She cried before she went to work, she cried when she came home. She hated it - and the men that came to the bar. She did it for the money, then married a lovely Aussie man who took her away from all of that. Now she's happy.

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Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy See in context

Simple answer - stick to Apple.

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Posted in: Woman dies after choking on 'mochi;' 10 others hospitalized See in context

Every year I wonder how, after seven or eight decades of life in Japan, people do not take heed from the annual death toll and chop up their motchi before eating.

I nearly choked on New Year motchi when I was in my thirties, I chop it now, even though I still have all my own teeth.

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Posted in: Motorhead frontman Lemmy dies of cancer at 70 See in context

On a 1988 tour of Finland, Lemmy was asked by one journalist why he had kept going for so long.

"We're still here," he replied, "because we should have died a long time ago but we didn't."

"Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil. Going with the flow, it's all the game to me." Ace of Spades, Motorhead

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Posted in: Man fleeing after beating ex-wife hit, killed by police car in Aichi See in context


I sympathise with you completely as I am in a similar situation. It is not always possible/practival to find an immediate solution.

Very selfish & cowardly of the husband to make another be the cause of his death.

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Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation? See in context

Refering to children as 'kids'.

They are not goats.

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Posted in: Butter sushi becoming an unlikely hit in Osaka See in context

J-hubby puts a pat of butter on steak when he cooks/serves it - it's lovely, so I think this is a good idea - I'd try it.

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Posted in: What irritates men most about women? Let's find out See in context

How anyone can diss Cleo - the most intelligent and eloquent poster on this site - is beyond me. You will never win!!

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Posted in: Couple in 20s file suit over 6-month remarriage ban for women See in context

It seems to me that the woman is fighting the current law, not her ex-husband who may, we do not know, agree with her. All other arguments aside, they were after all separated for a while before the divorce.

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Posted in: SoftBank warns droid owners not to try sex with them See in context

"The wise-cracking Pepper, according to its makers, can read people’s emotions."

Well, it's already streets ahead of many J-men, including the one I married!

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Posted in: 23-month-old boy drowns in irrigation canal See in context

Shilo, I do hope you are being sarcastic. If not, they'll never know the joy of running with scissors!

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Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad? See in context

Once again Cleo: the only poster to show common sense!!

Thank you Cleo!

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Posted in: Middle-aged not-so-easy riders still have fun on their bikes See in context

Good point Educator60.

When I bought my bike 4 years ago I took training and was so glad I did - I reckon I'm a much better rider now, in my 50s, than I was when younger. Besides which I now have a sense of my own mortality - something I definitely didn't have years ago!

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Posted in: Middle-aged not-so-easy riders still have fun on their bikes See in context

I'm 51 and learning how to do wheelies - so I can impress the local youth posse - cos they have no idea a 51yo is under that bandana mask!! And, it's jolly good fun!

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Posted in: Modern etiquette: Curse words could affect your career See in context

Heavens to Betsy, no-one would last long in Australia trying to reign in the profanities!

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Posted in: Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape See in context

"....unsavory video". Well that's subjective.

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Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests See in context

I apologise, I have not read previous posts/commments, so sorry if I repeat anyone:

Racial maybe, imperial maybe, but the use of 'ist'? Complainers, check your dictionary please!

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Posted in: Only half of Mount Fuji climbers paying voluntary fee See in context

I'd like to hazard a guess that most of those declining to pay also drop the most litter. Sweeping assumption, but there you go!

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Posted in: Cross-dressing Conchita Wurst visits Shibuya mayor See in context


Just wanted to post your comment one more time because I reckon you hit the nail on the head there!

"People with beards who put on dresses don't have gender issues. They've resolved them. It's the ones who are scared of man in a dress and a beard who have gender issues."

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Posted in: In Japan, women are usually kept in hospital for up to a week after giving birth, while in the West, if there are no complications, mothers usually go home the next day, or even less, as was the case See in context

Everyone is different and it depends how fit and healthy the mother is.

My friend - a dancer in her late thirties - had a short labour, gave birth after an hour in the hospital and was home a few hours later, having done some shopping in the way home.

A lot to be said for well -toned muscles.

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Posted in: Man arrested over about fatal car crash, hit-and-run See in context

Pretty obvious that he waited until he'd sobered up before going to the police.

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Posted in: Japanese people aren’t happy with their looks: survey See in context

@cracaphat and @Wc626

I carry a UV protected parasol to keep me in the shade and cooler. It is preferable to wearing a hat on hot days and in the summer in Japan I couldn't walk far without it, it's just too hot.

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Posted in: Bad behavior by teachers a growing problem See in context


"Imagine a group of teenagers filing into the gym assembly without making a sound -- I can't but this is what happened in a school where my friend was going to give a guest lecture. I was ready to tell everyone to get out (including the teachers) and come into the gym naturally, but my friend told them in the lecture instead."

I really don't get what you are trying to say, please expand.

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Posted in: Woman, four children found dead in Aichi home See in context

Alena Ogami Vesela and Strangerland are about the only people talking sense in this story.

Stop judging so harshly. People do what they think best at the time - it is only your opinion as to whether that is the right descision or not.

And, there are no such thing as rights.

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Posted in: 30 year-old woman arrested after body of newborn baby found in cemetery in Tochigi See in context

So many assumptions based on the modern assumption that most babies survive natural birth. She was alone, no doubt very scared, very afraid that a judgemantal society would find out, and I am sure very distressed at losing her baby. A scenario that has been played out since the begining of time, no need to be so quick to vilify.

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Posted in: Paul McCartney returns to Budokan See in context

PLease [sur] macartenay, do us all a favour and retire. A man so pumped up with his own self importance is a mere shadow of what he briefly achieved 50 years ago. At least Ringo Starr had the right idea - the only ex-B to retain any semblance of dignity.

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Posted in: Multiple-genre dance extravaganza to be held in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka See in context

Following all the "trans" news lately I read the headline as "Multiple-gender dance extravaganza" and thought "how amazing, wish I was still in Osaka".

Now I realise my mistake, however amazing the show can be, it will never meet my expectations now!

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Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke See in context

I would rather smell a freshly lit cigarette than the over-powering chemical stench of perfume, aftershave, laundry detergents and fabric conditioners.

I cannot sit in my garden in the summertime without being choked by the stench of my neighbours chemical-soaked laundry on the line. I cannot walk down a city street without being choked by chemical perfumes and aftershaves.

My husband's natural tobacco self-rolled cigarette smells sweeter than all of the above.

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Posted in: CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria See in context

Since this first 'broke' I wondered where is the story. Really, no-one is interested.

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Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories See in context

I travelled in China in 1989, and I still say to this day, that in all the world they had the filthiest toilets I have ever seen. If I ever returned to China and had to use their toilets it would be in wellies, not sandals!

The phrase 'sour grapes' sprang immediately to mind.

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