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Posted in: New Tezuka 'Black Jack' manga episode created using AI unveiled See in context

Let's wait for five years to see if there will be anything that has been created without the help of AI.

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Posted in: 3 bears captured after sneaking into Akita tatami factory See in context

It's a pity to kill bears and their cubs. There are so many other alternatives.

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Posted in: Greek ecosystems face increasing fire risk, experts say See in context

I read in Greek newspapers (www.makeleio.gr)

businessmen plan to install 24000 wind turbines, a project of millions of dollars.

Paid agents burn the forests to facilitate the installations.

The government is not able to cope with the hundreds of fires that appear simultaneously in multiple locations.

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Posted in: Nothing remote about short-term sex work See in context

If there is a country in this world without sss (secret sex services) please let me know.

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Posted in: Blockchain is a key technology – a computer scientist explains why the post-crypto-crash future is bright See in context

@Peter. Where from did you get that info?

There are about 550 crypto Exchanges worldwide.

Only a very small number of them has been hacked.

Moreover, not all of the hacked ones lost assets.

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Posted in: Etihad Airways to launch flights to Osaka See in context

Thank you Etihad. I won't have to go all the way to Tokyo to catch your flights to Europe. You are slightly cheaper than Emirates and Qatar.

Please reduce the cost of tickets less than Yen 200,000.

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Posted in: Japan eyes revamping tax-free shopping rule to stem illicit resales See in context

It reminds me of some countries that impose heavy taxes on foreign made cars. Embassies' staff can buy them tax free. A top grade Lexus or Benz has a tax tag of more than $60,000. The tax free bought car is immediately passed over to a rich local resident with a post-dated sales contract as a used car and the tax free buyer gets a present of e.g. 50 per cent of the tax. The rich resident gets the car at $30,000 cheaper and the Embassy staff makes a profit of $30,000. It is what Americans call a win-win situation.

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Posted in: 5 women taken to hospital after car slams into store in Aichi See in context

When you start mistaking your belt for your necktie then it's a good indication that you should stop driving.

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Posted in: G7 to push for tighter cryptocurrency regulations See in context

"The G7 will promote tougher regulations... aiming to increase business transparency and consumer protections."

But this is great news!

Thanks a lot G7

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Posted in: Japan to end service of adding blank passport pages See in context

It is 2023. Everything is digital. Not yet digital passports? What a disgrace!

I was obligated to travel, round trip 1800 Km, to go to Tokyo to renew my passport.

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Posted in: Robbery at Tokyo apartment leaves one suspect dead; 4 get away See in context

My home my castle. Bravo to the man who defended his home.

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Posted in: The bitcoin bounce: What comes next? See in context

I buy now the BTC under $30K and I'll sell it later over $50K.

If one does not believe in BTC staying out is the best.

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Posted in: Japan, Greece step up security ties as 'strategic partners' See in context

@BigP

I love your statement.

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Posted in: Echizen knives sought after by chefs overseas See in context

diagonalslip san,

I agree with your basic arithmetic calculations. But what about " machine assisted " handcrafting? The machines do the heavy weight lifting and the handcrafters inspect and add the final touches.

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Posted in: Echizen knives sought after by chefs overseas See in context

Rodney san,

if you pamper your eyes using the famous Echizen eye glasses then you can realize how good Echizen cooking knives are.

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Posted in: Volunteers taking outsized role in Japanese language support See in context

One can learn many languages free of charge. I repeat free of charge.

A few days ago there was a long article in "Japan Today" about the "Duolingo".

The said organization offers lessons in many languages free of charge. If one likes one can offer a donation to them.

Among other languages there are also Japanese lessons free of charge.

Since I am a neophyte in this nice country I am using it on a daily basis for a couple hours with excellent results.

Why don't you give it a try ? I also improved my English using it.

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Posted in: BlockFi files for bankruptcy; latest crypto company to fail See in context

"Back in February, BlockFi settled with the SEC over its crypto lending products, agreeing to pay $100 million in fines and penalties."

Was not that a major red flag for investors to withdraw their funds and move on to a legitimate exchange?

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Posted in: BOJ plans to experiment digital yen with megabanks next spring See in context

Blockchain technology and bitcoin showed us the way. The future is all digital. Nothing can stop it.

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Posted in: Tsundere beer now on sale in Japan, but it’s not like she brewed it for you See in context

I would never pay Yen 700 or more for a bottle of beer.

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Posted in: One of Japan’s biggest convenience store chains testing walk-through cashless payment system See in context

I just learned how to turn on/off a laptop. Next week I am going to buy a cell phone. My friends say life is easier if you have a cell phone.

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Posted in: Japan to scrap current non-digital health insurance cards in 2024 See in context

As a foreigner in Japan I want to have 4 separate cards: Residence, Driver's, My number, medical insurance. This way I feel safer even in case one of my cards is hacked.

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Posted in: Alipay+ partners with over 1 million merchants in Japan to create seamless travel experiences for international tourists See in context

Most of the 2 million visitors of USJ park in Osaka are from Asian countries where the AliPay is used widely.

Sooner or later it will be also adopted by the average Japanese company.

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Posted in: Why crypto's big 'merge' is causing big headaches See in context

And why is it bad to use electricity for 'mining' crypto coins when electricity is widely wasted on so many useless ways?

As for tying a cryptocoin to a real currency (fiat), then a 'stable' coin is created. Up to now we have enough 'stable' coins. Do we need more?

As for the number of cryptocoins more than 21,000 different ones had been created by the middle of 2022 and the number is daily increasing . I am curious to see what will happen with them within three to five years from now.

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Posted in: Four bikers dressed as Spider-Man arrested in Saga City See in context

Let the kids play!

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested over assault in Okinawan bar See in context

The drunk sergeant needs a few days in jail to cool off.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors' all-new Outlander wins 2022 Australian Good Design Award See in context

It has a very cool design!

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Posted in: Ethereum blockchain completes 'monumental' overhaul See in context

Etherium was designed from the beginning to use PoW temporarily. Going from PoW to PoS is a step in the right direction as the energy consumption is greatly minimized.

However, we will have to wait for a long time more for the next four upgrades (Surge,Verge,Purge and Splurge) to be implemented, before we see our invested capital to grow.

And I love the epilogue, informing us that the ''wider crypto sector is beset by flaws and scams'' as if the rest of the economic sector is a perfect valley of sincerity and integrity.

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Posted in: Drunk driver arrested after head-on collision kills 2 women See in context

K-cars should be made with same impact specs like the standard cars. Period.

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Posted in: Nissan keen to leverage U.S. tax credit on electric vehicles See in context

Practically talking, Nissan or not the 2020 - 2030 is the decade of the hybrids.

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