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Posted in: Wearable Beanbag becomes a hot topic in Japan See in context

Just put this on and you can feel like the average obese adult prevalent in most developed economies ( not all )

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Posted in: Much of Japan to see heavy snow from Tuesday as winter storm arrives See in context

Can’t wait! Wednesday at Biwako Valley, Thursday at Hachi Kita. It’s a powder hound’s dream.

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Posted in: For those of you with young children, how are you dealing with their requests to have cell phones? See in context

If it’s via line or WhatsApp then it’s done deal. If it’s an iPhone request, then I’d insist on iMessage.

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Posted in: Man fatally shot by police after car chase was on wanted list See in context

@ Michael machida

pick any police force in the world but not the American police force. You couldn’t have picked a worse one

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Posted in: 'Yamagami Girls' – women whose hearts go out to Abe's accused killer See in context

Good article. Crime is crime and yet the many politicians who have undoubtedly received illegal funds from the unification church, and the church itself with practices that surely border on illegality, remain uncharged and free to continue as they wish, exempted from prosecution due to the corruption that is embedded deep within the Japanese political establishment

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Posted in: British Airways unveils new uniforms See in context

Pity they don’t upgrade their airplanes or customer service. Just flew long haul with them back to the uk and it was awful. Jal, Ana, Cathay pacific, Asiana , basically most other airlines I have flown with are better. Everything from their website not working, customer service from a call center in India, airplane with usb charging not working through to rude ground staff in Haneda ( they were okay in Heathrow ) . Never fly with them again

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Posted in: Woman dies after avalanche near ski resort in Hokkaido See in context

It was back country skiing / snowboarding and the temperature Was 8 degrees which means if it was a guided tour then gross negligence. If they went on their own their own then pure stupidity. I lived in Niigata for a year just to snowboard and whenever there was a sudden increase in temperature, it meant keep out of the bc. Going into the bc in such conditions would be as wise as riding a Moto gp bike around a circuit at full speed with no helmet. The bc is an unforgiving place that does not pander to ‘ I didn’t know ‘ attitudes.

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Posted in: Ioka-Franco unification bout ends in draw See in context

@blackflagcitizen

boxing used to go to 15 rounds but due to the injuries , ie repeated blows to the head, the number of rounds was reduced.

and what’s the problem with a draw???

football, rugby, baseball, athletics , skiing and multiple other sports often have competitions resulting in draws so where is the logic that boxing shouldn’t have draws? Allow fighters to go until one fighter is left standing? Soccer games for 4 hours until someone scores? Baseball for 22 innings? Your argument has no logic

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court dismisses damages suit by same-sex couples See in context

Daninthepan

advocating something is not the same as breaking the law, is it ? You need to learn to follow an argument.

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court dismisses damages suit by same-sex couples See in context

Yotomaya

i am simply pointing out that nobody is forced to stay in japan . There are planes leaving everyday. Nobody, not even Japanese citizens, are forced to live here. If you live here, you abide by the laws of the land. How is that hate speech. It is simple fact.

a fantastic example of the woke left trying to use the law as they like, even when it is irrelevant!!!

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Posted in: Veganism on the rise among health-conscious in Japan See in context

How was a vegan diet suddenly deemed healthier than an omnivorous diet?? That’s just falsification. There are probably countless studies to show the merits of either. Saying ‘ I’m going to be a vegan because it’s healthier is no more logical than saying I’ m off the single malts , I only drink bourbon now , because it’s healthier.”

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Posted in: Apple Music reveals top music in 2022 and listener charts See in context

“ dude looks like a lady “ didn’t make it into the charts then?

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Posted in: What is your impression of dating apps? Are they a good way to find a romantic partner? See in context

I wouldn’t know about ‘ romantic ‘ partners but my word I have met some cracking’ professional’ women on some on them and my wallet is a lot lighter for it. No regrets whatsoever.

