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Posted in: Japanese salted plum industry in dire straits, according to umeboshi company’s tweet See in context

Umebosh--I like almost all Japanese foods, but first time I tried  umeboshui, I thought it was terrible. Many years later, I have not changed my opinion.

Last thing I need in life is more salty foods.

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Posted in: Ohio police officer who hit woman in McDonald's dispute placed on leave See in context

Lot of fuss over a slice of cheese. I get the strong feeling that her complaint, while justified, was not conducted in a civil manner.

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Posted in: Former Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten in Ireland Eurovision bid See in context

What a joke this guy has become..a true one trick pony.

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Posted in: UK, Japan sign defense agreement allowing troop deployments See in context

> YrralToday  07:37 am JST

UK is a shell of themselves,they never really recovered from the US war of Independence

In Victorian times they had the largest empire the world has ever seen. I would call that a nice recovery.

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Posted in: UK, Japan sign defense agreement allowing troop deployments See in context

The Beefeaters need new uniforms. Why do they do they still have ER on them? Should be CR.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months See in context

I realize comparing countries may not be the best methodology, but in my home country the standard cheesburger is the equivalent of 315 yen including tax. Big Mac 653 yen.

Japan looks like a bargain.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months See in context

140 yen to 200 is a 70% jump!

No it is not. Better pull out that calcularor one more time. 42.85 % is more like it.

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Posted in: 61-year-old man arrested for not paying taxi fare See in context

please watch the weather news. Some places in Hokkaido are minus seven degrees and this fare is probably 4-5km.

I have walked longer than that in conditions much colder. -7C is not very cold assuming you dress for it.

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Posted in: 'Once in a century' flood cuts off communities in northwestern Australia See in context

Because news comes from everywhere on the planet vs many years ago when that did not happen.

Monitor 100 places for a year. One should have a once in a century event. Monitor 1,000 places and one will have once in a thousand year even each year.

There are hundreds of thousands of weather sites in the world (at least)

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Posted in: 63-year-old woman, son arrested for secretly filming women at bathing facility in Nagoya See in context

I happened to be reading this article when my wife walked into the room. For fun I asked her if one of our son's wanted her to walking into an onsen or sento and start secretly filming would she be willing to do it?

The look on her face was classic. Obviously a no, and who would even dream up such a request.

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Posted in: New Zealand won't require travelers from China to show COVID-19 test See in context

Can you boys explain where in the world any of these disastrous measures proved a success?

Compare death rate from COVID in USA vs Canada which had stricter measures. Add to that the USA likes to tout their health care--didn't help.

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Posted in: Bills' Hamlin in critical condition after collapsing on field See in context

I played one year of Junior High Football,

Please. Junior football is nothing like the way it is played at the Pro Level.

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Posted in: Cleansing of sins See in context

I had read once that Japanese had no concept of sin. Was this correct or not?

I know there is 罪, but that is really not the same thing.

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Posted in: Lennon, Ono asked Japan to allow A-bomb film to be shown abroad See in context

And Lennon had a lot of opinions on war for a man who never served in the military.

Are you actually suggesting that a peace activist must serve in the military to be taken seriously? So only current or ex-military types are to be listened to?

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Posted in: Kumamoto prefectural assembly member allegedly threatens to kill taxi driver See in context

Gotta say I have never accidentally kicked the drivers seat in a car.

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Posted in: Holiday advice for home bartenders, plus 4 festive cocktails See in context

Why use grams for a liquid. Use ml..

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Posted in: 5 dead, suspect killed in Toronto area condo shooting See in context

Dollars to doughnuts it was drug related.

It was not.

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Posted in: 5 dead, suspect killed in Toronto area condo shooting See in context

This person who did that was in his 70's with an apparent vendetta against the condominium association and felt that an electrical room under his condot was improperly built and that the electric signals from it caused him harm, etc.

His social postings have many religious references and it would appear he suffered from mental illness over an extended period of time.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for causing plane to divert after refusing to wear mask See in context

Hefty fine in order. As in pay for the aircraft's diversion

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Posted in: Croatia reach World Cup quarterfinals with penalty shoot-out victory over Japan See in context

Terrible penalty kicks from Japan.

All 3 that missed were the same kick, along the ground to the left.

Thud.

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Posted in: Asian faiths try to save sacred swastika corrupted by Hitler See in context

There is a small town in Ontario Canda called Swastika.

Per Wiki:  The gold mine and town were named after the Sanskrit good-luck symbol Swastika.

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Posted in: After maid robot cafe’s successful trial run in Akihabara, creator looks to the future See in context

Creepy in so many ways

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Posted in: Ronaldo claims he is being forced out of Man Utd See in context

Petulato is not happy? Perhaps he can give up his paycheque then?

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Posted in: Tokyo starts recognizing same-sex relationships See in context

And a same-sex marriage is impossible by the definition of marriage.

Your definition, but not mine

So many things in this world have been opposed by people reluctant to change---votes for women, ending slavery, even flying was considered unnatural by some

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Posted in: S Korea in shock, grief after 153 die in Halloween crowd surge See in context

Shibuya take note and do something to prevent such tragedies.

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Posted in: Japan to cut household electricity bills by 20% to fight inflation See in context

> Fighto me to read the riot act to energy corporations and cap the prices they are permitted to charge to much lower levels. If they don't comply - nationalize them

Has not worked very well in Venzuala, Cuba , Zibmabwe to name a few.

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Posted in: Japan's largest airport hotel complex to open at Haneda in December See in context

Over 1700 hotel rooms? That's a huge hotel.

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Posted in: Idol singer from Keyakizaka46 says she’s now working as a Tokyo bar hostess See in context

Hostess bars are on of the things I really don't understand in Japan. It seems like such a waste of money. Paying a girl to flattter you--it's obvious she has not actual interest in you , other than your wallet.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Hundreds? Why even report it?

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Posted in: Higher restaurant prices add to pressure on consumers in Japan See in context

The increase in restaurant meals is a world wide problem. Some basic items used in a restaurant (oil, flour, etc) have gone up significantly in price.

Still, in Japan for lower to middle style restaurants prices are cheaper than most first world countries.

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