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Posted in: Prayers in Ginza See in context

I am very suspicious of these urban monks in upscale shopping areas.

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Posted in: Fast food calorie info only cuts intake temporarily: study See in context

Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi were the only 3 states studied?

The residents of those states have terrible obesity problems, many are not well educated and many are poor.

How about studying these results in other parts of the world. I am sure the results would differ.

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Posted in: Koike gives reluctant consent to Olympic race venue move but Tokyo won't pay for it See in context

Good for her deciding not to pay for it.

Either way, taxpayers pay for it. It's just a heads I win, tails you lose situation at best.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

You think so? Please give me a data of how many percent of Japanese citizen voted this pass election?

Red Herring. If you don't bother to vote and officials are elected, no use crying about it later saying they don't represent you. People have to get off their chairs and vote if they want democratically elected officials.

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Posted in: England fined for encroaching on All Blacks haka at Rugby World Cup See in context

Teams should just turn their backs on this ritual dance ..not even look them and turn backwards.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

The Japanese government don't represent the people

Actually it does. That is the point of government. Elected officials to represent the people.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

Always amusing that cities and businesses want your money...they just dont want you!

I avoid Kyoto..it , to me, is no fun at all.

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Posted in: North Korea says it's running out of patience with U.S. See in context

The leadership has held the country together through out the strain. How many other countries can we say of the same ?

Cuba?

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Posted in: Tokyo host club host headbutts woman after being told he 'sucks' at karaoke See in context

What a scum. If I were the judge he would be given a head butt of a prison sentence.

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Posted in: England totally outplay All Blacks 19-7 to reach World Cup final See in context

Brace yourselves for the arrogant headlines from the English media... They make the Japanese media look decent.

Winners get to crow. Losers get to sulk and squawk.

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Posted in: Busty blood drive anime girl artwork not recognized as sexual harassment by Japanese Red Cross See in context

I guess she is hanging out.

My thoughts are the picture is degrading to some degree and inane.

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Posted in: Typhoon highlights need for multilingual disaster alerts in Japan See in context

Why would anyone try to drive through a street inundated like that?

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Posted in: Which country's national anthems do you find the most stirring? Do you know the words to your country's? See in context

You would have to pretty dense not to know the words to your own country's national anthem. (assuming it has not been changed in the recent past to a new one)

> I hate all national anthems and refuse to stand for them.

Hmm, in some parts of the world you would likely get a beating for that. Whether I agree of disagree with anthem, I think out of common respect one should stand.

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Posted in: Beer that helps get rid of your beer belly: Kirin’s non-alcoholic Karada Free See in context

I have never had a non alcoholic beer that tasted anything like beer. They are all nasty beverages and this sounds like a bad chemistry experiment.

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Posted in: Johnson says it is up to EU on Brexit delay after parliament rejects swift decision See in context

As with everything about the west, an utter joke.

Man I have heard some broad statements in my life, but this one takes the cake. How on earth do you jump from story 1 (Brexit issues) to concluding everything in the west is a joke?

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Posted in: Johnson says it is up to EU on Brexit delay after parliament rejects swift decision See in context

They sure pack them in tight in there...maybe time to get a bigger room.

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Posted in: Canada's Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government See in context

Conservatives let people don what they want

Assuming you are talking about US conservatives sure, do what you want, ummm unless those things include items such as freedom of choice in sexual matters, freedom of choice on where you can travel to (Cuba as one example), There's a long, long list of things conservatives don't want people to do.

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Posted in: Canada's Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government See in context

The Majority of Canadians voted against this man. He should not be PM.

Once again, the will of the people is rejected and a result they did not want is being shoved down their throats.

The logical conclusion then is that Trump should step down as the majority of Americans did not vote for him.

Is that your position?

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Posted in: Tokyo bar only lets you in if you come alone – No bringing your friends allowed See in context

Is this a Japanese only bar? If so, i guess I will not get admittance.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Most of the champion runners train in Africa, which is real hot.

I can tell you have not been to Africa. It's a myth that Africa is really hot

Best Marathoners are from Kenya

The capital, Nairobi, is located near the Equator, at 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) above sea level. The altitude makes daytime temperatures pleasant, while keeping nights cool. Highs hover around 21/22 °C (70/72 °F) in the coolest months (June, July and August) and around 25/26 °C (77/79 °F) in the warmest months (January, February and March), while lows drop to around 10/11 °C (50/52 °F) from June to September and go up to 12/14 °C (54/57 °F)

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Posted in: Sleep next to railroad tracks at closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan See in context

Depends on how late the trains run and what time they start.

Right in the article it is states:

 last train of the evening rolls by at 11:46 p.m. And when you wake in the morning, hopefully after the first train of the day at 5:42 a.m.,

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Posted in: Why did the figure triple? We have to look carefully at the scale and content of the party. See in context

That is quite the cost, considering you can view cherry blossoms for free.

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Posted in: Sleep next to railroad tracks at closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan See in context

Does not sound like restful sleep at all. Would never pick this place.

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Posted in: Japan home to 3 of world's 10 best largest cities: U.S. magazine See in context

The only disappointment is Sapporo absolutely should also be in world Top 10.

How much travel have you done outside Japan? Sapporo? Top 10 in the world (outside USA)? You have to be kidding me.

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Posted in: How difficult is it for you to avoid to looking at work-related emails on your days off? See in context

I never look at e mails on my days off. They stay on the company provided laptop only.

Out of interest I once worked for a US company that , by policy, said every employee had to take 2 weeks off continuous vacation and during that time period not access any company computers, websites, phones or similar. It was a fraud prevention technique and even the big execs had to follow it. Loved that policy.

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

What a tempest in a teapot...you try to help some people and then get abuse .

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Posted in: Canadian father sues Japanese firm for paternity leave harassment See in context

But higher than Germany's, Spain's, Singapore's, Thailand's, and a bunch of others.

But still 20th from the bottom.

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Posted in: Canadian father sues Japanese firm for paternity leave harassment See in context

But for info Canada has zero day of paternity leave. I know it I had tweens there.

That is incorrect. They had paternity leave over 20 years ago. I know a number of males who took it.

However, the real focus here is Japan and Japanese law and should one be fired for exercising your rights under the law.

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Posted in: North Korea decries breakdown of talks; U.S. says they were 'good' See in context

How many times can one call wolf?

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Posted in: Former education minister makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution See in context

Marriage throughout the ages has been between a man and woman

Going forward, I see no reason to change something that isnt broken

It is broken. Maybe if you widens your horizons you could see that.

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