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Posted in: Lack of Olympic spectators bad news for Tokyo's souvenir sellers See in context

@Bertiewooster when is Japan going to stop using that as an excuse for it’s failings.

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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

The women lifters have protested but the woke brigade shout louder.

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Way to go Japan. About to host the most boring and least memorable of all the games. At least you can blame the foreigners right!?

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Posted in: Talk of Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies See in context

Didn’t read the article and don’t care to. I for one have had enough of that sociopath taking up anymore of my time.

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Posted in: China criticizes Western brands' toys, clothes as unsafe See in context

That’s fine if China does that because I also like to avoid buying anything made in China, whenever possible.

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Posted in: Takamatsu man arrested for car-bombing person whose parking method he disapproved of See in context

This is another classic example of politeness in excess. He does not want to have a confrontation as that would be unseemly. But the anger builds until he can stand it no more and thus reacts irrationally. Welcome to Japan.

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Posted in: Inside the cut-throat battle to build K-pop's next superstars See in context

The age of the femimale is here.

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Posted in: Gov't advisers warn Japan's birth rate falling at more rapid pace this year See in context

This notion that growth is good and decline is bad, should be removed from this debate. A smaller, happier community is often found in the countryside. Why must we seek growth at all costs. Provide support to families, allow people to enjoy time with their families and stop all this nonsense of economic growth is the only thing that is important.

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Posted in: Many older music fans miss the complete ‘album experience’ such as cover art, liner notes and photos that have disappeared due to streaming. What's your view on that? See in context

I don’t miss lugging my music collection around with me. I certainly don’t miss being limited to what I can listen to by what I have. The album covers were great fun but I prefer the unlimited music choice streaming offers, over nostalgia. A moment of freedom for me was offloading my entire collection and have never regretted it.

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Posted in: Bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found in parked car in Yokohama See in context

This is the cost for a stoic and rigidly conformist society. RIP little ones.

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Posted in: Japan says Chinese military likely behind cyberattacks See in context

I run a small website and it’s fascinating the number of intrusion attempts in my logs. Imagine what the big companies have to contend with. The weakest link is the users, be careful of the emails you open or links you visit.

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Posted in: Segways soon to be permitted on public roads and new rules in the works for electric scooters See in context

I have ridden a Segway ninebot for a number of years now. Used it on the very uneven surfaces and paths around my neighborhood without any injury. It has a remote control function I have used to help carry groceries. They are very convenient devices for short distance travel. Every mode of transport has it’s dangers but if used properly, can be greatly minimized.

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

Dentsu going to be working overtime selling this to the public.

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

Cannabis can lead to long term mental problems when used by young people.

A bit like the COVID vaccine can cause blood clots. In other words it can affect some but the majority can benefit from it :)

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Posted in: LDP proposes Japan strengthen SDF, coast guard capabilities See in context

Of all you talking tough, which is willing to join the SDF? So many tough words from people prepared to risk other’s lives over a few uninhabited islands far from your own coastline. Bring on the downvotes you cowards.

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Posted in: More people abandoning aging parents due to financial and emotional strain See in context

The lack of empathy, love and just plain old humanity is discussing in Japan.

And the west is any different? My mother abandoned me when I was 3. My father simply saw me as a burden to bare. My kids, I give nothing but love to and hope they will do the same when it is their turn.

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Posted in: More people abandoning aging parents due to financial and emotional strain See in context

There was a time, not so long ago, when people took their old to the mountains to die.

They did the same with children they thought would be a burden as well

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Posted in: Korean kids nurtured to remember history with anti-Japanese toys and games See in context

And the ball in in Japan's court. Their descision at present will determine if the Koreans and Chinese continue to hate them or forgive them.

Absolutely the right wing nutters are a minority here, but yet the government seems to be full of them. Tradition is a chain around the neck of the youth.

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Posted in: China protests over Japan-U.S. statement on human rights; blasts U.S. 'evil past of genocide' See in context

Any further delays by the west to deal with China will only make it harder to do so in the future. China should understand there are clear consequences with regards to it's belligerence.

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Posted in: 44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home See in context

@Robert Cikki

Did we both read the same section?

