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Posted in: Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream See in context

No other investment over the past couple years has yielded such high returns, love it! Got in early 2017 and sold some here and there over the years but still have some and love just watching it grow and grow. Long BTC, ETH, ADA, and DOGE.

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Posted in: Teen shogi star wins new fans for Japan's 'game of generals' See in context

Congrats to Fujii-san and what he's bringing to the game bringing a new spark and also to all the fans old and new, fun to be witness it.

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Posted in: Average gasoline price in Japan rises to 7-year high See in context

Costco is usually much cheaper than anywhere else by 10-15yen so I usually fill up when I go which is 1-2x a month.

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Posted in: Tokyo stock market to remain firm under new LDP leader Kishida See in context

Nothing to see here, Kishida is a lot of the same old same old, which is not necessarily bad but nothing to get excited about either. Markets should react muted to slightly positive IMO.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 565 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,401 See in context

Yeah I agree with that, let's see how we go through the Fall/Winter and then maybe by Spring we might consider trying the no mask thing. I'm flexible regardless, have no issues following the rules and doing what is expected here.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 565 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,401 See in context

Good job Japan! I just wonder if the mask thing will ever go away, of course I wear one wherever I go but will we ever return to a pre-covid type environment where masks were more a thing in the winter when cold and flu season was around. Here's hoping anyways!

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Posted in: Apple pie ice cream bars arrive in Japan and they’re superb See in context

Might have to give this one a try this week.

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Posted in: Medvedev ends Djokovic's bid for year Slam at U.S. Open See in context

So happy for Medvedev, had a great tournament only dropping one set. He's been knocking on the door for big things the last couple years, hopefully this gets him really going. Hopefully when Thiem gets healthy he will return to top form and between him, Medvedev, Zverev, and Tsitsipas you've got some good competition for Djokovic. Still can't stand Novak but he is a great player for sure.

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Posted in: Aso, Kono meet to discuss LDP leadership race See in context

The Nomad not sure what interviews you've seen of Kono but he is extremely fluent in English and has very good overall pronunciation too, I've definitely heard worse. Georgetown University is a Top 25 college in the US, Go Hoyas!

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Posted in: Aso, Kono meet to discuss LDP leadership race See in context

Let's go Kono-san, good luck! Aso is a stud, rockin the fedora!

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 6-month high above 30,000 on hopes for new gov't See in context

US markets also kinda stretched at the moment so many US investors are cashing out and looking for cheaper places to put their money, Japan is very attractive in that regard. And not saying US markets are going down anytime soon either, but money that's been sitting on the sidelines for the past 6-12 months wants to get in without paying such a high premium. Chinese stocks been beaten down quite a bit and even those starting to look attractive regardless of the regulatory risks there.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 6-month high above 30,000 on hopes for new gov't See in context

The trend is your friend, let's keep going up!

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Posted in: Start autumn with these chestnut cupcakes from Japan’s ‘Chestnut Village’ See in context

My favorite time of year, love Autumn!

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Smith I agree with you that coach she initially had was a good one. Now she'll be getting the calls from the sponsors here about how to act in public and not to embarrass yourself or the country, LoL, I don't think she had a clue what she was signing up for, she just saw the $$$$ as you said, and she's still only 23 LoL.

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Yrral, my point is just she is American 100% I don't care what her passport says, she grew up there and she is a product of that environment, she has not been brought up Japanese. She has struggled since taking on the Japanese citizenship and I feel bad for her, was a bad biz move by her parents and management back then. Not sure what her options are at this point, but she is just too weak minded IMO to come out of this. We are not even talking about injuries or age, it's just her emotional state of mind. She can't be who she wants to be and that's holding her back.

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Posted in: Osaka smashes racket in U.S. Open loss; says she is considering taking break from tennis See in context

Not surprised about Osaka at all. Biggest mistake she ever made was taking Japanese citizenship, everything has been downhill since then. Not sure if there was ever an option to become US citizen for her but she just can't handle the pressure from here, she is too fragile emotionally. Total waste of talent.

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Posted in: Vaccine minister Kono to run in LDP leadership race See in context

Let's go Kono-san good luck, I think he would be a nice change for the country.

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Posted in: Visually impaired Paralympian hit by self-driving bus See in context

Seems here technology was working just fine and human error is what caused the accident, ie bus driver. Hope the athlete recovers quickly.

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Posted in: Asian stocks mixed ahead of possible Fed guidance See in context

Reallocation over here, reallocation over there, as long as you learn to adapt then you can always make money and keep your head above water regardless of the environment, policies, call it a recession, correction whatever. Always opportunities on a daily basis in the market.

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Posted in: Asian stocks mixed ahead of possible Fed guidance See in context

I wouldn't mind a correction over the next few weeks, just means we can buy great companies at 10% cheaper than they are today. End of summer sale, I'll take it.

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Posted in: Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination See in context

All the Pharma CEOs last night got anonymous texts at like 3am ...... "They found some of the chips in Japan!" :P As another person stated, this won't help in the vaccine rollout.

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Posted in: Federer needs 3rd knee surgery See in context

Poor guy I think that's a wrap unfortunately. What a great champion and a super classy guy, he will be missed. Coincidentally, I'm having knee surgery this Friday, not too excited obviously.

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Posted in: Goal feast for fans as Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool win See in context

C'mon Man U, looking to continue the form from last season plus two solid off season signings, I'm excited!

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Posted in: Japanese companies to be banned from locking cell phone SIM cards See in context

When I moved here last year and wanted to get a Japanese cell I was quite turned off by how strict the plans were here, so in the end I ended up just buying a cheap no contract phone just to get the Japanese phone # and it was like 20,000 one time and no contract and no further fees, just have to pay to add minutes. I've kept my American cell phone active as they offer me 15GB of data a month at 4G speed for $45 a month, so I use it for internet when I am not using free WiFi and it's rare that I'm not on free WiFi. Glad Japan is waking up to unlimited data plans and now hopefully no contracts, like in the US.

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Posted in: Detained Sri Lankan 'treated like a dog,' says family after seeing video See in context

Sad story this, feel terrible for the family.

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Posted in: Outdoor drinking party in athletes village being investigated See in context

@Flute what you described is basically how everywhere is isn't it? The grocery store the restaurant my son's school, etc is all basically cosmetics. Wear masks, put the hand sanitizer by all the doors, post some signs up here and there. That's the world we are in now and basically been in since last spring. I accept it and keep living life and do my best to follow the rules and watch out for others. Can't ask for much more IMO. Cases going up yes but is it all to blame on the Olympics, no I disagree, let's also throw in that it's summer holidays for schools so many people travelling here and there which will also add to the overall problem. But still, I'm enjoying the Olympics and I believe overall things running smoothly.

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Posted in: Outdoor drinking party in athletes village being investigated See in context

These games will always have an asterisk attached to it and that's basically thanks to Covid. The IOC and organizers in Japan have tried their best to make this work under a very difficult and never seen before situation affecting the whole world. Should it have been cxld maybe but here we are. Rules were put in place and the athletes had to agree to them so they all knew all this before coming here. Get here and compete and when you're done return home. It's harsh I agree, but if they want to come visit another time then please return when covid is gone or under better control around the world. It's a business trip and nothing more. Overall I've been enjoying watching the games and seems the sporting events are all running smoothly.

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