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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

Well it is unfortunate, but entering a person's private property and taking photos of them is illegal.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

noypikantoku

There's always going to be locals who are dissatisfied with tourists, but some of them depend on tourism for a living in Japan. As for Geishas and Maikos, they don't mind being in photos from what I've seen as long as they don't get assaulted.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

noypikantoku

Well if you saw the signs Kyoto put up, it is also written in Japanese. There you go, this new rule is not only limited to tourists.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

Obviously this prohibition changes things going forward. Yup they are nice people, as Japanese are never rude! But are tourists welcome? Not really. I've been to Venice before, and like Kyoto its a very beautiful place and the locals are so kind and helpful to us, but they told us how they hate tourism in their town. Yes they can be kind and nice to you , but wanting you to stay there is a different story.

When did I say 'Japanese are never rude'? You're twisting my words. Are you brave enough to say that all Italians hate tourists? Or are people in Japan judged differently?

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

Look, noypikantoku

I've read lots of blogs of travellers prasing Kyoto as a beautiful city and full of nice people. Are you going to say they were brainwashed or what? Your claim can be applied to Italy and Spain, whose governments want tourists, but the ordinary citizens do not.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

I live in Japan. I am not saying that Thailand is a better place, but they welcome tourism more than Kyoto. Yes of course Japan is way more better and safer than Thailand, but the whole point is they don't want tourists, so why would we force ourselves to push and overcrowd Kyoto while the locals don't want it? So I am suggesting an alternative, go to a place where they embrace tourism more (Thailand). And if you like and respect Japanese people then you should agree with what they want. Kyoto is not for tourists , Kyoto natives don't want tourists so we foreigners should respect and understand that.

Uhm, have you not been keeping up to date with the Japanese government's targets. If they didn't want tourists, the country would not be setting a target of 40 million tourists by 2020, which was changed from 20 million in a few years ago.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

Yup indeed! Because Japanese people are very calm and peaceful. So they will smile at you , take your money be polite , but deep in their hearts they don't want you. They just want to show politeness. And people in Kyoto are exactly like that. It's called "O-SEI-JI" again, feel free to get mad at my comments but that is the reality.

Well, there are polite and bad people in every country in the world. No place is perfect. However, you are using a couple of experiences to justify that all Japanese people as a whole are rude.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

@noypikantoku

Kyoto is overrated? Why do travel magazines call it one of the best cities in the world then? Most Westerners say its a beautiful city.

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

@noypikantoku

yes its a shame that Japan can't be a tropical destination all year round. If only we could control the weather.

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Posted in: S Africa edge Wales 19-16 to reach World Cup final See in context

Can't wait to see the Springboks wipe the smirks of all the England fans in the final! They'll be tears an that will be a great sight.

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Posted in: Job not done yet, warns England's Super Maro See in context

Why would Yahoo Japan cover England beating the All Blacks? it doesn't concern them.

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Posted in: Job not done yet, warns England's Super Maro See in context

Any reasons why people in Japan do that? Is it because their national pride has been damaged? The Irish media definitely went overboard when they beat the All Blacks in a friendly in 2018, but now they're silent. They don't even have England's in on their front pages too.

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Posted in: Job not done yet, warns England's Super Maro See in context

@Wobot

What evidence do you have of this? I think most countries lose interest in a sporting competition once their teams are out, as seen with Ireland.

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Posted in: England totally outplay All Blacks 19-7 to reach World Cup final See in context

Brace yourselves for the arrogant headlines from the English media... They make the Japanese media look decent.

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Posted in: New Zealand beatable, insists England coach Jones See in context

The English are dreaming, they don't have a chance.

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Posted in: S African power ends Japan's run at Rugby World Cup See in context

No need to be embarrassed about that, South Africa are one of the rugby powerhouses.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan sign limited deal on agriculture, digital trade See in context

According to Kyodo, 'the United States will maintain its current 2.5 percent tariff on U.S.-bound Japanese vehicles and auto parts'.

