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Posted in: Indonesia bans sex outside marriage in new criminal code See in context

Don’t miss the part where it says the new laws weaken the punishments for corruption. So police and people in power will expect bribes in order to look the other way, knowing that they face little punishment

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Posted in: Mother of late 'Terrace House' star sues TV broadcaster See in context


of course it doesn’t bring closure, but monetary damages can hopefully make the company think twice before condoning and creating this toxic situation again

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Posted in: Neymar returns as Brazil brush aside S Korea 4-1 to reach quarters See in context

So sad to see Japan go out on penalties, but a win would have only delayed their exit by one game. Crossing my fingers for a Brazil x England final

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Posted in: Croatia reach World Cup quarterfinals with penalty shoot-out victory over Japan See in context

Well done to Japan for getting out of their group brilliantly. They deserved to win except for the terrible penalty kicks. Now to watch Croatia get destroyed by Brazil

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Posted in: Rashford stars as England sink Wales 3-0 to set up Senegal clash See in context

Qatar is obviously the worst team to ever play in the World Cup. They had never qualified before and they were only in because they are the host

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Posted in: Moriyasu defends decision-making after Japan's loss to Costa Rica showing See in context

The only realistically feasible way for Japan to get to the next round is for Germany and Costa Rica to draw, then for Japan to at least tie against Spain. Then Japan will advance ahead of Costa Rica on goal difference

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Posted in: Costa Rica scores late to beat Japan 1-0 in lackluster game See in context

If Spain beats Germany tonight, Japan “only” needs to tie Spain assuming Germany beats Costs Rica lol. Rooting for Spain! A Germany win tonight almost certainly means Japan is out barring miracles in the last game

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Posted in: Ticketmaster cancels public sale of Taylor Swift tickets See in context

“Last week tonight with John Oliver” had a good exposé on Ticketmaster. You can watch it online.

Basically even if a performer doesn’t want to use Ticketmaster, they are forced to, based on the fact that Ticketmaster controls the venues as well. Want to play at XYZ location? Have to sell your tickets on Ticketmaster.

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Posted in: Foreign ministry gave ¥9.55 mil to Unification Church-linked NGO See in context

Abe’s assassin certainly opened up a can of worms. He must be feeling rather vindicated

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Posted in: Japan aims to revive inbound tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2025 See in context

It all depends on China’s own domestic Covid policy. Without Chinese tourists being able to travel like pre-pandemic times, Japan will never get to this new target. In 2019, 37% of Japan’s tourists came from China and Hong Kong. It’ll be difficult to replace 11.89 million tourists from somewhere else

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Posted in: Duran Duran reveals former member Taylor has stage 4 cancer See in context

Dont forget to have a colonoscopy every 5 years from age 50, earlier if a relative had it. Colon cancer can be dealt with easily in early stages, but so deadly later.

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Posted in: Two Canadians arrested for handing out cannabis Halloween candy See in context

Idiots like these contribute to the negative reactions of those who are opposed to cannabis.

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Posted in: Halloween revelers fill Shibuya with security tight after Seoul disaster See in context

They did close off the intersection and the main roads in 2018. That’s when the truck got turned over and the crowds got out of hand

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Posted in: South Koreans mourn, wants answers after Halloween crush kills 153 See in context

Saw on the internet a surviving woman in the main crush, who is in the hospital, her leg all purple up and down from bruising, describe how a woman next to her was crying until she finally succumbed to the crush and died.

That’s what makes this even more horrific, the time that it took for these poor young people to die, and survivors who were next to them for over one hour before they were rescued.

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Posted in: Without free-to-air, we wouldn’t have 'Doctor Who' in the archives. What will we lose when it moves to Disney? See in context

Dr Who is currently on Japanese Hulu. BBC iplayer is easily accessible by VPN if necessary

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Posted in: Japan reopens to tourists with shuttered souvenir shops, hotel staff shortage See in context

The reason Japan is so nice to live in is because we have many fewer of the type of people that seem to exist in huge numbers in countries like the US.

