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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for stalking male acquaintance See in context

Given a typical primary school teacher's workload, it's amazing she had the time to carry this out.

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Posted in: Japanese company defends Van Gogh ownership after lawsuit See in context

Describing the former owner thus is problematic journalism to say the least. Doesn't matter that he was Jewish. Doesn't matter that he was a banker.

Good journalism provides context and colour to a story. Otherwise, it wouldn't be relevant to mention the owner was a Japanese company, or that the Nazi's were involved, or that the decendents of the family are in America. And yet, all those facts are there, to provide context and colour.

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Posted in: Kids hit the waves in Chiba beach town-turned-surfing mecca See in context

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, and restrictions on people's movements made it difficult to travel to the ocean, Kei decided to permanently move to Ichinomiya from Tokyo's Sumida Ward in January 2021.

What? I've been here the whole time, and there were definitely no such restrictions. I AirBnb'd in Ichinomiya in both summesr of 2020 and 2021. Need to stop this sort of dishonest journalism.

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Posted in: Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in zero-Covid China See in context

Couldn't have happened to a nicer nation. Not only do they censor information to their own people, but they try to influence us through pro-China discussion forum bots/humans. Don't get sucked in!

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Posted in: Musk delays Twitter relaunch after fake account frenzy See in context

Twitter stock is already dislisted, Musk has taken it private after he overpaid.

And who is shocked that tons of people would flock to claim "official" accounts once he opened it up to anyone who had $8.

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Posted in: Nintendo praised for new rules against customers who harass staff See in context

There's another perspective, sometimes you contact a Customer Support representative, who has a chip on their shoulder, and wants to feel "powerful", as the Customer, in such situations we inevitably have no solution.

You seem to have not finished your thought. Did you mean to add "... but to yell and harass the customer service staff." ?

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Posted in: Carnally inclined cops can't resist cozy koban encounters See in context

They're consenting adults and are allowed to do what they want on their break. What's the problem exactly? Our society is so prudish and judgemental.

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Posted in: Qatar hit by unprecedented World Cup attacks, says emir See in context

These protestors are like the missionaries of 400 years ago in Japan, trying to impose their values under the assumption of moral superiority. Nowadays, people who think that every social injustice, no matter how niche, needs to be solved prior to doing anything. You just need to shake your head and laugh. "Utopia (as defined by me) or nothing!" seems to be their motto.

As for me, I'm very much looking forward to the World Cup!

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Posted in: It's time to take Kim Jong Un and his nuclear threats seriously See in context

If you accept the author's premise that Kim is a strategic leader that must be taken seriously, and that his goal is to unify the Korean peninsula, then it should also follow that he would not use nukes, because such actions would only take him further from his goal. Threatening to use nukes, however, can be very effective, as evidenced by this author quaking in his boots.

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Posted in: 79-year-old man arrested for selling 290 porn DVDs in Osaka’s Airin district See in context

Not clear what the crime here is. Porn is legal.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

This is national news?!

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Posted in: Mayweather easily beats MMA fighter Asakura in Japan exhibition See in context

Loved the guy who dissed Mayweather by throwing the flowers on the floor! Best action of the night.

Sounds like something my 13 year old cousin would say. "yeah, that was soo awesome!"

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Posted in: Ex-KAT-TUN singer Tanaka goes on trial for drug possession See in context

This poor schmo probably really believed he was a big star, but then one day he woke up, looked at his bank account, looked around at his washed up career, his lack of future prospects, and then decided to get high instead of thinking about it any further.

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Posted in: U.S. and Canadian warships sail through Taiwan Strait See in context

Would the US tolerate a Chinese warship (not commercial vessel) near California or New York?- Highly unlikely.

Actually, Chinese navy vessels have visited Cuba many times.

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Posted in: Miyazaki’s 'Spirited Away' continues to delight fans, inspire animators 20 years after U.S. premiere See in context

How does a modern household in Japan even watch these movies nowadays? You can't seem to stream it anywhere. Do you actually have to go out and buy hardware that will play a physical disc?

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Posted in: Pretax profits at Japanese firms hit record high in April-June See in context

Wow, a lot of socialists on this board. If there are enough people who don't put up with crap salaries, then the tide will rise. The problem is the apathetic "shoganai" attitude of the worker. If you're underpaid, do something about it. Change jobs. Then market conditions will then dictate that they will need to raise salaries. This exact dynamic has already happened in the video game industry in Japan. But if you have enough workers that stay, then nothing changes.

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Posted in: Robot that stocks drinks is newest thing at FamilyMart in Japan See in context

Japan has a problem finding scalable niches. This ain't one.

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Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested after scuffle in Sapporo supermarket See in context

Thank God Japan is a kind place outside of Tokyo, where everyone's fighting for an inch of space

And how are things in Sapporo then?

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Posted in: Gravure model NFT series wants to attract online investors, real-world visitors for hot springs See in context

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks resolution for naval officer jailed in Japan over fatal car crash See in context

For the people on this board baying for blood like an outraged internet mob from China, here's hoping you never get into any accidents here in Japan. While it's tragic that this accident happened, compounding it with injustice is not the answer.

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Posted in: Venus Williams, Osaka exit Cincinnati in first round See in context

Elite tennis is no place for the mentally weak.

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Posted in: Japanese firms' earnings momentum unlikely to bring hoped-for wage hikes See in context

well, the article is not completely true. I work for one of the companies mentioned here, and we have a portion of our bonus directly tied to the profit level of the company. Given these record profits, all of our bonuses will be going up quite a bit.

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Posted in: Gifu man arrested for entering another person’s home, hanging women’s underwear to dry See in context

Perhaps this was just one part of an elaborate Saul Goodman type plot to defame.

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Posted in: Japanese cafe opens limited-time 'Stranger Things' themed cafe See in context

You lost me at "Japanese cafe".

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Posted in: Disclosure of employees' birthrate sparks blowback at Japanese firm See in context

Wow, no mention that average salaries at Itochu are around 14-15m yen? Meanwhile average salaries in Japan are under 5m yen. You don't think that could be a factor at all, Itochu?

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Posted in: Casino hub Macau launches third round of COVID testing as infections rise See in context

China proving yet again it's an illogical nation not to be trusted.

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Posted in: Pop-up cafes in Japan giving voice to young stutterers See in context

Japan loves to trumpet its own efforts to help super niche marginalized groups, as a feel-good measure, to paper over the fact they don't do a great job of tacking the needs of non-niche marginalized groups. But hey, if you have a stutter, you can order a coffee.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Nihonbashi bridge to see light again with expressway removal See in context

Local residents had long protested that the expressway spoils the view...

There are local residents? That area is chock full of nothing but office buildings.

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Posted in: Famima Laundry: Japanese convenience store adds laundromat to store in Tokyo See in context

The type of woman a typical thief might want to steal underwear from, and the type of woman who frequents laundromats, usually do not overlap.

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Posted in: Japanese airline Zipair ditches 'Z' logo to avoid pro-Russia misunderstanding See in context

Even before the Russia thing, that has got to be the most unimaginative tail logo ever. Somebody literally just typed a Z in Times New Roman. Have some pride in your business people!

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