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Posted in: Ramsay Hunt, the disorder paralyzing Justin Bieber's face See in context

As expected antivaxxers hinting that covid vaccines must have anything to do, millions of people vaccinated without having any problem but since one famous person gets face paralysis then it must have been the vaccine, and the site letting this disinformation remain as usual.

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Posted in: Part-maid cafe, part-dentist’s office? Akiba Dental Clinic to open in Tokyo See in context

Not exactly what I would want to visit when I have dental problems, maybe some regular check up, but cavities or anything serious? no thanks.

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Posted in: Sounds of Tokyo train station visualized in trial for hearing impaired travelers See in context

I use the Ueno station sometimes, so it would be interesting to see in person these visual aids.

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Posted in: Kishida unveils plan to set up pandemic crisis control unit similar to CDC See in context

What do Japan expect to do with copying the shape of the CDC, the thing works in America because it get power to do things, that is not what happens in Japan. Even if some form of J-CDC is put in place it will be told what to do and how to do it by the usual people in power, so nothing extra will come from this

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Posted in: Conflicts over language stretch far beyond Russia and Ukraine See in context

I like very much the last phrase of this note, but of all the things happening in Ukraine language is not one I am paying any attention to.

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Posted in: Japanese AI device reads stories to your kid with your voice, even if you’ve never read them See in context

Creepy! buying this is like accepting you are not going to put any effort in raising your kids.

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Posted in: M5.4 quake strikes off Ibaraki Prefecture See in context

Was on the 11th floor on an old building on this one so it felt quite strong, it was good that it was short.

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Posted in: Pacific nations 'very positive' on Australian re-engagement: PM See in context

Well it had not much options left so it is only taking the reasonable option. Chinas war mongering is getting out of control and no single country can oppose it, the US are still the least dangerous devil but taking care of things with a regional alliance is of course a much better way to do things.

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Posted in: It’s effective to install high-performance cameras at self-checkout systems to monitor shoppers’ eye and hand movements. It’s also essential to assign employees to appropriate areas to help deter crime. See in context

This is one of the reasons why I no longer use 7-eleven, the guys working there no longer pack your things (because you bring your own bag) and they don't take your money because you have to do it by yourself, they are there just to check you don't steal things.

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Posted in: It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try See in context

China rejected the advice of the WHO and spread the pandemic on the world, Japan did the opposite and it has been doing fine in comparison with the average in the world. The WHO is an authority on health matters of the world and it does not take a doctor to know it.

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Posted in: CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me? See in context

Ironic for this article to be published here, Japan is one nation with horrible mental care, psychiatrists so badly prepared it is shameful.

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Posted in: Measles cases surge 80%; other diseases could follow: U.N. See in context

Pretending measles is a mild disease is a new low. I wish people that try to convince others of this had a chance to spend a day in a pediatric ward during an outbreak. That would open their eyes (or not, some people are just that self centered).

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Posted in: COVID treatments: Still struggling for mass uptake See in context

And here I was, thinking that now that news about vaccines are rare the resident antivaxxers would leave the site alone only to come and find the regulars now attacking also drugs against COVID. And as usual the personal attacks and open disinformation is rampant. Why is it so bad that people can be saved from COVID? you don't want to use something? then refuse it when you go to the hospital fighting for every breath, just let the rest of the people get better and survive thanks to advances of science.

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested for assaulting woman with milk bottle See in context

70yo and a lawyer? never going to see even one day in prison even if results guilty.

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Posted in: Voting opens in France runoff between Macron and Le Pen See in context

Sad to see candidates main appeal is to avoid the other one.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,936 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 38,579 See in context

Still wondering about the Japanese situation and why the peaks are so different from neighboring countries.

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Posted in: 10 confirmed dead after tour boat with 26 goes missing off Hokkaido See in context

Terrible tragedy, if the information leaked is true and the boat should not have been in the water families would be right to demand justice.

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Posted in: Will the new 18- and 19-year-old 'adults' become targets for exploitation? See in context

Of course they will, criminals will take any new chance they can get, expect headlines about this in the following months.

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Posted in: Rakuten Pay online payment rolls out on Uber Eats See in context

They are way too late to the party, but even if this is almost useless to promote their own payment system at least is a little effort to break the monopoly that is quickly being stablished.

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Posted in: Japan, Switzerland agree to keep tough sanctions on Russia See in context

"Though" sanctions? how effective have these sanctions been? I see the war going on without a hitch on the TV every night.

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Posted in: Battle over carbon capture as tool to fight climate change See in context

Wait, so oil companies are building plants that will pollute the natural environment but people are supposed to praise them because they will pollute "less"? that is ridiculous.

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Posted in: 'Old Enough:' Netflix show sparks global debate on parenting and child safety See in context

So many people exposing their own insecurities, feeling attacked and inferior just because Japanese society can let children act in this way without being automatically in danger.

There will be always someone making outrageous claims about Japan being insecure and dangerous because in their 20 years here they heard once about some crime.

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Posted in: Japan expert panel OKs use of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine See in context

As soon as I saw the title I knew the resident antivaxxers would be attacking either the new vaccine or the older ones (or both!), what is actually surprising is to see how many accounts they had to use to attack the people that debunk their disinformation without even taking the time to use actual arguments and instead just using personal insults

Way to go Japan Today, not for nothing the comment section is always full of people only attacking others.

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Posted in: 2 anglers referred to prosecutors over damage to rare island plants See in context

There is no real excuse here, the guys had to know there is a lot of protected things in the island, so just hacking away without any worry would have consequences. Probably more an act of stupidity than malice, but the damage is done so they will have to pay the penalty.

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Posted in: What is the difference, as you understand it, of dying "from Covid” and dying "with Covid?" See in context

Dying from COVID as the direct consequence of the infection without other obvious reasons, dying with COVID would mean the infection was a contributing factor but not the only one.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: ‘Dating an expat In Japan’ See in context

Making the immediate conclusion that expats only want to date Japanese girls because they don't want to date the writer is too presumptuous. Sure, on one side it would be understandable that foreigners want to date someone that is well adapted to the culture and environment of the country and a native is the obvious choice, but it can also be that the writer is just not that good a catch so guys are just dating elsewhere, and being in Japan this means Japanese girls are by much the most numerous nationality from where to choose.

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Posted in: Shanghai lockdowns threaten China auto production See in context

Seeing how China strong arms everybody that wants to enter its market it is difficult to feel sorry for them, maybe it is time for foreign companies to re-evaluate the value of selling things in the mainland.

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Posted in: 'Sailor Moon' theme song based on another song about drinking a lot of tequila See in context

Can't begin to imagine how the original authors of the song felt after seeing how famous and iconic the "new" version became.

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Posted in: 5 things I learned about Japan at Ise Shrine See in context

"Love of nature", really? I get exactly the opposite message, same as looking at bonsai trees, something natural that is forcefully shaped so people can enjoy seeing it.

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