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Posted in: Japanese architectural craft approved as UNESCO intangible heritage See in context

Well houses are made of plastic now so . . .

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Posted in: Apple unveils headphones that cost twice as much as AirPods See in context

Not sure why everyone is complaining. I have a pair of very expensive Gado headphones. Are you angry with me? Are you angry with Grado? Have you listened to these Apple headphones and determined they are low quality for high price?

Or maybe you just hate on everything Apple?

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Posted in: Russia deploys missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan See in context

Japan will never get them back but if it did, tetrapods would be the first thing to happen. Then concrete hillsides. At the moment they are still pristine.

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Posted in: 85-year-old man arrested over death of 80-year-old wife See in context

Social services of every kind can only do so much. If we become sick, in pain, immobile etc. at some point we may need release.   Legal euthanasia is a sign of a caring society.

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Posted in: 85-year-old man arrested over death of 80-year-old wife See in context

The reason we need legal euthanasia.

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Posted in: Controversial Kumamoto dam project approved after disaster See in context

Every river in Japan is damned with a damn dam. Or multiple. Let's damn well keep building more dams.

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Posted in: Textile maker hopes 'Demon Slayer' anime will promote tatami industry See in context

Japanese generally don't want tatami any more; and those that do choose a plastic version that is very "convenient."

Myself I think tatami is fantastic and luckily we have two room with it.

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Posted in: Face mask distributer imprisoned in sex shop by yakuza for 11 hours See in context

This is Soranews so the headline told the whole story without the endless meandering. and verbosity.

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli’s new anime keeping its setting in UK; has official premiere date See in context

Seems they ran out of ideas and are now on life support.

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Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki asked, while picking up trash on street, for opinions on 'Demon Slayer' See in context

SoraNews24 lol. What do you expect?

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Posted in: Passenger injured by pepper spray in Tokyo subway following argument over face mask See in context

Monte Bell (spelling?) sells pepper spray. And no, a bear bell is not enough.

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Posted in: Lake Biwa and the creatures inside: Fishing in the largest lake of Japan See in context

It's the biggest lake. And after the first sentence, it goes down-hill from there.

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Posted in: Japan's total coronavirus cases top 100,000 See in context

A friend had covid: high temperature, loss of taste etc. meant no doubt about it. She went to an Otorhinolaryngologist. He never used the word covid, didn't test her or even suggest she get a test, sent her home with the equivalent of a prescription for aspirin. She lives with her aged mother-in-law. The doctor never asked about home details.

The fact is all clinics and most hospitals are private businesses and they do not want to be associated with the virus because it will scare away normal customers (patients). Thus we have heard about people being told to use the back entrance for secret covid tests.

All this means is that the numbers in Japan are pure fantasy. Stay safe, wear your mask, social distance, use your brain.

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Posted in: Niigata Prefecture heightens bear alert after woman dies from attack See in context

Bear spray is available at Montbell.

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Posted in: Shinkansen to get speed boost along Tohoku route See in context

Didn't know the "conductor" controls the speed. Drivers must hate that ;)

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Posted in: Large study shows 45,000 new daily COVID infections in England See in context

Sad they voted for this baboon and also for his euro exit. Watch the slow decline of my home country.

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Posted in: First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic See in context

Got a real kick out of this (lame) story.

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Posted in: BOJ to start feasibility study on digital currency in FY 2021 See in context

Banks transport hard cash in trucks from A to B. I pay a bill on line. Data is sent. No need for physical object later to be transported. Old guys will complain.

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Posted in: Fujisato: Hiking, waterfalls and tasty lamb See in context

There is always the danger of concrete public works project in Japan; however one thing that makes this country interesting and unlike any other place is the tiny and atmospheric shrines and temples that dot the mountainscapes.

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Posted in: At least 5 Kindai University soccer players used cannabis See in context

Is it legal for a school to investigate its entire student body? The police should investigate the school.

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Posted in: Group protests to NHK over tweets considered prejudiced against Koreans See in context

Because NHK is known to be honest, impartial and trustworthy. And everyone here has actually read that boy's diary and knows its contents and veracity.

Forgive me but, LOL

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Posted in: Toyota, Nissan to seek reimbursement from UK if Brexit talks fail: Nikkei See in context

You leave Europe, we leave UK. Unless you can convince us otherwise. How hard is that to understand?

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Posted in: Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, new watch, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home See in context

Apple haters are always good for a laugh. But these comments here a way funnier than usual. Sell macs for cheaper than the component cost? lol. Half a day of battery for the watch? lol. Shortening life of their products? LOL. Never had a mac for less than ten years. iPads last for ever. Still using iPhone SE with zero problems. Wife has 2nd generation watch with zero issues. You will find Apple customers are generally loyal and for a reason.

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Posted in: Apple seeks damages from 'Fortnite' creator in App Store dispute See in context

I just side-loaded a free game on my Android, now my credit card statement has got some weird numbers. Not sure what's going on there. But I agree with Antique, Apple is evil.

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Posted in: Georgia investigating double voting in primary election See in context

They are just doing what Trump told them to do.

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Posted in: Epic Games asks court to force Apple to reinstall Fortnite See in context

Standard retail markup is 30%. The Apple Store is what keeps the phone free from malware. If you don't like it, don't buy apple. There are many many choice. How is this a monopoly?

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Posted in: Japan, Britain to wrap up trade talks soon; cheese last remaining key issue See in context

In simple English, the deal will be worse than that already existing for the EU. Lucky they got out of that organisation!

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Posted in: TikTok lovers rage against Trump threat of U.S. ban See in context

They spoiled his event, or so he believes. Now he will show 'em (and everyone else) who's boss. Remember this is Trump. The simple explanation is always the true one.

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Posted in: UK says trade talks with Japan making good progress See in context

UK says so because they are slowly realising the giant blunder of leaving the EU. Now they will clutch at any straw.

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Posted in: 'Pathetic!' -- Trump lashes out at virus coordinator Dr Birx See in context

An ignoramus who believes he knows more than medical professionals about medical matters. And stubbornly persists. In a taxi driver it would be shocking, but the guy in charge of a country? Literally unbelievable.

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