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Posted in: Dog that bit 12 people not vaccinated for rabies See in context

YubaruToday 05:26 pm JST

Drop the hammer on this guy! ALL responsible dog owners here get the yearly vaccinations for their dogs.

No, adult dogs don't need nearly as many injections as puppies, whose immune systems are yet to kick in.

Although it may be prudent to give your dog a rabies vaccination, just in case, other 'Recommended' injections are mostly part of the over- medication mania that is prevalent in Japan, aiding big pharma's fear factor business.

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Posted in: Dog that bit 12 people not vaccinated for rabies See in context

LagunaToday 04:43 pm JST

Pleaaaase. A responsible dog owner takes his dog to the vet at a certain age to get jabbed against a variety of doggie badnesses (worms?)

It is both the law and responsible dog ownership and really not such a big deal (you can make friends with your local vet, which will undoubtedly come in handy later).

Actually you're wrong: Rabies and worms jabs are not mandatory in Japan, as Japan is classed as a zero risk country for rabies.

Worms treatment is only necessary for overseas travel with pets.

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Posted in: Nikkei rises 28% in 2023 for highest year-end finish since 1989 See in context

And the pound, of all the currencies, is up over 20% on the Yen from nearly a year ago- With Brexit and all.

Nothing to harp about with the impending tax rise in Japan.

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Posted in: Dogs, antennas and honey for Japan's big bear problem See in context

stormcrowToday 12:10 pm JST

Bears have no natural predators (as do the wild pigs), so it makes sense that there needs to be a way (if the government doesn't take any action) to reduce their numbers by hunting them.

It may sound cruel to some, but the population will continue to grow. Otherwise, you can expect to hear about more fatal instances. Culling of any animal which is becoming a nuisance isn't necessarily a bad thing, and this is also true for less dangerous animals as well such as deer and monkeys. If the numbers are too many, then the correct thing to do is reduce their numbers. Not completely eradicate, but reduce.

Umm, human beings have no natural predators: We're our own worst enemy, and everything you've written applies to us far more than it does to bears.

I don't think bears are the root of the problem here- They're the scapegoat.

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Posted in: Jones named Japan rugby coach six weeks after Wallabies exit See in context

He was an absolute disaster at the end of his tenure for the England rugby team, and look where they finshed in the World Cup after he'd left and they'd managed to regroup.

Considers himself to be a bit of a personality, by the sounds of it, which allowed him to tell an outright lie that he was 'Committed to coach Australia' two weeks before quitting.

Got yourselves a bygone coach, Japan, who probably only got in on his 'Japanese connections': As Fighto! pointed out, there were far, far better choices.

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Posted in: Manchester United slide out of Champions League See in context

It's been a long time since Man Utd has been such a hotchpotch of a team so the result was of no surprise, except the low scoreline.

They really need to go back to basics and start over: A manager and a goalkeeper would be a good place to start- Sadly in the world of football today, starting over is not an option.

I doubt this will be Man U's last humialition of the season.

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Posted in: Kishida grilled over alleged gifts to IOC for Tokyo's Olympic bid See in context

tpstokyo1Today 09:25 am JST

the IOC always gets what they want and cities left holding the bag. Always gifts plus the luxury suite for Bach during his stay at almost $50 USD a night.

I think you missed at least one zero off that figure...

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Posted in: Kishida grilled over alleged gifts to IOC for Tokyo's Olympic bid See in context

deanzaZZRToday 07:13 am JST

These are odd gifts if this is a true statement. I'm confident IOC officials prefer cash.

Something to tuck the brown envelopes into a little more discretely.

And yes, we already know that bribes were and are widespread in connection with the Olympics

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Posted in: Wasabi effective in improving memory of elderly: study See in context

What about not drinking sake? That'd undoubtedly be good for the memory. I don't think I'll ever see the day where that is studied, and comes to be.

health studies with one exclusive focus are always going to be part of a biased agenda.

Didn't know the wasabi lobby was so powerful- maybe sales are down.

And as kurisupisu adroitly pointed out, most wasabi you buy in Japan is not real wasabi, just horseradish with food colouring.

