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Posted in: One year from election, polls offer gloomy view for Biden See in context

Probably best to skip both of them & go with the Independent party.

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Posted in: Each day, you leave digital traces of what you did, where you went, who you communicated with, what you bought and much more. Does this concern you? See in context

Just the way the 21st century is. You can worry about it all you want, but that's not going to change anything.

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Posted in: Int'l team captures footage of sunken Japanese WWII aircraft carrier See in context

I have a question. Someone here is saying that there was luck involved in finding finding the Japanese fleet.

If they had cracked the code, wouldn't America then be able to find the fleet?

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Posted in: KFC Japan’s new Tsukimi Moon-Viewing burger range includes 2 surprises See in context


Have you ever seen the moon when it is rising or setting? Quite the yolk color.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 13 crows with pesticide claims they were noisy See in context

This is why they are not being culled. Something has to be done though.

It may seem like the crow has a negative association, that could not be further from the truth. Japanese culture places a great emphasis on these birds and they believe that they symbolize gratitude, guidance, divineness and good luck.

Yatagarasu (八咫烏) is a mythical crow and a guiding god in Shinto mythology. During Emperor Jimmu's Eastern Expedition, he was guided from the Kumano Region to Yamato Province by Yatagarasu, who was sent by Takamimusubi.

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Posted in: Do you support the Japanese government's plan to open the country's first casino (or integrated resort) in Osaka? See in context

As their plan is to charge a high entrance fee for Japanese, their obvious goal is overseas gamblers coming in. Gamblers do spend lots of money, but I wouldn't think they'd be the best type of tourists you'd like in your country.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile; Japan retracts take-cover alert See in context

J Gov always complaining, rightly so, about these missile tests & so freezes certain funds. But, if I'm not mistaken, the bulk of the Pachinko profits, which are mainly owned by the North Koreans, goes to NK. Can't understand why they don't put a stop to that. Profits in the billions from pachinko.

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Posted in: Ramen manners debate: Should you put your used napkins into your bowl after you eat? See in context

I put my napkin in the garbage bin on the way out. Extremely simple to do.

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S., Japan seek ban on N Koreans working abroad See in context

Meiyouwenti I wonder why you got some thumbs down on your comment as it's a fact that many Pachinko parlors are owned by N Koreans & the profits are sent back to NK. Possibly they just don't know the facts.

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Posted in: High school student excluded from graduation ceremony for cornrow hairstyle See in context

The school told the board of education that the student had not explained "his ethnic background and the reason for wearing cornrows."

If find it extremely hard to believe that the school didn't know his ethnic background.

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Posted in: Public approval for Kishida's cabinet rises to 48%: poll See in context

His approval ratings are up because the Japanese are all giddy about winning the WBC tourney. Smartest thing he's done yet was inviting them to visit him after the wine.

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Posted in: High court denies man’s appeal over life sentence for killing his 3 children See in context

Usually if you kill 2 or more in Japan you hang. I wonder how he avoided the hangman?

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Posted in: Kishida outlines plans to tackle falling birthrate See in context

A somewhat big problem is the lack & cost of nursery schools. Have to train more teachers & open up more nursery schools. I often hear about kids on waiting lists to get in to the schools. Just throwing money at the problem doesn't seem as it would be much help.

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Posted in: Should commuting to your workplace count as work time? See in context

Is there any country in the world that has that in place ?

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Posted in: South Korea sets record with 22-2 rout of China at World Baseball Classic See in context

Fighto! There is a mercy rule. If you're up by 15 after the 5th or 10 after the 7th. This game ended in the 5th. That's only in the qualifying rounds though.

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Posted in: Students mask up at graduation ceremonies despite PM saying they don’t have to See in context

Let's not forget it's also hay fever season.

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Posted in: Kishida says ban on same-sex marriage not discrimination See in context

The Japanese are overwhelmingly conservative & afraid of change which is why the LDP has ruled since the 50's. Except for a small & very short glitch in between. So, even if this does hurt Kishida, the party will still stay in charge & nothing will happen.

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Posted in: Ex-student awarded damages over high school rule that banned dating See in context

So, the Jgov is always crying about the low birth rate. They try to push for more drinking hoping that will lead to more sex. Aging population becoming a huge problem, but we can't allow HS dating. Sure wish they'd get their heads out of their collective arses.

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Posted in: Lawson opens 1st avatar-staffed convenience store in Tokyo See in context

There aren't enough workers for the menial jobs & Japan doesn't want to open its borders to let workers in besides in dribs & drabs. So, going to be the way going forward unless there is some drastic change in the Jgov & don't see that happening any time soon.

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Posted in: Win or lose: Japanese fans tidy up at World Cup See in context

Of course, that's awesome they do that, but I hope they realize the clean up is already added on to the ticket price. They should be getting discounts !!

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Posted in: Sleek seagull See in context

As sleek as it looks, the trip to Hakata only shaves off about 15 minutes of the time from the previous kamome & the ride is almost twice the price. Also, have to change trains once. Pretty much useless

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Posted in: Skywatchers in Japan treated to rare lunar eclipse that blocks Uranus See in context

I wish this news feed would let us know leading up to these events. Not just after the fact.

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Posted in: Pro shogi player loses game for not wearing face mask See in context

It's a proven scientific fact that masks do not prevent covid-19. Just so ridiculous !!

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Posted in: China warns against Japan-Australia defense accord See in context

China playing the media war as well.

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Posted in: Japan to mandate safety devices in 44,000 buses after child's death See in context

Is a safety device really needed? Are Japanese really that undependable and unreliable?. All they have to do is walk to the back of the bus & check if there are any children left on the bus. It's not like there are any hiding spots on the bus. :-(

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Posted in: Japan's loosening of COVID-19 entry restrictions may keep citizens wearing masks See in context

Been vaccinated 3 times & I & the people around me were wearing masks when I contracted covid. So, not much ( no ) faith in the masks. I do wear a mask when going indoors just as to not be ridiculed by the clueless people around me. Also believe the government sends mix messages partly intentionally as to keep the people confused & afraid. Then they are easier to control.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to begin providing wood utensils and paper straws nationwide See in context

How many people use knives & forks to eat hamburgers ? The occasional person with a salad maybe. And the top cover that the straw goes thru is plastic. Pretty sure they'll still put everything in a large plastic bag for take outs.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play' See in context

Does anyone actually read the article or just the headlines & then draw snide conclusions??

The story is based on Osaka's organization Play Academy, which provides grants and training for community sports organizations.

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Posted in: Do you think Russia's invasion of Ukraine will spur Japan to acquire its own nuclear weapons? See in context

I sure hope so. Japan is surrounded by nations with nuclear capability. As the old adage goes: you don't bring a knife to a gun fight. They wouldn't be the only ones with nukes, so they wouldn't be careless with them as that would bring about their own annihilation.

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Posted in: Subaru buyers in U.S. caught up in right-to-repair fight over autos See in context

The point everyone seems to be missing, if 2 companies are allowed to do this, more companies will follow. Where will it stop?

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