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Posted in: Travelers on New Year's holidays flood planes, trains in Japan See in context

Already settled in at our destination leaving earlier than the masses and will return after. Empty highways, arghh to be able to decide your own time schedule and base it on common sense and crown avoidance.

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Posted in: Ex-Tokyo Olympics official Takahashi granted ¥80 million bail in bribery case See in context

@Matk X

I thought the exact same thing about the wheel chair. Not so confident about him getting serious time and not some Mickey mouse suspended sentence. Hope I'm wrong.

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Posted in: Heavy snow in Japan leaves 17 dead, more than 90 injured See in context

Sadly the number will rise with old folk doing unnecessary/unrealistic things in such conditions.

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Posted in: High school boy killed, man injured by train at station in Saitama Prefecture See in context

Good on the guy who tried to help. He's got some marble's!! RIP young man 18, so sad.

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Posted in: Faithless singer Maxi Jazz dies at 65 See in context

RIP Mr Jazz! May you be "tearing off tights with ya teeth."

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Posted in: Upwardly mobile Vietnamese crime groups being supplanted by new arrivals See in context

Scrumping! Shock horror!

Run a mile from the Nigerians in Tokyo night life though.

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Posted in: Prices set to rise in Japan for over 7,000 food items on cost hike See in context

This time a year ago 500grms of NZ butter cos ¥795 now 250grms of the same butter is ¥595! That more than inflation that's price fixing to protect a major domestic brand. M..

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Posted in: Holiday advice for home bartenders, plus 4 festive cocktails See in context

A simple and readily available addition:

A shot of sake then cava or campaign in a flute.


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Posted in: Online survey shows chicken remains top Christmas meal in Japan See in context

White pepper is one of the "secret ingredients" for anyone interested in making a DIY KFC chicken flavouring.

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Posted in: Pageantry evoking Churchill greets Zelenskyy in Washington See in context

Comparison to Winston Churchill?


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Posted in: End of Japan COVID curbs triggers surge in visitors to nearly 1 million in November See in context

Let's drop these stupid masks now then!

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Posted in: Long waits, high fees for cremation services in Beijing as COVID cases surge See in context

As my cockney grandma would say.

" You made ya bed now lay in it"

Chinese people need to wake up to how their master treat them as useless fodder!

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Posted in: Japan's manpower-light defense strategy a flawed 'paper plan', officers say See in context

Lots of Kampai and cheering at Japan's weapons manufacturers like MHI.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker to resign over political funds scandal See in context

Thrown under the bus to save Aso. Always a "buffer" between the dirty and clean water as Kishi San put it.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for causing plane to divert after refusing to wear mask See in context

Narcissists get pleasure from both negative and positive attention it makes no difference to them it's still supply.

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Posted in: Drunk Japanese politician in trouble for doing pullups inside moving train See in context

Keep ya "chin up" the world too flipping sensitive.

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Posted in: 26-year-old man arrested for dumping mother’s body in mountain forest See in context

For those thinking j funerals are expensive think again. The local government offers cheap no frills cremation if you have the brain/heart to search for them.

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Posted in: 23-year-old man arrested for assaulting 40-year-old common-law wife See in context

Back home we say half ya age plus 7 for a moral age gap. But with the maturity level of j men I can't fathom it... Cougar?

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Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested after parents found dead at home See in context

Family murder of the day.

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Posted in: Comedian and actor Adam Sandler to get 2023 Mark Twain Prize See in context

My deepest sympathy to Mr Twain. Who's next Jimmy Kimmel?

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Posted in: Japan OKs changes to system for recognizing paternity after divorce See in context

I was hoping to read

Japan OKs changes to system for recognizing shared parenting after divorce.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended term for damaging Korean international school in Osaka See in context

Appeal appeal appeal! The judge needs to be fired! Supreme court!

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Posted in: Ukraine appears to expose Russian air defense gaps with long-range strikes See in context


YrralToday  08:00 am JST

Why did they not hit Moscow,instead of seeking PR publicity.

Hitting Moscow would make Ukraine look as bad a Vlad The Invader.

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Posted in: Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme See in context

Suprise suprise!

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Posted in: Japan's last-16 exit reflects highs and lows under Moriyasu See in context

No need for the deep bow you and your team did great. Penalties always suck, I know I'm English.

A valiant effort that could have turned out differently on any other day. Come home proud of your achievements Samurai's.You beat Germany and Spain! Hold your heads up high! I salute you.

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Posted in: Kindergarten head referred to prosecutors over 3-year-old dying of heat See in context

Suspend this foolish sentencing system and slap them with some hard time. Place needs to grow tf up.

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Posted in: Croatia reach World Cup quarterfinals with penalty shoot-out victory over Japan See in context

A valiant effort that could have turned out differently on any other day. Come home proud of your achievements Samurai's.You beat Germany and Spain! Hold your heads up high! I salute you.

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Posted in: George Clooney, Gladys Knight among Kennedy Center honorees See in context

Make bono history.

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Posted in: 3 nursery school teachers arrested over abuse of children See in context

Do these people not require a licence for work with kids after some basic training like (hanging kids upside down and brandishing knives) are not acceptable! Jes you need a licence to paint finger nails here!!wtf!

Glad they have been named and shamed!

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Posted in: Kishida says he will include women's views in policymaking See in context

Shock horror!!! What year is it again?

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