no money has moved from the LDP to this entity, or from this entity to the LDP.
Carefully chosen words. How about politicians in LDP or other parties? How about other forms of bribe?
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"Masks are effective in preventing the infection of others, and keeping us from getting infected ourselves," he said. "There is no objective evidence that wearing masks causes heatstroke either, so we shouldn't demonize it just during the summer."
So many things wrong in just two sentences. There is no evidence that the common cloth masks that people use are effective in preventing infections particularly in gyms where the virus can easily transmit through touching surfaces. Also, no body except a very small minority "demonizes" masking. Let the people who care about it wear their masks and let others who do not want it in this heat not.
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Screw up big time and then penny pinch while compensating customers. KDDI is giving lessons on how not to do crisis management.
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Let LDP show respect for the deceased by not using his death as a political tool and posturing to their base. He already had his funeral. Case closed.
0 ( +7 / -7 )
Bet this is going to be the type of reassignment which they will "voluntarily" resign in a few years.
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"contributions to Japan and the world."
I think I missed something or I need the LDP-brain-rot to not that he was nothing but a detriment to Japan and the world. And now Kishida and other LDP goons have sworn to milk his death as long as possible.
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"There was enough security"
No, there was a band of people posing as security.
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Not that much different from CCP picking a leader from the party elite. And all the people have to do is to rubber stamp whover is served in front of them in election day.
0 ( +8 / -8 )
"Japanese voters, fearing a slide into militarism, have traditionally been wary of big increases in defense spending, but many now worry that Russia's invasion of Ukraine may embolden China to attack neighboring Taiwan."
Years of gaslighting by LDP and LDP-affiliated media has worked.
Let's all quit out jobs and start working in the so-called "defense" industry then.
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"To curb further spread of the virus through travel and socializing during the upcoming summer vacation period, the government is planning to request the country's 47 prefectures set up free COVID-19 testing sites at major stations and airports"
Two years late to the party.
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Makishima's return to Japan, scheduled for Saturday, will be delayed
What a selfless sacrifice getting an extra vacation with tax-payer money to not bring one more case to a country with 100K daily positives. Border restrictions make absolutely no sense at this point.
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It doesn't like people care anyway though, a lot of flights and hotels are already fully booked
Good. That shows that this subsidy wasn't needed and hopefully, it won't be brought back when the case count eventually decreases.
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It is an act of absolutely unforgivable political terrorism
Looks like the usual suspects are already planning to use this assassination for political gain. I wonder who she is trying to pin this on?
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Supposed first-world economy Japan cannot feed its youth fresh fruit for lunch. Everybody, especially the voters, should pause and think about that.
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What's the rate of false positives? Will the app delete perfectly normal photos and then alert parents over nothing?
Does the app run completely in the phone that it's installed or does it send any data to a remote server?
How did this 24 year-old wannabe tech bro get a hold of data i.e. photos of nude children to train his "AI"?
Even if we assume pure intentions, there are too many ways this thing could fail catastrophically.
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Whoops, said the quiet part out loud. No steak and kyabakura for you this week.
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People who claim that this is the work of Russian hackers should provide proof of their claims otherwise they are, dare I say, creating misinformation. And suppose this was the work of hackers, leaving the extremely critical telecom infrastructure in a state that is prone to hackers isn't the excuse that you think clears the KDDI executives hands. They should stop the theater with the fake apologies and give a transparent account of what caused the outage, why did it take so long to fix it, and what are their plans to prevent a reoccurrence.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
Right, it was the vocabulary that made the court agree with Mitsubishi UFJ's case against Glen Wood. His lawyers should emphasize that he took an 育業 and not 休業 in his appeal, and surely the outcome will be different this time, right?
-5 ( +7 / -12 )
Quasi emergency incoming! Time to open a quasi bar to get them government monies.
1 ( +17 / -16 )
There are more red states than blue states. If more Democrat voters move out of them, the Senate will permanently become a Republican organization. Also, more free electors with less population in presidential elections. Maybe the republicans are playing this game right now. And assuming that they won't try to ban abortions nationwide when they obtain the power to do so is very naive.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
"The japanese population is scared to take masks off, because of all the idiots who still spread their fearmongering BS around, and because of all the fearmongering media which do not stop to jump on each single small fearmongering news."
I think it has gone beyond that and became hive mind thinking as things often do in Japan. As Naoki Sato says, they need the queen bee to issue a decree at this point.
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Just as it shouldn't be up to the states to determine whether a human being has property rights of another human being, it shouldn't be up to the states to force a woman to pregnancy. State politics has long become a battle ground for extremists' virtue signaling and they will stop at nothing to serve their evangelical base red meat now that nothing stops them.
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de gozaimasu intensifies...
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It also criticized Wood for taking his case public instead of quietly resolving the dispute with the company
The judges know they have to side with the money interests but they don't want to be forced to make these rulings publicly, showing how corrupt they are.
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Tachibana seems to have completed his character arc to become Saul Goodman.
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BOJ tries to aggressively boost economic activity by keeping interest rates zero even during a time when almost all developed countries are moving to a contractionary monetary policy.
Yen tumbles. And prices of imports, particularly, oil skyrockets.
Kishida borrows more money to artificially keep oil prices low, effectively injecting more money to the economy and expanding money supply, again all the while other developed economies are all raising interest rates.
And then the two of them come together and "discuss" the fall of yen like a couple of bystanders.
This government is addicted to cheap money and there is no cure for it.
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They have enough "foreign" issues like China and the pandemic to gaslight the electorate for a comfortable victory at least for a few more election cycles.
But the opposition's lack of enthusiasm and the electorate's learned helplessness is the main issue here. They should be banging on every door, fighting tooth and nail for screen time in the media during the worst economic outlook of Japan since WW2, and exposing the rot in the government and LDP. They should be bringing politics to the people and making the youth vote for the first time in generations.
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on a platform that emphasizes bread-and-butter issues...
...She plans to campaign for amending the pacifist constitution, which bars the use of force to settle international disputes and is interpreted by some as prohibiting the country from having any military force.
What? Is this the so-called bread-and-butter issue? She is just toeing the LDP war mongers' line to get a seat in the Diet.
-3 ( +15 / -18 )
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