TrevorPeace's past comments

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    TrevorPeace

    My only concern - and thanks to the thumbs-up folk - is that Roger's voice has been cracking lately. While I'm still heading to Vegas to see them, I hope he can pull it off. As I mentioned to a friend, the other day, they can always change the key to some songs, if he needs to hit a lower high-note. Most people wouldn't catch on to it. But you know something that would bring me back to 'Live at Leeds'? Pete smashing his guitar. What a way to go!

    Posted in: The Who to play Vegas residency as final tour ends

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    I always thought the EU was a mistaken idea. Removing an individual country's autonomy, and placing unelected representatives in a pseudo-parliament in Brussels was inviting disaster. Adding insult to injury, the free movement of people across what used to be national borders has developed into a social benefits nightmare that's mostly been paid for by the richer countries. Those are just simple facts that politicians like to ignore while they placate the masses with double-speak.

    I, for one, hope Greece gets the hell out and goes broke again, France says to hell with it and concentrates on its pluralistic society and reinstating the franc, and that Germany comes to her senses and returns to the mark. After that, let the dominoes fall where they may.

    Posted in: Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU

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    I'm deaf and have to use very powerful hearing aids to converse with anyone. But, when I travel around Japan I generally turn them off in order to avoid the pain of the considerable noise in stations, airports and most covered shopping streets. So, I'm all for it - get with it, Japan (although if you don't, it won't stop me from taking my annual 2-month sabbatical in your country).

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    My band covered several of their songs and had a blasting good time of it. Unfortunately, I'm now deaf. BUT, I'm still flying to Vegas to see them, one last time. An acoustic 'Tommy' will be incredible.

    Posted in: The Who to play Vegas residency as final tour ends

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    Unfortunately, Takasago-san isn't connected with an English-language website that not only encourages us to visit those farms (one of the things I would LOVE to do, in gumboots for a few weeks helping in the fields) and there are no other English-language websites that offer the same kind of information about their communities.

    There was a story here on JT, just a day or two ago, about people in Rikiuzentakata wanting to get involved in providing the same kind of experience. Sadly, after visiting the websites related to my search for such an experience, I gave up. So, all you farmers in Japan's rural areas, this is what I have to say about your desire/problem - fix it by being proactive, not by whining about what you want.

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    As a frequent visitor to Japan, I find the JR 2- and 3-week passes to be a great deal because I typically spend a few days in a city and then want to zoom off to another one, sometimes only an hour away, sometimes up to three hours. The pass is good for the shinkansens and local trains, and even, in some areas, ferry rides. But, that said, ANA has a great deal for foreigners, and I'll probably use that, when I return, so I can fly from Tokyo or Sendai to Hokkaido or Okinawa, two places that are still on my bucket list.

    Posted in: Japan Railways to offer new three-day unlimited pass for Tokyo and east Japan

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    @Aly, I agree. Someone suggest to the families that they should apply to come to Canada, where we have fine Japanese groups in our communities. I participate with one, here in Victoria, and I know more would be welcomed with open arms. The only problem I see with that idea is trying to convince the families to leave their home country. It's not like a war and they're not refugees; they just have to learn about how nice it is here. And in British Columbia, which has almost three times the total land mass of all of the Japanese islands, and only about 4 million people, there's a helluva lot of open space. And my favorite ski destination, Banff, Alberta, even has Japanese as a second language on all its signs.

    Posted in: Fukushima child evacuees face menace of school bullies

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    Good idea, Poor English Speaker. But I'd like to see them take it further and offer through their website the opportunity to have one mailed to me, so I can properly plan a visit. I don't want to be required to visit my country's embassy, or a university, just to pick up a guide.

    Posted in: Handy guide map to Tokyo's Meguro Ward published

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    @tmarie, your comments are spot on. When I was young I shared a house, and then a large townhouse, then a condominium, with other males and females, and each time was a pleasant experience because my roommates and I actually took an interest in each others' lives.

    Posted in: Share houses are one manifestation of poverty among women, which is less visible than poverty among men who become homeless. There is also research that shows that young people who have no fixed address feel pessimistic about marriage. I believe that providing young people with rental assistance and guaranteeing them cheaper housing are measures that will also help counter the falling birth rate.

