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Posted in: Tokyo's Imperial Hotel unveils new design for main building See in context


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Posted in: Political parties promise increased child aid, but more than money needed See in context

*The government of former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga decided to abolish the monthly provision of 5,000 yen per child up to 15 years old to households whose heads annually earn 12 million yen or more, beginning October 2022, to secure funds to increase day-care facilities.*

Actually they started in October 2021 silently. And I it’s not 12 million it’s 9.6 million. I received a letter from city office that my child support has been reduced to 5000 a month. It’s interesting that people earning between 9 and 13 million annually get hit the most by all scam pension premiums and taxes.

LDP is all about taking money from the middle class and ensuring that they fall below the poverty line.

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Posted in: NTV employee arrested for groping woman on train See in context

Let's weigh this up.

a. Are men more likely to grope women, or are women more likely to lie about being groped.

b. Are men more likely to deny groping, or are they more likely to admit it

if I answer subjectively like you have based your question, women have more incentive in lying about groping while as a man I don’t see any pleasure in groping a woman, so no pleasure versus monetary benefits, I will say monetary benefit will be a winner.

I don’t think you are giving a chance to a man to admit or deny because in your previous comments, you have already declared him guilty.

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Posted in: NTV employee arrested for groping woman on train See in context


I have known at least two cases where men were accused by women wrongly. Once by a student who didn’t get good grades by a professor, the guy chose to fight and had his career destroyed, few years later the witness who was the accuser’s friend and a co conspirator had a change of heart, came forward and told the truth.

In second case one of my co-workers was accused by a group of high schoolers, he was arrested and held at police station for a day, lucky for him the same group had been doing this and the lead detective figured it out so he could get free.

So yes it’s pretty much he said, she said at the moment. Neither you or anyone with a different opinion has any proof for either side.

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Posted in: 10 Afghan evacuation seekers enter Pakistan to head for Japan See in context

Who benefited from our failure in Afghanistan,most Americans are still misinform,that Pakistan wanted Afghanistan to fail,out of jealousy so they did not want too see Afghanistan prosper,while their country was still living in misery Bin Laden was living in Pakistan,9/11 mastermind was from Pakistan, Taliban headquarters were in Pakistan

Don’t pretend to be an American. Your English gives it away. But if you are still claiming failure as “your” maybe you are a bhagat

Setting some facts straight, 9/11 master mind was a Kuwaiti named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the hijackers were all Saudis and if US had actually taken care of the Saudis instead of bombing poor Afghans, things might have turned better for the entire world.

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Posted in: 18 cases of Eta coronavirus variant confirmed in Japan See in context

I hope UK hasn’t imported and started spreading this variant across the globe like numerous others.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono favorite to become next PM: polls See in context

Few days ago, I commented that his incompetence makes him eligible to be the PM of Japan.

Sometimes it’s too sad to be correct.

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Posted in: Low-quality semiconductors likely circulating across Japanese market See in context

Many such chips were likely exported from China, South Korea and Southeast Asian countries, according to the Japan Patent Office.

And mostly imported and sold by Japanese

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Posted in: Thousands flock to walk-in youth vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

Lottery is the solution to every problem created by LDP and their beloved bureaucrats.

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Posted in: 33 prefectures now under state of emergency as virus surges See in context

What emergency?

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Posted in: Reports of targeted Taliban killings fuel Afghans' fears See in context

Yes the people shouting “death to America” were also identified as somewhat “friendly” as well by the CNN reporter.

actually they were chanting Allah Akbar which translates to God is great somehow the Arabic expert CNN reported translated it wrong.

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Posted in: Reports of targeted Taliban killings fuel Afghans' fears See in context

Western Propaganda machine at work again. Shamelessly trying to restart another war for the poor Afghans while sitting in their safe countries. Similar reports were released before invasion of Iraq about WMDs which was found to be untrue.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec Kelly wants boardroom, not criminal, trial See in context

The most interesting thing about this whole fiasco is that no one is actually talking about Hari Nada,


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Posted in: Higher tolls, priority traffic lanes go into effect for Tokyo Olympics See in context

The slowest, narrowest and most expensive highway in the works just go a bit more expensive.


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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

I think Kono is aiming for the higher office and he certainly has proven that he can replace the likes of Abe and Suga

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Posted in: Bach corrects Chinese slip-up in Olympic talks; calls Tokyo best-ever prepared host city See in context

Japan has officially spent $15.4 billion on the Olympics, and government audits say it is much more. All but $6.7 billion is public money

Was it too hard to write that $8.7 billion is public money, or is this just a way to throw the lower number for public?

