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Posted in: Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population means millions at risk See in context

"When I get older and poorer and when the temps get insanely high and humid, I'm going to have my bathtub filled with cool water. Taking a dip in it three or four times a day would keep me feeling real nice like."

Quite a chance you won't be able to get in the bath or even worse out of the bath.

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Posted in: Japanese firms offer highest pay hike in 32 years in spring wage talks See in context

Japan is cheap, it's companies are cheap and workers haven't many rights.

I was talking to my Dutch son in law at the weekend.

He works in a factory there.

300% wages for shift work on Sundays and national holidays.

Goes up to 450% for the night shift.

A Japanese person could only dream of those benefits

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for indecency on Tokyo Disneyland field trip See in context

Words fail me.

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Posted in: Japan economy suffers worse-than-expected contraction of 0.5% See in context

Japan is going down like a flushing toilet. The symbolism is apt

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Posted in: Graffiti found at mausoleum of Emperor Meiji See in context

Check tiktok

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Posted in: Switzerland's Nemo wins Eurovision Song Contest See in context

So did he win or she win or they win.

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Posted in: 1 in 5 people aged 65 or older in Japan predicted to have dementia by 2060 See in context

My Japanese mother in law who's only 77 recently got diagnosed with this.

Not much in the way of government support.

They basically tell the family to take care of it.

She keeps losing money, losing her bank book.

She feels family members are stealing from her.

The bank says that feeling is very common.

She's alternatively terrified at the loss of memory and angry and frustrated.

And it's only going to get worse.

There is nothing humorous in this situation.

Another future problem for this society

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Posted in: Mexican authorities say thieves killed 2 Australians and an American to steal their truck See in context

Sadly where's as maybe 30 years ago it was possible to travel freely around Mexico, only someone with a death wish would do it not

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Posted in: Japan's ruling party loses all 3 seats in by-elections See in context

Few points

The apathy of the Japanese voter.

On NHK they were saying the voter turnout in Nagasaki was fifteen percent by five pm.


This head in the sand outlook, the shoganai syndrome is appalling.

Japan is heading for the rocks in nautical speak.

Years ago a lot of us had high hopes when the LDP were kicked out, but bickering and incompetence brought the new government down so fast.

The amount of structural problems in Japan is astounding and you never ever here Japanese people discussing it.

Maybe their schooling.

Never question, never form an opinion just blindly follow.

That worked in the good times.

Not any more

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Posted in: Iran launches drone attack at Israel See in context

I wonder who will Nethanyahu target next in his search for "peace"

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Posted in: West Bank sees biggest settler rampage since war in Gaza began See in context

It is interesting that they call them "settlers" rather than invaders.


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Posted in: OJ Simpson, football player and actor brought down by his murder trial, dies at 76 See in context

For us of a certain age the TV footage of the police following OJ on the motorway is a huge memory.

Actually it was just before the Ireland vs Italy game in the 1994 world cup. Most of us in Ireland only knew him as Nordberg in the Naked Gun.

His trial was probably the first mega media / entertainment.

The lawyers were nearly as famous by the end of it.

Whether it was important or not I don't know but it was a huge event in 1994.

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Posted in: Japan's real wages fall in February for 23rd month See in context

Totally agree with Spitfire

In my thirty years here I've noticed the amount of poor rapidly rising, usually the elderly.

Also a lot of single older males.

There usefulness has been served .

Really sad

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Posted in: Finland will keep its border with Russia closed until further notice over migration concerns See in context

Part of Putains game

Deliberately try to destabilize Europe from Finland to Moldova.

It's his raison d'etre.

Even in the darkest days of the Cold War, Finland remained neutral but now the see the threat from russia as very serious, hence their actions.

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Posted in: U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel says he was blown away by Japan’s bathrooms See in context

There's a funny South Park sketch on Japanese toilets.

A level above the rest of the world.

I think Brad Pitt bought George Clooney one as a present years ago.

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Posted in: U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel says he was blown away by Japan’s bathrooms See in context

Although I have plenty of complaints about living in Japan nearly 30 years.

Everytime you leave to travel abroad, no matter what continent, the one thing that is striking is the availability of toilets for the general public whether public toilets , convenience stores, malls, hotels with no charge and their general cleanliness.

No one can deny that

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Posted in: LDP punishes 39 members over funds scandal, urging 2 to leave party See in context

And they arrest and jail elderly people caught shoplifting for food.

The LDP party which is always insinuating that Japan and Japan are morally superior to the rest of us.

Grubby money grabbers like common grifters.

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Posted in: All 10 skaters brawl off opening faceoff at start of Devils-Rangers game See in context

When you watch the video it's insane.

They just drop their gloves and go at it.

The referees just standing around watching it.

This new guy Rempe is providing a hit for the NHL in more ways than one.

It was like a remake of " Slapshot".

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Posted in: Japanese generally sleep badly - why, what effect does it have on body, mind and country as a whole? See in context

Why do people wake up so early here.

When I got married and had kids that was one of the hardest.

Why do you need two hours to get ready for school and not even having a morning shower.

Everytime I go back to Ireland hardly any one wakes up before 8.

Sitting in the kitchen wondering where everyone is.

At least the dawn chorus is good

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Posted in: Israeli strike on Iran's consulate in Syria killed two generals, Iranian officials say See in context

Nethanyahus plan.

Anything to stay in power.

Aggravate the situation and then say we can't risk a change at this delicate stage.


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Posted in: Japan's imperial family debuts on Instagram See in context

Ooh can hardly contain my excitement.

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Posted in: Leader of Northern Ireland's main unionist party steps down as he is charged with sexual offenses See in context

The irony of a party who love quoting the bible is amazing.

Apart from the poor lady involved.

Kudos to her courage.

The protestant side committed much more secratarian and simple killings than the IRA

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Posted in: Calls for 'smartphone free' childhood grow in UK See in context

Perfectly reasonable but at the same time bring in AI technology rendering anyone who goes that way obsolete.

I remember asking my daughter to not use " Line" 10 years ago when it started.

Now a phone call is deemed rude

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Posted in: Leader of Northern Ireland's main unionist party steps down as he is charged with sexual offenses See in context

Karma on that secretarian piece of .

It's people like him who stops Northern Ireland moving forward.

All to do with little minded egos.

Unite Ireland soon.

It will be more uplifting than when Germany reunited.

The only people who are against this are a blessing nch of gangsters who are afraid of losing their power.

Prejudice has disappeared in the real Ireland

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Posted in: Republican Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson See in context

Amazing that such a shrill can hold the country hostage.

I've seen more iq in a piece of wood

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Posted in: Derelict hotels See in context

When I saw the photo I thought it was of one near Tajimi in Aichi just a bit smaller but very similar

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Posted in: From 4-leaf clovers to some unexpected history, all you need to know about St. Patrick's Day See in context

Was a nice celebration and meeting in Nagoya yesterday.

Really good feeling.

Many many nationalities

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Posted in: Russians head to polls in election set to extend Putin's rule See in context

Wonder what the odds on Putin losing are.

Nearly longer than Stalin now.

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Posted in: Airfares were already dropping. Here’s why they could go even lower in 2024 See in context

For my normal flight home to Europ the price has risen nearly threefold

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