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Posted in: Train etiquette: Top 10 inconsiderate behaviors that tick Japanese train commuters off the most See in context

Inappropriate seating behaviour

I hope that includes those who run in front of others to get that empty seat. Especially the priority seats. Basically, if you can run for it, YOU DON'T NEED IT!!!!!

Another one that drives me nuts is people giving up their seats for, and parents allowing their 6 year olds to have the priority seats!

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Posted in: 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by U.S. border agents See in context

Regardless of my and your opinions on the wall, Trump, and US immigration, I find it unfair to post these unfortunate stories for the public to read. These kids walked thousands of kilometres for several weeks to get to the US. Some survived, many died along the way. These two happened to die upon arrival. It doesn't indicate human rights abuse or poor treatment. This is just knit picking by reporters to make Trump look bad.

Just for the record, I'm not a wall supporter

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Posted in: A flavorful, flourless chocolate cake without all the fuss See in context

Sounds delicious! Unlike Luddite, I'm a huge chocolate lover and flourless chocolate cake is a hit with me! I'm one of those people who does not "balance out" chocolate flavours with vanilla ice cream or berry sauce. Give it all to me in dark chocolate please! And never light brown colour!

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Posted in: Burnout, stress lead more companies around the world to try a four-day work week See in context

Coming soon to a workplace near you in Japan........

Like, in a million years!

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Posted in: JAL says pilot evaded breath tests over 100 times since last year See in context

What a clever solution. Take the test when you're sober, evade the test when you're drunk.

If they have records indicating he evaded the test 110 times, why didn't they know about it before?JAL should face consequences too, for allowing pilots to endanger the lives of hundreds of people, 110 times!

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Posted in: New Japanese KitKat features premium Tokyo Banana flavour…with crushed crepes See in context

Ummmm, everything except the super-complicated-over-defining-long-name sounds good

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Posted in: Japan to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots See in context


I don't think you are correct. Often people don't see that kind of reporting as "part of heir job description"...

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Posted in: Customer berates convenience store staff after misunderstanding about cigarettes See in context

Im glad his face became public property.

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Posted in: Sapporo blast occurred after 120 spray cans were emptied See in context

The office had kept unused cans because there were some cases in which it did not carry out the odor removal service for properties despite customers having paid for it

Another company, another scam, another incredibly dumb action. And what a waste! A toxic one at that!

I hope you learned a lesson about how to save money!

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Posted in: JR East encouraging commuters to stop walking on escalators See in context

30 percent more people will be able to use escalators if people line up on both sides

Does NOT compensate for the lost time spent standing instead of walking. Besides, it will increase the number of people using the stairs by a lot. The stairs are already overloaded!

This will not take in Tokyo where life is a rush and there are big consequences for being late!

Imagine patiently standing on an escalator when your trains leaves in one minute!

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Posted in: New potato chips…for women See in context

@Samit Basu

I agree. But, in fact, many products are already geared towards men or women. Chocolate bars, tooth brushes, you name it. But the beauty of it, is that they should sell to men or women by appeal, and not by calling. Now that they have publicly shamed any man from buying these chips, they lost business.

Articles lime these don't always a do a favour for the business

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Posted in: Policeman leaves pistol in Osaka convenience store toilet See in context

.... oh, sorry, i just realized it says "in his 20s"

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Posted in: Policeman leaves pistol in Osaka convenience store toilet See in context

We will try to prevent such incidents by handling our equipment more carefully

Whatever you say, mr. Fujii. But it's not that easy. Maybe 20 is a bit young to be a gun-carrying police officer. Decision making and sense of responsibility is not very developed yet

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Posted in: What do you think are the best foods you can find in Kyoto? See in context

Soft Yatsuhashi!

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Posted in: Police confirm more than 40 victims of U.S. serial killer -- so far See in context

Pedro Lopez Monsalve. 310 murders of children. Freed.

Someone, please explain how that happens!!!!!!!

