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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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Posted in: 'The Crown' back in November for season 5 with new queen See in context

The first season was remarkable

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 See in context

She was a widely respected throughout the world. May she rest in peace.

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Posted in: Court orders Tokyo Medical University to pay damages over rigged exams See in context

I agree that university entrance should be judged on academic excellence alone, and not on age, sex, ethnicitiy, social class, type of high school (public or private), or 'endowments'. This applies equally to positive and negative discrimination.

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Posted in: Report: Prince Charles' charity got donation from bin Ladens See in context

Charities need to be more transparent about what they are using the money for

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Posted in: Warm water spray seat shipments reach 100M units in Japan See in context

Once you start using one, it's difficult to go back to the old way.

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Posted in: Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' might have drone wingman, use AI See in context

I thought the movie was great

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Posted in: Japanese, Irish leaders agree Russia must face 'severe consequences' See in context

Ireland is a wonderful country

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Posted in: Sunak widens lead in race to become British PM after party vote See in context

They should choose someone who can unite the party

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Posted in: Ukraine war shows West's dominance ending as China rises, Blair says See in context

I guess both Tony Blair and John Major like making running commentaries on world events

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Posted in: Japan bids farewell to Abe at funeral in Tokyo See in context

RIP and prayers to his family

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 79 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 535 See in context

The number of covid cases, hospitalization, and deaths are much smaller today than on the same day last year, and have been for some time. There are two possible explanations: 1. The Jgov oyaji are lying more this year than last year (sarcasm). 2. Case numbers and hospitalizations have indeed decreased. Also, note that the average life expectancy in Japan actually increased in 2021, despite the pandemic.

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