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Posted in: Late-night hosts react with shock, anger to Capitol attack See in context

8TToday 08:31 am JST

Yes, especially that un-funny twit Seth Meyers.

Ha. He's the funniest one

StrangerlandToday 08:35 am JST

The right HATE when people who are famous for being funny also speak the truth.

The right hate free speech.

Just like they hate free and legal elections.

Give em enough rope. They're all hanging themselves today, revealing their support for violent insurrection and armed sedition. And many of them aren't even Americans....

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Posted in: Somber Senate unites to reject election challenges See in context

That should be sombre.

Also, one of Trump's main supporters during all this filth has been BIll Hagerty, former ambassador to Japan. Let's hope Biden chooses someone who actually supports democracy and all that stuff.

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Posted in: UK watchdog investigates chip maker Nvidia's takeover of Arm See in context

UK government was even more stupid to approve ARM sale to softbank.

That was David Cameron, the unhinged Thatcherite free marketeer who also gave the UK a brutal austerity program and Brexit. And then ran away from it all. He'll go down in history as a catastrophic failure, one of the worst leaders any major country has suffered.

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Posted in: Japan to lose trillions of yen in consumption with virus emergency See in context

Led by Donkeys!

25 billion yen and counting for Nippon Kaigi sports day, 75% of it public money. 90 billion yen and counting for the Maglev white elephant, all of it public money. That's an insult to donkeys! Donkeys would at least understand that folks won't spend money during a pandemic, with a massively uncertain future.

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Posted in: Hackers trained by Tokyo Olympics organizers to fight cyberattacks See in context

Since many officials working for the Tokyo Games have been teleworking due to the pandemic, there has been growing concern that devices being used to work from home will be targeted.

Let's hope the cybersecurity of those working from home has improved in the last ten years or so:

Porn sharing JMSDF officers "accidentally" leak sensitive US data relating to Aegis and other military systems:

Thousands of documents, including interrogation reports and photo accidentally leaked by file sharing coppers at Setagaya police station.

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Posted in: UK parliament approves Brexit trade deal as both sides look to future See in context

The UK's long, slow decline into a dystopian, neo-liberal hellhole continues. The next step will be to privatise education and the national health service. Still, the money-launderers in the City, Russian oligarchs and the Americans who funded Brexit have got what they wanted, so it's all good.

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Posted in: Japan draws up action plan to boost farm exports See in context

There's a misprint in the headline. Surely it should read, "LDP to expand vote-buying program in rural areas with extra subsidies and third world labour".

What's the vote disparity again? One vote in Niigata is worth 3.15 in Kawasaki, something like that?

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Posted in: Abe apologizes in Diet; corrects statements on funding scandal See in context

A lying liar who knows he'll get away with anything because he's got the backing of the US State Department. This entire charade is just a chabangeki.

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Posted in: 273 teachers in Japan punished in fiscal 2019 for sexual misconduct See in context

expatToday 08:45 am JST

Why is there not a national roster of names available to schools to prevent them being reemployed?

That's a very good question. Why isn't there one?

Just when you thought it couldn't be more foul:

Japanese pedophiles/nettoyo attack NYT journalist who broke story about child exploitation on porno sites:

The Japanese authorities attitude to this is the same as to covid19: if you don't record the data there's no problem.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Club Kids: The avant-garde of gender-bending fashion and drag See in context

Pants? Sacrilege!

Just joking, although the Sisters of Murphy and The Mission were a bit pants. If I had a quid for every time I staggered around a dance floor to Gina X and Bauhaus I'd have 374 quid.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Club Kids: The avant-garde of gender-bending fashion and drag See in context

Interesting article. These events look to be heavily inspired by Leigh Bowery and his Taboo club in London in the 80s. Bowery definitely influenced the 'club kids' of New York, who seem to be the main prompt for this scene.

Yep, goth in the 80s and 90s was LGBT friendly, but I’ve never seen a Goth in anything other than black, purple or red.

Me neither and I used to date one. Goths are great but a lot of the music's pants, though. I wonder what kind of music they play at these events?

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Posted in: Japanese beauty firm under fire over CEO comments on Koreans See in context

Why is anyone surprised?

Yoshida is a notorious historical-revisionist racist bigot who has run a history-denying, Yasukuni-licking channel on YouTube for years. It's common knowledge, like the Nazi-sympathiser Dr. Takasu, the self-promoting plastic surgeon who's always on TV. Boycott DHC.

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Posted in: World's longest-running TV soap, 'Coronation Street,' turns 60 See in context

My friend's father was an occasional actor on the show, playing a plain-clothes policeman, the civic registrar and various municipal types.

It was a great show in its heyday, British social realism at its very best. I particularly remember Jean Alexander's moving performance as Hilda Ogden after the great Stan, her on-screen husband of 30 years died in real life, and his sudden death was written into the programme. I think she won TV actress of the year for her performance. By all accounts it's terrible now, which is sad to hear.

