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    Pukey2

    cleo:

    If you don't want to go, then don't go (remember it's an invitation, not a summons). But don't rain on their parade, either.

    I could say the same about a gay wedding, but you'd be throwing a hissy fit too. Sure, don't rain on their parade, but you've said quite a mouthful about other people's affairs in the past when it doesn't really concern you either. Kettle, pot?

    The use of epithets like 'absurd', 'over the top' , 'beyond idiotic. And tacky', 'ludicrous ' etc., sound decidedly more like a complaint than a comment.

    You forgot the word 'gaudy'. It's been used twice, at least. I used it once already.

    Posted in: Japanese couples opting for smaller, intimate wedding receptions

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    ghoneim mohamed and tinawatanabe:

    Though i understand your logic,but Japan when pays such amount of money,aims to strengthen its role on international level

    It has no international role, it just buys its way through with cash. When diplomacy and action don't work, throw money.

    trollin' like there's no tomorrow! In China, they're called wumao. Perhaps in Japan they can be called go-en.

    And 150 students. By asking them to come as students, you can make sure they leave permanently after their course has finished. Pretty clever.

    Posted in: Japan to accept 150 Syrian university students over 5 years

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    Expect ticket prices to go up on the regular Shinkansen (and other JR trains) to help cover the losses.

    Jeez, trains are already expensive in Japan, especially those that require a surcharge. I don't know how neighbouring countries like Korea, Taiwan and China can charge a fraction of the price here and still run trains just as fast.

    Even Shanghai realized it just wasn't worth extending the Maglev from the airport. This is purely to show off (and line certain people's pockets) , with scant consideration given to the finances of the country and whether the extra trains are worth it. Just look at the fate of so many of the regional airports.

    Posted in: Residents' group files lawsuit seeking halt to maglev construction

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    cleo:

    But complaining about how other folk choose to celebrate their commitment to each other? Nah. Bad form.

    Not if you're being asked to attend and FUND the ceremony! By all means, have the fireworks and hire Mariah Carey as the entertainment, but pay it yourself and do not ask the 'guests' to pay indirectly. Either that, or go to gofundme.com.

    And why the the heck do non-Christians need to pay for a priest in a fake church?

    One of my friends came to visit me on his way to China where his brother was going to marry a local woman. He said all his expenses were going to be paid. He even asked me whether I wanted to go, even though I don't know his brother. The point is I was invited to a wedding and I didn't have to pay a thing. That's how it should be, although if I'd gone, I would have gladly bought a present.

    My friend actually showed me some of the videos he shot of the wedding. It was absolutely gaudy and over the top, like a concert. (Well, the woman's family was loaded). It probably would have rivalled the wedding reception given by judo's Yawara-chan.

    Posted in: Japanese couples opting for smaller, intimate wedding receptions

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    fizz:

    Then we get two catalogs in the mail, one for food and the other for other things, letting us choose one item. Is this common?

    In essence, you're choosing a gift which you don't really want, but you've already been forced to pay. Weddings here only make a big fat profit for the wedding venues, wedding industry and the gift industry. Practically every wedding I've been to back home or elsewhere, it's the married couples' families who pay, although I'm sure everyone makes a small donation, nowhere near the ludicrous amounts here.

    One of my relatives recently had her wedding - they had a reception in three different countries! Some of us were rolling our eyes at the absurdity and also having to listen to her mother complain (or boast) that she worked tirelessly in three jobs to earn the money), but at the end of the day, we didn't have to pay for these receptions, just give a gift.

    For weddings, it's absurd that you are invited to pay. It's your choice to have a wedding. I'd hate it even more if I had to pay for the wedding of someone who's been married multiple times. For funerals, this is understandable as deaths cannot be helped and we only die once. But for course, the funeral industry here still charges an indecent amount. Shameless.

    Posted in: Japanese couples opting for smaller, intimate wedding receptions

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    Pukey2

    China: been there, done that.

    Posted in: Sri Lanka to get over $3.5 bil from Japan for development

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    Pukey2

    When you're being chased by a killer, you stand more chance of surviving if he has a knife instead of a gun. With a gun, your life can be over in 3 seconds.

