There are 2 diamonds on the road just before a pedestrian crossing to warn you to look out for people crossing. It's not like drivers in Japan don't notice the crossing before it's too late. Thankfully most people in Nagoya stop, they're just not very good at signalling before a lane change. This is not much fun when you're on a motorcycle.
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Escape to Victory!
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I'd rather my child be addicted to games than pachinko, tobacco, alcohol or drugs.
a lack of action by the government and the gaming industry
This is simply not true when it comes to the gaming industry. Many online games have features that increase items/experience or provide other benefits if you go offline for 24 hours. Nintendo has a parental control app that allows you to set up schedules. Even if there is no app a parent can just go to their router and make some settings to disable their kid's phone/PC during certain times.
It's not the games that are at faults, it's simply a lack of knowledge or lazy parenting.
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The fact that they knocked Germany out of the World Cup was enough for me to say they did their job! The Japanese national team has really come a long way since the first World Cup I ever watched back in 1982 in Spain, where they were a non-entity.
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I wouldn't recommend composting indoors. Guaranteed you will get flies in it laying eggs and it will start to smell quite bad if you just keep adding green wet items. The ratio of dry to wet can be difficult to maintain. However, there are beneficial flies such as black soldier fly if you are lucky enough to get them though but their larvae are huge and will put most people off. I've never used Bokashi but it probably isn't cheap to buy (composting should cost nothing).
I built a composter in my garden from one of those blue barrels that usually holds animal feed. From that compost I've grown figs, grapes and blackberries. When I see other households throw away food scraps, it makes me sad that they could be reducing the amount of garbage they throw away while growing some amazing plants.
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Well people of China, expect either (1) no more World Cup coverage or (2) mosaic being placed over match spectators. Xi Jiping is slipping when his cronies let this one slip through the censorship.
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I like the Hokusai wave on the new 1000 bill but I agree that the font, especially for the numbers, look pretty bad and make the bills look old fashioned.
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The US is gorging on its over-inflated dollar without a care for how it affects other nations. Maybe it's time we stop using the dollar as the World's Reserve Currency.
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The government seems to magically think they can conjure up millions of tourists to help bring money into Japan without very little substance to their plan. While on the other hand, they place hurdles for people to travel here such as the vaccination requirement and registration with Visit Japan Website.
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Mask and hair dye = fresh faced
But seriously, this guy has his work cut out for him as economy minister.
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I was in the UK in September. Despite the inflation stated in this article food was generally much cheaper than here in Japan. A pack of pears cost just under 2 GBP. Here it easily costs 800 yen for 2 pears. Petrol was ridiculously expensive though at 2x that of Japan per litre.
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So they're just going to print more money and give it to businesses? Who saw that coming?
Cut consumption tax for food at the least. That would help the average Joe immensely.
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I just flew with Emirates last month. OsakaDubaiManchester. Heard lots of stories about how bad their service was. It's the first airline where I've enjoyed the food! The flight was very smooth traveling from Osaka to Dubai, probably as a result of how good their pilots and planes are. Economy was expensive but I had no choice but to fly right now. I'd definitely recommend this airline but wait for the prices to drop.
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This works out to be 81 yen per child in Japan. Should have put it towards the school meals.
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They need to scrap the 3 shot vaccination and mySoS app requirement. It was a pain in the backside last month when I flew back here. The app is awful. When checking in, I even saw a Japanese lady next to me at the counter struggle with the app. She had no idea that it was needed to fly back to her own country!
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tests to 'wipe out' enemies
That's like the kid who throws punches in the air and shouts out that his punches would have knocked you out if they had landed.
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Musk now occupies a seat in the John Cena CCP-lovers club.
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Why bother? Everything in the UK is paid by debit card now. While spending 3 weeks back home, I used cash once to buy a sausage and bacon butty at a biker hut.
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I'll bet the vaccinated dose stays at 3 doses and mySOS is still required. Japan is a snail when it comes to change.
I just got back from the UK, arriving at Osaka. The procedure at the airport was a farce, teams of people waiting to usher only a few passengers to each stage to check we had used mySOS correctly and our health was good. The only consolation to this is that it took just 10 minutes from leaving the plane to reach the arrival lobby.
Japan should open up like the UK and have no restrictions. These current limitations are simply pandering to the elderly population here who tend to carry the votes.
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I was hoping they would abolish the restrictions entirely as has most of the world. But no, to appease the voting masses (i.e. the older generation) in Japan they keep the restriction of 3 does of vaccine or go get a test. I love many things about Japan but not how their politics work.
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Russia is taking a page out of the CCP bible. The chapter on Intellectual Property and Trademarks.
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I wish Japan would let us use it for medical purposes or grow a few plants in our house for recreational use. We have all been brainwashed into thinking this plant is terrible for society.
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Putler invades a country, killing thousands, yet has the audacity to criticize a politician for flying peacefully to visit the head of another country.
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Some people will do anything to accumulate wealth.
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As a novice gardener who grows kyoho and figs, I know how much effort goes into growing such a large crop of fruit. It must be heart-breaking for the farmer. It does happen a lot during picking season and farmers really should employ things like farm dogs, electric fences, and sensor alarms. Despite the fact that the thieves are never found, the news always reports foreigners as being the culprits. I wonder what this theory is based on. It's pear season now, so watch out for those in the news next week.
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39 C in Nagoya in central Japan
I cycled to central Nagoya today in this heat. About 90% of people were wearing masks outside. It's the first time I've ever sought out shelter in the shadows of buildings and trees during summer. The heat and sun were relentless. Can't wait for autumn so I can get back out on my motorbike!
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Sony dropped the ball with the PS5. Making it more available outside of Japan than within their own country. My son who was an avid PS4 fan has now moved onto PC games and won't buy a PS5, because he can't get one and has lost interest now. They forgot the fanbase that supported them in the beginning.
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