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Posted in: Tokyo tightens security for Abe's funeral See in context

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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Posted in: Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power See in context

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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Posted in: Putin escalates Ukraine war; issues nuclear threat to West See in context

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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Posted in: Thousands in shelters as powerful typhoon hits Kyushu See in context

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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Posted in: Thousands in shelters as powerful typhoon hits Kyushu See in context

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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Posted in: Thousands in shelters as powerful typhoon hits Kyushu See in context

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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Posted in: Thousands in shelters as powerful typhoon hits Kyushu See in context

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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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

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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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

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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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

SwissToni

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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Posted in: 'Unprecedented' super typhoon approaches southern Japan See in context

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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Posted in: 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan See in context

Japan will never recover the popular luster that it had internationally before the coronavirus.

Never.

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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Posted in: Fun with fans See in context

Wonderful to see women’s pro golf catching fire. More interesting than men’s - in Japan and internationally.

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Posted in: J Lo and Ben Affleck hold lavish estate wedding See in context

“Bennifer”

Isn’t that lovely. And so original.

Certainly deserves to be a lead story on news headlines.

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Posted in: Japan marks 77th anniversary of end of World War II See in context

(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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Posted in: Japan marks 77th anniversary of end of World War II See in context

August 15th surrender. This was 9 days after Hiroshima. And 6 days after Nagasaki. And, as I understand it, still then the military leaders did not want to give up, but did so under the refusal of the emperor to carry on with the disaster.

Correct me if I’m wrong.

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Posted in: Mike Tyson slams 'slave master' Hulu series for 'stealing' life story See in context

Antiquesaving

Re: what movies, TV etc. do/can do.

Yes, they do. And that’s why it’s a garbage culture, which it wasn’t 50 years ago.

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on author Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty See in context

Kaminari

You said, “where there’s religion, there will always be conspiracy”, thus connecting it by default to dangerous acts.

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Posted in: Mike Tyson slams 'slave master' Hulu series for 'stealing' life story See in context

Yrrai

Disney is nothing but another oligarchy that the so-called “friends of socialism” left are in team with. The movie industry takes the liberty of making biopics on people they have no right to, for their own left political agenda.

Leftist oligarchy.

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Posted in: Tropical storm drenches parts of Japan as it moves north See in context

Yrrai

The US names hurricanes in alphabetical order each year, alternating with male and female names ( originally, only female names were used). “Category” is for rating the strength of the hurricane and has no relation to naming.

“Typhoons” are for East Asia, but “cyclones” are for Australia and South Asia.

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on author Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty See in context

Kaminari

So religion is now a “wack conspiracy theory” is it? So, no religions should be allowed? If if theories about the meaning of life and make a group expressing that, I should be closed down?

Dagon

We’re talking about murder here. Not about “imposing their beliefs”. Beliefs? You can take it or leave it.

Anyway. Only one religion directs to kill. In “fatwahs”.

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on author Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty See in context

Yrrai

You mean replacement of course.

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Posted in: Tropical storm drenches parts of Japan as it moves north See in context

GuruMick

Right on. And it’s always typhoons that break the heat pattern each summer. So, thank God for typhoons - if not too strong ( and they usually aren’t).

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on author Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty See in context

Dagon

These religions? It’s only one religion doing this. Emphasis: Doing this in the NAME of said religion. Not merely happens to be a member.

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Posted in: Tropical storm drenches parts of Japan as it moves north See in context

The US downgrades hurricane naming if wind velocity falls below 74/miles per hour. Japan keeps its designation. Also uses number system.

I like the US naming of hurricanes. Japan had a very severe typhoon a few years ago, named Typhoon Jebi. Do you remember the number? Of course not. Also, I like the drama the US gives to natural events. Japan makes designations dry and boring, like scientific laboratory talk.

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on author Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty See in context

This is not a shock, really. This was mandated by Islamic extremists. Rushdie did not have enough security for the event. Maybe, after so many years, he did not demand so much security, I don’t know. And naturally now, the media is reporting it as being “motive unclear”, worried as always about discrimination above all else.

This has nothing to do with any “wack conspiracy theory”. I don’t know why the commenter included that in his comment.

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Posted in: Osaka exits opening match at Toronto with back injury See in context

Osaka should have stuck to tennis. BLM and wokism got to her, made her arrogant, and wrecked her career at an early age. Take a lesson, athletes. Stick to your sport. Like Ohtani has done.

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Posted in: Obama among international dignitaries expected at Abe state funeral See in context

Such a left/right issue. All the people who disliked Abe do like Obama. So they are cringing over this in dismay. Of course if Trump came here, they would say, “See, I told you so”. But it didn’t work that way. It’s kind of like a joke.

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Posted in: Kyoto man arrested for throwing large plastic bottles full of batteries into canal See in context

Stores sell little batteries for your listening devices all the time. Where are you supposed to conveniently dispose of them? If they are easily - and necessarily bought and sold - then they should be made easily disposed of.

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Posted in: Japan walks tightrope between no COVID restrictions, hospital strain See in context

cleo

Sorry, but in the situation that was presented to the world long ago in early 2020, your answer just makes no sense at all.

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