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Posted in: As sports embraces activism, what should Tokyo Olympics permit? See in context

The Olympics will be one protest followed by a counter protest followed by a counter counter protest..

That is exactly what will happen, bringing all of this together on a world stage would be a disaster. While I do support the protests happening in America, it's IN America.

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Posted in: Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov 12 See in context

I would love to get my hands on one, but like the past systems (PS3&PS4) there will probably be a newer model with some improvments. I was a little surprised at the SSD space, was expecting more. Still thinking of whether I'd get the regular or digital +some accessory. Cheaper buying digital while living in Japan.

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Posted in: Samsung touts $2,000 foldable phone as a 'VIP' experience See in context

I'd actually love to get some hands on time with the Fold. Thats the pics and stat sheets really dont cut it with tech. As far as dropping 2k....if I hit the lottery, sure.

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Posted in: Chinese university slammed for telling female students to spurn 'overly revealing' dress See in context

ummm so? We had those rules in high school.

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Posted in: Kanye West holds chaotic opening of 2020 presidential bid See in context

twitter as always has the best answers

If you actually think this....reevaluate.

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Posted in: 'The Simpsons' ends white actors voicing characters of color See in context

this is what the far left wants and gets, its just gone too far, how about some common sense

People of color voicing characters of color is common sense.

That being said, they better have a spot on replacment for Cleavland,lol.

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Posted in: Online recruitment gives students insufficient info on firms: survey See in context

Well, I guess it would be too much to expect the applicants to do their own research on the companies they are applying to, wouldn’t it?

What is this madness you speak of?

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Posted in: Fans rush to see panda cub as Tokyo's Ueno zoo reopens after 4-month closure See in context

The irony of finally being free to leave your house after months of self restraint, only to go and watch a poor animal that will be forcibly detained until the day it dies. Grim

I don't know, being fed regularly, cleaned up after and medical. Might have it better than most of us.

Took my kids to see a panda a few years ago, the first one was cute but in the second enclosure one was leaning back on a tree eating bamboo spread eagle scratching itself, lol.

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Posted in: In Minneapolis, rage over George Floyd extends beyond police See in context


were the protests two years ago when the Somali Minneapolis cop killed the unarmed white woman? Oh wait...

Where's the 20 million dollars awarded to George Floyd's falmily? Oh wait....

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Posted in: Ruling bloc to urge gov't to retain April start for academic year See in context

Well as schools are starting in June, with classes divided in half and 3 hour (period) days, with the backlog of study they have left from last school year, the first month or so they'll be playing catch-up. They could probably finish that up by mid-July then have summer vacation and start in September. Maybe the time would be a drag for ES and JHS 1st year students but Japan's cirriculum is pretty packed in and teachers are always rushing to get things done in March every year.

But there are 3 ways of doing things over here, the right(easy) way, the wrong(hard) way and the Japanese way.

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Posted in: Japan looking at steps against cyber-bullying after death of 'Terrace House' cast member See in context

Studies have shown that "considering", "looking at" and "urging" has proven less effective than "doing". 

Bullying is japanese culture, sempai/kohai, the entertainment industry, mama groups. It's really everywhere. The thing that gets me is everyone acting surprised when things like this happen, run a few "anti-bully CMs, put up a few more posters around schools, pat themselves on the back and repeat the cycle.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context


They were turned away for the same reason at both places, so no, there were no other reasons involved - just homophobic bigotry.

"The operator of one of the hotels accepted the order. However, the other said the couple was turned down "not because they were of the same gender," but for a different reason that the city declined to reveal, according to the official."

There are multiple reasons why someone would be turned away from a "love" hotel, city officials even went to the hotels! But declined to reveal their  reason for turning them away? Maybe... there was a reason

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

The operator of one of the hotels accepted the order. However, the other said the couple was turned down "not because they were of the same gender," but for a different reason that the city declined to reveal, according to the official.

Well the biggest part of this is being withheld.

Also, turned away from two places, there are probably other reasons involved.

