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Posted in: U.S. demanded Japan pay $8 bil annually for troops: Bolton See in context

Trump asked Abe to nominate him for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018.

That should be worth at least ¥2 billion reduction of this.

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Posted in: Pompeo says 'enormous evidence' virus came from Wuhan lab See in context

67,000 deaths and counting.

I am calm.

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Posted in: High flying: Canada to let airline passengers pack cannabis See in context

Justin Trudeau legalized weed to reap the extra taxes to the government. Now we can make our NATO commitment. Think of it as blunts for bullets.

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Posted in: Trump hails trade pact with Canada, Mexico as win for U.S. workers See in context

Mueller 2019!!

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Posted in: Canada's immigration website appears to crash as Trump lead grows; NZ also gets inquiries See in context

Canada will be too close to the nuclear fallout

Take a look at a map and see how close Japan is to North Korea....and which way does the wind blow. North Korea keeps testing/failing missiles.

That is concerning to me.

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Posted in: Part of Shibuya Station area to be turned into pedestrian zone for Halloween See in context

If the authorities don't like the idea of Halloween on the streets of Shibuya....we can always get the Yamanote Halloween Train running again!!!

You pick.

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Posted in: Blue Jays beat Rangers to win AL Division Series See in context

Hey Texas....Sorry, eh!

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Posted in: Trump's campaign reeling after crude comments on women aired See in context

2 words for you....


nuff said.

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Posted in: Yamagata: A land of panoramic landscapes, delicious cuisine, onsen and friendly smiles See in context

Sake is basically just water and rice,

No, koji is involved. If you didn't have koji, you would not have the means to convert starch to sugar, then ferment that sugar into alcohol. Then you have Nihon-shu.

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Posted in: Trump rips into media, not Clinton See in context

I believe the saying is, 'Give them enough rope and......'.

Trump 2016...decimating The House, Senate and White House in one fell swoop.

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Posted in: Trump suggests Clinton emails linked to Iranian's execution See in context

The Iranians came to the conclusion that Amiri was instrumental to the lead up and application of Stuxnet virus to their nuclear centrifuge program in 2009-2010.

What better way to send a message to other disgruntled Iranian scientists than executing this guy.

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Posted in: SDF on alert to destroy N Korean missiles See in context

Can someone please tell Captain Crazy Pants to stop dropping missiles in the ocean near Japan?? It's scaring the fish and it's affecting the sashimi!!!

These are the same people who want to put the North Korean flag on the moon with 10 years.


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Posted in: Trump ready to complete improbable rise at GOP convention See in context

The Republican Convention is in Ohio. It is an "open carry" state. This means if you are a registered gun license holder, you may carry your loaded pistol in a holster or a loaded long rifle slung over your shoulder in public as long as it is NOT concealed. is against the rules of the Republican Convention to bring tennis balls, back packs or water guns to the Convention.

Anybody see a problem here??

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Posted in: Broncos dominate Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win See in context

Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks would have jumped into that pile, fought for and recovered his own fumble. That's what true athletes do. You play for every member on your team...not yourself.

Cam Newton put himself before his team.

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Posted in: Man steals necklace from jewelry store See in context

My wife was born and raised in Tokyo one train stop away from Aoto.

She says when the local yakuza catch this guy who robbed the jewelry store, it will not be a pleasant rest of the day for him.

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Posted in: Rusty Trombone - Drinks all around See in context

Go to Urban Dictionary and type in Rusty Trombone. Just sayin'.

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Posted in: Robber breaks leg during hold-up; calls ambulance See in context


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Posted in: If The Avengers could have one Japanese superhero, who would it be? See in context

Funasshii! Yeah

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Posted in: 6 shot dead; suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia See in context

Two years and one day after Sandy Hook.....they still don't get it.

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Posted in: Japanese single malt whisky named world's finest See in context

As has been quoted previously, Japan uses the Scottish spelling of "Whisky". Us Americans apparently had to add the "e" so that we didn't try to pronounce it "whi-skai".

So desu ne.

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Posted in: Japanese single malt whisky named world's finest See in context

The spelling of whisky is correct in the headline. No need to change it.


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Posted in: Okonomiyaki gets a wine sidekick See in context

It's a blend of 60% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon with a classification of Vino de Mesa or Table Wine.

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Posted in: UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote See in context

If the YES vote wins on Sept 18, the English will lose Faslane, and the ability to store nuclear weapons there. The Brits DO NOT have a plan B.

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Posted in: Six cool sightseeing spots off the beaten track in Japan See in context

Go to Ueno and get on the Joetsu Shinkasen.

70 minutes north is Eichigo Uzawa. There is a sake tasting room in the JR Station. It's great because all the sake you taste are available around the corner at the sake shop. Take a picture of the label with your phone and you can find it in the store.

And you can buy small bottles of beer/sake to drink on the train back to Tokyo.

PS..I don't care about museum

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Posted in: In your experience, which country is the safest to live in? See in context

I have been drunk very late at night in many parts of Tokyo and have never felt un-safe. I am 5'11'' and 210 lbs with a shaved head and very blue eyes and can speak guttural (very scary) Japanese.

My mother in law is from Niigata. She scares me!!

I do find Japan very safe...except for barking salariman on the train platform late at night.

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Posted in: Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol See in context

Two words I love to hear.....nomi hodai.

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Posted in: The top overpriced products in Japan See in context

Nihon-shu is inexpensive in Japan. You can buy great sake for under 1200 yen per bottle. I live in Vancouver now but everytime I come back to Japan I load up on bottles of sake, pay the duty on it and still come out ahead.

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Posted in: Calbee-KFC potato chips See in context

Calbee also makes a "Happy Chicken Flavour" potato chips which surprisingly tastes like...chicken.

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Posted in: Japanese becoming increasingly sophisticated wine consumers See in context

This guy only wants your money and he doesn't care what he sells you.

“It’s quite right that Japan should be producing good wine when you consider that every single state in the U.S. is now producing wine."

This doesn't make any sense. The word "terroir" is a culmination of soil, sun, exposure, rain and temperature in a vineyard. What happens in the U.S. has no bearing on a vineyard in Yamanashi or Yamagata.

Notice he doesn't say the word "grapes". Just because they can grow snake berries and make wine in Idaho doesn't mean it's any good.

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