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Posted in: Netflix making live-action 'One Piece' series with original creator as producer See in context

Why do they ALWAYS want to spoil something beautiful??

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Posted in: NEC receives major cyberattacks; defense data theft suspected See in context

When you have unfriendly communist neighbors who are well known for cyber espionage, this is to be expected and prevented with stronger defenses. Expect more before & during Tokyo 2020 because the same happened to the S. Koreans during the Winter Olympics. Japan HAS to treat cyber security as a priority!

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Posted in: Troubled foreign youth get leg up to rejoin Japanese society See in context

phrases such as "what goes around comes around" and "enduring unbearable hardships for the sake of attaining one's objective." Why these types of phrases?

For Life lessons:

"what goes around comes around" : Lesson is about Karma. If you do something bad to others, then something bad will happen to you.

""enduring unbearable hardships for the sake of attaining one's objective." : Lesson is about willpower, determination and about not giving up until you achieve your goals.

I'd say this outside teacher is actually pretty good to incorporate life lessons together with Japanese language lessons.

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Posted in: Anxiety about Wuhan's isolation mounting among Japanese firms See in context

It has been reported that the Wuhan government knew about the outbreak at least a month before any public announcement was made.

I have also heard & read this from several places.

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Posted in: Australia defends choice of remote detention center to house locals evacuated from Wuhan See in context

Screw political correctness. We're talking about human lives here. Australia is doing the right thing!

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Posted in: Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus See in context

If surgical masks are useless why are they worn by medical staff across the globe?

So that you can't identify them if they screw up while operating on you.

:D

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Posted in: JR turning to AI to combat problems with snow See in context

What we need are flame-throwers attached to the front of trains. More cost effective than A.I. , I dare say.

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Posted in: Ex-nurse helping revive struggling fishing business in Hokkaido See in context

I know it's not against the law here in Japan but I just cringe when I hear stories though of people marrying their cousins!

This is actually pretty common in Asian cultures, not just Japan.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Amazon employees criticize firm's climate stance See in context

Maybe they should whine about the tons of coal that is being burnt in places like china, Mongolia and other countries, esp during winter.

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Posted in: Nose-blowing and face masks provide deep insight into Japan’s social norms See in context

One 33-year-old woman from Okayama, replied that she blows her nose even with people around. She had a very big personality that matched her opinion.

So, arrogance, selfishness and inconsideration for others, is now seen as having a "big personality"?

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Posted in: Shop fearing Wuhan virus bans Chinese visitors in Hakone See in context

He may have intended to say "Chinese nationals" but the sign says "Ethnic Chinese" (中国人种). Moreover, the sign also urges visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan to "not misunderstand....

....it seems to be clear that the owner chose to ban an entire ethnicity rather than targeting specific behaviors and outlining rules of conduct in his shop

Seems to be that the writer actually WANTS it to seem as if he was targeting an entire ethnicity when he was actually only targeting the prc communists and not Chinese from other countries.

You all think that shops in prc won't want to ban their own kind if they find out they're from Wuhan? They actually do....just that they're afraid that the violent and abusive CCP authorities would come down hard on them.

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Posted in: PayPay announces 40% bonus points campaign See in context

For those new to PayPay, you can download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store for free

Once registered, you need to link PayPay to a Japanese bank account or credit card

Users of Tik Tok and other PRC apps that are already on your cellphones, please be aware of cybersecurity issues. Tik Tok has a history of sending your data to prc servers. Have a separate cellphone ONLY for payments.

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Posted in: Sellers petition for antitrust probe over Rakuten free shipping See in context

A group of merchants on Rakuten Inc's online shopping mall on Wednesday submitted a petition

Just curious. Which country are these sellers mostly from? Any of them associated with Rakuten's foreign competitors?

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Posted in: Woman, 3 children found stabbed to death in car See in context

Dammit! Why the children too? This makes me furious!!!

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Posted in: Cases of viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China See in context

Bad news and I've heard that the Chinese govt. is also suppressing the numbers so they're likely much worse.

I agree.

What concerns me is that countries that are under china's influence will also be obliged to follow suit....since their leaders are way more concerned about prc money than the welfare of their own citizens. These countries will not have the guts to stop prc citizens from stepping into their countries especially after the Lunar New Year where the disease is very likely to spread on those over-stuffed and crammed public transports.

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Posted in: Ousted Grammy CEO files explosive discrimination complaint See in context

It is curious that Ms Dugan never raised these grave allegations until a week after legal claims were made against her personally by a female employee who alleged Ms Dugan had created a 'toxic and intolerable' work environment and engaged in 'abusive and bullying conduct,'

I've mentioned this before on JT. Women leaders, especially from the West, are not the loving angels or "victims" that they make themselves out to be. They often step on others toes, even that of other women.

created a 'toxic and intolerable' work environment and engaged in 'abusive and bullying conduct,

This seems to be a common complaint about western women leaders. That even other women find this intolerable is pretty telling.

