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Posted in: Japan-EU free trade pact enters into force See in context

BUT the 6000% meat tariff will be halved

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Posted in: Arashi stepping out of celebrity storm to seek new life See in context

Pretty boy hacks marketed by an industry

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Posted in: Arashi's decision to suspend activities at end of 2020 shakes fans See in context

OH the mediocrity!

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Posted in: Japan's curb on porn magazines in convenience stores helps fight 'degrading' sex work See in context

Now that the world is coming to visit Japan Inc. cares

how about rubbish bins and sidewalk benches while you are at it?

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Posted in: U.S. prosecutors press witnesses to testify against Assange-WikiLeaks See in context

Secret charges, sealed? Tells you all you need to know, can smell it from here.

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Posted in: Japan eyes e-money salary payments See in context

Give up your cash, give up your last vestige of freedom.

when you go 100% cashless they’ve got you and will start lopping zeroes off your account balance at will while simultaneoulsly raising prices on everything around you.

It is a governments duty to print and provide cash for its citizenry. If they want to save the expenses of printing they should cut some real waste in their bureacracy, not my cash!

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Posted in: Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south See in context

as soon as they vote yea they will be cut off from the rest of the PI and left to stew in their own problems, you watch

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Posted in: Top U.S. Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations See in context

The 9 dash line is such a joke, but everyone is afraid of the bully. Why the heck did we even open upto them? Knowing it would come to this.

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Posted in: Shibuya calls for stores to refrain from selling alcohol in glass bottles on New Year's Eve See in context

All thos polite Japanese people are going to do what with those terrible bottles anyway?

No, they will clean up after they flip the car?

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Posted in: Japanese rice wine kit lets you brew your own tasty sake in the comfort of your own home See in context

But you can’t brew sake or beer on your own IN JAPAN. It is illegal and reserved for the conglomerates of Kirin, Sapporo, Asahi, and Suntory only. Which charge 2 USD PER CAN of Budweiser quality beer.

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Posted in: Domestic matsutake mushrooms more affordable due to good harvest See in context

I can’t afford to buy one 1 single mushroom at 2500yen per 100grams

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

Ah yes, the legendary 5th arrow of Abenomics, right into the heart of middle class! Thanks blueblood Shinzo, we havenkt forgotten about your land scandal and the myriad of other scandals. How about we axe the useless head of the Olympic commitee first and save 30% yen per year. I 'd like to see Renho get back into her waste slashing mode again and start at the top with useless bureaucrats who do nothing but leech off of our hard work, only because of their connections.

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Posted in: In land of sushi, squid moves out of reach See in context

Overfishing? In Japan? Where recreational fisherman catch the tiniest of baby fish and there are jo limits, size limits.

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Posted in: Quake shock absorber maker says products may have been used nationwide See in context

Oh what a tangled web (of microphone wires) we weave

when we lie, cheat and deceive

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Posted in: Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste import ban See in context

BBC reports that Malaysia is now accepting a lot of it. Before , China put it in landfills near the coast. Then when a typhoon came it magically made more room in the landfill for plastic. Where did it go? Out to sea! Search it on YouTube. It’s still flowing out to sea every day! Japan needs to get over the cultural plastic packaging nonsense.

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Posted in: Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance See in context

London Stock Exchange Chief Executive David Schwimmer joined the list on Tuesday, as did the CEOs of HSBC, Standard Chartered, Credit Suisse, and BNP Paribas, and David Bonderman, the billionaire chairman and founding partner of private equity firm TPG.

Aka the biggest money laundering narco terror complicitors in the world now don’t like the 7th century moral code?

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Posted in: BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy See in context

Kuroda’s 2% ouch, how’s that 2% working out? Oh great we get a 2% rise in sales tax! Thanks worthless bureacrat!

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Posted in: Residents file suit to block burning of radiation-tainted waste in Miyagi See in context

Yes, open air! Incinerator or not. Radiation is not like plastic which if burned over 1000c will not emit dioxin. Radiation is radiation, it will travel near and far.

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Posted in: Residents file suit to block burning of radiation-tainted waste in Miyagi See in context

6000 tons to be burned!? In the open air? Burn it at Tepco headquartes and the ministry that approved a nuclear power plant with a low seawall and generators in the basement. By telling the towns it is their responsibility to handle the waste is just beyond incompetance it it immoral. It it not the municipalities waste, it is Tepco’s. Burn it in Tokyo!

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Posted in: Japan issues warning against volatile stock, currency moves See in context

Not everyone gets a bunus you know

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Posted in: Japan issues warning against volatile stock, currency moves See in context

Hey Aso, how’s that 2% inflation target working out for you? I mean us?

wages are still flat and prices of fuel are rising,

Get your head out of it blueblood.

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Posted in: Long road ahead for Asian drivers revving up to go electric See in context

J gov should be promoting e-bicycles and e-motorbikes but instead are bent on squashing them because they dent profits of gasoline producers and vehicle makers

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Posted in: Japan's about-face on trade talks with U.S. raises questions at home See in context

Give me California or Ozzie rice at 3000 yen for 30 kilos....please!!

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Posted in: Disaster recovery debts in Japan proving tough to service See in context

Don’t forget the Fukushima nuclear disaster which has all residents on the hook for...wait for it.....600 billion USD. Or, 60,000,000,000,000 yen. Yes trillions. Tell us more about cheap nuclear power.

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Posted in: Japanese schools losing their pools due to rising maintenance costs and aging facilities See in context

Our school pool is used for about 3 weeks in summer, even though it is blistering hot from May through September. Also parents must take turns supervising these swimming classes. Maybe if they extended the swimming season and charged locals they could make some cash?

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Posted in: Ex-Morning Musume singer Yoshizawa admits drinking more than 3 cans of ‘chuhai’ before hit-and-run See in context

I have magical powers of forseeing the future ......Suspended sentence (surprise)

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Posted in: X Japan leader Yoshiki says he will never stop trying to crack U.S. market See in context

Because the level of rocknroll is out of reach for BonJovi soundalikes. Keep trying though.

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Posted in: Japan's 4th-quarter GDP revised up See in context

I have a solution. Everybody move to Tokyo and have 5 babies.

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Posted in: TEPCO says it will make plan this summer to clean up Fukushima plant See in context

300 Billion Dollars to "clean up" As if it was spilt milk. Tell me more about cheap nuclear power. For 30000000000000 yen you could put solar on EVERY single family home in JAPAN!

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Posted in: Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt down for 3rd month See in context

What's. 375 billion $ between friends? In two months! Plus the 40 billion $ per month the US is hemmoraging. Go Donny Go!

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