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Posted in: Japanese makers of Tropicana fined ¥19 million for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice See in context

Suck it Tropicana.

What is going to happen to labeling herenext will be hilarious....

'80g Potato crisps' will become 'Some potato crisps.'

'Juice...and water'.

'Salt and cheese flavoring snack!'

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Posted in: Japan to allow unlicensed electric scooter riding from July See in context

Lol! So much paranoia in the replies!

I think it’s great. Of course they’ll have to revertthelaw and therewill tonnesof accidents as peopleattempt to ride them in innapropriate places.

But, so what? People often walk straight into each other anyway?

I’m going to get one of those big ‘waooogah’ air horns for mine!!

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Posted in: Blanchett slams 'patriarchal' awards shows after accepting best actress prize See in context

What exactly is Cate on about here?

wimen in the arts do great work. Let’s not have award shows?

OK.

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Posted in: Repairing shoddy nuclear waste storage site to cost Japan ¥36 bil See in context

I recommend a new 'Environment Tax', where everyone pays a monthly tax of around 20,000 Yen, and we distribute it to Tepco, via Dentsu. That ought to do it!

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Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

''...no longer asking the public to wear masks indoors in principle unless they have symptoms''

It's the right way to go. But they could go one better and create supportive work environments that allow people with stmptoms of Covid, the Flu or other infections to just stay the F at home for a few days without penalty.

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Posted in: Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden documents See in context

Petty revenge by the Republicans?

well, it’s certainly a chance for that.

The problem with the ‘good guys’ these days is they keep making stupid mistakes that open the door for the ‘bad guys’ to go…

’Yeah…What about you?’

Just get it together.

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Posted in: Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk: research See in context

Despite it's complete lack of any kind of thing that isn't obvious unless one of the men sneezed openly and loudly, and a 2nd was coughing non-stop this test bared no resemblance to reality anyway.

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Posted in: Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 per child to address falling birthrate See in context

If we're going to just flat out waste Tax Revenue,

I'd prefer that money to be spent on foster kids education through Unicef or some such.

Yet, here we are throwing money around without any real thought.

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Posted in: What is your biggest hope for the year 2023? See in context

I have to agree with Patricia...the game is pretty well over The global New years celebrations were the eye opener...you can see them on You Tube. Japan's video didn't look great. A Bunch of Police looking on...and 15 Gaijin dry humping each other in Shibuya. Cut to New York...Cut to Sudney...cut to Dunbai...well...hmmm.

The virus is endemic. We created this, we just have to live with it.

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Posted in: People who stayed at home and refrained from shopping last winter to avoid getting infected by the coronavirus are buying these goods this year. See in context

....or sales of down jackets are up because energy costs have risen, and the Government has requested the public to save energy...and about 20% are forced by their economies or heeding that request?

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Posted in: Public faces ¥1 bil annual maintenance bill for privatized National Stadium See in context

Wait...WHAT? How is the PUBLIC liable for a Private business??? Burn it down and build a tree filled park. That's what the public want.

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Posted in: Ex-Tokyo Olympics official Takahashi granted ¥80 million bail in bribery case See in context

Yep. Just stopping to by to Laugh Out Loud at the wheelchair routine.

Investigate them all, and reclaim all public funds that weren't specifically used for the actual event.

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Posted in: Prices set to rise in Japan for over 7,000 food items on cost hike See in context

Coming soon....

Food stamps for military service.

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Posted in: Contentious major defense policy shift shows Japan wariness of China See in context

It's weird...the only reason China would invade Japan is for the fresh water resources, some geothermic potential and a large supply of elderly people.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for causing plane to divert after refusing to wear mask See in context

Lol...He doesn't look like a selfish fool at all, does he?

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Posted in: New Zealand bans future generations from buying tobacco under new laws See in context

I am totally reformed non smoker, one who quit and now can't stand the stink of cigarettes. I'm all for banning smoking indoors, but a blanket ban on smoking is not the way to go. People of all cultures have smoked all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons throughout our history as a species. It's not something the Government need to put their sticky fingers into.

