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Posted in: Digital minister aims to drag Japan out of analog doldrums See in context

And then there are classes conducted for how to use "SMART" Phones.

My understanding, I might be wrong, but things will work in Japan only if there is a printed manual on "how to".

I remember the store clerk going page after page to complete the process of Duty Free - I could have finished a cup of hot coffee while patiently waiting her to finish reading and following the manual.

If these things are made digital/smart, I guess they might be super scared to press "next" button for every step they do.

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Posted in: Ground Self-Defense Force issues rare apology over sexual harassment case See in context

Gonoi said in a statement that she filed a case with the ministry, but the investigation was not properly conducted and local prosecutors dropped the case in May.

These prosecutors were inefficient or having a blind eye - should be named and charged for professional negligence?????

I believe an investigation will conducted on this and dropped.

Gonoi submitted a petition earlier this month to the Defense Ministry signed by more than 100,000 people seeking a reinvestigation of her case by a third party.

Only then it is worth for Defense Ministry to approve for (proper) investigation?

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Posted in: Royal shake See in context

Reminded me of Gulliver and Lilliput

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Posted in: Diet to convene extraordinary session Monday See in context

I bet there would be any clear, convincing conclusion at the end of 69th day

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Posted in: Dog office See in context

communicate with other people with the help of our dogs

Will be able to communicate effectively? Need sharp sense of smell too, then.

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Posted in: Mourners form long lines before ex-PM Abe's state funeral See in context

"I felt close to him as he dressed up as Mario

This could be one genuine reason for a kid to mourn at the loss.

Oh Nintendo!!

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store will now ask customers who ask for a fork to use chopsticks instead See in context

And the chopsticks are nicely packed in plastic?

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

Nothing on cherry blossom party? The same organization which is arranging this week's funeral

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Posted in: Kishida begins 3 days of 'condolence diplomacy' around Abe funeral See in context

Kishida has said the controversial state-sponsored ceremony for Abe would serve as an important opportunity to communicate with other countries

As if he were short of creating meaningful opportunities to communicate. What a waste...Time, money and SECURITY uncalled for....

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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

He might have got excused from going to prison with probably a single known statement "I am drunk and I don't remember a thing." and also "I even don't know why they asked me to step down as CEO"

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Posted in: Kishida calls for U.N. reforms to address Russian aggression See in context

Releasing frustration from failures (and low approval rating) on United Nations.

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Posted in: Britain's Truss faces whirlwind week as politics resumes after queen's funeral See in context

Punchy Start might give a hard blow back...Hope she doesn't get into a vicious circle.

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Posted in: Japan sees 87% increase in ransomware attacks in 1st half of 2022 See in context

Oh Data!!

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Posted in: U.S. to send another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine See in context

Environment friendly GREEN Tank?

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Posted in: Japan logs record August trade deficit on weak yen, costly oil See in context

External Factors are hampering the struggles, if anything were put on a serious note.

2021 - devastated by Covid and Supply chain issue

2022 - weak yen and oil price

Cant live by hoping for good old days....

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Posted in: Diet likely to convene extraordinary session on Oct 3 See in context

And this is called an extraordinary "grilled" session.... Happy October

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Posted in: Kadokawa chairman arrested over Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal See in context

Many more arrests to come...

By the way, when is the Winter Olympics in Sapporo going to be? Any SPONSORS?

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Posted in: U.S. considering China sanctions to deter action against Taiwan See in context

This is becoming a joke now from U.S. and kinda childish...

For every thing that U.S. cannot control, looks like there is a unique response - "We will impose Sanctions"

Fun part is the general word "sanction" is vague and eventually turning out to be a risk, in which case the sanctions will be limited only to certain things (wouldn't serve the intended pressure).

So far, the impact of sanctions on North Korea, Russia (or China, if considered) were all void.

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Posted in: Japan, India hold maritime drills See in context

And China protested....

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Posted in: Father swung 2-year-old daughter upside down, hitting her head against table See in context

No suspended sentence for this brat, please....

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Posted in: Harassment probe of SDF launched after sexual assault claim See in context

I am sure they will come out with a rule book stating what can be considered/reported as harassment with a small section to include sexual harassment.

Followed which there will be an education program for say 3 years to make it clear to all SDF members.

As a countermeasure, induction of female members will be .....???

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Posted in: Japanese public broadcaster issues apology for calling a train a 'train' See in context

This make sense....No wonder there is so much of challenge and confusion to accept electric car market in Japan.

Ji do sha... Self Moving car..Automatic Car.. Motor Car

Den sha...Electric CAR

Den ki Ji do sha... Electric Motor Car

: x

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Posted in: Anti-U.S. base incumbent Tamaki wins 2nd term as Okinawa governor See in context

What is he going to pass on to Okinawa people and their next generations?

relocation...

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Posted in: Japan says it is ready to take action as yen dives See in context

Bring in some younger actors who can really take action.

Yen has already depreciated to the level when these old actors have joined their offices.

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Posted in: Tokyo, Osaka subway websites hit, apparently by pro-Russia hacker group See in context

Does anyone visit Tokyo Metro Co and Osaka Metro Co's websites?

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., Philippines to step up maritime security ties See in context

I always wonder....People may not have much problems with People.

Some bunch of fools trying to cover up unknown issues with military drills and then immediately protest for others' drill - fun part is that it is all done in the name of Countries (dividing people with classification)

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Posted in: Niigata City council member arrested on suspicion of stalking acquaintance See in context

I was expecting a routine "i don't remember a thing, because I was too drunk".

But one thing I learnt from this article is that "Deputy Secretary-General for the LDP" has nothing much to do.

He should also rather try the job mentioned in other article...getting paid for doing nothing

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Posted in: New UK leader Truss vows to tackle energy crisis, ailing economy See in context

Hit and try...as long as you can hold the fort

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Posted in: Japan to cut COVID isolation period to speed up economic recovery See in context

government will finalize the revisions after hearing opinions at a meeting of health experts

As if the government will reverse the decision if the health experts say otherwise.

And what data will health experts have in their hand, when they don't accept the infected patients.

If one is not capable to use their primal instincts, rely on other's primal instincts (science based facts are still difficult to comprehend, may be).

Anyway, when is the next committee set for "Economy Recovery Plan" ?

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Posted in: Gov't starts consultation service for people having trouble with Unification Church See in context

consultation service for people having trouble with Unification Church

There may be lots if it is sought for general "people".

At first, may be it is better to prioritize on members and their families who are having troubles.

Who would be ready to make their call first - other that Abe's assassin (he made it bring this to light)

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