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Posted in: Japan proud of its high-tech toilets See in context

Nearly every household in Japan and most public restrooms are equipped with a seat that is plugged into the mains electricity

That statements is misleading. It might be true in a very small, very 'effluent' part of Tokyo, but the opposite is true for "most" of Japan.

Japan truly has the whole range, from no-flush-hole-in-the-ground to 24K state-of-the-art. But one thing is for sure, their public toilets may not always be clean, but they are always safe (at least compared to other countries).

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Posted in: New .sucks domain stirs up storm over free speech See in context What a bunch of trolls.

But could be very useful for porn stars and vacuum cleaner companies.

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Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures? See in context

I remember going to my first big concert as a young teenager, taking a roll of photos from my seat. The next week I had 24 awesome photos of the back of the glowing head of the person in the seat in front of me.


Technology has advanced and our lifestyles have changed a lot...

But please leave concert photography to the professionals.

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Posted in: 84 toilets in Tokyo park vandalized See in context

Metropolitan Tokyo's public toilets tend to keep a pretty high standard of cleanliness, especially the ones built in the last five years with all the modern facilities. Probably the best in the world.

Most parks are open 24hrs, in fact they don't even have gates. Several parks close their gates around sunset and often charge are small entrance fee. Those parks tend to be the ones with kept grass.

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Posted in: Tougher laws advocated to restrain 'revenge porno' posters See in context

Who remembers the case of the HK actor who took his PC in for repair?

You know how that went!!

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Posted in: Osaka becomes first Japanese city to embrace free Wi-Fi See in context

Starbucks and some JR stations in Tokyo offer free wifi, but you have to provide a valid email.

Some cafes and bars provide you with the SSID and password.

But many poorer countries in Asia have it everywhere.

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Posted in: 80% of 'black companies' guilty of illegal business practices, survey finds See in context

The first step is admitting you have a problem. 80% is too big a problem to ignore. Viva la revolution.

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Posted in: 'Omotenashi Bras' See in context

It wasn't explained so well above, but this is the company's annual "light-hearted" publicity stunt. It is more like a parody of the "Kanji of the Year".

For those getting their knickers in a knot about seeing a tastefully shot image of two women in costume, get over it. There is much worse on the train advertising (soft porn magazine ads). And then you have the sensational headlines with much harsher words.

You'd be hard pressed to find any "normal" Japanese who would find it offensive.

But the "bra" is pretty ugly.

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Posted in: Japan Tobacco changes Mild Seven brand to Mevius See in context

Stephen is right, misleading words like 'mild', 'light' etc are now banned from cigarette branding in many counties, as far as I know. JT feeling the pressure or making preemptive moves.

Timtak, wow. What a devious way to attract young smokers. Kids as young as 1y/o will now want to smoke JT's cancer sticks because their hero has the same name.

That's disgusting. JT execs will rot in hell!

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Posted in: Yamanote line likely to get first new station in 40 years See in context

Agreed. What Tokyo badly needs is all that time and money put towards a solution to stop all the jinshinjikko accidents involving people "falling" onto the tracks.

The posters and TV CM don't seem to be doing enough.

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