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Posted in: Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex See in context

Lol.

*Drops into the store to grab a coke...swipes phone to 'self check out', vaguely aware of a jingle starting the background as leaves store, Add plays to no-one.'

brilliant.

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Posted in: End of 'Avengers' movies cloaked in high-level Hollywood secrecy See in context

hahaha! Spoiler alert...do not read further......

They wrestle control of the Glove, and undo everything with a wish. This act opens the door to the multiverse...we have unlimited scope for a rich and diverse version of all the heroes for future episodes.

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Posted in: Convenience stores want you to be honest and request to pay higher sales tax rate See in context

Great.

All we need next is a form to fill out and a stamp to buy, then we will have utopia!

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Posted in: Japan looks to fight gambling addiction ahead of casino openings See in context

Bugle Boy of Company BToday 05:26 pm JST

So they're wasting a bunch of taxpayer money to build something that will make people sick, and require more taxpayer money to help fix those people? Can we just burn our money instead and save ourselves the time?

Well, at least your idea would be pretty, especially on rainy nights, we could do it in those old 44 gallon drums in the shadows of tall buildings. Little communities would spring up everywhere with those little street stalls for ramen, it would be much better for society than a casino and very dystopian/cyberpunk.

Perfect for Tokyo.

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Posted in: How to create connections at work in the age of isolation See in context

In Japan, every Japanese citizen gets the right to take Monday mornings off, according to one self employed individual working from home in a company of one who waives this right as he can't afford to take time off and will probably move into a box under a bridge next financial year.

there, fixed it.

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

Don't care if Goshn is guilty.

BUT

I must agree with everyone, the actions of the prosecution team are disgusting. It might be time to get out of Japan?

Japanese executive suspects don't get treated like this.

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Posted in: Toyota robot can't slam dunk but throws a mean three-pointer See in context

Not content with taking our jobs; they are coming for our hobbies. We are irrelevant.

(Agree the Boston Dynamics work is much more impressive, but also much scarier! Lolol.)

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Posted in: Facebook chief wants 'more active' gov't role regulating internet See in context

Just want to say: rocketpanda has answered the question. ^

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Posted in: Afternoon viewing See in context

...OK, unless it's just some dude who got his mates to help him.

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Posted in: Afternoon viewing See in context

It's almost great.

Considering the effort put into the costumes it just seems such a shame that whoever is providing this service didn't think to invest in a more traditional choice of watercraft and wooden oars.

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Posted in: KDDI's internal probe finds unpaid overtime worth ¥670 mil See in context

Hi stepoutsidethebox; just going to throw an opinion out here!

This idea of allowing yourself to work beyond the terms of your contract is not a 'bargaining chip'.

It's just you doing volunteer work, (which if you are happy to do is no problem.)

Understand that and you'll be fine.

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Posted in: Gov't held secret meetings in 2005 about allowing females to ascend throne, documents show See in context

TIJToday 07:12 pm JST

The main god of the Shinto religion is a GODDESS. Why not have an Empress of Japan?

Not to say I really know or disagree with with your sentiment, but this may have something to do with it?

(Your post made me do a quick wiki,,,,)

According to the Kojiki,[23]Amenominakanushi (天御中主 "All-Father of the Originating Hub", or 天之御中主神 "Heavenly Ancestral God of the Originating Heart of the Universe") is the first kami, and the concept of the source of the universe according to theologies.[24][25] In mythology, he is described as a "god who came into being alone" (hitorigami), the first of the zōka sanshin("three kami of creation"), and one of the five kotoamatsukami ("distinguished heavenly gods").[24]

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Posted in: 'Which hairstyle makes a woman look good at her job?' asks Japanese survey See in context

LOL, Hey Japan, 1952 called; they want their survey back!

No wonder so many companies have middle management filled with incompetent people.

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Posted in: Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees See in context

Oh come on.

I really enjoy the small community I have on this platform. But the behavior of Facebook, although having no perceivable effect on me, (thankfully I only use it more like 'Memebook') is just obnoxious.

