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Posted in: Amazon.com staff warned over criticizing company's climate policy See in context

Hah, Amazon is always bragging about how its so progressive and Bezos is so liberal and loves to speak his mind, but I suppose he doesn't extend the same rights to his employees.

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Posted in: Inside the rogue 7-Eleven, a convenience store completely cut off by its company See in context

What his he going to do when all the stuff is sold off and the case is still in the courts? 7-11 won't deliver to him and I assume that he's not allowed to sell unapproved products according to the contract details, will him and his staff just stand around an empty storefront until the decision is made?

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Posted in: More details emerge on Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

I wonder if his accomplices will be punished.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks plunge, yen surges amid rising Middle East tensions See in context

So what, currency rate is always changing, it was around 105 in the summer and it's already recovered to the 108s apparently. Unless you're playing the FX game the daily rate makes no impact on anyone's life.

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Posted in: Not a Ghosn fan See in context

What's with the Netflix reference?

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Posted in: Golden Globes rev up award season with Netflix in pole position See in context

These awards are just a waste of money, I can only imagine how much those judges make!

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Posted in: Japanese woman turns 117, extending record as world's oldest person See in context

Tanaka's record age is symbolic of Japan's fast-ageing population, which coupled with its falling birthrate is raising concerns about labour shortages and prospects for future economic growth.

What does this nonsense have to do with the story? Let it be a celebration of a long and prosperous life, the world she entered probably doesn't even resemble the world she lives in now and I'm sure the stories she can tell are fascinating.

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Posted in: Women take charge in Hollywood's hottest 2020 movies: survey See in context

Mulan is Chinese propaganda movie.

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Posted in: 49ers hold off Seahawks; Patriots stunned by Dolphins See in context

Tom Brady is the GOAT.

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Posted in: 4 years after daughter’s suicide, mother again blasts Dentsu in letter See in context

As it is the only punishment is to the faceless corporation with pointless fines, giving the execs little incentive to change things other than the occasional PR hit.

Make managers and executivies personally and criminally responsible and we'll see sweeping chances by the next day!

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Posted in: Japan’s cash addiction is coming to an end and here is what you need to know See in context

Let people pay how they want without pressuring them with this digital tracking nonsense.

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Posted in: Death-row inmate hanged in 1st execution since August See in context

Just looking at that trap door is creepy.

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Posted in: One week down and out in a sleazy Shinjuku cyber cafe See in context

Sounds like she was a typical middle class Saitama girl that hated having to spend time with those "beneath her", god forbid she show a little empathy to those that society has chewed up and forgotten and grow as a person. Instead it seems like she just complains all the time and can't wait to get back into her safe bubble where she won't have to interact with "those people" again.

Maybe her next assignment can be at a fancy cocktail party in Roppongi and she can come out of it complaining about how everyone was being patronizing to her and her background when she mentioned that she was a lowly reporter from Saitama with no sense of irony.

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Posted in: Decade in review: What the smartphone has wrought See in context

It really is amazing how much our world has changed due to the smartphone, and how each country also adapted to the technology.

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Posted in: SoftBank's $3 billion WeWork financing talks stall with Japanese banks See in context

Son is so bloody stubborn, everyone everywhere is saying that WeWork is the perfect case study of throwing good money after bad yet he refuses to cut his losses and accept that maybe it wasn't his best call. His fund and company is heavily suffering because of it.

I do like how the banks are only interested if he's willing to put the Alibaba stock as collateral, is Son going to be so delusional when it's now his baby he's playing with instead of just throwing around investor money?

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Posted in: The Netflix decade: How one company changed the way we watch TV See in context

I look at my old collection of DVDs just taking up needless space now, sure I have them "forever" but I have little desire to revisit most of them.

The only thing I miss is the extras that were common on discs, like commentary tracks, deleted scenes, and other documentaries. I always enjoyed watching them, but I suppose with streaming there is just so much content to consume that most people won't take the time to watch them.

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Posted in: Man gets 2 years, 8 months in jail for firing air gun at car on expressway See in context

What's the story of the woman with him? I mean, she apparently was with him voluntary and got into a stolen car with him...

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Posted in: Japan Post CEO, heads of 2 units to resign over insurance scandal See in context

No worries, I'm sure he has enough buddies to give him a soft landing somewhere else. Who needs ethics and history of successful business leadership when you know the right people?

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Posted in: U.S. military tracking Santa - and any 'Christmas gift' from North Korea See in context

Great use of taxpayer money!

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Posted in: 2 men rob elderly couple of ¥4.6 mil See in context

How low can you be to rob elderly people like this? Shameful.

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Posted in: 5 festive facts about Japanese Christmas cakes See in context

The 3rd point is interesting because it seems to be a fact that many foreigners are aware of but a lot of Japanese people are not. I've mentioned it to several Japanese people and the reactions are usually that they have no idea what I'm talking about, and when I explain it they just mention how it sounds like something that possibly existed in the Showa era but no one thinks about it anymore. Almost every foreigner site that talks about Japanese Christmas and the Christmas Cake discusses this fact however, in a way we're the ones who are perpetrating the harmful stereotype!

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia sentences 5 to death, 3 to jail over Khashoggi murder See in context

Why aren't the condemned talking about who ordered it all? Not like they have anything to lose now.

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Posted in: Abe urges China to exercise self-restraint on Hong Kong See in context

I'm sure China cares about Abe's opinion.

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Posted in: Netflix courts controversy with Middle East thriller 'Messiah' See in context

Seems like an interesting concept for a show.

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Posted in: Dateless on Christmas? Burger King Japan invites you to celebrate with whole bucket of fast food See in context

Long live the king!

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Posted in: Japanese anime industry earning more money than ever, almost half of it from outside Japan See in context

Not that the employees who do all the work will be getting a cut of those record profits!

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Posted in: Woman’s body found in love hotel room in Saitama Pref See in context

Hopefully they will find the killer.

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Posted in: High school student dies after jumping into Tama River after losing rap contest See in context

Poor kid

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Posted in: New Zealand to end gun buyback sparked by mosque shootings See in context

Why does the buyback have an expiration date?

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Posted in: Sparks fly in debate as Democrats Warren and Buttigieg spar over wealthy donors See in context

Yang 2020!

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