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Posted in: North Korea fires 4th round of missile tests in 1 week See in context

Nobody in the picture is paying attention to the TV showing the rocket. Interesting.

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Posted in: Japan saw fewer than 400,000 births in Jan-June period See in context

Young people can hardly afford to get married, and if they do get married, they can't afford to have a family. That is why you see so many young people walking their pet dogs. They can afford dogs.

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Posted in: Japanese win Ig Nobel prize for study of finger movements See in context

In the 1830s Maxwell and Faraday were working on something called "electricity" and "electromagnetic fields", a technology that revolutionized our lives. I bet they would have won the Ig Nobel prize if it had existed back in their day. Nobody knew what they were doing.

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Posted in: Chinese delegation barred from queen's coffin See in context

Considering what Britian did to China, I'm surprised that the Chinese want to attend the Queen's funeral.

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Posted in: At 50, TV's ‘The Waltons’ still stirs fans’ love, nostalgia See in context

I never saw the Waltons. I guess for me, what stirs nostalgia is Ultraman.

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Posted in: Republican congressman: Sitcom with Danny DeVito as voice of Satan is 'evil' See in context

But Satan IS evil, so...

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Posted in: Japan to cut COVID isolation period to speed up economic recovery See in context

Doesn't Japan lead the world in COVID cases now?

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Posted in: Kishida says gov't panel on inflation and wages to meet Friday See in context

The 1%ers seem a little slow on this. I you pay workers more, they will spend more, and the 1%ers will get even more rich.

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Posted in: EPA head says advanced nuclear tech key to mitigating climate change See in context

But then generations for 1000 years have to take care of the nuclear waste just so we could have a good time.

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Posted in: Wage growth, immigration in focus at Australian jobs summit See in context

Japan can learn something from this.

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Posted in: Scientists use stem cells to create synthetic mouse embryos See in context

Somehow, this is kind of scary. I know they can't grow adult humans now, but in the future?

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter found stabbed to death in apartment See in context

This is just really sad.

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Posted in: WHO: COVID deaths down by 15%; cases fall nearly everywhere See in context

But meanwhile cases have been exploding in Japan. Why?

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Posted in: End of Singapore's gay sex-ban is small step in Asia-Pacific See in context

Totally gay Gokai loves the progress, as slow as it is. My partner and I have been together since junior high (about 23 years), but we can't get married. We're waiting!

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Posted in: Bad guys turn good in China 'Minions' movie ending See in context

Never seen it, but it sounds like a nicer ending.

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Posted in: Japan considers deploying long-range missiles to counter China: report See in context

As if Japan could win a war against China. Just don't provoke China. And remember, the USA has not won a war since WWII, so think about that.

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Posted in: New Zealand flood recovery estimated to take 'years' See in context

It is interesting that the photograph looks so much like the flooded areas in northern Honshu.

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Posted in: Japanese government worried young adults aren’t drinking enough alcohol See in context

So, how much is "enough"? Enough to distract kids from stupid government policies?

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Posted in: Japanese firms' earnings momentum unlikely to bring hoped-for wage hikes See in context

No wage hikes? Say goodbye to any population growth and look forward to population shrinking. Young people can't afford to get married, much less have children.

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Posted in: Nearly 370 mil disposable cups used by coffee chains in Japan in 2020 See in context

These companies use disposable cups and other utensils because they don't want to pay people to wash real cups and utensils. Disposable things are cheaper than paying people to wash. That is the problem.

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Posted in: Housing complexes becoming Japan's new Chinatowns See in context

10% of the population of Shinjuku is foreigners, the highest percentages being Chinese and Korean. We have both living in my building and nearby, and they are never any problem. If they are not speaking Chinese or Korean, you can't distinguish them from the Japanese. They fit right in. And I am jealous of their children who grow up naturally bilingual. I had to learn English over many years of hard study.

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Posted in: Remembering JAL crash See in context

Me too! I remember the singer Kyu Sakamoto, who died in this crash. Really love his music. He was famous for the song called "Sukiyaki" in English, and 上を向いて歩こう in Japanese. He was only 43. I'm 42, and I just can't imagine this.

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Posted in: Pandemic delivers major blow to number of new marriages in Japan: study See in context

Marriage rates were way down before the pandemic. Young people just cannot afford to get married and have kids. That is, they're not paid much. I thought that Kishida's "new capitalism" was supposed to fix that. Well, we'll see.

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Posted in: Japan Weather Association creates new words to describe merciless summer heat See in context

No Mercy? I think that CRAZY!!! is much more descriptive!

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Posted in: Japanese backing for military build-up likely to rise after China's missiles See in context

Is it just me, or do other people think that WWIII is just getting started?

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Posted in: Japan swelters as temperatures climb over 30 C See in context

It's called "summer". It happens every year.

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Posted in: Japan diving shop sorry after customers pose on sunken U.S. warship See in context

They don't appear to be "on" the sunken ship. Are there other pictures?

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Posted in: Eggslut serves whole eel on giant gourmet unagi egg sandwiches in Japan See in context

Some other people have noted the name. I thought in English "slut" was a derogative term for a certain type of woman. Does it have another meaning? There is one here in Shinjuku, but I don't want to go in.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st case of monkeypox confirmed in Tokyo See in context

Doesn't "monkeypox" sound discriminatory towards monkeys?

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