Mick looks 80 anyway - even with that “hair”(?)
Wonder how he’d look without it.
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I wonder, if a woman punched a man in the face and broke his cheek bone would it get a news headline?
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What other activities would you suggest at that “honorable age”?
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Regarding alcohol: The main problem is Japanese cannot handle alcohol well. Many people just drink to get really drunk.
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Avoid crowd crush potential areas. Such areas should be patrolled.
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Do you know when you see silly English mistakes in Japan on shops or advertising? This is of the same mentality. They could easily have gotten the help of any native English speaker - you know, anyone walking down the street - and hire their help. But they are old, xenophobic, nationalist Japanese businessmen who obviously can’t speak English. So this is all they could stupidly think up. Really insulting to the Japanese public to assume they’ll fall for such simple-mindedness.
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Which religions would be okay in Japan? I mean, aside from direct involvement with political leaders.
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Thanks for the stats on green space, with Tokyo a lowly 7.4% green space. Even that much was likely due to international pressure to green up, being a major world city. Tokyo used to be much worse decades ago. And grim as things are, still better than Osaka. Wonder about Osaka’s stats on green space. Maybe 2-3%?
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Reading these comments on here is like reading one comment over and over. This is like the hate bait stories that appear regularly. Why bother yourselves about him? That’s just giving him publicity and then more people will look at his videos. Ignore him.
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Is the reason it’s not playing in Japan:
1) too sensitive an issue yet for a country that was the victim of Oppenheimer’s creation?
2) would not be a box-office success here - mainly for reasons related to #1 above?
In either case, that does not make Japan’s position on the film look very good. I’m in full awareness over the horror of the bombs. But the fact, as I understand it, is there was a race among nations to develop the bomb. Japan was in that race as well, but was too slow and non-committal. This is a movie about the person who made that historically terrible achievement. One should be able to view that objectively.
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By the way, a lot of people in Japan are surprised when they are told that in other countries you can be arrested for public displays of your drunkenness. Gee.
Oh, I get it. I guess they think a salaryman should be given the right to make life miserable for others because of their slave-like dedication to the workplace. Gotcha.
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It seems controlled for now. But is this like a cork bottle waiting to pop? Or, are there factors to prevent that from happening over time.
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Well, what exactly can they do anyway? Does “intervention” mean buying up yen with dollars? How long would that work?
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Just checked temperature difference between Tokyo at Mt. Fuji summit.
At 9:00 AM today, Tokyo is 30C ( 86F). On the Mt. Fuji summit, it’s 9C ( 48F). That’s a big difference. But for a lot of western tourists, they don’t care. They like shorts and T-shirts anyway. But use JMA ( Japan Meteorological) site. Don’t depend on some daffy ( “at this time of year in” blah blah) international weather site.
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Excuse my ignorance on the subject.
”Bullet-climbing”. You mean people climb in the dark night hours to get to the top before sunrise? Do they camp or something at the fifth station, or - OMG - go right from the bottom to the top?
Western travellers: For many, if there’s a mountain they just gotta climb it. Even if much more beautiful from a distance, they don’t care.
I don’t want to sound like a pessimist, but if people on here know of altercations between “foreigners” and Japanese, I’d like to hear of them. Just interested. Must be quite a few by now.
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It’s nice to be enthusiastic about things, but Japan’s fascination with the idea of “things” being better than humans is kind of scary ( as well as philosophically shallow).
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Get ready for the thinly veiled, seething racism of the left to come out in force in the coming days, weeks, months.
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No, my “what the hell” frustration indicates “where’d they go?” Since everybody I knew liked them, strange that with their long term popularity they’d fade away.
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I don’t know how long you’ve been in Japan -maybe not very long. Subway has (had?) been a decades long fixture here. Hence my question inviting theories. I know about Google Maps etc, mate.
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I just checked CNN to see if they are headlining this incident. But they aren’t. And CNN usually likes to fan the flames when there’s a racial incident. But nothing at the moment. However, JT seems very interested in this, even if crimes in American cities are usually ignored by them.
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Thanks, posters, for ignoring my simple question.
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What the hell has happened to all the Subways I used to enjoy here in Japan? Really hard to find them now, in Kansai at least.
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Re: parity. That’s right, exactly.
Also, if people really want to have parity in movies, just cast more women as murderous villains in action movies. How about that?
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“Another storm in a teacup”
Re: “Elaborate please” comment.
To elaborate for the commenter, I’d assume they mean another hyped up typhoon event, the likes of which have almost never amounted to much over the past 60 years. There were a couple scary ones about five years ago, one of which caused big problems for Kansai International Airport, but no comparison to those old time Japan. Basically, typhoons in modern day Japan are hugely over-hyped, and are something to get excited about for people who need something to get excited about.
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I’m happy to see the typhoon increasingly be called by its name, Lan. All over the world, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones ( same storm ) are named. As far as I know, only Japan has this dry number system, like a science laboratory. No surprise.
Yes, I remember Typhoon Jebi in 2018, I believe ( referred to as 20 in Japan that year). That was very rough in Kansai. Hope that doesn’t happen again.
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The rabid fanaticism of fight for Japan without complaint until you drop - as in the extreme case, suffering people in WW2 - continues in some form yet today in sports and in work - especially in the pressure on youth.
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This article is about a guy getting 10 years for the shooting. It’s his picture that should be shown along side hers. Why the absence? ….Well?
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Robbie Robertson’s name very underrated. I mean very. Even in his home country, Canada, underrated. Worked and created with the Band and Bob Dylan so well. In on all projects. Clever and artistically poignant songwriter at the same time.
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“What are his motives?”
Being crazy and angry. Okay?
People feel so much better if there’s a motive. Because if the world is crazy, then they feel crazy. Sorry to disappoint you.
Guy probably reading the news about other angry stabbings and decided that fits his situation. And that’s all.
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