Of course these are burgers. For those that understand the concept (and even the actual English language) :"burger
noun [ C ] UK /ˈbɜː.ɡər/ US /ˈbɝː.ɡɚ/
meat or other food pressed into a round,flat shape and fried:
a burger and fries
a veggie burger"
(Source: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/burger )
I wish these were for sale in Japan.
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Honestly, this has been known for ages.
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Surely the headline should read "The Many Ways HARDLY ANYONE IN JAPAN Eats Whale"?
I've seen brussel sprouts more popular than whale meat here.
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Isn't there already a ninja restaurant in Asakusa? It features caves, ninja magic tricks, etc, all built into the building/performed by staff.
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I somewhat agree with him on this. Osaka Castle is a bit of a joke/perfect example of Japan's over engineering of things. It's MEANT to be an OLD castle, but it's believed that it's made mainly from concrete and features an elevator.
If the castle had an extension that technically wasn't part of the castle, that might work, but then again, we'd have a castle with an obvious extension attached to it.
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What Rugby fans? It's was basically impossible to get any tickets here.
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What an ignorant, badly written article:"...The advent of streaming games Netflix style from the internet cloud promised to fuel those trends, tapping into the power of data centers to let countless people play simultaneously in shared worlds or tune in to watch."
Streaming games are NOT "multiplayer" games. They are simply a (single or multiplayer) game, streamed from an online source.
Also, solo gamers are not a "dying breed". One only has to look at the likes of Doom Eternal, God of War 4, Fallout 4, Cyberpunk 2077 and even many mobile games are all still single player experiences.
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I applaud the company for deciding to not use the slogan. What some posters may not have understood, is that we already understand existing terms, but an advertising slogan has room for ambiguity, which can then lead to misinterpretation and/or offense. This may especially be true in advertising, where ads often can be accessed, globally, out of their original context.
One only has to look at the United Colours of Beneton ads (featuring a black mother, suckling a white baby) to see how an image designed in one culture (in Europe, to show intimate and equal love between black and white people) could be misinterpreted in another (the USA, seen as a black slave "wetnursing" a slave-owner's baby).
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If JR East could just put ANY signal connection on the Yokosuka line, from around Bakurocho to shinagawa, that would be great. It's so shocking that a mainstream line, in a mainstream area of Tokyo, has ZERO signal.
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Anything that encourages the objectification of women to the point that sexual harassment or abuse is seen as permissable/encouraged is not acceptable in this day and age.
This doesn't mean that "sexual" matters, or tips on how to increase the chances of meeting potential sex/life partners is intrinsically wrong, but there are appropriate and inclusive ways to go about it.
Publishing lists of "easy, drunk women" isn't one of them. I'm honestly surprised that some posters here think it's fine. Perhaps they are mentally quite young/in their teens?
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Apparently, it occurred 1km North of Tsukada station.
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A browser based game? Lol.
Wake me up when this is on mobile.
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Perhaps the silly Japanese police have tried to block this site?http://www.mangapanda.com/
But a simple VPN should bypass that.
Never been to the site, so I'm not sure what's on it, though.
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No David, that would be "XBMC" or "Kodi". Google is your friend.
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The whole industry here needs to do the following things:
Increase coverage (especially in the countryside and throughout the underground/tube train networks in Tokyo, etc).
Improve carrier updates to Android devices (currently, all three carriers are notorious at only releasing ONE update, early on, for most Android phones, and then calling it a day).Offer cheaper and easier ways to upgrade phones.
-Allow for unlocked phones from other domestic/foreign networks to work easily on their networks. A more open system seems less stable, but also offers more possible customers, especially tourists looking for the same services as their own country when travelling abroad (i.e., easily installing a temporary foreign sim card while on holiday).
Increase "pay-as-you-go" plans, and make it easier to get such "burner" phones and/or allowing users to pay over the phone by credit/debit cards (like every other developed country does).
Offer more, recent and better phones. Currently, Docomo didn't offer the Galaxy Note 4 (or the infamous Note 5, which is no loss, IMO), while Softbank's pathetic offering of 5 or so out-of-date, mid-range Android devices at high prices has basically given the (perhaps on purpose) impression that Softbank IS Apple (the colours and layout seen very similar). Hiding said Android device in the corner, at the back, in the basement doesn't help, either.Sell more official and third party peripherals. Samsung, for example, have sold some amazing stuff that goes with their phone and tablets, but tracking it down in Japan is a pain. In the end, I just went to Amazon and/or imported it myself. The carriers should follow the lead of the Apple and Microsoft stores and devote space to such things and/or manufacturer corners, such as a "shop within a shop", creating a reason to visit such carrier shops.
-Train the staff to actually know something about the phones, and technology in general. I can't remember how many times the staff at a flagship shop knew little or nothing about the phone they were trying to sell.
