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Posted in: Ex-college employee gets 23 years for raping drugged students See in context

Only after he was indicted. i feel bad for the grief the victims and families went through from this.

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Posted in: China demands Japan start Fukushima treated water compensation system See in context

Is there any news that China still has fishermen going into Japanese waters, without permission, and fishing illegally in Japan waters? They ban but still do that.

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Posted in: Google fined $162 mil by Indian watchdog over market dominance See in context

Google is big, so is Apple and Microsoft. These are all lightning attractors and no matter what happens will constantly be found in the wrong even if google does not do so directly.

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Posted in: The U.S. dollar’s appreciation is bad news for the global economy. Do you agree? See in context

With much of the energy and other precious commodities valued in US Dollars, a higher dollar value can mean the end of democracy in many poorer countries like Haiti.

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Posted in: There is a growing perception in many countries that the pandemic is over. Do you agree? See in context

The Pandemic continues, it has not yet moved anywhere near being Endemic.

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Posted in: The Japanese government plans to launch a nationwide travel discount program in October to support the hotel, restaurant and transportation industries hard hit by the pandemic. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

The Pandemic is still going strong, encouraging people to travel and spread the sickness more among groups is a big hazard as has been shown when it was promoted earlier this year. It would be better to have subsidies paid to the different businesses to help them tide over and to reduce staff than to have this go forward only to have to shy away when numbers balloon again.

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Posted in: Do you think China is a military threat to Japan? See in context

China is the number one threat. They think all areas are theirs to be taken and there is only a Japan and south Korea because of complacent Chinese Governments in the past. It would have all be Chinese dominant or no nationalities anywhere around China otherwise.

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Posted in: Vietnam bans new Tom Holland film over South China Sea map See in context

With a Very big market in China, its not surprise the loss of Vietnam as a market is small loss to the big film companies.

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Posted in: If you do not live in Japan, once the country reopens its international borders without restrictions, would you like to visit? See in context

With covid the way things are going right now, its not a good time to visit. The government needs business work to come in, but too many coming in for leisure is still too dangerous.

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Posted in: Has the shift toward remote work during the pandemic been good for the environment? See in context

Car travel and other resources are saved though. Highway accidents are lowered. insurance rates go down. its a win win.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 66 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 484 See in context

In less than 2 weeks the number of covid-19 cases will start to rise again. Unless they work to stamp it out completely, its going to be this roller coaster problem.

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Posted in: Are you in favor of vaccination passports for international travel? See in context

Too many travelers would use the ''honor'' system to lie about if they are vaccinated or not. the passports would help in stopping this and keep everyone safe.

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Posted in: Japan ruling party shelves submitting LGBT bill to Diet session See in context

As long as Japan was going to be seen by the world for the Olympics, the Liberal Democratic Party was willing to toe the line for being open for other groups that are not popular. Now, with they Olympics due to be canceled because of the continuing Pandemic in Japan there is no reason now to be helpful to LGBT anymore.

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will take away the fun of being at the wheel of your vehicle? See in context

I would rather be safe than fun.

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Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music? See in context

Until there is a better method of sound reproduction that supersedes vinyl it will be vinyl. CD and DVD is very good that there are no scratches in sound, but a good vinyl can do so much better on a good phonograph.

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Posted in: Japan proposes tentative 1-year deal on cost-sharing for U.S. troops See in context

Japan is still 'technically' at war with the Russian Federation where there is no signed treaty ending the second world war. If the united states of america ever pulls out of Japan, the russian federation could simply invade full force.

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Posted in: Cameron, Scorsese, Eastwood say U.S. movie theaters may not survive pandemic See in context

It is an unfortunate reality that this may be the death knell of the movie theater industry. This Pandemic will not end in a year but many years from now. No amount of aid can tide such an industry indefinitely at the expense of so many other citizen's values. We are talking about hundreds of billions (USA Currency) dollars over the time that the Pandemic is active.

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Posted in: Do you think China made the coronavirus and released it either deliberately or by accident or it wasn't manmade? See in context

China has incompetent minor functionaries that allowed a covid event to happen and covered it up to avoid criticism from the Chinese Communist Party. And when it was known, there was not enough ''will'' to do what was absolutely necessary to keep it from getting out of the country to the wider world and getting Japan tragically sick. Lots of incompetence. China will deny this, but then, there would be the argument they planned it, but they did not. They have even gone so far as to switch blame to USA and say the USA planted it in their country, but then, it shows China not able to control its own self against foreign interference.

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Posted in: The most visible symbol of COVID-19 around the world is the face mask. Do you agree? See in context

just so you know, this was the same argument that happened in the Last Pandemic in 1917-1920. There were organized groups in the USA and other countries that had the same arguments against wearing masks as it was to control humanity.

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Posted in: The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start one year from this week. Do you think they will be held or canceled? See in context

The LAST true PANDEMIC killed 100 million people over three years. We are only at the beginning. In a year, the world population will be devastated. There will not be enough will to run an Olympics when so many people cannot get together for anything.

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Posted in: Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert to highest level; 165 new cases reported Wednesday See in context

it may be that younger individuals do not ''die'' from the virus, but NOW there is the problem that the latest Mutation is causing INTERNAL organ damage like Killing Kidneys and Long Term Brain Damage.

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Posted in: California says film, TV production can resume June 12 See in context

I imagine it would have to be a ''clean room'' style movie complex. All working staff/families will have to quarantine and then live on the lots to avoid mass infections from happening.

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Posted in: Do you think the coronavirus will change the way people work, shop and socialize in the future? See in context

The SECOND Wave will start when there is no lockdown anymore. Its not based on season with this illness.

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Posted in: Not all pachinko parlors in Tokyo shut; 600 still investigated See in context

After the 'name and shame' how many pachinco and other establishments will still be open no matter what. I would like to see a followup on this in a few days, if that is possible?

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Posted in: Are you worried that you might become infected by the coronavirus? See in context

I am very worried, I have a low immunity that has existed since i was born. I am now over 35 years old, i have two big strikes against me for dying from this virus.

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Posted in: Iran news agency: Death toll from new virus in Qom is at 50 See in context

Doctors' have a math for how many are actually infected. X times 50 illnesses Equals, so 50 death times 50 illnesses is 2,500 illnesses so far for the Republic of Iran.

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Posted in: In an increasingly partisan media environment, do you believe journalists have lower ethical standards than in the days before social media? See in context

Depending on the person, there is ethics or no. Its been that way forever.

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Posted in: Are you optimistic for the Japanese economy this year? See in context

With so much happening in Japan for 2020, it can only bode well for this year. Although, 2021 may be somewhat a disappointment with the end of those big events.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven to end contract with franchisee who cut opening hours See in context

Seven-Eleven USA was acquired by sevenandI holdings back in the 1990's. Seven-Eleven USA was near bankruptcy and was acquired then.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' TV series 'Mandalorian' confirmed for season two See in context

ACTUALLY, The Mandalorian season Two has already stared. They are more than HALFWAY done with season two shooting.

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