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Posted in: Japanese beer is a lot better than American beer. We'll be looking those up at the liquor store when we get back. See in context

As far as the major labels go, this is a no-doubter. Asahi an Sapporo ars superior to any of the watery brews made in the U.S. and I have been telling that to my American friends for years. Haven't tasted a craft beer on either side that I've liked yet so that one is a wash to me.

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Posted in: Explore a hidden cave on a tiny monorail roller coaster thrill ride in Nara See in context

Looks like an accident waiting to happen but I would still like to check it out.

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Posted in: 20-year-old mother arrested for biting one-month-old son See in context

Why why why? I know there can't possibly be a good reason for her actions and who really cares that she hasn't been to university classes since April?

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Posted in: Why did the figure triple? We have to look carefully at the scale and content of the party. See in context

All that booze is more expensive due to the sales tax increase. Add in the cost of all those blue mats, and yeah, I can see why the costs are so high. Wrong. Typical waste of taxpayer money but they will still approve it. How about using that money for something useful and having those rich and famous people pay for it themselves or at the very least leave a donation (say 5000 yen) to a charitable cause as a pretext to attending the event?

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Posted in: How can elderly people, especially those who live alone, be best protected when natural disasters like flooding, landslides and earthquakes occur? See in context

Connections. All people should stay connected in some way or form with their neighbors and, as some have posted before, identify who is most in need, identify vulnerabilities, and formulate plans to best assist them during various natural disaster scenarios. This is much much easier said than done, however.

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Posted in: Man runs toward car on street and smashes windshield See in context

Let him really cool off in the cooler for a few months at the very least. Lots of unhinged people running around out there.

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Posted in: Elderly woman describes her flood victim husband's final moments See in context

Very tragic situation. How hard it must be for her to even speak about it. RIP, Mr. Sekine.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

He is an American nationalist

He is an American white nationalist.

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Posted in: China asked NBA to fire Rockets exec over Hong Kong tweet: Silver See in context

Somebody has to stand up! Just how many more billions do the greedy owners and players need? The league may lose lots of money but it surely won't go out of business. Time to show China's communists that they don't run the show and you can and will survive without them.

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Posted in: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global? See in context

When will the West accept that HK is part of China?

It is accepted. However, just because you are head of the household and think it's OK to rule with an iron fist doesn't mean the people inside have no rights and that no on should stick up for those people.

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Posted in: ANA invites public to vote on which dishes will be added to its Premium Economy and Economy Class menus See in context

Yeah, too much rice. The katsudon I got a few days ago lacked real flavor too.

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Posted in: Vietnam pulls DreamWorks' 'Abominable' film over South China Sea map See in context

Good on them! Stand up to money grubbing Hollywood types and China.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward barred homeless from evacuation shelters during typhoon See in context

Cool? More like Cold Japan.

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Posted in: 'Right to disconnect' presents challenges in work-driven Japan See in context

...in an age when technology is blurring the boundaries between personal and professional lives.

Not in my lfe. Taking regular hard earned time off a no-brainer and that remains crystal clear.

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Posted in: How difficult is it for you to avoid to looking at work-related emails on your days off? See in context

Very easy to not look. I am on vacation now and until I read this, I had not even given it any thought. Easier for those of us who were already adults and working long before the invention of e-mails to do that I think. My computer and smartphone are not integral parts of my life or identity.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

Now I have to root against her.

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Posted in: 'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship See in context

Bravo!

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Posted in: With China rift ongoing, NBA commissioner says league will support freedom of speech See in context

Stay in your lane, China. Can't control the rest of the world like you do at home. Don't show the games and guess what? The league and the world goes on without you. Swish.

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Posted in: NEC face recognition tech ranks first in U.S. test See in context

It's fantastic until you are in that .5% and run into trouble.

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Posted in: No butts, no boors: Rugby fans learn the ropes in polite Japan See in context

@HBJ and others:thank you! There is always a debate in my office about this topic and many people can't see how passive aggressive, impolite, rude and downright racist this country really is. Articles like this are just to get people posting, which always happens, but there is also strong belief among the native around the nation that Japan is unique. Luckily, many of us know that to be wholly untrue.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets in convenience stores See in context

Interested in women's toilets! They have some off the wall creeps running loose here.

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Posted in: One-person seclusion tents let you turn part of your home into your private kingdom See in context

That's what my toilet's for and the smell emanating from inside is just about guaranteed to keep interlopers at bay.

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Posted in: The Japanese government says the consumption tax has to be raised to help pay for the nation's ballooning social welfare costs. Do you agree with this view? See in context

I don't mind the tax but hopefully they use 100% of it for social welfare.

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Posted in: Women treated as eye candy in films even when they play leaders, finds study See in context

commanteerToday  09:14 am JST

"Girls need to see themselves reflected on screen and to see positive and authentic characters that can inspire them," said Geena Davis,

The Geena Davis who is best known for a movie that ends with two women driving off a cliff together? That kind of inspiration?

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Posted in: Alligator in Nagoya zoo pond swallowed hundreds of tossed coins See in context

Maybe they can make an app laying out the ground rules just like they do in Kyoto. Oh wait, the article didn't mention anything about foreigners

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pokes fun at Japan comedians' 'bleach' comments See in context

I would have ripped them a new one. Sometimes you have to screw taking the so-called 'high road.'

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Posted in: Japan fans explode with joy after Ireland upset See in context

I had someone tell me they loved rugby a few days ago. When she asked me and I said I wasn't really interested she was shocked. I told her that like most "fans" she was probably only intersted in it because the World Cup was being played here. She did not disagree. World Cup finishes, the team goes back to being garbage and the "fans" disappear.

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Posted in: No kidding: Japanese airlines offer seat maps to avoid bawling babies See in context

Never go anywhere without several sets of headphones. They will block out any annoying noise.

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