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Posted in: Student killed in small landslide on street in Kanagawa Pref See in context

You never know if today is your last day.

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa cancels search for lunar love despite 27,722 applicants See in context

Lots of people putting down Maezawa. But he is a billionaire. How many of us can say the same?

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa cancels search for lunar love despite 27,722 applicants See in context

Can you say "publicity stunt"?

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Posted in: Japan drops to 3rd place in U.S. News 2020 Best Countries rankings See in context

It is pretty disappointing to read all the stereotypical comments about Japanese people in the comments above.

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Posted in: New Harajuku station building unveiled ahead of March opening See in context

Yes, me too! I like the old building much better. It has character and the nostalgia factor. This is just an assembly of metal rods, plates, and glass.

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Posted in: Crammed in See in context

In my experience, I'd say it was just starting to get crowded.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 3rd place in U.S. News 2020 Best Countries rankings See in context

Japan dropped from second to third? Is that really news? From second to 25th, yes, but not second to third.

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Posted in: Foreign travelers now spend more money in Japan than ever before; surprise country at top of list See in context

Maybe the main reason tourists spend so much money in Japan is that it is an expensive place to be in.

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Posted in: U.S. Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses See in context

This is just a sign of the breakdown of the once great USA. The future is China. Like it or not.

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Posted in: Trump calls for more from Japan as security pact turns 60 years old See in context

Well of course he wants to make Japan pay more. He wants this to be a profit making enterprise. After all, he is a businessman.

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Posted in: Americans drinking more now than just before Prohibition See in context

I guess life in America has become so insufferable, people have to escape with alcohol. How does US alcohol use compare to other countries?

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Posted in: Foreign tourists spend record ¥4.8 tril in Japan in 2019 See in context

5 million South Koreans visited Japan last year. South Korea has a population of 51 million, which means that 10% of South Koreans (1 in 10 people) visited Japan last year. That is a significant number. How does that total for a 10 or 20 year period?

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Posted in: Japanese salaryman creates model of Shinjuku from paper See in context

Looks great! This is west Shinjuku, but I hope he does east Shinjuku because then my place will be in it.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

"Money is not equal to happiness." This is just an excuse for being poor.

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Posted in: Ex-adviser brought ¥20 mil in cash to Japan in casino scandal See in context

They gave some politician a million yen. I didn't realize politicians could be bought so cheaply.

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

I don't understand why they say "unintentionally". Don't they mean "mistakenly"?

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

I'm not complaining, but it seems that most of these tourists are here in Shinjuku.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

Well, Ghosn complained that he couldn't see his wife, so this is a good thing. They'll always be together during this trial.

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Posted in: U.S., Iran step back from the brink; region still on edge See in context

Iran does not want a war now because they know that if Trump is leading a war during the election, then Trump will win again. They are thinking long term.

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Posted in: 176 killed after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran airport See in context

Coincidence?

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Posted in: In 2018, according to Oxfam, 26 billionaires had as much money as the poorest half of the world. If that's true, what do you think will be the future consequences? See in context

Revolution is coming. That is why we read these reports about the ultra-rich building bunkers.

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Posted in: Robots can perform simple tasks but not tasks that require judgment or the ability to evaluate a change in a situation. See in context

He is a little short-sighted. Robots have only begun. It is said that they will become conscious and be able to make any decisions that humans can.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japan gov't officials behind his arrest See in context

I can say with certainty that these officials will become instant celebrities. They'll be on all the talk shows.

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Posted in: Japan calls Ghosn's escape 'unjustifiable' in first official comments See in context

The more I read, the more I can't help but think that he was let out on purpose. Nobody was paying any attention, it seems.

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Posted in: Tuna fetches ¥193.2 mil at New Year auction in Tokyo See in context

I think this is a basically a publicity stunt for the company that bought the fish.

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Posted in: Tuna fetches ¥193.2 mil at New Year auction in Tokyo See in context

I could retire with that amount of money.

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Posted in: 24-hour video on fugitive Ghosn checked only once a month See in context

I know it seemed silly at first, but more and more I'm getting the impression that it was porposely made easy for Ghosn to escape if he wanted to. But by whom and why?

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Posted in: Renovated Shibuya subway station with M-shaped roof begins service See in context

Yeah, so what does the "M" denote? "Mediocre"? "Marvelous"?

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Posted in: Turkish jet firm says employee falsified Ghosn records See in context

So the guy who falsified the papers will be punished, but not Ghosn?

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