Actor Kentaro Ito arrested over hit-and-run incident in Tokyo
Ito ... collided with the oncoming motorcycle ... but returned a few minutes later.
Seems more like a hit-and-return accident.
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OssanAmericaToday 08:03 am JST
No, that is in response to NK's missiles.
Every burgeoning police state needs a boogieman.
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The Japanese government unfortunately continues to use this nearly 40-year-old offense to generate support for costly military expansion, as reported just yesterday.
Defense ministry officials are considering ... putting Aegis missiles on ... naval vessels.
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Travelers with an appointment can get tested and obtain a certificate for 39,800 yen, lower than the 46,500 yen charged for those without a reservation.
I was recently quoted a price of $220 for a test prior to departure from the U.S. I’m surprised to see Japan charging so much.
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At the end of July, JOC chief Takeda approved the first payment to Tan’s company Black Tidings, a transfer of nearly $1 million, bank records seen by Reuters show.
Tokyo won the Olympics in September.
A month later, Tan received a second payment of $1.3 million from Tokyo’s campaign committee, bank records show.
Takeda then stepped down from both the IOC and the JOC.
Tokyo’s bid certainly appears to have been corrupt.
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Hmm ... I’ve never known anyone to sprain their ankle that way.
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“3.4 percent of married men in Japan have been raped by their wives. And that is down from 4.3 percent reported 11 ago.” – Japan’s Cabinet Office
The problem here is Japan’s very loose definition of violence, which according to the Cabinet Office includes ignoring a person for what the victim considers to be too long a time. These numbers are precontrived to be high.
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According to police, Nakamura repeatedly asked to be connected with the department in charge of utility poles between October 2019 and February of this year.
It’s now October 2020, seven months after the calls stopped. Was an arrest really necessary?
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The tax for ... wine will be 7.5 yen higher for a regular-sized bottle.
Because most wine is imported, isn’t this 7.5 yen increase actually an indirect tariff that the 2019 trade deals with the U.S. and EU were intended to remove?
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Japan: gender neutral, yet very Nihonjinron (focused on issues of Japanese national and cultural identity).
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Japan ready to become permanent U.N. Security Council member: Motegi
But what other countries really want Japan?
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Two key facts missing from this Kyodo News report:
*Researchers** analyzed the potential of the rays in killing seasonal coronaviruses who have the same structure as SARS-CoV-2. However, they did not use the original SARS-CoV-2 for the experiment.*
*The researchers, however, maintained that further investigation is needed to corroborate their findings as their study only investigated its in-vitro efficacy.*
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The trial is expected to continue for about 10 months.
Ending in mid-July just as the international press arrives for the Olympics, perhaps generating attention that makes the Justice Ministry uncomfortable.
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The prosecution had 84 boxes of documents, and the defense team is still waiting for 90 percent of these materials.
And the trial begins tomorrow. Ridiculous.
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I would love to see Naomi Osaka focus more on social injustice inside Japan.
After nearly 30 years in Tokyo, I recently sold my house, downsized, and started renting. In my case, about 20% of owners would not accept an application from a non-Japanese — regardless of my financial status, employment status, residency status, or Japanese ability.
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Would you have any idea what type of medical research she was doing and whether any foul play might be involved?
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Very easy to use! I just booked a one-week trip to Hokkaido (Hakodate, Toyako, and Sapporo/Otaru) through JTB, and the travel agency immediately took 35% off the cost. Everything included: flights, hotels, meals, and travel between cities. Most other travelers seen at the hotels were young families with young kids.
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Waiting for updates on the MOFA website
The MOJ website was updated yesterday with a document backdated to 21 August.
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This is not the same policy that applies to Japanese citizens reentering the country! Japanese do not have to apply for reentry documentation from a Japanese embassy or consulate (which the Japanese government has confirmed will take more than a day!) and obtain a negative COVID-19 test from a medical facility within 72 hours of departure. This is continued harassment of long-time permanent residents who call Japan home.
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Oh, the selfish, foolish risks that undisciplined navigation officers will take for mobile phone network access. Hopefully other seafarers can learn from this tragedy.
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“We know of no evidence that suggests that foreign long-term residents of Japan entering from abroad pose any greater health risk locally than Japanese nationals who do the same.”
— From the Joint Statement on Entry Restrictions by the ACCJ, ANZCCJ, BCCJ, and the EBC
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This merger push demonstrates how involved Japanese officials were in the entire Ghosn fiasco.
The FT article actually states, “The idea of combining Nissan with Honda appears to have arisen from the protectionist instincts of advisers to prime minister Shinzo Abe.”
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Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, routine crew changes are not occurring — because crew members (typically from the Philippines and Indonesia) can’t travel to China or Brazil, for example, to relieve other crew members. And data shows that crew-error frequency increases the longer crew members stay on board, particularly beyond their contract term.
This vessel was at least 15 km off course. ClassNK is simply trying to protect itself by asserting that the vessel was sound.
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The forecast for next week looks nearly perfect with mild temperatures and more sunshine.
The average high is 32 and the average low is 23 over the next seven days in humid Tokyo. That’s far from “mild”!
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With this new normal of remote working in mind, I moved two weeks ago from a very modern three-year-old 21st floor tower mansion eight minutes by train from Tokyo Station to an equally modern three-year-old 7th floor apartment in Saitama 34 minutes to Tokyo Station. Positives: Less city noise (traffic, construction, endless sirens from fire and police); cleaner air (can smell it in the air-dried clothes); rent (40% less for an apartment that is 15% smaller); cheaper gym membership. Negatives: everything in Tokyo much further away; countless great restaurants no longer nearby; temperature about a degree hotter, less of a cooling breeze.
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But experts have said this will be difficult without the development and global distribution of an effective vaccine for the coronavirus.
“It is likely that at the beginning of next year we would have tens of millions of doses available. ... as we get into 2021, there will be hundreds of millions of doses. And then maybe sometime thereafter, billions of doses.” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, July 23, 2020
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Only 23.9% of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
Or “Only 33.7% of Japanese want Olympics cancelled: poll”
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” — Mark Twain
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This article would be much better if the author gave us details about the average salary received by the striking medical workers at this hospital and the average amount of their summer bonuses, which vary greatly by industry in Japan.
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As the U.S. abandons a restriction that would have prevented many international students from traveling between their home countries and the U.S., Japan unfortunately continues its restriction on the movements of foreign national permanent residents.
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Kono said he could not comment specifically on what Bolton had written since he had been unsuccessful so far in getting a copy of the book.
Time magazine reports that pirated copies of the book have been online for days. Either Japan’s Ministry of Defense is thoroughly incompetent or Taro Kono is a liar.
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