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Posted in: Do you think tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon and YouTube have too much control over what people see and read? See in context


People have control over what people see and read.

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay ¥70 mil over 2017 murder of Vietnamese girl See in context

I just worry that if he does pay that his appeal against his life sentence would be allowed, knowing the system.

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Posted in: Woman gets 5 years in prison for killing newborn in Tokyo airport toilet See in context

Horrible things like this could be lessened if only the pill and the morning after pill are easier and cheaper to get for women in this country.

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Posted in: Pool power See in context

Amazing! I am thinking I would actually support the Paralympics instead of The Olympics. It certainly is more of an achievement to perform like that as a testament to physical and mental strength.

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Posted in: Pakistani man reaches out to those living on margins in Japan See in context

On the other hand there are supposedly empty houses all over the place that can perhaps be repurposed by the government to help with this situation https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/want-to-live-in-an-abandoned-house-in-japan-here%E2%80%99s-why-it%E2%80%99s-not-really-%E2%80%98free%E2%80%99

If there's will and leadership of course.

Big ask I know. Sad

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Posted in: In time for summer, Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases See in context

If we in Japan could reach this level we could hope for similar drops. We'll need the vaccine of course. Oh..

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Posted in: Gov't pledges to fix embarrassing vaccine booking system flaw See in context

Kishi said he takes the actions of the companies "very seriously," calling them "malicious and very regrettable" despite the significant flaws they brought to light.

..instead of thanking them like he should for exposing vulnerabilities.

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter See in context

Intention was good but wouldn't be a smart move if the guy had a knife. Life or death situation is a different matter but it's only a drink

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Posted in: 7 men sent to prosecutors for stealing 200 Toyota and Lexus vehicles worth ¥700 million See in context

Gone in 60 seconds!

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Posted in: Life sentence upheld for man over 2017 murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl See in context

Although life sentence cannot bring back a life, at least it's not one of those very imbalanced sentences we often see e.g. 5,8 years for killing people.

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Posted in: Mystery man donates bags of cash to local schools in Nara See in context

It's good to hear that it's not all bullying and family killings. Although the Covid part should be the government's responsibility, he shouldn't need to help there.

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Posted in: Police arrest man who barricaded himself in building in Aomori Pref See in context

Social distancing?

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Posted in: Cardboard Darth Vader costume lets you become an eco-friendly Jedi villain See in context

The Paper may not be very strong with this one!

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Posted in: Campaigning begins for Oct 22 election; 1,176 register candidacies See in context

Field of Abe's dreams "Lie, and they will vote".

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Posted in: Do you think tech giants like Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix have too much control over what people see and how they live. See in context

I work for one of the "big data" companies and from my point-of-view, it's quickly getting there. Not because of some planned desire to control the world but just due to the sheer size and scope of their services.

Then again, these companies grow this big because of the majority of us who use their services. It's a feedback loop of sorts.

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Posted in: Abe says he will hike sales tax in Oct 2019 unless emergency occurs See in context

Bravo @sangetsu03 bravo! Spending other people's money, especially other people you don't know at all is just too easy for the politicians.

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Posted in: Which do you trust the most for news coverage: mainstream media or social media? See in context


so much winning!

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Posted in: Popular TV presenter Mao Kobayashi, who died of cancer at the age of 34 last Thursday, leaves a husband, daughter, 5, and son, 4. How do you explain to children that young about death, and what do you say to them when they ask where mommy is? Have you had this experience, either as a parent or a child? See in context

It is very sad indeed and there is no easy way, but all concerned need to have hope and continue living like the deceased would want them to. I haven't experienced this personally but I have experienced the other side of it. Parents should also not have to bury their children. Life happens.

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Posted in: Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was paid 1.10 billion yen in fiscal 2016. What do you think of compensation levels for CEOs? Is anyone worth that much money to a company? See in context

...and oh yeah, on a side note, he also proved that non Japanese people can perform well at Japanese companies.

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Posted in: Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was paid 1.10 billion yen in fiscal 2016. What do you think of compensation levels for CEOs? Is anyone worth that much money to a company? See in context

In Ghosn's case I think it's deserved. He took over when the company was in trouble and made it healthier now. Even though he had to downsize the staff, the number of jobs at Nissan he actually saved compensated for the former.

1.1 Billion Yen is about US$ 9 million. To put it in perspective, the average salary for Forbes's top 500 CEOs is US 14 Million. What was not obvious from the survey headline is that he is also retiring (or maybe already retired) in 2017. So that figure may have already included retirement bonuses and such.

If I were a shareholder, I don't think I would mind the company paying someone for the result of their work. The ENRON types however...

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Posted in: New panda cub expected to bring Y26.7 bil economic boost See in context

There it is! Replacement to Abenomics. more Pandas! Bet it'll even be more effective.

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Posted in: Man, mentally disabled daughter found dead in murder-suicide See in context

Money for the 'all important' Olympics should be diverted for social services to help in cases like these. People live with problems for a long time. The bloody Olympics is only 2 weeks.

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Posted in: Which professions, other than politics, do you think have the biggest liars? See in context

Those tarento on TV who always say Oishiii!

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Posted in: Meet the 'world’s best dressed farmer' See in context

It's a gimmick to promote his business, that's fine. A campaign to get more young people into agriculture, that's fine too. What's not fine with me (used to work on a farm) is the safety aspect of wearing the right clothes for the job. Example: Ties and machinery don't mix well!

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Posted in: Tensions rise See in context

Clear penalty. Aah the men's team, too busy with their haircuts. For pure performance I respect the Women's team much more.

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Posted in: Open mail with the awesome Sailor Uranus Space Sword See in context

Who named that planet anyway? :)

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Posted in: Don't eat these foods together and avoid possible intestinal distress See in context

Is this the same "traditional Asian herbal medication" beliefs which say a rhino's horn looks like a boner hence it must be good for boners beliefs. In that case I may pass on these pearly wisdom. On the other hand there are traditional ingredients which are beneficial and warrants further studies.

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Posted in: People in their 70s can still work. There are still so many things you can do as long as you are healthy. See in context

Hey! Hey! People :) Is work such a bad thing that it has to be avoided at all cost? I think it's great that people want to/can be productive at any age. The problem is how Japan Inc. treats it's workers, and the "Shoganai" attitude the latter have about it.

People can/do get satisfaction from doing their work you know. At least the lucky ones are.

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Posted in: What does 'good child-raising' mean? See in context

What does 'good child-raising' mean?

When somebody knows the answer please let me & my kids know! :)

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