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Posted in: Man offers to pay back mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil COVID funds 'little by little' See in context

The cost of a fine house,「オンライン カシーノに」I heard.

Well, somebody lost!

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Posted in: Netflix trims staff to weather slowing growth See in context

Sick of Netflix as lifestyle. And actually limited choice considering range of title on other providers also to pay for.

Missing スカッパ and WOWOW - actually liked the randomness of things I could choose to watch.

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Posted in: How Tom Cruise survived the end of the star era See in context

As article alludes: Cruise as brand.

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Posted in: Director Martin Scorsese said recently that many people today rarely bother to watch movies or TV shows made before their own time. Do you agree, and if so, why do you think this is? See in context

Chronologically Age becomes an arbitrary period.

Artistic merit and interest are one thing, but if you are 6 or 60 there are vastly different quantities of cinema to choose from.

Scocese’s observation is pertinent though.

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Posted in: Wim Wenders making film about fancy public toilets in Japan See in context

So, nach Der Himmel über Berlin und The End of the World kommen wir zum Toiletenwaschenkraft oder.

Which means something like, the zen of toilet cleaning latterly transcends Heaven and the end of the world.

I wanna watch!

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Posted in: If you are an employee of a company, educational institution or organization, do you like your job? See in context

Last two positions:

first work great, job sucked (organisation and most people thereが困った)

second work sucked job great (people great; admin tasks in triplicate, performance indicators and compliance as de facto work goals more than anything professional or ‘customer/student-centred’)

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Posted in: Floods, fires drive Australian home insurance crisis See in context

Insurance availability as new driving factor in urban and residential planning.

Market forces at work.

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Posted in: Has the coronavirus changed your sleep pattern in any way? See in context

No, not sleep. Just tedious wakeful needless angst.

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Posted in: Do you think Ukrainians who have come to Japan because of the Russian invasion of their homeland should be referred to as "evacuees" or "refugees." In Japan, "refugees" can be granted long-term residency, while "evacuees" are viewed as people who will eventually have to leave. See in context

A bit like, ‘‘Freedom fighter’ or ‘terrorist’?’

or ‘potato’ (ポテート) or ‘potato’ (じゃがいも)?

But not ‘tomato’,

Basically, you don’t decide the term nor its meaning - the government does.

But you can bear witness to consequences.

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Posted in: Australia primed for 'unparalleled' decade of major sporting events See in context

One unmentioned point is deliberate siting of Commonwealth Games in regional locations (Ballarat, Bendigo,etc.) away from major city, Melbourne.

Happy days for sportees, but personally I’ll be happier just seeing the little bit aI see on JT.

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Posted in: Taiwan TV station apologizes over false Chinese attack alert See in context

Crying wolf - not useful.

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Posted in: Japan to scrap licenses for electric scooters See in context

Idiots on e-scooters being at fault is straight forward

But driverless buses in accidents - who to blame? A remote operator, or …?

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Posted in: In preparation for the further spread of electric kick scooters, the central and local governments should promote the development of bicycle lanes where scooters can be used safely. See in context

25 k/h speed limit!! Beahahahaha!

Suggestion seems like a subtle public means of lowering expenditure on the aged and induce population decline.

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Posted in: Understanding Japan through ‘Love is Blind’ See in context

Not only love is blind

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Posted in: Streaming along See in context

Full 櫻

こい - a bit limp and early

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Posted in: Korean automaker Hyundai makes 2nd effort to penetrate Japanese market See in context

Probably end up ‘same old same old’ in Japan with identifiably Korean cars.

In Australia Korean cars at a par with Japanese give or take, but cars from a bevy of Chinese makers - some pretty good - make it complicated.

One overlooked point is the huge surge in electronic vehicles from China, many kei-sized. Realising the existence of those would send lots of rats up the trouser-legs of Japanese and Korean car marketing people.

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Posted in: Period poverty lowers quality of life; women in 20s hit harder: study See in context

Of course if blokes had regular wiping or plugging issues, such ‘poverty’ would be far more addressed.

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Posted in: A large solar storm could knock out the power grid and the internet See in context

is only a matter of time before the Earth is hit by another geomagnetic storm

つちょう passbooks are useful

Cash is good

Gold is ‘golden’

And cryptocurrencies would not exist both actually and hypothetically

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Posted in: Tom Cruise heading to Cannes for 'Top Gun' sequel premiere See in context

the utterly unique and singular trace he is leaving on the history of cinema"

Well expressed

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Posted in: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says travel restrictions have little to no long-term impact on the spread of the coronavirus. Do you agree with its view? See in context

Any travel or No travel.

Since ‘No travel’ isn’t going to happen, we are stuck with travel, if we hadn’t noticed.

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Posted in: Do you think the surge in authoritarian behavior by governments around the world poses a growing threat to democracy, free speech and other civil rights? See in context

Elections: people vote for people to make decisions for them. If they even vote.

Athens - women and slaves excluded had its yes/no stone system and Switzerland has its Canton-based referendum system for voting on issues.

And Australian states re-discovered their actual pretty authoritarian powers to close borders (even international ones) lock down citizens with threats of fines which can be taken straight from bank accounts all without recourse to debate. Not to mention self-righteous media which claim a voice of people but have money and clout to tell governments what to do on their front pages. At least compulsory voting makes some semblance to a democratic ideal, if enforced.

Democracy? Ideal and reality have never really coalesced or even coexisted.

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Posted in: Pattinson suits up for macabre new 'Batman' See in context

Who do they wheel out for Alfred?

Daniel Craig?

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Posted in: Today’s commute to Yokosuka was my first train ride as Ambassador. #Japan’s world-class rail system is worthy of a world-class country. It did not disappoint. See in context

JNR Yokosuka line Green Car, took it from Zushi in early 1987, for the hell of it.

Green Car to myself, wider but harder seats that reclined.

Keikyu line was always better, cheaper, faster, more regular. Wondering why it requires the traditional JR class treatment

But I wonder what the US Ambassador was doing taking the train there - hope he didn’t need to take a bus to the base.

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Posted in: Do you think Russia is going to invade Ukraine? See in context

Dress rehearsal for Taiwan

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Posted in: Floating hologram registers coming to Japanese convenience stores See in context

also has the potential to reduce the workload of staff in future

And reduce staff.

Oh well, I suppose they can retrain for the maintenance demand

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Posted in: Kochi seeks to become anime, manga hub See in context

In spite of competition from places like Tokyo, a good initiative and Good Luck!

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Posted in: S Korea says North Korea test-fired 2 cruise missiles See in context

Poor NK!

With COVID-19 and Ukraine these days, not getting enough attention.

Perhaps likely they’ll use up their stock of missiles in ‘tests’.

Even so, vigilance is prudence.

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Posted in: 'Game changer' e-moped batteries spread from Taiwan across Asia See in context

Battery swapping- good innovation

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Posted in: Europe on the precipice in 'Munich — Edge of War' See in context

… misses the moment


With current and recent machinations around Ukraine’s eastern frontier, and perennial Quixotic European obsessions over nations and nationals - current release of this film seems rather timely.

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