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Posted in: Popular Japanese actress Suzu Hirose subjected to racist coronavirus comments on Instagram See in context

Well she's mad cute.

As for the racist comments, eh. Everyone's tough on social media, behind a keyboard. Nothing new here.

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Posted in: 55% of visitors to Japan given no coronavirus info at hotels: survey See in context

Uh... Since when are hotels responsible fir that??

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Posted in: Korean film 'Parasite' takes best picture Oscar; acting honors go to Phoenix, Zellweger, Pitt, Dern See in context

Haven't seen the movie, but congratulations to South Korea for such a huge achievement. It'll undoubtedly give a boost to its entertainment industry.

With that said, why are people comparing the JP movie industry with the Korean? There's nothing to compare.

Korea just started its journey to making great movies.

Japan had been doing it since the 60s, if not earlier. ONE movie doesn't erase history. Nothing and no one can erase history. It's up there with American, British, and Hong Kong cinema.

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Posted in: Japan ranks as 3rd-biggest country for U.S. trade deficit in 2019 See in context


I 'unno. Half, if not more, cars you see on US roads are made by Japanese companies, or Japanese-owned subsidiaries.

Your iPhone has a Sony camera.

Just two examples.

The real question is, except Apple, is there anything Japan buys from the US?

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Posted in: Full moon See in context

Wonderfully cyberpunk.

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Posted in: Robot bartender starts work at Tokyo pub See in context

Cyberpunk and futuristic as heck!

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Posted in: China's mobile giants to take on Google's Play store-sources See in context

Sounds great, the more options, the better for the end consumer. I'm no fan of Huawei, but I admit and respect that they managed to kick the negative notion of a "Chinese product" out of their brand. As for the other brands... I'm not too fond of them, but they'll probably get a recognition boost.

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Posted in: Coronavirus spreads fear and racism worldwide See in context

As if anti-Asia racism wasn't bad already...


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Posted in: Japan to develop strategy for 6G wireless communication network See in context


How is this possible when protocols for 6G haven't been determined? And by the way, by 2030 50% of the country will be over 70 years old, there are more pressing issues that need attention.

As possible as South Korean companies like LG already researching 6G.

But oh I forgot. This is Japan. It's always behind everyone in everything.


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Posted in: Japan to develop strategy for 6G wireless communication network See in context

@Samit Bash

Japanese government needs to acknowledge that Japan's prime days are behind it, and it can no longer compete against the US, China, and Korea in advanced technology and standard setting, and can better allocate its precious resources on projects that yield higher returns like more tourism and finance, not on stuff like 6G and civilian aerospace(Mitsubishi MRJ) that are endless money pitts.

Japan is one of the leaders in technology, whether you like it or not. It's the truth. No, making smartphones only, doesn't equate to having more tech expertise. The iPhone's cameras are Sony. Some of the highest and products are Jalanese.

6G is already being researched by LG. What stops Japan from doing the same? The belief that "Japan is behind, so it has to keep being behind"?

@Jeff Ko

This is so hilarious. Japan can't even do 5G yet they are talking about 6G. When Toyota fails in not-so-distant future, they will talk about developing a fleet of spaceship lol

Can't do 5G? Toyota failing?

What? Is it that bad for you that Japan is planning ahead and is trying to stay ahead of the curve?

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Posted in: Nose-blowing and face masks provide deep insight into Japan’s social norms See in context


Funny this is not a "Japanese thing" it is a definite East Asian thing. Same in China, South Korea, and Taiwan. The masks are a magic invisibility cloak that you can do whatever you please while wearing one and it is no harm no foul. If you are married meet a side lover, go into the love hotel, and nobody knows jack diddly. Mama-chan can go into the LV and Prada shop and nobody knows how she is spending papa-chans cash. It also panders to the social recluses that they can go out and not be seen. The magic mask makes you unseen.

How and why did we go from blowing nose to cheating? Jeez...

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Posted in: NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 killed in helicopter crash See in context

In 2003, Bryant was charged with attacking a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado resort. He had said the two had consensual sex. Prosecutors later dropped the felony sexual assault charge against Bryant at the request of the accuser.

Kobe and his young daughter died a horrible, horrible death. I don't think this was necessary to be added to the article. People make mistakes, it is what makes us human. We learn from them, we don't let them haunt us forever.

Anyway, I was never into sports, really, but the one sport I was the least... that, was basketball. R.I.P. to both of them, Kobe will be remembered as the legend that he is. 41 is too damn young... My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 3 injured after light car collides with bus in Chiba Pref See in context

We get it Samit, you're Korean. Hyundai this and Kia that. We get it.

Anyway, what's with everyone hating on Kei cars? They're literally meant for the city, for small distances. People know what they get into when they buy one. They're not the best at anything, really, but do you expect them to be at their price point?

And for those saying that "no other -first world developed- country allows these", allow me to introduce to you, the Smart car! Been available in Europe for close to 2 decades now.

R.I.P. to the poor soul, and I wish for a swift recovery for the injured.

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Posted in: Cafe manager who dated one of his maids kidnapped and beaten by yakuza See in context


Akihabara used to be a place you could get just about any electronic gadget or component. Allot of those vendors are gone, and you can get more variety and better/cheaper components now on ebay out of HK or China.

