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Posted in: Nintendo cancels its Live 2024 Tokyo event after persistent threats to workers and customers See in context

Wow. So just a threat can now cause an event to be canceled. This sets a dangerous (pun intended) precedent.

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Posted in: Japan pledges $4.5 bil more in aid for Ukraine, including $1 bil in humanitarian funds See in context

Generators, power supply equipment and credit guarantees are non lethal aid and good way to help.

Not when they are in the middle of a war, it's not. Unless Kishda is psychic.

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Posted in: How food and agriculture contribute to climate change See in context

So what shall they have us eat instead of meat, then? Hint: starts with the letter, "B".

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Posted in: Kishida again denies knowing of Unification Church members at meeting See in context

Ah, the classic I don't remember defence

Was thinking that too. And was because it involved alcohol. So of course he doesn't remember.

Kishida needs to go.

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Posted in: Japan mulls delaying launch of Mars moon probe from 2024 to 2026 See in context

Once this is finally achieved, then looking forward to a person landing on the moon.

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Posted in: Princess Aiko turns 22, balancing studies with official duties See in context

Has her dad's looks.

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Posted in: Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.5% in October See in context

Yeah, now get back to us with the underemployment level, and with historical comparisons please. Then let us know about how the rate of employment is calculated here.

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Posted in: Japan suspends its own Osprey flights after U.S. aircraft crash See in context

Temporarily?? If they are faulty/have issues, then should be taken out of service immediately. What is this "temporarily" stuff?

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Posted in: Japan university to disband scandal-hit American football club See in context

cricket [blah blah] boring....

Only the second most played sport in the world. It seems many would disagree with you. But I do agree with you regarding golf though. ;)

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Posted in: Japan suspends its own Osprey flights after U.S. aircraft crash See in context

For the time being? とりあえず?

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Posted in: Locals use big-city thinking to bring Gunma onsen town back from brink See in context

To reverse the inevitable decline in these areas and to encourage more internal tourism in general, there needs to be an overhaul of the mindset here. Nostalgia is good but if won't save them. Nor will restoring bubble-economy era concrete monstrositiea.

First as others have said, pull those horrendous strucures down. Geeenify the places and put up wood cottages, encourage gramping and the like. Encourage people to live/work in these areas through telework initiatives and flexible work options. Being back a sense of community and put in hip cafes and little boutique shops and stuff that are actually attractive for all types.

Then get rid of Golden/Silver weeks, etc and give all employees 60 days fully paid leave per year and let them choose when to use those holidays.

There is so much potential here but the mindset remains rooted in the glorious past of bubble economy era . Japan needs to move on.

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Posted in: Line operator says 440,000 personal data items leaked See in context

This happens because we use software made in Korea.

Nope. Was developed in Japan after 311.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Japan to compensate former 'comfort women' See in context

It's like if an American court ordered Japan to pay compensation for pearl harbor.... Oh wait. They'd probably pay...oops, bad analogy.

But In this case the Korean court can make as many urges as it likes. The Japanese will never pay, and shouldn't. Like others above have said, this record is well and truly broken.

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Posted in: Novo to launch anti-obesity drug Wegovy in Asia with February Japan roll-out See in context

Ah yes, no mention of some of the "possible" side the effects, with I have listed here from the companys own website:

"Common side effects of Wegovy® may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn".

And these are just the "common" ones. They also state:

"Wegovy should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical exercise".

So, basically you are throwing your money away, as with most drugs.

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Posted in: 'Barking deer' in Japan causing havoc for human population See in context

700 to 900 million yen per year to cull some deer?? I think a special audit examining exactly how this money is being used needs to take place.

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Posted in: Kotatsu heated tables for sofas rising in popularity, giving Japan best of both worlds this winter See in context

A crazy and cumbersome idea. Why not adjust the room temperature to a comfortable level?

You'll find the answers to that in the course, Consumerism 101.

