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Posted in: Women's entry in LDP leader race may not boost empowerment See in context

"I want to build a country based on conservative politics that would enable...

That sounds like a contradiction. A political enigma if you will.

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

Double spending? Does that include supporting double parenting? Like shared custody? That would make a huge difference to so many, especially children.

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Posted in: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member arrested for alleged theft See in context

I always find it weird that Japan doesn't have a military justice system. For better or worse.

I imagine that it has a lot to do with what happened during WWII and the Japanese military not holding its soldiers accountable.

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Posted in: Japan's elderly to get COVID-19 booster shots in early 2022 See in context

The teams that developed the vax should be nominated for the Nobel prize, they are saving thousands of lives and the booster will save thousands more

I agree, but they developed a vax for something that was likely created by scientific research so it would be like the research community giving themselves a pat on the back.

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Posted in: Japan's elderly to get COVID-19 booster shots in early 2022 See in context

So does this mean that by 2023, they'll have likely given out 5 total jabs (1+boosters) and that if you have never been jabbed, you'll still only need 2?

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Posted in: 'Who the hell are you?' Japanese man asks bear while it’s attacking him See in context

Why do these stories always with “Tokyo -Those abroad can figure out Akita prefecture is far north and there are greater chances of bear attacks there outside the cities.

Its probably closer to Sapporo, Hokkaido.

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Posted in: What do you think it is going to be like at airports as more international travel starts? Do you think there will be hassles at check-in terminals and departure gates over whether passengers have or haven't got the right vaccination passports or apps, or proof of having tested negative for the coronavirus and so on? See in context

but there will also be less idiots traveling, which will improve it overall.

I disagree. The idiots are more likely to come out of the word work now. That family of 6 (from some developing country) that doesn't have the right paper work or understand a thing is going to be holding everyone up.

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Posted in: Chinese property magnate loses $1 billion in Evergrande panic See in context

I remember watching a documentary years ago about China's "ghost cities" that were built by developers, but remained empty. So this is no surprise to people that were aware of this problem.

Will it lead to a massive global collapse? Probably not. Money does grow on trees. Its called paper.

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Posted in: K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at U.N. gathering See in context

Maybe they can convince the Taliban to allow music in public or something related to their own countries problems with N Korea.

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested after leaving smartphone in girls changing room See in context

Rookie mistake. He should have bought a used phone and used that instead. At least he could have then walked away from it when it was found.

Maybe, but fingerprints and finding out where the phone was bought would be useful to police too. Probably not too difficult to narrow down the suspects with just a little bit of info.

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Posted in: Mother asks public for help in finding daughter missing since 2019 See in context

Social media can be a major problem when it comes to disappearances. People posting fake tips, threats, and so on. However, as we have seen with the discovery of the missing New York women Gabby Petito in Wyoming, social media can be a helpful tool also. It was a YouTuber with a dash cam that spotted Gabby's van. Perhaps more dash cams would be helpful.

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Posted in: After virus-hit Olympics, public split over future Games in Japan See in context

It rarely matters what the public thinks. If some politician thinks about putting a bid-in, they'll first create an exploratory committee and then put a bid forward without any public say in the matter. Its all about corporate interest, not public.

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Posted in: Soup Stock Tokyo to curb food waste by selling frozen near-expired soup online See in context

Less food waste, but a larger carbon footprint if you counter in the transportation usage for delivery, plus electricity to keep it frozen.

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Posted in: Johnny Depp film sees Minamata pollution issue as cautionary tale See in context

Depp is an amazing actor. Looking forward to watching this when its released. September 23rd is my birthday too. Stoked!

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser wary of easing restrictions See in context

Israelis are also still strugglin despite high vaccination rates. I don't think everyone wants to be jabbed 2-3 times a year for a booster. Time to consider doing what many suggested from the beginning.

