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    FightingViking

    @Thunderbird

    What makes you think "pensioners" are interested ? None of those in my family have ever been !

    As for me - since I no longer have the "show number" thingy - I just reply "Allô ? Allô ! ALLÔ ? by the third (or fourth "Allô") they usually give up...

    Posted in: Do you think cold calling is an effective sales method? What do you do when you receive one and you don't have time (or the inclination) to listen to the caller? How do you end the call without being rude?

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    @Yubaru

    No one is going to claim it, and the cops are not going to go to the trouble of looking either, if there is no "name" attached.

    I agree - however, that didn't prevent me from handing in a wrist watch I found on the ground... It was a platinum one, worth a million... I was able to claim it a year later (since no-one else did...)

    Having said that, my son "lost" his wallet with all kinds of identification in it... It was never found...

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    @lucabrasi

    You brought 'em up right ! Good for them and good for you !

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    Toshiko-san is right ! (Unless there are no "heirlooms" left in the family) it's going to cost the parents a couple of hundred yen for some cakes and soft drinks for those who come to view the dolls. The dolls are usually handed down from generation to generation and just need to be taken out of their wrappings and set up by the parents. (I don't remember which is which but in the Kanto and Kansai areas, the setting is slightly different, one with the "princess" on the right of her "prince" the other, on the left.)

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    If they need a French translation, I'd be pleased to oblige.

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    Unless the system has changed (but I don't believe it has) one enters university on "school leaving exam results" also known (in France) as the "Baccalauréat". The "fees" over here are exorbitant. I paid about 6 000 yen/year on medical studies. Of course that was a couple of centuries ago and now the rates have gone up - so my son paid all of 20 000 yen/year for Architectural studies in Versailles.

    Also, in Japan, some of the universities are much more "popular" than others (Tokyo, Kyoto) so building new universities is not going to make them immediately "attractive".

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    Shiga-kogen, Hakuba, Nozawa-onsen...

    Posted in: What are some of your favorite skiing and snowboarding places in Japan?

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    I can't believe just how lucky I was when (in France) I worked part-time for a travel agency. Studying and working can be a mean mixture and one day, I found myself given a doctor's certificate for TWO MONTHS rest ! I stayed at a "Student's Rest Home" for those two months and guess what ? My employer sent me half of my salary for each of the two months...

    Posted in: 7-Eleven penalizes 16-year-old part-timer for taking 2 days off due to illness

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    How can he dare to do this ? Doesn't he remember that his ancestors were the FIRST immigrants ? He and his family should be the FIRST to leave ! Leave the country to the REAL Americans !

    Posted in: Message for Trump

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    @m6bob

    I was thinking the exact same thing and (if I remember rightly) there was a place (near Route 20 ?) where they actually made a tunnel for the trains and took away the level-crossing.

    Posted in: Land ministry calls for improvement of rail crossings that make cars, pedestrians wait a long time

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    I've just been wondering why you suddenly looked so surprised when you found out you'd won the election ? After all the insults and brazen language you doled out, did you, in fact, do all that in order NOT to be elected ?

    Posted in: If you had the opportunity to ask U.S. President Donald Trump two questions, but nothing insulting or vulgar, what would you ask him?

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    FightingViking

    How about sending him to an American prison ? (From what I've heard, when the other prisoners hear what he did, he'll have to be extra careful not to drop the soap while in the shower... )

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    It seems a couple of details have been forgotten : Japan's first Imperial ruler was Princess Himiko and I thought the present "fashion" was that women should come into "power" ?

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    @Disillusioned

    Nearly every Japanese person I speak to has an opinion about Trump, but ask them about Abe and they have nothing to say.

    They wouldn't dare to say anything against Dear Leader...

    Posted in: Doll president

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    So proud of my origins... !

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    It was not clear what provoked the animal

    As others have said - it seems pretty obvious ! Lions are not meant to be cooped up in a small cage and chained on top of it ! The zoos are already bad enough but kept in a small cage ?

    Posted in: Lion mauls two handlers in Chiba

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    any one of the true parties

    two ?

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    Just wondering if these are the same dogs left outside the houses, all year round, whatever the weather, tethered to a kennel, water bowl just out of reach (and it's not only "medium" and "big" dogs) and left to howl in despair... ? A visit to the shrine being the ONLY time they get to go out ?

    Posted in: Yappy New Year for Japan's worshipping pets

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    Pretty cool ! (In EVERY sense of the term !)

    Posted in: Beetle growth

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    I don't understand why the Emperor has to "ask permission" to retire from his job...

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