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Posted in: What are some suggestions to avoid overeating or getting too drunk during the Christmas-New Year party season? See in context

Why do that? Instead, enjoy it all, and if you feel guilty, exercise and diet before and after the fact. Don't ruin your holidays. And if you plan on being out, book yourself a capsule hotel or net cafe room if you have the habit of losing your last train

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel to trial newly-developed wooden straws, ban plastic See in context


I wish i could give you 100 thumbs up!

Yes, straws are an issue, but you'd save WAY MORE plastic by regulating packaging

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel to trial newly-developed wooden straws, ban plastic See in context

Except for smoothie/shake type drinks, just ban straws altogether and call it a day already. Why such a big project?!

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Posted in: Exploitation, overwork a scourge in seedy world of 'chika idols' See in context

So.... it IS possible to sell yourself in japan!

...but don't break that almighty antitrust contract!

But because of the contracts, many believe they do not have the right to protection,"

In fact, isn't it obvious they don't have the right to protection? Yukue proved it in trying to fight for her daughter

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Posted in: New Walkman from Sony See in context

Touch screen is horrendously overrated

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Posted in: Fructose link to diabetes may be different for sodas than fruit See in context

Sounds logical-natural vs artificial. No matter what it is, natural is better

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Posted in: Woman found guilty of making daughter steal toy cars See in context

@Jonathan Prin

How could you make that assumption. We have no idea. She could be (very) rich and greedy or maybe just got a thrill over it

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Posted in: 'Call of nature' spurs assemblyman into driving at 169 kph See in context

It's a classic lie and hard to believe, but if it's true, I feel for this guy. I stopped in a very iffy no stopping zone once and ran into a roadside McDonald's once to answer a call of nature. I was sure to not find my idling car when I came back but got really lucky!

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Posted in: What, for you, are some of Kyoto's hidden attractions that tourists don't know about? For example, neighborhoods, events or experiences? See in context

Please keep them secret. When you need to make this public, it means there is nothing left!

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Posted in: Sign of the times See in context

Poop and scoop, ok. But you can't ask dogs not to pee in the streets. They're not people!

Love the sign though. These kind of translations keep me so entertained!

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Posted in: Mother gets 2 years in prison for abusing 8-month-old daughter who suffered frostbite See in context

judge said the defendant put her daughter’s life at risk

Obviously, mom doesn't care

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Posted in: 69 foreign technical interns died in Japan between 2015 and 2017: Justice Ministry See in context

The placement of thumbs up and thumbs down to the comments above are appalling. The number of deaths is JUST within 2 years!

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said (...) I understand the Justice Ministry will investigate it."

As the Prime Minister, shouldn't he ensure they will investigate it?!?

...with the aim of transferring skills to developing countries

I hope they transfer the great knowledge they gained about treatment of employees here

With Japan moving to more broadly accept foreign workers

Please don't


So these foreign interns have a lower death rate than native Japanese and far higher wages and technical opportunities than in their home countries, and they're complaining?

What, people should expect slavery and/or death, just because they are getting an opportunity others' might not have? Hasn't anything good ever happened to you?

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Posted in: Japan to bar Huawei, ZTE from gov't contracts, sources say See in context

I find it odd that no one has banned Chinese made technologies altogether

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Posted in: New 'barefaced' potato chips hit Japanese shelves, boast zero salt and customizing potential See in context

 but you’ll want to snap them up quickly before they’re all gone.

I doubt it! The market probably won't be that big for it. Those who wanted less salt will find themselves changing their minds when they get no salt. Otherwise this is great to take home, and as suggested, use your own seasonings, but that's also a small market.

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Posted in: China's plastic waste import ban pushes rich nations to rethink trash options See in context

Why does China need to explain itself!!!! That's outrageous! Can't we be mature, congratulate them and thank them for pressuring us to do something about our plastic problem?

China was criticized at a meeting of the World Trade Organization in October for its abrupt policy shift, which many Western countries believe is detrimental to the global environment.

Along with the European Union, South Korea, Canada and Australia, Washington voiced concerns that China has not given a sufficient explanation for its policy change.

I'm ashamed to be part of this section of the world

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