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Posted in: Falling in love with Japan again on Toyama’s cycle routes See in context

Hey! Great article. As a resident of Toyama since 1993, I completely concur. Daily life as a resident brings a different point of view, so it was refreshing to get a tourist's perspective. There's a lot more here to enjoy, so I hope you can return someday.

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Posted in: Lawson convenience stores continue to hand people their coffee, even though no one wants them to See in context

Wow, I can't believe this is an issue. I love when they hand me the cup of coffee! It's a small gesture, but it is a nice one. Oh well. I hope they continue with it.

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

Great article, Melodie! Thanks for writing this. It's going to help a lot of people.

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Posted in: Swimming star Hagino targets 'hero' Phelps in Rio See in context

Good luck to Hagino- he's a great swimmer that is mentally and physically strong. I hope he wins. In Tokyo, he'll face a lot of competition. My bet is on Yuichiro Nakata, a young 14 year old lad in Toyama Prefecture. My wife is a swim coach here, and he is the same age as my son. He just won the Junior Olympics in the 200 IM, and he is smashing records here. This kid is a Mozart in the pool, and I look forward to his rise. Like Hagino, he has a fantastic attitude and spirit. You heard it here first! Nakata mania in 2020... :-)

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Posted in: Peace prayer See in context

Looks like a monk from the esteemed Nipponzon Myhoji order. They have been active in peace movements around the world for decades. The kanji on the drum reads Na Mu Myo Ho Renge Kyo, a prayer for peace.

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Posted in: Innovation helps Japan's tsunami-hit farmers bounce back See in context

Hey! Thanks for this story! It has made my day. Just goes to show how important community bonds are. Working together, people can really heal and renew their lives. Here is a link to a video on YouTube about the business featured in this article. It's a great story! Please share this with you networks. People need to see that folks in the area are actually thriving.


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Posted in: Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Padawan learners See in context

Move along, there's nothing to see here. This is not the dictionary you're looking for...

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Posted in: Mao Asada wins world championship title See in context

It seems like she has figured out how to perform at her best in the clutch. Good for her! May we all learn how to perform at our best in whatever we do.

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Posted in: Takeuchi wins women's snowboard parallel giant slalom silver See in context

Great job! I was so happy to hear of her medal winning performance. It took some of the sting out of the disappointing figure skating result. It was also kind of funny to see how the Japanese mass-media machine, which had been primed to cover the figure skating, do a sudden pivot to cover this event.

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Posted in: Triple axel backfires for Asada See in context

She must be in a terrible place now, mentally. I hope she learns from this and goes out strong. Now with the chances of a medal gone, she can feel freer and lighter and skate to her full potential.

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Posted in: Casio's EXILIM digital camera captures 9 images in high-speed burst at different settings See in context

I just got an Exilim camera, the EX-700. It's absolutely fabulous. I think this one looks to be even better. Maybe next time...

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Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating See in context

Wow, this is really terrible. Who cares if she had a relationship? I was not into this whole AKB thing because of its superficiality, but now it seems like a wacked-out cult. Yuck. I hope the poor lady recovers her mental health and esteem and moves on from this horrible group.

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Posted in: Massage cushion See in context

No, it's not a joke. Japan seems to excel in these sorts of convenient products. I know my wife would LOVE one of these, but the external link doesn't work! Could the person who posted this article please check it? I would like to find out more about this product.

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