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Posted in: Why Japan's 'rising sun' flag provokes Olympic ire See in context

It's not a good symbol considering what happened in China and other parts of Asia in 1930s and 1940s. A very dark historical past.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics set for unusual opening ceremony See in context

I call the stadium the toilet seat. Looks like one and it's where your tax has been flushed.

LOL, that made me chuckle.

It's disappointing though, so many tourists are desperate to visit Japan and can't. It should have been a lucrative Olympics.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

They should cancel the opening ceremony now, only sensible thing to do.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Posted in: Tokyo launches info hub on culture, tourism See in context

My gut tells me foreigners won't be visiting Japan even in 2022. Lucky Olympians.

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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

In the stadium?

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Posted in: Xiaomi grabs number two spot in surging smartphone market: survey See in context

And all of your personal info, such as GPS location, phone number, IMEI, e-mail and message text, is being sent to Chinese intelligence agency servers.

Who cares? I mean what are they going to do with it?

Having said I might get a Pixel/OnePlus next since I'm tired of MIUI OS.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Posted in: Xiaomi grabs number two spot in surging smartphone market: survey See in context

I've been using Xiaomi since 2016. The phones are so cheap I can switch every year or two and three quality is decent. The only issue is MiUI which I'm used to but not so keen on.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

Is it me or is Koike standing strangely in that photo?

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

Deport them and give them a ban on re-entering

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Posted in: ITourTranslator can translate videos and conferences See in context

It's just a matter of time before AI can translate well in real time, might take another 10 years but it will happen.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: French father goes on hunger strike for children 'abducted' by Japanese wife See in context

What use will he be to her or the children now without a job?

Find a job or go home.

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Posted in: Man being chased by police jumps from elevated bridge at Tokyo’s Shibuya Station See in context

He's probably got a lot of photos, no way would this be the first time.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

Is the Japanese tourism industry dead yet?

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Posted in: Nissan to make new electric cars, batteries in Britain See in context

The good thing is that the new cars won't have Renault engines in them.

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Posted in: Truck driver admits drinking alcohol before accident that killed 2 children See in context

Were the children on the sidewalk, or wasn't there one?

I know space is a premium, but seriously, no sidewalks is just asking for it.

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Posted in: China seen as top U.S. partner in Asia, Japan more reliable: poll See in context

Pretty much everything we buy now is Chinese. Designed in the West and made in China. How does Japan fit into this business relationship?

It's a shame, but I guess nothing lasts for ever.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Japanese household assets hit record on more savings, stock rises See in context

The national debt is only going one way though isn't.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's population falls to 126.22 mil in 2020; drops out of top 10 in world See in context

Less people is much better overall for the world. Less strain on resources and the planet.

The world's population is increasing though.

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Posted in: Money, money, money: The cost of Tokyo's pandemic-delayed Olympics See in context

It's not that much money when you consider Japan's national debt (12T USD). Plus they can print their own currency.

It's just really bad luck this whole pandemic that's ruined their Olympics.

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Posted in: Biden urges G7 leaders to call out and compete with China See in context

It's a funny old world. Perhaps the West shouldn't have interfered when Japan tried to colonize China in 1937.

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Posted in: United Airlines sees a supersonic future See in context

You won't be going on it unless you're rich though, let's face it.

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Posted in: Japanese companies opening vaccination sites amid slow national rollout See in context

In 1970 there was a whopping 2 million births in Japan and 700 thousand abortions. That generation knew how to do it, what's changed?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan births hit new record low in 2020 See in context

Does Japan need a large population though? Surely they are moving away from heavy industry, leave that to China.

Being born just to work and support old people, is that a good reason for life.

Anyway the world population is increasing thanks to poorer nations, perhaps Japan can take some immigrants?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan to extend quarantine for travelers from Britain to 6 days See in context

That's going to make going home with kids impossible, oh well maybe next year.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: China criticizes Western brands' toys, clothes as unsafe See in context

Does anyone in the West just think that China will sit back and take it, they are very wrong.

People should just put their money where their mouth is and not buy Chinese made stuff, but hey they won't do that because it will cost them.

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Posted in: Olympics chief says cancelation unlikely with 50 days to go See in context

I was sure it was never getting cancelled, it's just not Japanese to quit, not in their culture.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Posted in: Sympathy for Osaka in Japan over French Open withdrawal See in context

Japanese don't quit like this though do they, let's face it?

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Posted in: Two women apparently jump to their deaths in Tokyo business district See in context

It's like taking your shoes off when you go in a house, and the need to not be wearing shoes when you enter the afterlife.


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Posted in: Osaka fined $15,000 for skipping French Open news conference; could face disqualification See in context

I wonder what all her sponsors think about this negative news?

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Posted in: Crackdown on illegal maid cafes making maids rarer sight on streets of Akihabara See in context

I heard it's a popular job non the less.

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