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Posted in: Konami's 'eFootball' release mocked by fans See in context

This is very concerning.

Really? With all that's going on in the world?

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Posted in: 'Hand Solo': the one-armed boy who built a Lego prosthesis See in context

What an amazing young man! It just goes to show that the only limitations are in our minds and that with the right amount of motivation and the right attitude, humans can accomplish almost anything!

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Posted in: Visually impaired Paralympian hit by self-driving bus See in context

The Mainichi daily said the bus automatically stopped but the operators pressed the start button as they did not think he would walk out on to the road.

Wow ... just wow. An able-bodied athlete walking in the Paralympian village and the operators assumed he had full sight. It seems that the bus was 'smarter' than its operators.

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Posted in: Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100 See in context

Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100

Also JT

As it was, she finished the night as the second-fastest woman in history. Flo Jo's world record of 10.49 is only mark left to beat.

Should the headline not have said "...... should have beaten ....." or ".... could have beaten ...."?

Am I the only one who is confused?

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Posted in: Lucasfilm hires YouTube artist behind 'Star Wars' deepfake See in context

Is Jon Favreau the 'Youtuber' named Shamook as suggested by the photo? If so, he is much more than a 'Youtube artist'; he is an acclaimed actor, producer, and director. If you haven't seen his work, his most recent film, "Chef" (2016) is excellent.

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Posted in: 81-year-old woman arrested after ex-husband’s body found in apartment See in context

Ms. Suzuki is the embodiment of the phrase, 'skeletons in the closet'!

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Posted in: Osaka says Djokovic, Michelle Obama, Phelps, others reached out to her See in context

So she basically wants the entire world to see the USA simply and only as a racist country.

“Racist country”- based on one police incident where the police made a mistake and police were also shot.

Wow ...

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Posted in: Man arrested for defrauding his 35 girlfriends See in context

Not sure why so many posters are fixated on how he could 'date 35 women at the same time'. The article says nothing about that. He probably carried out his scam over several or many years.

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Posted in: Arsonist at idol concert says he was imitating the Kyoto Animation attack See in context

Lock this violderanged mental case away

Like this violent and deranged mental case away!

Maybe the third times a charm?

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Posted in: TEPCO completes removal of spent fuel rods from Fukushima No. 3 reactor See in context

Green energy is being sold that way and it is a massive lie. Solar power is particularly damaging considering the mining involved.

How about wind energy / turbines? Are those bad for the environment as well?

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Posted in: Airlines, buses increase services after railway artery severed by quake See in context

Interesting how there is detailed reporting on the damage to schools, factories, railways, etc. but not a peep about potential damage to the two nuclear reactors that were still in fragile condition the I last heard. I don't suppose that could have to do with the laws passed a few years ago that 'nothing deemed sensitive to the government interest' could be published under threat of punishment. Hmmm ...

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Posted in: Osaka accidentally mails out funeral service ads to people infected with coronavirus See in context

“We used the only envelopes we had available at the time, without being conscious of the potential problem,” 

Unconscious (and unconscionable)

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Posted in: Japan's Olympic sponsors shelve ads as mood sours over Games See in context

We'll have to wait and see whether Japanese politicians and the Olympic organizing committee learned anything from their first debacle when those rose coloured glasses got shattered. I'm doubtful though and would bet that it'll be an exact repeat of last year - push the narrative until it becomes impossible to no longer do so.

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Posted in: Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award See in context

I remember watching 'Barbarella' with Jane Fonda as a pre-teen. Quite an arousing movie to say the least!

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Posted in: 'Sex and the City' revival coming on HBO See in context

I'm not sure why so many men are bashing Sex in the City and saying it ruined a generation of women. Is it possible that these men only feel confident around demure, passive women and that successful and confident women make them lose their ... ahem ... mojo?

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Posted in: Questions for Israel mount after Iran scientist's killing See in context

Any examination of history shows Iran is a complete and objective victim of imperialism, in every incidence.

I think that Iraq and the people of Lebanon mihght disagree (for starters).

Now that Trump is gone, "DEMOCRATS" cant wait to liberate the Middle east once again. Wars on middle east news gonna take over Covid-19 media frenzy.

Ummm ... no. In the past few decades, all of the wars in the region that involved the U.S. began under Republican presidents.

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Posted in: Japan to test 15,000 people for coronavirus antibodies by end of year See in context

15,000 tests by the end of the YEAR? Really? If anybody is wondering why Japan has such a low infection rate, there is your answer ... a paucity of testing. Canada, with less than a third of Japan's population is conducting close to 80,000 tests per DAY!

