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Posted in: 'With masters defeated, the slaves can't fight': Taliban eye victory after U.S. exit See in context

Another half done job by America.

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Posted in: American father and son plead guilty to helping Ghosn flee Japan See in context

@Alan Harrison Sadly, not everyone in Lebanon gets the same treatment as Mr Ghosn.

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/mid-east/i-wish-i-would-die-syrians-tortured-in-lebanon-report-reveals

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Posted in: China cautions G7 that 'small' groups don't rule the world See in context

 re-emergence of China as a leading global power

But the return of China as a global power

When was China ever a global power? Can someone educate me?

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Posted in: China berates U.S., EU consulates in Hong Kong for Tiananmen candles See in context

@ robert maes

On what grounds will you and your wife be detained?

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Posted in: Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan See in context

@ David Brent Compared to Japan, Russia is a poor country. They put on a big face but their GDP per capita is still only $11,585.

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Posted in: Doctors in euthanasia case indicted over another death 10 years ago See in context

@Charlie Sommers. Your DNR order is not the same as this case. You are requesting to not be brought back from the dead. This case is about assisted suicide, euthanasia or possibly murder which are illegal in Japan.

@Danielsan Currently euthanasia is only permitted in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada and Colombia. Physician assisted suicide is legal in the previously mentioned countries plus Switzerland and some U.S. states. So, no, not that many advanced and civilized countries allow euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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Posted in: Doctors in euthanasia case indicted over another death 10 years ago See in context

It is the duty of the police to investigate any assisted death case as long as there is a law that forbids euthanasia, whether you agree with it or not. This old man had a mental condition. Just because his relatives felt he was better off dead does not give them the right to make that decision on his behalf.

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Posted in: Can't wait for a jab? Black market COVID vaccines available, at a price See in context

Who would be this stupid?

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Posted in: U.S. ship fires warning shots in encounter with Iranian boats See in context

@Hear! Hear! Can anyone explain to me the U.S. fixation with Iran?

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Posted in: Investors chide Toyota chief for questioning combustion car ban See in context

Electric cars are a scam!

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Posted in: Orion beer gives a toast to sea protection with pristine blue Southern Star cans See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll It's ORION beer not ONION beer!

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Posted in: 5 injured in stabbing rampage at New Zealand market See in context

CarlosTakanakana  Did this really need to be news in Japan?

What an odd thing to say! This is in the World News Section. And even though NZ is right down their at the bottom of the planet, it is still part of the world, right? Do you want this hidden because you are scared Japanese tourists won't go to NZ or because you think their will be copycat killings in Japan?

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Posted in: Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144 See in context

@justasking Speak for yourself. Don't feel particularly bothered or frustrated at all really.

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Posted in: Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla See in context

@happyhere Believe whatever you like. Hydrogen is the future anyway.

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Posted in: Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla See in context

@happyhere Clearly you don't get out much. There are charging machines everywhere. Highway rest stops, michi no ekis. hotel parking areas, shopping/supermarket parking areas.

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Posted in: Terumo begins production of 7-shot syringe for COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Sueyoshi said the cushion of fat that resides just under the skin of Japanese people is thinner than that of Europeans, making it possible to administer an injection into the muscle by an insulin syringe.

Yeah, special people these Japanese are.

@Zoroto You don't have to be a doctor to know this true! Just go down to your local onsen!

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Posted in: Chipmaker Renesas suspends operations at plant due to fire See in context

Suspicious to say the least!

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Posted in: Lady Gaga sends message of support to Japan See in context

Lady Gaga sends a lovely message to the people of Japan and the positive responses get so many down votes! Huh?

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Posted in: 345 people in Japan infected with coronavirus variants See in context

@klausdorth The evidence for that is still sparse. Maybe you can post a link to the article you refer to. I might go read it instead of just taking your word as fact!

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Posted in: 345 people in Japan infected with coronavirus variants See in context

Japanese citizens vs foreign residents / visa holders vs tourists. Right now, tourists can't basically enter. Foreign residents can, but it's bit difficult. But Japanese citizens can enter/leave pretty much same as before. If a Japanese citizen flies to a nearby country today, returns tomorrow, they may meassure his temperature as they want, he may be already infected, but no symptoms yet. And he may start infecting.

But it's easier to blame it on foreigners for bringing it here.

.What are you all on about? There is no mention of foreigners in the article. Just a breakdown of how many people are infected with the new mutations.

Dangerous variants with the Olympics around the corner?

The mutations are more contagious but there is no evidence that they are more dangerous.

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

@Alan Harrison Please provide evidence to support this statement. (Generally, when Japanese pay compensation amongst themselves, the judge will drop the amount demanded by 10%. That does not happen with people of "non Japanese status", and the amount is often doubled)

And then this 'Japan still thinks that the world is it's cash cow.' You do know that the biggest holder of American foreign debt is Japan!

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

I hope their lawyer advises them to plead guilty. If they do they'll probably get a suspended sentence.

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Posted in: Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday See in context

Didn't realize there was one! But I was wondering why the second home owners in my area were back to putting signs on their cars saying they are residing locally when I know for a fact they are not!

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Posted in: Protest in LA See in context

Well, it seems that the facility only houses 275 residents so 113 deaths is a very serious issue.

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Posted in: One of the options is to shorten the self-quarantine period by effectively conducting PCR tests before the period ends. We should discuss new rules that are easier for those self-isolating to follow. See in context

@Luddite I didn't really have travel purposes in mind. But if there is someone who is ill and worried about having the virus it might be helpful information for them.

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Posted in: One of the options is to shorten the self-quarantine period by effectively conducting PCR tests before the period ends. We should discuss new rules that are easier for those self-isolating to follow. See in context

I was surprised to see PCR tests on sale next to the checkout at Aeon owned supermarkets (about 2900 yen if anyone is interested).

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Posted in: A year after 'Parasite,' Korean-language movie 'Minari' is talk of Hollywood See in context

Sounds like something I might like. Parasite wasn't that good!

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Posted in: Chairman of sporting goods retailer Alpen arrested over sexual assault See in context

@snowymountainhell I very seldom comment so I don't know what you mean- 'we've seen your posts with HA-san'?

I IMAGINED the scenario that took place and I didn't state my opinion as fact. It is impossible to know what took place until this matter gets to court, if it ever does. It wasn't a justification for the violent acts inflicted on the victim.

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Posted in: Chairman of sporting goods retailer Alpen arrested over sexual assault See in context

I imagine the victim was a 'working girl'! Was probably dissatisfied with her services and wanted his fee back!

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

I'm a female and what that old codger Mori said doesn't bother me a jot! Cut him some slack, people! He is old and out of touch. In fact I'm way more pissed off about men identifying as women competing in women's sports.

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