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Posted in: Japan working to convert squat toilets to Western-style See in context

Soap Dispensers are pretty dry to be kept, lots and land of manhours to keep clean, checked if need to refill, and some people will walk out with a cup full of handsoap and a bogroll.

Big problem in parts of China.

Back home they have vending machines for soap in public toilets.

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Posted in: Japan, China agree to resume leaders' visits See in context

Mono - Kono

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Posted in: Japan, China agree to resume leaders' visits See in context

Akie.

Modern day China or the China of 2000yrs ago? Very different countries as modern day China is very young andcame after Mao.

Mono is a decent guy.

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Posted in: Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul See in context

Bungle.

A 1/4 of the world is Muslim (soon to reach a 1/3) so you would need to hit all countries on this ball of dirt.

You ready for that?

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Posted in: 260 police personnel disciplined in 2017; sexual harassment, camera voyeurism top list See in context

90%, I hardly ever see traffic cops and fewer even enforcing the rules or laws.

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Posted in: Educate and encourage: Tomoya Hosoda, Japan’s first male transgender politician, lays down a marker See in context

LGTB, whatever wouldn't be an issue if everyone was treated as a Person/Human, male or female and more should not matter.

There is also only one human race, but people like to separate themselves from others and thus conflcts, discrimination, etc are rife.

Sad but true.

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Posted in: 'Little idols': Japan's dark obsession with young girls See in context

So what? Each prefecture can raise the age as they see fit above 13.

Take your beef up with the prefectures that don't raise it.

Personally don't see a problem, my own country is 14 for sex between minors, 18+ and minor is an offense.

Reading posts here many admitted to sex before 18, pretty common IME.

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Posted in: 'Little idols': Japan's dark obsession with young girls See in context

Can't be too recent as it existed 21yrs ago when I came here. :P

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Posted in: 'Little idols': Japan's dark obsession with young girls See in context

Majority = majority first

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Posted in: 'Little idols': Japan's dark obsession with young girls See in context

AOC refers to the age that 2 minors can have sex (accidently wrote AOG).

This does NOT mean that a minor can have legally sex with an Adult.

Seen many stories where teens had a relationship but the one to gain majority got jailed.

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Posted in: 'Little idols': Japan's dark obsession with young girls See in context

Stuff I can't wrap my head around.

BTW, AOG n Japan is 13 but prefectures can set it above and most set it to 16-18.

Back home AOG is 14(all types of sex), quirk of the law 2 13yr olds can legally share a bed but no touching. Huh?

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Posted in: Walmart, Rakuten tie up on e-books, grocery delivery service See in context

I am sticking with Amazon and Kindle store(could be improved).

Can log into local or overseas stores using English app.

Found a big difference between the English and Japanese user interfaces (English has more search, etc options).

Got a shock, Friday early hours I ordered 30kg of Genmai delivered Saturday afternoon(site said 3-4 days till shipment, no fee).

Buy from overseas slow, boxes dented/damaged etc local orders are pristine.

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Posted in: Social media users boast of plans to grope schoolgirls on day of Japan’s most important test See in context

I knew school uniforms from programs that featured Britain, next was after I started working in South Africa and Japan.

Can see the pros and cons for either.

Back home me we could wear anything but shoe-wear was regulated(no sneakers, etc).

Girl in the foto wears one way too short, most local schools it has to be either below or just above the knee. Seen many girls enter toilet and come out with loose socks, skirt wound up into a mini and wearing makeup.

Personal opinion public schools you should be able to wear anything unless too revealing/indecent(hot pants, etc).

Private schools can set their own rules.

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Posted in: China, S Korea criticize Japan over museum for disputed islands See in context

So if nobody lives there wouldn't that also make SK & China claims invalid?

Same rules should apply to all parties, not so?

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Posted in: Coincheck may be unable to reimburse customers after theft See in context

Noticed man countries Andrew financial institutions see Bitcoins as assets and not as a currency.

But what do I know?

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Posted in: Tokyo Metro to begin playing classical background music on Hibiya Line trains See in context

I wouldn't mind listening to Kitaro 'Silk Road', 'Whispering Earth', etc granted 'Sacred Journey II' might put many to sleep.

For classical I prefer Vanessa Mae or 'Hooked on Classics'.

