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Posted in: Land of the rising scrum: World Cup fever sweeps Japan See in context

but ultimately it’s been a huge success so far. I hope this continues long into the future for both Japan and for the game itself.

Indded.... and tonight,s game should be electrifying .

It is also nice to see the international makeup of the team. It puts a positive spin on what the future holds for Japan (a more international population) and if it opens more and more people's eyes to the fact that Japanese and non Japanese alike can work together to accomplish great things it is very positive.

Spot on..couldnt agree more.

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Posted in: Japanese beer is a lot better than American beer. We'll be looking those up at the liquor store when we get back. See in context

Craft beer is a different story, but the American mainstream stuff is below Japanese, sure ....and both are way below European beers, thats a no brainer.....guess Japan needs another self pat on the back with this ' quote of the day '.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Where has the media been these past 7 years? All they have done is cheer along and make inane and gleeful commentary.

Where they have always been, in the pocket and under the thumb of the J-govt and J-Inc...no surprises there.

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Posted in: Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw See in context

Trump is doing exactly what his Master Putin ordered him to do - abandon the Kurds so Assad the murderer can once again consolidate rule over his country - and Russia can keep its Syrian Tartus military naval base - and increase Russian influence in the Middle East.

Nonsense.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Japan used the emotional angle of "rebuilding Tohoku after 3/11 to win the Games, so hold it in Sendai....cooler than Tokyo, easier to access by a shinkansen and would manifest that Japan /Abe was not just full of hot air when bidding for the Games.

Having said that Sapporo is way better than Tokyo no doubt , not just cooler , way less humidity ...beautiful in summer as ilovecoffee said in the post above.

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Posted in: IOC wants to move Tokyo Olympic marathons, walking races to Sapporo See in context

IOC thinks Sapporo is cool in summer but it is wrong. Sapporo is lately as hot as Tokyo in summer. Morning and evening is a little cool but day time is very hot.

Humidity levels is what makes a difference.

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Posted in: Japan home to 3 of world's 10 best largest cities: U.S. magazine See in context

I also find Kobe and Yokahama to be preferable to Tokyo, as well.

Agree ...my 2 favorite cities.

wtf Japan -fully agree with you...living in a non crowded place but still being within an hour or so from center of Osaka you have the best of both worlds. Well chosen.

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Posted in: IOC wants to move Tokyo Olympic marathons, walking races to Sapporo See in context

let's move the Karate to Okinawa and make this the JAPAN Olympics.

Seeing as how ALL our tax money is being used for these events, let's get everyone involved!

Good idea...that should have been considered from the start.

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Posted in: Demand for Japan World Cup jerseys reaches fever pitch See in context

Marketing/ sales golden goose.

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Posted in: LDP exec apologizes for calling typhoon damage 'so-so' See in context

Way overdue to be put out to pasture....that photo epitomes the entitled, self absorbed LDP blue bloods....why sheeple keep voting them back in really beggars belief.

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Posted in: Japan beats Scotland 28-21 to advance to Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for first time See in context

Last 30 minutes were awesome to watch.

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Posted in: Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51; mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered See in context

Supporters, on the other hand, counter those claims with arguments of “Come on,” and “Human pyramids!!!”

Those are not arguments just airhead soundbites, twits.

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Posted in: U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat See in context

Tehran did not blame arch-rival Riyadh for the attack, and U.S. defense officials said they were still looking into it and had no immediate explanation.

Yeah sure....Iranian tanker get hit by explosions off Saudi coast - US has no explanation,

Saudi tanker gets hit by explosions - US has Pompeo within an hour declaring Iran is undoubtedly responsible.

Duble standards much?

But 50 soldiers with the Kurds is too much ?

14,000 since May ! Talk about "bringing the troops home" !

Did someone check if Saudi Arabia helped with WW2 and Normandy at least?

Spot on.

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

Agree with RareReason on this one.....You can't do a damn thing without someone complaining.

Those superior Japanophile beings that despite being born in foreign lands can read / understand  native level Kanji completely, getting on their little soapbox to complain that this kind of warning makes it "10x worse"....get off your high horse ffs.....some of us can read the messages with Kanji and others can,t ...for many , the message in kana is easier to read and if it gets through to them , than it fulfilled its purpose.

Im not an NHK fan but appreciate them making the effort.

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Posted in: Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting See in context

When Russia invaded Crimea and Ukraine heavy sanctions were imposed by western countries. Now that Turkey is invading Syria will we see a similar response, or will double standards prevail?

Indeed...once again our western govt hypocracy and double standards will be there for all to see.

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Posted in: New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task See in context

After all, they didn't even know they were recipients of the Ghosn/Kelly scheme until after all the investigations had taken place. The biggest difference between them and Ghosn is they had no idea dates were shifted in their favour,

Incorrect.....according to the investigative piece ny NY Times journalists that was published by Asahi news couple of days ago both Nada and the other unnamed J guy  (who is named in the article btw ;) were sent emails by the finance guy in charge who changed the stock option payout dates explaining the move to them....so they knew well before the investigation apparently.

