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Posted in: Shrine visit See in context

I know this place - steep steps those. They certainly concentrate the mind, especially when coming down.

The English sign says:


Please don't make noise in this tunnel

Minato City Office"

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Posted in: Japan's plastic waste problem spurring grocery shopping novelty See in context

How does an AI scale differ from ordinary machinery ones widely available?

It can probably recognise what you're weighing

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Posted in: 20 foreign resident spots available in Shimanami Kaido’s biggest cycling event until August 31 See in context

Only 20 out of 7,000 spaces are for foreigners?

From reading the article, my understandig is that the 7000 spaces are presumably available to anybody and are allocated by lottery. 20 more spaces just for foreign residents have been made available in addition to this.

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Posted in: Deadly brain-shrinking fungus popping up in parks, several prefectures throughout Japan See in context

So now it's come down to trying to freak public out with brain shrinking mushrooms?...ffs.

Please try not to freak out worrying that innocuous new articles are an attempt to freak out the public. Don't live in fear.

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Posted in: What word or phrase annoys you when you hear someone use it? See in context

"6 am in the morning"

Oh, that 6 am? The one in the morning - got it. Do you work for the Department of Redundancy Department by any chance?

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Posted in: Putin puts Russian nuclear forces on increased alert as fighting spreads in Ukraine See in context

We need a hero to trigger a severe bout of rapid-onset lead poisoning in Mad Vlad

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for drunk driving after attending Coming-of-Age Day ceremony See in context

the legal limit is "0.15ml in 1L of breath," so it doesn't take much.

That would take very, very much. The limit is 0.15 milligrams per litre of breath.

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Posted in: Chinese web users blast Musk over space station near-misses See in context

Plenty of social credit points for everyone who joined in

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Posted in: Japan to issue ¥22 tril in new bonds to fund extra budget See in context

A high ranking VP of a major bank in Japan told me in confidence...

It appears his confidence was misplaced

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Posted in: Xi's 'common prosperity' goal may make Japan loath to invest in China See in context

Xinnie said, "A moderately prosperous society has been built in all aspects," emphasizing all citizens now can enjoy a comfortable life in China.

Having a jackboot on your neck doesn't seem like it would be very comfortable.

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Posted in: Japan issues new ¥500 coins for 1st time in 21 years See in context

Who's counterfeiting 500 yen coins? Wouldn't it take more labor to fake a coin than it would to fake a bill?

Estimates vary but it was thought that as many as 3% of the previous design of £1 coin in the UK were fake.

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Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences between the way Japanese and Western media report the news? See in context

I guess it's more due to a difference in what information is released by the police in Japan, but the way so many crime reports contain quotes from the perpetrator when they've been arrested/charged comes across as unusual to me here in the UK.

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Posted in: China clamps down on pop culture in bid to 'control' youth See in context

According to several foreigner youtubers in China have said that these measures have been requested and received very well from the vast majority of family parents.

Which ones? Presumably the ones spreading the message the CCP tell them to? Seems like they must have some sort of special privilege to run a YouTube channel in China? Can the ordinary Chinese citizen freely access YouTube?

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Posted in: Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia See in context

The Aussie subs will be nuclear-powered - they won't have nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: Osaka pachinko parlor used as vaccination site See in context

I'll tell you what @Yubaru, I've been unfortunate enough to go inside a pachinko place. It was dreadful.

Same. After a number of trips to Japan without visiting one, I popped in once to see what they were like. The cigarette stench and diabolical noise drove me out within about 30 seconds.

All sorts of venues are being used here in the UK. I got my 2nd dose in the office building of the local water company.

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Posted in: I find it hard to believe such a thing could happen in this day and age. See in context

My question is why don't you have to register your car where you are residing.

You think there should be more needless bureaucracy?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,168 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,031 See in context

Back to normal soon

Could you elaborate on what normal would look like for you falseflagsteve?

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Posted in: Japanese sandwiches give foreign reporters culture shock at Tokyo Olympics See in context

I wonder what happens to all the crusts?

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Posted in: S Korea virus outbreak grows See in context

I'm sure they'll be OK because gyms have been ordered not to play music with a tempo of over 120 bpm and limit treadmills to 6km/h to prevent people from breathing too fast or splashing sweat on each other.


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Posted in: Fukushima joins other Olympic venues in barring fans See in context

Oof! Plain negative imperative conjugation! Take heed Bach!

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Posted in: Chinese people vexed by Communist Party's image among Japanese See in context

For example, Jason Lightfoot, a British vlogger, has a good, very popular, YouTube channel called Living in China.

on which he parrots CCP propaganda.

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Posted in: Mintal launches White Noise Machine for healthier sleep See in context

No pink noise or brown noise? Or will that be premium downloadable content?

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Posted in: Message for Olympic visitors See in context


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Posted in: Collectors of digital NFTs see a 'Wild West' market worth the risk See in context

It's like a cross between Tulip Mania and The Emperor's New Clothes.

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Posted in: Japan disposes of over 7,000 mishandled doses of COVID vaccine: report See in context

Meanwhile how are we going with the PMs promise of 1,000,000 vaccinations a day. Well into June now and I don’t think even half that has been quite reached yet .

Over 800,000 on a couple of days in the past week.


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Posted in: Japan donates more than 1 million AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

Am i beimg thick or in the picture is she having the jab through her coat?

Must be a photo from the simulation test event they held in January.

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Posted in: Mass vaccinations in Tokyo, Osaka get into full swing; Kobe opens large center See in context

Pathetic numbers. In the UK, towards 500,000 a day are being vaccinated.

Japan's 7-day average for doses administered is now over 500,000


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Posted in: Japan beats Myanmar 10-0 after protests on and off pitch See in context

Just to remind you San Marino beat England.

They once famously scored in 8 seconds against England in a 7-1 defeat in 1993.

In 178 games they've won once, defeating Liechtenstein 1-0 in a friendly in 2004

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