Tokyo-gaijin comments

Posted in: Sony says it has technology for humanoid robots if it can just find use for them See in context

So, Sony have been spending money without understanding what and why they are doing it?

I am sure your shareholders are happy!

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Posted in: Japan's ruling parties agree on tax hikes for more defense spending See in context

Tax the business and the business will react. Likely, they won’t increase salaries. Spending goes down and the government loses tax in other areas.

The government are on a hiding to nothing on this fiscal roundabout.

It will get harder for the general workers. Bunker down everyone!

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Posted in: Kishida eyes U.S. trip for talks with Biden in January See in context

Another waste of Japanese resources. He isn’t a negotiator with skill, he doesn’t have skill and would be better off staying in Japan.

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Posted in: Nissan should remedy unequal Renault alliance, ex-CEO Saikawa says See in context

Saikawa should stay out of business that does not concern him.

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Posted in: Japan designates 108 cities as most likely to suffer tsunami damage See in context

They don’t want to frighten those people. So let’s just scare everyone.

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

This is more about shareholders in the company. These announcements will push the share price, benefiting the owners of shares. I wonder if they have really found anything that contributes to this problem.

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Posted in: Japan to ask foreign guests to wear face masks at Abe state funeral See in context


what utter nonsense. The queens funeral was 3 days ago. There would be no correlation as you are suggesting.

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Posted in: Woman, with only ¥10 on her, arrested after leaving restaurant without paying bill See in context

I’m amazed this has been reported.

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Posted in: Japan's economy grows 2.2% in 2Q on revived consumer spending See in context

Someone is bending the figure’s to fix a rhetoric that Japan is ok. This is also called burying one head in the sand.

If you see busy restaurants, it’s because many others have already closed.

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Posted in: S Korea urges improved ties with Japan See in context

All these politicians, without exception need to grow up.

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Posted in: Nearly 370 mil disposable cups used by coffee chains in Japan in 2020 See in context

I think they should be focusing on all the plastic generated, not the paper cups. I am sure biodegradable paper cups could be used. But the plastic is far more of a problem.

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Posted in: Over 100 Japan lawmakers had links with Unification Church: survey See in context

So much corruption. When will it end, so Japan can start re-building.

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Posted in: Japan to keep imported wheat price unchanged despite inflation See in context

How about, instead of subsidising rice field owners not to grow rice and subsidise them to grow wheat.

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Posted in: Japanese airline Zipair ditches 'Z' logo to avoid pro-Russia misunderstanding See in context

Whoever briefed the marketing team, and, of course the marketing team/ director should lose their jobs. This alone would be reason enough not to invest in Zipair.

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Posted in: Travel firms thrown into confusion over rules as Japan reopens to foreign tourists See in context

They probably could organise a ‘piss up in a brewerey’.

How embarrassing for Japan to be represented by a group of bumbling idiots.

Just open the borders and let the tourists bring their money with them.

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Posted in: Russian-language sign at station in Tokyo back on view after being covered up See in context

The people that covered it up, just didn’t think it through. Now covering up a picture of Putin, that I would understand.

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Posted in: Tokyo stock market revamped in hope of attracting foreign investors See in context

Investors need transparency. Unfortunately I doubt these companies want others to know what is going on behind there closed doors. When foreign companies come along to buy out the remnants it will be all too late.

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Posted in: SDF launches new cyber-defense unit See in context

This news is too funny.

Will all operatives be issued with the latest windows XP or will they be able to work remotely using their home network, laptop and tablet.

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Posted in: H.I.S. reveals fraudulent receipt of travel subsidies See in context

Wow. Is anyone being arrested for the theft?

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Posted in: All U.S. forces in Japan exempted from virus tests since Sept: Hayashi See in context

It seems this government has little control and can’t govern this country. Unbelievable. They may as well stop all restrictions.

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Posted in: Kishida calls on people to drink more milk See in context

Milk and other dairy products are the top source of saturated fat in the American diet, contributing to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Studies have also linked dairy to an increased risk of breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

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Posted in: Gov't to offer unused Abenomasks to local governments See in context

I wonder what bacteria may be growing in these masks.

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Posted in: Areas near Tokyo await arrival of floating pumice mass See in context

There is also masses of plastic floating in our oceans. Hmmm, I think I would rather have the pumice.

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Posted in: Japan issues new ¥500 coins for 1st time in 21 years See in context

The government, in their own time, or likely 2024 are looking for all the yen stored at home. Either to keep it safe or conveniently at hand. It also means the government doesn’t get its hands on the inheritance.

Changing the notes, probably making existing notes illegal tender will bring out all of this hidden potential tax.

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Posted in: 76-year-old man arrested after causing accident and driving without license for 50 years See in context

He managed to avoid the long lectures each time one renews their licence.

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Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics were symbol of global unity See in context

Personally I don’t see the world as a ‘united world’ nor has Suga and the Olympics brought it any closer to being unified. What a blithering idiot Suga is.

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Posted in: 19-year-old woman arrested over theft of ¥13 mil watch on 'papa-katsu' date See in context

She’s gonna get a bit of time for this. Lol

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,242 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,892 See in context

Whether I trust government numbers or not. These are the numbers we get. If severe hospitalised patients are down 8 let’s hope it stays in the same direction. Maybe then the government will allow us to open bars/ restaurants etc.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

EU residents can’t travel to Japan, while residents of Japan if fully vaccinated could freely enter some EU countries. Tell me if I am wrong about JP/ EU agreement. It’s more likely that EU are reacting to the unfairness or ambiguity in the agreement. Can’t blame the EU for their decision.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,675 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,400 See in context

Timing will be perfect for the government to open up he bars and restaurants before the election.

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