'But Japan is viewed as having made more concessions than the United States amid the U.S. threat of higher tariffs on Japanese auto imports, a critical issue for the export-reliant economy. Under the latest deal, the United States will keep its current tariffs on automobiles and auto parts from Japan.'

'The country will eliminate tariffs on $1.3 billion of U.S. agriculture products, including almonds, blueberries, sweet corn and sorghum, it said. It will also eliminate duties on commodities like ethanol, cheese and whey, frozen poultry and oranges'.

Tariffs on these products will be eliminated:

Almonds

Blueberries

Cranberries

Walnuts

Sweet corn

Broccoli

Prunes

Tariffs on sweet cherries and oranges will be lowered in phases.

Japan will provide a “staged tariff elimination” on imports of U.S. cheeses, processed pork, poultry, beef offal, ethanol, wine, frozen potatoes, oranges, fresh cherries, egg products and tomato paste, the fact sheet said

It sounds like a good deal for the U.S and Japanese consumers.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

Is Osaka going to give up her Japanese citizenship next month or not?

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Posted in: U.S., Japan sign limited trade deal, leaving autos for future talks See in context

According to Kyodo, 'the United States will maintain its current 2.5 percent tariff on U.S.-bound Japanese vehicles and auto parts'.

'But Japan is viewed as having made more concessions than the United States amid the U.S. threat of higher tariffs on Japanese auto imports, a critical issue for the export-reliant economy. Under the latest deal, the United States will keep its current tariffs on automobiles and auto parts from Japan.'

'The country will eliminate tariffs on $1.3 billion of U.S. agriculture products, including almonds, blueberries, sweet corn and sorghum, it said. It will also eliminate duties on commodities like ethanol, cheese and whey, frozen poultry and oranges'.

Tariffs on these products will be eliminated:

Almonds

Blueberries

Cranberries

Walnuts

Sweet corn

Broccoli

Prunes

Tariffs on sweet cherries and oranges will be lowered in phases.

Japan will provide a “staged tariff elimination” on imports of U.S. cheeses, processed pork, poultry, beef offal, ethanol, wine, frozen potatoes, oranges, fresh cherries, egg products and tomato paste, the fact sheet said

It sounds like a good deal for the U.S and Japanese consumers.

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Posted in: Tokyo to get more ambulances to deal with heat during 2020 Olympics See in context

@Disillusioned

How much Japanese can you speak? At least they're making an effort.

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Posted in: Tired Japan held 0-0 by Trinidad and Tobago See in context

“We lost because of poor execution and fatigue."

England boss Gareth Southgate after their loss against The Netherlands. They’re foot at making excuses too.

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Posted in: Abe, Trudeau extol Pacific trade pact without U.S. See in context

I've seen Canadian beef for sale in Don Quijote in Shibuya recently.

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Posted in: American man pleads guilty to killing, dismembering woman in Osaka See in context

Why isn’t this being reported by the foreign media?

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Posted in: Abe says world does not want no-deal Brexit See in context

@Yubaru

have you not heard about Japan’s lifting of the ban on British beef and lamb and also Hamley’s plan to open 30 stores in Japan over the next five years?

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau criticizes Japan over whale hunt See in context

The west with their ‘our way of life is best’ mentality on full display.

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Posted in: Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times See in context

Who in Japan said Floyd was inferior?

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Posted in: Kansas stops issuing license plates with offensive term for Japanese See in context

it looks to me that Americans still despise the Japanese even though WW2 ended in 1945.

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Posted in: Imperial couple visit support center for foreigners in Shizuoka See in context

Do Western countries have to make the transition easier for foreigners too? Or do they have to adjust to their 'way of life'?

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

LOL

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Posted in: Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of U.S. military airman See in context

Why would she be tried in a US military court? This crime was committed off base. Doing that would be a breach of Japan's sovereignty by demanding her to be handed over to the Americans.

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