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    FightingViking

    Defenders say it is a tradition and point out that the animals it targets are not endangered, a position echoed by the Japanese government.

    That sentence says it all...

    Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji

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    @YGT2JP

    I can't believe they said "Nine" actresses when it shows in the pic "12" seriously?

    Didn't you read the text under the photo ?

    Nine Japanese porn actresses pose with three supporters (front) in Tokyo on Saturday, ahead of a "Boob Aid" charity event for AIDS prevention.

    Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'

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    FightingViking

    NO !

    Posted in: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?

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    @Cortes Elijah

    Disgusting. Low wages... High taxes. Time to go home I think.

    I've been thinking the same thing - but mostly because of Abe's "provocation" towards his neighbours which could just end up in a big war...

    Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike

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    FightingViking

    to rein in government debt

    Why should the general public be responsible for the government's debt ? When I first arrived in Japan, many moons ago, there was no such thing as a "consumption tax" and everything was fine !

    Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike

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    @kwatt

    Americans teach children how to shoot guns and Al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremists teach children how to shoot guns. Both seem fundamentally same

    Does that make it right ? What is the world coming to if all one can think about is killing other humans ?

    Posted in: U.S. gun tourism grows in popularity

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    FightingViking

    My son buys 'em for me !

    I forgot to mention - he also helps me eat 'em !

    Posted in: May Day

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    FightingViking

    My son buys 'em for me !

    Posted in: May Day

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    If I wrote what I really think, I'd be immediately "censored"... The one and ONLY time I've ever been inside one was when my young son needed to relieve himself. His dad accompanied him to the "gents" and gave me 100 yen to use a machine while waiting... NEVER again ! In those days it wasn't only the deafening noise but also the clouds of cigarette smoke that almost "did me in"... (I don't know if smoking is still allowed these days...) It's a pure waste of time and money..

    Posted in: What do you think of pachinko?

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    FightingViking

    I'm still waiting for the new version of "24".. (I have always been a big fan of "Colombo").

    Posted in: Do you think TV programs these days provide much higher quality entertainment than movies?

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    @mataka

    There is nothing wrong with nudity. But there is something seriously wrong when people actually think this constitutes art.

    Try telling that to the people who visit the Louvre, or the people in Marseille who live with a big statue of David "uncensored" at the Rond Point du Prado,,,

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

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    @falseflagsteve

    Nishinomiya?

    I guess that depends on WHERE in Nishinomiya and in what kind of lodging. Of course this was a very long time ago but I lived with a Japanese family there in a big Spanish style house, complete with a swimming pool. That was before I was married. After our marriage, we were asked to "take care" of another pretty big house (for two years) also in Nishinomiya - very near the trais station but we couldn't hear the trains ! On the other hand, Koshien stadium was just the other side of the rather large garden... When the owners came back from "gaikoku", we moved to Kobé and the last house I lived in down there was halfway up Rokko-san - with the most beautiful view, clean air and much cooler in summer than it was in "down town".Kobé.

    Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in

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    @lucabrasi

    You make it alcoholic and you make it cheap.

    Sounds good to me too ! (But I can't see where the degree of alcohol is written ?)

    Posted in: Fresca Lemon

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    FightingViking

    Having just read the article on how "stingy" the Japanese are, I find it difficult to believe they're still willing to spend all their hard earned cash on "Pachinko" ! How then is this phrase related to such "anxious" people ? :

    pathological gamblers who cannot resist the impulse to wager,

    If they are so sure to win every time, they can't really be all that "anxious" to start with ! It just doesn't make sense.

    Posted in: Gambling, Internet, alcohol addictions rife in Japan: study

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    @jerseyboy

    I can kinda believe that stinginess and anxiety could be related, regardless of race. And also give the idea that Japanese have less serotonin some credence, as Japanese supposedly cannot process alcohol as well as some other races, and then there's the "fact" that Japanese have a shorter intestine

    You are right about the first point and the Japanese DO lack the extra "enzyme" that breaks down alcohol however, as for the intestines, the Japanese have much longer intestines - hence the "lower down" waistline and a greater tendency towards constipation.

    Posted in: Anxiety makes Japanese stingy, says psychologist

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    @kwatt

    Japanese think to have a kind of jinx

    Apparently they do... didn't you read about the man who was killed today by an enormous plaque of metal ?

    Posted in: A blessing for Meguro

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    @Brainiac

    Just once, I'd like a reporter to ask the parents, "How can you not know your daughter was pregnant, if she was living with you?

    True, a lot of women, maybe even MOST women would find it difficult to hide a pregnancy however, in my case, if I wanted a seat on a crowded train, I had to try to stick my tummy out - right up to when I was ready to give birth.

    Posted in: 17-year-old girl arrested over death of newborn infant

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    FightingViking

    It doesn't say if the baby was injured in any way... Couldn't it have been a case of "sudden crib death" and the mother became extremely distraught when she found him ? (There are not enough details in this article.)

    Posted in: Woman, infant son die in apparent murder-suicide

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    FightingViking

    Having lived five years in Switzerland, we knew better than to go climbing in unpredictable weather - especially with warnings of "sudden" downpours... The poor people who have to go and look for them, just to find it's too late. I don't envy their job.

    Posted in: 3 missing mountain climbers perish in Northern Alps

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    FightingViking

    But I had heard he was tired of "comedy" and "dangerous antics" and that he had wanted to do some more "serious" type of filming but nobody took him seriously...?

    Posted in: Jackie Chan: It's time to slow down

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