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Posted in: Clashes in Dublin after children injured in suspected stabbing See in context

wallaceToday 05:01 pm JST

Ireland by race. Ireland has a majority of “White Irish,” as 94.1% of the population.

UK by race. 82% of people in England and Wales are white.

France by race. 85% of French are white.

Germany by race. 86% of Germans are white.

Sorry Wallace, I agree with most of what you've been saying, but 'Race' would a very narrow view of what it takes to actually be, say, English Welsh or German- Colour too. What 'Colour' are, for example, Algerians?

Racists use that as a marker to justify ridiculously events such as this one in Dublin-Linking the stabbing of children to immigration concerns. Doesn't really matter to the victims.

Ethnicity is far a more productive way of looking at societies in this day and age.

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Posted in: Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler putting some of his guitars up for auction See in context

charitable consideration- I'm sure he is not in need of the money at all.

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Posted in: Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler putting some of his guitars up for auction See in context

A quarter of the sale total will go to the British Red Cross and other charities.

Big fan of the man, and his instantly recognisable and unique style.

Have to say though, expected a little more charitabl

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Posted in: 'Friends' star Matthew Perry, 54, found dead at home See in context

ThubanToday 04:55 pm JST

No more sweeping this under the rug.

So who exactly is sweeping what under the rug?

RIP Matthew Perry- I'm sure your honesty about your life helped more than a few to face up to their problems.

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Posted in: UK police open sexual offenses investigation after allegations about Russell Brand See in context

PaustovskyToday 12:34 pm JST

   Of course you have. I guess it's just that no one else has or it would be common knowledge.

It is common knowledge. If you were a woman you would know.

Is it as common as the knowledge that it's safe to assume all sexual allegations are against women only?

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Posted in: UK police open sexual offenses investigation after allegations about Russell Brand See in context

opheliajadefeldtToday 11:48 am JST

I am a woman and the very last police force I would ever go to if a rape happened to me is the Met Police. I have read so many disgusting stories about too many of their officers abusing women it is almost beyond belief. Yet their hierarchy have known about it for years and done nothing, which does not surprise me, that seems common practice in most police forces.h

Yeah, I'm sure the likes of the Police in, say Russia, China, the Arabic world or the Indian sub-continent, just to name a few examples, would be much better at handling this kind of sensitive issue.

The power of hyperbole. Read 'Stories'? Well they must all undoubtedly be true- All there in black and white.

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Posted in: BBC 'urgently looking' into issues raised by Brand report See in context

@2020hindsights

Watch the documentary and see how he raped a woman and then, at 30, groomed a 16 year old.

I did.

Channel 4 moved away from 'Independent' broadcasting a long time ago- 'Dispatches' used to be a good newsworthy investigative programme, until Channel 4 decided to tread the commercial path à la 'The Sun'.

You see, you are doing the same thing 'See how'- See? There was visual evidence of Brand?

Too many people nowdays are happy to get led along the pre-decided path without substantiation.

I'll wait, thank you, rather than rely on the tabloid journalism to dish out what my opinion should be.

IF he is guilty, let the law decide- Then and only then if it were shown to be true beyond doubt, an apt punishment should be decided.

Trial by media has to stop.

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Posted in: BBC 'urgently looking' into issues raised by Brand report See in context

Well what a surprise- Youtube have jumped on the possibly 'Trumped' up charges bandwagon against Brand.

I don't like the guy much, never have, but this smacks of a pre-ordained systematized witch-hunt.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-66851698

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Posted in: Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, would like to have a word See in context

@ sunfunbun

Madman across the water is sublime.

I think Tiny Dancer is so many people's favourite Elton and Bernie song, even though it wasn't such a big hit in the US, and failed to chart the first time around in the UK in'71.

One of those rare albums without any hint of a misstep.

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Posted in: Gov't may seek to dissolve Unification Church: source See in context

wallaceSep. 4  12:15 pm JST

Soka Gakkai is the official English title.

https://www.sokaglobal.org/

At last someone gets their name right.

I'm certainly no fan, though I do know a few members, but if you are going to vehemently criticise them, it would be great help if you actually got the name right.

