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Posted in: What is the cheating culture in Japan really like? See in context

One word. Rampant.

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Posted in: JAL flies 1st freighter in 13 years amid high online shopping demand See in context

You are poorly informed @Marc Lowe.

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Posted in: What must-have item do you always take with you on an overseas trip? See in context

Passport. Credit Cards. Xanax. Alcohol Spray. Bit of Hard Currency. Bible not needed, in Hotel drawer.

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Posted in: Boy George returns to Broadway in musical he calls 'a slap of joy' See in context

He just keeps going - Great singer, Great DJ, Great performer over the years.

@wallace - and that is relevant how?

I just sold an amplifier.

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Posted in: If you live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad? See in context

Smoked English Back Bacon when I go to the UK and HK. And yes, I know its not allowed.

@Elvis - I have bought 2 great air fryers here over the years. Mine gets a lot of use.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift reaches LA in journey from Tokyo to Super Bowl See in context

@wallace: If you have never watched it, then just stop commenting. Also, any general , casual sports fan is aware of the Kelce brothers, even prior to the relationship with Swift.

The whole epic journey thing is a bit OTT though, she had plenty of time +. I’ve worked until 3pm on a Friday here and seen games at the Staples Center/Crypto.com Center that evening and thats flying commercial obviously.

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Posted in: COVID patients again rising in Japan; experts warn of 10th wave See in context

Influenza B is rife in my office. Several people down.

Had my FluMist in early November, but who knows, just hoping to get through the next couple of weeks and escape it!

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Posted in: Google rebrands its AI services as Gemini, launches new app and subscription service See in context

Again, you clearly can’t differentiate between pure streaming and cable tv replacement.

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Posted in: Google rebrands its AI services as Gemini, launches new app and subscription service See in context

They didn't buy YouTubeTV - that came much later. You are not reading my post properly.

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Posted in: Google rebrands its AI services as Gemini, launches new app and subscription service See in context

Oh - I don't know - YouTubeTV is destroying the traditional cable market in the US right now. If people didn't trust them, they wouldn't commit a minimum of $72.99 a month to them now, would they?

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Posted in: Networks unite to create new sports streaming platform See in context

@kohakuebisu: ESPN do not cover the PL in the US. NBC do. But, it has to be said, the coverage is very good. Not as good as SKY or TNT from the UK - but very good.

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Posted in: Networks unite to create new sports streaming platform See in context

Of course it won't be available legally in Japan. Doesn't mean you won't be able to subscribe to it and watch via VPN.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift could make it from Tokyo to Super Bowl. Parking her private jet could be tricky See in context

I for one, hope she makes it, and she should very comfortably. Haneda-Vegas assuming she can secure a stop and go slot shouldn’t be more than ten and a half hours this tome of year, she will have plenty of time to have a spa day too! She, like me, doesn’t seem too fussed by all this emission nonsense.

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Posted in: Small jet overshoots runway at Oita airport, causing closure See in context

No @ffs. It's not.

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Posted in: Tourists are coming fast and furious from the United States, Europe and South Korea, pushing up occupancy rates. It’s as if we’re in the middle of a ‘bubble’ period. See in context

@JeffLee. I've had the misfortune of having to arrive at Narita once recently because the schedule was better than Haneda. I'll forego the better schedule for the moment and stick to Haneda. Place was hell on earth with foreign arrivals and people not knowing how to use e-gates for customs/ticket machines.

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Posted in: Small jet overshoots runway at Oita airport, causing closure See in context

Reg JA924H. Registered to a private owner, 1 Year Old. Not quite sure why you feel the need to have clarity, but there you go.

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Posted in: Small jet overshoots runway at Oita airport, causing closure See in context

Pure coincidence and if it hasn't been for the New Year crash unlikely to have gone reported outside specialist Aviation press.

If anything you will see safety levels rise/change following the 2nd Jan incident.

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Posted in: Tips and tricks for an easier visit to the Tokyo Immigration Office See in context

HR from my company always go for me.

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Posted in: Tips and tricks for an easier visit to the Tokyo Immigration Office See in context

I paid 27,000 for a lawyer to file for me in 2010 for PR. I have NEVER been in an Immigration office here.

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Posted in: What do you think of dating apps? See in context

Terrific to get laid. Its pretty much a 100% hit rate. Couldn't imagine meeting a life partner on an app.

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Posted in: Marriott Hotel opens in Nagasaki See in context

Exactly what Nagasaki needed to attract tourists who don't always feel comfortable in Ryokan or Business Hotels.

@robert maes: Too much capacity in Japan? Maybe in the Business Hotel sector - most certainly not in the Western Style higher end.

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Posted in: Russia appoints Nozdrev as new envoy to Japan after 1 year vacancy See in context

Like most here, I deplore the actions of Russia in Ukraine, but keeping diplomatic relations full and open remains important.

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Posted in: A Japanese health ministry panel recommends adults sleep at least 6 hours at night. How many hours do you usually sleep? See in context

Weekdays 6-6.5. Weekends 7.5-8.5. quite enough for me, Anymore is a waste of time.

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Posted in: U.S.-bound ANA plane returns to Tokyo after man bites cabin attendant See in context

I always test drive my sleeping pills out at home before flying.

Got some great new ones right now.

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Posted in: Korean Air plane bumps parked Cathay Pacific aircraft when towing tractor slips at Hokkaido airport See in context

@Aly Rustom - In all fairness mate - if you only fly Economy then its very tough to judge airlines these days. I've always found Cathay to be quite excellent.

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Posted in: Korean Air plane bumps parked Cathay Pacific aircraft when towing tractor slips at Hokkaido airport See in context

@David Brent: Yep- they do in the winter. Suspended during the Pandemic but did fly in previous years. Lucrative route for the ski season. SQ and TG do also.

Way too much over reaction here - if there hadn't been the Haneda crash, and the 737 Max problems its unlikely that this or the Chicago nudge would have even been reported in the press.

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Posted in: De Bruyne inspires Man City comeback in Premier League return See in context

Arguably the Game of the Season. I watched the second half live and watched extended highlights of the first this morning.

I have money on Man City not losing another PL game this season. No doubt some draws along the way but its a straight shootout between them and Liverpool now.

Arsenal blown up earlier than last year but will make CL. Villa and Spurs vie the other top 4 spot.

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Posted in: ANA Boeing 737-800 domestic flight turns back due to cockpit window crack See in context

Unlikely this would have even made the news if it wasn’t for the current ongoing problems the the newer 737 variant.

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