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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors reveals design of all-new Outlander PHEV model See in context

Hybrids are getting banned along with ICE vehicles by 2030 here in the UK. I want to see Japanese EV vehicles on sale, not hybrids. The Koreans are way ahead already with many EV offerings.

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Posted in: Toyota car sales plunge in China in Sept on semiconductor shortages See in context

I'm sure one day Chinese will completely switch to buying their own brand electric cars, this is just bringing that date forward. They can now build reliable vehicles so they won't need Japanese ones.

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Posted in: Smart robots do all the work at Nissan's 'intelligent' plant See in context

Who is going to buy all the things robots make when we don't have any decent jobs or money?

We'll all be on benefits.

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Posted in: Report touts benefits of second jobs for workers, firms See in context

IT systems engineer

That job should be well enough paid that you shouldn't need two jobs.

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Posted in: M5.9 quake halts trains in Tokyo area; 32 injured See in context

The up and down shaking is caused by a p-wave I understand and these are most destructive. S-wave are less destructive to structures.

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Posted in: Japan bids to host 2025 world athletics championships See in context

One step at a time Japan, first you have to let tourists back in.

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Posted in: Princess Mako diagnosed with PTSD; to marry Kei Komuro on Oct 26 See in context

Who pays for her security in NYC?

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Posted in: Gov't to shorten quarantine period for vaccinated travelers See in context

When traveling with children from Britain you still need to quarantine in the house for 14 days upon arrival. I don't think I'm that desperate to travel to Japan with the family. My kids aren't going to like being trapped in doors for even one day. Maybe next year they will ease the rules further.

Plus the cost of PCR tests at both ends add extra cost and hurdles.

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Posted in: Drive for Britain! UK scrambles for truckers amid supply woe See in context

Brexiteers won't have any of it though. Indigenous people just don't want these jobs or can't do them.

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Posted in: Woman gets 5 years in prison for killing newborn in Tokyo airport toilet See in context

She probably needs to go to a mental hospital rather than prison.

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested for scalding toddler to death with hot water See in context

the boy's mother consulted the local government in Settsu about Matsubara allegedly abusing the child

Why is this man even in her house?

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Posted in: Seniors account for record 29.1% of Japan's population See in context

Imagine how conservative Japan will get as the demographic shifts towards a more elderly one. They really need young people to forge change...

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Posted in: Seniors account for record 29.1% of Japan's population See in context

I feel Japan is closer to Korea and China than to the West. You can't shake off thousands of years of culture and their behaviour is deep seated. All these nations seem to be against immigration.

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Posted in: No. of Japan's centenarians hits record 86,500 See in context

As a Western white male , kind of insane to think you might get outlived by someone who's 20+ years older than you.

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Posted in: Man arrested over attempted rape of sleeping woman in her apartment See in context

First floor is the worst floor.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested over attempted murder of parents See in context

Is there really a rise in violence or did this kind of thing used to go unreported?

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Posted in: Police extend reward period for info on 1996 murder of student See in context

You often see comments that Japan isn't safe anymore, but this 25 year old case shows that's not really true.

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Posted in: UK warns on cryptocurrency ads after Kardashian post See in context

It's funny, she's already extremely rich, but needs to help herself to little people's money by getting them to invest in this crypto that undoubtedly she'll dump when the price rises.

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Posted in: UK warns on cryptocurrency ads after Kardashian post See in context

Pump and dump

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Posted in: China’s 'Little Kyoto' shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture invasion See in context

Is use of Kanji theft of Chinese culture?

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Posted in: China’s 'Little Kyoto' shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture invasion See in context

Why not open the borders and then there would be no need for it.

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kishi visits UK aircraft carrier See in context

I saw a documentary that said that the Japanese based their navy on the British one. The British essentially enabled the Japanese to become a naval power in the 1940s. Still that's all history now.

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

According to Forbes, Osaka is the world's highest-paid woman athlete, earning $37 million in 2020 from blue-chip sponsors such as Tag Heuer, AirBnB, and Louis Vuitton in addition to Mastercard and Nike.

Will they keep pumping money into her? I don't get the appeal.

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Not a great role model.

Wonder what her sponsors think?

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Posted in: 90-year-old ex-elite bureaucrat gets 5-year jail term over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

The people really responsible are the ones who allowed him to have a driver's license at that age.

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context

Japan shouldn't have had to rely on Spain for it's vaccines. It's embarrassing they couldn't do this themselves.

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Posted in: Japan's July jobless rate falls to 2.8%; down for 2nd straight month See in context

But how many hikikomori are there?

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Posted in: 27-year-old man arrested over sister's death in Kawasaki See in context

This sort of thing has always happened in Japan and there are plenty of unsolved murders going back decades. Still it's safer than most countries.

But what does safe mean when the country experiences so many natural disasters? I'd be more worried about my kids if there was a quake or being hit by a car while walking on the road.

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry seeks ¥5.48 trillion budget amid China worries See in context

Nice! All that cash to be spent on American hardware, it's good for the US. Japan just needs nukes.

Probably better to spend the money preparing for natural disasters in Japan though, which would likely kill more people than China ever would. Flooding, landslides, tsunamis and earthquakes, so many to choose from.

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Posted in: Couple arrested after 18-year-old girl found dead in Yamanashi See in context

Japan is not safe anymore.

I don't think this is actually true, I mean I have book on cold case murders in Japan and it used to happen often.

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