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Posted in: 1 dead, 14 in hospital in Tokyo after choking on 'mochi' See in context

Part of the problem is with the packaging, those "cut up" blocks are still too large.

Yes i know that they can still stick together but selling it at that size and presume people will cut it smaller isn't going to cut it.

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Posted in: Bogus home delivery man steals ¥2 mil from apartment See in context

You should keep some cash at home in case of electric outages due to disasters.

Probably not 2mil yen thou.

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Posted in: Mass killings in U.S. hit new high in 2019; most were shootings See in context

What's freedom when you can't even walk in the streets at night feeling safe.

Look at Uber's crime report, the problem is mostly USA's culture and it is unlikely to change.

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Posted in: Gov't urges male civil servants to take at least 1-month paternity leave See in context

Wonder how are the managers graded.

Good that they put some effort into this.

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Posted in: Japan to make automatic brakes mandatory for new cars from Nov 2021 See in context

I'm surprised ABS isn't a standard in Japan.

No idea what will happen to older cars but probably just enforce a higher insurance to those cars cause they generate more carbon and is technically less safe.

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Posted in: Empress Emerita Michiko losing weight, vomiting since September See in context

I'm surprised media is allowed to post this, most other countries you would just announce the diagnosis and not put out anything symptom related.

But if she's personally fine with it i think it will help give confidence to other suffering from any illnesses.

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Posted in: Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018 See in context

I'm curious what stats are they getting versus other countries.

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Posted in: Yahoo Japan, messaging app Line to merge to form online giant See in context

The only problems i have with these Japanese online services is the site designs, they always try to fit every single little information into whatever space they have. With the merger i wonder if it will get more cluttered then it already was.

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Posted in: Spectators to be allowed to bring drinks to Tokyo Games venues See in context


Beer is diuretic and causes you to dehydrate more, it should be one of the last things you go to when dehydrating.

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Posted in: Usain Bolt brings his e-scooter to Japan despite regulatory road bumps See in context

The speeds on these scooters can do will cause very serious injuries should accidents happen.

It'll only take one accident towards a child to really make you think whether if it is worth it.

It can be allowed but it needs to be very heavily regulated, current narrow walkways have many blind spots not intended for such vehicles.

While bicycles are just as dangerous but you won't be able to sustain speed and hence a less forceful collision.

Is it really that ecological given that it can only transport 1?

Escooters need to regulated like normal motorcycles requiring a license and only on roads, it is clearly shown in other countries and this system does not work properly.

I can see this can be slightly useful in a less dense location but don't do it in the city.

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Posted in: Chinese consumers spend billions in 'Singles' Day' shopping spree See in context

@JJ Jetplane

Just China themselves won't be able to generate such huge sales.

Difference is that most things bought from the site don't get tax overseas and based on certain agreements with postal services worldwide the shipping costs is close to negligible. Hence they are able to undercut prices that your brick and mortar store can provide.

It is just like how Amazon destroys the retail stores just on a global level.

When you can buy things cheaper from overseas including shipping then what would you choose as a consumer?

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Posted in: Tens of thousands attend event for emperor's enthronement See in context

Harvard-educated wife, also a former diplomat

Sorry I don't get why was this necessary to be added. I don't see them putting out everyone's past accomplishments.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten tax rules on wealthy people See in context

Meanwhile my number is barely usable and there's no way to track sales tax.

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Posted in: England fined for encroaching on All Blacks haka at Rugby World Cup See in context

Surprised that a tournament has a special rule just for them, not sure if the referee did actually inform them it is a violation of the tournament rules cause I'm quite sure not everyone would know about such a specific rule.

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Posted in: Typhoon highlights need for multilingual disaster alerts in Japan See in context

I still feel localised battery powered sirens/speakers, diesel backup are the way to go.

They have been use for airstrike alerts during wartime why can't a global standard be formed on how the alerts will sound.

Cell communications can get knocked out anytime.

