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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo ask gov't to lift state of emergency early See in context

Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo to ask gov't to lift state of emergency early

to flatten the bankruptcy curve.

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Posted in: Emperor feels grateful for strength of Japanese people over pandemic See in context

Great family and role model for Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack See in context

the victim has decided not to file a complaint, and in France a police investigation cannot begin until a formal complaint has been filed

Acid attacks affect women disproportionately and all too often it’s a crime that goes unreported and unpunished because victims fear reprisal. Acid attacks are notorious in certain religions and cultures.

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Posted in: 13 ministry officials wined and dined by Suga's son See in context

@Bjorn spot on. All governments have these scandals.

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Posted in: Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines See in context

Boeing Boeing Gone.

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Posted in: Disaster-prone Japan to step up efforts to help evacuees with pets See in context

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. “

Mahatma Gandhi

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Posted in: Suga refuses to move into official residence despite criticism See in context

It’s comical to see the comments calling ¥4 million a waste of money. Its chump change in government spending and besides, budgets are separated. It’s not like that cash would be allocated to your favorite charity. It would go to other similarly useless projects.

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Posted in: Australia administers first COVID-19 vaccines despite anti-vaxxer demonstrations See in context

“Anti-vaxxer” is a misnomer. They are specifically against the rushed and coercive nature of this covid vaccine. Anti vaxxer refers to those against all vaccines. This is a distinction to be fair.

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Posted in: WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash See in context

Signal, telegram, Line. Other options available that aren’t yet co-opted by the CIA.

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Posted in: Kyoto slammed for manga telling people not to talk at restaurants See in context

I’ll find a restaurant that allows talking.

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

Why do people get the news from Facebook? There’s the problem. It’s as if they want to be told what to think and they’re addicted to it

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 445 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,537 See in context

Number of daily cases is tiring. It means nothing without underlying data.

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Posted in: Right-wing friendly Parler announces relaunch See in context

Gab is better.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson backs Tokyo's hosting of Olympics See in context

Bojo’s commercial broadcasting lobbyists have pull. It will be the first remote virtual Olympics, "safe" with simulated audiences and simulated digitized competitors.

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Posted in: Hay fever season arrives in Japan amid coronavirus pandemic See in context

Hayfever coughing or sneezing will be suspected of spreading corona.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely? See in context

Identity politics is creeping into Japan via the Olympics. How about just pick the best person for the job or is that out of touch thinking?

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Posted in: No. of juvenile suicides in Japan hits record-high 479 in 2020 See in context

Can’t attribute all the suicides to corona shutdown but destroying a kid’s chances, in their prime, to socialize or to compete in academics, sports, music etc., can damage mental health. What’s worse is the reason for the shutdowns are questionable at best.

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Posted in: Quake knocks out 20% of Japan's refining capacity See in context

Oil is approaching $60 a barrel. Texas refineries are also broken due to the global warming winter freeze. Strange times ...

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Posted in: Putin indicates Russia will not negotiate territorial dispute with Japan See in context

If Russia returned these islands, there would be more US military on its border. It’s not gonna happen.

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Posted in: Mother whose daughters died in overheated car while she went drinking goes on trial See in context

Where was the father?

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Posted in: Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name See in context

Taking the wife’s name is not a big deal in Japan. It’s often done for inheritance reasons etc. This article attempts to conflate it with an act of male feminist defiance.

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Posted in: Japan may delay COVID-19 timetable for inoculating elderly See in context

After a total of 3 million doses are administered to the general public, Japan will survey the potential side effects caused by various coronavirus vaccines

Transparency generates trust and enables people to make informed decisions.

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Posted in: Myanmar protesters undaunted; Suu Kyi speaks to judge See in context

Suu Kyi's party won a 2015 election and another on Nov. 8 but the military said the vote was marred by fraud and used that complaint to justify their coup. The electoral commission dismissed accusations of fraud.

Did they use Diminion voting machines?

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Posted in: Nikkei ends above 30,000 mark for 1st time in over 30 years See in context

Valuations are still reasonable to low.

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Posted in: Bitcoin pulls back from brink of $50,000 See in context

Nothing goes up in a straight line.

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Posted in: Japan growth slows in Q4 as economy shrinks 4.8% over year See in context

Actually, Japan is doing great if you look at the double digit growth over the last two quarters.

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Posted in: Some remain skeptical as Japan set to roll out vaccines on Wednesday See in context

In contrast, only 49.5 percent of women in their 40s and 50s were willing, with this cohort also expressing the highest level of unwillingness with 40.9 percent saying they would not get a shot.

Believe women.

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Posted in: Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal See in context

The media will continue to disparage the 75 million Americans who don’t support leftism but that will backfire. Trump is a symptom not the cause.

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Posted in: Japan approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine See in context

I’m glad they are carefully deciding which experimental vaccine to disseminate to the population.

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Posted in: New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases See in context

Talk about an unsustainable strategy ...

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