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Posted in: Japan Post to temporarily stop accepting international mail due to coronavirus See in context

I am glad that all of the countries I mostly ship to for eBay are not listed.

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

Hopefully they are made in Japan, Imabari comfort.

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Posted in: Actor Makoto Sakamoto arrested over domestic violence See in context

He was quoted as saying he didn’t hit anyone

Well I guess someone is playing the Liar Game.

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Posted in: Parents get virus jitters as their child-care leave nears end See in context

I mean that's easy to say, but if the rest of her classmates go back and I hold her back for however long the virus is spreading (a semester, a year??) she will undoubtedly be left behind a year. 

They don't hold back students a year based on missed school. I know some kids here that didn't attend school for 2 years but they were still passed on to the next grade.

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Posted in: 33 sports voted unanimously on new Olympic dates See in context

I don’t know one person at this point that cares or i# thinking about the Olympics, not one....

You have to care a little to click on the article then comment on it.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

People have to realize that the Olympics revolve around the convenience of the U.S. TV market. No U.S. TV, no sponsors most of which are large U.S. companies.

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Posted in: 'Contagion' movie stars tell fans coronavirus is 'real life' See in context

Hey, why are people forgetting about Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman?

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context


My wife is so sad about this as she grew up watching his Bakatonosama show. I know people get on others about being sad when celebrities pass away because we don't inow them personally. For me when they die, it feels like a small piece of me dies with because of all of my good memories. That is how I felt as a Lakers fan with Kobe's passing.

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Posted in: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context


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Posted in: Tokyo begins quiet weekend, but some go about as usual See in context

Some people were jogging and walking their dogs.

California is under lockdown but taking a walk is no problem. There is no problem with getting some fresh air as long as you distance yourself from others.

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Posted in: Osaka governor asks residents to refrain from making non-essential outings See in context

I’m thinking Americans here have a lockdown obsession. Similar to their burn-the-house-down attitude.

One extreme or the other. Go take a look at all of the spring breakers and hikers.

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Posted in: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for virus See in context

You would think the prime minister and prince of England would be protected and away from carriers of a virus originating from an animal market in deep China.

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Posted in: Man arrested for delaying flight by saying he has coronavirus See in context

Same type of occurrence happened in the U.S. and those fools were charged with terrorism. Japan needs to step up and nip this in the bud.

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Posted in: Telework, stockpiling spread in Tokyo after Koike's press conference See in context

There has been panic buying of toilet paper and masks in Tokyo for a few weeks. The Seiyu near my house is sold out of such items every day soon after opening. My local 7/11 in Tokyo also has bare shelves for such items.

People dig their own graves when they choose to live in a big city for the cool factor and being able to brag to friends living in the boonies. When disaster strikes, millions suffer.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context


You are suggesting Japan to take away vacation from my current coronavirus vacation?

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Posted in: In Japan, hotels lose out on Olympic delay and coronavirus See in context

My aunt and uncle live in Corona, CA and they aren't exactly escaping the city. I was surprised going back to Cali a couple months ago, Corona Beer has 2 new types now.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

What I want to know is, if I ever see toilet paper on the shelves here

Not sure where you are but toilet paper is all over the place now where I am at.

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Posted in: Japan, IOC agree to postpone Tokyo Olympics for one year See in context

So, no ticket refunds? I think there are going to be many very unhappy people. Unbelievable.

All that hasn't been decided yet. I would say that they will honor them next year. People have things like cancelling flights and hotels to work on now which may be a headache for hotels and flights with a no cancellation policy.

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Posted in: Warnings fail to stop Japanese crowds from viewing cherry blossoms See in context

People should look at the bright side of all of this. Toilet paper is now readily available in stores!

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Posted in: Coronavirus forces 3 states to order nearly 1 in 3 Americans to stay home See in context

You could count on an increase in Southern and East Coast State cases with all of the spring breakers returning from Florida.

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Posted in: 11-month-old boy dies after being bitten by two dogs See in context

I have always been hesitant having my babies around any types of dogs as dogs are unpredictable. Rest in Peace and regards to the parents. The grandfather may never live this down.

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Posted in: Expert panel discourages large gatherings, recommends reopening some schools See in context

Minori Sawa, an 8-year-old second grader in elementary school, with her mother Junko and her younger brother Kota, listen to a new live radio show on FM Sagami for kids who are stuck at home, as schools across Japan remain closed, at their home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in this photo taken on March 12.

This is exactly how my kids look being forced to stay home all day. Parks and outdoors let's them get their energy out.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics chief Mori attended meeting with official who now has coronavirus See in context

He probably should step down and let a younger, vibrant new ideas person take over

He was already older than dirt when he took the position and he is still here. He is the type that will end up getting over the virus and Japan will be stuck with him through the 2036 Games.

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Posted in: Plenty of room at the inn See in context

Talking about a different Grand Hyatt but I remember several years ago I went to a top floor bar of the Grand Hyatt Shinjuku because a friend from the U.S. loved the Lost in Translation movie. It cost like 2000yen to enter then another 2000yen for a drink. Hotel rates were at the cheapest around 70,000yen. I am curious about the rates now that they have less customers.

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Posted in: IOC says no ideal solution for Tokyo Olympics as athletes' dissent grows See in context

On the news they keep saying that they can't postpone, until 2021, the TV rights holders don't want it then. I say screw the TV rights holders and stage the Olympics whenever you want. This whole fiasco started because of NBC, which demanded the games be held in July and August, just for them.

Close to 75% of the revenue that the IOC makes is from TV broadcasting. Without it, the Olympics are basically on the same level as the sports festival at your kids' elementary school lol

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Posted in: Man arrested for lying about coronavirus infection, causing train delay in Gunma See in context

Four police officers in hazmat clothing escorted Kogure to a health center where he tested negative for the virus.

So that is how one can get tested?

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Posted in: Former Japanese ice dancing champion Reed dies of heart attack at 30 See in context

Rest in Peace and prayers with his family.

I will never forget when Japan's Olympic chief Mori criticized the Reeds for losing in the Olympics and questioned why Japan has them on the team though they gave up their U.S. citizenship to play for Japan. Mori probably didn't even bat an eyelid to this news.

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Posted in: Osaka to offer free school meals from April amid virus spread See in context

Is it 100% set in stone that schools will resume in April? No matter who you ask, nobody knows nothing about anything.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people at care facility See in context

If it did serve as a deterrent, there wouldn’t be any crimes in places like China and North Korea.

You may have to change up on your examples there. China has one of the lowest homicide rates in the World and North Korean crime is not made public.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people at care facility See in context

It’s disturbing how many people are cheering another killing that will happen

The World is currently in an absolute uproar and yet you are worried about this guy? Please list the benefits of keeping this guy alive instead of focusing how other people feel.

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