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Hana Kimura apparently commits suicide

She was so cute and bubbly, I feel so bad.


Now having watched the episode of Terrace House that caused her to to receive so much online hate, I see that she’s not so cute and bubbly as I had previously thought, or rather that behind the cuteness and bubbliness was immaturity and self-centeredness.

But still, very sad that she’s dead and couldn’t find a better way to deal with her past mistakes.

The latest word is that Terrace House is suspended and there won’t be any more episodes released.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 23, 2020 at 7:50 AM

Posted in Obituary

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  1. This is…?

    Mike Street Station

    May 23, 2020 at 8:23 AM

  2. Harry Carrie is both a guy’s and gal’s name in Japan.

    I stumbled upon this youtube video about these unemployed Japanese youths who live in these gaming cafes.

    Yeah, it’s better to have these anti-socials congregate in an underground arcade lounge all day long than our sociopaths who rob and rape in our public green space all day long.

    Ok, what, who's this again

    May 23, 2020 at 9:15 AM

  3. Hate to hi-jack a thread, but since you got lucky and predicted the covid-induced market crash (which I stupidly ignored), you’re my new economics guru. So what the heck gives in regards to the economy?

    I got back dang near where I was before the crash when I sold most of my stock at the end of April (and stocks have gained even a little more since then), while, at the same time, everyone and their brother is getting laid off. ……But many of them are making more on unemployment. ……..And there seems to be even less inflation (basically zero) now than in January

    And all these seemingly miraculous things are apparently occurring because the feds just started issuing more and more debt which the Fed Reserve buys (or something, which I don’t understand despite having a bachelor’s in Economics).

    So is inflation going to finally explode some time in the future (when everyone is free to spend more) or has the US gov’t just been stupid all this time and not just run multi-trillion dollar deficits a year, the debt of which the sheeple (like me) will buy anyways because it still seems the most secure store of wealth available ……. and that stored wealth seems to have the same purchasing power as before the feds began issuing all that debt.

    Long story short, macroeconomics may be the most insane subject matter ever come up with.


    May 23, 2020 at 9:55 AM

    • The stock market is not the economy.


      May 23, 2020 at 10:46 PM

    • The twitter mob strikes again. Suicide by those who’ve been bullied or ridiculed has always been a problem. But ubiquitous smartphone cameras and the internet have been a force multiplier. Too many people care too much what others think. Fortunately, I do not possess that character flaw.


      May 23, 2020 at 11:26 PM

    • In short, no one knows. My understanding is that hyperinflation has never been on Lion’s radar.

      This guy is scared as hell about hyperinflation and thinks anyone with $50k can hedge it by physically taking the $50k, buying various safer currencies, and then putting all the physical cash in a lock box in a bank in Vancouver:

      I am agnostic about whether/when it will happen but I’m hoping I get to buy a house and start a garden and some chickens before that point.

      Everyone and their brother realizes they’ll need to pay back that unemployment eventually, right?


      May 24, 2020 at 6:53 AM

    • In my opinion the stock market is way overvalued considering the recession we are diving into. I expect most of the highly leveraged retail chains will be going through bankruptcy. There are a lot of bankruptcies coming in the travel and tourism sectors. (Hertz just filed for bankruptcy.) The tourism sector is going to come back slowly. Lots of restaurants, bars and gyms will go out of business. Unemployment will be high for extended time. I don’t think the stock market has fully absorbed what that means for future earnings.

      The Fed has reduced short term interest rates to zero, so there really are not any other good investment options than the stock market.

      I think inflation is a real possibility, mostly because we rely on all these off shore supply lines for production of almost everything and international markets are going to be disrupted for some time.

      I expect the market will be going down when traders fully understand the economy is not going to bounce back quickly, but it is impossible to time the market because it never does what people expect, so don’t trade on my advice.


      May 24, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    • Been reading this blog and economics blogs for a while (mostly marginalrevolution and themoneyillusion).

      The government still intends to pay back the debt it has, the fed might slowly monetize some of that debt but doesnt appear they will do it quickly. Look at tips spread, inflation is predicted to be 1% over the next 10 years. 10 year treasury yield is ~.66. That means in real terms the government can already get paid to borrow money. The effective real interest rate is about -.34%. So dont bet on hyperinflation unless shit hits the fan way worse. I’d argue covid-19 is actually good for the federal budget because it will kill off the old people so they cant get more as or Medicare benefits.


      May 24, 2020 at 9:07 PM

      • SS or medicare benefits*


        May 24, 2020 at 9:08 PM

  4. This is why the government should ban netflix trash. It has a hugely negative effect on views, and apparently also on the actors.

    This gives me a huge amount of confidence in Chinese gov.


    May 23, 2020 at 11:11 AM

  5. Never heard of her.


    May 23, 2020 at 11:41 AM

  6. Who is this person?

    David Pinsen

    May 23, 2020 at 3:26 PM

  7. Living in a shared house is uncommon among Japanese, partly culturally and partly because there is an abandon of tiny and cheap studio apartments. So the whole show is a bit unnatural, unlike similiar shows in the western sphere where sharing a house is very common among young people.


    May 23, 2020 at 9:46 PM

  8. OT: I want to hear thoughts on Georgia because I’m hearing different things about their data.


    May 23, 2020 at 9:51 PM

  9. I don’t think she was your type, she was a pro wrestler, i.e. 110% PROLE


    May 24, 2020 at 8:55 AM

  10. I know you liked the Terrace House show. I am sorry you won’t get to watch it anymore, and tell us about it.


    May 24, 2020 at 2:03 PM

  11. HBD-perspective:

    Compared to white/european anti-socials, Japanese anti-socials are more motivated by the shame they feel of not fitting in, and a (broken) dream of again being accepted by the herd.

    If you are an outcast in Japan, either you hide, or you kill yourself. The fear of ostracism is lethal for Japanese.


    May 25, 2020 at 7:22 AM

    • By the numbers, Whites like to fool around with Mada Natcha and play in the grassu. Eastern Asiatics do not, and find solace with technologee and beedeo gamesu.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 25, 2020 at 5:21 PM

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