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Posted in: Porn site operator arrested over female athletes' images on website See in context

My friend wants to know the name of the sites.

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Posted in: 1.4 bil but no more? China's population growth closer to zero See in context

Does any of this sound familiar to you guys?

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Posted in: Bomb kills at least 55 at girls' school in Afghan capital See in context

Maybe it's time for both the Taliban and the govt to go after IS 100%.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

A compassionate and truly well-meaning IOC would reply:

"We'll help support Japan to adjust to this very difficult and unusual situation by allowing for a reasonable postponement of these Olympic Games until next year or, if necessary, two years. We'd also like to accommodate the timing of the Olympics to fall on a month that will not be so excruciatingly hot and humid for fans and athletes alike thus avoiding unnecessary heat strokes and/or deaths. We wish for the best, enjoyable and safe running of the Games that the whole world can enjoy"

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Posted in: WHO approves China's Sinopharm vaccine in potential boost to COVAX pipeline See in context

They owe the world for this horror. Give it out free.

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Posted in: Swimming star Ikee answers anti-Olympic messages See in context

Well said by Ikee. Nicely articulated and I have to agree with her that she needs to focus on her swimming and fighting her own cancer and not the politics.

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Posted in: What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus? See in context

What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus?

That the real name is "the Wuhan Virus".

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Posted in: Girl's death in Hokkaido prompts probe into alleged bullying See in context

Bullying is a persistent and growing problem at Japanese schools, ...

No it's not. It's something that's been endemic in schools here since the olden days. Ask any elderly person. The kids used to be tougher. Boys used to fight - fist fight and kids were encouraged to fight back esp. by family.

These days kids are much softer and are dealing now with online bullying too.

This suicide epidemic of offing yourself to make others feel sorry for you or for "showing the bully what they've done" needs to exorcised out of their heads.

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Posted in: Kyoto families angered by new policy forcing high school students to buy tablets at own expense See in context

10.2-inch iPad (8th Generation) Wi-Fi 32GB: 34,760 yen

Can find something much, much cheaper. Go for another cheaper/generic model and give other choices.

Keyboard and case: 9,790 yen

Case should be optional. If it breaks the parents have to pay for another one.

Applications and installation fees: 8,470 yen

Apps should be free and "installation fees" = BS.

Extended warranty (1 year): 4,400 yen

OPTIONAL. The school board isn't even paying for these. The PARENTS are.

Tablet maintenance (1 year): 1,980 yen

No.

Stylus pen: 8,690 yen

Well, maybe. But you can find one for half that price if it's isn't iPad.

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Posted in: By refurbishing the interiors of our vehicles, they’ll be transformed into mobile vaccination units that can be used in depopulated areas and other places where the majority of the population is elderly. See in context

Good idea but why are private businesses having to offer, donate and volunteer for these kinds of things? Isn't this really what our government should be doing (have been doing) with our tax money?

Finding and executing a smooth road to vaccinating our people - that's what I expect the people I pay (the govt.) to do.

They've had since last summer to figure these things out. What the hell are they doing?

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

I would've signed this 8 years ago after we got the Olympics insultingly stating they're the recovery Olympics for Tohoku. Better late than never for a petition. I'll effin sign it.

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

This reminds me of the late 80s/early 90s when all the municipalities across Japan got a million dollars each from the national government to encourage investment in things to develop or strengthen their local commerce.

The results in many places, which many here have probably seen, are giant dinosaur parks, weird abstract art pieces, cartoon character hobby museums, turtle statues, etc.

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Posted in: U.S. Space Command tracks Chinese rocket for uncontrolled re-entry from orbit See in context

I hope it falls on the Great Hall of the People.

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

I'd like to see Japan go back to a more socialistic approach where they seemed to have a good balance between capitalism and socialism.

Now it's starting to lean more towards US style cut-throat capitalism and the people are suffering.

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

This book is a good thing for the Japanese people to rediscover Marxist theories. My Japanese relatives when they were schooled in the 30s, 40s and 50s learned about Marx, Engels, and Webber.