....all made possible by the 'boys club' mentality and approach to governance at the Academy,"

Also, as I mentioned before, when a female screws up, they always blame the males. It's even more convenient now to use the men as an excuse for personal failures...thanks to Metoo.

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Posted in: Data of over 8,000 at Mitsubishi Electric feared leaked in cyberattack See in context

A Chinese cybercrime group is suspected of carrying out the unauthorized access to personal computers and servers, a source close to the matter said

china-nese....again. And they wonder why the world doesn't like them.

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Posted in: Japan looks to protect intellectual property in wagyu beef cattle See in context

The move comes after an attempt to export fertilized wagyu beef cattle eggs and sperm to China came to light in 2018

Can't these PRC communists ever stop STEALING from Japan and US?

They've been cases of these people trying to steal high quality corn from the US too.

I say we arm Japanese farmers and train them them to shoot at whoever tries to steal Japanese Wagyu beef know-how.

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Posted in: Ghibli anime 'Whisper of the Heart' is getting a live-action sequel film See in context

Please don't let Hollyweird white-wash/diversify this.

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Posted in: Court defers ruling on fatal car accident after driver's remarks See in context

she wished the other vehicle involved in the accident had slowed down,

WHY THE HECK should the other driver slow down when he had the right of way and was no where near the victims? SHE should have slowed down and NOT turned right and waited until the other vehicle passed.

Coward.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

I don't want to say I told you so, but I TOLD YOU SO!

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Posted in: University of Tokyo fires associate professor over anti-Chinese Twitter posts See in context

Racism and conspiracy theory are the last refuges for morons

You are right. That is why the morons in the CCP are imprisoning and torturing thousands of Tibetans, Urgur Muslims and Fulongong members.

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Posted in: Japan sends 2 SDF planes, 70 personnel to help fight Australia fires See in context

Australia should also hire Russian fire-fighting aircraft. They have some of the largest water-carrying planes and helicopters.

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Posted in: University of Tokyo fires associate professor over anti-Chinese Twitter posts See in context

If he had been from PRC and had made similar comments against Japanese or Americans, he would have been lauded as a 'hero'.

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Posted in: University of Tokyo fires associate professor over anti-Chinese Twitter posts See in context

Osawa also wrote that the university is "controlled by the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party."

This is already happening in Australian universities.

"I will not bother to hold an interview if (I learn the applicant is) Chinese. I will eliminate the applicant in document screening," he tweeted,

Perhaps he's right. PRC communists are well known for stealing IP from hi-tech companies. Just ask the US.

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Posted in: SoftBank-funded hotel firm Oyo lays off 10% of India staff See in context

multiple allegations including bribery and pressure from Japanese backer SoftBank to cut costs

Indians and bribery? Say it ain't true. snigger

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Posted in: Taiwan 'already independent', president warns China See in context

This woman has more b***s than many of the male leaders in this world. Most of them have kowtowed to the CCP. Only she and her countrymen who voted for her, have the guts to stand up to communist dictators.

Go Taiwan!

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

Y'all can laugh and make fun of him all you want. That really won't stop women from lining up by the thousands to be his 'girlfriend' for the documentary and the space trip. And I dare say a number of them will be Western women. They too want their 15 mins of fame.....esp if a man is footing the bill.

Also, none of you will be condemning a woman billionaire if she had done the exact same thing and publicly advertises for a boyfriend.

Misandrists.

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Posted in: Chinese-style makeup expresses the inner strength and confidence of a person and it feels new here. I think the concept of a 'cool woman' is becoming widespread in Japan nowadays. See in context

Chinese-style makeup expresses the inner strength and confidence of a person

Just don't confuse "inner strength" and "confidence" with "arrogance" and "self-entitlement".

One of the most enduring qualities of Japanese women is their humility and mindfulness of others' feelings. Please don't lose that.

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Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies held across Japan See in context

In what has become an annual event in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures, which were hit by the March 11, 2011 disaster, ceremonies were tinged with sadness as young people remembered their friends who perished in the disaster. Some new adults posed for photos with portraits of deceased classmates. In other areas of Tohoku, parents of children who died and who would have been 20, attended with photos of their daughters wearing kimonos so they could be present in spirit. Some young adults, whose parents died in the disaster, brought photos of their parents to the ceremony

This is very heart-warming. Well done, Japanese youth!

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