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Posted in: As credit cards, electronic money and payment apps become more commonplace, do you still use cash much? If so, what for? See in context

I have rarely used cash for many years.

I use one credit card majority of the time as it gives me air miles for free travel, American Express.

I only use cash in places where my purchase amount is low and I don't want the retailer / restaurant pay fees to CC companies on low amounts. Just helping out.

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Posted in: 6 SDF members face punishment for unauthorized curry-eating See in context

Thirty lassies for each and every one and promise to not never eat curry for a month!

Japan has to act tough! haha

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Posted in: Woman arrested for drowning ailing 88-year-old mother in river See in context

Maybe it's time for Death with Dignity in all countries.

If I am severally and terminally ill and unable to do anything, I could choose that path.

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Posted in: Calling Asians 'robotic' is racist stereotype with long, troubled history See in context

You can call it robotic or anything else, but the cultures in many Asian countries especially Japan, China and South Korea where the people have to live by certain standards and in schools and companies by strict rules to abide. It is so true that China's President took actions to limit the unnecessary additional schooling the children did.

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Posted in: Rattled by spectator's insult, Osaka loses at Indian Wells See in context

"Being called " You suck" is part and parcel of being an athlete. I have been called a lot worse and you have to just battle down and play better.

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Posted in: Are you planning any trips to or from Japan over the next few months? If yes, do you understand what anti-coronavirus measures you may have to take beforehand? See in context

Not planning any trips anywhere, especially Japan with outdated Covid-19 restrictions.

Not too much fun walking around with a mask all the time sightseeing.

Wait a few months and Covid-19 clears out more.

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Posted in: Sean Penn visits Ukraine to make documentary on Russian invasion See in context

Penn goes to Ukraine to money off the blood and deaths of innocents.

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Posted in: Parents get 7 years in prison for fatal abuse of 4-year-old daughter See in context

Only 7 years for murder of a young child?

Should be 20 years each.

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Posted in: Apple puts India iPhone plant 'on probation' after mass food poisoning See in context

Companies in Asia do not treat workers as human beings but some components that can be treated as trash.

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Posted in: All U.S. forces' personnel to take virus test after arrival in Japan See in context

Should have been on Arrival at the port of arrival.

24 hours is a very long time to infect a lot of people.

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Posted in: Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice' See in context

Wish her all the happiness in the world after all the interference last few years.

She'll be happier in USA as no one will bother her there and enjoy her married life.

All the best to Princess Mako.

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Posted in: Why doesn't the United States appoint career diplomats as ambassadors, as many other countries do? See in context

USA is a very corrupt country where doners and well connected to the party takes precedence over the most qualified for the position.

It happens everywhere even in companies where at times friends and family members get jobs and also the 'yes-men' get promotions. You speak the truth, you are out of the company.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over murder of 21-year-old disabled daughter See in context

I have taken care of a stroke disabled person for many years alone.

It is a lot of work and strain both mentally and physically.

You have to make the disabled person as part of your and their life, take them everywhere so they are not left out.

There are some life changes both ways and accept them and not run from them.

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Posted in: Have you had a long-term friendship, work or family relationship break down over COVID issues? See in context

I met a Japanese girl I met while vacationing in Vietnam in January 2019.

I meant to visit her in Japan.

A lot happened in 2019 on my return to USA. I had some shoulder surgeries plus some very old friends, more like family died from brain cancer. All this prevented me from visiting my new friend in 2019.

I was planning to visit my friend in 2020 during Sakura in Tokyo but as we all know, all hell broke loose with Covid-19. I thought this may be temporary and I will visit during the 2020 Olympics. No way. Two years gone and by end of 2020, nearly three years.

Me with thousands of miles away from my friend, unable to visit and my pleasant and pretty friend in Tokyo with millions of males around her, guess who would win. Not me.

She did meet a local person and got engaged quickly.

I liked her a lot but Covid-19 even till now have prevented me from visiting Japan.

I wish her happiness but hoped the story would have been different. COVID-19 won and I lost.

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Posted in: Gov't to shorten quarantine period for vaccinated travelers See in context

Why would vaccinated people come to Japan to spend most or 3/4 of their vacation isolated in a hotel? Not me.

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested for scalding toddler to death with hot water See in context

If she knew that her boyfriend was abusing the baby, why did she not leave him?

