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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

You should be in bed, Mori-san. And don't forget to take your meds! You know how cranky you get without them.

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Posted in: Asahi tops as 3 of 4 major Japanese brewers post increased sales in 2022 See in context

The way I see it...most Asahi beers are horrible which unfortunately lead me to stop Izagaya, Yakotoriya bar hopping! Sapporo beer rules; Kirin is not bad.

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Posted in: 1,600 women take part in New Year archery event See in context

A worthy spectacle.

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Posted in: Top Japan business lobby to request pay increases that outpace inflation See in context

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Posted in: 334 prefectural assembly members had ties with Unification Church See in context

Oops - the cat is out the bag! Aka...The Corporate Revolving Door - at best. Some referred this as briberies others as pay-offs. It's only a matter of time now for whistleblowers to come clean and then we'll see the true colors.

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Posted in: Life goes on with HIV in Japan, but health care shortcomings persist See in context

...according to a health ministry committee that analyzes the virus' trends in the country.

I would like this committee to also include reports on all viruses as well.

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Posted in: A beginner’s guide to onsen in Japan See in context

There's nothing like it. My body is rejuvenated into a new body sleeve...every time!

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Posted in: 3 death-row inmates file suit to end hanging as inhumane execution See in context

Live by the sword, you die by the sword.

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Posted in: Tokyo students take oral English test in high school entrance exam See in context

It begs the question...what Speaking proficiency level descriptor is being used for a (Mock) Test of 8 Qs in 15 minutes?

I can see it now:

Q1. What is your name?

Q2. Where are you from?

Q3. Where do you live?

Q4. When is your birthday?

Q5. Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Q6. What do you like?

Q7. What can you do?

Q8. Which do you like, (cats) or (dogs) [selective category]? Why?

Then Level:

Scale score 6 - 8...Level 3 Typically, test taker have limited vocabulary and grammar.

Scale score 4-5...Level 2 Typically, test taker is difficult to understand.

Scale score 0-3...Level 1 Typically, test taker may not have the proficiency skills (L/R) necessary to understand.

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Posted in: Lower house OKs ¥21 trillion supplementary budget See in context

These "projections" are going to cost lives. This lower house "team" needs to be fired.

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Posted in: Costa Rica scores late to beat Japan 1-0 in lackluster game See in context

The first half might have been one of the worst of the tournament that has already seen four 0-0 draws. Neither team had a shot on goal in a tactical stalemate.

Excellent observation JT. This was a pivotal moment and I realized if Japan failed to score in the first half, then they will eventually draw or lose...sure enough - lost! And it goes without mentioning Japan continues to display a very weak kicking game. Best of success against Spain...you're gonna need it!

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Posted in: Trial of English-speaking test for Tokyo high schools face opposition from some parents See in context

The students will be scored on a six-tier scale for grammar and pronunciation, among other aspects of speaking ability, with "A" being the highest and "F" the lowest.

Isn't that nice..."F" the lowest, meaning "0" will be added to the final scoring criteria just to ensure "no-one feelings" are hurt. So, F no longer stands for Failure - goes to prove how education is sure improving these past years.

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Posted in: University student arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting elementary school girl See in context

Sexual science disorder is going to be the witness to the ultimate test of pedophile cerebral fitness.

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Posted in: Princess Hisako becomes 5th COVID-19 case for Japan imperial family See in context

Speedy recovery to the princess. That said, she is only to remain at her residence until this Saturday...why is she allowed to waive the protocol of 2 weeks quarantine like the rest of world? Has Japan changed the policy and practice for the 'noble class'?

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainees call out unpaid illegal overtime at Japanese firm See in context

What a disgrace! Japan business society cries out for help to the international community because of the lack of manpower to keep the economy going and they pull a stunt like this.

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Posted in: Painful anniversary brings more torment to N Korea abductee's mother See in context

Glad and relieved to learn Mrs. Sakie Yokota found serenity and comfort in GOD with her grievance.

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Posted in: Over 94% of Japanese people in survey find movie theater prices too expensive See in context

Enjoy while it lasts - its just a matter of time IOT will take over and cinema - as we know it - will become extinct.

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Posted in: Kuroda says he has no desire to be reappointed BOJ governor See in context

Relinquishing his post tells us something bad is about to take place in the global monetary systems and bailing now, with the hefty wealth he has managed to pull off, is his course of action.

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Posted in: Phillies' bats go cold in crunch time in 3-2 Game 5 loss to Astros See in context

Dan Gelston...do us baseball lovers a BIG favor, if you could keep 'the score' off the front page headers - that would be great!

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Posted in: Japanese government proposes raising age of consent from current 13 to 16 See in context

Wish I could say "Well done" yet who are they kidding. For a commoner, he or she will receive the full extend of the punisherable law, but for a prominent figure - it will most likely goes concealed and unnoticed.

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Posted in: Japan reports 36,110 new coronavirus cases See in context

The stigma is behind us now. Case numbers have diminished drastically. Time to shake and bake!

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Posted in: Court halts decertification of Japanese school over student abuse See in context

Final outcome...school: banned from practicing ever again; employee: jail time for violating student code of conduct breaking Japan Laws; student: compensation for PTSD, pain and suffering from both identities.

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Posted in: Pfizer COVID vaccine clears Japan panel for use with young children See in context

What I find completely hilarious is that there is NO report (if any) provided of the amount of children infected that would lead "A Japanese health ministry" (begs the question: Is there more than one ministry?) to receive this shot?!

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Posted in: NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test See in context

I don't know - sounds controversy to me. NASA claims its inception 10 months ago when we all were facing peril moments with the pandemic at large. I for one never heard of this "program" till now.

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Posted in: NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense See in context

I don't know - seems phony to me.

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Posted in: Angels owner Arte Moreno explores selling franchise See in context

Moreno, a 76-year-old Mexican-American born in Arizona, is the only non-white controlling owner in Major League Baseball.

Japan Today...you should exercise more discretion publishing "non-white" words. I find this extremely offensive and discriminatory. You should retract.

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Posted in: Prosecutors arrest ex-member of Tokyo Olympic committee, others for bribery See in context

Most likely a slap on the wrist (charged with suspended jail-time), gets to keep all dough (money) as long as he doesn't snitch on the others.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections See in context

You mean to tell us that despite many LDP members openly stating their ties with UC since 1954, Motegi has the audacity to deny any affiliation. Idiocy!

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Posted in: Japan gets 120,400 foreign visitors in June, but only 252 tourists See in context

Employed at a vocational (technical?) college, one prime course lately is Hospitality and Tourism. The moment learners view this, they will question whether their investment was worthy. Hoping for a better outcome.

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