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Posted in: iPhone 14 cheapest in Japan among 37 countries: survey See in context

I ain't spending $800+ for another iphone which practically doesn't different much from it previous models. No matter how much market share they have here, no one is that crazy to buy another every year

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Posted in: Kishida appoints eldest son as his executive secretary See in context

This is what we called shooting themselves in the foot. His recent suicidal political moves worried me. First it was the Abe funeral fiasco and now this.

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Posted in: Strong U.S. dollar an unstoppable force endangering other currencies See in context

Wanna hear a interesting fact?

During the tsunami of 2011, the yen gotten so strong against the dollar that the government was force to sell the yen against the dollar to stabilize the currency. Back then people complain that a strong yen is bad because how much we export.

And now the problem is that a weak yen is bad for import. This show you just how weird and mess up the market can get when a crisis hit.

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Posted in: Strong U.S. dollar an unstoppable force endangering other currencies See in context

And this is why you don't let one currency dominate the whole market. More currency swap should happen between nations. What these nations need to do is pay in different currency when they trade. For example if we import products from China or south korea, we should pay in their currency and they should pay in ours if they buy our products. This help stabilize each other currency and makes things a lot more fair than paying everything in dollar.

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Posted in: Ukraine reclaims full control of logistics hub from Russia See in context

This is gonna be a very brutal winter for both side. They are gonna freeze their nuts off fighting each other in the coming months. If Ukraine is smart, they better start asking the west to supply them a lot winter gears, heaters and food supplies.

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Posted in: Russia abandons key bastion; Putin ally suggests a nuclear response See in context

Is a tactic. Usually the boss will keep a wild dog at his side that bark all the time and he would keep it on a leash to threaten people around him.

Everyone knows they aren't that stupid to truly use nukes because the response and consequences they would suffer would be sever. But is a common tactic leaders usually use to scare their enemies. To act in a play that show that the people around him want to resort to nukes and while the owner is acting reasonable. This is just a tactic they use to trick the enemies to make them think Russia is gonna resort to nukes. To make the west back off. In the end they would never dare to use those weapons. They love their wealth and power too much to lose it all in a all-out nuke war.

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Posted in: Japan August jobless rate falls to 2.5%; job availability rises See in context

Who cares. Plenty of jobs lying around due to the shortages of workers. The farm and service sector need plenty of people anyway.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 3-month low on sluggish tech shares See in context

Yesterday was brutal for the Asia market. China,India and South Korea did just as bad. i still think the whole Asia market should unite and do more currency swap with each other to stand strong against the dollar. To strengthen the trades as we are closer with each other anyway. The US can't control their freaking inflation nor can they stop raising interest rates and screwing the world over. This is what happen when 1 currency dominate the global market.

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Posted in: 'Raincoat Man' arrested for stealing 360 women’s raincoats; says it's 'as exciting as lingerie' See in context

Once they charge him with a hefty fine for the amount of the stolen property, he is gonna wish he never held on to them.

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Posted in: Ex-Myanmar diplomat says junta envoy should be barred from Abe's funeral See in context

Unless this ex-government has any capability to retake their country and has the real backing of it's entire population ( including army and police and their families), i don't see why we should shun Myanmar. Whole Asia doesn't. Every Asia country still has diplomatic relation with Myanmar government. Why should Japan be the exception then? If we shun them, they will just run toward Russia and China anyway.

Reality is that the coup succeeded and they are now the real government running the nation. That is now a fact. People need to be realistic. If these residents have a problem with that, then they should just return back to their country and fight for it. Oh wait, they don't dare. They are hiding behind us and expect to drag us into the mess with our neighbors.

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Posted in: Pickpocket arrested in women’s car on Tokyo subway line See in context

Nice job

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Posted in: 55-year-old man arrested for assaulting 19-year-old daughter because she didn’t keep in touch with him See in context

Both side are at fault and need to sort things out

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Posted in: Japan food event held in Beijing See in context

He said he is glad to see the number of Japanese restaurants balloon in China in recent years as it signifies the spread of Japanese food culture in the neighboring country.

I bet he confuse those with the knockoffs restaurants that is operated by chinese who claim to offer japanese dishes. The real japanese restaurants has been closing one after the other since the pandemic began and China started their lockdowns. Just a few days ago another major chain restaurant company just announce their pullout from china due to profit losses.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

Forget reforms. Ban them and strip all their special treatments and tax deductions. The officials need to go after them hard and break this cult apart before they are allow to get back on their feet. And check how much money they took away from the people each year.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Japan's currency weakened past the psychologically important level of 145 yen to the dollar on Thursday

Is this article even keeping up with the recent update? Yen has drop back to 140 after the currency intervention.

