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Fresh update on "japan" discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Robert O'Brien. Christopher Wray, Bill Bar Mike Pompeo, all blasting at the Chinese. It was the equivalent of a new policy like Kenan laid out in 48. I think it was as Mr X isn't that overdue? Isn't that a good thing? Richard Haass? I think you're giving much more credit to the secretary of State and his follies, and they deserve. It was not a long telegram. It was not a sustainable policy. It came very close to calling for regime change in China, which is the opposite of the long telegram. The whole emphasis of the long telegram was the pushback. Against Soviet encroachment. That was the principal thrust of the policy. If we were interested in doing that against China, then we would do things like going the transpacific partnership and have much stronger relations with South Korea, Japan and the light. Oh, I don't think this is a a sustainable policy. But again, let me take your larger point. I think this administration does get some credit. For Jane. We need to rethink our China policy. My problem is not with that ball. It's what they've actually done and what they've actually done, I would argue, has been incoherent. Okay, I want to go back and that's at length in your article in foreign affairs, which I tweet out. The people been in our last minute Long telegram did have a policy of containment appropriate to the post War order, But it was a break with the past. That's what I think about it. Isn't the Trump policy visa Be China a huge break with the past. Well, it's it's a break with the past, in the sense that it's much more critical. What it's not clear to me. You could. Uh, I'm hard pressed to tell you what the policy is. It's so all over the place. It's an intellectual yard sale. Nothing consistent with it. It's not focus. It's not quite clear with the definition of success isn't removed. The Communist Party of China is that the secretary of state's definition of success That you're having listened carefully to his speech at the Nixon library. I can't tell you what is our strategy toward China, either our definition of success or how we proposed to get there. They didn't say regime change. I think he said It.
Apple off 25-30% with no WeChat
"And because we chat play such a huge role in China the analyst says that overall apple hardware sales will fall without we chat. Moving from one Asian country to another in Japan. The days of Toshiba, making laptop computers is now sadly history the company which has been making laptops for over thirty five years sold the bulk of the company to Sharp, which renamed the business to
Fresh update on "japan" discussed on Science Salon
"Hear it in the language when when he goes will you're going to have all of these proliferating nuclear power plants all around the world well, first of all, there's other sixty about sixty nuclear power plants sites in the United States the cheapest way to expand nuclear. The best way is just add reactors there but the you get from bill is like, oh my gosh, the weapons will spread. Ear, will proliferate around the world and I think that's kind of what's gotta be underneath that and. Also. You got to point out that that turnover was not a anything like a design that we use in. They were some design flaws in it. In the way, the test was done. What about Fukushima what response to that when people point that out? I mean same thing. The complex? What's adds the complexity around ad is that Japan actually is the only country in the world that has ever suffered a nuclear attack. So I think they and there was a lot of there was more radios, radiation sickness, and so there's a whole kind of. I think it's tied up with kind of national shame as well. Around Japanese imperialism in World War Two I mean there's People when you spend time in Japan, there are older Japanese people who will tell you. We're really glad that he. Bombed Richmond Nagasaki it's completely taboo to say it but. It's were that like a million American soldiers would die millions of Japanese. So. But that even idea is totally taboo. And then of course, fifteen thousand people had just been killed by a soon nami right before the nuclear plant meltdown. So I even see some displacement in that. We'll go up because she fifteen thousand people died it's But they died from a Su- NAMI swept away. Chur? So then it maps onto the power plant. So I think that's a big part of it. You know but like. Just clarify that have to see walls was the problem, right? The the Ocean Went over the sea will they weren't built enough. The Sea weren't built high enough and then they kept the backup power generators that would have powered the pumps to keep the water flowing over the reactors had been put under water. Sorry. Put Underground to protect them from earthquakes and. Then the water flooding damage. The seawall stories even more interesting because the reason the plant manager failed to raise the seawall when they knew they needed to is that he didn't want to scare the local town people that there could be a soon nami that could take out the nuclear plants such A. It's such a wing in story because, but that's very Japan to you know there is a sort of that fear which was like we don't want to scare anybody, and then of course, it ends up backfiring the ways of the backfired but look no deaths from radiation..
A Japanese Robotics Startup Has Invented a Smart Mask That Translates Into Eight Languages
"Everyone has gotten in on the mask game. It's more surprising to find a brand that isn't making their own masks than ones that are some places are going beyond slapping a logo on a piece of cloth however, and are innovating in really cool ways that will help us out as mask wearing becomes a long term thing like the various companies and individuals who have been working on fully or semi transparent masks so that the deaf and hard of hearing can read People's Lips. Another is a Japanese startup who wants to make masks even more functional and useful. They have made a mask that can translate into eight languages. DONUT robotics created the see face smart mask that with the help of its corresponding APP transcribes and translates what the where is saying. It also amplifies their voice, which I think is really cool. I. Don't know if masks actually muffle people's words this much. If I just relied on lip reading and facial expression context more than I thought I did because I have a heck of. A time understanding people in masks, the see face smart mask works by using a microphone embedded into the mask which connects to the wearer's phone via Bluetooth available languages for translation are Japanese and Chinese Korean Vietnamese Indonesian, English Spanish, and French. The mask does have one fatal flaw. However, it doesn't actually offer protection from the corona virus and is meant to be worn over a more suitable mask, and this is because the mask itself is made out of plastic and silicone. So it has to have some breathing holes bell suit suffocate. Which I get, but the does seem to sort of negate part of the point of having it as a mask. The translation software in the mask was originally designed for a robot named Cinnamon, but the team at donut robotics decided to pivot to. Win The pandemic hits and that to me makes it seem like having the translation tool be inside the mask is maybe not necessary, and since it doesn't work as an effective mask anyways what are we doing here but I am not an engineer and also it sounds like the company pivoted because they got hit hard by the pandemic and needed a way to stay afloat. So they leaned into a trend that they knew would work the. Cinnamon robot stood out from competitors because it was user friendly and the translation software even worked well in noisy environments and that software reincorporated into the mask quoting CNN uses machine learning developed with the help of translation experts and specializes in the Japanese language. Don't robotics CEO to Sukey. Ono claims the technology is better than Google API or other popular technologies for Japanese language users because most competitor APPs focused on translating to and from English and quotes. The company has run two successful crowd funding campaigns to get the product off the ground raising the equivalent of about eight hundred, thousand dollars from those campaigns and the plan to start distribution in Japan by the end of the year releasing five to ten thousand masks at forty to fifty dollars a pop. And while there has been interest from both the US and the UK, they don't expect to expand overseas until spring twenty, twenty, one at the earliest. But I am sure that plenty of other startups will be working on other cool masks with similar useful features. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Jimi Hendrix’s ‘60s Japanese sunburst guitar sells for over £160,000 at auction
"Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix that guitar that he played in the early sixties, sold at auction with 216 K boys and girls. He was a young Morocco in York City four times the pre auction estimate. They said, 50 to 60 right We talked about this the last time. Hendricks began playing this sunburst electric guitar made in Japan after he was discharged from the Army in 62 that he was even in the army. After leaving Fort Campbell. He moved to Clarksville, Tennessee. For a short time, man. They must have thought he was something else in Clarksville, Tennessee. He played on the chitlin circuit with Wilson Pickett, Slim Harpo, Sam Cooke, I Cantina and Jackie Wilson. I didn't know you played Jackie Wilson for he moved into Harlem. In 1964 where he stayed until 1966 playing venues such a cafe Wah and the Cheetah Club. Hendricks remained in possession of the guitar through his brief tenure with the Eiseley Brose and his own Jimmy James at the blue Flames in the blue plate when he went to England. Guitar was left in New York at the apartment of his friend might quite shy. What is it that it was named? Question provided watching, he pried a notarized letter of Providence for the instrument prior to its own prior to his death. You get tired at a pre auction estimate has said 50 60 reached a high bid of 180 when factoring and fees the total bill was 216,000. Other notable music related items. From this auction, artifacts of Hollywood and music events 14,014 carat Cole. A gold ring on by Elvis went for 20 to 5. A pair of princes, custom made purple boots went 13,000 before they were sold. One of Michael Jackson's sequined black jackets went for 20 Okay, people, low spending a lot of money in auctions people by and that's where they get it
Silent Partner - Daryl Simmons
"Career Musician podcast time here. With the silent partner Dowse Simmons. When the airport in the retail Japan headed home from a long trip. Thank you so much. squeezes. Thanks. Eggs long flight. Ten Hour. So. Look I don't want. Lombardi with all the typical questions because obviously you're history both musical life experiences, you know rich full of many stories. and. Things like that. But if you wouldn't mind I, Know You and Kenny Edmonds Aka baby face go back to childhood. Just touch on that like the abridged version of that how you guys. Will actually I played in a band with his older brother Who Played Guitar. Michael Edmonds and we played I played drums and the band was instrumental band. And I used to feel like we needed a sinker. Heard that his little brother. Kenny. I'd never met Kenny and I would bug him about, hey man, why don't we? Brother would like. We don't need to get him. He really that good but I can't hear you through school. That he say. One day. We were outside back in those days in Indiana you practice garage and people would hear you would come by. So this particular day we had rehearsed outside and I was breaking down on drums and walks kid will guitar and upside down guitar with strings on it with two other guys. and. Said we was and I said, oh. You can't in the group with your brother Goes Yeah. No, and from that day. Wow. Forty seven years later. US. Never separated since. May he was eighth grade I was ninth grade I think and then sounds like such a brotherly thing to do from Michael and now we don't want them. Of course things that younger brother who was clearly mortality. President better than I don't which out to see him, and finally I saw them and I saw why Michael suppressed because he was when I first met him, I said, wow he to me. He was like a kid genius us being kids in you know I love music but this dude was like. Way Beyond whatever little talent I thought I had. there's a the are childhood friends used to say, he said, two days you WanNa make music just Kinney 'cause he's going to make it. So stick with him. And I was like I always remember that. I love those affirmations. Are Never, have never will and every. was. Musician he was a Slob neighborhood do but he knew he could see and Kenny. Kenny, always playing guitar walking around right. He could see that kid. He knew I, played music. We started hanging you want making music a stick with him because he's GonNa make it. I was like you're right. I think he's GonNa make it.
