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Posted in: Japan’s biggest K-pop fans might just be senior citizens, survey shows See in context

The number of middle aged obasans in their late 40,s to 50,s that are Kpop fans is ind blowing.

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

The Unification Church in Japan pledged Thursday to prevent followers from making "excessive" donations

These clowns make it sound as if the brainwashed followers were falling over themselves to buy the overpriced junk and give donations in order to bankrupt themselves of their own will and sound mind.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

We are a nation that has flourished through the free flow of people, goods and capital," Kishida said on Thursday."

Lol, great joke .....there is no other advanced country that comes anywhere near the level of trade barriers, tarrifs etc for imports that Japan has.

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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

Sugimori groped the hostess and forced a kiss on her. She sustained an injury requiring two weeks to heal, with her rib broken as she tried to resist him, the report said.

Eneos said the company had refrained from making the incident public until now to protect the victim's privacy."

Yeah right, who believes this bs?

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Posted in: Israel attacks Damascus airport; five soldiers killed, Syria says See in context

You see how easy it is to make your logical argument ineffective by referring to your previous posts on Ukraine?"

You,re entitled to your opinion as I am to mine, it does not make my comment ineffective...the fact remains.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

Most of the rest of the world has figured it out, so why is Japan doubling down in the opposite direction?"

Because its run by the LDP fossils to state the obvious.

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Posted in: The Japanese government plans to launch a nationwide travel discount program in October to support the hotel, restaurant and transportation industries hard hit by the pandemic. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

Domestic tourism is already picking up pretty well , the gradual border relaxation will help too from next month on...so no, at this point in time the govt doesn't need to spend all this money on subsidizing trips for the well off retirees who will be the main beneficiary of this as most average Taros & Keikos are busy trying to keep up with inflation rises. Then again the retirees are the ones who bother to deliver the LDP votes at elections and the Go-To flyers and coupons have been printed and sitting idle for a while now so of course it will go ahead.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for U.N. reforms to address Russian aggression See in context

Perhaps Kishida could focus his energy on reforming the zillion things that need to be reformed in Japan first. Since his empty air bubble slogan " New Capitalism" was proclaimed , pretty much zilch progress has taken place.

"i have never heard that when USA have invaded Vietnam,Cambodia,Laos,Libya,Syria,Iraq,Afghanistan and list goes on....these days "reform" was not "not needed"...

Eastman - you should get some professional help for your anti-west anger issues"

Well, he does seem to have a valid point though. Balance and all....

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Posted in: LDP to update list of members linked to Unification Church See in context

Asked whether he would consider stepping down as minister, Yamagiwa said he would take responsibility by staying on as minister and carrying out the administration's economic stimulus measures."This is the work I need to fulfill," he added."

The new LDP way of taking responsibility for the "New Capitalism era "...Im staying where I am and doing exactly as I was. Yoroshiku minions , dont forget to to re-elect me next time.

Btw, this sudden need to "update" the list is due to the ever emerging reports of more and deeper rotten links between LDP and this cult. Cue this report from Mainichi yesterday - " caucus meeting of ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers and figures affiliated with the Unification Church was held in Japan's National Diet in June this year," https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220920/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

Somehow till now LDP forgot" to mention this meeting despite it only being held in June, prior to the election.Central figure was no less than H. Hosoda, LDP,s Speaker of the House and past leader of the faction that Abe took over. This is the same guy who complained about being paid too little for his work as a speaker & wanted a pay rise just a few months ago. Another poster boy for LDP,s entitled, corrupt old boys. And then there is Mori....

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Posted in: World going in 'wrong direction' as climate impacts worsen: U.N. See in context

World is definitely going I the wrong direction...and not just regarding the climate.

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Posted in: Starbucks Singapore says customer database breached See in context

Why do they need the name and address at all? They don't.

Exactly.

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Posted in: Israel attacks Damascus airport; five soldiers killed, Syria says See in context

Interesting how all the posters who are super quick to condemn Russia attacking Ukraine are completely silent on this, quite telling. if Russia is to be condemned for attacking Ukraine why not Israel for attacking Syria?

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Posted in: Leaky pen and staff job cuts: King Charles under scrutiny See in context

The man is under a lot of pressure. Some people will say that he spent his whole life getting ready for this moment but he’s just a man. He’s the King, yes, but he’s also a man, a human being; he can lose his composure in front of the cameras if he wants to...

Agreed...and that this kind of junk ( lossing temper over a pen ) is considered newsworthy speaks volumes about our society.

