If protesters are terrorist, then China government is a dictatorship... seems fair, doesn't it?
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Shame on Swarowsky, Zara and co. all apologizing for stating the reality. Prostitutes! HK is indeed different and independent. To hell with China and her wananbe ego.
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No surprise: you need a loan to buy an iPhone nowadays. And not only iPhones. Why want a computer with a smaller HD of what you have been using over the previous 20 years, just to feed Apple Cloud service... I stopped doing also the backup of my iPad. I think the mobile phone market has gone out of reality... is there really people spending 1200 for a phone...? I got a used Huawei for 120$ that does virtually everything an iPhone can do (except linking to my Mac, of course).
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A fan to blow on your face humidity, heat and other peoples' sweaty arm pits smell...
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It is interesting that 'getting rid of'.... indeed all the solutions are a 'getting rid of': dispersion into the sea (as suggested by somebody they could bottle it and give one of them to each Olympic visitor), injecting it into the soil (I wonder where it goes, when it does not become a tritium enriched onsen), vaporizing it (because radiations and chemicals do not fly with steam, right?). These guys are so bright...
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Folks, get a life! War is war... everybody does the worst thinkable things when it happens. That is why it is called war. Nobody goes complaining or criticizing Germany now... Americans too did their share. So what? Go on with it, get a life.
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So I grab my tray at the restaurant and eat on the sidewalk...? Can I? lol
They are so doomed in their minds... lol
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Why in Philippines or other countries where the temperature rises there is no such a mass-dying or getting sick for the heat...? I can't believe that they are just not counted.
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Nobody is going to use those points because people like cash and nobody want to have their account and transactions tracked... even if a portion of lobotomized mobile-slaves seems unable to live without their phones also for paying and ordering Mac. You will see the recession this country will plunge when they will finally rise the consumption tax. These guys do not understand anything of economy. Company will be hit solidly...
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"...a group of 75 citizens"....! Is this the public opinion in Japan? 75 people? Most likely of Korean origin or involvement (or anti-Abe). Is this a news, really?
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What a stupid initiative... just like people had no brain to see the situation and to adapt. Many station do not have escalators, and others have only escalators. People walk or stand according to the time of the day and their needs. It there is a person that can not walk, people wait behind, as it has always happened. To hell with those few that stumble and fall or hit others... that can happen also on the street, caused by phone reading people, bicycles, etc. And for that they do not ask people to stand still on the pedestrian or not to commute. Let people live and regulate themselves by themselves instead of always leading everybody by the leash like dogs!
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Mariuana possession.... 'crime'....! lol
What about Yakuza and the collusion of Police and public forces with right extremists and politicians...?
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I followed the whole day the development on TV. No one has ever even pointed out how is it possible that such a relatively small building had no fire security, no emergency stairs and no other countermeasures against fire even if it was filled up with as many as 70 people... That is really unbelievable!
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Totally gree with vanityofvanities comment.
Beside, I do not think that Korean propaganda will change so much tourists feelings: leisure is leisure.
More than anything is seems to me that the increase in tourism is a Chinese virtue born out from Chines tourist visa facilitations, rather than Japan really doing something for tourism (beside some more translations).
What Japan is not doing is claning up its cities and improving garbage disposal due to the increase of filth and dirth brought by tourism and anthropic frequentation. Shibuya and Shinjuku are turning into pigstalls, with mountain of garbage piled up in the streets daily and every sidewalk and walls turning into black. Thrash baskets... civilization hasn't reached Japan yet? Every large and minor world city has them...!
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It is most certainly an American promoted action, since only America can gain from a crisis where Japan has problem accessing its historical partner and oil sources in Iran, a country that US is at all cost and without reasons trying to put under his feet.
