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Posted in: Shizuoka governor to resign after gaffe insulting vegetable sellers See in context

civil servants being inducted into the prefectural government were intelligent people, "unlike those who sell vegetables."

By his own words, he has actually proved the opposite.

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Posted in: Ride-hailing services begin in Tokyo, Kyoto areas See in context

provided they are under the management of a local taxi company

There's always a middle man in Japan.

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Posted in: Kishida questioned over scantily clad dancers at LDP party See in context

One of the organizers, Tetsuya Kawabata, later sought to defend the event by saying that the presence of the "go-go dancers" were intended to ensure "diversity".

Haha, you couldn't make this up. These old cronies in the government just have to go.

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Posted in: A new exhibition aims to bring Yoko Ono's art out of John Lennon's shadow See in context

Nails hammered into a wall, how novel.

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Posted in: Foreign firefighters stifled by Japanese gov't bureaucratic restrictions See in context

A firefighter, no matter their nationality, should be able to do every task expected of them. This is just a nonsensical outdated policy.

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Posted in: Central Tokyo condo average price tops ¥100 mil for 1st time See in context

Both those houses around 300万 in Hyogo look fine. You could probably haggle them down on the price too. I'd even go so far as to say the one built in 1997 is a bargain. Although it may not have adequate parking. In contrast, the Tokyo condos have no appeal to me at all. If you can work at home, you should probably move to the countryside.

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Posted in: Hong Kong unionist jailed for taking sister's phone, laptop before search See in context

perverting the course of justice

In other words, not conforming to CCP doctrine (i.e. you will be assimilated or suffer)

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Posted in: Panel urges Japan to prep for digital yen that coexists with cash See in context

There already is a digital currency, it's called Bitcoin. Only it can't be controlled by the incompetents in government.

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Posted in: The Napoleon that Ridley Scott and Hollywood won’t let you see See in context

I certainly don't go to the movies to watch a film about Napoleon, only to see that it is a film about his predilection for slavery. I go to see the French and British armies fight it out with muskets and cannon. For that there are books. Thankfully the writer of this column does not make movies, while Ridley Scott is a well-known director of movies that make money.

I'm just so tired of people whining about history and how famous figures were evil, wrong, racist...take your pick. Remember that great men are almost always bad men.

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Posted in: 'Bad buzz': How video games learnt to embrace diversity See in context

The pressure is coming from players demanding wider representation

It's not about what players are demanding, it's about Rockstar trying to increase their player base to include the "woke" inclined so that they can squeeze the game for more profit. Meanwhile, they alienate the people who have been playing their games for years. Sadly this trend has leaked over from movies and TV, and now infects games just to placate the minority.

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim inspects new spy satellite photos of 'target regions' See in context

Looks like Kim's finally discovered Google Maps.

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Posted in: Novo to launch anti-obesity drug Wegovy in Asia with February Japan roll-out See in context

There already is an anti-obesity drug, it's called exercise.

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Posted in: Hong Kong student jailed for 2 months under sedition over social media posts in Japan See in context

I feel sad for Hong Kong as a British national. It's just awful what the CCP has done to it. But it's a lesson into what is to come unless we stop the expansion of this evil empire. What an amazing country China could have been if it weren't for the plague brought down on it by the red army.

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Posted in: Man on motorbike arrested for groping woman’s buttocks See in context

and no one ever knows except the victim and the perpetrator

Well, a motorbike has a traceable license plate. Would you prefer camera face recognition technology on trains?

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Posted in: Kishida asks ruling bloc to weigh income tax cut to fight inflation See in context

I agree with many here. Cut consumption tax on food is a no-brainer to help struggling people.

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Posted in: World Breaking Championships See in context

Middle-aged woman or not, she moves extremely well. It beats running around the park to keep fit and healthy.

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Posted in: Wrestling champ See in context

Just watched this. Damn what a beast with the leg lace.

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Posted in: Bullet train maneuvers See in context

I used to watch Suzuki in Pancrase. He was a beast. All train rides need to come with this type of exhibition!

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Posted in: Man fined ¥500,000 for killing 13 crows with pesticide See in context

I live in Nagoya and there are a large number of crows in my area. They eat the fruit from my trees so I used a net, they always harass garbage put out by neighbours who don't cover it correctly, and caw loudly at dawn so I just wear ear plugs. Basically, they are a nuisance but I'd never go and poison them. I observed one yesterday on a neighbours roof. It was breaking open a snail on a metal section of the roof.

Despite their noise in the morning, they are far more bearable than the torturing sound of cicada.

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Posted in: 5 dead after bus collides with truck in Hokkaido See in context

Saw the video of the collision. The truck crossed the center line on a bend. The bend was not severe as well. Either the truck was speeding or the driver was distracted. It was 100% the truck. I ride a motorcycle here and a truck coming into my lane from the other lane would be a nightmare.

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Posted in: City legislator's son arrested after 4 killed, including 2 police officers, in Nagano Prefecture See in context

"I killed her because I wanted to," the suspect was quoted

Well its the rope for him unless his father pulls some strings. (no pun intended)

On a side note, how the hell did he get a hunting rifle? Those things are like gold bars over here.

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Posted in: Kobe man arrested after threatening driving school with 1,500 origami cranes See in context

BertieWooster,

Your experience at Japanese driving schools does not mirror mine.

I received my car license over 15 years ago and my motorcycle license last year from different schools.

Both of them had great teachers who work long hours and tough schedules to teach many different levels of competency. The schools are expensive, that is for sure, but they do not lack for good instructors. However, the government run licensing centers such as Hirabari in Nagoya are a different animal.

The world is what you make it.

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Posted in: Shiga Prefecture hoping Austria-shaped Lake Biwa makes tourism splash See in context

I've camped near Lake Biwa twice and viewed it while ascending Mount Ibuki. It's a vast lake like no other I've seen before and I was born in the Lake District, UK. The country is open and beautiful in Shiga and I highly recommend it, especially if you have a motorcycle.

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Posted in: Chinese electric vehicle brands expand to global markets See in context

That was supported by multibillion-dollar subsidies from the ruling Communist Party, which is trying to make China a creator of clean energy and other technologies.

Yet, they are burning more coal than ever before.

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Posted in: Teacher moonlighting as bar host arrested in Nagoya See in context

Title should read: Man works 2 jobs, penalized by unnecessary bureaucracy

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Posted in: Video of Sri Lankan who died in detention in Japan shown to public See in context

The video was pretty damning. Asking to be taken to the hospital and the nurse wanting to take her but she wasn't allowed that basic right...well, it's just disgusting. The person who made the decision not to allow her hospital treatment should be severely punished.

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Posted in: G7 to push for tighter cryptocurrency regulations See in context

The elites are worried the plebs will have control of their own money.

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Posted in: Nissan accelerates shift to electric vehicles See in context

At this point, Nissan would need to make a car that flies and transforms into a motorbike to get me to buy their brand.

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Posted in: Okayama ninja video credited with drastically improving traffic manners See in context

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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Posted in: Escalator etiquette See in context

Or how about stand on the left only while people who want to move faster walk on the right?

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