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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

More effective if they put the tarp on top of the Lawson

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Posted in: Japan chocolate producers stamping out child labor in supply chains See in context


Yeah, after watching John Oliver’s piece about cocoa production this claim seems dubious.

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Posted in: Over 80% of Japanese adults find tobacco smoke unpleasant: survey See in context

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Japan is the final bastion of public smoking in the developed world.

developed world ?

stretching it

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Posted in: Japan's food industry eyes rice flour as wheat prices surge See in context

Grow more wheat, grow less rice.

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Posted in: New Zealand dispenses record number of jabs at 'Vaxathon' See in context

slow to vaccinate because we allowed all the countries being ravaged by covid to vaccinate first.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

If your going to include these Bach says, Suga says, Koike says articles please state paid advertisement at the top.

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Posted in: Japanese sporting world welcomes having fans at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Paid advertisement?

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Depressing photo.

he’s giving her a good pounding.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol See in context

I’d be more worried about all the bed swapping.

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Posted in: 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have now pulled out: organizers See in context

"Field Cast" volunteers, who were recruited by the organizing committee from over 200,000 applications, were expected to take various roles, such as serving as guides at venues and helping out at the athletes' village.

Are they all vaccinated?

they will be kept in a bubble environment with their movements primarily restricted to transit to and from their venues.

Unvaccinated volunteers helping out at the athlete’s village ain’t no bubble.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Sneaky. Exiting the ballroom and heading to the lifeboats before anyone notices.

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Posted in: Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay removed for 'maintenance' See in context

Is it the barge from The Simpsons Movie?

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Posted in: Gargling solution flies off shelves after Osaka governor touts anti-virus effect See in context

For a long time in Japan, gargling has been touted as a preventative measure for seasonal colds and flu. About 5-6 years ago the recommendations were dropped as research showed you would need to gargle every 20mins to have any sort of benefit. Old wives’ tale.

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Posted in: Travelers cautious of coronavirus as 4-day weekend starts See in context

23km traffic jams heading out of Tokyo in every direction is not cautious.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 57 new coronavirus infections See in context

There are usually less than 2000 tests per day. Yesterday there was 1883 tests. Sunday under 300 tests.

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Posted in: Crowding of Japan's leisure spots draws concern See in context

the reason that activities like hiking, fishing, surfing etc are frowned upon is due to the unnecessary strain they might put on our rescue services. Let’s remain sensible.

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