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Posted in: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year See in context

I’ve been using Nikon DSLRs since 2007. My D90 (made in Thailand, released in 2008) is still so much better than the latest smartphone cameras. But when a mid-tier DSLR body costs in the region of ¥200,000 to ¥300,000, it’s understandable that the average person is going to be content with smartphone quality images.

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Posted in: MLB.TV streaming package getting record views See in context

I wonder if other sports streaming platforms line DAZN, or the other leagues’ services have increased.

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Posted in: MLB.TV streaming package getting record views See in context

I’ve been a subscriber since 2011. It’s a great service. I used to watch it all the time. Nowadays I have two small children so Disney+ usually takes precedence. But I do get to see a few innings here and there of my beloved Blue Jays.

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Posted in: Chelsea end Man City's quadruple quest to reach FA Cup final See in context

“From Stamford Bridge to Wembley, we’ll keep the blue flag flying high!”

Werner and Ziyech worked so well together. It was good to see.

Bring on Leicester/Southampton!

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

Two years before they start releasing the treated water... so how about Aso drinks a glass of it every day for the next two years just to make sure it’s safe before they start releasing it.

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Posted in: 5 students arrested after putting glue on playground equipment See in context

The boys told police they did it because they thought it would (be) fun.

They could be out playing sports, looking for girls, singing karaoke... but no, putting glue on playground equipment is more appealing. These boys need to learn how to have fun!

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

mikeylikesitToday  07:12 pm JST

That’s O.K. North Korea will still win all of the gold medals anyway.

It’s not about the athletes they field, but about how their media reports it.

Kind of like when they “won” the 2010 World Cup when they scored a late consolation (in a 3-1 loss to Brazil) and celebrated like champions.

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

With the money Kim saves by boycotting the games, maybe he’ll be able to afford a slice of bread for each of his people. Something tells me he’ll opt instead to invest in a new missile to fire into the Sea of Japan this summer.

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

Oh no... how will the competition go on without North Korea?? It’s like the FIFA World Cup without Brazil, The Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger... I’m not even going to bother watching it now.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

Nursery school teachers shouldn’t be “teaching” gender issues. Just let kids figure it out be and they’ll be fine.

When my daughter was three, she saw a Kamen Rider t-shirt in a shop (next to a Cinderella t-shirt) and said she wanted it. I bought it for her. We also bought her the Ryusoulger underwear she wanted. And she wore a Spider-Man costume for Halloween. Everyone (adults, not kids) thought it was interesting that a girl would be interested in these things, but NO ONE made fun of her. Now she’s five and loves princesses (and still loves Spider-Man). Not once did we or her teachers think about her “gender identity”. If you make it an issue, it’ll become an issue. So don’t make it an issue. Let kids be, discourage bullying, and they’ll figure out who they are on their own.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

The whole point of escalators is to get up the stairs faster. People who stand on escalators are lazy... unless you’re a child, elderly, or disabled.

I can’t see this being enforced, just like riding a bike on the left, or stopping a car at a red light aren’t enforced.

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Posted in: Jamie Foxx set to star in Mike Tyson biopic series See in context

Was he over-rated? I’d say he was one of the most feared heavyweights of all time. He kind of ruined the heavyweight division in the late-80s he was that much better than everyone. No one could touch him until his personal problems caught up to him.

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

What an absolute tool. It’s never acceptable to do this. But at 2:20pm?!? Did he think no one would see him?? He’s clearly a few cards short of a full deck. What an embarrassment to the the rest of us law-abiding, rule-obeying foreigners.

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Posted in: 10-year-old boy on bike hit and killed by car; driver arrested See in context

The weather here in Yokohama was awful yesterday morning - strong wind and heavy rain. I’m guessing it wasn’t much different in Kashiwa. The conditions for both riding a bike and driving were less than ideal.

RIP to the poor kid and condolences to his family.

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Posted in: Japan's consumer prices fall at decade-fast pace, adding to deflation fears See in context

@Matej

There is new trick as price tag for some product say yoghurt is same but weight of contents is lower.Dont need to mention butter packages,chocolate packages etc...all have "shrinked".

You’re absolutely right about that. I’ve been noticing it for the past 3-4 years actually. The quantity of an item decreases but the price remains the same. It’s a sneaky way of increasing prices.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to make coronavirus vaccines free to residents See in context

Yubaru:

My hope is that THESE elected officials, get in line first to get the virus vaccination. Then I will decide whether or not to get one myself!