    Posted in: Gun rights group NRA endorses Trump for president

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    The only one not to receive a raise? That's simply unfair. He deserves one at least. He's done a very good job of complying with Abe's wishes. He's managed to make sure NHK's views are in line with Abe's vision of a beautiful country and has managed to get rid of troublemakers like Kuniya Hiroko who dare ask uncomfortable questions.

    He's done a swell job.

    Posted in: There was urgent business I absolutely could not avoid. It had nothing to do with the performance review.

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    Pukey2

    What happened to Hello Kitty and all things cute and cool? Cool Japan?

    Posted in: Japan’s new passports to feature ukiyo-e designs

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    Pukey2

    It is not only the Japanese who say it but what really grates on my nerves is "bai-bai"

    When said like that, the speaker sounds like a 5-year old.

    I personally don't use sayonara that often either because it does have a sense of 'farewell, hope to see you again someday in the future'.

    Posted in: Say sayonara to 'sayonara' – 70% of Japanese don’t use this word for goodbye anymore

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    gary:

    It (the pronoun) is the future of Japan's economy - He should have said IT (information technology) is the future of Japan's economy.

    I always thought it was ex-PM Mori who made that gaffe. But then again, these two buffoons (no offence to buffoons) are like two peas in a pod.

    Posted in: Aso's staff say he 'misspoke' about some G-7 finance chiefs supporting Brexit

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    Pukey2

    “treat adults like children and teenagers like idiots.”

    Well, some are.

    Posted in: Tobacco firms lose UK court bid to stop standard packaging

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    Pukey2

    Haven't been to Gap for well over a decade, when I switched to Uniqlo.

    Posted in: Gap to close 75 stores outside North America, including all 53 Old Navy stores in Japan

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    Pukey2

    All this just in case of some home-grown terrorism?

    Posted in: NPA to dispatch 23,000 police to Mie for G-7 summit security

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    Pukey2

    Abe's never photogenic, no matter who or what you put next to him.

    Posted in: Meet the queen

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    Pukey2

    They also suffered discrimination at work, in marriage and in other areas of their lives, from their own people in Japan,

    Keyword: their own people.

    I suppose you want Obama to apologize for Japanese atrocities too.

    Is that Ishihara in the background? I thought he kicked the bucket ages ago. Awakes from the dead now and again. This guy has habit of causing trouble and disappearing.

    And Kamei Jabba, please retire. These people still want to rule over Japan, even when they're on their deathbed.

    Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima

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    Pukey2

    “We looked into the content of this contract but this is a confidential matter,” Tsunekazu Takeda said under questioning from lawmakers. “So, I understand that I am not allowed to unveil the content without gaining approval from the counterpart.”

    At least it wasn't "I was drunk and don't remember"

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid leader questioned in Diet

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    Pukey2

    Fans have also flocked to a three-meter-high Buddhist statue in Gifu Prefecture because its clasped hands look like those of their hero when he lines up kicks.

    Don't know much about rugby but didn't another (non-Japanese) rugby player do this pose first? Didn't Goromaru even say so?

    Such is Goromaru’s profile in Japan that he had a life-sized bronze statue and had a baby giraffe named after him, as well as being given the title “Master of Ninjas”.

    This just about sums up what the Japanese 'fans' and media really care about. Public profile over substance - case in mind: Ishikawa Ryo. I mean, where is he nowadays, in terms of his career?

    People have to realize that when a Japanese sportsperson goes abroad, they're not the focus of any media. They're treated like any other and they are not single-handedly responsible for a team's win. Ironic, considering how group-orientated the Japanese are.

    Posted in: Japanese rugby player Goromaru set for Toulon move

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    Pukey2

    But Djokovic will want to watch out that he doesn't say anything that may be construed as making excuses, or we'll have to suffer even more complaints by those who see everything said as being an excuse...

    Oh dear.

    Posted in: Murray beats Djokovic to win Italian Open on his birthday

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