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Posted in: Anime/manga 'One-Punch Man' to be turned into a Hollywood live-action movie See in context

lol , Please don't

The only anime I would've liked to have seen done by Hollywood would probably be Attack on Titan. I think they could have done the action and visual effects very well.

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Posted in: What are the most popular Japanese TV shows? See in context

Sekai no Hate Made Itte Q is a pretty good program, there are a few I like watching, but I will miss any show with people eating.

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Posted in: NFL to release 2020 schedule on Thursday night See in context

I hope things will get back to normal, football is the only sport I look forward to every year. I'm not sitting through a 3 hour telecast tho.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine See in context


Didn't quite understand doggar's post huh?

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Posted in: Go easy on the sake when stuck at home, Japanese brewer cautions See in context


Australia placed restrictions on how much you can buy a day, perhaps Japan needs to do the same.

Good in theory, but there are 3 supermarkets, 2 drug stores that sell alcohol, a Family Mart and two 7-11's within a 10 minute walk from my house. Oh, and the beer/Chu-hi vending machine 3 mins away.

Best they can do is "urge"

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Posted in: Concern raised over exclusion of bar hostesses, sex workers from virus compensation See in context


They should chose to be office workers and do 80 hours of overtime for 450,000 yen a month like the rest of us.

So... there are only those two choices?

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Posted in: Concern raised over exclusion of bar hostesses, sex workers from virus compensation See in context

Wow, I did not expect this much support for hostesses and sex workers. Strange times.

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Posted in: 33 sports voted unanimously on new Olympic dates See in context

Then I guess you don't know any of the 11,000 Olympian athletes?

So I guess you know that none of them will get infected NOW.

Priorities, they've just decided on a day to cash in.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Brian Wheway,

Yeah, they've raised the price of smokes twice I think. That was going to be my "If it goes over 500 yen, I'll quit" but then they came right back around with a cheaper one.

Japan tobacco is huge, generating over 2 trillion yen in revenue.

A 100% somking ban will never happen but I'm not against a ban on indoor smoking. As far as privately owned places they should be able to decide for themselves.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context


American banknotes have a variety of illegal drugs on them.

Lol, maybe only like 3, max.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context


Though I don't smoke, but what about those vapers?

I was a smoker for a long time, switched to vaping about two or three months ago. Depending on the vape you're using you can make a place pretty cloudy in no time. Even though I vape I still go to smoking areas.


They are addicts, just like heroin junkies, and cannot stop even though they know smoking will kill them.

LOL,  a little dramatic.

Quitting smoking is hard as hell, if you have never smoked please don't comment on it. I switched to vaping (it is legal to import nicotine liquid), so my goal is to tone down my nicotine intake until I don't need it anymore.

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Posted in: Parents worried about impact of school shutdown See in context

LOL, imagine being stressed because of not having someone tell you what to do and think every hour.


On the other hand, the stress could just be from being nagged all day by a mother who is irritated by their presence.

Sad, but very true.

Also, many parents complained that their neighbors looked on them critically if they let their children play outside.

So even parents can't think for themselves.

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Posted in: Experts warn Japan may not have enough new virus test kits See in context

A few weeks ago on JT

SoftBank's Son criticized for offering free coronavirus tests

If they test more, they'll probably find more cases. Find more cases, Olympics gets canceled.

Gotta save face.

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

The Japanese government was also trying to wipe away worries.

Was that intentional?

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Posted in: Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? See in context

JJ Jetplane,

The oversexualization of minors and prepubescent girls is one glaring thing I think is noticeable


Japan’s manga and anime are interesting because compared to other countries, they’re made under wild, limitless freedom of expression, without any restrictions.

Limitless, as in a week teenager inherits some power but is still unsure of themselves, then unleashes they're true god-like power when someone close to them is in danger. I liked some Anime when I was in the U.S but after living here for a while it's a lot of rinse and repeat. There are a few good ones out there though.

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Posted in: China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone See in context

It's probably really hard to see "the point" of these phones until you have one in your hands. Same with most tech I think.

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Posted in: Japan has more anime/video game actresses than ever before, according to voice actor magazine See in context

The weird thing is that they usually sound the same for any particular role/character.

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