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Posted in: The number of papers produced in Japan has remained almost unchanged in recent years, but its ranking has been falling as other countries are publishing more. See in context

I agree with fallafel's comments. In addition, sometimes Japanese reviewers of a paper submitted for publication in a Japanese language journal tend to be hesitant to point out problems or errors, because they are afraid of causing offense, which can cause them professional trouble later. In contrast, reviewers for journals that publish in English can sometimes be quite ruthless in their questions and pointing out weaknesses in the submitted paper. That makes it difficult for the authors to present their findings, but does tend to lead to good science.

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Posted in: Start-up firm develops tiny portable toilet See in context

Sounds interesting, but would like to see a photo of what this think looks like.

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Posted in: World’s first NFT of a Japanese novel with English translation hopes to provide profitable opportunity for translators See in context

National Fellowship of Translators?

Nippon Foundation of Translators?

Needs Further Translation?

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Posted in: JR East launches bullet train 'office cars' for teleworking See in context

The thing on her head (with twisted strap) doesn't look comfortable nor does the little green wall around her laptop.

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Posted in: KFC Japan adds one of Japan’s favorite winter drinks to its menu See in context

Last few times I've had KFC I've regretted it. More expensive than other fast food, and the chicken was wet and sloppy. Few fried potatoes with the order too.

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Posted in: People magazine names Paul Rudd as 2021's Sexiest Man Alive See in context

These "sexy" guys always have a 2-3 day growth of whiskers on their face.

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Posted in: Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL; bats, too See in context

Stands jammed full of fans, not a mask in sight.

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