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Posted in: When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell See in context

I was born without a sense of smell (congenital anosmia). You don't miss what you've never had.

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Posted in: Local police chief in Fukui ticketed for off-duty driving gaffe See in context

Sounds like a seppuku job to me. Oh, the shame.

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Posted in: Brad Pitt discusses how a visit to Japan changed his view on face masks See in context

I could never work out why people in Japan wear masks- to protect themselves or others?

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Posted in: Rapper Kanye West announces 2020 U.S. presidential bid See in context

His name's written on it already - the West Wing.

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Posted in: Remote-control VR robots to start working in Japanese convenience stores this summer See in context

Hope they all bow. At the appropriate angle.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context

Stop testing NOW! And, Bob's your uncle. Problem solved.

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

How many years too late? Again.

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Posted in: Tokyo moves away from numerical targets to fight coronavirus See in context

Get rid of the virus completely. Zero testing NOW!

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Posted in: Japan's fussy food shoppers finally go online amid pandemic See in context

Aeon hired British online grocery pioneer Ocado in November to build state-of-the-art robotic warehouses, aiming to fend off rivals such as Amazon,

So they hired a company from "broadband laggard Britain". Wise choice, eh.

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Posted in: Japan adds Algeria, 17 other nations to entry ban list over virus See in context

(I bought tickets before Xmas)

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Posted in: Japan adds Algeria, 17 other nations to entry ban list over virus See in context

Can anyone clarify please: is this foreigner ban fixed till the end of July? The mofa website is not very clear. I'm due to visit Japan on July 20th (I bought the ti k

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

I used to tell people each of my kids is not a 'half' but a 'double'. Then wait 30 seconds while the look of puzzlement on their faces gradually gave way to a 'naru hodou' (occasionally). Usually just 'eeeeh?' though.

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Posted in: Lion dance See in context

Oh the irony. Duh.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

"The enforcement order will prohibit such actions as ringing a bell to annoy other cyclists, unnecessary braking and blocking a pathway... "

Good luck with enforcing that.

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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus entry ban disrupting lives of foreign residents See in context

Is there a date when this ban is supposed to end?

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Posted in: Not all pachinko parlors in Tokyo shut; 600 still investigated See in context

Defeat coronavirus with 'shame'. Way to go.

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Posted in: Bed vacancy rate for virus patients in urban areas below 20%: survey See in context

Japan cannot respond quickly in disaster situations. Remember Kobe? Fukushima? And numerous others.

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Posted in: Japanese airlines keep most domestic flights despite few passengers See in context

Three monkeys. Very Japan.

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Posted in: Hospitals turning away sick people as coronavirus cases surge See in context

Desperate for the Olympics to go ahead, Japan hid the true scale of this crisis. Now the horse has bolted. You reap what you sow.

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Posted in: Police investigate man who wanted to 'spread' virus, after woman infected See in context

I'm just surprised that ISIS, Al Qaeda etc are not as yet (as far as we know) doing the same thing globally. Perfect way to commit suicide and take lots of others with you.

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Posted in: 'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine See in context

There goes your career, matey.

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Posted in: Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51; mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered See in context

Let's avoid the shame and embarrassment of failure. March the injured ones off straightaway. Get them out of sight, and out of mind.

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Posted in: FIFA rebukes Maradona for criticizing World Cup referee See in context

Junkie scum

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

Oh, the irony, that a country obsessed with the avoidance of shame should stoop to such shameful tactics to scrape through. And, irony of ironies, that they should get through on "fair play" criteria. I would have loved it if the ref had gone round giving yellow cards to each of the time-wasters, so that they had more than Senegal and, shock, horror, would have needed to score A GOAL to get through! In fact, why didn't the ref do this? Players get cautions for time-wasting in many other scenarios; why not this? Shame on you Japan.

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Posted in: Belgium beats Japan 3-2 in injury time to reach World Cup quarterfinals See in context

Kawashima is an embarrassment, and has been for years. He can't catch the ball, he punches or palms it away, anywhere, and always tries to make every save look spectacular. He has no positional sense and he has no idea where his goalposts or goal-line are. To let that Vertongen header in says it all.

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Posted in: Trump's visit to UK still on as online petition opposing it tops 1.5 million signatures See in context

Let him come, if he dares... I can't wait. Just imagine all the demonstrations, marches, placards,rotten eggs, tomatoes, riots... Oh the humiliation, the embarrassment, the shame. The Brits will wipe that smug, manic, narcissistic, megalomaniac smirk off his bright orange mug once and for all. I just feel sorry for poor old Lillibet, in her 90's, who will have to "entertain" this moron. She'll just have to throw a sickie, catch another cold. Leave it to Charlie and Camilla to show him around- maybe visit Birmingham or Bradford, places with large Muslim populations. That'd be a laugh. Mind you they'd probably ban him from entering! Bring it on!

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Posted in: Trump's ban dashes hope for many asylum-seekers See in context

Come to Japan! Always a warm welcome here. There was a huge leap of almost 150% (from 2014-2015) in the number of refugees allowed to stay in Japan.

Up from 11, to 27.

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Posted in: Zoo abandons bid to mate hyena 'couple' as both male See in context

What a cock-up

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Posted in: Typhoon heads toward Okinawa See in context

Could be the perfect excuse to take shelter in an English pub, with a few pints of Speckled Hen, and watch England hammer Ukraine (4am Wed. morning), then pray to God for the email from work saying its a day-off!

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