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Posted in: Osaka mayor wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home See in context

Why is he only targeting smartphone? How about gaming consoles like PlayStation and Switch? There are PCs and tablets, too. Binge watching DVDs, streaming services like Netflix can be problematic as well. U should promote parents educating their children on tech addiction. Not just making laws on restricting one device.

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Posted in: Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats See in context

they gonna make Gundam for real?

Gundams are cool but I think X-wing and TIE fighters are better.

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Posted in: 'Sad' Harry says he did not want to end royal role; Meghan's father criticizes them See in context


Best comment I ever read here. I tip my hat to you.

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Posted in: Helping hand See in context

Good on you, mate!

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Posted in: Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs See in context

Luckily Meghan were not Australian. I have nothing against her but I do not think anyone should pay their security cost when they are not on royal duties.

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Posted in: Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs See in context

Why should the Canadian taxpayer (most of whom surely have less money than the part-time royals) foot the bill?

The answer is right in the article:

"We obviously are always looking to make sure, as a member of the Commonwealth, we play a role," Morneau said.

According to Trudeau, Canadians are "very supportive" of having the royal couple live in Canada, but there are still "lots of discussions to have."

According to Wikipedia, a poll conducted in August 2017 found that 41% of Canadians wanted to abolish the monarchy following the death or abdication of Elizabeth II, with 43% in favour of maintaining ties. I guess Trudeau has no idea about the result of such poll.

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Posted in: Motorcyclist killed in crash after being pursued by police See in context


I am not saying police should not uphold the law. The question is by giving chase it can endanger other innocent people. The article says the runner is killed and I agreed it was entirely the result of his stupid action. However, the driver in the kai car was seriously injured. If he was you or one of your loved one. Will you be so forgiving when the offender had only committeed a small traffic offence of speeding at 3am and the police decided to launch a dangerous high speed chase that results in innocent people getting injured or killed?

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Posted in: Motorcyclist killed in crash after being pursued by police See in context

Perfect! Then all bank robbers would have to do would be to flee the scene on motorcycles, confident that the police won't chase them.

Well, here in Queensland, Australia. Police has a no-pursuit police. According to other sources, pursuits were allowed when officers had a reasonable belief that someone in the vehicle would create an imminent threat to life or had or may commit an act of murder or attempted murder. Other reasons could be if the person had issued threats to kill someone and had the capacity to carry it out or had committed an indictable offence.

One time news on TV reported that an offender driving a vehicle being chased by police called 000 and asked the operator to stop the police because it was illegal for them to chase him.

This policy is critised by the New South Wales police (NSW is located south of QLD) and the QLD police union.

This happened after a enquiry into innocent people killed in high speed police pursuit and deemed that those deaths were preventable.

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Posted in: Prince Harry's wife Meghan returns to Canada amid royal storm See in context

Any idea why the Japanese press call him Henry?

The reason why Prince Harry is called Harry and not Henry by virtually everyone, despite what's on his birth certificate, is a bit obscure. The name Henry derives from the Old French name Henri, and over time (during the medieval period) the English version – Harry – started to be used over here.Apr 24, 2018

https://metro.co.uk › 2018/04/24

Why is Prince Harry called Harry when his name is Henry? | Metro ...

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

About Iran Air Flight 655 shot down by the US military in July 1988. Below are from Wikipedia:

In 1996, the governments of the United States and Iran reached a settlement at the International Court of Justice which included the statement "...the United States recognized the aerial incident of 3 July 1988 as a terrible human tragedy and expressed deep regret over the loss of lives caused by the incident..."[12] As part of the settlement, even though the U.S. government did not admit legal liability or formally apologize to Iran, it still agreed to pay US$61.8 million on an ex gratia basis in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims.

The U.S. government issued notes of regret for the loss of human lives, but never formally apologized or acknowledged wrongdoing.

Maybe years later Iran will do something for this tragic event.

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

I am no fan of Trump but blaming this on him is a bit farfetch. Yes. He did escalate the situation but it was the incompetent Irian military that could not tell the difference between a civilian plane which had a transpointer so flight radar could read its information and a hostile plane. Iran initially blamed it on mechanical failure and when the west said it was a missile they kept dening it until all the video evidence has surfaced. It is still blaming the US.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

From Wikipedia:

In Japan, the criminal justice system has a conviction rate that exceeds 99%, including guilty plea cases. This has been attributed to low prosecutorial budgets impelling understaffed prosecutors to bring only the most obviously guilty defendants to trial.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

Ghosn said Japan is corrupt. Where does anyplace get a 99 per cent conviction rate. That tells me all I need to know.

Well, there is one I know. China.

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Posted in: Japan ushers in 2020 See in context

Happy New Year to all JT staff and readers.

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Posted in: Japan to greet New Year with ‘Kohaku,’ shrine visits, shopping and snowstorms See in context

Looks like there are many interesting things to do on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Japan. I wish one day I can experience them.

