GyGene comments

Posted in: Japan will consider release of oil reserves if necessary See in context

Wait. Iran just blatantly bombs Saudi Arabia oil facilities?! You mean a country can do this and get away with it?! Seems to me that Saudi Arabia allies should step in and blow the smithereens out of Iran. I don’t see how this should be allowed to happen.

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Posted in: High-speed 5G network seen as ready to spur online gaming See in context

Japan needs to have fast free wifi internet first for visitors.

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party head admits to interrogation for alleged intimidation See in context

NHK are the bullies.

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Posted in: Rakuten to delay start of wireless network service until April See in context

I'm pulling for Rakuten. We need more competition.

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Posted in: Estimates cast doubt over Japan's public pension sustainability See in context

Boys, we’ve made it this far, we shall make it from here.

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Posted in: Some local governments successfully reintegrate 'hikikomori' back into society See in context

Great! I like the farming idea too. Farmers are the REAL backbone for all of us. As I enjoy my coffee, natto, eggs, etc. this morning.

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Posted in: Korean Air to reduce flights to Japan See in context

Just when we are changing to Korean Air! Maybe not now.

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Posted in: Starbucks vs two popular Japanese coffee shops: Which gives best value? See in context

Starbucks for comfort, no smoking, and atmosphere. But we love Doutor! Except for smoking. And no comfortable seating, no WiFi, cannae charge phones! These days, it’s absolutely inexcusable to not have WiFi internet, and it’s plain cheap and chintzy to not be able to charge a phone! So, it’s Starbucks!

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Posted in: Emperor Hirohito stopped by PM Yoshida from expressing remorse over war, documents show See in context

Whew, life can get complicated! From the U.K. press having a front page headline saying, “Japan's Evil Sun god Burns in Hell” when he died in 1989, (y’all remember that one?) to those who still revere Hirohito, and everything in between. I don’t truly know, but my opinion is he had great culpability for Japan’s role.

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Posted in: Return rush See in context

Hey, afanof (Russian, eh? Sloveka Afanov, eh?), I agree. We avoid new year and obon travel.

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Posted in: Swarovski latest luxury brand to apologize to China See in context

albaleo, if Chinese people try to get a life, they’ll be persecuted terribly. They must toe the party line. Oh, hey panda faced Xi.

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Posted in: Should Japan send Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to the Strait of Hormuz to escort tankers bringing oil to Japan? See in context

Yes. I’m for Japan having a very strong self defense force.

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Posted in: Caught in the trade war: Resurgent yen poses risk for Japan Inc See in context

Oh me, since I get my money in USA dollars to change to yen, it hurts me.

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Posted in: Woodstock generation looks back, from varied vantage points See in context

Well I was in Vietnam at the time. Those of us there never even heard of Woodstock. And I still am not a supporter of what they stood for. Seems to me the results of all that “peace and love” aren’t so good overall. Just look around at USA now...

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Posted in: Stations, roads packed as travelers leave for summer holidays See in context

We try to never go with the flow during Japanese holidays.

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Posted in: Mt Asama erupts; weather agency issues warning See in context

I have a bit of ash from Asama eruption many years ago. I also climbed to the very top. A spooky site, peering down into the abyss.

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Posted in: Multiracial athletes sparking debate in Japan ahead of 2020 Games See in context

A homogenous society has pros and cons. So does a multicultural society. It’s people.

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Posted in: Power cut stops Tokyo trains; 15 passengers ill as air conditioning fails See in context

So, that’s how you got Toasted, eh? Whew, it ho’.

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Posted in: 57 dead, 18,000 taken to hospitals in Japan due to heatwave since July 29 See in context

ifd66, how’d you do that? Build a house that doesn’t need air conditioning in this heat?

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Posted in: Why do Japanese make fewer charitable donations than people in other countries? See in context

For 40 years, I worked for a non profit NGO and did a bit of research on per capita giving in the USA. For several years, guess what state gives the most per capita in USA?

One of the poorest: Mississippi. Yes, for several years running, Mississippians gave more per capita than any other state! I think per capita giving is the only real way to measure charity.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

No. Japan had ample warning about what was going to happen but still refused to surrender. The USA did not want to drop these terrible bombs. There were even several days between Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and still Japan’s leaders would not surrender! War crimes were committed in Nanking, Thailand, and some other places. But we have forgiven Japan of those terrible things and have moved to our mutual futures for peace and prosperity.

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Posted in: M6.2 quake hits off Fukushima; no tsunami warning issued See in context

I was in Aeon in Izumi, Sendai paying at register when it hit. Very strong here, fortunately all seems okay.

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Posted in: Pompeo urges Japan, S Korea to settle diplomatic row See in context

Didn’t President Park take all the Japanese money, $500 million (?) and put it into South Korean economy in 1965 instead of helping the South Koreans who were actually hurt in the colonial period? If so, that needs to be brought up again. All I know is I want good will and cooperation in these parts.

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Posted in: Angry South Koreans accuse Japan of 'economic invasion' See in context

This mess is so ridiculous that I wonder if somehow North Korea is behind it. Are South Korean people that stupid?

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Posted in: Japan's plutonium stockpile declines in 2018 See in context

Have I said lately that I loathe nuclear? I do.

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Posted in: Doctors in U.S. say insurers increasingly interfere over patient care See in context

USA medical system is an absolute mess. Before I retired, as self employed, I paid $1,250 per month insurance, then blood pressure rises when you have to fight insurance companies to pay their part! It was still the typical 20% I pay up to $10,000 ($2,000) plus a $1,200 per year I had to pay for deductible. Then the stupid insurance company just MIGHT pay, after you have been turned over to a collection agency.

Yes, that describes USA medical system. I loathe it.

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Posted in: Another anti-Japan rally See in context

Enough of this stupidity, SK.

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Posted in: Japan's annual eel-eating day hit by high prices See in context

I don’t understand why Japan doesn’t import USA catfish. I’ve been eating catfish and eel all my long life in USA. Taste, texture is very similar, with eel being a bit more oily. The catfish and eel we ate in my family were caught by my Dad and me. But now most catfish sold in USA are farm raised. I WILL NOT buy Chinese catfish.

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Posted in: As a general rule, you can tell a lot about people's personalities by the way they treat restaurant or store staff. Do you agree with this? See in context

Real simple. Treat others the way you’d want to be treated. If that means good, it’s a worldwide win.

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