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Posted in: Kono puzzles followers with 'enciphered bacon' tweet See in context

Two articles about Kono today, and both are puzzling. I can't believe a foreign minister of any country could have that much free time...

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Posted in: Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict See in context

I know Americans are bad at geography, so I think they should look at a map to see what Iran look like.

If you thought Afghanistan and Iraq were bad, wait until you go in a country that is three times as big and totally made of mountains, against a military that can defend itself.

Americans are falling once more for their war propaganda, and once again they will regret it.

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Posted in: Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020 See in context

I agree with other posters above. If someone should be pro-choice, it's Trump. He must have had some pregnancy scares in his days...

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Posted in: How would you rate Japanese cities in terms of barrier-free facilities at train stations, on buses, in restaurants, stores and other public areas? See in context

I had to check what barrier-free facilities means.

https://www.nippon.com/en/features/jg00087/barrier-free-design-in-japan.html

Basically every ramp, escalator, elevators and what else meant to help the elderly and people with disabilities.

I think Japan as a whole is doing pretty good on this point.

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Posted in: Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia See in context

I dont know why people are talking of Japan.

Because there are LGBT people in Japan too.

Because Japan is in Asia, and people tend to watch what their neighbors do.

such a change is not productive since Japan needs more children.

LOL How will preventing gay people from getting married result in more children being born ?

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Posted in: Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia See in context

Congratulations !

I wonder how Japan will react.

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Posted in: U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban See in context

Funny how anti-abortion people are the same who don't want to pay for the healthcare or education of children.

Life is sacred as long as it's in the womb. After it's born, it has less value than guns.

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Posted in: U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban See in context

Welcome to the third world America !

Maybe next you can forbid girls to go to school, or stone gay people to death ?

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Posted in: Obnoxious customers driving store staff crazy with impossible demands See in context

I got countless of those when working in the food business. I hate these people. They're a nuisance to the staff and to other customers.

If someone has a legitimate complaint, or the shop is in the wrong, no problem. But in case of this kind of person, I wish the staff could just tell them to f*** off.

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Posted in: Whale watching See in context

@Kozuki browny1

I checked some rules on whale watching in Japan :

A boat must go slowly when at a distance of less than 300m from the animals.

The boat must be stopped when the animals are at a distance of less than 100m, until they get away.

The boat on the picture is certainly not moving.

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Posted in: Whale watching See in context

What a sight this must be.

I'll have to go on one on those tour someday.

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Posted in: Environmental activists turn up heat on polluting businesses See in context

This is all good, and I sure support young people protests, but I also hope they don't forget to vote.

Unfortunately, lots of young people don't vote and let the old folks decide on their future. They should also put pressure on the politicians to have a real environmental policy, and go vote en masse to put them in or out of office. If the young all voted, they would be unstoppable.

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Posted in: Child fatally assaulted by father was earlier released from custody despite his sexual abuse of her See in context

The center ended her protective custody, even though a doctor said she had been subjected to assaults as well as sexual abuse and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. The national and prefectural governments are now looking into whether the decision at the time was appropriate.

I investigate the decision immediately and give the result right here : of course it wasn't freaking appropriate !!!!

Those who made the decision have no business working in child protection services. They should all get fired. At the very least.

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Posted in: Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more U.S. beef See in context

Just give them their deal on beef so they will finally shut up. They don't seem to care about anything else so Japan can still enjoy a comfortable trade surplus with the US after that.

There's so much beef in Japan, and a general distrust in foreign products anyway, I don't see why US meat would sell more after a deal.

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Posted in: Japan’s host club king wants to sell you some ¥54,000 hair product in a tiny bottle See in context

Any women who would want me to wear make up and put an overpriced lub on my hair is not worth my time.

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Posted in: Renting a girlfriend in Japan: Relationship goals or just plain awkward? See in context

the price of renting a girlfriend, which, at her company, costs 6,000 yen per hour for a two-hour minimum rental. This means it costs at least 12,000 yen to rent a girlfriend

For the same price, there other options that will actually get you laid.

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Posted in: Trump urges Iran to talk with him over nuclear program See in context

So that's the best deal making in the world ?

Destroy the precedent deal that worked just fine, make sure to have no allies on the issue, make to be untrustworthy, and then urging to talk "or else" ?

Anyone dare say this has any chance to work ?

"We have information that you don't want to know about," said Trump.

