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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics struggle for youth appeal despite new sports See in context

There are good Japanese skaters, and Yuto san is respected on the international scene but the reason they look so strong at the olympics is purely because of the heat.

Nobody skates in the heat of the day, world class skaters these days typically skate in giant warehouses, skating at night is very popular in summer to avoid the heat of the day.

You are wrong if you think that the only achievements of Japanese skaters is this olympics. Yuto, Nishiya, Sakura, Kokona, Aori Nakamura are all extremely well respected outside of Japan even prior to the olympics. All of them did finish either as winners or runner-ups in various competitions around the world, not just in Japan.

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Posted in: Almodovar, Campion to compete for top prize at Venice film festival See in context

@smithinjapan Yaa, he's fantastic but I have a feeling that Campion wins it as woman winning the Top Prize grabs a lot more headlines. Not denying the quality of her movies. Both make fantastic movies but in ambiguous scenarios, women are preferred over men.

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Posted in: Toyota retains crown as world's best-selling automaker in Jan-June See in context

@1glenn prius is gonna stay as a hybrid flagship. Toyota is gonna call it's ev models under the name bz(beyond zero) with bz4x as flagship ev. Releasing in cali in mid next year.

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Posted in: Video of Israeli athletes breaking cardboard village bed goes viral See in context

@JeffLee

It would have been more "sustainable" to make long-lasting wooden or steel beds and then sell them on the second-hand market, which is common in other countries but not so much in Japan. But then, Japan prefers to take the disposable, throw-away route over a truly sustainable one.

Well, that's incorrect. The cardboard beds are made out of carboard but it's 20 times stronger than wooden beds and 3 times stronger than steel beds. The aim of sustainability isn't to throw them away but to convert those beds into various paper items. Japan studied cardboard a lot and we use cardboard beds for use in shelters during disasters. Those beds used in disaster shelters can withstand a weight of 6 tonnes.

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Posted in: Arai wins women's 70 kg judo gold See in context

Semifinal match*

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Posted in: Arai wins women's 70 kg judo gold See in context

That silver medal match tho. Legit thought that the Russian was gonna die.

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Posted in: This fall is going to be insane for anime See in context

Yooo, You forgot the GOAT, Chainsaw man

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Posted in: Players, coaches criticize IOC for dropping softball for 2024 See in context

@spitfire Baseball is a lot more popular then cricket and cricket is a terrible sport.

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Posted in: Olympic air rifles turning heads with futuristic looks See in context

@therougou Esport pro players work as hard as olympians.

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Posted in: Nishiya, just 13, gives Japan sweep in street skateboarding See in context

I guess people like Yuto and Momiji have had to earn their street skills in the skate parks in Japan, and with that have won Gold medals for Japan, but I wonder if part of them would love to be like their western counterparts and skate more of the real thing.

Maybe Japanese schools can do that?

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Posted in: Nishiya, just 13, gives Japan sweep in street skateboarding See in context

So, Korea was better then?

Japan lost by 0.14 cm. That's a hair slim margin which happened only as the wind in the final second shifted in Korea's favour. Korea was lucky.

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Posted in: Nishiya, just 13, gives Japan sweep in street skateboarding See in context

Gold and bronze for Japan. Congratulations.

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Posted in: Japan's Horigome wins first ever Olympic skateboard gold See in context

Wow, Hopefully, the image of skating in general will improve in Japan with this achievement.

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Posted in: Thousands protest lockdown in Sydney; several arrested See in context

They had like what 5-10 cases and did lockdown while Tokyo has 1k+ everyday and Olympics are on.

Well, last time I checked, Tokyo's population was bigger than Australia's population.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s teamLab most visited museum in the world, officially more popular than Van Gogh See in context

@Zichi

Don't ask Britain how it got all of that stuff for it's museums tho. Most of it is stolen from other countries.

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Posted in: HYDE special concert to be held at Heian Shrine in Kyoto See in context

Love his Concerts.

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Posted in: High-tech TV tricks for fan-free Tokyo Olympics See in context

Who owns an 8K TV?

Well, i own the Sony Z8h

Why didn't they tell us about this high tech we and many other million s would have reserved their 100K to get a new TV 

Wasn't there a news article recently that sales of Higher end TV's were soaring because of the olympics?

