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Posted in: Murdoch launches TalkTV channel with Trump trashing Harry and Meghan See in context

The former Insurrectionist-in-Chief thinks he is entertaining.

“if” he is nothing else, he is indeed entertaining

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Posted in: Hollywood missing the drama in climate change, group says See in context

Openly talking about an agenda for propaganda as if it was atarimae…. Lol

you can’t make this stuff up!

Hollywood’s role is to entertain me (which they have already been struggling with the last decade +), not to teach me.

if they went full on propaganda like this article suggests they should, they would implode completely.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya beef bowl chain exec dismissed over sexist remarks See in context

Haha I thought the same thing.

anyone who would call a 49-year-old an old man must be in his teens

I haven’t been to this restaurant in sometime. I’m not a fan of their regular gyudon but their karubi don is more than palatable. I haven’t had it in a while though.

I know where I’m going tomorrow for lunch now

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Posted in: Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession See in context

“Story” not store

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Posted in: Tokyo police arrest video game YouTuber for marijuana possession See in context

If you read this as an Onion store, it make more sense

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Posted in: Russian-language sign at station in Tokyo back on view after being covered up See in context

One of the most petty and childish things I’ve ever heard recently

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Posted in: No need to stop social activities with Omicron: COVID adviser See in context

Sakurasuki

why would people be surprised? even in the article above they said to expect a rise after golden week…

I’m happy that they are finally admitting this out loud. Many have known this for a looooong time now.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,540 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 55,294 See in context

Painkiller

I think, and stated the same; it is not too much to ask of our fellow citizens.

“two weeks to flatten the curve” was not too much to ask…. going on three years now so screw that.

“indefinitely” yes, it is too much to ask.

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Posted in: Dental fees to jump as palladium prices surge on Ukraine war See in context

Come to think of it, I think it was resins as Nadrew mentioned above

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Posted in: Dental fees to jump as palladium prices surge on Ukraine war See in context

With dental not covered with national health insurance in Canada, one of the first things I did when I came to Japan 20 years ago, was to have all my metal replaced with ceramics and composites.

All my metal is gone now. It cost me roughly ¥1000 per tooth give or take.

Obviously, metal is an option here in Japan but it certainly isn’t the only one. there are plenty of options here.

Some people have some funny ideas about what they “think” Japan is like…

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Posted in: Kevin Spacey asks judge to toss out Anthony Rapp's sex abuse suit See in context

Regards, he will eventually stand before his maker and will be judged appropriately

we all will

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Posted in: North Korea calls Biden an 'old man in his senility' See in context

Lol

I was thinking of typing something similarly along those lines but you bet me to it

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Posted in: Kishida says no schedule yet for allowing entry of tourists See in context

Wait a minute, if I’m vaccinated, I get to see pandas????

maybe I had the wrong stance all along…

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,520 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 53,753 See in context

The only way I’m going to be concerned or convinced that this is anywhere is close to being out of control is by seeing skyrocketing severe symptoms and deaths and their demographics and stats showing me that healthy young people are dying and being hospitalized. Seeing stats of people being infected is meaningless if there’s no danger.

Alas, this means I’m never going to be convinced because that information will never be shown.

I suspect if we were shown the stats of the current LOW number of severe cases and deaths it will be mixed with people who died “with” and not “from” along with incredibly unhealthy people who were very susceptible to infection.

can you imagine the lawsuits that would follow if what I’m saying is true??? that fact alone would guarantee that the truth would never come to light.

of course that is just pure speculation

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,520 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 53,753 See in context

truth be told, out of pure courtesy I put my sheer meaningless mask on if I go inside a convenience store or the train etc. It’s not for my own sake.

but when walking outside… come on, that’s pure lunacy. I will only extend that courtesy to a point.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,520 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 53,753 See in context

what’s weird is that I’m the only one in my family who hasn’t gotten covid (all have recovered within a few days) and I’m not even vaxxed. Nor do I wear a mask when walking outside…

however I can’t even remember having the flu in the last 15 years (which I also have never gotten a shot for)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,430 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 41,038 See in context

@steve

So if yesterday’s numbers were artificially low does that mean your 90% increase today is artificially high?

