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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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Posted in: Whitney Houston, Biggie among Rock Hall of Fame inductees See in context

Biggie gets in and Thin Lizzy still not in? Gimme a break. The RRHOF has been a joke for years.

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Posted in: Chicken and couscous dish is a winning weeknight dinner See in context

Chicken breast with bone inside? Spanish chorizo? What's the point of even printing recipes with ingredients that you can't but or are hard to find in Japan??

Moderator: You can find all the ingredients or close substitutes in Japan.

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Posted in: New station on Tokyo Metro line to be called Toranomon Hills See in context

Not really necessary. The distance between Kamiyacho and Kasumigaseki stations on that line is not that great. The clout of the Mori Corp in action.

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Posted in: Japan bidding to make World Cup history, says Nishino See in context

Japan will be destroyed by Belgium. They scraped by 10-man Colombia, had a decent tie against Senegal and were an absolute joke against Poland. Belgium will be the first really tough team they will face. Hard to root for these guys after that last performance.

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Posted in: Kobe gov't official's pay docked for repeatedly taking lunch 3 minutes early See in context

"The official was absent a total of 55 hours over six months, according to the city."

I think there is more to the story. 3 mins a day only adds up to 6 hours in 6 months. I think this dude was calling in sick a lot or something and the city used the 'early lunch' as an excuse to reprimand. They obviously want him gone.

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