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Posted in: Tokyo man arrested for putting brother’s skull out for recycling collection See in context

Tokyo man arrested for putting brother’s skull out for recycling collection

As one does.

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Posted in: Cabinet minister draws fire for saying gov't won't listen to opposition See in context

An honest politician. How refreshing.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't to launch survey on weight, dietary habits of young women See in context

The proportion of underweight people is higher than in other age groups,

The 50-something love of my life has an 'unhealthy' BMI of 17.5 and is super fit.

and Japan's level is above those of other developed nations.

Hardly a realistic comparison, is it?

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Posted in: KDDI says mobile network almost recovered across Japan See in context

I can't wait to get the 500 Ponta points they'll inevitably insult us with.

I seethed when they sent me an unsolicited bluetooth speaker (with its own zabuton, no less) for being such a good customer.

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Posted in: Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico See in context

restraining order

Livin' La Vida Loca 101.

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Posted in: Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain See in context

26℃ works just fine for the A/C.

We found a Kanto beachside car park to car camp alone in on Friday night. There was no one around, so we indulged in some midnight skinny dipping and other al fresco fun, but got burnt to a crisp on Saturday. Ouch!

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Posted in: China and the U.S. blame each other for escalating tensions over Taiwan. Who do you think is more at fault? See in context

Neither of these countries is over its own civil war. Grow up, the pair of you.

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Posted in: This little-known temple in rural Japan has a giant Buddha bigger than Kamakura’s or Nara’s See in context

Well, to be more specific, we turned our eyes up to the statue, which stands 19 meters tall.

There's one in Ibaraki that's (ahem) 120m tall...

Mind your neck.

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Posted in: Gov't revokes sunken Hokkaido boat operator's license See in context

That was quick!

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Posted in: Tokyo ward rejects couple's marriage registry under separate surnames See in context

Pretty much this. Can you imagine if they allowed Japanese people to have foreign family names?

Nonsense! Two Japanese have Mickelicious as their family name.

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Posted in: New law enacted to help people pressured into porn See in context

This is organised rape, and flaccid, reactive measures will do sweet FA to stem it.

Tackle the bloody problem upstream and get these obscene vultures off the streets before these women have been manipulated and brutalised.

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Posted in: 19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school shooting; Biden says 'we have to act' See in context

Or you could just take away the assault rifles from mentally unstable people.....

Why not chip everyone and monitor their absolute everything?

Or you could grow a pair and ban the steel phallus altogether.

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Posted in: 19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school shooting; Biden says 'we have to act' See in context

Defend that one, NRA.

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Posted in: More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar See in context

How's Brexit going, Boris?

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Posted in: Gov't to ask shinkansen operators to advance quake-resistance work See in context

Gov't to ask shinkansen operators to advance quake-resistance work

Translation: construction industry orders government to get the cement trucks rolling.

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten you, Mr. Aso.

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Posted in: UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal See in context

Johnson denied that the move breached international law, saying Britain’s “higher duty” was to uphold the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace accord.

BS #1: The DUP was always opposed to the Good Friday Agreement.

BS #2: In the recent devolved assembly elections, anti-Protocol parties (despite vociferous pre-election rallies and riots) won just 37 seats. *Pro-protocol*** parties won 53 seats**.

The GFA states that Her Majesty's Government has " no selfish strategic or economic interest" in retaining Northern Ireland. Johnson, however, is acting to saving his own well-padded posterior (eminently spanked in Britain's own recent local elections) and distract from the never-ending train wreck that is Brexit.

Northern Ireland's business community welcomes the Protocol, which gives the region the best of both worlds: a foot in each of the UK and EU markets.

The anti-Protocol parties oppose it on emotional grounds, despite there having been agricultural controls between GB and NI for decades, championed by no less than Ian Paisley (Sr.) himself.

Of course, we can trust Prime Minister *F** Business! *to ignore the business benefits. Cheers, Boris!

