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Posted in: Japan starts power saving period amid fear of supply crunch See in context

Central heating is better. I love being able to wake up, pull the covers off, and walk to the toilet without freezing my niblets off any step of the way. Nice and cozy 24C (75F).

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

JT: PLEASE FIX.

response: if the students are dating, where will the teachers find dates?

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

gaijintraveller

Dec. 1 08:48 am JST

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teachers find dates?

Apologies for thr formatting

Was the male student she was dating at the same school? What happened to him? Was he treated in a similar fashion?

BBut if the students are dating, where will

It makes a change to read eabout a student dating another student. So often we read about tachers dating

students

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Posted in: Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages See in context

Formatting issues...sorry. the last paragraph is mine. First paragraph is the quote

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Posted in: Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages See in context

Mr Kipling

Today 07:45 am JST

Many "otaku" males prefer virtual "girlfriends" and anime porn to the real thing. Japan is lost

Just like the LGBTQ+ community, they could adopt. Making more babies need not be life's fulfillment. Life is how you make it and joy is what you make it. To each their own.

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Posted in: WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns See in context

Chicken pox triggers me. When will that be renamed? ;)

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Posted in: Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes See in context

I prefer the dvds just because of bad Internet in the states where I'm living now. I didn't pay to see a spinning circle on the TV and freeze frames for hours.

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Posted in: Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China See in context

Expect more zero covid policies for this new covid variant. Symptoms include: publicly questioning authority, not praising the dear leader enough, and workers complaining about working conditions. Be vigilant. It is expected to be highly contagious.

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Posted in: China's 'iPhone city' under COVID lockdown after violent clashes See in context

"The orders follow protests by hundreds of employees over conditions and pay at Foxconn's vast iPhone factory on the outskirts of the city,.."

Yeah. This is covid related. Next, they'll be quarantining Taiwan. This new covid strategy would be put in place for anyone who has come down with covid. Symptoms include: questioning authority, not praising the dear leader enough, and workers complaining about working conditions. Be vigilant. This virus is contagious.

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Posted in: K-pop star BTS member Jin to begin military service on Dec 13: report See in context

All his beautiful hair. Geez autocorrect. He's not homer Simpson. 3 hairs...

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Posted in: K-pop star BTS member Jin to begin military service on Dec 13: report See in context

Saddest thing is that they might shave off all three beautigul hair. It's an outdated custom that is sexist since women don't have to shave their hair for boot camp.

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Posted in: U.S. excludes oil for Japan from Russia's Sakhalin-2 from price cap See in context

Economically, the price cap is silly. If Russia isn't feeling like producing enough supply of gas at set price caps, then they will reduce supply. Why would they willingly make less profit?

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau cancels trip for Abe's state funeral See in context

Now imagine if the Japanese or Canadian prime ministers or emperor/governor-general decided not to attend the funerals of the Queen or of the US president. Well, Canada and other G7, see how Japan ignores your leaders when their funerals come up. It's just not a priority.

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

Awa no Gaijin

Sep. 3 11:04 pm JST      Not trying to single anyone out ,but the unification church is as valid as any other church or mosque. 

Sorry but this statement isn't correct 

If your going to compare the unification church with all other churches on the planet then you will be disappointed when you hopefully come to the realization that your unfair discrimination isn't valid either.

I did source myself. Are you suggesting that the catholic church did not sell (and still has) indulgences? Many history books would disagree with you then.

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/nyregion/10indulgence.html&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwibr9vtr_j5AhX3j2oFHWhyAfsQFXoECAUQDA&usg=AOvVaw2iHCQHVTnVY97lscQqz2YG

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

The Unification Church began stirring controversy in the 1980s with "spiritual sales," in which people were pressured into buying jars and other items for exorbitant prices by use of threats, including the citing of "ancestral karma."

So, classic catholicism? Remember when they sold indulgences (allowances for sinning) for salvation? Did you know they are still offered?

the church outlawed the sale of indulgences in 1567 — but charitable contributions, combined with other acts, can help you earn one. There is a limit of one plenary indulgence per sinner per day.

Not trying to single anyone out, but the Unification Church is as valid as any other church or mosque.

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Posted in: Arrested ex-Tokyo Olympic exec may have been asked to favor Kadokawa Corp See in context

Olympics are a waste of taxpayer money and prone to corruption and bribery everywhere. Nations should not be building Olympic venues, especially when the people don't want them.

