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Posted in: Rare whale meat barbecue restaurant in Osaka spreads food culture See in context

They should do dog also. and insects.

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Posted in: 82-year-old DJ thrills crowds on Tokyo's club scene See in context

Plays standard Japanese club fare - still, nice to see someone my age doing this......

Rating: 0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Two women in Nagoya report eye pain after man throws liquid at them See in context

I have spilt Fanta on my face and it burned. weird crime though......

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Posted in: Japan's grim population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable See in context

government could financially incentivize people to have kids. it is kind of working in Singapore. not like they don't waste money on all sorts of other useless public spending.

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Abe to visit Moscow April 27-28: Russian official See in context

He could try and broker a peace agreement in Syria. &))))

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Posted in: United CEO pledges to review policies on removal of passengers See in context

Airlines can't make good money even with these draconian regulations and overbooking and crappy service and cramped seating etc etc. won't be holding my breath for some dramatic change.

Rating: 1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Toshiba's survival in doubt after reporting unaudited results See in context

Another foreign acquisition by a Japanese company that went sour. coupled with an inability to adjust to new lower cost competition. Toshiba still design and make some great products, but poor management is killing them. might be a buy for the strong nerved - if it turns around somehow (J -government support for a while?) then it could really go up.

Rating: 0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: United faces public-relations fiasco over dragged passenger See in context

I take my earlier comment back. United stock price down sharply. and furore just increases. although note some reporting around how this passenger was not the fine upstanding citizen of repute.

Rating: -4 ( +0 / -4 )

Posted in: SMBC actively studying acquisition of U.S. bank See in context

Ah-so True. and anyway the cost of funds in Japan is way below the cost of US dollar retail deposits..... this will likely be another example of a Japanese corporate buying overseas for the wrong reasons and losing a bundle.

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: As streaming booms, songs getting faster: study See in context

This is how Alvin and the Chipmunks got started.

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Posted in: Potato chip shortage due to typhoon damage in Hokkaido See in context

+ Disillusioned (indeed). Don't se how you can compare the poor beef you say you buy here with a Calbee going to the US to source high quality spuds. If they wanted they could get potatoes just as good from the US or elsewhere.

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Posted in: Video of passenger getting dragged off flight in Chicago sparks uproar See in context

The incident risks a backlash against United from passengers who could boycott the airline as the busy summer travel season is about to begin. nonsense. People will fly whoever can get them to their destination. Like Ryanair that routinely maltreats its passengers. United stock price was up yesterday despite this.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Potato chip shortage due to typhoon damage in Hokkaido See in context

Calbee has had to import potatoes from the United States due to the short supply, but the company said a majority of the American spuds are of insufficient quality and cannot cover the deficit.

Excellent. Even Japanese spuds are special. Because they are native to Japan. no wait, no they aren't. they are from the Americas.......

What exactly is so superior about a Japanese potato?

Rating: 5 ( +6 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

Rainy

All true maybe but there is a reason people want to leave rural Japan for the big cities. no one is forcing them to do so. not everyone is built for life in the sticks or on the farm.

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Police mascot Pipo-kun anthropomorphises into muscly man in new anime clip See in context

Aaaaaah Pipo kun. Inspiring confidence in the police every day. This anime version is certainly an improvement. But more realistic would be some hentai or ecchi version of Pipo kun.

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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

This may not come to pass. If it does less people is good in some ways (less crowded) but less good in others (economic effects). I am trying to help with this problem but my girlfriend is reluctant to be a mum.

Rating: 0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: SMBC actively studying acquisition of U.S. bank See in context

I call the top of the market in US banks. Maybe top of the market full stop.

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Posted in: Facebook to use photo-matching to block repeat 'revenge porn' See in context

So FB will have a library of revenge porn to compare against? what could possibly go wrong?

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Posted in: 26 'compensated dating' teenage girls in custody following police roundup in Tokyo See in context

Go satsu!. nice to see some of these laws being enforced.

Rating: 2 ( +5 / -3 )

Posted in: Woman's corpse discovered under floor in Tokyo house See in context

Hmmmmm..... So lights don't go on next door for a bit and you think it is appropriate to go over and - even if that neighbor is not your friend or acquaintance - glad I don't live next door to you.e

Rating: 2 ( +5 / -3 )

Posted in: It’s totally unhealthy. Japan’s business cycle isn’t working. When no old companies go out of business, no new ones can come in because there isn’t room. The old companies will always compete on price See in context

People have been saying this about zombie companies for years. Kind of true but also note the comment about these companies keeping unemployment down.

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Posted in: South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby See in context

Better. Need to make the Japanese team more relevant though

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Posted in: U.S., Japan in talks to prevent China acquiring Westinghouse See in context

Let them buy it and they can lose a fortune also.

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Posted in: What do you think will replace smartphones in the future? See in context

Extinction.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Over 1,000 idol singers to gather in Tokyo for massive fan event at Budokan See in context

Excellent. I hope they will be providing lots of proper rest room and other facilities for the guests to get a little privacy.

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Posted in: Man dies, woman in coma after jumping from love hotel room on fire See in context

hopefully they had a few moments of happiness before this tragedy.

Rating: 4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: YKK starts serving halal meals at cafeteria in Japan See in context

I guess they must have factories and so on in Malaysia or Indonesia or Pakistan or similar. Very thoughtful and employee friendly of them.

Rating: 1 ( +7 / -6 )

Posted in: Trump advisers: U.S. seeks to fight IS and oust Syria's Assad See in context

Totally ridiculous. assad and russia were about to win the conventional part of the civil war and then this. another 7 years of bloddshed.

Rating: -1 ( +4 / -5 )

Posted in: Full bloom See in context

One of the nicer urban spots in Tokyo to do hanami.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Can Trump attack another country without Congress? See in context

Yes. As have other presidents before him. I thought he wasn't going to do this type of thing.

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