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Posted in: Chindonya ad band See in context

I remember that there were lots of chindonya in Shinjuku when I was a kid in the 80s. There aren't any now. A couple of years ago I saw one in Ueno. I guess that is just like all the mom-and-pop shops disappearing and being replaced by chain stores. Kind of too bad.

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Posted in: 14-year-old who stabbed schoolmate held grudge against victim: police See in context

The 12 o'clock NHK news said that the boy who was killed had bullying the other boy. So I guess it was a two way street.

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Posted in: Cancers are in an evolutionary battle with treatments See in context

Very interesting article outlining a new approach to treating cancer. But I am not optimistic. We spend much much much more money creating weapons of mass destruction to kill people rather than cure them. If we could dedicate that money to cancer and other medical research, the human condition would be so much better. If we can't change, guess we deserve what we get.

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Posted in: Ohtani voted American League MVP for 2-way season; Harper wins NL honor See in context

Congratulations! And well deserved! The next Babe Ruth!

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Posted in: Bootleg anime cakes? Charges filed against Tokyo woman for selling unlicensed Demon Slayer sweets See in context

But this is free publicity. Why knock it?

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Posted in: Battle to restore iconic Osaka brothel building See in context

Too bad about Western influence. Before Westernization, sex was just something fun to do. No moral judgement. Then along came western influence, and so now people say things like "The district lives with an ugly history". It only became "ugly" because of Western influence.

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Posted in: Nations strike climate deal with coal compromise See in context

Feeling sorry for the little kids I see running around. The world they live in when they are in their 50s of 60s will be miserable.

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Posted in: End violence against women campaign See in context

It should be the "End Violence Campaign".

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Posted in: Angels' Ohtani wins Silver Slugger award as top designated hitter See in context

Congratulations! This is well earned!

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Posted in: Nuclear power advocates say it is a necessary energy source that will buy the time needed to develop cleaner and safer alternatives. Do you agree with this statement? See in context

Nuclear waste is dangerous for 100,000 years. You are making the next 1000 generations take care of the waste of your life style.

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Posted in: Japan issues new ¥500 coins for 1st time in 21 years See in context

What? There are still people who use money?

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Posted in: Man in Joker costume with knife injures 17 people on Tokyo train; starts fire See in context

There is an article and video about this at the FOX news cite. Look at the comments. TOTALLY RACIST!

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Posted in: Name of former Princess Mako's husband not on New York bar exam pass list See in context

By making this big news, they are just trying to put him down.

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Posted in: Tokyo TV station skips ugly controversy over Mako’s marriage; shows 'Blade' instead See in context

TBS knows that nobody is really interested in any of this. Especially young people.

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Posted in: Japanese cellist Ueno wins Geneva music competition See in context

Japanese won second and fourth place in the Chopin piano competition, and now first place in the cellist competition. That is an interesting trend for western music.

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Posted in: Ohtani voted player of the year by fellow major leaguers See in context

So happy to see this. Ohtani really gave it his all. An amazing player!

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Posted in: In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc renames itself Meta See in context

What does it say about modern society when something like Facebook can become such a huge issue in the world? It must be a sign of the fall of civilization.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor hospitalized for fatigue; 2nd time this year See in context

I'm glad we have a mayor who works so hard. But she should be careful and care for herself.

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Posted in: Mako's marriage casts shadow on imperial succession debate See in context

Mako does not want to waste her life playing a role in an outdated and now meaningless institution. We should let it fade away. Most people aren't really interested in it anyway.

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice' See in context

I do admire her. For her, love is worth much more than all those ancient traditions and the status that goes with them.

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Posted in: Princess Mako marries after years of controversy See in context

Princess Mako had better things to do than be trapped playing some part in an ancient and outdated institution. Best to let it disappear. Nobody really cares about it anymore. Especially young people. Evidently, even young people in the Imperial family.

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Posted in: China intrigued by role of Japan's new minister for economic security See in context

China is rising and the US is falling. Join the rising star! Several sectors of Chinese tech greatly surpass those of the US. And that market of 1.4 billion people. China is the future and Japan has to join the future, not the past. Joining with China means you can also influence what China does.

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Posted in: 'Facebook Papers' explode ahead of platform's earnings report See in context

What does it tell us about ourselves when we form our opinions based on a platform like Facebook. No need to read books or newspapers and actually think seriously about things! Just go to Facebook. It has your opinions ready and waiting.

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Posted in: What is the U.S. policy of 'strategic ambiguity' towards Taiwan? See in context

I hope all these world leaders get their act together. I don't want any future generation, especially the kids, to live through a world war like my grandparents did. And next time, it will not be only two cities that are atom bombed.

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

So Trump has to keep this small or it would turn into big tech, right? Membership limited to 100?

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Posted in: 2 ex-workers at facility for disabled arrested for abusing teenage resident See in context

This sounds even more terrible because there is no report about the boy doing anything to anger the "teacher" and "nurse" (they aren't really those, so the quotation marks). And you can't help but wonder if this is the first victim of these monsters.

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Posted in: 2 ex-workers at facility for disabled arrested for abusing teenage resident See in context

Don't mean to be picky but:

"intellectuals disabled" should be "intellectually disabled"

Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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Posted in: Japanese woman finds wallet with ¥1 mil, does right thing, then something even better See in context

Maybe I would tell myself that this wallet probably belongs to a 1%er, and a million yen is just pocket change to him/her. So maybe I'd just keep it.

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Posted in: Top 5 technology trends for 2022: BearingPoint survey See in context

But far rightists will say that this is all part of the deep state's and 1%er's scheme to exercise authoritarian rule over the people. It is all just like the COVID scheme.

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Posted in: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first bisexual Superman See in context

When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember several programs on TV dealing with gay themes. It wasn't that unusual. This included gay relations between junior high students in my favorite program 毎度おさわがせします (I'm afraid I'll do it every time). And this was before I realized I was gay. Japanese TV has toned it down a lot since then.

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