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Posted in: Public to name new station on Tokyo's Yamanote line See in context

Shibaura, Takanawa, or Higashi Sengakuji

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Posted in: Apple Pay launches in China See in context

Japan's use of Japanese credit cards is quite different than that of other countries, where the consumer determines the number of payments at the time of the transaction. This adds and extra 'step' in a what's supposed to be a one-step simple wave action while your finger is on the home button. By the time you tell the clerk how many months to finance the purchase, you can already reach for the wallet and pull out your credit card and hand it over or insert it for the chip/pin process. Of course this process doesn't apply for non-Japanese credit cards. Good on China to have theirs implemented at the country level.

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Posted in: Sony showcases phone with ultra-HD video recording See in context

I wonder what the file sizes would be for 5 minutes of video...

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Posted in: Chinese boy, 6, has eyes gouged out in gruesome attack See in context

My initial thoughts regarding modus operandi, perhaps this female perpetrator may have done this before. Very disturbing.

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Posted in: Packed pool See in context

The Toshimaen pool yesterday wasn't as bad as this... Where's the water?

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Posted in: Sony, Sharp warn of massive losses See in context

TV division? Could this also indicate that the investment in 3D TVs failed miserably?

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Posted in: Woman loses two fingers in station escalator accident in Kawasaki See in context

Itaso! I can't imagine the blood curdling scream she must have made. Poor woman.

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

above should read, "..rather than being spoon-fed..."

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

I'd like to see if there's a correlation between this phenomena and the phenomena related to the demographic of the shrinking young population, specifically since I think this is really a 'cho-nan' mentality. It's those 2nd, 3rd, etc boys that grow up to find and establish themselves (whether domestic or overseas) rather being spoon-fed as the 'cho-nan'.

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Posted in: Taco Bell founder dead at 86 See in context

RIP Mr Bell. I got a chance to meet him a few times to chat as he was a customer at a Rancho Santa Fe bank I was working in back in the early 90s. Thanks for the fast food alternative to burgers.

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Posted in: What behavior or habits by passengers on planes bother you the most? See in context

Those with bags slung over one shoulder walking sideways banging people sitting in the aisle. Those with colds sniffling, sneezing and coughing sitting next to you on a long haul flight. Next time, I should bring masks to offer them. Those that use the front person's chair to balance on their way in and out of their seat. Those that have nervous habits like shaking their legs, tapping their feet throughout the flight. Kids playing with the tray.

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Posted in: Internet set for change with non-English addresses See in context

above should be read, "(except for clicking a link)"

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Posted in: Internet set for change with non-English addresses See in context

I can't imagine having to type a url (except a link) on a keyboard, pecking away trying to find the right keystrokes for things like 白滝 or وعسفشبش or ФИСВУАПРШОЛД. haha

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Posted in: Serial groper caught in the act on Yokohama train See in context

Should read, "I would be surprised if he ever did that again."

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Posted in: Serial groper caught in the act on Yokohama train See in context

I remember a classmate of mine from Sophia University, a Japanese American woman, told me that she was also groped in a not-so-crowded train. She said she turned around and whacked him hard and confronted him in English, in front of everyone. I wouldn't be surprised if he ever did that again.

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Posted in: A dog's life See in context

Looks like Muffet from the old Battlestar Galactica :)

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