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Posted in: Japan's big mobile carriers say roaming needed during network outages See in context

Works fine in the US. As long as the phones are capable of working on the other networks. Just charge a higher per minute fee as “Roaming Charges.” We were cycling near the border of Gunma and Nagano last weekend. We had no service. But, I heard that Docomo had service. I really wanted that roaming service to make hotel reservations.

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

the statute of limitations on giving a bribe being three years.

There would seem to be some conspiracy as well.

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Posted in: 10-year anniversary of China-Japan Senkaku dispute comes amid high tensions See in context

Japan should build a permanent Naval base.

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Posted in: Train driver’s locked tablet with forgotten password leads to big delay on Fukushima line See in context

Why aren’t these integrated into the train’s cockpit? What’s the need for any tablet at all?

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Posted in: Toyota accepts California's independent emission standards See in context

Toyota should step up their game and start manufacturing sub $25k BEV. Japan also needs Toyota to get their head out.

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Posted in: Mitsui, Mitsubishi to keep stakes in Russia Sakhalin 2 energy project See in context

This seem hypocritical. It may be pragmatic, but Japan could just spend more money on renewable energy instead.

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Posted in: Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman See in context

I think it’s even more unsafe in the countryside with not so many people around and no lighting.

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Posted in: Child virus infections in Japan remain high amid low vaccination rates See in context

is The information from children getting Covid and the follow on infections from close contacts with these children being reported? From what I think I know, almost all children, their teachers, their families should be infected with Covid. How could they not be?

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Posted in: Nikkei rises above 29,000 mark to end at 7-month high See in context

How much money has the BOJ pumped into directly purchasing stocks and bonds? Stocks are now higher than ever. Things are a little frothy…

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Posted in: Japan to conduct full-scale review into foreign trainee program See in context

Brokers for these workers in their home countries are almost like dispatch companies, but worse. If the government wants reform, they should only accept applications directly from workers in their own language.

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Posted in: Japanese government urges businesses to raise wages on par with price hikes See in context

Increase the minimum wage to ¥1500/hr.

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Posted in: Japan reports 221,442 coronavirus cases; 36,814 in Tokyo See in context

Are excess deaths being reported anywhere?

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Posted in: Japan looks to regions to mount COVID fight as variant spreads See in context

What is the amount of daily tests now?

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Posted in: Japan defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections See in context

Where do the wheelchair come from?

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Posted in: Angels rebuff calls to trade star Ohtani See in context

It is interesting. Will Ohtani go for the major payday and become the highest paid player ever? Or, will he stick with the Angels in an attempt to shoot the moon?

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Posted in: Tech companies racing to prevent young children being left in hot vehicles See in context

Tesla has pet mode. At what age is it okay to leave kids in the car for a short time unsupervised? My kids hid on me once when I left them in the car. They crawled all the way back under the hatchback where they were not easily visible. They thought that was funny!

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Posted in: Japan reports 195,161 coronavirus cases See in context

The wife and I went down near Shinjuku Kuyakucho to get the 4th shot. I’m glad we were able to get it so easily. I’m hoping the next time will be the updated Omicran type. Plenty of people out and about in Kabukicho. And, Shin-Okubo as well. Mostly all wearing masks. Interesting that Tokyo is doing more tests this time. It’s hard to correlate the data. It’s almost as if they intentionally obfuscate…

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Posted in: Automakers targeting average households with new crop of EVs See in context

I’m baffled why Toyota hasn’t progress from Hybrids. At some point having 2 drive trains is not the most efficient.

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Posted in: Russia's Gazprom tells European buyers gas supply halt beyond its control See in context

How did Europe think it was okay to become dependent on Russia?

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Posted in: Japan reports 105,584 coronavirus cases See in context

Vaccines are reducing the viral load overall. Less people will be infected and if infected won’t shed as much virus. Granted we need something more specific to 5 now, and to get ahead of things 2.75. I wonder why it’s taking so long for updated vaccines?

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Posted in: Toyota's Japan flagship Crown car to debut on global markets See in context

Toyota could have owned the BEV space. It almost seems like stubbornness now.

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Posted in: Japan to give 4th COVID vaccine shots to medical, workers at elderly care facilities See in context

The pharmaceutical companies are really slow rolling the updated vaccines. My wife and I got Pfizer 3 times. We will get Moderna this time.

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Posted in: Japan reports 97,788 coronavirus cases See in context

If I’m not mistaken, Tokyo only reports those on a ventilator as seriously hospitalized. This is not the same as other prefectures.

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Posted in: Japan unlikely to ask people to curb activities despite COVID spike See in context

I would have thought updated vaccines would be available by now.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases See in context

Might be an idea to change up the vaccine this time. We have had 3 Pfizer...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,621 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,447 See in context

What about Omicron 4 & 5? Not hearing anything about it.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Nihonbashi bridge to see light again with expressway removal See in context

About time. I think they should go one step further. As a jobs program and a way to stimulate the economy, they should take steps to bury the entire Shuto in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Do you think going to the cinema will become a thing of the past due to the increasing popularity of streaming services? See in context

I like the big screens and big sound systems. My favorite is 4DX with the movable chairs.

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Posted in: Toyota, slow to move to EVs, says it offers customers choice See in context

PHEV is over. It isn’t efficient to have 2 drive trains. ICE will be banned. Toyota is going to lose a lot of market share.

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