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Posted in: Japanese rock legend Hyde rips into those not practicing social distancing and hitting up pubs during pandemic See in context

Who is this man and how can i thank him?

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Posted in: Koike calls for fewer outings; says state of emergency up to PM See in context

"It's probably bad to say this, but I hope his death helps Japanese, who still don't seem to be taking this virus seriously, start to change their attitude," one tweeted.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read this came from ex prime Minister Hatoyama.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

Does anyone know if you can request a test in Tokyo or do you have to wait until you show signs?

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Posted in: Confirmed coronavirus patient in Aichi told to go home, goes bar hopping instead See in context

ankle 'bracelet' should help with the home detention

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Posted in: England rugby player Mako Vunipola in self-isolation as coronavirus precaution See in context

That is a relief.

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Posted in: Lawson donates 'onigiri' to daycare centers after school closures See in context

Good on you Lawson.

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Posted in: Rakuten to charge less than half the mobile phone fees of its rivals See in context

I have found rakuten to be very reasonable compared to the big 3. Prices have been as shown in the article for a long time. Not sure of the promotion other than hype.

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Posted in: London can host 2020 Games if it has to be moved over coronavirus: mayoral candidate See in context

Sydney pulled the **** move when Greece was financially struggling.

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Posted in: No handshakes at meet and greet? Tech show adapts to virus See in context

Can't we all just get along?

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Posted in: More larcenous foreign visitors vexing their Japanese hosts See in context

price tag everything, like Thailand, and take credit card deposits.

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Posted in: Dessert onigiri: Tokyo store now sells rice ball cakes See in context

If anyone had class they would eat oinari san with vanilla ice cream

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Posted in: S Korea says it will share military intel with Japan through U.S. See in context

so back to the 2016 original agreement?

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Posted in: Toyota rugby club apologizes after players arrested on cocaine charges See in context

The "someone put it there" defense doesn't fly in Japan, Bro.

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Posted in: Trump says Boris Johnson would be 'very good' as next UK prime minister See in context

How not to get elected - endorsed by Trump

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Posted in: Man pulled over for drunk driving claims his body 'produces alcohol' See in context

Classic excuse!

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Posted in: Think tank names Japan 'leader of liberal order in Asia' See in context

Don't bite the hand that feeds

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Posted in: Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in ongoing trade war: Fitch See in context

I used to be all about Samsung but found Huwawei's affordability and their cameras on the phones unbeatable. The recent google information has discouraged me from buying any more Huwawei products and instead now looking towards supporting and buying Japanese. Hopefully Sony and Sharp can up their game to take advantage of people like me.

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Posted in: Applications to buy tickets for Tokyo 2020 Games to open May 9 See in context

I wonder how many people will buy and sell tickets for double the price!

Highly illegal

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Posted in: Bogus delivery man kills man in Tokyo apartment See in context

Sounds fishy

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Posted in: Fire department worker arrested for spitting on woman on train See in context

Finally someone talking sense! Concur Strangerland

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Posted in: Power cut disrupts Tokyo rush hour trains, affecting 280,000 commuters See in context

I would rather die than be 5 minutes late to work.

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Posted in: Emperor thanks people for support during 30-year reign; urges Japan to open up to world See in context

that's why there were flags on the buses

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Posted in: Pencil case holder that stands upright See in context

I too am confused

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Posted in: WW1 grenade found in French potato shipment to Hong Kong See in context

This story is bound to blow up

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Posted in: Man arrested for appearing naked on another man’s third-floor balcony See in context

What happened was the he was with another man's woman just next door and the husband came home.

Speed wins the internet for today.

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Posted in: China steps up VPN blocks ahead of major trade, internet shows See in context

Extreme paranoia. Suppression of information. Surveillance state . To what end?

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Posted in: 1st shipment of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan See in context

Can't wait to be one of the first to get at least 6 bottles of this pure joy.

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Posted in: Can explodes on platform at Shinjuku Station See in context

I was just thinking about shinjuku station. Phew

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Posted in: Murakami's latest book given 'indecent' rating in Hong Kong See in context

couldn't pay for better publicity. will definitely read it now

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Posted in: Japan now has French fry ice cream sundaes thanks to fast food chain First Kitchen See in context


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