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Posted in: Chiemi Hori posts on blog she has advanced oral cancer See in context

Or, on further thought, was she in an environment (night clubs, etc.) where she constantly inhaled secondary smoke?

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Posted in: Chiemi Hori posts on blog she has advanced oral cancer See in context

These reports delibrately and always fail to include the vital contributing factor: DID SHE SMOKE?

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

Now, now, people. Let's take a deep breather and come up with more good ideas that may help. This ten-day break is going to cause a lot of problems. However, I agree with the accountants staying out of the office. Service industry, though, not going to happen. Could use a lot more daycare for the tykes, it would seem.

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Posted in: Koike says 2020 Olympics can be springboard to transform Tokyo See in context

As long as SMOKING INDOORS IS BANNED FOREVER I am happy with the Olympics.

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Posted in: Tobacco companies make quiet return to Formula One See in context


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Posted in: Abe nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi See in context

Eh, what's up with Trump's hair? It like it want to leave in a ghostly cloud?

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Posted in: Apple eyes starpower for launch of new streaming service See in context

Meh. Bring back the square and clipable iPod Nano. Best ever. Now dismissed.

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Posted in: Japan to recognize indigenous Ainu people for first time See in context

Sounds painful either way...

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Posted in: Japan to recognize indigenous Ainu people for first time See in context

If Ainu women have facial tattoos before marriage, what happens after marriage? They are removed somehow?

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Abusive parents do not need "punishment". They need help, counseling, to deal with their own issues and become functioning, better people.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

I wish them every success. Marriage is for people in love and who want to commit to staying together before society. They should be recognized and fully brought into that society. After that, it is not your business or mine. Very nice photo, by the way. Quite like the double-O icon.

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Posted in: Robot probes radioactive fuel at Fukushima plant See in context

Friends ask me (here in Tokyo) if Fukushima NPPs are under control. I cannot honestly reply that they are...eight long years later.

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Posted in: Olympics minister apologizes for saying he was 'really disappointed' over Ikee's leukemia See in context


Could not agree more.

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Posted in: Japan Tobacco forecasts strong sales amid tepid heat-not-burn products market See in context

Ban all smoking inside anywhere...and on the streets. That would go a long way towards easing the health costs of end-of-life care for smokers and make everyday life super great here in Japan. It's my dream.

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Posted in: Japan's 2018 farm, fisheries exports hit record high for 6th straight year See in context

How much of the exports come from the highly questionable area of offshore the denpatsu Fukushima sites?

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Posted in: Deer-related injuries in Nara reach record number already this year See in context

Dang, people. It's "DEER", a group uncountable noun. Not "deers" and for sure, not "dear" or "dears". /Grammar police off.

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Posted in: Cockroaches found in chicken bowl at Yoshinoya restaurant See in context

Jeez, people. The Tsukiji Yoshinoya was a truely lovely and nostalgic place. Now, the Toyosu Yoshinoya is much modernized, does not have the old feeling, but is still a decent bowl of basic rice & meat. The rest of the huge franchaise is bound to have issues from time to time. I think this is a non-story.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man dies after falling off roof while clearing snow See in context

Am I right there is never a story of an elderly WOMAN climbing the roof to shovel the snow to then fall to her demise? You know what I am saying.

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Posted in: Notebook passed by hand from Hokkaido to Kagoshima, connects railway fans in heartwarming event See in context

This is a very sweet story and photo of the young men. Love for railroads runs deep here in Japan.

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Posted in: What's your favorite Japanese snack food? See in context

Puffed edomame in a Y100 bag.

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Posted in: Vaping only See in context

Ridiculous. Does smoke inhaled from a vapor magically become nontoxic when that smoker exhales? PULEEEEZ. No smoking. No vaping.

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Posted in: Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand See in context

Well, Apple could bring back the tiny square iPod nano. Now there is only a much larger one in the stores at Yodobashi, and they are too large for my gym workout.

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Posted in: Japanese women encouraged to give boyfriends sexy underwear and loaf of bread for Valentine’s Day See in context

And that gym-worthy man in the photo...yummy!

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Posted in: Japanese women encouraged to give boyfriends sexy underwear and loaf of bread for Valentine’s Day See in context

Chocolate is not good for you. I find the idea of bread with a heart and heart-print briefs rather endearing.

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Posted in: Woman killed by train after falling from platform at Nakameguro Station had influenza See in context

Masks are ugly. Why not just carry a handkerchief to sneeze into?

Anyway, a regretable tragedy that no white paper face doily would have prevented.

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Posted in: Ichiro Suzuki agrees to minor league deal with Mariners See in context

Hello, I would pay serious cash to see Ichiro any day. He is charismatic and at 45, an inspiration.

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Posted in: Tokyo to turn former Tsukiji fish market to conference center See in context

Whaat? The Toyosu move is a disaster. A working iconic and wonderful combination of wholesale and retail has been rent asunder. For what? Clearly, the government and Koike has NO idea of how to fill the void they created. The astonishingly obvious answer will evade them: restore Tsukiji Market jonai/gai. Meanwhile, people, please visit the retail jogai. The spirit of Tsukiji is found there, not in Toyosu.

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Posted in: Convenience stores to stop selling adult magazines by end of August See in context

Thank God. Those comic porn mags are an affront. Women held in bondage and with idiotic eyes and magic boobage. Completely insulting to real men and women here. Get rid of them, please.

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Posted in: Carry your pet on your back See in context

Dog looks desperate. At least with the carriers they can be placed in the owner's lap.

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