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Japan apologises for Sony Walkman

It was a ruthless and world-changing bid created by a dominant force of Japanese scientists, who would stop at nothing to allow people to jig silently about to Sheena Easton or even the Nolan Sisters in the supermarket checkout queue. Now, 36 years after its invention, there has been an official apology from Japan for the Sony Walkman.

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Posted: Aug 18th, 2015
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Manchester United to pay $200 million for Japanese IS captives

‘Negotiations were very tense,’ admitted the club’s chief executive, Ed Woodward. ‘We tried to haggle but their agent, John, didn’t seem in the mood and we needed to do the deal before Chelsea and Real Madrid got involved.’

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2015
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Tokyo wins race to host eight years of cynicism

‘It’s important that the winning bid starts with optimism and enthusiasm but that then is soon crushed by the wearing yoke of international cynicism’

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Posted: Sep 16th, 2013
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Daily Mail to ship scrapped Japanese reactors to the UK

The Daily Mail has agreed to pay for the scrapped Fukushima nuclear reactors to be shipped to the UK for decommissioning and destruction.

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Posted: Mar 31st, 2011
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