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Posted in: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei trouble as chance to clinch U.S. deal See in context

China can make things.. better quality. China can use its own

Ha! No and no. Chinese quality doesn't exist and no, they can't use their own as they use stolen technologies.

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Posted in: LA mural seen as symbolizing Japan's wartime army to be removed See in context

In other news, South Korea bans the colors white & red as they resemble the Japanese imperial flag. Therefore, they are deemed offensive colors.

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Posted in: Town in Niseko ski resort area to tax lodgers See in context

Kutchan and Niseko are the only towns in Japan that make me feel as I was in USA. The place has a good international vibe and you can find many more Japanese that at least understand English and won't shy away as someone speaks another language.

many more ski resorts than just Niseko

Yes, many other resorts but Niseko is the biggest and best geared towards both locals and internationals.

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Posted in: Court rejects Ghosn's appeal to end detention See in context

Moral of the story is, pay your taxes as you should or you'll get worse than a drunk driver hitting pedestrians, a known rapists, murdering your employees, killing your kids, contaminating the Pacific Ocean with nuclear waste. Who else committed terrible crimes that never saw jail time in Japan?

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Posted in: Takanawa Gateway, new JR Yamanote Line station name, fails to resonate with Tokyoites See in context

But that's not the right name either. The actual real name is Takanwa ゲートウェイ (as in ghetto-way). Reminds me of my "my-number" number.

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Posted in: China's Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products See in context

No, thanks.

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Posted in: 4K, 8K ultra-high-definition broadcasting begins in Japan See in context

Now you can watch your favorite food porn shows and oishiiiiii in 4K and 8K.

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Posted in: 64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet See in context

SoraNews24 conveniently wrote only half the story. The article mentions this was not the first time he stole toilet paper but didn't say how many times or if he previously got any warnings from the hospital staff.

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Posted in: Electric vehicles send real-time data to Chinese government See in context

The same goes with all your Huawei smartphones, tablets and computers. Being a Chinese company all of your Facebook history, Google accounts and other data go all from your device straight to where the company is and belongs to, China

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Posted in: Gov't considers paying people ¥3 million to move out of Tokyo See in context

Nothing much to do outside of Tokyo, Omiya to Yokohama area, and other bigger cities like Osaka and Kyoto.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

Interesting world we live in. Japan wants them in, the US wants them out.

Japan does want them, legally, through an application/selection process with papers and under controlled numbers over a period of years.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

So... Is the guy on the photo trying to drink some booze, some kind of drug, a banana perhaps?

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Posted in: Trump urges Mexico to send migrants home after border melee See in context

From what I’ve seen no one is demanding, they’re asking

Hahaha! Yes, they're asking... by tearing down the fences and crossing illegally, even when the people helping them asked them to apply for asylum but the migrants said they have no intention of doing so. By "peacefully" overpowering la policía federal en Tijuanes and attacking them, throwing them rocks and the American and Mexican flags they "proudly" waved through the "peaceful" march.

There was a guy yelling "how come the Americans fire at us for just crossing (illegally) to find a job?" Even Mexico can see what's really going on.

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Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for Amazon gift card racket netting them Y75 mil See in context

I can't believe people still fall for these scams. 58 is not that old either to know better.

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Posted in: Mother who left dead baby in train station locker gets suspended sentence See in context

Haters are in full force in here. I hope she also gets some psychological help as well.

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Posted in: Even if a hospital thinks it may be another person, if the patient insists, ‘It’s me,’ it’s difficult to dispute that. See in context

15 years ago a friend did a similar thing. Her and her cousin both had the same name and family name so my friend used her cousin's health insurance card when she got sick due to food poisoning. Things were going well and the doctor told her she could leave the hospital the next day if her health kept improving. Then, all of a sudden her condition went from pretty awesome to zero and she died. It was pretty devastating for me and her family but even more to her cousin. Coz "legally" speaking the one that died was her (the cousin). Later on I heard the hospital dropped the fraud case they had against her in compassion for her loss.

Moral of the story, think it five times before lending your health insurance card coz you never know. That on top of being fraud.

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Posted in: Sexual harassment poster from Japanese government draws criticism for seemingly taking men’s side See in context

Anything you say nowadays is offensive. Shoganai, we're in 2018. "Hey, I've never seen you in that before. You got a new jacket, blouse, shirt. Looks good on you." And instead of a "thank you" in return, nope. That's sexual harassment. I wonder if I as a guy could cry "sexual harassment" when my female co-workers told me that that my new eyeglasses look good on me today.

