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Posted in: Holes poked in mesh screen barrier at popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Lolz galore.

I do love this new episode to the black screen story.


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Posted in: Yellen urges 'more ambitious' G7 plans for Russian assets See in context

Scams in the guise of helping countires, industries through blatant theft and doublespeak are still scams.

Worried about ckimate chabge from carbon emissions?

Provide tanks and HIMAS rockets, that are environmentally damaging.

Just laughable the drivel that comes from these scammers.

Nigerian Princes of the internet are in awe.

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Posted in: Wing tips of 2 JAL planes come into contact at Haneda airport See in context

It makes me squirm when I see two tips touching.

Do better JAL.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

A raised selfie stick will still work for the shot

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Lols. With a capital J.

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Posted in: Toshiba to cut 6% of domestic workforce in big revamp after delisting See in context

Thia is not good news for any commutera who live along the lines which service Toshiba Offices.

Expect train delays.

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Posted in: Over 80,000 foreigners working at convenience stores in Japan See in context

Give me a smiling human who can now afford to eat and shelter over a pathetil robot or piece of self-service rubbish anyday.

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Posted in: Drone filming Japanese MSDF ship went undetected: source See in context

Thia kind of breach won't even get you into Pillar IV of AUKUS unfortunately.

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Posted in: Teleworking in Japan falls after COVID; hybrid working on rise See in context

I have worked hybrid for many years, long before Covid.

I do want the face-to-face interactions with co-workers as it is more productive and efficient

I agree,as somone who has veen working hybrid or completely remote for about a decade, working alone has some advantages but so does working with colleagues.

The balance and mix if right is a great benefit to one's working life and income.

I can't stand both working at home alone or at the workplace 5 days a week.

It's necessary to leave the house, meet people and be part of society and also to have the time alone to get some other work done at your home office if you can handle the motivation and focus required.

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Posted in: Bill would require U.S. to coordinate Japan AUKUS role with UK and Australia See in context

As soon as Japan can fix up the gaping holes in it's intelligence and secrets holding / sharing capabilities and transfer, they will be most likely welcomed into Pillar 2 for some tech involvement and money making opportunities. As it stands today.

Until then, it's a good idea to start discussing how that will play out and work in practice and on real terms with the current signatory partners.

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Posted in: Japan saw over 16,000 deaths from COVID-19 in May-Nov 2023 See in context

It reduces the fatality and severity of the symptoms.

Apparently not for these 16,000 people.

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Posted in: Less alcohol, or none at all, is one path to better health See in context

Plus, less drinking means less alcohol related violence.

There are many countries in the world who have completely banned alcohol with serious fines and imprisonment and their countries are peaceful and free from violence.

Oh wait....

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Posted in: Japanese opt for short, cheap overseas trips for Golden Week holidays See in context

Overseas travel is now out of reach for many people receiving a Japanese wage.

Netfix and chill dudes.

Just watch Youtube and you can travel the world on a dime.

The 'remote travel' for the new normal minded.

This is also better for not spreading pathogens too I believe. No need for another pandemic right?

Less travel is better for the climate crisis too right? - Well done Japan for being so environmentally thoughtful.

Be careful what you wish for and even more prepared for what you scream for.

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Posted in: Weak yen boosts tourist wallets in Japan See in context

When the yen used to be strong, Japanese or resident tourists used to go abroad and spend up big.

The locals in those places couldn't afford to stay in the same kind of hotels or splash out in expensive restaurants. Japanese would often fill out whole tour busses or hotels themselves.

Locals be dammed.

What goes around comes around.

It's wonderful seeing so many tourists, (especially from SE Asia) being able to come and visit a dream country that many have had so much interest in for years.

Through hard work and planning, their countries have been developing, and combined with such a high percentage of people under 30 years old, have been creating sustainable, dynamic societies with young families, businesses and very welcoming tourism sectors.

Their economies are soaring and many more hard working people are able to lift out of poverty and travel for the first time abroud.

Japan is now really, really affordable so they come here. Not really rocket science.

The fact they can enjoy better hotels and restaurants while the locals are priced out sometimes, is not their fault. The hotels and restaurants will take the highest bidders.

Great to be a tourist in Japan atm.

You think there would be more of the lovely and welcoming omotenashi, not a salty soy sauce attitude towards tourists.

Envy is green but so is money.

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

I sincerely hope that tourists (both foreign and Japanese alike), don't use this screen to superimpose their own different versions of Mt Fuji or other such hilarious pictures using photo shop and this becoming an even bigger tourist attraction and instagramable, 'must do' scenario.

Or do I?

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Posted in: Kishida sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine for spring rite See in context

I was there the other day and chucked in a 10yen coin and did a few bows and claps.

It's a beautiful shrine.

