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Posted in: NATO wants to increase and expand its joint exercises with Japan See in context

If the Japanese want to pay more, vote for it. But, Japan already pays a significant amount to the UN, which is powerless, and can't expect any more protection to defend against NK or China.

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Posted in: A 'painful' car See in context

Can you see it in your mind if you close your eyes? Can you remember it a week later when you see another? Can you describe both of them to friends? Mission accomplished!

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Posted in: Japan weighs incentivizing childbirth by fully covering expenses See in context

Welcome to the 21st century. It is about time to fund childbirth if the country wants to increase the birthrate. Also, decrease the number of days for the mother and child to stay in the hospital and implement some of the ideas mentioned above.

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Posted in: Japanese companies urged to OK seated cashiers to spur job motivation See in context

Seated cashiers has been the normal practice in European grocery stores for 50 years. Japan and the USA are slow to change and care about the health and well being of employees. Don't let the rah, rah meeting at the beginning of the shift fool you. It is just a reminder to the employees of their rank and importance.

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Posted in: Do you think gold is a safe investment in times of geopolitical trouble, war or other international crises? See in context

Before investing in gold, read the history of the tulip bulb market in Holland in 1637. The last person to invest in bulbs was left "holding the empty bag" of bulbs.

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Posted in: Do you think gold is a safe investment in times of geopolitical trouble, war or other international crises? See in context

The only time it is valuable is when the owner sells it. 155 yen to the dollar is great, but what does the owner get? PAPER MONEY. The only way to make money is to buy and sell and buy and sell, etc. Just like stocks and bonds, buy low or on the dips and sell on the high or peaks. At some time the owner has to "chicken out" and sell the gold or die. Then, the beneficiaries party of his/her money.

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Posted in: M6.4 quake jolts Ehime, Kochi prefectures See in context

There are thousands of mobile phones in the area as well as in every other area of Japan. No pictures?

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Posted in: Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer: Where is remix culture going? See in context

The public is the real problem. If tickets aren't sold, then this type of movie isn't made. Don't buy a ticket and encourage others to do the same.

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Posted in: Should airlines be allowed to overbook on flights (selling more seats than available to account for the likelihood of no-shows)? See in context

There is a simple computer fix. When the "Full" number of tickets sold is reached, then the next tickets get a warning, "This flight is fully booked. If you continue with this reservation, you will be on the "Priority" list in the order that the reservation is made." If you don't fly, you get a total electronic refund to your account the next day.

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Posted in: The ‘Taylor Swift effect’ aims to provide water during Brazil's life-threatening heat waves See in context

Picture: The tighter people pack together, the hotter the individual will feel. Use the old 2 meter rule.

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Posted in: Man dies after his jacket gets caught in escalator at Mito train station See in context

I saved a tumbling person by running to the emergency button located at the bottom of the stairs. I pushed it and the stairs stopped. Emergency shut off buttons may be on all stairs but the public doesn't know about them. How can the public be made more aware?

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Posted in: Erratic weather fueled by climate change will worsen locust outbreaks, study finds See in context

In California a product called NOLO bait (Nosema locustae spores) is used to stop grasshopper infestations. One generation eats to virus, then dies from from the effect on its organs. If the grasshopper lays eggs, the virus destroys the eggs. If another grasshopper eats the dead one, it dies before it reproduces. The virus remains in the soil for decades. Eventually, no more grasshopper infestations. Since California doesn't experience locust infestation, it may not work, but worth a try.

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim vows to 'put an end' to South if attacked See in context

"Bad publicity is better than no publicity." Don't give this narcissist free publicity, please. Put it on the obits or comics page.

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim vows to 'put an end' to South if attacked See in context

This story belongs on the back page. Don't give him publicity for something that means the end of his family in retaliation.

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Posted in: Chiefs, 49ers clash as Las Vegas eyes Super Bowl classic See in context

No problem!

It all points to a 49er win!

