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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

Warning citizens to take cover. Did it pass over Tokyo, up north in Hokkaido? Maybe the Kuril islands? "Ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended" sounds like it went through Honshu.

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Posted in: Have you worked out a plan on what to do if a major earthquake (M7 or greater) should strike your area? See in context

I have my documents and a hiking backpack with mountaineering items (med-kit, hokkairos, space blanket, water bottles.) ready in case whatever happens. But no one knows where we will be at the precise moment of some random unexpected event.

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Posted in: What advantages does marriage offer that a single lifestyle doesn't? See in context

I know why you're asking this question.. And the answer is, don't do it!

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Posted in: Abe's controversial state funeral may backfire on Kishida See in context

Will not backfire. Next elections LPD will win on a landslide, again.

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Posted in: Are you making fewer phone calls than you used to, preferring instead email, texting, FaceTime, Snapchat or other social media? See in context

Been surviving the last two months without a phone number and relaying on wi-fi everywhere I go and I can say it is doable.

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Posted in: Street poet uses words to cure ills of abusive religious upbringing See in context

she said he was "possessed by demons" and "a devil child."

Ha! Being raised and forced into the Catholic religion, I can relate to this guy. They even threw holy water on me once as an adult :D

Even now (two weeks ago), trying to have a normal conversation with them, without having them trying to explain to me that the reason I found a job (or anything in life) was because virgin Mary came down from heaven to put her hand on me.

Heck. Even this one time when I was in the middle of a breakdown, a bit after my friends got massacred at my workplace, they tried explaining the reason I was able to calm down was coz holy mother tucker virgin Mary came down from the heavens and put her mantle over me. Without even trying to ask me what was in my mind.

And don't even get me started with the other part of my family, who are deep into La Virgin Del Pozo and their founder Juan Collado. Those are real (nutty) deal.

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Posted in: Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all: survey See in context

Get married and have kids just so someone else (schools & teachers) raise their kids coz no time for the family. The same for those teachers. Unjustified overtime still a thing in Japan, no nurseries or long waiting list, cost of everything. Added to all that, unemployment and lost businesses due to the pandemic. Now war.

The birthrate will sink even deeper. That goes to many countries.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

Ban them already. This group has created too much damage already.

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Posted in: Japanese man sets himself on fire in apparent protest at Abe's state funeral See in context

Ha! This guy's been added to the list of biggest losers in the history blah. No one cares

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Posted in: Apple to raise app prices in Japan, eurozone, other markets See in context

Greed

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Posted in: Hopes grow for win-win effect of inbound tourism in Japan, weak yen See in context

Other than the ridiculousness in China, Japan is just about the only country left where people still bother with masks.

Far from the truth. I traveled to Korea and Puerto Rico within the last two months and you can't go anywhere indoors without a mask. Not the law but business owners will ask you to mask up our leave. Also people wear masks everywhere in public transportation.

That'd be 4 countries... ish that still bother with masks.

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Posted in: Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z See in context

It'd be nice to have places where non-smokers can go and enjoy a drink, too.

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Posted in: Abductee's mom calls for Japan to act 20 years after Pyongyang summit See in context

Just let it go. North Korea's just focused on being a nuclear power and raining down fire on all of us. Japan not any other country could make them think about some random person who might be or not alive. Sad but this is the reality.

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Posted in: Americans give health care system failing mark: poll See in context

Ha! Worst medical INSURANCE system in the world. As for medical tech, it's a pretty good one. Just not for not-rich people, which would be more than half the population there.

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Posted in: Police increase patrols at Haneda airport ahead of Abe state funeral See in context

Yes! Let's do this. Hire even more cops, more security and why stop at 1.6 billion yen? Let's take it to 2 billions coz Why not?

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Posted in: Unification Church ex-members in Japan say they were treated like an 'economic army' See in context

Either ban gatherings of this organization or start taxing them for at least 30% of their donations.

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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

Block entry to every Japanese citizen into any other country unless they are triple vaccinated, have a visa and are not part of any guided group.

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Posted in: Japan braces for typhoon; Toyota, Nissan to suspend production in Fukuoka See in context

Weee! I'm getting the eye of the typhoon early tomorrow morning.

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Posted in: What are some of the strangest pizzas you have seen in Japan? See in context

Pretty much EVERYTHING on Pizzala's flyers.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to sever LDP's ties with Unification Church See in context

Either what Kishida says is true or just lip-service, this is still good news. It means moonies are still getting bad press and might help people see them for what they are.

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Posted in: Why do Japan's opposition parties seem unable to field candidates who can oust the ruling Liberal Democratic Party from power? See in context

This by Wallace:

The opposition is divided into too many parties unable to unite to form an effective opposition.

Also, they're all cut with the same knife. Just like the guy who created the party "against NHK" turned out to be just another crooked politician.

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Posted in: Court upholds constitutionality of gaming addiction ordinance See in context

I don't understand. Is this a law or a guideline by the municipality to help parents?

I agree there should be limits set my parents, specially for (online) gaming. But we're not in China.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

He might be very surprised by the whole thing since he simply ran the organization just like anyone would have done it back home. Self patting, we're so much better than everyone else, then try to control (silence) any opinions against him.

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Posted in: S Korea working to solve wartime labor issue: Japan official See in context

Get on cameras and have Japan say they're sorry for the atrocities committed by their predecessors (8 decades ago) and Korea admit and apologize for being an awful and untrusty ally. Shake hands and work towards a better future as the free nations they are, against their mutual enemies and bullies in the region.

Put their pride aside, very difficult for us humans, and work together to preserve what we both have and can achieve.

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

Yup. The cult of happy science is another one. They're big in my city and many of their followers (that I know of) are loaded.

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

The mother told prosecutors she's sorry for troubling to the church, for her son's wrong doing. But not for her son taking Abe's life.

She's really gone (deep into that group).

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

Religious cults like this, including catholicism... especially catholicism, are the reason I hate religion.

I had similar situations where my parents have been blinded by religion, and consequently taught me to be a total religious hypocrite. My parents, church community and my school teachers (I went to a school where all teachers are nuns).

Luckily for me I've always been able to see thru their lies and the way they've used the bible, Jesus and whatever imaginary friends they believe in, to justify all the prejudices they have or had in their heads.

Anyways. Seeing Yamagami's sad story, I really hope the moonies cult gets destroyed in Japan. Or that they at least suffers a big blow, in terms of followers awakening from their mind control and start leaving the cult.

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Posted in: Abe's state funeral to cost ¥250 million See in context

Taking into consideration the expected cost of the Olympics vs what it actually costed, we could assume it'll be a lot more than just 250m yen.

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Posted in: Sony hikes PS5 prices in Japan, other markets; U.S. consumers spared See in context

I used to play video games. Then I went through puberty.

Now you only complain about stuff on social media and other online sites, like a total grown-up.

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