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Posted in: Bars brace for Rugby World Cup surge in beer drinking See in context

International Rules my friends. The drinking rule game of rugby fans. It gets you hammered.

The basic rules are switching the hand you hold your pint in every 15 minutes (there must be an official timekeeper), and never ever saying the word 'drink' (you have to use 'imbibe' instead), sticking your pinky finger out when imbibing etc, etc. Penalties are in the form of downing whatever is decided.

I have never been so drunk than when on International Rules.

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Posted in: American man married to same-sex Japanese partner sues gov't for long-term visa See in context

I'm all for acceptance and modernisms but since when was it considered 'normal' for a man to get married to another man? Since when was it considered normal for two men to raise a child?

If there are gay relationships then good luck to them and they receive no abuse or threat from me. But don't force it on the rest of the population to pretend it is normal.

Liberalism has taken it too far. In my opinion no child receives a normal upbringing with two fathers. But that's my opinion.

This guy's longterm visa application failed because of his bankrupt business history.

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Posted in: Boks call on referee for equal treatment against All Blacks See in context

Compared with most sports Rugby refs seem to get their yellow and red cards correct. The only issue in Rugby is that it is easy for a referees 'style' to favour one team over another (quick release timing, offsides, scrum etc)

I would like to see a new rule where captains cannot constantly chat away at a referee all game long obviously trying to influence. Note Alun Wynn Jones.

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Posted in: ANA to utilize new self-service baggage drop at Narita airport See in context

Used these at Taoyuan yesterday and they were superb. They save a whole load of unnecessary queuing after online check-in.

Disagree with previous comments. Taoyuan was packed yesterday and all you do is print your boarding pass at the machine, have it checked against your online checkin, then load your suitcase yourself. You can even check that your suitcase is on it's way ok via a large screen.

These are the future. Online checkin and load the suitcase yourself. Airport counter desks should only have a handful of passengers.

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Posted in: Springboks' revival makes them World Cup contenders See in context

Springboks have a great record in RWC and the hot and humid conditions will suit.

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Posted in: S Korea formally asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics See in context

I don't agree with the Rising Sun flag. But the Koreans need to learn to put a lid on it.

The unified Takeshima flag was produced for, and used at, international sporting events prior to Korea's Winter Olympics. So they are in no position to raise this subject.

Like I said, the Japanese should also learn to lose the Rising Sun flag and use the Hinomaru.

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Posted in: S Korea formally asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Heckle, yes the Koreans did eventually ban the flags from inside the events but the flags were pretty prevalent outside. Plus, the Koreans were pretty happy that the flags were created in the first place before they bowed down to pressure. Therefore I find it funny that they are raising this subject so proactively. The pot calling the kettle black.?

gakin - we are not comparing levels here. If the Koreans produced a controversial flag at an Olympics (later dropped), it is quite hypocritical to criticise anothers flags. Its not about the level of war, its a general statement about controversial flags.

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Posted in: S Korea formally asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics See in context

The Koreans really are hypocritical. Remember all those unified flags at their Winter Olympics incorporating Takeshima? The Koreans just won't drop this proxy war.

I do agree that I don't like the use of this flag and it should be removed in modern day Japan. But the Koreans are the last people to complain about controversial flag waving at an Olympics.

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Posted in: TEPCO struggles to restore power after typhoon See in context

TEPCO again?! Remember the clear lack of checks/ disaster plan after Fukushima? And the same in Chiba after the typhoon..??

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Posted in: Britain's Johnson vows to fight on despite Brexit blows See in context

The UK will achieve Brexit next month-no doubt of that

kuri, my money is on Article 50 being withdrawn legally by a majority of cross-party politicians opposed to no deal, including many leading conservatives.

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Posted in: Japan heat will suit our game, says All Blacks scrum-half See in context

The All Blacks will suffer in this heat and humidity. Read the article. Weber contradicts himself.

Weber admits they do not have this humidity in New Zealand and they have arrived from their winter.

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Posted in: Britain's Johnson vows to fight on despite Brexit blows See in context

They are scheming to prevent the will of the people, as simple as that. You had a referendum with a clear result, and they try every trick under the sun to prevent acting on it, including a total surrender to the EU cleptocracy, which is what their latest law is.