Brock Purdy # 13

49ers  4 + 9 = 13

Superbowl 58  5 + 8 = 13

Date 2/11   2 + 11 = 13

Year ‘23 (start of season)   23 -10 (10 letters in Brock Purdy name) = 13

Letters:  Brock Purdy & 3rd quarterback = 10 letters + 3 = 13

                 Quarterback + 2 years in NFL = 11 + 2 = 13

SCORING

13 + 26 + 39 + 52 = 130 final score: 49ers 13 to Chiefs 0

Or

13 + 26 + 39 + 52 = 130

{(1 x 13 = 13)   +  (2 x 13 = 26)   +  (3 x 13 = 39)  +( 4 x 13 =52)  = 130 } 

 Divide 130 by the total 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10   (4 Quarters in a game)

Or the 10 letters in Brock Purdy :

13 for the 49ers and zero for the Chiefs

Or

7 for TD & PAT + 6 for TD = 13 

49ers 13 to Chiefs 0; 7 for 49ers to 6 for Chiefs

Do you feel like you had a concussion?

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Posted in: Super Bowl opening night extravaganza in Las Vegas could be the wildest one yet See in context

13 is an unlucky number?

Brock Purdy # 13

49ers  4 + 9 = 13

Superbowl 58  5 + 8 = 13

Date 2/11   2 + 11 = 13

Year ‘23 (start of season)   23 -10 (10 letters in Brock Purdy name) = 13

Letters:  Brock Purdy & 3rd quarterback = 10 letters + 3 = 13

                 Quarterback + 2 years in NFL = 11 + 2 = 13

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Posted in: N Korean leader Kim warns of 'nuclear attack' if provoked with nukes See in context

It would be helpful if his warnings were buried in "other news" rather than on the front page. He operates on "Bad publicity is better than no publicity."

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Posted in: Losing control See in context

Just keep walking in a straight line. Stop and hold your ground. When almost face to face, yell very loudly and step aside. Safety is the major concern.

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Posted in: Kobe Illuminage See in context

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not by the yen.

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Posted in: Japanese firms pick kanji for 'change' (変) to describe turbulent 2023 See in context

"Keep growing, keep learning, keep changing."

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Posted in: Concerns mount for elderly as fewer Japanese under 40 donate blood See in context

California high schools started blood donation days for 16 year old students with parent permission and 17 or older four times a year. Competition is organized for clubs and sports teams by student government. Certificates are awarded for quantities (one gallon.) It has been a success for 30 years.

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

It was said circa 260 BC in a Aesop fable, "Careful what you wish for." Tourism was stimulated by the government and the Japanese and foreigners responded. Plus the exchange rate is 149.7 yen to $1.00 USD. Wonderful.

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Posted in: Asahi Super Dry to get new low-alcohol spinoff See in context

This brew is ideal to meet President Biden's alcohol czar's new limit of TWO beers WEEK for Americans.

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Posted in: 90-year-old Japanese alpinist ascends Mt Fuji in wheelchair See in context

Can somebody please explain the background in this picture? Why and where is the heavy equipment?

Nevertheless, congratulation!

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Posted in: Number of teachers quitting for mental health reasons hits record high in Japan See in context

Teachers are spending too much time away from their own children.

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Posted in: Kyoto wants to add extra charges for tourists to use city buses See in context

There is a need for a city bus that starts at the train station and goes directly to the most popular tourist attractions. This will take the tourists off the city bus at stops at every bus stop leaving more space for locals.

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Posted in: 'Work without limits': Japan's teachers battle for change See in context

Teachers raising other people's children and their children are raised by other teachers. It is just one of the reasons people want one or no children.

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Posted in: Tourists enjoy 1st Saturday after Japan scraps COVID border controls See in context

Japan needs to cancel the MySOS app and replace it with a simplified one modeled after the USA's ESTA procedures that have been used for at least two decades. It should be accepted at immigration as an app or on paper. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/

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Posted in: Energy crisis spurs nuclear comeback worldwide See in context

A person cannot open the office window of a skyscraper.

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Posted in: Japan reports 226,171 coronavirus cases; 24,780 in Tokyo See in context

23,000+ times 365 equals 8,395,000+. Tokyo's population 13.5 million+. Who are these newly infected people? Is the vaccine working? What number is sufficient to please the government?

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