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Posted in: Why are alcoholic beverages sold at the Koshien high school baseball tournament? See in context

The violence reportedly brought some female fans in the stands to tears.


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Posted in: Lost and laughing: 5 embarrassing stories of tourists in Japan See in context

From what I remember of the story the guy was Spanish, but everyone just assumed it was a Brit on the piss. Either way must have had significant mental health problems - are we still ok to make fun of that?

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Posted in: Biden arrives in Britain to meet King Charles, PM Sunak See in context

Too little too late. With these cluster bombs Brexit could have been averted.

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Posted in: Britain and Japan sign space co-operation deal See in context

@blue I do think that the UK is basically a poor country pretending to be rich these days, and announcements like this are symptomatic of that. But the UK joined the ESA before the formation of the EU and is still a member and in the top 5 contributing countries to the budget.

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Posted in: Sean Penn Ukraine documentary to premiere at Berlin film festival See in context

Definitely a potential winner of the Film Actors Guild award for impartiality.

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Posted in: Return to maskless world still only in realm of fantasy in Japan See in context

Those who say the masks do no harm must only have a couple of functioning brain cells.

For teenage kids with acne, its like an incubator for that stuff, potentially leading to scarring and lifelong effects on confidence. How about the mentally and physically impaired? If you are hard of hearing reading peoples facial expressions and lip reading is important. The young are affected so much, kids here growing up without normal human interaction and unable to read facial expressions - its going to have massive effects down the line. And what of the old too - maybe for some people that walk down the street to go shopping and just see people was a big part of their day, now just a walk among faceless automatons. What will be the effect on the birthrate? Kind of difficult to be attracted to someone you've only seen in a mask! Where's the cost benefit analysis?

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Posted in: Argentina beats France on penalties to win World Cup See in context

France didn't win.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Iran 1-0 in politically charged match to advance to last 16 See in context

A US and Japan showdown for the Cup!!!

That's the spirit!

Be afraid of the sleeping giant that is U.S soccer. Will be the dominant team in a few years.

Agree on the sleeping giant part. But dominant, no. There are a few countries getting better and the next world cup will be 48 teams. The dominance of the few teams to have won many world cups like Brazil, Italy etc. will end but there won't be a dominant team.

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Posted in: Rashford stars as England sink Wales 3-0 to set up Senegal clash See in context

this would be like you let Puerto Rican play the US

LoL. So true.

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Posted in: Victims of crime are often helpless on their own when it happens. People need to practice calling for help loudly and instantly, even if they have a mask on, from a very young age. See in context

Its good to know that criminals and victims of crime can adapt to this permanently masked society.

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Posted in: Rashford stars as England sink Wales 3-0 to set up Senegal clash See in context

Play off between Wales and Qatar to decide which is the worst team ever to play at a world cup finals?

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Posted in: Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco's win at World Cup See in context

set electric scooters on fire

I've never seen an electric scooter on fire. Do they go up well? Maybe they could become an eco-friendly weapon of choice for the urban street fighter as Europe descends into the inevitable chaos it has been brought to by its woke, pilfering leaders who cared nothing about their citizens.

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Posted in: Win or lose: Japanese fans tidy up at World Cup See in context

Do they bring the trash bags all the way from Japan? They must be gutted if there is no trash to collect! It feels like even the trash bag is virtue signalling.. I'm better than other trash bags!

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Posted in: May the force be with Ukraine: 'Star Wars' actor backs drone drive See in context

As discussed in the movie Clerks, the Rebel Alliance is morally ambiguous at best. When they blew up the Death Star they probably killed independent contractors and conscripts trying to put food on the table for their families.

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Posted in: Australia plans to change privacy rules after huge cyberattack on Optus See in context

Good luck figuring out how to do seccy on the webby mate.

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Posted in: Sunak, Truss ready for battle to be Britain's next PM See in context

Oh dear. We have a post-war debt without any post-war to celebrate. I am surprised anyone wants to be PM.

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Posted in: Maximum caution needed as COVID cases surge: Kishida See in context

Maximum Caution. That would be a great name if they bring in a Japanese Marvel superhero.

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Posted in: Clients will be OK with wearing a mask indoors but wearing them 24 hours is a hassle. The cost of having a guide at all times may deter clients until later when they have more flexibility. See in context

I feel lucky to already be in the country and can go about my business like a normal person

For now. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Posted in: Weakened British Prime Minister Johnson survives no-confidence vote See in context

Keep going Boris! Every day he clings on it makes my day to read yet more whining from those who are still salty about brexit like CNN and the Guardian.

