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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

I know Japan is struggling economically but I didn’t realise Japan was in such a bad state people need to resort to whale meat again ?

Again? They never stopped.

A huge proportion of Japan's whale meat is imported from other whaling nations .

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Posted in: Commentator Dokic hits out at 'fat-shaming' trolls at Australian Open See in context

The liberals that tell you that we have an epidemic of obesity in America

The Americans are generally very very very fat though compared with most nations.

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Posted in: Commentator Dokic hits out at 'fat-shaming' trolls at Australian Open See in context

Being vulgar and beastly to the 

"Beastly"?

I feel like i have just gone back 50 years and reading an Enid Blyton book!

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Posted in: Commentator Dokic hits out at 'fat-shaming' trolls at Australian Open See in context

You might have stupid-looking hair, a daft accent or a squint.

Guilty as charged on all counts.

I'm a bit of a fat twat too. Get the jibes. Love it. Can give as good as I get.

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Posted in: Commentator Dokic hits out at 'fat-shaming' trolls at Australian Open See in context

Mac still has the wiry body of a teen. 

only because of all the beak he's putting up his hooter.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka says she's pregnant; plans tennis return in 2024 See in context

@awomde

No hard evidence has actually ever been provided that she actually renounced her US CItizenship apart from her saying she would in 2019

Very possible. Many Japanese citizens have dual citizenship.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka says she's pregnant; plans tennis return in 2024 See in context

I was wondering why she chose Japanese citizenship over American citizenship...

As said it's none or your/our business however it's a smart move.

Japan does not allow dual passports/citizenship (although many people do have it) so it's easier to have Japanese citizenship and US residency.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka says she's pregnant; plans tennis return in 2024 See in context

I got to know her mother Tamaki quite well while living in Florida as she worked for a vendor that my company used.

A quite charming family. Lovely girls, her Sister is an outstanding tennis player too.

Naomi could have played tennis for Haiti or Japan. I think it's quite obvious why Japan was chosen!

Many international tennis stars base themselves in Florida as the standard/proliferation of coaches and facilities means it's easier to get the best training.

The dedication and mental toughness that someone needs to get to #1 in that sport is just phenomenal. Pile on top the vitriolic poison from the print/internet media and it must be unbearable.

Wonderful news for Naomi and I sure she will make a terrific Mum.

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Posted in: Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil Congress, presidential palace See in context

@Nemo

Pretty sure Ah_so was being fatuous/sarcastic.

Ahhhh.. Thanks. Missed the nuance.

Tough times with so many conspiracy lunatics posting.

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Posted in: Mochi at the new year remains a hazardous substance See in context

I got some in my eye this year. We were very drunk.

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Posted in: Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil Congress, presidential palace See in context

@Ah_so

They stormed the building and smashed up parts of the congress and supreme court.

What kind of trumpsplaining pills have you been taking?

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Posted in: New Year’s Eve plans in Tokyo? Tokyo Metro won’t be running any extra late-night trains this year See in context

anything more beastly

Are you in an Enid Blyton time warp?

You're right though... It's just amateur night, so no need to go out

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Posted in: All Blacks fully stretched by Japan before winning 38-31 See in context

They have done this year, in fact they put in a massive shift against the best team in the world a couple of weeks on the trot, and caused them some serious pain and trouble.

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Posted in: All Blacks fully stretched by Japan before winning 38-31 See in context

Japan have just bent the rules. 

No they haven't.

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Posted in: All Blacks fully stretched by Japan before winning 38-31 See in context

Are you talking about ethnic Japanese? Or are you saying that it's disappointing that non ethnic Japanese citizens can play for Japan?

About 3/4 of the touring squad are ethnic Japanese. Others have Japanese blood and others are naturalized Japanese citizens.

This happens in most other rugby nations teams too, often to a larger extent.

