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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

Anyone get the feeling Japan would like to close up again for another 200 years?

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Posted in: Philippines says it will not yield to submission in dispute with 'patronizing' China See in context

Go home China, you're drunk

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Posted in: Are you for or against the planned sale of U.S. Steel to Nippon Steel? See in context

Yes it should be fine. What goes around comes around. Our Canadian Algoma steel was bought up by an India company then later to USA so USA shouldn't be surprised if they have to sell to other parties too given all our respective trade relations. I would even hope with a Japanese company the quality would go up

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Posted in: Japan's ruling bloc approves next-gen fighter jet exports See in context

Can't deplore war while being an arms dealer

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Posted in: 4th Fukushima treated radioactive water release to start Wednesday See in context

this will be continuous. Nothing they can do for 100's of years

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Posted in: New Zealand set to scrap world-first tobacco ban See in context

gov should be sued given all the medical evidence

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Posted in: Japan to boost child allowances to tackle falling birthrate See in context

how does any of this work if people are burdened working more than 160 hours a month, and at pittance wages?

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Posted in: Kishida asks firms to achieve larger pay hikes in 2024 than this year See in context

might as well become a Youtuber and make USD

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Posted in: Territorial disputes with Japan over, says Russian foreign minister See in context

Russia was never going to give anything back. Ask Ukraine

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Posted in: Prosecutors search offices of two LDP factions mired in funds scandal See in context

Regain public trust? Europe junket incoming?

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Posted in: Mets owner hosts Yamamoto for dinner in recruitment pitch See in context

What's a billion to the Dodgers? Might as well sign there

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan scallops at ASEAN dinner to counter China import ban See in context

fish contain all kinds of Chinese toxins.

Have a Japanese sweet potato instead

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Posted in: ANA, JAL launch scholarship for flight mechanics amid shortage See in context

that's not what the word scholarship means, that's a loan. Nickel and diming (yen and yenning?) will mean few would bother

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Posted in: No ex-Johnny's singers in NHK year-end show 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' after sex scandal See in context

So they are cancelling the performers who were abused? That doesn't make sense. Make it make sense. Why blame the performers. Also Smile-Up is total cringe and also doesn't make any sense. I've seem to have hit the doesn't-make-any-sense section

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Posted in: Telecom outage cuts off millions of Australians See in context

Desert Tortoise, landlines have their own power line separate from the house to a switching station generator. Often the problem is resolved long before the generator goes out, days, weeks, etc

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Posted in: Blinken seeks G7 unity on Israel-Hamas war among items on crisis-heavy global agenda See in context

It's a no win scenario. Why attack Israel fully knowing they'd retaliate with extreme prejudice? Sure, Apartheid Israel has to end so killing babies and people does what? So first response is correct against Hamas. But it is going too far now Israel too much now too. A cease fire and a two state solution looking further away by the day

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Posted in: China owed more than $1 trillion in Belt and Road debt: report See in context

BRI was always a scam to take over other counties. Poor countries in debt and all assets ports roads whatever to Communist China basically forever now.

Or, all those countries will have to go to war against Communist China in order to absolve all the loans

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Posted in: China kickstarts Xiangshan Forum in absence of defense minister See in context

France... why are you so confusing

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Posted in: 2 workers at Fukushima plant hospitalized after accidentally sprayed with radioactive waste See in context

I'm glad they reported it and are taking the master seriously. No more cover-ups

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Posted in: After 2 years in office, Kishida may call snap election soon See in context

Shouldn't elections be called for a reason, not vanity?

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Posted in: Hearings in $1 billion lawsuit filed by Carlos Ghosn against Nissan start in Beirut See in context

I guess we're going to skip the whole trying to starve him to death in jail for a year, without trial huh. His Victory against Japan Inc is something to be celebrated. The longer Japan protests the greater the victory

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Posted in: Hearings in $1 billion lawsuit filed by Carlos Ghosn against Nissan start in Beirut See in context

And Saikawa simply bowed against the same crimes, and is still free, thus proving Ghosn's point about conspiracy against foreigners. Hope he wins

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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

Had the USA been using Imperial money they might have converted to metric, but because they used metric money 100 cents : 1 dollar anyway, I guess they didn't care about the rest. Various industries and businesses though would need to use metric, just not domestic ones

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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

Canada and the USA were to convert over to the metric system around the same time, there was this whole big deal about the change . But while Canada did, USA bailed at the last moment. We ended up converting. For Canadians we end up mixing the two, although older generations may still use F for temperatures I don't at all. Weird mix, height and shoes Imperial, but distances temperature volumes(mixed), any kind of science or engineering, in metric. So we end up being familiar with both to a certain extent. Funny in Japan while we both use metric sometimes the units differ. Using hectopascal (hPa) for barometric pressure but we use kilopascals (kPa), so imagine my surprise of reading 1000 hPa instead of 100 kPa !

USA doesn't have gun control either. If it wasn't for California they probably wouldn't even have seatbelts. They speak English but is still a mysterious place

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Posted in: Man admits starting deadly Kyoto Animation studio fire See in context

Also staff and director for Hyouka, Yasuhiro Takemoto and many more. Apparently many names were not released unlike outside Japan where it would have been in the public interest to release the names and thus the public cannot honor or celebrate their works which is really too bad

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Posted in: Nagasaki urges break from nuclear deterrence at reduced A-bomb anniversary See in context

Denounce nuclear weapons sure but Japan became an arms dealer under Abe. Are they going to rescind that? Or is this more do as I say not as I do kinda thing

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Silkworm sashimi, cricket curry on menu as bugs make comeback in Japan See in context

Meat companies will do anything to keep you eating meat, even bugs, and never acknowledge the existence of vegetables

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Posted in: Silkworm sashimi, cricket curry on menu as bugs make comeback in Japan See in context

have a sweet potato , you can just eat your vegetables not bugs!

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Posted in: Scores of horses suffer sunstroke at Japan samurai event See in context

Now change sports days for Kids likewise

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Posted in: Japanese high school kids average 12% correct answers in English oral test See in context

If they would stop teaching English to every kid, then only kids that are interested in English --as a subject-- will learn it later, and excel at it. The terrible testing, teaching materials, and lousy teachers are working, the 12% is obviously their reward

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