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Posted in: U.S. police probe Cardi B mic throw See in context

Okay nevermind I googled it.

I suggest that others don't.

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Posted in: U.S. police probe Cardi B mic throw See in context

What is WAP?

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Posted in: Doctor, daughter arrested over headless body found at Sapporo love hotel See in context

Just checked the Crime section to see a triple whammy of "Woman did xxx" articles.

Please don't let this be a common occurrence, Japan.

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Posted in: Man arrested for making 148 calls to 110 emergency number See in context

So 147 is the limit huh.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven responds to Japan’s maritozzo craze with super stuffed dorayaki hybrid See in context

Put shredded cheese over the cream and boom, ensaimada.

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Posted in: 68-year-old woman, 37-year-old son found stabbed on Kobe street See in context

Kobe again, huh. Good luck to the police for their investigations.

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Posted in: Yusei Kikuchi faces most important season yet for Mariners See in context

After the damning Seattle Mariners' former president interview in which he attacked the need of interpreters for his team, I'm actually impressed Kikuchi still have the willpower to stay.

He also basically admitted to the cross-cutting on all corners. Hilarious self-destruction video and a must watch on what NOT to say publicly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 316 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,244 See in context

"Koike-chan said Tokyo needs to be on state of emergency for two more weeks!"

"Okay, we'll just make the cases higher so that it would be better for our dear leader!"

Every time.

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Posted in: Man re-arrested for making death threats against comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto See in context

Just a 25-year old brat who needed attention who coincidentally was raised in a toxic 5chan environment. Of course there are many others like him, but his idiocy went above and beyond by sending death threats. At least there's no Internet in jail.

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Posted in: 21-year-old woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s See in context


The young woman definitely needs help.

Yes, she's definitely misguided. Maybe her concept of affection was based on her past relationships that maybe taught her, "if I sent these naked pictures of me she would eventually notice me" or something along these lines.

I don't get her reasoning though, I mean why would you send naked pictures to your mother figure?

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Posted in: Party over at Clubhouse, the app that had China talking See in context

This is the first time I've heard this, but is being gay banned in China? With their policy effectively culling the Chinese female population, there is bound to be male-to-male relationships inevitably.

I am glad to see that there is a distinct percentage of Chinese populace that resists the norms of their constricting regime, albeit small. It all comes to awareness.

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Posted in: Foreign volunteers for Tokyo Olympics stuck in virus limbo See in context

It's unfortunate that they just want to help but they are in the frontlines of a looming political tug-of-war they didn't think they signed up on. Might be best to burn bridges and cut their losses. I was in the verge of volunteering myself but fortunately I was too lazy to sign up.

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Posted in: Out in the cold: How Japan's electricity grid came close to blackouts See in context

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think this is the true reason why the government wants businesses to close at 8PM. They want less power consumed overall.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics face another headache - not enough medical staff See in context

I'm thinking no participants would be the next hurdle? Along with not enough restaurants to keep the potential audience from being hungry since they effectively culled the industry with their half-assed rules.

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Posted in: Uncertainty for Tokyo Olympic volunteers, torch bearers See in context

At this point the torch bearers should pass the torch at an arms' length, then the torch doused in alcohol for disinfecting at every leg.

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Posted in: Lower house OKs bills to introduce fines for those who don't comply with anti-virus measures See in context

The lawmakers would be like: "We got caught playing in Ginza. Now everybody won't have the chance to play anymore."

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Posted in: Hokkaido’s popular White Lover cookies turned into sweet drinks and ice cream sandwiches See in context


Do you take these before or after the insulin shot?

Cmon, Shiroi Koibito's sugar content is pretty tame compared to for example most American cereal. At least the people at Ishiya admit and advertise their products as sweet compared to the cereal companies.

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Posted in: Suga apologizes after LDP execs visit hostess bars during state of emergency See in context

Back in my day they were name-called and forced to resign.

Now they don't have shame anymore. What happened to Japanese pride?

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Posted in: NZOC chief says some athletes may skip Tokyo Olympics: Radio NZ See in context

These 200 athletes are in for their harshest decisions of their life.

With New Zealand on full lockdown for the next year, even if the athletes manage to snag medals, if they manage to get infected by the virus they will be shunned upon and their efforts will be for naught. Still, the Olympics comes just once every four years, and the athletes might not be in their prime anymore when the next one is up.

It's ultimately a gamble with hints of risk management.

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Posted in: Square frying pans easy to store and save space See in context

I wouldn't buy it personally, but it would be a good talking piece in your home when you invite someone for dinner for example.

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Posted in: Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake See in context

I love it but I hate the taste. Weight keeping me down.

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Posted in: Pringles releases karaage fried chicken flavored potato chips in Japan See in context

Spend a little bit more and you can enjoy actual karaage.

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Posted in: Japan braces for U.S. jobs-focused Biden trade policy See in context

Lady Gaga went from practically dancing naked in Telephone music video to singing the national anthem in an inauguration. Props to her for her success story.

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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

The Akira movie prediction actually came true.

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Posted in: Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier from Wed night to help stem virus surge See in context

This is curfew masquerading as virus prevention.

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Posted in: Kirin Brewery head questions restrictions on Tokyo bars, restaurants See in context

I can reword it as: "Why don't I get enough money?"

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

I see Tokyo government not even learning from their own findings yet; they're acting too slow.

The denial bubble is about to burst though and they're gonna regret it.

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Posted in: Santa-san See in context

Fanny Greene

cos there's lots of chimneys in Japan ;)

They also changed to Sagawa delivery for cross-cutting.

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Posted in: 密 chosen as kanji character best representing 2020 See in context

密 is the most obvious one for this year. No other kanji comes close.

Brian Wheway

I would have suggested 距離 Kyori distance.

Good suggestion. That's two characters though so I don't think it's possible.

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Posted in: Japanese water purification ritual at shrines under threat due to the pandemic See in context

The tradition far surpassed multiple pandemics. I'm pretty sure the Japanese aren't that gullible for a crowdfunding scheme profiteering off of fear, are they?

...it got backed with more than 2 million yen.

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