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Posted in: Japan's aerospace industries falling further behind See in context

Technology in America is unusually heavily subsidised by government. Silicon Valley was a venture founded by the government and is heavily subsidised by research grants and the military-industry complex.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach slams 'deplorable' government views on Russia See in context

I partially agree with Bach. Why is America and Europe expecting Asia to care about a tiny war in Eastern Europe when there are plenty of wars closer to home?

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Posted in: China's economy showing 'strong momentum', says Li See in context

There is over a million Li out there, it would be a nice help to be a little bit more specific.

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Posted in: How do Japan’s subway and trains services compare with those in other countries? See in context

Compared to Seoul the Tokyo railway system is more convenient and has a variety of express trains, more comfortable trains and better train stations. It's much more dense and quicker to get around. Tokyo has has much better English signage.

Seoul has much better buses to compensate for the worse trains though. Seoul is cheaper but public transport is paid for by your employer in Tokyo anyway.

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Posted in: Covering over well at Indian temple collapses, killing 35 See in context

Building collapses are common in India because of poor construction and a failure to observe regulations.

I doubt anyone was even thinking about regulations or safety standards at the time of building these things. It's about whether the people have common sense to avoid standing on top of a covered hole.

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Posted in: Man indicted in wake of viral video of him licking soy sauce bottle See in context

I would let the guy off with a soft warning and maybe some community service at the most extreme sentence.

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Posted in: Chinese authorities take down major site hosting pirated Japan anime See in context

It's not as if the Chinese market does not have a plethora of ways to stream ad-supported free anime anyway.

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Posted in: To generate some extra income, how about raising cockroaches? See in context

I was happy with the fact that most of Japan does not have to deal with roach infestations.

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Posted in: 40 dead in fire at Mexico migrant center near U.S. border See in context

“energetically rejects the actions that led to this tragedy”

What does that even mean?

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Posted in: Authoritarian regimes are challenging regional stability in various parts of the world. What's your view on this? See in context

What authoritarian regimes are you talking about?

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Posted in: 1 dead, 1 missing after Kyoto tour boat with 29 aboard capsizes See in context

Any foreigners involved?

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Posted in: 3 killed, several injured in Mie expressway pileup See in context

I thought they were bricks for a moment.

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Posted in: In Macron's France, streets and fields seethe with protest See in context

It would have been a perfect opportunity for King Charles to tell Macron at the Palace of Versallies to let the French eat brioche.

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Posted in: Bank failures and rescue test Yellen's decades of experience See in context

The Federal Reserve was looking for a recession and it got a great recession! The problem is that inflation is still a problem...

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Posted in: Do you think Japan is more politically stable than the United States? See in context

The US has a much more polarised political system, whereas Asian countries are more likely to be headed by a big tent right-leaning party, and European countries are likely to be headed by a grand collation that leans centrist.

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Posted in: Influencers take stock of life and dreams if U.S. bans TikTok See in context

Tik Tok should be banned but government needs to apply the security laws to everything else as well.

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Posted in: COVID-era relocation trend may be fading despite work flexibility See in context

Rural/suburban living is a Anglospheric pastime and not so common in the rest of the world.

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Posted in: Over 10% of kids with COVID-related brain disease died: Japan survey See in context

I was expecting that coronavirus stories would be absent by now.

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Posted in: Nowadays many people are drawn to South Korean dramas and fashion due to their high quality. South Korean entertainment has taken full root in Japanese society. See in context

Korean culture is much more Americanised than Japanese culture so it makes sense, but Japanese culture is still much more popular in Japan and very popular in most Asian countries.

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Posted in: Number of yakuza, associates investigated by police falls below 10,000 in 2022 See in context

Are Chinese triads also included in this?

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Posted in: Asian shares fall on banking turmoil, recession worries See in context

But this crisis will be a western crisis and not affect Asia.

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Posted in: Asian shares fall on banking turmoil, recession worries See in context

This is already a banking crisis that will become epic. Financial Times has been saying that there is a looming credit crunch, and Bloomberg has been saying that it's pre-Volker inflation versus the Great Recession.

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Posted in: What do you think of the way Japanese fans cheer for their teams at baseball and soccer games? See in context

In Europe at least soccer is often associated with lower socioeconomic class and hence they tend to be more likely to have hooligans than other sports. Beyond that Japanese seem normal in terms of sport fans.

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Posted in: Toshiba says it will support ¥2 trillion takeover bid See in context

I thought Toshiba was sold to Foxconn?

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Posted in: IOC and Olympic Games cannot be referees in political disputes: Bach See in context

West does not equate to the world. Russia would not have been excluded from an international conference created by an Asian country.

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Posted in: Japan land prices up for 2nd year in post-COVID rebound See in context

USD purchases are a major player in Japan actually.

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Posted in: UK inflation jumps to 10.4%, surprising analysts See in context

I wonder where the money is going?

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Posted in: Credit card debt at record high as Fed raises rates again in U.S. See in context

One big difference between Japan and Korea. Korea loves buying their luxury materialistic lifestyle on credit card debt.

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Posted in: Areas related to antitrust law have been expanding, and there’s a limit to the number of knowledgeable staffers we can foster on our own. See in context

Social media needs to be regulated better in terms of encouraging more competition and diversity.

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