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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

It's a bad idea. If it were for Japanese readers, I'd consider it. Foreigners read a name opposite. Some Asians & Hungarians read names like Japanese do. That's it. Since foreign media writes for foreign readers - except those mentioned above - they should stick to their culture. If on occasion they'd like to add a cultural footnote, OK. Maybe I can suggest Kono & Co to reverse their culture and go international. Less people around the world would go confused.

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Posted in: Over 20% of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month See in context

Forget the Internet. Go patronize BK. Their juicy.

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Posted in: More foreign companies in China handing over technology in exchange for market access See in context

Traitors. All for money. We’re in a war where governments are using stolen (forced transfer of) technology against the same people that gave it to them in the first place. Governments should make it a crime for any forcefully transferred technology to be sold in the technology-native nation.

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Posted in: Aso says Huawei ban could affect Japanese firms See in context

Time for the Chinese Communist Party to divorce business. Time for Chinese people to get a break without big daddy CCP stocking their paws in.

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Posted in: Antibiotics after assisted births could stop thousands of infections See in context

Anyone try Colloidal Silver? Works great, just as well as any antibiotic. Used it a lot, & so have friends. No side effects..unless you worry about argyria in which case it's like ODing on any substance.

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Posted in: Obnoxious customers driving store staff crazy with impossible demands See in context

This is the customer version of monster parents. Just threaten & say you'll call the police. They'll get lots of (unwanted?) attention.

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Posted in: Nissan shakes up board, but keeps Saikawa as CEO See in context

I see little hope for Nissan in the near future. Saikawa? He’s at the heart of the problem. I wonder if it’s almost too late for Nissan.

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Posted in: Gov't to urge firms to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch See in context

This will only stop the younger generation from finding a job. Why go to college if the old guys are there taking space and collecting their miserably small salaries? The government can’t afford pensions. Can they afford their young graduates who’ve spent years in cram schools, worked hard to get into good schools, etc. to be left out in the open just to keep the government from paying pensions? In a sense amakudari trumps the newly graduates. Not a smart move..again by the Abe administration.

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Posted in: Questions loom for Nissan in post-Ghosn era See in context

May Nissan get its due.

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Posted in: Lawmaker expelled from party over remarks about possible war with Russia See in context

The era of wars is over..I hope. It IS a stupid idea and comment, and I do think he must’ve been drunk or something; at least I hope he was. Regardless, out of politics is best for everyone.

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Posted in: Why tariff war threatens Beijing's global economic ambitions See in context

Cheap is better than stealing. For sure China is not the first nor will it be the last to steal secrets. Every wants a good bargain. I like cheap. I often buy made in China goods but I also recognize that some of them are not native Chinese technology. Sad. China will end up taking the long clean path, but they’ll be proud. If you’re aiming to be #1 do it with dignity.

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Posted in: Suspected groper arrested after jumping onto train tracks and fleeing from station See in context

Hm. My home station.

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Posted in: Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike; ignites social media See in context

Haha. Some may not find a difference at home.

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Posted in: Just add water: Salt battery could help renewable energy use See in context

I hope it works well, as it says. It’s exciting.

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Posted in: To slurp or not to slurp: Tourists’ reactions spark online debate on noodle manners See in context

When in Rome do as the Romans do. Are people going to stop slurping when they go abroad?

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Posted in: Diet passes bill to lower mobile phone fees See in context

After buying my phone I now pay just over 1,000 for 6 GB per month for WiFi and sms. If I want phone service I use Skype number for which I pay $20 per year plus usage.

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Posted in: N Korea launches more missiles; U.S. seizes ship in mounting tensions See in context

Well done. I wonder what they found on the ship. It's a big baby, it seems. Love it!

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Posted in: Japan sees record number of medical accidents in 2018 See in context

How does this compare to other countries?

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Posted in: San Francisco to join list of those banning cashless stores See in context

Tracking us should definitely be OUR option, not the bank’s’, shop’s or anyone else’s right or choice. Laws should start there .. and not something in legalese and small print buried on a contract. Good for SF and all the other cities.

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Posted in: Japan begins last round of 'research' whaling off Pacific coast See in context

Bullfighter, I imagine Norwegians or Icelanders don’t insist their fishing is for scientific purposes. Why lie? If they’re going to sell whale meat, say so straight forward. I guess it’s too late. Can’t change a lie once it’s out there.

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Posted in: Japan begins last round of 'research' whaling off Pacific coast See in context

I see some of this research whales canned at the local Fuji Garden store.

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Posted in: Facebook overhauls messaging as it pivots to privacy See in context

I have an account but almost never use it. Don’t trust these giants. They’re too big. You can't control them. Just read what the Chinese or Russians are doing to undermine our peace. Thank you, no thank you.

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Posted in: 2 Narita airport workers confirmed as having measles See in context

Can’t remember but isn’t this one of the sicknesses kids often got when we were kids? Too long ago to remember.

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Posted in: Emperor declares abdication; thanks people for support See in context

May he have time and health to enjoy his remaining days with the empress.

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Posted in: Japan eyes stronger right to protect personal info from companies See in context

Geez, one would think this is a no brainer. The authorities will always strong arm, black mail or in any way intimidate companies to get the info they want. You need a good & strong mind to fight this. We're following a case now where the authorities are doing all they can to break someone who is fighting the system. It becomes a battle of wills. Is it about law or about power?

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Posted in: Tokyo court retracts plan to start Ghosn's trial in Sept See in context

This case I being followed by the world. The court has to save face at this time, especially as the new emperor is stepping up to bat. I do believe this case will start after the olympics when all the tourists have safely dropped their money and media and olympians have returned home. The other option is to hand Ghosn a not guilty verdict, make Nissan look bad, and all else forgotten. Let’s see.

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Posted in: Ghosn leaves detention center; agrees to limit contact with wife See in context

I pray for Ghosn. The prosecution has again blinked. Their case must be cracking. They want even Ghosn to be grateful as we enter the new Reiwa era. Pure charades.

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Posted in: Man whose wife, 3-year-old daughter were killed by speeding car, puts focus on issue of elderly driving See in context

How a person confuses pedals after years of driving, I cant say. It’s a reflex, second nature. Obviously he’s not fit to be behind the wheel. What do the police check when giving an old person an extension of his / her license? Maybe the issuing police need to be checked.

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Posted in: Nissan slashes profit amid Ghosn scandal, lagging sales See in context

Breaks my heart. All my best to Ghosn. This is ingratitude at its worst.

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Posted in: Japan drops 'maximum pressure' on N Korea from diplomatic book See in context

Next: pretty please with sugar on top .. Just be nice; no reason necessary. Normal manners. Miracles do happen.

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