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Posted in: Cabinet adviser Nishikawa resigns following shady boating trip See in context

Endless corruption, endlessly.

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Posted in: FIFA extends 7-team Club World Cup to 2021; Japan to host See in context

Maybe the LDP could give FIFA a loan of their money-printing machine. That would stop FIFA flogging the world's best players to death for their ludicrous Mickey Mouse competitions.

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Posted in: Who are your favorite fictional detectives of literature, film or TV? See in context

Inspector Erlendur, Charlie Resnik, C.W. Sughrue, Harry Bosch, Matthew Scudder.

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Posted in: Kane says Premier League players should keep taking the knee in racism fight See in context

Commentator lost their jobs for refusing to wear BLM badges.

Commentators on English football? Link please.

this is clearly having an adverse effect.

According to who? In what way? Please explain.

PC nonsense

Gosh, basic human decency is nonsense now is it?

Good lad Harry, keep it going.

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Posted in: F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

The Marcus Rashford of F1. Keep winning Lewis, keep getting up their noses.

Fighto!Today 09:37 am JST

He needs something to bring him down a peg or three

Dont worry, the GOAT has his 7th title wrapped up, and will be back to win the last race. And he makes $75 million per year more than you!

Good grief, I actually agree with something Faito wrote on here. Whatever next?

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Posted in: Olympic rings back in Tokyo Bay; a sign of hope in pandemic See in context

a sign of hope...

...that the article below isn't yet another cringey gush of Olympic propaganda from Stephen Wade. But it is, just like the hundreds that came before it.

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Posted in: Abe's office may have illegally spent millions of yen on parties See in context

moonbloomToday 05:21 pm JST

Very tip of the iceberg.

Shinzo's still hiding money his grandad spirited out of Manchuria all those years ago. The tax man was after him back in 2007, it's one of the reasons he quit the first time.

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

Comedy gold, and all because Nissan enveigled the government into helping them block the Renault takeover.

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Posted in: Abe's secretaries, supporters questioned over 2018 dinner function See in context

The secretary was tight-lipped when asked by Kyodo News, saying, "I do not know anything and I cannot say anything, or I will be forced to commit suicide like all the others."

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Posted in: Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president See in context

Trump's contempt for his supporters is bottomless, it seems. And they actually enjoy being ripped off, because it's what they'd do in his position.

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Posted in: Japanese Trump supporters See in context

I recently read a story about a large number of Japanese members of the Unification Church supporting Trump at a rally in the US. Most of those were older people though, not young lads like these.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers say virus fears banished by success of gymnastics test event See in context

"When they arrived in Japan, you could see fear in their eyes," Watanabe said, following a meeting with Tokyo 2020 organizers. "They were worried they might be infected and you can see that fear deep into their eyes. But each day that they spent time in Japan, they managed to ease their fears. At the end of the day you could see the joy in their eyes."

Fantasy Island levels of projection there, sport. Just who is this shameless propaganda aimed at?

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Posted in: Trump backers converge on vote centers in Michigan, Arizona See in context

Seeing and reading the constant anger of his supporters, it is without doubt they have qualities they admire and aspire to be like Trump, and this election is proof there's something really wrong with people in America.

It's the result of forty years of the hyper-politicization of religious fundamentalism, the total deregulation of the media and the abandonment of the FCC fairness doctrine.

Add to that the first generation raised on Fox News (began in 1996) and hate radio are now voting for a Republican Party that is nothing more than a tool of corporate sponsors.

40 years of corrosive negativity and Murdoch-sponsored division has led to this. It's only going to get worse too; can you imagine how bad it will be after another 25 years of twitter and facebook?

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Posted in: What do your Japanese family, friends or acquaintances think about the U.S. election? See in context

Stunned disbelief that after four years of watching Trump's abject performance 69m people would willingly go out and vote for him again.

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Posted in: Biden wins Michigan, Wisconsin; Trump files suits, requests vote recounts See in context

Biden's won Michigan and is edging closer in Georgia. It's all over bar the shouting!

PTownsendToday 08:06 am JST

There are irregularities in the voting and balloting process which have to be investigated!

And they will be throughly investigated. How would your country handle voting irregularities?

They don't have elections on Fantasy Island.

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Posted in: 2 men admit to witness tampering in lawmaker-linked casino scandal See in context

During the first hearing of the trial, prosecutors demanded 14-month prison terms for Akihito Awaji

Awaji is a long-standing friend and supporter of Shinzo and Akie Abe, something Kyodo has completely ignored in nearly all its coverage of this story.

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Posted in: Lockdown in England could be extended, UK minister warns See in context

And yet Farage has been driving the Tories' Brexit policies for some time.

Yes, a little poodle for his paymasters across the Atlantic.

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