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    Pukey2

    Just get rid of the doors and let them hang on, like they do in countries like India. Hell, if they're still in such a rush to get the first train that comes, let them go on the top of trains.

    Posted in: Rush-hour crush on Tokyo subway leaves train with broken window

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    tina:

    Some Japanese do have dark skin, especially those who spend a lot of time in the sun.

    Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory

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    Pukey2

    But in Japan, “Drivers must stop at zebra crossings, and wait for people to cross the road

    Just about as useless as the advice about not blowing your nose in public or dropping litter.

    And I bet Thai culture is unique too.

    Posted in: Do's and don'ts for Thai tourists in Japan

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    Pukey2

    craighicks:

    Are you the only one here who thinks arsenic and cyanide are the same thing?

    Posted in: 'Black widow' still on hunt as husband No. 4 died: reports

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    Pukey2

    Apart from the Japanese rickshaw guy, not one Japanese, hell, not even one Asian. Reminds me of Tarzan magazine - a fitness magazine for Japanese readers and not ONE single Japanese model - always two stick-thin Caucasian models - one man and one woman. Don't know about the women, but I don't think anorexic men are setting a good example. Is this some sort of Asian inferiority complex?

    Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory

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    Pukey2

    A good idea, but if they do go through with it, could the supermarkets and other shops stop displaying the price excluding tax in big bold fonts and just display the amount customers end up paying? This is the same deceitful tactics used by airlines to entice you to buy their 'cheap' airline tickets which more than double in price by the time you get your credit card ready.

    Posted in: Gov't to reduce sales tax on food, other items in April 2017

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    shanghai skeptic:

    meh . wait till after a chinese event if you want to see a mess,

    I'll let you in on a secret. There were no Chinese baseball players at that contest. But don't let that stop you from taking potshots at the bogeyman simply because you've been embarrassed and want to let off some steam.

    I'd love to see how the streets of Shibuya were like after the night of Halloween.

    Papi:

    Again, Japanese media's xenophobic hysteria. Japanese do not throw away trash when people are looking

    Yeah, like the number of times I've seen people sneakily leaving their empty cans and what-not on the trains. They know it's wrong and so they do it quietly. It's as if they don't know there's a bin on the platforms. And Fuji-san, you say? Oh no, it must be the foreigners again. Must be only the Chinese!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball fans disappointed by filthy conditions visiting Major Leaguers left dugout in

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    Pukey2

    So, is he coming to Japan or not? And are Japanese immigration still hush hush?

    Posted in: 'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK

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    Pukey2

    Now, Wall Street analysts are worried that lower oil prices are causing them to recklessly add new routes

    You mean like Virgin cancelling the London-Narita route and replacing it with a London-Detroit route?

    Posted in: Why airfares keep rising despite lower oil prices

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    Pukey2

    Is 60 billion yen supposed to be a bargain?

    Posted in: Gov't defends election over 'waste of money' criticism

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    Pukey2

    That was interesting. However, the first two idioms that came to my mind were

    猫も杓も

    猫の額

    I learnt the second one early on because of Japanese apartments!

    Posted in: 10 unusual Japanese phrases that use the word ‘cat’

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    brian wheway:

    The tax level in Japan is way to low in the UK the VAT is at 20%

    You should do some research. Try looking up UK VAT on wikipedia. It's only 20% for certain things, 5% for others and 0% for others, including meat and fruit and vegetables. And it's of no use to consumers how low taxes are if the basic prices are high. ie 20% of 1 pound (about 180 yen) is a lot less severe than 8% of 500 yen.

    Posted in: 72% of Japanese firms want Abe to delay tax hike

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    Pukey2

    Another marvelous achievement. I wonder what they'll learn from this. I'm also eagerly awaiting the rendezvous with Pluto next year - something I'd never thought would happen in my lifetime.

    Posted in: Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

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    Pukey2

    Most probably she has a を in her name, but spelling it like that is bound to get her name mispronounced in an awful way by non-Japanese speakers. By the way, who the heck is she?

    Posted in: Man arrested for posting death threat on Kawori Manabe's blog

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    ch3cho:

    How can anyone tell he is better off in Germany than in Japan or vice versa?

    Notice the article says:

    The Japanese government has helped RETURN a boy to his German home.

    Japanese authorities are always banging on about how children's lives should not be disrupted, and that includes taking them away of their place of residence. Or does that only work if they live in Japan?

    Posted in: Japan returns boy to Germany under new child custody treaty

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    sensato:

    I'm no fan of Abe, but at least in this instance he is making an effort at taking a conciliatory approach,

    Looks can be deceiving. Sometimes WYSIWYG lets everyone know where everyone else stands. It sure makes back-stabbing less of a surprise. Making an effort? I'd say, making an effort to make it look like an effort.

    Posted in: Japan and China need each other: Abe

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    Pukey2

    These contests must make the average Jane and Hanako feels so inadequate.

    Posted in: Bevy of beauties

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    Pukey2

    At the rate these talks are going, we'll see this free-trade pact get off the ground earlier than Japan can come to any decision.

    Posted in: China wins support for Asia-Pacific trade proposal

  • -2

    Pukey2

    For a moment, I thought it read the lovely Eva Longoria!

    Posted in: Longoria grand slam powers MLB Stars in Japan

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    Pukey2

    Sekiguchi, who smokes a pipe, said that he thought new cafes that ban smoking have got it wrong, as “after drinking delicious coffee, you want to smoke tobacco.”

    No I do not want to increase my chances of getting lung cancer (among other diseases) and making my breath and clothes smell foul after a cup of coffee.

    speed:

    Even Starbucks feels overpriced

    True. I'm just glad that Starbucks and Tully do exist so that there are places to go if I am forced to find a cafe. When I first came here, I once went to Doutors and sat down at a table which had a no smoking sign. I was shocked when I saw an ashtray on the table right next to me. I guess the wall separating the two tables was invisible.

    Posted in: Japan's dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks success

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