A 2007 public opinion poll taken by the Japanese government showed that 86.5% of respondents believed that child pornography regulations should be applied to anime and manga, while 90.9% endorsed regulations of "harmful materials" on the Internet.

also

In late June 2013, the Liberal Democratic Party moved forward with their proposal. A decision has not yet been reached.

Since Japan politics is essentially a one party democracy (due to little or no meaningful opposition) the recalcitrance of the old guard is kind of expected...

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Posted in: For those of you in management or senior positions in a company, how do you monitor the workflow or productivity of your employees working from home? How do you know that they are not spending work hours on social media, for example? See in context

speaking as someone who used to manage work from home staff prior to the pandemic. Look at the productivity stats the drill down into them. For example tasks were assigned to a pool and people had to assign them to themselves. A number of people would assign a bunch to themselves and just sit on them and then they would be open again the next day. Others would cherry pick the easy ones and say hey look I closed more tasks than anyone, but in a limited time and the rest of the time was goofing around. Stats will only tell you so much, the rest is investigative. Once you find someone doing the wrong thing then you have to ride them, performance monitor them. They either shape up or you ship them out.

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Posted in: 44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home See in context

All these posts questing why she did that and why she didn’t know better. Why did a grown ass man feel the need to lure a teenage girl to his apartment? He absolutely should have known better and is a pathetic, weak man. Throw the book at him.

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Posted in: Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers See in context

 Retail alone won't drive the price. 

I'm not sure of that, a lot of speculation is due to the supposed purchases by institutions. A $50k price target would easily be achieved by retail alone if btc were to go mainstream. If the Institutional bag holders are really coming to the party, then yes we could see much higher prices as the $50k price begins to solidify. Interesting times.

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Posted in: Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers See in context

@PharaohChromium actually $50k was considered to be around the price if it went mainstream. The next price rise I think will only happen if it can gain any traction as a useable currency but I don't see any evidence at all, of this happening. If it is purely for "investment" purposes then I don't believe $50k+ is sustainable. There is no difference to last price rise apart from the shorters being absent this time. I would love to see bitcoin succeed but as the true digital cash we need.

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Posted in: Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers See in context

Bitcoin is not a scam but it is definitely a gamblers paradise. It has as much to with investing as letting it all ride on black. The idea behind bitcoin was ideological but has been hijacked in the name of greed. I think it is fantastic that bitcoin has minted a whole new generation of millionaires but what will become of these "investments"? If you made some profit, use it to fulfill a dream and not just drool over the 1's and 0's on your screens.

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Posted in: It’s too hard to sell Japanese people on romance dramas nowadays, says broadcasting president See in context

jeez burning bush is a real negative Nancy. Plenty of ways to be sweet to the ladies without coming across as a stalker or a creep. Try being a gentleman helps. As for those fake romance dramas, good riddance. TV is dead anyways, youth don’t watch it. The Internet provides.

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Posted in: Hitachi develops electronic signature service that eliminates personal seals by using blockchain technology See in context

where is the problem?

The way blockchains work is that if there is consensus, then an update is made to the blockchain. If consensus is managed internally, then really, why is consensus needed? The reason why public blockchains work is the computing power required to manipulate the chain, generally doesn't make it worthwhile. If a corporation has the complete control then why is it necessary to store the signature on a blockchain and not just have it stored as a file with correct user permissions assigned to it?

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Posted in: Hitachi develops electronic signature service that eliminates personal seals by using blockchain technology See in context

Not really a distributed ledger if all the nodes are managed by one entity. Nothing more than a fancy database dressed up as blockchain technology to snare a few sales.

if they truly want blockchain driven electronic seals then all wards should manage a node and spread throughout Japan, cost would be next to nothing and require no multinational corporation to have their fingers in the pie.

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Posted in: China says calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail See in context

Not only Olympics should be boycotted, but also doing any business with them should be boycotted.

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Posted in: Canada vows to be next country to go after Facebook to pay for news See in context

I don't get what this is about, Don't they simply provide links to the story? I can't see how media companies can demand revenue for links that bring traffic to their sites.

I think the true story is news services are not profitable and using "their" platform to squeeze some money out of Google and Facebook. Newscorp can suck an egg before I ever give them another cent.

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