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Posted in: UK court rules against Johnny Depp in libel case See in context

some of the most popular family movies in recent times, from “Edward Scissorhands” to most lucratively the “Pirates of the Caribbean”

Edward Scissorhands was made in 1990.

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Posted in: Safe containing ¥22 million stolen from home in Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

Umm .... pro-tip here. If you are going to buy a safe to keep a large amount of money in, make it heavy enough for a sumo wrestler to have difficulty removing.

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Posted in: 670 pigs stolen from farms in Gunma Prefecture See in context

The thieves will be caught eventually. You reap what you sow.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

I have found that a good response to, "Can you use chopsticks?" or "You use chopsticks very well." is "Yes / Thank you, I went to chopsticks school in Canada." After the typical 'eeeeh' (the surprise kind, not the doubtful kind) or 'really', I smile and tell them that I am joking and that I ate a lot of Chinese food growing up. The Japanese always get a good chuckle/laugh out of being fooled and it's a gentle and positive way of 'educating' them.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

@Vernon

Bet if she was drop-dead gorgeous she wouldn't mind the attention and questions. Instead, she is trying to get some attention (or seeing perceived racism) out of people's natural curiosity. Although I am a white American I get asked where I'm from by people I don't know in Japan; its no big deal and a good conversation starter. She needs to lighten up or leave Japan...

It's too bad that you didn't read the comments that came before yours. If so, you probably wouldn't have posted what you did. (Although maybe you still would have.) I won't rehash the relevant comments here, but if you would like to become more informed, I suggest you go back and do some reading.

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Posted in: Suicide hotlines busy as coronavirus ravages economy See in context

The following sentences sadden and disappoint me ...

"[The] suicide hotline start ringing as soon as it opens for its once-weekly overnight session. They don't stop until the lone volunteer fielding calls from hundreds of people yearning to talk signs out early the next morning. ........ volunteer numbers at the volunteer-run Tokyo Befrienders call centre have been cut to avoid coronavirus infection, but the desperate need remains."

Really? With all of the free office space these days, especially overnight, government agencies and vounteer organizations can't find more than one office for volunteers to take calls .... overnight? It's heartbreaking that so many desperately sad people in Tokyo have but one person to talk to and that this poor volunteer has to field all of these calls on her or his own.

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

“People's movements have decreased by over 60 percent on weekdays and over 70 percent on weekends in urban areas when compared with the time before the spread of the virus in Japan, according to Abe. movements have decreased by over 60 percent on weekdays and over 70 percent on weekends in urban areas when compared with the time before the spread of the virus in Japan, according to Abe.”

There must be an amazing new ‘population movement tracking software’ that I haven’t yet heard of. Ganbatte Abe-san, only 10 & 20% left to go!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

The IOC should pay for the delay. They can just reach into their multi-billion dollar war chest; that is, if it hasn’t already been completely looted by their corrupt leadership.

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

Here's an idea! Why don't lawmakers create a new set of laws so that the state of emergency can be enforced. Hell, while you're at it, why not have widespread testing and procure the supplies necessary to treat the hundreds of thousands of people who will inevitably come down with Covid-19 due to the terrible handling of the crisis so far!

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Posted in: Bed vacancy rate for virus patients in urban areas below 20%: survey See in context

I am no alarmist, but if the "vacancy rate" is only 20% now, near the beginning of the pandemic and with totally insufficient measures in place, Tokyo and the rest of Japan is in for a VERY bumpy ride ahead.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will be beacon of hope, says IOC See in context

Now, we will see if they were holding back on testing because of the summer games or not. I expect to see a bump in the reported cases of the virus.

My thinking exactly. It will also be interesting to see if Abe now starts to show some real leadership by enforcing social distancing measures like the other countries that really want to get ahead of the virus. Any other (non)-actions are simply courting disaster.

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Posted in: Hakuho outlasts Kakuryu to claim record 44th Emperor's Cup See in context

"And I thought Konishiki was great."

He is. Great at eating. ;-)

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Posted in: Diamonds, precious metals valued at hundreds of millions of yen stolen from Tokyo residence See in context

Something smells fishy. If a person has several hundreds of millions of yen worth of jewelry, s/he can definitely afford a safety deposit box, or better yet, a security guard outside their door for 1,500 yen per hour when they're not home.

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