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Posted in: BTS absence hurting global K-pop growth: HYBE chairman See in context

I am just a casual kpop fans but it is widely reported that girl groups dominated the K-pop world in 2022. From brand new groups like NewJeans, Le Sserafim and IVE etc.

Kpop is doing fine with or without BTS.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st piloted flying taxi test held ahead of 2025 World Expo See in context

It is funny for solo flight but there is something called helicopter which is safer, more comfortable to ferry passengers around.

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Posted in: Man says he kept parents' bodies in house for 10 years so he could collect their pensions See in context

According to police, Naoki Sera said his father Oichi died of natural causes in 2013 and his mother Masako also died of natural causes the following year, Kyodo News reported. 

Police said Sera kept his parents’ bodies on top of each other, wrapped in paper and blankets, and stored them in their bedroom.

I am not surprised there is another story about people not reporting the death of their elderly parents in order to keep receiving pensions . However, I am surprised this time there are two dead persons and they are reported to die a year apart. Did the mother agree with the son to keep the dead body of the father in their house? I do not think using paper and blankets is the right way to preserve a dead body. The whole story is just sad.

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Posted in: 1st foreign cruise ship in 3 years arrives in Japan See in context

OMG. Arriving in Japan on a cruise ship being welcomed by the perfect view of the magnificent Mt. Fuji.! I am really jealous of those lucky passengers onboard that ship.

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Posted in: Japanese anime sees challenge from China at Berlin fest See in context

Japan's anime industry has nothing to worry

I think some Japanese gamers were saying the same thing about the gaming industry. Then comes Genshin Impact.

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Posted in: France hits out at 'Black Panther' over depiction of its army See in context

If the scene belongs to a movie that depicts a real world I can somehow understand. However, it is a movie of the MCU. It has advanced combat armors which allows the user to fly and has superhuman strength. flying aircraft carriers, countless living creatures from space, a witch with super powers, more than one parallel universes etc.

I wonder when Thanos will show up and demands the infinite stones.

Does the word fiction exist in French?

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Posted in: France hits out at 'Black Panther' over depiction of its army See in context

If the scene belongs to a movie whic

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

Probably the only nation on earth where everyone feels compelled to wear those suffocating masks.....and in most cases just not needed, especially for high school kids who have strong immune systems.

I can think of 2 more countries: Korea and China.

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

This is kinda funny. I see one of the students in the picture (on the left) not wearing a mask. I guess the is why the captions says "Most students" instead of "All students".

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Posted in: Protests in Stockholm, including Koran-burning, draw strong condemnation from Turkey See in context

Sweden has always been a neutral country and Swedes seem to want to keep it that way.

Well. It all changed after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Below is about poll results on Sweden joining NATO (from Wikipedia)

Date. Pollster Support. Oppose

July 2022 Statista. 64% 21%

May 2022 Statista 58%. 19%

April 2022 Statista 45%. 33%

February 2022 Statista 41% 35%

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Posted in: Toyota pushes zero-emission goals by converting old models See in context

LOL, mates. LOL.

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context

The CCP government is Nouveau riche. So no one should feel surprised.

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Posted in: Australian Open no-show fuels speculation about Osaka's tennis future See in context

In the meantime, I hope she's enjoying that 15-million dollar mansion in the Beverly Hills.

If I can afford living in a 15 million dollar mansion in Beverly Hills and feeling I really do not like my job. I will quit and do things I enjoy. It is just this simple.

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Posted in: China halts short-term visas in South Korea in first response to COVID curbs See in context

China has dropped quarantine for all overseas arrival but it still requires them to provide negative covid test upon entry. This rises the question of if you can do it but why can't the other countries do it. Also the death numbers are simply too unbelievable which means everyone is suspecting you are lying. It is this child like behaviour by the Chinese government it's international image.

I still remember not long after the pandemic started China was able to suppress it with measures other countries simply could not implement. Then the Chinese government released propaganda videos showing public swimming pool full of people and celebration of defeating covid 19. Basicly bragging about their achievements and saying other countries have failed in their fight against the virus.

Karma is real.

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Posted in: Asian tourist hubs ready for Chinese influx See in context

Ugh. They're ill-mannered pests. People will never learn, the short term financial hit is all that really matters.

Well. It is true that some of these Chinese tourists (usually the older ones) do not have good manners or maybe do not under japanese etiquette.

I was told I should not be eating while walking in the street in Japan. While I was there, I saw many Japanese eatting in the street.