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing
"City of Nagasaki, marking the 75th anniversary of the U. S atomic bombing on August 9th, the city's mayor and a dwindling number of survivors Calling on world leaders to doom or to bring a nuclear weapons ban. It was at 11 02 AM Nagasaki survivors stood in silence, marking the moment in American B 29 dropped a £10,000 a plutonium bomb. Dubbed Fat Man. More than 70,000 were killed three days earlier. On August 6th, the US dropped a bomb on Hiroshima in the first ever nuclear attack, killing 140,000 people. Japan surrendered on August 15th marking the end of World War two. Many survivors of the two bombings developed cancer and other illnesses from exposure. To radiation.
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing
"The Japanese city of Nagasaki has marked it 75th anniversary of the U. S atomic bombing with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to doom or for a nuclear weapons ban. At 11:02 a.m. The moment the B 29 bomber boxcar dropped a £10,000 plutonium bomb dubbed Fat Man. Nagasaki, Survivors and other participants stood in an minute of silence. One or more than 70,000 killed. The August 9th 1945 bombing came three days after the US dropped its first atomic bomb on here, Oshima The world's first ever nuclear attack that killed 140,000 people. Less than one week later. On August 15th Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War
Time captured in a capsule
"Welcome to catch Miss Mysteries I'm your host kid crumb today despite the fact that we have so many things going on with the corona virus, the economy just around the world kind of an upheaval I thought it would be interesting to look back at how people thought. This might look at long ago and will address time capsules according to the International Time Capsule Society Around fifteen thousand time capsules worldwide a time capsule could be a box, a bottle, literally a metal capsule, as often as time capsules contain letters and newspaper. Clippings about significant events, they also may contain letters and pictures created by children. Often school will bury a time capsule students ideas about what the future will be like some time capsules are meant to be opened fifty years but most have notes on the outside of the container asking that adopt be opened until a specific date. The oldest time capsule in the United. States was created by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams and is believed to have been buried in seventeen ninety five making the oldest known time capsule in the United. States. Time capsules have been discovered, but most have been purposefully dug up and open to time capsules out of Japan contain remnants survivors many time capsules are simply intended to show what was going on when they were buried in an area of Germany where German SS were trained time capsules beneath the floor refilled with Nazi Paraphernalia, including pictures of Hitler and two copies of his book Mein Kampf. Then there was a surprise time capsule discovered in plain sight at the American Legion post seventy six that had been sitting in. The lobby when they decided to fasten it down for safety sake, they discovered that it was possible time capsule from nineteen, thirty four but someone else have discovered earlier and left a note that stated simply thanks for the brandy note was tucked inside an empty brandy bottle many schools created time capsules usually elementary grades usually with the idea that in fifty years, most of the children are still in the area would appreciate the contents when the capsule was open fifty years later in the nineteen fifties, most children wrote about flying. And rocket ships by the nineteen sixties letters are about pollution becoming president demolition crews Albuquerque New Mexico, discovered a time capsule from Nineteen Sixty eight nearer former elementary school. Most of the children wrote about their favourite TV show but Greg Lee young men left a different kind of note, I'm dead. I. Go to Montgomery School that is the old school name I was born nineteen hundred you auto and I'm reading this directly. That's why it sounds kind of funny auto now no, I'm dead my favorite subject is spooking the police I play the guitar case you don't know what it is. It is supported with strings on him I am ten years old seal later savages. Greg Hat Morbid nature the most unusual time capsule. Now, certainly concerned a prophecy came true the capsule was a metal ammo box pulled from the foundation of a building all it was left of burned out logs ghost town of climax located in the southern Cascade Mountain range the child's printing dated nineteen forty eight described a town on British Columbia's North Coast that would boom in nineteen seventy nine with over a thousand residents but would become completely deserted by nineteen eighty two in the note he stated that the town would be as modern. As any community of that decade he ended with a comment that even after the town was completely deserted, it would still have electricity for thirty years underneath the date you printed his his name Philip Simon follow by grade three, Mrs Sims class for decades. The notes from the time capsule found climax collected dust in a police archive. The department hired a new officer who was given the assignment cleaning out the back room including the archives when he came to the letters from the time capsule, he page through them until he came to fill. The officer had grown up in Khazal. And had vivid memories of his family moving out of the town in nineteen eighty search on the station's computer revealed that indeed Kissel had ended up deserted by nineteen eighty two yet retained power lines for thirty years when officers searched the Internet for the author Philip Simon was not to be found nor could he locate any school in the area that was around in nineteen forty eight with a teacher with the last name of Sims.
That history should not repeat: Hiroshimas storytellers
"Seventy, five years ago, this week, the B twenty, nine, bomber, Nola gay dropped little boy, the world's first use of an atomic weapon. At Eight fifteen in the morning of August six Japanese time. The first atomic thumb has done enemy talk. It detonated over. Hiroshima immediately killing around one hundred and forty. Thousand People I'm was aimed to explode about zero point. In the city at the junction of. Untold River. Three days later, another stroke sake. As Japan marks the anniversary, it hopes to keep the wartime memories alive using the stories of people who survived the attacks. On all. Holland. But the average age of survivors is now over eighty three. But those. This'll be the last chance to hear from those witnesses during a major anniversary. August sixth nineteen forty five was supposed to be a day off for seventeen year old. Takeo to Toco. No Snyder is the economists Tokyo Bureau chief. She had made plans to meet two girlfriends at eight fifteen owning at a train station on the west side of Shema. She was running late, and then she stepped outside, she saw flash and heard a bang. Which you regained consciousness, she found herself lying thirty meters away a mushroom cloud rising over the city. People with charts skin peeling from their arms rushing over a nearby hillside. Mr K. Ohka left's to look for her mother. and. Found rivers filled with bodies took her six days to locate her mom who is still miraculously alive. Mom lived for another twenty two years. We stuck ohka became a prominent voice amongst the hypocrisy shower, atomic bomb survivors, atomic sufferers. Telling Her story abroad many times in hopes of preventing atomic bombs from ever being used again. I heard this tale from her daughter. He got no. Mario. Who's part of a fascinating unique project underway in both your Sima Nagasaki to help preserve the stories, of Hypoxia, for generations to come to, how does this project work? So there are still some hundred and thirty thousand living. inbox. Amiss. Gone. But their average age is now over eighty three and the number who can tell their stories publicly is declining drastically. Just. You got the fact that could have done this. So the city government's in both fishermen sake have been recruiting scores of volunteers like music Otieno to become what they call dense Shosha or legacies successors. These are essentially memory keepers, people who learned the stories of the hypoxia down to the most gruesome details in order to be able to retell them with power and veracity for years into the future do. So the volunteers in, Hiroshima, have to go through a rather rigorous course, three years of study training discussion with hypoxia before they're allowed to retell the stories in public. Ms Higashi, no is somewhat unusual in that. She inherited own story, most of the Dan Shosha, take on a stranger's burden. And it simply because that's that generation of of survivors passing that the these city governments have started this program. Yeah, it is. It's really reflective of the anxiety that many people in here, C.`mon, Nagasaki and throughout Japan feel about fading wartime memories I'm what will happen. Once this generation firsthand witnesses passes away the city governments and the peace museums. Atomic bomb museums in both cities have been collecting and recording testimony for many years. But this then social program is away, they hope to preserve these memories in living form to retain the emotional impact. The comes from searing these stories from another human being. and. So where does this fit in with the the wider of up the bombing of of the war in Japan? For Japan, the Hiroshima Experience became central to wartime memory and park has some scholars have argued because it allows victim narrative to dominate shifting the focus away from the atrocities Japanese soldiers committed abroad in Asia and the Pacific certainly oaks in China and Korea have bristled at the lack of context that some of the retailing's of the aroma and Nagasaki experiences or trey. and. If you look at Japan today, it's of course, wrestling a new with the legacy of the Second World War and its aftermath in particular the constitution that America imposed on Japan after the war, which renounces war bars Japan from maintaining armed forces. In practice, Japan does maintain a powerful military which it calls the Self Defense Forces and its Prime Minister Obey Shinzo years has hoped to change the constitution to revise the constitution in order to make explicit that Japan's military is constitutional and and perhaps to expand the limits of what they're allowed to do. Curiously, the public still supports maintaining the postwar constitution. So in short pacifism is still deep seated in today's Japan. and. What about the the the effort of auction others to to learn the lessons of the second. World War d? How does nuclear non-proliferation look at this stage from where you are. Well. This is another source for concern. Of course, non-proliferation efforts in recent years have been faltering just this January. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It's doomsday clock. It's subjective measure of our proximity to self-annihilation closer to midnight than anytime since its establishment in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, seven, the hawks are are pleased and take solace in the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in two, thousand, seventeen, it invokes there unacceptable suffering in its preamble and a nod to how the memory of interesting Nagasaki continues to shape non-proliferation efforts globally yet at the same time, no country with nuclear weapons has signed up to that treaty neither has Japan in fact, which shelters under America's nuclear umbrella. And, and how does that sit with Hypoxia at this stage at this anniversary being marked. I spoke with US Akihiko the governor of the prefecture, and he expressed the view that I heard from many others both your seem sake, which was a wish that Japan would use its moral authority as the only victim of atomic weapons to push harder for their abolition. The hypocrisy. Have Long gramps and spoken about abolishing the bomb before the last houses away. Just to make the do. You call. You can. That's unlikely. But the hypocrisy hope that their stories at the very least. Deter the world from ever using his weapons again. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much for having me.
