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Posted in: Energy crisis spurs nuclear comeback worldwide See in context

We just have too many people and the numbers are climbing.

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Posted in: Kishida yet to deliver on promise to create new form of capitalism See in context

You can’t make a new capitalism with old people. Just a hint.

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Posted in: With Taiwan drills, Xi tries to salvage something from Pelosi visit See in context

They are trying to disguise the humiliating and revealing blow they just had, when all the hostile threats from China about Pelosi’s visit were ignored and nothing happened in response.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

Of course it was a war crime. Even though they were targeting military important areas, the number of casualties among civilians was hugely disproportionate. And it was not something US army didn’t know or didn’t expect.

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Posted in: Kishida pushes action plan for nuke-free world at United Nations NPT confab See in context

Not in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and now Donbass.

Without nukes we would have perhaps a two or three more world wars by now. Last time it cost us 50M people killed (with 100K from atomic bombs). The conflicts you mentioned are minor in comparison.

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Posted in: Kishida pushes action plan for nuke-free world at United Nations NPT confab See in context

It sounds contradictory, but atomic bombs saved so many people’s lives already.

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Posted in: Keep calm, cut the air con - Japan's energy saving is model for Europe See in context

Would be nice if Japan introduced summer time shift for at least 2 hours. Its unnecessary bright at 4am, while just 7pm is already dark.

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Posted in: 25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID See in context

That would assume the children that were not vaccinated are evenly distributed around the world, but this is not the case according to the article. If regions already struggling with their vaccination rates and that have other problems that make the vaccination much more important (such as malnutrition) that would mean problems will happen in those locations while vaccination is completely fine in other countries.

Actually, the regions mentioned in the article are home for almost half of the children in the world, which is still a very large number comparing to 25mln. I hope it closes the argument about distributions.

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Posted in: 25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID See in context

If we take a proper angle, which is 25 million of kids out of 2.2 billion in total, the conclusion will be: COVID19 has negligible effect on vaccination schedule for kids. And that sentence should be the correct caption for the article.

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Posted in: Tokyo falls to 9th most expensive city for expats due to weak yen See in context

This will be an issue when they open the borders wide open. I am really enjoying Japan without tourists as everything is empty during the working part of the week.

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Posted in: Japanese wasabi farmers fear for future amid climate change See in context

Changing climate only means that the farming locations need to be changed. That might be a critical issue for this particular farmer, but not for an industry as long as there are enough wasabi lovers.

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Posted in: Opponents of SDF base on island worry as it puts down roots See in context

Ha-ha, why don’t they just propose to peacefully give the island to Chinese and then observe how they will preserve the nature etc.

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Posted in: WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study See in context

Not going to happen, even saying that the WHO should coordinate what countries decide to do against pandemic ends up with exaggeration and disinformation to oppose it, nobody is going to accept giving to the WHO (or any other institution) real power to force any country to do anything.

Well, more and more people and countries are realizing that WHO, UN and other post WW2 organizations are incapable to do anything. So, at least there is a growing demand to change that. It may take another few billions of casualties, but, eventually, we will come up with more efficient solutions.

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Posted in: WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study See in context

I wish we had an international organization capable to force countries to pay damages for causing these types of pandemics (in case if its proven or if they obstructing investigation).

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Posted in: Lebanon receives Interpol wanted notice for Ghosn See in context

Funny observation here is that those who insist that Ghosn is a crystal clear businessman are 100% sure that he was able to corrupt Lebanese government to protect him from Interpol.

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

Nobody likes to be profiled, but knowing that comparing to Japan most of the countries have significantly higher crime rates and threshold for what is considered crime or anti-social behavior, I would myself target foreigners in the first place.

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Posted in: Russian-language sign at station in Tokyo back on view after being covered up See in context

Maybe a better idea would be to add Ukranian sign or substitute the Russian one with Ukranian.

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Posted in: Russian military's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks See in context

Russia has plenty of ships.

Not that many in Black sea. And Turkey blocked passage of reinforcements. Sinking “Moskva” is a serious win for Ukraine. I hope there will be more to come when Ukraine receives Harpoon missiles.

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Posted in: Swiss seek to bury radioactive waste in clay See in context

Of course the “safest” place to bury your waste is near the border with another country (Germany in this case). :))))

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Posted in: Japanese students seek to act as bridge with Russia See in context

It all sounds nice, but, as pointed out by another here, 80% of Russians are firmly behind Putin and Russia’s assault and invasion of Ukraine. Those are pretty high percentages in support. 

Russians people are responsible for what is happening with Russia. But speaking of support evaluations, in a dictatorship, we can’t just simply ask a person about his/her opinion and expect an honest answer. We should look at 80% from the perspective that 20% speak against the war despite possible repressions.

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

Japan just keeps its distance and throws money at global crisis however life's crisis warrants more than cash. That's why America has done a lot more than Japan since America donated cash, munitions, beds, breakfast, homes in America along with the ability to live and work in The United States Of America.

Yes and this is positive thing from USA. However, it was USA in Budapest Memorandum among those who pushed Ukraine to send their nuclear arsenal to Russia in exchange for some abstract security assurances.

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Posted in: Russia faces global outrage over bodies in Ukraine's streets See in context

What is surprising is why such a reaction just now? Soviet army and then Russian army is well known for its despicable war crimes in literally any war they were involved. This is their signature style.

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Posted in: Man arrested after crashing car into Foreign Ministry building See in context

They love their sticks.

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Posted in: Russia says it will scale back military operations near Kyiv See in context

Russia says it will scale back military operations near Kyiv

Proper translation from Russian will be: Ukranian army scaled them back and Russia have no reserves to successfully continue in this direction.

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Posted in: Russia built an economy like a fortress but the pain is real See in context

I am cautious about the effects of sanctions. 95% of Russian economy is basically selling oil, gas and other minerals. Right now, I don’t see this being stopped, but rather the opposite - the prices on Russian exports are soaring. While regular Russian people will obviously suffer, I doubt they understand the reasons, and that they are able and willing to do anything about it.

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Posted in: Japan considering sanctions on Belarus over its support for Russian invasion of Ukraine See in context

Sorry to say, but right now Belarus is under Russian occupation. People live under a terror similar to Stalin times in 1930s. And yet, many people are protesting against Russian invasion in Ukraine. Only yesterday around 800 people were arrested.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe sports adidas stripes in her hair to celebrate becoming brand ambassador See in context

Smart move from Adidas :) After seeing this I have an urge to double my running distances.

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Posted in: Shcherbakova wins figure skating gold as Valieva collapses; bronze for Sakamoto See in context

What bothers me is that kids allowed to participate in professional sports events. Professional sport is physically and emotionally traumatic.

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Posted in: Google to overhaul ad tracking system on Android devices See in context

It’s like when your neighbor tells you that he/she stopped recording and sharing the videos of you in your house.

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Posted in: Mandarin orange peels aren’t trash, they’re treasure: Three tips to reuse your mikan skins See in context

Good thinking, but no. Especially drinking tea with pesticides residues accumulated on mandarin peel is not something I would enjoy. Can donate them though.

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