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Posted in: Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision See in context

Ukraine wins every competition in every category for the next year! That will show the Russians!

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Posted in: Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision See in context

So this band was actually the runner-up in Ukraine for the Eurovision spot.

Can you imagine how big the landslide win it would have been if they allowed the best Ukrainian group to compete?

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Posted in: Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision See in context

I am sure they were the best.

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Posted in: 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects 1 year after discharge from hospital: survey See in context

The biggest worry is not the long term effects, which usually go eventually, but that people will ignore signs of more serious things because they will think it's because of COVID.

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Posted in: 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects 1 year after discharge from hospital: survey See in context

But it's only the flu....

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Posted in: Osaka, Muguruza exit Madrid Open in 2nd round See in context

Naomi Osaka ... were among leading players

Sorry, Osaka is not a leading player anymore. Unless you mean the most juiced-up looking woman on court.

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Posted in: Japan's job availability improves for 1st time in 3 years in FY2021 See in context

Borders are closed so the cheap labour from overseas can't enter.

As you surely know, the border is only closed for tourists. Or are you suggesting people come as tourists and work illegally and that has dried up? If so, that's maybe true.

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Posted in: Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter for $44 bil See in context

Twitter is also available in Thailand, so will it now allow posts criticizing the king, which is illegal?

Obviously, they won't break the law.

But censoring people they disagree with is not breaking the law, so they will put an end to that.

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Posted in: Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter for $44 bil See in context

You are dreaming if you believe that there was ever something that actually was what you people claim is free speech.

Free speech is about the government, and not companies.

You seem to be conflating free speech with censorship. Twitter needs to stop censoring, even if it hurts some Karens.

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Posted in: Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter for $44 bil See in context

Good. Now let's get that non-American censorship-promoting CEO out there along with the rest of the BOD.

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Posted in: In Kyiv, Blinken and Austin announce aid, diplomatic surge See in context

completed a secrecy-shrouded trip

Except the Ukrainian president ruined all the secrecy. What "secrecy-shrouded trip" are we talking about here?

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Posted in: IMF says yen's rapid slide may hamper Japan's post-pandemic recovery See in context

Just open up the border to international tourists and watch the Japanese economy rapidly bounce back.

No, it won't. There are no Chinese tourist, by far the largest group and biggest spenders.

Also foreign tourists would compete with domestic Japanese tourists, who prefer quiet places not overrun by tourists, so it's not a 1-for-1 win.

I am very puzzled why a lot of people on this forum are so for tourism. That's certainly not the view of any of the Japanese people I talk to.

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Posted in: IMF says yen's rapid slide may hamper Japan's post-pandemic recovery See in context

Our best bet would be the recover of tourism.

Straight from the playbook of 3rd world countries.

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Posted in: Child's body found after tour boat sinks; probe of operator launched See in context

he instructed officials “to do everything they can for the rescue.”

What a fearless leader.

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Posted in: 55% of Okinawans unhappy with 50 years since reversion to Japan: poll See in context

As for the hosting burden in Okinawa, 83 percent believe it is disproportionately large compared with other prefectures.

That means 17 percent didn't understand the question.

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Posted in: 55% of Okinawans unhappy with 50 years since reversion to Japan: poll See in context

after its return to Japan

Not a biased article at all.

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Posted in: IMF says yen's rapid slide may hamper Japan's post-pandemic recovery See in context

The consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food items

Sure, let's exclude what matters the most to people to make ourselves look better...

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Posted in: Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel mill holdouts See in context

it will have to be dug to discover who is in them.

Or what.

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Posted in: Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel mill holdouts See in context

A new satellite photo showing a new mass grave with more than 200 people?

How can a satellite image even show a grave?

It's evidence of nothing. What's buried there if anything? People or livestock? If people, soldiers or civilians? Ukrainians or Russians or mix?

I really wish people would have more critical thinking skills instead of just parroting anything they read fitting their world view.

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Posted in: Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite steel mill holdouts See in context

2,000 Ukrainian fighters still holed up at a giant steel mill

Protected by a shield of civilians, as usual.

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Posted in: Japan, Switzerland agree to keep tough sanctions on Russia See in context

Tough sanctions. Translation: "not importing any vodka"

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Posted in: Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war See in context

This is the result of the US trying to overthrow Assad, who is actually an extremely popular politician in Syria. They managed to turn the whole country against the West.

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Posted in: Zelenskky says Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine has begun See in context

Zelenskky lost all credibility in my mind after his Easter message to the Pope about this being Hell on Earth. I am surprised he didn't mention that this was the literal Armageddon.

This is pretty rich from a Jewish man who typically don't believe in Satan or the concept of Hell.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,220 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 39,291 See in context

Time for Japan to open the borders and get overseas tourism going again.

Last couple of years have shown Japan does need, and the Japanese don't want the large scale tourism to come back.

Not that it would matter much, since most of the tourists, and the ones that spend the most, are from China. They will not be back this year.

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Posted in: Russian-language sign at station in Tokyo back on view after being covered up See in context

So typical that the Japanese sign shows Naka Meguro first then Roppongi (assumption being most Japanese will go home in the suburb), but the foreign language signs are reversed assuming that the foreigner wants to go to party in Roppongi.

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Posted in: Man arrested after dropping bowling ball from 4th floor of apartment building See in context

suspicion of attempted murder

Of whom? A bird?

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Posted in: Japan’s top 7 alternative regional burgers See in context

Sasebo burger, FTW.

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Posted in: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleads guilty to forcible touching See in context

A resume enhancer in Hollywood.

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context

These women must be so desperate for work that they would come to one of the most in-hospital places on Earth for foreign workers.

And this in the face of a growing and desperate need for Japan to get more foreign workers.

Actually, not many do. The quotas set by the Japanese government have never even been close to having been filled.

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context

In Singapore, female foreign guest workers of reproductive age are regularly subjected to pregnancy tests and if they test positive they will be deported immediately. Maybe Japan should emulate the Singaporean way.

Exactly. It is what it is, but it's not a secret. The foreign domestic workers have such a clause in their contracts.

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