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Posted in: Thousands march in Washington against COVID vaccine mandates See in context

The "My body, my choice" signs are ironic.

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Posted in: CryptoGirlfriend NFTs to be minted on Jan 21 See in context

The artwork isn't even worth it. I've seen kids that can draw better than what they're offering of the 6,969 NFTs.

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Posted in: Kishida asks companies to raise wages next year See in context

Maybe they'll implement a 100 yen raise over 5 years. Seems legit.

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

Glad I blend in with my camouflage.

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Posted in: Docomo starts paid service to attach protective film to your smartphone for you See in context

I think it would depend on if they can apply it reliably without there being any air bubbles, or if it wasn't applied to customer satisfaction, free re-application. I wouldn't paid 1,100 yen just to have air bubbles under the protective screen.

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Posted in: Should we really worry about inflation? See in context

Yes we should. There is 0% interest on savings in Japan and salaries are stagnant. Simply we all get poorer.

ACTUALLY, it's 0.03% interest. I just had to do it, sorry. lol

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Posted in: Pentagon creates new office to probe UFO reports See in context

I'm surprised there wasn't already a secret government facility to investigate and study the possibilities of UFOs.

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Posted in: U.S. invitation of Taiwan to democracy summit angers China See in context

Good. The western bully is the only one who can keep the eastern bully in check.

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Posted in: Lineup for end-of-year Kohaku song contest 2021 revealed See in context

Full of oo46 and Johnny's. Yawn

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Posted in: U.S. court orders Google to disclose manga piracy site operator See in context

Big difference, the one's at BOOK-OFF were once purchased, so the royalties were paid to the creators and publishers.

Reading them free online gives no money to those folks and THAT is the problem! Same as downloading music without paying for it!

The manga were bought and scanned by someone, so they were purchased at one point, including digital ebook versions. Unless you steal the manga outright or have access to the publishing company's data it has to be purchased at least once.

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Posted in: U.S. court orders Google to disclose manga piracy site operator See in context

I don't see the difference between someone reading the manga online for free vs. someone standing in a BOOK-OFF and reading the manga for free.

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Posted in: Game over for Fortnite in China as developer pulls plug See in context

I guess Tencent couldn't line enough bureaucrat pockets.

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Posted in: U.S. court orders Google to disclose manga piracy site operator See in context

Maybe if the publishers licensed content in other languages and those releases were timely it wouldn't be as big of an issue. The time lag for translated content is what drives the piracy.

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Posted in: New stimulus package to include wage hikes for care workers, nurses See in context

Kishida said in a press conference after being re-elected prime minister by parliament on Wednesday that the government will provide handouts of 100,000 yen to students facing financial difficulties to help them pay tuition fees.

From my understanding, tuition is reasonable here compared to say the US, but is 100,000 yen enough to help with tuition?

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Posted in: Get ready for more games: 'Squid Game' readies for Season 2 See in context

Japanese people and their government tend to hate exposing or watching something too dark and realistic, but instead, love anime and manga of fantasy.

You say this when Japan has the director Takashi Miike??

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Posted in: Japan reluctant to accept proposal to declare Korean War over See in context

Does this concern Japan in any way? Were they active participants in the Korean War? If they didn't participate, they're part of the peanut gallery and if that is the case the peanut gallery should butt out.

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Posted in: Train attacker says he targeted Tokyo in hopes of increasing kill count See in context

Guy apparently doesn't know that humans have rib cages protecting their vital organs for a reason.

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Posted in: Xi's 'common prosperity' goal may make Japan loath to invest in China See in context

You know you're not truly a communist country when there's a wealth disparity. Everyone should be dirt poor equally.

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Posted in: Japan's lower house has fewer women despite empowerment law See in context

JIP won with their constituents because they have a proven track record of getting things done. Tangible results do carry weight. That's also why LDP don't have to do anything to win because they've been in power for the better part of 50 years.

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Posted in: Musk offers $6 bil if U.N. shows how it will solve world hunger See in context

Less mouths to feed now because of COVID.

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Posted in: Japan's lower house has fewer women despite empowerment law See in context

The law means nothing if there are no female candidates who want to run and if they don't have policies worth voting for. Women would have a higher chance if everyone on the ballot is new. Incumbents are much harder to win against if their constituents are satisfied.

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Posted in: Suspect in Tokyo train attack says he adores Batman villain Joker See in context

He's a failure in more ways than one.

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Posted in: Japan issues new ¥500 coins for 1st time in 21 years See in context

Who's counterfeiting 500 yen coins? Wouldn't it take more labor to fake a coin than it would to fake a bill?

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Posted in: Japan's ruling coalition keeps majority with fewer seats See in context

LDP swept my prefecture by sizable numbers. No other candidates stood a fighting chance.

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Posted in: LDP No. 2 Amari to resign from post after loss in electoral district See in context

It's too bad he still gets a parliamentary seat.

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Posted in: Election pledges on LGBT rights boost legislation hopes See in context

If they won't allow married people the option to keep their own family names, what makes you think recognizing gay marriage nationally is on the front burner?

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Posted in: New Hong Kong law to censor old movies for security breaches See in context

Hong Kong is no longer Hong Kong. I hope people get out while they still can.

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Posted in: 83 million unused 'Abenomasks' remain in storage in Japan See in context

Donated my masks to a local mask drive for elementary school kids.

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Posted in: 'Facebook Papers' explode ahead of platform's earnings report See in context

Buy the dip in stock price and make a profit after weathering the storm.

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Posted in: Man arrested after using AI to 'destroy' censor mosaics in Japanese adult videos See in context

The article says most if not all the charges are due to copyright infringement and for-profit distribution. I think if he did it for his own private use it would have been fine since no one else would have known. Freely distributing them also probably would have landed him in hot water with authorities sooner or later.

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