Hiroshima: Atomic Blast That Changed The World Turns 75
"The United States dropped the first of two nuclear bombs on Japan. We are delaying the start of our scheduled program to bring you the latest direct report on the atomic bomb attack on Japan. It was on CBS radio, where Americans heard from correspondents like Webley Edwards report on the bombing of Hiroshima in Guam. We can W. Tibbets Jr of Miami, Florida. Out of the B 29 the first atomic bomb in history. Hired in 1957 former CBS radio correspondent Marvin Kalb worked with the generation of journalists who covered that bombing. Everything was dependent upon what President Truman or his top officials wanted to share with the American people, and that was very, very little. In fact, it would be weeks after the bombing. American journalists would even be allowed to report first hand from the destroyed Japanese city. Steve Dorsey, CBS
Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack
"Atomic bomb dropped by the US on this day in 1945 in back ceremony owing to the Corona virus outbreak. A bell rings in Hiroshima to start a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. A time when the U. S launched the world's first nuclear bomb attack 75 years ago forced our mayor of Hiroshima, urging world leaders to commit seriously to abandoning nuclear weapons. The bomb killed an estimated 140,000 people and was followed by another attack on Nagasaki before Japan surrendered. Ending World War two Simon Oh,
Hiroshima: Atomic Blast That Changed The World Turns 75
"In Japan move to bring in a moment of silence 75 years to the day after the U. S dropped the first atomic bomb mayor of Hiroshima, urging world leaders to commit seriously to abandoning nuclear weapons. The bomb killed an estimated 140,000 people and was followed by another attack on Nagasaki before Japan surrendered ending
Survivor of World's First Nuclear Attack Recounts Hiroshima Bombing 75 Years Later
"Explosion this 1 75 years ago and now an urgency for survivors of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan. Fox's Simon Owen reports. Hideko Tamara was 10 years old when her home in Hiroshima, Japan, collapsed around her. It's 75 years since the U. S launched the world's first nuclear bomb attack. I don't want this happened to anybody else ever again, now 85 Tamara is among a dwindling number of survivors. But it's still warning against the use of nuclear weapons. My health is fragile. And I'm doing this not because on physically really in top shape and able But because I'm so determined the attack helped end will board too, But it killed 140,000 people. Simon Oh, in Fox News
Survivor of world's first nuclear attack recounts Hiroshima bombing 75 years later
"For survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. 75 years after the attack. Fox's Simon Owen has that story. Hideko Tamara was 10 years old when her home in Hiroshima, Japan, collapsed around him. It's 75 years since the U. S launched the world's first nuclear bomb attack. I don't want this happen to anybody else ever again, now 85 Tamara is among a dwindling number of survivors. It is still warning against the use of nuclear weapons. My health is fragile. And I'm doing this not because I'm physically really in top shape and able But because I'm so determined The attack helped end World War two, but it killed 140,000 people. Simon Oh
Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic attack
"Marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today with a ceremony that was scaled down because of the pandemic. As NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul. The bombing killed 140,000 people, most of them civilians. Participants observed a minute of silence at 8:15 a.m. At a ceremony in Hiroshima's peace Park. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remarked that as the only country to suffer an atomic bombing, Japan must work for the elimination of nuclear weapons. Hiroshi Montemayor. Kazumi Matsui pointed out, though, that Japan itself has refused to sign a U. N treaty to ban atomic bombs. In a videotaped message, U N Secretary General Antonio Good, Harish lamented the fact that Postwar arms control agreements are unraveling. Japan still has more than 136,000 survivors of two atomic bombings. Their average age is over 83 there are 9200 fewer of them than last year.
What happens after you die?
"And what happened after you die? I don't really know my grandfather is. This is my brother. Can I think his body's gone and consciousness he's gone. Things were at their his box of committed ashes are right in front of me. Tell you what's his planning like? It know your voice is getting on that. Thing you're getting set. He's alive in a way. Like a ghost but as like. As like something. A. Scientist from never be able to know 'cause like let's say they need someone to die. So that they could make that on that. How would they make data on that? If the PERSON'S DEAD Kuenz right isn't a data. Yes. Some people have these near death experiences and they talk about like the lights at the end of the tunnel but the fact that they've told us about this means that they didn't die. I kind of feel like science isn't really going to work this time. So I. Thought I might turn to religion for semesters. Own Interview Buddhist because my grandparents they're Buddhist. And you know my dad is technically Buddhist although he doesn't really celebrate it. And I'm just interested to see what put us a mess to say about death there is no real short answer for the question that is so profound. This is Angie Neal he's actually chaplain for Olympians. And not only is he met the pope. He's also met the Dalai Lama so like this guy must know a lot about Buddhism. The main belief in Buddhism three scientific way of looking at things energy does not disappear. It usually assumes another form. and. The belief Buddhism is that when you die your spiritual energy does not just disappear. It assumes another form and that form can either be in hell or it can be on earth. Or it? Could. Be. In Heaven. In terms of Hell Hell is not a permanent place in Buddhism, hell is jail. If you've got really really bad Karma, you go to jail and then you have the chance of being pardoned and you have the chance of probation. So in Buddhism nobody goes to hell forever then comes earth. Now Earth of course is the most interesting part of it. If you are reborn on earth, you can either be reborn at says an animal we can be reborn as a human being there are certain criteria which would help decide what would be your formulas adopt like maybe if you're an aunt but you're like a really really good and maybe it come back in this time like beetle and just maybe work yourself up. Excellent. You've you learn certain spiritual lessons in this lifetime like in the same way that like a punishment itself isn't necessarily all bad he get punished so he can learn from that absolutely if you deep genuine remorse. Ask for forgiveness. They will give you a chance to go directly to heaven which we call Judo in Japan or Sukova Incense Sanskrit. Basically it's heaven.
Is Tiger Woods about to make a putter change?
"Talked again, we talked a good amount about him. He looks great. There's a lot of positive thoughts about his chances this week he warned in Oh five. He won here I think that he never shot higher than sixty eight and then in two thousand, nine, the President's covers here at harding park he went five Oh and so he has good history here he is still the. Reigning Masters Champion. Ugly, Fifteenth. In the world, some are trying to point. So some negatives like he's only played four competitive rounds in six months. I'm not focused on that I. Don't think he gives a shit about that. He showed up to Zozo championship last year in Japan and it felt like we had seen him play golf or any decent golf in months, and he's won that tournament in Atlanta. He showed up to the President's cup. We were there. We were physically there watch the entire thing. Play the president's coverage has several the best players in the world, their best player, the President's Cup in a landslide. So Tiger Woods smile and yet focused I like his chances this. I think he's come a long way since Monday and a lot of people's minds in that. All is incredibly exciting. On. Monday because. If we remember in the last podcast, you said, he really had no chance. That's true. Well, said, he's the favourite. Video and a you know with the weather and everything else that I would write this low on his list Jimi play whatever rig said because it wasn't that wasn't what we said and it certainly wasn't when said he was literally what I just you in you in the New York Post or two peas in a pod newer post tweeted out. Tiger Woods needs a miracle this week at the championship it was like what the fuck is going on and you know rig says similar points new. York Post. I said tiger. Woods is the favorite I said that on Monday show Tuesday show Jake will find that but I just ranked course and the the fact it's fifty five fucking degrees and narrow fairways. Low on the list of tiger woods majors coming up in the next four five years. It's not that hard. Of course, is not the art of course, I gave Frankie thumping already park last night. On the game. So it was like I I I could go out there right now in wooded. So the overall. Well I you know. I didn't realize we were GONNA play a marathon session of golf club twenty, nineteen I looked at the time we're finished up three and a half hours. My back was sore. I couldn't feel my feet like it's not built for endurance I'm just not built for endurance but I smoked you. At harding. Park. So I'm not too worried about art course conditions. By the way, we're not just a heads up just while we're talking about it. We said we were GONNA stream tonight, Thursday you're listening to it but we didn't realize that the coverage goes so late. So we will not be streaming tonight, but we will doing Tuesday Thursday next week. So be on the lookout for that. Last Tiger related thing new putter. About the new potter, he's got the Scott Newport. I think it's like the two point. Oh it's the one with the different weights and couple of different reports about it. Some saying he's definitely putting it in play other saying it's GonNa be a game time decision he. According to Steve Stricker, Tiger really likes it. It's a little longer in length with have been over as much. We can practice as putting a lot more which makes a lot of sense So that would be a good thing for the back and then another aspect of it is that apparently it's got adjustable wait we have heard for decades now tiger. Could just couldn't get the speed right or you know other Greens were little slower than I thought and I guess instead of having to make that adjustment in your fields or in your judgment calls in, you're putting in how hard it he can just tweet the weights and the Scottie, and that's what he likes because you know if the Green Bay speed them up from. Wednesday Thursday early days beat him up from Saturday Sunday whenever he can just kind of tweak the weights part of me going into this feels like well, tiger woods has won thirteen or fourteen major championships with that part of that is the elder wand. That is the thing that he flipped and spun in circles right in front of our faces that ad US bedazzled. Is the horn. Rocks. And any other usage of any other putter is not only blasted, but it's it's him searching a tim trying to find something which means he's not comfortable, and then the other part of me says, it's Tiger fucking. Would you give them a wooden stick? You give them happy. Gilmore's little hockey stick putter. He'll go out there and win because he's the greatest time you give them any driver persimmon would as a matter it'll just go out and win because he's better than everyone else and it doesn't matter So I'm a little torn on the whole thing. But it's Tigers putter. So everybody's talking about basically I'm just praying for success I mean, I do I think it's the right decision and adding and subtracting weights based on green speed that seems Like, if I'm just going to pick up a new tool every time when it's GonNa be different weight I don't think that I'm going to have much accessible but again, I'm not tiger so I'm not so keen on that. But Hell. If he's got confidence conferences key and if he thinks that's going to help them make more. Than you know play with a hockey stick or whatever. You just said you know so. Tricky one, but you were rooting for dagger. But I don't like I. Don't I'm not as doesn't work for me and I'm not a fan. I am not a supportive of the change I want that other potter to just pile up major victories and lurch. You said what I was GonNa say where changing the way day to day on a putter seems like a nightmare scenario I get that stegar woods. He's the greatest Golfer of all time but I need everything in my bag and again I'm not comparing myself to tiger woods but I need everything to be. One way just needed to be the same all the time. So messing with putter way just seems like a crazy idea but again, if he likes it if it makes him comfortable, that's GonNa give them better chances week. Thank God.
