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Posted in: IOC says negative public opinion no threat to Tokyo Olympics See in context

Breathtaking arrogance

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan now unlikely See in context

"It would quite tough for him to come now"

They can't even let in one person now but expect to receive thousands of athletes, officials, and staff in 11 weeks?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 414 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,832 See in context

No testing, no vaccine, what do they expect is going to happen?

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Posted in: Trump pardons former top strategist Bannon See in context

One criminal pardoning another criminal

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Posted in: Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day See in context

Trump's rallies at stadiums are cheerful, peaceful and cordial. Everybody basically cheers and has a good time.

The only security needed are the guys that keep adoring fans at a safe distance from the podium.

Meanwhile, Biden's inauguration will have to be a fortress.

Which leader is truly more popular?

Biden's inauguration will look like a fortress because of threats from all those cheerful, peaceful and cordial folks who tried to stage a coup on January 6

Which leader is more popular? The one who got 7 million more votes than the other guy.

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Posted in: Trump's personal lawyer reveals name of mystery client: Sean Hannity See in context

What a great lawyer this Cohen guy is. Only 3 clients, works for free, and even pays his clients' blackmail money out of his own pocket

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Posted in: Tokyo can learn from Pyeongchang's weather, transport tests See in context

The games are held in July-August because US television network NBC pays a huge amount of money to broadcast them and can dictate when they are held. September-October would interfere with ratings for popular US sports such as baseball, pro football, and college football.

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Posted in: Pence slams report on possible 2020 presidential groundwork See in context

I don't think I've ever seen an incumbent President not run.

Lyndon Johnson, 1968.

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Posted in: Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video See in context

Astonishing ignorance and amazing that a sovereign government would waste time and money on such nonsense. The Middle Ages are still alive and well in some parts of the world! But reminds me of a quote I once read: There will always be those who try to deny human nature

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Posted in: As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans See in context

Hard to drain the swamp when you're in the swamp!

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Posted in: California hamburger restaurant chain Umami Burger to open 1st Tokyo store on Friday See in context

I remember paying 12 cents (about ¥15) for White Castle hamburgers (if you could call them that) last century ...... Now we have Truffle Burgers and "Manly" Burgers for well over ¥1000. My, how times have changed!

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Posted in: Trump claims Obama had phones wiretapped; Obama denies it See in context

Buffalo Springfield said it best: "Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid ...."

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Posted in: When you drink coffee or tea in Japan, do you prefer the chains like Starbucks, Tully’s, Doutor, etc, or do you prefer the traditional “kissaten?” See in context

I like Segafreddo Zanetti, an Italian chain. Branches in Shinjuku, Roppongi, Shibuya and a few other places. Better coffee (in my opinion) than Starbucks et al. at slightly higher prices. No smoking sections on different floors and not too crowded on weekday mornings.

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Posted in: Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights leader; protests begin across U.S. See in context

"Democrat Clinton received 2.9 million more votes than Trump but lost the Electoral College vote".

"California, NY and Mass. don't decide the call or the election for the rest of the country".

But 80,000 voters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan do, apparently.

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Posted in: Opera 'Aida' at Tokyo Dome canceled See in context

I saw Aida years ago in Tokyo Dome. Awful sound, poor viewing angles. Wish I could've gotten a refund like these ticket holders!

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Posted in: Atsuko Maeda's film canceled after studio goes bust due to Senkaku dispute See in context

Hope Maeda doesn't feel she has to cut all her hair off!

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Posted in: Sapporo restaurant fines customers who don’t finish every last bite See in context

Weird and not my idea of pleasant dining experience, but the article clearly states the rules are explained to the customers before they order the dish, so I don't quite get all the comments about bullying and suing for extortion. Presumably if you felt that way, you wouldn't order it?

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Posted in: Tokyo opens 2020 Olympic bid campaign in London See in context

Don't know about the lack of English menus but the heat didn't bother people in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics because they opened on October 10th - quite different from August. My bet is on Istanbul as the Olympic committee will be able to bring the games to a booming, secular, Muslim-majority country that straddles both Europe and Asia and part of the world that hasn't hosted before.

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Posted in: 2 dead, 13 hospitalized after choking on mochi in Tokyo See in context

15 people hospitalized out of the no doubt hundreds of thousands, if not millions, who ate the stuff? Unfortunate, but I wonder how many people choked on other types of foods on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Posted in: A Japanese woman’s guide for getting a date See in context

Suggestion 1: Owning a cell phone "for ages" and barely able to use it? I guess that would make her look dumb ......

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