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Posted in: Flu epidemic rages in Japan with record-high number of cases reported in one week See in context

Similar epidemics are being reported from USA, Europe, etc.

Stay healthy everyone.

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Posted in: Japan to pursue TPP 11 plan despite Trump hinting U.S. may rejoin if much better deal made See in context

My local import shop changed from Hanamasa, still good but can no longer get lamb cheap.

Still a bargain for much but alas ....

But got the mint sauce ready as was taught to me by my SA family, might not be authentic though.

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Posted in: Japan to pursue TPP 11 plan despite Trump hinting U.S. may rejoin if much better deal made See in context

Depends on who supplies you.

Meatguy is great as they also do stuff from back home which is not available from other sources.

Local meat pie supplier is meh based on the pies I know and can get from Meatguy

Doubt that any changes, etc will make a difference based on any future agreement.

I do like black pudding but just not the same as we get back home, Meatguy is now selling one of 3 types I grew up with.

Btw, not British but learned to love the food.

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Posted in: F-35A stealth fighter deployed in Japan for 1st time See in context

I wish my country would have stuck with Saab, but they had to go and buy the Eurofighter/Typhoon. grrrrr.

Being phased out now and we are getting new fighters, one prob was the IFF which costs USD500 per flight to be activated by locally stationed US personnel before takeoff.

Lots of probs and headaches with the Eurofighter, doubt we will buy anything US made though. Saab fighters can takeoff and land on normal roads, no tarmac needed.

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Posted in: EU signals some flexibility on Brexit transition See in context

Even Norway, Switzerland need to pay to access the EU Market.

Poland, etc already stated as much as they direct benefit. UK needs to look at those examples and work out a similar deal.

That is if they decide to leave after all, EU will work with either option just no free handout to the UK.

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Posted in: Tokyo experiences coldest day in 48 years See in context

Just an old Aircon here, been considering bubble-wrap for Windows but they are frosted so would mean even less light incoming.

Happy with 18C worked in those temps most of my career and I don't use aircon during summer.

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Posted in: F-35A stealth fighter deployed in Japan for 1st time See in context

Joyriding.

Thx, as I suspected, oh well more tax-money down the Drain.

The US really has Japan by the shorts that they can't buy from other sources.

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Posted in: F-35A stealth fighter deployed in Japan for 1st time See in context

Does Japan have any carriers that can handle STO/VL(Short TakeOff/VerticalLanding) like the Harrier Jets?

The F-35 can do a Vertical Takeoff but it comes at a cost, either reduced payload or operational distance halved(full payload).

Current Heli-carriers would mean Vertical Takeoff unless they fit a short ramp.

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Posted in: Freezing Tokyo sees most ambulance calls for 80 years See in context

Papi.

Depends on how severe the symptoms and fever are.

My GP has a few beds for treatments and will send serious cases via Ambulance to Hospital.

Many people still confuse the common cold with Influenza.

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Posted in: Men in their 20s ask: 'Why are older men more popular with women than us?' See in context

Being in my 50's it got some gray hairs, balding but refuse to wear a rug, many woman like that. Potbelly not here, granted I got a hernia mesh in my stomach which causes a bulge?

Fairly active in Sports, which many youngsters are not after school..,

Honest this is me. WYSIWYG.

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Posted in: With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives Japanese hospitality to a new level See in context

Issue = tissue

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Posted in: With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives Japanese hospitality to a new level See in context

Selling at Village Vanguard?

Their radio controlled issue box was fun.

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Posted in: Men in their 20s ask: 'Why are older men more popular with women than us?' See in context

Still on 2nd Coffee.

1/4 should be 40%.

Even 20yrs ago fellow co-workers were complaining that new employees had poor phone manners and little knowledge of Keigo, so 1st was training in those.

On average older man have more money and treat a women better, again nothing new.

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Posted in: Men in their 20s ask: 'Why are older men more popular with women than us?' See in context

Speed.

Agree often do I see couples, either both faces buried in their keitai or one on keitai the other listening to music. Zero conversation and looking at each other, if they might be sexting each other?

Saw a report on TV call-line that employs pensioners(1/3rd of staff) sales have risen by a. 1/4, reason telephone manners and knowing how to communicate.

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