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Stations to suspend use of trash cans, lockers in Osaka for 6 days during G20 summit

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Fine. I’ll just throw my trash anywhere.

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Trash can? What trash cans. I haven't seen any in stations for years! If Osaka has them now, I am envious.

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My wife is taking her frail mother to a play in Osaka during this spectacle and she can't even get a parking spot, despite having a handicapped sticker. No reserved parking in Umeda despite the blathering lords being way over on the coast.

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Totally unnecessary and overkill. The security should be limited to the area of the met and the sleep place.

Since these are not some bunch of tourists poor choice of venues with a massive disruption for the residents and real tourists. So many they could have had it some disrupting anyone.

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Wait till next year's Olympics.Will be a nightmare going to work with the Olympics on.I don't envy people in Tokyo.

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6 days from 24th June, convenience store trash bins in Osaka will be full every day.

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Trash can? What trash cans. I haven't seen any in stations for years! If Osaka has them now, I am envious.

JR West and Hankyu lines have plenty of trash/recycle bins.

Try and find one on the street, though, and you're SOL.

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Unfortunately, I have to be there during that time...guess I'll just throw my trash on the ground.

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There are litter bins in Osaka Station? I've never seen them, the only public litter bins I've seen are outside supermarkets and convinis.

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Dont think many PM,s and Presidents are using public trains to commute between their hotel and their meeting venue so I agree that this appears to be more of a PR overkill ghan anything else.

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Ho hum. The usual security theatre to remind the plebs who's supposedly in charge.

Yet every day, fewer and fewer people are taking these crooks seriously.

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One of the other things I just remembered that I could never understand - NO TRASH CANS!! LOL. That was the craziest thing! I would never have anywhere to throw things away. I sure as h$# never wanted to keep trash in a bag in my bag or in my pocket. You could never even find somewhere sit down on a bench and rest to eat/drink anything either.

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Since when terrorist have dumped bombs into thrash bins?! I think it is only a strategy to take them out and force people not to bring around disposable things. In Tokyo there are no thrash baskets anywhere and thanks to this uncivilized habit - thanks to all the tourism pouring into the country these day - the city is turning into a pigstall! Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Asakusa have become unbelievably dirty (not only for thrash, but really black of anthropic dirt... walking, human activity deposit).

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I fully support Japan in the way that if you can bring stuff that might become trash, you can carry it back home. This however might be an issue at OG 2020 for people who are used to find trash bins everywhere.

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Wait till next year's Olympics.Will be a nightmare going to work with the Olympics on.I don't envy people in Tokyo.

Yep, I'm trying to arrange a trip to beautiful Tokyo before this mess descends on the city.

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Idiots! Reminds me of when they got ride of cutlery during the "Hooligan scare" of the 2002 WC. Fine. No trash bins, I'll put my trash where they should be. No recycling bins, if I can't find one I'll leave the can or bottle where there should be one. Now, if a person were a terrorist, how is not having a bin going to stop them from doing the same simply because a government is choosing to inconvenience the public because it knows no other way of policing or preventing. I say it increases chances of terrorism and/or incidents. No bins, random garbage dumps increase. A Japanese sees a bag of garbage, they put their bag there, too. The bags build up. It is a garbage dump without being called a bin. I can give you a thousand examples of this, from people using a discarded bicycle with a basket as a bin itself, to the river outside my house. This will do nothing but increase the threat, and maximize inconvenience.

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Japanese authorities hate trash cans. they look for any excuse not to have them.

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Japanese authorities hate trash cans. they look for any excuse not to have them.

Because they were used in the Tokyo sarin gassings.

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I was very impressed when there was another one of these taxpayer-funded jollies a couple of years ago.

Kita Senju station locked up all the bins and recycle containers (you know, the ones where you put cans in one hole and pet bottles in another, and they all land in the same bag beneath, in a beautiful display of how little the authorities care about the real problems just so long as the proles dutifully carry out their kabuki).

So without exception, each and every out-of-action bin was surrounded by a knee-high mound of empty cans and bottles. They may take our freedom, but they will never take our sneaky pre-wife One Cup Sake!

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StrangerlandToday  05:43 am JST

Japanese authorities hate trash cans. they look for any excuse not to have them.

Because they were used in the Tokyo sarin gassings.

Wrong. The terrorists boarded trains, punctured packages containing sarin, left them on the trains and got off.

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@Strangerland

Because they were used in the Tokyo sarin gassings.

Subway trains and public restrooms were also "used" in the gassings. Let's ban them as well, eh.

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Subway trains and public restrooms were also "used" in the gassings. Let's ban them as well, eh.

And are you going to be the one to deal with people using the outside world as a bathroom? And are you ok with getting rid of trains?

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Why should the taxpayer be inconvenienced just so a bunch of self opinionated elite can attend a pointless yap fest to boost their egos.

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Maybe they can relocate those trash cans to other parts of Japan which are sorely in need.

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