Come on noobs! Learn how to use a VPN!
That's your takeaway? I mean, yes, VPNs are great, but the guy's attitude, on the other hand...
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If you want that 80's arcade feel check out Mikado in Takadanobaba next to the station. It's a museum of vintage games and needs supporting, would be terrible of they were gone.
Comedy gold, thanks for the laughs!
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"Imagine all those Olympians who work for four years, four years for one shot and all of a sudden that opportunity gets lost," he said.
Sure, but even sadder would be to suffer the potential career-ending long term effects of COVID..
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And they always want to talk about their "feelings."
"Let's talk about our re la tion ship..."
I agree with him.
@Peter Neil Yeah everyone knows it's much preferable to avoid emotional and constructive conversations about one's relationship.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Partner of the Year!
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I've resigned myself to waiting 2-3 years to get the mid-generation updated console. Went back to PC for now.
I'm hoping the console will have a sizeable library of decent exclusives by then. Congratulations on your purchase to anyone who was able to get their hands on one!
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Great comments by everyone this fine morning. I would also add that for some, like the 20 and 30 somethings, the pandemic may have been a wake up call. I'm sure many realized how little savings they had and how important they are for times like these.
I know that's how I felt when this all started. So I guess saving my hard earned cash is considered "hoarding", according to these multi-billion dollars companies.
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**with these politicians
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How much of this can the Japanese electorate take? It never ceases to amaze me, how willing the Japanese are willing to put up with. It's both admirable and regrettable..
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@TrevorPeace Another connoisseur, I see.
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@UK9393 Yeah man, if a chip isn't the size of my fist, I want nothing to do with it
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Now we're talking
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What a stupid way to go about making any sort of decision. You're not being brave in the face of adversity, you're being a stubborn old man. You're saying that even if Tokyo had 10,000 (official) cases a day, you'd still stick to your ridiculous plan? Pathetic
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Extending doing nothing — a specialty here — would be likewise pretty easy.
Couldn't have put it better myself.
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I swear, looking at all my coworkers, working long hours and weekends, teaching in Japan is basically equivalent to working for a "black company".
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Imagine being a climate change denier in 2020.
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Every day we get closer to a dystopic future
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Funny, I was at book off a few weeks back and it was packed with people reading while standing, as always. Nobody seemed concerned about touching the books, like, at all.
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@virusrex Up and at it early this morning, otsukare sama. I read through all your comments and they were easy to grasp, thanks for your enlightening posts.
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Most importantly, they stock fresh, nutritious, ready-made food 24 hours a day, so whether you’re after a steamed bun, a yakisoba sandwich, or a sakura-flavored soft-serve ice cream, chances are your local konbini will stock it.
They talk about nutritious food and they go on to list THOSE items? Hahaha
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women can walk home late at night without fear of being robbed or attacked
There are articles posted on this very site weekly that highlight the fact that walking home late at night as a woman isn't exactly 100% safe.
I'll give you that it is safer for women here than in many other cities, but even then, it ain't perfect.
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Already lost my job, heard hello work might help me out for 3 months, then what?
Sorry about your job. My partner lost hers back in March and had to take up a job way below her abilities just to stay afloat.
Restaurants are getting paychecks for closing early (which I am not against, of course) but the average Joe gets a silly mask and 100,000 yen. Things are about to get worse, I fear.
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That's gotta be the weirdest business strategy I've seen in a while
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Lmao the downvotes are telling me there's more than one boomer here, @Fanch.
Imagine being so bitter you have to post negative comments about other people's hobbies on a Japanese news site, and then tell those same people they should spend their time more productively.
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Also, guys, can we not have a console wars over here? Who cares what console you favor. Buy your pick and have fun, won't you? Cheers
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People that say games are mind numbing generally spend their spare time watching TV or movies. By that logic, wouldn't those things also be mind numbing?
Science has shown that games can be very intellectually engaging. If you loosened up a little I'm sure you'd find one worth your time
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Thank you for your service my good sir.
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@John R My intention is far from discouraging people from talking about mental health. If you read my whole comment, you'll see that I encourage people to go to therapy. I don't know how you came to the conclusion that I discourage talking about mental health.
Of course some people here are able to talk about mental health, but in reality it's still a massive taboo and it's being swept under the rug more often then not. I'm glad the people you mentioned were able to find help. It's there if you're willing to reach out.
That being said, I work at a school for special needs. Most of our kids have suffered some kind of trauma and are dealing with mental health issues. Even in an environment like this, you wouldn't believe the kind of things you'll hear from the mouths of teachers. The majority of them belittle our kids for being different, and they constantly make light of very serious issues. When suicide is brought up, they'll go to any lengths to change the topic or laugh it off. "Haha yeah our kids sure are special." Yeah, and some of them want to die, sensei.
No doubt there are people who are more comfortable discussing mental health amongst Japanese people, but I've seen too much to believe it isn't at LEAST a massive, massive taboo here.
Again, mental health is no joke, it's no reason to feel ashamed, and we all could use a hand from time to time. Seek help.
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