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Posted in: Asahi Beer abolishes 'image girl' spokesmodel position, ending practice at big four brewers See in context

My heart is broken.

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Posted in: How to make delicious edamame without boiling See in context

So this process takes 25 minutes or just boil taking at most 10 minutes and be done.

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Posted in: Which foods and drinks should you avoid before going to bed, if you hope to get a good night's sleep? See in context

Sardine and peanut butter sandwiches with a milk and Pepsi chaser.

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Posted in: Japan insurance giant to replace HQ with large-scale timber high-rise See in context

Yeah it would be great if trees cut down were replanted but the fact is on this island chain it is not done. Prefectures especially the smaller and poor ones accept bids from the timber industry to clear cut entire native growth forests. That is the reason mud slides have become more and more common.

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Posted in: Have you changed your summer holiday plans because of the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan this month? See in context

No. Shochu, yakiniku, and more shochu.

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Posted in: Which books or author did you love when you were a child? See in context

Harry the Dirty Dog, Talking to Plants, and then in my teen years Playboy, Penthouse, Club International.

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Posted in: Abe attacker tried to draw attention to church: analysts See in context

Serious question, how many SSRI was he on?

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Posted in: Opinions are divided over the government's decision to hold a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What's your stance? See in context

Like JFK an assasinated head of state deserves one.

Even if to poke the eyes of China-North Korea-Russia as Bill says.

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Posted in: New Zealand COVID-19 death rate at record levels See in context

And what is the population ratio of the US to little bitty NZ?

Yeah that matters. The zero Covid approach is not working in NZ or China.

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Posted in: Keep the goods in your stuffed peppers with this simple lifehack from Japanese cooking YouTuber See in context

And yet one of the most popular restaurants here in little ole Oita is an authentic Mexican restaurant with a line out the door for seating every single night. How do I know? I own the restaurant/

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Posted in: Why do people join cults? See in context

They are disjoined from family and desperately seek to be part of some group.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic aftermath still being untangled a year later See in context

I wouldn't say Tokyo was the worst, Beijing 2022 was by far and away the worst. Building the fake mountain for skying next to that lead smelter - massive fail larger than anything at Tokyo.

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