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Posted in: NZ, Australia want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup See in context

NZ and Australia could complain all they want but in the end, what's more important for FIFA

Well actually they could pull out of hosting of the event and then I guess we would see how quickly FIFA changes its mind.

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Posted in: NZ, Australia want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup See in context

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said he expects two billion viewers to tune into the ninth edition of the Women's World Cup.

Well you can -1 from that list I won't be watching if Saudi Arabia with it's poor record on women's rights is sponsoring it.

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Posted in: Sushi chain reports diner who licked utensils in viral clip to police See in context

Pretty disgusting, however perhaps "now that they know some people are doing this and I am sure their are going to be copycats out there" They should consider handing out or placing freshly cleaned condiments , utensils, and cups out when you arrive. and perhaps have it as order only (which is what I do anyway)

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Posted in: Honda outlines hydrogen power plans to go green See in context

This is awesome, I will be able to use my solar water to hydrogen conversion kit I have for my wielder (might need to modify it a bit to make more fuel per day) guess I will be able to full my own car with super flammable hydrogen on the sly and totally avoid fuel companies to boot.

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Posted in: Russia's Paris participation gives IOC moral, political and legal headache See in context

Well at least it is in France and not somewhere else because we all know that the French know how to protest the ^&*% out of things. I may travel to join in the protests...

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man robs woman of ¥2.3 million in Kanagawa parking lot See in context

What I do think is the perp who did this has to be someone who knows her and knew she had the money, this just couldn't have been a random act, this robbery was deliberate by someone knowing her or worked for her.

Or they just saw her walk out of the bank or her place of work putting a heavy looking envelope in her bag.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man robs woman of ¥2.3 million in Kanagawa parking lot See in context

The time of day was not mentioned so again I can't blame her

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 p.m. Kyodo News reported that the woman was not injured.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man robs woman of ¥2.3 million in Kanagawa parking lot See in context

This is suspicious on so many levels. Who walks about with that kind of cash on hand nowadays?

I do regularly, many things need to be paid for here in Japan in cash still. I paid a contractor 3.5million yen in cash couple days ago I will pay another contractor 8.6 mill in a few more days all in cash.

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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

They are already introducing whale back into school lunches my kids have said they have had it several times this year already.

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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context

while the heights of buildings had been constrained to provide ample sunlight to the precious legacy.

Found it, the only logical point in the article for removing the trees and the park is to be able to raise the height of nearby buildings. Mega Bucks involved in the decision making here. I have been to the stadium and i didn't think it was that bad nothing that a bit of TLC couldn't fix. Obviously the wording was deliberate to make it seem worse than it is. It is far from decrepit.

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Posted in: Kyoto town changes names for burnable, landfill trash so people will think about what they’re doing See in context

Imagine being an adult who cannot work out what is burnable trash and what isn't burnable trash. They even send you pictures each year with the free calendar! Unbelievable.

Did you try to read the full article? As you can see in the following from the article

isn’t supposed to be anything that can be burned or dumped in a landfill, but rather those things that can’t be recycled.

The purpose of the name change is to get people to think more about recycling rather than just what can be burnt or can't

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Posted in: City in Mie sued after 9-year-old girl left blind in roller accident See in context

How does money heal wounds?

Well it pays for the hospital staff to take care and treat injured people ... Blind means she will require special training and new forms of reading etc... guess that is how money heals.

My two thoughts is what the hell is the government doing leaving such equipment laying around... lucky for them they aren't in another country it would have been stolen and sold long before any kids got to play on it.

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Posted in: Japan's opposition parties unite to take on Kishida over tax hike plan See in context

The Opposition always make a stand against any and all policy or law changes that the ruling party does. what is different this time is some news paper is making a story about it. Regardless the opposition is opposition for the simple reason that they don't have a majority even combined. pointless story.

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Posted in: Inmate awaiting execution dies after choking on food See in context

To me knowing what date you die or killed is a luxury. So I indorse murderers. Not having the luxury of know their date of death

this murder enjoy the killing of these people. Why waste good food good accommodation (if like me and came from poverty) a clean environment on such filth.

Why be as nasty as the murderers? I am against the death penalty no human life should be taken no matter what. We try to teach our children between right and wrong and not to kill, steal or be rude and nasty. yet the government does exactly what we try to teach our children not to do what a great example the government is.

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Posted in: Intruders break into 2 homes in Ibaraki Pref, rob elderly residents See in context

Since covid started I have been joking with my wife about this 170 cm male black hair mask black cloths put them in a line up and see who can guess who done it.