Big thumbs down...AGAIN!

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Posted in: Horror manga master Junji Ito to publish first artbook; exhibition to be held in Tokyo See in context

Lol at the above comment. That's just weird.

Can't wait to see this exhibition!

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Posted in: Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate See in context

Yes,

they must must be eggxaggerating.

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Posted in: 'Simpsons' producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode See in context

I don't in any way condone 'Bad' (excuse the pun) behavior, but have we really come to this?

Are we really going to start removing a LOT of art from galleries around the world because the creators were suspect?

How much Art will remain in the world if we retrospectively remove it all?

I'm not trying to diminish the claims of those involved. I'm just wondering if morality trumps (for want of a better word) creativity not related to offenses that may have occured outside the realm of artistic expression?

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Posted in: UK, Japanese scientists study radioactive Fukushima particles See in context

Lol...they may as well have used a picture of a Hamburger without explanation.

For those like me....One microsievert is even less radiation than what one would receive from a typical dental x-ray, which emits about 10 microsieverts

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Posted in: Ghosn case makes Japan's 'hostage justice' system more visible See in context

"Each country has its own culture and systems," said Shin Kukimoto, a deputy public prosecutor, at a news conference in December. "I'm not sure it's right to criticize other systems simply because they are different."

The prosecutors were manipulated by big business to turn an internal matter into a public one. Now the entire justice system is under scutiny, and all he can say in it's defense is essentially 'Japan is unique.'

As I've always maintained I don't care if Goshn is proven to be guilty of crimes, the systematic prolonged detention of 'some' suspects has to change.

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Posted in: Yokohama ranks as most desirable city for living in Kanto for 2nd year in a row See in context

No. No, please No. Nooooo.

I live in one of these spots.

Ignore this list...Don't move here! Please move to the country side! We have enough people!

Hahahaha.

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Posted in: Japan looks to allow NHK to start simultaneous online streaming See in context

No, your TV, PC and phone have the potential to receive the broadcasts so you are obliged to pay.

You are not yet obliged to open the door to collectors though.

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Posted in: Trump says Cohen hearing may have contributed to North Korea summit failure See in context

Hahaha...Trump is amazing isn't he? I mean I respect that at least he didn't inflame the situation with NK, but really? Cohen hearing interfered? What's that shadow on the horizon Mr.T...

Impeachment is coming.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven store owners submit request for shorter business hours See in context

So....7/11 is essentially putting him out of business and closing the franchise. (unless 17 million is not an issues for store owners....is it?)

Makes sense I guess. Lol.

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

Great.

Trump might actually cool N.K.s and these buffoons decide to kick on.

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Posted in: Starbucks to open 4-story high-end roastery cafe in Tokyo See in context

Well planned, opens just in time for Cherry Blossom season with all the hundreds of people who visit this area.

And yeah, it looks very cool.

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Posted in: Gov't to conduct body scanning experiment at subway station in Tokyo See in context

"A small price to pay. Once they find an efficient and effective system, then everyone will be happy. Or would people prefer the alternative?"

The alternative you are talking about is to continue life as normal. I prefer that.

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Posted in: Does U.S. President Donald Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? See in context

Does Donald Tru....BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Posted in: Ghosn's new lawyer takes aim at Nissan and prosecutors See in context

GoodlucktoyouToday 02:04 pm JST

If your guilty...attack or admit it. Depends on your ego and stashed money.

What about if you believe you are innocent?

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Posted in: Transgender woman hits bureaucratic brick wall in Japan See in context

It's pretty simple I think.

Just let people live the life they want to.

The absolute last thing we need is Government trying to tell us not only 'How' to be but also, 'Who' to be.

Just stamp the papers and fill in the required forms already.

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Posted in: Uniqlo’s new 'communist dictator' jacket has Japanese commenters confused and snickering See in context

This is great! It should become the 'compulsory human leisure uniform' and then we can put those little surveillance robots everywhere....UTOPIA!!

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