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Posted in: Japan to slowly phase out Russian oil imports but keep interests in projects See in context

Wise.When Russia implodes,Sakhalin and Kamchatka,Kuriles will be back up for grabs.

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

Quality,not quantity.

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Posted in: JR East offering ‘shinkansen for pets,’ including dog-friendly vacation packages See in context

If I could just become house-trained, could I go in the cage and travel for free?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for keeping mother's corpse in toilet at home See in context

Oh dear,what can the matter be?

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Posted in: Get ready to pay more: Over 40% of Japanese firms to raise prices within a year: survey See in context

Back to being island people eating fish and soba and tofu.

Bit less of the soba,perhaps.Most buckwheat comes from Russia,sadly.

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Posted in: Bizarre stories notwithstanding, Edogawa Rampo now regarded as ahead of his times See in context

The awesome band Ningen Isu inspired by this writer.

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Posted in: Disney unveils first 'Avatar' sequel footage See in context

Smurfs In Space.

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Posted in: Boris Becker jailed in Britain over bankruptcy See in context

Serving time.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise unveils 'Top Gun' sequel with mid-air stunt See in context

Wore out my tape of the soundtrack back in'86.Made me join Air Cadets and Flight Selection.

If you're bored,what DO you like?Enlighten usall!

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Posted in: Ukraine omits Japan from list of countries thanked in Twitter video See in context

@mat I came across your comment,and have to agree.

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Posted in: Who left the tap on? Teacher in hot water for pool bill See in context

What a drip.

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Posted in: Shinto priest turns to running to give religion new meaning See in context

Sole to soul...

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Posted in: Visit to Ise Jingu shrine See in context

Lexus pray.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for assaulting acquaintance with umbrella See in context

An open and shut case.

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Posted in: Sacred hares, winter witches and pagan worship – the roots of Easter Bunny are ancient See in context

We paint eggs and do a hunt around the apartment and outside.Also make a simnel cake sometimes.

Egg rolling today, perhaps!

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Posted in: About 70% of our customers are aged between 10 and 29. We may be seeing a reactionary backlash from them having been surrounded by digital technology since they were born. See in context

Film photography's coming back in a big way,too.Delayed gratification,or in my case, humiliation!

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Posted in: Beached whale dies See in context

Extremely sad.Big south-easterly typhoon swells may have swept it too close to land.

I often think that the too-numerous whale watching boats get too close as well,causing stress and disorientation from engine noise.

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Posted in: MHI Thermal Systems launches new air conditioner ads featuring actress Keiko Kitagawa See in context

Where should it be mounted for maximum benefit?

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Posted in: Russian-language sign at station in Tokyo back on view after being covered up See in context

There's quite a few bilingual road signs in the north of Hokkaido,too.I'm happy to cover them,if travel expenses covered.

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Posted in: Chiba looking for extreme return from hosting Japan's 1st X Games See in context

Saw Moto X with Yamaha team there in the '90s.Great venue.

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Posted in: A gigantic Hello Kitty Apple House to open on Awaji Island See in context

The concept of Hello Kitty's height being five apples,and weight (three apples),was blatantly ripped off The Smurfs.

I'd like to see her face off against Peppa Pig,who's 7'1".

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Posted in: Japanese company develops Rubik’s Cube Impossible See in context

I used to befuddled my mates by steaming off one panel from a cube and switching it with one from another.

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Posted in: Leading Japanese pizza chain Pizza La now delivers…for your dog See in context

Pizza here went to the dogs a long time ago.

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Posted in: How religious would you say Japanese people are? See in context


You throw your mother-in-law at funerals?I'd take that with a pinch of salt.

Seriously,the way in which animals and nature are generally treated here contradicts Buddhist tenets.

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Posted in: Japanese lingerie brand selling underwear embroidered with a famous renaissance painting See in context

How about men's underwear?

'The Monarch of the Glen' springs to mind...

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