May 2020 be a good year to all JT staff and readers.

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Posted in: Bruce Lee’s daughter sues fast food chain for using father's image See in context

When it comes to copying, this is definitely not the worst in China.

Just google "knock off fast food chains" and you will find many around the world. However, China does take the cake.

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Posted in: Merry Christmas See in context

To all the JT staff and readers wherever you are, have a Merry Christmas.

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Posted in: Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled See in context

The perception part is not solved yet. The most advanced publicly available is 80-85 percent (reliable). That means that 15 percent of the time, it's going to hit objects and kill and destroy them," she said.

I do not think those driverless cars developers would like the words she choosed to use.

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Posted in: New Zealand launches criminal investigation into deadly volcanic eruption See in context

Jacinda's rule of the country will go down in history as a time of disaster and death! How has so much happened on her watch?

I am no fan of the current NZ PM. However, let's get the facts right.


The most recent disaster in New Zealand that kills over 100 was the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It is the fifth deadliest on the list. Jacinda was not prime minister yet. The only event on the list when she was PM was the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings that kills 51, the 19th deadliest on the list.

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Posted in: Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032 See in context

Noooooo. I never thought this would happen to my home city!

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Posted in: 5 dead, many more missing or injured after New Zealand volcano erupts See in context

Latest updates:

Deputy police commissioner John Tims confirmed tonight to reporters that five of the people rescued have died and the victims are of a “range of nationalities”.

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Posted in: Gov't postpones debate on imperial succession as divide surfaces See in context

With modern medical science, you have IVF, gender selection and even surrogacy. These really can help if there is problem finding a male heir. Of course, I bet there will be people against using them when they cannot even accept a female heir.

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Posted in: Gov't postpones debate on imperial succession as divide surfaces See in context

surrogacy. These really can help if there is problem finding a male heir. Of course, I bet there will be people against using them when they cannot even accept a female heir.

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Posted in: Hot water: Pressure to move Olympic open-water venue from Tokyo Bay See in context

Swimming in Tokyo Bay in heat is really really ok, don't freak out!

I know the article is long but still a few minutes is enough to read it all:

Water temperature was linked to the death of American swimmer Fran Crippen in 2010 at a distance swim in the United Arab Emirates. The autopsy concluded his death was from drowning, heat exhaustion, and included the possibility of a heart abnormality.

It was the first competitive death in FINA's history, and much of the blame was aimed at the swim body.

Competitive distance swim and a few casual stroke are very different things.

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Posted in: Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king See in context

People should use whatever they like, e-money or cash. I personally don't want to keep going to the ATM everyday or have too many coins (especially 1 and 5 yen coins) in my wallet. I'm fine with my credit card and Suica.

I cannot agree more. Each payment methods has its advantages and drawbacks. It is just a matter of choices.

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Posted in: Folau claims Australia's bushfires 'God's judgement' for gay marriage See in context

Not all Australian supports same sex marriage. The result of the non compulsory plebiscite 2 years ago was 61.6% yes and 31.4% no. Has Folau checked all the victims of the recent bushfires are yes voters and no one against same sex marriage is among them?

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits to using MDMA, other illegal drugs See in context

Guess when the person under influence of the so called casual/recreational user is behind a airline, car, truck, boat and just by the casual/recreational use of a drug kills many, which has happened it is ok with this approach even if it incudes someone you really care about.

I do not support taking illegal drugs. However, your point can be easily argued. People under the influence of alcohol kills many all over the world. It is far more dangerous than drugs. According to you logic it should have be banned long time ago? Yet why is it not happening?

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Posted in: Snow crab fetches record ¥5 mil at auction in Tottori See in context

5 mill yen a crab! Holy Crab! LOL!

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Posted in: Gov't kicks off Warm Biz energy-saving campaign See in context

If you only flush the toilet once a day you will save a lot of water.

Very true, mate. However, it is a bit hard to do. In Australia, we have dual flush toilet which allows you to flush using half or full tank of water. Funny thing is the design was developed by Japanese sanitary product manufacturer TOTO in 1960.

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Posted in: Canada's Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government See in context

Looks like some JT readers does not know what "minority government" is. Below is from Wikipedia:

A minority government, minority cabinet or minority parliament is a cabinet formed in a parliamentary system when a political party or coalition of parties does not have a majority of overall seats in the parliament. It is sworn into office, with or without the formal support of other parties, to enable a government to be formed. Under such a government, legislation can only be passed with the support of enough other members of the legislature to provide a majority, encouraging multi-partisanship. In bicameral parliaments, the term relates to the situation in chamber whose confidence is considered most crucial to the continuance in office of the government (generally, the lower house).

A minority government tends to be much less stable than a majority government because if they can unite for the purpose, opposing parliamentary members have the numbers to vote against legislation, or even bring down the government with a vote of no confidence.

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