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Posted in: Cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine projects confirmed in Japan See in context

Most of these institute have their own servers / email servers. Researchers must communicate (mandatory) through provided email address. Once you leave these institute all of your correspondence goes with it. Not a user friendly and primitive UI it looks really hackable.

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Posted in: Japan invention QR code wins award for global impact in electronics See in context

1990's Wow! and its everywhere now in Japan. auPay, Paypay, Paytm etc etc. Even we can put a logo over it. Well deserved award to the team.

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Posted in: Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea, media report See in context

The release of the water, which has been filtered to reduce radioactivity,...

Most of the radioactive isotopes have been removed by an extensive filtration process -- but one remains, called tritium, which cannot be removed with existing technology.

filtered and most probably 1000X diluted who knows...

A government panel said earlier this year that releasing the water into the sea or evaporating it were both "realistic options".

NAH!!! "option A" to hide all those incapability.

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Posted in: Japan's top court backs lower pay for nonregular employees See in context

Low birth rate, higher suicide rate and THIS! kudos!!! I bet govt deduct the same amount of TAX from a non-regular workers compared to a regular workers with same range income.

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Posted in: Typhoon expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds over weekend See in context

To all JT readers, don't go to rooftop to see typhoon XD

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Posted in: First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic See in context

Nice idea, drunk people will have hard time though lol !

Even without a pandemic, the natural environment contains several hundreds of thousands of microbes per cubic meter

1) Thousands of course but the concentration is still low compared uncleaned palm. 2) Uncleaned palms will mostly carry mouth bacteria and human viruses whereas air will carry all types of microbes which might be unharmful to humans (depends on surroundings).

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Posted in: Japanese musician beaten up in New York for being 'Chinese' See in context

Its the same country that is protesting racism and shouting BLM. Idiots as their president.

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Posted in: Mail delivery robot makes test run on Tokyo road See in context

Year 2030; roads will be flooded by self driving car, delivery drones, mail robots, VR-realtime tour-travels etc. What a jobless world it would be.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor asks Suga for dialogue on U.S. base transfer See in context

Dont know much about the history huh? Japan never had a choice in the matter!

So you're telling me Americans wrote article 9 of Japanese constitution?

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Posted in: Okinawa governor asks Suga for dialogue on U.S. base transfer See in context

Japan was very stupid to dissolve its Military force after WWII defeat. They could have coexist with US military. One day US will move out, then what? Japan bears almost 30-35% of US military's Asia-pacific budget that's great help for DOD. The day US military moves out of Japan, it will be the day US will lose its power from the other half of the globe.

No U.S. Base - no sustainability. Do the math.

LOL. Tourism is Okinawa's main industries (at present). US military might contribute max of 5-7% to the local economy and it's very centralized maybe we can hand pick those businesses. Remember all those housing facilities, recreational facilities, base employees are paid by J-gov (JP's tax payer's money). You need to move more around Okinawa to understand this.

Relocating base inside main island means less likely to be a target by China. China will need hell of guts and precise plan to attack such place unlike Senkakus. So we already know the outcome of such meeting. Okinawan governors (past/present) will keep requesting Tokyo will keep denying. The only group enjoying will be those contractors, man they got money.

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Posted in: Toyota, Hitachi, JR East to jointly develop hydrogen-powered trains See in context

Although majority of the trains are electric, the source of electricity is coal. Especially after Fukushima meltdown. I think Hydrogen fuel cells sounds promising but problem is their stability. Hopefully the have done enough research to make it safe and stable.

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Posted in: Japan’s healthcare system summed up in photo of hospital bill for father’s heart surgery See in context

I think our health insurance is capped at 60,000 (during one time hospital admission and treatment), Anything above it will be paid by insurance.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks end lower as Trump tests positive for coronavirus See in context

Wondering, how will stock react if he dies "due to corona"?

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Posted in: Mt Fuji gets season's 1st snowcap, 24 days earlier than last year See in context

This will be lauded as proof of climate change.

If the snow cap had come later, that would be proof of climate change as well.

Nope: Amount of snow, snow cap for total number of days (in a year) and wide fluctuation would be more reasonable proof.

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Posted in: Worried by pandemic, unmarried Japanese couples want legal protection See in context

Article started with "unmarried couple" ended with "maiden name" and comment section ended up with "homosexuality". Bravo :D !!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 191 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 442 See in context

A useful link for covid-reporters of JT. No pun intended.

https://covid19japan.com/

hopefully than can include others prefectures/cities too.

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Posted in: LDP elects Suga as leader to succeed Abe See in context

After looking at all the available options, I'd say... "whatever"

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Posted in: Japanese dining chain curries favor with Indian market See in context

Population density is so high over there. You'll have min numbers of customers all the time.

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Posted in: Abe says Japan must strengthen ballistic missile defense See in context

I thought he quit.

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Posted in: Japanese government promises reduced teacher responsibilities, right to refuse club supervision See in context

Unless there's an emergency, Sat-Sun should be full holiday for teachers. Their personal life is miserable as hell in Japan.

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Posted in: PM contender Suga hints at consumption tax hike See in context

Speechless duh speechless. Instead of lowering a bit he wants to increase. Onigiri size has already been drastically reduced in size compared to last few years. Bento boxes have already implemented fake designs/dents to put less stuffs in it. Drink bottle size has been reduced to 1.6L from 2L. Man everything will be microscopic soon.

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Posted in: Edano named leader of Japan's new main opposition party See in context

A graduate of Tohoku University, Edano is an avid karaoke singer and a fan of various pop idols, including all-girl band Keyakizaka46.

I need to put similar things in my CV. Let's see if someone hires me.

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Posted in: Sushi chef using shirtless bodybuilders for delivery to buoy virus-hit business See in context

This side of Japan is really strange, sometime entertaining too.

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Posted in: Fireman photographs female in bath; gets chased by parents and drives off with mother on bonnet See in context

Fireman in sex related crime again??? Have to agree with Mickelicious.

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Posted in: China tries to flip the pandemic script, starring a 'reborn' Wuhan See in context

So we're going to believe China and WHO after all these misinformation and lack of transparency. I bet there is fresh outbreak after that tasteless Wuhan pool stunt.

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

Monday/Tuesday news will be like:

"Haishen" killed x people, injured y people and destroyed z houses before moving to China.

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

Tropical cyclone name origins are rotated from a list submitted by western Pacific nations

I know it very well. I am just talking about the coincidence.

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

Don't take risks, and bring your plant pots and other balcony bits'n'bobs inside.

Already tied everything together in a net. Will collect water in bath tube at the end of the day. Good thing is it will not last long. Worried about Kagoshima and goto jima

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Posted in: Maximum caution urged as super typhoon approaches southwest Japan See in context

For some reason the super typhoon name has to be Chinese. Be safe everyone!

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