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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Ghosn escape See in context

Saikawa is still free though

Sep. 9, 2019 Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa resigned and admitted to inflating his compensation by changing the date when he could cash in on company stock.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin in one month — without cheering See in context

how depressing

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Posted in: Preservation of 2011 quake devastation sites faces funding crunch See in context

wow so that photo is a third floor of a building! Yeah definitely keep it. Should be supported. History is swept away for convenience far too often

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Posted in: TEPCO says Fukushima nuclear plant seismometers were broken See in context

When there's another accident they're not going to tell you

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Posted in: China urges U.S. to lift trade restrictions, stop interference See in context

No way. Also cancel the China Olympic games. Cut them off

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Posted in: Suga refuses to move into official residence despite criticism See in context

So the wife can't have a private space in the 5,183-square-meter residence?

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000 See in context

But the stock market is doing great, almost like it has nothing to do with anything, also there will be that group who will come in soon telling us that 99% are fine. Another day of USA Republican capitalism where no one matters with 1/3 of the population actively keeping it this way. No consequences for almost overthrowing their own government.

Incredibly sad and just such a waste. A lesson in the perils of conservatism for the world.

2021 will let us know if the USA can turn it around or just how far gone it really is

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Posted in: What do you think of cryptocurrency? See in context

Look it up

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Posted in: What do you think of cryptocurrency? See in context

As compared to 100,000 VISA transactions that takes 149 kWh, you get.... 1 bitcoin transaction at 657.6 kWh

How is this even remotely practical?

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Posted in: What do you think of cryptocurrency? See in context

A single transaction footprint is 657.60 kWh, equivalent to the power consumption of an average U.S. household over 22.54 days.

It's literally insane to believe it will replace currency

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Posted in: What do you think of cryptocurrency? See in context

it's a facade. If it's only defined by what it costs in another currency then it's not a currency.

It's a coupon that only few people can even use

No protection no insurance like what banking systems in other countries have. Supporing CCP and criminals, really really dumb.

Also there is not enough electricity on the planet to support using it for everyone. It would take the electricity of the entire USA to support only about 20million people using it for daily transactions, which is the ultimate in 1% thinking.

You can't be an environmentalist nor can you fight climate change and have bitcoin.

https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption

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Posted in: Japan petitions to add 40 traditional folk dances to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list See in context

do they issue stamps every time they win a UNESCO approval?

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Posted in: Japan finds new COVID-19 strain, while immigration faciliity reports infections See in context

so it's not UK Brazil or SA? gulp

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Posted in: Epic Games steps up Apple fight with EU antitrust complaint See in context

this will help every developer in the world so Apple isn't going to get a lot of sympathy here

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

also court maintains the duplicity of no dying hair allowed but we're going to dye your hair

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

this didn't stop anything and schools can go on pretending everyone has black hair in the most dystopian manner possible

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Posted in: Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president See in context

3500 staff??? The oyaji-maru seemed doomed from the start. Science must prevail and the games cancelled so she'll be used to do that and keep the oyaji club intact

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

The spelling mistake is perfect

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Posted in: Foreign convenience store employee in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking See in context

sadly still regarded as a foreigner even though he's lived there 12 years and is married with a child

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely? See in context

Just elevate one of the VP's. Probably have half a dozen of those

Don't see why anyone new would take the role regardless of gender when they know it will be cancelled

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Posted in: Quake-rattled utility says it has adequate generation capacity See in context

nuclear equals the worst pollution ever made in the history of the planet plus disaster in its own right. Fukushima didn't teach you that by now? Chernobyl? Three Mile Island?

Japan believes itself to be energy poor, and based on oil and gas that is correct. However that is not the case for renewable energy at all. The paradigm shift needs to occur but the good 'ol boys network is doing everything possible to stop it. Thankfully prefectures have different ideas but it leads to a patchwork of options.

With renewables when disaster strikes again, local renewables are not affected improving rescue response times and communications. Keep jobs and knowledge local as well.

A solar disaster is called a sunny day. Can't beat that

Oh, and you can store excess energy from however it's made as molten salt overnight and keep generating electricity after sunset.

Nihon, is the land of the rising sun. You'd think you'd use the sun!!!

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Posted in: Nikkei ends above 30,000 mark for 1st time in over 30 years See in context

it's almost like it has nothing to do with anything

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Posted in: Have you been able to save much money during the pandemic? See in context

no, been ordering more from online stores

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Posted in: England's quarantine hotels open in bid to keep COVID variants out See in context

But not ban flights altogether? Huh?

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Posted in: Impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump See in context

the orange jumpsuit will match his face and hair perfectly.

Republicans can gaslight anything and will continue to control their 75 million followers until they run a dictatorship

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Posted in: Weight loss drug a 'game changer' in cutting obesity: study See in context

Or you could eat as many plants as you want. As both a vegan and the almost-vegan diet of the traditional Okinawans and others around the planet have already proven over and over. https://www.nutritionfacts.org

Veganism is rising in the UK so its obesity issues will go down over time and predicted to be a quarter of the population in the next five years.

This drug is just a way to keep eating badly and maintain the reliance on companies. Kinda reminds me of the humans in Wall-E

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Posted in: Netflix offering full Tokyo anime school scholarships with living expense support, open to foreigners See in context

too bad about the ageism, lots of people from all walks of life could benefit

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Posted in: EU approves all requests for COVID-19 vaccine export to UK, U.S., Japan, China See in context

and then start over again with the brazil, south africa, and uk variants

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Posted in: Mori's sexist remarks show slow progress in narrowing Japan gender gap See in context

if by slow you mean zero never going to happen then sure. too many old boys graft networks

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