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(*Mods, this is a direct quote of Boris Johnson in June 2018 https://www.thenational.scot/news/16310206.eu-diplomats-reveal-boris-johnson-said-f-k-business-brexit-fears/)

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Posted in: UK warns 'no choice but to act' to change Brexit deal See in context

UK warns 'no choice but to act' to change Brexit deal

...lest they collapse under the weight of all the scandals. Tossers.

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Posted in: Israel police to investigate conduct at journalist funeral See in context

Is nothing sacred?

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Posted in: Ex-police officer gets suspended sentence for stealing cash from house damaged by fire See in context

A suspended sentence?

Really???

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Posted in: Japan accepted 74 refugees in 2021, highest on record See in context

Refugees can be fascinating, very intelligent people who bring much value to their host nations.

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Posted in: Sinn Fein hails 'new era' as it wins Northern Ireland vote See in context

My oh my, there are a lot of Lesser Spotted Followbacks around on this site, still crying about the fact that we sent the useless and corrupt Brussels bureaucrats packing. Get a life.

Can you name just one tangible diplomatic, economic or social benefit of Brexit?

As for those beautiful, brave blue passports... printed in Poland by a French firm.

Oh, the Schadenfreude!

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man arrested in ex-girlfriend's apartment See in context

Copy cat?

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Posted in: Sinn Fein hails 'new era' as it wins Northern Ireland vote See in context

This is a consequence of Brexit.

Brexit changed everything.

It then threw NI under a bus and implemented (a sea border) to bodge a deal with the EU.

Boris threw the DUP under a bus. There's a huge distinction. They are not NI.

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Posted in: Sinn Fein hails 'new era' as it wins Northern Ireland vote See in context

They’ve actually lost a seat compared to the previous 3 assemblies.

Actually, Bob, the total number of Assembly seats was reduced from 108 to 90 for the 2017 elections.

Sinn Féin's 2011 high was 29 (27% of seats). Today it's at 27 (30% of seats), unchanged from 2017. Its first preference vote share this time was 29% versus the DUP's 21%.

What has changed utterly is that the world - especially the British public - will see a paradigm shift in Belfast's relations with London.

Pro-British Unionists and Irish Nationalists are now essentially toe-to-toe on numbers at 40% each. The former camp is ageing; the latter has a younger demographic.

The remainder 20% is malleable on remaining in the UK versus a United Ireland. These hearts and minds will shape the brighter future the island of Ireland so richly deserves.

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Posted in: New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan See in context

How long before the Japanese lower jaw disappears altogether?

This cr@p makes it utterly redundant.

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Posted in: N Korea launches missile toward sea; Kishida calls it threat to peace See in context

The maître d' is looking quite dapper at least.

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Posted in: Ukraine cracks down on 'traitors' helping Russian troops See in context

This happens in all wars.

The world has been diverse for millennia. Despite the best efforts of Aryan/Han/Yamato etc., myths, people are different. Individuals aren't to blame for the inherited identities and loyalties which reflect this.

Between 1971 and 1975 the British Army arrested and interned without trial two thousand of its own citizens (1 in 800 of the region's population) in a part of the UK.

Whether labelled "special military operations" or "the Troubles," war is hell.

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Posted in: Boris Becker jailed in Britain over bankruptcy See in context

...said his income "reduced dramatically" following his retirement in 1999

Surprise, surprise.

I saw him around the back of the Savoy just after that first win. I've never seen someone glow so much. A sad case of the dangers of living beyond your means.

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Posted in: Restoring damaged land key to climate, biodiversity goals See in context

How many of Japan's old wetlands were 'reclaimed' for agriculture and infrastructure?

What about the ugly, barren concrete coasts?

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Posted in: Explosions rock Kyiv again as Russians rain fire on Ukraine See in context

Shelling Kyiv when you know the UNSG is there?

Not as sharp as you think you are, Vlad.

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