Facebook launches Instagram Reels to lure TikTok users
"FACEBOOK has officially launched instagram reels. It's much disgust tick tock competitor that lets users create and publish fifteen second videos. The APP is live now in more than fifty countries including the US UK. Japan. To remind you how we got here. I will quote Tech Crunch in late twenty, thousand, eighteen facebook launched a tick tock clone called Lasso the APP didn't take off and was shuttered this year though unsuccessful as a standalone product, Lasso represents facebook's ability to run what are essentially large scale Beta test that don't have to generate revenue. This allows facebook to collect a sizable amount of user behavioral data that can then be put to use win building new features for flagship APPs like it's It's doing with instagram reels, following tests, instagram released reels in Brazil in November twenty and nineteen, where it was seen us to see how instagram users would respond to a different sort of mobile video experience with reels. Now, instagram's goal is not just to capture the now potentially up for grabs tiktok audience in the US. It's to steal them away. Even if Tiktok, remains today, instagram caters to a certain kind of create community that doesn't always overlap with the younger Jen's e and up. To that's found a home on tack and Jen Alpha, if we're being honest instead instagram users either share polished curated photos to their feed published personal and casual videos and stories or share almost Youtube Lake Creator content to g TV meanwhile instagram browsing experience hasn't offered a way to quickly swipe through videos like on tiktok reels aims to change that the feature lets users create and publish fifteen second videos using a new set of editing tools that include options like a affects a. A countdown timer a new align tool to lineup different takes, and of course, music instagram's deals with major record labels. Mean users won't have to wonder if their sound will later be removed due to a rights issue and will offer a variety of musical content. Right out of the gate. A comprehensive audio catalog could be a competitive advantage for reels not to mention a feature that's difficult for smaller APPs to acquire due to the complicated nature of record label negotiations and quote.
Dr. Howard Fullman: COVID, Probiotics, and the Impact of Coronavirus on the Future of Medicine
"We're honored to have. Dr Howard J foam and join us to catch up on medicine, practice and politics prevention, and of course a bit about our fight against. COVID nineteen so may we suggest that you pull yourself a double. Sit back and join us on medicine. We're still practicing I'm bill, Curtis. I are host. The quadruple board certified doctor of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Critical Care and neuro critical care. My very good friend Dr Steven Taback, however you, Steve Hey bill good to see you. We haven't had dinner together for a while I. Don't remember what it was like. They actually have dinner and enjoy an evening. So you know we have one of our favorite experts rejoining. Rejoining us today Dr, Howard J. Felman he is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology will learn more about that. In a minute Howard, served a multi decade tenure at Kaiser Permanente Day as partner board member. President of the Executive Committee Chief of staff and chair of the Quality Committee. He supervised forty three hundred staff over five hundred doctors. Howard is now senior operating advisor. Advisor at the Atlantic. Street capital for their medically focused investments Dr Howard J foam. Welcome back I nice to be here. Stephen nicest to us well Hey Howard. Good to see you so last time we met in our studio in Malibu was only back in February and it seems like a whole lifetime ago in quite a year, and we're only halfway through it and we know. Know there's a lot more to come Howard. I hope you'll forgive me, but I took my nasty pill this morning, so I want to dive into a difficult issue, but as the time of this recording according to Johns Hopkins, Japan although infected early has less than one cova death per hundred thousand population, while the US has thirty nine Cova deaths per one hundred thousand population. Japan more elderly per capita than any other country. They kept their borders open during the Wu Han locked down there, stay home requests by Japanese. Government have been voluntary, as was any of the closing of their non essential businesses. And now for a country with one city that houses more than thirty seven million people. They have less than a thousand deaths countrywide, but the hell is going on I. Don't know that anyone knows exactly all of the differences, but I'll give you. Some and I think that may be different. One is there's probably a genetic component to this disease that we don't quite understand. People were speculating. Why was so much more Italy because Italian get together a lot more than others people wonder with net net might have been some genetic predisposition. She decided kind storms for example, another article morbidity in patient population, so age is one thing you're right. Japanese population is actually older than the US. By other commodities like obesity, which is turning out to be a significant risk factor here is unfortunately. It's still a lot more obesity united. States than there is Japan so just because we've sorted out that the age factor may not explain it, but we have some more chronic illness in the United States spend maybe contributing to it as well and then you know the way we've handled. Handled the public health aspect of this and again I also wanted to be very careful about criticism of even the public health system because I'm sure there's a lot of things we look back and could have done differently, but we also have a lot of public health officers. Some extremely courageous ones and I'll say that I think unfortunately a some of our public does not really believe. Believe in this pandemic, the seriousness that they should, and that may be affecting the outcomes as well. There are certain communities as you know. Where substantial numbers of people were having just seemingly significant disregard, and so that might have been large numbers coming in at a just a bowl of people coming in all the ones that saturated the healthcare system made it hard to take care of. Of someone people possibly people coming in later than they should have because perhaps denial about the significance of the Selma's when it is on severe, and it's not be causing a doctor that I. don't WanNa Fault. The nurses and the doctors and rest of just I've seen what they're doing. My follow it very carefully, and I'm very proud of them, but I think because of the. The differences in population and our public health system is not working well is not resigned the way it should be, and there's not functioning in the way that it has been planned to function the
"japan" Discussed on Ninja News Japan
"Standing close to each other people should space out. That's going to be really hard thing to do in Japan where everything is packed in tight as humanly possible. All the time talking about food. Walk you beef. We've mentioned it before we've mentioned about how they're trying to keep the strains pure they're actually trying to basically get copyright actually forget the word for it but they wanted the patent may be the genome or the genes of the wabe strain. So that would keep it. You know you can say it's actually officially real wad you beef. And what isn't one of the problems they were having with people trying to steal genetic material and try to raise similar cows in other countries. And of course that wouldn't be real beef. It would have the same system the same care things like that. This is really important to them. But they have birthed a calf born from freeze dried semen so now they can keep the best seamen sort of on tap and create the best. Wasiyu beef going forward because they will be able to pick the best semen that goes into the best cows to produce the best cast a thirty kilogram calf was born. It's an excellent health. It is destined to be devoured by people. But at least they'll appreciate it. I guess because that's just the circle of life now freeze dried semen into a wonderful new life that will be torn apart by the mulling jaws of humanity. And that's your final note from engineers Japan this day. Wash your hands. Wash your face you know. Stay safe stay away from people. Be careful of the love hotel if you're participating in those activities Most important of all. It seems like if you have good semen you can get that freeze dried now..