I hate that sick place.

You're starting to remind me of Samit Basu.

You can still get just about anything in Akihabara, and from high quality brands, not cheap knockoffs like those from AliExpress. There's a reason even the Chinese themselves come to Japan for electronics. If you'd rather get an Edifier BT speaker than a Sony, Marshall or Denon... Be my guest lmao.

There are undoubtedly shady businesses in Akiba nowadays but there are fewer than what's projected on the internet. Just because you can get anime, manga, or J-music stuff doesn't make it a sick place.

No one's forcing you to stay in Japan, if it's such a horrible experience for you. That is, if you actually stay here.

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Posted in: 'Dependency syndrome' is all around us See in context


If it gets that bad I would suggest trying religion.

Not sure why you're getting disliked. Religion does help, especially when a person needs a... "safe haven", something to feel comfortable with.

Anyway, back to what I wanted to say:

I feel that, as modern, civilized (read: potentially suppressed emotionally) humans, with a faster-than-light lifestyle, work that, most of the times, drains what's left of us, we're bound to start obsessing and even depending on a superficial something that makes us escape reality just a bit. That can be drinking, gambling, a mobile game app, even sex. The human mind is a... "problem-solving computer", after all.

With the immediate lack of need to care about your survival (for obvious reasons), a problem of constant solving for ancient people, the brain desperately looks for something to cling on to. I think that's why, at least partially, mental illnesses such as OCD (pure O... sufferer here) started exploding in recent years/decades.

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Posted in: Bob Marley's kids celebrate late reggae icon's 75th birthday See in context

Love his music. I believe his family is also using his name in a series of headphones and BT speakers, always was tempted to pick one of those up. Not sure about the audio quality though.

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Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context

I totally feel for the cashier, but she has to realize that, when you work with people in either the tourism or generally emporium business, you're bound to have plenty of people that look at you as literally that - the cashier, the receptionist, the waiter, the maiden, and so on. As human tools more like. It's normal human behaviour, believe it or not.

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Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context


Oh, the guy with the flu.

It's not a myth, some people are good, some are bad. Some are genuine, some are not. Don't try to make the Japanese look like some beasts from the jungle. For the record, they're far better than any "educated westerner". As a westerner that has worked in the tourism industry in many countries, mostly European, you wouldn't believe my stories.

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Posted in: Amazon music service tops 55 million subscribers See in context

Honestly, I'll never get used to streaming services... I'd much rather buy the CD, come home and rip it in high quality, than go for them. There's something satisfying with having a... "hard digital copy" of your music library available any time. I know I can get Tidal or whatever for high quality audio but eh...

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Posted in: Japan 2019 PC shipments surge 37% on telework, Windows 7 support end See in context

Welp, there goes the last proper Windows OS. They REALLY dropped the ball with 8 and especially 10. Unstable mess, visually inconsistent mess, incompatible mess, I can go on.

Apple's computers are gorgeous, both hardware and software wise, but a tad bit too expensive for my usage.

Might get me a nice ultrabook and replace the OS with Mint, Zorin, elementary, or Ubuntu. Hmm, an Acer or an Asus. I'd get a VAIO but they are expensive lmao.

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Posted in: Japan has trade deficit for 2nd straight year See in context


China grows at around 6% and Japan is a basket case-no change there then!

Please enlighten me on which industries, excluding telecommunications, did China grow?

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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context


Straight out of 1964.

I bet 'muricas designs are straight from the future, right?

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Posted in: GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept See in context

Looks very similar to one showcased by a Japanese firm for the Olympics (memory's a little fuzzy).

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Posted in: 48-year-old man arrested for attempted murder of mother See in context

Trying to kill the very person that brought you to this world, raised you from baby to grown man, and decided to keep financially helping your sorry azz all the way to your 50s. Well damn. Ain't you the loser.

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Posted in: Cases of viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China See in context


Trying to understand why most of these nasty viruses originate in the Far East. I have had the flu in Japan, and was so sick I couldnt move for a week. Is it due to mutations due to over crowding?

To my knowledge most, if not all, of these viruses come from China, not Far East in general. As to why...

Hmm, the Chinese eating habits and traditions is definitely one thing. Also the relative lack of hygiene.

Finally I think the population numbers and density in places like Wuhan also play a factor for the virus' expansion.

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Posted in: Abe strikes conciliatory note on S Korea See in context

Imagine if these 2 countries were to collaborate, particularly in the areas of technology and cultural exports.

I guess we'll have to wait for at least a few more generations before that happens.

Thankfully, cultural exports from both countries, anime and K-pop in this case, have brought the younger generations much more together and in a friendly relationship.

Look at the future, what you'll leave to the next generations, don't keep dwelling on the past. The past doesn't change.

The future can.

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Posted in: Bongo the robot dog: Like a real dog but quieter, cleaner and cheaper See in context


Comparing a live animal with a robot is not, in any way, a comparison!

You do realize that there are people who want a pet, but are very allergic to them, right?

Or a very, very low-maintenance pet-like cute lil' robot that you won't have to feed, take to the doctor, etc.

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Posted in: Kintaikyo: One of the most beautiful bridges in all of Japan See in context


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Posted in: Unicharm develops first diapers for elderly with walking difficulties See in context

Well done Unicharm.

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