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Posted in: Lamar Jackson apologizes for vulgar tweet toward fan See in context

The person who posted (Castlewillkill) was not a fan, he was a troll looking to agitate someone famous on Twitter using toxic language. Just look at his profile.

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Posted in: Sagawa, who killed woman, ate her flesh in Paris in 1981, dies at 73 See in context

I just realized he is likely modeled as the cannibal villain in the Japanese movie "Gun Girl"

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Posted in: Local assembly member arrested over murder of wife in Nagano See in context

The prosecutor has to prove guilt, not the police. The police only have arrest powers and will need circumstantial evidence to present to the prosecutor to will request a trial with a judge. Legal 101.

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Posted in: Twitter exodus begins after Musk 'hardcore' ultimatum See in context

How much severance is offered in Japan if they consider 3 months unusual?

Most US-based companies pay up to 26 weeks or more.

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Posted in: Kishida sacks justice minister to curtail damage, but leadership questioned See in context

Japan has to go through bold reform and Kishida has to think bold and be bold

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Posted in: S Korea in shock, grief after 153 die in Halloween crowd surge See in context

This can happen anywhere and very quickly. Avoid crowds or leave even at the hint of a rush/stampede

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Posted in: Kishida pledges heating aid to war-hit Ukraine ahead of winter See in context

Radioactive water can keep Ukraine warm during the winter

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Posted in: No. 2 U.S. diplomat heads to Japan to discuss N Korea, LGBTQ rights See in context

I was shocked LGBT was not taught in Japanese primary schools to children like in America. I'm glad the US Secretary of State is going to bring this to Japan's attention.

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Posted in: Japan's imports, exports balloon on energy costs, cheap yen See in context

That Honda-E in the photo needs to be sold in the USA - awesome car

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Posted in: Bar owner found stabbed to death in Tokyo See in context

blaming the underworld just to say "Japan is safe" - kinda like how America likes to say "gang-related" to excuse crime happening in their cities. Japan is not safe.

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Posted in: Kishida eyes launching probe into controversial Unification Church See in context

I support freedom of religion and faith-based politicians.

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Posted in: Yen in 147 zone against dollar in Tokyo after hitting 32-year low See in context

Japan and their fans won't admit or confess - the Japan 3-year unexplainable and irrational travel ban of a G8 nation hurt their economy. Abe and Suga and Kishida stubbornly kept the travel ban in place ignoring the harm it was causing to global businesses and FX moves. Now here we are - 147 yen and dropping.

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Posted in: Body found in Chiba river may be that of missing 7-year-old girl See in context

Japan is very safe, even if you don't like to admit it..

There is no such thing as "safe" - that is an entitlement/privilege statement that a certain group of people makes until something happens to them.

Japan actually is a "secured" country with practices in place based on previous tragedies like train jumper guards, shutter gates for businesses after hours, and a street camera system.

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Posted in: Emperor to take prostate MRI test in November See in context

The Emperor is setting a good example for Japan and the Japanophiles who want to keep medical screenings a "private affair" by showing that it is okay to go screen for prostate issues. I find it weird knowing every man is going to develop prostate issues after 50 to see comments about his "privacy" when this is a serious issue, especially to Japanese men.

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Posted in: Kishida pinning hopes on big-spending tourists to revive economy See in context

"They lock the border for three years and then expect people to return."

The best comment that sums up everything. People who were serious about going to Japan like my dentist in 2020 have zero interest in ever going to Japan after the travel ban was imposed. There is a big denial within Japan about the consequences of this travel ban fallout - it was a very bad decision to allow it to go on this long.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

The commentariat here got jokes about N. Korea until they find out one day they allowed N. Korea to get better and better until they cannot be stopped.

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Posted in: Strong U.S. dollar an unstoppable force endangering other currencies See in context

" of course the dollar will rise. It is the currency of choice in times of crises."

It used to be the Japanese yen that was considered a safe harbor - but after imposing an unexplainable travel ban against all incoming foreign travel, including students and businesses, the yen lost this haven status

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Posted in: Japan's forex intervention hits record ¥2.84 tril to stem yen fall See in context

Nation after nation warned Japan that if they kept their unreasonable travel ban up, it will cause irrevocable harm to their economy.

Here we are.

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

There is no way Abe's funereal was most costly than the Queen of England - the queen funereal was in the making for decades and shut the whole city, and banking system down. Let's not exaggerate here.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

Why are we blaming Abe when over and over - it was the Japanese people who supported this?

They keep voting in the LDP each election.

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Posted in: Japan intervenes in currency market buying yen for dollars for first time since 1998 See in context

From what I read, the retail forex has 3:1 ration to the BOJ so this is just a temporary bump but will only last for a few days

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Posted in: LDP to update list of members linked to Unification Church See in context

We see how the Catholic church has been embedded in the UK; see how Islam is embedded in the Middle East so I see no problem with politicians in Japan being embedded with the Unification Church. Religion and politics have been mixing since the Ancient Egyptian era.

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up teenager’s skirt See in context

I think it's perverted to send family and friends links to upskirt filming in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan set to waive some visa requirements in October to boost tourism: Nikkei See in context

Vivian, it has been 3 years since I last saw her as well. We stayed in touch but this was not right and not our fault.

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Posted in: Japan to remove entry cap in 'not-so-distant future,' official says See in context

Agree with "master" - looking around the world, these politically-driven restrictions did more social/economic harm than any health-positive result.

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Posted in: Unification Church ex-members in Japan say they were treated like an 'economic army' See in context

I see a lot of scapegoating here. A terrorist scapegoats his reason for making homemade guns and assassinating a Prime Minister. Now politicians are scapegoating why they do not have a great approval rating. And we got some scapegoating to hide their insecurities.

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Posted in: 'Help wanted': Businesses struggle to fill jobs See in context

Hilarious that when there is an employer demand, the wages trend lower. But when there is an employee demand, we get articles discussing about people unwilling to work instead of the wages trending higher.

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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

There are no realistic flights from the US to Japan. Some airlines are only flying to Japan, with no return flights.

People are going to choose other destinations until Japan gets its act together.

In all honestly, Japan sounds dull with these restrictions and a cheap yen is not going to attract anybody over going where everybody else is having a good time

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Posted in: Cost of Abe's state funeral rises to ¥1.6 billion See in context

Why is Unification Church being brought up? How about we make the murderer and his family pay for the funereal cost?

The good in the real world - Japan has the decency and respect to honor their Prime Minister and their legacy of service to their nation.

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Posted in: Unification Church's donation coercion in Japan is problem: ex-exec See in context

Freedom of religion is a basic and guaranteed human right.

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