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Posted in: Some of Samsung's new folding phones are already breaking See in context

Simply buy two ordinary $100 smart phones and some tape. $1000 saved.

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Posted in: Samsung to inspect Galaxy Fold phones after reviewer complaints See in context

If it breaks, just buy a new one. What's $2000 these days?

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Posted in: Japan inflation edges higher in March but still far from BOJ target See in context

Koizumi Shinchiro still needs 3 or 4 years under PM Abe as his “apprentice” before he is handed the Prime Minister position around 2023

What is so good about this son of Koizumi that makes him suitable to be PM? Is it something genetic? In that case I suppose you think the other, unackowledged, son of Koizumi would be just as good as PM?

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

When I go to buffet restaurants by myself, all the Japanese women seated near me shoulder their purses when they go to the buffet. When I go to buffet restaurants with Japanese people, they leave their purses at their tables. Why? Because there are foreigners that take advantage of Japan's culture of trust and will steal when given the opportunity. So, I don't mind at all when purses are shouldered around me. I sympathize with those women. Also, I put my wallet in my front pocket, not the back, because there are foreigners in Japan.

I hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of criminals in Japan are Japanese.

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Posted in: Trump to allow lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba See in context

If the US wants to impose its laws on me then I demand it gives me the right to vote, otherwise it can get stuffed.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

I don't mind at all if a racist won't sit next to me on the train. He can stand and mutter to himself whilst I enjoy the extra space.

The most recent opening a MUFJ bank account when I was first told they didn't accept foreigners. After a strong protest I was allowed to open up but the experience left me shocked and upset.

I have never encountered anything like this (but I don't have a MUFJ account). You should have told them where they could stick their bank account.

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

If the consumption tax is raised the government will just increase spending and the deficit will remain unchanged. Of course, the government always says it will use the extra income to balance the books, but it never does.

There was an article in the paper this morning about Y8 billion wasted on a Hello Work computer system that less than 0.1% of people visiting Hello Work use. The more money they have the more they waste.

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Posted in: Couples in first hearing on same-sex marriage say they are 'not special' See in context

"Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of husband and wife as a basis."

If I were the judge I would say this clause does not explicitly state that a marriage must be between members of opposite sex. Therefore, marriage between any two people should be allowed.

However, the actual judges here will claim the opposite. These are the same judges who will also rule that the clause "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." allows Japan to maintain "self defence" forces. In any case, no logical, or rational explanation will be provided because the judges make it up as they go along.

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Posted in: Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection See in context

He should have handled the shipping himself if he wanted his grot mags safely delivered.

If this guy ever needs to move back in with his parents the door will be slammed in his face; I hope he has thought of that.

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Posted in: Major showbiz agencies urged to address long working hours See in context

They have been "urged" to obey the law? That will definitely solve the problem. All they need to do now is to "urge" gangsters to behave a responsible citizens and organised crime will be a thing of the past. Whoever the top-notch, elite Tokyo-graduate bureaucrat is who thought up this "urging" approach should get a promotion.

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Posted in: Digital dilemma: Japan flirts with overly aggressive online copyright law See in context

I wasn't aware that these daft rules would also apply to academic theses and other research works. It's common, when giving a talk at a conference, to use figures from papers and theses. As long as the work is cited correctly nobody (except the Japanese government) would complain of "copyright" infringement. If this law comes into effect it would make the holding of international conferences in Japan impossible, as everyone involved would risk arrest for "copyright" violations.

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Posted in: NHK reporter laughed at for asking black hole team for more on Japan’s contributions See in context

NHK is also the channel that often only reports which of the Japanese runners finished first in a marathon, completely ignoring any foreign runners who may have actually won the race. US baseball games are only reported on if a Japanese was involved etc.

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Posted in: Battle rages for Libya's capital; airport bombed See in context

Why anyone would fight for control of these dumps (Libya, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan etc.) is beyond me.

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Posted in: Group investigated for placing bed in center of Shibuya scramble crossing See in context

I wonder how many drivers who jump the red lights at that intersection the police arrest? At a guess I would say none at all.

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Posted in: Virgin territory: Study shows heterosexual inexperience rising in Japan See in context

I would say that the imminent possibility of the Japanese people going the way of the Dodo is a bad thing and therefore “Wrong”, wouldn't you...?