I saw drunk salayman yelling in the train station. One guy even collapsed and lying flat on the floor.

Someone made a good comment online. It is too long to be reposted here. Below is the link.


Are all Western tourists in Japan well behaved?

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Posted in: Japan marks 1st business day of the year See in context

Best of luck in 2023, mates!

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Posted in: Season's greetings See in context

Merry Christmas to all JT staff and readers!

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Posted in: Spielberg regrets 'Jaws' impact on decimation of shark population See in context

Researchers have blamed films such as "Jaws" for playing a role in the public's perception of sharks, driving support for killing them.

Others, however, argue that this attributes too much significance to the influence of Hollywood.

The others are right. The major reason of killing of sharks is over fishing. This is due to the Chinese love of eatting shark fins as they pay big money for the fins.

There are many other Hollywood movies about killer animals (killer whale, bear, snakes etc). I do not hear research saying they are playing a part in the killing of those animals. Oh, wait. I forgot thise movies are not made by Stephen Spielberg. LOL.

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Posted in: Blue Samurai spirit: Japan explodes with World Cup joy See in context

Being in the same group with Germany and Spain, Japan was not expected to advance. Therefore finishing at the top of the group is indeed a very big achievement. Well done, Japan National Soccer Team!

However, Japan did lose a game which they were expected to win. Also Japan has never gotten pass the round of 16 in a world cup. It is OK to celebrate but do not get too cocky.

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Posted in: Japan beats Spain 2-1 to advance to last 16 at World Cup See in context

According to reports online. All the camera angles of the VAR were not shown. There are already videos on Twitter explaining the optical illusion that shows the ball is out but actually it is still in. I cannot copy the link here. Google Twitter Nick Levett for the video.

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Posted in: Japanese construction firms hoping to attract talent from eSports to operate machinery See in context

Plane pilots use computer simulation programs for training. Same can be applied to the construction industries. However, you really need the operater inside the cockpit of the vehicle to do the actual job. Only when the driver really there can he feel the movement of the vehicle, has a complete view of the environment around and responses if there is an emergency.

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Posted in: Japanese fans rejoice after dramatic World Cup win over Germany See in context

Yes, it was a good win, but it was only one win. The way they are all carrying on you’d think Japan had won the World Cup.

Getting to watch your team playing in the world cup and winning against 4 time champion Germany live with hard core fans. Mate, I will celebrate like there is no tomorrow, too.

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Posted in: Foreign visitors in Japan surge after tourism reopening See in context

Getting to visit Japan without worrying about overcrowding makes me really jealous of those 4 in the picture.

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Posted in: Foreign visitors in Japan surge after tourism reopening See in context

Remove the Hypocritical PCR or Triple vax mandate and you will see a lot more tourists! Dump the useless masks while you're at it!

Maybe it will go up a bit. However, tourism in Japan and many other countries, especially Asian ones, will not be back to pre-pandamic levels until China re-opens.

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Posted in: Idol singer from Keyakizaka46 says she’s now working as a Tokyo bar hostess See in context

She is just trying to make ends meet like the rest of us.

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Posted in: Petrol stations' days may be numbered See in context

The 'affordable' electric-car market in Australia is set for a major expansion next year, with the arrival of a range of five new contenders in the next 12 months expected to cost in the region of $45,000.

Five new electric cars – four from China, and one from Europe – are due in Australia between this month and the middle of next year, with expected price tags between $35,000 and $50,000.

Maybe in other countries but EV are still bloody expensive down under here so petrol stations' days definitely are not numbered.

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Posted in: Mayweather easily beats MMA fighter Asakura in Japan exhibition See in context

Floyd Mayweather Jr easily knocked out Mikuru Asakura, a popular Japanese MMA, or mixed martial artist, in the second round of an exhibition match in Japan Sunday. He said he had fun and promised to be back next year.

The two words "exhibition match" basically can tell the spectators what they should expect to see in this fight.

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Posted in: Riken researchers develop rechargeable cyborg cockroach See in context

OMG! Cyborg cockroach! I am speechless.

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Posted in: Hitachi develops touchless operating panel for elevators See in context

I thought it would be a voice activated panel when I read the title.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting bleach in school lunch See in context

I do not understand. Souldn't the hate directed to the staff rather than the children? If the children can smell the bleach from the curry, I believe there is enough bleach inside the curry that can poison a human to death.

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