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Posted in: Shrine concessions face ruin through guilt by association See in context

this is about matsuri in cities and at big tourist shrines...... at shrines in the countryside everything is done by villagers and many times is free....

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Posted in: Fukushima caused mutant butterflies, say scientists See in context

but there is no immediate health risk.....

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Posted in: Japan hails Olympic medal haul See in context

" There were some amazing feats accomplished (and medals won) by athletes from countries that are but a drop in the bucket, population-wise, to the U.S. and China."...... like South Korea or Hungary.....

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Posted in: How do you rate Japan's performance so far at the London Olympics? See in context

Before the games.... "However, they (Japan) have set a target of 15 golds for London, with the martial art of judo tipped to produce eight despite the lack of experience in the team."....

by their own account it would have to be disappointing

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Posted in: Scientists call for rethink on consumption, population See in context

nandakandamanda..... maybe you should check the statistics.... on a per capita basis japan consumes more than the UK and also produces more c02 (per capita).

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Posted in: Could Fukushima provide catalyst for Japanese youth to reach criticality? See in context

wishful thinking.....

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Posted in: Erika Sawajiri signs with Avex, promises to change attitude See in context

"Watching other people eat, shout and squeak".... J TV in a nutshell

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Posted in: Syrian protesters defy Assad government; 42 killed See in context

"the economy should be any countries main priority not religion..".... thats just another form of religion...

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Posted in: Donors hand envelopes with cash to evacuees in Ishinomaki See in context

Wow!... a couple of posters, both known as great supporters of the stste, have some real strange attitudes......"In real life you just can't give/hand money to anyone.".....

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Posted in: Edano criticizes TEPCO for series of mistakes on nuclear plant See in context

sushisake3... tepco is in bed with the regulatory agencies.... the bureacrats.... dont be naive.

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Posted in: In the future, what should the government do about Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)? How do you think that company should be run? See in context

GW has ir right except I would add that the japanese public has colluded with powers that be...... shoganai is the biggest avoidance of responsibilty possible

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Posted in: Radiation discovery fans food fears in Japan See in context

gonna be some relabelling of veggies for sure..... as usual

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Posted in: Fuel line See in context

everyone in my area uses blue

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Posted in: 70,000 commuters delayed by quarrel over cell phone on train in Chiba See in context

The behaviour of everyone involved is pretty weird...... but then I guess you must be weird to live in a place like Tokyo...

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Posted in: Military maneuvers See in context

Hidden from view behind the George Washington is a mock-up of a Sea Shepherd vessel. The Ikazuchi has just successfully rammed it....

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler arrested for attempted robbery in Fukuoka See in context

Obviously sumo needs to be banned....

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Posted in: Does J-pop really suck? See in context


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Posted in: Taking it easy See in context

trulymadlyfukai..... and you could have chosen to be a compassionate and intelligent individual, but!!!!

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Posted in: What is the best way for the global community to deal with North Korea? See in context

If there is such a thing as a "global community" then obviously NK is a part of it. Otherwise it wouldnt be a global community would it?

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Posted in: TSA has met the enemy — the people See in context

Agree completely with sharpies post..... the americans have a situation they are responsible for....

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Posted in: Japan may form new unit to watch Chinese navy See in context

cruzcontrol..... is there any neighboring country japan does not have a territorial dispute with?

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Posted in: Too much katakana contributing to Japan's malaise See in context

Genjuro...... how many japanese can read anything written before Meiji?... same situation as Korea. Pre-meiji written japanese is a completely different language...... Contemporary japanese language is a creation of bureaucrats..... and that is why it is so complex and obtuse

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Posted in: What books or movies would you recommend to anyone wanting to gain an understanding of Japanese people's way of thinking and culture? See in context

,,, any of the nihonjinron classics plus a hello kitty catalogue should pretty much nail it.

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Posted in: Who wants to work abroad? Almost no-one See in context

So semperfi, "they are reluctant to go to countries where unsanitary conditions, polictical instability & despotism, health issues are a pressing concern."..... explains why they dont want to go to the USA?

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Posted in: Injured Messi included in Argentina team for Japan See in context

you mean of course meshy meshy meshy...

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Posted in: 3 firemen arrested for alleged gang rape of woman See in context

This kind of thing will continue to happen while japanese media portray rape as a form of romantic foreplay.

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Posted in: Harajuku style See in context

looks like a bunch of pre-teens have raided mommies wardrobe....

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Posted in: U.S. airlines squeezed as Haneda goes international See in context

pestronika..... check again, its Seoul.

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Posted in: Zazen: There’s never been a better time to try a spot of meditation See in context

ubikwit "It is in fact Japan, and not Tibet, that is the home to the world's most longstanding and highly developed Buddhist tradition."

If your religion is Nihonjinron it is,,,,,

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