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The problem with baseball is the outside of the states and japan there is essentially zero interest in tis interminably dull pastime. Once the Olympics moves to the next host the stadiums will e empty again; which is why they were rightfully dropped for more dynamic, crowd pleasing sports like Rugby 7s

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Let’s meet at the flight attendant’s country club!

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People don't tell the truth in surveys. Researchers have found that even those who are asked to keep food diaries do not record actual food consumption. Anyone who has lived in Japan for years knows that infidelity is high among both men and women, and it simply isn't talked about.

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They say Chinese eating snakes, may be the source of the virus, Google Wuhan Snake Virus

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Don´t have a particular stake in this whole gun brouhaha, but I thought Seattle was a gun-free zone in a gun-free state full of woke voters, so gun crimes should not exist?

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It's too early to say if 2019-nCoV is very deadly or not. SARS had a fatality rate of about 10%. MERS' was nearly 40%. But so far - if official numbers are to be believed - the new coronavirus' fatality rate is quite low at around 3%. The real question is how infectious this virus is, because if it is super infectious, then a fatality rate of 3% could result is a massive number of deaths. I think the government is taking appropriate actions for now, until more is known.

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Opposition parties have to present to the public. Coherent and realistic proposals to convince voters that they can better govern the country.

To influence the failures of the system. And what modifications need to be made so that society can live better. And not criticize Abe's LDP as the only proposal to change the government. Make empty proposals. Or promises impossible to keep. They are useless.

Edano should lead the proposal to amend the law of justice. Taking advantage of the Ghons case. And he didn't. For failures like these it will be very difficult to win the next general election. Counting that in that election Abe will no longer be running. And he'll have to face the new leader of the LDP. Who we still don't know today.

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Honestly, I'll never get used to streaming services... I'd much rather buy the CD, come home and rip it in high quality, than go for them. There's something satisfying with having a... "hard digital copy" of your music library available any time. I know I can get Tidal or whatever for high quality audio but eh...

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Welp, there goes the last proper Windows OS. They REALLY dropped the ball with 8 and especially 10. Unstable mess, visually inconsistent mess, incompatible mess, I can go on.

Apple's computers are gorgeous, both hardware and software wise, but a tad bit too expensive for my usage.

Might get me a nice ultrabook and replace the OS with Mint, Zorin, elementary, or Ubuntu. Hmm, an Acer or an Asus. I'd get a VAIO but they are expensive lmao.

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@kurisupisu

China grows at around 6% and Japan is a basket case-no change there then!

Please enlighten me on which industries, excluding telecommunications, did China grow?

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" Usually I'm disappointed with how CCP handle things"

Disappointment is an understatement.

"Japan should do everything possible to help China with this problem"

You cannot help someone who doesn't want to help themselves. Chinese agencies had been suppressing the truth about the outbreak, and still are. They refuse to disclose actual numbers and severity regarding the issue while the CCP is telling people around neighboring province that there is no need to be cautious.

How do you help someone like that?

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@Speed

Straight out of 1964.

I bet 'muricas designs are straight from the future, right?

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Looks very similar to one showcased by a Japanese firm for the Olympics (memory's a little fuzzy).

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Instead of attacking this shop owner constantly, you should think about why Chinese people aren't very well received around in East Asia, and across the world? His reaction is not alone.

"How is he going to tell if the person is Chinese or not?"

Someone who spits on the ground.

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RIP Terry. One of the giants. Watching Palin break down on BBC News yesterday when talking about his friend was heartbreaking.

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The defendants can successfully argue against any request for extradition based on 'cruel and unusual punishment' that is the Japanese prison system. Tee UK cannot extradite anyone who has a high risk of experiencing this, or who (though not in this case) may be subject to the death penalty

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Well if it works for you but should point out that it's obsolete and the OS can't be updated. I myself still use two mac mini from 2010 and 2012. The 2010 I updated to OS Mojave using a patcher. Probably the 2012 is on the final OS.

Go to Linux Mint (or Ubuntu) and make yourself a USB install stick. Flash your hard drive (assuming you have an Intel chipset in it) and you'll have a free, stable, powerful OS that can be configured to either a Windows or MacOS like environment for free. Nearly virus proof, with free security updates to at least 2023. It's what I've done with my Mid-2011 MacBook Air, and it works like a charm.

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White trousers and skirts - no. I hope athletes can choose which they want to wear. Those scarves the women are wearing are horrible. It's all very old fashioned and ugly.

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MeanRingo, by taste, one is sweet, and the other is sour.

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I don't see any blame mentioned in the article.

Dude, it's the very first line of the article:

its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China amid a tariff war with the U.S.

Nowhere in the article does it mention any of the structural, systemic issues that have hollowed out the economy. Nowhere is there any mention of WHY exports to Asia dropped nearly 8%, and it's not just the 'trade war' with the USA. No mention of a total lack of flexibility or ability to adjust to new product demands.

Nope... easier to pin all the blame on the 'trade war' and the Chinese market.

Heck, I'm just surprised they didn't bring up South Korea and their boycott of Japanese beer.

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The Americans would like to shoot foreign politicians or change the president of a foreign country via Twitter (Guaido) or steal oil in Syria and occupy Iraq, but only the Russians prevent them.

Easily dis-proven by facts.

It is against US law to assassinate politicians. Terrorist targets are different. The US will go after terrorist anywhere in the world. That changed on 9/11/2001. They go after terrorist leaders in Afghanistan and they went after the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was formally categorized as a terror organization last April.

The US doesn't need foreign oil. It has been an exporter of oil and gas for a few years.

Americans are split on using force anywhere. Saying the American military or the current administration would like to use force to change a govt is very different from that most American citizens feel. That's my sense, it could be biased. For example, I'd tacitly support Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Cubans, North Koreans and Venezuelans who want to change their leaders and method of govt towards a more democratic solution, but I'd never support direct US military action for that purpose.

I was/am disappointed when/that NATO didn't help Ukraine expel Russian troops in the land grab there. However, I have no problem whatsoever with Russia creating a "fast-track" path to citizenship for Ukrainians who immigrate to Russia.

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WolfpackToday  02:19 am JST

Democrat city with strict gun control laws. How does this happen?

Easy. Two Republican Confederates armed to the teeth (part of a well regulated militia) decided to see who could imitate theif hero John Wayne the best by firing at some "redskins" but sadly, they had failed geography class miserably and only realized later that they were in Washington state, not Washington D.C.

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How can he possibly tell who's Chinese? Their manners?

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I do agree we should take some precautions. Usually I'm disappointed with how CCP handle things, but in this situation they are taking drastic measures and they've been more open and upfront then usual. Travel from Wuhan has been banned, several cities around Wuhan also banned, Chinese can even be hold by force if suspected to be infected, all citizens are wearing masks, Chinese lunar New Year is out the window! They are cleaning and spraying everything in sight.

Japan should do everything possible to help China with this problem. It's sad this happened but I believe it's also a good opportunity to improve relations by helping a neighbor in need instead of looking down on them like some people are doing.

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So, they are blaming China for this too?

Who do you mean by "they"? I don't see any blame mentioned in the article.

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How can he compete and train in Japan? He has a tattoo. Should he not be banned from all pools and gyms and so on.

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How can he compete and train in Japan? He has a tattoo. Should he not be banned from all pools and gyms and so on.

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He isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. Should have blamed it on Carlos Ghosn. He probably would have stood a much greater chance of being believed.

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Typical a-hole you find in large quantities here. Hope it backfires big time.

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