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Posted in: Sales tax cut emerging as option as gov't battles coronavirus fallout See in context

Goody goody!

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Posted in: Nara deer leave park; head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble See in context

Since the deer are obviously hungry and that's why they come into public areas eating whatever can be eaten, and even plastic (!), this is becoming a problem that is not going away until the tourists return, the city of Nara should organize regular feedings by local students who have no school anyway, where the deer food is is provided (by the city of Nara). It should not be that much of an extra expense.

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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

As others also pointed out under previous articles, it is not just about Japan but the other countries of the world. Even if Japan contains the virus to some extent, it is questionable if the other countries also do. The Olympics is a global event...

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Posted in: Antitrust watchdog launches probe into Rakuten's free delivery plan See in context

Well that's really not nice of Rakuten, at least the free shipping amount should be set higher, to like over 8000 or 10,000 yen. And a lot also depends on the nature of the particular products a retailer sells, it might really be difficult to offer some with free shipping. I wonder if Rakuten goes ahead with this, a bunch of retailers will leave...

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Posted in: Final moments of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash revealed by investigators See in context

Regardless of what actually happened, it is quite intriguing about the recent Bryant commercial with the funeral scene.

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Posted in: Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics See in context

Welfare offices try to get people to move into shelters but many, like former construction worker Masanori Ito, resist. "They have rules," - It would be nice to know why shelters are considered to be so horrible that the homeless rather prefer staying in the streets.

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Posted in: In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers See in context

Well goody! Fasting is getting more and more popular as people start realizing that it is still the easiest and cheapest way to lose weight and/or getting rid of their health problems. But ultimately it all comes down to what and how much you eat during the eating periods. I've been doing fasts for over 10 years, ever since the good old days of Brad Pilon's EatStopEat and I've done countless 24+ fasts, up to 4 days, including dry fasting. Also, fasting is really not the holy grail of healing so it is good to have some realistic expectations. The first time you do a 24-hour fast, it is like "Wow! What a big deal! I actually haven't eaten for 24 hours!" Then as you keep doing more and more fasts it just becomes the same old same old, just a part of life. Definitely good to do it regularly even just for health maintenance since during a fast the body has a chance to do other stuff it otherwise does not have any capacity left to do because of the constant digesting/eliminating of food, especially when most people keep eating all the time.

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Posted in: Healthy rice gelato puts dessert back on the menu for vegans See in context

Cool. No oxalates in this either, vegans/vegetarians should be happy.

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Posted in: Pro-Europe vote fragments but limits nationalist gains in EU election See in context

Nice smile there.

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Posted in: Blockbuster Queen biopic reignites Japanese fans' passion See in context

After seeing the trailer, I was looking forward to watching the movie but was quite disappointed. To me it seemed that the movie was often dragging. Sadly the trailer was much better than the movie...

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Posted in: Aum cult founder Asahara, 6 followers hanged See in context

Regarding the suggestion for paying back their debts by performing menial tasks for society, I think that would be pretty difficult considering that he was "refusing to use a toilet in the cell, he always wore a diaper and was seen sometimes with rough skin" etc. Was there such a practice at all, most likely convicts would find clever ways like that to evade.

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Posted in: Police identify first body in serial murder case See in context

Despite appearances, there are lots of seriously messed-up people in Japan (as well) and even without guns, they easily find their ways to murder others.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe play a round of golf diplomacy See in context

Nice pictures.

I kinda wonder what the "full of spirited conversation" consisted of :)

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Posted in: Trump vows to win 'battles' ahead, at home and abroad See in context

"Mr. President, the media is not fake news," he said. - Indeed, it is just various ways of looking at and presenting the same thing, depending on what your agenda is. So in a way, everybody is right, and each and every perspective will be a little different.

As for results, after the Flynn incident and with the Syria bombing it became apparent that Mr. Trump's original foreign policies were stopped and turned around. From that point on, whatever the DS wants is happening. It seems that he is still allowed to do some internal US stuff... Kinda sad. I was hoping he could make it.

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Posted in: Senator says GOP colleagues question Trump's mental health See in context

Basically anyone who thinks differently from a group of people will be termed a nutter by the members of that group ("How come they dare to deviate? Let's ridicule them."), so that is no wonder. Nothing new here.

