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Posted in: The truth behind maid cafes—are they that quirky? See in context

Brian WhewayToday 04:43 am JST

Only in Japan. I dont think there is any other country that would allow this type of cafe to operate.

Believe i saw a few maid cafes in the States. Definitely nowhere near as many as Japan, but they are there.

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Posted in: Japan set to ban sales of new gasoline cars in mid-2030s: reports See in context

Great idea. 2005 will be a great year...oh, still waiting...

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

when Japanese comedians joke about Naomi Osaka’s complexion being “too sunburned”

Well, comedians dont have to be funny to everyone or anyone on a joke, but that's their job to poke fun. Many in the states do so with trump and his orange complexion.

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Posted in: The truth behind maid cafes—are they that quirky? See in context

...making them look like pretty anime or manga characters.

Giant eyes and blue, green, etc hair would do so -- anime must have that.

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Posted in: Suga instructs minister to achieve lower mobile phone fees See in context

And this is 26kbs where I live. Dialup speed for 100mbs speed. They say the speed varies based on tower locations, but if that's the case, then they know from my address that there are no tlwers and I should pay only like $10/mo for the inconvenience speed.

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Posted in: Suga instructs minister to achieve lower mobile phone fees See in context

Stuck in america. $119/month for phone and 20gb. Beats everybody.

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Posted in: Van Morrison rails against virus restrictions in new songs See in context

Toasted heretic

Not sure why anyone listens to the witterings of pop stars from 30, 40 years back. Heroes are always going to disappoint you, eventually. It's not like the people in the 1918 flu epidemic were listening to the opinions of tired vaudeville stars from the 1880s?

Werent they silent and black and white back then? ;)

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Posted in: S Korea's 1st novel on 'comfort women' history appears in English See in context

kurisupisuToday 01:26 pm JST

@William77

This is why Germany is a trusted and well liked European country now.

Japan has a long way to go

China, North Korea, and south Korea used and still use anti-Japanese propaganda to redirect away from internal struggles and failings of their own regimes. Imagine germany, defeated and govt changed by the allies, surrounded by the Peoples Republic of France, the Democratic People's Republic of Belgium, and the Republic of Netherlands (capitalist dictatorship until 1988). Those leaders in those countries don't want the people to concentrate on terrible conditions and human rights of their own govts, they want the people to look at what the germans did to them. "Its all their fault. Dont blame us, we're the govt trying to save you from the imperial-fascist foes of germany for the past 80 years. Their fault."

And no, not trying to minimise the comfort women issue. The govts of those countries don't care, they just want to keep the scapegoat for all their failings.

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Posted in: Could PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X be swan song for consoles? See in context

For the prices they sell these machines at, it should come with a built-in internet (or "xbox net") that communicates with other consoles. Not a modem, but a full-fledged internet without subscription, etc. Working right out of the box.

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Posted in: Could PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X be swan song for consoles? See in context

RecklessToday 04:24 pm JST

I recently started playing Fortnite on my pc with my son who plays it on Switch. Internet games are great but the downside is the internet connection which sometimes causes a delay or error at a crucial moment. I think both dedicated consoles and internet games have their place

I'm currently in the boonies. Internet is 26kbs usually (dial-up speed). Unless the console games available are standalone (dont require internet for registration, logging on, general playing, or anything else), don't require internet updates, and I can buy physical games rather than downloading (you know how many months it would take to download 1GB of data on 26kbs?), I cannot buy.

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Posted in: Could PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X be swan song for consoles? See in context

Thought a teraflop was a type of flop, like in movies.

Flop - failed

Kiloflop- failed badly

Megaflop- failed miserably

Gigaflop - failed terribly

Teraflop - the worst fail currently allowed by technology

example - the latest sale of the Xbox 180 was a record teraflop when only 10 sales out of 100 million projected were recorded.

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Posted in: Japan's tallest skyscraper, 'Torch Tower,' to be built in Tokyo See in context

Revitalise the not-tokyo is what it should read. Edit button, pleaee

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Posted in: Robots filling the void in post-coronavirus world See in context

The robots overheat when wearing some clothes.

