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Posted in: Honda becomes 1st Japanese automaker to sell cars online domestically See in context

Not Sell. Lease. They already screwed English with stupid words like "tarento" which means "no talent". But don't say they "sell" cars when they actually lease them.

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Posted in: Amazon unveils robot that can patrol homes See in context

A roomba with a screen and camera. Without the roomba functionality. And this is science fiction becoming a reality?

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Posted in: Wikipedia parent's new CEO wants to make it more global See in context

Wonder how much she gets paid while every time I visit Wikipedia it asks me to donate money.

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Posted in: Osaka feels 'itch' to make tennis return 'soon' See in context

I guess those sponsorship deals actually require her to play tennis. Wonder whether they require her to moan and complain.

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Posted in: KonMari will spark joy on your mobile phone See in context

I predict it selling no copies

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Posted in: British Airways launches BA Better World sustainability program See in context

Horrible airline. Avoid like the plague.

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Posted in: Critics warn of Apple, Google 'chokepoint' repression See in context

I'd rather Apple and Google have control than the situation it was in Japan with Docomo, AU and SoftBank having control pushing the tie-ins and multitude of substandard non-cross platform services with no accoutability. One of the best things Apple did was give Docomo the finger when they wanted to install all their tie-in rubbish on iPhones.

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Posted in: Shinsei Bank decides to launch defense against SBI's takeover See in context

Shinsei isn't as foreigner friendly as it was in the past - it annoys me that they don't even make the effort anymore to promote products to foreigners, even credit cards. It's home loan process is slow and cumbersome and just plain weird compared to other banks. But I have used them for years and as a standard bank they are OK. Better than Rakuten bank which puts gambling adverts in every email - shocking.

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Posted in: What’s in a name: Honorifics, titles and nicknames in Japan See in context

"Some schools go far as to have all students call each other by last names with the gender-neutral honorifics."

This is positive Pro LGBT+ action. It's insane the writer is complaining about this.

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Posted in: Bumpy road as aging Japan bets on self-driving cars See in context

My Honda freed bought new 2 months ago - set the upper speed limit of adaptive cruise control to 50 and it will frequently hit 10mph more than that. You could say that the Freed is due a model change but Honda are still selling the car in this state. So should that kind of company be trusted with self driving cars? No they shouldn't.

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Posted in: Google launches News Showcase in Japan; to pay fees to 40 publishers See in context

Hope there's an option to hide articles that are behind a paywall from this app that I will never use

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Posted in: How social media – aided by bots – amplifies Islamophobia online See in context

Islam does a pretty good job of creating Islamaphobia. Social media only reflects that.

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Posted in: New adidas Hachiko sneakers pay homage to Shibuya’s famous loyal dog See in context

And is Adidas paying any royalties for exploiting the dog’s name? To the family perhaps? No?

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Posted in: Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics See in context

Cant imagine why anyone would want to be stuck in a cruise with substandard food and substandard entertainment

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Posted in: Japan Pavilion at Dubai expo to be seen remotely See in context

Send a few old Pepper robots. No one wants to interact with them in Japan. Maybe get them to talk about woman's rights when they say hello to people.

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Posted in: Japan's main opposition party vows to realize separate surname option See in context

Interesting that the people who say "who cares" and the like to "Japan's main opposition party vows to realize separate surname option" are male.

Forcing a woman to take the husband's surname is despicable. It continues descrimination against women.

The most ludicrous part is that women who marry foreigners can keep their surname. I guess taking a foreigner's surname is worse than whatever reason they can't keep their surname if they marry someone Japanese.

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Posted in: Bangkok to reopen for vaccinated tourists in October See in context

I'd be happy to go to a luxury hotel in Bangkok and just stay there for a week

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Posted in: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez make romance official in Venice See in context

Oh dear, cover those up. I feel sick. Grow old gracefully.

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Posted in: Crown princess respects 'as much as possible' her daughter's feelings on postponed marriage See in context

4M is pocket change for them. They probably spend that much on wagyu over a month. Why is this even an issue?

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Posted in: Luxury kuromitsu matcha frappe hits McDonald’s Japan’s McCafé for limited time See in context

McD is "luxury" ?

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Posted in: Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns See in context

The bot is raising concerns by itself. That's intelligent.

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Posted in: Facebook and Ray-Ban debut 'smart' shades See in context

The smart thing is to avoid Facebook

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Posted in: SoftBank enters into long-term partnership with Deutsche Telekom See in context

So everyone in Germany will be using LINE and all the other rubbish SoftBank companies? I think not

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Posted in: Webinar: How to buy a home in Japan as a foreigner See in context

How to buy a home as a foreigner in Japan: 1. Find a property, 2. Get a mortgage. Simples. If you can't get a mortgage, you shouldn't be buying.

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Posted in: Discover the hidden treasures of Japan: A spectacular cultural legacy, in unity with nature See in context

The most photographed tourist site in Japan as the lead for "hidden treasures". Hmmm....

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Posted in: Facebook apologizes for 'primates' label on video of Black men See in context

Tiktok-tiktok Facebook's days are numbered

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Posted in: Japan cosmetics maker to exit S Korea amid anti-Korean post protest See in context

Let's not forget that Samsung refuses to use their name on Galaxy phones because Japanese will realise they are Korean.

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Posted in: Japan cosmetics maker to exit S Korea amid anti-Korean post protest See in context

I bet the chief executive would love a night with Rora even though she's not a pure blood

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Posted in: Stream like the stars: Keep on subscribing, maybe watching See in context

Most of these are not relevant to Japan

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