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Posted in: Kishida planning to attend NATO summit in late June; 1st time for Japanese PM See in context

I think it is a good idea.

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

Antiquesaving: calling Musk a fool is quite a statement. Considering what he has accomplished, I can't imagine the reasoning behind that statement. Also - I doubt that he would weaponize Twitter - he is more of a libertarian than authoritarian.

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Posted in: Christian Smalls, the unlikely union leader who took on Amazon See in context


It was perhaps that 'sordid worship of the bottom-line' that enabled the company to hire so many. The 'dignity of work' should always be respected - but you need a place to work for that to occur. Most of us are capitalists and not communists.

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Posted in: Japan to require listed firms to disclose female manager ratio See in context

I believe the FSA has as much credibility in its statements as the CDC.

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Posted in: Japan to spend ¥1.45 tril on 4th vaccine shots, other anti-virus measures See in context

Pfizer's history of lying about its drugs and paying substantial sums as penalties - and our government asking for 70 years to release relevant data on their covid development / history - and the enormous profits realized by Pfizer - and the redefinition of pandemic - and the redefinition of vaccine - : I'm afraid I just can't believe the info that comes out of mouths of these proponents of the experimental vaccines. I think it is still time to 'follow the money'. I wish it wasn't.

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Posted in: Ohtani aims for improvement even after MVP season for Angels See in context

"But he’s just a different animal. He’s a good man that happens to be a really good baseball player. " Indeed!

I think he is the best baseball player ever (I say that as an American), better than Babe Ruth etc. I wish I had seen him play in Sapporo.

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Posted in: In conservative Singapore, plus-size actors take center stage See in context


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Posted in: Does scaring people work when it comes to health messaging? See in context

He may just as well say - to hell with freedom of speech.

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Posted in: Toyota, Honda sued for patent infringements by U.S. firm See in context

It's too bad that great minds, such as the former CTO of MSFT, have chosen to make money not by contributing positive to the market but instead only thru focusing on such 'negative' legal actions. I visited them in Bellevue many years ago when they first started up and was excited to see/imagine what this incredibly gifted bunch of folks would do. I wish they could have applied their smarts to cyber crime or AI.

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Posted in: Sakura and Mt Fuji drinkware reacts to cold temperatures with beauty See in context

Design could be better.

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Posted in: As sports embraces activism, what should Tokyo Olympics permit? See in context

I prefer to just watch great athletes perform.

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay damages over transgender toilet ban See in context

If the person identifies as something other than their biological self, it does not change what sex they really are.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

My 73 year old eyes are not so great, but I really didn't realize those 2 comedians were female.

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked world's safest city for 3rd consecutive year by EIU See in context

7th place was to Washington - did you mean Washington D.C.?

Washington is a state, not a city.

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Posted in: Too many people missing out on health benefits of golf, some experts say See in context

Golf, without a golf cart is a wonderful way to lightly exercise. Silly comments about elitist - racist - sexist are not worth the time commenting about - just ask Gary Player or some of the great South Korean women players. Providing a large green space, often in the city, is a very positive thing for everyone. FoxSoraWinters comments were like a liberal rant having nothing to do with golf.

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Posted in: AI robots may lend hand in Japan's English classes See in context

The program called Duolingo (using AI) is being used by millions (?) now.

It's free and quite well done.

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Posted in: Don't pick doctors based on where they went to medical school See in context

@Serrano: - or you might just have to pay 540 yen to the new 'hospital'. Introductory letters seem really weird to me, but that's just the Japanese style (for the moment).

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Posted in: Arguing, booing overshadow Osaka's U.S. Open final win over Williams See in context

SW's coach admitted to coaching.

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Posted in: Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report See in context

m3m3m3: Yes - Readers should beware of 'clickbait'.

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Posted in: Trump threatens U.S. allies on trade before leaving G7 summit See in context

All the Trump haters seem to ignore the strength of the US economy, the unemployment rate (especially for blacks) and the potential 'peace' process meeting with North Korea. The usual left tactic is to focus on the personality and ignore the results. Most people are familiar with the saying 'It's the economy stupid.' - and that's doing pretty well, at least for the moment. Name calling is just so shallow. If you think Trump is doing a lousy job, then talk about the results of what he has done that you find displeasing - not his particular personality.

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Posted in: Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special 'kawaii' interiors See in context

To put it mildly - no thank you.

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Posted in: Aso ridicules N Korean leader's plane See in context

Japan - Aso is truly in another world - his own. Unfortunately, he represents all of Japan - and personally I hope that Japan grows in all ways - it would do better without him.

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Posted in: Man kills sick wife; then jumps to death from nearby building See in context

It's just sad. RIP - both of you.

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Posted in: Japan must boost protection for sexual harassment victims, says Noda See in context

@Noakes: yet another dynastic LDP politician - imo Japan would be better off when women / girls can focus on their studies / careers vs having to tolerate such disrespectful behavior by men - Noda is not helping.

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Posted in: American man indicted for killing woman in Osaka See in context

Per 'Sources', he was born in the Unkraine but lived in New York.

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Posted in: Aston Martin shifts up a gear in Japan with luxury experiences, new brand center See in context

I've seen Rolls and Bentleys, but no Aston Martins here in Sapporo. A beautiful car without a doubt.

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Posted in: LGBT groups, educators call for diversity in school uniforms See in context

@YuriOtani - This is a discussion forum. BurningBush was not speaking of American Republican platform problems. Your emotional response to his comments were just that - emotional - as in 'not based on facts'. Trump supporting Americans, like me, have a logic that prefers capitalism over socialism - not because it is perfect (it is not) but because it works better than socialism. Human rights are a very important thing, but not easily achieved. All people should be treated with compassion.

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Posted in: Shohei Otani to have surgery on right ankle on Thursday See in context

What's the name of the surgeon?

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Posted in: Kobe Steel's falsified aluminum data affects more companies See in context

This is Really bad news for Japan. Credibility matters!

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Posted in: How hate speech can harm your brain See in context

I notice there is no talk of Antifa's hate speech.

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