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Posted in: LDP, opposition clash over economy, COVID in election campaign See in context

LDP yelling "change", is truly an oxymoron.

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Posted in: Do you believe China will try to retake Taiwan by force one day? See in context

China is looking for revenge for the humiliation western countries did to them. Sun Tzu said, let your enemies fight, when they're tired, you just walk in and take victory. AUKUS vs France was something China welcomed, there will more in the future, just observe the news.

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Posted in: First and foremost, politicians must abandon the unrealistic and optimistic premise of Abenomics that Japan can cure all ills just by reflating nominal growth. See in context

Just look at the policies of parties in this coming election, no one present a long-term investment policies. 10K-yen one-time money, 3 months no-tax, 5% tax reduction for a limited time. All are just patches policies, none that creates hope the country can look forward to.

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Posted in: Toilet seat up or down after use: What's the rule in your home? See in context

Close cover before flushing, very simple.

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Posted in: Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate See in context

IOC mandate, a.k.a. Chinese money. It's in the name, I Owe China.

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Posted in: In your experience, how easy or difficult is it for a foreign resident to obtain a credit card in Japan? See in context

My first card was NTT, applied through the internet after living here around 2 years. No hassle.

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Posted in: China's Xi says reunification with Taiwan must happen See in context

Where was the so-called "democracy-loving West" when Crimea needed help ? Where was "freedom-loving West" when Yemen needed help ? Where was "justice-loving West" when Kashogi needed help ? I can go on and on.

Anyone in Taiwan would be wise to not rely on the US or its ally to "help" when they really needed help. They've lost their spine, the capitalist corporations sold them to anyone willing to bid, China, Russia, Saudis, or whoever.

Enjoy this time of relative peace while you can.

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Posted in: A decade after Jobs' death, has Apple traded magic for profit? See in context

Steve Jobs was in Apple twice, he failed the first time and succeeded the second. What was the difference ? Tim Cook was present the second time. Apple is Tim Cook, Steve Jobs was the glorified marketing dude.

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Posted in: Amazon unveils robot that can patrol homes See in context

patrol homes

Sounds better than monitors your every movement

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Posted in: Osaka to team up with MGM Resorts-led group to bid for casino resort See in context

I've never been to Las Vegas, but went to Macau once. The area where the casinos are, glittering and glamorous, once you go out of that area, it's slums after slums after slums. I hope I'm wrong, but Osaka known for its slums and Japan for gambling addictions, it's just gonna get worse after this.

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Posted in: China has submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal? Do you think they should be accepted? See in context

If they follow international rule of Intellectual Property ownership and what not, I'd say let them in! But knowing Chinese mentality in business that "IP is to be blatantly stolen, copied, and rebranded without shame" why give them even easier way to steal the world's IP ?

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Posted in: U.S. regulators wary of Big Tech swallowing startups See in context

"Wary", a decade too late. I'm sure you've noticed being "regulators" and all, that the main goal of startups today is to be bought by big tech.

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Posted in: Putin calls absence of Russia-Japan peace treaty 'nonsense' See in context

The absence of a new politician who can lead Russia is non-sense. You're saying the great mother Russia has NO ONE capable to lead other than this guy ?

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Posted in: Long jumpers See in context

The cyberpunk vibe in this photo, is just amazing.

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Posted in: Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination See in context

Phew ... mine was 3005***.

Not saying you shouldn't be worried, but for comparison, most people put a lot more foreign materials (smoking, alcohol, breathing air) in their body than two shots of vaccine would ever do.

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Posted in: Despite its reputation as a superfood, natto has failed to gain popularity outside of Japan. It has, however, attracted enough attention to end up in the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden. Have you tried natto? Do you like it? See in context

It's certainly a food that you have to develop a taste for. Personally, I eat it almost daily, cheap, tasty, and versatile, you can prepare it in various ways.

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Posted in: New Zealand says it has solved COVID outbreak puzzle See in context

What's wrong with the negative comments here ? 6 months without new cases, if that is not FACT enough for you about how NZ handle this pandemic, well, you're just a bag full of hatred and a sore loser.

