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Posted in: Gov't draws up 19-point plan to promote 'Cool Japan' See in context

adding gov't support pretty much makes it uncool. let this stuff sell itself. Sushi made its way around the world without the help of some lifelong politician in his 70s. And no amount of gov't promotion is going to help AKB become viewed as talented by anybody other than 13 year old girls and 45 year old single dudes who drive windowless vans.

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Posted in: Japanese family's average savings: Y16.64 mil See in context

I'd like to here a little more about the "average family". We're talking families with live-in 20 something children contributing and grannies' and gramps' pensions, too, right?

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Posted in: Showtime making documentary about Dick Cheney See in context

I hope they get Jason Alexander to play him.

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Posted in: Japan intervenes in currency market to weaken yen See in context

it's already sliding back down...

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Posted in: Kan buys 5 books on nuclear crisis for his 'autumn' reading See in context

why would anyone want to spend their free time reading about how bad they are at their job?

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Posted in: Tochigi underwear thief busted See in context

isn't 18 pairs a lot of underwear to own?

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Posted in: New York Metropolitan Opera stars, fearing radiation, skip Japan tour See in context

really? too dangerous to stay and belt out a couple tunes?

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping 2-year-old girl in Sapporo See in context


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Posted in: Was the dropping of the atomic bombs necessary? See in context

Debucho- According to Churchill's memoirs, Roosevelt offered aid to Britain before the Nazis even teamed up with Stalin. He was turned down.

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Posted in: Rei Kikukawa speaks out against remittance fraud See in context

what is "marriage fraud"?

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Posted in: Railway geeks wearing out their welcome See in context


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Posted in: Man punched in face by fellow train commuter over phone manners See in context

While I do think more people need to be punched in the face in this country, I am forever struggling to see the difference between having a conversation with a person on a train or a bus and having a conversation over the phone. I'm down with "manner mode" and all that, but I see no reason for library silence on public transportation.

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