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Posted in: Do you personally know anyone who has been infected by the coronavirus? If so, how are they doing? See in context

Quite a few girls I follow on social media say they have caught it and are pretty upset. Sure, the donations they are asking from followers are a little steep but this is a hard time and we need to dig deep.

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Posted in: Pop group Arashi's album world's top seller in 2019 See in context

This is the state of music today. What went wrong...?

Nothing. For Arashi and Taylor Swift. This is further proof of what we suspected for a long time. The entertainment industry produces product for consumers - not art for an audience. In fact if you saw the Grammys or Oscars this year you would see that the industry in fact hates its consumers. But hey, they keep coming back and emptying their parents wallets.

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Posted in: No gender, photo, or first name – One company makes major shakeup to job application forms See in context

It could easily be either.

It isn't your age holding you back.

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Posted in: Japanese airline thanks passengers during coronavirus slump with special message See in context

They do have flights to Australia

Oh cool that must be new. I couldn't find anything online about this. Where in Australia are they flying to?

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Posted in: Confirmed coronavirus patient in Aichi told to go home, goes bar hopping instead See in context

Some of the Filipino bars I've been to need to be decontaminated by people in Hazmat suits more often.

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Posted in: We have no choice but to give consideration to the family situation of our our employees. See in context

...when this issue has passed, the company will return to its original position of giving absolutely no regard to the family situations of its employees."

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Posted in: Aussie news site ditches comments after 'vile' female athlete abuse See in context

I've never understood all the invective towards women's football. Personally I've never watched a game of women's football but I feel no need to go online and make rude remarks about the game. Don't like it - grow up and go and find something better to do.

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Posted in: Domestic violence cases in Japan reach new all-time high in 2019 See in context

Japan, and a few other modern nations, need a reimagining of what contemporary marriage is. It is still a very important institution and good marriages are happening today. Men though need to understand that they aren't marrying the Boomer women who raised them. Women need to understand that lifetime employment is going the way of the VCR and that Japanese men have become emasculated.

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Posted in: Super convenient internet cafes in Japan See in context

When I first went to Japan in the early 2000s, most people didn't have email addresses, laptop computers were only for business and clam-shell phones weren't built for surfing the world-wide-web. Of course my company apartment had no internet access. I found a local internet cafe and was shocked over how great it was! Fast, reliable PCs everywhere, all you can drink coffee and soft drink, even curry and onigiri at 6pm! Private booths, Playstations, karaoke room, shower room (never used but knew where it was in an emergency), thousands of comics I couldn't read, 24 hours a day for about 300 Yen an hour (1000 yen for 5 hours after 10pm!) I remember some weird guy picking up ALL the onigiris for himself one day, angering the guy behind him. The selfish guy dropped the tray of rice balls he had intended to eat by himself, smashing the food all over the floor. Of course, he just looked at the mess and began to walk off. Well, that was to much for the angry customer who missed out. He began screaming at the moron and at the time I couldn't speak Japanese but I wish I could have. The clumsy guy wasn't going to clean the mess, the staff pleading for calm saying they would take care of it. Out of nowhere some other random stands up and cold cocks the clumsy guy. The original angry customer kicks the guy lying in a mess of broken plates, coke and rice. I thought it was quite hilarious. The two angry men then sat down back to what they were doing, the guy on the floor gets up crying and wiping rice off himself and walks out. The little staff girl sweeping up the mess. Back in my smoking days I could light up a cigarette inside and connect with the outside world. Rent a private booth and I could take in my bento and beer and listen to the football.

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Posted in: Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year See in context

I believe it was primed by China.

You are being far too kind to the Chinese government here. A virus like this is China's Achilles heel. Perhaps China might have introduced a virus like this into the Philippines and then ordered an invasion as not only a show of dominance but also as a way of testing its resolve in containing a quickly spreading virus. But on its own people?? It is smashing China economically and bringing much of its society to a halt. If this gets worse, it could be China's Black Plague dragging it out of its own Dark Ages.

