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Posted in: Japanese dog of 'Doge' meme fame dies See in context

A proper おじいワン。

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Posted in: New bill will block convicted sex offenders from jobs involving children See in context

You mean that wasn’t already a thing?!!

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Posted in: 80-year-old man arrested after attacking his daughter with machete See in context

Sounds like a hatchet job to me.

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Posted in: Man arrested for hitting wife with banana peel denies it can be called domestic abuse See in context

By the way , a banana peel thrown on one’s head can easily whip back into the eye and cause considerable damage.

Oh, come on!

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Posted in: 'Ametora': How American style changed Japanese fashion forever See in context

Beerdeliveryguy. You’re right that tourists are encouraged to wear kimonos and yukatas in those places, especially if money can be made off it. A quick look online though does suggest that some (almost always foreigners) don’t agree. I think people just want to make westerners feel bad and guilty in general.

https://www.travellingwelshman.com/2021/09/13/why-foreigners-should-not-wear-kimonos/

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Posted in: 'Ametora': How American style changed Japanese fashion forever See in context

And if an American wears a kimono or yukata, that gets called cultural appropriation.

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Posted in: Trump biopic hits Cannes Film Festival See in context

A film about tax-breaks-for-the-rich Trump, can’t wait.

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Posted in: Sean 'Diddy' Combs apologizes after video shows him assaulting partner See in context

Diddy do it or Diddy not?

Der’s no denying dat Diddy did dangerous domestic deeds. Indeed, Diddy’s damning dereliction of duty is disgraceful.

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Posted in: Kyoto study finds nearly 500 translation errors for foreign tourists; new guidelines released See in context

Why is it that the train station announcement at JR apologizes in Japanese, but says, “Please be patient” in English? It’s as if JR think all the foreigners are going to start rioting whenever the train is late. There’s no, “ Please be patient” during the Japanese announcement.

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Posted in: Kyoto study finds nearly 500 translation errors for foreign tourists; new guidelines released See in context

They’ve only just realized?!

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Posted in: Law change lets Japanese police crack down on rule-breaking cyclists See in context

I regularly see people riding their bikes with their elbows on the handlebars and both hands on their phones while they watch videos where I live. However, what is worse is the number of people doing practically the same thing but while driving cars.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for indecency on Tokyo Disneyland field trip See in context

Sounds like he has ‘special needs’.

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Posted in: 'Flying car' makes Tokyo debut at international tech event See in context

It’s like an episode of ‘This is what the future looks like’ from the 1960s. Not impressed.

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Posted in: Film shows rural Japan's changing face through eyes of mythic critter See in context

There was a show on the other day where they were trying to find an actual kappa, so I’d take this one with a pinch of salt.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy flagship carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves its Japan home port after nearly 9 years See in context

Named after a president who hated the working class almost as much as Trump.

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Posted in: Snake on Yamanote line train cause commotion in Tokyo See in context

The big question is, did it have a valid ticket?

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Posted in: As hip-hop grows in China, its performers seek a voice that reflects their lived experiences See in context

Why is it fashionable to say ‘lived experience’ when you could just say ‘experience’?

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Posted in: Barrier at popular vantage point for viewing Mount Fuji going up See in context

Anyone else get the idea that this story is just stirring up xenophobia the way the people involved are always referred to as ‘foreign’ tourists rather than merely ‘tourists’?

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Posted in: 'Mount Fuji convenience store' issues apology for bad tourist manners, adds multilingual signs See in context

More tourists = more xenophobia.

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Posted in: Orange juice crisis ’24 – Japan’s OJ supplies drying up See in context

They need to enlist the help of ‘OJ’ Simpson, or Oran ‘juice’ Jones.

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Posted in: Japanese beef brand faces marketing mess as kanji creates confusion See in context

Include the kanji in the article!

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Posted in: Cool Biz campaign begins across Japan See in context

It also suggests office air conditioners be set at 28 degrees Celsius.

One problem is that this sometimes happens even when the outside temperature is below 28.

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

The reason: misbehaving foreign tourists.

Why the need to qualify the word tourists with ‘foreign’? When I saw this on the news this morning, a lot of the people seemed to be domestic. Japan Today, please don’t jump on the xenophobic bandwagon as many of the Japanese media have done.

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Posted in: Snake found on bullet train delays service See in context

Wasn’t there a movie about that with that guy out of Pulp Fiction?

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

Hopefully this guy won’t be 90% of the news in Japan in a few weeks. I’m sure he’s a lovely guy, but he’s never off the TV.

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Posted in: Yen sinks to 153 range against dollar for 1st time in 34 years See in context

Sinking ship.

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Posted in: Japan's real wages fall in February for 23rd month See in context

sinking ship

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Posted in: Ohtani hits first home run for Dodgers in 5-4 win over Giants See in context

The media are absolutely obsessed with this guy.

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor to resign after gaffe insulting vegetable sellers See in context

Let’s hope he gets pelted with some rotten vegetables now.

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Posted in: More than 2,800 food, beverage items to cost more from April See in context

Again.

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