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Posted in: Fan outcry over K-pop star's date highlights 'harsh' industry rules See in context

I don't think the female Kpop performers make enough money for this. They are always working for the image of their group and management company. They are famous and might be lucky to get some endorsements but much of the public events they do are probably outside of their contract

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Posted in: Is a ¥60,000 rice cooker worth the price? We rented one to find out See in context

She returned the rental and bought a new one

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Posted in: Honda begins sales of all-new N-BOX in Japan See in context

What happened to the Honda Urban EV ? They would have sold millions

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Posted in: Nagasaki A-bomb anniversary ceremony to be held indoors due to typhoon See in context

The first bomb’s targets were Hiroshima, Kokura, and Nagasaki; the second bomb’s targets were Kokura,Nagasaki and Niigata

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Posted in: Will Twitter’s rebranding result in poaching ‘X Japan’ name? Legendary musician Yoshiki weighs in See in context

So Twitter videos will become xvideos ?

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Posted in: Taiwan top legislator plans ferry run to boost ties with Japanese island See in context

Just don't call it You Boat

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Posted in: Ghosn files $1 billion lawsuit in Lebanon against Nissan over his imprisonment in Japan See in context

That was fast

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Posted in: Japan-Korean friendship See in context

Nice to see real people are more civilized than their political leaders

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Posted in: LDP wins 4 of 5 Diet by-elections See in context

"Voter turnout was the lowest on record ..."

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Posted in: Putin orders Ukraine border tightening as drones hit Russia See in context

When the west gives cruise missiles to Ukraine Russia will withdraw

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Posted in: Dubai airport sees surge in arrivals See in context

There is no neutrality on this. Either you condemn the invasion of Ukraine or you don't. Not sanctioning Russia is supporting them

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan goes full autumn with chestnut beverages and regional drinks lineup See in context

Abroad we get Pumpkin Spice Latte muffin and scones

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Posted in: Review: 'Bullet Train' goes off the rails, but Pitt doesn't See in context

Why would anybody want to pay to see this movie?

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Posted in: Musk loses fight to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him See in context

JTC the $1B is a penalty for either side - there is no clause to allow backing out. And Musk agreed to very limited disclosure/ diligence so bailing on bots won't win in court. Likely the judge will require a settlement at least $20B and TSLA will sink

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Posted in: BOJ buys record ¥16.20 tril in gov't bonds in June See in context

Pound and Euro all crashing now, USD is a bully

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Posted in: BTS rekindle debate about military service in South Korea See in context

People said the same things about Elvis too. And the BTS members may look feminine on stage but they are very fit strong guys and will look just like everyone else with a military haircut. Korea would not be better off without 2 years of BTS working

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Posted in: Lexus unveils all-new RZ, the first pure battery EV for global markets See in context

Many EV drivers can charge at home or work or where they shop or travel. No ICE car can refuel in as many locations. In Vancouver there is one gas station downtown and over one hundred public charging stations

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Posted in: Netflix shares drop 23% after it loses 200,000 subscribers See in context

Netflix has a lot of K Drama

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Posted in: Japan’s best-selling beer changing its recipe for first time in 35 years See in context

IPA and high BTU brews are popular but I can't stand them. Who likes grapefruit beer? I hope they keep Asahi Black.

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Posted in: China marks 84th anniversary of Nanking Massacre See in context

If you are in China and search June 4 (or June 4 1989) online you will find nothing at all about Tiananmen

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court's immense power may pose a danger to its legitimacy See in context

Not a word about Citizens United ?

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Posted in: Extreme teleworking ... from Mount Fuji See in context

I saw a TV programme about the seasonal wotk (and life) on Fuji from the priests to the staff preparing the food , cleaning the road , even picking up the mail. Quite interesting and a challenge to live there over time

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Posted in: Taliban blame U.S. for airport chaos See in context

But no blame for the Afghan government... oh there is no Afghan government anymore? Maybe that's actually the problem. And that isn't Biden's fault. The Russian embassy in Kabul is still open, guarded by the Taliban.

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Posted in: Canada warns citizens about possible Hong Kong exit bans See in context

And Taiwan is next

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Posted in: Why Japan took the word 'mansion' and applied it to condominiums See in context

3LDK is 3 separate rooms

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Posted in: Civic group calls for cancellation of IOC chief's visit to Hiroshima See in context

They have a point : Japanese can't attend the Olympics, Tourists can't visit Japan; so IOC staff should stay in a bubble and not visit non venue areas and cause stress

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Posted in: First-ever Pokemon manhole covers installed in downtown Tokyo See in context

Manhole cover art is also popular in Vancouver London, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle... Google image search "manhole art"

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Posted in: Honda Aircraft Co unveils HondaJet Elite S See in context

Made in USA

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Posted in: HondaJet becomes top-selling small business aircraft for 4th year See in context

Interesting, since all HondaJets are manufactured in USA., Greensboro North Carolina

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Posted in: K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album See in context

I like TWICE and there are more KPOP groups that have more edge like LOONA . Watch there Heart Attack video it is cute and serous too https://youtu.be/BVVfMFS3mgc

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