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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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Posted in: 2nd Ugandan Olympic team member in Japan tests positive for COVID See in context

Let's look at the positive side of this... there is none.

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Posted in: Harris visits Latin America to tackle migration, corruption See in context

Both sides of this debate, stop bickering! We all know this issue will NEVER be solved. No amount of "aid" money is going to change the situation with corrupt governments in power.

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Posted in: 91-year-old woman in wheelchair dies after being pushed down stairs See in context

Stairs at an elderly care facility... What could go wrong?

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Posted in: Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancelation See in context

Said it before and will say it again. The volunteers need to pull out. It would be no financial loss for them. Without them, the games are finished.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

Nothing will change until the volunteers pull out. Without them, the Games are finished.

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Posted in: Tokyo, as you've never seen it before See in context

I see a lot of green in that first picture.

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Posted in: U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies See in context

Get off your high horses, people. If you have an iPhone, then you're part of the problem.

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Posted in: Facebook working on Instagram for kids under 13 See in context

Well it's about time.

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Posted in: Japan's Filipino community puts down roots, moves past hostess origins See in context

In the U.S., by the 2nd or 3rd generation, many Asians start expanding into other professions that bring more status and money. Hence, you see a lot of doctors of Indian or East Asian descent in the U.S.

I predict that by the 2nd generation in Japan, many of the Filipinos, Chinese, South Koreans, and Vietnamese will do the same. We'll start seeing more of them as doctors, or at the minimum, computer engineers... or maybe not.

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Posted in: Japan extends deadline for casino host city bids to April 2022 See in context

Speed - How are you able to survive out in the "sticks" if there economy is dying out there?

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Posted in: Fears pandemic will worsen birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis See in context

The elephant in the room: kids are like elephants in a room: loud, destructive...did I mention loud?

Too many people living in Tokyo, so apartments too small.

Too many distractions in Tokyo, so why have kids to ruin things?

This pandemic might actually help reverse the trend: no need to live in Tokyo, get more space in the countryside with your own pool, give birth to your future caretakers who will tend to you as you lay on your belly trying to breathe, etc.

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Posted in: Model told by police to 'talk it out' with stalker who came to her door See in context

These plus-sized models are making bank in Japan, but any model, if you're going to be in the public eye, you better expect more than a few crazes to pop their head over your fence. And yes, don't expect much help from おまわりさん.

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Posted in: Hotels put safety first in bid to lure back domestic travelers See in context

"many of Japan's hotels are betting that an emphasis on safety measures rather than low prices will be the best way to attract wary customers amid the coronavirus pandemic"

Lower prices would help, A LOT. Better than just having your rooms sit empty.

And since when were Chinese travelers allowed back into Japan?

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Posted in: Japanese student criticized for campaign against excess plastic packaging See in context

What % of the plastic waste in Japan is from this wrapping?

What % of 100 yen store's products are plastic?

So ban Daiso and its ilk, while you're at it.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually molesting 9-year-old girl in car See in context

Japan is not the only place with pedos, so the whole manga = pedo logic, well...

I'm wondering about the case against this guy. It's going to be her word against his, so I suspect this guy will be released, regardless whether or not he actually did said act.

Japan should allow kids to carry a stun gun. Problem solved.

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