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Posted in: Japan to begin accepting requests for vaccine passports from July 26 See in context

So Japan is going to ask 10 nations to accept its vaccine passport but won’t reciprocate. The question i had in mind is will Japan accept its own vaccine passport for returning residents or will it be valid for Japanese passport holders only?

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Posted in: Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine See in context

This is nothing more than a blatant attempt to put blame of rising numbers again on foreigners. Japan isn’t letting any foreigners in, so how will they get to the duty free shops?

If LDP clowns had spent half the brain to find a solution they would have succeeded but since the start of pandemic their entire thought process is to come up with ingenious ideas to blame non Japanese

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Posted in: Japan says China's military strategy unclear, of serious concern See in context

I am actually always surprised how all the countries with history of barbaric invasions always play the China card to create hysteria. Has China invaded any country so far or has toppled the Governments?

A free world means every country in the world including China has the right to build military according to their needs. And no other country or group of countries has any right to dictate the needs or required capabilities.

Also, aren’t military plans and strategies supposed to be a secret. Does Japan know the plans and strategy of it’s allies or share its own plans with them?

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Posted in: Mizuho's corporate culture to blame for serial system failures, probe finds See in context

This isn’t limited to Mizuho. Even the large scale IT companies have similar culture and I don’t think it will change. The urge of controlling people by those who make into management layer after years of brown nosing is just too strong to stonewall any progress.

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 vaccination rollout picks up steam See in context

I commented a few days ago, Japanese Government and the media outlets supporting them will start flooding media with non-news to make it look like everything is awesome.

Japan's COVID-19 vaccination rollout picks up steam

No facts, no data but a sensational headline.

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Posted in: Suga likely to call snap election after Olympics, Paralympics: report See in context

Is this really a democracy ? Call in for a snap election at a time that suits the ruling party.

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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations at workplaces on June 21 See in context

According to Kato, companies and universities will be responsible for securing medical personnel to administer the vaccinations. 

The Government isn’t and won’t be held accountable for slow inoculation. The Government is just finding ways to find more scapegoats for their incompetence, these oyajis are so pathetic.

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Posted in: 1,649 Tokyo Games attendees have already entered Japan under eased quarantine rules See in context

So countries with low positive rate and infection number than Japan are on red list splitting families, in some cases families with kids who need to get back to continue treatment for serious life threatening illness are not eligible for an exemption under special circumstances but people related to Olympics do.

I am really happy that the way Japan handled covid and treated hard working, tax paying foreigners with xenophobic attitude without any shame has made it an easy decision to leave Japan for good.

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Posted in: Mass vaccinations in Tokyo, Osaka get into full swing; Kobe opens large center See in context

Every drop counts so it’s good that we are getting more opportunities to get vaccinated but in my honest opinion, all the “positive” news about covid vaccination in Japan is pathetic attempt by the J Gov to save face.

The media outlets will be bombarded with non news (by repeating the same thing over and over) to create a false sense of serious action by the government.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

I still cannot understand the maths.

Mass vaccination centers in Osaka and Tokyo can vaccinate 15,000 people a day but the total number of slots available are 49,000 and 25,000.

so they took reservations for less than 5 days of capacity in Tokyo and 5 days in Osaka?

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Posted in: Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID See in context

Perhaps they need to plan it now because these “teens” will be in their 70s when they get their turn on vaccine.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics hit by yet another scandal over demeaning comments See in context

I find Tokyo’s female Governor’s comment to be more insulting yet very true representation of the mindset of Japanese political elite, which is all about projection of a fake progressive country without actually changing a thing. I was hoping that as a rare female powerful politician she may comment on the underlying problem and not only about the perception of Japan overseas.

"When we are talking about what we deliver from Tokyo, or from Japan, we shouldn't be sending a negative message,"

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Posted in: Mizuho hit by 4th glitch in 2 weeks See in context

With experience in the software and hardware industry, I can say we will see a lot more glitches in coming days across multiple companies. Japanese companies suddenly have came to a conclusion that hiring from India is a magic bullet. But unlike other countries who hire top quality talent across the globe including India and pay them fairly the only focus Japanese companies has, is to hire cheap talent, put them under a Japanese manager who has no idea on how to communicate internationally, and the only motivation is shouting banzai banzai banzai.

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Posted in: Ministry punishes 11 officials for ethics code violations involving Suga's son See in context

No punishment for the PM or his son?

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