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"Gel when you make a reservation you get a map of the airplane and you actually can pick your seat so like I being taller usually pick an all seats that I can kind of see the station if he has actually been doing it every three days for the last two years we're talking probably hundreds of people at this point so if there are injuries that have been reported he could be charged with everyone of those injuries and absolutely deserve to be because this is kind of that weird dumb thinking that bullies have that they've gone on a righteous path they're teaching other people and if they would actually all just behavior way he wants them to everything would be okay but he doesn't seem to realize he's a massive asshole an employee of a security company thought he had the perfect scheme in the scheme was I'm GonNa Steal Three hundred and sixty million and no one will notice he did a couple of interesting things though so he put the money he took the money out of a safe and put it in a big cardboard boxes the three hundred sixty millions a lot of pieces of paper so he just carried that cardboard box out of work now the first suspicious act I don't think anyone noticed him walking out of the building with a cardboard box but the fact that they know that the happened means they figured it out or he's actually just admitted to it he didn't show up for work for two days after the theft so he spent those two days hiding the money but if you don't show up for work the next day and a whole bunch of money's gone missing people are GonNa go maybe that guy stole the money then weirdly he returned to work so the timing is suspicious so maybe he realized off I don't show up for work they're gonNA suspect me they're gonna come after me and I will get and so I should go back to work but then what the police did with some some good detective work there's let's find out what he was doing for those two days no he was seen going to a hotel in he had a bad backpacking two suitcases but the hotel was within his own city so why did he have so much luggage luggage was full of the money and he wanted to disperse that money to make sure if he got caught he would have money sort of hidden in places that he'd be able to get to later so he did an interesting thing he took bits of the money and he put them in bags and he hit those bags in coin lockers that are salable around Tokyo so if you're a tourist you put your your bag in this locker you pay for it and then and then off you go you can have your day or a couple of days of fun and not have to worry about carrying your bag with your it's a very nice thing that they have I'm sure it's available all over the world lots places have when he was caught when he was arrested he had one point seven million yen on him now that is a lot of money to carry around now Japan is still very much a cash based society so people do carry enormous sums of money with them clearly but one point seven million is still a bit beyond that especially for a guy who's just working a regular day job if you were a movie star if you were a pop singer if you're one of these this who's basically a famous person that wouldn't be so strange but if you are a guy who works for a security company that is a bit too much for you to have on you and that is suspicious so when he was arrested he.
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"Hundred and seventy seven kilograms so congratulations Japan is seen as very polite society it's sort of as a standard higher than that of other nations and people have to learn to adjust to the standards of Japanese etiquette and how to live in your day to day life the thing is that doesn't mean Japan is exempt from Tom Dick heads and assholes and things like that that's of course where this story is going there was a man who felt like it was his destiny his obligation listen to educate other people and it seems specifically women that if they were walking while using a smartphone it would be a really good idea for him to slam into them now they do not choose this language by accident he is not bumping them he is not nudging them hard he is slamming into them because people actually have been physically injured by this is a forty nine year old man and he was slamming into women who were walking while using their smartphones he said as a warning around Tokyo this station called Meizhou brushing my and in this is where most of these incidents took place that's how he got caught because he wasn't going around doing it in different areas clearly he takes his train to or from work or something like that and if you saw woman on her smartphone he would walk into them and hit them as hard as he could he stated two years ago I slammed into another woman she went tumbling down the stairs since it's dangerous so he's referring to walking while looking at your smartphone I slam into people to warn them once every three days so I don't know why he's chosen once every three days maybe he just means like twice a week but there have been two other women physically hurt and taken to hospital because of this kind of behavior one had some broken bones they don't say what maybe just broke her little finger when she fell down broke a leg so that was really unclear I think that's one of the things it the severity of the injury actually does mean something but the second one she hit her head one of the conversations I actually was having yesterday with a friend was how easily it is to kill yourself just by hitting your head like we're talking about like fights in high school in guy gets hit he falls down hits his head on the concrete and dies and you just think of how easy it is to your head and kill yourself but I find a couple of points about this interesting because he saying that walking while looking at your smartphone is dangerous but I'm pretty sure slamming into people on purpose is just as if not more dangerous especially because he's doing it clearly quite violently enough to knockdown other human beings and the only people mentioned in this are women and I get the feeling that also might be on purpose because he being a man is probably bigger and he thinks he stronger than women and if there ends up being some sort of incident he can either run away or take the more but you can see his he's not attacking people or educating people who are bigger and stronger than him he's picking on people who are I assume smaller and weaker because I'm betting if I was walking along on my smartphone he would not slam into me because first of all I don't know how big he is but I you know being in Japan I bet I'm bigger she probably bounce off me I've actually had that before I had some guys do the like shoulder bump while I was walking in the subway and his shoulder just bounced off mine because I was moving forward and it's a it's a mass in weight and momentum Kelly relation that he clearly had not studied physics enough to put that together so this guy has been arrested and I'm assuming they're going to charge him with multiple incident senses of assault because it's been three women mentioned in the story but there have been more incidences in.
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"Okay in Japan Airlines generally known as touch my legs out into the aisle and trip people as they walk by and it's an interesting way to do it because it's like you can see what seats are empty and what's ether taking you'll actually have a sense of how fully your airplane is before you get on it they have made an update to their system and the update is they're going to put a little smiley face on some seats now those little smiley faces this actually mean there's going to be a baby or a toddler sitting in that seat so this gives you the passenger who may be does not have a child toddler or something with you the ability to sit as far away as physically possible from those babies who quite frankly may spend a significant portion of the flight mule ing and braying and doing what babies and children do some people have thought this is a great idea and some people have thought it really unfair and it's kind of shaming parents I don't honestly as someone who's traveled who has been in both positions I have had babies and I have them on airplanes and I have flown on airplanes with other people's babies and my babies have screamed and other people babies so once you've been the parent you don't get as angry at the people who have the babies because you understand they don't Wanna be there they do not want to be on an airplane with a baby no one actually does there making that baby to whatever country they're taking into out of some sort of obligation. I of course had to take my kids to Canada so that my parents could meet their grandkids and this was of course a very big deal for them and it had to be done I did not WanNa make the flight I did not want to take the baby on the flight and I spent a significant portion of the flight stand ending holding the baby trying to walk around and move and I actually had some dude walk up to me so the baby's crying he's not freaking out but he was crying he's unhappy and he started sticking his finger in my baby's face and going you just have to know how to do it and he made it significantly I I think people seem to believe they are better with other people's children than they are because one of the first things you have to do is actually know the child and what they're going to like and dislike in sticking your finger in childrens face was not a way to calm them down or make them feel better maybe this worked in his family unit I do not know I do know that I had an intense inst- desire to kick him in the chest and hopefully into the door knocking the door off bringing the airplane down into the water and killing us all of course but at the same time this is gel the other reason it doesn't matter is it sound Carey so if you are in the mid or back part of the plane and the babies up at the front you're still going to hear the baby it might be less but at the end of the day you're never escaping a baby because you're both in the same tube this become a reoccurring story in the news and it comes up now semi regularly I actually Kinda stopped doing it because as I think these are kind of slow news days or they want to get something involving the word Japan and sex in it because that that makes clicks in the word virgin also makes it sort of ha ha look at these Japanese people who are all virgins yet it is a significant problem this is referred to in a recent article that I read had as Japan's sex recession and what they're saying is one in every ten males in Japan is a virgin they haven't had any sort of sexual relationships and what was addressing I don't know if this was done on purpose but it was referred to as the surging virginity rate and I could only think it would be really entertaining to write an article like this and put it in his any sort of Phallic things as possible and yet still play it off as if you didn't know you were doing that on purpose is a phallic increase in the amount of virgin and Japan's only like that but I don't write these articles and that might be the reason why the real concern here is that there's already a population decline in Japan there more old people than young people and they start dying off the population's going to diminish significantly and the problem is there aren't enough babies being born to replace them and right now predictions are saying the population of Japan will decline by half over the next fifty years if nothing changes people in general in these articles blame a couple of set things it's almost like violence and then violence is blamed on video games those kind of arguments it's like they bring up something that they can an attack even if that thing doesn't make sense now the first one does sort of make logical sense it's the long work hours and the poor work life balance that is partially true but when they find studies the number of virgins who work these long hours inconsistent and that's one of the more important things because the reason I started talking about this article that I read is because it actually did some interesting statistics because it seems that job security and financial the insecurity are the actual issues that contribute to people remaining virgins for long times and that would imply that if you don't have any money you don't have money to go out coach you don't have money to go out you can't meet a partner you can't have a sexual relationship with that partner and therefore you remain a virgin there is the instability that this it creates makes it difficult for you to forge long-term fruitful relationships is what they found within the various age-groups is that part time workers are four times more likely to be virgins than people with stable regular jobs unemployed people are eight times more likely which is very clear that it actually has very little to do with the long work hours because the people who have the long work hours in this statistically are actually having the most sex or they have the least number of virgins so they have had sex so it seems that the unclear future the Kulti's young people are having to survive is what is actually having the negative impact because these numbers are consistent and that's something that the theory of long work hours doesn't account for so what actually needs to do I still think work life balance important because if everyone has a job that's great if everyone has a job in their exhausted you still have problems with birth rate but it shows that stability is one of the things that creates long in relationships and long lasting relationships lead to people having sexual intercourse and therefore hopefully producing children in meaning that Japan the country will not disappear in the future this takes us to a secondary story now there's a party in Japan it's very fringe recalled the anti NHK party may NHK's the National Broadcasting Service and they charge fees we've talked about it several times on engineers Japan they are supposed to collect fees from every house but there's no punishment for not doing or at least there hasn't been until recently the problem is they use like collection agencies in those collections and Caesar Bits Shady sometimes using the imitation tactics and stuff so people don't like that aspect and also people high up in the NHK like ten years ago all got not going on holidays and using public funds to live fairly lavish lifestyles and people are saying well why am I paying H K fees if these guys are using that money to go on holidays the whole point is supposed to be paying for television and NHK programming while some of it's very good it's public broadcasting so a lot of it is not in that somebody keep in mind so there is thirty that it was set up to demolish the NHK's kind of their catchphrase now for some reason they were talking about overpopulation which again is not the problem Japan spring from I think they were talking about overpopulation of the planet the leader of the anti-itch case Ed to put it roughly we should wipe out races that have babies like Eddie his although he personally has no motivation to do so so what the man is saying is the overpopulation of the world could be solved if we committed genocide which is a very radical position to take especially in Japan which is honestly very pacifist peace-loving nation that wasn't an off he had to explain his position isn't it good for things to be natural natural order God created people killing each other as part of God's system to the I read this in text this was not an interview that I read on TV or something so it's very difficult for me to gleam the actual feeling behind these statements was he making it very extreme joke or is he actually serious that we and I don't know who he is because I don't think he means Japan should go out and commit genocide in countries overpopulated I think he just means other people should do that and we should just sit by and let it happen but the real problem is I can't tell if he seriously not the getting rid of the NHK is his serious platform and they would like to do that they do say a lot of other stuff that's weird and yet they are trying to be taken seriously as a political already so I don't think they're going to have much success if the leader keeps saying things like this an interesting record has been a Steve I guess in Japan and it was the volume of cocaine seized from a freighter arriving in a place called Toyohashi was one hundred and seventy seven kilograms and that is more in one take then all of last year so last year piece seized one hundred and fifty five kilograms of cocaine nationwide so that means every port every airport everywhere they were able to catch people with cocaine if all put into a pile was one hundred fifty five kilograms so that was sort of not necessarily a record but this one shipment is.