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Posted in: All Blacks fully stretched by Japan before winning 38-31 See in context

One thing that grates is that Japan don't have so many Japanese players, which is very strange. Dylan Riley playing for Japan? Why?

All teams have this... New Zealand historically have been the masters of recruiting South Pacific Islanders to play for the AB's, Tongans, Samoans, Fijians.

I remember when England had a Welsh scrum half and Wales had an English 9.

Scotland have Saffas playing for them, Ireland have New Zealanders, etc, etc.

They all qualify to play for the respective countries though.

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Posted in: All Blacks fully stretched by Japan before winning 38-31 See in context

I don't think NZ are really much worse than they were before, New Zealanders will tell you they are, but I think many top tier teams are playing at a much higher level now. It's great to see Ireland, France, England stepping up.

Japan are a superb team and their tackling today was ferocious and brilliant. They might now win many against the other top teams but they sure do cause them some real pain & trouble.

I support two national teams. England and whomever are playing NZ.

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Posted in: S Korea to take part in Japan fleet review despite Rising Sun flag objection See in context

The Rising Sun (with rays) is the Japanese Naval Ensign.

The Hinomaru is also flown as a Jack.

Strange that there is no uproar about the Royal Navy flying the White Ensign, despite the past imperial and colonial injustices by the British.

The radical nutters in Korea just trying to stir up a hornet's nest.

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Posted in: Japan sees sharp rise in drunken driving cases linked to e-scooters See in context

I fell off mine last month and i was only half drunk.

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Posted in: Sunak likely to be next UK prime minister after Johnson pulls out of race See in context

Everyone is wrong about Boris. He alone would have saved Britain. He is the best politician since Margaret Thatcher.

Very funny.

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Posted in: Sunak likely to be next UK prime minister after Johnson pulls out of race See in context

The Eton Mess can now stop lying and fly back to the Caribbean where he can lie on the beach and not do the parliamentary job he is elected to do.

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Posted in: Sunak likely to be next UK prime minister after Johnson pulls out of race See in context

One (or both) of two things has happened here.

Boris clearly did not have enough backers despite his lies saying that he did. If he did why did only 50 or 60 register themselves?

Second Sunak had a meeting with him on Saturday and maybe told him that he would destroy him if he ran (and won). Sunak likely knows where all the skeletons are hidden from Boris' chaotic premiership.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson returns to UK in bid for rapid political comeback See in context

Mr. Johnson is such a charismatic leader, Love his back pack, wonder what's in it beside the passport? LOL

couple of kilos of Charlie, most likely.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson returns to UK in bid for rapid political comeback See in context

That fat clown will further wreck the economy & destroy the Tory party if he gets back in.

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Posted in: Analysts see more room for yen's fall as BOJ stands pat on policy See in context

Where is there any data to actually support your opinion?

There isn't any... It's nonsense

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Posted in: Slain teen parents hope U.S. gun control fight will continue, 30 years on See in context

@kurisupisu

Nothing like a bit of victim blaming.

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Posted in: Slain teen parents hope U.S. gun control fight will continue, 30 years on See in context

@smithinjapan

Good points.

Americans are quite clearly the least responsible people of all nationalities to be gun owners!

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Posted in: Slain teen parents hope U.S. gun control fight will continue, 30 years on See in context

Ex-convicts cannot own a gun. Others

https://giffords.org/lawcenter/gun-laws/policy-areas/who-can-have-a-gun/firearm-prohibitions/

Wrong... Ex-convicts can and do own guns. It is illegal for them to do so, but they can. They are ex-convicts after all.

There is no meaningful form of rehabilitation in the USA and guns are plentiful/easy to obtain, so it's a complete nonsense.

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Posted in: Japan's loosening of COVID-19 entry restrictions may keep citizens wearing masks See in context

Was at the F1 Grand Prix on the weekend... Many Japanese were loosing the masks after mixing with gaijins that also weren't bothering... In the Paddock we were all having fun without masks and 75% of people there were Japanese.

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