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Posted in: Normal behavior in Japan, taboo abroad See in context

I remember sitting in a sushi spot in Tokyo and this guy took his phone out and started recording me. Not photographed, recording video. I was thrown way off.

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Posted in: Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan's appetite See in context

A shame, something must be done to protect these fish. I really wish there was an international group that focused on preservation and sustainability. Overfishing bluefin? Fines and penalties!

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Posted in: Miss Hooters Japan 2013 - vote now See in context

Ayaka I. wins my vote. Wow!

I cannot believe this story has people arguing. Lighten up folks!

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Posted in: Japan cast as villain in global currency war drama See in context

If the currency is back up to levels like this permanently, I'd like to see more Made in Japan products. These days most of the stuff I see from them is made in China, Korea, or Mexico and quality has taken a toll.

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Posted in: Can smart machines do your job? See in context

We are in for an interesting 2015-2020. Lot of tech in infant stages now will change life as we know it. Funny how we're in 2013 though, and it was thought years ago that life would look like the Jetsons now. Not even close.

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Posted in: Ex-AKB48 singer Maeda appointed ambassador for Tokyo Int'l Film Festival See in context

I get so tired of that photo of her crying, plastered all around Tokyo. This ambassador job is "well deserved".

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Posted in: Ichiro, Kuroda combine to lift Yankees over Red Sox See in context

Ichiro-san! TWO homers?! Sugoi

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Posted in: Death toll from March 11 disaster stands at 15,868 See in context

So many folks, cannot imagine.

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Posted in: See Tokyo in Lego See in context

That is really, really cool.

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Posted in: Customer service in Japan vs Europe See in context

Funny, many times my waitress will leave while I'm still eating and disappear, that never happens in the West unless they tell you beforehand...

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Posted in: TEPCO to release video conference footage of disaster aftermath See in context

Bad deal. This is awful, how is this 'editing' allowed?

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Posted in: Hideki Matsui cut by Tampa Bay Rays See in context

Crazy how old 38 is in the sports world, and young everywhere else. Too bad for Hideki-san.

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Posted in: U.S. man with huge penis stopped at airport See in context

Yikes. I thought this was going to be a joke article.

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Posted in: Mariners trade Ichiro to Yankees See in context

As a Mariners fan, I am devastated, but as a fan of Ichiro, I'm glad he gets to play for a ring.

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Posted in: Japan's April trade deficit grows to Y520.3 bil See in context

Nice, my car is pictured. It's hard to find Made in Japan cars anymore, everything is being manufactured offshore. But the trade deficit proves Japan is in quicksand.

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Posted in: Japan faces 'extinction' in 1,000 years, researchers say See in context

At some point the government will have to REALLY provide a 'rebate' for having kids. That and this guy fails to realize Androids and robots will be part of society by then.

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Posted in: Fukushima cucumbers relabeled and sold in Tokyo See in context

A slap on the wrist. This is scary man, how much tainted food will we be eating in the next few years?

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Posted in: Japan 'no longer a rich country' by 2050: think tank See in context

Disappointing. I think I remember, maybe 10 years ago, being a teen and watching NHK about the declining birthrate. It's like a rollercoaster that never stops the downhill surge. What can be done about that? Encouraging birth with stimulus or cheaper daycare is a start, but seems like a tall order to get it back up without immigration big-time.

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Posted in: 68 people suffer food poisoning at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo See in context

Yikes. I've stayed at this hotel twice, that is disappointing that this problem has happened more than once.

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Posted in: Karasia See in context

Wow... stunning.

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Posted in: TEPCO says Fukushima No. 2 reactor water level only 60 cms from bottom See in context

Why did this have to happen... Such a nightmare.

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Posted in: Auto parts executive pleads guilty to price fixing in U.S. See in context

What a shame. So much corruption and greed in the parts industry, from the suppliers to the distributors (dealers) to the small shops.

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Posted in: Iwakuma shaky in Mariners' 9-3 loss to Yomiuri See in context

My poor Mariners. Can't win at all.

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Posted in: Emperor undergoes procedure to remove fluid from his chest See in context

People talk about the man like he's 95 years old. He's only 78.

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Posted in: Uniqlo opens mega-store in Ginza, with 100 foreign staff See in context

Hilarious, I was just in the NY "flagship" and he was boasting about how it's the largest one in the world. I asked him how that's true, he turned off his microphone and said a Japanese flagship would trump it soon. Guess he wasn't lying.

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Posted in: Small tsunami observed after M6.8 quake off Hokkaido See in context

Hope everyone is okay. Will this fault chill out or what...

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Posted in: 50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city See in context

Fun list. Some real grouches in here. I love Tokyo, one of the top 3 cities for sure.

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Posted in: Property tycoon Minoru Mori dies at 77 See in context

I also had no idea that there were two Mori sons, the other brother is wealthier.

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Posted in: Property tycoon Minoru Mori dies at 77 See in context

Sad, 77 is too young. Anyone who has been to Japan should be familiar with Mori-san.

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Posted in: Streep talk See in context

The greatest-film-critic-ever and pulitzer-prize winning Roger Ebert stated of this film, "You have to be very talented to work with Meryl Streep. It also helps to know how to use her. "The Iron Lady" fails in both of these categories." He did however praise her performance...

Letting critics decide movies for you?

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