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Posted in: Panel wants Japanese public to pay more for defense buildup See in context

they should have thought about where this money was going to come from before they wasted 250 million yen on Abe’s funeral. And then another 100 million on those useless abemasks and god knows how much on the olympics that nobody wanted and their futile attempts at strengthening the yen. And I’m sure they’re just the tiniest tip of the iceberg called ‘ the Japanese government wastes public money’

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Posted in: Japanese music stars form band 'to make the world rock' See in context

Just had a listen to ‘ band-maid ‘ and if you really think they are ‘ good’ then I’ m one of Santa’s helpers!

want to hear proper heavy rock??

henry’s funeral shoe

slow season

old man’s will

black pistol fire

rival sons

and the absolute best heavy rock band at the moment….

earthless

if any Japanese band was a fraction as good as any of these then yeah, rock the world. They don’t, so stay firmly here

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Posted in: Japanese music stars form band 'to make the world rock' See in context

Japanese music stars to make the world rock.

well there’s an oxymoron if I ever saw one.

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Posted in: Halloween without kids and Christmas without Christ take hold in Asia, with unique local twists See in context

Comanteer

you need to learn to read. The article implies that the roots and rituals of Halloween are dead ‘ that live on spooky decorations and scary movies’ when this is simply not true.

ireland an obscure corner of the world??? Kennedy, Reagan, Biden …. Ring any bells?? Fancy a guess where they came from , not that long ago?

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Posted in: Halloween without kids and Christmas without Christ take hold in Asia, with unique local twists See in context

Appalling bad junk journalism

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Halloween is supposed to be fun, a night to put on costumes and publicly celebrate with friends and strangers. Its traditional past as a festival for the dead lives on mainly in spooky decorations and scary movies.

ok…. Then why do a lot of households in Ireland, where Halloween comes from, still put out bread and water before going to bed??? I see this is written by an American of course . They think the world revolves around them.

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Posted in: 5-year prison sentence upheld for mother who starved son under friend's influence See in context

I don’t understand why the two of them didn’t hang. It was premeditated and therefore murder.

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Posted in: World Cup ambassador from Qatar denounces homosexuality See in context

Wallace

in the words of James Bond , who upon hearing that mi6 has moved to new digs due to their old ones being strategically unsafe …

” that’s putting it mildly.”

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Posted in: Chris Evans named People magazine’s ‘sexiest man alive’ See in context

Shouldn’t this be titled ‘ the sexiest man alive that our limited iq demographic has actually a slight inclination of who he is . ?

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Posted in: What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer See in context

And if any Japanese albums deserve to be in the list, there’s only one artist who could rightly be in it, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Guitar player Ryo Kawasaki isn’t bad either, a million times better than ‘ Brazilian skies’ Takanaka!

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Posted in: What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer See in context

Moonraker

alot if Santana tracks were covers . They had huge success with evil woman , originally recorded by willie bobo

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Posted in: What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer See in context

Masayoshi Tanaka ??? Elevator music!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo police to issue ‘red tickets’ to cyclists violating traffic laws See in context

Factchecker

use should live up to your name and check the facts. A red ticket is 50 000 yen . Not a gimmick. Just a badly written article

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Posted in: Tokyo police to issue ‘red tickets’ to cyclists violating traffic laws See in context

Red ticket is 50 000 yen fine!

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Posted in: McDonald’s new trio of rice burgers in Japan reinvents fan favorite See in context

And what you will get if you order one will look nothing like these at all. I actually took a Big Mac back to the counter and asked the staff if what they had given me, a soggy sad looking burger, actually looked like the photos they were showing. I got my money back and have never eaten at Mac again. Mos burger or freshness burger infinitely better.

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Posted in: In making movies or TV shows about real people or historical events, such as "The Crown," for example, how much artistic liberty do you think it is OK for producers to take? See in context

If they didn’t use artistic license my god they would be even more boring than they already are.

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Posted in: Japan reports 50,294 new coronavirus cases See in context

Newgirlintown

what you have quoted there is an exception and not the rule. For the overwhelming majority of people omicron is like bad flu… not everyone but 99% , probably more. It was for me.

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Posted in: New Zealand women lawmakers outnumber men for first time See in context

Surely with more women in power this is not equality of outcome ? And a very unequal situation so When will this inequality be addressed? If it is the other way round there is nothing but complaining . This is a fantastic example of woke cherry picking.

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