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Since when terrorist have dumped bombs into thrash bins?! I think it is only a strategy to take them out and force people not to bring around disposable things. In Tokyo there are no thrash baskets anywhere and thanks to this uncivilized habit - thanks to all the tourism pouring into the country these day - the city is turning into a pigstall! Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Asakusa have become unbelievably dirty (not only for thrash, but really black of anthropic dirt... walking, human activity deposit).
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I totally agree with Yubaru. Governments are only pissed they do not get a piece of the pie, while actually a whole lot of money goes to them thanks to the e-commerce and the extra taxes paid on every service applied within the framework of platforms like Google, Facebook, etc. And they do not like to deal with giants more powerful than governments in terms of money and influence, when it come to force people to do what they want or when they can't control them. European countries are still intellectually third world on this issue, since the only thing they can see is imposing taxes on everything, like in the Middle Ages to finance politicians greed. US, I dunnow: it may have some more positive idea about. Governments have to blame themselves: they allowed companies like Amazon, Ikea and these net giants to prosper on their territories allowing them a lower taxation than other companies (go checking that... it was a true scandal in Europe, when it came out...).
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Of course, it is a fascist and male chauvinist society. What would you expect? They force school students to wear ludicrous marine clothes with short skirt that no parents would ever think about...
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Really? What a bout o-bentos and any possible product with three or four plastic containers for each single item? Those are not polluting the seas? Drugstores soap bottles... Vending machines (good part of which without recycling bins aside). Kobeya wrappings... each damn item one plastic bag, being only bread (which usually goes into paper)...?
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From one extreme to the other... the important thing is 'avoiding responsibility'. If it is said in the laws, then we are OK. Moral... ethic... common sense... futile words...
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I think they may enjoy some 'renovation era' also in their outfits... they all always looks older than their Edo-time kimonos, dressed like a bad copy of queen Elisabeth.
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American beef is mostly crap... all steroids and water. Every steak you cook it shrinks to half or less and it is hard like leather... Aussie beef also is progressively going that way, but still better.
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Finally! It is a doom here for food: you can never chose what you want/need since everything come in a fixed set that buries you in rice and fried crap or rice and row stuff and little else (no fruits at all). If you are on a low or no carb carb habit, you can only hit your head on the wall, if you do not bring your own meal with you. Lately I started seeing some more protein beverages or allegedly 'protein' based products (mainly made with chicken meat). But it is still a timid approach: 'protein' and vegetable based meals seems to be seen as health otaku or health troubled individuals.
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I really do not understand what kind of people peek on going watching these movies... I saw the first and I found it so silly and nonsense. A patchwork of unrelated things...
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If I was Japanese, I would do a travel-strike... Holiday-Yellow-Jackets action. No doubt! I would try to convince people not to move and go anywhere during these 10 days. I do hate how tour operators, flight companies and entities of the travel business squeeze and profit out of the self and company-imposed social limitation to the rights of Japanese workers. Flight tickets have been sold at 300-400% their usual price over the past two months, exploiting this weakness. And people have been forced to book months (even 6 months in advance) hotels, trips and services. It is absurd that people here can't or won't take more than six days and mostly over GW to have a break because scared of the system. Do you realize that some advertisement jokingly says that 'if you do 10 days of holiday you are gonna end up dumb"? Use your damn rightful paid holiday and send to hell your bosses and before them your colleagues, I'd say.
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There is too much highlight on this news. Accidents can happen to anybody, anytime anywhere and in any context. Victims are victims always. The problem here is that there is a 'mediatic' process and accusatory/discriminatory process going on only because the driver was an elderly rich professor responsible of a clinic. They are making him the 'wickermen' for everybody. People have certainly to be responsible for their behavior, but this is the typical Japanese process of the group beating on the individual, because the situation brought him to light. Every unrelated person now is commenting and giving his moral about him. I find it disgusting. He will answer in court for what he did.
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Jeez! These folk have nothing to do, really! Move on, get a life. War is over...
Why do not Korean blame also Gengis Khan and other invaders of 2000 years ago, like still do Jewish with Assyrians... lol
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