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Posted in: EU creates 'AI Office' to regulate tech under tough new law See in context

sorry, I meant "...prohibited for "public face recognition ..." not fascist.

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Posted in: EU creates 'AI Office' to regulate tech under tough new law See in context

EU try to play good while slowly preparing for China style Europe. At the moment AI is prohibited for fascist recognition and use for some other official stuff. However they made this office to do study and if they find something useful and present to EU who will find useful too then they will implement it. Scoring system on the way.

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Posted in: Apple to allow iPhones to function as My Number cards See in context

in my country in Europe we can temporary lock our SSN via official Gov. app. When they implemented this in 2023 a lot of citizens jumped on it. I am one of them. This is to prevent from unauthorised use of your identity to open bank account, take a loan or buy house, phone subscription etc.

From June all banks will be required to check whether your ID is blocked or not. It happens already actually. When I applied for CC, the bank asked me to unlock my SSN for the time of processing application. Once I did and they confirmed we could continue. When everything has been done I opened the app, clicked one button "Lock my SSN" and voila. It can also be set to unlock for certain time and then autolock itself. Since almost none of other W. European countries have such system I wonder how long it takes in Japan to implement something similar

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Posted in: Japan to boost response to quasi-legal drugs amid rising health fears See in context

...who live abroad not lived...

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Posted in: Japan to boost response to quasi-legal drugs amid rising health fears See in context

@wolfshime

The Japanese government routinely puts out warnings to their nationals abroad that if they smoke pot overseas, they can prosecuted as though they're doing it in Japan. 

Ive heard about it too. Ridiculous how far they go to try to control its citizens who lived abroad. Take care of own land and people and leave those outside. Let them enjoy freedom they have wherever they are.

By the way, how about CBD without THC inside? Is this fine or also count as drug ?

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant begins releasing treated radioactive water into sea See in context

Japan has said that it will discharge at most 500,000 liters per day, with the release of the water planned to take some 30 years to complete. 

Japan has said almost all radioactive elements from the water before its release, with the exception of tritium, which is difficult to filter. But many nuclear experts say tritium poses little risk to human health, as it does not accumulate in the body.

Source:

https://www.dw.com/en/japan-begins-pumping-fukushima-nuclear-plant-water-into-sea/a-66617687?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

The small soul will be back. Meanwhile RIP.

According to Japanese news mother took both children out and then father move another car. What was mother doing? Why didn't she take care of them both. Why didn't she hold his hand or bring immediately inside home? Negligence!

I feel how shocked father is. Imagine to go to funeral of own kid whom the parent killed unintentionally. Horrible!

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Posted in: Six dead after migrant boat capsizes in Channel See in context

Germany, France, the UK, and the EU needs to tackle the cause, not the effect.

And how would they do that?

The way Australia have done. Stop sending any shop so called "rescue" orchestrated by EU. Lock down NGO ships and people for helping smugglers. Italy and Greece have tried but so called Human Rights and EU want them more. Poland and Hungary are doing good jobs.

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Posted in: Japan digital agency to be investigated over My Number problems See in context

So true this. Truly shocking how bad it is. And can say same about websites here. Ever tried to find anything in a Japanese website?...

and you MUST use Internet Explorer to access or downfalls something. LOL

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Posted in: Hotels in Kagawa urged not to request foreign residents' ID See in context

It was JGov who requested hotels to do so because of terror. LOL. These days I say I'm resident and wrote Japanese address. No need show anything.

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Posted in: Baidu unveils ChatGPT-rival Ernie Bot; 650 companies sign up See in context

ChatGPT is impressive. It wrote product review for me. As non English native all I needed was check if this AI didn't copy someone's writing and add my own words. Fortuna it was all clear. Ask CGPT where the information is from, you will receive interesting answer.

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Posted in: More seniors in Japan destined to work until they drop See in context

However, Gov. will still chase you with extraordinary retirement contribution ( freelance, self-employed ) even though you may get enough for food and place to sleep in the box somewhere around Tocho in Shinjuku.

I read about one of European country where contribution is high too but they already saying that one will likely receive 25% of their last earning

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Posted in: 1,100 migrants in limbo as Italy shuts ports to rescue ships See in context

These are not NGO but smugglers or cooperate with them. Time that someone stop it. The good news is that EU cannot force Italy to stop. Latest news. Or maybe they don't want to stop them. Auntie Merkel is gone so those German ships cannot bring them there.

Bad condition on the ship? Well...they know how far they can go with it. No more excuses.

The only sorry I feel for innocent people who were lied about hope of new life in Europe. NGOs should be banned on Mediterranean sea

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Posted in: Apple debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max See in context

I had iPhone 4S and upgraded to 7 following by the next upgrade to 13Pro. So probably next will be 18 Pro. What's different between 13 and 14 ? Emergency and Satellite services that will be available only in US?

Apple got my money just a week ago for Macbook Pro M1 14"

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Posted in: Train driver’s locked tablet with forgotten password leads to big delay on Fukushima line See in context

1Password is your friend but to login you need password as well. Two solution would be Face ID or Fingerprint unlock registered. Unless is Android, then is different story.

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Posted in: Injured motorcyclist returned to accident scene after hospital refuses to take him due to positive COVID test See in context

Japanese Medical System "Black Comedy". How comes they rank Japan sometimes on top list when comes to healthcare.

Country where drivers are selfish and don't do "Lifeline" when ambulance approach from behind. In some European countries this is punishable. However, most of drivers are aware that life can be saved.

In this country Ambulance staff must please for the way but mostly they stop on red light as everyone else. Then we have news: Mamonaku, shiboshita. あたりまえ。

Those who call for sue hospital can forget it. Bow and a few camera flashes will do the job and then back to business as usual.