I'm quite relaxed about it. If they allowed dual nationality I would take it, but they don't, so I won't. Their loss.

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Posted in: Stricter measures needed to deal with expectant foreign entrants, journalist writes See in context

These foreign workers will be forced to pay for Japanese medical insurance and therefore they will be entitled to use the medical system. This is entirely different from tourists who arrive without medical insurance.

They will also be forced to pay contributions towards a pension they will never receive (if they are kicked out before they reach ten years of contributions).

If people like the author of this article don't want non-Japanese to receive the benefits that they are forced to pay for then the obvious solution is to exempt non-Japanese from the pension and medical premiums and make them buy their own insurance before issuing them with a visa. Of course, this will never happen because the truth is that young, non-Japanese workers will be subsidising elderly, unproductive Japanese through these taxes.

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Posted in: Author reveals the story of Japan's first foreign-born samurai See in context

But could he use chopsticks?

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Posted in: Suga considering U.S. trip in May to raise abduction issue See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has prioritized resolving the abduction issue

Abe often says the abduction issue is his top priority, but he has done nothing at all to resolve it. Abe should be talking to fat dictator Kim himself if he wants to achieve anything, but I suspect Abe doesn't really want the issue resolved at all. It's a good issue for rallying all Abe's right wing nutcase mates around.

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Posted in: No-go zone: Trump to skip 'boring' White House press dinner See in context

Instead, Trump will lock himself in his bedroom and lie on the bed watching Fox News whilst eating burgers. Now that's a boring evening.

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Posted in: May concedes Brexit deal won't pass 'in near future' See in context

Despite having talks with Corbyn, May still won't budge on anything at all. It looks like the choice will come down to leaving with no deal or repealing Article 50.

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Posted in: Trump says he made Golan Heights decision after a quick history lesson See in context

Trump makes it up as he goes along. Hardly the recipe for a coherent and constructive foreign policy.

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Posted in: Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants See in context

Singapore does not have free speech. Why don't these tech companies slag off China, which is far worse?

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Posted in: ANA unveils new Boeing 787-10 for international routes See in context

Seats in a 3-3-3 configuration on a 787 is terribly uncomfortable. Even if, like me, you are not physically big, you can hardly sit back in the seat without touching the person next to you. I try to avoid flying on airlines with this seat layout as much as possible.

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Posted in: New imperial couple to face heavy burden of tradition See in context

I worry his poor wife will be pushed over the edge by all the pointless, made-up "rules" she will have to follow from next month.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife leaves Japan to appeal to French gov't; prosecutors want her questioned See in context

She did well to escape the persecutors and would be a fool to return to Japan and its farce of a "justice" system.

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Posted in: Trump threatens car import tariffs in new warning to Mexico See in context

Didn't Trump agree a replacement for NAFTA with Mexico only last year? Now he plans to break the agreement before it even begins. This shows that there is no point making any deal with Trump as he will not uphold it.

If Trump is worried about illegal immigrants why doesn't he get on with building his wall? If he is concerned about drug smuggling he should punish drug users in the US more severely to limit demand.

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Posted in: Australian man arrested for spraying graffiti on Tokyo subway cars See in context

A few years in jail will give this guy time to grow up.

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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

If the Japanese authorities thought Ghosn had broken his bail conditions they would have arrested him in an instant. They did not do that which strongly suggests Ghosn was in compliance with his bail conditions.

Now that they have him locked up again, i.e. no longer on bail, it will be possible to show his pre-recorded video next week without the persecutors being able to argue he is breaching his bail conditions by "influencing" people at Nissan.

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Posted in: High school teacher in hot water after forcibly giving male student a buzz cut See in context

Assault? pluuuuueaase, it's a hair cut, it's a school, there are standards, there are uniforms, it's there to ensure all students feels and are treated equally.

I suggest that if the rules about long hair do not apply to girls then they should also not apply to boys. Anything else would be discrimination.

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

The prosecutors should be arrested for the theft of Ghosn's wife's passport and mobile phone. She is not a suspect and they have no right to steal her possessions. I hope the French government makes a protest about this terrible behaviour.

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