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Posted in: Trump tangles with judge, complains of treatment at New York fraud trial See in context

Well it isn't fair... Most people would already be behind bars at this point. It is unfair that Trump gets treated more favorably than most for the same offenses.

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Posted in: Over 50% of seniors in Japan wishing to be in work unemployed: survey See in context

No respect at all for those companies that are ageist in firing /not renewing people who are over 60 and want to work, but complain about the labour shortage...none at all.

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Posted in: What's your favorite city to visit in Japan and why? See in context

Kobe. It has some great views and also 3 Ijinkans, a beautifual tower and more.

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Posted in: Ex-Japan PM Aso arrives in Taiwan See in context

"Taro Aso's exact net worth is unknown it is estimated that his net worth is $5 billion US Dollars."

How does he get away with this, when the inheritance tax on even Y200,000,000 is substantial?

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Posted in: Should governments regulate AI? See in context

A better question is, "Should AI regulate governments? "

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Posted in: Are you getting tired of reading or hearing about ChatGPT? See in context

This survey has been put out by an AI ...

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Posted in: Does passive smoking on streets bother you? See in context

I don't mind so much if smokers are standing sitting somewhere outside, as I can hold my breath when I walk by. What I dislike is walking behind someone smoking, often for 300-500m as they are walking in the same direction. I try to jog on ahead of them...

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Posted in: Support for Kishida cabinet slips to 28%: poll See in context

Those disapproving Kishida don't vote LDP so much as don't vote at all. Supporters of the LDP show up much more. Then you have the distortions of the districts favoring rural areas...

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Posted in: Woman testifies that she too was sexually attacked by Trump See in context

Who is attracted to this conceited glutton of a man ?

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Posted in: Kishida pledges $500 mil in financial support to Africa See in context

Pledged for now. Most will be corporate welfare for Japanese major companies.

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Posted in: At least 21 dead after tornadoes rake U.S. Midwest, South See in context

Stay safe, everyone !

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Posted in: Trump indicted on criminal charges; appeals to supporters for legal defense funds See in context

Meh, people have sexual relations with other people all the time.

But are their followers damning others for doing the same while ignoring their idol and calling him a "Baby christian" ?

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Posted in: Japan births hit all-time low in 2022; below 800,000 for 1st time See in context

From day care hassles to elementary, middle, and H.S school demands and rules, young mothers and couples will have to give up the best times of their young lives for that child and many refuse to do it, and I don't blame them.

There are too many rules. People in Japan need to insist on some of these rules ending. Remember that quote by Henry David Thoreau on rules... "Any..."

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Posted in: Kishida rallies party members for victory in April local elections See in context

In most countries in Asia, the standard of living has continued to improve for the people in the last 3 decades. What has the LDP done to help the usual people of Japan during this time frame?

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Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

When LDP politicians say this in wonderment, I feel it is sort of head-smacking stupid.

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Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies held across Japan See in context

Congratulations, all !

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Posted in: BOJ chief stays course on ultralow rate policy despite sharp yen drop See in context

Japan should sell some of their US treasuries and buy yen. They would at least get a good exchange rate that direction.

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Posted in: New Zealand man sentenced for threatening to kill PM Ardern See in context

Give him one year of hard fat-burning labor. It's a win-win.

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Posted in: Dollar hits 5-year high in upper 116 yen level; Tokyo stocks plunge See in context

I feel like Tokyo is a bargain world class city to live in. It has it's good and bad points, but the cost of living here is less than half that of San Francisco.

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Posted in: Murray outlasts Daniel at Indian Wells for 700th career win See in context

Well done, Andy. ! The Coachella Valley is a good place to be now...

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Posted in: Japanese parents weigh pros, cons of having their children vaccinated See in context


the IFR is about 0.15)

What is your source for this ? Is this for the wild form back in 2020 or for the Omicron variant ? (I may believe the latter). Thank you in advance.

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Posted in: 12,000 sign petition to ease Japan's tight entry rules over Omicron See in context

If they are really so concerned (now that omicron is widespread in Japan) then get out the booster vaccine to vulnerable people ASAP as omicron isn't gping to wait. Also it would help if people were allowed to work at least a few days/ week at home until the omicron peak is over.

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Posted in: Asia keeps Omicron at bay, but a surge may be inevitable See in context

@Strangerland, good point.

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Posted in: Japan ruling bloc on course to keep lower house majority: exit polls See in context

"So tell me which party would do better than the LDP now?Waiting ..."

It would have been best to have no party dominate and act with impunity. If the LDP won a pluraily (but not a majority) I would be happier.

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Posted in: China’s 'Little Kyoto' shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture invasion See in context

Many are wondering if China is headed for a 2nd Cultural Revolution. Time will tell...

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Posted in: Suga cabinet's support rate drops to record-low 31.8% See in context

"why do you support the government: "

"First: No particular reason (特に理由はない)"

I am really hoping these people just stay home on Election Day and watch something on tv instead...(interesting or not interesting).

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Posted in: Which sports would you like to see included in future summer Olympics and which sports would you like to see dropped? See in context

Keep karate. I was glad to see that added at last.

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Posted in: Afghan forces face intense Taliban test as foreign troops leave See in context

"American-equipped Iraqis basically handed over everything Uncle Sam gave ‘em without a fight."

Too bad they couldn't have left them a "surprise" with the technology like in Star Trek III "The computer is the only thing speaking...5...4...3...2...1...Boom !"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,195 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,393 See in context

"BIG decrease from previous days. Koike-san has improved the situation." I don't know if this comment is due to being uninformed about Monday always being the lowest day due to lack of testing on the weekend (especially this time with a very high positivity rate), or even worse, is intentionally trying to mislead people of the real situation.

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Posted in: Interpreters make sure nothing gets lost in translation at Olympics See in context

schadenfreude は英語に外来語に成った。

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