They won't even try to make up a bogus reason like the Bush administration did.

They want war, and they'll do it just for the hell of it.

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Posted in: Feel the ocean spray at Motonosumi Inari Shrine See in context

I happened to go there during the Golden Week, and I was very unimpressed. Except for the Torii gates, the shrine is nothing special, and even pretty bad I would say.

If you look in the other direction, it's just parking lots and resting spots, and in such a busy time there were maybe ten times more people as you can see in the picture.

The view on the sea and the town nearby was nice though. I've been twice to camp in the Nagato area, and it was a delight to be in some quiet places with low light pollution. But this shrine, I won't go a second time.

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Posted in: B-52 bombers to be part of U.S. forces sent to Middle East over Iran concerns See in context

The U.S. military said on Tuesday that B-52 bombers will be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are "clear indications" of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there.

The US are clearly preparing a war and a way to say it was not their fault.

Young Americans will again be sent to die on the pretense of "protecting their country".

The difference with Iraq is that they most likely will have zero allies on this.

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Posted in: Disney sets dates for next three 'Star Wars' films from 2022 See in context

Several "Star Wars" projects are in the works, including a trilogy by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones," and a separate trilogy by "Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson.

That means three more trilogies, plus other movies ? I'm a Star Wars fan, but this is too much.

And what I'm worried about is not even the movies, but the endless stream of over-analysis, debate, theories, complaining and fighting by people who take this waaaay too seriously.

"Avatar 2" will come a year later than expected in December 2021, followed by "Avatar 3" in 2023, "Avatar 4" in 2025 and "Avatar 5" in 2027.

And this, I just don't understand. The first Avatar was average at best. How it became the most successful movie of all time is beyond me.

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Posted in: Teacher’s verbal abuse, threats blamed for 15-year-old girl’s suicide See in context

In a note found at her home after her suicide, the girl wrote that she had become frustrated at being in the table tennis club because the male teacher threatened “to kill” or “punch” her and her teammates. In addition, she said that the man called the girls “idiots,” jabbed them on their shoulders, and threw their equipment on the floor.

The school admonished him and assigned another teacher to supervise his coaching methods.

And ? A girl is dead due to his actions and he gets a tap on the wrist ?

The parents should sue, and sue hard. Both the teacher and the school.

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Posted in: Video of Abe installing Canadian door knocker goes global See in context

Looks like it's the first time Abe uses a hammer and nail.

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Posted in: A million species risk extinction; are humans one of them? See in context

"If humans do go extinct, Nature will find its way, it always does."

That's the key part. People denying the crisis will be fine, but their children and grand children will be doomed.

Too bad their pride comes before their legacy.

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Posted in: Japanese women’s magazine’s list of traits for an ideal man is both understandable and baffling See in context

This list has been written by someone who never had a boyfriend, and never will.

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Posted in: Abe ready to meet N Korea's Kim unconditionally: media See in context

Abe is now desperate to stay relevant on the international stage. Sad, really.

Kim will certainly ignore him, at least for a time, until he can find a use to their meeting.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a state visit to Japan May 25-28. What do the Japanese people whom you know generally think of him? See in context

@Fizzbit

Says someone who ran out to see the new Avengers movie.

Which has nothing to do with what people around me say, does it ?

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Posted in: 'Avengers: Endgame' smashes records in global launch See in context

I saw it friday, and it was epically awesome. A fitting end to the whole saga. Here's hoping the next will be equally as good.

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Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a state visit to Japan May 25-28. What do the Japanese people whom you know generally think of him? See in context

They think that he is an idiot. And some feel embarrassed by Abe's behavior toward him.

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Posted in: Democrats voice horror over Saudi mass executions See in context

Since when does the United States dictate what another country can do within their own justice/legal system?

You've been sleeping for the past 60 years ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_interventions_by_the_United_States

Since when the US doesn't dictate to other countries ?

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Posted in: Democrats voice horror over Saudi mass executions See in context

Asked about the executions, the State Department said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has raised human rights with Saudi leaders in "every instance" when there were concerns.

He hasn't been every convincing then.

"We urge the government of Saudi Arabia, and all governments, to respect and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, ensure fair trial guarantees, transparency, freedom from arbitrary and extrajudicial detention, and freedom of religion and belief," a State Department spokeswoman said.

That's a weak statement if I ever saw one.

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