Stop branding their logos on the bloody phones. People don't like it and it smacks slightly of nationalism (or perhaps some other dark aspect).reduce carrier bloatware. No Docomo, I'm not interested in your sodding mail app, not the awful carrier skin, launcher or countless other badly designed " llifestyle" apps with bad GUIs.
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Ahh, Japan. Perhaps, when Japan suffers a similar problem, the rest of the world can just write them a nice, fat cheque...
... And then do nothing to help them.
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Meanwhile, in America, wind turbine prices fall, while some states generate 10% of their power from wind power:http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/08/doe-wind-power-2014-report-finds-its-dropping-dramatically-in-cost/
Japan: Failing to catch up with the the rest of the world, since time began.
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Hang on, so this "official forum" was just a "Naver Line" chat group? A chat group that anyone on Line can make?
1/ Why would the Thai government use such a temporary and/or unstable platform, such as a temporary chat group? Why not create a "Google Groups" or use an official, government site?
2/ Why would anyone in their right mind join such a thing? The first time of using online communications is to separate private lines of communication from official/work/public ones. That's why most professionals use separate, work email addresses. Some people even access said addresses from separate apps, "just to make sure".
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I'm sure that an American version will come out, which, although suffering from the banality that most Hollywood blockbusters suffer from (JJ Abrams notwithstanding), will be miles better than anything current Japanese filmmakers can do.
Just look at the Last Samurai; it was factually inaccurate, posed a white person as the lead (why?) and suffered a while host of other faults, yet it still managed to out-do almost every recent Japanese samurai flick, possibly even to this day.
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It's so easy to do this on a smartphone. To scan ANY document, picture, etc via a camera, at ANY angle (and then edit it to look like a normal, scanned image), just use "CAMSCANNER".
There are also numerous " business card maker" apps our there that can, if you really need to, make "digital cards" for you.
To be honest, all that is needed is a quick swap of phone data, but in archaic Japan, I suppose a card making app is also useful.
The product in the new article though, is a compete and utter DOA joke.
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This is a great step in the right direction. It's certainly not western imperialism at all. Just recently, an ex-employee of Seaworld in the USA wrote a whistle blowing expose on the cruel treatment of dolphins/orcas at their parks. Regardless of how they were caught, the whole shebang is not particularly humane and western parks are starting to feel the change in public sentiment towards them.
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TVs are just "dumb pipes". What is important are the STBs.
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All this will do is increase the frequency of hiring and firing of part time workers. It might even put people off from bothering to hire workers or from (kids) bothering to take up such positions. That way, the Japanese government can state that party time jobs have "gone down", while full time have "increased".
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"Japan has long maintained that most whale species are not endangered and that eating whale is part of its food culture."
In the same way that "Shakespeare is part of British culture", as hardly anyone bothers with it.
The majority of whale meat is used to make cheap pet food, while the rest is kept, unwanted and unused, in warehouses.
The REAL reason whaling occurs, is as a pork-barrel scheme for those remote, dilapidated coastal villages and towns. If the government actually bothered to invest in a sustainable industry, without handing out money in subsidiaries, then maybe those towns could build themselves back up.
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Although the ban on tattoo's is "fair" to both Japanese and non-Japanese alike, in the case of the Mauri woman, the exception should be made. She may not have chosen the tattoo herself (maybe her family chose it or was done over cultural pressure) and/or this is still culturally important.
This reminds me of French (and British?) Schools banning women from wearing Hijab's while teaching, or while entering banks, etc. However in those cases, the women had the choice to remove their garments. In this case, onsens should give tourists the options of covering up their tattoos, just as supermarkets allow workers to cover up hair in nets and even beards in "snoots" (Google it).
The main point here is not the social stigma over tattoos, but the lack of flexibility of some Japanese onsens regarding it. Patrons should have the right to attend, if they cover up.
Mind you, I've been to Ikaho onsen and there was a Yak with a full back tattoo during there, and at a swimming pool at Inage, girls were walking around in full makeup, high heels and jewellery while in the pool, and there was a nuclear family of Yaks, all with tattoos (the two "kids" had some tattoos, while the mother and father had full backs of yak-yats).
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What this article failed to address was the widespread fan-rage at these "non-games" (as they aren't actual, proper versions of these games, but rather, simplified spin-offs, with another franchise pasted over them).
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Japan's medical profession is decades behind the developed world. Even now, there are are people who import medical equipment, not certified in Japan (but certified by American medical authorities) to Japanese doctors and institutions here. The doctors and staff often have never even heard of or been aware of major medical breakthroughs outside Japan, due to the protectionism of the government, and the siloing of various medical staff and organisations. It's like the third world here for medical breakthroughs.
It's the same for medicine. Most foreigners here being their own medication from home, due to the extremely poor state of Japanese medicine.
Nihon gambarre yo.
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