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Posted in: Pre-Olympic hotel building boom also needs to consider post-Olympic downsides See in context

The owner of a Ginza nightclub tells the magazine, "I have no problem with entry by foreign companies or Japanese hotel majors; but once the Games are over, I expect the 'cuckoo will tweet' (i.e., the places will be close to empty), and -- mark my words -- eventually some of these places will wind up being put to use as love hotels."

convert the hotels into affordable housing or brothels. or both. business, up front; party in the back.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving father with Alzheimer’s at expressway parking area See in context

erbavivaToday 09:25 am JSTthe girl can't marry, can't have her own life, no job, no future, and when the father dies no money...and people are blaming her. NO one's offering any kind of help?

the "girl" is 46 years old.

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Posted in: 5 cats poisoned to death in Kanagawa area in past week See in context

murderers usual begin with cats & dogs and work their way up to human beings. hopefully, the killer will  be caught before they can poison any people.

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Posted in: As Trump renews border wall demands, U.S. government shutdown looms See in context

bass4funkToday 12:54 pm

Knowing Trump, I doubt it, as a New Yorker, concrete is in their blood.

trump's already enlisted the barefoot, shirtless, toothless herds from his rallies. all he has to do is organize a square dance and they're all in. throw in some possum road kill & moonshine to sweeten the pot. promise to legalize incest and it'll be "yeehaw!"

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Posted in: As Trump renews border wall demands, U.S. government shutdown looms See in context

WilliBToday 12:16 pm JST

...and of course you can not explain why exactly that would be the case.

for t-Rump "the wall" is just another property development scam that he can use to line his pockets with more taxpayers' money. he's already figured out which cheap building materials to use and which workers to stiff. those MAGA hatted suckers will still be chanting "lock her up" when he absconds with all the money in the federal reserve wired to his swiss bank accounts like every other 3rd world dictactor.

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Posted in: Gov't considers paying people ¥3 million to move out of Tokyo See in context

i pray this idiotic plan never comes to fruition.

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Posted in: As Trump renews border wall demands, U.S. government shutdown looms See in context

bass4funkToday 11:22 am JST

Let the Democrats try, since they’re inept at everything except for wanting to hold investigations and since the last shutdown didn’t do the damage they had hoped for, let’s see if they want to try a second time especially with what’s at stake.

remember when tricky dicky said he wasn't a crook? tweetledumb donald isn't even try to float that lie.

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Posted in: As Trump renews border wall demands, U.S. government shutdown looms See in context

the republicans control the senate, the house of representatives and the white house BUT, yet a government shutdown looms. these clowns are more laughable than Dumbo.

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Posted in: Trump faces China trade showdown, Russia, Saudi tensions at G20 See in context

Insane WayneToday 07:26 am JSTPutin is going to annex the Ukraine. Trump is too busy to stop him and the Europeans are too weak. It will probably be fairly peaceful because resistance would be futile.

The Kremlin will annex the Ukraine on Trump's watch. He's been laundering their money for years. They own him like a kept slave.

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Posted in: Trump proposes 'worldwide network' to counter CNN overseas See in context

trump derangement syndrome: "yes, i CAN see them! look at emperor trump's new clothes! don't they look wonderful?"

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Posted in: Ghosn denies allegations against him: NHK See in context

a trump never pays his debts.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

caravan = refugees/asylum-seekers. stop saying "illegals". say "asylum-seekers" instead so that you can hear how asinine you sound.

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Posted in: Trump proposes 'worldwide network' to counter CNN overseas See in context

Day 675 of incoherent ramblings and gibbering from the mouth-mind of Tweetledumb Donald. Lest we forget that he didn't elect himself. His supporters live among us.

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Posted in: Some Japanese firms encouraging employees to take worktime naps See in context

"napping on the job" is a booming business in tokyo's shimbashi district where many capsule hotels & internet cafes are filled with salarymen who are supposedly "out visiting clients" but are in fact sleeping.

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Posted in: Osaka mayor to propose ¥14 bil extra budget for Expo 2025 See in context

if wikipedia is to be believed, the aichi expo in 2005 cost 340 billion but, because of better than expected turnout netted a profit of 10 billion. spend 340 just to make 10, unexpectedly? it doesn't seem like a very wise course of action.

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Posted in: Osaka mayor to propose ¥14 bil extra budget for Expo 2025 See in context

i wonder if osaka consulted with aichi before submitting their bid. i remember a few years ago that aichi also hosted expo.

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Posted in: SDF member arrested for beating teenage daughter See in context

military-types tend to not respond well to defiance, disobediance and other forms of "insubordination". combine that with a teenager who may or may not be going through the phases of rebellion. a volatile cocktail, to be sure.

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Posted in: Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram See in context

a japanese man married to an AI. pass the beer nuts.

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Posted in: Pence says Trump to meet N Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises See in context

when trump & his children go to prison, pence (from his perch) will become POTUS. he's just waiting in the wings.

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Posted in: Cuban ambassador denied room at Hilton hotel in Fukuoka due to U.S. sanctions See in context

regarding cuba, japan allows america to tell them what to do.

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Posted in: Man charged with 150 cases of theft from delivery boxes in Tokyo and Saitama See in context

in america, amazon leaves your orders on the doorstep. you can steal people's packages easily. the resale value is as high as the stupidity of the people who made the purchases.

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Posted in: 87-year-old man dies in fall from mountain in Yamanashi See in context

SerranoToday 04:10 pm JSTThe man died doing what he loved to do. I hope I can do that.

what do you love to do?

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Posted in: Majority of Calgary voters say 'no thanks' to 2026 Olympics See in context

the plebes cry out for bread not circuses, Ceasar!

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Posted in: Abe leaves for regional summits, including meeting with Putin in Singapore See in context

shinzo abe: a lion at home but, a lamb everywhere else. he is fortune's fool.

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Posted in: Trump seeks end to Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink See in context

trump tries to break the law. again.

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Posted in: Japan on $18 per day; England on $32,000 per test See in context

ALT salaries have been declining for the last 20 years. welcome to the club japanese.

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Posted in: CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House See in context

world's greatest democracy? laughable, at best.

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Posted in: Pressure on girls for perfect body 'worse than ever', says Orbach See in context

just out of curiousity, what does the perfect body look like? who is an example of (near) perfection?

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

dead soldiers don't vote so trump has no use for them. he prefers soldiers who didn't die.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs bill to make 10-day holiday around 2019 imperial succession See in context

we will be going overseas for the 10-day holiday. not to hawaii, guam or saipan of course. the caribbean.

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