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Posted in: Japan's 'flying car' gets off the ground, with a rider aboard See in context

AI, robots, flying cars no thank you!!

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Posted in: Race for new PM starts after Abe's resignation; Aso won't run See in context

A wise choice would be Koizumi. Would be a good direction for the country in times such as these. The rest of these candidates seem like the same old direction and a repeat of the same for the a long time to come.

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Posted in: Tokyo area population outflow exceeds inflow for 1st time See in context

Good, the centralization of this city really puts great burdens on the rest of the country. This needed to happen. On the negative side, hopefully Tokyo can keep its unreasonably high prices especially for land and real estate and not export that to other areas of Japan.

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Posted in: New crackdown on smoking spurs search for loopholes See in context

Absolute total ban on smoking everywhere!!

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Posted in: Biden aims to reinvigorate ties with allies including Japan, keep pressure on China See in context

Not American, could care less who runs that country. No matter who wins its not the same country with that was looked up to when American landed on the moon in 1969.

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Posted in: Japan's consumer prices flat as deflation specter looms See in context

298 for one Apple.

398 for a head of cabbage

298 for a half rotten head of lettuce, because no one wants to spend 298 for lettuce.

218 for milk.

The list goes on and on, people are worried about the deflation.

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Posted in: Man fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does See in context

He has been working for this company for almost 24 years. He can do the job he was hired to do, shows loyalty to the company, and they fire him. Wouldnt a person with a higher degree be an asset. That to me is insane.

Instead of keeping this asset now they have to spend extra on all costs associated with hiring a new employee who could be way less of an asset to the company and cost them in the long term.

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Posted in: What’s the minimum amount of money Japanese women want their husbands to earn? Survey investigates See in context

Biggest turnoff of a woman for any man. No matter how much money he has.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine; 4 ministers visit See in context

Paying your respects to relative's who died in wars is a very respectful thing to do.

No matter what side you were on, war the people who went through these conflicts went through unspeakable horrors for both military and civilians.

Some of my family died in the bombings of German cities but most survived as well as relatives who fought the Soviets which was a more unspeakable horror than people can imagine.. Most of my relatives didnt speak of the war until the last decade of there lives. No matter the side you were on any war is an unspeakable horror for all. Always pay your respects.

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Posted in: Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days See in context

I have always been extremely anti-robot and anti-ai, but there are two places that ai should only be. Very heavenly regulated in the space science industry and the health industry. No where else.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite getaway spots in Japan when you feel the need for a short holiday? See in context

Since I already live in an area people sometimes come to get away from the city. I often visit Kyoto city, Kyoto Tango Hanto, Ise and Shima in Mie, Sado Shima, and Nagano city. I really want to visit Akita, Iwate, Aomori and Hokkaido someday.

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Posted in: Anti-mask group in Tokyo slammed for 'cluster festival' See in context

It comes down to the choices people make. Its not only you, do what is right to keep others safe. Wear a mask try to stay away from others. The decisions you also make affect the lives of others.

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Posted in: A day at the beach See in context

Love the beach in 能登 Ishikawa, close to home, beautiful clear water , and the best part is other than a few neighbors no one is ever there.

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Posted in: Japan's male smoking rate drops below 30% for 1st time See in context

Good, please get rid of it I get sick when even pass a person smoking or even near the sent of that putridly sick and disgusting oder of tabacco.

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Posted in: Self-driving amphibious vehicle to go on trial in eastern Japan See in context

No thank you, I prefer human interaction and a human behind the wheel of a car.

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Posted in: Pandemic derails Abe's strategy to revive regional Japan with tourism See in context

With a novel virus no one can really can predict what the situation will be. The assumption that the virus would go away in warm weather should never have been relayed upon. A pandemic, while putting so much emphasis on the economy over the health of the people is a recipe for disaster.

A disaster not only for the lively hood of the people of Japan but for the doctors, health workers, elderly, public officials, teachers, students, children, and anyone who crosses the path of this virus. Especially the prolong effects to the economy itself in very high priced nation with a sales tax that rose to 10% just last October, if the virus stays its course or mutates which these viruses tend to do this could be a disaster of epic proportions to the economy and the future of Japan.

The 自民党 and Abe had a choice to wait it out and slowly open up the economy in slow stages, with night life being the absolute last thing to open up months after the virus was utterly annihilated but chose to open it back up quickly and now look at the situation in Japan.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy See in context

I am a follower of both神道and 浄土真宗 a shrine and temples are place of respect. Yes some people in wars do negative things during war but there were also loved ones who lost their lives and heros of other wars. When I went to Tokyo and visited it it was nice and felt no negative energy.

