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Posted in: 45% of Japanese living abroad feel lonely: gov't study See in context

Africa at just 39%. That says something.

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Posted in: 24-year-old becomes youngest Japanese to circumnavigate globe by yacht See in context

Congrats to him

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Posted in: Chinese armed vessels patrol waters around disputed islands, angering Japan See in context

They should've placed anti ship missiles on those islands years ago. But the business community was worried about the Chinese government disrupting their business in China. Now it seems to be too late!

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Posted in: Elderly couple attacked by bear in their home in Gunma Prefecture See in context

The poor bear just wanted to ask for directions by knocking on the door. The couple must have started him.

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Posted in: Japan spent record ¥9.8 tril in April-May to slow currency fall See in context

Raise interest rates, they don't want to raise interest rates!

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Posted in: N Korea fires barrage of missiles toward eastern waters See in context

So even Japanese publications have quit saying Sea of Japan?

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Posted in: Japan tells U.S. that Biden's 'xenophobia' comment is regrettable See in context

Mr Kishida should be very cautious about opening Japan’s borders to all and sundry

Agree, but if they don't take a slow and steady approach now, I'm afraid this is what will happen. They may feel the pressure to ramp up and will definitely lead to disaster. And the Japan we all know and love will be gone. Slow methodic approach should be the focus.

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Posted in: G7 nations commit to phasing out coal by 2035 but give Japan some flexibility See in context

Good news! Now I wanna hear G7's plans to phase out Israeli genocide support!

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Posted in: Woman dies after being shoved to the floor at home by 19-year-old son See in context

I think that parents with a huge age gap with their kids don't really understand their strength. Even though he's 19 she was probably thinking he's just a child.

So sad nonetheless!

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Posted in: Kishida deserves credit for passage of Ukraine aid: U.S. diplomat See in context

Such a diverse crowd.... NOT

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Posted in: Man arrested over male Japanese body parts found in Thailand See in context

Where are the other two?

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Posted in: Number of young women to halve in 40% of Japan localities by 2050 See in context

As usual this surprises nobody!

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Posted in: Cabinet minister Takaichi, more than 90 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Not a good look! Then again they're a bunch of old men.

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Posted in: Rate of small firms in Japan hiking wages rises to 63% in FY2024 See in context

Labor competition is the only thing able to significantly raise wages. But if a company know A-san will be there for life and not be poached by another company, then of course there is no incentive to raise A-san's salary to prevent him from leaving.

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Posted in: Man arrested for falsely reporting he was stabbed, robbed See in context

Police said an examination of street surveillance camera footage showed no one else in the area at the time Ono claimed he had been attacked.

Imagine just taking a normal morning walk minding your own business, end up in the security footage, and end up being framed as the stabber!!!

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Posted in: Snake found on bullet train delays service See in context

A member of staff of the railway operator, commonly known as JR Central, captured the snake

He can add snake handling to his job description!

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Posted in: Man’s body found floating in moat around Imperial Palace in Tokyo See in context

Rest in peace

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Posted in: Former Japan Self-Defense Forces member given U.S. award for her fight against sexual harassment See in context

I swear I got the same jacket.

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Posted in: How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to a Netflix blockbuster See in context

The Three Body Problem is a legit good novel. But I don't like how these are considered a "cultural export". Let people connect via the live

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Posted in: Japan defense minister meets Okinawa governor over U.S. base transfer See in context

said the size of an economy should not be all that matters

These are the kind of statements made when there is no more hope.

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Posted in: Many Japanese outside major urban areas do not engage with foreigners: survey See in context

Asked whether they want a higher percentage of foreigners in their community, 54.5 percent said they do not,

They would rather let their country slip into irrelevancy. It's already happening with Germany overtaking to be 3rd largest economy.

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Posted in: 12 bitten in dog attack in Gunma; 5 taken to hospital See in context

That's why I prefer cats over dogs.

Less unpredictable behavior!!

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Posted in: Classified Japanese diplomatic info leaked after Chinese cyberattacks in 2020 See in context

but the nature of the leaked information is still publically unknown.

I bet even privately it is unknown.

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Posted in: Japan Inc opens door to more women directors, but managers remain rare See in context

She's there as a figure head. Nothing more.

> The oyajis will still call the shots.

Not only that, I'm worried she could be the fall guy if something bad happens.

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Posted in: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry finally stops using floppy disks See in context

This means some higher up dinosaur just retired. Regardless, we should praise the ministry so that they'll feel motivated to do more improvements.

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Posted in: 21-year-old sentenced to death for crime he committed as a minor for 1st time in Japan See in context

What this guy did is truly despicable.

But why is a law implemented in 2022 being applied to a crime that happened in 2021 ???

It doesn't seem right. !!!

Why stop at 2021? Why not go way back more and lock up a lot of juveniles who are adults now?

Please inform me!!

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Posted in: Fujitsu in firing line over UK Post Office scandal See in context

Postal service executives, refusing to acknowledge problems with the software, forced workers to repay the shortfalls.

This was the main problem.

Software bugs happen all the time. This main issue is with how the postal executives handled the situation.

I guess they didn't want to admit a system they already spent billions on has some fault cause that will mean millions more too replace them or the reputation of some higher up in jeopardy. So they just kept plugging the holes by accusing lower level workers of theft.

Just despicable!

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Posted in: South Korea, Japan resume high-level economic talks See in context

There's more women on the South Korean side. Just an observation!

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Posted in: Kishida pledges that Japan will take lead in decarbonization in Asia See in context

So long as you don't raise my taxes, pledge all you want!

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Posted in: Japan hopes for early easing of tensions in Gaza, Kishida tells Israel president See in context

He should've brought him back and prosecuted him for genocide. Hopefully next time!

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