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Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines See in context

Pass me a blanket, darlin'...

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Posted in: Man arrested after traveling 1,600 kms on stolen bikes See in context

Hats off to the Bike Man of Japan. Hope he's soon back in the saddle again.

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Posted in: Aso says he always thought Bitcoin was suspect See in context

Aso is too overwhelmingly intellectual for me.

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Posted in: Utsunomiya woman swindled out of Y150 million See in context

What a moron. Fools and their money.

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Posted in: Man who caused ANA plane diversion to Alaska says he was drinking See in context

Last year I flew on KLM from London to Tokyo. I love a few drinks on a plane, but KLM won't let you get another drink till you've finished the first one (unlike British Airways where I always order 2 beers at a time). This means that you have to wait up to 30 mins. to get another drink on KLM, an intolerable situation. So, noticing my discomfort, two kindly (teetotal) obaachans sitting next to me started ordering all kinds of drinks and giving them to me surreptitiously, forcing me to drink copious amounts until, somewhere over the Urals, our cunning wheeze was rumbled by the head purser who must have wondered why these two old girls were still remarkably sober; that plus the fact that my seat pocket was overflowing with empties- I'd run out of hiding places. "Ve know vot you are doing!" growled said purser as she (I think it was a she) fixed me with her steely exocet stare. "Its a fair cop, guv, hic" I confessed and drifted off to sleep with a smile on my face that lasted from one side of Siberia to the other, forever grateful to my two guardian angels.

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Posted in: Homeless recruited by yakuza for Fukushima clean-up See in context

Is anyone surprised by all this? Nobody knows, nobody wants to know, nobody cares. Head in the (contaminated) sand.

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

Keep that red wine well chilled, all ye connoisseurs..

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Posted in: Bob Dylan to tour Japan in March, April See in context

Still got my bootleg cassette of Bob at Blackbushe airport '75, recorded on my old (then high-tech?) portable cassette recorder. Hippies' graveyard? All those rainy day women; Happy days indeed.

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Posted in: 3 men rob 72-year-old man of Y8.2 mil See in context

Shoulda locked his door. Duh.

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Posted in: One third of single Japanese men surveyed say they prefer an older lover See in context

A nation of herbivorous mummy's boys.

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Posted in: Man dies after setting fire to himself, son on school grounds See in context

I'm not the praying kind, but I'm praying for this poor child now. Whatever your God, say a prayer.

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Posted in: 10 little-known rules for eating Japanese food See in context

Plus: Avoid eating with your mouth closed. Never eat silently. Always start talking after putting food in gob. Never chew before swallowing. Spit everywhere. Smoke between courses, at the table, blowing smoke in people's faces. Never say please or thank you in a restaurant, or look waiters in the eye. Or leave a tip. ... etc etc.

I'm bringing up my kids to follow all these excellent civilized manners. (Irony alert. Duh)

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Posted in: Window workers See in context

Ding dong merrily on high..

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Posted in: 'Omotenashi Bras' See in context

Get yer ya-yas out!

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Posted in: Kumamon visits Boston See in context

That mascot looks just like your typical Japanese salaryman. Oh, er, hang on a minute...

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Posted in: Kumamon visits Boston See in context

Laughing stock

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Posted in: Woman jumps off building in Shinjuku, landing on man below See in context

Stupid moron. Sue the c rap out of her

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Posted in: Luxury Okura hotel chain ensnared in food-label scandal See in context

failed to notify diners they had injected beef with fat to make it juicier

So, if they had printed on the menu "This super-yummy beef is injected with fat to make it even yummier!", everything would be ok, right? Silly billys. Fancy overlooking that.

Let the bowing begin. These geezers remind me of falling dominoes.

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Posted in: Fukushima worker accidentally switches off cooling pumps; backup kicks in See in context

pushed a button

WTF? Thought I'd been asleep for 6 months and woken up on April 1st.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing 200 bicycle seats for their 'scent of a woman' See in context

Ringo, I suspect he did a little more than lick and sniff...

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Posted in: Photo of Pizza Hut employee with dough on his face causes stir See in context

"What toppings would you like, sir?"

"A bit of spit and a couple of bogies please."

"Certainly, sir. Coming right up."

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Posted in: Man robs Odawara convenience store See in context

in his 20s, dressed in black and wearing a white face mask and black-rimmed glasses.

I'm sure I spotted a bloke just like that the other day...

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Posted in: Olympic James Bond parachutist killed in Swiss Alps See in context

One is distraught at this tragic news.

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Posted in: High-tech toilets vulnerable to hacking See in context

This has put the shits up me. Where am I gonna read my newspaper from now on?

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Posted in: Temperature tops 40 degrees in Kochi as heat wave intensifies See in context

24 degrees here at Butlins in Bognor Regis. Zero humidity. Got me knotted hankie, just in case. Heaven. Gloat.

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Posted in: New immigration laws hinder some married expats returning to UK See in context

European Court of Human Rights, here we come. This ain't gonna go away, Mr. Cameron. This is totally wrong. Punishng your own citizens, just because there's nothing you can do about the playground bully, the EU?

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Posted in: New immigration laws hinder some married expats returning to UK See in context

The strength of feeling on this, by British people married to Japanese people, seems obviously to be very strong. Is there anyone out there who is savvy with organising pressure campaigns - online petition to UK govt., petition to the British Embassy in Tokyo, letter to the British PM, even a peaceful family-friendly march to the British Embassy in Tokyo..??

Should I go back to MY country, with my BRITISH children, and my Japanese wife, who has a Masters degree from London University, TOEIC 990, Eiken level 1, GCSE in English, and just passed the (racist) LIFE in the UK test with a 100% score (she knows more about UK than I do! I couldn't pass it!)?

Or should we get on a boat and head for Australia...? (I have visions of the UK govt putting all non-EU or non-Commonwealth immigrants on an abandoned oil rig in the North Sea (the closest we can get to Christmas Island))

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Posted in: New immigration laws hinder some married expats returning to UK See in context

the UK government are hitting families from outside the EU so hard is that it's one of the only migration categories that they can actually do anything about.


I've thought this all along; the irony of targetting people from a "rich" country like Japan to keep out, married to BRITISH citizens, while having to let in everyone/anyone from poorer countries with no connection to the country other than being in an artificial entity called the EU. Sooo British. Thanks, EU.

Come on Mr Cameron. Think of something morally defensible, please.

And, Chibachick, many thanks. I'll buy you a pint in the Dog 'n Duck if/when...

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Posted in: New immigration laws hinder some married expats returning to UK See in context

Surely, as soon as the uk govt wakes up to the Surinder Singh loophole, they'll just close it!

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Posted in: New immigration laws hinder some married expats returning to UK See in context

chibachick, edmund, wipeout, zichi, et al... you seem to know what you're talking about. Do you know any websites, organisations, advice phone lines etc where you can get information/advice on specific individual scenarios?

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