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Posted in: Visa study: 97% of Asia Pacific travelers opt to go cashless when traveling See in context

Regular, repeated business trips sure, but there are places that only accept cash, so it's only logical to bring a bit of both when on a less frequent taken course.

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Posted in: Why hold U.N. climate talks 28 times? Do they even matter? See in context

I hope I'm wrong, but perhaps the attention the photo ops in front of the jet is worth the emission in the grand scheme of thing. Would people be more on their case if they secretly met remotely? Now a days it's so much more about perception than reality.

As to the solution, it's certain there is a tax involved and people will fight tooth and nail against it. We all know what happens to free goods / resources.

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Posted in: Johnny's successor company starts compensating sexual abuse victims See in context

Well 834 has made claims, and 50 or so is approved, so it does appear there's some process and evidence involved. What the evidence itself is, I have no idea, these people were just sitting on it.... Thinking it would be pointless to bring the case forward all these years? Anyways it's good they are finally getting some compensation.

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Posted in: Kishida departs for UAE to attend U.N. climate meeting See in context

All talk no action, at the least talks are done remotely ... Um wait

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Posted in: Women's sport revenues tipped to break $1 billion barrier See in context

Global revenues from women's sport will top $1 billion for the first time in 2024 

soccer's revenue is expected to reach $555 million out of a total predicted figure of $1.28 billion in 2024.

All projections, not to say it's invalid.

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Posted in: Shows like 'Scandal' and 'Madam Secretary' inspire women to become involved in politics in real life See in context

Yes, fiction is the best motivator.

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Posted in: Woman admits stabbing herself at Yokohama music arena See in context


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Posted in: Japan complains over S Korea's 'comfort women' ruling See in context

Sounds like a nothing burger. Japan isn't liable for anything.

 "sovereign immunity," which states that under international law a state cannot be tried in a court in another country.

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Posted in: It is necessary to deepen the knowledge and understanding of how teachers approach students who are not attending school, understand their feelings and respond to them. See in context

I think the problem lies in the fact that teachers simply are in a far inferior position compared to the parent to properly educate the kids outside of technical aspects of education. The parents must continue to work with the teachers and understand their roles and responsibility more closely.

The parents and teacher having different roles in the over all education of children and it isn't really going to change.

Objectively, time is a resource and from an roi perspective, the parents simply need to invest more time relative to the teacher.

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Posted in: U.N. stops delivery of food and supplies to Gaza as communications blackout hinders aid coordination See in context

Looking very much like the hostages seem like nothing compared to the suffering the Palestinians have and will suffer over the years.

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

It's fine, the solution is there, the adults just don't want to implement them. Did the state conduct a survey to determine your local tax rate?

I for one don't think anyone is really looking for research to tell them more about climate change. They are looking for the next tornado to hit their local area.

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Posted in: Japanese senior vice finance minister resigns over unpaid taxes See in context

land and property belonging to his company was seized by authorities on four occasions between 2013 and 2022 due to the nonpayment of fixed asset taxes.

It's not like he got away with not paying taxes. Was it just a failing business?

Never the less bad look.

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Posted in: Man arrested after sneaking into woman’s apartment and washing her lingerie See in context

So strange... Not the worst outcome of leaving your door unlocked I must say.

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Posted in: Are EVs (electric vehicles) good for the environment? See in context

Everything is relative. Is your ICE car good for the environment? Is your smart phone good for the environment? Are humans good for the environment? Are we going to get rid of those too?

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Posted in: Do you think there will be many functioning democracies around the world in, say, 20 years from now? See in context

I'm no Trump fan, trust me there. But I have to admit, he is the "screaming in your face" living proof that something is wrong with the system.

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Posted in: Ramen restaurant offers free ramen for the rest of your life for ¥300,000 See in context

It's good up to a point, for both the restaurant and the customer.

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Posted in: JAL announces int'l fare fuel surcharge for tickets issued between December and January 2024 See in context

Better service, what exactly is "better", to each their own. I just don't see it worth the difference in price, perhaps just my expectation.

Fuel prices / fx went up 50% over a 2 month period? Not sure about that one.

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Posted in: Kishida asks ruling bloc to weigh income tax cut to fight inflation See in context

? Decrease tax revenue to fight persistent inflation in the economy?

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Posted in: Japan asks Google to revert map names of disputed East China Sea islets See in context

Pretty sure this is region specific, so nothing to see here

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Posted in: IAEA team gathers marine samples near Fukushima See in context

Don't eat seafood any more if you feel it's unsafe. It's not like you can hold them accountable, you can't reverse the contamination. No point to argue at all.

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Posted in: Japan asks Iran to talk to Hamas and try to calm tensions with Israel See in context

"Aren't self sufficient"

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Posted in: Japan asks Iran to talk to Hamas and try to calm tensions with Israel See in context

I don't see a scenario where Israel has no reaction to the attack by Hamas. What that reaction is that is justifiable I have no idea. I'm not sure under what basis is having the ABILITY to deny water, food, and fuel is justifiable or a permanent solution. There's likely a good reason how Gaza came to be, but to me, I don't see that as a peaceful long term solution as evidently they are self sufficient as is.

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Posted in: Israel-Palestinian conflict tests Japan's oil diplomacy See in context

Don't blame them for being cautious; their reliance on middle East oil is not a secret and as such is reflected in the strength of their voice in this conflict.

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Posted in: Japan asks Iran to talk to Hamas and try to calm tensions with Israel See in context

Like asking the criminals to tell the police, we don't got beef with you, you don't need to catch me. We good, mm Kay?

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Posted in: Unification Church slams Japan's dissolution request as threat to religious freedom See in context

Just pay taxes, believers don't care if you have to pay taxes or not.

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Posted in: Often in error but still seductive: Why we can't quit election polls See in context

Always found it surprising why any voter needs to know what the polling results are constantly prior to the election. Of course it's plenty useful to the electorate but I would presume they look at the data itself rather than read the news story.

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Posted in: Japan's AI draft guidelines ask for measures to address overreliance See in context

The regulators basically have no idea what they are talking about. It's also hard to imagine them being the AI expert.

Just have it open sourced (training data / methodology etc) and have some sort of liability framework to hold them accountable.

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Posted in: Publishing exec gets suspended sentence over Tokyo Olympics bribery See in context

To be fair suspended sentence is not exclusive to japan. Alot of blue collar crime in the US is prosecuted with suspended sentences that are a slap on the wrist too. But that doesn't mean there's no point to actually holding people who accept bribes personally accountable. Or perhaps we should actually hold professionals and people in power to a higher standard rather than let it go to save a few bucks, everything is too big to fall, wouldn't wanna rock the boat.

If cost is the issue, penalizing the company for the bribe significantly is the most direct way to get the funds to "support" the cost of incarceration if you ask me.

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Posted in: Publishing exec gets suspended sentence over Tokyo Olympics bribery See in context

The amount of people in the article receiving suspended sentence is off the charts!

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Posted in: Japan payments clearing system glitch hits 11 banks See in context

Push for cashless is more around information on your spending habits rather than controling if you can spend; at least interns of jp. But then again I don't think japan is really going cashless anytime soon.

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