Willi, the will of the people was to deliver a Brexit that was sold to the people with a deal. It was never sold to the people as damaging to the UK with a no deal. The 'clear' result you are referring to was 52/48 but that's bye the bye. Brexit was sold and won with economic benefits to the nation. Not on a no deal. Otherwise May could easily have Brexited by now.

Did you watch Corbin admit that he is opposed to a snap election now because the result would be that the remainers lose?

You'd have to be a complete fool to go to an election if the polls are informing you you will lose. In that respect you should give some credit to Corbyn for common sense.

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Posted in: Britain's Johnson vows to fight on despite Brexit blows See in context

One word to describe Boris' political future - TOAST..

I am disgusted by the remainer traitors in the UK parliament.

?? Why does any politician, or voter, have to agree with your opinion? In fact the only 'traitor' is the one who has ignored previous commitments to Brexit with a deal, instead trying to force a Brexit with no deal whatsoever. Boris is the traitor to the electorate because they were offered Brexit with a deal. Boris thought he could do it the easy way and just Brexit without bothering to make some kind of exit deal for the nation. At least May tried her best to do that for the sake of the country.

Understand this - the reason why Boris is also on his way out is because he thought he could be lazy and just exit with no deal with anyone.

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Posted in: Europe's clubs divided over Champions League reform See in context

The German clubs should be running European and even World football. Not an Agenlli of Fiat.

A good example would be Borussia Dortmund where season tickets and ticket prices are capped, and where fans have ownership of the club.

The German clubs are setting a positive example in modern football.

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Posted in: Typhoon leaves 3 dead in Tokyo area: strands 14,000 at Narita See in context

Japanese companies should be held to account for employees leaving at 5am just to get to the office.

Kazumi Kajiwara, 48, said she left her home around 5 a.m. and waited over an hour at Yokohama Station so she could get to work as quickly as possible.

It's not 1945 anymore. This is beyond ridiculous.

Do you want to know there is that mad transport crush mindset in this country? Read above.

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Posted in: Typhoon pummels Kanto region; one reported dead, 40 injured See in context

Surprise surprise yet again only the Asakusa-sen is still not running. And it's 19:00.

How come all the other lines including those that run overground like JR can get their act together?

The Asakusa-sen is guaranteed to stop running even when there is heavy rain.

Until they start running their own dedicated metro timetable this line is forever cursed by inclement weather.

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Posted in: Keikyu Line service resumes 2 days after fatal accident in Yokohama See in context

Asakusa-sen is my line to get to work. It must be the worst line in Tokyo for delays caused by bad weather and rail inspections.

I understand that the Keikyu-sen is a connecting line, but surely, for a serious accident in Kanagawa how can this take out the rest of the service running all the way up to Sumida-ku? And for 2 days?

For all of the plus points of Tokyo metro and train services, they really do not know how to implement emergency schedules when these things happen.

Why on earth could they not run a skeleton service between Gotanda or Shinagawa heading north? Surely the whole service was not positioned south of Kanagawa at the time? Does the whole line grind to a halt?

Do they really not have any bunting side tracks along the line??

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Posted in: Fish illegally caught by yakuza sold at Nagasaki sashimi eatery See in context

Ever wondered who takes a cut of the huge tuna auctions. Fishermen can live for a year from some tuna sales.

Considering the vast amounts of money involved, and the secretive limited traditional industry, yakuza would have been taking their cut for generations.

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Posted in: England's Sancho fears racism will ruin soccer See in context

The disgusting racism at Russian and Italian football matches is mirrored in their respective governments right-wing politics. So it is no coincidence that the rise in racism there is not being dealt with domestically. Fortunately in the UK it has largely been reduced, bar the idiotic social media trolls who hide in secret.

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Posted in: England's Sancho fears racism will ruin soccer See in context

seadog - do I read this right that you are trying to justify racist chanting at football?? Fobbing it off as 'dark skin is just' one of many insults??

So if a right-wing facist goes to a game of football and starts chanting monkey chants at coloured players you excuse it as 'just trying to put them off their game'?

Essentially in the year 2019 you have tried to excuse the inexcusable racism at Italian and Russian football matches and actually complained why racist insults should be banned ahead of other insults.

