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Posted in: Train company under fire for ad saying defenselessness is a form of femininity See in context

There are no words. Attitudes towards women here are unhinged.

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Posted in: U.S. withdraws from United Nations human rights body See in context

Of course the USA has to leave the UNHRC, as it no longer pretends to care about human rights.

Pariah state.

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Posted in: We'll work to create an environment that helps elderly drivers who are uneasy about driving surrender their licenses. See in context

Free restaurant coupons within free taxi driving time would do.

Nope. Who would fund all this anyway?

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Posted in: Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their World Cup opener See in context

Brilliant result for Japan, up against a team playing dirty. Colombia's defence was as bad as Argentina's.

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Posted in: Lower house passes antismoking bill See in context

Wishy washy legislation that does not tackle the problem.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to K.O. you with new spicy McNuggets See in context

Nobody dislikes the taste of McDonald's

Chicken nuggets are disgustingly vile. Even the smell makes me nauseous. See also coffee, bacon and pickles.

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Posted in: Osaka gov't warns of baseless rumors on social media after quake See in context

I saw some stupid rumours or Twitter yesterday, some of them obviously malicious, many feeding into racist sentiments, and many were just the result of ignorance and people showing off. Lots of 'Look, I've survived and earthquake, look how cool and brave I am' exaggerated crap. One person, appearing to be a tourist in Osaka, seemed to enjoy spreading lies about the trains and saying it's all OK, they are all back to normal and messing wth scared visitors' heads.

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Posted in: As outrage grows over children, Trump says he will not let U.S. become 'migrant camp' See in context

You can't justify Trump's actions. It is not acceptable to separate children from their parents in this way, it is not acceptable to put children in prisons and cages, it is not acceptable to pretend this isn't happening.

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Posted in: JAL, ANA change 'Taiwan' to 'China Taiwan' on websites See in context

Giving in to bully China means one day it will come back to bite you on the bum.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to K.O. you with new spicy McNuggets See in context

Looks nauseating.

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Posted in: We'll work to create an environment that helps elderly drivers who are uneasy about driving surrender their licenses. See in context

Useless rubbush. No one will be willing to stop driving if there is no alternative and appropriate transport. If theer is no decent public transport, no access for those with disabilities, they have no choice but to drive.

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Posted in: Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night See in context

Being subject to constant noise, from the workplace or otherwise, is stressful.

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Posted in: FamilyMart relaxes customer service rules for sake of foreign workers See in context

Staff working from a script, reciting trite lines by rote, is not good customer service. In many shops and businesses it often throws staff when a customer doesn't follow the script - they don't know what to say. Just let both staff and customers display basic civilities, that should be enough.

It's a rather patronising approach from Family Mart.

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Posted in: Britain to press ahead with 'upskirting' photo ban See in context

Chope says he doesn't like the lack of debate with Private Members Bills, but wasn't worried about that when he introduced several of his own in the past.

Chope also later objected to a bill making attacks on service animals a criminal offence.

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Posted in: Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia See in context

I don't like VAR, I hate the way it stops a game, but the FA and FIFA tell us it removes doubt and ambiguity. I can only assume the ref, linesmen and the room full of VAR officials thought they were at a Kane v Tunisia wrestling match instead of a game of football. Unbelievable. That said England should have scored at least four before half time. So many wasted opportunities.

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Posted in: Blink and you'll miss them: Few England fans make trek to Russia See in context

Kick off is at 3 am.

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Posted in: Blink and you'll miss them: Few England fans make trek to Russia See in context

My nephew initially got match tickets for himself and his son. The hyper inflated cost of the accommodation put him off, he just coulldn't afford it. The flight tickets were expensive too, but cheaper than two nights accommodation in Volvograd, not exacty a prime tourist mecca.

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Posted in: 4 dead, more than 300 injured after M6.1 quake hits northern Osaka region See in context

Yeah, I've felt a couple of aftershocks.

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Posted in: Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan's immigration rules See in context

Don't do it! I say this as a European who has seen the devestating effects of immigration back home.

Do it! I say this as a European who has seen the beneficial effects of immigration back home.

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Posted in: Do you think we use too many plastic bags in our daily lives and what do you do to cut back on the use of such bags, especially when you go shopping? See in context

Japan is the land of plastic.

I always take my own canvas shopping bags. Plastic bags should be banned, or at least they should be paid for. There is too much wrapping and packaging on products, especially food, and too many single use items - plastic straws, cups, those stupid little cups of fake milk. Why are eggs in plastic boxes and not in tough cardboard cartons, as in the UK? It's ridiculous. Why are fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic, often on styrofoam trays? Too many PET bottles in circulation too.

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Posted in: 4 dead, more than 300 injured after M6.1 quake hits northern Osaka region See in context

If anyone is experiencing a lose of gas then it might be necessary to reset your gas supply from the main switch-this involves pressing a button and holding it for several seconds,releasing it and that should be your reset done

Yes, we tried that.

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Posted in: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup See in context

Come on the Swiss!

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Posted in: Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup See in context

Great result for Mexico.

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Posted in: Marijuana tops paint thinner as most abused substance in Japan See in context

Inhaling solvents has a higher death rate compared to other ways to get high. Marijuana isn't the safe, side effect free substance many of it's fans like to think, but it is much safer tha sniffing paint thinner.

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Posted in: Cup Noodle releases new Rare Species Mystery Meat flavor See in context

Panda flavour.

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Posted in: 4 dead, more than 300 injured after M6.1 quake hits northern Osaka region See in context

The strongest quake I've experienced. We don't have any gas but everything else is working.

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Posted in: Is the wedding bouquet toss a form of harassment? Some Japanese women say 'Yes' See in context

You don't have to go forward and try to catch the bouquet, unless your name is called out and you are cajoled to join in then I don't see the problem. It's a rather twee tradition, though, and does involve a modicum of showing off by the bride. My friends and I never participated, we were always in the loo when the bride threw the bouquet. The broccoli toss is just idiotic and embarrassing.

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