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Posted in: Japan beats Italy 9-3 to reach World Baseball Classic semifinals See in context

This tournament structure is stupid. They have games in Tokyo and Taiwan, then the winners go all the way to Miami for semifinals and finals. Talk about creating the most unfavorable time diffference/jet lag situation possible. At least put the end games on the West coast and take off 3 hours. Better would be to hold it somewhere in the middle like Honolulu.

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Posted in: Shohei Ohtani and Japan: It's much more than just baseball See in context

Why is he quoting a Professor for a sports article? Besides the underhanded comment about an "inferiority complex" to keep Japanese people down, interviewing this so-called expert is a waste of time and adds nothing to the article.

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Posted in: 86% fear Japan could be involved in war as tensions mount See in context

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

Ernest Hemingway

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Posted in: Russian shelling hits Ukrainian town; Bakhmut battle rages See in context

Why would the Russians target civilians when they are occupying Russian speaking territory? Until after WWII, that whole eastern Ukraine was part of Russia and Ukraine was targeting civilians. There were 14,000 Russian civilians killed by Zelansky and thus leading to Russia invading. No one is even talking about the non-compliance of the Minsk Agreement by Ukraine.

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Posted in: Japan beats Spain 2-1 to advance to last 16 at World Cup See in context

Great win. Who would have thought Japan could advance? Now, Germany can keep their mouth shut at home.

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Posted in: Crypto exchange Binance to buy rival FTX in apparent bailout See in context

You know crypto topped when crypto.com was sponsoring F1 and all the crypto ads during the Super Bowl.

The best investments will be gold, silver, and mining companies.

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Posted in: Cabinet approves ¥29.1 tril extra budget for economic package See in context

Inflation is caused by printing money. Hey, let's fight inflation by printing more money.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

Japan's only saving grace is BOJ owns bonds that they can hold, otherwise, we would be looking at hyperinflation.

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Posted in: Police seek indictment of man who tweeted Kishida assassination threat See in context

twitter? Do people still use that? So like 10 people and 5K bots saw it? Big deal.

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Posted in: China cuts off vital U.S. contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit See in context

Convenient how Pelosi decides to visit Taiwan when China clearly said it would retaliate, right before the mid-term elections when it looks like the dems will lose big time. They want to create war as a distraction. They will do whatever it takes to stay in power, even if it means war and death.

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Posted in: Keeping China fed as inflation surges brings risk for commodity prices See in context

Saying China buying food can increase the prices is ignoring the real reason for inflation, uncontrolled money printing. Commodities have been the same forever. The only thing that has changed is the value of money. The higher the price, the lower the value of money.

40% of all USD ever in existence has been printed in the last 2 years. Japan has the highest debt to GDP in the world.

What has real value? A crop you put hard work into producing, a mine that took billions and a decade to construct before you can even see a profit or fiat currencies that are produced by pushing a keyboard?

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Posted in: School vice principal arrested after miniature camera found in women’s toilet See in context

Like no one would notice a camera in the toilet. This guy is so stupid.

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Posted in: Start-up firm develops tiny portable toilet See in context

Does a bear crap in the woods? In a disaster, me too.

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Posted in: High grain prices prompt Japanese farmers to grow wheat rather than rice See in context

As much as I hate government intervention in business, I support farm subsidies as food is a national security issue. As the article states, we are importing 80% wheat and 90% soy beans, so at the mercy of the markets and geopolitical situations. Domestic food producers need to be promoted and protected.

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Posted in: Gov't asks companies, households across Japan to save power See in context

Japan already has LNG facilities in Russia but they should have built a gas pipeline through Hokkaido to supply our needs. Also, need to get nuclear plants back up and running. You will see the big mistake Europe will be paying in the next few months from shutting off gas and oil from Russia. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

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Posted in: 18,000 police officers to be mobilized during Biden's visit to Tokyo See in context

Why waste time and money with this nonsense? Just hold the meeting on one of the small islands with an airport. Problem solved and you could do this with 100 police.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

He's waiting for bitcoin to drop to 10k so he can buy it, wait for the pop, then pay back the money for free. lol

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