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Posted in: Artist wins copyright claim over goldfish-filled phone booth in Japan See in context

Just add some function to it such as whenever someone makes a call aquarium glows/shakes, disperse oxygen etc. That's how copyright works in todays world. Look at apple inc.

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

No of buses in has been reduced (where I live). Time scheduled has changed. reason "covid" . They should be increasing the number of buses or train. What an irony.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

WHO is wasting donated money as always.

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Posted in: SoftBank unveils lower data usage fees after gov't pressure See in context

Changed to Rakuten last month. Its free, everything (for 1 year). Beat that.

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Posted in: Empress Masako turns 57 See in context

Royal family has not place in this modern world ... all they do is burden the coffers.

*Depends on country. There is a reason people spends $$ to see their abandoned houses.

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Posted in: '3Cs' Japan's top buzzword for 2020 See in context

Crippled Fukushima reactor, Covid-19 and Corruption.

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Posted in: Japan to loosen part-time work rules for foreigners stuck due to pandemic See in context

"If they wanted to do it right, they should grant them permanent resident status."... lawyers ironically?

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Posted in: Fines paid in only 25% of parking offense cases by foreign diplomats See in context

May be its time to change some of the rules. Nobody should be above the law.

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Posted in: Gov't unveils action plan to lower mobile phone fees See in context

I am guessing he was charged millions yen and some change after few overseas tour. Something triggered him to make this his main agenda.

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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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