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Posted in: Panda memorial See in context

This will be a propaganda tool. Japan fails to prevent death Chinese National Treasure. Mark my words.

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Posted in: New consultation service aims to assist 'second virgins' in revitalizing their sex lives See in context

Sex and marriage go hand and hand. When couples stop have having sex, monogamy, at some point, no longer exists - by definition. It’s now celibacy. If it’s one-sided it raises all kinds of questions about who’s breaking the wedding vows.

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Posted in: Japan sees record cannabis cases in 2023; 70% among young people See in context

I’ve been very surprised at how not rare it is in Tokyo.

Don’t assume weed is relaxing though, especially for uptight people. Personally it makes me extremely anxious. I won’t touch the stuff.

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Posted in: Global fertility rate to keep plummeting, major study warns See in context

Aaron JToday  01:34 pm JST

“Fertility rate” sounds like a measurement of fertility. Should call it “reproduction”.

In reply to myself…. It’s got a name “birth rate”. Duh

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Posted in: Global fertility rate to keep plummeting, major study warns See in context

“Fertility rate” sounds like a measurement of fertility. Should call it “reproduction”.

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Posted in: 'Snack' bar tours giving tourists a taste of after-dark Japan See in context

I met one of my best female friends at a snack bar almost 6 years ago. She left a while ago, but as of August I still have a bottle there and was still the only foreign visitor/member. They are fun places once you get to know the staff.

The article is missing a bit of the story…. These are men’s establishments, like Izekaya version of Hostess Clubs.

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Posted in: Japan's population forecast to fall nationwide except Tokyo in 2050 See in context

That's so right, they live in an alternate reality where they still believe themselves to be the center of the universe and the harsh reality is that country is going further and further outside of that "reality"..

Not going to argue with that, just noting similar thing could be said of Tokyo and the rest of Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's population forecast to fall nationwide except Tokyo in 2050 See in context

I think this is way more shocking to foreigners. Young Japanese already want out even if they don’t understand the bigger picture, they know the country is not a great place to live, work or have a family. my favorite place to visit though

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Posted in: China starts up world's first fourth-generation nuclear reactor See in context


Regardless of what folks say, China is not exactly transparent (honest)) with it’s energy programs.

and molten salt nuclear container ship? That will be interesting. I’m sure the goal isn’t to put these in Military vessels that might implode for whatever reason.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl at hotel in Nagasaki Prefecture See in context

they should include the incidence rate in the article. That would be interesting. Otherwise this is just a few details on a everyday occurrence- unfortunately

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Posted in: Gold jumps to record on rate cut bets but equities struggle See in context

I’m buying yen. Cash, the Nikei & Suica cards (lol). I’m holding my gold.

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

I really don’t get what world so many readers live in right now. Japan needs the US military more than it ever has, and the US government and people aren’t exactly loving it.

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

Should read “Fears of US-Japan Alliance grow…”. This won’t impact a thing except public sentiment.

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Posted in: Survey of middle-aged wimps provide case studies in male inadequacy See in context

This is so one sided. Women in Japando nothing to help this situation. Many are easily available for money, directly or for all the reasons. Few men meet minimum standards for bot friend material.

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Posted in: Survey reveals surprising age trend among paid subscribers of electronic comics in Japan See in context

Younger people don’t pay for digital manga services. Duh.

the pirate sires have more flexiblevapps and release earlier.

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Posted in: Tencent claims new AI chatbot skills comparable to ChatGPT See in context

Why do you run stories out of Shanghai? Either it;s scrubbed by the CCP or your putting an independent reporters life in jeopardy.

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Posted in: Kishida, 3 ministers eat Fukushima fish to show it's safe See in context

@quercetum @roy

it’s obvious you are both either in the industry or somehow directing connected to this situation.

Thank you both for being voices of reason…. Even if others immediately assume you are part of some cover-up. Wish folks spent half the time objectively looking at the situation as they spend feeding the need for a world-wide conspiracy.

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Posted in: Kishida tells fisheries minister to apologize for calling Fukushima wastewater 'contaminated' See in context

BTW. I know for certain, first hand, the “ALPS” system at TEPCO 1 is practically bulletproof. I have been anticipating this debate for about 5 years now.

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Posted in: Japan says it may take China to WTO over Fukushima-driven seafood import ban See in context

I’d like to see China’s numbers for vapor-phase radionuclides. Everyone is looking at water discharges.

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Posted in: South Korean protesters call for government action on Fukushima water See in context

@stephen chen. No one industry wide can remove tritium. It is water. It is literally water. This is the case at every nuclear power plant in the world.

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Posted in: South Korean protesters call for government action on Fukushima water See in context

Please subtract 15% from all South East asian standardized test score and 30% of the media.

The ignorance and lack of transparency of the entire nuclear industry, which is booming in the region, is just appalling. It is beginning to make everyone look bad.

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Posted in: China's sushi fans flounder over Fukushima water release See in context

Seriously, for a group that pays this much attention to the news, I’d think you would be more educated.

