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Posted in: Kirin to export premium Fuji whisky to Singapore amid weaker yen See in context

Sounds like an interesting Whisky, the description made me want to have a try at it.

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Posted in: Chinese cities clamp down on COVID as cases rise before winter season See in context

Good luck with the lockdowns but they are not going to improve things, a friend of mine needs 4 hours to go from her house in China to her university dorm in Kyushu, and needs 7 days to do the opposite.

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Posted in: The sick, insidious world of cyberbullying: What can be done about it? See in context

Make the sites and services where this happens liable for what they allow, sometimes against the rules they say are enforcing. If a site lets their users harass and attack people facilitate lawsuits from the victims, after a few of those users that got bullied get a bit richer thanks to these lawsuits the sites will be much more proactive at enforcing their rules and controlling the bullies.

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Posted in: Some restaurants require that customers use their smartphones to read the QR code in order to see the menu. How do you feel about that? Would you rather see a printed menu? See in context

If that is the only option they have I simply leave without making a fuzz, some people will think this is good but for me it is just a nuisance, fortunately none of the places I frequent do this, so the couple of times I have seen this I didn't have a problem walking 5 meters to the next place.


We all do without even knowing, Take SushiRo, menu in front just scroll through and make your selection or press a button

Having a proper screen to see instead of having to juggle endless amount of pages on your phone is very different.

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Posted in: Russia destroys power and water infrastructure across Ukraine See in context

So Russia drops the act and embraces the reality of the war, it would be surprising from anybody interested on keeping appearances, but obviously Putin is now above silly things like logic and the international opinion.

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Posted in: Biden vows abortion legislation as top priority next year See in context


And if you want to believe that you can, I don't, absolutely not

So your argument is valid because you want to believe it is true?

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Posted in: Someone crashes car into Japan’s oldest toilet See in context

@Awa no Gaijin

Lets not worship an old toilet as if it's a national treasure !

History is very important, and keeping historical sites is a great way to promote culture, there is nothing wrong with taking care of something that is of interest.

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Posted in: Russia abandons key bastion; Putin ally suggests a nuclear response See in context

Putin is desperate and this war has much more consequences than what he expected, if he were a rational person this would mean a resolution soon, but Putin being the egomaniac he has always been this may mean disaster, either for him personally when Russians react, or to the world if he is left to react with nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

This creep is betting on being underage to be left off without consequences. Japan really needs to make a sex offender registry.

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Posted in: Japan revises law to speed identification of anonymous cyberbullies See in context

The changes in the laws not only affects social media, I know personally the case of a Chinese nurse living in Japan, she participates in some English sites based in Japan answering questions about health and related matters, for a few months she got harassed by trolls that followed around calling her names, contradicting everything she wrote and taunting her just for fun without the operators of the sites doing anything even when the trolls were clearly toxic.

On an unrelated matter she was in contact with a lawyer and asked if something could be done about it, he recommended to sue the site for not enforcing their own rules. When she did it the operator tried to hide things by finally deleting some of the comments, but since they never deactivated the accounts of the trolls it was easy to prove the harassment and my friend won the lawsuit, she didn't become rich but it was well worth involving lawyers and now she can quit her part time job and still be able to pay for her degree.

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Posted in: When movie fan-art becomes the real thing See in context

Really nice posters, I can see why the directors are impressed with his talent.

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Posted in: Alzheimer's drug shows promise in early results of study See in context

Alzheimer is horrible disease that can doom whole families, any drug that can help is a very welcome development because it means that in the future better and cheaper options become possible.

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Posted in: Idol singer from Keyakizaka46 says she’s now working as a Tokyo bar hostess See in context

Since these idols number in the hundreds (including those that have "graduated") it is not difficult to find that some have switched to work lines that are more adult-oriented. Specially the least popular ones that have no chance to continue in the show business.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

I would assume this falls under the new Cyber Bullying / Online Abuse laws?

For all the reservations I had about the new laws when they were reported this can be the case, and from some examples I know about, it has benefited people in indirect ways as well, social media is not the only online place where harassment is present and now it is apparently easier to make the people responsible of toxic sites enforce their own rules to protect people, or face economic consequences.

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Posted in: Ex-Tokyo Olympic exec, business ally allegedly shared bribe See in context

Wow, it is surprising to see how the participants of the corruption are being identified and charged now.

It would be better if this happened before the Olympic games, but late is much better than never.

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Posted in: Little cheer as Japan, China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations See in context

Who can blame the people when the relationship has been everything but harmonious, and with the frequent use of Japan as the default scapegoat of the CCP it would need people to be in denial to think people would celebrate this.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

The same thing happens with directors of Japanese organizations overseas, except without the scandals. People working with agencies like JICA will have infinite examples to share about racist, misogynists, creepy things important people love to say that would cause headlines if repeated elsewhere.

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Posted in: COVID-19: Are you an anti-vaxxer? See in context

No antivaxxer is going to accept it, their whole purpose is to deceive people into rejecting vaccines without ever saying they are against them.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks resolution for naval officer jailed in Japan over fatal car crash See in context

How people can be so fixed in punishing that a clear example of circular thinking is not recognized.

The accused, witness and doctors say this is an accident and make arguments about it. The judge says it is negligence, because it is was not an accident, but offers no argument except not believing the arguments of the defense.

So the accused is guilty of negligence because the defense is lying, and the defense is lying because the accused is guilty, no witness contradicting the story, no doctor saying this is not a real possibility, the only reason not to believe the accused is because he must be guilty.

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Posted in: The thinking that homosexuality is some sort of illness was rejected years ago, so the clear inclusion of such a passage is, to me, an expression of prejudice and animosity. See in context

@jonathan prin

Totally wrong to tag illness or disorder being gay, but still not the majority whose opinion shall lead in a democracy

If the majority of the people recognize sexual preference is just a bad excuse for segregating people and denying them rights that is what democracy decides. People can support gay rights because it is the correct thing to do without being gay themselves.

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Posted in: Japanese children learn financial education as cashless society takes hold See in context

This is risky education, letting children understand why some things have value is going to make them also understand how fake the economy actually is and how bad they are going to be scammed by society out of their salaries for no valid reason.

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Posted in: Why monkeypox may soon get a new name See in context

The name is not going to make the disease more or less dangerous so I can't understand people giving it so much importance. If African countries don't want the disease to be related to the continent just change it to something neutral like B-pox or something and that will be the end of the problem. It's not like a doctor will no longer be able to diagnose it because it has a different name now.

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Posted in: Researcher says airline bookings dip in U.S. as fares keep rising See in context

Count me in with the cancellations.

Would love to visit the family now before something else happens that makes it impossible again, but with these prices a Zoom meeting will have to do.

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Posted in: Turkey says Ukraine grain ships could avoid mines; Russia offers safe passage See in context

Russia offers safe passage? then it is clear it will be anything but safe.

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Posted in: U.S.-led coalition says it detained senior IS leader in Syria See in context

The coalition caught someone for sure, but it is clear they are trying to blow up his importance so they can look better after all this time without any results.

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Posted in: 1 in 4 singles in 30s not willing to marry: Japan gov't survey See in context

Society and the government makes marrying something difficult, inconvenient and risky, and then act surprised when people are raised thinking this is something to avoid?

good luck making young people think about getting married, maybe it would be better to just give up with this generation and just make plans so their children may go back to tying the knot as some retro experience 20 years from now.

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Posted in: Sydney residents urged to save electricity to ease power crunch See in context

Not going to be long before the same thing happens in Japan, at least in Honshu. Don't get too used to the AC and fans, you may have to spend a few hours in the worst summer heat from now on.

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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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