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Posted in: 9 injured after car plows into pedestrians in southwestern Japan See in context

I'll speculate like everybody else: he had to veer off the road to avoid a sudden bolt of lightning.

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Posted in: Japan eyes banning cannabinoid HHCH after gummies render many ill See in context

Oh Japanese bureaucrats! Still hung up on Reefer Madness. Quite a few decades out of date, like a lot of policy in Japan.

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Posted in: Chaos at unstaffed Japanese bento shop shows pitfalls of technology See in context

Just get rid of plastic bags entirely. And replace with paper bags (and for FREE by the way). End of confusion, and best for the environment.

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Posted in: Internet, phone networks collapse in Gaza, threatening to worsen humanitarian crisis See in context

Obviously a war crime. The whole world is watching.

Except now with internet and phone communications out we can't watch, can we? And we shan't watch and we'll just become numb and apathetic, like we do with all other far-flung wars. Because we don't really care. And they know that.

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Posted in: Heat projected to kill nearly five times more people by 2050 See in context

Science deniers everywhere..

They love to keep burning fossil fuels as a Neandertha

I'd like to know what you're burning and what your consumption habits are.

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Posted in: Japanese economy shrinks 0.5% in third quarter See in context

Look how well Huawei is fighting US sanctions now. Toshiba was the Huawei back in the day. Huawei owes Toshiba lesson fees.

Nail hit on the head. Not sure why you getting down voted bro. Such a lack of innovation in Japan over past 30 years. Ambition has gone out the window. I suppose that comes with an average age of just about 50, now. Conservative geriatrics running the show.

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Posted in: Japanese economy shrinks 0.5% in third quarter See in context

Even with near record tourism.....

But it's inevitable, really. The ageing population will lead to a reduction in consumption, which is the main driver of the economy.

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Posted in: Johnny's sex abuse victim dies in apparent suicide See in context

That new company name. A Freudian Slip?

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Posted in: Environmental change threatens what's left of Japan's cormorant fishing legacy See in context

Ah yes, climate change. I wonder how they got through the period of high economic growth when rivers were much more polluted than now, or what happened after the rivers were all concreted up, wetlands filled in, their paths changed, massive dykes built up, changes in human population along the river banks over time, etc, etc.

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Posted in: Hyundai joins Honda, Toyota in raising wages after U.S. auto union deals with Detroit 3 See in context

Honda Japan also recently raised wages. Know a lady working there as part of their army of temp workers. She got a 3000 yen monthly raise monthly to her already meager take home pay of well below 200,000 yen (and no bonuses paid).

This is the reality for most workers in Japan (even more so for women) who are not "full-time".

All due to out of date and unfit for purpose LDP labour policy that favours the conglomerates.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot by police after Osaka apartment quarrel See in context

It has become all about the bullet. Got to love internet forums.

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Posted in: Fireworks festivals in Japan dim their lights amid financial woes See in context

Sell tickets

It's exactly what they did in Otsu this year, increasing the area of seating that is subject to ticket pricing, cordoning it off and erecting high barriers (I wonder how much THAT cost) so if one didn't pay, one couldn't see, even from one's apartment overlooking the event.

What a great way to disconnect the community and promote exclusivity. The locals were not very happy all and and there are talks of boycottiing the event next year.

Fireworks displays should be for public viewing. And we DON"T want, money wasted on barriers, cones, or people armed with megaphones blasting our eardrums with useless directons /rules that nobody listens to anyway.

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Posted in: Credit card transaction disruptions reported nationwide in Japan See in context

how many millions of cc transactions take place every day, year in year out, without problem.... sees to me to be more the point

The issue is when the thing doesn't work. Cash always works. And it needs to remain an option for times when the system is down, or for those who wish to pay with it when they want to.

The other month when travelling overseas, I remember trying to pay for a beer in cash, only be told that they didn't accept it, just like many other retailers and businesses. But they charged me 5% more to pay with my credit card. This nonsense has to stop. It should be illegal to refuse payments in cash.

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