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Posted in: Cup Noodle evolves its mystery meat into mystery 'karaage' with fried chicken ramen See in context

I grew up eating cup noodles in my college days. Good times. Nissin cup noodles are one of the things you just can't forget. Still love eating them today.

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Posted in: S Korea rulings on wartime cases may reflect judges' conviction See in context

Is kinda funny when the court decide to fight among themselves. What's the point of rule and law then if every 2-3 years a different judge would suddenly come up with a new decision? This thing had been settle decades ago.

Is the same thing happening everywhere else. Whever a new party come into power, they reverse decisions on a whim and completely detroy the previous governments hard work. When you make a deal, you are bound by it no matter how much time has pass. Deals and promises are sacred and must be kept.

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

Keeping quiet isn't gonna change reality. Taiwan has been a nation for several decades now. That is not something you can just ignore and can change. They have their own army and a president.

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Posted in: Japan leans toward holding Olympics with domestic spectators: report See in context

I am not surprise. We still have more than a month to go till the olympic happen and mass vaccinations sites are currently everywhere. Before the mass vaccination had started the numbers of vaccinated people where at around 8%. By the end of july we probably should at least be at around 30-40%. Should be enough to allow spectators in. While most watch the olympics at home, there had always been a small numbers which like to see it personally. While i am not a fan of the olympics, i can see how the officials finally have some small hope that they can finally allow some domestic spectators in. if even 10% were willing to see it, it still means millions of spectators. Is not bad news in my opinion.

Personally i find these games are a waste of money but we are already knee deep in this hole and is not like we can abandon it anyway after everything we went through. It has been a tough 2 years for many citizens. Games like these should help distract people for a bit.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers seek emergency clause for constitution to deal with crises See in context

Too slow in doing everything because how restricted they are. Laws need to be more loosen as we had seen most other nations had done during their handling of covid. Civilian has too much rights and asking them instead of forcing it clearly is no longer working.

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Posted in: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year See in context

I will miss them. I grew up using their products. These days i use the Sony phone which are very good when it comes to making pictures.

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Posted in: France's Macron slapped in the face while greeting crowd See in context

I am not surprise considered he and Merkel are the most hated leaders in Europe because of their weak handling of the immigrant crisis these couple of years and their eagerness to do business with dictators.

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Posted in: Russian crew member arrested over boat collision that killed 3 Japanese See in context

Is probably gonna be bargain chip for the Japanese fishing ship that got caught by Russia for claiming that it enter it's waters a week ago. Putin did say not long ago he want to talk about a peace deal. Let see him solve this one first.

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Posted in: Nike commercial about gender inequality in Japan receives backlash online See in context

Selling overprice products while using cheap labor in third world countries is not exactly a company that want to preach others. They should instead just do more for the world instead of bothering to appear woke.

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Posted in: Town hit by threats, complaints over COVID vaccination program for youth See in context

I don't get why anyone is surprise and anger by this. Each town and city has their own resources and officals that take care of it's people. Their own community. If the town want to vaccinate their youth and are capable to do it, who are we to judge them? Why are some getting angered that the town had the ability to vaccinate their own just because you yourself didn't get a shot living in a big city? For all we know they already secure their elderly in their town and now want to protect their kids. Is for the parents there to decide whether they want to send their kids or not.

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Posted in: Toyota reaches settlement over bullied engineer's suicide See in context

Toyota at least have a better reputation than other companies and does want changes because of it's position in the world stage. While is hard to imagine that changes would immediately come, i do believe that Toyota is one of the companies out there in Japan that actually take issues like these very seriously and usually keep their words. They have a reputation to uphold and does not tolerate these kind of things that would drag their company name through the mud.

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Posted in: Japan disposes of over 7,000 mishandled doses of COVID vaccine: report See in context

Human errors does happen. We aren't prefect. Especially considered this is happening on a massive scale nationwide. I don't care about a few thousand. As long they keep the massive vaccinations going and doesn't stop. What is 7000 when there are over millions of vaccine and more are made everyday. Keep going no matter the cost. As long they can speed up the whole process these few months and return life back to normal this summer, i would not even mind if they waste a million does. Considering the goverment had secure more than 120million doses orders anyway and more are still coming.

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Posted in: Japan considers sending coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam: report See in context

Just ti remind most are still confuse, Japan has a surplus of vaccine and it also had been producing the vaccine none-stop in the nation. AstraZeneca is not only made in Europe. In japan the JCR made millions of them. We have our own vaccine factories and made deals with the companies who invented these different type of vaccine to be made in our own nation.

Currently the vaccine roll out is happening in Japan. So just be patient already and you will eventually get a shot. japan has enough vaccine. Just a little slow with the vaccination program and lack of manpower. Stop getting agitated every time Japan want to give some vaccine to other nations who are also desperaretly battling the covid. Taiwan is a very important trading neigbor while Vietnam has a large amount of Japanese companies and if the covid become too sever, it will once again hit the supply chain and make Japan suffer more. Vaccine has to be send in order to minimize the damage.

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Posted in: Saitama police chief arrested for stealing rolls of toilet paper See in context

You gotta hand it to the police to even willing to arrest the chief and also file the charges for the crime. And even dare to reveal this news to reporters. Any other country, the one who try to do this to a police chief probably get a slap and scolded till his ears bleed. Where all you need to do is flash your badge and problems get solve.

