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Posted in: Japan to roll out plans to back Ukraine at 'appropriate time,' U.S. official says See in context

"When everyone else supports them and we have no choice then," sucks teeth "then perhaps the mechanism to support Ukraine will have to be strongly considered to be put in place."

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Posted in: Marvel movies return to China after nearly 4-year break See in context

Unfortunate news, now the Disney Marvel garbage will contaminate some part of Chinese society..

I'd say it's already pretty polluted.

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Posted in: Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden documents See in context

No doubt every president and top-level official has classified documents at home and elsewhere. Remember Hillary?

The Democrats were throwing stones from glass houses at Trump over this. Investigate everyone.

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Posted in: Jeff Beck, guitar virtuoso who influenced generations, dies at 78 See in context

Well, it depends. Like with everything music is subjective and there are many great guitarists, now was Hendrix the all-time best in the world? Hard to say, the man died in his prime and we just don’t have that long of a history to equate him to Beck. Beck was definitely a guitar virtuoso, a legend and world renowned respected one, deservingly of the adulation. It really boils down who you personally like. I own many Beck albums, went to a few concerts, but do I think he’s the best? Personally, I don’t think so, I think there are better and more talented guitarists out there, but again, that’s just my personal preference, too many guitarists out there with a lot talent to judge, overall I get it, but on a personal level, depends.

"The best" is personal preference.

But, Jeff Beck had a very unique playing style that made other guitarists stop what they were doing to hear him. He had a seemingly endless bag of licks too, could play fast and slow equally well, could noodle with the best or play simply and put everything into a single note. Amazing touch and colors, lots of subtlety to his playing, one of the greatest ever.

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Posted in: China lockdown hits Uniqlo parent's first-quarter profit See in context

Uniqlo: make your clothes in Japan!

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Posted in: Japan to tighten COVID border controls for travelers from China See in context

I like how China effectively barred entry to everyone for 3 years,

They were doing people are favor lol

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes See in context

Take the Futenma issue, for instance. Land-fill work is forging ahead in Henoko to build a so-called replacement for USMC Air Station Futenma, despite Okinawa's strong opposition to it. Close and return Futenma with no string attached.

Anyone who's opposed to it at this point looks like a CCP shill.

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Posted in: 63-year-old woman, son arrested for secretly filming women at bathing facility in Nagoya See in context

I wonder if he's selling the videos online and then giving his mom a cut of the profits.

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes See in context

The new world order will not come from the US or Europe, they belong to the same old and decadent colonialistic order..

Yeah, China's trying to create a new decadent colonialist order lol

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Posted in: Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 per child to address falling birthrate See in context

Great, that will pay for a souffle pancake brunch for two.

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Posted in: A grumpy Tom Hanks stars in 'A Man Called Otto' See in context

It will be interesting to see how Tom Hanks can pull off the cranky old man character. Rolf Lassgård had the grisly look as Ove.

He was fairly good at being somewhat temperamental in Road to Perdition, I think he can do it.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten COVID border controls for travelers from China See in context

Ban them altogether.

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Posted in: 5 more things in Japan gone for good See in context

No reasons to close or shutdown. Recycle the ideas and bring those places or attractions to other smaller cities or into far away prefectures.

True; Robot Restaurant would work better in Dotonbori really.

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Posted in: 5 more things in Japan gone for good See in context

Robot Restaurant was great, sure it felt like a front business for the yaks, but a good time was had by all and where else will you see anything like that?

RIP

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Posted in: UK climate group calls temporary halt to disruptive protests See in context

Go home lol

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Posted in: 2 arrested over fatal assault of man on Fukushima street See in context

2 Vs 1.... Nuf said!

And kicking him in the head while he's down most likely.

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Posted in: Man arrested over hit-and-run death of 2 night street patrollers in Osaka Pref See in context

Japanese roads are not that wide,a residential road in most city in the US is about 20 ft wide and ten ft on each side and most have curbs,so people will crash into your house,most Japanese live on the road at their door

Thank you for making me miss the US lol

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Posted in: 62-year-old man arrested after drowning roommate in bathtub See in context

Like the two bickering guys in Hidden Fortress.

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Posted in: Plant on fire See in context

One thing I hate about Japanese towns and cities is the lack of proper zoning. They all look so grotty and messy. Throw in all the above ground wires and cables and it's such a mess.

By East Asian standards Japanese cities look pretty tidy and orderly.

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Posted in: 46-year-old woman arrested for stabbing 13-year-old son to death See in context

And to add, there are no mental illnesses that cause you to specifically kill your own child. 

There is, it's called narcissism.

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Posted in: Men urged to train themselves to notice household chores: study See in context

Proof that science can be biased.

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Posted in: Plant on fire See in context

It's called zoning lol

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Posted in: Despite 'Pinocchio' success, del Toro fears for Mexican cinema See in context

ALL Latin America is facing systematic destruction..

Mostly self-inflicted.

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Posted in: How to find a foreign baby name that also works in Japanese See in context

How about Ricky/Rikki for a boy?

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Posted in: TikTok under pressure as U.S. lawmakers push government ban See in context

Declare TikTok a threat to National Security... which is it, and ban it from all AppStores.

This, the FCC is lobbying Apple and Google to drop it from their app stores.

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Posted in: Despite 'Pinocchio' success, del Toro fears for Mexican cinema See in context

Since 2019, there has been a program to encourage Indigenous and Afro-descendant cinema, with 56 such films in production, Novaro said.

Mexico has no black people but they still need to trend hop lol

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Posted in: Pele's cancer worsens; will stay in hospital over Christmas See in context

Merry Christmas to everyone but especially Pele.

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Posted in: TikTok under pressure as U.S. lawmakers push government ban See in context

Because they don't have that authority.

They actually do. India banned it nationwide, for example. But, this is probably a big ask to get ByteDance to sell the platform to a US-based company.

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Posted in: How to find a foreign baby name that also works in Japanese See in context

Ken for a boy. Anything else more universal than that, besides Soda?

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Posted in: 15-year-old girl who stabbed 2 people outside Shibuya Station sent to juvenile reformatory See in context

Death sentence? Would you like to pull the lever on this 15-year-old kid yourself?

15 is no child.

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