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    genjuro

    This is interesting. The Apple Watch seems to be like a typical Japanese onsen. No tattoos allowed.

    Posted in: Tattoos disrupt Apple Watch functions

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    genjuro

    RIP Little angel. There will be no more tears in heaven.

    Posted in: Couple kept 3-year-old son in rabbit cage, starved him and dumped body in river

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    Good job, Kei!

    Posted in: Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

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    The Korean music industry wisely realized a few years ago that trying to enforce copyright was a lost cause. No one wanted to spend 10-20 USD on a physical CD when they could just download it for free. People will pirate songs and upload videos on youtube regardless of how stringent the law is. They decided to go with the tide and personally upload songs on youtube, offer digital downloads and hold concerts and promotions overseas. Due to the availability of media, K-pop was able to expand very quickly across asia and the world.

    Basically this was one of the main reasons for going overseas. Many Koreans were pirating music, i.e., they were thieves, and the Korean music industry had to go overseas to recoup their investment in their artists and productions. They had to go overseas since Koreans couldn't be disciplined enough to honestly purchase music lawfully and legitimately, and hoped by going abroad they could build a fanbase of more honest fans. I recall some K-Pop groups doing some commercial reminding Koreans it's illegal to download. I guess that didn't work.

    Posted in: Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

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    Japanese love to claim they invented everything.

    @hotmail Nah, that what Koreans like to do.

    They also copy everything from other countries, especially Japan. They don't even bother to hide it.

    https://youtu.be/5zPhBFEizzA?t=25s

    Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan

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    If the TPP passes, I'm more concerned about GMO foodstuffs making their way to Japan from the U.S. Monsanto must be looking forward to its passage.

    @Alex80 Great post. I've known the TPP is unfavorable to countries other than the U.S. The devil is in the details.

    Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.

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    I have to agree with some of the posters here. The quality of McDees here in Japan is, in general, far superior than that you'll find in the US. Not to mention better service from staff and cleaner stores. I still prefer Burger King, however. It's too bad not many BKs here.

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan forecasts Y38 billion net loss for 2015

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    I'm glad he mentioned it. Turkey is trying to deny it and hoping it would be swept into the dustbins of history. It shouldn't be forgotten.

    Posted in: Pope sparks row with Turkey by calling Armenian massacre genocide

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    I hate to imagine this happening on a weekday. What a commuting nightmare it would have been.

    Posted in: Trains on Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines in Tokyo disrupted for 9 hours

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    genjuro

    And you'll be the arbiter of what is, and isn't obnoxious, right? Yeah, good on ya.

    LOL Exactly.

    Anyway, this just shows ignorance of the social norms of behavior in Japan, particularly in public. Basically they're just being idiots from Thailand. Kind of like the Chinese tourists who go overseas and wreak havoc with their lack of manners, e.g. loud and unruly, leaving trash, defecating on the street, etc. At least their management reprimanded them for their stupidity.

    Posted in: Group of teenage Thai actors punished for dancing on Japanese train

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    genjuro

    Simply I remember this:

    http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/03/world/nuclear-weapon-states/

    Fewer than 10...when the US have thousands of them. I doubt North Korea wants to be destroyed.

    You have to note the source: "U.S. researchers."

    "Researchers" from the country with the largest military-industrial complex that likes to start wars, do false flag operations, install puppet regimes and commit other shenanigans around the world. You're right to take it with a grain of salt.

    Posted in: U.S. researchers say hundreds of N Korean missiles threaten Asia

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    Put them all in one small island and have a yuru-kyara Battle Royale. That should be interesting.

    Posted in: Japan's mascots face cull or combination

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    genjuro

    Great performances from the girls, especially the top three. I just have to say Tuktamysheva is on a totally different level. That triple axel in the SP secured her a big lead. Simply superb. Miyahara is Japan's brightest star and was amazing even under pressure. She just turned 17 and will only get better. As for possibly the coolest name in skating, you can't beat the Russian in third place: not nova, supernova but Radionova.

    All in all, medals all well deserved. Congratulations, ladies.

    Posted in: Tuktamysheva takes women's title at figure skating worlds

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    genjuro

    Couldn't they have tapped Cameron to do this one as well? It was because of his direction that made T2 (and other movies) such a classic.

    Posted in: Schwarzenegger's back for high-octane 'Terminator: Genisys'

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    genjuro

    I actually thought of "horsing around" when I saw the photo.

    Posted in: Clowning around

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    genjuro

    Speechless. Justice is dead in Japan.

    Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl

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    genjuro

    Cup Noodle. Product placement is just everywhere.

    Posted in: Mini-noodles

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    genjuro

    Even worse, they keep replaying this segment in practically all the morning news every day. Yeah, it sure is ground-breaking, life-changing news that affects everyone in Japan. Sheesh.

    Posted in: 'Talent' Suzanne announces divorce

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    genjuro

    Too bad. He's very talented and I enjoyed watching his game. You win some, you lose some.

    Posted in: Murray, Federer advance; Nishikori eliminated from Indian Wells

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    genjuro

    I have to echo the sentiments of most here: most, if not all, of America-based airlines are crap. Service, food, comfort, etc., they're just not up to par. Overweight or old (or both) flight attendants who feel you owe them for flying with them. So even if their tickets are cheaper, I avoid them like the plague.

    I find that the service with Asia-based airlines like Cathay, ANA, Singapore, Asiana and others is so much better. Also liked Emirates, and have heard good things about Turkish Air. Thank goodness there's plenty of choices out there.

    Posted in: Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying 'crap' planes

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