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Posted in: Woman arrested after selling counterfeit Chanel item to police officer at flea market See in context

I really don't understand why so many resources are wasted on such a small item.

Go after wholesalers and big places selling these items if you wish, but seriously? At a flea market? One item?

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Posted in: Mini robot fish swim in schools, just like the real thing See in context

Look like the real thing? Not to me.

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Posted in: Saizeriya president calls requests not to eat out for lunch ‘nonsense’ See in context

Ever eat at Saizeriya? Once is about enough.

It is low budget, but it serves a purpose. Kind of like their little side salad with shrimp, then get a pasta you like.

When I tell people at home I can get small shrimp salad, pasta, small glass of cheap wine or maybe a beer for about 1000 yen all in, they can't believe it.

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Posted in: Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play 'cheap' background music all day, according to Twitter See in context

Brian Wheway-- a few suggestions for your first place? M Jackson--Beat it or Devo-Whipit

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Posted in: New Asahi Super Dry cans generate more head with wide-mouth to recreate beer mug drinking See in context

> kohakuebisuJan.

They had these on the Sapporo cans sold in the UK in the late 1980s

Still sold in Canada that way..pretty sure in the USA as well

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Posted in: Saza Coffee shops now offer a colorful all-natural Rainbow Mille Crêpes See in context

My wife made cakes like this decades ago....and her grandparents before that. Always called them a Napoleon.

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Posted in: Do you find it troubling that Big Tech can silence a U.S. president, or anyone, for that matter? See in context

No it is not troubling.

You should not be able to spout off anything you want at all times without repurcussions

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Posted in: Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play 'cheap' background music all day, according to Twitter See in context

I have actually made a hasty exit from some of the stores that play those relentless jingles. I would not classify them as elevator music at all (which is usually barely noticeable and soothing).

Surely I am not the only one that gets irritated by these jingles and the relentless noise (especially in electronic type stores)

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Posted in: Kumamon receives over 5,000 New Year postcards See in context

You guys are right---Santa/Father Christmas gets letters, but let's face it...those are in essence small kids asking for gifts

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arsonist says which scene he feels copied his work and incited attack See in context

Why give this person any publicity at all?

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Posted in: Company PET partners with Kyoto temple to offer genuine funeral services for beloved pets See in context

And the average cost is how much? (Scared to ask)

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Posted in: Japanese comedian serves up simple and sweet stuffed pepper recipe See in context

Better Recipe- cooked ground beef or similar instead of chicken. No mushrooms. Good qualify tomato sauce stirred in with the cooked beef. Whole pepper with top cut off. Top with cheese and put in toaster oven or similar.

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Posted in: Kumamon receives over 5,000 New Year postcards See in context

I just find it very strange that a fictional character would get any postcards.

Does Paddington Bear or Mickey Mouse get them?

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Posted in: 6 minors arrested over Oita pachinko parlor robbery See in context

Money at the pachinko parlor? I though all you could win are some balls.

Umm, the customers bring money to the pachinko place and spend it. That's how the money gets there. The Pachinko parlour has to deposit said profits in bank.

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Posted in: Japan greets new year with crowds despite pleas from leaders to stay home See in context

> It’s impossible to help people that won’t help themselves. Let’s wait until next week when 1300 new cases becomes 3000.

And then 5,000 then 7,000 etc.

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Posted in: Fujiyama Tower at Fuji-Q Highland will provide an unparalleled view of Mt Fuji See in context

Fuji-Q is the best!

Best for long line ups too.

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Posted in: Hanshin Tigers to have women's baseball team starting in 2021 See in context

There is already a professional women's baseball league in Japan...the games can be fun.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor warns of explosion in COVID-19 cases See in context

Look again. Everyone is wearing masks.

It is not wear a mask and all is good. You also should be social distancing..they are not.

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Posted in: Japan 'extremely behind' in promoting gender equality, gov't admits See in context

The Japanese government has more pressing issues to work on right now. How about putting this perennial issue on the backburner.

How long would you suggest? Another 30 years?

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Posted in: Bluetooth tombstones help you mourn loved ones without breaking the bank See in context

the price of tombstones themselves which can cost up to seven million yen

Wow. That seems a ludicrous price

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Posted in: 2020’s most popular hot springs in Japan, as ranked by Japanese travelers See in context

Like many, I love onsens..but sometimes I seek out an old school sento..just something about those that I like (unless they heat the water way too much)

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Posted in: 'Carry On' and 'EastEnders' star Barbara Windsor dies at 83 See in context

Anyone from the UK of a certain age certainly knows Babs....and her great scenes in Carry on Camping

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Posted in: SoftBank sells controlling stake in Boston Dynamics to Hyundai See in context

I find those dog robots (dogbots?) very creepy. Somehow I have visions of them prowling around prisons and gulag type camps.

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Posted in: No deal on Brexit trade very very likely, British PM Johnson says See in context

Boris is leading the UK into economic oblivion.

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Posted in: Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago See in context

"All we are saying is give masks a chance"

Elvis couldn't have written better himself

Appreciate you are a fan of Elvis, but Elvis did not write any songs at all. He sang them, but never wrote them.

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Posted in: Have you or anybody you know been tested for the coronavirus? If yes, what was the result? See in context

3 older relatives (not in Japan) had it, all in their eighties. Spent some time in hospital, all recovered.

Wife and I tested several times (it was required if we were visiting a retirement home at the time). All negative.

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Posted in: Key question in Cosby appeal: Does defendant's past matter? See in context

His lawyers, and his wife, Camille, have called the women gold diggers and their testimony lies.

Well of course they would say that. They are hardly unbiased spectators.

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Posted in: Japan’s coldest prefecture offering frozen river open-air soaking this winter See in context

Sounds crazy to me.

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Posted in: JETRO opens website to promote Japanese liquor shochu worldwide See in context

I don't think most of the word will be enamoured with Shochu.

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Posted in: Tales from telework hell See in context

Telworking is great. Been working at home since March. Banned from going into the office (along with the rest of my team). Weekly conference or zoom call once a week.

Far as I am concerned, it does not get better than this. Wife is working from home also.

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