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Posted in: Stakes high as Abe eyes labor reform to boost economy See in context

pure LDP PR fluff.... and this passes for journalism in this country

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Posted in: Yamato considers withdrawing from Amazon's same-day delivery service See in context

" ID personally shovel poo for 10hrs a day if the pay was good enough"...... thats what so many of the posters here who work in finance and sales are actually doing

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Posted in: This is an easy subject to follow. It doesn’t require much effort to ride or take photos, and anyone can get into it easily — even schoolchildren — because Japanese trains arrive on time. See in context

got to agree with the previous posters....... trains in my neck of the wood are often late due to wind, rain, snow, etc

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Posted in: Japan beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 in World Cup qualifier See in context

I turned on the Tv late last night and was under the impression japan had just won the world cup

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Posted in: Cost for 2020 Games gymnastics venue more than double now See in context

but when a foreign designed stadium doubles in price because of japanese construction companies greed there is a public outcry?

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Posted in: One Canadian woman’s journey to adopting in Japan: Part I -- Deciding to adopt See in context

There are many examples of adoption in Japan where the older of a gay couple will adopt the younger, even if it only a few days younger, so that in the case of death assets and inheritance can legally be passed on.

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Posted in: Right now is best time to go to Japan’s 'castle in the sky' See in context

agree with trevorpeace.... overrated...... similar views can be had at many places including Tsuwano castle ruins

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Posted in: Warm Biz campaign kicks off across Japan See in context

Alfie Noakes nailed it.

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Posted in: What are some of the weirdest sandwich or pastry items you have seen in convenience stores and bakeries in Japan? See in context

the yakisoba sandwich was invented after the war to provide a large calorific intake for construction workers.....

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Posted in: Sea Shepherd unveils new high-speed ship against Japanese whalers See in context

"These idiots will not be satisfied until they kill someone.".... which is why its good that SS is going to try and stop them

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Posted in: Fish market relocation delay likely to affect Tokyo Olympics See in context

"Tokyo was forced to scrap the first stadium design because it was too expensive"..... who comes up with this stuff? No-one forced anyone.

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Posted in: Ramen restaurant offering customers virtual dates with idol singers See in context

thanks for that sensato.......

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Posted in: The key to loving Japanese TV if you're a foreigner See in context

"thought control" has been an important and integral part of how Japanese society, including its culture, has been trained by its rulers. TV is a big part of that nowadays.

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Posted in: Imperial Household Agency denies emperor's wish to abdicate See in context

for a more-than 2,600-year-old royal line.

how on earth can anyone get away with writing such nonsense?

1,600 years maximum...... the 2600 year figure is pure myth......

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Posted in: Day of the dove See in context

The association of doves with peace is a western idea. In Japan the dove is a symbol of Hachiman, commonly known as the God of War.

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Posted in: Who gets your vote for the three most hated companies in the world? See in context

monsanto, TEPCO, Apple

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Posted in: Leafy Yasukuni shrine stirs raw emotions See in context

articles like this always fail to mention that many japanese hate yasukuni for the part it played in killing their families

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic bid chief vows 'safe' Games after Boston blasts See in context


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Posted in: Japan blames sabotage for record low whaling haul See in context

congratulations to Sea Shepherd!!!!

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Posted in: Japan 4th in world liar rankings See in context

Japan should be top

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Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan See in context

Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo

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Posted in: Don’t forget your towel - experiencing mixed public bathing for first time See in context

the sentos stopped being mixed in the meiji era because the rulers of Japan wanted to appear civilized, not because of foreign pressure. The onsens were mostly mixed until the 80's when the "onsen boom" began and younger people started visiting them. before that it was mostly old people and they were quite comfortable with mixed bathing. trying to blame the US occupation is off base . 20th century Japanese had learned to be prudish and believe it to be "traditional"

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Posted in: Myriad of new parties confusing voters See in context

the Japanese are confused by any choices..... life is much simpler simply being told what to do.....

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Posted in: Court awards Y1.06 bil to asbestos victims See in context

When the rest of the world made a complete ban on asbestos Japan waited ten years because of the harm such a ban would do to the economy. It is estimated 15,000 deaths can/will be attributed to this wait.

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Posted in: Why do moviegoers in English-speaking countries tend to avoid foreign movies with subtitles, while in Japan, for example, it’s just the opposite? See in context

Not sure that it is so true for all English-speaking countries.... the U.S. for sure.... also, a year or so ago they ran an article on the huge reduction in subtitled movies in Japan.....

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Posted in: How will American fast food affect Japanese culture? See in context

Why is it that McDonalds is more popular in Japan than in the UK, Germany, or Australia?

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Posted in: It’s time for some real British food and drink in Tokyo See in context

Unfortunately there are many who post here who believe that the chemical soup called budweiser is beer, that hersheys corn syrup plus chemicals is chocolate and that macdonalds is haute cuisine..... so of course they will knock british food.....

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Posted in: Japan without rice is not Japan See in context

The vast majority of Japanese did not eat rice daily until modern times......

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Posted in: Ainu eye political power See in context

I agree that Hokkaido should be given back to the Ainu and Okinawa back to the Okinawans.... The history of Japan is the history of aggressive expansion....

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