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One customer injured in Tokyo ramen shop explosion

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A male customer eating at a ramen restaurant in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward was taken to hospital following an explosion inside the eatery on Tuesday night.

According to police, the incident occurred at a ramen shop located near JR Kanamachi Station at around 9:30 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Police said the explosion was caused by a gas venting operation to remove a gas cylinder attached to a portable stove.

There were several people inside the restaurant at the time. The man taken to hospital suffered an ear injury.

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I thought restaurants were supposed to close at 8pm?

Good luck eating ramen in a COVID-safe manner.

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I thought restaurants were supposed to close at 8pm?

Good luck eating ramen in a COVID-safe manner.

It’s still safer than taking the morning train like sardines in Tokyo…authorities don’t talk about that! Just ordering restaurants to close at 8pm has done little to prevent the infections!

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Jim - I'm with you there 100%. The idea of jamming hundreds of people into carriages twice a day to sit in badly-ventilated offices so their shacho can look like he's "managing" them is preposterous.

But the trouble with closing restaurants at 8pm is that everyone on the train home is hungry. So much mor tempting to take the mask off and grab a quick nibble on a snack.

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"Jim - I'm with you there 100%. The idea of jamming hundreds of people into carriages twice a day to sit in badly-ventilated offices so their shacho can look like he's "managing" them is preposterous.

But the trouble with closing restaurants at 8pm is that everyone on the train home is hungry. So much mor tempting to take the mask off and grab a quick nibble on a snack."

and please explain how Japan has the lowest deaths rates in the world???

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and please explain how Japan has the lowest deaths rates in the world???

Oh, sweet mother

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Those gas cylinders should be a thing of the past

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It’s always advisable to vent gas from cylinders in a restaurant rather than outside…

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and please explain how Japan has the lowest deaths rates in the world???

But it doesn't. Not even close. Why are people still coming out with such nonsense.

You know if you say it enough times, it doesn't make it true, right?

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and please explain how Japan has the lowest deaths rates in the world???

But it doesn't. Not even close. Why are people still coming out with such nonsense. 

I take it we're talking about Covid death rates. If so, while perhaps not the lowest, the claim is not nonsense. According to the data I can find (link below), it is the lowest among developed countries except for South Korea. So somewhat close to the lowest. I know that there are valid questions about the comparability of data across countries, but unless you can show something more accurate, it seems the death rate in Japan is fairly low.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

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There it is AGAIN, “KatsushiKa-Ku” is this at KitaSenju?

I lived in one part of Kameari that was STILL KatsushikaKu…where did this happen ?

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