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Posted in: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu collaborates with hard hit local businesses to kick off 10th anniversary tour See in context

I could have sworn Candy Candy was on infinite loop in every convenience store when I moved here in 2011

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Posted in: Gov't under pressure to again declare COVID state of emergency in Tokyo See in context

Standard Japan government 3 step playbook in motion. 1. Blame foreigners 2. Wring hands 3. Claim success

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Posted in: Japan to provide over $1 mil, relief supplies to tsunami-hit Tonga See in context

A whole $1m? Nice. Let's not go too overboard here

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases reach new high since Omicron spread See in context

Richard Gallagher- not making light of the culture, but here's the reality- 2 years into this we have a vaccine and masked and social distanced all we can. If you don't get a vaccine then feel free to live or die with that choice.

For everyone else who is doing everything it's time to move on and not go into hysterics and accept that this disease will be with us for an indefinite period.

Show me some stats please where vaccinated fatality rate is higher than that of the seasonal flu. I have yet to see that, yet we shut down borders, economies, and lives still like we do not have mitigations in place. It gets old.

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Posted in: All participants in Osaka 'orgy party' arrested See in context

Hopefully they were at least wearing masks.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing mother says she told him she wanted to die See in context

Individuals lacking quality of life should be given the right to die peaceful, then this guy wouldn't have to be in this position.

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Posted in: High court acquits assistant nurse over fatal doughnut suit See in context

Uhmm the coroner couldn't tell the difference between stroke and choking in the autopsy? Doesn't make sense. How many million yen were spent ultimately vindicating this poor nurse from a 200000 yen fine?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka adds voice to protests over police brutality in U.S. See in context

To the comment that he was a criminal- this is exactly the problem with this scenario and why this is an important issue.

Is it right for you to brand him a criminal without the presumption of innocence guaranteed by the Constitution? No. Would you assume guilt for a white man?

Is it right for the police officer to consequently based on the above to play judge, jury, and executioner? No. Would this happen for a white man?

Is it right for a suspect to be pinned down by the neck especially after being subdued by police to a non threatening state? No. Would this happen for a white man?

The BLM movement unfortunately rallies behind people with interactions with police who are then deemed to be criminals on the basis that "good people don't get arrested." However, people of color deserve the presumption of innocence that white people tend to take for granted or presume away based on this flawed assumption.

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Posted in: Japanese teenager plans lawsuit over gaming limit ordinance See in context

Waste of time and money to litigate a non enforceable guideline. It's about as pointless as suing the FDA because you want to eat less than the recommended vegetables per day.

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Posted in: Who will gain and who will lose from Tokyo's new taxi fares? See in context

Just call an ambulance for all your taxi needs, it's free and gaining popularity.

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