William Round comments

Posted in: Japan reports 109,928 new coronavirus case See in context

COVID-19 is still present and people should keep take care.

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Posted in: Foreign minister to visit U.S., 4 Latin American nations in January See in context

Seems a little too little a little too late to oppose the huge Chinese influence in Latin America.

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Posted in: What is the Unification Church, and how will Japan's probe affect it? See in context

Why not a probe to all organized religions in the country? I know personally about things that would be considered extortion if the person doing it was not a Buddhist monk.

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Posted in: Cartoonists honor 'Peanuts' creator in Saturday funny pages See in context

Honor well deserved, at the time where many strips lowered their quality Peanuts was always funny, smart and hearth warming.

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Posted in: More than one in three Japanese working women in survey would rather be housewives See in context

Had to read the article twice to make sense of it, women saying "yes" to becoming housewives more with higher age? and this is explained by housewife life being less attractive and professional life more rewarding the older the woman gets? Then I saw the "Read more stories from SoraNews24", which explains everything.

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Posted in: Luxury hotel chain Dorchester to open in Japan's highest building in 2028 See in context

So weird to see people making huge bets about travel so far in the future, what if in 5 years another Chinese outbreak goes out of control and Covid-27 makes travel close up a couple of years again?

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Posted in: In U.S., inflation sparks tough Thanksgiving meal sacrifices See in context

Traditions are not such a high priority when the pockets are empty, many American families have much more serious problems than not being able to celebrate Thanksgiving properly, even feeling there is no thanks to give on this year.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener See in context

Really nice game, and by luck in a very convenient time to see. Maybe Japan's luck is going to finish in the next game, but it would be huge to see another victory.

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Posted in: Even a minor error can lead to excess payments in the hundreds of millions of yen. Many hospitals had an inadequate understanding of the program. The prefectural governments handling the payments were also lax in their initial evaluation. See in context

I think I know who got their hands in the excess payments, looking at friends and family members of politicians would give a lot of names on that list.

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Posted in: World population hits 8 billion, creating many challenges See in context

Taking into account climate change maybe one more billion would be the limit, after that the current systems would not be able to support the population thanks to the sudden decrease of resources projected.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Djokovic to get visa for 2023 Australian Open: reports See in context

Djokovic greatly benefits from the change of government, maybe his Australian fans voted this way hoping for his return to the open.

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Posted in: After FTX collapse, cryptocurrency sector fights back See in context

Why fight back? without a complete reworking of how crypto is being used this is only going to happen again soon.

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Posted in: Net-zero in fashion, but clothing giants struggle to cut emissions See in context

It is very difficult to cut emissions for clothing companies, the best way to do it is not to buy new clothes and that runs against their interests.

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Posted in: Selena Gomez honored for mental health advocacy work See in context

Color me sceptic in the value of Gomez contributions, but I guess if there is need to honor someone people will choose to do it with someone famous that will make mass media outlets report it and give free publicity. Probably this article would not be here if the honored was someone not famous.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: Professional go player arrested for allegedly assaulting wife See in context

@ shogun36

Does it matter if he’s a pro Go Player?

For people interested in Go it is.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban See in context

Just on time for winter season, it is almost as if they were doing it on purpose to have one outbreak and ban the cruises again

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: Biden says missile that killed two in Poland may not have come from Russia See in context

Bound to happen, Russian have been anything but precise in their attacks, sooner or later they would involve Poland, and of course deny they did.

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Posted in: Officials will need to tread carefully when inquiring about the Unification Church's recruiting methods. The church may object to certain lines of questioning. And even if a request for a dissolution order is made, the court has the final say. See in context

Good luck with that, Japanese prosecution is not characterized for being careful and considerate, it is believable that in this case they will botch the inquiry on purpose to let the church go with minor punishment.

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Posted in: adidas ends partnership with Ye over antisemitic remarks See in context


What did he say? I can't find it anywhere in the article, but it's quite long, so maybe I missed it.

Articles in official newspapers never repeat slurs and openly racist remarks, you will have to go to less "official" sources to find them.

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Posted in: 73-year-old man arrested over death of security guard at company dormitory See in context

How the tables turn, when I read the title I was sure it was mistaken and the criminal and victim were reversed, I was totally wrong.

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Posted in: Japan should improve democracy, ex-PM Noda says in speech for Abe See in context

If this is the opposition no wonder there is never any change to the party in power.

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Posted in: Japan's fair trade watchdog launches probe into '1 yen' smartphones See in context

About time his is done, clearly this is one way to put a lot of pressure to the competition.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Two plead guilty over death of 5-year-old boy left on bus See in context

I thought this was about the elderly driver that caused a similar death recently, It is really sad to remember another death happened before in a similar way.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to raise prices on 60% of menu items See in context

The food is not that good, the waiting times are horrible, no eating in peace inside the premises so their strongest weapon was the prices, I don't thing this will be good for the chain.

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Posted in: Mourners form long lines before ex-PM Abe's state funeral See in context

Seems easy to discard the reactions as just political propaganda, but some people are actually mourning for him, not everybody was affected the same by his actions and also for some his assassination represented a negative change in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese monkey-hunting team shoots woman with tranquilizer dart See in context

The woman was lucky, these things can kill a person depending on where it is lodged.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: We're hiring: Babies wanted for Kitakyushu nursing home See in context

Digestive flora changes with age, and old people passing theirs to children can make them catch digestive problems easier. Just get some people that can take care of pets and hire them instead.

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Posted in: Zoo director begs people to stop screwing with air conditioner, setting it to lowest temperature See in context


Install a new thermostat that lights up but isn't connected to anything. Put lots of Don't Touch signs on it, and let them adjust away.

I think that would solve the problem nicely, and with some help of the placebo effect maybe the people would even feel cooler.

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Posted in: Cambodian, Japanese among winners of Magsaysay Awards See in context


Only people in the medical or science field would have been aware of this award though..


1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Japanese, S Koreans see each other more favorably, poll shows See in context

Good, now lets see what happens the next time a Korean/Japanese influential politician needs a scapegoat for some national problem

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