People who complain about everything.

People who think rules are for other people not them-how entitled.

People who think that they have the right to do whatever they want, but don’t realize that in fairness that means other people can do whatever they want as well which usually doesn’t work in society.

People who are unwilling to make a small sacrifice to help society-let’s all work together to make life easier for everyone, instead of trying to screw everyone else

If you don’t like the idea of being vaccinated, getting a PCR test, being asked to wear a mask politely, then fine. Don’t come here. No need to resort to childish name-calling, or insisting that your pseudo-scientific knowledge is superior

Those of us who been living in Japan (especially big tourist cities like Tokyo and Kyoto )for many years, can mostly agree that the life has actually become nicer these past few years. Welcome back tourists, but don’t be a jerk while you are here

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to begin providing wood utensils and paper straws nationwide See in context

Used the wood cutlery at a resort in Okinawa this summer. They were ok at the buffet. HATE the paper straws at Starbucks however

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Posted in: Fan who caught Aaron Judge's 62nd HR offered $2 mil for ball See in context

@laguna. The regular season is over. Post season doesn’t count, so the record is 62 for sure

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Posted in: Ohtani agrees to $30 million deal for 2023 with Angels See in context

Yeah. Just wait till his free agent contract. That’s gonna be wild. Judge’s contract will be influential as well

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Posted in: Buying a home in Japan: What you should consider See in context

@abe234 yes, pay 100% cash is the option. It happens

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Posted in: Japan set to honor assassinated Abe at controversial funeral See in context

After security failed him so badly, they are trying to make up for it by pretending to protect this sham of a funeral, where no major heads of state are coming, and somehow it costs more than the funeral of Queen Elizabeth.

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Posted in: Hopes grow for win-win effect of inbound tourism in Japan, weak yen See in context

Even if regulations for entry are relaxed from October, not requiring a visa anymore, tourism will get nowhere close to what it was pre-Covid until the Chinese tourists can come back. They can’t because of their own country’s strict restrictions.

As a resident of Tokyo, it’s going to be strange, having lots of tourists back again. Frankly, from my own domestic tourism standpoint, it was quite nice these past few years. Visited all four islands plus Okinawa. Did more traveling in Japan these last three years than I did in the previous 27.

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan goes full autumn with chestnut beverages and regional drinks lineup See in context

Autumn is great for chestnut everything in Japan, but it also means mushrooms which I hate LOL

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Posted in: Citing imminent danger Cloudflare drops hate site Kiwi Farms See in context

So for 10 years this guy has spent his life trying to harass people and getting them to kill themselves? WTF seriously.

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Posted in: We visit an awesome sauna in Tokyo that’s ladies-only on days that end in zero See in context

Expensive compared to other places

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Posted in: Angels owner Arte Moreno explores selling franchise See in context

Hopefully the new owner can make much better business decisions than him.

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Posted in: Japanese developer bringing bright ideas to 'smart homes' in U.S. See in context

After moving back to the US from living 15 years or so in Japan, my parents had to do a big renovation of their house anyway, since renters had been living in their home.

My parents installed floor heating in the kitchen/breakfast area, and every bathroom. They also dramatically changed the master bathroom to make it Japanese style, having a shower area together with a deep bath for soaking, and removing the toilet to a separate room of it’s own. They also had instant on water heaters installed to provide endless hot water.

These were certainly innovations that they had to import and teach the contractors how to design and install at the time. Sensor lighting is nothing

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Posted in: Back to the past See in context

Seems to me like these clown imposters playing dress up disrespect their own soldiers. Pretty sure they wouldn’t last long in a real war

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Posted in: Suspect in attack on author Salman Rushdie pleads not guilty See in context

Extremists in all religions and groups should be rightly condemned by the moderates in said group, otherwise the extremist thinking will become the accepted norm.

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