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    presto345

    Buy cheap and waste your money is not how most people shop here.

    Posted in: High-end tech: Quality still a priority for Japanese consumers

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    presto345

    As long as the bare breast circus remains in New York I'm cool with it.

    Posted in: New York stages topless parade with 60 cities worldwide

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    Read the Chinese tirade again, Smith. So much similar to all the Chinese "protests" loaded with words like aggression, militarism, trust, reconciliation, the latter something China is not in any way serious about. And Japan playing the victim has by now become a phrase rather stale after it having popped up, copied and pasted, a million times and overplayed.

    Posted in: Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed Kuril islands

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    The pilot, Andy Hill, is in hospital fighting for his life. A very tragic accident.

    Posted in: 7 dead after jet in UK airshow crashes into road

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    Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed Kuril islands. China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine Bit of a double standard on JT in the verbs used to describe the actions. When China does it, it's a 'slam'. When Japan does it, it's a 'protest'.

    What's the double standard? Please read again from your sources what Hua Chunying, the Chinese ministry spokeswoman, had to say. That was not a protest. That was a(nother) lecture of the big bully.

    Posted in: Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed Kuril islands

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    Celebrating the 70th anniversary. 70 years have passed since China "became victorious over the oppressor, Japan". (Not my words, by the way) I can't see how Beijing can justify the planned display of military extravagance in a country where most people still have no access to a decent living.

    Posted in: Dress rehearsal

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    US Marines are not welcome everywhere in the world, but these men are real heroes who can be proud of themselves and their country. When I read the news on the BBC this morning I got goose flesh!

    Posted in: 3 Americans praised for subduing train gunman in France

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    I tried to bring a supermarket but it wouldn't fit on the plane. None of the things I want to eat are available in japan, except at exorbitant prices.The list would be endless-cheese,good cod and other fish, lamb, Branston pickle,Marmite etc.

    Yes, it's tough living in Japan with its poor food culture and all. And I sometimes wonder why expatriates venture here at all.

    Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad?

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    She's stupid. [gogogo states]

    Not sure about that, but a poor decision it was.

    Posted in: Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine

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    Is this really necessary?

    Posted in: New disc matches Elvis Presley with Royal Philharmonic

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    The nuking of H&N was the most disgusting and cowardly war crime ever committed

    asdfgtr writes. The number of thumb-downs shows not everyone agrees and underlines their cynical, silent approval of the decision by a president who thought nothing of employing the weapon that someday might wipe out all of humanity.

    Posted in: Mission at Hiroshima's dome: Saving blasted bits of history

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    The word of god is a massive obstacle to finding peace in this part of the world.

    So sad that man created god for his own purposes and not the other way round.

    Posted in: Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

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    Hunting down and killing animals that pose no threat, rather are faced with extinction, just for the fun of it, is not only cowardly, it is despicable.

    Posted in: Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

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    The Eurotunnel is a matter of national security, one not to be left to private companies.

    Posted in: Eurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked

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    Yeah, an 'I' looking like an 'I' and a circle like a circle. Just my unprofessional opinion, but Sano's design looks (more) like a 'T' than Debie's. Debie's design expressed an 'L'. 'T' stands for Tokyo, Team and Tomorrow. 'L' for Liege. What's the fuss? Was it deliberate, or just a trendy typographical similar design?

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad

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    I hope Japan doesn't think this is acceptable for the Olympics, Japan will be laughed at

    by those who know it all.

    Posted in: Protest pop

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    Does this country have anything to show for except rhetoric laced with spicy adjectives and launching missiles going nowhere?
    The Korean people, who are people like you and me footing the bill Empty stores evidence of where the money comes from and how it is spent. Fat boy not looking like he is feeling the pinch.

    Posted in: With warning to US, North Korea marks end of Korean War

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    presto345

    After the (first) Great Leap Forward it was Japan that pushed the second great leap forward, industrialization of China. With honestly offered assistance, with turning a blind eye to spurious copying of technology, fast tracking its economic development, but only for a small minority which thinks nothing of siphoning off wealth for themselves bypassing the majority of the population in a very un-communist manner in a nation that still profiles itself as a peoples republic founded by the great leader Mao on communist principles. Did I say communist? No kidding. Is Xi aware of this? He'd be really dumb if he wasn't. Seems to be he should be the one, as another great leader, to back down and get some international, human sense pumped thru his veins. But that is not the way politics work. Not in China, nor in Japan or in any other nation. You try to get away with your devious and obnoxious ways until you get deposed by your successor who is just as devious and obnoxious. Abe may not be the one to kowtow to Xi and rightfully so. You give this man and his clique an inch of slack and they will take all you got. They will keep hammering on what Japan did to them, which of course was horrible and unforgivable, but they will never mention the amends in the form of its assistance in its rapid industrialization, which, of course, benefited Japan as well. Nor will they talk about the numerous NGOs working for decades in China to develop agriculture, stop the advance of the desert, etc. Hah, you can forget about friendly inspections with technical assistance. Japan has just about given enough free technical assistance, only to be claimed later by China as genuine Chinese technology. Just my opinion.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Abe needs to cater to some sort of face-saving solution that grants Xi Jinping the chance to de-escalate without looking like backing down. More surprises might be in the pipeline.

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    I find number 11 to be utterly disgusting.

    No offense, but maybe you don't know-it-all and you have different bathing habits.

    Posted in: 12 awesome features of Japanese bathrooms you won’t find in the West

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    presto345

    I wonder what the percolator-cooker will do to the taste of the rice. Is this study intended to spread doom and gloom to the Asian nations, not just Japan and China, and in Latin America and the Caribbean? Probably not, but rice has been a staple food for thousands of years, like paradox pointed out. The percolator experiment is interesting, but it would be more interesting if there were data on cancer caused by eating rice, parallel to data on eating potatoes, grains, etc. Laboratory studies do not directly reflect real life situations.

    Posted in: Cooking rice in a coffee-brewer could remove arsenic: study

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