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Posted in: Macron hopes that France will rebuild Notre Dame in 5 years See in context

It's basically a new roof and spire that's needed so it probably isn't gonna take too much longer than that. The stone/concrete ceiling vaults mostly did their job and protected the nave below from the roof fire. Amazing original construction.

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Import tariffs are way too high on many imported goods for that to work.

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Posted in: Fukuoka man arrested for stealing used tennis rackets because he liked their smell See in context

It's a crazy world out there folks!

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

I really don't care anymore. In my early days here I was denied apartments and refused service at a food place once but my life here is generally great and I won't let some idiot upset my day like that.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving baby after giving birth in convenience store bathroom See in context

The question is, will the family now do the responsible thing and bring the baby up?

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Posted in: Man arrested after sawing off bars at congested rail crossing See in context

Surely the railway is obstructing other peoples business if it could've knowingly raised the gates while waiting.

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing over 100 taxis by asking for change first See in context

I had the reverse situation once. I had been drinking and asked the driver to stop at a combini near my place so I could get cash (this was before I had a credit card in Japan). I then returned to the driver side window to pay and he just drove off without giving me 9,000 change.

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Posted in: New women-only gym in Tokyo offers free all-you-can-eat donuts and other sweets to members See in context

Haha that's like having an open bar at AA meetings.

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Posted in: WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London See in context

Good. I can't stand the guy.

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

Assuming he ejected safely his survival suit would've kept him OK for a while but it's brutal conditions out there and he's been in the water too long now. Poor guy.

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Posted in: Netflix sends some movies to theaters but has insisted on making them available on Netflix at the same time, or just a few weeks later. That has upset big movie chains, which refuse to show Netflix films and want a longer "window" of time to play films exclusively. What's your view on this? See in context

Cinemas are a rip off anyway. The mrs takes the kids sometimes when i'm at work but I hardly ever go because I much prefer sitting in the comfort of my own home doing what the hell I like.

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Posted in: What is your all-time favorite anime series? See in context

The Simpsons

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Posted in: Audacious break-in artists target noisy snorers See in context

What they lack in morals they certainly make up for with ingenuity.

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Posted in: 4 to face charges over prank video of fake stabbing See in context

People are dumb but social media makes them dumber.

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Posted in: In new attack, Trump threatens more tariffs against European Union See in context

No matter how much Donny tries to bully people into buying US passenger planes and cars, people want to buy the better product and it ain't currently the American ones. Sort your planes and cars out and people will buy them.

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Posted in: Brazilian man dies after being arrested for attacking police officer in koban See in context

If a number of people are sitting on him to subdue him, it could actually suffocate him or crush his chest.

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Posted in: Sexual harassment toward job-hunting students by alumni widespread See in context

The companies really do need to stamp this out and also If the guy conducting these sessions initially insists on meeting at a drinking place in the evening, maybe the women should be asking the company directly a) If this is standard and b) if so, is there a woman available to meet them.

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Posted in: Brazilian man dies after being arrested for attacking police officer in koban See in context

Hmmmm. The story doesn't give much away but i'd guess it was down to how they restrained him. Not the first time that's happened unfortunately.

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Posted in: Red lips, bushy brows in again as bubble-era makeup returns in Japan See in context

There's been big painted eye brows going on in the UK for some time now and they mostly look ridiculous.

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Posted in: UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content See in context

The internet is driving too many people nuts anyway, just turn it off.

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Posted in: Clever kitty: Cats know their names See in context

GoodlucktoyouApr. 6  08:06 am JST

How much did that amazing study cost?

Quite a lot if it was done in a Cat Cafe!

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Posted in: Gold-leaf seasoned potato chips are edible salute to the new emperor See in context

100 yen for the crisps and 200 yen for the packaging....righto.

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Posted in: Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for Japanese workers See in context

This is so ridiculous! Just relax and enjoy it if you don't have to work.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn served 4th arrest warrant; calls it 'outrageous' See in context

Wow Nissan really was his private fiefdom wasn't it.

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Posted in: Krispy Kreme doughnuts inspired by Japanese tea culture See in context

Jeez if they're actually sweeter in the US than here they must be really grim. I can't even eat them here.

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Posted in: Japanese musician, actor Pierre Taki indicted over cocaine use See in context

So was he investigated and arrested solely because someone else at the apartment said he did it?

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Posted in: The Okura Tokyo starts taking reservations See in context

It was hopelessly out of date for what they charged and absolutely reeked of stale cigarette smoke. Bring on the shiny new one I say.

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Posted in: Too close for comfort? Biden, Beyonce spark personal space debate See in context


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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

I don't really care what order it's in but what really pisses me off is how my family name is completely and unnecessarily written and pronounced incorrectly in katakana when it could just be written in a way that it's pronounced correctly in katakana. It does my head in!

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Posted in: Angry over Brexit delay, 'Leave' supporters march through London See in context

A march of the bitter and twisted.

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