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

Cancel culture is lame. It's never gonna fix anything.

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

Shame on the protesters who are desperately searching up things and desperately trying to cancel the Olympics. Now the opening ceremony will be nothing as planned and the whole world will we watching us.

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Posted in: 'Titane' wins top Cannes honor as Spike Lee slips up See in context

That certainly makes you wonder, does it? Then again 2020 was a lousy year for movies in the first place. Come to think of it, I can't recall when the last 'good movie year' truly was.

2018 was the best year for international movies in the last 20 years imo.

 I still can't imagine how that cliche-ridden piece of garbage 'Avatar' got all those awards and box office revenues like it did. Hell, I feel the same way about the 'Titanic' 

I just stopped caring about those kind of movies.

Titane was a great movie and i loved watching it. It's a 8/10 for me. A hero and Drive my car were my 10/10 movies of cannes this year. Memoria was a fantastic movie too but the slow pace sometimes got onto my nerves while watching it. My worst movies of cannes were Flag Day and Emergency Declaration.

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Posted in: 'Titane' wins top Cannes honor as Spike Lee slips up See in context

Sounds like an interesting movie

Yaa. It's about having sex with a car.

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Posted in: Foreign luxury cars see brisk sales in Japan See in context

Is this the start of Japanese people starting to appreciate quality vehicles as opposed to whitegoods on wheels?

What logic would you give for increasing sales of lexus and Acura in other countries then?

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Posted in: 'Titane' wins top Cannes honor as Spike Lee slips up See in context

Anyway, Hamaguchi won the best screenplay. Personal opinion:- Drive my car and A hero are much much much better films.

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Posted in: 'Titane' wins top Cannes honor as Spike Lee slips up See in context

Great film.. but i was really hoping for drive my car to win, especially after it won the best film award from the International Film Critic Federation.

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Posted in: Hosoda: Japanese anime has problem with women and girls See in context

To be turned on by Manga anime girls...

Naah man, That's art. That's what is the intention of artist. It doesn't just apply to manga girls. A lot of girls get turned on by manga boys too. Anyone get's turned on by them but getting obsessed over them is weird.

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Posted in: No Psy but BTS play on as Seoul bans fast gym music See in context

Jdrama is popular in Asia but is much less likely to sell in the West than Kdrama, so there is less synergy available.

Actually, Alice in borderland was the most watched non-English show in netflix last year.

SK tended to turn a blind eye to fansubbing and YT uploads

Actually, they got paid to upload them, they all even maintained English twitter pages right from the beginning regardless of whether they're popular or not while Japan didn't do that, right now, Jpop is also gaining popularity, in tik-tok and instagram reels, Jpop songs by Yoasobi etc are topping the charts and Yoasobi, king gnu, Kenshi Yonezu, eve, Zutomayo and others are gaining a Huge fanbase overseas.

I think BiSH would have gone down really well at the big Western music festivals, but the pandemic has pulled the rug from under that.

Yes, I agree too. At Coachella in 2019, Perfume was featured in the best acts of Coachella lists while blackpink was featured in none. J-music industry is finally opening it's eyes tho. Johnny and Associates opened a twitter page in English last month (they're nowhere close to their Korean counterparts in marketing but they're atleast starting to try). Sony Music Japan's "The First Take" is a Huge Hit and and gaining fans from overseas.

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Posted in: Facial recognition tech fights coronavirus in Chinese city See in context

what scares the hell out of me is how many governments, including Japan's, are salivating at acquiring this tech and using it.

Actually, Japan actually has this tech already. NEC is world leader in this. Japan isn't using it because it respects Privacy of it's citizens.

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Posted in: The eight-year marathon to bring Anne Frank to the big screen See in context

@u_s__reamer.

It was an excellent film, it's second highest rated by the critics, in out of competition category.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,506 See in context

 am certainly no expert nor do I pretend to be. I can only go by what those who study this say. The Harvard study referenced below is "guesstimating" 2 to 8 weeks

Over 48% of people over 65 have been fully vaccinated and they accounted to 97% of covid deaths in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 614 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,029 See in context

government now admitted it will only receive 1/3 of its expected shipment in August.

Only moderna, we've still got around 55 million pfizer doses left, no signs of slow down in corporate inoculations.

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