Yup! I’m more than happy to let others get the vaccine first. Once we know it’s safe, I’ll join the queue!

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't to ask older people not to use travel campaign amid virus spike See in context

From what I’ve been hearing, it’s mostly older people who are using this campaign. They’re the ones with free time and money to travel. And I’ve also found that older people are less concerned about the virus than people in their 30s and 40s.

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Posted in: Japanese firm, ex-employee reach rare settlement over LGBT outing See in context

BurningBushToday  09:04 am JST

As I understand it, the law is quite rightly based on the premise that "we" must respect a person's wish as to whether "they" want to be "outed" or not - a right I would've thought anyone had, both ethically and legally, not to have their sexual orientation broadcast in any public place if they don't wish it, including where they work.

Does that right apply to everybody in society, or just some people?

I think it applies to those to wish to keep their sexual orientation private. There is still a stigma towards homosexuality in Japan, so I can understand why someone would want to keep that private.

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Posted in: Leukemia-diagnosed swimmer Ikee to return to competition this month See in context

Wonderful news. I hope that she provides courage and inspiration to anyone facing hardships in life.

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Posted in: Blast in Fukushima restaurant kills 1, injures at least 18 See in context

Tom Today  12:42 pm JST

It is this restaurant:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3981696,140.3470449,3a,75y,124.47h,83.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0QKWfK5Iayb9gbuInpSnHw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

I know this place and heard the explosion :(

Thanks for the link. It looks to be in a fairly busy (by Koriyama standards) area.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after death of 3-month-old daughter left alone for 16 hours See in context

@blue in green

3 months old baby sleeps through the night, so she probably thought it was OK.

WHAT?!? I hope you’re being sarcastic, because a three-month old most definitely DOES NOT sleep through the night. Some might, but neither of my kids did at that age. She’s a terrible parent for leaving an infant home for any length of time. Sixteen hours is unbelievable.

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Posted in: Parents arrested after leaving daughters, aged 3 and 1, at home alone for 11 days See in context

The 3-year-old is an absolute hero for surviving this and keeping her little sister alive.

The parents, on her other hand, are absolutely despicable. Lock ‘em up and throw away the key!

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Posted in: Japanese actor Haruma Miura, 30, dies in suspected suicide See in context

Very sad news. I enjoyed the show Bloody Monday in which he had a lead role.

Thirty years old is so young.

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Posted in: Brad Pitt discusses how a visit to Japan changed his view on face masks See in context

I like Brad Pitt. He seems like a good guy.

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Posted in: Trump defends John Wayne legacy over airport 'racism' row See in context

So a guy born in 1907 says some stuff that you’d expect a guy born in 1907 to say. Does this surprise anyone? If you think John Wayne was scum for what he said, then I guess you must also think your granddad was scum . Because he probably also said the same things.

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Posted in: Will streaming be theater's death or its savior? See in context

After having an unpleasant experience at the cinema, I avoided going back for 8 years until taking my daughter to see Frozen 2 last December. It was great. The huge screen, the sound, then smell of the popcorn - I loved it.

It’s easier and more comfortable to watch at home on my big TV, but the cinema is a lot of fun, especially for certain movies.

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Posted in: Mother suspected of killing son by wrapping him with futon See in context

This is sickening and heartbreaking for that poor child.

As I write this, the top three crime stories on JT are:

This.

4-year-old boy fatally struck by station wagon in Tokyo; driver arrested

Woman arrested over attempted murder of 5-month-old daughter

It’s been another bad couple for days for kids in Japan.

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Posted in: 40 MLB players and staff test positive for COVID-19 in week: report See in context

Bye bye, 2020 MLB season. And for the second time in my life, no World Series. This is so disappointing.

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Posted in: European lawmakers chide Japan over parental child abductions See in context

Do the hustle

My daughter turned 16 in May. I sent her a present and it came back a month later with ‘return to sender’ written right across the front of it in her handwriting in red marker pen

That is absolutely heartbreaking. I hope that one day, when she’s mature and independent, you’re able to reconnect with her. It won’t make up for missing her grow up, but it might fill that hole in your heart.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan releases first original album in almost a decade See in context

Play some Dylan most days when I'm in my studio painting.

Sounds like a great way to spend a day!

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