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    Let's be honest, a large percentage of the male population here are, let me say, "in touch with their feminine side". You can't wear a tank top if you're not built!

    Posted in: 43% of Japanese women don’t like guys wearing tank tops

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    Compared to other zoos that I've been to, Ueno Zoo was more like an "animal prison" than anything else. The place needs some serious TLC.

    Posted in: Can't bear the heat

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    Curiously, the price of everything has gone up, yet salaries have remained the same or shrunken... That's not how this was meant to work!

    Posted in: Japan flirts with recession after output, exports drop

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    I like the G-Shock series, especially the recent ones in white, but these are t-a-c-k-y.

    Posted in: Casio blings out G-SHOCK line

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    Considering Russia has just acquired one of its two Mistral-class warships on order from France, this should make for an interesting meeting...

    Posted in: At attention

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    I used to be a big Lacoste fan, but find their shirts way overpriced for the quality. I'd much rather buy Ralph Lauren or Nautica for the same, if not less!

    Posted in: French clothing brand LACOSTE carving out niche for itself in Japan

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    @MissingCylonModel

    I saw a lady faint in the park at high noon. Breath shallow, was able to mumble with great difficulty, before falling unconscious. What else could the passers do?

    An isolated number of cases, sure. But eight thousand is a tad ridiculous, wouldn't you say? These aren't exactly life-threatening, non-avoidable instances and a waste of taxpayer money, quite frankly.

    Posted in: Heatwave kills 15; more than 8,000 hospitalised

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    8,000 hospitalised - and therein lies the problem with the medical system. I wonder how many called for an ambulance, too?!

    No wonder it's so outrageously expensive...

    Posted in: Heatwave kills 15; more than 8,000 hospitalised

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    Well, Putin wants USSR 2.0 - so what other option does the international community have?

    Posted in: Japan steps up sanctions against Russia

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    LOL @ the giant Ted in the background!

    Posted in: Transformed

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    My condolences to the family & friends of those who were lost. Heart-breaking stuff.

    Learning to swim was made mandatory under Australian law for the same very reasons. As any experienced swimmer will tell you, sea swimming and pool swimming are two entirely different kettle of fish, especially when currents and rips are involved. Tragidies such as these could have been avoided if the kids (and adults at a younger age) were trained properly. Such a tragic loss.

    Posted in: 11 dead, 2 missing in weekend water-related accidents

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    I love the irony of "talent" in quotation marks ahahahaha bravo JT! (Yes, I'm fully aware of what they're referring to)

    Posted in: Father of TV 'talent' Rola arrested for fraud

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    NK's diplomatic history:

    Missile test -> Demand aid -> Supplies run out -> More missile tests -> Demand aid...

    The UN just don't have the guts to take any real action.

    Posted in: N Korea defies U.N. censure to fire missile into Sea of Japan

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    I'd like to see all propaganda banned. Throw in the loud speaker abusers (local politicians!), too!

    Posted in: Japan should prohibit all propaganda advocating racial superiority or hatred that incites to discrimination, hostility or violence as well as demonstrations intended to disseminate such propaganda.

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    This article is kind of ridiculous...

    the free samples you can tank up on at department stores and supermarkets.

    How long would you last before the staff would see shat's happening? Even the stingiest of obasans couldn't get away with that.

    Likewise with a concert – you can’t get in but standing outside is free, as is whatever sound leaks out.

    Yeah, drowned-out bass and vibrations...

    Spa!’s best alternative is the airport. You won’t be alone either – many business people sleep or at least catnap t

    If you're avoiding spending money, how would you get the the airport? Both Haneda & Narita are MILES AWAY. And I'm sure turning up frequently would raise a few eyebrows of the security staff...

    Article (... "article") should be titled "How to lose your friends in 3 easy steps"

    Posted in: How to eat for free, get free lodging and free entertainment

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    200,000+ at Edogawa last year. No phone reception for hours. If you're going, get there early! It's absolute mayhem, as Shinozaki was not designed to handle such an immense volume of people.

    Posted in: Fireworks festivals light up Japan’s skies during summer

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    The workforce dynamic is a total mess here. Mysogny, sexism, sexual harassment, power harassment, ridiculous hierarchies based purely on age, the list goes on. Sure, the uninformed may tout "yeah, but that happens in every country", but not to extent it happens here. It's engrained in the culture and I fear it will never change.

    Posted in: Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief

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    You think this is bad? Take a look at these shockers! The worst thing about it is, the volume of "food" that they're producing...

    http://www.thecontroversialfiles.net/2013/05/chinas-top-9-fake-foods.html

    Posted in: China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

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    I'll tell you all exactly what's going on here. I've spoken with all kinds of people in the industry and it basically comes down to this - Japanese carriers are clawing onto a dying business model. Back in the day, carriers would dictate what type of hardware they'd need, and the manufacturers would make the handsets accordingly. This gave the carriers total control over not only the hardware side, but more importantly, the software side. Carriers would then "shoehorn" you into their services, as we saw with i-Mode and the like.

    So, we fast forward to 2008, where Softbank took a massive gamble (they were on the brink of bankruptcy at the time) and got exclusive an exclusive 2 year deal for the iPhone. To put it simply, the iPhone has completely taken the power out of carriers' hands, as Apple is the one who dictates both software and hardware specifications. So, essentially, carriers are no longer hardware, software & service providers. They're just service providers. This is known in the industry as becoming a "dumb pipe". Mr. Son knew this was a risk, but was willing to take it.

    This phenomenon is not exclusive to Japan - it's happening in most developed countries where Apple holds the monopoly. My 2 cents - get rid of the SIM locks on the iPhone! It's extremely unfair on consumers.

    Posted in: Gov't aims to curb iPhone influence

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    “We have decided to hand the black boxes over to Malaysian experts,” the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Borodai, told journalists.

    Simply appalling.

    Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

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