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Posted in: Japan to resume accepting guided foreign tour groups from June 10 See in context

By running the tours, the ministry aims to improve precautions against COVID-19 and confirm procedures to follow in the event visitors test positive for the coronavirus.

Or make more money. Either let people in or don't, the idea that there are people allowed in the country but what they do is controlled, monitored in any way makes me feel like I'm in North Korea.

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Posted in: 7 from U.S. arrive in Japan for 1st test tour before tourism reopening See in context

I love this country but I think I'd rather kill myself than be on that tour.

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Posted in: Sometimes we overdo it, such as wearing masks all day because we are afraid of what other people think. I think we should review our mask-wearing measures for times when masks are unnecessary. See in context

The masks are permanent here. It will never go away. Even though, as has been pointed out - they don't work! People underestimate the downsides.. there are kids growing up now who see it as the norm. Ask them to draw a picture of a person, they'll probably draw a picture of someone wearing a mask.

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Posted in: Fox to televise 35 of 64 World Cup matches on main network See in context

Its one of the questions we're all asking. Will Messi or Ronaldo get their hands on the trophy and become the GOAT. Will any brave players come out about their sexuality and stick it to Qatar? And how many games will Fox cover in the US?

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Posted in: Ukraine evacuees to get up to ¥2,400 a day as living allowance in Japan See in context

20 people. We're fed the pictures of them arriving and several times the news repeats refugees, Ukraine, Japan. Then wait a few days and release a story about how much financial support they will get. Repeat again, Ukraine, Japan, refugees. People paying limited attention (most people) then think great, Japan is doing a great job and is accepting refugees from Ukraine. A friend of mine expressed the opinion that maybe there would be more strain on the housing market because Japan is accepting Ukrainian refugees. LoL. People really do lap it up.

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Posted in: Mass brawls, attacks as soccer violence spreads in Latin America See in context

I love the phrase "soccer violence". I was once asked if I participated in it by an American friend. This story is worrying though, if it does spiral out of control Mexico could become a dangerous place!

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Posted in: Russian forces escalate attacks on Ukraine's civilian areas See in context

I think Western Europe should go in. America is lost, gone, done. Maybe a declaration from France and the UK to commit to not use nuclear weapons no matter what. Then just go in no matter what, we can't let this stand.

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Posted in: Spotify CEO to employees: Canceling Rogan not 'the answer' See in context


So you never believe what is in the history books because you were never there. or some law of physics because you do not understand it.

Yeah but I wouldn't comment on history or physics because I'm not a historian or a physicist. Some people watch his show. Its readily available. Most people who do don't seem to consider racist at all. Your position is a bit like summarizing a novel without reading it. Its there. You could, but you didn't but you still have an opinion on it.

So what is your opinion on his racist slurs, acceptable, or not?

The context is entirely omitted. I wonder how many hours of him talking they processed to find those things. If we listened to 2,000 hours of the average person talking, would they say something that could be taken out of context to be interpreted as racist? I'm surprised they couldn't come up with more! What do we do, cancel everyone?

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Posted in: Spotify CEO to employees: Canceling Rogan not 'the answer' See in context

so zichi, you're basically reading other people's spin on it and forming your opinion based on that. Can you not see the problem with that?

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Posted in: Spotify CEO to employees: Canceling Rogan not 'the answer' See in context


I have no idea who listens to Rogan, only I do not.

LoL. I have no idea who listens to Rogan and I do not but I'm here posting comments about how racist he is!

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context


The reduction is much more important than some "negligible percentage" as proved scientifically, assuming that something you want to believe must be true is not valid even if there is no information available, but having evidence of the opposite it becomes disinformation.

I was expecting, after reading "proved scientifically" followed by a comma, that you'd continue with something like, as shown by this study or something like that.

Its very simple. If countries that have vaccinated everyone willing to take the shots, usually about 80% of people in developed countries, and rolled out boosters, but omicron is still spreading and rampant throughout the population, how can it be argued that they reduce transmission in any practical way? Israel seems to be the case in point, their omicron wave peaked at about almost 100,000 people per day. Population 9 million, almost all vaccinated and boosted. Its not what I want to believe btw, I wish the vaccines were 100% effective, but come on!

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