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Posted in: Musician Ian McCulloch flees Japan amid U.S.-N Korea tensions; show cancelled without notice See in context

Ian McCulloch IS a genius. Just listen to Echo and the Bunnymen in their prime. I don't see the point of this sneery, snotty aticle. Fair enough, report that he left Japan 'without permission' (oh, how very dare he) and the cancelled gigs, but no need for the attitude

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Posted in: Rare whale meat barbecue restaurant in Osaka spreads food culture See in context

My husband was given whale meat for his school dinners and he says it was disgusting, in fact no one liked it.

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Posted in: Tokyo wedding chapel lets fans marry their VR anime girl crushes See in context

I know it's good to be a little childish sometimes, but in these circumstances it is too much for me to try and resist the urge to tell these immature types to grow up and get a life.

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Posted in: 'Doctor Who' returns; Capaldi eyes end of space/time travels See in context

shaped like an old-fashioned British telephone booth

Er, no it isn't. It looks like an old police box.

As for Capaldi, he is a brilliant Doctor and I will miss him dearly. The new episode today was a cracker, proper old school Who, and Bill is a promising companion.

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Posted in: Emergency room overcrowding an ailment local doctor aims to cure See in context

This doctor is absolutely right but, I'm sad to say, this a global problem. It would help if Japan had a proper primary care system, with everyone having at least a dedicated GP, rather than his higgledy piggledy mash up that is used now. Consistency in care is key to good quality and cost effective health care.

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Posted in: Are funerals growing obsolete? See in context

The complex and overly expensive Japanese funeral is becoming obsolete. I don't want a funeral, I'd rather any money be spent on a good piss up at the wake for my family and friends. Burn me on a so called unlucky day - what does it matter when you are dead.

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Posted in: Kanagawa police officer arrested for filming up school girl's skirt See in context

He had been drinking? Not to drunk to hold the camera up her skirt though.

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Posted in: High court upholds obscenity ruling against 'vagina artist' See in context

The land of fetishising children, weird porn and penis shrines doesn't like looking at vaginas. Double standards.

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Posted in: Kobe to open center to support people with low vision See in context

Why don't eye tests in Japan routinely check for glaucoma? I have to go to an ophthalmologist for that, which is silly.

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Posted in: 23-year-old man arrested for beating 1-year-old son See in context

These people are scum. They should never be allowed to have custody of their children again.

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Posted in: FEATURE: Falling childbirth rate changing Japan's cram school business See in context

Cram school culture is abhorrent. Let children enjoy being children.

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Posted in: New report gives U.S. airlines better grades across the board See in context

The wrong day for this sycophantic article.

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Posted in: Video of passenger getting dragged off flight in Chicago sparks uproar See in context

Disgusting. UA's mealy mouthed statement just shows the utter contempt they have for their passengers. Not even an apology.

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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

Allow immigration Japan, you are doomed without it.

Spot on. You need immigrants - either accept non-Japanese to your society or go the same way as the dodo.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for stealing 5 mil yen from 89-year-old man See in context

How on earth do they screen applicants to the police force. The J-force is a joke to many people.

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Posted in: Parents arrested for abusing 5-year-old son with frying pan, saw See in context

Animals. Throw away the key.

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Posted in: University offering disaster nursing course opens in quake-hit region See in context

Another university? The last thing this country needs, with it's diluted courses and plunging population. I agree, they need properly trained paramedics.

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Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 romantic scenarios by which they’d like to meet new boyfriend See in context

This is the sort of stuff hormonal teenage girls think about. Coming from adult women is rather sad and pathetic.

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Posted in: Kindergarten teachers taped child’s hands and feet for discipline See in context

Horrific. I hope the teachers get done for assault. The child may be physically unharmed but psychological injury doesn't count, it seems.

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Posted in: Osaka 1st city in Japan to recognize same-sex couple as foster parents See in context

A sensible step.

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Posted in: 1 in 4 Japanese men remain unmarried at age 50 See in context

Marriage has to evolve to stay relevant, it's pretty much still stuck in the 1950's here. Marriage rates are dropping in many industrialised countries, along with the birth rates. The world is changing, Japan needs to accept that.

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Posted in: First minister talks of global role of independent Scotland See in context

Don't be silly Nicola. If Scots want independence good luck to them, but you are going to be a tadpole in an ocean of sharks.

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Posted in: Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees See in context

Politicians who don't like being challenged are unfit to hold office.

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Posted in: Britain apologises after egg thrown at Saudi general See in context

Meanwhile, the UK government is happy to host arms fairs and sell weapons to dictatorships.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for groping woman on train See in context

The old "I was drunk" excuse. Saitama is the crime capital of Japan.

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Posted in: NHK fee collector arrested for forcibly kissing woman See in context

Another sex offender on the streets.

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan face significant levels of discrimination, survey shows See in context

I have been refused entry to restaurants (after my husband or friends had gone in first and were welcomed), beauty salons and physically pushed out the door of a hairdressers when I went in to enquire about a haircut. Many people in this country have serious issues. God help any Olympic visitors, they are in for a rude awakening.

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Posted in: Japanese tourists in flu masks frighten British supermarket shoppers See in context

We're not scared, in London we just laugh at the stupidity. For anyone visiting the UK I suggest you never wear these masks, it's not the done thing and rather rude. Also, try going into a bank, post office or many other public buildings like that and you can be refused entry. When in Rome etc. etc.

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Posted in: Britain formally notifies EU of withdrawal See in context

Brexit has caused a massive rift in the UK - there is more mistrust, disharmony, hate and argument then we've had for many generations. It is also a real threat to the Union. Yet May talks rubbish about as all being together and how good this all is for the UK, how she can say this with a straight face I do not know.

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Posted in: New world, new policy: Brexit and the U.S. See in context

It used to be said that the United States and England are only separated by a common language.

Grrrrrr. If you mean the UK say it; the UK, England, Great Britain are different things and not interchangeable.

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