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Posted in: Facebook shuts popular stock trading group amid GameStop frenzy See in context


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Posted in: 60% of Japanese firms support Olympics this summer, poll shows See in context

And also, that title gives soo misleading. It isn't that 60% of Japanese firms support the Olympics. 48 companies do.

According to the "2016 Economic Census for Business Activity", there were 5.3 million establishments (excluding businesses whose operational details are unknown, national government services, and local government services) in Japan

Clearly 5,300,000 48

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Posted in: 60% of Japanese firms support Olympics this summer, poll shows See in context

60% of Japanese firms support getting full-paid for half-baked Olympics this summer, poll shows.

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Posted in: Japan likely to extend COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

While the SOE is extended, we should be happy to know that Taro can sleep peacefully while being at work, as shown in the photo, knowing that his salary is being taken care of by those struggling to make ends meet, both Japanese and non-japanese. Sweet dreams Taro-kun.

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Posted in: Man arrested for buying cup meant for ¥100 coffee but pouring ¥200 latte into it See in context

This minor "crime" should have ended with the store clerk having a talk with the old man or just refusing to service him. They knew what he had done before, and yet continued to sell him the 100JPY cup. How hard could it had been if they said "Look Mr, we know what you're doing and you can't continue. If you want to pour L size, please buy the 200JPY cup. Thanks"

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Posted in: Tesla CEO Musk world's wealthiest person See in context

gokai_wo_manekuToday  11:16 am JST

But it is the workers who do all the work. Why does he get all the money?

With an average Teslasalary being around 79k and SpaceX around 68k, I don't think that he is getting "all" the money. I would attribute this well-deserved position to the initial bet and investment into the developing internet technologies back in 2000s and that compounding. He also got lucky in the early stages on SpaceX and has known how to manage his companies well.

Congrats to the future emperor of mankind.

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested over fatal hit-and-run See in context

Sucks for this truck driver that he wasn’t an ex top-bureaucrat or he wouldn’t have been arrested.

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Posted in: Mind your manners See in context

To further add on what the other posters said, in true Japanese web design, imho the poster is a mess. It takes some time to know what’s happening and even then I’m not 100% sure of the message.

Is Aladdin using a lamp, and the genie to respect the ‘safe distance’ and help the falling girl?

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Posted in: Report shows how New Zealand mosque shooter eluded detection See in context

If I'm not mistaken, New Zealand's PM asked to not name this murderer so he won't get the fame and recognition he sought for:

" I implore you: speak the names of those who were lost, rather than the name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name."

PM Jacina Ardern.

I kinda agreed to her position, and I didn't know his name, just what he did, how families were affected and what they did to recover from their tragic loss. Until today.

Now I know what his name is and you guys have succesfully humanized what could only be described as a monster, someone who doesn't deserve to be named nor recognized.

Then again, I could be overdramatizing things, but still it would have been cool to follow through with the desires of avoiding any notoriety to the person.

Reference: https://www.dw.com/en/new-zealand-pm-vows-mosque-attacker-will-remain-nameless/a-47970580

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Posted in: '3Cs' Japan's top buzzword for 2020 See in context

This is a PEN!!


Really only the own mass media gives a bean about these words.

Yeah, they do make a nice conversation topic for 5 secs but at the end, it is just a soulless cacophony of the same rehashed material year after year.

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Posted in: Search resumes for girl who went missing at Yamanashi campsite one year ago See in context

The lack of any traces, clothes that could have ripped or even her body, only makes me think that she was kidnapped. And that's worst than perishing of a wound or being eaten by an animal. I hope someone comes through with a clue soon or that she manages to escape.

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Posted in: Actor Iseya arrested for alleged cannabis possession See in context

I am tired of all the hypocrisy and media lies:

Putting weed dependence on the same level than cocaine and heroin, it’s all the same right?

He has done more good to society than any old bum leech at the Diet and still gets this much flak.

I feel the mass media tone could be more like “you can smoke weed and still be productive to society, more onto this after this commercial break sponsored by X and Y”

Just tired man

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Posted in: Woman arrested after trying to kill one-year-old son See in context

Japanese people really need some emotional support and know how to deal with anxiety in a non murderish way.

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Posted in: NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans See in context

The first time I saw this, I instantly knew that there were no westerners in the team responsible for making the cartoon.

When I was working at a Japanese TV station in an undisclosed TV program, they tried to depict:

Black afro disco dancer. Plume headress? wearing native american, that every japanese teamates around me were calling "apache" and "indian"

Even if I'm not that fond of PCness in mass-media, I let them know that people COULD find this depictions offensive, and that the correct term was "native american". The team leader acknowledge this and let me know that they will check with the producers before releasing them.

Some weeks later, team leader comes back and thanks me for letting him know. The producer staff agreed with me that those depictions could be found offensive and the poor lad that made them had to think of other "characters" to make.

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Posted in: Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’ See in context

Hopefuly this news will also get japanese coverage so those looking to get in jail do something similar to this instead of random passerby stabbing people seem to be fond around here.

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Posted in: Some local governments successfully reintegrate 'hikikomori' back into society See in context

Does anyone know where could english studies on the hikkikomori phenomenom be found? As well as any medical studies made on it.

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Posted in: 27% of municipalities concerned over surge in foreign visitors in Japan: survey See in context

It's interesting to see how your focus shapes your reality.

A “27% of municipalities concerned over surge in foreign visitors in Japan: survey” title is more news worthy and pessimist than “50% of municipalities not concerned over surge in foreign visitors: survey"

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Posted in: Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade See in context

What if instead of raising the taxes, all the political party officials lowered their monthly salary by 10%? Apparently Shinzo earns around 1580man per month, that's 15,800,000 yen per month. Does he really need that much per month, when most of his work expenses and such are already paid by tax paying people?

Instead of raising taxes for who-knows what, wouldn't it had been better to avoid spending all those billions on jet fighters?

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Posted in: Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico See in context

I'm mexican and as such I really hope the talks between Ebrard and Pompeo can find a way to stop this illegal immigrants at the south border. Buuut, since we have a lot of jungle over there, I can see how it would be a big challenge to face.

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