My grandfather also fought the Russians and bairly survived in the second world war to live a normal life afterwards. He was just a soldier fighting for his country and to get back to his family.

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Posted in: Do you think the Japanese government should impose another state of emergency for all of Japan to try and contain the coronavirus, and if so, how should it be different from the last one that ended on May 25? See in context

The state of emergency should be the same but much longer than the one that lasted to May 25th. With more restrictions host clubs, night clubs, pachinko palors, and events of more than 15 people. These should not even open or happen until at least a two consecutive months of 0 cases. Restaurants on a limited hour basis. If the economy is so important, a sacrifice needs to be made to solve the problem. Not wait and see let it get out of hand and try again, which wastes time, hurts the economy more, and will probably cost more lives especially in the lives of health workers who are on the front line of this virus.

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Posted in: Tokyo may pay restaurants, bars to shorten hours in August amid spike in virus cases See in context

I never lived in Kanto but and only visited there once. Only 200000 yen for an飲食店 for a month in Tokyo, whats that going to cover a small bill, and this goverment gave about 77 billion yen to dentsu!

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Posted in: Gov't issues false strong quake alert See in context

This is not the first time a false warning occured, I recall in 2013 there was a warning in Aichi for a strong earthquake that did not occure.

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Posted in: Tokyoites leaving bustle behind as pandemic proves catalyst for change See in context

If people left the cities for the country side, this would start a revitalization of the country and perhaps enhance the national economy for the better.

For me, I love the sea of Japan and Ishikawa and will never leave here. I get stress when I visit Osaka for shopping even for just a few hours. The largest cities I enjoy are Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Nagano.

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Posted in: Husbands happy, wives stressed over parenting during stay-home spell See in context

In Ishikawa, abeの金was given way back but finally recieved abeのマスクjust recently. Its sad that in major cities like tokyo, nagoya, and where ever else families with children and working parents are still waiting for abeの金from their locial governments. Something really has to be wrong with these cities and how their welfare systems. If it was 市民税these local governments would be after you as soon as possible being the other way around they seem to care less.

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Posted in: If the virus is still not contained by December, what do you think Christmas will be like for the world (and for you personally)? See in context

This virus is here to stay, a treatment might be likely in the near future. It will be a part of life in the future its up to human race to evolve and overcome the challenges of this virus. For me the virus has little effect on my life living in rural Japan. Life will be normal for new years.

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Posted in: Japan raises economic view for second straight month See in context

With, Japan seting single-day record with 795 new COVID-19 cases as the To go campaign begins in full force, This economic outlook is completely ignorant of the current situation. Japan will face an out of control virus that could potentially be a cancer to the economy not only for the near future but long road ahead.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

People who are permanent residence and who are spoueses of Japanese nationals, should be able to re enter Japan. They should also be quarantined for at least 20 days after re entry.

I have no ambition to travel abroad from Japan, I have not left Japan in over 10 years but was contemplating a nice trip to South Korea by ferry for a small holiday. Because of the novel corona virus Im happy to stay with in Japan until there is a tangible treatment that has been effective fo at least three years or more.

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Posted in: Japan's Go To travel subsidy campaign kicks off See in context

Japan's Go To travel subsidy campaign kicks off

As Tokyo's cumulative coronavirus case total tops 10,000; Osaka reports record daily high

This will not end well.

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Posted in: Eel-eating day See in context

When ever I read a sea food name in English like eel of squid it sounds like something thats unappetizing. When I hear うなぎ or イカ I immediately think 美味しそう sounds delicious. Maybe thats just me.

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Posted in: Japan to amend law on coronavirus giving greater authority to local gov'ts See in context

I trust my local government over Tokyo any day, I worked with them and live in a small community where everyone knows each other.

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Posted in: Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardizes patient care See in context

Cutting the pay of doctors, nurses, and health workers on the front lines in a viral war against a highly contagious virus that poses a risk to their own health and their families . Not only health professionals who are fighting this viral war, this also puts a lot of pressure on health professionals who are caring for people with everyday illnesses they would have come across. Cutting the pay of health professionals is a rotten thing to do, this just goes to show how heartless cheap people can.

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Posted in: Go To travel campaign comes under fire See in context

Being a resident of rural Ishikawa, I could not believe this the first time I read about this Go To campaign. If your in Kanto, Tokyo, or anyplace in Japan for that matter, do the right thing and stay home until this is over. If you feel the need to go out go to the park or take a walk. Do not come to Hokuriku.

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