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Posted in: Gov't weighs ¥50,000 cash handouts for low-income families' children See in context

The LDP does have a solitary iota of care for ordinary citizens, it feathers its 70+ yr old nest and is the very definition of cronyism. Abe's parties for the blossom alone would equate to more than 50K JPY. The money given to the construction industry? JTB? THAT advertising company? TEPCO?

Disgusting.

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Posted in: Women overtake men in exam pass rate at Japan's medical schools See in context

As predicted -- once the old men got caught tampering with the results and had to stop.

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Posted in: Robot photos appear to show melted fuel at Fukushima reactor See in context

"The use of chemical agents to reduce radioactive substances from the contaminated water in the sedimentation process produces a muddy material resembling shampoo. Strontium readings of the generated slurry sometimes reach tens of millions of becquerels per cubic centimeter."

Sr 90 is particularly nasty, the body "thinks" it is calcium so absorbs it deep within bone marrow where it can cause cancers of the bone, bone marrow, and soft tissues around the bone. This disaster hasn't even started.

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Posted in: Japan's border policy keeping hundreds of thousands of foreigners in limbo See in context

A quieter, less crowded Japan has been a wonder. Feels just like it did in the early 90s -- minus the loose socks.

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Posted in: Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people See in context

"Thousands". How many Europeans? QED.

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Posted in: 70% of Japanese firms keep, expand business in Myanmar after coup See in context

Money first, people last, especially if they aren't Japanese.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s French fry rationing extended for about another month See in context

No such shortage in Okinawa.

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Posted in: Man on train arrested for telling other passengers he has COVID See in context

Arrested for being honest. Weird.

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Posted in: COVID-19 variant disrupts holiday travel but not shopping in U.S. See in context

As long as they are staying over there and not selfishly bringing it here... Fine with us.

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Posted in: One dead as powerful typhoon batters the Philippines See in context

From Category 1 to Category 5 in and under 24hrs is becoming the new norm. Not good. To everyone affected, I am thinking of you.

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Posted in: Arson suspected after 24 confirmed dead in Osaka clinic fire See in context

Again, no requirement for a sprinkler system brings disaster. The Myojo 56 building fire

in Kabukicho, the Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building fire, etc.

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Posted in: Tokyo finds Omicron case in U.S. arrival isolating at home See in context

Selfish idiot.

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Posted in: M6.1 quake jolts Kagoshima Prefecture island chain See in context

The reason he is wearing that mask? For lip readers. Not ridiculous.

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Posted in: WHO, U.S. scientists say Omicron no worse than other virus variants See in context

What is any living organisms "objective" (Am not saying viruses have sentience) BUT it is to survive, spreads quicker and is milder? That's evolution for survival. Too virulent, and its hosts will be all dead before it can move on and spread, thus it would die out. Yet, seems a bit early to conclude that is moving towards being a manageable disease like the common cold (Same family of virus), for example.

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Posted in: Australia will not send officials to Beijing Olympics: PM See in context

Good, call out, expose and show those regimes that subject any parts of their populace to suppression, genocide, that it simply will NOT stand. Athlete boycott next.

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Posted in: Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build See in context

Against a modern, hi-tech equipped force, tanks, as UK wrote, are redundant. Russia is really reluctant to commit tanks to the Ukraine front, and are even adding "canopy" armament to their tanks to try and add protection from Turkish bought drones and other new weapons that make tanks obsolete.

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Posted in: Strong quakes jolt areas near Mt Fuji, Wakayama See in context

If you look at the 1707 Hōei earthquake and subsequent Fuji eruption 49 days later...

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Posted in: Pandemic to cost global tourism $2 trillion in 2021: U.N. See in context

Well perhaps so, but in Japan, it is going to cost us, the TAX PAYER money.

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Posted in: 2 women waiting at bus stop die after being hit by car driven by 71-year-old man See in context

Every morning as I watch my children go off to school... They think I am crazy, but hopefully the advice I give will keep them safe.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor refuses to approve change to U.S. base transfer plan See in context

Okinawans are SICK of being used. From WWII onwards, Japanese have only had one interest in Okinawa, their own.

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Posted in: Japan considers letting more skilled foreign workers stay indefinitely See in context

Japan is my home, my family are Japanese, my children have both nationalities "under" the hood. It's a great place if you embrace it for all that is, good and bad. Where is perfect? Exactly.

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Posted in: U.S. cars mandated to spot drunk drivers -- and stop them See in context

Good. Less danger on the road.

@SimonB: Yeah man, they'll invest all this R&D time and money and NOT have that angle covered, for sure. DOH!

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Posted in: Will the coming big chill lead to winter power shortages? See in context

As often observed: Japan, hi-tech slum. Some of the world's most advanced tech, but, for example, still got millions of homes with click and turn gas water heaters.

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Posted in: Japan's Go To Travel subsidy program to resume possibly in February See in context

@monkey Road: Not a chance. International travel from where? Europe? The US? No thanks.

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Posted in: Japan's space agency finds ample dust, gas from asteroid See in context

Well done for this science.

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Posted in: Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit and Trump bid to overturn election loss See in context

Seditious abuse of the judicial process. Shame too on any one who stayed silent. SCOTUS has delivered. There is NO standing. So, sit down and shut up because this is a govt of laws, not men.

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Posted in: White House threatens FDA chief's job over vaccine approval See in context

Seditious abuse of the judicial process. Shame too on any one who stayed silent. SCOTUS has delivered. There is NO standing. So, sit down and shut up!

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Posted in: LGBTQ landmark: Pride House Tokyo opens as part of pre-Olympic project See in context

Good. Everyone is free to be who they are if they are harming no one else. Peace.

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Posted in: Citing jobs, Trump claims victory over virus, economic collapse See in context

Goodbye weird hiccup in the US’s history. 7 more months and the boot will connect on the rump of Trump.

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Posted in: I feel so sorry for senior high school students all over the country that I cannot find the words. Now that it has come to this, I want them to shift emotional gears and think, ‘Hey, life is long and unexpected things can happen.' See in context

Am sure the children will be pleased they don’t have to throw 180, 200, or more pitches a day! Young arms need rest, young minds need relaxation! Far too militarised in its approach and execution. The marching and rigid disciplinary nonsense. Here’s to more change in the system!

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/12/62bc917294f4-focus-baseball-high-school-pitch-limits-tip-of-japans-injury-iceberg.html

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