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Posted in: Japan holds 1st tourism expo in 2 years to aid virus-hit industry See in context

So many ignorant reader comments. You do know that if you travel to a different prefecture within a country, you can still be considered a tourist right? A tourist is basically someone who travel and visit places for pleasure and spend money.

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Posted in: Japan intervenes in currency market buying yen for dollars for first time since 1998 See in context

Government should do more currency swap with other countries. Is because all payment are handle in dollar, that the economy had become so reliant on the dollar these days. The dollar is practically holding the world currencies hostage. So many countries are now suffering

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Posted in: Man arrested for possessing gunpowder near U.S. Embassy in Tokyo See in context

I think gunpower is a extremely unsuited to make explosive. Especially you put it into cloth-like cup. The man is watching too many movies.

He has better luck making fireworks than actually a lethal explosive.

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Posted in: 60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police: survey See in context

What's the issue exactly? They are still doing their job. Is not like they insult or harm you. People act as if some few minutes of questioning is some kind of torture and get so easily offended. Not to mention they do manage to find a lot of those who had expired visa or doesn't have a license while driving.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of Osaka karaoke parlor owner asks for death penalty See in context

Is extremely hard to get the death penalty and even if you get it, you will be waiting decades for it to happen. That torturous wait of your own hanging is the punishment most the public wishes for them.

If he really want the death that badly, he should just do it himself instead of hoping someone else do it for him.

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Posted in: U.N. warns up to 345 million people facing starvation See in context

World population is 7.7 billion and rising fast. Just 20years ago that number was just 6 billion. Covid and wars didn't even put a dent to it.

Give it another 20 years and you gonna just how crazy the world is gonna get. And government are still pushing for more growth. This is what happen when you heavily focus on globalization. Things are gonna get a lot worse if the government don't start to really manage the numbers.

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Posted in: 'Ninja Bear' has been attacking dairy farms in Hokkaido for three years See in context

The hunter who will take this beast down will become pretty famous i suspect.

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Posted in: Japan warns of intervention; BOJ conducts 'rate check' over yen's fall See in context

It doesn't work. China and South Korea has been raising their rates for awhile now and China has even been buying their own currency heavily. The devaluation of their currency is still happening. It doesn't matter anymore if you raise interest rate or not. It is not working at all for the West too. The US is dragging everyone into the water and drowning. Nobody knows anymore how to stop the economy from crashing.

Raising interest raise will heavily effect our economy too. It will cause less people willing to borrow, which means less people willing to invest or start a business. Also means businesses will tighten up their savings and refuse to increase wages or try new things. This cause recession. Which the world is already heading toward too. It also greatly effect those with debts and make lives harder. Lower consumer spending and a sharp increase of unemployment is what you get. BOJ should not make the same choice as the US who is destroying itself.

I say instead of relying so heaavily into the dollar, the BOJ should instead do currency swap with it's neighbors. Especially with nations that we heavily import from. This will at least stabilize our economy a lot more than just relying on the dollar.

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Posted in: Hokkaido man gets suspended term for leaving infants home alone See in context

These pachinko stores are the cancer of this nation. Way too many gambling addicts over the years.

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Posted in: Father swung 2-year-old daughter upside down, hitting her head against table See in context

Why this man is even allow to be near them after the air gun incident is beyond me. The man is a ticking time bomb. He should never be allow near the kids again

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Posted in: Japan to revise foreign aid charter toward 'more strategic' ODA use See in context

Is a waste of money. Billions throw into the water with nothing to show for it if you ask me. Most of the nations that receive help probably never show any gratitude for it.

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Posted in: 5 Hong Kong speech therapists jailed for conspiracy to 'brainwash' children with cartoons See in context

In the end i think they have themselves to blame for all of this. Their own police force and officials allow this to happen. Their society is so divided that they willingly gave themselves to the mainland. The whole industry sector is still operating normally which means most are okay with things and not willing to fight for their freedom. While the rich ran with their wealth. So why should we care anymore what is happening to HK? Unless they themselves unite instead of targeting each other, true changes will never happen.

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Posted in: Japan, Taiwan to begin talks on evacuation plans if China invades See in context

Is there a need though? Taiwan is a small island. The moment China large military attack, it will be quickly over by taking out military targets. Is not like they will target civilians. I doubt Taiwan would even have the time at that moment to help with the evacuating of japanese citizens. Usually the safest option is just to hang tight and wait till it's over. Why run?

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Posted in: Arrested Tokyo 2020 sponsor exec says he gave cash to Japan's ex-PM Mori: report See in context

Great job prosecutors. Keep it up. I hope they go after all of them and keep hammering until no officials would still have the nerve to propose to bid for the 2030 winter olympic.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

Good. But WHO is still has a lot of making up to do. They lost all credibility when they downplay the virus at the start of the pandemic.

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