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Posted in: Kentucky Fried Chicken installs fried chicken pick-up lockers in Tokyo, two other cities See in context


Yeah, gobble up that chicken raised as quickly as possible, as cheaply as possible as far away as possible, served as fast as possible by people paid as little as possible.

Oh no, it's the side effect of innovation: productivity.

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Posted in: Disney's 'Peter Pan,' 'Aristocats,' 'Dumbo' get racism advisories See in context

This Peter Pandering from the Aristocrats is getting Dumbo.

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Posted in: Begin your day with these 5 simple and delicious Japanese breakfasts See in context


Are those really healthy early morning on empty stomach? Rice (carbohydrates), Raw Egg (salmonella)?

Yes, rice should keep you energized throughout the morning. I get that some people refuse to eat raw egg - it's a matter of preference. It doesn't hurt to cook it but in Japanese breakfast the heat from the white rice slowly cooks the egg anyway. There's a reason the TKG is a staple in breakfast for centuries now.

Conversely, I want to try your breakfast style as it is fairly low GI. I'd add an espresso or doppio though.

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Posted in: Food-e, Japan's first gourmet restaurant delivery app, launched See in context

If Uber Eats is already expensive enough for me, how would this fair?

Okay, I checked the site and they sell mashed potatoes for 1.4k yen. This app is for the giri-giri rich who don't have chefs on the ready.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 284 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 699 See in context

My theory is that they're keeping their randomizers higher than the usual since there's no long weekend yet.

Let's see on the end of the month if it falls to the potential 4-day weekend.

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Posted in: European nations revive curfews, lockdowns amid growth in virus See in context

"We'll get through this if we stick together," he said.

Macron's choice of words, man.

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Posted in: Japanese firms fall woefully short of meeting gov't goals on women in management See in context


They need to hire more women for these positions.

Easier said than done. Go for performance, not just for diversity. If you can find one who can fill both quotas, then it's a win-win situation.

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Posted in: Do you think remote working, where possible, improves productivity, creativity and staff retention for a company? See in context

I get why majority of the people voted Yes - having the option to have freedom on where to work is almost always a good sign. But when it comes to productivity, creativity and staff retention in which the question targets to, I'd say it's on a situational basis:

Productivity: Sure you don't have to commute or wear your pants, but in my case, there's just too many distractions inside the house. I'm just an arms length away from opening my game console.

Also, if you're working with a team, there are some time- and security-related concerns that could just be avoided by going to the office.

Creativity: This depends if your remote place or your office has more resources to exploit from. For example, if your research is mostly on the web then WFH is better, but if you need something to experiment onsite, then obviously going there is better.

Staff retention: This one I don't know. Maybe it's a motivational pressure battle from burnout? Fear of employers getting you canned or having stale salaries? I would like to know other peoples' opinion on this since my mindset is not managerial.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 203 new coronavirus cases See in context

I predict 173 cases by tomorrow.

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Posted in: 37-year-old man arrested over sexual assault of high school student See in context

Surprised it took 2 whole years to finally decide arrest the assailant. Chiba must be working on their backlog.

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Posted in: Keeping their distance See in context

Even before COVID this is a thing, you know? Personal space.

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Posted in: Yamato Transport worker fatally stabbed, another wounded by ex-colleague who was fired See in context

It takes so much pent-up stress to kill a woman who isn't even the aggravator with multiple stab wounds and go on a rampage afterwards.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st regulations on crossbow owners passed in Hyogo Prefecture See in context

Next up: Hyogo resorts to blow darts and catapults.

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context


China is around for at lease 10,000 years. Any neighbors isn't benefitted ?

It didn't matter how many zeros China had in its history, if they are bullying now, they should be addressed now. About the neighbors having benefits, I think they caused more harm than good, but I would like you to give me examples.

The four should start by helping Hongkong and Taiwan's sovereignty over China.

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Posted in: Coronavirus vaccination to be made free in Japan See in context

I have questions;

does the vaccine vary from vendor to vendor,

and if it doesn't, can the receiver choose which one to get?

Overall, this is a direct application on where the taxes go, but as for all new things such as buying new gadgets, it is best to not jump ahead in decisions without doing the research yourself.

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Posted in: Tokyo schoolboy assumes other boy’s identity for 6 months; attends classes at top high school See in context

What amazed me is that they pulled the act for six whole months.

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Posted in: U.S., Australia, India foreign ministers to meet in Japan next week See in context

Bold of them to meet up on China's golden week. Is the timing intentional?

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Posted in: How does Japan feel about a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Yakuza' video game series? See in context

The Dragon Ball Hollywood adaptation was so bad the author decided to revamp the story with Dragon Ball Super which led to a second boom in popularity and now with the highest grossing mobile game franchise.

The Yakuza franchise would not be affected either way since it already has a following in both the Japanese and the Western audience. But with a sloppy track record with Japanese adaptations I'm not expecting anything noteworthy on Hollywood this time.

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Posted in: Matsui single malt whisky wins Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible top prize See in context


Yes that is true! I am wondering why?

Hakushu and Yamazaki are both too popular for the supply to meet with the demand. The resell prices for the whiskeys are going up too. To make up for the demand, they made Suntory Ao which is a blended whiskey.

I'd recommend checking other Japanese distilleries. My personal favorite is the Nikka Miyagikyou.

Suntory Old you can find it everywhere no problem.

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Posted in: Matsui single malt whisky wins Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible top prize See in context


For me Hakushu is the Number 1!

No please, I'm finding it hard to find bottles of Hakushu already.

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Posted in: Fan club See in context

Wow they got the best seats in the stadium.

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Posted in: Host club worker arrested for attempted rape of woman on street See in context

You're a host club employee. I'm sure you have more techniques on wooing a woman other than stripping and going rabid on the spot.

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Posted in: Seoul says N Korea fatally shoots S Korean gov't official, then burns his body See in context

There are a bunch of unknowns that I am annoyed with. Why is he in North Korea border? Why did he attempt to go alone? How did South Korea identify the body if it was burnt?

But I'm more annoyed with the lack of parallelism on the headline. North and S Korea

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Posted in: India reports 83,000 new coronavirus cases See in context

83000? How do they even have that much test kits? Amazing

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for stealing bag containing ¥1 mil from man in convenience store See in context

Wow why do you need 1 million yen in cash for? Is this a honeytrap operation?

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Posted in: Traffic safety campaign See in context


I give up. There are so many things wrong with this poster.

Eh, I'm curious which ones you see are wrong.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over murder of husband See in context

Don't blame it on the alcohol. Alcohol doesn't stab people in the stomach.

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Posted in: 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges See in context

Good news! But sadly he is just a disposable nail on the machine. There are people who sniff little girls' scalps on live television and could still get away from it.

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Posted in: Father arrested for forcibly giving 11-year-old daughter buzz cut See in context

Checks prefecture.

Hyogo, we meet again.

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Posted in: Suga says he is committed to advancing Abe's policies See in context

He has not yet done a single thing as prime minister yet and I'm already disappointed.

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