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Posted in: Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left See in context

@Alfie Noakes

The article you refer to contains glaring mistakes!

https://www.spin.com/2019/08/trump-racist-impressions-hamptons-fundraiser-abe-moon/

Shinzo Abe's father was Shintaro Abe not Zenji Abe. His father volunteered as a kamikaze pilot but the war ended before he could participate.

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Posted in: LDP headed toward big defeat in Tokyo assembly election See in context

Don't be fooled! Koike is a wolf in sheep's clothing. She is cut from exactly the same cloth as Abe. Just the packaging is more attractive. From a privileged background. A conservative nationalist who supports text book reform and visits Yasukuni yearly. Nippon Kaigi member. She also supports changing Article 9 of the constitution.

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Posted in: Chan, Wagner win at Skate Canada; Hanyu second See in context

@Smithinjapan Well you have a lot to say about Murakami's performance seeing you didn't even watch it!!!

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Posted in: Japanese brain cancer specialist says he never examined pope See in context

@Smithinjapan Doctor Fukushima is very well known internationally in the field of brain surgery. He doesn't need to be associated with someone famous to get recognition. And if you read the article carefully you will note that it was the Italian media who originally reported this story!!!

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Posted in: Japan promises record $2 bn loan to the Philippines See in context

We know who will be doing the work on the railway, don't we! This is just a roundabout way of putting money in the hands of Japanese construction companies!

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Posted in: What Chinese tourists are buying in Japan See in context

Japanese pain killers always work fine for me but I am shorter than your average foreigner. @tmarie Because Merries diapers are better than Pampers apparently. Very soft, breathable so babies don't get diaper rash and the capacity to hold a large amount of urine so they need to be changed less often.

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Posted in: Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to be featured in documentary See in context

Every time I read about the incredible kindness of this man I am moved to tears.

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Posted in: Light-up See in context

Beautiful photo! Wouldn't mind having a copy of it to hang on my wall!

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Posted in: Japanese hotels offer tight space for a tight budget See in context

@Sillygirl Have you never stayed in a youth hostel? This set up is quite similar. And I am sure they provide lockers to store valuables.

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Posted in: Accreditation revoked for 20 psychiatric care physicians at Kanagawa hospital See in context

Well, Saint Marianna is considered one of the worst medical schools in Japan so this does not surprise me! Here in Japan finding out where your doctor graduated from is usually a good indicator of their ability.

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Posted in: Frosty feeling - Jamaican takes cupcakes to new heights See in context

These look delicious but I was wondering whether these people you promote on Japantoday (I remember another lady making apple related sweets) have the food service/sanitation management licences etc.that are required to run such a business in Japan.

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Posted in: EU says end of milk quotas mean opportunities in Asia See in context

Oh great! Maybe we can get some butter now!!!

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Posted in: Dinner guests See in context

Kennedy hasn't made much of an impression as ambassador!

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Posted in: Japan takes a bite out of wealthy foreigners See in context

Way to go Japan. Do you think copying America et al. by introducing exit taxes is going to help the economy? Should people work hard and sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the nation alone? A sure way to stymie entrepreneurship! Bureaucrats hate rich people because they will never be rich themselves.

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Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had See in context

@ReformedBasher Ginger biscuits can be found at Seiyu. http://www.the-seiyu.com/front/commodity/00000000/5010035061377/ Buy two packs in store at a big discount. There Swiss Selection chocolate is very good too!

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Posted in: Coca-Cola, McDonald's wage unhealthy 'war' on Russia: PM aide See in context

From what my Russian friend tells me the average Russian diet is abysmal even without the junk food! Average lifespan for a Russian male is 66.7years and a quarter of Russian men will die before 55! The reason: VODKA! I don't see them demonizing that though!

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Posted in: Into the Woods See in context

Love Sayaka Kanda'a dress!

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Posted in: Stunning montage takes viewers through Japan’s own hidden wine country: Koshu See in context

Love Koshu!!!

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Posted in: Cholesterol no longer a concern: U.S. experts See in context

Yes, I agree with the above poster. I have always struggled to keep my weight down even though I followed a low fat low sugar diet. I then decided about 6 months ago to try something different. I started eating full fat foods and at the same time restricting my rice intake at dinner to only 3-4 tablespoons. I allow myself as much meat and vegetables as I like with that. You probably think I feel hungry after eating such a small amount of carbohydrates but I don't! I have lost about 9kg with absolutely no struggle. I actually am quite shocked by the weight loss. But I realise that it doesn't mean I am internally healthy.

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Posted in: Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to crown prince See in context

@Tessa You obviously don't read the Daily Fail, a British paper. They are always going on about William's or Kates' (decreasing /grey) hair!!!

The British royal family are independently wealthy, which is why that can do what they please!

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Posted in: Royal runner See in context

Inspired by the Tokyo Marathon maybe? Drawing a lot of attention to himself though! If he put a pair of sunglasses or even a mask on, no one would know who he was!

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Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan See in context

I don't think I like Keiko Kawazoe very much! And Japan sorely needs this influx of tourists. But I do hope that in the future they will take time to venture beyond the main tourist spots and do more leisurely activities like skiing, hiking etc.

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Posted in: Prince William to arrive in Japan on Thursday See in context

And no doubt he will do the obligatory eating of Fukushima produce. Using a 'dashing' foreign prince to convince the locals that everything is all well and good in Fukushima- sneaky, very sneaky!

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Posted in: Charlotte Kate Fox goes from 'Massan' to 'Chicago' See in context

@Banz10 I think Charlotte is very good in the role, especially seeing she is acting in a language she does not speak. And maybe you are Scottish but for me who is not, her Scottish accent is fine!!!!!

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Posted in: Those unspoken Japanese words See in context

@FightingViking I am a woman! I was laughing to myself as I read this because I could see my husband and I having the same 'conversations'! Except I would never succeed in not talking to him for 2 weeks;)!

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Posted in: Those unspoken Japanese words See in context

Dude , this is not about being Japanese or mokusatsu. This is because she is a woman!!!!!

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Posted in: Foreign comic artist draws her life in Japan See in context

I think these appeal to people who don't actually live in Japan. But since it is free I will give it a read before I make any judgements. I think a comic titled "My mother-in-law is Japanese" would be way more interesting if my mother-in-law is anything to go by!

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Posted in: New law takes aim at Japan's glut of vacant houses See in context

I saw an interesting initiative to deal with vacant houses in the areas around the campus of Kanto Gakuin Universty on TV recently. Students in exchange for the upkeep of an empty house are allowed to rent it for for about 10, 000 yen a month.

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Posted in: Frozen marshmallow cream: Just two ingredients, at least as good as ice cream See in context

I will be giving this one a try!

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Posted in: The top 10 rural regions of Japan that Tokyo residents would like to move to See in context

We have a house in Yamanashi and we love it! A lot of retirees from Tokyo are building in our area. Very beautiful area but at 1100m above sea level it does get damn cold in winter. Nearest onsen is only 5 minutes walk away!

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