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Posted in: Why do you think South Korean movies, such as "Squid Game" and Parasite," for example, are achieving greater success and recognition abroad than Japanese films? See in context

They are better, and have a consistent tone. Japanese weekly dramas are stuck in a rut.

The writing follows two stories: Violent high school students, whose answer to problems is to be more violent. Or Single OL's who can't decide between the vain and selfish businessman, or the meek and timid one.

All replace actual dialogue with screaming, shouting and tearful moaning from multiple overacting characters at once and the tone is schizophrenic darting between shouting matches, tearful screaming and violence.

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Posted in: Man arrested for possessing gunpowder near U.S. Embassy in Tokyo See in context

‘Voluntarily’ walked up to an officer and stated ‘I have gunpowder. The internet showed me.’

Am I too cynical, or was this staged to keep the ball rolling on Chinese style Government control of internet access?

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Posted in: LDP to update list of members linked to Unification Church See in context

Which LDP ministers are entangled with Unification?

*Gary Oldman from The Professional walks in.....


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Posted in: People who have focused on one thing in their lives tend to tackle their jobs faithfully. See in context

Yes! Of Course....Why set up management training for people with food and beverage career specialties when you can start from scratch with an athlete.

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Posted in: Japan considers letting asymptomatic COVID patients go out if mask worn See in context

therougou Today 10:40 am JST

asymptomatic COVID patients are already going out because asymptomatic COVID patients don't know they are COVID patients.

This is absolutely correct and accurate. I'm on the side of science and masks, but 'therougou' has captured the the impossibility of managing the situation now.

If you have symptoms, do the right thing and isolate. If not; carry on I think.

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Posted in: Japan reports 220,955 coronavirus cases; 23,129 in Tokyo See in context

RedstormToday 10:59 pm JST


I teach 400 students weekly in my mask and wraparound glasses -- I haven't caught it yet.

400 is an excessive number of students. 80 per day?

It's in no way excessive. That is a pretty average number of close contacts for someone with am average public school schedule. Just sayin'

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Posted in: Girl arrested over knife attack in Shibuya says she wanted 'death penalty' See in context

Hmm...She's too young to know what she's even talking about. My view is since she has essentailly requested death, and wastefully delivered it to two others, she should be kept alive and locked up indefinately. Put her to use somehow.

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Posted in: Incidents involving homemade guns have occurred before but did not become a major social problem. This latest incident is likely to increase calls for the push to tighten regulations. See in context

I agree with above posters. Someone needs to shut this guy up before he gets our Internet access controlled by Government.

I commend his anti-firearm stance but One Assassination does not equal a Social Problem.

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Posted in: Heavy rain hits northern Japan, 200,000 urged to evacuate See in context

So horrible for the communities. Just tying to get home one day, and your house is full of mud, or washed away.

This is just the start, Year on year conditions will get worse and wider spread.

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Posted in: Construction begins at Fukushima plant for water release See in context

Japan inc is broke.

Sadly they had to take the cheapest option while ensuring some construction company leeches some tax dollars on the building project.

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Posted in: Truck maker Hino says emissions data faked for 20 years See in context

“I am so deeply sorry,”.....we were caught.

Hino's turn to wear the 'Kick me!' sign. I wonder who management upset?

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Posted in: Crypto clients beg for their cash back after lender's crash See in context

"I knew there were risks,"

Well then, there you go. Crypto idiocy has made buying replacement/upgrading graphics cards impossibly expensive...I'm sure a lot of computer enthusiasts would like some money back too.

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Posted in: Japan reports 139,687 coronavirus cases; 21,958 in Tokyo See in context

SeigiToday 05:39 pm JST

Tell me, what good does publishing these numbers do?

Seiji, knowing the numbers allows you to make decisions for yourself about where to go, and what to do. Of course there is no consensus amoung us what is correct, but at least as long as we are informed, we can make a reasonable assessment of what we should do in line with our personal philosophies on the matter.

So...publishing the numbers provides an important service.

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Posted in: Which foods and drinks should you avoid before going to bed, if you hope to get a good night's sleep? See in context

That 3rd bottle of Red wine, and a bag of Doritos.

Don't do it.

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Posted in: 2nd Japan case of monkeypox confirmed in Tokyo See in context

Oh great. Safe to say It's embedded in Tokyo now.

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Posted in: Michael Mann writes sequel-prequel 'Heat 2' See in context

Heat is a masterpiece. the book could be interesting....as long as it doesn't open with 'McCualey opened his eyes to wail of ambulance sirens...the bullets had miraculously missed his vital organs...'

