While choc-mint products have been dividing opinion overseas for years, the flavor combination only recently arrived in Japan, ...
Huh? It's been in BR 31 for years.
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Uruyasu. I want to use an Annual Passport to go to Tokyo Disneyland / Disney Sea every day once they begin selling them again and I don't have to wear a mask.
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How many times have we heard of PM Suga, Gov. Koike, and others saying they are holding meetings with "experts"? Too many to count. I suppose they had the meetings and then just ignored what the "experts" said. Or maybe their "experts" were pre-approved by Dentsu, the JOC, and the IOC.
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And since it is so ubiquitous in porn, manga, etc., one wonders why even take the chance. Just buy some porn, or go to one of the many free sights.
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4% alcohol content isn't nearly enough. Let us know when they release a SUTORONGU version.
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The problem with saying the Japanese government should bear all costs (something I agree with) is that what it means is that those paying Japanese taxes will have to pay for this.
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The “East Sea” is situated to the west of Japan so it’s not a neutral term.
The 18th sea is situated to the east of the Asian Continent, so yes the name "East Sea" is entirely suitable from geographical perspective.
Not suitable at all. It clearly is not neutral as the first poster pointed out. I could understand if they tried to call it the East Asia Sea, but clearly it is not east of Japan. I wonder how many people would appreciate it if countries from North and South America decided to rename the Atlantic Ocean the East Ocean and the Pacific Ocean the West Ocean. Not many from Europe, Africa, or Asia.
This is similar to how "North Sea" is north from the perspective of the European continent.
Not similar at all. You can't get any further north than north.
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All the Christmas shows and specials. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas. And many more.
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Instead, they are planning to file a summary indictment against his state-paid secretary soon for allegedly not keeping the financial records.
So, as always, the underlings have to take the heat for the elite. Pathetic. Not that I think paying for a meal is a real crime. This is going nowhere.
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We're (my wife and I) are empty nesters. Two of our three children live quite far away. We have no grandchildren. The two of us have to work that day because, well, because Japan. So, this year Christmas will be like any other day of the year.
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I was so happy to hear that President Trump lost the election.
I was so depressed to hear that VP Biden won the election.
Are there no good people to vote for? Not so much.
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I have never been so happy that I am no longer living in America.
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Mezameshi Terebi said it was likely an aftershock (余震) from 3-11-11. Seems like a long time for an aftershock, but I would prefer that to a precursor to another 3-11-11 in the future.
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Good on JAXA! I look forward to reading what they discover about these particles and other substances.
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Bring it on. I'd rather suffer from a little needle in the arm once, even if follow-ups are required like for the flu, than suffocating masks for months. I want a badge that I can hang around my neck certifying I got the vaccination.
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It's kind of ironic that the one year that practically everyone wants to forget is the one year when a party set aside to do so shouldn't be held. I want to forget this year, but I'll be doing it at home. No gatherings for me.
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How about just getting rid of school uniforms altogether?
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Bring it on. Do we get a badge to wear around our neck certifying we have been vaccinated so that we don't have to wear those useless masks?
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I am not numb to it, but neither do I worry about it so much. I look to the numbers more out of curiosity than anything else.
Still waiting for that vaccine so I can take off the mask.
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I don't particularly look forward to President Biden. But then again, I wouldn't particularly look forward to a second term of President Trump. But it is what it is. Get over it and hope for the best.
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Bring on the vaccine. Get rid of the useless masks.
I got my influenza shot last week, as I have done many years before, and as I will many years hereafter. An additional vaccine for corona would be no big deal. Unless a person has an underlying health reason they can't be vaccinated, they should. Certainly better than having to wear a mask.
I want a return to normal because I want to be able to enjoy visiting my children who have moved away (that is, be able for myself to travel or my children to travel) and to go to restaurants, amusement parks, and other places without those despicable masks.
I will be first in line, last in line, whatever in line to get a vaccine. I will even sign up as a test subject. Anything to get rid of those stupid masks.
There are many places that require masks, even for those that have legitimate reasons for not being able to wear them. Why not have those places require vaccines? Certainly more effective than masks.
In case I haven't made it clear, I HATE MASKS!
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Yet another reason to cancel the Olympics this time, next time, and forever and for always. They are a joke with no laughter.
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I know one who was tested because the person was to be hospitalized for a non-Covid reason. That person tested negative and was hospitalized normally instead of having to go to a special ward.
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Hurray for JAXA! Hurray for science!
Job well done!
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Why anyone cares who paid for a party is beyond me. Abe may have done a lot of things in the wrong way, but this is a non-issue.
Cancel the Olympics. Too much money spent on a non-event.
Give me the vaccine. I will be a guinea pig. I just want to get rid of masks.
And the LDP is no where near being either "liberal" or "democratic."
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Haven't heard anything from my workplace, but I doubt they will hold one. Almost every other "event" has been cancelled, so probably the bonenkai as well. Attendance has never been mandatory, with only half or so showing up, so even if they do hold one this year, it will probably be even lower. I will not be going.
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Sign me up. I want to get rid of those horrendous masks and be able to take a trip to Tokyo to meet my children, or have them come to visit me, without a 14-day self-imposed quarantine.
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Cost to date of Afghan and middle east war: 6.4 TRILLION https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/us-spent-6point4-trillion-on-middle-east-wars-since-2001-study.html Obama was blocked from closing Guantanamo by Congress.…