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Posted in: Take that See in context

Always amazed how much free time these protestors have. Don't they have jobs or attend school?

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Posted in: Japanese town celebrates first whale catch of the season See in context

"Everybody's happy today," she added.

Clearly not everybody

 "I realized that when we eat it, we are receiving its life force."

So perhaps let it keep it's own life force rather than you consuming it. What, there's not enough other stuff to eat?

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Posted in: Record 16.6 mil foreigners visited Japan in 1st half of 2019 See in context

The number of tourists from SK will be decreasing more and more

I really don't think that's the case. The SK politicians can huff and puff if they want to, but people still like to travel

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Posted in: Japan now has crab fish paste sticks that taste like soda See in context

It's very sad that one of the world's best cuisines, so healthy and light, is now full of wannabe American or western crap food, and all these new products that are full of chemicals and preservatives.

But in this case, artificial crab is actually a Japanese invention.

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-3/Imitation-Crab-Meat.html

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Posted in: What makes conspiracy theorists tick and what is the best way to combat their beliefs? See in context

Many are simple, poorly educated people with a gullibility streak. For the most part they are people who have not done well in life and their little nutty theories give them a bit of a rush and a feeling of superiority. They are looking down on the rest of us who in their eyes, "don't get it".

There are exceptions as always and mental health also has something to do with it.

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Posted in: Japan's 'lost generation' facing bleak future See in context

If you graduated in the mid 90's you are not near retirement age today.

But thinking on that number, 20 million yen. In most first world countries, that would not be considered anywhere near a decent amount to have saved during a lifetime and then head into retirement.

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Posted in: Cheddar in a souffle? French chef rages at Michelin over lost star See in context

He seemed in triumph in 2008, when he got the maximum amount of stars and I am sure he and his restaurant profited mightily from that rating. Where was all his faux outrage then?

Now, as the say the worm turns.

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Posted in: Kondo, Ohtani honored for enhancing U.S.-Japan relations See in context

What the hell is a ‘declutterer’ !?

and why would anyone pay money for their services ?

Have you really never heard of Marie Kondo?

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Posted in: Unreal rock formations make Kochi’s coast a photogenic beach hideaway See in context

How can the rock formations be "unreal" when they are in fact, real?

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Posted in: Review: A lovely, bittersweet family story in 'The Farewell' See in context

Hmm...should you withhold the medical diagnosis from someone as a "favour'? Not sure about that.

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Posted in: Nigeria's Nollywood film industry reels in foreign investors See in context

Send money to Nigeria? What could go wrong?

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Posted in: Portuguese arrested for drug smuggling after swallowing 69 capsules See in context

I find it very hard to believe that each capsule is worth over 570.000 yen.

Where do they get these inflated numbers from?

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Posted in: Yankees outslug Red Sox 17-13 in MLB's 1st game in Europe See in context

I hope the UK viewers of the game realize they have not seen a "normal" baseball game.

Hope same fans are not in shock, since they are more used to watching football games with a 0-0 or 1-0 score.

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Posted in: Sara Davis Buechner talks about being a transgender concert pianist See in context

Can a "progressive" person please explain this. I can't get my head around it.

Why not just let people lead the lives they want to lead?

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Posted in: Chindonya commuters See in context

I don't find them annoying at all. I would rather see/hear them than have a loud jingle blaring out of a store non stop.

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Posted in: FIFA pushes Iran to allow female soccer fans back into stadiums See in context

Says it all doesn't it...lot of equality in that country.

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Posted in: Suspected panty thief acquitted after accuser can’t prove stolen panties are hers See in context

They were women's underwear, and they were found in his possession. 

They could have been purchased by him in any number of stores or on line websites.

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Posted in: Suspected panty thief acquitted after accuser can’t prove stolen panties are hers See in context

2 years is what they wanted to sentence him to for stealing knickers?

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Posted in: Woman in her 80s hit, killed by train in Tokyo See in context

A woman is dead. May have had many problems such as physical and mental health.

Some of you posting could use a little training on mental health, depression and aging issues.

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Posted in: Papal pose See in context

Why is the pope visiting Japan?

Because he wants to see it?

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Posted in: Japan encourages foreign tourists to buy travel insurance due to surge in unpaid medical bills See in context

Passing out fliers won’t help much. Make it mandatory and refuse entry to uninsured tourists.

Dont' be crazy. Even countries like Cuba don't do that.

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Posted in: Kyoto police officer arrested for swindling Y11.8 million from elderly man See in context

claims to have spent most of the money on investments, 

Putting on my Sherlock Holmes hat I would narrow that down to nightlife and Women or gambling

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Posted in: Raptors beat Warriors in Game 6 to capture first NBA title See in context

Holy cow, that's what it takes, and just barely, to beat the Warriors - 2 horrible long-road-to-recovery injuries

Let's not forget the Raptors went into Oakland and beat the Warriors in their home court 3 consecutive times.

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Posted in: Japan to expand language assistance, free Wi-Fi for foreigners See in context

Dear Kyodo News, it’s not free if you have to input your email address and sign in.

Huh? How is that going to cost you money? Use a throw away e mail address if privacy is your concern.

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Posted in: How much do you need to earn every month for a 'normal' life in Kyoto? Here’s a sample budget See in context

I have lived on less and survived, but thankfully those days are gone.

You can put up with it at age 20 to 25, maybe a bit longer, but how dismal would it be to be in your 40's or 50's and have to live like that?

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Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

don't complain no matter what happens,"

Certainly sounds like a threat to me. Needs to be held for a mental health evaluation

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Posted in: Avril Lavigne speaks Japanese in new commercial for Laundrin’ See in context

videos unavailable in Canada, lol

Use VPN and put location Japan. Solved.

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Posted in: Human rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympic venues See in context

Calling those buildings a "village" is laughable. What an ugly urban landscape.

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN singer facing marijuana charge released on bail See in context

This guy will get a couple years for Weed, a drug that can actually be beneficial for pain, anxiety, etc.

Really? They throw you in the slammer for that long.

He should holiday in Canada...all legal and no, the sky is not falling.

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Posted in: Miniature retro Showa Era fans become nostalgic delight in Japan See in context

What do you mean retro? I see these still in use (the real ones, not the toy ones)

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