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Posted in: Officials in Tokyo alarmed at lack of sense of crisis as virus cases hit record highs See in context

“We have tried everything we can to stop this!” proclaims government that has done very little.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

How is Bach allowed out? I thought everyone coming to Japan has a mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

"We, the IOC, will never abandon the TV and sponsorship deals, and with the cancellation, we would have lost a whole generation of revenues. So therefore, a cancellation for us was not really an option," 

Fixed that for you, you’re welcome.

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Posted in: Why Japan took the word 'mansion' and applied it to condominiums See in context

Because the "correct" meaning of a word can only ever be the original one?

That isn't the point I am making. Just because Japanese isn't using it the same way that English is using, doesn't mean that Japanese usage is incorrect. It could have been adopted before English added a different nuance, or maybe didn't even come from English. Latin origin so likely that several other languages have the same word.

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Posted in: Why Japan took the word 'mansion' and applied it to condominiums See in context

This made me interested enough to look at the etymology. Seems the original mansion definition just meant “place to live” which suggests the current English usage is the one which is incorrect.

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Posted in: Only 4 teams remain at Euro 2020: Which two are headed to Wembley final? See in context

Turkey fan here but I hope England finally win something, they have some really nice players in the team right now and have not conceded any goals yet which has surprised me because Pickford isn't very reliable usually haha

I think Italy will be the other finalist, and hopefully will be a good game!

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Posted in: Record low number of pregnancies reported in Japan in 2020 See in context

Don’t worry, the government can give Dentsu some money to hold meetings and write a report, then all women will get pregnant and glorious Japan will become glorious-er.

Right? That’s all that’s needed, isn’t it? We don’t actually need to do anything, do we?

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Posted in: Japanese companies shun blanket wage hikes amid coronavirus pain See in context

Not just Japanese companies, my employer is American and they’ve put a global lock on any salary increases this year without high level approval for special cases.

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Posted in: Japan to hold 1st competitive cybersecurity talent search See in context

That is far from the truth

I am a blue team consultant and have worked with companies all over the world on this. There are good and bad examples everywhere, Japan isn't any better or worse than others.

Especially when you factor in that you can work up to the head of the government cyber security division without knowing how to use a smartphone or computer. 

This doesn't impact the effectiveness of those doing the actual work. Though I agree it is a bizarre choice.

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Posted in: Japan to hold 1st competitive cybersecurity talent search See in context

Finally realized their cyber security is worthless

Japan actually has a pretty solid cyber security setup - it was massively strengthened a few years ago after winning the 2020 bid. The vast majority of issues here are the same human errors (phishing, misplacing physical media) that plague every country.

Knowing the sheer volume of failed attacks that are happening daily, I’d wager this recruitment drive is as much about further improving digital forensics as defense.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

Isn't Thursday the "big number day" every week? Tomorrow could dwarf this...

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Posted in: Are you financially better off than you were this time last year? See in context

Income roughly the same but investments have done very well this year

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Posted in: Review: Pixar's 'Soul' joins mid-life crisis, jazz fantasia See in context

Watched it yesterday and really enjoyed it. Pixar make some great movies!

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Posted in: Black panther injures zookeeper in Kagoshima See in context

Black panther injures zookeeper in Kagoshima


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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic sponsors asked to pay more See in context

“Sorry everyone, we need to give Dentsu some more money and these brown paper bags aren’t going to fill themselves, are they?”

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Posted in: Japan boosts AI funding to match lonely hearts See in context

Classic Japan, try to fix the thing in front of you rather than looking at the cause of the issue. Matching people won't make them have more kids when social requirements and restrictions make it so difficult to do so for many who would otherwise want children.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to make coronavirus vaccines free to residents See in context

The revised law does not clarify whether the scheme will include foreign residents of Japan, but health ministry officials have said they expect them to be covered.

I am interested to know why there is doubt that it would not... I believe all legal residents, including those who are not Japanese by birth, are covered equally under Japanese constitution.

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Posted in: Fabulous new designer wedding dresses will give you the high-fashion wedding of your dreams See in context

Is this a sponsored piece? Those things are hideous beyond belief...

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Posted in: How does Japan feel about a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Yakuza' video game series? See in context


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Posted in: London police, protesters clash at COVID-19 demonstration See in context

I bet all of them still think Brexit is a good idea...

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus See in context

He attempted to object, but the men told him, "We're social distancing. Get lost," so in the end he could do nothing.

It is a shame they were social distancing from intelligence.

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Posted in: Japanese drama set in New York is your next binge-watch series See in context

he proves it by hilariously saying katsu curry instead of otsukare (“good work”) when he leaves the office.

if that’s what is deemed “hilarious” then I would wager this show isn’t worth your time at all.

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Posted in: Chinese man wins ¥1.8 billion from betting on Japanese horse races See in context

Investment groups pumping money into a guy betting on horses? Smells a lot like money laundering there...

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context

And who’s going to pay for educating foreign children? Japanese payers, not the governments of the children’s home countries.

If the parents are tax payers here, then what is the issue?

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Posted in: After 100-day wait, English soccer returns and takes a knee See in context

Black players few and far between. Black players get paid peanuts. 

Citation needed

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Posted in: Japan defense data may have leaked after cyberattacks on NTT unit See in context

Does Japan have the worst cybersecurity of any developed country, or does Japan have the worst cybersecurity of any developed country?

Japan isn’t really any better or worse than anywhere else to be honest. As with most countries, social engineering is where Japan gets hit hardest. Doesn’t matter how good your digital security is if you have employees who fall for phishing attempts.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19 See in context

Streisand effect in action right here - Most would probably never have known about this had Tokyo not kicked up a fuss about it.

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Posted in: Japan looks set to follow other nations with a coronavirus-induced rise in divorces See in context

The biggest burden is having to pay attention to another person’s needs even when I am at home.

I really hope she doesn't have kids...

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Posted in: 'Abenomasks' only received by Tokyo residents See in context

In Tokyo, haven’t received anything yet...

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Posted in: Japan's population drops at record pace in 2019 See in context


126.17million includes non-Japanese people who are living here.

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