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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics bribery arrests widens to third Japan sponsor See in context


"Corruption" is illegal here, it's just that most of the time these acts are hidden behind another word. E.g., "gratuities".

It is only illegal if you get caught within 3 years... Statue of limitations.

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Posted in: Netflix and Disney poised to shake up TV ad world See in context

@Bob you hit the nail on the head it will be time to get a VPN server set up again.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to raise prices on 60% of menu items See in context

Good enough reason to make your own I reckon. You can also be as creative as you like as well. Japan doesn't really sell burger buns (not often at least near where I am) so I use the bread maker to make sugar free dough and I turn that into buns (even using slightly toasted white bread works) . I sometimes do steak burgers or chicken burgers and my wife makes a great hamburger patty. I also make my own mix of different sauces and mustards to make a great tasting sauce.

With a home fryer you can also do french fries that taste great(or deep fried chicken nibbles).

They only reason to buy MD's is because you or your partner feel to lazy to cook. Try giving them a break and prepare some Papa's Burgers...

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

Japan holds...

No don't confuse the rest of Japan with the ruling Liberal Democratic party. Headline should read Kishida and the rest of the LDP party forces an unwanted state funeral for ex-leader Abe amid tensions.

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Posted in: Kishida begins 3 days of 'condolence diplomacy' around Abe funeral See in context

Kishida's New Capitalism is starting to look very similiar to Abe's Cronyism with a different name.

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Posted in: Micronesia denounces Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific See in context

OSAKA -- A team of researchers from Kindai University and private companies in western Japan has developed a new filter enabling the removal of water containing radioactive tritium.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

Teshigawara said the church would review the use of money raised in Japan for missionary work overseas and would look to use the funds to support domestic efforts instead.

So they just using Japanese as a cash cow. That right there should make you question their motives.

Japanese believers are taught that they need to atone for their country's wartime occupation of Korea, in part through hefty donations, according to former members and experts.

Korea stuck with this idea even in their religion. Disgusting.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

Have they ever justified why they need endless amounts of donations? Gov should force them to open their books if they haven't erased them already of course.

Did you read the story?

Teshigawara said the church would review the use of money raised in Japan for missionary work overseas and would look to use the funds to support domestic efforts instead.

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Posted in: Evacuation warnings after typhoon pounds southern Japan See in context

The typhoon is still weakening, and from 9 a.m., it has been downgraded from a category strong and large typhoon to a tropical storm," he said.

Ok so since 9 am it has been downgraded to a tropical storm. That makes a lot of sense when I went out shopping earlier I was giggling as my wife was super nervous until we walked outside and it was Breezy with a bit of rain.

Google Hurricane Speed Plus Forward Motion Speed Tornadoes

Why? It is a tropical storm not a hurricane

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Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of killing wife by giving her methanol See in context

denied killing her.

Innocent till proven guilty. Just because he was arrested doesn't mean he did it. Unhappy marriage thought their was no other way so committed suicide perhaps.

autopsy showed the cause of death to be methanol poisoning but was unable to determine how it was ingested.

Some hand sanitizers use methanol so not hard to get perhaps she had been knocking some back over time specially if she felt she couldn't drink regular drinks in front of husband.

Yoshida called 119 on the morning of Jan 16 and said his wife had lost consciousness

Is this generally what somebody does when they poison their partner? Not unheard of but certainly not the norm.

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Posted in: Kadokawa chairman arrested over Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal See in context

the statute of limitations on giving a bribe being three years.

Well that seems to be a really long time. Maybe an over site from LDP lawmakers. (sarcastic)

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori questioned over Tokyo Olympics corruption See in context

Please. He's been already retired.

Yes, but retired obviously isn't enough.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori questioned over Tokyo Olympics corruption See in context

Mori is the scapegoat to the bad Olympigs. let him take the fail and the rest of LDP can breath easy. Kishida will take the fall for Abe's State Funeral and will be forced to resign with Aso stepping in to take leadership.

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Posted in: North Korea passes law allowing for nuclear first strike See in context

So, if they get this wrong the lunatics will start WW3.

No, they will begin armageddon. The end of the world.

No, their missiles while be destroyed before they reach their targets.

