edojin's past comments

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    edojin

    Guess I'm a little old-fashioned ... as I love 'em. As I live near Shinjuku here in Tokyo, I enjoy strolling through Isetan, Odakyu, Odakyu Halc, Takashimiya and the noisy but exciting BIC Camera and Don Quihote stores. Also enjoy the special attractions, such as "France Week," "Italian Week" and other international food fairs. Pricey, yes, but you don't have to be rich to enjoy them ... do as I do ... do a lot of "window shopping."

    Posted in: What do you think of Japanese department stores?

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    If you're into reading, Ludlum's "Bourne" series are an excellent read, as are his other books. Why not try "devouring" a Bourne novel ...

    Posted in: For Matt Damon, Jason Bourne has been a lifeblood

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    edojin

    When the yen bounced into the 120 to the U.S. dollar and 130 to the euro range, prices shot up everywhere ... easily passing the 2% inflation mark. Now that the dollar and euro are trading much lower, the prices remain the same across the board. Nothing happened. If the dollar and euro go back to the 120 and 130 ranges, will the prices shoot up even higher?

    Kuroda keeps saying a 2% inflation rise is "close," but he's been saying this for a long time now. Does this guy ever do any shopping on his own? If not, he should. Then he would see how the prices have risen ... beyond his 2% target.

    Posted in: BOJ holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus

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    Didn't like any of the designs to begin with ... and the winner was at what I considered the bottom of what choices there were. Oh well ... on with the ongoing building to the Games ...

    Posted in: Organizers opt for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo

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    In this corner, the Queen is still as popular as ever. Long live the Queen ...

    Posted in: Queen Elizabeth marks 90th birthday, as popular as ever

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    edojin

    We're getting just bits and pieces of this story. There's gotta be more to it. Wonder how the whole, true story goes?

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    edojin

    Shut 'em down. The original time limit for their operation was 40 years. If it is extended for another 20 years, that will make these nuclear plants 60 years old. Then what? Another inspection? Yet another 20 years added on to their life? If they are needed that much, tear them down and build new ones ... ones that should be made much safer considering better technology that can be used today, tomorrow or whenever they are built.

    Japan should have learned its lesson about nuclear power plants considering what happened up there in Fukushima Prefecture five years ago. Once their expiration date has expired, get rid of them.

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    Spent a bit of time in the top room at Kumamoto Castle several years ago. It was a beautiful, old structure. But guess it'll be rebuilt in due time. Meanwhile, those quakes continue to rock the entire region there in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures. Every 10, 15 minutes there's yet another bulletin on TV saying that a quake has struck there. Not only is the castle being shaken to pieces, but also are many other structures in the earthquake zone.

    Posted in: Quake breaches historic walls of 400-year-old Kumamoto Castle

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    Been watching the news from Kyushu on TV off and on all day today (Saturday). That place sure is rocking ... and more such action is predicted by the earthquake experts. Those people down there sure are braving it out. It seems that all major TV channels are almost constantly showing what's happening in central Kyushu.

    Just hope those tremors don't start moving up this way (toward Tokyo). We got enough shaking from the Iwate-Fukushima earthquakes five years ago.

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    TV reportage said the arson suspect is a 66-year-old homeless man. Well, he's no longer homeless now. He's got a nice warm cell to sleep in plus he gets three solid meals a day.

    Posted in: Fire damages Tokyo's famous Golden-gai bar district

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    Suggestions that Japan raise its consumption tax have come from the IMF and now the OECD. What are these organizations after? Are they eyeing some of this tax money as their own? After all, they sit by and wait for handouts from various nations, with Japan being near the top ... or at the top ... of their supporters.

    Let Japan alone. The consumption tax ... and other taxes ... are already bleeding those of us living here dry. Jeez ,,, !!

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    What's the biggest issue in Asia right now? It's none other than China's gobbling up of territorial waters from other countries. So when the G7 countries get together in Asia (or any other area for that matter), that's just gotta be one of the main topics of discussion.

    I'd rather see the G7 members talk about this problem than partying at their lavish dinners or taking hyped up tours that are given at taxpayers' expense. That is, do some serious business ... not play around.

    Posted in: China expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

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    edojin

    Like most of you commenting above, I, too, didn't like any of them. I was hoping they, the Olympic committee, could come up with something more Japanese-ish. As is becoming more and more evident, the committee is being run by people who have no idea of what they are doing ... or are supposed to be doing ...

    Posted in: 4 candidates for 2020 Olympic logo

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    edojin

    There's also a capsule hotel for women in Shinjuku, just across the side street from the Ward Office. Actually, good idea ... capsule hotels for women.

    Posted in: New Shibuya capsule hotel targets women visiting from overseas

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    edojin

    With the Hiroshima Carp, Maeda got very little run support. With the Dodgers, they gave him breathing space right off the bat with four runs in the first inning. And from there on out it was him and his breaking pitches, which the Padres couldn't read. And when he hit the homer, he had to rush to get into the batter's box with no time for practice swings. Appears he didn't need any as he popped that homer easily.

    Hopefully this is a sign of things to come ... Maeda doing well in the Majors ... and with the Dodgers.

    And about that play at home plate ... the Padres' runner seemed to have scored ... but the cameras saw things differently.

    Posted in: Japanese pitcher Maeda homers in 2nd at-bat of MLB debut

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    edojin

    Years ago Jiminto "stole" pension funds and "invested" them in such things as building highways to nowhere, building buildings that bore the name of the Jiminto idiots throwing away good money and on and on. Jiminto eventually lost almost everything. And still the voters supported such doings by keeping the party in power.

    Now, Jiminto is again throwing away hard-earned pension funds by dumping them into Japan's unpredictable stock market. Why doesn't anyone get angry about all of this shoddiness? According to the latest polls, Jiminto politicians are still loved by everyone.

    It's hard to believe that anyone would love ... tolerate ... anyone who is losing everybody's retirement funds. What more can you say? Unbelievable ...

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    edojin

    This guy Kuroda is playing games with our money ... "our" meaning "your money" too. Just hope he doesn't ruin what's left of the yen ... and the economy.

    Prices are going up everywhere ... and pay checks remain pretty much the same. Takes the breath out of my (your) wallet ...

    Posted in: Critics say compliant BOJ board bad for debating policy risks

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    edojin

    Oh ... seeing the comments below mine ... I forgot to say: My waiting time was Zero seconds. I walked right in. And ... it is like a giant glass box ... yes, there's cement, too ... but lots and lots of glass ...

    Posted in: Waiting impatiently

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    Now, hopefully, he can practice his yoga in a prison cell. Where do these nutjobs come from ... ??

    Posted in: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on Japan-bound plane

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    edojin

    This was one weird dude. He liked riding in cars, flying airplanes. My question is, where did he get the money to do all this? His parents run something like a locksmith sales outlet, which probably doesn't make all that much money. The mass media is really playing up this story. Strange that he was able to get away with hiding the girl for two years, yet he did it. Bet there's more to the story than this ...

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