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Posted in: Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops See in context

Having so many POWs you don't have enough space to store them is not a bad problem to have.

Treat them well. Keep them dry. Give them a warm place to sleep. Feed them three squares a day. And when it comes time to send them home, they become your ambassadors to Mother Russia."

Good point , that would give Ukraine a huge PR moral high ground amongst the average Russian citizens.

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Posted in: Japanese government shutting down its COVID contract-tracing app COCOA See in context

Japan’s COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application which cost 400 million yen."

Yep, it sure was a waste of tax money for an app that didn't work half the time and you can bet some politico,s crony or relative got pretty rich out of this by subcontracting it out.

Most worthless app ever conceived. And someone made a bundle charging big money for it. IIRC, it cost like 13億円. Yep, that's $10 million of our taxes down the drain.

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Posted in: Father swung 2-year-old daughter upside down, hitting her head against table See in context

Agreed...human garbage.

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Posted in: For love or for money? TV star’s views on marriage make waves in Japan See in context

Asking a mother golddigger about marriage for love or money, would anyone really expect a different answer?

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Posted in: 5 Hong Kong speech therapists jailed for conspiracy to 'brainwash' children with cartoons See in context

The Chinese government side immediately recognized themselves truthfully depicted in the children's book as one of their predator familiars they closely resemble. The guilty never like to look on their reflection in a mirror.

Very true.

Well, I didn't hear a single word from western countries when the Spanish government punished politicians and others from Catalonia. One politician was even extradited from Belgium. But then again, Spain is part of the west, so different standards apply.

Good point.

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

Japanese media have detailed ties between the church and dozens of LDP lawmakers.'

Dozens?...No, not dozens but hundreds...and you can bet there are more undisclosed ones.

LDP Secretary General Toshimitsu Motegi, who disclosed the survey's findings, told reporters that 179 of its lawmakers said they had dealings with the Unification ChurchAmong 379 LDP lawmakers, excluding leaders of both chambers of parliament, high-ranking party lawmakers are also included in those who had ties with the church, formally known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.

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Posted in: Gov't unveils inflation-relief package See in context

So nothing for the average Taro and Keiko who are slaving away and managing to survive on the ever stagnant wages that get them over the threshold to pay residential taxes. Just the decades old, one trick pony idea of a one off handout ( no doubt distributed in a 1950,s analogue way ) and big subsidy handouts to the corporates.

Useless LDP, but then again why should they give a toss , the election just happened and by the time new one rolls around the minions will dully re-elect these same inept fossils again. Beyond help.

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Posted in: High-end Japanese strawberries selling like hotcakes in New York See in context

How is $20 for a pack "pricey" and "high-end"? Oh well, for the average commoner maybe...

Well spoken Your Highness, lol.

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Posted in: 6 teens nabbed over 'papakatsu' robbery in Tokyo See in context

In June, House of Representatives member Takeru Yoshikawa resigned from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party after a magazine exposed that he dined and drank alcohol with an 18-year-old college student for 40,000 yen.

Yeah, surely thats all he did for 40,000 yen.

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Posted in: Kyrgios fined $14,000 for U.S. Open racket meltdown See in context

He's just a spoilt brat. Can't believe he was raised to be that way."

He sure is that.

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Posted in: Another U.S. congressional delegation visits Taiwan See in context

What exactly is the point of this if not to rile China? Same as they did with Vlad and Ukraine. Keep pushing and pushing until things break.

Yep.

 China does not get to dictate to the US, to Taiwan or anyone outside the borders of CCP control."

Right on...who do they think they are ..the US?

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Posted in: Mos Burger opens metaverse branch See in context

Agree with the size comments - their burgers are like kids size. Definately not filling for a westerner...and overpriced for what they are.

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Posted in: All-you-can-ride shinkansen deal coming to Japan for a limited time See in context

Sounds like a great deal, even with all the conditions.

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Posted in: Mos Burger opens metaverse branch See in context

You can pretend to enjoy meals inside the store or go outside to the terrace where you can enjoying an unparalleled view of Planet Earth."

Next step in the skyrocketing inflation world...the poor are hungry ?...they can pretend to enjoy a virtual meal..problem solved, what are they complaining about?

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

government's decision to lower the entry bar remains restrictive, hampered by its continued caution over the coronavirus pandemic.'

Funny considering Japan has had the highest infection numbers in the world over the last few weeks.

Lol, the world is laughing at the uber-conservative dinosaurs in charge of this silver democracy. It could be worse though, at least Japan is not so stupid to adopt a zero-COVID policy like China.

Agreed.

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