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Posted in: More tuna die at Tokyo Sea Life Park; only 6 left See in context

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"

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Posted in: Mika Mifune, rocker husband Joji Takahashi to divorce See in context

They were chosen Couple of the Year not so long ago.

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Posted in: Cheer up See in context

Would it have something to do with another bloody operation he had earlier in life, most likely not performed in a medical facility?

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Posted in: Cheer up See in context

Explanation is necessary. Why is the boy wearing a transparent plastic bag and playing with toilet paper?

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Posted in: Going my way? See in context

Mixed feelings. The car looks really nice, but I don't want to see the guy inside.

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Posted in: Google turns smartphones into real-time translators See in context

It does have a Japanese to English option.

Funny thing is - all the photos in the article are from Word Lens, an app that has existed for two years or so and is NOT the google translate.

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Posted in: Uniqlo under fire for dealing with Chinese factories accused of putting workers at risk See in context

Can anyone tell me if it's really possible to find clothes "made in Japan"?

@koiwaicoffee, check out Mode-off, second-hand shops and boutiques. Look for things that look out of date.

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Posted in: Bare minimum See in context

Are they having a sale? I wonder...

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Posted in: France declares war on terrorism after attacks See in context

Will the Americans change "freedom fries" back to "french fries" now?

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Posted in: Scientists urge artificial intelligence safety focus See in context

A collection of "what's the harm" stories: https://threelawsunsafe.wordpress.com/

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Posted in: 111 crows found dead in Saitama See in context

I say it was murder. A murder of crows.

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Posted in: No. of flu patients soars across Japan See in context

Got that flu. Started with a headache and bad stomach. Raspy throat, joint pains and fever came later. I slept for two days, woke up only to eat something and take drugs.

Don't get the flu. Flu bad. Avoid.

Agreed about masks - they're a horrible nuisance and only give sick people an excuse to get on the crowded train and come to work, spread the germs. (Like I did.)

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Posted in: Woman arrested after mummified remains of mother found at home See in context

Just another 48-year old woman still living with her mummy.

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Posted in: Cameron Diaz marries Benji Madden See in context

Beauty and the beast.

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Posted in: McDonald's apologizes for tooth, plastic found in food See in context

So... McDonald's still insist on calling their products "food"?

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Posted in: All 13 on New Zealand skydiving plane leap out before crash See in context

They got more adventure than they initially signed up for.

Next in the news: "All members of a scuba diving trip make it ashore after ship sinks"

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Posted in: Haruki Murakami to be online agony uncle See in context

Good. I have some questions about "The Wind-up bird chronicle".

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Posted in: Smoker arrested after causing trouble on train See in context

Did he flip the table? (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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Posted in: New app allows commuters to share info on train delays through Twitter See in context

I've been using twitter to check train delays for years now, using the Twitter app itself.

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Posted in: 'Star Trek 3' to open in July 2016 See in context

SPOILER: In Star Trek 7 it will turn out they were all in purgatory. ;)

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Posted in: Thank you See in context

I wonder why the dolphin didn't like it and decided to return it. Hopefully the trainer kept the receipt.

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Posted in: Do you agree with Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the Dec 25 U.S. release of the film "The Interview" after threats from a hackers' group? See in context

I see hackers as masked (not revealing their identities) and armed (threatening Sony as a company and its employees) individuals, @scipantheist. Sony Studios is in pretty big trouble. I'd be surprised if they recover enough to make another Spider-Man movie.

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Posted in: Do you agree with Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the Dec 25 U.S. release of the film "The Interview" after threats from a hackers' group? See in context

It's not like they had much of a choice. They got totally pwned by the hackers. Leaked emails, passwords, personal information, unreleased movies. Getting out of this crisis will cost them a ton of money and the hackers said it wasn't all. If Sony did release the movie, many of their employees could be at risk of losing their private savings and credit card information.

If you walk into a bank and there's a masked, armed individual inside, you don't complain that the bank is halting operation, do you?

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Posted in: 'Black companies' getting worse See in context

It's never so simple, @ConnorH93.

Team effort is a really strong motivator in Japan. If you going home meant others having to do the work for you, would you go home? How would you feel if your coworker died of exhaustion while you chilled at home? If only you had stayed half an hour longer...

Sense of hierarchy and unwillingness to stand out prevent employees to resist oppression as a group. Japanese harmonious society is a beautiful thing, but so often, so easily abused by those in power.

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Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats See in context

I don't support the hackers' methodology, whether they do or don't come from North Korea, but they ARE trying to point out a problem and we're missing it.

Freedom of expression doesn't mean freedom from consequences.

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Posted in: Train station devises new way to prevent roadside bicycle parking See in context

The second one looks like the kid had to rush their work before it was due.

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Posted in: The potential risks of free Wi-Fi See in context

Is there a reason why public free wifi is not WPA encrypted? 99% of smartphones and laptops can deal with it and if not - one weak individual shouldn't put the whole community at risk. Herd immunity first.

Just post the SSID and password on the posters. Done.

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Posted in: Jeweler creates Y100 mil platinum calendar with 'Frozen' theme See in context

I'm upset by this.

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