In October, did anyone say the yen would make a comeback? Not a single analyst. I can’t see any reason for it.
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You can argue about where the guns come from all you want. Main thing is you’re doing that to avoid talking about who’s using them. The vast majority of Canadians are not interested in having guns.
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Why the hell would you get a tattoo of ANY entertainment celebrity? Stupid times!
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Americans who don’t know anything Canada but what they want to believe.
Toronto is a sprawling city of over 5 million with the suburbs.
Toronto has very high immigration.
Toronto has high gang population in certain parts of the city - gangs like in American cities.
So figure it out.
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Sorry. Sarcasm doesn’t work very well sometimes, especially in Japan.
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Everyone knows the term “empty suit”, right?
And everyone knows such-and-such term was “invented for” someone, right?
Okay, here he is.
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I’m sick of watching big business stores, supermarkets and pachinko parlors luxuriating in bright warm comfort while poor families freeze. Dutifully trotting off shopping with eco bags while supermarkets continue to wrap their foods in so much plastic you need scissors to remove it. Living all together in one AC room while the other rooms are freezing cold (or baking hot in summer). This is stupid. People are being used.
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Unfortunately, the Japanese, who are known for throwing the baby out with the bath water, will use the Unification scandal to further avoid any spiritual inquiry, and will resort even more to a vapid life of entertainment and tech. interests ( like in modern America) with no shared inquiry into what life is all about. Which is just what the cult of secular humanism wants.
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The foreigners I see in Japan are increasing and many are not wearing masks now. Gradually this will have an effect on making Japanese on the street let go of the ridiculous mask wearing.
Keep it up, people!
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It’s really unlike America where defund ( reduce) the police is a liberal move, not a conservative one.
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And all this happening because of the murder of Abe. That man sitting sitting in his cell, I wonder if he feels mission accomplished when his influence has affected even the PM’s policies now.
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What a joke! People from countries with fewer cases than Japan had this year have to be feared now because they are foreigners.
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I think the message Washington Post gave potential American tourists was you have to wear a mask if going to Japan.
Now for most westerners, “have to” means must by law. They don’t suspect the insidious social pressure that drives mask wearing here.
And since most of the early western arrivers will be of the PC type politically, they will mask up, sad to say.
I hope I’m wrong.
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Nothing bad will happen. The reason is that anytime Japan prepares for a tragedy or disaster, it never occurs. But when they don’t prepare, then it occurs. For example, earthquakes occur in places where they have no expectation. Or with Covid - As usual the last out of the gate. The list goes on and on throughout the country’s history. And then after, the country creates massively inconvenient and expensive drills and rehearsals for something which, of course, never happens.
This is the fateful result of something wrong in the culture’s way of thinking.
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It’s good. Let it move right. Other Europeans too. It will never go as far right as wokists make out. But it will keep Europe away from wokist self-immolation.
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I think it’s inflammatory media to say he “issues a nuclear threat”, if he says he will do whatever is necessary to protect Russia from what he considers Western aggression. Stop trying to scare the world into thinking he actually wants to use nuclear weapons. This has been a ploy of western media since the start of this war.
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When Japan forecasts disaster, it doesn’t happen. When Japan ignores danger, disaster happens. Unfortunate fact of Japan. You can see it over and over. Especially with earthquakes. Then they prepare after a disaster so as to avoid a recurrence. But by then it’s too late. No second chances. It’s the Japan story.
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Yeah, northern Kansai folks. Kyoto and the like. This thing is gonna whip through here fast today, so don’t bother carrying an umbrella because it’s just going to get broken.
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Well was I right or not? I mean, about this “unprecedented” typhoon that everybody on here was drumming on about? It’s just another Japan typhoon. Windy.
But I’ll make this forecast now. Expect some beautiful fresh days this week, like you haven’t enjoyed since spring.
Again, see if I’m right again.
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I predict this will not be so bad. It’ll speed up and blow quickly through western Japan. By mid-week, I think people will be commenting on the usual other topics again. Let’s see if I’m right.
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It’s nice to be ready for possibilities, but really what one sees on this comment board is the same as those who wore masks all the time on an empty street.
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Has lost its Category 5 status and is at 4 now. It should continue to weaken as it runs aground.
Yes, it’s a strong storm but be careful of fear-mongering. Today is Sunday. See if people still remember this storm mid-week.
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In fact, many, many more people die from heat than are reported. It’s incalculable. It just doesn’t generate the excitement that the word “typhoon” does.
If you’ve lived in Japan for many years, as I have, you’ll know that generally the day after a typhoon goes by, nobody is even talking about it anymore. That’s because they weaken rapidly over the Japan archipelago. Of course, there have been historical exceptions. And of course, people do die in landslides, which can happen in any Japanese rain event. But for the average person, it’s a day at home, in which I suggest looking at the dramatic typhoon sky’s nature demonstration instead of staring at your phone with friends, gossiping about “sensei”.
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Typhoon Jebi in 2018 was the only typhoon that lived up to the media hype here in my experience. Smashed through Kansai.
Usually, typhoons weaken rapidly as they approach Japan’s mainland. This might be rough for a while in coastal Kyushu, but will speed off, weakening quickly over west Japan after.
I don’t expect any disaster, but a typhoon sky is beautiful to gaze at it with its dramatic cloud formations.
And be happy everyone. This is going to basically end the terribly torrid summer of this year which has killed an inestimable number of people.
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Japan will never recover the popular luster that it had internationally before the coronavirus.
It has been permanently stained by the cowardice - yes, cowardice - of politicians, led by ( did I say “led”?) the current prime minister.
Japan’s cowardly lateness in thinking has always lead to tragedies, both natural and otherwise.
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(With all due recognition of the horror suffered by Japanese innocents)
Japan was also nominally pursuing the development of the atomic bomb during the war. But they showed disunity, lack of commitment, and lack of confidence unlike the US which went straight for it.
These characteristics show even now in Japan’s mishandling of Omicron in 2022.
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