Why sell the building? Why not rent out the unused space and get a continuous income? Several new office skyscrapers are planned for west Shinjuku, but are they really necessary? I don't think that we'll ever go back to the office model of working.
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There is a rumor that he didn't wear his mask over his nose because if he did, it would fog his glasses. How can this be verified? I've tried.
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But still, compared to the numbers in the USA, Japan is doing pretty good. Still, I wish we were doing better.
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I think I'll drop into First Kitchen. Watching people struggle to eat this should be very entertaining.
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Just an aside, but I took my university entrance exam in the room shown in the picture in 1998. Very nostalgic. But there were no Xs on the tables, and as I remember, there were 3 people per table the year I sat for the exams.
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This is sort of an aside, but why is a telephone booth filled with goldfish considered art? Isn't it just a big fish tank?
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@kyronstavic I guess at the time I was a little too young or naïve to realize that.
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When I took English classes back in the early 2000s, men looking for wives was the most common type of student.
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All of the world's instability problems (including the invasion of the US Capitol) today are caused by the huge inequality in income levels. Working class people work hard all day, but the "owners" of the companies get all the money and they remain dirt poor. Even descendants of the founders live on huge estate trusts, and never have to work a day in their lives. The same thing started in Japan after PM Koizumi lessened employment rules that supported employees. So even though Japan has one of the fairest Gini indexes in the world, it has been getting worse since Koizumi. So expect the same kind of events to happen here too in 10 years.
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Yes, well so much for Trump's diplomatic skills.
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Korean friends say that without these cases, nationalist political groups would not receive donations. So they are always looking for something.
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I'm pretty sure forged or fake documents will quickly become readily available.
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It depends on your definition of "smooth".
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Interesting that nobody seems to be complaining that the Mom in the picture is actually a guy, Kattori Shingo (who I actually like). Well, he recorded a song called "Shingo Mama" a few years ago, so maybe that's why.
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To be honest, I don't think most Japanese people really care about the imperial family. If they disappeared, nobody would notice.
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Suga has to appeal to his conservative base. It is really funny that his party is called "Liberal" Democratic Party in English. They are actually far right conservatives.
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Are there any tall buildings around there?
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There has been no lockdown in Japan
That is because the government cannot demand a lockdown. It is against the American written Japanese constitution. Absolute government powers were removed because of the atrocities during the war and pre-war.
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Please distinguish between the Chinese government and the Chinese people. I've met lots of really nice Chinese people, and enjoy their company even if I dislike some of their government policies.
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@Reckless It takes time to get all the tech and money and talent together to do it. Lots of people have to be educated and trained to do it. China will be ready within 10 years.
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People are accusing China of stealing US tech. But Huawei, for example, has more than 5,000 US patents. They are not stealing US tech. And it is the same for lots of Chinese companies. Just go to the USPTO homepage and do a "quick search" on Huawei and see for yourselves. Quick search any Chinese company and see the same.
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The whole point of the decoupling from China lead by the US (Trump) is that the US can no longer compete with China. The US is trying to sabotage China's rise. That is all there is to it. No need for Japan tech firms to follow this nationalist US policy. And no matter what, China will catch up and surpass the US within a decade, so we should stick with China.
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Techies also have needs.
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American rejected Trump, and now Trump is trying to take America down.
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"like charcoal" Are there any scientists out there? Isn't charcoal a carbon based material, which implies it was made by or is the remnants of primitive living creatures?
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So all of Japan had more then 3,373 cases. That is almost as much as the 4,000 cases New York City has in one day.
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