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Posted in: Swarms of tourists causing crisis for Mount Fuji See in context

Climbed it thirty-two years ago. Once is definitely enough!

Being overrun with gangs of thrill-seeking tourists makes Fuji-San something of a bellwether for the entire nation….

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Posted in: It will be required to set some restrictions on entry to the mountain and local governments, the tourism industry and local communities should work together to educate tourists. See in context


To be fair, the quotation doesn’t say “foreign” anywhere.

That’s only introduced afterwards, by JT.

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Posted in: China blasts U.S.-Japan-South Korea summit See in context

But being brought up in the West and absorbing the values of that part of the world will turn you into a Westerner… No matter how dark your hair or how round your nose….

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Posted in: New Zealand jury finds mother guilty of killing her 3 young daughters See in context


Wise words.

Exactly the type of level-headed contribution needed when the pitchfork-wielding mob get all riled up….

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Posted in: Kishida sends offering to Yasukuni shrine on WWII anniversary See in context

I can hear him now:

”Some very fine people in that photo… Very fine….”

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Posted in: What are some examples of “they don’t make films or TV shows like this anymore?” See in context

Peep Show, The Inbetweeners.

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Posted in: Angels say they won't trade Shohei Ohtani. He celebrates with a 1-hitter, 2 homers See in context


Heck, I’m a straight Englishman, and even I’m eyeing him for his bankbook ; )

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Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron' to open Toronto Film Festival See in context


In a good way?

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Posted in: Shell CEO calls it 'irresponsible' to cut oil production now See in context

Give it ten, twenty years and these people will be being lynched by desperate, heat-crazed mobs.

Not something I hope for, or enjoy contemplating, just a prediction….

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Posted in: Awa Odori dance festival to sell premium seats for ¥200,000 See in context


Joke! I'm sure it's a great place. I'll definitely go one day....

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Posted in: Awa Odori dance festival to sell premium seats for ¥200,000 See in context

Clever marketing.

It's increased my wish to visit Tokushima 200 times.

200 X 0 = 0

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Posted in: Angels unlikely to trade Shohei Ohtani if they stay in contention, GM says See in context

The Angles are just cursed with bad luck.

Acutely so.

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Posted in: West Ham beat Fiorentina to win Europa Conference League See in context

Well done, Hammers.

Hope it’s enough to convince people that Moyes should stay.

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Posted in: Leicester, Leeds relegated from Premier League as Everton survive See in context

Sheffield Wednesday players… had a half day off on Wednesdays….

Yep. And they were a cricket team for years before they got into football.

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Posted in: Leicester, Leeds relegated from Premier League as Everton survive See in context



To be honest we’ve ridden our luck a bit much recently… Coming up from League 2 after finishing sixth, and “winning” League 1 after the season was abandoned because of Covid.

We were due a setback!

Good luck to Luton, though….

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Posted in: Japan says it will destroy any North Korean missile that violates its territory See in context

So what’s the message to North Korea?

Don’t you dare act like a civilised country and warn your neighbours about a satellite launch… keep it to yourselves!

Seems a bit like a step in the wrong direction by the government here….

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Posted in: Leicester, Leeds relegated from Premier League as Everton survive See in context

Happy for Jimizo that the Blue Scouse stayed up.

My mate back in England’s a big Leeds fan, though, so it’s not all great.

Wish it had been Bournemouth instead, or Chelsea….

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Posted in: Natto: You either love it or hate it See in context

Dunno… I was lucky enough to eat it before hearing anything about it, so I had no expectations either way.

Thought it was okay… Nothing to write home about, nothing to cross the street to avoid. Still feel the same, thirty-odd years later.

My dullness is even boring myself : )

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Posted in: Kishida's wife to make solo U.S. visit to meet first lady See in context

Provided it’s not costing the tax-payer a single yen, then good luck to her.

Every unelected, private citizen has the right to travel wherever they wish.

Can’t understand why anyone would want to read about it, though….

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Posted in: Drug dealers forget their pot stash in rental car; ask agency clerk to not look inside See in context

“… the cops could roll up in their car,”

Very funny…. ; )

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Posted in: Rashford scores again in Man U win; Newcastle routs West Ham See in context

Never happy to see the Irons losing….

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Posted in: UK to join Asia-Pacific trade pact in its biggest post-Brexit deal See in context

Like giving up a Premier League spot for a chance at Northern Counties Championship (under 16s) glory….

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Posted in: Politics, cash, fame: What motivates climate change deniers See in context

How is it “leftist” to work to mitigate the effects of climate change?

Seems that some folk regard any attempt to do anything that isn’t directly related to the screwing of yet more money out of the planet and the people who inhabit it is somehow morally questionable.

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Posted in: It wasn’t me: Ex-UK PM Truss blames 'system' for her failure See in context

Large parts of Existence have a left-wing slant.

You’re spitting Tory bile into the wind of reality.

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Posted in: Trump opens 2024 run; says he's 'more committed' than ever See in context

He’s going to build an “impenetrable dome” to protect the US… and Mexico’s going to pay for it!

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Posted in: Japanese makers of Tropicana fined ¥19 million for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice See in context

100% melon juice would be well nigh undrinkable….

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context


> CCP is such a childish and the most hypocrite government there has ever been.

Agreed. 100%

We should play their game too.

Uh... You don't see how this is a weird statement?

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Posted in: Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil Congress, presidential palace See in context

Waiting for the usual suspects on this site to come out in defence of these losers….

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Posted in: Court shortens psychiatric evaluation period for Abe's accused killer See in context


Well said. Hope you’re right….

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Posted in: School in Yamaguchi in turmoil after student’s tablet records teachers’ room conversation See in context


Isocrates said that in Ancient Greece, some three hundred years before Christ.

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