"japan" Discussed on Ninja News Japan
"You're actually going to be paying exactly the same amount so if you go to mcdonald's or k._f._c. or something like that. You're going to notice that. Everything is still priced the same but that's because you're actually going to be paying different rates. You can get taxed at a different so it comes out to the same price at the end of the day so that's confusing the interesting side issue because this tax rate raise has been delayed multiple times james. Most people are having like a weight. Sit and wait see what happens before they actually went and updated their systems so right now. There's a huge rush on cash registers. They don't have enough cash registers do the dual tax system so they don't have enough cat registers in place that can actually handle the taxes that need to be pay so this is a problem because these companies in the next couple of weeks. I'll have to get up to speed otherwise they won't be paying the taxes properly and that is one of the reasons why you should have a simple flat tax okay so we have some island news. Japan china russia in korea all have issues. We've gone over this many times but one of the main issues they all have with each other some islands little islands display off japan hand and get close to these other countries so there's some islands between korean-japan their disputed. They're actually those ones are called docto by the korean people and they you have korean people on them but they have been claimed by japan. Japan says we own that you don't own that. Get your people often. They're islands off kyushu. That are the same they're islands close close to the called the senkaku which russia says they control it in japan says they control it and i've actually talked about why these islands are really important in previous episodes primarily..
"japan" Discussed on Ninja News Japan
"Airplane may have been a chinese when this was a while ago since i don't focus on career stories i didn't actually write it down so i'm just doing this off memory but they were shooting at airplanes in the sky taking yourself out of this agreement to have more information because of basically historical article events you're just doing despite which is absolutely why they're doing it but honestly the world is bigger than that. It doesn't seem like the best idea so this is going to continue continue and i'm just wondering how far it's going to go before someone actually goes look. We have to solve this problem because it doesn't seem like it's going to be the japanese apennines. It doesn't seem like it's going to be the koreans and i'm wondering if trump is going to make this better or worse because he is actually the leader of america in america is the country they would both look to to sort of help solve this problem so basically the world's in trouble enrolling in die drones have mentioned i think three or four times on the podcast now because flying drones overcrowding has been made illegal in japan of course you know that then includes there are certain areas where you aren't allowed to fly drones that was probably pretty pretty obvious like you're not allowed to fly a drone over the prime minister's house. I mean probably the same in every country not allowed to fly drones over certain places. The imperial palace and japan is one of those places a man was arrested and he flew over a very crowded park outside the imperial palace and then fluid over the palace. That's actually to lousy. Brooke not allowed to fly drones overcrowded people and you're not allowed to fly over the imperial palace. He was arrested has been brought to prosecutors probably again not a massive thing. He's probably just gonna get a fine. Maybe get his drone taken away from him his statement though i knew it was a prohibited place but i wanted to try out the drone near the imperial palace so basically easily he just says i know it was bad but i wanted to do it anyway. That's not a very good defense but it also turns out. He just bought the drone clearly not a man who makes good decisions because you buy a drone i. I don't think that's a bad decision. I think they're really expensive and overpriced for what people are getting out of them but you know drone footage is really cool but if you just bought a drone and then immediately said i'm going to start doing uh-huh legal things with it you probably aren't the kind of person should have a drone in the first place you can tweet questions or comments at new genucel japan or joined the facebook group on facebook such an engineer's japan japan visit ninja news japan dot com for links to i tunes or subscription options. Thank you for listening sexy at hamis in our last three the day. I'm gonna make really short because it is underwear. Theft can't stop doing underwear theft. An underwear underwear thief was caught. He had two hundred pairs of underwear when they went and sacked his house. It's his second arrest in two months for stealing underwear. You're so no sympathy there hasn't he's clearly one of these guys who just does it the only but there was interesting was he said i want to steal underwear when i drink alcohol so he is now somehow connected the relaxing pleasure of drinking alcohol with going out and stealing when women's underwear. I'm not even gonna do this story.
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"Out so it seems like in japan if you are particularly attractive and i think there's probably true all over the world because there is there have been studies that have shown that attractive people just have better lives cbs overall. They get treated better. People are more likely to believe them. <hes> they get lighter sentencing in court and whatnot but it plays out even more so in japan where physical attractiveness is so so overtly acceptable and they talk about it and it's so open. It's an interesting cultural phenomenon because i think it happens in other cultures but they don't. I want to admit it whereas in japan it's very overt. There has been a lot of tension between japan korea south korea lately. There's always tension between in japan and north korea so that actually that doesn't need to be said but sometimes south korea and japan are very good friends and sometimes they hate each other recently in korea area. They went after mitsubishi said because of wartime enslavement. You need to pay these families of workers x. Amount of money and japan's like we've done this before we paid the money. We're not doing it again and this has gone back and forth but it's really soured relations between the two countries and this brought anything that includes both a japanese person and a korean person to the forefront of the news. We have two stories. The first one is a ministry of health bureaucrat. A japanese ministry of health bureaucrat in korea was drunk and of course as we learned from our police story earlier. Being drunk does not equate well with making good decisions. His flight was delayed or it was late or he wasn't allowed to board quickly enough. Maybe he was one of these self important people who thought he should get on first and he decided that the adult solution to this problem was to start shouting. I hate koreans in english so as a professional english teacher for many many years. I'm happy that he's decided to take on english. Ah the international language but it seems like an ineffective way to display your anger actually found that more koreans per capita spoke english functionally optionally than japanese do so they were actually very likely to understand what he was saying but he was just basically ranting and raving saying 'i hickories maybe he was just taking it out on the korean staff. Maybe he wasn't being racist but that is being incredibly generous considering the sentiments of old people in both countries it ended up with an out of court settlement that means he. She probably paid off the staff that he was abusing and he also received a one month suspension. He was punished..
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"Like that but i bet he wouldn't have had to pay the whole charge but of course poor judgment and alcohol go together so because he was drunk. I don't think he has forgotten everything. I think what happened was does he was drunk and got angry and started swinging at people and now he's just looking for a way out so once again disappointed that the police don't seem to understand crime as well as a regular other person like me also. It's not sensible for cop to be going into a place where they haven't posted the charges clearly he should know. That's a scam going in. I i have very little sympathy for this man <hes> he's gonna get in trouble but he's not going to get fired anything so at the end of the day who cares a twenty three three year old woman is in trouble because she has formed a relationship with a twelve year old boy she met online in a phone game and it was the game knives out which i've seen ads for but it never played. It's like a pub g thing as my own aside i. I'm always amazed that people actually are find ways to connect over mobile games because there's no no real chat that and i know of i've never played knives out so i don't know if there's chatter anything but i mean i have never had the game and i'm talking about the the player game not game video radio game player game but like the i've already explained this incorrectly. I've never had the smooth moves. There's some some hot hip lingo for you to connect act with someone in at any real deep way on the internet i certainly i could probably never get a date tinder in something like that would be an absolute failure for me unless they were really into like interesting facts about bats in echo location. 'cause that is my immediate. Instinct is just make fun of the whole process of the bus trying to get to know each other over the internet and chat so i'm kinda glad i missed this segment of society where people meet on apps apps and programs and chats and stuff because i've not good at it so i would have been a failure at that no question. This woman went to this boy's house. He took him to a love hotel. So that's already statutory rape. She's in trouble for rape <hes> and then she's also in trouble for your child pornography because she actually took pictures and maybe videos of them kissing there was nothing particularly explicit but it is still her properly kissing a very young boys boy. That's child porn now stuck on top of it. A couple of interesting facts came out. She already has two children now. She's twenty three. Her first. Child is five in her second. Child is three three. She had the kids when she was in high school in the father was in middle school so her friends said she has always been shattuck on which was a word. Maybe you're japanese. He's word for this week. Despite the the lesson about i at the beginning of the episode if you have read about japanese stuff you've heard of lowly khan and this is basically basically lolita complex and so they stuck those two words together you get lonely and that is adult men being into really young women that would in my mind. It's still apply if you change the genders but of course in japan. They came up with another one..
