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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting high school girl on street See in context

CCTV strikes again.

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Posted in: At least 19 dead, 50 injured by blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester See in context

Makes me so grateful that we haven't seen this kind of madness here in Japan.  Yet.

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Posted in: Marriage on the Rocks See in context

there are plenty of these rocks all over Japan........

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Posted in: With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump heads to Israel See in context

his speech in Saudi was painful.  not sure how anything he says in Israel will move this forward.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 launches mascot design competition See in context

Some version of the sakura.....   Or of an underage athlete........   Or hot springs.......

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Posted in: Full bloom See in context

Nice.  Can be a bit cheesy but I do enjoy Hakone.

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Posted in: Japanese collector pays record $110.5 mil for Basquiat painting at New York auction See in context

Masterpiece?  where does this bloke get the money?

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Posted in: Indonesia arrests Japanese man over reptile smuggling See in context

Is that a snake in your trousers or are you just pleased to see me?

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Posted in: Trump's Japan envoy pick says he's optimistic on trade deal See in context

If we are to believe all the noise around Brexit etc this deal will take at least 9 years to agree.  In the interim how do they trade?  WTO?

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Posted in: Japanese men list 7 traits that would make it impossible for them to date some women See in context


Lucky you then.  sounds like 1 in a million

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Posted in: Car mows down Times Square pedestrians, killing 1, injuring 22 See in context

Been reported he wanted to kill people and then be killed himself.

Cars don't kill people, people do.  Terrible to see how easy it is to inflict such pain and sorrow on random folks.

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Posted in: Nearly 32 million Americans engage in extreme binge-drinking: study See in context

Silly article.  although it is true that in the US people seem to be polarized along these lines also.  either don't/almost never drink or go the whole hog (drugs too).

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Posted in: Japanese men list 7 traits that would make it impossible for them to date some women See in context


If you live in Japan seems to me you are in the wrong country for finding your dream girl.

not sure why smoking would be offputting ion general terms.  for smokers it might be a plus.

otherwise many of these are not just bad traits in a woman but in any person.

another classic from rocketnews.

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Posted in: Japan's economy expands for 5th straight quarter See in context

Honest-nomics working.   Strange to use photo of potato crisps when we know there is a shortage of them .

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Posted in: S Korea says it wants to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis See in context

Just shout across the DMZ.

what is telling is that Korean stock market is at an all time high, bonds and currency strengthening.  folks in SK not a bit worried about the North.  just a frenzy being whipped up by the US and Japan......

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Posted in: Diamond earrings fetch record $57.4-million at Swiss auction See in context

The earrings, named after Greek gods, had respectively been valued at between $38-million and $50-million and $12.5-million and $18-million.

so the sale price was below top estimates?  ridiculous what people will pay for these but reflection of the way in which currencies continue to be devalued.

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Posted in: Kuroda says BOJ can smoothly withdraw stimulus See in context

Hmmmmm.....  and yet they have been "stimulating" the economy for years and anytime there is a hint of tightening currencies and securities markets go nuts.....

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Posted in: Embroiled in controversies, Trump seeks boost on foreign trip See in context

Like he isn't likely to annoy someone on the road as much as he annoys his home crowd.......????

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Posted in: Princess Mako to get engaged See in context

Nice they met in a kisaten.  Very traditional.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' might spawn new HBO shows, says creator See in context

Cashing in.  trend these days for spin offs seems to be growing.

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Posted in: Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots See in context

There are still plenty of unemployed or underemployed people in Japan.  but they don't want to work for these companies because of poor employment practices and no work life balance.  and comp[anise don't want to employ those that do because of restrictive labour laws here.  Hence robots.  Sad, but the same happening in plenty of developed economies.

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Posted in: Fun time See in context

Was a blast.  bit hungover this morning though.

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Posted in: 'Deadwood' actor Powers Booth dies at 68 See in context

Powers Booth?  surely a screen name.

Deadwood was a good show,

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Posted in: GSDF plane disappears from radar in Hokkaido See in context

The Hokkaido Triangle?

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Posted in: France's Macron takes power; vows to heal divisions, restore global status See in context

He is essentially a technocrat from the Hollande government.  My guess is much more of the same coupled with a lot of hot air like his acceptance speech.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes banning entry of gambling addicts to pachinko parlors See in context

almost impossible to enforce.  and a waste of time and money.  plus the parlours themselves have no incentive to cooperate.

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Posted in: Mie University to set up ninja studies center See in context

Useful life skills?  The photo looks like a boy band.

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Posted in: Syrian leader Assad vows to fight on, calling U.N.-led peace talks fruitless See in context

He is right.  If he gives in he and his followers are signing their own death warrants.

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Posted in: Whale of a time See in context

Nice pic.  hopefully they aren't also on the menu.

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Posted in: Australia to drug test unemployed in trial welfare crackdown See in context

All very well but are there jobs for all of the folks on welfare?  Or are they just expected to take what they are given?

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