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Posted in: Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan See in context

There is a reason why Russia desperate need a peace agreement with Japan. They are stuck in the Ukraine conflict and last year the Belarus protests and Navalny poisoning didn't help Russia in improving relation with the EU. While the US now has Biden who unlike Trump is more harsh toward Russia. So Russia is in a bind to find more trading partners. Japan is practically a neighbor and because we are a island base nation, we desperate need natural resources which Russia has while they need cash.

Technically Japan don't want to sign any peace treaty. Because this would put the government in trouble with the US and the EU where all trades happen. And let be honest, we actually don't really want those Kuril islands. Is just a excuse to not sign any peace treaty. Who in their right mind even want to go there. Hokkaido is already cold enough but the Kuril islands is a very harsh and cold place that only desperate people will want to go live there.

The moment Russia manage to secure a peace treaty, Putin wouldn't need to worried about the US installing any new missile system on Japan soil and he also no longer need to concentrate troops near Japan borders. He could then put all his focus back in the west again.

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Posted in: American arrested on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil See in context

He is selling it to his students, then i pretty sure he is in a world of pain. Normally there are some private students who have pretty wealthy parents and those do not appreciate it if he had try to profits off their kids money.

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Posted in: Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan See in context

That is pretty bold of him to say these things after just capturing one of our fishing ship this week for trespassing. Was that stunt pull just so he can remind us that about this whole territorial dispute?

Btw, this is pretty weird. I just saw on youtube yesterday a video about Russia and Japan potential relationship by building the tunnel between each other for trade and this happen. Is almost like youtube algorithm knew this would happen.

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Posted in: United Airlines sees a supersonic future See in context

Seems like something only the rich can afford to ride on.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers say client happy after days of French probe See in context

So what's the point of even questioning him anyway? Is not like he would tell them anything that would put him in a disadvantage. Is merely asking questions. What a waste of time. Of course he is happy and satisfied. He got away and is living the good life in Beirut and nobody can touch him.

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Posted in: Japan births hit new record low in 2020 See in context

Every few weeks the same report. I have already seen it so many times already. If this is the way they try to convince us, it ain't working. We aren't interested in having more kids.

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Posted in: Hikaru Utada’s haunting new music video for 'Pink Blood' released See in context

@Samit Basu, is just simping for very attractive asian males and females. These days music is never about the content but about the looks. You should see just how crazy the females goes for certain males singers. Both young and old. My mother really like one of the chinese singer but i find his songs kinda boring. Every time i visit her, she play his songs in the house. I pity my dad.

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Posted in: Former illegal manga site operator gets 3 years in jail See in context

@Cricky, i think it had to do more with resources available. Companies has law firms and private investigators working 24/7 for them and do not mind pouring cash to have them go after you with everything they got. They can keep it going for years if they had too.

While others crimes is usually just small time police having flimsy evidence against the accuse that lawyers can pick apart easily while the victims has no cash to keep their case going for a long time. If you got money, then hire a very decent lawyer. Lawyers can always find loopholes to knock down the sentence to less or drag the case out for years till the victim give up.

This is why you don't mess with big companies unless you are extremely confident you can win your case. Companies don't joke around once they get their legal team after you.

A very good example is Nintendo who is infamous for cracking down on piracy that benefit their ip's. Their legal teams are legendary.

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

uhem. hahaha. i mean 8%. Got a little confuse. Still a little sleepy right now.

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Posted in: 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have now pulled out: organizers See in context

Is not surprising. Because tourist aren't coming from overseas, they also do not need so many volunteers. There is not much for them to do considering it's now only athletes playing the games.

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

@Alan Harrison, you do know that 10mill is around 12.6% of the japan population right?

How did you came up with 0.8%?

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Posted in: Man arrested after pushing over woman and her 2 children on bicycle See in context

Glad the passerby didn't let this slide. Is time like these that we need to look out for each other.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open, citing mental health issues See in context

Nice. She give them the finger after they threaten to disqualify her. If they think they can preasure her to appear on their press conferences then clearly they don't know her. Might as well just take this time to relax at home.

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Posted in: Osaka fined $15,000 for skipping French Open news conference; could face disqualification See in context

Hah. For a second there i though Osaka prefecture itself was fined instead of Naomi.

I think athletes should just stick to what they love to do. Which is playing sports. I don't get why they would have to force someone to appear and answer reporters question when the person itself don't want too. Because if the person don't want to, even if you force her, she will not give you any genuine answers anyway. I myself would probbly be cursing them inside while i had to sit through the conference.

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Posted in: Suez Canal ship case adjourned for compensation talks See in context

This is why we have insurance. Otherwise many companies would go bankrupt already. I hope Egypt release the crew soon. it's considered blackmail for them to keep holding on the crew and refuse to let them go home.

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Posted in: Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase See in context

@Cricky, that wasn't the issue. The issue was that he did it without consent and didn't even bother to say a word. How would you feel when someone just enter your house without saying anything and start to borrow your stuff? And worse was when he ignore the police and thinks he can drive away from them. If he had acted more as someone to take pity on, they would not have to go as far to even arrest him. Cases like his could be dangerous because they might have rage issue and suddenly come at you with a weapon once you try to talk to him. We had seen plenty of cases when someone suddenly attack a store employees when they get irritated of being told what they cannot do.

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