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Posted in: World's biggest YouTuber PewDiePie moves to Japan See in context

For those asking, "Who?" Someone with over 100 million YouTube followers. That's "who". The top dog in a world of wannabes.

As for how long he'll last, he's got enough money and staff to make the normal annoyances of living in Japan less annoying. So no eikaiwa job where you as the teacher ask: "What did you do this weekend?", and the students answer: "I slept and cleaned my room, and slept while cleaning my room".

By the way, while reading about him, I learned the term "weeb". Can anyone tell me if that term is considered offensive?

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Posted in: Japan should ease COVID border controls for foreigners: panel members See in context

The gov needs to lift that PCR test at the arrival airport requirement if they plan to allow in tourists. If not, you're bound to have riots on your hands from the visitors stuck at Narita or whichever airport for four or more hours just waiting for their PCR result. And as for that quarantine upon reaching the arrival area...

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Posted in: 68-year-old woman arrested over murder of bedridden 46-year-old daughter See in context

Lots of commenters calling for more gov support. What kind of "support"?

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy attacks mother of girl from his school at her apartment See in context

Why does everyone assume the daughter/classmate was the target of his "affections"?

My guess...

He and the daughter had been study mates. He had come over to their house before, and her mother had always served both of them tea and sembei. He was smitten, but alas, his love was unrequited. So he flipped out.

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Posted in: Tokyo's population dips for 1st time in 26 years See in context

I think they moved to Kanagawa, Saitama, and bits of Chiba, but still work in Tokyo

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Posted in: Postal worker arrested for dumping 7,000 undelivered mail items, including vaccination tickets See in context

Postal worker = deliver mail. If you can't even do that, then what good are you?

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Posted in: No country can boost its way out of pandemic: WHO chief See in context

Simple solution: if you're unvaccinated, no hospital for you.

You made the choice, then deal with the consequences on your own.

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Posted in: LA critics pick Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best See in context

It was a good movie, kind of in that shomin-geki genre. 3 hours passed by like it was 3 minutes.

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Posted in: Mother to sue 'Terrace House' TV network, producer over daughter's suicide See in context

I, for one, hope the show comes back. It's a breath of fresh air.

And yes, social media is crap. Instagram = Instabraincellsdisappearing

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako, husband leave for New York See in context

Just wait until the homeless in NYC start harassing the heck out of her. I'm sure Naomi Watanabe can become a BFF.

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Posted in: Frontale wins fourth J.League title in five years See in context

Full Frontale!

Why is there no playoffs in soccer?

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Posted in: In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc renames itself Meta See in context

Meta-woohoo! Meta World Peace (Google it).

FB undergoing a METAmorphosis.

And to those knocking Zuckerberg, if you use Instagram, he says, "You're welcome".

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Posted in: What the metaverse is and how it will work See in context

Don't knock it until you've tried it. If those Oculus headsets become lighter so that you don't feel like you're wearing your laptop on your head, it will revolutionize communications, events, travel... you name it. Think "Minority Report" and that opening scene.

It has to eventually incorporate smell and physical sensations to be truly immersive, but I'm sure they're working on that.

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Posted in: Russian triathlete is 1st DQ from Tokyo Olympics for doping See in context

Just let everyone dope. Then it's fair.

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Posted in: Growing American football on Japanese turf See in context

Rugby is weird. Why throw the ball backwards when you're trying to run forward?

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

I would have done the same thing if I actually had Twitter. Too many trolls, moles, and holes out there.

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Posted in: Uber Eats Japan halts hiring of foreign students for food delivery See in context

Just send your application to Wolt, Demae-can, ??? panda. Lots of options.

Or, or, they should learn how to operate drones and set up a company that wipes all of these Uber and Uber clones off the map. Drones can deliver your food to your balcony, one day in the future.

Or they can set up those "ghost kitchens" and wipe out 90% of restaurants, one day in the future.

The world is their oyster. Speaking of oysters, they should learn to farm raise those.

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry seeks ¥5.48 trillion budget amid China worries See in context

China is no threat. They will not do anything that will jeopardize their economy.

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Posted in: Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S. See in context

@NAM: Good point about the drivers wanting the rider to leave a positive review. But I have found in the U.S. that people are generally fond of Japanese and even the language. It's still a bit of an "exotic" culture in the U.S., despite all the Japanese restaurants. Compared to the other Asian languages, the Japanese language does seem to have a mellower tone, at least to the American ear. And there are far few Japanese compared to other Asians, like Chinese, Korean, or Cambodian.

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Posted in: Gunma latest prefecture to find contaminants in Moderna vaccine See in context

My 2nd shot was from one of the Moderna lots that had the contaminants. Thought I was headed for that great Torii gate in the sky. But a week or so later, maybe I just crapped it out like the rest of the poison I put in my body, like don quixote cake doughnuts (those things are hard to resist).

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Posted in: Why it's hard to give computers something you take for granted: common sense See in context

"Common sense" assumes that there is a "common".

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Posted in: Elon Musk says Tesla's robot will make physical work a 'choice' See in context

Desert: Yes, a robot will be able to do all of those things, eventually.

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Posted in: Thinking objectively about romantic conflicts could lead to fewer future disagreements See in context

GBR48 - so true. Nicely reasoned.

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Posted in: New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 31 cases See in context

They'll be okay.

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Posted in: Woman with COVID-19 loses baby after being forced to give birth prematurely at home See in context

No one's head is going to roll over this one. With so many hospitals involved, you can't fire all the heads. This kid's death will be in vain.

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Posted in: U.S. military not ready to seek, rescue potential Kabul evacuees See in context

Vietnam all over again.

Let Russia and China have Afghanistan. The U.S. and the rest of the west should get on their horses and make dependency on oil a thing of the past.

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Posted in: Man arrested in train stabbings says he suffered rejection in relationships See in context

@Hiro - Does that happen in prison in Japan? I always thought Japanese prisoners would be more respectful.

@Mat - The guy seemed to have a perfectly okay work/life balance, in that he wasn't really working, so he had ample time to stew over his situation.

On the Japanese news, a former classmate had said that he tried to go to Sangenjaya to pick up girls, but often got rejected. From the photos, he's not the ugliest guy on the block, but not the type where women are going to trip over themselves to be with. He needs to dress and groom himself to look like those slicksters in Shibuya.

Mental health intervention might help, but in his particular case, a dating coach (like the ones you see all over YouTube) might do more good.

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Posted in: Japan beats U.S. 2-0 to win 1st Olympic baseball gold medal See in context

@EBP Spot on! I applaud the success of the Japanese skateboarders, rock climbers, and surfers. This Japanese baseball team was the best of Japan's pros. The American team... I struggled to recognize any of them. In fact, much of the American team members were too skinny (i.e., not juiced up enough) to be on a typical Major League team.

If the Japanese women's basketball team takes out the Americans, then I'll be mightily impressed.

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Posted in: For 4th week, protesters in France decry virus pass rules See in context

Some of you commenters need to re-read the article. It's a protest against these "health passes" or vaccine passport or whatever you want to call them. These people still have the right to not get vaccinated. And the government and businesses have the right to refuse services to them. So everyone has their rights, right? If you want to drive a car, get driver's license. Quite simple.

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Posted in: Vaccine deliveries rising as Delta virus variant slams Asia See in context

@noriahojanen Holy moly frijoles

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