Japanese police are operating at the behest of private companies. How this could be in the people's best interests evades me.
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To prevent deaths, the government makes gun ownership almost impossible, which prevents hunting, which causes a deer infestation, which causes carnage on the roads, which causes deaths.
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Good move. France has had a digitized national health insurance card (Carte Vitale) since 1998. My only concern is the name, which is a mouthful in an English context: "Where did I put my My Number Card?"
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Living in Sapporo, I hope lll
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There is no scientific basis for any of these travel restrictions.
We can therefore assume the government is merely carrying out what their polling is telling them.
Hence the xenophobic sentiment of the policies in place.
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I totally get it. They should let him off with a caution.
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Well, thank goodness for that. My entire house in Hokkaido is heated using gas, that, I can only assume comes directly from Sakhalin. Sorry Ukraine, but you're not my problem, and maybe if you hadn't been so corrupt to begin with, Russia wouldn't have been incentivised to invade.
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Reading so many comments on here portraying her as a victim.
Funny when a woman commits a crime she's always a 'poor soul who found herself in a bad situation and it's not her fault'.
Whereas when a man commits a crime he's just a criminal, and let's throw the book at him.
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Russia holds vast foreign currency reserves in Japan - which are currently frozen - so it's in Russia's interest to play nice with Japan if they ever want to see their money back once the war ends. Good move on Japan's part.
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I guess that the trans parent in question could 'adopt' her child. But, that begs the question of why not simply grant them parenthood in the first place.
As usual, a fossilized legal system riddled with inconsistencies.
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Or, you could just peel and cut it with a knife in half the time.
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Networks of that size don't just stop working. They got hacked and they need to admit it. But neither KDDI nor the govt want to admit the degree to which our data is vulnerable/ has been compromised.
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I've had mountain sickness high up in the Himalayas and that's absolutely not how it works. It subsides as soon as you come down. The reason the judge threw the book at him is because he won't admit that he fell asleep.
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Only 8.8% LNG from Russia is extremely low when one considers how close Sakhalin is. Good to see that Japan was wiser than Germany and Italy by diversifying its suppliers of oil and gas. Depending on Australia for the bulk of its LNG was a very smart move.
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The invasion of Ukraine shows what happens when a country is foolish enough to relinquish its nuclear weapons.
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One should keep in mind that a lot of the companies withdrawing from Russia are doing so only because of the sanctions. Without SWIFT they are unable to move their profits out of Russia. So don't be fooled by their virtue signalling.
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I think they should just put the toilet in the kitchen, too, so as to win precious time in the morning by combining coffee making with bowel movements.
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Today 07:04 am JST
No one can force inoculation against there will. That’s infringement. Should be punishable by law. Vaccine doesn’t prevent spreading of the virus. Only helps to reduce severity of the symptoms.
Vaccines don't just make you less ill, they lower the possibility of catching it, even Omicron.
But, crucially, since it makes people less ill, it reduces the viral load, making it less likely to contaminate others.Why can't you people understand this simple logic?
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There's no way they're the 5th military power in the world. That's just laughable.
Japan has no nukes. And Japan has essentially no combat experience.
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What those of you who keep criticising the IOC fail to understand is that they distribute $3.5 million each day to sporting organisations, around the world. Those who benefit most from this money are poor countries. That's why they had to hold the games. I acknowledge that there are other means of financing sports, but the Olympics is a global party that people love watching, everywhere.
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My wife volunteered. Some of the kit is pretty good. The shoes are cool and they'd sell them easily. The hats and pants too are really good, and could be sold. But the tops are too heavily emblazoned with the Olympics to be deemed fashionable. Those may need to be destroyed, or refashioned into lintless window wipes.
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They need to stop throwing good money after bad.
The only useful thing is to incinerate them and turn them into electricity.
That money could've gone (and could go - storage fee) to so many good deeds.
The amount of money wasted in Japan is phenomenal even by EU standards.
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The comparisons are incorrect. What must be compared is vaccination by age group.
A lot of the countries with lower vaccination rates have a lot more children as a percentage of total population.
Some of these countries (such as France) have 90% of adults vaccinated, and this is what really matters.
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Xi Jinping is certainly pathological in his thirst for absolute power, no doubt about that. But right now, he knows that he'd be biting the hand that feeds China: foreign trade.
China is establishing trade relations with non-Western nations to mitigate this. When they will deem that these alternative revenue streams will be sufficient to keep them buoyant through a conflict, and they will have direct access to raw materials, they will attempt to take Taiwan.
What happens then will depend on who's in the White House. But I doubt that anybody other than the Taiwanese people will be likely to send their sons to die for this foreign territory, so we will see trade embargos and the like.
Emboldened, China will probably take Mongolia, and then consolidate their power through economic activity and keep pitting Westerners against each other using troll farms, just like they've successfully accomplished in the US.
China will then be world bully number one.
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I can't believe she went on Twitter to signal how virtuous she is. It's so immodest and crass.
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China's not going to start any wars for the simple reason that it cannot bite the hand that feeds it; the West (inc. Japan) is their #1 customer. They're just flexing their muscles. If they start trouble with us they'll destroy their main revenue stream.
As paradoxical as it may sound, the best defense is to increase their trading reliance on us.
However, we shouldn't be complacent. The international community needs to stand up to them, especially in with regards to their concentration camps. We need to repeat the anti-apartheid measures taken in the 1980s, starting with a boycott of Beijing 2022.
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