Compare that to our beloved Nippon, leaders that people no longer listen to, indecisive and hides information from the public.

Yeah, I'd vote for this woman 10/10 over any Japanese politicians.

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Posted in: Do you respect anti-vaxxers' stance? See in context

I'm a little afraid of vaccine, but I'd still get it, because I believe the chances of it being harmful is much less than the chance of me getting the virus and suffer for weeks.

People who refuse, you're being misinformed by people who are afraid themselves, can't think logically, and go around convincing people of their stance to make themselves feel "right". Do yourself a favor, would you rather listen to "I read it on facebook" people or trained scientists who are scrutinized for everything they do and every word they utter ?

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Posted in: China's foreign minister says Indo-Pacific strategy should be dumped See in context

The capitalistic west has lost any "national" identity or pride. Every giant corporations has pretty much succumb to Chinese threats of not being granted access to Chinese juicy market. Since these corporations and their lobby are the ones who run western government, China is free to do whatever they want.

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Posted in: Truck driver admits drinking alcohol before accident that killed 2 children See in context

Every year, accidents killing children, yet, "I'm a good driver, that ain't gonna happen to me" drivers never seem to decrease.

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Posted in: Mizuho's corporate culture to blame for serial system failures, probe finds See in context

It's THE Japanese culture.

Notice something wrong ? never bring it, or you'll be target of unofficial bullying.

Are you being bullied ? never bring it, because you've just broken the image of peaceful and beautiful Japan, now you've just painted a target on your face, you're officially a bullying target!

Did you just commit suicide ? LOL, what a weak person, you deserve it, because you don't play well with people, and you didn't know the rules of engagement in this peaceful & beautiful society.

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Posted in: Bored Games: Aussie softball team finds Olympic bubble challenging See in context

"Expected to have one night funs with a bunch of other top-shaped Olympic Athletes, but turned out wrong"

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Posted in: Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus? See in context

The answer is of course YES. Having the virus (being infected), doesn't equal to being sick. If you have the virus, when you cough, you'll still spread the virus, you just won't get sick from it because the virus can't use your cells to replicate, because the antibodies - your body made after you vaccinate - attaches themselves to the virus, and the virus' ability to attach to your cells is decreased.

Now imagine the virus with these antibodies attached got into another person's body - who hasn't vaccinate -, the virus will still have decreased effectiveness. This is what "herd" immunity means, virus is still spreading, but they find it hard to attach to cells, thanks to antibodies from people who vaccinated.

So, get vaccinated! When you catch it, your body will protects yourself and others around you as well.

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Posted in: Japan plans to extend COVID-19 state of emergency beyond May 31 See in context

They're only doing this because the Olympics is near

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Posted in: U.S. warns its citizens against travel to Japan due to COVID surge See in context

Daddy USA has spoken, hopefully approval-hungry J-government will start doing stuffs like proper adult, but we all know teenagers never listen.

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Posted in: Investors chide Toyota chief for questioning combustion car ban See in context

I'm all for CO2 reduction and phasing out gasoline cars, but discussions like this never mention the cost to environmental damage of lithium mining. Electric cars are not the answer, it's just the new fad of corporations-funded lobbying to mass social engineer people to think it's "environmentally friendly", when in reality they just shift the dirty stuffs away from the public's eyes (which historically proven to work really well, e.g. dumping trash in landfill, outsourcing dirty industries to poor countries, American wars on foreign soils, etc.).

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Posted in: Next Meat plant-based beef bowls and yakiniku go on sale in Japan See in context

Refined carbohydrate is one of the sources of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. If I give up meat, I ain't eating this highly processed refined carbs created solely to make profit. Green cruciferous veggies, nuts and beans, and many other real food are so much better.

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Posted in: More tests and still more questions about Tokyo Olympics See in context

Mark my words, after the Olympics, the Indian virus is gonna ravage the country. They'll never declare another emergency, no matter how bad it gets. This government is truly a child, promised glamour, but not getting it, so it sacrifices everything to get what's left.

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will take away the fun of being at the wheel of your vehicle? See in context

Yes and No for me. I don't like driving in the city (prefer bicycling), but love it on mountainous roads.

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