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Posted in: If you’re reading pirated manga, one artist would prefer you just not read their work at all See in context

@ Sandoval

Alternatively, you could attempt to learn the language of the country in which you now live.

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

I'd rather have the AstraZeneca one anyway.

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Posted in: Japan business leaders call for support under coronavirus emergency See in context

I'm getting a liquor license before the next pandemic.

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Posted in: Do you think those people calling for a lockdown in Japan have secure jobs and income? See in context

I would like to be reincarnated as a civil servant.

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Posted in: Australian Open CEO assures players all is OK for Melbourne See in context

Don't know about you, but I could easily go a year or ten without watching two people hit a ball back and forth over a net for money.

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Posted in: Japan's middle class slowly sinking into poverty See in context

BackpackingNepal Jan. 2 04:40 pm JST

Lower Class - Below ¥ 200,000 a month

Middle Class - Average ¥ 250,000 - 450,000 monthly

Higher Class - Above ¥ 500,000 - Unlimited

No wonder 92% consider themselves middle class......

More like 500,000 yen, after tax, before you can even think of calling yourself middle class.

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Posted in: Male-only rule should be prioritized in imperial succession: Suga See in context

Whatever brings about the end of the monarchy quickest is fine by me.

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Posted in: 'Wonder Woman 1984': Moment of truth for pandemic-torn Hollywood See in context

All the talented people in Hollywood must have moved to TV drama.

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Posted in: Suga denies need for state of emergency as cumulative infections top 200,000 See in context

Or as Microsoft text to speech calls him: Yoshihyde Sugar.

As alarming as 200,000 cumulative cases is, that number is still dwarfed by the US death toll.

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Posted in: Krispy Kreme Japan celebrates Year of the Ox with premium doughnuts See in context

Krispy Kreme are overrated -only had one and it was one of the worst doughnuts I've ever tasted.

There a plenty of much better donut shops out there.

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Posted in: If you are a foreign resident (either permanent, long term or short term) of Japan, do you currently feel safer living here amid the coronavirus, or would you prefer to be in some other country? See in context

The virus is everywhere, is endemic here as elsewhere.

Indeed it is.

If I have to be somewhere it would be with family and friends

That's not Japan's fault.

in an environment managed to try and mitigate the virus, where I can get tested, vaccinated

67,401 deaths vs 2,784

and where I can offer skills and experience to the NHS.

Again, not Japan's fault.

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Posted in: Pfizer files request for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan See in context

I wouldn't worry too much. Japan is a gerontocracy, so any undue delay would hit those with all the power, all the money and all the political influence hardest of all.

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Posted in: Japanese libraries hope UV machine gives visitors peace of mind See in context

Does he always rent the same book? That must get boring.

Why does the man in the photo have to "rent" a book?

The original article on Reuters is not nearly as poorly written.

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Posted in: 'Tenet' director Nolan slams Warner Bros same day streaming plan See in context

Love Christopher Nolan, but Tenet was horrible.

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Posted in: Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago See in context

OK, now you are making me feel old.

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Posted in: Have you lost any income because of the coronavirus? See in context

The virus has reminded me once again that full-time job's salary alone, now more than ever, is not enough to pay the bills. Need to seriously do something about that once this all blows over.

As for my side jobs, I lost 3/4 of one particular source of income but have since managed to replace it with a new, better one. So that's nice.

My main secondary source of income went quiet for the first few months of the pandemic, dropping to around 20% of pre-covid levels, but it finally picked up again from last month. Unfortunately, the client is trying to go 'black' on me, attempting to get me to work for less. I shut that nonsense down, but I fear the fact that they are going that route means they too are feeling the pinch, and the quiet times will be making a return soon.

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Posted in: Accor opens 284-Room ibis Styles Hotel in Nagoya See in context

My sister-in-law works for Accor in Kyoto.

Apparently, it has been super busy this month.

Good for the hotel, I suppose, as it only opened in July, but I hope they are taking whatever safety measures they can to protect staff and guests.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka's personal apparel collection underscores star power See in context

Lucky for her people still find hitting a ball back and forth over a net so compelling.

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Posted in: China calls for action from Australia; raps agreement with Japan See in context

"Raps" agreement?

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Posted in: Masked hostess See in context

Mask or no mask, it's not a service I would pay for.

The few times I have been, on the boss' dime, were only mildly interesting.

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Posted in: Japan finds luring businesses from Hong Kong may be tough See in context

Throw in a free FAX machine to seal the deal.

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Posted in: Two 17-year-old boys killed after motorbike crashes into brick wall See in context

They were both wearing full-face helmets.

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Posted in: Change of tune: Japanese music fans moving from CDs to streaming services See in context

Japanese people didn't really do Napster or torrents.

You don't know what you are talking about.

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Posted in: Biden likely to push Japan to do more to combat climate change See in context

Biden needs to focus on pushing Trump out the White House door in January first.

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Posted in: Trump-to-Biden presidential transition could be rockier than most See in context

Please let me know: Do these electoral college delegates have to vote for who won the election in the state, or are they free to vote for who they want?

No, they don't have to, but they would be foolish not to.

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Posted in: Sophia University and job office to help foreign students find employment See in context

Presumably, the other 35% have seen the salaries on offer.

Anyway, I pity anyone trying to land a decent job this year.

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Posted in: Osaka metropolis plan rejected in referendum for 2nd time See in context

@ IloveCoffee

One of the best posts I've seen on here in quite a while.

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Posted in: Osaka metropolis plan rejected in referendum for 2nd time See in context

The only consolation is that now we won't get grouped together with some of the crappier wards.

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