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"Magazines. It's all rumors and stuff like that and they did serve and that's of course going to be one of the best surveys because magazines means do the most scientific survey they surveyed one hundred people just very small sample size and it was thirty to thirty nine year old women exclusively and the question was how do you like men to refer to themselves so really the question is you're gonna make it more easy to understand english. What usage edge of i should a man use when referring to himself because in japanese this is your japanese lesson for this week. There are a lot of different ways to say. I one of the things i learned one. I started learning japanese properties. There aren't really that many bad words. It's the usage of the words you could say you. You should leave the way i would be mean to someone is the level or the words. I choose to say you should leave. I wouldn't say you're an asshole because that doesn't really the translate very well the way you do is you talk down to people so you talk to them like they're beneath you and use the very specific language to say mean things. I i did learn a song. I had some kids teach me a song and it was all different ways to call someone in idiot so they had a whole and bukavu which he probably if you've interest in japan you've heard buckle before it's in a lot of anime a who is basically the same thing he just means more on radiant but then it got all into vegetables so calling doing someone a pumpkin is the same as calling someone stupid calling someone a cucumber or carrot or something like that is also calling them stupid. There's an interesting side note..
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"<music> thank god you thinking it's tuesday. Mine engineers japan came out today day. It usually comes out on thursdays. I huge amount of people don't even notice because they just get it on the weekend or whatever i decided to switch my i to podcasts so ninja news. Japan will come out on tuesday. Veloce podcast will now come out on thursday because i do my recording on tuesday which means i do all my notes notes on tuesday morning so my research from the week is culminated on a tuesday. This being news oriented spite the fact. It's only a few days. I figured it'd be better to to have the news be as fresh as possible because it is relatively timely. I know if you're listening to this podcast. You're not really worried about timely news because it's not actually what we're doing here. The loss of podcast because it's just opinions and talk in general stuff doesn't actually matter if it comes out at any time so it's essentially supposed to be timeless so i figured the swap made more sense so tuesday's because i record engineers japan will now becoming on tuesdays philosophy podcasts if you listen to that becoming out on thursdays if you don't i mean you can subscribe to it or not. I'm not gonna push you. I'm not one of these lichens subscribe guys. It's not early. This week is just this is what it's going to be from now on you. You probably don't care. I basically just update my podcast once a week. Sometimes i think i should start a survey podcast like not focused on japan. I i have another podcast in it's focused on general topics but i ended up talking about surveys a lot and i really enjoy talking about surveys. I used to teach a class at a big steel import company in english class for a high level executive assistant so it was all really nice ladies who were assistance to the president of the company vice presidents and the board of directors and stuff so they were all really really smart. I started bringing in for them. A chart of the week charts most often come come from <hes> surveys in the like. I mean i know it's just visual representations of information but they do. They do base a lot of the stuff on surveys and that's interesting information at first they thought it was really funny is kind of this weird quirky thing the teacher did but then after a while they got really into it and they started really look forward to the chart of the week a lot of the stuff on ninjas japan almost weekly we hit surveys and i just really enjoy the survey content and i was thinking i could branch out. I don't have time to make another podcast. I'm already working on about four or five projects at the same time so i don't really have time to start another podcast a should i ever end up having time to do you nothing but podcasting professionally. I think that might be an interesting direction going but anyways joshi spot so spa is a fairly fairly common name in japan for you know garbage magazines..
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"They're still thinking i'm going to be a youtuber and i like the fact that they don't want to be sort of traditional entertainers not saying comedians or people on t._v. You're in movies. They're saying youtuber which would be the kind of media they're connecting with with says a lot about what's going to be happening in the future. There is no number ten because number nine was a tie it was tied ride between scholar and salaryman which again i've makes me super sad at least gopher number to company president. You don't have to be a salaryman. I i mean it's just depressing. What are these kids are thinking. What are they being taught where their aspiration is to be a salaryman for girls at high school number number. One was civil servant number. Two is nurse number three with singer so you actually see the same pattern the number one and number two spots get overtaken by sort of more realistic aspirational jobs but number three that number three is that core group that still holds onto the dream from when they were young and then number nine again because number ten didn't exist it was a tie was shop assistant or writer writer again. One of my dreams something. I always wanted to do shop. Assistant seems like one step away from salarymen and it makes me sad for the youth japan again. We're going to need shop assistants. It's great that they exist. It's a fine job to have but aspire towards more and i don't know if that's inspirational or depressing for you but have you ever made a japanese kid. Please ask them what what they wanna be once they finish their education and push them to aspire towards more you can tweet questions or comments events and ingenious japan or joined the facebook group on facebook such financial news japan visit engineers japan dot com for links to i i tunes or avas subscription options. Thank you for listening sexy at hamas. We should be checking your.
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"Mississippi. I've never worn a bra so i don't know if this is how it's done but they are actually saying that women should be leaning forward so their breasts actually fill up the cup and they said that can increase the bra cup size by up to two sizes. No honestly all that information means basically nothing to me but it has turned out a majority of engineers japan listeners are female more than half of the people who listen to this podcast are women type human beings and so if you would like this or any other kind of information if you'd like more details. You might actually have to help me out. Help me focus my research. I i actually feel like i might be being a a little creepy right now in a weird way even the less completely unintentional what i'm saying is there are stories that i don't hit that you would be interested in. You should tell me about those stories. I'm not saying and yeah. I'm not going to talk anymore because of realized i've already painted myself into a corner like that. Last new story and i should just stop while i'm ahead <music>. The japanese word for this episode is doto which would translate to ethics and the reason. I bring it up. It's a course that children's study eddie in japanese schools and tries to teach you about being a good person i went and did what is very traditional japanese thing you go for an open house. You watch your kids kids in class and you watch what they're doing. I watched my daughter's doto class and the lesson of the day what they were trying to instill in the children was that people who are strict with you are actually the people who care about you. The most of the people who seem harshest in meanest are often doing doing that because they love you the most which is very very unusual way of putting it. It's very japanese thing but it is trying to get. They're trying to say they're saying like your teachers are strict with you. They make you do your homework. Your parents can be strict with you and that's because they care about you and people just let you do what you want. They don't they don't care about you. I i get the point of that lesson but since it's come up <hes> i've been reading about it came up in a in a japan times article in a couple of other things and there was a a boy. This is one of the stories from the textbook is there was a boy who does chores and he gives his mom and invoice and it was you know i did. I washed the i did the laundry i washed some staff and gave a little price and she paid him quite happily for doing his chores but then she turned around and gave him an invoice invoice was for loving him and taking care of him and making him food but the listed price of each thing with zero because she was doing it out of a sense of love in this this is the boy had a revelation in a pinch of sorts. He realized that he had been selfish. Ignorant the interesting side note though is that this was acted <music> out by in the book by western people so it was a little western kid and his mom and there was an underlying implication that a western kid is selfish and would actually charge their parents for doing chores where it would be almost unthinkable for a good japanese child to do the same despite the fact that most men men in japan grow up completely reliant on the women in their life like live at home with their mom until they get married and in the immediately transfer all those duties onto their new wife <hes> so most japanese are not particularly independent. They can't really take care of themselves. I know a lot of japanese. Men cannot cook anything like i'm not joking when i say they they would have trouble making toast. They don't know how to run a washing machine. They don't know how to do these sort of basic life skills the fact that i cook and i wash and i take care of my house and all these other things when i was single was very appealing to japanese women because i thought it was amazing that i could do these things..
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"Hi, and welcome to Japan this week a quick recap of stories we've been following on the Japan today website for the week ending. November sixteenth two thousand eighteen I'm Jeff Richards. Thanks for joining us. And let's get right to it. Okay. In our first story. The Cuban ambassador to Japan was denied a room at a Hilton hotel in Fukuoka last month. Why? Well, the US hotel group cited Washington's economic sanctions against that country. The hotel Hilton Fukuoka Seahawk said it refused. The ambassadors stay in order to comply with US laws as an American company. However, the local government has instructed the hotel to correct the practice as Japanese law prohibits hotels from rejecting guests based on nationality. In fact, the Japanese law stipulates that hotels should not reject guests except for cases involving infectious diseases or illegal activities ambassador. Carlos Pereira was visiting Fukuoka to meet with Cuban players who belonged to the SoftBank hawks professional baseball team a Hilton public relations officials said they declined stays by government officials and those related to state run companies from. Countries that are subjected to US economic sanctions such as Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria Japan today reader big in rights, you can boil it down to two choices the Fukuoka Hilton was either ignorant of the laws in the country. It was operating in or it knew what the laws were but decided to break them either due to an ill advised decision of its own or a directive from its head office in the USA..
