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Posted in: New 'Star Wars' film titled 'The Rise of Skywalker' See in context

Enough Star Wars, enough Avengers !

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Posted in: Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper publisher See in context


according to Ch.7 news, the amount could be anywhere from a few million $$ to over $20 million

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Posted in: S Korean media criticize use of industrialist's image on new Japanese banknote See in context

Korea criticizing Japan.

And in other news - water is wet

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Posted in: 9 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists found guilty over 2014 protests See in context

Not much incentive for Taiwan to follow HK’s lead is there (one country, two systems)

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Posted in: JR East replace title of 'train conductor' with just 'crew' See in context

Aren’t McDonalds staff known as ‘crew’ also ?

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Posted in: Japan to redesign banknotes in 2024 See in context

Please get rid of the ¥1 coins - nothing worse than a purse or pocket full of these.

australia got rid of the 1c & 2c coins years ago - best decision ever.

when the consumer tax increases to 10% would be the perfect time

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Posted in: After taking on Fox studio, Disney looks to next chapter See in context

Great variety of movies to look forward to - remakes & trilogies.

very original

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Posted in: Security cameras installed on street lights along Tokyo’s Omotesando-dori due to spike in pick-pocketing See in context

I may be naive or a bit slow, but Could someone please explain the camera voyeurism part ?

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

Throw in a middle name, & filling in an official document becomes a joke

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Posted in: Super Rugby team Crusaders open to discuss name change following NZ mosque shooting See in context

Another case of PC gone mad.

the world has again become too sensitive - where does it end ?

Let’s insist on all teams whose mascots are panthers or tigers changing their names because they were the names of German tanks.

& What about those teams whose nickname is the Reds, because that’s associated with Communism.

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Posted in: Australian senator faces censure for anti-immigration stance See in context

@smithinjapan - it’s only the adults who start screaming religion. Most children just see Santa & the Easter bunny = fun !

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Posted in: Australian senator faces censure for anti-immigration stance See in context

Muslim immigration is fine as long as they are willing to adapt to Australia’s Culture & way of life.

The problem is, most aren’t. Most muslims want Australia to change for them, & the PC do-gooders allow it.

Thus we now have schools & areas where Christmas & Easter pageants are forbidden, & Muslim students are allowed to leave the room rather than sing the national anthem.

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Posted in: Harry Potter actor apologizes for wearing shirt critics say glorifies Japan’s WWII aggression See in context

People these days are way too sensitive.

you can’t say this, you can’t do that - you might hurt someone’s feelings.

harden up & get a life !

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Posted in: Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of See in context

Facebook & other similar social media outlets are going to be the downfall of our society. Ban them all !

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Posted in: 4 teenage boys arrested for assaulting high school student on posted video See in context

Social media is going to be the downfall of our society

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Posted in: Johnny Depp sues ex-wife for $50 million in defamation suit See in context

He should thank her for being dropped from his role as Jack Sparrow

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Posted in: Nescafe to open permanent sleep cafe in Tokyo, blending catnaps with caffeine See in context

A bit oxymoronic isn’t it

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Posted in: Australias set team pursuit world record See in context

Great to see Aussie cycling making a comeback

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Posted in: Offer to invest $25 billion in new FIFA Club World Cup 'discarded' See in context

No thanks ! It’s boring & predictable

gone are the days when South American teams had a chance of winning.

These days they can’t even make the final.

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Posted in: Waratahs edge Sunwolves 31-30 in Super Rugby See in context

The Japanese rugby regulations stipulate that if you can pass the following criteria, you are eligible to play for the Japanese national team ;

eat 20 plates of sushi at Hamazushi,

drink 5 tall cans of Kirin lager followed by 3 x one-cup sake,

actually win money at pachinko

sing 4 SMAP songs at karaoke

name any 12 of the AKB48 members

Welcome to the CherryBlossoms !!

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka loses 2nd round match in Dubai See in context

No real surprise here.

Players don’t fire their coach after they help you win two grand slams & you attain number one ranking in the world. This was all achieved within a year of being hired too.

There’s more to this story than she is letting on.

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Posted in: 106 foreigners disappeared in Japan last year after arriving on cruise ships See in context

Let’s not throw all foreigners in the same boat. Most of those that did jump ship were asians (most probably Chinese)

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Posted in: Yu Darvish felt pressure after big contract with Cubs See in context

6 yrs $125M for a 32 yr old - Darvish must have a great agent

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Posted in: 'Invasion Day' protests draw thousands on Australia's national day See in context

This is not a celebration of an invasion of the land, it’s a celebration of individual states coming together to form a country.

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Posted in: Crushing workload at schools is causing more Japanese teachers to suffer chronic depression See in context

agree 100% with the bukkatsu comment.

making teachers & students do an activity neither really want to do, is a lose-lose situation. At least scale it back from its current twice a day, six days a week.

giving both teachers & students more free time to relax would certainly make the schools a lot happier place to be

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup organizers focus on filling stadiums See in context

A kiwi friend tried 12 times & got nothing .

Don’t know who is getting all the tickets, but let’s hope we aren’t seeing 1000’s of empty seats like we did at the 2002 World Cup

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa says 'free cash' tweet most shared of all time See in context

This guy is doing his best to get his face in the media to become well-known - from traveling to space to giving away money.

To me, he seems like an egotistical billionaire, for whom fortune is not enough, he now craves fame.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

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Posted in: Honda sparkles as Victory light up A-League See in context

I’m sure he’ll be celebrating with a few Crown Lagers at the Crown casino

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Posted in: Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan See in context

This guys is going all out to get his 15 mins of fame.

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