First time as prime minister. His many times Before he was prime minister? Hundreds? Tens? Never?
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Like Japan did when it was the number two economy?
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During COVID-time I taught online in two ways: a portion of the students on Zoom for direct conversations/ interviews; and the school internet system for homework including students uploading audio. Worked out quite well.
Other teachers did the same plus Zoom lectures with PowerPoint and live demonstrations. Also worked out quite well.
What is this teacher doing?
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for five, seven, or ten consecutive days.
How many people want to ride a train for ten consecutive days?
How many want to take a train to a destination, spend a few days sightseeing or onsen jumping, and then take a train home?
This sounds like a publicity stunt.
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Everyone has low expectations for change, even Kishida, who is vested in non-change.
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YouTube sees I watched program A so they show me a lot of program A even if I don’t want to watch it anymore. That’s too much.
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An intersection near home is unusually wide. Cars turning right travel less than cars going straight in the opposite direction.
Two cars, without speeding, can make the right turn before the other cars get half way through the intersection.
I once made it with a police car following me. Scary until he peeled off.
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I meant the second oldest living twins.
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Congratulations to the two ladies.
I imagine the competition isn’t too stiff. Also, if the second oldest twins were Japanese, I’m sure AP (and JT) would have told us.
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Agreeing with Nam. I, too, knew not to kick a child when I was 17. Also, if I didn't know how to deal with a six-year-old, I'd ask one of the neighbor mothers for help.
On the other hand, parents have been known in this country (and others) to deliberately kill their offspring (because of crying, bed wetting, not obeying, not eating their veggies etc) and get little or no time in jail.
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Making promises and grand plans for the future (that they know they'll never carry out) is the mainstay of politicians the world over. But it seems more so here in Japan where everyone knows change is glacial at best.
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Had to tell my students here in Safety Japan that using marijuana would make Sha'Carri Richardson SLOWER as it is not a performance enhancing drug. They thought it was. Some also assumed one injected it in your arm as with heroin. Drug education seems to be lacking in some schools.
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Company I’m familiar with upgraded their 20-year-old system (systems actually). Afterwards, they spent nearly a year ironing out the kinks. But they aren’t a bank that relies on computers for business.
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alcohol in the bloodstream is measured in milligrams (mg) of alcohol per 100 milliliters (ml) of blood. It is usually expressed as a decimal such as 0.08 or 0.15. For example, a BAC of 0.10% means that an individual's blood supply contains one part alcohol for every 1,000 parts blood.
blood alcohol content of 0.88 mm per 100 ml of exhaled breath.
How drunk is that?
That’s pretty buzzed. Hope he didn’t drive that five kilos.
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Takeshi also (had a group of his goons) beat up a newspaper reporter who had something bad to say about Beat.
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Xenophobia brought to the local level (think global, act local). I’ve even seen it in adults who graduate from different local high schools.
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It’s cultural. The general rule of thumb is ‘I’m more important than you, stranger.’ If the pedestrian were my neighbor, relative, or co-worker, the drivers would stop.
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He actually had an extra year to make the cases so no real need for overtime.
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"I failed to explain (my policies to the public) properly," Okonogi told reporters.
This is often the excuse politicians give when they or their policies fail. Maybe they did explain everything but the voters didn’t like it.
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Two tests are required:
A competency test for drivers who show confusion at any age. (An 80-year-old can be more competent than a 50-year-old; not on average, though.)
Plus a reaction time. How fast a driver reacts in an emergency.
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Didn’t he also say Japan has enough vaccines to cover the country? Before he said we didn’t? Just before his save and secure sports day?
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Family member had emergency need of a hospital; ambulance drivers called then I recalled a friend of a friend who worked at a nice hospital. Ambulance called that hospital and we got in. If not for the connection who knows where we would’ve ended up.
That is a failed system.
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Should clarify, we eat out by ordering takeout from family owned restaurants who would go under if customers didn’t order takeout.
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Less money spent in coffee shops, more time talking with family, more cooking at home, more particular about where we eat out (no more chains, only local family-owned places.)
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Because Japan is donating vaccines they don’t want Japanese citizens to get because someone somewhere said they were unsafe. it’s called Vaxxdiplomacy: appear to be helping by giving countries a vaccine the Japanese government doesn’t want.
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Should employers be responsible for their employees safety? Oh no! Invasion of privacy! Do away with safety helmets and allow employees with deadly diseases to work until they drop. It’s all good for the profit of the company! Screw the workers!
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as not many people around the world have heard of Sapporo and/or Hokkaido. It would put us firmly on the map for a generation of winter sports enthusiasts, boosting tourism for years to come.
Anyone interested in winter sports probably knows about the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Sapporo and the Nagano Winter Olympics. Australians use both during their summer.
A wiser and cheaper move would be for those companies related to winter sports to advertise over a long term the benefits and pleasures of Sapporo. Much cheaper.
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It looks terrible seeing a lot of the athletes walking in recording everything on their smartphones.
They are participating in the ceremony, not watching it.
They’re not really in a ceremony so much as walking in an empty stadium to canned music. Are they waving to the cameras or friends on other teams?
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