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Posted in: Japan rock group Dragon Ash member nabbed for marijuana possession See in context

My prediction: a few days from now, prosecutors will drop this case without giving any reason as to why they have done so.

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Posted in: Japan's 2 imperial heirs to fly on separate planes to Bhutan See in context

Think of the carbon emissions and waste involved in using two planes.

The article says they are on commercial flights, I don’t think they’re making much of a difference in terms of carbon footprint by taking this decision.

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Posted in: EU fines Hello Kitty owner $7 million in antitrust ruling See in context

Good on The EU. Anti-consumer practices should be punished - price fixing may be ok in Japan, but that doesn’t mean they can pull the same crap elsewhere.

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Posted in: Journalist Ito says she was 'desperate to protect' herself from rape See in context

The BBC report on this “Japan’s Secret shame” is worth searching for on YouTube simply for the comments section. Some of the Japanese guys are quite angry by the claims ;-)

But anyway, taxi driver confirmed she couldn’t stand by herself and Yamaguchi had to carry her into the hotel. Evidence showed intercourse definitely happened so it does seem difficult to side with Yamaguchi on it.

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian West finds solution to Kimono backlash See in context

I always find it strange when Japan complains of cultural insensitivity... glass houses, stones etc etc

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Posted in: After 'Endgame': Can Spider-Man untangle Marvel's future? See in context

The last big release made over $2bn before DVDs have even been released. It wouldn’t make much business sense to stop making stuff that is generating huge profits.

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Posted in: Japan fares well in U.S. report on human trafficking See in context

Full report can be found at the following URL for anyone wanting to see country specifics:


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Posted in: In historic first, G20 weighs aging as global risk See in context

From “Help the aged!” to “Help, the aged!” In a single generation...

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Posted in: No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018 See in context

When my wife fell pregnant with our first child, she was basically forced out of her job by a manager who started giving her consistently late finishing shifts. Thankfully we do quite well so it wasn’t an issue, but the government payments drop to 15,000yen/month if a woman can’t stay in employment until a few weeks before the due date which would certainly be an issue if someone couldn’t support a child with that amount of additional income.

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Posted in: U.S. men avoid spending time with female colleagues in the wake of #MeToo See in context

Especially with social media, the fear of someone “crying wolf” is probably in the back of a lot of minds right now - I agree with the article that it’s actually going in the wrong direction, but why is anyone surprised?

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Posted in: 460,000 customers' data possibly leaked from Uniqlo, GU websites See in context

The data is leaked, LEAKED! That is not due to customers choosing "123456" as password, but due to Uniqlo having garbage security

Leaked just means information has been unwillingly disclosed. The story is quite clear that this was caused by issues with other sites and the credentials have also been valid in the UNIQLO services. The problem is users not keeping separate login details.

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Posted in: 460,000 customers' data possibly leaked from Uniqlo, GU websites See in context

It’s amazing that Japanese companies still don’t get prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. 

Prosecuted for what? The stupidity of customers that think reusing the same password and email combination everywhere is a good idea?

if you choose to have the same lock on every door and then your key is stolen, do you blame the locksmith? People need to start being more security minded as this kind of attack is becoming more and more commonplace.

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Posted in: Credit card data of up to 15,000 website shoppers stolen See in context

Why was the data stored at all?

It wasn’t. The article stated that a fake card entry page was displayed on affected sites so customers were inputting data that wasn’t being sent to the company at all.

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Posted in: Japan's child population falls for 38th year, hitting postwar low See in context

Disney just need to put on a “procreation parade” and you’ll have 20million new kids born within a year.

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Posted in: In streaming wars, Apple says it can coexist with Netflix See in context

I’m sure they’ll lock content of note behind some overpriced hardware. Still can’t believe you can buy 4K/HDR movies from iTunes, but have no option to play them at that quality unless you have an Apple TV 4K hooked up to your screen (and no downloading, stream only!)

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Posted in: 'Avengers: Endgame' smashes records in global launch See in context

Saw it today, was a brilliant end to what has been a (mostly) excellent set of movies!

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Posted in: Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords See in context

Why would there be compensation? No suggestion any data was actually accessed.

In any case, this is why you shouldn’t re-use passwords.

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Posted in: American man arrested over murder of wife at Tokyo Family Court See in context

Story isn’t clear if kids were involved, but I’d argue she was absolutely right to keep him away from them if this is the kind of man that he is. Clearly a dangerous individual who shouldn’t be around kids!

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Posted in: In success for 'Captain Marvel,' a defeat for trolls See in context

I bet a large amount of the trolls have gone to see it anyway

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Posted in: 5 recommended movies based on Japanese anime and video games See in context

I wish they had gone with Danny’s DeVito for the Detective Pikachu voice...

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Posted in: Karate associations vent anger after Paris 2024 exclusion See in context

Losing out to breakdancing... that has to be a tough one to swallow.

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Posted in: Japanese city to use AI to predict seriousness of school bullying See in context

One of the questions has been leaked:

While walking along in desert sand, you suddenly look down and see a tortoise crawling toward you. You reach down and flip it over onto its back. The tortoise lies there, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs, trying to turn itself over, but it cannot do so without your help. You are not helping. Why?

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Posted in: Sony to shift European headquarters from UK to Netherlands to avoid Brexit disruption See in context

So Dyson wanted Brexit, then moved to a country which has free trade agreements with Japan and The EU. Was the support to screw the competition???

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Posted in: No-shows wreaking havoc on restaurant business See in context

I saw that American Express purchased Pocket Concierge in Japan yesterday, so the concept of holding diners to account for short-notice cancellations must be proving relatively successful!

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Posted in: New era approaches, but Japan's dwindling imperial line clouds future See in context

Dwindling numbers, conservatives being opposed to any women in power, desperately clinging to outdated traditions... it’s an interesting indicator of where Japan is at as a whole right now.

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Posted in: Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo See in context

I think it is a brilliant design! You won't be able to see or hear the people laughing at you while wearing it!

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Posted in: Japanese fishing boat owners charged in Hawaii with helping smuggle shark fins See in context

Huh? Living in Japan for 2 decades I have not noticed that at all

Seriously? Fukahire is really easy to find (at least in Tokyo)

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Posted in: In this age of streaming services, do you think going to the cinemas will soon be a thing of the past? See in context

No, but I think cinema may have to evolve one way or another. 3d is a nice gimmick but I don’t see the current incarnation of it lasting.

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Posted in: EU finally seals Brexit deal; urges Britons to back PM May See in context

May is a good PM

Based on what metric?

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

By Yoshikazu Tsuno

Thought it was Deja-Vu but there seems to be some striking similarities in a few paragraphs to the article written by the Guardian:


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