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Posted in: Japanese man accused of fatally stabbing girlfriend at Airbnb in California See in context

Japanese prisons are like day-care centers compared to American prisons.

Lol oh dear haha. Japanese prisons are mental and physical torture chambers that destroy you mentally and emotionally.

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Posted in: Answering the tricky 'Where are you from?' question in Japan See in context

Where coming from?

Me: Guess.

This is my go to response. Kids and adults love it and it throws the question back on them. It's a harmless enough inquiry, good people like the Japanese are curious about their guests. Some of the answers are hilarious though. Brazil? Finland? Dublin?

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Posted in: Macho culture seen putting women off data science jobs See in context

Lol, 1992 called and wants it's headline back. We don't take this kind of thing seriously any more... Do we?

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Posted in: Japanese man accused of fatally stabbing girlfriend at Airbnb in California See in context

Fortunately as a foreign national murdering another foreign national he will be sentenced to 16 years, paroled and deported in 16 months.

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Posted in: Is it too early to make a decision on whether or not to cancel or defer the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games due to the outbreak of the coronavirus? See in context

By the time the Olympics come around, Corona will be down the old memory hole. Seriously, Japan's population will struggle to remember it. Just like any other topical moment in this country. Eh? Chotto... Ah sou ka! Hai Hai Hai. It wasn't do bad ne!

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Posted in: Australian bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on See in context

Australian LNG exports were also more than twice those of the United States, the world's other fast-growing LNG producer. 

Fantastic. I agree, let's keep it going!

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Posted in: Snoop Dogg apologizes for attacking TV anchor over Bryant story See in context

Snoop has been tried for murder. He, like Kobe, knows how it feels to be thinking about spending a long, long time in prison.

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Posted in: 112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man by Guinness See in context

Guinness recognises his achievement. Unfortunately, he is unable to recognise anybody.

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Posted in: Oscars draws smallest-ever audience See in context

 when right-wing nutter Clint talked down to that empty chair

Why did you watch the Republican National Convention?

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Posted in: Oscars draws smallest-ever audience See in context

Just like the Grammys, the Superbowl and the NBA. When people who have watched it for 40 years turn it on to realise it is not only unrecognisable but now openly agitates against them - they have plenty of other viewing options.

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Posted in: Drug influence on man who killed 19 disabled people negligible: doctor See in context

Please post a link to one conclusive article written by a reputable medical organization stating the above comment is factual. 

Here you go, legend.



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Posted in: Drug influence on man who killed 19 disabled people negligible: doctor See in context

There is consistent evidence of a relationship between ongoing marijuana use and psychotic episodes.

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Posted in: Japanese husbands in survey say they do half the housework and childcare; wives say 'Nope' See in context

Not saying Japanese husbands are lining up for chores but the fact is that Japanese wives and mothers in-law seem to like things done "their way or no way". Not just mine, this opinion has been agreed upon almost unanimously by both foreign and Japanese men who I know. Throw kids into the mix and she just prefers you stay right out when choosing their clothes, their lunches, their club activities or anything else she might have to justify in front of other mums. For Japanese women to allow their husbands to do more around the house means relinquishing control over their space.

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Posted in: Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment See in context

Now for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to have a referendum over whether to still allow Scotland to remain part of the UK. The Scots have been good for their comedy value but they are beginning to wear out their welcome.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus See in context

It's clear that everyone in Wuhan has this virus. It is going to be a matter of how it is handled rather than how it is contained.

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

Drop the ashes into the unwanted baby box. Surely if you can put an unwanted live child in there you can put an unwanted dead old man?

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Posted in: 2 arrested over murder of man who reported burglar in his home See in context

Still doesn’t justify murder but he did make him self a target for scumbags.

Nice. Blame the victim. How about teaching these men that robbery and murder is wrong?

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Posted in: Trump says Pelosi may be guilty of treason See in context

The US Government is collapsing in front of our eyes.

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Posted in: From Hitler to Michael Jackson, unlikely names for Nobel Peace Prize See in context

Kissinger, Arafat, Gore, Obama. The prize is a joke and any "man of peace" would reject it out of hand.

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