I was surprised when I was growing up to suddenly hear my mom say that Engels stated that we shouldn't have to pay more than 1/3 of our income on rent. She told me she learned this in JHS.

"Communist" regimes of the 20th century were unfortunately transmogrified into dictatorships and/or single party monster regimes.

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Posted in: New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide See in context

OK, maybe it's not genocide but just some mass incarceration, rape, splitting up of families, beatings, torture, forced indoctrination of Han Chinese ways, and the eradication of their culture.

Glad we got that straight.

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Posted in: Japan was wary of U.S. military taking control over Fukushima crisis See in context

It wasn't a time to be worried about if the US Navy was going to take control or not. There was contradictory and sometimes no information coming out Fukushima Dai-ichi and the area. A lot of people throughout the archipelago were frightened and worried to death.

Priority one should've been safely getting the people out of the area if necessary and helping, in any way, to find and rescue people. This worry about power-play was disgusting at the time and it may me lose a hell of a lot of respect for this govt. knowing where their priorities were.

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Posted in: What are the blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? See in context

Thanks, JT. This was a useful article.

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Posted in: Judge orders Kevin Spacey accuser to reveal his identity See in context

Being able to get to this point without ever having to say who you are is BS. How does anyone know if this C.D. is full of crud or not if know one knows who the hell he is?

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Posted in: If you have been working remotely since the pandemic began, what kind of work style would you prefer after (if) the pandemic has been eliminated? See in context

If you don't have to go back to your office at all, you can live anywhere you want. Imagine sipping a drink on a beautiful tropical beach south of Okinawa or living at a ski resort in the Japan Alps or Hokkaido.

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Posted in: Fewer people traveling during Golden Week amid virus spike See in context

My beach town has been flooded by out-of-prefecturers. Here to fish and surf.

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Posted in: 80% supportive of reigning empress as pool of heirs shrinks: poll See in context

80% are for this. Yet the govt. is against it. The government should abide by the wishes of the people.

There's a big disconnect here. Something is wrong. The populace needs to wake up.

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Posted in: Right to disconnect gains ground as pandemic brings work home See in context

It's simple. Do NOT respond after work hours are finished.

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Posted in: Japan approves world's largest trade deal including China, ASEAN See in context

The acronym RCEP is a bit clumsy. They should change the name to The Big Comprehensive Economic Partnership so they could call it BICEP.

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Posted in: Population influx into Tokyo exceeds outflow in fiscal 2020 See in context

Goes to show you that everything is still too concentrated in that concrete jungle. If the major corporations and companies had really made more of an effort to allow more teleworking as "urged" by the govt. and health officials, more decentralization and outflow over inflow would have occurred.

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Posted in: China, Japan trade acrimonious barbs over Fukushima tweet See in context

Editorial cartoons seem to be something no East Asian country has the tolerance, humor, or maturity to deal with. No wonder these three countries will never get a long. Lighten up.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

Can't they make these vaccine passports available in paper/plastic form like a standard passport? People who don't want to or can't use smartphones shouldn't be forced to get one just for this app.

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Posted in: Tokyo area governors warn against holiday travel amid virus surge See in context

It's amazing to see the flip-flop from last fall where these same governors were fighting to be included in the Go To Campaign where they paid people to travel around.

Now the exact opposite message is being bandied about. Is it any wonder the people have lost all confidence and respect for these governors and the national government?

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Posted in: More tests and still more questions about Tokyo Olympics See in context

“Yes, the situation is very difficult,” Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said. “We are fighting the invisible enemy.”

Actually, the "enemy" is yourselves. Lack of leadership, speed, common sense, and the strength to fight back against the IOC unreasonable insistence on having these games this summer.

BTW, Koike in the above picture looks as if she's aged a hundred years. Couldn't think of a worse time to be the governor of Tokyo other than during WWII or the Great Kanto Earthquake.

She can thank Abe and her predecessor Naoki Inose for having this bag of disease handed to her for making a play for getting these Games.

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Posted in: Feds search Rudy Giuliani's home, office See in context

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men..." - Sir John Dalberg-Acton

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