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Posted in: Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters: Ardern See in context

Makes sense considering other country's subs aren't allowed either. I get the impression though that it was assumed Australia would be an exception because of the hunkydory dinkum relationship these countries have with each other.

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser wary of easing restrictions See in context

"It may take about two to three years until the public no longer has to worry about COVID-19"

Personally, I'm not worried about Covid-19. I'm worried about the Vaccine Passports, my freedom to travel back home without having to quarantine for 2 weeks, the constant need to get a booster every couple months and all the other inconveniences this scamdemic has caused.

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Posted in: Suga says N Korean missile launches threaten Japan's security See in context

The missiles are likely Chinese made. China is perhaps getting ready for a Taiwan invasion and so it needs NK armed and ready to go as an ally.

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Posted in: Japan warns citizens of possible attack in 6 Southeast Asian nations See in context

I am going to assume this is because the US has left Afghanistan and the neo-conservatives are propagating the myth that somehow terrorist attacks are going to increase as a result of the US not being able to intercept communications of terror plots around the world as well as they used to. Or perhaps they believe that the terrorists have become emboldened by the Taliban and the tactics they used over the years against the US.

Regardless, I think this warning is typical of the Japanese government. One of those paranoid "just in case" things they do without any solid evidence, like how all the garbage cans disappeared from train stations.

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Posted in: Japan's main opposition party vows to realize separate surname option See in context

Why is this even an issue? The whole world allows keeping different names, even all the developing, or underdeveloped countries.

I would say that its because of the holy koseki (family registry) which like hankos, are a sacred part of Japanese culture that must not be tampered with. Too much trouble for city hall.

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Posted in: 77-year-old man fatally stabbed by son See in context

I'm going to assume that the reason why the suspect was unemployed was because of his violent temper or perhaps some other mental illness. What we don't know, is what role did the suspect's father play in his mental condition. Had the man been tormented or abused by his father for many years?

Not trying to say that violence is justified, but this type of violence towards parents doesn't seem to happen as much in countries where parents give unconditional love or at least 'tough love' and they don't let their kids live at home all their lives.

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Posted in: Ohtani hits 44th HR, but Astros tag him in 10-5 win over Angels See in context

Should be a great few final weeks of the season. The last time and only time a catcher won the HR title was Johnny Bench back in '70 and '72. Last time a pitcher won the HR title was in 1930. I think we all know who that player was. Hint: He played for the Yankees!

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Posted in: Suntory to release new Yamazaki smoke-barrel aged plum liqueur in limited quantities See in context

I sometimes drink Choya ume fruit liqueur. Its pretty decent and not too expensive. Its in the 14% alcohol range. Quite sweet. I'm curious what the difference between "ume fruit liqueur" and "plum liqueur" is. Its confusing.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

Next year its going to be the gamma variant, or the Beijing (Olympics) variant. Is this ever going to end?

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Posted in: Blinken to Taliban: Any legitimacy 'will have to be earned' See in context

From the US perspective, "Legitimacy" will probably be defined as the Taliban's ready willingness to trade some mineral or element with the US adminstration's preferred corporation. On the corporation's terms

Yes, or it will be defined by the Taliban's recognition of Israel or something else totally impossible because lets face it, the US wants regime change already and it will be political dynamite to recognize the Taliban the way it currently is.

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Posted in: Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics See in context

Considering China's recent crackdown on anything foreign, I'm surprised that the CCP doesn't cancel the Olympics too, although I can see how they want to show the world their own culture and how much better they can do the Olympics than Tokyo can. Still, I hope the threat of a boycott can do some good.

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Posted in: Woman found dead in Kumagaya apartment See in context

I guess that explains why there were so many helicopters buzzing above the neighbourhood today. Must have been close to where I live. Crazy.

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Posted in: Trial of accused 9/11 mastermind restarts, days before 20th anniversary See in context

Imprisonment without trial for 15 years?! Makes you wonder if they even have any solid evidence against this guy.

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