There will be zero real recordable impact on seafood from waters around Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

There will be nothing released to the sea that isn’t already being released from nearly every NPP near open waters in the world, nothing that doesn’t already exist naturally, and it will be released at a fraction of the rate of majority of the NPP in asia pacific.

this is not some conspiracy. The release of treated water from NPP has been going for many decades. If anything, Fukushima NPP is under far more scrutiny and has a magnitude more incentive to follow the rules.

So please quit with the political propaganda, and lets clean up the mess.

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Posted in: Millions live with low back pain, but addressing risk factors like smoking, obesity and ergonomics could curb trend See in context

I cured myself by ignoring everything my company told me about ergonomics and just staying comfortable throughout the day. Reclined seat with feet on a stool…. Switch to cross-legged at my desk… move location with laptop actually on lap. Work from iPad… everything but the standard recommendations.

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Posted in: 3 schoolgirls drown in Fukuoka river on 1st day of summer vacation See in context

I just need to comment on how amazed I have been that so few of my Japanese friends can swim. Like most of them can’t. This, I think, has a lot to do with lack of Summer vacations as youths, but at the same time it seems so many schools have pools. Idk. Maybe it’s like english, it is taught but no one is expected to learn.

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Posted in: IAEA chief visits Fukushima before radioactive water is released See in context

Oh. If not obvious by the above I am 100% for safe Nuclear Energy. I was, but am not currently, in the business of water treatment for Nuclear Power generation (the processes runs on water, power is generated via steam ). I’m absolutely convinced TEPCO has the best available technology to treat and release this water with negligible impact on the environment from radioactivity.

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Posted in: IAEA chief visits Fukushima before radioactive water is released See in context

i get the POV of Fukushima fishing industry lobbyists - why would they want anything controversial released into their waters? regardless that it’s offshore 1 km, and it’s 0.06 grams per year tritium into the pacific ocean naturally containing 8.3 kg of tritium, and where tritium is not a significant contributor - even now - to radioactivity in the sea. Seriously I don’t blame them.

What’s driving me nuts is that this is hardly a significant discharge for operating Nuke plants. Not compared to Chinese plants or Korean or many many Nuke plants around the world.

Recently, Japan did a little ‘whataboutism’ and it was largely ignored. It really shouldn’t be - especially with China’s massive media campaign against Japan China has 4 plants discharging at annual rates 4-6.5 higher than planned from Fukushima.


Many many other operating station inside & outside of China discharge at rates 10+x what’s planned for Fukushima 1. (Google France’s annual discharges) And the numbers are way higher if you also look at non-water discharges.

It’s part of regular operation of most nuclear power plants. You almost always have to discharge water and you can’t remove tritium. At least Fukushima’s plant can turn off the spigot if anything goes wrong with the treatments system

all that said, it’s a real catch-22 for Japan’s Energy Sector. If everyone thinks these discharges are horrible now, and then everyone realizes they are in fact “better than average”, Fukushima gets the green (blue) light from the public, but…..What is that going to do to the future of Nuclear Power in Japan?

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Posted in: Japanese fisheries head opposes plan to pump treated radioactive water from Fukushima into the sea See in context


Also, countries such as France, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and South Korea are producing more contaminated water than Fukushima from their own nuclear power plants, but has anyone ever said to stop it?

you are correct and nearly every country, if not every country, discharges the treated water as do government research centers. I work for one of the two major nuclear service companies in the US, one of our primary revenue streams from treating “liquid radwaste” to dischargeable standards. We are also working at Fukushima which has, at this point, the Ferrari of water treatment systems for radionuclide removal.

The treatment tech has been proven over and over, it’s in use today… it works.

Tritium (hydrogen-3 isotope) the same stuff that makes the hands glow on Seiko watches is the only thing getting through. It is practically harmless at the level we are talking about and is naturally in the world’s water systems. It can’t be removed by any practical process because tritiated water molecules (H-3HO) are water.

So dilution is really a perfectly fine solution in this case. What else are they going to do with the water? Really?

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Posted in: Japan visitors rise to nearly 2 million in April after China eases travel curbs See in context

Tokyo specifically needs to come to grips with the fact that it is an international city and business hub. All the complaints I’ve been hearing make me think folks have forgotten that. The wave of backlogged tourism will die off, but international visitors will continue to grow indefinitely.

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Posted in: Japanese police make first-ever YouTuber arrest for uploading video game gameplay videos See in context

JT. I hope you got got permission to link that YouTube video in your story. You could be next…

These game developers are doing themselves more harm than good. Most consumers will still play the games, but will find ways not to pay if they don’t feel like the creators support the community.

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Posted in: Gov't to pitch safety of Fukushima water release to S Korean experts See in context

@roy Sophveason

It’s obvious you’ve have actually been paying attention.

This isn’t anything new for Nuclear Power generation and similar Nuclear industries. It’s just the massive scale of the discharges and the scrutiny. Plenty of nuclear plants discharge radwaste water after treatment.

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