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Posted in: Dollar climbs to 115 yen; highest since March 2017 See in context

@Hiro they are already too invested in USD with the amounts of bonds they already own.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 20 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 143 See in context

Why do people really think large numbers can be hidden?

If the hospitals are overcrowded and large number of people dying, would it even be possible to cover up excerpts from healthcare workers and their family members.

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Posted in: Japan to increase daily border cap to 5,000 people from Nov 26 See in context

There's no right answer on how to open.

Open too fast and you may have an overloaded healthcare system, too slowly and you suffer economic consequences.

Easy for normal people to just scream at the Government when they don't have to be responsible for the economy or human lives.

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Posted in: LDP to make new lawmakers donate ¥1 mil transportation allowance See in context

I think the million yen is the total and not per person.

Lots of companies are still paying for commuter pass despite working from home.

If you are still getting it then hope your management don't read this article.

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Posted in: Bolt says he could have won Tokyo Olympics 100 meters See in context

Lost some of my respect for him when I see his PepsiCo sponsor.

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Posted in: Man who went to space with Shatner dies in plane crash See in context

@Gajinjland or that he manage to go to space before dying rather than keeping all the money that he won't be able to use now.

All about perspective.

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Posted in: Zipair to become 1st budget airline to link Asia with North America See in context

@50th_State North America is a continent and not a country and Canada is included in it.

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Posted in: Hints for fighting back against ballooning energy costs See in context

@MarkX there's nothing we ok wrong with giving advice in preparation, the advice won't reach if power really gets cut, energy shortage isn't just in Japan.

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Posted in: Kyoto police using targeted YouTube ads to warn would-be voyeurs See in context

For those who are outraged, the general targeted ads work the same way.

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Posted in: New Zealand drops 'COVID zero' goal after Delta outbreak See in context

While it is easy to sit behind a keyboard and judge politicians, at their positions an policy will affect death rates. Freedom always sounds better because those lives are just numbers to most of the general population.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 87 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 602 See in context

I'm also curious how it is under control so fast.

Few possibilities I can think of is that the spread is way higher than reported the past few months and a large population have immunity in addition to the vaccinated. Another is that the vaccinated and infected have low overlap and contributing to the herd protection. Last is that people just became more concerned when the hospital system collapse.

Well the removal of emergency state will probably be revealing in whether it has anything to do with herd protection.

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Posted in: Saitama's new ordinance banning walking on escalators gets off to a standing start See in context

Ask an escalator engineer and they will recommend against walking while on it.

But good luck implementing it.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend arrives from U.S. for wedding See in context

They pulled a Prince Harry

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Posted in: Fujii wins 3rd major shogi title; youngest to hold 3 See in context

King's Gambit

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Posted in: U.S. marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 See in context

Dozens of US drone strikes having civilian casualties.

The wars will always come back as terrorism if US don't apologize or compensate the affected casualties.

And they keep attacking back as "anti terrorism".

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Posted in: Japan unable to link deaths to withdrawn batches of Moderna vaccine See in context

Maybe try explaining their causes of death instead of just dismissing everything.

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Posted in: Japanese singer and musician Gackt takes indefinite hiatus due to vocal and neurological disorder See in context

@Antiquesaving  He has been suffering from a neurological disorder since he was a child.

He's a very talented person, writes his own songs, compose his own music and then plays and sings them.

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Somehow rage is quite common in tennis, I think the champion pressure got to her.

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Posted in: S Korea bans app payment monopolies in world first See in context

While i agree with the payment system options for the store, but the commission one is fair game. There are other platforms available and the creators can just adjust their pricing on the high commission platforms to match profits on the other platforms. The government should just collect the taxes from these commissions and then create policies to support these industries.

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

Somehow people think it is easy to actually aim for arms and legs on someone on approach.

Warning shot have been fired and I believe they have the right to protect themselves and others if one poses threat regardless of that person's age.

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Posted in: New Zealand to skip Paralympic opening ceremony over virus fears See in context

Wakarimasen

Cause you can't compete if you get infected, makes sense to be cautious before all your competitions.

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Posted in: New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 31 cases See in context

MarkX 01:49 pm JST

Most countries still restrict travel and those who open up too fast without taking into account of Delta are already suffering.

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Posted in: Briton handed jail term in Singapore for not wearing mask See in context

Just FYI for those who don't know he declares himself as a sovereign citizen.

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Posted in: Delta variant confirmed in New Zealand; virus case total increases to 7 See in context

No one have managed to prevent Delta Variant, New Zealand could have been the one but not anymore.

Maybe Larry Page brought it in.

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Posted in: Toddler fatally shoots woman during work video call in Florida See in context

Ignore my comment seems like it happened in Houston as well, guess lacking common sense have proven that toddlers have the stength.

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Posted in: Toddler fatally shoots woman during work video call in Florida See in context

I really wonder if toddlers are able to get leverage and strength to squeeze the trigger.

It could be just a freak accident but a loaded gun not set to safe in a reachable location to a toddler while having the stength to squeeze that trigger is very unlikely.

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Posted in: Google founder gets New Zealand residency, raising questions See in context

@starpunk Cause sometimes people are willing to give up liberty for safety. What's the point of liberties if you can't walk alone at night and feel safe.

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Posted in: IOC gives itself more power to remove sports from future Olympics See in context

Are the artistically judged sports really sports?

Is training horses to do your bidding sports?

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Posted in: To say ‘get vaccinated’ when there are no vaccines available shows that she has no understanding of the situation at the local level. See in context

Tokyo is a big area, some wards do still have vaccines and stock is always still coming in but slowly, it is still right to ask people to get vaccinated despite the slow restock rate.

Roll it out too fast and people will say they are testing vaccines on the population, too slowly and they say why is the roll out so slow.

There's really no winning both ways.

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