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

Is this article aimed at Japan Tobacco shareholders?

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

Haven't eaten that garbage in over 15 years.

More fat than meat.

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Posted in: Bertrand Russell’s blinding Japanese resurrection See in context

One of the more interesting things I've read on JT.

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Posted in: Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November See in context

Hope he gets the lukewarm reception he deserves.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese schools believed to have kept human skulls for teaching See in context

Alas, poor Yoriko...

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Posted in: Tens of billions of yen in jobless benefits unpaid due to faulty data See in context

FAX machine broke down?

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Posted in: As more foreigners arrive, how will they change Japan? See in context

N3 should be a condition of entry, not a 5-year goal.

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Posted in: Man robbed of ¥80 mil on street near Tokyo's Roppongi See in context

The best bit was seeing one of the robbers try to run after the getaway car after his partners in crime decided it would be better to split the money between two, rather than three people.

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Posted in: Emperor commemorates 30th anniversary of his father's death See in context

He is a far better man than his father ever was.

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Posted in: In a Tokyo neighborhood's last sushi restaurant, a sense of loss See in context

Sounds just like the kind of grotty, smelly establishment I wouldn't step foot in if you paid me to.

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Posted in: Dual nationals feel cast adrift in Japan See in context

@ John Beara

Why on earth would you deprive your kids of an EU passport?

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Posted in: Foreign Ministry official reprimanded for drunken violence See in context

Send him to the Congo he's free to leave

There's always somewhere anybody can lead

Send him to the Congo you have to believe

You can do it if you want to just do what you please

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Posted in: Man pretends to visit Muji stores 5.62 million times in 6 weeks; gets arrested again See in context

MUJI never thought to impose a one visit per day limit?

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Posted in: 18-yr-old girl found dead at river; father found nearby in apparent suicide attempt See in context

It's not an attempt if she's dead.

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Posted in: Japanese folk rituals approved as UNESCO intangible heritage See in context

Nothing beats the mud men they showed on TV this morning.

No one was safe, not even the local police.

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Posted in: Survey shows more Japanese married men, single Japanese women cheating on their romantic partners See in context

Maybe it comes with being hirsute.

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Posted in: Global arms firms show off wares in Japan See in context

Yes, because the biggest threat to the world right now is men in other countries with guns.

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Posted in: Cafe opens with robot waiters remotely controlled by disabled people See in context

Why are people complaining about 1000 yen?

Tokyo recently increased its minimum wage to 985 yen (the highest in Japan).

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn and another top exec sends shockwaves through Nissan See in context

He could try bowing deeply.

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Posted in: K-pop group BTS's talent agency apologizes over A-bomb shirt See in context

Love the big "攘夷" flag.

Saw this clown on TV this morning. His message was falling on deaf ears.

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Posted in: 'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce See in context

I don't see the problem. This is imitation, not counterfeiting.

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Posted in: Japan invests in service industry, reshaping its legendary hospitality See in context

I've started using the "self regi" at my local FamilyMart.

Best service I have ever received.

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Posted in: Should you dip your egg sushi in soy sauce before you eat it? Survey asks Japanese diners See in context

I don't dip, I pour.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, arrested in London before flight to Tokyo, admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit See in context

OK, so his name, in Japanese, started appearing on 2ch about six hours ago, mainly due to a quick google search bringing up his Facebook profile. Now regional news sites are starting to post it, so I guess we will see his name on TV tonight.

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Posted in: Trump warns that migrants who throw stones at U.S. military may be shot See in context

The vast majority of the invaders are young well-fed men, and stones are weapons that can kill.

What! You mean tell me that not only are they armed to the teeth with pebbles, they will also be launching their lithic offensive on a full stomach?

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Posted in: President Claire Underwood takes charge in 'House of Cards' See in context

I expect ratings for the second episode onwards to be low.

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Posted in: JAL pilot, arrested in London before flight to Tokyo, admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit See in context

Interesting that none of the major Japanese news outlets have release his name.

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Posted in: 'AirDrop perverts' on Japanese trains now a thing See in context

Another reason to use Android.

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Posted in: Language learner-friendly Japanese textbooks See in context

Er, these books are targeted at teachers of Japanese.

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Posted in: Foreign divorced parents fight in vain for child custody in Japan See in context

The Koseki system is a big obstacle.

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