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Posted in: Tokyo ward rejects couple's marriage registry under separate surnames See in context

More dinosaur politicians protecting more dinosaur laws.

Come on, Japanese people. Stand up and fight against these mindless dinosaurs!

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Posted in: Smith apologizes to Rock; Academy to launch review See in context

Perhaps what Will did was an act of "violence," but so was what Chris did.

But Will apologized. Chris did not. Therefore Will is the bigger man.

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

I only speak English with them, and when they try to get me to sign the paper, I tell them to sign mine first which requires them to pay for the private English lesson they just received.

The lesson is "only" 5000yen, but of course I need to charge for registration and administrative fees and such which, unfortunately, brings the total to 25000yen.

As much as I hate NHK's tactics, I'd say that your "strategy" is shady at best, probably something like extortion. So when random people in the streets speak to you in English do you charge them for your breath?

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

How much money does NHK waste on sending people out to beg for subscription fees. If they really want people to pay they should come up with a better system that is fair to everyone.

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Posted in: Global powers urged to go further after U.N. climate deal See in context

The three Cs clogging up the newspapers, and are being a major pain in the backside to the world :

Coronavirus, China, and Climate

Our biggest hurdle is people with mindsets like yours.

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Posted in: Billions wiped from Macau casino stocks as city eyes gambling review See in context

@nandakandamanda

Not only the mega-rich. A large portion of the Macau population is employed by casinos. When one closes down, a lot of jobs are lost. Not to mention that failed casinos will mean higher taxes for the general public.

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Posted in: Suga to seek reelection as party leader despite LDP setback in Yokohama See in context

Why Japanese people don't you go out and vote this stupid party out of office for once!

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Posted in: SoftBank sues Rakuten, ex-worker for using leaked 5G technology info See in context

SoftBank is just bitter that people are no longer willing to pay their hugely overpriced fees.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones See in context

Couldn't he just go to a second hand clothing store and by 10x as many from there for the same price and a lot less effort? weirdo.

I think the second hand clothing stores get rid of the smells with anti-bacterial sprays. Seems like the guy wanted a fresh scent.

I guess he could have just asked them, I bet half of those women would have been more than happy to receive a brand new pair of shoes in exchange for a little embarrassment?

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Posted in: Suga to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics See in context

@therougou

My thoughts exactly.

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus See in context

Just once in my life I want to find one of those shops that deny entrance to foreigners, so I can walk in and tell them where they can shove it.

But alas, I have never seen one (Osaka here) and have my doubts that they actually exist.

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Posted in: Osaka to face Azarenka in U.S. Open final See in context

It would have been nice if you had stated in the article when the final will be and whether or not it will be aired on television.

Anyway good luck to her :)

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Posted in: Peach plane diverts to Niigata airport to offload passenger who refused to wear a mask See in context

Ewan thanks for the video link!

They should taken a detour to North Korea and dropped him off there.

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Posted in: Sushi chef using shirtless bodybuilders for delivery to buoy virus-hit business See in context

If I pay them extra I wonder if they'll deliver to me here in Osaka!

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Posted in: Japan to discuss easing travel ban with China, S Korea, other countries See in context

Japanese nationals can come back with a fourteen day quarantine...

But permanent residents are simply "turned away."

Japanese xenophobia at its finest.

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Posted in: Osaka to name and shame more pachinko parlors defying closure request See in context

They should quarantine the pachinko parlors.

You can go in... but you can't come out for 14 days!

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Posted in: Osaka to name and shame more pachinko parlors defying closure request See in context

Rather than naming the pachinko parlors that stay open they should post photos of the addicts they feed off of.

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Posted in: Communist Party fights underwear color rules in Japanese schools See in context

@ bass4funk

This is exactly why Communism sucks on every single level, especially in education. Smh....

Either you haven’t read the article properly or you are implying that you support panty colour checks in schools.

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Posted in: Communist Party fights underwear color rules in Japanese schools See in context

For once the Communist Party makes itself useful. Now if they could just join with the other opposition parties we might start seeing some real change in this country.

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Posted in: Smoking diners to take it outside as Tokyo ban kicks in See in context

Finally!! About 20 years too late... but good news nonetheless.

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Posted in: N Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan See in context

I don't know who looks more pitiful, Trump or Kim.

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Posted in: N Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan See in context

I love the ominous juxtaposition of the cute pic of Kim arm wrestling with Trump.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

No one mentioned that Koike just created a new “wasei-eigo.” Now the entire Japanese population thinks they know what the word “overshoot” means.

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Posted in: 2 police officers turn 'koban' into their own little love hotel See in context

If I didn't live in Japan you would have made me believe that normal police spend most of their time "chasing down pantie thieves or subduing yakuza street fighters"!

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Posted in: More Americans think U.S.-Japan relations improved under Trump: poll See in context

Yeah whatever. Every word that comes out of his mouth is pure baloney. And with his latest stunt he seems to have incited a new surge of racism in the US. What will that do for US-Japan relations?

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Posted in: Koizumi's 'sexy' words on climate change ring hollow for some in Japan See in context

I think what a lot of people fail to realize is that “sexy” means different things in Japanese and English.

in English, “sexy” can be used to mean “interesting” or “exciting.”

And like him or not, he’s right: something drastic needs to be done to get people more aware of and involved in climate change.

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Posted in: How do you think the planned increase in the sales tax in October will affect your spending habits? See in context

Maybe not so much. But as Haaa Nemui already said, it’ll be easier to calculate. I really hope stores will stop displaying “before sales tax” prices. “Tax included” seems more honest, plus it’s easier to know what you’re spending.

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Posted in: Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black; sues Osaka gov't See in context

In addition to rewarding her with money they should punish the school staff by forcing everyone involved to dye their hair pink.

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