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Posted in: King Charles III to address UK as mourning begins for late queen See in context


Yes, The new monarch will be known as King Charles III

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Posted in: Mos Burger opens metaverse branch See in context

I have been to mos burger once and will never go back again. They used a triangle slice of tomato one shred of lettuce a half slice of cheese I took a bite and realized there was nothing left inside it except the meat and an extra pile of sauce (which I had asked to be left out). the fries were positioned to hold open the bag but the bottom half was empty and all seven fries were pinky finger size the drink was so full of ice 2 sips later it was gone.

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Posted in: Japan protests to Russia over military exercises with China See in context


Wikipedia is not to be trusted, Editors can be anyone. Wikipedia is good for finding references to things and then confirming what it is saying but never quote from it find a better source.

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Posted in: No preferential treatment given over bid for Abe state funeral: Matsuno See in context

Preferential treatment was not given to the Japanese company that won the bid

was the only firm to participate in the tender for the Sept 27 state funeral

Yep nothing suspicious about that at all.

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Posted in: U.S. angers China with potential $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan See in context

Let them (Taiwan) join NATO

Allies along with South Korea and Japan, give them all the same securities afforded other NATO members... or change it From NATO to NAPTO then lets see how they will retaliate.

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Posted in: 3 men break into house in Kumamoto Pref; beat residents and steal ¥1 mil See in context

Times are tough expect to see more of these types of stories, Kishida PM and his LDP Cronies are all out of touch with the common folk and are busy spending up large and making promises left right and center to impress the western leaders rather than focus on whats happening at home.

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Posted in: Robot that stocks drinks is newest thing at FamilyMart in Japan See in context

If only we could get more students from foreign countries to study here and do part time work this wouldn't be necessary.

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Posted in: Kishida wants to increase number of foreigners studying in Japan See in context

Let's look at this a bit more closely.. recently news about people for differing countries are starting to not want to work here as wages in thier home countries are catching up to Japan's .... When students come to study in Japan they are able to work... Part time weekends etc... All those lousy jobs could be covered if we just have more students taking up classes here.

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Posted in: Ex-baby sitter gets 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 boys See in context


Full physical castration should have been considered as an option to help minimise the chance this animal will offend when he is released. He should be monitored permanently.

Doesn't stop you getting a boner if you castrate an adult. Castration doesn't involve removal of the penis only the testicles. Like farm animals it needs to be done while they are newborns. Best bet to minimise the chance of him re-offending when he is released is to re-educate and dope him

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Posted in: Kishida to explain decision on Abe state funeral at Wednesday news conference See in context

I guess they will say it is because he is longest serving PM and was assassinated. Hate to break it to you but he wasn't PM when he was murdered,

Sure 7 years and 266 days form 2012 - 2020 but that isn't much different to Eisaku Satō from 1964 - 1972 7 years and 242 days

Oh wait you want to also count the 1 year and 1 day he was PM back in 2006 - 2007 as well?

Well as long as you don't call him the most stable PM while you include that extra year because a 5 year gap isn't stable

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant town lifts evacuation order after 11 years See in context

Houses left unmaintained for 11 years and five months I guess they will need to be completely outfitted or replaced how are they going to get carpenters plumbers etc to go and work in these areas?

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Posted in: Russia to hold joint war games with China in Far East, Sea of Japan See in context

Didn't Russia say they were doing military drills just before invading Ukraine?

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Posted in: Abe's state funeral to cost ¥250 million See in context

¥250 million is $1,851,851.

About ¥2 per citizen.

¥2 per citizen too much make it ¥0 per citizen and I won't have a problem with it.

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Posted in: Okinawa gubernatorial race begins with U.S. base relocation in focus See in context

Relocating the base is their best outcome. Either that or be stuck with it where it is they won't be getting rid of the current location of the base other wise.

The agreement regarding the Status of United States Armed Forces in Japan


The facilities and areas used by the United States armed forces shall be returned to Japan whenever they are no longer needed for purposes of this Agreement,

They are and will continue to be needed for the security of Japan and the US

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Posted in: Japan national police chief to resign over Abe's assassination See in context

Perhaps he needed to preside over the investigation that led to his own "retirement." Stranger things have happened.

Or he was securing a higher paid position in the private sector before taking "responsibility"

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Posted in: Japanese lawmakers meet Taiwan President Tsai See in context

Tsai expressed appreciation for late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's declaration that a Chinese attack on Taiwan would constitute an emergency for Tokyo and the Japan-U.S. alliance.

Another example of Abe's lip service to the international community getting exposure.

Wonder how many countries he used those words on, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia? "constitute an emergency" What does that mean exactly well covid19 gives us a pretty good clue. Quasi...

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