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Posted in: Russian annexation of Ukraine territory expected within days See in context

RodneyToday  09:00 am JST

One of Russia’s goals is to confront followers of Hitler.

Nope. That's one of Russias pretexts for the illegal action we are seeing now, which is their sole goal.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: ‘Communication issues’ See in context

She sounds pretty needy, just give him a call or give him a break!

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Posted in: Buying a home in Japan: What you should consider See in context

Re Mortgages from Japanese banks. I am not PR but married to a local, just on a work visa that my company renews but I have been working for them for over a decade and it's a very good job. I am the sole bread winner in our home and have been granted 2 mortgages at the usual competitive rates from Japanese banks, so they do have flexibility but my marriage status helped I'm sure.

I get way more living space for what I pay a month compared to the equivalent cost of rent so for me it was a no brainer.

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Posted in: Russian annexation of Ukraine territory expected within days See in context

RodneyToday  08:48 am JST

@theFu.

you do know there were independent international election monitors and all said there was no fraud. The western propaganda machine reacted to these facts by putting personal sanctions on any independent international election monitor who didn’t lie for the greatness of the US proxy war.

lol and they were sent by who exactly Rodney???

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Posted in: Buying a home in Japan: What you should consider See in context

NumanSep. 27  10:24 am JST

I would say do not buy home unless you know you will not leave Japan because you will immediately lose money on your purchase. Of course, unless some large corporations wants to buy your land some day.

Not necessarily true. I made a very healthy profit on my first house after living in it for 10 years. Location location location.

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Posted in: Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat See in context

Sven AsaiToday  04:24 pm JST

See? Nothing is even near green ideology elsewhere, the picture shows you the global reality, full 100% fossils, in the houses, on the roads and of course in the orders from the Russians. And you tell me something with solar panels or replacing StaBu plastic straws by paper ones or anything else containing a climate saving carbon free future. Return to the facts, not to your phantasy Ideals.

That is complete rubbish because Afghanistan is a developing country at best and it's the richer developed nations who can afford to lead the way in transitioning to greener sources. Once they establish it others follow suit. It was the same scenario with the industrial revolution when fossil fuels became more widely used, it's the course of development.

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Posted in: Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat See in context

The Taliban have no cash anyway.

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Posted in: Are you making fewer phone calls than you used to, preferring instead email, texting, FaceTime, Snapchat or other social media? See in context

I just don't like being glued to my phone, I find texting annoying but with a phone call it's just done and you move on.

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Posted in: Kremlin says referendum result paves way to annex part of Ukraine See in context

Also, please tell me why NATO was in the former Yugoslavia as opposed to The UN, who should have been........

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Posted in: Kremlin says referendum result paves way to annex part of Ukraine See in context

AsakazeToday  12:34 pm JST

At least the Russians had a referendum. NATO stole the Serbian province of Kosovo without any referendums at all. Eastern Germany was annexed by Western Germany without any referendums.

Wow that is up there with the most ridiculous of things I've read in a while, bravo!

Please tell me a little more about how East Germany came into existence for West Germany to annex it lol....

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Posted in: Kremlin says referendum result paves way to annex part of Ukraine See in context

So this is Russian style recognition of their independence?

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Posted in: Two plead guilty over death of 5-year-old boy left on bus See in context

Is it not normal to call a register in the morning?

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Posted in: Why is Japan called ‘Japan’ and not ‘Nihon?’ See in context

we can see similarities with the Great in Great Britian, and be reminded of the imperial nature of both Japan and Britian.

The 'Great' in Great Britain is because it is the largest (greatest) island of the British isles (hence the country being called Great Britain & Northern Ireland) and I would be pretty sure that is what Japan was referring to as well with Dainippon, rather than "we're great!" which is the common misconception. It has nothing to do with imperialism itself.

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store will now ask customers who ask for a fork to use chopsticks instead See in context

rainydayToday  12:38 pm JST

this new policy will reduce plastic waste by 250 metric tons a year.