Sickening. poor baby. RIP

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Posted in: Land prices continue to fall in Japan amid pandemic See in context

I bought my house in USA in San Francisco Bay area in the 80's for USD 250,000. Everyone told me not to buy as the economy was in a downturn.

I was a consultant and travelled for my work.

In the 90's, I decided to make a move from California.

I was a big earner and had lots of money. I got tired of it.

I decided to move to Oregon where wages were half what I was getting in California but a less stressful life.

I tried selling my house for less than what I bought for and there were NO buyers.

So, I rented out my house.

In a nutshell, after all those years, the house I could not sell, is now worth around USD 2 million dollars.

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Posted in: 77-year-old man fatally stabbed by son See in context

Japanese family violence is out of hand.

I would suggest lock all knives in a compartment when family members are around.

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Posted in: Japan unable to link deaths to withdrawn batches of Moderna vaccine See in context

Maybe the sharp steel particles did damage to the heart. Need to investigate.

It's one think to place a steel valve in a secure place than sharp steel particles floating around in the body.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing mother on Kobe street See in context

I am getting tied of Japanese families getting violent.

Can't they just sit down and talk like mature adults?

No need for stabbings.

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Posted in: Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high See in context

My car is 20 years old and it has chips and computers.

You'll have to go way back to find cars without chips.

I cannot afford a new car. My car feels like a new car and drives like a new car.

Well maintained.

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Posted in: Now that the Paralympics have ended, are you glad that Japan went ahead and hosted them and the Olympics? See in context

I am a sportsman. I love Olympics. Unfortunately, The Tokyo 2020 Olympics hit a bump on the road where Covid-19 and people's health and safety were a lot more important than playing some games.

IOC is like a mafia and countries have to sign contracts where IOC makes all the major decisions, regardless of the circumstances of the countries.

Tokyo / Japan had little say in cancelling the games.

Plus, holding the Games now are very expensive.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of 3-month-old son See in context

Probably forced by the husband to have two children very early and soon. She is still young adult and a lot of pressure raising two very young children.

I do not condone the violence but she snapped.

Couples should be very careful raising children at a young age.

I have one daughter and we did not have her till we were in our 30s.

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Posted in: 90-year-old ex-elite bureaucrat gets 5-year jail term over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

Very light sentence with killing two people and injuring many. lower sentences for the elite.

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Posted in: Boxes of unused COVID-19 medical goods dumped at Tokyo Olympics See in context

I do not believe that there there are no storage containers in Japan.

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Posted in: Couple arrested after 18-year-old girl found dead in Yamanashi See in context

Totally planned murder. Should be death sentence for the couple.

Feel more than sorry for the young girl who lost her life.

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Posted in: Survey asks which country’s fashion is the most influential in Japanese street style See in context

Japanese men and young men, Americans have no clue how to dress.

If you want to look like slobs, follow the Americans. Americans look like homeless men most of the time. I live here and know how bad it is in USA.

The Europeans know how to dress.

Lights out.

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Posted in: Some people think leisure is a waste of time: Here's what I found See in context

I read an article that showed that exercise not only makes you Healthy but also Happy.

I attest to that. Been exercising and playing many sports since a little kid and I love it.

Plus I am surrounded by similar people almost daily.

If I do not exercise, I feel lethargic. Exercise does not mean only pounding weights in a gym; hiking, playing sports, long walks outdoors, riding a bike etc. is all fun.

With all the stresses of everyday life, exercising keeps me sane.

I also like to travel multiple times a year to enjoy the cultures of different countries.

I am not into accumulating money. My happiness comes from the above activities.

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Posted in: Top Chinese actress hit with $46 mil tax fine as Beijing targets celebrity culture See in context

yin-yang contracts in China have been around for many years to work around the taxes.

Chinese actress Bing Bing was hit with a fine of $129 million in 2018.

She has not been heard from since then.

China at that time did revise the amount of payments to actors but yin-yang contracts seem to be still going on.

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Posted in: How would planting 8 billion trees every year for 20 years affect Earth's climate? See in context

Just trees will not effect climate change.

There is a ton of pollution in many countries that is a major cause.

These countries have to use cleaner energy sources and they are expensive.

A lot of garment industries use polluting energy sources and for them to change, the big companies that want cheaper garmnts production will go elsewhere.

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