I'm from a rough city pal. Multicultural city too. The seventies were not a nice time to be coloured or mixed race. This is the 21st century.

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Posted in: 15-year-girl on bike hit, killed by truck; driver arrested See in context

Truck drivers and construction worker van drivers are the biggest liability on the roads in my 16 years in Japan. They never slow down on crossings and always drive at speed. About 16 years ago some construction workers coming out of a side street at speed tried to run me over.

Can't really make a judgement call without more information

So then you continue to pass judgement on a deceased 15 year old girl and despite the truck driver admitting negligence. Shame on you.

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup in Japan not expected to be smoke-free See in context

Only Japan thinks its going out of it's way to ban smoking INSIDE spectator stadiums with tens of thousands of people inside.!

The World Cup organizing committee has decided to ban indoor smoking at the 12 venues in principle

Most civilised nations banned this decades ago. Aren't there fire regulations in Japan that would ban smoking anyway.??

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Posted in: The 12 must-pack items for your visit to Japan for the Rugby World Cup See in context

3Rensho, decent deodorant has always been scarce in Tokyo. 20 years on and I still have to order my Gillette from Amazon from overseas.

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

South Korea needs to kick The US out and finely join up with North. With the amount of natural resources and knowhow they would be an amazing power. Japan would be screwed.

Japan GDP $4.9 trillion.

South Korea GDP $1.5 trillion.

North Korea GDP $40 billion.

I think you typo'd on the sentence Japan would be screwed. Or I guess it's back to maths and economics class for you..

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

One thing is clear. Trump has failed to keep America's two staunchest SE Asian allies in check. Trump has neglected where all previous presidents have prioritised.

Trump and Bolton's global politics of chaos and neglect is now showing the results. China and Russia will firm up this side of the Pacific and you can blame everyone who voted Trump in.

Conspiracy theorists might say that Trump is a Russian plant and Moon is North Korean.

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Posted in: The 12 must-pack items for your visit to Japan for the Rugby World Cup See in context

Vaseline to keep your tattoos smooth-looking in public...

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Posted in: Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have ¥6.35 mil See in context

Now you know why you cannot get a ticket. It is a disgrace. And $12B of public money.

To get a ticket for mens 4 x 100 relay final, with Kiryu-chan anchoring Japan to hopefully win the Gold, will be priceless! 

You will only see the back of Team GB's 4 x 100 vests...

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

The nuking & firebombing of Japan into oblivion isn't an excuse for Japan to ignore its crimes pre-1945. But it's a pretty good reason why they are sick of constant Korean requests for evermore apologies and payments. It's past 74 years for goodness sake.

Irrespective of what posters like Flute think, the Japanese believe they suffered enough at the end of the war and rebuilt modern Japan from scratch. Therefore modern Japan is sick and tired of Koreans not also getting on with modern day life.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

there was a golden opportunity to put the whole matter of colonisation and WW2 to bed at the very end of the Heisai period. Japan lost the chance.

? You mean this April right? Are you using the Japanese year to imply as if Japan had an opportunity at diplomacy decades ago? Why not just say this April instead of the end of the Heisei period?

It was dealt with. And before the "end of the Heisei period".

I also live here and I also fume at Japan's failure to deal with the Yasukuni war criminals enshrined amongst normal casualties (they should be taken out or a new shrine for the normal casualties), and failure to eradicate memories of Hirohito. But let's be clear, WWII ended 74 years ago and Japan got smashed into oblivion. Apologies and payments have already been made.

By seizing the assets of Japanese corporations in 2019 relating to 74 years ago South Koreans must be crazy to think there would not be repercussions by Japan. What else did they expect?

To constantly refuses to actually take responsibility for its rape of Korea (not just lip service apologies andoney, but actual contrition) is tantamount to Japan setting itself on fire in protests.

Japan was nuked (twice) and firebombed into wasteland. They lost. And you want apologies too.?

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Posted in: Paralympics chief says Tokyo hotels 'biggest concern' See in context

The Paralympics should not be awarded unless a plan is shown to prove hotel bed accessibility. Obviously it wasn't. Or they lied.

The majority of tickets should be sold to those with disabilities who want to attend. If the majority of spectators are able-bodied it kind of becomes a show. Right?

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