Simian Lane comments

Posted in: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone See in context

Crazy in the most acceptable kind of way.

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Posted in: Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' See in context

Meghan is finding out that you can’t have your cake and eat it. She cut ties with the Royal Family supposedly in part because she wanted a more free, less invasive life, yet she seems to crave the attention, wealth and power that marrying a Prince gave her even more than ever.

And she seems to have a lot of problems with her own family, friends, and now her in-laws..

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Posted in: Suga to decide state of emergency extension for Tokyo region on Friday See in context

Two weeks or not two weeks, that is the question

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Posted in: Tokyo experiences drop in population for 7th consecutive month See in context

I saw some tumbleweed blow through Shinjuku only yesterday.

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Posted in: Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics See in context

This pandemic will be remembered for the time when everyone knew the headlines 6 months before the headlines knew themselves.

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Posted in: Fly me to the moon: Billionaire Maezawa seeks 8 passengers for lunar trip See in context

This is great news, if he can start a trend on Twitter of journeys to the moon it will depopulate not just the mature cities like Tokyo and Barcelona in great need of space but hopefully also cities like Lagos who are projected to have a population bigger than Shanghai in 2031. However, It’s all well and good people travelling to the moon but we need start up projects in agriculture to make it susutainable.

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

The Taylors are about to witness the wrong side of Japan, not Sazae-san, whiskey roku or braised thin slices of pork and mountain vegetables.

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Posted in: Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens See in context

There is not much difference to front and back sides with some in government

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Posted in: 1,032 shots of COVID-19 vaccine wasted due to freezer malfunction See in context

whatever, mistakes happen

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon says Tokyo Olympics may be chance to revitalize diplomacy See in context

Moon the Loon

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Posted in: Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday See in context

Who can’t love this action? The magic number 6, a number the virus, and i , and you, all recognise as anti-viral in the world of science and logic

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Posted in: Preservation of 2011 quake devastation sites faces funding crunch See in context

disaster museums and memorials are pretty depressing things, if this really is a case of lack of funding, then it is probably ok to get rid of a few. It won’t stop schools and the government educating the people about disaster preparedness.

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

Pfizer must be minted

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo ask gov't to lift state of emergency early See in context

Hey Osaka, please, pretty please, ask the government to lift indoor rock shows, LCC flights to south east Asia and hanami too

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Posted in: Emperor feels grateful for strength of Japanese people over pandemic See in context

Happy Birthday.

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

That takes serious balls

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Posted in: 13 ministry officials wined and dined by Suga's son See in context

Yellowtail or Alpaca Cabernet Sauvignon?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 272 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,032 See in context

Daily numbers are a real spark plug to the emotions but the bottom line is Spring will be good and Summer will be better , eventually we will get over this daily figures drama

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Posted in: Kono warns of slower pace of COVID vaccine shots for elderly after supply delay See in context

At the end of the day nothing has changed. Once Summer comes, the whole population can kick back and get on the recovery path, I feel like the rest is just easing people into that idea.

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Posted in: Japan's celebrations rocket into orbit as Osaka's win takes off See in context

What an incredible player she is. It’s always exciting when a fresh talent comes in and knocks the old guard off their perch. Well done Naomi.

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Posted in: Japanese companies shun blanket wage hikes amid coronavirus pain See in context

Obviously makes sense. Employee income has always reflected the health of the companies, which are doing terribly this year, lots of them, not all of course. And the employee can hit the road if they don’t like it.

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Posted in: Biden declares America, trans-Atlantic alliance 'back' See in context

Yeah, but what if the Republicans get back in four years later and reverse it all again? Biden should realize that any return in trust in America is going to take at least a decade.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

Imagine being sacked for saying women talk too much. I’m still in shock about this.

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Posted in: Suga says G-7 leaders gave unanimous support for holding Olympics this summer See in context

Great. The Olympics should go ahead, and life needs to resume back to normal as soon as possible after that. People have become understandably sluggish and the message now is that we are moving forward past this.

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Posted in: Japan to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday See in context

Shoot me up just before next winter, that works nice

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Posted in: Hashimoto will not give Mori any official Tokyo Olympics role See in context

hey, can’t we at least allocate Olympic garbage cleaning duties to him, or badge selling?

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Posted in: Canada vows to be next country to go after Facebook to pay for news See in context

Facebook is more popular than Canada and Australia put together. Until the USA, or the EU, or UK even, makes a stand, Facebook continues how it pleases.

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Posted in: Hashimoto resigns from cabinet to become head of Tokyo Olympic committee See in context

So I guess she got the job on the basis she was a lady. That’s quite a precedent.

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Posted in: Suga inspects coronavirus vaccination program at Tokyo hospital See in context

the year of the needle !

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Posted in: Olympic minister Hashimoto reported to be top pick to replace Mori See in context

Pathetic. This was Mori’s job. Olympics following the Hollywood road, another industry gone to garbage. If people can’t offend anymore with opinion , it’s over

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