From my understand there is a realistic chance of the status quo grand collation continuing.
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A reason why the company is pushing Instagram Kids is because usage of the regular app is declining on a per capita basis. It was sustained in part due to global growth but most markets have been reached now.
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Can we watch the royal wedding?
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Yes, but remember at the same time the alternatives could theoretically be worse. It reminds me of how everyone wanted Rupert Murdoch to sell SKY News in the UK, but now there are no major right-wing news networks in the UK whatsoever and media plurality is worse.
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The economic situation is not unique to Japan but does raise the question about who is going to pay for it. A while back the world was asking about providing a universal basic income to the youth who are struggling to get high quality jobs, meanwhile we have a growing elderly population in most of Europe and Asia.
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What exactly are the North Koreans trying to achieve?
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I think that a lot of the narrative on right wing politics seems a bit removed from on-the-ground realities. I would say that the main reason is because right-wing folk do not have any trust left in federal government institutions - the majority understand and support science.
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The current system of anti-trust litigation is based on how much market share a single company has within the specific economy, but it does not take into account the market share a company has globally. Comcast is arguably a far more powerful foe than Vodafone, despite the latter having a larger market share in the UK. It is important for a anti-trust regulator to take into account how much market share a company has on the global stage as well, because we live in a globalised world.
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Posted in: What do you think it is going to be like at airports as more international travel starts? Do you think there will be hassles at check-in terminals and departure gates over whether passengers have or haven't got the right vaccination passports or apps, or proof of having tested negative for the coronavirus and so on? See in context
December Japan will ditch its quarantine because by then Japan will reach 90% full will be vaccinated. So next year traveling through Japanese airport will be the same as per China Pocks
This will not be the case considering there is already a need for booster shots in most early-vaccinated countries such as Israel and Singapore (who are consequently in the midst of a raging epidemic despite most of the population being vaccinated).
And furthermore there will always be the possibility of a new variant emerging from the developing world (already there is a new variant in South America that is worse than Delta).
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It is ridiculous how the world is obsessed with Afghanistan as if they are the exception, when much of the world lives in pain and misery while the rest of the world turns and looks the other way. That aid money could do so much better in many other countries.
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Posted in: Human rights groups around the world are urging the International Olympic Committee to rescind its decision to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and that countries boycott the Games over China's human rights violations of more than a million Uyghur Muslims. Do you support such a call? See in context
I think that the Chinese are only doing what the majority of the world wants to do. Islamophobia is widespread and mainstream despite what a lot of commentators here like to think, and furthermore Muslims are themselves responsible for some horrible human rights abuses (for example, why are people not calling for the World Cup in Qatar to be boycotted?), so this comes across as double standards by left wing advocates. Furthermore, the Chinese do this to everyone. I don't hear about people wanting to help Chinese women, gays, etc... so why are the Muslims so special? If you leave them to it then they will join cahoots with the Taliban across the border in Afghanistan.
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It would be a shame if a nearby pacific island suddenly had an Islamist terrorist group that mysteriously acquired US grade nuclear weapons.
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The fruit sandwiches are by far the weirdest. I find sandwiches a boring option on a normal day, but starberries and cream with bread is akin to brutalizing a good product.
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The UK has a general dislike for identification and the like, because it is seen as an "internal passport" which was a major argument in the Cold War.
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Qatar is probably the best place to host an embassy for the region. Afghanistan has imploded and Pakistan is about to implode. The remaining countries are either hostile to Afghanistanis or also about to implode themselves. India is no longer a friend of the Muslim world.
There was always going to be a large scale migration crisis as the Middle East implodes due to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, but I guess the face of the crisis will be the Afghanis. There is not a single appetite in places like the UK to accept the refugees.
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Patriotism is more of a feeling, whereas nationalism is more about the politics. The latter might also be a bit stronger than the former.
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Surely the number of illegal foreign workers would have hit rock bottom due to the lack of tourist visas currently?
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It will probably be limited to Chinese spectators only. For everyone complaining about their treatment of Xinjiangers, I would point out that the Chinese have treated many other groups similarly, and the Muslims themselves discriminate widely against other groups (Qatar World Cup for example?)
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Why is this a news story on the Japan Today? I can understand it being a news story in English-language China media or Chinese-orientated German media, but it isn't really relevant here unless there is some foul play at hand.
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The Paralympics are a repeating event so nothing new per se. The problem is that the average disabled person is highly unlikely to be able to compete in a sport due to the restrictions introduced by the surge in coronavirus cases in the aftermath of the Games.
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There is nothing that can give me the will to put the Olympics/Paralympics above the freedoms enjoyed by keeping the coronavirus at bay.
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The "genocide games" are only concerning Muslims, when China has been doing the same against other groups for decades, along with a number of other countries. It's propaganda for the Muslim community and nothing else.
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What is the point in holding the paralympics if normal disabled athletes cannot do sports as a result of the surge in cases?
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A few years ago there was a long period in western countries where leaders were getting younger (Cameron, Trudeau, Macron...) but things changed quite recently with the election of older people (Trump, Biden, Johnson...).
Emmanuel Macron is by far the youngest. Abe/Trudeau/Cameron are all now around 50 years old.
If someone came into the government with the same ideals as Abe then I think it would be good.
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I just wanted to bring a point in:
Once I tell a lady that we will split the bills 50/50 they disappear like a ghost.
In Japanese culture it is still common for a wife to become a housemaker. So it is not in their interest to pursue a high flying career and hence it is presumed that the lower income woman would be at the same "class" level as a higher income man.
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Gunma is basically a commuter suburb of Tokyo. Nagano is not.
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People hate waiting.
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