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Posted in: Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record See in context

Good to see an article clearly stating a direct vs indirect COVID-19-linked death. God knows how many 'COVID-19 deaths' are really only contributing factors. I imagine most.

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Posted in: Shinkansen driver leaves controls for toilet while train running at 150kph See in context

Looks like JR needs reprimanding before the driver. 150 kph with 160 passengers and no backup? That's not cool, I don't care how good a track record JR has.

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Posted in: Do you find it troubling that Big Tech can silence a U.S. president, or anyone, for that matter? See in context

I'm wondering what on the horizon this week because of all these decisions.

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Posted in: Britain to send aircraft carrier strike group to waters near Japan See in context

Perfect for containment. I don’t believe Xi is suicidal. It’ll just make things more difficult for the freedom fighters at home. However, do expect more trouble at home as I’d suspect the CCP won’t take it lying down and espionage and / or Internet disruption would be a good possibility..with the help of some neighbors.

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Posted in: Thermos-style rice and soup bowls serve piping hot food and are easy to handle See in context

cat tongue. Funny. Cute.

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Posted in: Japanese anti-sexual violence ad, #ActiveBystander, becomes online hit See in context

The advertising Council of Japan has 100% responsibility to back this. If they don’t I’d say they have a few skeletons they’re hiding.

Not to toot my horn but some years back I saw a tall guy banging his girl’s head on a wall. 20 meters away I heard the thumping. They’d had a fight I guess. I took my bike & all but ran it into him. I told him to leave her..all in English. He turned to me as if to pick a fight with me. He just bowed & said ごめん. As I left the girl in a weak voice said thank you in English.

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Posted in: Mental health in the workplace, saved by bots and apps? See in context

Bring in a nurse or doctor who will act like a professional as they’re supposed to be and not report it to the company. Maybe this is a too tall order for companies since they’re footing the bill.

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Posted in: Asian shares slip on report of more U.S. sanctions on China See in context

Chinese. Can’t live without them but can live without the CCP. One day they’ll be out of office. For now I pray for all the freedom fighters in Hong Kong and elsewhere. I wonder how many millions have lost their lives. We may never get full numbers but stories will surely tell us about the other great leader who tried decimating the country.

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Posted in: Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies See in context

Maybe China is hiding a lot of stolen secrets.

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Posted in: Teenage girl's suicide highlights toxic side of social media See in context

Not just social media but all media has divided & destroyed our societies.

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Posted in: Postponement costs for Tokyo Games to total ¥294 bil See in context

Right now it’s $25 billion. I’ll bet a latte it’ll be closer to $30 before all the (hidden) costs are factored in. Are the olympics worth this, or is it pride & arrogance? What will the average person get out of it?

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Posted in: Make a bold statement with this striking Zero Fighter Model 52 kimono See in context

Amazing. The nation is pacifist? Uncle Abe must be rejoicing. Get one for his wife.

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Posted in: The truth behind maid cafes—are they that quirky? See in context

Too childish for me.

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Posted in: Japan eyes 35% quota for women political candidates by 2025 See in context

Keep on dreaming.

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Posted in: Japan launches data relay satellite to improve disaster response See in context

That’s what 5G, like it or not, is all about.

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Posted in: China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth See in context

Hong Kongers are too free minded. It’s too late to changed them. Look, it’s high schoolers out on the streets fighting, not seasoned politicians or rioters. Only way for Beijing to change them is to physically take them out of HK and deport them to unnamed camps. I’m just waiting for parents and schools to claim their children are missing. Then we’ll know we have a large problem on our hands.

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Posted in: Ghosn may be gone, but Nissan still rolling along See in context

Save a company and know how or save jobs?

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Posted in: China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth See in context

This how Mao Zedong riddled China of millions of people. Xi is a world class criminal now bent on killing, destroying or brain washing the remaining little bastion of freedom on mainland China. I wonder how the world is going to react. A gentle slap on the wrist and say no, no? Let’s protect Taiwan at least.

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

...and Kasumigaseki’s answer is...?

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Posted in: Accor opens 284-Room ibis Styles Hotel in Nagoya See in context

Accor. Good company. I worked for them a year in NY. Welcome to Japan.

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Posted in: English ad in Japan has some seeing a command to stay infected with coronavirus this Christmas See in context

Kim Jong Un's English is better than most Japanese politicians.

i believe he was in an english language boarding school in Basel, Switzerland for several years, then in an english language university in Germany.

Anyway there’s a lot of Engrish to learn here in Japan.

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Posted in: COVID-19: As lab execs sell shares worth millions, questions arise See in context

As I thought. The vaccine is all about the money. If one is confident about their product one would naturally want to make more. What’s the hurry? Fear of unforeseen consequences? I may die but I don’t now see myself getting vaccinated.

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Posted in: Japan's Fugaku keeps position as fastest supercomputer in world See in context

Question, other than saying I’ve got the fastest super duper computer, how is that going to benefit society?

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Posted in: Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases See in context

In the end it’ll just go down as a new norm. Tired and having spent billions while unsuccessfully beating the virus the powers that be will just hang up their gloves. It’ll exist alongside the flu. In the meantime the authorities will give it their best to control the spreading of this virus if for no other reason than to save their political skin.

Sorry. Cynical but ..

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Posted in: Japan finds luring businesses from Hong Kong may be tough See in context

The article forgot to mention how unwanted leaders like Ghosh are treated. That’ll never go down. Tokyo, you’re dreaming.

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Posted in: English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world See in context

There’s another side to this problem. How many study in he US or Canada, Britain Australia or New Zealand and come back speaking gonna, haveta, gotta, etc. I question what pride they take in learning English.

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Posted in: English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world See in context

Beware the China-North Korea-Kyoto axis. It’s not as if there weren’t teachers to avoid this stu{

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Posted in: Japanese police hide at shrine to catch a thief…who stole ¥665 See in context

16 police hours for ¥665. It’s like stealing 16 police hour salaries from tax payers. Where are security cameras? Surely the shrine can afford that. The police in this otherwise peaceful country are a waste of money. They should introduce volunteer security people a la Guardian Angels. Cheaper. Just as effective. I lose respect for this unnecessary waste. Shame on Kyoto and wherever this kind of waste is seen.

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Posted in: Is Trump mounting a coup -- or just putting on a circus? See in context

Biden's domestic agenda will be in the back burner for a while. Don't expect China or Russia or North Korea or Iran or anyone else to give him time for it. They didn't even congratulate him. Not a good sign. Good luck joe. Uncle Donald was easy.

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Posted in: Critics speak out on Tokyo Olympic costs, pandemic, fairness See in context

Lets get over this yes olympics, no olympics seesaw. So much energy & emotion. In the end who will be the satisfied winner? By default Japan is looking for a few extra golds. Can anyone hold their chin up & say it was a well-won medal? If that low standard satisfies the athletes, organizers and country at large then go for it. If you want golds with dignity wait 4 more years.

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