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Posted in: Wi-Fi, drones and sharp blades on Japan's whaling mothership See in context

they also compete against humans

Thats a helluva insecurity when you are threatened by whales

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Posted in: Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation See in context

So Ireland will recognise a state arbitrarily drawn up by the British.......... and yet still lay a claim to Northern Ireland ? hmmmmm

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Posted in: AI helping people recreate deceased loved ones See in context

This is potentially very very dangerous to the loved ones remaining. As sad and heart-wrenching as the loss is, substitution with AI will create a mental dependency.... not good

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

Y'all ignoring the fact that tourism despite its monetary benefits, also has a social cost. The demand for tourism is extremely high - what is wrong with balancing that out with a different price for non-residents in the service industry?

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Posted in: Suspect detained over murder of Vietnamese man in Saitama Prefecture See in context

f you want cheap labor to accept the minimum wage, you must accept the consequences.

Yup, pay peanuts.... thats what you get.

It is often ignored that there is an external social cost to having certain jobs at barely subsistence level incomes.

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Posted in: Japan eyes cashless tax refunds to stem illicit resale by tourists See in context

Also i dont imagine the 8% at most profit margin these scammers could make…… is going to amount to much overall.

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Posted in: Japan eyes cashless tax refunds to stem illicit resale by tourists See in context

Seeing as we dont really need to encourage more tourism - why dont we do away with the tax free scheme ? They will come anyway.

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Posted in: Trump says Jews who vote for Democrats 'hate Israel' and their religion See in context

And one other guy also said “If you aint votin’ for me then you aint black”

…..

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Posted in: Hiroshima grapples with 'Oppenheimer' Oscars success See in context

It doesnt glorify or romanticize the making and dropping of the bomb - quite the opposite.

What is there to grapple with?

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Posted in: Six Sri Lankans knifed to death in Canadian capital See in context

Being in a new country can be stressful.

I hope that is sarcasm (sorry if it is...... these days it can be hard to tell)

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Posted in: Doctor gets 18 years for consensual killing of woman with ALS See in context

This is just very very, very sad.

What purpose is served by prosecuting this doctor? No winners here, everybody loses, including society.

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Posted in: New dyeing method could help jeans shrink toxic problem See in context

Its indiCAN not indiCANT....

Ill see myself out...

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Posted in: Smartphone makers charge ahead to make better batteries See in context

Lol. I never get such things. Never needed Applecare either.

Comes in rather handy if, through no fault of your own, the screen gets cracked, or completely broken. A cracked screen on a newer phone will set you back 30,000 JPY+ without applecare.

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Posted in: N Korean women seek Olympic 'glory' in qualifying showdown with Japan See in context

Why is glory in inverted commas ?

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Posted in: Yakuza member selling soda arrested for extorting money from ninja spreading flyers in Asakusa See in context

Can’t have been a very good Ninja if he was spotter so easily !!

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Posted in: 84-year-old man arrested for assaulting wife after argument over box of sweets See in context

who else thinks, this was not just about the box of sweets????

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Posted in: 3 foreign-born residents sue over racial profiling by Japanese police See in context

If they can find a reason of course it's fine. "He's a scruffy -looking foreign person, QED he could be up to something" isn't a valid reason.

lets be realistic, the police can make a reason - you can argue till you are blue in the face about the perceived validity of said reason.

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Posted in: 3 foreign-born residents sue over racial profiling by Japanese police See in context

Japan can do without this kind of litigious, and race baiting culture.

Japan historically has been rather homogeneous - if you look like an outsider, you are more likely to be questioned. Adachi plates on a car in a village in Okayama will more likely be stopped by police if they can find a reason. Get over it.

We don’t need police hesitant to stop people for fear of the r word.

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Posted in: Hafu: Dating as a ‘half Japanese’ woman in Japan See in context

Brexit

How do you smuggle that into this.

Truly unhinged.

Whilst I have sympathies for the young lass, the piece is self indulgent waffle.

Everyone has it hard for some reason, thats life.

It is insulting to physically unattractive people, who are playing this game on max difficulty with no equipment.

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Posted in: Japan goalkeeper racially abused online after Asian Cup errors See in context

Zion. Being a black athlete is comes with conditional love, mistakes are not accepted.

being any other colour of athlete comes with no love. Noone loves a particular athlete because they are “white”.

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Posted in: Taiwan raises $17.2 million donation for Japan quake aid See in context

Taiwan isnt exactly a rich country - this is a rather moving gesture of good will and support. Spreading the love.

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Posted in: Scientists discover genetic underpinnings of bisexuality See in context

Not even remotely related, 

It is 100% related. Its nature vs nurture. A person is like X because its in their genes. Whether traits are seen as positive/negative after that, doesnt change the basic premise.

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Posted in: Scientists discover genetic underpinnings of bisexuality See in context

Kinda interesting that the crowd pushing this sexuality in genetics concept…… then go wild when presented with eugenics arguements, even though they are basically based on the same concepts.

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Posted in: Scientists discover genetic underpinnings of bisexuality See in context

There is no society in the history of humans where sexual preferences represent a risk for the survival of that population.

did you hear about monkey pox? And that is just a recent example.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges that Japan will take lead in decarbonization in Asia See in context

Oh no please not the carbon mumbo jumbo bandwagon. This along with SDGs is all a scam.

Cleaner, more efficient energy yes please. But we are a long long way from replacing fossil fuels.

Look at Germany, reliant on gas and needing to start up their old dirty coal plants.

Unless he plans to fire up the nuclear reactors again?

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Posted in: What is the fundraising scandal engulfing Japan's ruling party? See in context

five-year statute of limitations ???

Sounds like a convenient way of brushing under the carpet.... hide it for only 5 yrs and you are grand...

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Posted in: Hunters who seek to dispose of bears reviled by protesters defending bear rights See in context

Seems devoid of anything factual about the need for nature conservation and how sometimes that requires human intervention (ie to minimise harm caused by the existence of humans)

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Posted in: How the Christmas pudding, with ingredients taken from the colonies, became an iconic British food See in context

“ How a simple British dish was enriched by global trade and expansion”

Rewrote the title without the white guilt shoulder chip/cheap shot.

Why emphasise “white colonists” when talking about the British colonists, and what is unusual about ethnic/national groups desiring to “replicate” their own food culture wherever they go?

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Posted in: Colonized countries rarely ask for redress over past wrongs − the reasons can be complex See in context

Well the basic premise, that Colonization in that time/context was necessarily a net bad thing, is flawed to begin with. Noone denies there were wrongs committed, in the past, by people long gone.

Similarly, the UK isnt asking for reparations for the Roman empire.

Or is this just a white guilt trip?

It is getting tedious.

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Posted in: Japan starts trial sales of over-the-counter 'morning-after' pill See in context

Also “not funding” it isnt the same as “restricting other peoples ‘rights’”.

Those who feel such a right should be available are welcome to have their tax money go to it.

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