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Posted in: Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base See in context

rules-based order

blah blah blah.....

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Posted in: U.S. Vice President Harris seeking computer chip partners in Tokyo See in context

BobToday  09:04 am JST

David, you are utterly misinformed. TSMC is building a 20 and 28 nm fab in Kumamoto together with Sony and Denso. It's called Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing.

but the lead company, the actual chipmaker, is Taiwanese I believe.....

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Posted in: Abe's militaristic funeral captures Japan's tense mood See in context

If Japan is sometimes seen from abroad as a monolith of sorts, a largely uniform middleclass haven of social harmony

maybe seen that way by 'some' from 'abroad'... however, a close friend remarked to me recently that his generation (he's 75) are the last to have anything material to hand on to their kids. when he was doing his 45 years as a salaryman, most Japanese were "middle class.... not any more". I don't suppose he's the only Japanese to know this....

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Posted in: Abe's controversial state funeral may backfire on Kishida See in context

re: the comments above with regard to 'no viable opposition'. of course, because the 70-ish years of status quo politics suits the whole cast of the long-playing performance of political theatre. and please don't suppose it's any different anywhere else.

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Posted in: Abe's controversial state funeral may backfire on Kishida See in context

YubaruToday  07:44 am JST

Folks should get their ear-plugs ready 

(⌒▽⌒) yup! louder is better!

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Posted in: New hires at Lawson convenience stores to work remotely via avatars See in context

Since both Lawson and AVITA share the same ideal of "expanding the possibilities of people" through ...

replacing them with cartoon characters.... whoops, I mean: avatars....

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Posted in: U.S. Vice President Harris seeking computer chip partners in Tokyo See in context

Although Japan was once a world leader in computer chip manufacturing, its status has eroded over the last two decades, and the country is increasingly worried about falling behind.

sounds like the perfect place to court with funding then.... (^_-)

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Posted in: Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia See in context

so, apart from nasty Russia, nuclear weapons bad, chemical weapons good then....

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Posted in: Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia See in context

wonder where else Japan is exporting chemical weapons goods....

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Posted in: Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia See in context

wallaceToday  02:49 pm JST

The UK has no stockpiles of chemical weapons.

sure?

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Posted in: Harris calls U.S.-Japan alliance 'a cornerstone' See in context

blah blah blah blah blah.......

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife after she asked for divorce See in context

a lot of action in Hokkaido lately....

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Posted in: Japan to run new domestic travel subsidy program until late December See in context

so..... I'm guessing that this is not available unless one books through a travel agent? anyone happen to know? don't know if that was the case with Go To Thingy, but I imagine so....

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Posted in: Japan eyes hiking defense spending to ¥40 trillion over 5 years See in context

pacifist Constitution

(⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: 7-year-old girl missing in Chiba Prefecture See in context

girl_in_tokyoSep. 25  07:04 pm JST

don't know why you scored negative points for your comment, I thought it balanced and positive....

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Posted in: NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense See in context

now.... if only they can come up with the technology to save us from ourselves....

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau cancels trip for Abe's state funeral See in context

Trudeau was to be the only leader of the Group of Seven industrialized nation to visit Japan for the state funeral.

so much for the club of seven.... no one turning up! fancy that!

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

Hamada said it fell outside Japan's exclusive economic zone and there were no reports of problems with shipping or air traffic.

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Posted in: Elton John sings at White House See in context

the National Humanities Medal for empowering people to fight for justice.

and likes Dubya..... (◎-◎;)

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Posted in: Japan to support Sri Lanka's debt restructuring negotiations See in context

because Japan is so good at maintaining a healthy economy and managing debt... (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: Japanese police to try system for sending video during emergency calls See in context

you mean like civilians have been doing via Line, Skype, TikTok, Twitter et al for years? except of course that all those platforms don't require this: "The callers will then need to enter a code the dispatcher has given them over the phone to upload the media, which will then be shared with police officers headed to the scene". dear oh dear!

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan's permanent investment tax break at New York bourse See in context

@ smithinjapanToday  06:17 pm JST

you forgot: "as the only nation to mount a successful Olympic Games during the time of the Covid pandemic" lol

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan's permanent investment tax break at New York bourse See in context

"if only we can find a way to wheedle all those savings out of people.... while convincing them it's not only a smart 'investment', but will also help Japan"

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

"We are a nation that has flourished through the free flow of people, goods and capital," Kishida said on Thursday.

LOL

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Posted in: World Cup captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar See in context

if the players had boycotted the competition, would have made more of an impact than squabbling about armbands, in my view....

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

that should boost the tourist business!

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Posted in: Truss, Kishida to work on countering China See in context

see, we're shaking hands, so it must be good!

personally I have absolute faith in these two, to save me from the Chinese bogeyman....

(^_-)

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Posted in: Japan's average residential land price rises for 1st time in 31 years See in context

"average" doesn't actually mean much

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Posted in: Japan core consumer prices rise 2.8% to nearly 8-year high See in context

The nationwide core consumer price index, which excludes 

core items....

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Posted in: Japan reports 38,057 new coronavirus cases See in context

blvtzpkToday  05:21 pm JST

What’s a PMA? I just popped out for a curry, a pint, a toasted sandwich, and a parfait, and I must have missed the definition!

never heard of it myself, but at a guess: Positive Mental Attitude....

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