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Posted in: Giant 'Pac-Man' rock See in context

Looks more like a big fish coming up to take bait.

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Posted in: Elderly owners having to put their aging pets in care See in context

600,000 yen per year? Wow.

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Posted in: Japan considers inviting Trump after new emperor's accession in May See in context

Not a good idea to invite Trump. Might give him ideas about him becoming an emperor himself.

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Posted in: By Valentino See in context

Is anyone, anyone at all, enticed to buy clothes that look like that?

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Posted in: Ladies & the Law: The case that got sexual harassers the punishment they deserve See in context

If a manager acted like this in my company, he would not be demoted or suspended. He would be fired.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

that should have read tourists.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

Tourists pay no sales tax because it increases consumption, but Japanese pay 10%

Tori’s then pay tax on hotels bills, meals etc. Likely the biggest part of their spending while in Japan. Yes, some goods are tax exempt, but those are for export.

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Posted in: China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030 See in context

I try to go to places where zillions of tourists don't go rather than seeking out the top ones.

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Posted in: Passengers to be banned from carrying knives onto all trains in Japan from April See in context

Agreed. They are like land based aircraft after all. I'm not sure of the statistics, but I can take an educated guess that there are more crimes commited on trains than there are on planes. Yet train station security is far inferior to airport. 

Kind of hard to hijack a train and have it take you to wherever your want to go.

There are more crimes committed on city streets. Should we start putting metal detectors all over the place?

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Posted in: Tasty tower See in context

is it me or is that thing leaning to one side?

Perhaps designed by a descendant of the leaning tower of Pisa?

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Posted in: Synagogue massacre suspect appears in court; Trump to visit Pittsburgh See in context

To even think the President is a racist is just laughable, 

Really? I for one am not laughing. He panders to racist supporters...there's no doubt about that.

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Posted in: Gunman kills 11, wounds 6 in Pittsburgh synagogue See in context

Well, I knew this was bound to happen and more violence will occur if both sides don’t dial it back 

is this how you Americans define yourselves? Both sides? Are you fighting a civil war?

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Posted in: Trump calls on media to end 'hostility' after thwarted bombs See in context

Saw video of him 3 days ago at a rally yucking it up while crowd chanted (about Hillary) "Lock her up".

Trump clearly is an instigator of this divisiveness. Even though he defeated her in the election, like all bullies he revels in mistreating others.

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Posted in: China says its army will act 'at any cost' to prevent Taiwan split See in context

Conspiracy websites like Voltaire Network, calculate that the mainland Chinese army. They will invade Taiwan by force between the years 2022 and 2026.


You have to start worrying.

No, actually we don't. Most people don't spend a lot of time worrying about what conspiracy theory websites have on their menu of the day.

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Posted in: Forget the mess: This shepherd's pie uses only one skillet See in context

Folks, the recipe is from New York and in the USA Shepherd's pie is actually made with ground beef. Yes, it is different than the UK version but fact of the matter is very little lamb and even less mutton is consumed in USA. It's beef and that's that.

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Posted in: Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper' named most popular in UK See in context

Palease magical mystery tour is much better

It was never an album in the UK. Just a double EP.

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Posted in: Once kings of TV, U.S. networks face reckoning See in context

US networks also show sports..that's not going away soon

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Posted in: Quake shock absorber maker says products may have been used nationwide See in context

People in the past used to say Japanese quality meaning it was good. The way things are going with these scandals, it may end up being used as a euphemism for bad or shoddy.

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Posted in: Yanagita, Hawks eliminate Lions; move into Japan Series See in context

Well if you let your opponent take 4 out of 5 games, it ain't looking good for you.

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Posted in: Unclaimed burial urns pile up in Japan amid fraying social ties See in context

Really a fairly sad story. Problem is Japanese funerals are outrageously priced...they really are.

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Posted in: We can’t find success using the Japanese business model. Selling cuts of steak at reasonable prices doesn’t translate into customers rushing to our shop. See in context

I googled their NYC menu. "Reasonable" is not the word I would use to describe their prices.

Also US customers are not used to ordering steak by the ounce (with minimum price and then going up for every ounce after that).

Just price a certain steak one price and another a different. People are not interested in ordering by weight like that

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Posted in: Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper' named most popular in UK See in context

George Martin their producer stated his biggest mistake was not putting Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane on the Pepper album and instead allowing Parlophone/EMI to issue them as a Double A sided single.

Had those 2 been released on the album instead of as a single there would be zero doubt about the greatness of that album.

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Posted in: Thieves steal 600 apples grown by high school students See in context

Pretty low down to steal those apples.

But then again, apples in Japan are expensive, so I suppose some criminal type figures it was easy money.

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Posted in: Putin says it is naive to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan See in context

That's a polite way of saving "Never".

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Posted in: USJ hotel’s horror-themed room is back, ensures customers won’t have a good night’s sleep See in context

Zero interest in staying there and I mean zero.

The Mrs would not sleep a wink.

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Posted in: ¥2,500 for Tokyo ramen? High-end noodles in Ginza district are worth it See in context

Nippori - Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. 

Well obviously that is the case. I was simply offering my opinion. You seem to agree yourself, so not sure why your phrased it this way.

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Posted in: Various scenarios get discussed, from no Brexit to plunging into Brexit without any kind of deal at all. We’re now in a situation where we have to consider what to do in all of them. It is even more confusing because when you talk to the UK government, they say something a bit different depending on who is speaking. See in context

It's going to be chaos like Y2K all over again

Not in my opinion, because when the clocks rolled over to year 2000, nothing happened.

With Brexit there will be a chain of real consequences, not just imaginary ones. And they won't be good (for the UK that is)

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Posted in: ¥2,500 for Tokyo ramen? High-end noodles in Ginza district are worth it See in context

Not worth it.

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Posted in: 'Extreme saving' a growing tendency See in context

but the husband, father and wage earner is a gambler whose 5 million yen debt burden makes the strictest economy necessary. 


. “All we do at home is sleep,” says mom, to all appearances aspiring to nothing more.

The correct word for her is lazy.

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli baseball jackets See in context

30,000 yen for that ? No thanks.

If you wore that as an adult outside of Japan you would be a laughing stock.

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