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Posted in: Canada's Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House See in context

” But he said “the last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they chose to govern themselves.” - Goody. Thank you for the healthy common sense approach.

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Posted in: The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news See in context

@Kuya 808: Very good quote there about the interpretations. I usually say that unless we were there in person, we really have no way of telling whether anything is true or not, or what really happened. These days anything can be easily fabricated and presented as "evidence", also depending on how something is presented, it can be two completely different stories. Furthermore if a number of people observe any event, it can be reported in as many ways as many people were there, for each and every person will experience it in their unique way. So it's kinda difficult. Too bad we cannot distinguish between fake and true with our hearts (yet).

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Posted in: Trump's border wall faces reality check See in context

Perhaps the paying for the wall is not to be taken directly, but in some other form for Mexico to pay. Trump has an open mind and unique solutions so I'm sure he will find a way that might even be surprising.

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Posted in: Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust See in context

Well, unless you were there in person, it's always useful to look up both sides of a story. Of course it is always just easier to take whatever is offered on the silver platter...

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Posted in: Tokyo’s cat pub - the cat cafe for grown-ups See in context

On the external link under the article there are a ton of pictures, and I did not see any ashtrays anywhere so I'd say it's probably not one of those smoke-filled izakayas.

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Posted in: Abe to step up nuclear technology export drive See in context

Boooooo! "Czech national power producer CEZ AS is looking to start operating the new reactors in 2020 or later." - hopefully there won't be any need for this risky technology any more at that time!! It is too bad that they are getting together to promote nuclear, they should rather be getting together to discuss how to start using free energy technologies on a mass level scale!

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Posted in: Fears grow of Israeli attack on Iran See in context

@WilliB: so you are a media believer. You believe what the media tells you. Have you seen the bomb with your own eyes? If someone tells you they have a bomb, you blindly believe it. The media can talk whatever they want in order to manipulate us and our thinking. Believing in them is optional. Pls keep in mind that they also work for someone and are not doing this out of charity (unfortunately). If they were telling the truth, they would be saying "we have no idea whatsoever if Iran has any nuclear weapons or whether they are into the stuff at all". That would be more accurate.

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Posted in: Only one TEPCO nuclear power plant currently in operation See in context

I also wonder why there are nuclear plants at all if electricity needs can be covered from other power sources, hopefully more and more solar, geothermic, wind and sometime in the future, free energy.

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Posted in: Docomo services disrupted for 4 1/2 hours, affecting 2.52 mil users See in context

I would've thought that was caused by the geomagnetic storm from from yesterday's solar flair. Apparently transmissions could've been influenced.

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Posted in: Waiting for a bite See in context

I was wondering why it was prohibited to swim in Odaiba, the signs are there but they offer no explanation why. So it is about the pollution. The water sure looks dirty... But there are still many kids & people going into the water to play, especially now that it is summer. Each time we go there, I see people in the water.

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Posted in: Companies impose energy limits amid power crunch See in context

@sfjp: I tried to explain this to my boss but he quickly gave me an official list of excuses of why they don't want to do it. I personally think it is ridiculous especially since there is nothing on the roof at the moment. There would be plenty of space to install solar panels. It's just troublesome to look everything up and get it done, hence the list of excuses. What a miserable bunch of sheeple.

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Posted in: Hot commute See in context

I have no idea why more lights in the train cannot be turned off. Typically in one car only two of the neon lights are removed. I'm sure most people would prefer a more bearable environment temperaturewise, compared to bright lighting. At least during summer.

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Posted in: Thousands in Tokyo protest against nuclear power See in context

Until we are able to get free energy from cold fusion or something, I will be very happy to have a solar panel and a windmill on my house. Why can't others do the same? And every company too? At least part of the electricity could be covered from these! Would be a huge difference! Why doesn't the government start encouraging people to set these facilities up ASAP, so that we won't have to have any rolling blackouts in summer?

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Posted in: Yahoo ready to deliver on promise to upgrade email See in context

I also like Chrome and it IS much faster than IE, which becomes apparent on using older computers. I now use Chrome only for my internet usage. I'm also happy with my hotmail account that I've had like forever.

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Posted in: Al-Qaida vows revenge for bin Laden's death See in context

And now we can enjoy more and more safety regulations because of this. Who wants to fly any more. This is only good to force more control on innocent people, assuming that anyone can be a terrorist. Thank you very much.

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