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Posted in: 'I’m the most famous thug in Saitama!' Japanese kids’ social media beef leads to beating, arrests See in context

As ridiculous as this story is.....

''abducted the 14-year-old boy from his home''

That's a pretty serious crime. All of the abductors are facing long prison sentences right....righ!?

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Posted in: Japanese lawmaker in Taiwan says China threat needs more military spending See in context

A broke country propped up by corporate fraud , declining population and essentially no future. May as well go to war.

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Posted in: Taxes to be raised to cover additional defense spending: Kishida See in context

Kishida’s mission is revealed.

like his steak munching predecessor, who was placed specifically to bear the brunt of forcing the Olympics on the country.

Kishida is here solely to get this tax increase then be replaced.

once the tax is available for defense, the next guy will push for constitution reform.

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Posted in: New Zealand says self-identity enough for transgender athletes in community sport See in context

Hahaha, nothing wrong with everyone being included.

the obvious answer to equality for all is simply to remove gender catagories completely.

instead of mens and womens events, we simply have ‘Tennis’. Where unfortunately the women will be annihilated by the men.

I think everyone should be fine with that.

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Posted in: Our aim is to ensure that people line up in an orderly fashion on both sides of the moving stairway. See in context

Wait....if they 'catch you' and detain you causing you to be late, are they not then obstructing your business?

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Posted in: Lawson opens 1st avatar-staffed convenience store in Tokyo See in context

The problem is our Governments haven't removed the illusion of money as a means for living.

The Utopia envisioned by the Dadaists was partly based on a state where people are freed from work via automation to pursue purely artistic goals, supported fully by the state.

Removing jobs and a means to make money before replacing/abandoning the economic system, jut means increased desperation for those at the lowest rungs whose potential to make a little money is removed.

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Posted in: The work involved in carrying dishes to tables is of no value to customers, so robots can do the work instead. See in context

Complete moron makes completely moronic statement....gets in the news.

Robots and AI certainly have a place in our lives. But so do professional waiting and hospitality staff.

I'd suggest the staff shortage is caused by low wages and an unfair work environment.

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Posted in: N Korean ICBM may have failed in flight, officials say; residents in Japan told to shelter See in context

Imagine being born into a life of relative affluence and inheriting leadership of a country, and your only goal is to be a pest.

Or...

Kim has no control or authority and his family is just a puppet and hostage of the old men in charge of the Military.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift makes U.S. song charts history with 'Midnights' See in context

She's got some nice songs, but what I respect most about here is re-recording and claiming back the rights to her own music. That is a bad ass move in my opinion, and a great example for younger artists.

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Posted in: Police drive 'gyoza king' murder suspect 500 km to avoid yakuza public transport attack See in context

It took a convoy of police cars around 11 hours to transport Yukio Tanaka, 56, to Kyoto from the prison where he was serving time for an assault in 2018.

Utterly ridiculous. The Japanese Police Department has no access to Helicopters?

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Posted in: Officials will need to tread carefully when inquiring about the Unification Church's recruiting methods. The church may object to certain lines of questioning. And even if a request for a dissolution order is made, the court has the final say. See in context

Considering they've had a long campaign of influencing, paying off and generally interfering with pretty much the entire LDP, I'd suggest heavy booted stomping about with public spotlights may be more appropriate in this case as opposed to softshoe obsfucation.

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Posted in: Japan's wine tipplers see glass half empty as weak yen pushes prices higher See in context

Hahaha, our wine consumption would make most people's head spin, but with rising prices here's my excuse to finally get healthy.

Damn. If you're still in Japan now and earning Yen, batten down the hatches...we're in a long ride as the country sinks.

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Posted in: Kishida aims to cut utility bills with new economic package See in context

LOL...a few months later...'Industry declines Kishida's urge to lower utility bills.'

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Posted in: Abe's state funeral cost ¥1.2 bil, less than ¥1.66 bil initial estimate, gov't says See in context

Oh, well that's O.K. then.

They only overspent by about 1.2 Billion, considering the average funeral here costs around 1.2 million or so.

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