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Posted in: Japan eyes banning cannabinoid HHCH after gummies render many ill See in context

So much misinformation about drugs in Japan.

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Posted in: Number of Japanese restaurants abroad triples in last decade to 187,000 See in context

Someone didn’t read the earlier comments!

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Posted in: Number of Japanese restaurants abroad triples in last decade to 187,000 See in context

A few comments talking about cultural appropriation here in a country that sells ramen which originated in China, Castella cakes from Portugal, Okonomiyaki that beats a striking resemblance to bubble and squeak, sushi that originated along the Mekong Delta, gyoza (again) from China - I could go on. And what’s wrong with that? Nothing. But don’t criticise something as ‘appropriating’ another culture when we’re all guilty of it if you look back far enough.

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Posted in: Driver arrested after hitting woman in wheelchair and her husband in Kumamoto Prefecture See in context

That’s pretty low. Probably using his phone at the time as often seems to be the case.

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Posted in: Generational tensions flare as Japan faces economic reality of aging baby boomers See in context

“My parents are Boomers. They worked hard, paid big taxes, huge interests rates for a period in the 80's (17% anyone???)” Interest rates were a lot higher, but the ratio of earnings to house prices was far narrower than it is now for one. Swings and roundabouts.

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Posted in: Cannabis-derived gummies probed after 9 fall ill in Tokyo See in context

Japan loves to demonize cannabis yet it also loves to celebrate alcohol. One drug makes you relaxed and laugh, one can make you violent and gives you a hangover. Ah, but one is taxed. Go figure.

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Posted in: Japan sees 2.52 million visitors in Oct, exceeding pre-COVID levels See in context

Love the London style bus in Japan’s cultural capital.

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Posted in: Japan shogi prodigy Fujii, all 8 titles holder, receives PM's Award See in context

This from May, 2016: “Against the odds, the [AI] software programs won overwhelmingly against the humans in these first serious shogi matches between humans and computer programs. The programs ended the series with a record of three wins, one loss and one draw.”

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Posted in: Japan household spending falls 2.8% in September as wages slide See in context

Prices keep rising and our wages just stay the same.

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Posted in: Recent nursery choking accidents spur call for active gov't involvement See in context

“How sad that anyone would try to find something humorous in the death of a baby.” Where exactly was the humor in that comment?

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Posted in: Recent nursery choking accidents spur call for active gov't involvement See in context

I’m surprised that fruit was in the menu in the first place. It’s usually fried chicken and lumpy rice all the way in Japan.

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Posted in: School's out forever in parts of aging Japan See in context

“The Japanese Government must encourage parents to have more children!” Yeah, I bet they hadn’t realized. And encouraging people, that’ll do it.

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Posted in: Japan's two major airlines log profit jump as COVID curbs removed See in context

About time they put their prices back down again perhaps.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya sees subdued Halloween as tight security dampens mood See in context

Mamoru Morita said, “the police officers are noisy.” Yeah, irony strikes again. It’s like when you’re in the train and the announcement blasts out telling you to be quiet and keep your phone on silent. Sochira Koso!

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya sees subdued Halloween as tight security dampens mood See in context

I love the way the Japanese media kept showing crowds of mostly Japanese people in Shibuya, but when they focused in or did interviews, they’d show foreigners just to remind the public who the real menace to society is.

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Posted in: Japan chocolate producers stamping out child labor in supply chains See in context

Excuse the typo.

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Posted in: Japan chocolate producers stamping out child labor in supply chains See in context

“Slavery in Japan was abolished in 1590.” Ha, that’s the first thing that comes up on Wikipedia. Don’t they to make out like you came out with that off the top of your head. You’re forgetting the ‘comfort women’ (sex slaves) and slaves they used to build the river Kwai for one.

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Posted in: Japan chocolate producers stamping out child labor in supply chains See in context

Not really, the thrust of the article is that these companies ‘have decided to do something about child labor’. Put another way, they can no longer turn a blind eye to what’s happening and the benefits to their balance sheets that it brings. My point is that child labor is a form of slavery which is something Japan is no stranger to - if you read your history books that is. Sorry if this goes against the image of safety and manners you may be accustomed to but it’s just true.

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Posted in: Japan chocolate producers stamping out child labor in supply chains See in context

Japan isn’t squeaky clean when it comes to slavery. Read your history books.

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Posted in: Security tight for Halloween in Shibuya See in context

“Also foreign tourists who wish to go to Shibuya will only can see white sheet, they can thanks to 100 million yen cost measure for halloween Night in Shibuya”. Can someone please translate that?

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Posted in: Man arrested over alleged sexual assault of woman at home gym See in context

You just have to hope there’s camera footage so that this can be proven or otherwise. That’s the ‘black box’ that Shiori Ito talks about.

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Posted in: Hay fever-fighting rice to be part of Japan's economic stimulus See in context

Better than accelerating the cutting down hundreds of thousands of cedar trees which is the current plan.

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Posted in: Voyeurism case involving former cram school instructor sent to prosecutors See in context

Creepy Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

“So Tourist can still get a discount on JR travel pass available to oversea visitors.” Actually, contrast that with this, “The popular and super useful Japan Rail Pass increased its prices by a whopping 65 percent as of October 1 2023.”

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

How about just putting on more trains if they want to solve the problem of overcrowding? Oh yes, that costs money!

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

Xenophobia 101.

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

Yeah, raising prices on holidays, that’ll stop tourists won’t it.

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Posted in: 68-year-old man arrested after stabbing couple at Nagoya community center See in context

He could’ve just asked them to turn it down.

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Posted in: Man convicted over viral video of sauce bottle licking at sushi chain See in context

In a way, you’ve got to feel sorry for the kid. Yes, what he did was disgusting and stupid, but who didn’t do stupid things when they were his age. Also, social media pushes young people to do stupid things to get more attention and dopamine hits. Yes, he was an idiot, but his life is pretty much ruined now. Someone should’ve stopped him.

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Posted in: Accused train groper claims he has been arrested on trumped-up charge See in context

So, just out of interest. I commented ‘get a life’ in reference to the groper, to which a load of people gave the thumbs down. Now. I really don’t care if people downvote or not, we live in a democracy and have free speech to some extent, but do those same people think that telling a man who sexually assaults an innocent women to get a life is somehow inappropriate? Are people more offended by a comment reprimanding a sexual predator than the sexual predator himself?

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