If they are so keen to do so, let the country's Olympic committee raise money as a nonprofit from voluntary donations.

Or, the country Olympic committees could all pool their money and create an Olympic cruise ship that would be a full Olympic venue and sail to whoever is hosting the games.

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Posted in: Amazon bid to scrap historic union win blocked See in context

Should be company wide, not piece by peice, warehouse by warehouse. If Amazon as a whole were unionized at once, it would be better and not have protracted legal battles. Let all the Amazon workers at once vote.

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Posted in: Twitter prepares edit feature for premium users See in context

Edit should be one of the first things available to a commenting or social media site (HINT JT). It's a basic feature, not something only for premium users. Reminds me of a game years ago where you had to be level 10 before you could learn the skill of "sit." Ridiculous.

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Posted in: Court upholds constitutionality of gaming addiction ordinance See in context

maxjapank

Aug. 31 08:37 am JST 

Are we also going to limit the amount of hours that we can watch TV, read books, play sports?

Well put

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Posted in: High energy prices threaten UK hospital services See in context

Or £15 per month, since uk

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Posted in: High energy prices threaten UK hospital services See in context

Natural monopolies (power plants, energy, etc) should be consumer coops, with all residents in the serviced area voting for directors and bylaws. If they own the raw resource, refinery, and distribution, they can get costs down to $20 per month.

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Posted in: Ex-baby sitter gets 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 boys See in context

Gaijinland

Why would there be any sexual attraction? The guy is sick and probably damaged these kids for life.

Some people are attracted to sheep, some are attracted to trees. Sometimes the wiring isn't right.

Perhaps a system needs to be in place for retraining to a new occupation that doesn't involve contact with kids (or sheep and trees in my other examples). If not, the state (taxpayers) will be funding the offenders in prison and after prison.

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Posted in: Ex-baby sitter gets 20 years in prison for sexually abusing 20 boys See in context

A licensed nursery school teacher, he had found some of his victims by registering on an app that connects baby sitters with families, highlighting the difficulties of keeping pedophiles away from such services.

Such services (babysitting app) doesn't seem to be the only problem—looks like they're getting through a lax nursery school Licensure too.

Prosecutors had demanded that the Tokyo District Court sentence Akinori Hashimoto to 25 years in prison, while the defense argued that 10 years was proportionate.

While I abhor his conduct, the defence attorney seems as weak as the parliamentary opposition. The defence should advocate for their client, no matter how bad.

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Posted in: Japan to coordinate with Sri Lanka creditors to resolve debt crisis See in context

Wakarimasen

Today 12:22 pm JST 

Print more and give it to Sri Lanka. Essentially the only way out is substantial debt forgiveness and a proper overhaul of the Sri Lankan economy. some of their recent economic measures have been a little bit stupid.

If printing money were the answer, Sri Lanka has its own currency to do just that.

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Posted in: Man gets 4 years in prison for arson in Korean community in Kyoto See in context

WilliB

That might be so, but should be irrelevant in a sane legal system. A crime is a crime, regardless if committed out of "hate" or out of "love". Courts should be in the business of upholding the law, not policing peoples inner feelings. It seems that Western PC dogma has sadly reached Japan

Intent is important, even in your precious America. If it were accidental, neglectful, revenge motivated, targeted (race, religion, orientation—which all were prosecuted in your country), for the lolz, etc. Each would have a different sentence, and indeed I would support such. Community service with financial assistance for accidental, up to jail & psychiatric time for the lolz.

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

Simon Foston

I would rather have had eight more years of revolving prime ministers than incessant cronyism, corruption, mismanagement, inaction and sleaze

Why choose when you can have both? ;)

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Posted in: Man arrested for committing lewd acts with 14-year-old girl claims he thought she was older See in context

A better excuse would have been they were meeting for after school and cram school tutoring.

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

Not saying if it's right or not, just that ttbomk, it is the standard practise around the world. And many US and UK leaders were corrupt or had issues

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

I wonder how much it would cost for a former US president state funeral, or for a former British prime minister state funeral. Its assumed they will be publicly spent and not private unless the family wish it. Their citizens don't even get a say, through congress/parliament or referendum.

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