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Posted in: Japan's declining attractiveness from the perspective of foreign talent is starting to become reality. Companies must improve salaries and other benefits. See in context

" In 2019, Japan ranked dead last out of 196 countries in inbound foreign investment - behind even North Korea!"

Source please.

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Posted in: 30-year-old man arrested for shoplifting snacks from convenience store See in context

Geez, must be a slow news day.

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Posted in: Ohtani hits 29th HR, sets Angels record with 14 in month, in 9-7 loss to White Sox See in context


No need to be so pedantic. You can say someone is 'carrying the team' if they are generating most/ a lot of the offense. They don't necessarily have to win.

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Posted in: In unusual step, U2 reinterprets 40 of its best-known songs See in context

Why? Oh right, money grab.

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Posted in: Hot walk See in context

Looks quite pleasant actually, on a cold day.

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Posted in: Nissan, Renault near rebalancing of alliance See in context

Nissan is dead to me.

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Posted in: Venus Williams, Osaka exit Cincinnati in first round See in context

Time for the waterworks

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Posted in: Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck announce new joint album, '18' See in context

No thanks. Depp may be a nice guy but for some reason he thinks he's a great musician---nope.

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Posted in: Police renew appeal for help over murder of 'gyoza king,' shot dead in Kyoto in 2013 See in context

I love Gyoza no Osho. Thank you, sir!

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Posted in: Bryan Adams unveils Pirelli calendar from COVID quarantine See in context

@starpunk: Don't forget Neilage.

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Posted in: Shinjuku: The humble beginnings of Tokyo’s most dynamic sub-city See in context

Yes indeed. More like this please!

Edward Seidensticker has a great book with lots of stories like this.

Tokyo: from Edo to Showa

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Posted in: Ohtani pitches 6 innings, doubles in Angels' 6-3 win over Jays See in context


Could you be any more of a downer? Sometimes people need something pleasurable to take their minds off their situations for a while.

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Posted in: FamilyMart repackages popular rice balls reducing 70 tons of plastic waste per year See in context

As long as they can keep the nori dry!

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Posted in: Drummer Charlie Watts likely to miss Rolling Stones' tour See in context

Love the Stones but time to call it a day. No Charlie, no Stones.

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Posted in: Actor withdrew from Olympic ceremony over comedic depiction of blind man in 1985 See in context

"getting" ridiculous? We've long passed that stage, my friend.

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Posted in: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at age 72 See in context

RIP the great Dusty Hill.

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Posted in: What’s the top country people want to visit after the pandemic? Japan, survey says See in context

A survey put out by a couple Japanese entities showed that Japan was the top destination...shock of all shocks! And almost half the people surveyed chose Japan? Who would have thought?! Wonder how much of your tax dollars they doled out for each response? Joke.

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Posted in: Slow motion recovery: Cautious Hollywood edges back to work See in context

The picture is where they shot the cover of Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 237 new cases of coronavirus See in context

Not too bad for a metropolis of 30 million.

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Posted in: 1 in 4 commute by bicycle to avoid crowds during pandemic: survey See in context

Good nickname too, lol

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Posted in: 1 in 4 commute by bicycle to avoid crowds during pandemic: survey See in context

@ TokyoJoe

"I cycled for over a year before COVID (now telework). It was one of the best decisions I made."

yeah, good call.

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Posted in: With new name and album, The Chicks' voices ring loud again See in context


Only in these times is "The Chicks" considered an improvement over "Dixie Chicks".

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Posted in: Former Marines pitcher Jackson arrested for possession of cannabis See in context


Weed is not a narcotic.

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Posted in: Shortage of patients for clinical trials hampers Japan's search for COVID-19 treatments See in context

Pretty hard to find people with Covid when you do no testing. If they started mass testings like other countries I'm sure they'd find lots of potential vaccine guinea pigs.

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Posted in: Virus travel bans separate families even as restrictions ease See in context

With all the irrelevant (to the article) China-bashing notwithstanding, does anyone know the current rules for non-Japanese citizens re-entering? I heard somewhere it is now 14-days quarantine for gaijin who live here (or maybe it was have permanent res).

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Posted in: Formerly Mario-themed go-kart rental service opens crowdfunding to save their business See in context

Good riddance to these pests.

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Posted in: Japanese pub aims to clean up with disinfectant spray machine See in context

So you arrive with your drinking partner, who you've been in close contact with since you met at a station, and then are forced to talk to between a plastic barrier. Common sense is going to take a serious beating during this opening up phase, and not just in Japan.

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Posted in: Can clean-up See in context

Yes, I think it is patently obvious he is not some good samaritan collecting cans to clean up the neighbourhood.

@zichi: Is that what they get? Y100 a bag? I've always wondered about that.

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Posted in: Shogo Suzuki: The CEO changing Japanese society’s attitude to ex-inmates See in context

Best article on JT in a long time. All the best to this guy.

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Posted in: Dump truck driver arrested after collision kills motorcyclist See in context

4 times over. Think about that.

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