Hahaha, let the heads explode over a silly comment.
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I'd like to know what percentage of Japanese even give a damn about the Imperial Family. I don't think I've ever talked to any who do... (not that I ever took a poll, mind you)
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Gina Raimondo is the Secretary of Commerce, not Transportation. Oops AP!
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Once they've gone back to the US, they'll be largely forgotten in the Japanese press.
Then we can count on the Daily Mail to give us riveting photo updates about them being observed picking their noses or buying booze in a bodega.
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I went to Disney World when I was a little boy, quite often as my grandma wintered near the park. Par for the course in the US where visitors typically take their little kids, who love getting their pictures taken with the characters, and love getting little stuffed Mickey's, Minnie's, and Pluto's. Once I hit about 11 years old, I had no interest in going back.
I always thought it odd that the typical Toko Disneyland customers are gaggles of adult women who love getting their pictures taken with the characters, and love getting little stuffed Mickey's, Minnie's, and Pluto's.
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Somehow the Cancel Brigade gave up on South Park since forever ago. They rip on everybody super hard, but you never hear anyone trying to shut down Comedy Central over it.
I wonder why they get a pass?
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He's a comedian. He tells jokes.
Just how special do you think you are that you think you're off limits to a comedian telling jokes?
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I've got a feeling that foreign tourists won't be stepping foot on Japanese soil until 2024.
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Right on time!
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When do you think this will stop being a top headline?
Perhaps when it isn't causing significant disruptions to the country, such as not allowing people to come visit from other countries. Japan is buttoned up like it's still 1746.
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I was hiking on the top of that mountain with a buddy back in '05 or so, when it burped out a cloud of smoke. The ranger station below hollered on their loudspeakers for everyone to get back down the mountain and we scrambled our way back, never really in danger as it wasn't a significant eruption. As I recall, there are concrete bunkers built into the mountain up near the top that hikers can seek shelter in if need be.
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I bet the Daily Mail ends up chasing them all over NYC trying to get photos of them picking their noses or whatever once they move back.
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This water will be so diluted even a few hundred meters after it comes out of the pipe that while traceable, the radioactivity will be inconsequential. Calm down, everyone.
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You people should lighten up.
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I recently heard on a Joe Rogan podcast that there are a bunch of that Q-anon crap in Japan of all places... I wonder if these clowns are part of that?
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I have a solution for the Australian soldiers: Just don't commit any murders in Japan. Problem solved!
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The problem isn't the STEM professions keeping women out, but rather the old school culture instilled in Japanese from a young age that women are meant to quit whatever job they have by age 30 or so to stay home and make lunch for a salaryman. Why would one bother with all the work of starting and earning an advanced degree when they're only able to put it to use for a few years?
And for whatever reason, women even in more equitable countries have a similar phenomenon. I remember reading that Sweden spent lots of money and effort trying to recruit more women to STEM, but they simply din't want to sign up at nearly the same rate as men. Cultural problem, or simple preferences based upon gender differences? If it's the latter, it would be a career-ender to study it.
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Starting to look like some real progress. For as critical as everyone was (myself included) about the slow vaccine rollout, they certainly ramped up quick and got a lot of people vaccinated.
Personally, I can't wait to be able to resume my family's trips to visit the in-laws in Tohoku. Our 4-year old son hasn't seen his grandparents in person since late 2019. Technically we can all get in now, myself included being married to a national, but as onsen enthusiasts, and also with lots of friends we like to visit, we aren't so keen on being holed up in quarantine for most of our trip.
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When bears wander into my yard, I usually just run out there with a couple pots and pans, bang them together, and holler at them like a lunatic. They run for their dear fuzzy lives.
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On the bright side of such predictions, they are generally based upon current technology, which as we all know, tends not to stay 'current' for long. No one can anticipate what might be developed prior to 2051 that might help with this challenge.
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If he thought he could start a train on fire using a bottle of peanut oil and a cigarette lighter, he likely wouldn't have been a successful bomb-maker.
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Suga always looks like he hates his life.
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My compassion for someone who's having a particularly difficult time at life ends where innocent people are targeted and hurt. Lock him up and don't let him out.
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If the Western world would make a converted effort to stop buying cheap Chinese stuff for a year or two, the resulting economic upheaval among the newly-created middle class in China would have the government there running for the hills.
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I’m doing my best to get Rich! so that I too will be able to travel all over the world where and when I want…
This is literally the only thing that motivates me to pretend I give a crap about this corporate game I've fallen into.
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I'd ask the pilot to fly around Russia just to be safe.
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If any of you had tried to intervene and stop the attacker, the story would have turned into "foreigner viciously attacks Japanese man".
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Is Japan still requiring that the shot givers are all full-blown surgeons and MDs, or are they allowing nurses and whatnot to administer the shots now, too? I'm just surprised to see people being told they have to wait until November.
I'll admit I was somewhat weirded out to get my shot from a 19-year old volunteer firefighter/EMT (here in Massachusetts, US), but then again my arm didn't fall off so I suppose it's all good...
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