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

solid if close win?

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Posted in: Apple unveils first Macs built to run more like iPhones See in context

I want a Mac Mini. The price is nice, too.

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Posted in: What next for Trump? Golf, Twitter and maybe another run? See in context

His final words: I’ll be back.

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Posted in: Nintendo net profit rockets 243.6% in first half See in context

It'll do wonders in school, social skills, ambition, etc. Wish Japan well.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at highest level in 29 years on solid earnings See in context

We're in a recession. The COVID-19 has cut production & purchasing around the world. Now they're claiming record numbers. Who's fooling who?

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Posted in: Japan's defense plan won't include strike capability acquisition See in context

Not enough appetite for war even in China where Xi likes to rattle swords. He’d have a major revolt on his hands. People are making too much money, traveling a lot (when not locked in because of COVID-19), etc. North Korea can start something but can’t finish it. I’ve never worried.

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Posted in: Half of Japan's 30 nominated buzzwords for 2020 coronavirus-related See in context

My vote: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

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Posted in: Chinese ships spotted near Japanese islands for record number of days See in context

I thought this was the purpose of the new QUAD. Contain China’s aggression. With US elections on the way, and turmoil arguably fostered by outside powers according to the media, this could be the window of opportunity China may not get in another while for some land grab, i.e., Taiwan. Okinawa is but a diversion. Be on alert!

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Posted in: Turn any table into a kotatsu with new adhesive heater from Japan See in context

Expat: Whay happens when the glue dries due to the heat?

Hope you’re not under it.

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Posted in: Overwork on the rise as pandemic increases load on Japan's essential workers See in context

With the pandemic plus the possible 2020/2021 olympics back on the calendar, I only expect more of this.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for injuring 3-year-old daughter with hair iron See in context

So, it’ll be 3 months in a few days. Why now? Nothing else to sensationalize? Why not 3 months ago..OK 2 ½ months ago. Police might have had a soft spot for the mother.

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Posted in: Japan picks Mitsubishi Heavy to develop its own stealth fighter See in context

Big surprise! Absolutely no news. Mistsubishi, with strong relations & loyalty to the throne, has been in the airline industry for decades, going back to pre-war days. I don’t see it being used for military purposes in Japan, but as another product to sell abroad. Made in Japan still carries weight, including military.

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

Here’s an idea, get Kim Jong Un to foot the bill if he’s so adamant of getting his North Korean students to be educated. How many Japanese kids are there in NK getting any kind of education?

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Posted in: How to find out if a murder took place in your new apartment or neighborhood See in context

There was a murder-suicide near my home last year, mother-son. Doesn’t appear on the map.

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Posted in: Doctors probe whether COVID-19 is causing diabetes See in context

They forgot to mention to not forget to get vaccinated. Is that next?

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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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