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Posted in: Taylor-mania hits Tokyo as Swift resumes tour before Super Bowl See in context

Why on earth is this top news? Numerous artists have not only sold out Tokyo Dome but done multi-city tours of Japan as well, and then gone on to do tours of Asia.

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Posted in: TEPCO further delays removal of melted fuel debris from Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

I'd rather that they take their time and do it right.

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Posted in: Supreme Court urged to rule Trump is ineligible to be president again because of Jan 6 riot See in context

Trump is the only person who will stop migration and sort out the Middle East.

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Posted in: Overall, is a weak yen good for Japan’s economy? See in context

@kohakuebisu

Indian style vegetarian food is available in Japan thanks to historic Indian influences.

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Posted in: Indonesian man dies while in police custody in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

@AntiqueSaving All the Chinese and Koreans here usually use public transport and they work in a wide spectrum of jobs (and both are very materialistic cultures). A lot of the Indians I know work in high paying jobs such as IT or medicine but still use public transport. The vast majority of Tokyoites use public transport so why would foreigners be any different?

I don't know any Arabs or Persians but I will accept your word, and the only Africans that I know are the ones that approach you on the street to sell you something and I doubt they drive.

I guess it is a Tokyo thing to not drive a car.

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Posted in: Asian shares mostly fall despite solid signs of U.S. growth See in context

@theFu

I notice that everything related to the US is driven by political bias. Nothing is believable or trustable anymore there.

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

@EvilBuddha

The "obession" you are talking about is a result of th misinformation, almost rampant, and the lobby that defends and supports Muslims. There's nothing else quite like the Muslim lobby.

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Posted in: Indonesian man dies while in police custody in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

And generally my presumption is that most foreigners would not go to the hassle of getting a Japanese license and/or are too low income and/or live in an urban area.

The foreigners who do tend to have cars tend to be more established in Japan probably

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Posted in: Indonesian man dies while in police custody in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

I presume you lot must live outside Tokyo. I'm talking about driving in the Greater Tokyo Area. The Indonesian was living in Tochigi, a suburb on the northern edge of Saitama, which means it is part of Tokyo world but still far enough that a car might be required.

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

@EvilBuddha Yes. But eating meat once a week or once a month makes you vegetarian in the eyes of India. Even the article discusses this point.

And anyway the actual point of the argument is that meat dishes are more likely Muslim Indian. The concept of Muslim Indian cuisine is famous and widely documented. This is factual and a non-argument.

If you're going to argue about the ethnic similarities between Muslims and Non-Muslim Indians then you're going to have a hard time. You could write an encyclopedia about the ethnic differences that Muslim communities have.

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Posted in: Foreign-born Miss Japan sparks debate on what it means to be Japanese See in context

I notice something a lot with Asian Americans in that they tend to think that looking East Asian means you should be automatically Japanese. But in Japan they treat people more akin to a nationality so you get Caucasians and Indians who are considered more Japanese than East Asians

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

@EvilBuddha You obviously read too much NYT and BBC. The problem lies with the wording of the question, because the western concept of vegetarianism is more strict that the Indian concept. Indian idea asks you to prefer vegetarian food as much as possible.

So if you actually ask the right questions:

https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2021/07/08/eight-in-ten-indians-limit-meat-in-their-diets-and-four-in-ten-consider-themselves-vegetarian/

The majority Hindus are vegetarian. I am also a vegetarian but I will eat meat if nothing else is available.

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Posted in: Indonesian man dies while in police custody in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

I've never met a foreigner who drives. I've met some western university professors who were very old and also do not drive. I understand if you live in Nagoya or a rural place that you want a car, but not in a place as dense as Tokyo.

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

@EvilBuddha For goodness sake stop arguing against established facts.

That's because fish isn't considered meat by some Indians. It's also true in most coastal areas of South India, and islands such as Sri Lanka and the Maldives, that fish is a staple of the diet. Hinduism always says that meat is okay if no alternative is available (as does Buddhism).

