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Posted in: Lawson adds UFO Catcher crane games to convenience stores in Japan See in context

Enjoyed them as a kid, but hate them as an adult. I do want my kids to enjoy the thrill of a win, but the fact that 95% of the time they have the grip strength of a malnourished 112 year-old, I would rather just go to the 100yen shop for some little gizmo they will focus on for a couple days before forgetting about.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to focus on issues that cannot be postponed See in context

This just in... Politician promises to actually do job.

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Posted in: Chinese consumer prices suffer quickest drop in 14 years See in context

Personally, I can't wait for prices to drop in Japan so that the companies that have been raking in the dough with higher profits these past few years while decrying "hard times" and an inability to give workers salary rises can then lower wages to ensure profits do not drop. It is only up for companies!

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Posted in: Apple ends Samsung's 12-year run as world's top smartphone seller See in context

They are both overpriced - no debate necessary - and everything else was just misinformation.

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Posted in: G7 stance on China complicated by huge stakes in economic ties, cooperation on global issues See in context

I, for one, am shocked!

I mean, yes, the world moved the majority of it's manufacturing to China.

Yes, we continued to buy our own items from them after we had already moved everything there voluntarily.

Yes, we pushed for them to raise labor costs and improve quality by paying their workers more.

Yes, we allowed them to pass those costs onto us.

But after all that, who could have possibly forseen them having all our stuff and making a bunch of money off of it?

Inconceivable, really.

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Posted in: China tells Japan it is troubled by Tokyo's military build-up See in context

"We are very concerned with this military build-up of yours."

Chinese soldiers in background hurriedly throwing tarps over ICBMs

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Posted in: Japan's World Cup performance to bring ¥16.3 bil in economic effects See in context

For this work, the think-tank was likely compensated 15 billion yen.

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Posted in: adidas ends partnership with Ye over antisemitic remarks See in context

What did he say? I can't find it anywhere in the article, but it's quite long, so maybe I missed it.

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Posted in: Japan must not obscure stance on Taiwan issue: China's Wang See in context

Suppose the U.S.A. had the same problem as China has with Taiwan. Would China sell weapons worth a billion and a half to the Island off the American coast for use against the U.S.A.? Would China send its top politicians to the Island to stir up feelings of the Island against the U.S.A. and prepare it for war with the U.S.A.?

Of course.

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Posted in: Number of babies born in Japan falls to record low 811,604 in 2021 See in context

I love my kids with all my heart, but seeing how the world is today, and specifically, how difficult it has been to raise them the past few years in Japan, if I could go back in time, I may have strongly considered not bringing them into this 5#!+show

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Posted in: Heard 'absolutely not' able to pay Depp $10.35 million in damages: lawyer See in context

She should be able to cover at least the first seven million. I mean, she hasn't done anything else with it, right?

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Posted in: Chinese man gets Japan's 1st skilled worker visa with no time limit See in context

Meanwhile, my spouse visa have stacked up as 1 year, 1 year, 3 year, 5 year and 5 year and the latest was issued as a 1 year. Why? Because due to salary loss thanks to COVID, I was late on ONE MONTH of pension during that period as I would rather my kids be taken care of. So, of course, with money trouble, the best thing to do is issue us a 1 year visa so we can pay the fee for a new visa again next year. What a scam...

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Posted in: Nuclear fusion in spotlight as world seeks clean energy future See in context

Deuterium can be extracted inexpensively from seawater, and tritium can be produced from lithium, which is naturally abundant. 

Great, I cannot wait for those massive price cuts in energy to come my way! /s

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

Bobby Testicles Dec. 11  04:25 pm JST

r/things that never happened

Two for two in Kansai.

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

I have a paper already made up for this.

I only speak English with them, and when they try to get me to sign the paper, I tell them to sign mine first which requires them to pay for the private English lesson they just received.

The lesson is "only" 5000yen, but of course I need to charge for registration and administrative fees and such which, unfortunately, brings the total to 25000yen.

Invariably, they say they didn't want it, but I say, well, I provided it already, so you need to pay. It's not really my fault that you had ears capable of receiving my signal.

So far, they have always gotten pissed and left.

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Posted in: Amazon reports sales and profit shortfall in 3Q See in context

OMG, I feel so bad for them. Do they have a GoFundMe setup?

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Posted in: Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter' See in context

I watched it. I didn't hear or see anything hateful. It was comedy. I thought he made that pretty clear.

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

Does the EU know something about the numbers we don't? Cases seem to be gong down recently. Why add Japan now?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

My wife got her first dose Sunday. I will get my first in 12 days. This is still a problem. People that have wanted to be vaccinated for months are only now finally making it onto the lists.

Anyway.. Count us in the fully vaccinated club in a bit over a month.

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Posted in: Gov't considers extending state of emergency by 2 weeks See in context

I went to the doctor. He said I wish sick and needed three days to recover.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

I was still sick theee days later and he extended my recovery time three more days.

How worthless is this scheduled end time when they have no clue? WTF is the idea of scheduled end dates every single time?

Sometimes Japan drives me nuts!!!

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Posted in: Gov't may opt for Oct 17 election without dissolving lower house See in context

This Suga guy sure is putting a lot of time and effort into trying to secure victory for himself.

I am certain that the drive and determination he is showing bodes well for any future COVID endeavors!

Let's elect him instead of whomever is currently in charge, because they seem to be doing absolutely nothing.

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

Are there any real reporters in Japan?

I'm tired of seeing articles that lack important information.

Additionally, why do reporters never seem to ask any tough questions?

These are not blog posts.

Getting the facts and providing the facts (or, at the very least, expressing how and why it is impossible to do so at the moment) is literally your only job. Try doing it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,228 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,321 See in context

I've said it often - they test until a certain number threshold is hit and then just stop. That's why the number of tests always vary, but the positives seem to always be just barely contained. It's a performance.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,386 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally hits record 23,917 See in context

I should run for government.

I think even communicating in solely English, I could have accomplished more in 18 months than the current regime has.

How can they STILL be planning for every single thing as if they had no idea it was possible? Does no one at all understand forethought?

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Posted in: Japan extends, expands state of emergency as cases surge See in context

I simply don't understand the creation of an end date for every SOE as if you can plan a pademic.

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Posted in: Sapporo man arrested for kidnapping 14-year-old girl he met on social media See in context

Snowymountainhell

I don't disagree with some of it, but calling the AoC "time-honored" is a bit nutty. It is barely withing the last 100 years that even half the world thought 15-16 was a fair starting point. Just before that, most places with an AoC law of any kind were from around 10-12 years old.

In any case, not saying this was a good situation or trying to excuse it, but time-honored is a huuuge stretch IMO.

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Posted in: As pandemic Olympics come to a close, Japan asks: What did Games mean? See in context

Vic.M

You must not know what deadly means.

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Posted in: Women's soccer final rescheduled because of heat See in context

Woder if they can reschedule to an even worse time like the last rescheduling situation?

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Posted in: Greek artistic swimmers isolated over virus cluster at athletes' village See in context

Fantastic! By "never abandoning the athletes", as Bach put it, they have now only given them false hope of competing while others can simply because of dumb luck.

Yeah, I am sure they feel muuuch better wasting their time, money and health for nothing.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics CEO says COVID cases at Games 'within expectations' See in context

Didn't they expect none?

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