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Posted in: I hope to make these vending machines more widely known by setting them up at commercial facilities and have more people use them. See in context

@Cleo I do exactly the same. Always check out the bargain bins first!

I know the time meat starts to get marked down in my local supermarket and I am often there waiting for it! I have competitors though! Usually the Vietnamese interns working at the local factory! My dog eats homemade food so getting it half price makes a huge difference to my spending. If I don't use it straight away I just freeze it for later.

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Posted in: What do you think of TV commercials in Japan? Seen any that impressed you over the years? See in context

Favourite Japanese commercials are the Kenmeri Skyline series from the early 70s. Love the theme song!

I did like the Boss Coffee commercials because Tommy Lee Jones was in them! The rest are mostly crappy!

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan files criminal complaint against officials See in context

A death sentence for a visa violation! Hardly an appropriate sentence for such a minor offence! am glad Wishma's family are not giving up on this!

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Posted in: Missing four-year-old Australian girl found after two-week search See in context

Best news story of the day!

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Posted in: Average gasoline price in Japan rises to 7-year high See in context

@Thomas Goodtime

It isn't nonsense. Maybe exaggerated but China definitely has power shortage problems. Particularly in the North East.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for attacking girl; hints at involvement in fatal arson See in context

Apparently the daughters escaped from the second storey window. But one of them (probably the uninjured one) was in a relationship with the suspect so who knows if what they say is credible.

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Posted in: KFC Japan suspends French fry sales after running out of potatoes See in context

@Zichi Thanks for that list! Very useful! Never seen Idaho potatoes here. Most of the American potatoes I've seen have been in the form of frozen french fries or hash browns!

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Posted in: Truck driver dies after crashing into koban See in context

Let me guess... alcohol perhaps?

Next guess, no follow up perhaps?

Maybe he fell asleep...Maybe he had a stroke...Or a heart attack...Luckily no one else died!

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Posted in: U.S. Open champ Raducanu loses in 2 sets at Indian Wells See in context

Might have had a better result if she had spent more time practicing her tennis and less time on the party circuit these past few weeks!

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan is a great place to go for…lasagna?!? See in context

Haven't been to Starbucks in ages. Really didn't like that the sandwiches came straight from the fridge and the bread was cold.

@Marie Where do you live that people stare at you? I live in a fairly rural area and no one stares except maybe 5 year old kids in the onsen!

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Posted in: Bureaucrat's widow asks Kishida to look into scandal that led to suicide See in context

There is a petition relating to this matter. If you would like to help this lady put pressure on the J Govt. about this terrible injustice please go and sign it.私の夫-赤木俊夫がなぜ自死に追い込まれたのか-有識者によって構成される第三者委員会を立ち上げ-公正中立な調査を実施して下さい?source_location=discover_feed

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Posted in: Uniqlo outfits might become Saitama high school’s official uniforms See in context

what happens when a couple separate? if they have 2 children from each relationship, so when they start a new romance, there could be 4 children in that house!!!!

@Brian Wheway In Japan this is a very unlikely scenario.

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Posted in: It's flu vaccine time, even if you've had your COVID shots See in context

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says just about everybody needs an annual flu vaccination, starting with 6-month-old babies.

Never had a flu vaccine in my life. Not going to start now!

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Posted in: More than 1,000 Japanese firms, people named in 'Pandora Papers' See in context

Stop demonizing rich people! Who wants to work hard and take risks building up a business to then have to pay a huge amount of tax to a government who wastes it on building roads to nowhere or to pay all those people sitting in the shiyakusho (who got their jobs through nepotism) sipping on green tea and staring at their computer screens all day! Tax saving schemes are not illegal and anyone who takes the time and effort can take advantage of them!

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Posted in: Pastry World Cup See in context

Big congratulations!

@David Brent Maybe you should expand your horizons and stop buying Yamazaki pan from the supa!

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan's sister urges Japan immigration to accept responsibility See in context

JT it would have been nice if you could have given us a link to the petition so we too could sign it!

