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Posted in: Why are Japanese homes so poorly insulated? See in context

If Japan wishes to conserve energy, decrease atmospheric pollution, and cut operating costs then insulating buildings is a good way to go . . . using less energy to heat a building during winter cold months and using less energy to cool a building during the summer hot months . . . .

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

While the Covid is still around, it's better to be safe and wear masks . . . ? We don't want graduates to risk getting sick . . . .

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Posted in: 72% of foreigners in survey say they’ve been disappointed by bad breath in Japan See in context

Tooth brushing, cavity fighting mouthwash, maintaining good oral hygiene, and having access to good dental care and education are important health concerns which may also reduce bad breath, halitosis.

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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

So long as whales are hunted ethically, . . . they appear to be a source of protein and other healthy ingredients . . . . (I tried it many years ago . . . ) https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/ethnic-foods/8081/2

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Posted in: Japan to decide on abortion pill after panel's agreement See in context

Health officials should be concerned about any possible harmful of effects of such drugs which could weaken healthy organs . . .?

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Posted in: Heavy snow continues across much of Japan as cold snap maintains grip See in context

Looks "samui" cold . . . .

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Posted in: Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself See in context

Clanging of swords . . . or diplomacy . . . ?

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Posted in: The Japanese government is offering families 1 million yen to relocate from Tokyo in an effort to revitalize towns across the country. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

1,000,000 Y is currently about 7,818 $ US. Will it be enough of a subsidy, to support a family once they relocate to a new location? Perhaps government should spend money on providing those areas for which they wish to increase population, with new infrastructure (e.g. stores, schools, housing, museums, . .. ) in order to increase interest for people to move . . . .

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Posted in: U.S., Japan launch task force to tackle forced labor in supply chains See in context

It's a good thing to end unethical labor practices . . . .

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Posted in: Japan's record-breaking sailor Horie, 84, to receive U.S. award See in context

Congratulations to Mr. Horie. This type of person upholds Japan's prestige.

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Posted in: Japan reports 245,542 new coronavirus cases See in context

Why are Japan's covid infection numbers so much higher than that of a much bigger country, the United States . . . ? See, https://www.bing.com/search?q=US+covid+graph&form=ANNTH1&refig=2588dd19e69e4f4b86e6eb25982f66ad

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Posted in: Emperor wishes 2023 to be year of hope amid pandemic, war See in context

Happy New Year 2023, to the Imperial Family . . .

明けましておめでとうございます 2023!

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Posted in: Asia rings in New Year See in context

Happy New Year 2023!

明けましておめでとうございます 2023!

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Posted in: Pritzker-winning Japanese architect Isozaki dies at 91 See in context

My sympathies to the Isozaki family . . . .

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Posted in: Many gov't offices, companies mark last business day of 2022 amid virus woes, scandals See in context

Photo of Japanese commuters wearing masks shows commitment to helping to stop the virus from spreading . . . .

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Posted in: 7-Eleven Japan begins to implement new colorless food containers to reduce CO2 emissions See in context

Good for 7-Eleven, taking the lead in reducing CO2 emissions . . . .

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Posted in: Season's greetings See in context

Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas to Japan Today!

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Posted in: Japan reports 177,622 new coronavirus cases See in context

Communities should work together to do everything possible to get their Covid infection rates down . . . .

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Posted in: Emperor Emeritus Akihito turns 89 See in context

Best wishes to Emperor Emeritus, Happy Birthday . . . !

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Posted in: Japan reports 185,694 new coronavirus cases See in context

Time to remember to avoid the 3 Cs, (closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings),

the significance of wearing a mask is also shown at the bottom of the following web link,

https://www.japan.go.jp/kizuna/2020/avoiding_the_three_cs.html

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Posted in: Contentious major defense policy shift shows Japan wariness of China See in context

Japan and China are neighbors, and share history, culture, and similar race relations dating back over 1000 years . . . diplomacy and peaceful international relations should also be a priority . . . .

see also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Japan

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Posted in: Japan starts alert system for quakes off northern Pacific coast See in context

It looks like Hokkaido and the Northeastern Honshu should be prepared for earthquake and/ or tsunami . . . . Do people in these areas have a safe shelter to go to?

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Posted in: Tokyo makes solar panels mandatory for new homes built after 2025 See in context

Way to go for Japan! . . . following the California (US) solar example . . . . This is the goal: to cut down on CO2 emissions hurting the environment . . . reduce dependency on foreign fuel imports . . . .

(see also, https://www.solar.com/learn/california-solar-mandate/).

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Posted in: Japan posts ¥2.03 trillion trade deficit in November See in context

If Japan wishes to rebound from its trade deficit, through means such as tourism, covid infection rate should be low . . . suggestion is made for government officials, politicians, including the PM and cabinet to be seen wearing (covid prevention) masks, social distancing, avoiding large crowds etc. . . .

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Posted in: Japan posts ¥2.03 trillion trade deficit in November See in context

If Japan wishes to rebound from its trade deficit, through means such as tourism, covid infection rate such be low . . . suggestion is made for government officials, politicians, including the PM and cabinet to be seen wearing (covid prevention) masks, social distancing, avoiding large crowds etc. . . .

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Posted in: Time tree See in context

Here's one of the songs on youtube,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaDAeW4zUws

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Posted in: Japan reports 190,607 new coronavirus cases See in context

Please take measures to reduce number of infections . . . wear masks, remember social distancing, avoid large crowds, keep up to date regarding medicine . . . .

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Posted in: Empress Masako turns 59; reflects on half a lifetime as royal See in context

Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness, . . . お誕生日おめでとう!

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Posted in: Record 34% Japanese gov't male employees take paternity leave in FY2021 See in context

It's important Dads get time off to help out raising children . . . teaching, domestic chores, etc . . . nice of Japanese employers to consider the responsibilities of parenting . . . . the children come first - but admittedly, it's a balancing act . . . .

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Posted in: As chatbot sophistication grows, AI debate intensifies See in context

Is the image shown imply that even a dog/ or other animal, can gain intelligence . . . uncanny . . . ?

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