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Posted in: India's COVID vaccinations hit 2 billion; new cases at four-month high See in context

If you look closely and put all the pieces of world events you will see what's going on. Pandemic, suddenly quick push for Climate Change, War in Ukraine ( for the reason. no other wars got so much attention as this one. Yemen and children over there. US attacking other countries). Suddenly food factories fire in US, Cut farmers in Netherlands that is world second good exporter, digital wallets, digital id's. Overal speed up digitalization and spread the fear so people will fall for this in the name of "democracy and peace". And so on. Wake up!

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Posted in: Japan walks tightrope between no COVID restrictions, hospital strain See in context

People are so scared by media whom they see like a "God". There no such daily reporting anymore in Europe. They stopped and everyone live their unmasked life. I have a friend who got a fever and said that she is going to go for PCR test. Why more stress.

My wife had fever and I said no tests and she agreed. 3 days later she was fine.

Be well everyone and enjoy your another day. Unmasked outside :)

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Posted in: Maximum caution needed as COVID cases surge: Kishida See in context

By the way, Greece goes into good direction. They understand that one cannot live the same way as the last 2 and half years

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/greece-announces-new-rules-for-tourists-infected-with-covid/

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Posted in: Japan delays domestic travel plan after COVID cases surge See in context

...Masking only makes you “feel” like you are doing something.

Bravo! And those masks hanging on the chin are very useful. LOL

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Posted in: Japan reports 97,788 coronavirus cases See in context

People aren't wearing masks as they should. They think they are exempt.

as me for the last 2 and half years. At least outside.

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Posted in: Japan warns of swiftly rising COVID cases; Tokyo raises alert to highest level See in context

It's so funny to read all over again about washing your hands. So, what were you doing so far? Ah, pre and just touch the water with that one finger or maybe two. Back home and just sat to the table and grabbed food? Stop this wash hands nonsense. This is normal routine at least for me. Distance in Tokyo shops? LOL. Streets, definitely possible.

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Posted in: Japan reports 50,107 new coronavirus cases See in context

Seigi Europe is not reporting either. Japan only play fear game by daily reports. On the other hand there is TV M running to advice to remove masks outside.

I follow the advice. I still don't wear mask outside, never done in last 2 years while traveling. It's interesting when other foreigners join the race and look at me like from another world while they cover they faces with masks as thin as paper. No wonder more heatstrokes are reported. Enjoy your own fresh air

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Posted in: Ukraine pleads for more weapons as defiant Russia warns West See in context

Weapon business is doing well. Zelensky comedian is new world leader now, who order other leaders to send more weapon so the war can prolong. I feel sorry for ordinary people who suffer the most from this war game politics.

Now US can also sell more gas in higher prices that it wouldn't be possible without the war. All world crisis is not 100% because of this war or Russia. It's a planned agenda.

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

...But they just looked around as did Abe. The poor man was a sitting duck field the 2nd blast

I was thinking the same. Some says that there was no time SS could do something. IMO they failed ugly. After the first shot they should immediately take the Abe off the stage down and protect. However, they turned back and watched for the person who shot. Fail!!!

The man could have been saved.

However, after watching scenes and read "heart stopped" I knew 100% he won't make it. I'm sorry, it's sad but when heart fail and is not moving soon (10min max?) then is over.

Nobody deserve to die this way.

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Posted in: Record 15,000 people taken to hospital in June due to heat See in context

Take maks off people and allow the air flow and not own sh....

TVCM have finally arrived to ask the same.

One cannot avoid heatstroke 100% without face cover but can reduce it. So, take it off. Use common sense.

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Posted in: With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks See in context

COVID-19: Performance study of microplastic inhalation risk posed by wearing masks

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7773316/g

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Posted in: COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week See in context

Never wore mask outside in 2 years and in last 6 months in Europe neither I won't risk my health in +40C in Japan as many others do while no one is around them. This is why so many heatstrokes lately including poor children whose parents put mask on as little as 2 yo. Good luck to them.

I put mask inside due to respect and not to bring bad image to gaijins. Outside even Governance advice not to wear.

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Posted in: Japanese society begins to grapple with microaggressions See in context

...empty seat next to a foreign-looking person remaining vacant even on a crowded train.

It never bothers me. Actually I like to have more space instead of someone sleeping on my shoulder. Of course, I make sure to leave some space and not to sit with legs wide open :)

On then other hand I say to myself: well if a dude doesn't want to sit next to me but prefer to be squeezed while standing then be it. Good for me

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Posted in: Harris trip to Poland takes a turn over jets for Ukraine See in context

Polish Government is sick. As they had a lot of money. Give away jets for free and get involved passively into this war. Then buy another old ones from US. I think US knows well how to make a business and screw "old allies". The blame is here to naive Poland. They get too much into not their business such as going to Ukraine during the protests years ago to add more fire to it.

Oh, we went through the same in 70s and 80s. Now we come here to help you dear Ukrainians. We know what does this mean. Even if you murdered 1000s of Poles, we are here for you. Now we are communistic Gov. again. No respect of law and everyone around us is our enemy. Germans are enemy because they will grab our land, Russia is enemy because they attacked us during WWII and EU is enemy. because they take our freedom, though money from EU are welcome. US was for a bit was enemy too, because they gave up to install rocket system during Bush era.

War is bad and Putin is sick too but Poland shouldn't get involved As someone wrote above Biden will say: it was Poland not us US again use Poland to do dirty work and Poland is naive enough to follow and spend tax money for old jets But, wait! Oh America will protect them. War is business. Look how weapon is selling well to Ukraine by many countries. I guess many old Kawashikov left in stock to give away too. Watch out because this may turn against everyone

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