Tall bright colored beacon lighting also should be implemented for evacuation sites to make itself known during emergencies.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers accuse prosecutors, gov't officials, Nissan execs of collusion See in context

I personally don't feel Ghosn is completely clean but not charging the others involved just shows how double standard this is.

The whole company process should be brought in picture as the company should be heavily fined for allowing such tax practices. Amazing the whole company isn't being audited and those involved in approvals need to be fined/charged or reprimanded depending on scenario.

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Posted in: Environmentally friendly straws catching on in Japan, but some hesitate See in context

There are many restaurants in Japan that don't use straws, so how about not using them entirely. Cause even reusable straws have carbon footprint.

They probably need to produce a bigger version otherwise some can't get their tapioca fix.

Would it be better if Japan tries to bring back their an old culture of bringing their own tableware.

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Posted in: Abe visits typhoon-hit areas; emperor's parade to be postponed until Nov 10 See in context

Don't think it is a good idea as dignitaries have been invited

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Posted in: Considering Japan has so many typhoons, why are there still so many roadside utility poles? Is it feasible to bury them underground? See in context

Next up, considering there's so many earthquakes why are there utility underground.

I believe the first 2 comments already got it, maintenance and costs.

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Posted in: Scotland want flexibility for Japan match See in context

Contigency plan doesn't mean that it is a plan for the match to take place, it can also mean it is a plan to keep people safe, lowing risks, reducing recovery time backup stadiums, closer locations etc.

People's life and safety is utmost importance, trains, roads, stadium all have to be safe for the matches to take place.

I'm quite sure the players will be forced to stay indoors due to risks of injury even if the typhoon's rating downgrade.

Things happen, deal with it.

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Posted in: Gov't to require mobile carriers to lift SIM locks immediately See in context

Mobile locks generate so much waste cause people can't reuse their old phones.

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Posted in: Registers, rates and points: Tax hike woes for Japanese retailers See in context

While they are at it they should force all prices to be listed as tax inclusive.

Also with this tax increase is the 1 yen still necessary?

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Posted in: U.S. Seven-Eleven to seek to ally with Japan peers on work hour issue See in context

Well seven-eleven originated from opening from 7 to 11. So it can still be seven-eleven without 24 hours operations.

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Posted in: Illegal manga site operators used overseas banks to conceal money: police See in context

Looks like they became 海賊王 at one point.

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Posted in: Mice sent to space retain reproductive ability, new discovery finds See in context

Why just male? Eggs are also an important part of reproduction.

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Posted in: Japan's first free water refill app, MyMizu beta version, now available for download See in context

@kohakuebisu maybe ads in the app, ease of use

They should be promoting tap water, as filters, pumps, manufacture of water dispenser just adds carbon footprint.

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Posted in: Trudeau begs forgiveness for brownface photo See in context

When you portray a middle eastern character with white actor/actress it becomes whitewashing and when you have the same actor/actress put on darker makeup it becomes brownfacing.

Unless these people are purposefully doing it for laughs then I don't have a problem with it.

Somehow people have no problems with tanning to look darker cause it is "natural"

Must everyone really be so PC and sensitive.

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Posted in: 73,000 households still without power in Chiba 1 week after typhoon See in context

Keep some cash cause all electronic transactions isn't going to work.

Keep some bottled water for flushing and washing and then some for cooking and drinking. Cycle the drinking water once in a while to keep the water somewhat fresh.

Keep a portable gas stove so you can still cook when things are out.

Keep a couple of mobile batteries charged so you can keep your phone alive for some time.

There's only so much you can do especially so if you're living in rental apartments then you'll generally be less likely to keep emergency goods around the house.

Luckily summer temperatures are over otherwise there'll be a lot more reports of people getting heat stroke at home.

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Posted in: U.S. fines Japan Airlines $300,000 over long flight delays See in context

Meanwhile, TSA......

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Posted in: 3 men suspected of stealing about 70 cars See in context

@The Avenger

You'll still need to turn your steering left or right, reverse park, reverse gear it so they can't tow it away easily.

But you can only do so much.

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