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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test shortened due to bad water quality See in context

The Tokyo olympics look set to be a farce, with the weather being completely unsuitable for athletic events. The event should be postponed until October on the grounds of safety, but the corrupt IOC will put profits ahead of common sense, even if it costs lives.

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Posted in: South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list See in context

Weren't the South Koreans whining only last week that this kind of action went against WTO rules?

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Posted in: Would China risk another Tiananmen in Hong Kong? See in context

I'm sure the unelected despot Xi will uphold the "one country, two systems" agreement. Whereas Tiananmen demonstrators were murdered by being run over with tanks, Xi will murder Hong Kong demonstrators by machine-gunning them.

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Posted in: Apple loses more ground in smartphone market See in context

Never mind: Apple can hike the price of their "services" to those who already bought an iPhone. That should work for a couple of years. I don't know how they will get around Trump's tariffs though: higher prices or lower profits, that's what you get for putting all your production in China.

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Posted in: South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list See in context

Let's see if Japanese people now come into the streets burning Korean flags etc. Or is it only immature people who do that?

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Posted in: TEPCO toughens stance toward nuclear disaster damages settlement See in context

It's outrageous, but not surprising, that Tepco still hasn't paid out compensation eight years after their reactors exploded. We can expect these cases to drag on for decades as this corrupt company attempts to save as much money as possible in compensation payments.

I think every Tepco customer should be encouraged to switch to an alternative supplier.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 2 missiles into sea See in context

The Fat Controller should concentrate on feeding his people instead of firing missiles into the sea.

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Posted in: Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android See in context

Will we be able to see the source code to check that the OS isn't sending data back to the Chinese dictators? Perhaps it includes automatic censorship of comments critical of Chinese despots and their actions?

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Posted in: Man referred to prosecutors for leaking 3D map of Japan to China See in context

It's not clear what law has been broken here. The contract prohibited sale of the data to third parties, but if the man gave the data away this clause might not apply.

If the data is so sensitive why is NTT selling it to anyone with money?

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Posted in: UK opposition warns Johnson against Brexit 'abuse of power' See in context

If lying Johnson won't behave Jeremy will be very cross and express his disappointment at multiple rallies.

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Posted in: China warns Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover See in context

rlperez: You are aware of the 40 million+ killed by Mass Murderer Mao and the thousands killed at Tianenmen? When it comes to murdering your own people the unelected Chinese dictators are the clear leaders.

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Posted in: China warns Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover See in context

Unelected despot Winnie is getting impatient and won't tolerate this for much longer. I bet he's itching with excitement at the thought of crushing these protesters beneath his tanks, knowing that the West will put profits before principles and do nothing in response.

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Posted in: Japan household spending rises in June on strong travel, TV demand See in context

Bonuses went up a bit this year, which explains the increase for June. Monthly pay is still drifting downwards, as we will see when next month's figures come out.

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Posted in: Japan Post to end Saturday standard mail delivery next year See in context

a postcard was 50 yen and is now 62, a 24% increase. (Will it go up another 1 or 2 yen when the consumption tax rises?)

Yes, I think it's going up to Y63 for a postcard. Other prices will also increase, but I forget the amounts.

The main reason for this change is to increase profits, not a labour shortage.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker Koizumi, TV personality Takigawa to tie knot See in context

I hope Oleaginous Koizumi does a better job at parenting than his deadbeat dad, who ran away from his responsibilities and has never even seen one of his sons.

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Posted in: Unizo to reject H.I.S. offer, setting stage for hostile bid See in context

Unizo said it could not expect synergies from an alliance with H.I.S.

I would have thought that a travel agent that was able to sell hotel rooms and fill rooms as part of its tours would be a perfect synergy for a hotel group. It's clear the managers of Unizo don't have any common sense.

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

All the Koreans have to do is to honour the 1965 treaty that they willingly signed. Moon refuses to do this and won't even respond to requests to do so. Moon is acting like an immature, sulky teenager.

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Posted in: Japan's food self-sufficiency rate lowest in 25 years See in context

66% of the value buys 37% of the calories. This shows that Japanese food costs about 80% more per calorie than imported food.

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Posted in: Mental toughness key as Japan continues impressive RWC build-up See in context

How about Japan Juggernauts?

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Posted in: Searching for ways to keep performing mascots from wilting in the heat See in context

How about not dressing people in daft costumes when the temperature exceeds 30C?

If customers "aren't very happy" about it, let them wear the costumes and see how they like it.

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Posted in: France's culture minister urges citizens to cut down on English use See in context

Mr Riester is quite right: it's about time the French came up with their own words for "cafe", "restaurant", "croissant" etc., instead of just using the English words for these things.

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Posted in: Moon calls for 'peace economy' with N Korea; slams Japan See in context

China has 15 times of Japanese population, 300 times of Japanese area

China is 25.4 times bigger than Japan by area, not 300. I know the dictators in Beijing claim much of the world to be part of China, but their claims are nonsense.

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Posted in: El Paso shooting suspect appears to have posted anti-immigrant screed See in context

So this guy is complaining that a place called El Paso has too many Hispanics?

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Posted in: Frenchman zips across Channel on 'flyboard' See in context

It certainly looked impressive but

Zapata has been developing his hoverboard for the past three years, despite losing two fingers during its maiden flight in his garage near Marseille, when they got sucked into the turbines.

Having a turbine directly below your arms doesn't seem the safest arrangement. Bend your legs and it's bye-bye fingers.

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Posted in: M6.2 quake hits off Fukushima; no tsunami warning issued See in context

It was a rapid and violent onset in Sendai; it almost spilled my tea!

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Posted in: Body donations surge in Japan amid changing views of death See in context

My wife has talked about this. For her the main motivation is to spare (our son) the expense of a funeral.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven mobile payment service to end in Sept due to weak security See in context

What are contactless debit and credit cards

They work like the Japanese Edy system (just touch them on a reader to pay), except you don't have to waste time "charging" the Edy card: the money comes straight out of your current account, or is added to your credit card bill. Everyone has them in the UK and they can be used in most shops, on the London Underground etc.

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Posted in: Dutch ban on burqas in public places takes effect See in context

A blatant and racist attack on religious freedom and the right of women to dress as they please.

It's not racist, but it does limit the freedom to dress as one wishes, which is not something I favour. As for "religious freedom": religions are made up by people and the "rules" of those religions should never supersede national laws. Otherwise, anyone could say anything they did was part of their religion, resulting in chaos.

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Posted in: Apple gets lift from services, offsetting iPhone weakness See in context

Fewer iPhone sales will eventually translate into lower revenue from services. Give it a couple of years and the effects of overcharging for the iPhone will become clear.

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Posted in: Brexit meltdown? UK car investment tumbles but consumers resilient See in context

All UK car manufacturing will move to the EU, or back to Japan, then the UK will have to import all its cars. So much for taking back control.

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