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Posted in: Almost half of mothers in Tokyo want train cars designed especially for moms and kids, so that they don't have to worry about sideways glances from other passengers when their children cry or act up, according to a Tokyo Metropolitan Government survey. What do you think about this? See in context

And people with problems with crying kids, need to understand that while yes a bit annoying, is part of life. Never seen unruly kids in the train, tho.

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Posted in: Almost half of mothers in Tokyo want train cars designed especially for moms and kids, so that they don't have to worry about sideways glances from other passengers when their children cry or act up, according to a Tokyo Metropolitan Government survey. What do you think about this? See in context

I think they need to get a car or a bicycle or some other means of "private" transportation where they don't have to worry about sideway glances in "public" transportation.

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Posted in: World Cup could spark debate in tattoo-averse Japan See in context

Good luck in 2020.

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Posted in: N Korean official urges Japan to apologize over forced labor See in context

instead of japan, the big wealthy families like Aso should pay compensation. And others.

They won't accept it. Can't say when but I remember there was some kind of fund that Japan was making for compensation but South Koreans wouldn't accept it because it was not the government. Fast forward in time, the government creates a fund (Park administration) and now that fund's frozen coz they don't want it either.

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Posted in: N Korean official urges Japan to apologize over forced labor See in context

I seriously cannot believe South Korea is joining forces with that evil government. What happened with all the people defecting from the North, their stories and ordeals, their families left behind most likely in forced labor camps or dead, the public executions and the tons of North Korean boats that show up adrift in the northern coasts of Japan? Their missiles flying over nations without any warnings provoking wars, their nukes and chemical weapons, assassinations abroad? Isn't South Korea a free nation, and now want to join forces with a dictator??? What the heck? All of a sudden all (very recent and present) is forgotten and for what, just so they can continue their propaganda for what happened almost 80 years ago.

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Posted in: Cybersecurity minister contradicts comment he 'has never used a computer' See in context

I bet he was one of those officials that decided the best way to protect their computers and networks after Windows XP released its last security update, was to duct tape the internet connection slots :D

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Posted in: Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram See in context

Ha! What a loser. All that money and career success. Yet, he couldn't possibly talk to a woman. I wonder what would happen if "his" Miku app crashed.

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Posted in: Action movie stuntman arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt See in context

His next movie will be more like "Super Hentai."

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Posted in: Japan weather bureau says El Nino appears to have formed See in context

So does that mean lack of snow again :-(

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Posted in: N Korean paper raps Japan's reaction to S Korean court ruling See in context

Says the worst human rights violator. Why should anyone care what they say?

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Posted in: Detainee dies after choking on food in Saitama police station cell See in context

@hooktrunk2

You're totally right, Heimlich maneuvers work pretty awesome. And so does back blows (you've gotta time it as the person coughs for it to work more effective). Depending on the situation you'd have to decide which maneuver to follow. This is currently being taught in Wilderness First Aid courses in United States, Canada and Japan.

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Posted in: Detainee dies after choking on food in Saitama police station cell See in context

Insane Wayne, what on earth are you talking about?

Back blows on a tripod position as totally acceptable for someone choking. As well as Heimlich maneuvers and even chest compressions against a wall (standing position)

The explanation for the heart massage is written on the story, "the guy went unconscious".

If someone choking goes unconscious you could start CPR on them. The compressions could push the foreign object up the airway. At which point someone could swipe a finger or tilt the head/body to the side in case of liquid.

It's unfair to blame the cop for not being able to save the poor guy's life.

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Posted in: Trump hardens stance on Mexico border; says 15,000 troops could be sent See in context

Neither political party wants to be involved with a plan on what to do if the "caravan" makes it to the border and the President still can't come up with a single straight (proven) fact.N o-one wants to get to work together as the one nation the United States of America is.

If they (the caravan) want to come in, then they should apply for a green card and wait to see if it gets approved or not, just like every other single person who does it the legal and the right way.

And if they still insist of going by force and en mass like they're planning on entering the country right now, if things go south then they should be willing to face the consequences (getting arrested, deported, separated from their families, etc.).

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