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Posted in: Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island See in context

It WILL, weaken SIGNIFICANTLY before it makes any landfall, and the Kanto area SHOULD be clear of the worst of it by Saturday night!

Yubaru..looking at the radar map right now .i think you maybe right ...cross fingers.

Somebody dropped a tiny tube of lipbalm on the train the other day and there were shrieks of 'abune!' as it rolled around the floor like a grenade without a pin.

Lol....

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting woman as she walked home in Tokyo See in context

Many do! I saw a young woman drop a dirtbag groper with a karate kick to the chest at a station a couple of years ago. I applauded her!

Great!

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Posted in: Nissan board set for tense meeting over future leadership See in context

Check out the report about the Rasputin like backstabbing and scheming at Nissan HQ published in yesterdays Asahi Shimbun...very interesting read.

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Posted in: Supermarket throws away bench because of sales tax hike See in context

Tax on food?

Food is NOT being taxed...

Think kurisupisu was questioning the 8% on food as well...

Food and medicine should be at zero...cut public spending on white elephants and fat cat salaries...of course will never happen here because gaman /gambaru while whinging about the govt policies and then electing those same goons in will always prevail here.

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Posted in: Over 70% worried about economic outlook after consumption tax hike: survey See in context

You voted this clown and his goons into offfice. You made your bed. Now sleep in it.

Precisely brother...only in this place sheeple keep continuously electing the same twits that screw them and then go on and complain about the same,s policies.  Beggars belief.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric gift scandal extends to Kyoto branch See in context

Dont think anyone is surprised that Nuclear village ( or J-Inc generally) is riddled with corruption. But hey this is Japanese culture of " giving" so a few fake bows and mlushiwake gozaimasens will fix it.... worst possible outcome will be a golden parachute exit or two.....Now if there was a foreig executive involved on the other hand .....

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Posted in: Organizers fear security staff shortage for Tokyo Olympics See in context

According to the All Japan Security Service Association, although there are around 550,000 trained security guards in Japan, at times the number of job openings is more than eight times that of applications, indicating a serious labor shortage.

Not hard...increase their pay by say 500 to 700 extra yen per hour and you will have retired oyajis by their thousands lininb up to sign up...but for J companies its always easier to whine about difficulties , and ask govt for help while locketing record profits and doing everything possible to avoid paying frontline staff a decent wage.

A for moving Olympics to October....as Yubaru says its a waste of time to dwell on it...TV networks interests and dollars will always trump common sense in this day and age.

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Posted in: Transportation secretary to represent U.S. at emperor's enthronement ceremony See in context

Incidentally, Elaine Chao has an extremely responsible position as Transport Secretary in the USA. It is not a low key position.

Nonsense..... if a VP is not available send the next high profile ranking figure or at least someone from Foreign Affairs ...not someone whose portfolio is Transport fgs.....guess the US administration figured that since she is Asian then its a " top choice"....gosh.

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Posted in: Aso plays down need for stimulus after tax hike See in context

Stimulus spending is coming no matter what this blue blood charlatan says.....LDP electoral support depends on it. That the economy will head for a temporary downturn is not even up for discussion, especially with Olymics pork barrel spending coming to an end.

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Posted in: Transportation secretary to represent U.S. at emperor's enthronement ceremony See in context

A Transportation secretary ....seriously??

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Posted in: Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-assistant See in context

According to the lawsuit, he sometimes directed Robinson to scratch his back, button his shirts, fix his collars, tie his ties and wake him up when he was in bed after hiring her in 2008 when she was 25 and aspiring to a career in the entertainment industry."

OMG...how horrible, how degrading....one wonders why she continued to endure such "humiliation" for 10 years..no doubt a nice salary /perks made it all a bit more bearable. Give us a break.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets in convenience stores See in context

It was then that the suspect was discovered to be a police sergeant with the Community Safety Division. According to police, the 47-year-old police officer admitted to the charges saying, “I was interested in women’s toilets. I wanted to go in and see.”

You cant make this stuff up, honestly wtf.....?

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Posted in: Tax hike adds to woes for low-income households in Japan See in context

I have a question: Why isn't the newspaper not internet online news, but actual newspaper hard copy not taxed? Everything is else is

Because the army of inaka oldies that dutifully vote for their LDP daimyos each election only read paper.....its just a small concession to the vassals.

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Posted in: N Korea fires missile, possibly from sub; falls in Japan's exclusive economic zone See in context

Absolutely despicable. PM Abe is right to be furious, and USA has Japans back, so Trump will not be happy about this.

Donny doesnt care about short range missiles that dont have US within its range ...sorry Japan .

If Chairman Kim keeps this up, there will be no Summit with PM Abe, and no joint economic cooperation and projects.

Kim does not give a toss about meeting Abe despite Shinzo,s overtures ...that much is obvious to everyone.

Wisely argued. There is a high chance in fact that SK had intelligence about the launch of this missile, and withheld it from Japan.

Source for this " high chance " speculation is...? ....non existent of course.

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