The vast majority of Hindus are vegetarian and especially so in history when most of Indian cuisine was developed. Any meat dishes are highly likely to be Muslim. It's a fact of South Asian cuisine.

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

@Wallace

A lot of the dishes in the western world are actually by Pakistanis (a fusion of both Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines), or Bangladeshis. They tend to contain different spices and much more meat. It might be odd to describe them as Indian.

In East Asia a lot of the Indian dishes are from Nepal and Myanmar, or historically from the South of India through colonialism.

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Posted in: India rolls out red carpet for Macron as France eyes trade deals See in context

The Rama Temple is a sign that India can overthrow colonial Western and Muslims influences and break free from its chains.

Maybe Japan should try doing that and stop caging itself inside the self-defense forces and nuclear weapons free nation.

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Posted in: New Zealand withdraws bill allowing 16-year-olds to vote in local body elections See in context

The voting age should be at the age of twenty as is the norm in Japanese culture. New Zealand should keep up.

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Posted in: Indonesian man dies while in police custody in Tochigi Prefecture See in context

Is it normal to drive in Tochigi prefecture? It's a suburb of Tokyo but really far away. Usually foreigners do not drive in Japan and Tokyoites also do not drive.

I've rarely heard of Indonesians committing crimes, but they also tend to work in very low income industries such as maids or cleaning. Vietnamese and Filipinos tend to be much more harshly tarnished IMO. Chinese can go both ways and Koreans tend to lean positive.

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

So "Butter Chicken" would most likely be a Muslim Indian invention (or recent invention by Non-Muslims).

A curry would most likely be a South Indian or Western/Asian invention.

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Posted in: Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite See in context

If it uses a meat product then it's likely to be a Muslim dish. Most Indian dishes such as (Hindu/Buddhist/Jain...) rarely use meat at least historically. Curry itself is also a South Indian concept.

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Posted in: Thousands protest Australia Day holiday with 'Invasion Day' rallies See in context

Some Australians dislike the day. Some Australians like the day.I

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Posted in: Japan to launch electronic immigration entry stands at Tokyo's Haneda airport See in context

South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the United States

If you throw in the Phillipines you've basically got the America-sphere in Asia.

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Posted in: Red Sea crisis pressures China's exporters as shipping delays, costs mount See in context

China is fueling the crisis by supporting actors along its borders such as the Taliban and Pakistan who support terrorists who support the wars in the wider Middle East so its hardly the person going to stop it.

Either way India will be a victor from this conflict. Its's perfect geopolitics for India.

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Posted in: Heavy snow strands scores of vehicles on a main expressway in central Japan See in context

@Gillislow

If you go to Hokuriku or Tohoku the snow is the norm not the exception. You won't get anything done in the winter with your attitude.

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Posted in: Taiwan president-elect says he hopes for continued firm U.S. support See in context

@Cards Only westerners and Arabs do imperialism.

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Posted in: Noto locals pin hopes on return of tourists to hasten quake recovery See in context

I dislike the attitude that there needs to be a hurried rush to restart the economy and get non-governmental money inbound. The most important issue should be rebuilding and recovering their health/family. They should think about tourism and the economy once they have rested and recovered.

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Posted in: I’ve had to face barriers that often prevent me from being accepted as Japanese, so I am filled with gratitude to be recognized at this competition as a Japanese person. See in context

Cue the thousands of non-Japanese citizen Far East Asians who complain that not being considered Japanese for having an Far East Asian face shape is "racist"

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Posted in: What do you think of dating apps? See in context

They are useful for helping find a niche, but they remove the real life experience.

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Posted in: Colonial statues vandalised ahead of contentious Australia Day holiday See in context

It's probably the same people who support Palestine and want to accept millions of Middle Eastern refugees. I'm surprised they haven't stormed the Australian Open yet.

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