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Posted in: Line starts bank transfer service via smartphone payment platform See in context

I have yet to find a useful International Transfer system from Japan to elsewhere. All the costs are basically the same 1800 yen or thereabouts, and then if you're unlucky there's additional Lifting charges (transferring via the US to the UK for example).

The whole Banking system is a scam in (many) someways these days, but in Japan, you cant get around it.

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Posted in: Line starts bank transfer service via smartphone payment platform See in context

100,000 yen for monthly rent clearly shows the market LINE is targeting.

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Posted in: 6 bodies retrieved from NZ volcanic island; 2 still missing See in context

Can you imagine now the horrors of Pompeii ?

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Posted in: Johnson says he has won a big mandate for Brexit See in context

@zichi - why would anyone welcome a Politician these days anywhere, within the UK ? They're all Con-artists saying what you want to hear, and in the end, never really delivering anything near that.

Maybe its time to change the current Political system to a 3 year Dictatorship - no opposition party, whoever wins the election basically runs the Country without opposition. Max 3 terms as Prime minister per Lifetime. And voting becomes 1 person 1 vote - scrapping the local constituency system. Councils become unelected Administrative Civil servants with no power other than to serve the ruling party, and unable to either vote, or partake in any Political activity. Uniform adherence to the Central Party's dictates without variance everywhere.

Parliament and the House of Lords both then become redundant and can be opened up as Museums.

The Country then is run like a Private Business, with the tax paying population becoming voting rights shareholders, equally benefiting or not from their currently elected Dictatorship.

Just an idea... but clearly the UK needs one, as the present Political system does not work very well, and has left the Country in the doldrums over the past 3 years.

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Posted in: Johnson says he has won a big mandate for Brexit See in context

@Toasted Heretic - one man's Terrorist is another man's hero in all Cultures - do you support the Islamic State Group too - they're Freedom fighters (of a sort too) ?

I'm glad I left the fear, hatred and violence of Northern Ireland - Politics and Religion never mix well, especially there and ... elsewhere.

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Posted in: Johnson says he has won a big mandate for Brexit See in context

OK, so the Pound is getting Stronger why ?

Markets happy to see at last a Government majority ?

But what about Brexit - surely as this is now more than likely to happen - that's a bad thing, and will push the Pound lower ?

Any thoughts ?

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Posted in: Airport screener mistakenly returns knife after security check See in context

Nothing against Women, but during a Menstural Period - your breath smell is off the scale, and smells like someone with who hasnt cleaned their teeth in the past decade. Please, use a mouth-wash daily during that time. It's a Biological thing... just like Men having to use Deodorant!

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Posted in: Airport screener mistakenly returns knife after security check See in context

It seems that the Security Teams basically ban what they want to take themselves.

Recently on a return visit from the UK I had a set of electronic-screwdriver bits taken from me, since I was told at the time, they were a danger posed by me for disassembling the plane!!! ( 1cm electric screw driver bit set ???? without the driver.... Geez that's pushing things a bit....)

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Posted in: Airport screener mistakenly returns knife after security check See in context

Ah right, so a case of "o-ket-samma your forgot your knife, please take it from here, as we are not allowed any dangerous articles here".

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Posted in: Sapporo budgets ¥700 mil in road repairs for Olympic events See in context

Would be interested to see the costings for this, and what's being targeted.

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Posted in: Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply See in context

I guess the Russian Fans will be looking to sell their Tickets...

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Posted in: Japan to require drone registration to find owners following accidents See in context

Is there now any difference between RC aircraft & Drones ?

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Posted in: Historical documents show Japanese gov't role in providing sex slaves See in context

The only problem I see, is the continual self-denial that these events ever arose in Japanese History.

Why can't the Japanese Face up to the fact that in their past, things were not so good and bad things were done.

School book editing does not help, particularly since now many Foreign residents are entering the Japanese Education system.

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Posted in: Uber Eats labor union in Japan calls for pay cuts to be reversed See in context

Within Tokyo, what's the average daily wage packet for an Uber Eats Delivery person ?

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Posted in: Hot water: Pressure to move Olympic open-water venue from Tokyo Bay See in context

I don't blame them, you should be insane to swim in the waters of Tokyo Bay and clearly the warmer the waters become, the more bacterial and all manner of nasty things will appear. One mouthful of water swallowed would possibly leave you in a dire situation after the event, possibly even curtailing any competitive chances later on.

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Posted in: ANA opens world's 1st shop with avatar robot in Tokyo See in context

Geez no one has a sense of humor these days.

OK so we wont see the Stickbot run/wheel after shop lifters, no, I guess not... but instead perhaps the plan is for it to summon its bad ass cousin the ED-209 which will drop out from the ceiling above the doorway in an instant, and completely wipe out all store visitors,... ?

