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Posted in: Helping UK brands communicate in Japan See in context

This article appears to be a series of cliches and meaningless jargon.

"Holistic", "spunky".

It really is hard to like some marketing people.

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Posted in: Illegal mosaic-free porn business busted See in context

There can't be anything as toe-curlingly unsexy as Japanese pornography. One can't pixel out the awful noise.

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Posted in: South Korean student in Japan hopes to improve international relations with free hugs See in context

A very brave lady. Much respect.

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Posted in: Trump backers baffled by criticism of his Muslim proposal See in context

(CORRECTION) Trump backers baffled (full stop.)

This cow small. That cow far away.

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Posted in: Columnist suggests language tests for foreign journalists See in context

I have read this piece four times now and I still can't make out what it is supposed to be saying.

On one hand it reads like the usual oyaji garbage (Japan is pure unlike that mess England. Learn Japanese and you will suddenly cease criticising the place).

But on the other hand there could just be some kind of point in there but for the life of me I am struggling to find it.

Maybe if he had said it in Japanese I would understand it and we could all appreciate the unique four seasons together.

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Posted in: Shibuya Ward issues Japan's first same-sex partnership certificate See in context

I wish them a very happy future.

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Posted in: Idol singer ordered to pay management company Y650,000 after going to hotel with male fan See in context

Sidestepping the allegation of underage sex, the greatest revelation from this story is that they have music lessons.

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Posted in: Are Syrian refugees a security threat? See in context

Only if you're insecure.

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Posted in: To rip off people, all you need is a good idea See in context

How about flogging the same CD inside a multitude of 'limited edition' covers with the incentive of acquiring a ticket to shake the awkwardly nervous hand of an underage girl ?

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Posted in: Ore no Yome - the cafe where maids pretend to be your spouse See in context

Is there a cafe that women can go to where they are greeted by a man who isn't a pitiful excuse for a husband ?

" You go and enjoy yourself darling, I'll look after the kids " runs the ad.

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Posted in: As Europe opens its doors, Japan considers clamping down harder on asylum seekers See in context

@ anotherexpat,

Spot on.

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Posted in: As Europe opens its doors, Japan considers clamping down harder on asylum seekers See in context

For example, there would be few of them that would actively kill someone "disrespectful" to Japan, but if one of their brethren do so and they are polled, way too many of them will display an unhealthy level of sympathy.

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Posted in: Bon Jovi China gigs cancelled See in context

Banning Bon Jovi and Maroon 5 !

whatever you want to say about China it looks like they have got half decent taste in music.

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Posted in: As Europe opens its doors, Japan considers clamping down harder on asylum seekers See in context

Japan. Please enjoy the benefits of being a first world member of the international community and completely ignore the responsibilities.

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Posted in: Keith Richards belittles rap, metal See in context

Steals black music >>>> denigrates black music.

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Posted in: Five types of foreigner you’ll meet in Japan See in context

1 type of article about foreigners you'll read in Japan.

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Posted in: Kyoto creates infographic to show tourists how to visit politely See in context

What kind of Muslim would visit a Pagan holy site?

At a wild guess, I would say a Muslim who happens to want to see the sites of the world. Just like the rest of us.

That is, of course, if they have time between bomb-making, burka-wearinga and being the evil boogie man to simpletons.

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Posted in: Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day See in context

Which imaginary monocultural US do you come from ? I haven't read that novel.

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Posted in: Early visit from Santa See in context

@lucabrasi, 45 sessions every day ? sounds a pretty tough gig to me. I hope he looks more santa than the dude in his brogues above.

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Posted in: Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day See in context

@rainyday. Thank you for providing me with some hope for my fellow humans.

I had always hoped I could get through life without witnessing the malign indifference to human suffering that leads to atrocities and genocide. Sadly I was wrong.

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Posted in: Early visit from Santa See in context

Ha Ha. One sensei called in sick this morning. I bet he doesn't know he's getting paid in fried chicken.

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Posted in: Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day See in context

The abhorrent lack of compassion shown by some humans to other humans in desperate need saddens me beyond words.

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Posted in: Samba Carnival See in context

There is nothing negative that could possibly be said about these photos.

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Posted in: Time for black or gay 007, says Brosnan See in context

"Good bye Mr. Bond" "Blofeld you really should consider moisturising. I know a perfect one for your skin tone".

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Posted in: Corporates raise LGBT flag in Japan See in context

Are there no people left to say it's wrong for a man to have sex with another man?

No, fear not. You stand firmly shoulder to shoulder with the entire Russian Orthodox Church, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, The Islamic Republic of Iran, Uganda. The list goes on.

Besides, I can't see this policy is necessary here. There aren't any gay people in Japan, anybody will tell you that. It's a foreign thing.

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Posted in: NTV pulls online videos depicting sexy rugby players after complaints See in context

Humiliation of women ? here ? Never.

Mind you, at least these ladies look grown up.

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Posted in: Netizens support foreign comic after Japanese man’s discriminatory remark See in context

Come on Strangerland, you are better than that. Using the old 'you're just jealous' routine isn't going to cut it here. He is a clown act, as every not asian foreigner is here.

A reassuringly unthreatening looking white guy pulling faces and talking funny with his voice going up and down is also astute enough to not bite the hand that feeds him.

As we all do.

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Posted in: Smack my DJ up! Techno 'treasures' Prodigy get nasty See in context

Good on yer Spanki. I remember them doing PA's at raves and they were a bit of a novelty act. Their first 'hit' sampled a childrens health information cartoon.

Instead of dying out with all the other cheese they just adapted to the mid-nineties rock revival and worked the festival circuit. They just happen to be confusing big-selling with influential or credible.

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Posted in: Smack my DJ up! Techno 'treasures' Prodigy get nasty See in context

Typical rock music narrative. Sticking it to the man when they very much are the man.

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Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad? See in context

Westcountry extra mature cheddar, Marmite, Pickled Onion Monster Munch, Topic, old books and a copy of Viz.

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