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Posted in: Lockdowns or vaccines? NZ, Australia, Japan try diverging paths See in context

Lockdowns or vaccines? NZ, Australia, Japan try diverging paths

Is Japan trying a path?

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Posted in: Man claiming to be Russian who swam to Japan seeking asylum appears in Hokkaido town See in context

Any man who can swim 20k in that water deserves at least a visa.

(All I had to do was get a 3rd rate uni degree).

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Posted in: Cleaner arrested for stealing glove from SoftBank Hawks player’s locker See in context

Surprised it wasn't the jockstraps.

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Posted in: Immigration agency admits to mistreatment of Sri Lankan before her death See in context

Immigration Services Agency of Japan, told a separate press conference, "The Nagoya bureau at that time lacked awareness of its responsibility to ensure the safety of people and respectfully engage with them."

This is so problematic, where do you begin? The staff needed to be made aware safety and respect were part of their responsibilities? The Immigration Services Agency think this statement would in some way explain or mitigate their department's unforgivable behaviour.

It is just a rehash of the I don't remember what happened when I murdered her so please be lenient on me defence that we so often hear from murderers in Japan.

Bizarre that someone in PR would think this was an acceptable thing to say.

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Posted in: Turn up the humidity at Hotel New Otani’s Naked Night Sauna x Night Pool event See in context

I'm guessing there'll be a lot of confused, hot, disappointed men.

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Posted in: Women's soccer final rescheduled because of heat See in context

Cool, something to watch on telly tonight.

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Posted in: Man recently released from prison admits robbing at least 30 residences See in context

Let's hope they don't let him off the ooka this time.

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Posted in: Sebastian Coe backs reviewing marijuana rules in doping See in context

If marijuana is legal in the athlete's country then they should be allowed to use it.

If it's illegal it should be up to the police to enforce the law.

The sporting bodies should not be testing for it if it isn't performance-enhancing. There must be hundreds of chemicals, drugs etc they consider to be not performance-enhancing that they aren't testing for, add marijuana to the list.

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Posted in: Time to start tipping taxi drivers in Japan? Cab company now gives passengers option in Tokyo See in context

Tipping should be compulsory in the Eikaiwa business.

I'm tired of bland cookies from motorway service stations - just give me the cash.

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Posted in: Nagoya police take down knife-wielding man at train station without using lethal force See in context

Don't care what training you have, still takes a lot of bravery to go in like that.

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Posted in: Massive soil mound on slope believed to have worsened Atami mudslide See in context

We learn nothing in this world: The Aberfan landslide in Wales in 1966, 116 school children, 28 adults killed because someone wanted to make an easy buck illegally dumping coal waste on a hill above a town. The primary school was first in the landslide's path.

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Posted in: From 'batsu' to 'maru': Japan’s shift in attitude toward untying the knot See in context

Comments from happily married people telling others to try a bit harder for the sake of the kids, aren't particularly helpful.

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Posted in: Saitama police chief arrested for stealing rolls of toilet paper See in context

Corruption like this needs to be flushed out.

Sounds like a case for Oshiri Tantei.

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Posted in: EU to add Japan to safe travel list; leave UK off for now See in context

Awesome Brexit dig.

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Posted in: Court rules restrictions on transgender official's use of women's toilet legal See in context

All male toilets should be labelled as gender neutral anyone can use them.

Identity is a two-way street - I can walk around telling the whole world I identify as Japanese (and I have a pretty good claim to do so - over half my life here, fluent Japanese etc) but if the Japanese don't accept me as Japanese then so be it - I'm not Japanese and no amount of protesting will see otherwise.

If women are unable to accept transgender people in their toilet then it is their misguided right to do so.

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Posted in: Actress Kyoko Fukada diagnosed with adjustment disorder See in context

Sad story I suppose but it would be nice to know what she was adjusting to.

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Posted in: Cashboxes containing ¥42 mil, 10 expensive watches stolen from hotel room See in context

And I thought I was bad at my job.

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Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki considers 'Demon Slayer' his rival, Studio Ghibli producer says See in context

Demon Slayer - noisy one-off claptrap

Ghibli - a canon of priceless works of art

Gungnam Style V Mozart

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Posted in: Man donates ¥60 mil in cash to city in Kanagawa See in context

(As contrary to subversive opinion as this may sound)

What a gesture! The man is clearly proud of his city and the person it has made him - not enough of that in the world.

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Posted in: 6 gang members arrested after brawl in parking lot of convenience store See in context

@Numan, well put. I just watched a Bosozoku documentary on youtube: absolutely brilliant - the gang fights were so structured. The leader struts around screaming at the underlings who do nothing but look humbly at the floor. Violence is all about saving face and maintaining order.

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan woman unconvinced by Nagoya immigration account See in context

What a tragedy! I'm so sorry.

My heart goes out to her family.

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Posted in: Suga says he has never put Olympics first and that IOC has final say See in context

I do hope "foreign spectators will be barred" doesn't include me - I have two tickets.

(20 year resident from the UK)

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter See in context

I remember hearing about a guy punching someone who was trying to steal his bicycle and getting arrested for assault. I suppose the difference is necessary-force it sounds like this guy was struggling and he had already punched a security guard.

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Posted in: Young widow arrested for killing Japanese 'Don Juan' in 2018 See in context

Sounds like a plonka to me, Don Juan never paid for it.

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Posted in: Let's fight terrorism See in context

It's quite difficult to fight terrorism in Japan; there isn't any, and what with the covid restrictions, it's pretty hard for them to travel overseas to do any. and I'm not sure dressing up as a Samurai will help much either.

Best leave the counter-terrorism to the countries that have been dealing with it for years and stick to the pointless xenophobia - well done, mission accomplished.

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Posted in: Japan's restaurant alcohol ban sets new COVID-19 emergency apart See in context

Who'd have thought, getting drunk, sitting at home in my underpants would be saving lives?

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Posted in: Japan considers letting dentists administer COVID-19 vaccines See in context

Just as long as the doctors don't start doing dental work.

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Posted in: Japanese toilets measure fatigue levels at highway rest stops See in context

Make one for kids to tell them to go to bed.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for sexually assaulting and robbing woman See in context

How many times have they gotten away with it before?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 510 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,452 See in context

I think it's a warning that in unprecedented times of global chaos, it is easy to forget about building-site health and safety.

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