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    Well, Saint Marianna is considered one of the worst medical schools in Japan so this does not surprise me! Here in Japan finding out where your doctor graduated from is usually a good indicator of their ability.

    Posted in: Accreditation revoked for 20 psychiatric care physicians at Kanagawa hospital

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    These look delicious but I was wondering whether these people you promote on Japantoday (I remember another lady making apple related sweets) have the food service/sanitation management licences etc.that are required to run such a business in Japan.

    Posted in: Frosty feeling - Jamaican takes cupcakes to new heights

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    Oh great! Maybe we can get some butter now!!!

    Posted in: EU says end of milk quotas mean opportunities in Asia

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    Kennedy hasn't made much of an impression as ambassador!

    Posted in: Dinner guests

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    Way to go Japan. Do you think copying America et al. by introducing exit taxes is going to help the economy? Should people work hard and sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the nation alone? A sure way to stymie entrepreneurship! Bureaucrats hate rich people because they will never be rich themselves.

    Posted in: Japan takes a bite out of wealthy foreigners

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    @ReformedBasher Ginger biscuits can be found at Seiyu. http://www.the-seiyu.com/front/commodity/00000000/5010035061377/ Buy two packs in store at a big discount. There Swiss Selection chocolate is very good too!

    Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had

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    From what my Russian friend tells me the average Russian diet is abysmal even without the junk food! Average lifespan for a Russian male is 66.7years and a quarter of Russian men will die before 55! The reason: VODKA! I don't see them demonizing that though!

    Posted in: Coca-Cola, McDonald's wage unhealthy 'war' on Russia: PM aide

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    Love Sayaka Kanda'a dress!

    Posted in: Into the Woods

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    Yes, I agree with the above poster. I have always struggled to keep my weight down even though I followed a low fat low sugar diet. I then decided about 6 months ago to try something different. I started eating full fat foods and at the same time restricting my rice intake at dinner to only 3-4 tablespoons. I allow myself as much meat and vegetables as I like with that. You probably think I feel hungry after eating such a small amount of carbohydrates but I don't! I have lost about 9kg with absolutely no struggle. I actually am quite shocked by the weight loss. But I realise that it doesn't mean I am internally healthy.

    Posted in: Cholesterol no longer a concern: U.S. experts

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    @Tessa You obviously don't read the Daily Fail, a British paper. They are always going on about William's or Kates' (decreasing /grey) hair!!!

    The British royal family are independently wealthy, which is why that can do what they please!

    Posted in: Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to crown prince

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    Inspired by the Tokyo Marathon maybe? Drawing a lot of attention to himself though! If he put a pair of sunglasses or even a mask on, no one would know who he was!

    Posted in: Royal runner

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    I don't think I like Keiko Kawazoe very much! And Japan sorely needs this influx of tourists. But I do hope that in the future they will take time to venture beyond the main tourist spots and do more leisurely activities like skiing, hiking etc.

    Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan

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    And no doubt he will do the obligatory eating of Fukushima produce. Using a 'dashing' foreign prince to convince the locals that everything is all well and good in Fukushima- sneaky, very sneaky!

    Posted in: Prince William to arrive in Japan on Thursday

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    @Banz10 I think Charlotte is very good in the role, especially seeing she is acting in a language she does not speak. And maybe you are Scottish but for me who is not, her Scottish accent is fine!!!!!

    Posted in: Charlotte Kate Fox goes from 'Massan' to 'Chicago'

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    @FightingViking I am a woman! I was laughing to myself as I read this because I could see my husband and I having the same 'conversations'! Except I would never succeed in not talking to him for 2 weeks;)!

    Posted in: Those unspoken Japanese words

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    Dude , this is not about being Japanese or mokusatsu. This is because she is a woman!!!!!

    Posted in: Those unspoken Japanese words

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    I think these appeal to people who don't actually live in Japan. But since it is free I will give it a read before I make any judgements. I think a comic titled "My mother-in-law is Japanese" would be way more interesting if my mother-in-law is anything to go by!

    Posted in: Foreign comic artist draws her life in Japan

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    I saw an interesting initiative to deal with vacant houses in the areas around the campus of Kanto Gakuin Universty on TV recently. Students in exchange for the upkeep of an empty house are allowed to rent it for for about 10, 000 yen a month.

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    I will be giving this one a try!

    Posted in: Frozen marshmallow cream: Just two ingredients, at least as good as ice cream

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