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Posted in: Japanese company offers working space for just ¥100 per hour in downtown Tokyo See in context

There seem to be less internet cafes these days since more people are using smart phones.

almost every combini is an internet cafe, I park my car out the front get a coffee and its free wifi for 1hr at a time up to 5hrs, for 7/11 and Lawson, Familymart only allow 20minutes before you have to login again, pain in the butt.

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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes to hit lowest postwar level for 5th straight year See in context

Any stats that originate with the NPA should be viewed very skeptically.

yep the 99% conviction rate says it all. only count the convictions of the people that were actually convicted, cases thrown out becuase prosecutors didnt think they could get a convictions arent counted.

meddling in statistics is rampant in Japan

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl falls to her death from 15th-floor window in Osaka See in context

first thing I did when reforming my home I bought 3 yrs ago was put bars accross all the windows. my kids are older now so theyd never attempt to climb over them , but youve got to assume that small kids may come to visit and if they can climb onto a chair or bed to reach a window opening then you havent done enough to make your home as safe as possible, fire alarms is also a must.

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Posted in: Trump tries to distance himself from 'send her back' rally chant; many Republicans alarmed See in context

...led by a clown.

with yellow makeup to suit

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Posted in: Japan may take S Korea wartime labor dispute to International Court of Justice: NHK See in context

The verdicts may favor the Japanese government. But the opposite is also possible. They should also assume a pessimistic scenario. In the worst case, it is not impossible that the verdict from the ICJ could be catastrophic for the Japan government.

well Japan is prepared to take that chance since they think they have a strong case, the Koreans dont want to go to the ICJ, that in itself shows you their confidence in their case. The only fair way for disputing governments to have their grievances heard is by a neutral court, that is the iCJ

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Posted in: Ex-captive Japanese journalist denied passport by gov't See in context

Lets start telling all war correspondents that they will be on their own if anything happens to them and see how many are willing to still go.

reporters traveling to war countries are prime targets, very few insurance companies will touch them, why should the taxpayer be the insurance policies for these reporters especially if they may become a second time offender

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Posted in: Ex-captive Japanese journalist denied passport by gov't See in context

He is not asking for pity.

maybe not but if he gets caught again I bet hell expect the J taxpayer to pay for his ransom release. nice little insurance policy to have especially when you cant afford it yourself. traveling to a war country should be treated as health insurance and the responsibility of those traveling to those countires to ensure they have it before they go. expecting the J taxpayer to pay for your reckless bevaious is morally wrong and selfish

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Posted in: Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!' See in context

So hate him as much as you want; it's part of his plan for the 2020 race, and you guys are pawns.

the only gullable pawns are his uneducated supporters that fall for Trumps tripe

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Posted in: Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!' See in context

With the House democrats having passed their toothless resolution condemning Mr. Trump,

its wasnt meant to actually achieve anything legally, what it was meant to achieve was go down on the record as having condemned Trump in the House, which it did and forever will be. What isnt toothless is the democrat controlled house, none of Trump's ridiculous signature policies have or will ever likely make it to the senate and be signed into law.

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Posted in: All Japanese customers banned from restaurant…in Japan?!? See in context

He is racist for banning Japanese.

racist how is that he is Japanese. maybe discrimination but hey in Japan they charge women for less for all you can eat and even have ladies day so all is good. If hes not breaking any laws and it helps his business get rid of the time/money wasting customers then so be it.

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Posted in: Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on 4 congresswomen See in context

This is the answer: not be afraid to be mislabeled as a racist. It's a dirty tactict of the left.

there is nothing mislabeling about Trumps rants , if people cant or wont see it they clearly never will

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Posted in: Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on 4 congresswomen See in context

If the squad really love America, then step onto the debate stage and tear up the race card.

yet you have a POTUS who clearly doesn't even look at them as Americans and tells 3 of them to go back to their parents country of birth, how can anybody who has an ounce of pride in their heritage/culture let that slide, especially from the leader of the country they were born in and a citizen of. Even if they were white itd be insulting

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Posted in: Popular Korean YouTuber boycotts Japan by shredding flight ticket to pieces at airport See in context

Never heard of em.

just another herbivorous man wearing more makeup and beauty products than his girlfriend or boyfriend

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Posted in: Popular Korean YouTuber boycotts Japan by shredding flight ticket to pieces at airport See in context

$1,150 What? That is ten round trip economy sessions with a hotel for three nights. Why was he spending so much? Perhaps it should have been $115?

being 1150 id say its a business class ticket which is changeable, also if his video become viral or even a decent amount of views hell make that back just in youtube advertisments. pure publicity clickbait

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Posted in: Russia rejects territorial talks with Japan See in context

Putin going to milk that Japan cow for as long as it takes.

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Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

That's on them. Yes, you should separate your trash based on the rules of the country/area you are staying at - be it as a visitor or resident.

As the article states the town in question has a population of about 10% gaijin during the winter months which would suggest the majority of this 10% are temporary tourist. If Japan want tourist to abide by local rules about garbage etc theyll need to provide services to help them do just that. Remember these tourist are spending proportionally more money/taxes in the time their in these towns compared to the local population. If the local governments wont provide the support to these mostly non Japanese speaking visitors to fit in while they're here then maybe they should go to towns that will. People have to understand that sorting your own rubbish is a "free labour issue" local trash companies dont have to hire workers to do it for them, they get ot done for free.

