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Posted in: Fake residence cards proliferating as more foreigners overstay visas See in context

All gov’ts look to look & act tough even when they’re shooting themselves in the foot. Japan is no exception. Must show sovereignty. We’re tough. Nothing else behind this.

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Posted in: Suga, Abe attend memorial for father of N Korea abductee Megumi Yokota See in context

How can anyone make a promise such as this? They don’t have all the cards in their hands. These politicians are soooo self serving. Look good? When people finally wake up to the fact that the world community is not Japan-centered but is more like a complex chess game then they’ll hold the pols to their words. Pure show & crocodile tears.

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Posted in: This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan See in context

Make sure HAL isn’t lip reading.

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Posted in: Use of smartphones wasting more kids' time, wrecking their brains, says doctor See in context

How many parents give their kids smartphones and / or tablets just to keep the kids busy and free the patents for whatever reason, good or bad. They grow up with the addiction. Thank all the great game makers, twinkles in technology, bank & soft power eyes. The price? Addiction, game or Internet addiction. It’s not over. I predict a few more lost generations before we get a handle on things.

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Posted in: Muji’s Nuka Paste perfect for making your own Japanese pickles at home See in context

Love the stuff.

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Posted in: If Google's a monopoly, who is harmed by its market power? See in context

OK, why don’t people give examples rather than empty accusations. Where exactly has Google failed you personally? Whereas I could see a monopoly worry, I’d hate to have to think which search engine I should use for which search.

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Posted in: 5 South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears See in context

I’d be a greater believer in the science if the scientists behind it didn’t have agendas. They discover the vaccine. Someone pushes the go button. A billion dollar investment takes off. Now it’s time to promote. Anti vaxxers start shooting. Damn the torpedoes, full straight ahead the captain shouts. A few souls are lost on the way. That’s the price of the influenza (& COVID-19) war.

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

BTW, who represented the children?

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Posted in: Trump goes after 'Fauci and all these idiots' See in context

Till now I’ve lied low. I’m waiting for the outcome of a court case in Germany.


This will give me an indication of which way to believe. There’s a lot of false news, money backed disinformation, etc. Need to cut through it all. All this mud slinging means nothing. I’m an anti vaxxer for now until we learn more.

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Posted in: Millions more virus rapid tests in U.S., but are results reported? See in context

I guess conspiracies don’t all lead to uncle Donald.

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Posted in: Internet trolls may not be the type of people you think they are, according to Japanese research See in context

Why does everything come down to politics?

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Posted in: Japanese gov't creates YouTube channel on N Korea abduction issue See in context

Perfect timing. 40 years late.

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Posted in: Teacher beheaded in France; police shoot dead suspected killer See in context



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What's a history teacher doing playing with sensitivities of students & his surrounding society? Whereas no one condones his decapitation I also don't condone his total insensitivity for his environment. What of the school board? This has nothing to do with free speech, this is about creating a harmonious society.

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Posted in: What's fake, what's not See in context

Only people with easy money buy this stuff.

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Posted in: Gov't asks universities, others to join mourning for late PM Nakasone See in context

I guess they’ll keep tabs on who came and who didn’t. A bit of under the table bribing never hurt anyone.

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Posted in: Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo Olympics, documents show See in context

It's Reuters who report this, where's Japanese media?

Well, we know that if the media speaks Dentsu pulls advertisement. Can’t let that happen, can we? Money honey!

Sigh. Another one who thinks he’s smarter than the rest & can get away with it.

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Posted in: Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes: study See in context

As soon as all the disinformation, misinformation, politics & interests are out of the way and clear facts are presented then I’ll consider being a vaxxer. Never had a flu shot. Why start now with the COVID-19. By the time a reliable vaccine comes out the virus will have evolved enough to make it irrelevant. I thought vaccines don’t work for viruses.

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Posted in: Supercomputer shows humidity affects aerosol spread of coronavirus See in context

"People's blind fear or unfounded confidence against the infection of COVID-19 is simply because it is invisible," Tsubokura said.

..and because of all the confusing information we’re fed by zealous media pushing an agenda. I’d be lots less stressed if we had all the facts and nothing but the facts.

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Posted in: What do we know about superspreader events in the pandemic? See in context

I wonder if anyone has similar facts about the flu. I don’t say COVID-19 is benign but I do think the pandemic is taken out of context

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Posted in: Teetotallers emerge from the shadows in hard-drinking Japan See in context

I don’t drink. I might try this.

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Posted in: Needle found in pastry item in convenience store See in context

I remember an instance of this decades ago in the US, and other similar acts.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker apologizes for saying 'women lie' about sexual assaults See in context

I guess men would never lie.

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Posted in: October to bring various price changes for Japan residents See in context

¥3. Can you even buy a latte at the end of the month with that increase?

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Posted in: NTT to make Docomo fully owned subsidiary via ¥4 tril tender offer See in context

With sky high prices I guess NTT has the cash to throw around; a bit like Son and his SoftBank.

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Posted in: Japan eyes using moon water as fuel for space exploration in 2030s See in context

Stan Meyers would be jumping up and down in is grave with this news.


Then they decided to kill him.

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Well say anything..for the money.

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Posted in: Foreign students in Japan face bleak job outlook due to pandemic See in context

Please don’t sit on your laurels. Build skills, like English. You’ll do yourselves a favor.

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Posted in: Global coronavirus death toll passes one million See in context

I question what effect the mugí & green tea have. They’re antioxidants. Never mentioned as beneficial in fighting COVID-19 but I see this as one difference In the culture.

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Posted in: Nearly 60% say gov't should provide multilingual info: survey See in context

I question why this is even an issue or question. Clearly we have a gov't that had not entered a world stage, even with olympics, a goal of 40 million annual tourists, a request for foreign labor, etc. I ask, what do these people think about the world? They're hurting big time and don't see how vulnerable they are. This is a serious problem.

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Posted in: The reason why Japanese students don’t pronounce English properly See in context

There are no excuses in the end. While it’s true that accents and cultural backgrounds differ there’s also a point that those looking to be fluent with our language will be serious about even the pronunciation. Others will never care maybe. I make sure people I teach or speak with learn that kana English is below acceptance level. Unless I set a reasonable standard they won’t try. It may take time with some. Others enjoy going for the higher standard. Speaking it well also helps when they watch movies or YouTube videos, etc.

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