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    m6bob

    She's the antithesis of those hoarders in my neighborhood who picks up stuff that others throw away or hold on to things they do not need. There is a TV program in Singapore called 'RenovAid' in which a poor household is selected for a makeover. When the TV host first visits the house or apartment she is always faced with tons of unneeded things accumulated over the years which the owner is reluctant to part with. Through persuasion volunteers are then called in to clean out the place before the interior renovators can begin their job. Hoarding of stuff is a sickness that usually afflicts the poor and some not-so-poor. I love this Japanese minimalism thing and I believe it is part of their culture.

    Posted in: From Japan, the joy of minimalism at home

  • 2

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    Kawaii!

    Posted in: All dressed up

  • -9

    m6bob

    I am not convinced he would do something like stealing a camera. He must have been framed by people out to discredit the Japanese team and I'm not Japanese. It does not take a genius to guess which country or countries these people are from.

    Posted in: Tomita denies stealing camera at Asian Games

  • -1

    m6bob

    The Casino plan will work if locals have to pay a hefty entrance fee to discourage them gambling. Also, allow family members to add someone to a banned list. Have programs to encourage tourists especially from China, South Korea to come and utilize the facilities of the integrated resort and hopefully lose some money at the casino.

    Posted in: Lawmakers in tsunami-hit region eye casino to hasten recovery

  • 0

    m6bob

    Oh, not Tokyocisco?

    Posted in: Big Hero

  • 2

    m6bob

    I had a Mazda6, 2.3liters and it was a great drive but had to downgrade to a smaller car. The design of the new Mazda range is great. Looking forward to test drive the Mazda2 when it arrives.

    Posted in: Jump in my car

  • 2

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    Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO is the clear winner as both Nishikori & Djokovic wears UNIQLO brand tennis sportswear.

    Posted in: Good night's work

  • -2

    m6bob

    You want to be careful of secret video cameras recording your activities in love hotels! You might find yourself and wifey/gf the stars in the AV video industry unknowingly.

    Posted in: Rush of foreign travelers good news for Kansai love hotels

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    m6bob

    With self-driving cars on the horizon, maybe self-flying planes is the way to go - wait a minute, are not those Predator & Global Hawk drones mostly self-flying? I know they have a remote pilot nestled somewhere controlling the flight & releasing the missiles, but surely a lot of the functions are automated.

    Posted in: Gov't, airlines discuss measures to deal with pilot shortage

  • -9

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    Obama is trying hard to protect his 'legacy' before his term is up. It is like someone saying to him 'Stay out of trouble irregardless, don't bomb too much, no boots on the ground, don't upset China too much & finally don't have DPRK's Kim stir up too much trouble and you'll get your 'Obama Library of Peace', a monument of the first black President of the USA that is unblemished unlike the legacies left behind by George W. Bush or Bill Clinton.

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

  • 3

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    Aomori! Love the laid back feeling with impending changes as the Shinkansen line reaches this sleepy place.

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

  • 1

    m6bob

    @ Disillusioned: If they have been blatantly selling Fukushima rice in Niigata/Kanazawa packaging, there's no need to repackage them as Fukushima rice now. Do you eat fish fillet? Are you sure the fishes were not caught off Fukushima?

    Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

  • 0

    m6bob

    My household buys and consume Koshihikari rice from Niigata and Kanazawa from the Isetan Supermarket in Singapore. For our next grocery run, I'll be involved so as to read for any Fukushima labeling on the 5kg bags. I don't trust these official pronouncements on safety because radiation accumulation from food consumption is not something you can cure. These officials both in Japan and Singapore have their own political reasons for declaring whether something is safe for consumption or not. If and when health problems happen later, they can always say 'radiation detection technology at the time did not warn us of these health issues, sorry. We will now implement more stringent testing'.

    Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

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    This is an old way of taking pictures of oneself. Good to know such 'old' practices are alive and well. The tripod makers must be relieved! On another note, could the 'selfie way' have been invented by some tourist who were afraid of using cameras-on-tripods placed away from themselves and had them snatched by opportunistic thieves/robbers who preyed on tourist?

    Posted in: Selfie

  • 5

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    So to further distract the attention of the young Internet-savy Chinese generation who might be up for an uprising against the CCP, there is now an additional issue to keep the Chinese youths hatred focused on Japan. I've lost count of the many issues brought to bear. Emperor Xi certainly have a long list of KPIs to meet!

    Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact

  • 0

    m6bob

    Emperor Xi is redirecting the attention of the young and savy Internet-age Chinese away from the wrongs and omnipresence of the CCP to an external bogeyman. The CCP is fearful to be overthrown in its present form by the young and knowledgeable Chinese so Japan is the perfect bogeyman to turn the energy into hatred towards this former colonizer.

    Posted in: Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later

  • 3

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    Her mother must have briefed the little girl and she has done great to cry out. The police should consider installing cameras along routes to the elementary schools if physical patrols cannot be increased.

    Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba

  • 2

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    Let us see how Putin get out of this one.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

  • 2

    m6bob

    Disgusting behavior from LDP. They should be offering their sons to marry Shiomura instead?

    Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children

  • 1

    m6bob

    China is doing these aggressive moves hoping for a fuse to be light via an accident to turn the heads of the hundreds of millions of young Chinese against Japan. The communist party knows they can start counting down their days when the creative, open-minded and smart young Chinese do a Tiananmen II spontaneously in time to come if there is no perceived external threat. The USA under Obama have smartly refrained from military responses like sending a carrier group to the Sea of Japan and are not taking the bait. So what can the communist leadership do to instill Han patriotism in the Chinese youths and distract them from their youthful pursuits of education, job, family, money & ultimately an uprising against the Chinese authorities? Yes, create an imagined external threat against Chinese sovereignty! The Philiipines & Vietnam are an additional insurance for other external threats in case Abe's Japan do not take the bait like the Americans. In all these Chinese shenanigans, Russia's Putin sees a great opportunity and is playing his poker game to get the world to believe President Xi is on his side. Both sides are in fact using each other for their own needs.

    Posted in: China accuses Japan of dangerous flying in air zone

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