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Posted in: Fujifilm starts Avigan trial to treat coronavirus See in context

This virus is destroying society.

I can't stand hearing and reading about it 24/7 anymore. Please let a cure be real and let us all move on from this burden.

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Posted in: Investors look to 2008 for guidance on when to jump back in See in context

They should at 1929 instead.

Welcome to The Great Depression 2.0!

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Posted in: Stop the clock: Japan wakes up to reality of Olympics postponement See in context

Now all hidden cases will gradually appear, who would've guessed..

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Must stop looking at money invested for a moment.

If anyone, just a single one soul, dies from this virus in middle of Olympics games then both IOC and Japan will be shamed by the whole world watching.

Don't do this.

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Posted in: Experts foresee Tokyo Games without spectators if virus lingers See in context

They are trying to save those $28 billion at all costs even if it costs people's lives.

They are very aware that mass public events right now should be forbidden, but they want to save the investment not the people.

Meanwhile US is releasing $50 billion to fight infections, the Federal Reserve is injecting $1,5 trillion dollars trying to save the stock market right now in panic because if this virus and Japan think these $28 billion are too much to let until the day they figure out a much more expensive bill is coming for neglecting the risk mass public events represent.

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Posted in: 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' demo goes live See in context

This game will be fully released only around 2024~2025.

When they call it "definitive edition", that's when I will buy.

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Posted in: Canceling Tokyo Olympics would cut Japan GDP growth by 1.4%: estimate See in context

This virus is very dangerous for elderly, which Japan have plenty.

Not cancelling public events is irresponsible specially when the concern is money.

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

These people refusing to cancel the Olympics are delusional and irresponsible.

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Posted in: Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of 'child abuse' See in context

The man is just speaking the truth.

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Posted in: Japan reports 3rd cruise ship passenger death; 57 more infected See in context

And some fools still believe "this is just a flu".

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Posted in: Japan's yen may lose status as safe-haven asset amid virus spread See in context

@umbrella this article calling it a "safe heaven" literally made me laugh.

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Posted in: Quarantine measures questioned as woman tests positive after leaving cruise ship See in context

It's long past the point where China was the only source of incubation :

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/world/asia/south-korea-coronavirus-shincheonji.amp.html

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Posted in: Japan to tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in 12 key sectors See in context

I have shares of Square.Enix Holdings, it's easy to see why they want to do that. China could buy the entire country just like they are buying land all around the world.

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Posted in: Japan confirms 14 more virus cases; school to be closed for 2 days See in context

The gov should be aware that groups of people are infected and spreading the virus intentionally and posting the places they go to eat, on instagram.

I for one ain't leaving home.

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Posted in: Macho culture seen putting women off data science jobs See in context

The first computer programmer was a female scientist.

This doesn't make any sense.

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Posted in: Hundreds leave quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama as coronavirus concerns grow See in context

Goodbye plans for the Olympics.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from apartment building in Kumamoto See in context

Cultures where people believe more in afterlife, ghosts, mysticism in general. More young people are lead to commit suicide.

If everybody was well aware that there's no second chance, I believe suicide would be much less common around the globe.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Many third world countries are more developed than this in terms of law enforcement and human rights.

If you live in Japan as a foreigner pray every day for never ever need to face any legal investigation or face jail time.

The discrimination is very visible.

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Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what best job for a husband is, with architect topping list See in context

I know a bunch, they all live in apartments. Think again ladies.

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Posted in: Found in translation: Entrepreneur Oya Koc interprets her way to startup success See in context

The best thing about being a founder is being able to do whatever you want, meaning you have full control over the business.

That is a myth; everybody is always serving somebody!

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Posted in: Death of K-pop star Goo Hara stirs bullying debate See in context

I quit all social media websites years ago and my life had a spike in quality since then...

Unfortunately this was part of her job (exposing herself) and the target audience, teenagers, are absolute emotional terrorists. This is the very reason I dislike J-pop, K-pop, American Pop, whatever. Music is not about exposing yourself as a product to the public, young and naive girls like this one unfortunately fall to this trap universe and the consequences are many, they often enter an spiral of insanity with no turning back.

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Posted in: How many hours a month do anime artists work in Japan? Survey finds crazy number, unhappy workers See in context

Leaning your head over a desk to make drawings over 10 hours a day can hurt you more than working on construction carrying heavy materials all day. It causes severe pain to your back and the lack of movement in bad sitting stance can block blood from reaching your feet causing even more pain once you standup. A friend of mine had to be hospitalized due to backbone issues.

Manga creators, animators, game developers, musicians, they all go through these abusive work conditions because companies know there are too many out there willing to take the suffering.

Once the passion is gone they are simply replaced by younger blood.

Anyone who ever worked for entertainment industry knows how things are, most won't stay in the industry for more than 3 to 5 years.

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Posted in: What TV shows have you binge watched and what is the longest amount of time you spent doing that? See in context

"Green Eggs and Ham", it's awesome cartoon adaptation of the book.

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Posted in: Teacher's kick leaves student with broken bone at prestigious Tokyo school See in context

In my country often it's the very contrary.

Students punch teachers trying to force them to fight back and go to prison. A teacher cannot react, if they ever touch a minor it's almost a decade of instant prison, and students know that.

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Posted in: Video game 'Death Stranding' bids to rekindle hope See in context

I understand what Kojima is trying to do, but I don't like it so I won't buy the game.

There's almost no "game", very little gameplay, while there's hours and hours of cinematics and non-sensical dialogue.

Doesn't feel like he built something for the player, seems like he wants us to just sit there and watch, like a movie. This format isn't attractive to me.

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Posted in: Japan wants to go cashless, but elderly aren't so keen See in context

If the matter is savings for retirement then the worst thing that you can do is to pile paper money under your bed. Buy gold instead if you don't trust banks.

For daily expenses I have never seen in my life the classic creditcard machines fail so I just pay with instead of keeping cash around.

Phones are entirely different story. All smartphones now can be targeted by viruses, I will never trust this thing.

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Posted in: Chinese state media urge 'tougher line' on Hong Kong See in context

HK Citizens are NOT Chinese. Dont follow the PRC propaganda.

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong citizen born there and he tells the world he is Chinese.

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