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Posted in: Gov't to accept Princess Mako's decision to decline ¥150 mil marriage money See in context

@Richard Gallagher Your comment made me LoL! Couldn't agree more!

@Khuniri ' Komuro himself is shifty'- Oh pray tell knowledgeable one. Us philistines are waiting!

So Komuro can't pay off his mom's debt but he got money somewhere to attend Fordham University's Law School. Probably the money for his studies came out of the royal coffers and that is why they aren't accepting the 150 million yen. Anyway good luck to them! I think they are well suited.

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Posted in: Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts See in context

Thank you for keeping up the good fight and posting these kind of articles, Japantoday!

@ShinkansenCaboose It is true suffrage was limited under British rule but Hong Kongers did have civil liberty protection based on UK Law.

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Posted in: Japan to lower minimum age to 16 at state-run vaccination sites See in context

@Zichi Yes, that does sound like a lot for a rural location.

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Posted in: Japan to lower minimum age to 16 at state-run vaccination sites See in context

@Zichi So there were 5 kids. I wouldn't called that a lot. Just more than the 0 you unexpected. But the vaccine has only been approved for kids older than 12. Were they older than 12? Because if not the hospital was breaking the law!

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

But I think that if the anti-vaxxers reject the medical establishment's advice because they think they know better, then they should have the balls to stand up for their convictions, and willingly refuse to go to the hospital if they get covid.

@Strangerland Fair enough! Can't argue with that!

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context


Wouldn't be placing bets on any computer modelling coming out of NZ! Sorry New Zealanders!

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

@Strangerland I was just wondering if you think doctors should refuse to treat people who get HIV through unprotected sex or sharing needles. After all 'They've done this to themselves' (your words). Or someone who has heart disease or diabetes from a poor diet. After all 'They've done this to themselves. Or how about those that get lung cancer from smoking, After all 'They've done this to themselves.'

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Posted in: Vaccine mandates: Is no jab, no entry into restaurants, cafes, bars, sporting and event venues discrimination? See in context

I seriously doubt any business in Japan will be restricting entry based on a person's vaccination status. Most of them need every bit of business they can get. But if a private business did refuse me service it wouldn't bother me at all. I would just go elsewhere. There will always be somebody willing to take my money.

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Posted in: Researcher sees lesson for today in tragedy of immigrants in Manchuria See in context

I think there are far better examples of lessons for TODAY'S situations than the example of Japan's military-backed and locally unwanted-colonization of a foreign land/foreign race for exploitation. Otherwise, you might not get the sympathy this author clearly intends to generate from their readers.*

@HitoBito This is obviously a period of history that interests him that is why he wrote a book about it. Maybe you can write a book on the "far better examples of lessons for TODAY'S situations" (or at least mention what they are in your comment).

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Posted in: The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China See in context

The guys mentioned in the article are small fry compared to China influencers Jerry Kowal or Nathan Rich (a particularly dodgy individual).

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Posted in: The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China See in context

@Alfie Noakes

Seems you've never heard of Kent Gilbert.

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Posted in: Japan to begin discussions on 3rd COVID-19 vaccine shots this week See in context

@Virusrex That is the thing, there is no infinitive possibilities of mutations that allow for the virus to infect easily human cells and at the same time avoid the immune system.

But is this not the mechanism of the HIV/AIDS virus? Isn't that why a vaccine has not been developed yet? Correct me if I am wrong.

Also I would like to know which vaccine you have had. Did you have a choice or did you take what was available to you? If you had a choice what your reasons for choosing one vaccine over another? And lastly did you have it in Japan or abroad?

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Posted in: Lemonade by Lemonica tackles food waste with lemon peel jam See in context

You would think being made from normally 'discarded parts' it would be cheaper!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,273 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,807 See in context

1273 cases in Tokyo- People in their 20s (317 cases) and their 30s (253) accounted for the highest numbers, while 260 cases were aged under 20. So 443 cases are over 40. Why are number of cases in the older group omitted and the reader has to calculate the number? If anyone is interested in the deaths from Covid in Japan up to 6 September 2021 according to age and male/female ratio you can find it at the link here-

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