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Posted in: The increase of 10,000-yen notes in circulation is a reflection of the growing sense of anxiety. See in context

Is Kumano another one of those "experts"? Just askin'.

So you ask a question. Then follow it with a statement saying you asked a question.

What does that even mean?

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Posted in: Trump supporters want to 'blow up' Capitol, police chief warns See in context

We should stop them!

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Posted in: Mos Burger adds sliced bread to their menus See in context

This is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

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Posted in: Opposition demands resignation of elite female bureaucrat over scandal See in context

A 70,000 yen dinner??!! That's a lot of curry!

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Posted in: Aoshima: Dramatic rocks and romantic legends See in context

I kissed a girl there once.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

No way, man. When me and my buds all get together, we're still gonna call it "MR. Potato Head."

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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

Alter the GoTo Campaign for travel only within prefectures. That way they support local hospitality businesses while somewhat limiting distant travel and spread.

Otherwise, this is stupidity happening all over again.

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Posted in: Cherokee Nation asks Jeep to 'retire' name of SUV See in context

The more these Native American names disappears from baseball, football and product names, the more quickly these groups will be forgotten and fade into history. Often times they're depicted in a tough, rugged and positive way and keep their tribes and empires in the minds of the populace.

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

Almost everything and anything that was funny could no longer be shown today. The US and other countries struggling with PC bullying allowed the overly-sensitive minority-few to take the fun and humor out life and entertainment.

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Posted in: Travel agency JTB to cut capital to become eligible for tax advantage See in context

What's going to happen when their capital goes back up to over 20 million dollars after the epidemic, which it inevitably will? Do they get to still be considered a medium/small sized company?

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Posted in: Rising Sun removed from 'Street Fighter II' background in game’s latest rerelease See in context

It's been used by the Japanese military since Meiji. They shouldn't avoid using this cool looking symbol and flag. In fact, it's still being used by the J-military today.

More people feel threatened by the red PRC flag than any other. They should stop using that one before they stop using peaceful Japan's.

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

I drive across that bridge all the time it scares the hell out of me when I look down. The railing is really low so people can enjoy the spectacular view but for me it's frightening.

That's a pretty high fall. Serious guts to hurl yourself over that edge.

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Posted in: Should Spotify payments go to artists you actually listen to? See in context

With all the money Spotify is making, they should pay out a much higher percentage to all the artists out of that pot. Without them, they wouldn't be making any money.

Artists would be happier and Spotify would still be making billions.

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Posted in: Japanese companies shun blanket wage hikes amid coronavirus pain See in context

Nearly three quarters of Japanese firms have no plan to offer blanket base pay hikes at this year's shunto labor talks, with two thirds keeping wages flat.....

Quote from 2001, 2011, 2021.

Same recycled report every time. Hadn't read about a substantive pay increase since 1990.

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Posted in: Mother whose daughters died after being left in overheated car gets 6 years in prison See in context

Typical Japanese sentence for killing your own kids. Get used to it if you're going to live here a long time.

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Posted in: Canada vows to be next country to go after Facebook to pay for news See in context

Go Facebook!

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Posted in: Australian news sites' traffic falls after Facebook blocks content -Chartbeat See in context

Good going government. Probably going to hurt a lot more news services than help them.

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Posted in: Sponsors, volunteers welcome Hashimoto as Tokyo Olympics head See in context

Couldn't care less because I'm 100% against these Olympics anyway.

You could put an onion ring in charge and it wouldn't matter to me.

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Posted in: Dolly Parton asks Tennessee not to put her statue at Capitol See in context

I've always liked Dolly.

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Posted in: Facebook unfriends Australia: news sites go dark in content row See in context

If new sites are missing from Aussies walls, they can thank their govt.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un's wife makes first public appearance in over a year See in context

They must have different cooks.

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Posted in: The best TV shows in Japan to study Japanese See in context

Not a single foreign person in the video above were of average weight or thinner. It's embarrassing to see so many overweight people as the new norm. It's unhealthy.

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Posted in: Shimane Prefecture considers canceling Olympic torch relay events See in context

Someone had stand up to incompetence sooner or later. Good on him!

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Posted in: LDP wants more women at meetings, but only if they don't talk: Nikai See in context

I think the headline here by JT is misleading.

They want to allow female observers in, then fine. But as observers, they're not expected to participate. That's the same with any occupation or setting.

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Posted in: Dry ice makers scramble to meet vaccine-driven demand surge See in context

We've known we were going to start a massive innoculation campaign months ago. How much more advanced notice do these companies need?

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Posted in: Mom's notebook filled with messages of love from 14-year-old daughter who passed away See in context

Never read anything on JT that has made me cry until now.

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

She needs to go have a talk with her own government.

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Posted in: The best TV shows in Japan to study Japanese See in context

When I came to Japan, I kept the TV on all the time, even if I wasn't watching it, as background noise w/ Japanese constantly going into my ear. It helped my listening comp and pick up the rhythm of the language which is very important.

Weather reports (comes with accompanying pictures), kid shows, music shows (lot of the songs have subtitles as they're singing), and whatever you're really into - mine was movies and watched hundreds of J-movies.

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Posted in: Calls grow to relocate 2022 Beijing Winter Games over human rights abuses See in context

If no one showed up for the Olympics, would it be an Olympics?

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Posted in: Hay fever season arrives in Japan amid coronavirus pandemic See in context

Monday evening I was feeling and looking fresh as a daisy, then boom!, at 1:07am, I turned into rinkled Frankenstein w/ giant bags under my red itchy eyes w/ runny nose. This news story is pretty spot on. What a difference!

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