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Posted in: A new strategy to attack aggressive brain cancer shrank tumors in two early tests See in context

Great news for cancer patients.

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Posted in: Hiroshima grapples with 'Oppenheimer' Oscars success See in context

Discussions about the A-bomb almost always ends in the comment that "the Japanese love to play the victim card". These people have probably never read a Japanese-language newspaper or watched a Japanese-language news program. The concept of "playing the victim card" is almost as alien to traditional conservative Japanese culture as walking with shoes on in people's home. In my experience, the people who are vocal in criticising the American military decision are far more likely to be other Americans of a progressive dispostion.

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Posted in: Japanese associate professor 1 of 3 killed in U.S. college shooting See in context

So sad. Rest in peace.

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Posted in: Japan gets 'fossil' award again as climate action slammed See in context

Still a lot of reflex Japan criticism


Carbon dioxide emissions per capita ranking;

Australia: 14.8, Canada: 13.6, United States: 13.0, Russia: 11.2, South Korea: 11.0, Japan: 8.0, China:

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Posted in: Spain wins its first Women's World Cup title, beating England 1-0 See in context

Very exciting tournament!

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Posted in: Ruthless England beat Australia to set up Women's World Cup final against Spain See in context

Great news!

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Posted in: Popular S Korean DJ shocked, scared after being groped at Japan event See in context

This is totally unacceptable.

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Posted in: Digital minister Kono to return 3 months' pay over My Number issues See in context

Out of interest, does anyone know of politicians in other Western countries who have taken personal responsibility for bureaucratic errors, and agreed to pay cuts?

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Posted in: Japan will be tough to beat at World Cup: Norway coach See in context

This is going to get very exciting..

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Posted in: Japanese high school kids average 12% correct answers in English oral test See in context

Already, in 2023, many non-English speakers use Google Translate when viewing English websites. In 30 years time, when these children are in their forties, the enormous amount of time that they spent learning English will probably be wasted for 95% of the school population because of advanced AI doing a much better job than they can themselves. Of course there will be 5% who genuinely use English on a regular basis for whatever reason, and therefore will continue to require high-level personal language skills.

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Posted in: Japan beats Costa Rica 2-0 to qualify for knockout stage at Women's World Cup See in context

Great news!

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Posted in: 'Barbie' takes the box office crown and 'Oppenheimer' soars in a historic weekend See in context

I too find the situation to be somewhat peculiar.

If you are a left-wing critic, then "Barbie" is a good movie, and "Sound of Freedom" a bad one.

If you are right-wing, the "Barbie" is a bad movie, and "Sound of Freedom" is a good one.

It wasn't always like this.

Movies such as "Jaws", "Godfather" and "Star Wars" were judged to be good or bad, independent of the critic's political persuasion..

What happened?

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Posted in: 2 men on motorbike die after being hit by train in Tokyo See in context

Sad news indeed. RIP

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Posted in: Japan's top court says gov't restrictions on transgender employee's use of restrooms illegal See in context

Why is it that it is usually men who are pushing for the rights of transwomen to act as they wish, and anyone who expresses a female point of view is promptly silenced and ridiculed? Women make up over 50% of the population, and are the ones who will directly affected, so their opinion shouldn't be simply ignored. But I guess women don't matter any more. Welcome to Misogyny version 2.0, the brand-new 21st century version!

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Posted in: Andy Murray gets a win at rainy Wimbledon and a thumbs-up from Roger Federer See in context

It's good to see Andy Murray on great form.

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Posted in: G7 vows to narrow gender economic gaps See in context

Good for you, itsonlyrocknoll. Respect!

I would like to champion the right of women to participate freely in the comments section.

Women make up over 50% of the population but less than 1% of the comments.

Many women are put off by the toxic atmosphere displayed by a minority of the commentators (and it's definitely not who you think..)

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Posted in: G7 ministers meet in Japan to discuss women's empowerment See in context

I agree that women's empowerment should be promoted. However, I find it disconcerting that the comments section is always overwhelmingly male-dominated. It would be nice to hear more directly about the views of women, especially non-mainstream non-Western women, rather than always hearing the same views of the middle-aged men who regularly comment here. Perhaps their wives, daughters, and partners could comment?

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Posted in: Pilot, 4 passengers of Titan submersible are dead, U.S. Coast Guard says See in context

RIP. My thoughts are with their families.

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Posted in: Tony Awards telecast make inclusive history and put on quite a show despite Hollywood strike See in context

In the 16th century, everything was about Catholics versus Protestants.

Now it seems to be all about Blacks versus Whites.

Perhaps I'm being fanciful..

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Posted in: 'Don't blame women': Japan birth rate drive sparks online debate See in context

A hundred years ago, Japan had a much higher birth rate than now.

Which is somewhat counter-intuitive, because 1. Families had much lower incomes at that time, and 2. Men were even less likely to assist with domestic chores and child-rearing than young people today.

So maybe the answer lies elsewhere, and we need to think out of the box..

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Posted in: Trio breaks into elderly woman’s home; steal cash, jewelry See in context

A sad situation. I hope the criminals are caught.

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Posted in: Plaintiffs appeal Tokyo court ruling on same-sex marriage See in context

Since the new orthodoxy is that gender is a societal concept that is open to personal interpretation, wouldn't it be possible for one member of the couple to self-identify as being of the opposite gender, and therefore eligible for marriage under the current laws?

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Posted in: Kishida orders funds to raise Japan's defense budget to 2% of GDP See in context

It's sad, but with all the tension in East Asia as well as the economic situation, a number of my friends are seriously thinking of going home.

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Posted in: 77-year-old woman arrested for shoplifting from supermarket See in context

While I feel very sorry for this woman, we musn't immediately assume without knowing the details that she was so malnourished and povery-stricken that she need to shoplift in order to survive. She may have thought that it would save time and be less of a hassle simply to walk away with the food than to join the long queue at the cash register. Maybe she couldn't understand how to use one of these new self-checkout stations. Anyway the biggest question is, why is this even national headline news?

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Posted in: Tokyo dept store praised for refusing entry to costumed Halloween revelers See in context

The phrase "Hey loosen up, we're just having fun !" is sometimes used as a catchphrase by school bullies to legimitize all kinds of obnoxious behavior. It's sad, because by far the vast majority of Halloween participants are well-mannered and respectful of others.

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Posted in: Rishi Sunak to become Britain's next PM after months of turmoil See in context

I hope he succeeds where others have failed.

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Posted in: Britain's political turmoil shatters its standing in the world See in context

The most important issue here is not the view of the rest of the world, but the views of the people in Scotland. I am fearful that the Britain will cease to be Great, and that the UK is about to disappear in the not so distant future.

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Posted in: U.N. expert says Japan should do more for Fukushima evacuees See in context

While I fully agree with the concerns of this expert which need to be addressed by the J-gov, one has to ask whether this is really the best use of UN money and resources, when there is an immediate risk of widespread famine and even nuclear war.

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Posted in: British PM Truss forced into humiliating tax U-turn See in context

It is sad that these seemingly unforced errors by the British government in London may lead to further calls for independence by the Scottish nationalists.

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Posted in: Antonio Inoki, Japanese pro wrestler politician, dies at 79 See in context

A wonderful guy. RIP

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