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Posted in: Thin skin: Japanese firm develops ultra-fine spray-on face mask See in context

CFC Free spray ?

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Posted in: Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours See in context

Nowadays If you're contact, Companies are asking you to book only the times you're contracted for regardless how long you actually work. Goodness knows what happens for Employees ... they even take work home with them...

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Posted in: No. of flights linking Shanghai, Japan cities to increase See in context

Finally! More routes between Japan & Shanghai - hopefully leading to cheaper flights - and cheaper VIA flights to places elsewhere in the World.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor kills two in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, then takes own life See in context

Outside of Military bases, yes, I'm continually horrified that such shootings occur.

Though inside, with the access to the equipment to Kill... less surprised so.

I wonder what the motivation was - were the Killings Random or Targeted ?

This will be something for the MP to ascertain .

Perhaps a love triangle or a revenge attack ? Who knows. At least, the situation was contained, and not another Mass shooting event.

At the end of the day, though, its really the Families of those involved who suffer - not us. Our comments matter not. Let the investigative authorities do their work and hopefully prevent future events occurring.

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Posted in: Tenor Domingo blames accusations on cultural differences See in context

Totally agree - The "Political Correctness" Police have screwed up the World in the wrong way to the point of confusion.

Rape & Violence are Crimes. No questions there (and that applies to both Male & Female victims)

Comments akin to flattery are nowadays either received well, or suddenly become a potential crime !?!

Casual touches upon non-sexual areas of the body, may be unwelcome, but shouldn't be deemed a crime (if done in the casual sense) - they may be unwelcomed and distastefully abhorrent, but don't warrant legal action.... my Indian coworkers would be quivering in their socks were I to hold the opposite view - but I recognise it as a Cultural difference, and consciously avoid such a situation.

To their Credit - If the French, who are portrayed as going around kissing each other on the cheeks as a form of greeting, don't do the same here in Japan, then surely it's possible for other "Educated" Foreign Nationals to be more sensitive to others when overseas from their home-land. Perhaps what's required is more of a Social Stigma approach rather than using the Courts - Social Embarrassment is often a quick way to correction of attitude.

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Posted in: For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine See in context

Well my opinion is based on mainly Credit Card usage over Debit Card usage - the former being somewhat more popular than the latter here in Japan.

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Posted in: For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine See in context

Banks ?

Come off it... you really mean the Credit Card Companies, and Store Cards - these are the the ones with the actual breakdowns of what you're spending your money on... particularly the Store Card Companies - they do use the data to target you with promotions... Credit Card Companies, less so.

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Posted in: Takata recalls 1.4 mil potentially dangerous air bag inflators in U.S. See in context

Well... one thing to note the amount of money you spend on your Car does not necessarily translate to better Safety.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

Yeah Japanese Laws are turning out to be rubbish. As a contractor, in my latest role, I have been told that I am only allowed to record the hours of work defined by my contract, so although overtime is allowed if agreed with the employer - that agreement never happens - it's deemed your fault if you can't complete the work within the allotted working day - regardless the Complexity or changing demands during the day. End result - high contractor turnover. The same situation is I suspect happening with Teachers - as workloads increase they have to work longer hours, but flexible hours cant ever be taken as by doing so, they will end up being accused of not being able to handle the workloads and again,... high turnover or a lousy job being done.

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Posted in: Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China on Dec 10 See in context

Wonder how long it will be before games are ripped off, and even the switch itself - China is notorious for such practices. With the Wii you could buy a fully loaded model with pretty much all the Games on an external hard disk for less than the cost of a Wii within Japan...

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Posted in: ANA opens world's 1st shop with avatar robot in Tokyo See in context

Shoplifting problems solved ? Is the iPad-like thing on a stick going to chase a Shoplifter down the street - that'd be hilarious to watch.

Anyway, who shops in an ANA store anyway ?

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context

Might have been better to cut the Tax rate from 8% to 3% for daily necessities, such as food, and leaving the rest at 8%

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Posted in: Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet See in context

Is there a proven independent verification that all these configuration options are adhered to ?

I am dubious. And, I have actually experienced a case where although all my communication settings were set to off, I still received a marketing blurb (after a year or so later... so no, wasn't a timing issue).

The old age addage - "There's no such thing as a Free Lunch" springs to mind, and I think we need to bare that in mind with all things Tech.. Tech is still the Wild-wild-West of today's daily Life, Laws and Regulations are slowly catching up, but... enforcement, and the dynamic change of Tech's nature are the challenges.

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Posted in: Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet See in context

@zichi - sure if... you believe that really helps these days, other than being simply cosmetic make-believe....

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