All God's children should be forgiven - don't you know?

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Posted in: Japan records highest-ever monthly visitor numbers in March See in context

I remember in the late 1980s when snap-happy Japanese tourists were flooding into Australia, especially places like the Gold Coast and natural wonders like the Twelve Apostles and the Great Barrier Reef.

I was out looking at the rock formations and the ocean on the Great Ocean Road at the safety railing and several busloads of tourists turned up to run down to view the same. With a dutious flag waver in front urging them the way.

One guy climbed the railing and swung right in front of me to take a selfie with his fujifilm instant camera (used to love those things) while hanging over the edge of the cliff, thsn promptly climbed back over the railing took off with the rest of the group without actually looking at the ocean or the formations themselves.

I thought at the time he was kinda rude. But it was amusing.

How times change but still stay the same.

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Posted in: Foreign English teachers in Japan pick their favorite Japanese-language phrases See in context

Okane ga nai desu

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Posted in: Japan records trade deficit for third straight fiscal year despite recovering exports See in context

The cost of air tickets has blown up too. Fuel surcharge on aircraft is high.

Shipping and oil is based in US$ so hurts anything oil related.

Which is pretty much everything in Japan to do with imporrs or exports.

At least the tourists can enjoy a cheap holiday among the temples during the day and stay out all night partying in the bars. Have fun.

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Posted in: AUKUS weighs expanding security pact with Japan to deter China, FT says See in context

Right now.

Japan doesn't have the security qualifications for Five Eyes level intelligence sharing.

Cyber or HUMIN.

And won't be ready for quite a while. Even though a stated goal.

They need to work on it.

Pretty hard- over a long term basis.

There is scant trust in their current systems. And for good reason.

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Posted in: Record 63% of Japanese in financial stress, poll shows See in context

Just been OS the last 2 weeks and the amount then yen gets now is bordering on parity with SE Asian nations.

Developed nations are double or triple the prices here.

Some places are more expensive now for hotels and food etc that were considered cheap places to visit until quite recently.

I opted to use another currency to not be rolled over.

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Posted in: Putin warns again Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if its sovereignty threatened See in context


It's in their national defence strategy.

Has been since the 1950's.

Is this considered BREAKING NEWS! now?


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Posted in: U.S., Japanese forces to resume Osprey flights in Japan following fatal crash See in context

Love watching these when they fly over close to my place. Look amazing

Love the low rumbling sound they make when rotored.

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Posted in: COVID lowered life expectancy by 1.6 years worldwide: study See in context

So it seems like the ridiculous and usless measures undertaken accounted for a huge amounts of morality in addition to just the virus.

Should have just dealt with the virus for with a focus on the elderly and immunocompromised and left everyone else to live as normal.

The rest of those poor people would still be alive today if that had been the case.

Such a shame.

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Posted in: Hiroshima grapples with 'Oppenheimer' Oscars success See in context

The bombs were always going to be used on someone, it's like human destiny. Question is, will they be used again?

I am pretty sure the world will only be ok with the goodies using 'tactical nukes' from here on in.

If it's a baddie that uses one. Then it will be very wrong and bad.



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Posted in: Japan gov't to cease COVID-19 treatment subsidies at end of March See in context

It's been facinating how Covid-19 is either more or less dangerous to people's health depending on the country you are in (or the media you read).

You would think the same disease would have the same worry and outcomes on issues and mortality (across comparable ages and healthiness) for all across the world.

But not really the case as has been shown or continues to show.

I wonder why not?


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Posted in: Q&A: Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars again, this time it's an election year See in context

Well at least we all know how to make the Oscars even more boring now.

Didn't previously think that was possible.

Kudos to the organisers.

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Posted in: Spy row erupts in Australia over 'traitor' politician See in context

I struggle to imagine who it might be.


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Posted in: Number of births in Japan hits record low in 2023 See in context

It's not really a total population issue here in Japan. 80m or 125m doesn't matter hugely to the health of the society overall.

However it's a massively worrying ratio of the demograpics which will hurt innovation, lifestyle, elderly care, retirements and the overall health of the Japanese economy and sense of joy that is hardest to bear witness to.

Countries where 30 - 50% of their population are below 30 years old are much more lively, dynamic and fun and tend to have happier and more joyful societies.

Cafes, art, music, dancing etc etc abound. In very greying societies, it's bleak and things get stagnant very, very fast.

The amount of dilapidated homes and shops around rural Japan is astonishing. It's only reasonable as elderly people don't generally have the will or stamina to fix things up. They lament theoss of their young to the bigger cities, as are left out to dry and die alone without the laughter of children.

A good ratio across demographics helps every member of society.

Without a rapid birthrate, Japan will need immigration of some young blood infused into it, to survive as a counrty anyone would want to live work or travel to.

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