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

Ping AnToday  06:22 pm JST

Very cheap. You can find these kinds of devices in all primary schools at South East Asia. Buy at Taobao @USD1 or USD2.

Sales pitch for China, eh?

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

nosukeToday  04:07 pm JST

Name a country that isn’t more hotter and humid than Japan and isn’t suffering from heat strokes

India, Bangladesh, Pakistan to name but a few- There are so many countries suffering from much higher heatwaves than Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

Only the other day I noticed in Osaka Minatomachi they removed (Cut down) all the trees, about 15 I think, for a new building project.

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Wow, somebody votes me down for pointing out obvious ungreen policies- You must be proud of your secret internet identity.

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

Derek GrebeToWhicday  12:50 pm JST

Here's a suggestion:

How about not cutting shade-giving trees back to skeletal stalks every summer, and letting this nature thing "we Japanese" love so much cool the concrete streets down?

You'd save a fortune on not hiring teams of 8 blokes to stand around each tree, encouraging passers-by to walk around the foliage carnage with magic pointing sticks.

Why can't we just have a little shade?

Which is what they're doing in most European countries-they're trying to make their cities greener.

Sadly, in Japan it seems to be the opposite.

Only the other day I noticed in Osaka Minatomachi they removed (Cut down) all the trees, about 15 I think, for a new building project.

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

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YubaruToday  08:27 am JST

You still dont understand the difference and meaning of "necessary" vs "unnecessary" when it comes to these jackets and working in the heat and humidity of summer

Necessary? The world has managed completely well before these popped up.

Lived in South India too, where the temperature gets up to 50 degrees, and nobody uses or needs those jackets.

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

YubaruToday  07:35 am JST

That's a bit of a cash-in for uneccesary goods.

This is ONLY said by someone who works or spends their entire day in an air conditioned environment and is totally ignorant of what it's like to work outside, or in a hot environment like a warehouse.

Those jackets are 100% necessary, particularly in the semi-tropical sun and heat and humidity of Okinawa, and they are worn by nearly all constructions workers now a days, and other people who work in environments where heat stroke is a real threat!.

¥5,000 is actually a decent price for the jackets here, as many will run over ¥10,000

I would suggest learning about the necessity or not, before commenting, as it really makes you look ignorant otherwise!

Many of these items have been around at LEAST a decade or more as well, and you are just learning about it now.

I actually don't use air conditioning- So your assumption is wrong.

Grew up in Hong Kong, so I'm fully aware of the issues of humidity.

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Posted in: Japanese turn to wearable tech to beat the heat See in context

¥5000?

That's a bit of a cash-in for uneccesary goods.

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Posted in: K-pop megastars BTS release memoir See in context

finally richToday  10:26 am JST

Besides apparently no one here speaks Korean so their opinion of "k-pop" is invalid.

And you do, I'm sure...

Having lived in South Korea, I always felt K- Pop, (Look, I even remembered to capitalize it) kind of made J-Pop positively look like a roots revival.

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Posted in: New Zealand confident about IAEA advice on Fukushima water release plan See in context

New Zealand, as a nuclear- free nation...

Wonder what 'Price' this decision came at for Japan- Can't see the IAEA or UN dipping their hands in their pockets.

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Posted in: No. of Japan households with kids falls below 10 mil for 1st time See in context

@Concerned Citizen

Aahh- Having children: The 'Rose-tinted glasses' view: 'No matter what the cost'- You can add 'and to whom' to that, too, if people were to continue to be that irresponsible and self-seeking- There really are no guaranteed returns for society's investment, which many seem to brandish as supporting evidence.

Glad to see the Japanese are finally waking up to the realization that the pitiful levels of assistance that are available now, will almost certainly dwindle to risible levels in the not too distant future.

Sounds fun, doesn't it.

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Posted in: Accuser says he told Kevin Spacey after crude advance, 'I don’t bat for that team' See in context

SpeedToday  10:36 am JST

So you have a grown man along with his buddies going to another grown man's house after drinking at a pub. The host grabs you there and kisses your neck to see if you're into that and this ends up in court?

Nice synopsis- I think you already answered your own question.

You should work in the movies, but obviously anyone doing so would need to watch their own back... like this guy seems to be.

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