That's ridiculous. Japanese people know foreigners with tattoos are not yakuza. Like they know fellow Japanese with Western style tattoos are not yakuza. Most younger people don't even care. It's just outdated rules around onsen.
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...What in the world is Daylight Savings going to do? Changing the clocks by an hour isn't going to suddenly make it cooler.
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Still no power as of 3pm. Out for about 12 hours now. Seems most work and school was cancelled. No public transport running today either. It was crazy at the convenience store this morning with people stocking up on emergency supplies.
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Got woken up by the wind and rain around 2 or 3am up here in Hakodate. It was so loud, and I think the typhoon had been downgraded to a tropical storm by then. Must have been so scary down south,
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Reasons why I don't want to leave Hokkaido in the summer.
/I'm confused why everyone is wondering why these people are 'swimming in their clothes'. They just look like they're wearing regular 'rashies' (or 'rash guards' for non Australians). Everyone at home wears them to avoid sunburn.
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Being LGBT doesn't magically make you infertile. Just like being heterosexual doesn't make you fertile or want to have children. Her comments are nonsense.
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Terrible. Makes me very glad I left North Queensland to come to Hokkaido. It's ridiculous that those kids were outside. When I was in school at home, if it was over 35 the news would always recommend people stay inside or in the shade between 11 and 2.
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The death penalty is wrong, no matter what. Japan (and the US) need to follow other developed countries in outlawing it. It’s not justice, it’s just revenge.
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Sounds horrible down south. We’ve had rain nearly every day for the past couple of weeks, and into next week, with most days a top of under 20 degrees. Some of the trees in my street even started to get autumn leaves because it was so cool two weeks ago.
Sometimes seems like Hokkaido is a totally different country.
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They shouldn't have been climbing it in the first place. It's highly disrespectful, and notoriously dangerous. Why would anyone, let alone a 76 year old do it?
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I can understand the anti-US army base sentiment. We also don't want US army bases at home in Australia and we're actually culturally similar. I admit, because I come from an army town, my perception of soldiers (especially foreign forces) is really negative.
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It's been below -10c up here in Hokkaido, and we got 44cm of snow yesterday. Business as usual. Haha.
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So excited for the Christmas special and the new series! Even though I have no idea where to watch it in Japan. Haha.
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Don't know how scientific this study is, but... https://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/05/12/almost-half-of-japanese-people-hide-when-their-doorbell-rings-but-why/
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Equal marriage will hopefully be legalised in my home country of Australia by the end of the year. I would love to see it in Japan too. Though local governments recognising couples is a nice step.
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Stupid. I don't mind smoking myself, being good friends with smokers and having dated smokers in the past, but a lot of friends comment on it when they visit Japan. I've ended up just hoping that my favourite restaurants are nearly empty when I take friends there so they won't have their dining experience ruined by the smoke. It's not going to be a good look come the Tokyo Olympics.
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Luckily for me being in Japanese is not a problem. I just wish Japan would have a better range of medications and stronger doses. That would also be convenient for foreigners. :P
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Here in Hakodate, Hokkaido, most people don't seem to care. The missiles are flying directly over us, but it's so high up that it doesn't matter. And as everyone said, we can't really do anything if a missile was to actually land in Hokkaido. So... Life continues as usual, minus people complaining about getting woken up too early.
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