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Posted in: Renault to reduce stake in Nissan, rebalancing alliance See in context

Have you noticed the increasing number of Renaults in Japan over the past five years?

Even here in the Ryukyu Islands, there's quite a few,and loads on Kyushu.Are they able to be serviced at Nissan dealerships?

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Posted in: Toyota CEO taps younger successor amid paradigm shift in industry See in context

I become 50 this year,so thanks to Toyota,I feel youthful.

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Posted in: Japan, Greece step up security ties as 'strategic partners' See in context

If we get decent Greek cuisine here as a result,I'm all for it.

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for driving with husband clinging to car bonnet See in context

Probably just checking the washer jet alignments.Boyz on Da Hood.

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Posted in: New E8 bullet train See in context

@Euro Dude

So the train arrives before tracks completed?

Oh,sorry, forgot where I was.

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Posted in: New E8 bullet train See in context

Wouldn't it have been easier to drive it there on the railway?

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Posted in: Japanese police file charges against illegal anime girl huggy pillow cover seller See in context

Open and shut case.

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Posted in: Pet dog, cat involvement suspected in 2 fires in Japan in 2022 See in context

Perhaps a 'pause' button may be the solution?

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Posted in: For those of you with young children, how are you dealing with their requests to have cell phones? See in context

Cell phone?Are we still living in 1998?

Oh, sorry,forgot where we are.

Short answer : no.

Off you go,come back when it gets dark.

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Posted in: Liverpool's season hits new low amid off-field uncertainty See in context

Pitch,not field.

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Posted in: N Korea raps Kishida's overseas visits; warns against NATO influence in Asia See in context

One good thing you can say about Lil Kim,he doesn't waste his air miles like 'Two Jets' Kishida.

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Posted in: Woman dies after avalanche near ski resort in Hokkaido See in context

Too many inexperienced social media types hitting this area nowadays.R.I.P,though.

Hope it sends a warning to others.

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Posted in: Japan university exams begin with stricter rules to prevent cheating See in context

Why bother cheating?

Surely with the huge drop in population,the laughingly low quality of university education here,and the fact that higher education establishments are just after the cash,anyone with to he ability to cash a cheque can get in.

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Posted in: Train conductor admits smoking multiple times on duty See in context

Viva la snitcher!

God forbid we should discuss things face-to-face.

How I hate this culture.

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Posted in: Father arrested for inflicting brain damage on 5-month-old son See in context

Think about this.

Everyone here cannot perform a simple task without having passed a government-mandated written test.,which, perfunctorily seems unnecessarily bureaucratic.

However, mightn't it be time to introduce such a test of or prospective parents here?

Just a thought.

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Posted in: UK, Japan sign defense agreement allowing troop deployments See in context


Second this.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan unveil plans to strengthen their alliance See in context

The only reason Japan exists post WWII is because of U.S. intervention,for better or for worse.

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Posted in: The Japanese government is offering families 1 million yen to relocate from Tokyo in an effort to revitalize towns across the country. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

Have any of these bureaucrats ever lived in the Japanese countryside?

I'm from a rural area in the U.K,but living outside towns and cities here is much more tedious,narrow-minded, intrusive and fusty.

Even with a young family,give me urban bustle every time.

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Posted in: Have an ice day See in context

That's the most awake they'll be all year.

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Posted in: Kids hit the waves in Chiba beach town-turned-surfing mecca See in context

Not enough money in pro surfing nowadays,unless through YouTube.

That bird has flown.

Was overcrowded enough around there 25 years ago.Even down here, it's unsustainable and downright dangerous in the lineup.

Biting my tongue about faddish pushy parents giving their poor kids surfy names...

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Posted in: Stern Pinball celebrates 60 years of James Bond See in context


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Posted in: The response was much bigger than I have had before or than I thought it would be. See in context


I expect that one of the reasons for so many offers would have been a high level of English speaking ability,in order to communicate with the many Australians,Kiwis,North Americans and others who flock to Niseko.Good on him.

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Posted in: Sony unveils prototype EV, Afeela, to be made with Honda See in context


Hmm,women-only car next?

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Posted in: Volkswagen recalls Beetles to replace Takata air bags See in context

Beetles get back.

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Posted in: Return to maskless world still only in realm of fantasy in Japan See in context

It's now a cultural norm,though I think that many prefer masks in order to hide their facial expressions and/or identity.

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Posted in: Japan's manpower-light defense strategy a flawed 'paper plan', officers say See in context

National service is coming,ala South Korea,I reckon.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Christmas songs or carols? See in context

'Excuse My Christmas' by the indomitable Jan Terri.

It has to be heard to be believed.

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