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Posted in: Japanese convenience store releases new rich and sweet drinkable soft serve ice cream See in context

I would rather just have the ice cream...this kind of sounds like drinking a melted soft serve. Ugh.

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Posted in: Chindonya ad band See in context

Last time I saw these they were advertising a bar that had opened...I tried to find the place, but finally gave up. Figured I would try and patronize someone who used them.

PS-at first I though it was a spoof of the Abbey Rd photo.

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Posted in: Junior high school boy dies after being stabbed by another student See in context

"I am worried about the mental health of students who witnessed the incident," he said.

While I am sure that is true, does he have any worry for the family of the deceased?

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Posted in: Taco Bell Japan’s DIY Tacos Kit gives us what we want and more See in context

Crazy high price

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for killing and injuring about 100 cats See in context

Far too light a sentence for a disturbing and sadistic crime

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Posted in: Name of former Princess Mako's husband not on New York bar exam pass list See in context

Surprised they are going to live in New York. New York is horrible now (high crime, dirty, poor political policies, etc). Tokyo is way, way better, cleaner, and safer city.

The whole point is they have to leave Japan where they are under the microscope at all times . In NY they will be almost anonymous and free to do what they want.

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Posted in: Braves rout Astros 6-2 in first game of World Series See in context

Looks like their cheater buzzers and trash cans did not work in this game.

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Posted in: Japanese rice tastier due to global warming, says Aso See in context

Rice barely has taste to begin with.

When's the last time someone you know had a bowl of rice and licked their lips and said, man, that is one tasty rice?

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Posted in: Burger King adds Clown Fries and craft buns soaked in butter to menu in Japan See in context

Well since I don't like butter, I guess this is a no go for me.

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Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau arrives See in context

When I was a young man I lived in an area that seemed to make a big deal about Beaujolais Nouveau....so I bought a few bottles and is was a "one and done" event. Once I tasted them I realized it was nothing but hype and marketing.

Still drink wine now and again, but never Beaujolais Nouveau

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Posted in: Japanese woman finds wallet with ¥1 mil, does right thing, then something even better See in context

Many years ago as a child out shopping with my mother I found a lady's wallet...it must have had her name and address in there, so my mother phoned her. There was a lot of money in it (2 weeks wages as she had just been paid) and I can still remember here relief when she came and got the purse from us. I was happy with the reward she gave me.

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Posted in: 100 yen store chain Daiso opens online shop with 30,000 items to choose from See in context

11,000 yen for free shipping? Who would ever spend that much on this kind of stuff

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Posted in: U.S. sets new lower salt target for food industry See in context

I don't live in USA, but I think cutting salt in food is a good idea.

Too much in certain foods like soup, sauces, various other snacks etc. Funny thing is I never use salt in home cooking at all, yet it's hard to avoid in certain food groups. Some items frankly are too salty for me to eat.

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Posted in: New liqueur has a taste apple pie fans will love and a name Pikotaro could have invented See in context

I wound not call something a liqueur if it only has 7% alcohol.

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Posted in: McCartney says Lennon responsible for Beatle breakup See in context

Does it really matter any more who was responsible.

It was over 50 years ago....Let it Be.

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Posted in: Wakayama resumes water supply after pipe collapse 6 days ago See in context

"I feel uneasy about the water which is still looking slightly discolored, but I want to take a bath at home as soon as possible," Matsushita said.

People pay good money to go to onsen which have discoloured water and tout the natural benefits thereof.

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Posted in: Russia hits new virus death record as autumn surge persists See in context

This is what Freedom looks like

So Freedom also comes with this: Russia has recorded a new record-high daily death toll from COVID-19,

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Posted in: We try out a revolutionary product: long Japanese sandwich bread See in context

584 yen ? Japanese consumers are being ripped off.

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Posted in: Evergrande founder calls for construction, sales to resume See in context

> Evergrande is definitely going bankrupt.

This is what happens when Communists control 100% of all companies. Disaster.

Free market all the way.

Umm, companies in free markets go bankrupt as well...and quite regularly.

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Posted in: Man with stab wounds dies after being left outside hospital See in context

If you’re stabbed, don’t pull the knife out.

I get the feeling that is easier said than done.

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Posted in: Man sent to prosecutors for posting abusive comments online about mother of late ‘Terrace House’ star See in context

Both men were fined 9,000 yen.

Such a tiny fine. I would put it up by a factor of 10 at least, and preferably 50.

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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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