That's because robots are nudists. Let them be free

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Posted in: Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news See in context

My guess is that if the law passes, Australian news disappears from those sites. No link to or nothing. Already have that issue with new Zealand news. No live. I finally found choppy pieces of 2 min segments from NZ, but hardly the best.

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Posted in: Chinese viewers find Disney's new 'Mulan' to be tired take See in context

Why did they remove the dragon side kick? Why live action? At least in the winnie the pooh live action they kept the characters. Chris robin wasn't talking to air...pooh bear was still there.

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Posted in: Japan's tallest skyscraper, 'Torch Tower,' to be built in Tokyo See in context

Just a thought, but how about bringing businesses to the depopulation towns in the not-tokyo regions? Revitalise the Tokyo. Defintiely would lower costs, be cheaper to build, and less traffic. Japan is not just tokyo.

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Posted in: Father arrested for forcibly giving 11-year-old daughter buzz cut See in context

Don't parents already do this with boys (the buzz cut) for different reasons? Equality one step at a time...

MeiyouwentiToday 05:46 pm JST

“The father was arrested for battery, not for giving the daughter short back and sides”

Forcibly cutting someone’s hair constitutes assault and battery

I agree. While I was never forcibly cut, I was facing torment as I didn't want to cut my hair but I didn't want to disappoint my parents. Then later, a friend went into the military and he was so psychologically scarred from his buzz cut. If women can keep theirs, why can't men? Some men find it just as mentally damaging losing their hair as women.

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Posted in: Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash See in context

I can't afford netflix

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Posted in: Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash See in context

Mr kipling:

Glad someone actually watched it to give sound criticism. I did not, but from what I read it sounded no worse than the Law and Order SVU series that feature children in such a manner, yet still is on the air (20+ years). Can you confirm this?

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Posted in: Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash See in context

Starpunk:

Could be worse. Thin (but not starving) is healthy. Half of Americans are obese. Exercise is not evil. People are too afraid of hurting feelings, but I'd rather someone help me rather than let me die of diabetes or heart disease. I know this wasn't the key point you were driving home, but I wanted to point that out. Cheers

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Posted in: Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash See in context

Apparently, the americans complaining have never seen law and order SVU. That's displaying much more...and yes, often they feature kids. Very over sxualised

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Posted in: Japan's new PM: Self-made and strong-willed See in context

(Contd) wouldn't the shadow prime minister be Yukio Edano as he's from the opposition party?

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Posted in: Japan's new PM: Self-made and strong-willed See in context

Yoshihide Suga was known as a "shadow" prime minister

Umm, how can he be the shadow prime minister if he's from the govt (ruling) party? Shadow implies the top opposition party leaders.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted rape of teenage girl suspect in similar crimes See in context

To clarify -

They do need to be watched like other recently released (slowly pulled back month by month if no actions or lead ups), but not advertised to the point of being unable to integrate back into society. Studies show that if you fail to reintegrate back into society, crime explodes.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted rape of teenage girl suspect in similar crimes See in context

expatToday 01:49 pm JST

It's well established that rapists are recidivists

In countries especially with an offender registry, there really is no where else to go. Even if one tried to turn their life around (or were actually innocent to begin with), the only way out from the modern scarlet letter is back in prison or suicide.

Hello Kitty 321Today 04:27 pm JST

@juminRhee

She might be a university student or somebody who came to Tokyo to work. In their late teens they are adults and quite able to live on their own

Agreed, but the article said teenage girl. Girl implies underage.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arsonist’s treatments yield major advancement in skin transplantation See in context

Capuchin:

And yet the building companies and those that make the fire codes will never face justice.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted rape of teenage girl suspect in similar crimes See in context

The report makes it look like she lived by herself. Is she 16, 19? Did her parents give her a place separate from their house or did I just not read that correctly?

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Posted in: Japanese airline removes passenger refusing to wear face mask See in context

Perhaps the anti-maskers could create their own airline that bans masks.

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Posted in: Mother and son in Japan arrested for running counterfeit Pokemon operation See in context

Shoudve called it pokechu from pikamon and they couldve gotten away with it. Surprised how many knockoffs fly under the radar.

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Posted in: Chinese military calls U.S. biggest threat to world peace See in context

China does have a point about the us. Other than that, I wouldn't trust either of them.

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