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Posted in: Japan encourages foreign tourists to buy travel insurance due to surge in unpaid medical bills See in context

Charge visa fees for countries with highest offenders.

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Posted in: 3 dead as high temperatures continue across Japan See in context

I think people underestimate the direct sun when they look at the temperature and think 30 degrees is still low.

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Posted in: Over 20% of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month See in context

Marketing and seasonal menu.

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Posted in: New Zealand, France announce bid to stop social media being used to organize terrorism See in context

I've read enough about middle east to know that there's little you can do besides being vigilant with border controls and strict chemical control.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

While I don't like cigarettes I don't think it is right to be so anarchic about it. Do it slowly by limiting smoking points would be fine.

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Posted in: 6 Hollywood ripoffs of Japanese anime and manga See in context

Don't worry, Japan has their fair share of horrible live action reproductions.

However I think Pokemon detective will partially be saved by Ryan Reynolds

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Posted in: Anger followed Notre Dame grief for yellow vest protesters See in context

In the simpler sense, speaking about Notre Dame gets him donation money and solving social issues does the opposite.

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Posted in: Climate protests close London bridge; 570 arrests in 4 days See in context

I think Tide Pods are mostly contained in the US

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Posted in: Vibram leather geta sandals See in context

Well it isn't a trademark

But kimono just means something you wear but based on actual geta description it doesn't completely fit.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

Welcome to globalization.

I think gender discrimination here is a far worse problem such that to some it is an ingrained behavior.

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Posted in: Docomo to lower mobile phone fees by up to 40% from June See in context

MNVO like mineo, uqmobile, iijmobile is the way to go.

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Posted in: Why do you think the ¥2,000 banknote, introduced in 2000, never caught on in Japan? See in context

I'm wondering more whether retaining the 1 yen coin is actually economically sound.

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Posted in: Ethiopia inquiry shows Boeing MAX hurtling uncontrolled to disaster See in context

Boeing is over their heads.

There's still no apology from Boeing as well as its customers given that everyone have to ground their fleets.

Unfortunately they play a large part of the aviation space to not easily get boycott completely.

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Posted in: Converting the Western calendar year to the era year is not such a difficult task. I hope that bureaucratic institutions will value era names in their domestic administrative documents. See in context

Sure, but having most forms all in paper probably won't help.

Imagine them all rushing to print new forms and verify each form after the announcement.

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Posted in: Some see Japanese era system as unnecessary, unsuited for modern age See in context

I think they can keep gengo but they should enact a law that forces companies to have forms that allows one choose to use Gregorian calendar

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Posted in: JR baffled by man who jumped onto tracks and disappeared See in context

I believe the train has cameras, a simple check will reveal the truth.

You never know it could be some reflection or angles that could create a false positive.

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Posted in: U.S. rebukes Japan over tariffs on farm products See in context

Regardless the tariffs I'll stay away from most US products whenever I can as they are mostly laced with growth hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.

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Posted in: Kamakura passes ordinance against eating on the go See in context

Asakusa have something similar, I think street food won't become street food without this.

Tough to balance but if you're living there but don't like such culture you should really consider moving cause you'll get a good price and no longer have to live in a crowded area.

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Posted in: YouTube denies report of plans to cancel high-end dramas, comedies See in context

USA being the country that started tide pod challenge, bird box challenge i can totally see why LP appeals to them, if the government wants their country to stay that way then just too bad.

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Posted in: Gay Taiwanese man granted special permission to remain in Japan See in context

I don't see how is that a good reason, overstaying of Visa should have been illegal.

Japan should be very careful given that such precedence can be easily abused given that no marriage or children was part of the equation.

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Posted in: Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees See in context

@FourIce assuming you follow the best practice of not reusing passwords elsewhere.

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Posted in: Are social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook changing the news gathering and disseminating process for better or for worse? See in context

Only if people do their due diligence to check where the news is coming from and whether its sources are reliable.

Otherwise most people would just believe anything on their internet once it becomes viral, clicks and re-shares supersedes the information's integrity.

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Posted in: Gov't investigates 700 foreign students AWOL from Tokyo university See in context

I'll be expecting more police checks on resident cards, sounds troublesome.

And probably foreign looking folks will be complaining about racism from being constantly checked without knowing the circumstances.

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Posted in: Ghosn to be released after court rejects prosecutors' appeal; bail conditions revealed See in context

Isn't his previous house arrest request was even stricter. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Posted in: Cabinet approves bill to lower mobile phone fees in Japan See in context

I think the problems did already clear up with MNVOs in play.

MNVOs without multiple physical stores don't have to deal with getting shops.

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Posted in: Court approves Ghosn's release on ¥1 bil bail See in context

"Nissan's internal investigation has uncovered substantial evidence of blatantly unethical conduct," company spokesman Nick Maxfield said.

What are they and why the rest of the upper management not affected?

The whole company doesn't run with 1 person.

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Posted in: Swastikas and statues: Southeast Asia's fixation with Nazi iconography See in context

Does the world really need to be so PC?

I actually prefer that such symbols actually gets overused everywhere such that it loses it's original symbolism. Just make certain of it's true intentions and act accordingly.

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Posted in: Sumo wrestlers barred from growing beards See in context

I think a better excuse, the slaps would have a more equal effect should everyone shave.

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Posted in: U.S. charges man accused of Singapore HIV data leak See in context

@theFu most countries will trace carriers of infectious diseases to keep track of spread. The system however could have made it hard to download the whole list and flag an alert should irregular accesses are detected.

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Posted in: Ghosn held $260,000 Rio party billed to Renault-Nissan, documents show See in context

Doesnt such costs need approvals? I doubt he can just simply expense a 250000 bill.

And such disputes should be settled internally why is the government helping to settle and internal expense disputes with little sign of corruption.

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