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Posted in: China accuses Washington of abusing technology export controls See in context

This whole separation from China movement began when former US President Trump lost confidence in the ability of the USA to compete with China.

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Posted in: Dentsu officials admit to Tokyo Olympic test event bid rigging See in context

Maybe with COVID, they were just trying to be efficient, so nobody lost huge sums of money.

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Posted in: Ex-host club worker allegedly forced customer into prostitution See in context

So the "red light district" is now called the "nightlife district". Political correctness?

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Posted in: Why China’s shrinking population is a big deal See in context

If the world population keeps growing, it will exceed the capacity of nature to feed us. The population should decline. Nature, our habitat, is more important than economy.

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Posted in: California shooter kills 10 at dance club; motive unclear See in context

Now reporting that at least 9 are dead.

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Posted in: Global carbon dioxide removal totals 2 billion tons per year: report See in context

If humans stopped breathing so much, there wouldn't be so much carbon dioxide. But it is better to plant more trees to consume the carbon dioxide and make oxygen for humans to breathe.

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Posted in: Kusama installation See in context

Maybe it is the angle, but that looks a little creepy. Did she make it?

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Posted in: Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 per child to address falling birthrate See in context

These aged politicians think the falling birthrate is just due to money? There are very significant lifestyle changes among young people. They don't want to get married much less have babies. Their life is THEIR life, not part of something larger.

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Posted in: New condo releases in Tokyo area expected to increase in 2023 See in context

At the same time, the government is paying people to move out of Tokyo to repopulate small towns that are dying. Will this affect the price? Maybe not. I have also heard that lots of the condos are being bought by foreigners, especially Chinese who need a place outside of China to park their money.

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Posted in: World welcomes 2023 and leaves a stormy year behind See in context

Let's see how long it takes for me to stop writing "2022" this year. It always happens.

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Posted in: Japan's imperial family considering social media to stay in touch See in context

Face it. The younger generations interest in the imperial family is minimal. They don't really care. Even members of the imperial family are abandoning the family. It may be gone in my lifetime.

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Posted in: Season's greetings See in context

We appreciate what you do, and keep up the good work! Have a great 2023!

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Posted in: Online survey shows chicken remains top Christmas meal in Japan See in context

When I studied in the US in the late 90s, I had turkey for the first time in my life at Christmas. I loved it! But you can't get it in Japan. Can't we do something about that?

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Posted in: Japan aims to alleviate overpopulation in Tokyo area by FY2027 See in context

84,000 more people moved into Tokyo than out? That is a very tiny drop in the bucket in a population of more than 37,000,000 people.

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Posted in: Japan, UK, Italy to develop next-generation fighter jet See in context

We spend so much money on weapons to kill each other. Why not spend this money on research for cures for cancer and other diseases?

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Posted in: Japan eyes 56% increase in defense budget over five years See in context

What happened to the post-war 1% limit of the GDP spent on the military. Or are they expecting the economy to explode so this will be 1% in 2027?

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Posted in: Do you think participation in extracurricular school activities in Japan is beneficial for students? See in context

Besides being in the band, I was in the theater club, where I acted in plays, and the English club, where we sat around speaking (or trying to speak) English. There are two motivations for club activity. One is your interest in the activity, and the other is enlarging your circle of friends. And the friend part is most important.

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Posted in: 'I like Hitler': Kanye sparks outrage in wild Infowars stream See in context

Why is this piece of trash getting all this publicity?

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Posted in: Japan considers buying up to 500 U.S. Tomahawk missiles until FY2027 See in context

The headline should read "by 2027" in English, not "until 2027". Japanese articles say "までに", which means "by".

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court dismisses damages suit by same-sex couples See in context

My partner and I have been together since junior high in the 1990s, and yet we cannot get any legal recognition of our relationship. If one of us gets sick, the other has no visitation rights. We have wills that make sure one gets the others property should one of us die. But that is it. We would love to be "married" in the traditional sense, like our loving parents who support us.

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Posted in: Doggone: Wet pet food 'seven times worse' for climate than dry See in context

What about wet human food? There must be a lot more of that than pet food. Or are we just trying to cast the blame for climate change onto animals?

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Posted in: U.S. bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE See in context

Real reason: US can't compete anymore.

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Posted in: University of Tokyo to double number of female professors by FY2027 See in context

When I was a student there in the 98 to 2002, I had no female professors in my department (sciences) and have no memory of female professors, and there were only a very few female students. Have things changed much? I haven't been there in a while.

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Posted in: World Cup stunner: Saudi Arabia beats Argentina 2-1 See in context

And now Japan beat Germany. The second unexpected event after Argentina lost.

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Posted in: World Cup stunner: Saudi Arabia beats Argentina 2-1 See in context

Maybe the Argentina players were jet lagged after travelling halfway around the world.

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Posted in: The ups and downs of being ‘half Japanese’ in Japan See in context

We should interpret "half" to mean you are a combination of half of one thing and half of another thing (half Japanese and half American/British/Chinese/Korean), that way it adds up to 1, that is, a whole thing.

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Posted in: Elton John rockets toward retirement at Dodger Stadium See in context

Is he coming to Japan?

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Posted in: Japanese project encourages men to lead change for gender equality See in context

Men take the lead? Is that gender equality? ironic.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left inside car for 9 hours See in context

How many of these infant deaths happen that do not make the news?

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Posted in: Fed up young climate activists: 'Adults aren't listening' See in context

Greed always wins over common sense. That is the way humans are.

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