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"Of the cars yet, I got agree with the above commenters. I mean, great big old American cars, not being popular in Japan. Go figure, I mean, have you seen the roads here? What are you folks think let us know on Japan today dot com? Ludd on the tracks. Well, hopefully, not according to our next story. The transport ministry will prohibit passengers from carrying unpack knives onto all trains Japan from next April under new security measures announce this week the ministry said train operators will be able to force passengers off of the trains. Hopefully, hopefully, while these trains are not in motion in case of any violations. How effective this policy will be remains unclear since train operators won't be required to check all baggage. We're talking about carrying of knives here on your person, not those packed away in a bag, and there is no security screening for passengers at the Shinkansen or bullet train stations or any other trains for that matter in Japan. According to the revised version of ministry ordinance that regulates carry on luggage knives. Hatchets saws and scissors are expected to be added to a list of prohibited. Items. Jeez. I kinda thought those things would already be prohibited. But I guess I stand corrected. The ministry has been considering measures to beef up security and trains since a man went on a rampage on June ninth aboard a bullet train bound for shin-osaka station from Tokyo killing one man and injuring two women since then bullet train operators have increased the number of security guards and patrols in trains and started providing instruction for crew on how to respond to emergency situations. The proposed plan does not get much support from Japan today. Readers psycho, fiscal rights bullet trains are extremely safe. I wouldn't wanna see them overly increased security or their budget just to stop one idiot. Every few years when hundreds of millions of.
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"Especially in Tokyo they are taxis everywhere, and they are highly regulated from the drivers themselves to the businesses that operate the taxi cabs and how they make sure that they are up to par that they're maintained that they're all good to go. It's all about safety here, a spokesman for the ministry of land infrastructure and transport said that an issue with ridesharing services was that while the driver is in charge of transporting passengers, it's unclear who's in charge of maintenance and operation. Again, this is what I'm saying about safety and user protection. Ridesharing though, is not the only service in Japan feeling the impact of these government restrictions. Strict new rules on home sharing came into force last month that have radically reduced the number of listings on sites such as Airbnb if you were thinking about coming over here, and this is all the specially at a time when Japan is wanting to show its international face ahead of hosting the rugby World Cup next year. And of course, the summer Olympics in twenty twenty readers of Japan today were divided as you would expect. We had. We had people from both sides of the aisle Smith in Japan, said, sawn is right on this one. And the only thing you might say is incorrect about his statement is that they've fallen behind in more areas than he mentioned for the same reasons. Good point Laguna wrote Japanese cities have taxis in every double arm's distance. So I personally preferred the convenience of those and suspect that most Japanese due to rural areas are completely different story, especially with declining population and resulting elimination of bus services. Absolutely. Good point. Tokyo is one thing, but the areas where people are living in these services are kind of slowing down or setting down completely different story. Pure guy. Jin wrote pros and cons aside. What I like here is the. Candid nature of the statement without pulling any punches, like a boss. Good comment. And yes, this is a very uncommon thing for Japanese business leader to save very candid pen, declare rights. I don't know of sewn is correct in calling Japan stupid. But I do think there's a middle ground, allowing competition and more innovation to change the current system, boom drops. Mike, that is the comment to end all of these comments because it's right in the middle there, and it really does bring it all home. Why don't we invite these companies in and let them see how they do and let the consumers and the public decide also let's regulated a little bit so that we can get some safety issues. Taking care of this is Japan after all. Okay, it's the middle of the show, and you know what? That means time for our weirdo story of the week. We never seem to run out of them here on Japan. This week police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in her twenties. Now this incident occurred at around one AM on may twenty nine, but the guy was only identified and picked up this week. Police said the suspect Takumi Niki accompany employees came up behind the woman as she was walking home in Yokohama and groped her, but and breasts when the woman ran away. Nikki the dude chased after her for about one hundred meters. And then forcibly kissed her police said Nikki has admitted to some of the charges. Some he was quoted as saying, I was feeling aroused and groped her when I realized that there was no one in sight. However, I don't recall forcibly kissing her. If that's not creepy enough. Here's the worst part. Normally when we have these stories on Japan today, it's an older man probably in his fifties or sixties get this folks. This person is only twenty one years old twenty one years old. Now, a number of similar crimes have been reported in this neighborhood since last summer and police are questioning NICKY about his involvement in those incidents to last since last summer that makes them about twenty years old back then I've magin these guys could find more on this kid if they check the high school that he went to, he seems like that type of guy. Japan today, reader girl in Tokyo is not surprised by such incidence, my friend and I reported a group of men following us and making lewd comments. And the police just started asking us why we were out so late at night. The misogyny and Japan is so pervasive that I don't really have much hope. Things will change anytime soon. Meanwhile, I think women should just start kicking these guys..
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"Heat stroke can creep up on you, sensible advice, right? But apparently not a lot of people are heating it, especially teachers. We're hearing a six year old boy who fell unconscious died after he attended an outdoor class for about two hours with his teacher and classmates in h. e. prefecture. That's one of the inland areas where it is super hot rights. Japan reader, Chris Pisanu dangerously high temperatures. Failed to be recognized here. People here in concise, still walk at the same speed and even run hurrying pass into their next appointment all in temperatures of over thirty five degrees celsius. However, I pity the children being exposed to such high temperatures. But adults here should know better and quickey ads it's summer. It's hot, yes, sadly people are dying. Maybe that's due to a lack of education or worse. These group activities are absolutely stupid and unnecessary in conditions that cause death or heatstroke summer is not the time to vigorously run around. Those are both good points. One thing that is very common here in Japan is that children high school students. Elementary school students are often out in the middle of the day. Competing in sports as if it was the spring or the fall, it's one of the things I've never understood about here, but is that what it's like back in your country? Do you go out there in the hot hot hot parts of the day and make the kids exercise? I don't know why don't you visit the story, let us know. But in the meantime, people take care of their. Well, our next story is about trade and finance now don't tune out right now and don't touch that dial because you might actually find this a little interesting, especially if you're a consumer Japan in the European Union, signed a landmark deal this week that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products. They trade. This is an ambitious pack that runs counter to US president. Donald Trump's recent moves to hike tariffs on imports from many US trading partners. It covers a third of the global economy and markets more than six hundred million people. That is a lot of people EU and Japanese leaders didn't mention Trump by name, but they did little to hide what was on their minds. Basically highlighting how Europe and Japan have been pushed closer together by Trump's actions. Now, in nutshell, here's how this works. If you're wondering the FTA, the free trade agreement will bring lower prices in Japan for Europe. Paean winds cheese, pork, handbags pharmaceuticals, and things like that. All things that you may or may not have sitting on your desk right now. Japanese machinery, parts, tea and fish, those will become cheaper in Europe. The deal eliminates about ninety nine percent of the tariffs on Japanese goods sold to the EU about ninety four percent of the tariffs on European exports to Japan will be lifted and that will rise to about ninety nine percent in the future or so. They say Japan today readers though had some mixed feelings cycle fiscal. I think that's how you say it is a skeptic ninety. Nine percent for Japan, ninety four percent for the EU you watch nothing zero. Nil from the EU will change. You will still be paying extra want the best cheese. Pay more one, a nice Audi, pay up, handbags, pay up. Do you really think that Japan is just going to reduce prices? You watch an Audi r eight will still cost thirty percent. More to buy Japan than it does in the USA. I gotta say, I think cycle fiscal is a consumer and guess what? You know what if I want the best cheese, I will pay more so I'm not really sure I understand this person's comment. It may just be about their shopping list. Stranger lands take on it is that more nations signed trade agreements that entirely bypassed the US altogether. Trump wants claim that winning a trade war was easy. I think he once again, misspoke and meant to say losing not winning. Now, this one I totally agree with. I've been wondering why countries are not signing autonomous, bilateral trade deals with each other to avoid these tax hikes, tariffs coming out of the US under President Trump's watch lately. What do you think wanna use at the story on Japan today dot.
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"On Japan today dot com and write down what you think. Our next story. There's really no other way to say it is Rudy tutti fresh fruit. It really is at a wholesale market in Kanazawa this week. A bunch of premium grapes fetched the price of one point, one million yen. That's about nine thousand seven hundred US dollars in the years. I auction just slightly lower than the record. One point one one million yen registered last year. Now this is not for a fine Clara. These are not super expensive wine grapes. These are these are regular eating grapes. The kind that you put in the fridge, popout and pop in your mouth there. Nothing special really about these grapes, but there's something special about why this happens in Japan. It's customary for sellers of produce to auction off the first crop of certain food products when they're available, and then they receive a higher than market value price on them. The products are then used for display their sold later at normal cost or served free to people or two as a token. Get people to come into their stores, visit supermarket chain operator, Yamanashi Shoji in cow prefecture is the group that purchase these latest ruby Roman grapes. Ruby Roman is a type of grape. It was developed by the cowo- prefectural government over a period of about fourteen years, and it's really well known for its high sugar content. And some of the grapes actually reads the size of golf balls. These are massive grapes according to a local agricultural cooperative Japan today readers, though they had real mixed feelings about this story, especially with so many people who are suffering due to the floods and landslides. We mentioned at the top of the show fact checker pulled no punches. If that money isn't going to charity, that's despicable. I kind of agree with them though. I, I like to think that probably a certain portion of this money is going to charities, especially with what's going on down south Mika says, put the word premium on any product in Japan and some Japanese believe in this crap gullible or just. Plain stupidity. Well, I'm not gonna put that onto Japanese people. You put the word premium on any product in any country, and people will buy it the first car off the lot that first Nike sneaker that comes out of the salt mines in China. You know people by premium stuff everywhere. By the way. This podcast is the premium Japan, this week podcast. So I'm just gonna leave it there..