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Posted in: Judge rejects Amber Heard's demand for new Depp trial See in context

Lamilly and Fear and Loathing.

You can believe what you like. Amber produced no evidence. In fact the proof she did produce contradicted her testimony's. She blatantly lied on the stand under oath. Her lawyer has now lied.

Your views on the case are quite simply all incorrect and without substance.

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Posted in: Heard attorneys say juror served improperly; seek mistrial See in context

Footnote 9 on about page 41 of the documents acknowledges it was the responsibility of the parties concerned (Amber's team) to verify the authenticity of the jury. This issue should be dead in the water.

I'm surprised the Judge is just letting Amber's team disgrace the legal system and her court.

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Posted in: What are you doing in your daily life to conserve electricity during the current heatwave? See in context

What are you doing in your daily life to conserve electricity during the current heatwave?

It's an odd question I think.

In my 'daily life' I have no control in what the offices I visit do, or the businesses I pass by do. So out and about, there is literally nothing I can do to conserve energy.

At home, after hours we live as normal.

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Posted in: Japan begins 3-month energy-saving period to conserve electricity See in context

Wait...what?? I agree with most above.

No one announced to me we were entering 3 months of energy saving. Even if some dude came up to me in the street and 'announced' I would answer...'what exactly are you doing with my taxes?'

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Posted in: Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain See in context

We have to have the aircon on 24/7 as well, or we will die. Because we are on the top floor of an old mansion; no isulation and the concrete heats up like an oven. The aircon has a readout for the ambient room temperature, and we're still at a steady 29 degrees. Great place for autumn winter and spring...but summer sucks! Hahaha!

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Posted in: Ruling lawmaker in hot seat over alleged drinking with teenage girl See in context

She was underage, Check.

If proof exists he spent tax payer money; remove him without benefits immediately.

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Posted in: What effect do you think the ruling in the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp case will have on the #MeToo movement? See in context

The outcome of this trial should have zero impact on any movement. Amber's case wasn't destroyed by some misogynistic agenda. Amber's case was destroyed by evidence and exposure of her lies.

The movements should be totally supportive of a process that checks facts and reveals truth.

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Posted in: Heard 'absolutely not' able to pay Depp $10.35 million in damages: lawyer See in context

In other words, they've seen what kind of evidence they would need to fabricate to sway the verdict.

She had the chance to tell the truth, the whole truth, but was unable to provide zero medical records, no documented physical damage and contradicted every witness testimony.

There's no way she suddenly comes up with definitive proof of her stories. Elaine is just looking for an extended pay day. because like Amber, her career and image is in tatters.

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Posted in: Jury sides with Depp on lawsuit; Heard on counterclaim See in context

The article seems quitebiased towards Heard, and still tries to paint her as a victim, when, as proven in the case the opposite is true.

The woman was the abuser in this case. Elements of the media seem to have a hard time dealing with that.

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Posted in: It’s effective to install high-performance cameras at self-checkout systems to monitor shoppers’ eye and hand movements. It’s also essential to assign employees to appropriate areas to help deter crime. See in context

Yeah, overall it sounds more expensive to install, maintain and monitor than to just invest a few bucks for some check out staff.

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Posted in: Kishida says foreign tourists should follow Japan face mask rules See in context

Does he mean the rule to STOP wearing masks at all times as announced by his Government last week?

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Posted in: Heard-Depp trial not just a media spectacle; it's an opportunity to discuss intimate partner violence See in context

''An audio recording used in the trial depicted Depp’s apparent concern that he couldn’t take any more “physical abuse on each other” after Heard admitted to hitting him. Heard, meanwhile, testified that she hit Depp “reactively” while Depp hit her “proactively.”

''Depp v. Heard trial heard evidence that each had been violent toward the other during their relationship.''

The problem is...there is zero credible proof, witness testimony or physical evidence that Depp 'proactively hit her.'

While there is a recorded admission and testimony that Heard hit Depp on more than one occasion.

Other than that glaring fault it's a good article and a good discussion to have. Men can (and are) be victims too. The culture of simple claims unsubstantiated by evidence has to end.

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Posted in: Abuse accusations by ex-wife Amber Heard are 'insane': Johnny Depp See in context

It’s understandable, but still a shame, the reporting only focuses on the famous names.

There’s been a LOT going on in that courtroom with expert witness testimonies that have all but destroyed Amber’s legal team and fabrications.

That said, defamation (what this case is really about) is very difficult to prove. But the exposure of Amber and her Lawyers mean any unlikely victory would be completely pyhrric.

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