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Posted in: Sweat-proof T-shirt perfect for summer See in context

I saw a women in a cardigan and jeans yesterday. I understand the need to keep skin out of the sun for long periods, but what's with all the layering? Why do many women here wear layers in stiflingly hot weather? Just wear one long sleeved top.

As for these t-shirts - white and grey? Where are the colours, and I don't want writing or logos and ribbons.

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Posted in: British PM May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts See in context

EU citizens in the UK, who are excercising their treaty rights, can get ILR after five years now - I don't see how this offer is different. They need to sort out the deliberately confusing and impossible 85 page application form to get this permanent status. In fact, all UK immigration application forms and procedures are deliberately unnecessarily complicated and obtuse.

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Posted in: 82-year-old woman gets suspended jail term for killing husband who suffered from dementia See in context

If you ever looked after someone with dementia, you know it is a hard,, thankless and stressful ob. If you are the sole carer, something will snap eventually. More social care and respite care is needed in Japan.

Those who are criticising the sentence, I hope you never are put in the same position as this woman.

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Posted in: 'It's a girl!' - Tokyo zoo announces baby panda's sex See in context

Call it Soo, after the greatest female panda ever.

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Posted in: Former TV announcer Mao Kobayashi dies of cancer at 34 See in context

The BBC has covered this much better.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40378443

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Posted in: Friend of former S Korean leader jailed for three years See in context

Three years. A very light sentence for what happened.

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Posted in: Hospital mistakenly removes 2/3 of patient's stomach after diagnosis mix-up See in context

No way should this happen. Don't they put names, date of birth and a unique ID number on every patient record and sample? Just mixing them up solely because they were examined on the same day is gross negligence. I hope they both sue this amateur establishment

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Posted in: Former TV announcer Mao Kobayashi dies of cancer at 34 See in context

Get checks ladies it's in the DNA.

Not for everyone. Get the BRCA gene test if you have breast cancer in your immediate family. Every woman should check her breasts every month for new lumps or changes to the nipple.

Kobayashi was no age, my condolences to her family.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker to quit party over alleged abuse of secretary See in context

He should report the assault to the police.

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Posted in: New eatery, shopping complex opens near Osaka Castle See in context

Osaka Castle historical? I'm older than the latest version.

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Posted in: Hamburger chain replaces buns with beef patties for sandwich See in context

Mos Burger with cheese looks, smells and tastes just the Wimpys you used to get in the UK. I get a Proustian rush in Mos Burger.

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Posted in: Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI chief Comey See in context

Oh look, Trump lied.

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Posted in: Lecture by Japanese psychiatrist Kayama canceled due to threats See in context

Rather than cancel and letting the nutters stifle free speech, why not just beef up security?

These bigots and thugs have always been with us, unfortunately the current political climate has emboldened them.

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Posted in: N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath' See in context

Ha, ha. Pot, kettle; kettle, pot.

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Posted in: Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border See in context

I think we should build a wall to keep him in.

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Posted in: Try green beans as main dish for dinner See in context

You need a bank loan to buy enough beans for the recipe. Why post dishes that are unattainable in Japan due to the high cost of some of the ingredients? There was one last year that had a mountain of cheese in it.

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Posted in: Teacher apologizes after making LGBT comment to scold student in class See in context

I doesn't matter of there are no LGBT students in the class, you do not make bigoted comments like that.

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Posted in: Ireland - Theresa May's latest Brexit blunder See in context

DUP now saying that May can't rely on them to back her in everything. Why is she still PM, she's an absolute disgrace.

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Posted in: Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting See in context

Never believe an actor who says he is retiring.

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Posted in: U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma dies See in context

Terrible. He wasn't released on humanitarian grounds, NK were scared of him dying in their custody. At least his parents got to see him again, albeit in tragic circumstances.

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Posted in: With clock ticking, Britain, EU play up chance of deal See in context

It'll all end in tears.

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Posted in: Woman injured after trying to stop suspected groper from escaping See in context

Good for her. Too many offenders get away with it as the victim is too shocked or embarrassed to take action. I hope she recovers soon.

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Posted in: 10 passengers from Hong Kong bypass airport immigration by mistake See in context

It's obviously an issue with the airport, not the airline.

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Posted in: Engagement of Princess Mako to be officially announced on July 8 See in context

I bet she can't wait to have some freedom.

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Posted in: One dead, 10 injured after vehicle rams into people leaving London mosque See in context

Radical mosque it is....

This attack did not take place outside the Finsbury Park Mosque.

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Posted in: One dead, 10 injured after vehicle rams into people leaving London mosque See in context

Muslims congregating in a radical mosque being targeted, this is really terrible and so unexpected...

It's not a radical mosque. Why do you say it is?

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Posted in: Are Japan's bookstores in the path of yet another storm? See in context

In the UK the sales of ebooks are dropping and proper book sales are increasing. I think not needing a charger or reliance on Amazon for access is turning many back to real books. I find it frustrating buying books in Japan, many shops have closed, those that are open only seem to stock the top sellers.

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Posted in: Muslim teen assaulted outside U.S. mosque; found murdered in Virginia See in context

Shocking.

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Posted in: One dead, 10 injured after vehicle rams into people leaving London mosque See in context

Met Police confirm one fatality, a man pronounced dead at the scene. Eight people taken to hospital.

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Posted in: Navy confirms 7 died in USS Fitzgerald collision off Japan See in context

Condolences to the families of the lost sailors.

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