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Posted in: 4 Japanese laws that desperately need to be amended for women See in context

If one of the four things that needs to be "desperately amended" is the Imperial Household Law, there isn't much to complain about, is there?

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Posted in: Suspect in explosives attack on Kishida indicted for attempted murder See in context

How do you perform a psychiatric evaluation on a silent person?

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Posted in: Japan gov't panel proposes introducing joint custody after divorce See in context

a system that is common practice in many other countries

Your bias is showing, Japan Today. It is not common practice, and joint custody laws exist in very few countries actually.

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Posted in: Watch where you're going See in context

Nice to see this isn't in English for once.

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Posted in: Toyota pushes zero-emission goals by converting old models See in context

Electric cars are not zero-emission vehicles. They are just passing the emissions to the power plants.

The article fails to mention the 40,000 children working in cobalt mines for $1-2 per day to get the minerals required to make these.

Also, good luck having the grid support all of the vehicles that would need to be charged.

I swear, people are so easily deceived.

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Posted in: Baby subscription boxes simplifying life for parents in Japan See in context

"You'll own nothing and be happy."


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Posted in: Japan begins 3-month energy-saving period to conserve electricity See in context

Society runs on electricity. Everything has been built around it. Until that changes, the whole thing is just a house of cards ready to collapse at any time.

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Posted in: Woman storms Cannes red carpet to protest Ukraine rapes See in context

I'm sure that will stop them.

Attention-seeking much?

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Posted in: Japan to start 4th vaccine shots for elderly, at-risk groups from May 25 See in context

Why? It doesn't seem to work very well.

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Posted in: Debate on relaxing mask requirement starting in Japan See in context

It's about time.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 73 See in context

Enjoy the respite because when the new variant gets here, as it inevitably will, we will be back to where we were or worse. And it will be because a small portion of the population refuses to take a proven safe and effective vaccine.

So safe and effective that the double-vaxxed Bryan Adams got covid twice in the same month...

There are countries which have a higher vax rate than Japan that have more cases than Japan does. Nothing adds up.

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Posted in: More Moderna vaccine contamination detected in Okinawa See in context

Stay away from this poison.

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

Well, that's one way to stop the competition...

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Posted in: Members of media from abroad covering Olympics to be tracked by GPS See in context

I smell a scapegoat coming...

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Posted in: Restaurants, hotels in Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures disappointed at stricter COVID-19 steps See in context

"I thought this would happen at some point," said 44-year-old Takashi Yamaguchi, who works at a Thai restaurant in Osaka. "Pandemic measures remain inconsistent in stores, and there are still many people who don't wear masks when they go outside."

Wear them outside? Get out of here!

Takashi probably wears them to bed too...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 394 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,917 See in context

ICU admissions are still at November levels and have been flat for two and a half weeks. There are only 41 people in the ICU in all of Tokyo.

Y'all can chill.

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Posted in: Eating out again See in context

Michael Machida, enough with the lies. The new cases in Tokyo have been flat for the past 10 days at around 300/day. It's over.


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Posted in: Suga apologizes after LDP execs visit hostess bars during state of emergency See in context

This is pretty natural response. You can't expect everyone to follow these restrictions forever. We're only human.

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Posted in: Would you support a complete ban on smoking in public places in Japan? See in context

Unequivocally yes! Smoking is disgusting.

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Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics See in context

3 Later-running trains is a bad idea. There are a ton of houses and apartments located next to train lines. I'd rather not be woken up by a train at 2am just so you can go out and drink more.

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Posted in: Goldfish and geisha See in context

What is the name of the maiko?

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Posted in: Gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August See in context

Japan has previously mulled an annual time change like that in Europe or North America where the clocks go forward in spring and back in the autumn, but has never tried it.

This article is incorrect. Japan did have daylight savings. It was introduced by America during the occupation. Japan got rid of it in 1951 because they didn't like it.

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Posted in: 'Will boyfriend' - A new expression in Japan’s evolving dating scene See in context

This is the same thing as being led on by a woman, even if they don't want to call it that. "Will boyfriends" should be relabeled as "suckers" as they are wasting their time and money for other motivations that will never come to fruition.

I feel sorry for those guys.

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Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules See in context

This is racist and snobbish. Country of origin and language proficiency are not related.

If the problem is language proficiency then surely a non-Japanese who can speak Japanese properly should be able to make a reservation.

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Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them See in context

Ooh, I've been burned by #2 a few times! "Some time" is the best clue.

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Posted in: Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet See in context

The PC isn't in trouble yet, but it will eventually disappear. Once a smartphone has as much storage space, RAM, and power as current PCs do, no one will need PCs anymore. Large screens and keyboards will always be necessary but the giant tower will eventually be replaced with smartphones themselves or other more portable devices.

I imagine one would just have to plug in their phone into a dock and have access to tactile input and a larger screen at their desks in the future. Since things will be much cheaper, I imagine this kind of interface will be far more widespread than just one location in your home.

Much like calculators that used to take up entire rooms and no longer do, our current computing power on PCs will be accessible anywhere in the future.

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Posted in: Abe urges business leaders to increase wages See in context

Haha, Abe says please and the economy is just supposed to fix itself. If he thinks anyone is going to fork out more cash after a tax hike, I have some beachfront property I'd like to sell him.

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Posted in: Vagina kayak artist arrested in Japan See in context

I can't believe this. Where is another petition we can sign to get this woman away from these stupid cops?

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Posted in: Sri Lankan man dies at immigration center after being denied medical attention See in context

It's not just this incident, and it's not just a problem having to do with non-Japanese either. The medical care system in Japan is just appalling. Try finding a clinic or even an emergency hospital open on the weekend.

In October last year, a Rohingya asylum-seeker collapsed and died at the Tokyo center after staff failed to call for a medic, allegedly because the doctor was having lunch.

Why don't doctors know how to work shifts here?

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Posted in: Model citizen See in context


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