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Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

If you live somewhere you should speak the language or at least make an effort instead of feeling privileged.

well Id say most gaijin in Japan could be classified as privileged. when Japan becomes too heavily taxed or unbearable to live in the future they can always pack up and leave. To not be treated as a local because im gaijin is fine with me I can play the tourist card or the permanent resident card whenever it suits me. LOL

As someone who speaks Japanese nearly as well as my first language, I have to disagree.

actually some of the most succuessful gaijin ive met in Japan dont have excellent Japanese, passable yes.

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Posted in: New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money See in context

People would much rather face attackers wielding a knife than a gun - people have a better chance to outrun or fight off a knife than a bullet

there is no room for logic when it comes to pro gun argument

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Posted in: New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money See in context

You also have to factor in we have the 3rd largest population 320 million more diverse of cultures and religions and add to that the 2nd amendment. It’s more complicated than that and not a cut and dry thing.

nothing cut or dry about the statistics

Australia NZ have about 1.04~1.07 gun deaths per 100,000 people

USA 19.5/100,000

India 0.3/100,000 1.3billion population

China no statistic given but id guess it about the same as India

every 1st world country has a substantially lower gun death rate than the US and most 2nd world.

even Columbia with its corruption and huge drug cartel problems is about the same as the US 20.3/100,000

Mexico with all those bad hombres , drug cartels murders fair better than the US, 12.9/100,000.

America has the highest gun ownership of any country in the world by far. 1.2 guns for every person, you can understand why the gun violence rate is so high.

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Posted in: New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money See in context

You also have to factor in we have the 3rd largest population 320 million more diverse of cultures and religions and add to that the 2nd amendment. It’s more complicated than that and not a cut and dry thing.

nothing cut or dry about the statistics

Australia NZ have about 1.04~1.07 gun deaths per 100,000 people

USA 19.5/100,000  

India 0.3/100,000  1.3billion population

China no statistic given but id guess it about the same as India

every 1st world country has a substantially lower gun death rate than the US and most 2nd world.

even Columbia with its corruption and huge drug cartel problems is about the same as the US 20.3/100,000

Mexico with all those bad hombres , drug cartels murders fair better than the US, 12.9/100,000.

America has the highest gun ownership of any country in the world by far. 1.2 guns for every person, you can understand why the gun violence rate is so high.

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Posted in: New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money See in context

Australians can holiday live and work in NZ without and visa and vice versa. The reason he choose NZ is because he had easy access to these weapons in NZ like a NZ citizen can also do, fully auto and semi auto weapons are totally banned in Australia and only single shot or bolt action weapons are available with a maximum of 6 round clips. Like another poster said it could have been any nationality that did the massacre point is it the easy access to these weapons that made it possible. NZ is now aligning its gun laws with those in Australia. Fact still remains your about 18 times more likely to die from gun violence in the US compared to NZ or Australia

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Posted in: New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money See in context

Nice idea on this buyback, but NZ is just a tiny little country with no influence on the world.

Australia did exactly this over 20yrs ago. it drastically reduced the number of gun crimes and massacres. proof is in the facts

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Posted in: Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title See in context

yet there are still those that think Federer is overrated, at 37 hes proving them wrong once again. LOL

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Posted in: U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal See in context

Turkey is a true ally.

actually it should read America is a true ally!?

How is it that Russia is prepared to offer a better deal on weapons than their so called ally America . Yes the S400 is an excellent missile system, good enough that America planes wont fly anywhere near where theyre deployed.

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Posted in: China fails to buy agricultural goods as promised: Trump See in context

Does China actually need American produce?

maybe want, but certainly not need, many didnt realise that there are many other countries around the world that are lining up to take business away from America and it showing now.

trade deficits continue to grow, trade wars arent easy to win as US farmers are knowing too well.

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Posted in: Japan population declines at fastest pace to 124.8 million: gov't See in context

Whopp dee doo. 125 million is still a lot of people, way more than many other asian countries.

so!? there are a number of countries with populations much lower than Japan yet the GDP per capita is higher and average wage is higher, meaning their average citizen has more wealth the average Japanese. Japan doesnt even rank in the top 20. Taiwan , Hong Kong , Singapore and Brunei all rank higher than Japan

World, watch, learn and copy.

Japan did just that up to the bubble, yet 30yrs after the bubble Japanese continue to become poorer

The economy is growing **despite population shrinking. Furthermore, it will be easier to find hotel rooms, seats on the train, school entry and hospital beds.**

oh dear seriously I wonder if some people are actually living in this reality at times

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Posted in: Japan population declines at fastest pace to 124.8 million: gov't See in context

This is what happens in a country whose men are raised by women only

agreed. women can teach boys to be men, hence the rise of the herbivorous man

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Posted in: Federer beats Nishikori to set up semifinal clash with Nadal; Djokovic to face Bautista Agut See in context

Federer has always been massively overrated

lol clearly havent been watching Federer that much. the guy makes shots that youd think wouldnt be possible.

If you took away Clay courts you could say the same of Nadal. Federer in his prime would be far more fomidable against a player like Djokovic and at 37 can still beat majority of player 15~20yrs younger. You dont win 17 majors by being overrated. One player that is way overrated in Nishikori. Nishikori cant even beat old man Federer

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Posted in: Illegal Japanese manga site manager arrested in the Philippines See in context

Im guessing the next sites, and there will be many more, will be located in China or Russia servers, then what!?

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Posted in: Japan rebuffs Seoul's calls to scrap export curbs See in context

they're playing with a country built on thousands of years of wars. That gene is still there, "forced pacifism" notwithstanding.

most cultures have been built on wars. gene or not Japan was defeated by a superior force. Samurai spirit has no legitimacy in the modern world. Italy / Rome was once the center of the most powerful empire to ever exist, now look at them

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