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Posted in: China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone See in context

I just don't get foldable phones, far too much hype and very little benefit, weak screen and moving parts on a device that will be used many times a day is a huge step back! They will not last

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Posted in: Olympic torch relay organizers take measures against coronavirus See in context

I know its bold but I think they should hold the Olympics next year (put off a year). If even 1 person dies it just won't be worth it. Lives and health are more important than sport. They can still have it, just postpone it, makes sense

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Posted in: China, South Korea report more virus cases See in context

It just amazes me that China knew of this virus in late December and didn't tell WHO and allowed huge public gatherings in Wuhan and then allowed millions to travel!

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Posted in: California to apologize for internment of Japanese-Americans See in context

I know and totally understand from our perspective it doesn't look good. But you have to remember the mind set back then. It was totally different to now.

The Japanese had attacked the US and killed 1000s and the US had no experience of this before. It was WAR, it wasn't business as usual!

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Posted in: 6,000 hygiene masks stolen from Japanese Red Cross hospital in Kobe See in context

I didn't think Japanese did these kind of things. DNA is different, right?

How do you know it was Japanese people that stole it? you don't!

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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

Japan’s effort to stop the spread of this virus has obviously been inappropriate and unsuccessful.

but in all fairness to Japan, this is pretty much the same as most other countries, most countries so far have probably been lucky and I doubt very much that these figures we see each day are all that accurate

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Posted in: Number of infections on virus-hit ship in Yokohama up 70 to 355 See in context

what I don't get is ... this ship got infected in Hong Kong I think (??) but ... we are not seeing a big out break in HK. hhmmm?

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Posted in: Pop group Arashi cancels concert in Beijing over virus See in context

hardly news, a very logical decision

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Posted in: Sharp releases details of 5G smartphone ahead of spring launch See in context

too early for 5G but I suppose everyone wants a foot in the door ... and as for 8K? ... hhhmmm? just too much hype

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Posted in: China reports new cases as WHO declares global emergency over virus See in context

I read a Washington post article that China knew about this virus in mid December but didn't tell anyone. they waited about a month and allowed millions of people from that area to freely travel. hhhmmm? I know its a hard call but with a one state system and no free press ... this is what happens in a communist country

sad, feel sorry for the victims

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa cancels search for lunar love despite 27,722 applicants See in context

yeh just a big scheme to get a kick out of and show off, seen this sort of thing before, they always pull out at the last moment

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Posted in: In snub to U.S., Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks See in context

I think this was a big mistake, China is run by just one big communist machine. I am sure there are a lot of good Chinese poeple but I just cannot trust the government and top companies

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Posted in: Apple's banner holiday-season quarter tops projections See in context

it wasn't very long ago it seemed like most people were saying, Apple is a wounded beast, its all down hill from here!

This is a good way to silence them. LOL

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for groping woman on train See in context

he should lose his job

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Posted in: Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe See in context

Shame on him and all concerned, I hope the truth comes out

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Posted in: China virus outbreak hits global tourism, costing billions See in context

https://www.ccn.com/israeli-analyst-one-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-less-crazy-than-you-think/

interesting article, this all could be a lab thing out of control?

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Posted in: Survey ranks Japanese prefectures by how much people want to continue living there See in context

Tohoku in general is pretty miserable. Bleak, awful weather and people with a reputation of being unwelcoming even by Japanese standards

You must be talking about the Japan sea side of Tohoku? The east coast has great weather, ok cold winters but much better than Hokkaido and without the horrible humid heat of Tokyo and further south. I have spent a decent amount of time in Tohoku and I found them very welcoming!

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Posted in: Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticism of Muslim crackdown See in context

How childish of China

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Posted in: Japanese company officially bans employees from licking fingers when handling papers or money See in context

I am always surprised that people in Japan of all places do this! I have seen it done many times

YUK!

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Posted in: North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free See in context

Blows my mind that we've reached a stage in global affairs where NORTH KOREA seemingly rejects a visit from the president of the United States. Thanks, Trump!

Come on! No political system guarantees a perfect or even "good" leader. All systems have their flaws and I have an idea a democrate president might have made things even worse!? But thats conjecture. Who knows?

Bottomline is, without some kind of intervention (military) it was always going to be very hard to deal with a leader like Kim who only has one trump (no pun intended LOL) card. He won't give up his nuclear weapons, that's all he has!

Sure Trump makes one mistake after another, but this NK issue is one messy one and honestly, .... unless there is some kind of war ... it requires some kind of internal uprising. This is uncharted waters!

(my 2c worth)

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Posted in: Olympic marathon could start, finish at Sapporo’s Odori Park See in context

Great decision, its far too hot in Tokyo in mid summer for a marathon, what were they thinking?

I try to avoid Tokyo in summer

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Posted in: Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters See in context

In this day and age, with holding freedom (like China does) is a time bomb, just look at history, time and time again this kind of thing has happened and sooner or later the people react

China calls itself a developed country, the number 2 economy but treats its people like little children. The net consoring (for example) is so childish

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Posted in: Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after U.S. ban See in context

I just don't get this folding fad, sure new tech is interesting etc, I get that but so many drawbacks for little gain. Bottom line: a weak screen in this day and age is a very bad idea

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Posted in: Defiant Koike confronts IOC over moving Olympic marathon See in context

The difference between Tokyo and Sapporo weather in summer is not so great, so Marathon should be in Tokyo.

you have never obviously spent a few days in both places in summer! and its not just the heat, the humidity is lower too!

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Posted in: Defiant Koike confronts IOC over moving Olympic marathon See in context

Heck, Tokyo paid all that money through "various" channels just to get the Olympics, you'd think they'd at least have the Marathon run in Tokyo.

Money? wake up! Its not about MONEY!

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Posted in: Apple tunes out trade war as new AirPods, services lift holiday outlook See in context

AirPods way too expensive even by Apple standards

you make it sound like Apple sell the most expensive wireless earphones! fact is, they don't! Expensive? sure but there are more expensive ones

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Posted in: China rolls out 5G services in race to narrow tech gap See in context

I, for one, am in no hurry for 5G, its coming, great but no rush. I am sure it will be more expensive and I am happy with 4G

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Posted in: Tokyoites split over holding 2020 Olympic events in Sapporo: survey See in context

To my mind this was always going to be a huge problem! Everyone know every year many people die from heat stroke in Tokyo ion summer and some years its in the 100s!

This was a no brainer!

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Posted in: Hansen leaving with legacy intact, despite All Blacks horror show See in context

well done England, awesome preformance

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Posted in: Fallout from Trump's trade wars felt by economies around the world See in context

If China played fairly we wouldnt have this problem

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