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    A true waste of a rather expensive condiment, especially if it comes from Quebec.

    Posted in: Celebrate pancakes with a maple syrup bath at famous Japanese hot spring resort

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    Thanks, @Thunderbird2, that is one ugly vehicle.

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    TrevorPeace

    I've visited 37 of the 50 states over the years, and been to NYC twice (most recently in December 2016), but as a Canadian I'm foregoing any further visits, simply on a matter of principle because in my view the US government - not necessarily its citizens (at least those I've met, other than border and other security personnel) - has become a lot more cruel and intolerant. I've mentioned to several US friends that it seems their country is on a parallel course with the fall of ancient Rome, and they sadly shake their heads and agree.

    Posted in: Trump slump? Signs of drop in international tourism to U.S.

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    Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! Sorry, other posters, but I was there, and I want nothing more than for that town and its people to bring life anew. I can't wait to go back. The temporary shopping arcade was nice enough, especially the little restaurant with the Japanese flag signed with special messages by monks from across Japan, but the new mall has a new customer...me!

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    As probably the only Canadian posting a comment here (at least thus far), I can assure the rest of you that Canadian immigration authorities, while a bit hard-pressed due to the increased volume of people walking across the border, are as strict in their approach to treatment of those asylum-seekers as any other country's officials. They send back or deport more than half of them. What amazes me, though, is that several hundred of those asylum-seekers walk across the border in the middle of the continent in the middle of winter, when it's often -20C to -30C, after being dumped miles from the border by usurious taxi drivers who are charging upwards of $1000 for a ride that's often less than 10 miles (16 kilometers). I'd like to see some of you try that.

    Posted in: Canada sees jump in asylum seekers from U.S.

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    I would rather the roles be reversed, and allow me to date the big-income-earning woman who wants to have kids, but also wants to keep busy making money, leaving me at home to raise the kids, cook and clean. BUT, she also has to like sex, even after two or three kids. That's my perfect dating/matchmaking service.

    Posted in: Company promises women the man of their (financial) dreams

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    Let's hope there's never a fire that knocks out the electrical system.

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    It is one of my favorite memories of a visit to Nagoya, several years ago, and the piece of fine china I bought from the gift store even made it home in one piece. But what made is special was, of all things, the older uniformed gentleman at the gate to the parking area, who approached me and insisted, in perfect English, on showing me around. That, and a group of kindergarteners with their teachers playing on the lawn. Great photo subjects, all of them.

    Posted in: Noritake Garden - taking ceramics to a whole new level

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    A government cannot 'suggestively legislate' an elective behavior. When the Japanese work culture catches up with the Western economies - which will take at least another generation - then people at Japan Inc. and Japan Gov't will take every Friday afternoon off, work only 37.5 hours a week, and get a life. Until that, those who allow themselves to be abused by an outmoded work 'ethic', which is nothing but slavery by another name, will continue to jump off buildings or in front of trains.

    This is a very serious problem with Japanese society, and it will take a true tsunami of change, led by young people who want a balanced life, instead of just work, work, work, before it happens.

    I base that opinion on the fact that I'm a 63-year old Canadian, former ad agency owner with an early-life career in a union, and I spend 6-8 weeks every year traveling around Japan. What I see is nothing but a work gulag with perks. Sorry if that's a bit harsh, but I come from a civilized country that doesn't abuse its middle class. Sure, Canada's not perfect, but it works, and not on the backs of its citizens.

    All that said, 'Nihon, mata kimas'.

    Posted in: Japan's first Premium Friday shows mixed results

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    TrevorPeace

    Can't wait for the release, but also can't wait for the surprise announcement by Sir Paul that Ringo will be his drummer for his Japanese concerts. THAT would be a blast!

    Posted in: Help! McCartney lends Ringo a hand on new album

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    And to think I took off every Friday afternoon, after a company-paid lunch!

    What is so wrong with the Japanese slavery society? Just that, they're slaves to an outmoded culture of servitude, instead of independence.

    We don't live to work, we work to live. And when work prevents us from living, we're nothing but third-world slaves.

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