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Posted in: Locals in central Japan near Mount Fuji count on UFO craze for tourism See in context


Then once the Gaijin hordes swoop on them they'll complain and build a big curtain around their town.

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Posted in: Fewer domestic travelers seen in Golden Week See in context

3 reasons at a glance: Destinations are full of foreign visitors; Money is tight; Flu season hit right on Golden week.

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Posted in: How much time should you spend sitting versus standing? See in context

Sports fans have already figured this out.

3-4 hour broadcast.

big bag of Doritos.

regular 3 minute walks to the fridge for fresh beer.

This is the correct amount of time to sitting.

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

…and in a few months we’ll be reading about how all the little cafes and stores are closing because the foreigners don’t visit anymore.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' hits No. 1; experiences largest streaming week ever See in context

LOL Jimizo...at first I was like ?

Then I was like ?

and Jim definitely did.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' hits No. 1; experiences largest streaming week ever See in context

It’s pretty amazing how completely in synch she is with her audience. Her lyrics could come straight from most of their private diaries; that’s not to say it’s easy to write those kind of songs.

I think what I like most about Taylor is how she completely freaks out all my old dinasaur rock friends! Hahaha!

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Posted in: Electric scooter accidents in Japan surge after rules eased See in context

I think they are great (don't use them) and hope they stay relatively unrestricted.

In a bustling megalopolis filled with relatively spatially challenged people there are bound to be accidents whatever steps are taken.

Just let it be.

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Posted in: Yen sinks to 154 range vs dollar for 1st time in 34 years See in context

Jeepers. Luckily we travelled the world before the pandemic. Not buying anything, or travelling overseas for a long time by the look of things.

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Posted in: Clouds gather over Osaka World Expo See in context

*35 billion yen*

Think about that.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls below 125 mil; down for 13th straight year See in context

It's O.K.

The future is....Japan becomes a satellite state of a particular other Asian country fond of basketball shoes.

A small group of Wealthy Pure blood Japanese families exist as the upper/ruling class.

Middle and lower classes procreate to provide the 'working class'.

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Posted in: The show goes on for Paramount with ‘Gladiator II,’ a new Damien Chazelle movie and more See in context

Sounds good.

except for Gladiator2,

I don’t think I’ve ever been this ambivilant about sequel. Lol.

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Posted in: People used to dress up when they traveled on planes. What do you think about the way passengers dress today? See in context

Flying used to a glamorous adventure. But the airlines just pack people into crowded uncomfortable spaces now. It's like taking a bus: why wouldn't you dress for comfort?

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Posted in: What health risks to your skin do you need to know before getting a tattoo? See in context

Our group of friends got tattoos together, each chose/created our own design. The artist was great; made sure we had a personal meaning/connection with the mark. It was great fun.

The other way is to plan and get some real artwork applied. Tattoos aren't for other people they are for you imo. They aren't decorations.

I still regret not getting drunk as a youth and getting a blue flaming skull without any thought though.

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Posted in: Kishida questioned over scantily clad dancers at LDP party See in context

"What my cabinet seeks is an inclusive society where all people feel the meaning of life with their dignity and diversity respected,"

Yeah, right, women begging for Yen with their mouths...That's what your Cabinet seeks.

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Posted in: Kishida questioned over scantily clad dancers at LDP party See in context

I wouldn't care if it were a private corporation spending it's own money on titillating shareholders.

BUT...these are public servants and that was my hard earned tax money they just burned.

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Posted in: Inflation in Japan's capital re-accelerates in February See in context

'Japan is doomed .'

I actually agree, the goose is cooked. You could see it coming for a long time: Japan's slide into South East Asian mediocrity. The plan now seems to be kill off the middle class and let the wealthy live in tower mansions in Tokyo. And that's it...that's all they've got.

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Posted in: Official Tokyo Marathon T-shirts get recalled for English spelling mistake See in context

No recall! Funish it!!

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Posted in: Woman returns home from work to find man hiding under her bed See in context

' immediately called the property management company'

What??? It's not like she came home, and her kitchen fan was broken. It's astounding this was her 'go to' in that situation.

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Posted in: Hotels, flights booked out as 'Swift effect' hits Singapore See in context

That Bob Dylan gig sounds awesome.

There’s room for everyone. I like Taylor, but my punk rock friends go quiet. Hahaha!!!

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Posted in: What did you do in your down time before cell phones were common (if you are old enough to remember)? See in context

Looking back in time and to another country/life...

Books. Playstation gaming through generations 1 and 2, we had a crew that would come over for games nights. Dinner parties with themed dress up. Trips to the Cinema.

...and of course Pubs and live music.

Gone from that list now are Pubs, Dinner parties and the Playstation got replaced by PC gaming. Hahaha!

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Posted in: 'Dune: Part Two' sustains the dystopian dream of 'Part One' See in context

'Humor, for one, is in shorter supply on Arrakis than water.'

Thank the Gods for Dennis Villeneuve and the source material. This one sentence describes how damaged modern film making has become. It's like saying Oppenheimer was O.K., but the fart jokes were too few and far between.

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Posted in: Safety panel urges Fukushima nuclear plant operator to better communicate with public See in context

LOL. What are they supposed to 'communicate'.

'Ya, We've been siphoning off the most contaminated water straight from the melted cores into the sea for years.' Won't go far to appease people. Hahaha!

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Posted in: If you live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad? See in context

Clothes that fit. Especially shoes that are larger than children's sizes. (The Big Shoes stores are OK, but very limited in brand and style).

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Posted in: Gov't panel urges start of subsidized bear culls as attacks rise See in context

What could go wrong?

’Hiker mistaken for killed by elderly hunter’ headline in 3…..2……

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Posted in: Ukraine-born Miss Japan relinquishes crown after reported affair See in context

Welp...problem solved. They GOT her.

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Posted in: 'We don't give a damn about the feelings of Japanese concerning the so-called Northern Territories:' Medvedev See in context

Japan should procure an ancient map showing those territories are actually owned by China.

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Posted in: From Japan to the world: How to translate a game See in context

They should just do what all sensible Japanese studios are being forced to do...use AI to translate accurately and not re-write the dialogue and loading it with the woke agenda, as that group of localizers were exposed doing with anime the other month.

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Posted in: Trump must pay an additional $83.3 million to E Jean Carroll in defamation case, jury says See in context

The Orange buffoon will be fine, all his foolish supporters will chip in and he won't actually have to pay a cent.

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Posted in: What do you think of dating apps? See in context

Never used one (luckily to be of an age and era where we could meet people out and about).

but they seem like a really convenient way to fill your life with people you don’t like.?

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