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Posted in: Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself See in context

Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself

Wait isn't saying that a crime here in Japan issue a red letter for his arrest...

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Posted in: Toyota pushes zero-emission goals by converting old models See in context

What are all the attractive women on the stage for?

My Guess, somebody gotta distract you from Toyoda's massive ears. and since the cars are old models young vibrant good looking woman would do a better job at said distraction.

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Posted in: 3 people found dead inside car parked on forest road in Kanagawa See in context

it is a most awful, ghastly, nasty and horrible way to go

seems a very nasty way to go, and I can only imagine the people who do this must be in a damned desperate state not to rip the doors open and suck air..... awful awful situation.

Apparently not, it is reasonably painless from what I understand apparently in 2015 a group died accidentally from Carbon monoxide poisoning (apparently non of them even realized it was happening or if they did they were already to far gone to react) carbon monoxide doesn't smell doesn't taste and isn't irritating. take some sleeping pills and you will never even notice it.

Oh wait i see whats going on oops yea sure ghastly way to die don't try it anybody if you are feeling suicidal go here first https://telljp.com/lifeline/

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Posted in: China defends retaliation against South Korea, Japan COVID curbs See in context

suspending the issuance of visas for Japanese citizens.

Japan should retaliate the retaliation and do the same and not issue any new visas for Chinese.

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context


Japan's covid case still high now is quarter millions of new cases, while Japan pointing China need to do PCR because China riskier.

Yes, but it isn't about covid per say it is about Variants. While China had it's zero tolerant policy it was dealing with older variants.. which are known to be far more dangerous than the omicron sub variants we are now on here and since we know how fast it can mutate... it could be an even more deadly variant.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months See in context

Homemade burgers are the best burgers.

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Posted in: Research begins to generate electricity from snow in Japan See in context

Arthur C Clarke proposed this type of 0 heat transfer for power generation man moons ago.

His idea was to use solar heated salt pans on the coast of Trincomallee in Sri Lanka.

I recall reading something similar to this not sure it was with Arthur C Clarke though ... I think the cost of pumping worked out to be more expensive than the electricity generated.

At least with snow and heat from hot springs it may prove to be more viable but i wouldn't hold my breath storage of the snow etc may prove to be costly.

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Posted in: Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk: research See in context

Staying at home lowers the risk to zero

You need food to be delivered...

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Posted in: Japan reports 238,654 new coronavirus cases See in context


Why is the vaccination status of these people not released?

Up until August or so, it used to be published daily. Now it's kept under wraps.

What's there to hide?

Vaccinations are about 5 months old with no new ones available I guess that is why they have stopped reporting them.

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Posted in: Kishida urges wage growth to revive Japan's economy See in context

Kishida urges wage growth

Is he still on about his Urgenomics. Has he not realized that nobody is paying (attention) any more

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Posted in: Kishida to visit France, Italy, UK, Canada, U.S. from Jan 9-14 See in context

Thats the sign we have been waiting for. Most former PM's have had a few weeks visiting then they get back and are ousted.

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Posted in: Japan's 'anti-Russian course' makes treaty talks impossible: TASS See in context

Person #1: Give me back that house "X". I actually never unclaimed it. You see, when I said "X", I actually meant a different house called "X".

You are misunderstanding prior to WW2 the islands in question were part of Japan. During WW2 Japan took over the Kuril Islands and those were the islands that Japan relinquished. Then Russia jumped in stole the four islands that were Hokkaido's provincial islands or refered to as the Northern territories which consist of the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri (Kunashir) and Etorofu (Iturup). and those are the islands japan wants back not the Kuril Islands.

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Posted in: Japan's 'anti-Russian course' makes treaty talks impossible: TASS See in context


Japan signed away their rights to claim the Kuril Islands. Period. End of Story.

Yes but the islands in question are not part of the Kuril Islands. period. End of story.

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Posted in: Japan's 'anti-Russian course' makes treaty talks impossible: TASS See in context

did anyone expected any different response from Russia?

Of course not Russia only understands the fist and boot.

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Posted in: Japan's 'anti-Russian course' makes treaty talks impossible: TASS See in context

Should all indigenous people's fighting for their lands to be returned just stop fighting because their lands were stolen prior to the 21st century ?

I think that is a slightly different type of fight though they are not trying to kick out whole nations of people and make them nation-less they are fighting for their rights and culture to be recognised and for compensation to be made and sacred lands to be returned.

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