I gave you a thumbs up for the comedy of it btw

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

That is exactly why and a perfect example I don’t miss Canada even a little bit

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

@ antique

my adult children never had any major issues growing up in Japan. No bullying, no forced hair dying etc. However, they did have the chance to live overseas in Canada for a couple of years so that have a basis of compassion.

if you ask me about specific things like being forced to dye hair, I would say that’s quite silly and unacceptable. A practice that must be stopped. it is honestly the first time I’ve ever heard of that. That doesn’t mean I agree with it… it simply means I never heard of that before.

however, other things such as having to wear uniform, white shoelaces, landoseru etc, i’m all for that and don’t see any problems with it. I think little things like that (and 1000 more little things) that add up to make Japan what it is and why I like living here.

Do I think Japan is the perfect utopian society? nope… I could criticize Japan until the cows came home if I wanted. But I do think it’s a way better place to live than where I came from.

I guess I’m just one of those “The glass is half full” kind of guys. And I’m think I’m better off for having that kind of attitude mentally.

I feel sorry for the people who go around hating where or how they live. What a depressing life they must have having something like that in the back of their mind eating away at them.

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

@ antique

no, been here 22 years now. As I have said, I’ve never encountered this while I lived here.

twice a year eh? Sounds very serious… I must be living under a rock ;)

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

this article makes it sound like this is a nationwide problem. I never even heard of kids having to dye their hair if it was naturally brown before. Both of my brown haired children went through the entire school system and are in University now and it was never an issue. I suspect the dying of hair to be a rare rule and not the norm. If there’s one thing I learned about the media is that they take something, blow it out of proportion and make it sound like a bigger issue than it actually is.

Japan is the sum of all of its parts (the good and the bad) and that sum is the reason why I chose to live here for more than 20 years now.

Life isn’t perfect here but it’s a hell of a lot better than many other countries. That includes my home country of Canada. I am truly glad that my children were raised here rather than there.

I think going around and selfishly stamping our feet, demanding change without any thought would have a lot of undesirable and unforeseen consequences.

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Posted in: Japanese, U.S. Marines hold airborne combat drills See in context

They should never instigate Taiwan to go independent and purposely provoke China to start a war. Never ever..

Taiwan is already an independent country the last time I checked…

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

Yes

Meetings with tenants usually go through the real estate agent. When a potential tenant has been chosen by them, they are usually brought here to meet us by the real estate agent who also attends the meeting. There is typical speech is usually given regarding responsibilities etc.

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

It has zero to do with what country they come from or what race they are. It has a lot to do with the culture and the tenants lack of knowledge about the country they are moving to.

in fact, there’s a certain age demographic within the group I’m talking about that I would happily rent to.

with multiple tenants applying, there’s more than enough “safer” potential tenants to choose from. In the beginning, I went out of my way to give foreigners a break. I got burned by a particular group 3 times in a row. That particular demographic has now been moved to the bottom of the list.

it’s a myth that landlords get multiple months of deposit. We get one month. The real estate agent takes one month I believe

perhaps it varies from real estate agent to real estate agent

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

@chinpo

our decision was based on behavior and total lack of respect of the property, three times in a row. Totally changeable characteristics.

it’s not black and white.

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

as I had mentioned, we gave it multiple chances. In fact, I went out of my way to when doing so.

thousands of dollars isn’t chump change unfortunately. especially when we are already struggling financially and have two boys in University

we most certainly wouldn’t discriminate against sexuality etc.

my point is the issue itself isn’t as black-and-white as everyone thinks

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

Maxjapank

indeed

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

As a building owner who rents out, I can say oyattosa is absolutely correct ultimately.

that being said, there is a particular foreigner demographic (not specifically mentioned in this article) that we’ve been burned by time and time again, costing us thousands of dollars each time. We chose not to be burned again.

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Posted in: Netflix live-action 'One Piece' reveals new cast members See in context

I wonder if there’s any correlation between the lack of general critical thinking skills in the last decade and and the lack of originality/creativity in the movie industry in the same period of time.

And both seem to be deteriorating even more quickly in the last couple of years

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Posted in: Pet food makers eating up wild game meat as demand falls at restaurants See in context

If wild game meat were marketed to the general public properly, I would probably buy up and consume the entire stock myself!

it is something that is on my radar

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