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Posted in: Tips for smokers in 21st century Japan See in context

Here is a tip for smokers in Japan. Quit and regain your health.

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Posted in: COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population See in context

“Having to choose one or the other is the root of trauma for native people,” she said

Why would this be traumatic?

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Posted in: Tokyo has a completely unmanned, honor-system electronics and appliance shop See in context

I don't see what's unusual about unmanned vegetable/fruit stands. Plenty of them in my home country, but I do admit they are in rural locations. In a big city they likely would be cleaned out .

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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte says will run for vice president in 2022 See in context

But very much tougher on the poor.

How many presidents have been friends of the poor that country?

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Posted in: Ex-Sex Pistols win court battle to use songs in Disney series See in context

Lydon previously told The Sunday Times newspaper that Jones's 2016 memoir "Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol" was extremely "disrespectful".

Um, the whole career of the original band was based on being disrespectful. Bit late in the day to be whining about in now.

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Posted in: Ex-Sex Pistols win court battle to use songs in Disney series See in context

So, a rotten decision in Lyndon's mind?

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Posted in: Despite its reputation as a superfood, natto has failed to gain popularity outside of Japan. It has, however, attracted enough attention to end up in the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden. Have you tried natto? Do you like it? See in context

On the disgusting food scale, it's nowhere near the top. I had heard of its bad repuation, but when I finally tried it , it wasn't so bad.

Not a big fan, but I would eat it if given to me as part of a breakfast meal. I would rather eat that than certain types of bony/oily fish.

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Posted in: Man in Kyoto leaves bag of red-stained knives in front of house See in context

Very creepy. I sure would not want to find those on my doorstep. Only someone deranged would do something like that.

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Posted in: Tourist site theft: Unique plate marking junction of three prefectures vanishes See in context

Maybe already sold to a scrap metal dealer?

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Posted in: Driving itself See in context

Just another car. A dangerous fast moving metal box.

It is actually a small bus

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Posted in: Amazon moves filming of 'Lord of the Rings' series from New Zealand to Britain See in context

Kinds of hard to go to NZ these days.

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Posted in: Pompom girls: Japan seniors find joy in cheerleading See in context

Glad to see this.

Certainly better for them that sitting around drinking coffee and gossiping.

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Posted in: Players, coaches criticize IOC for dropping softball for 2024 See in context

. Basically, any sport where the professionals make over $1M/yr through any related means, including endorsement contracts.

So what you want is Oympics, but with not the best athletes.

That's not going to sell a lot of TV ads and tickets.

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Posted in: Players, coaches criticize IOC for dropping softball for 2024 See in context

oh please, apart from Japan and the US nobody else really plays baseball

Off the top of my head you are forgetting Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuala, Panama, Puerto Rico

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Posted in: 10 years after Amy Winehouse's death, family 'reclaims' her story See in context

"In a hundred years' time, in 200 years' time, kids are still going to be falling in love with Amy Winehouse."

Oh, come on now. That's just not going to happen.

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Posted in: The 10 best places for young, single people to live in and around Tokyo See in context

I would never want to live around Tokyo Station. Sterile beyond belief.

Kita-Senju-that I could do

How about Kamata? A little down trodden but I like it there.

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Posted in: Celtic sign Japan forward Furuhashi See in context

I actually feel sorry for any Japanese person who would have to relocate to Glasgow. The food situation is dire and even if he speaks English he will have one heck of a time trying to decipher. the Glasgae patter.

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Posted in: AI Japanese bar Mama-san is ready to listen to your troubles at her virtual bar See in context

Sounds like Eliza, the Rogerian Therapist computer prgorams from the mid 60s

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

Get the hint, folks? VIPS, politicians and dignitaries.

The common folk? Not a chance.

Remember G Orwell-all are equal, but some more equal than others.

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Posted in: Blue Bottle Japan introduces Coffee and Milk Cream Kakigori to summer menu See in context

The people marketing this should do some research into what blue bottle means. Calliphora vomitoria.

So true...first think I though of when reading blue bottle was that horrible fly. Can't stand them and would not order any drink with that name.

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Posted in: Chinese people vexed by Communist Party's image among Japanese See in context

might be posing a serious threat to the nation's neighbors including Japan.

Actually the whole world thinks that China is a serious threat to freedom.

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Posted in: Bill Cosby freed from prison after sex conviction overturned See in context

He is dying, they had to let him out to save face.

Not at all. The US system is not about "saving face". I think you are confusing the US with another country...

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Posted in: Square watermelons See in context

10,000 yen. A lot of money. You can stay in many hotels for that price, or you can buy a watermelon.

In my home country and ad this week is for watermelons, 5 kg average weight for the equivalent of 355 yen and no tax on top of that.

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Posted in: Bill Cosby freed from prison after sex conviction overturned See in context

He may have been freed from prison, but his reputation is ruined.

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Posted in: Man arrested after 32-hour hostage standoff at internet cafe in Saitama See in context

I would imagine the young lady's parents or significant other would have been extremely worried about her being confined with a guy like that. Hope she recovers, but it will likely leave mental scars.

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Posted in: Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia See in context

the War of Northern Aggression

Is that actually what some people call it?

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Posted in: Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way? See in context

Why on earth would you send someone to jail for a $63 shoplifting offense?

Give him fee weekends of community service if you want to , but jail is not for offenses like that.

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Posted in: Japan sees no impact on Olympics from U.S. travel advisory See in context

At present, we can see no particular impact,

You would have to be willfully blind to make that statement.

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Posted in: Doctors charged in euthanasia case suspected in another death See in context

Safeguards, there you go. If it was so clean and simple, why would you need safeguards? And who defines these safeguards, and can they be abused or not. Certainly if euthanasia is an easily available and promoted option, you yourself would feel a bit obliged to use it, would you not?

You are putting words in my mouth. Everything has safeguards..examples would be cars, elevators, trains.

Who defines them? The government of the country in conjunction with public input.

Would I feel obliged to use it? Obliged is a strange word to use for that, but no I would not feel "obliged". I would however like it as an option.

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Posted in: Doctors charged in euthanasia case suspected in another death See in context

Euthanasia is a moral dilemma

I don't see it that way at all. I am thankful my native country allows assisted death (subject of course to some safeguards).

If you have a terminal disease, you don't want to suffer in agony waiting for death. We treat dogs and cats better than that.

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