....while increasing the amount of wood waste by 250 metric tons a year.

I'm not really sure I understand the environmental benefit of this.

If it's all just burnt I'm not sure what the benefit is either but if wood waste escapes into the environment it certainly isn't as bad as plastic.

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store will now ask customers who ask for a fork to use chopsticks instead See in context

So there we have it folks, Famima doesn't give a fork.

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Posted in: Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all: survey See in context

Have 2, it's easier as they learn to play and take care of each other to some degree.

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Posted in: North Korean nuclear law reflects global trend See in context

What kind of nut jobs are we allowing to shape the world our children will navigate life through? As adults, we are all responsible for this.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

After 2.5 years how about maybe reviewing the healthcare system so it isn't so fragile when faced with a new sickness?

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Posted in: Growing number of people working into their 80s and 90s See in context

If you're going through life solely relying on a state pension you're gonna be having to do that.

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Posted in: Ukraine, West denounce Russian referendum plans for occupied regions See in context

OlegekToday  02:17 pm JST

Olegek - that was a long time ago. Please stop living in the past.

"It's not personal. ... It's strictly business"

No Russia has made it very personal with the majority of Ukrainians now. Invading and killing peoples family members tends to have that effect. Ukrainians have the motivation to fight, Russians just have the promise a few rubles.

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Posted in: Ukraine, West denounce Russian referendum plans for occupied regions See in context

StrangerlandToday  12:30 pm JST

What gave you the stupid idea it has anything to do with western imperialism?

Right!? It couldn't be more blatant Russian imperialism if it tried.

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Posted in: Man arrested for possessing gunpowder near U.S. Embassy in Tokyo See in context

They stop people all the time around there just for walking past.

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Posted in: Has Queen Elizabeth's death rekindled sorrow for someone you have loved and lost? See in context

Nothing weird about the question. My mum said the final photo of the Queen looked a bit like her own mother before she died and made her reflect again.

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Posted in: Biden warns U.S. democracy threatened, but how can he save it? See in context

And it's bye bye America, hello China.

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Posted in: Americans give health care system failing mark: poll See in context

bass4funkToday  01:41 pm JST

So who's going to pay? I don't want to pay for someone or anyone else except my own family.

If everyone contributed a bit towards universal healthcare it would likely work out cheaper anyway.

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Posted in: Japan is hard on gifted children See in context

My youngest has been flagged by her kindergarten and 1st grade teachers as being brighter than the rest of her class and able to figure things out much faster. Her advice was simply to get her spending more time studying by sending her to after school jukus and other weekend classes! My wife and I are against forcing our kids to spend all their time studying as we want them to be kids and have to time to figure themselves out, so we are looking at more suitable schools.

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Posted in: Hong Kong opera star apologizes for praising British queen See in context

YrralToday  11:54 am JST

TomA, American believe in self liberation,from within

Oh right yeah that explains all their regime changing wars since WW2 doesn't it.

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Posted in: Japan’s top 5 regional burgers ranked for 2022 See in context

The toburger looks pretty grim to me.

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Posted in: Arrests of UK anti-royal protesters spur free-speech debate See in context

YrralToday  12:14 pm JST

Bigyen,The Puritans were not fans of the crown,they were believers of Devine rulers England,the English are insecure to teach American history in England

You only get taught fairytales of your own history anyway, gotta keep the insecure patriots happy.

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Posted in: Arrests of UK anti-royal protesters spur free-speech debate See in context

YrralToday  09:15 am JST

Our country fought to drive out the monarchy from America, those that wanted to live under royal rules,move too Canada, people have right too not recognized , people, too make them subject,I this will bring a end too Scotland,being a part of the UK

Interestingly you've just shown how little you know about 'your own' history, go and do some more reading.

But anyway, why don't people save their anti-royal protests for the coronation. A funeral is pretty disrespectful.

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