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Posted in: Covid-19 lockdowns stimulate condom demand See in context

There’s no social distance like the distance of ultra thin latex.

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Posted in: City's quit-smoking program proving a hit during pandemic See in context

Meanwhile stop smoking on the streets in Osaka. It’s assault.

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Posted in: U.S. police officer who kneeled on black man's neck charged with third-degree murder See in context

I am so sad, and angry about so many things happening in America these days. But I am so grateful, and relieved that I left that country 20 years ago. Hopefully things can start to turn this November.

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Posted in: Fireworks makers to light up night skies at secret time to cheer nation See in context

It’s difficult to understand how people can complain about this. Just goes to show, people love to complain.

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Posted in: Country folk singer John Prine dies at 73 of coronavirus complications See in context

Sad day. I wish he’d of slipped in the kitchen and hit his head instead of this dang corona.

He’s with good ole brother Doug now. I’ll bet it was a feelin’ when his soul went through the ceilin’. Now he’s sippin vodka and ginger ale and smoking a cigarette that’s 9 miles long.

I Love you John

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Posted in: Major Japanese cities quiet after state of emergency declared See in context

I closed my English school in Osaka. But still teaching one day a week out of my home in Nara. That income stoppage will hurt. But I feel it’s a sacrifice for the good considering the situation.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

What happened to the law a few years back about smoking out on the street in Osaka?

i developed asthma after only a few years in this country.

the air is much better in Nara where I live now but I still commute thethe charcoal air of Osaka.

consideration of others appears to be a weakness for the Japanese

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Posted in: Bob Dylan's concerts in Japan cancelled See in context

I’m sitting here with two tickets to the April 9th show at Zepp Namba. Was planning to take my 18 year old son. Really disappointed.

wondering how to get my ¥38000 back.

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Posted in: New Zealand man arrested after threat to mosque See in context

These fanatics must be dealt with an iron hand.

i agree

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Posted in: University student arrested for molesting woman See in context

Seems to me that sneaking up behind a total stranger, groping her then running away like crazy after she goes berserk would be stress inducing rather than stress reliving.

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Posted in: Japanese New Year traditions: 10 ways to celebrate like a local See in context

Hey!

person you are now,

I drink nihhonshyu, eat osechi and watch tv all day long.

Do you care? Of course not.

nobody else cares what you do or don’t do either.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says he is stunned his client left country See in context

Carlos Gone

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Posted in: Gov't proposes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant water release into sea or air See in context

It’s a lot like the massive amount of decibels these idiots allow to be released into our space nightly.

Baka is their word. Perfect From the Bozuku (or whatever you call the bikes without mufflers) to the granny local politicians parked outside my door to the diesel trucks screaming their BUY ME tunes.

this country loves pollution of any available type

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Posted in: 3 junior high school boys to be sent to prosecutors over classmate’s suicide See in context

I have zero sympathy for children (or their parents) who are reared with no love and taught that aggressive dominance equals well being.

rot in hell bullies. Hope the parents suffer too.

no compassion

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Posted in: Swimmer Ikee discharged from hospital after 10 months of treatment for leukemia See in context

I’m such a softy in my old age. I get all misty every time I read about her. Oh I hope she reaches her goals and medals in Paris. I will be soggy then.

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Posted in: Japanese magazine ridiculed for 'Socrates' dating advice See in context

Philosophers don’t sit around waiting for the next story to break on Japan Today.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing local gov't hard drives with personal info See in context

If there is truly no way to ensure the safety of the data except by physically destroying them, you can’t really expect office I.T.s to do it.

QUESTION: Could this be done with a sledge hammer? I heard metal shears.

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

What’s a “woke” word?

ive never heard that term.

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Posted in: 'Mayonnaise Man' believed to have returned to his uniform-ruining ways in Hokkaido See in context

2nd offense? Sounds like his 13th.

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Posted in: 68-year-old professor arrested for stalking sex worker after using detective to find her home See in context

Love knows no .................. Just fill in the blank.

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Posted in: Man walking on station platform dies after bag strap gets caught on express train See in context

One of the many haphazard platform edgewalkers is taken.

margin for error people!

ALWAYS maintain a margin for error.

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Posted in: Soto lifts Nationals to 4-3 comeback wild-card win over Brewers See in context

Headline should read “Wild Wild-card Win”

Not a Nationals fan or even a National League fan but am sure glad I caught that last inning and a half. Fun stuff.

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Posted in: Australian opposition call for release of Trump transcript See in context

So where are the transcripts of all phone calls from every other US president?

You can bet your sweet

label they exist. But no need to rehash those if the former presidents weren’t compulsive liars bent on corruption.

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Posted in: Australian opposition call for release of Trump transcript See in context

@blackLabel

See, now look what all this liberal nonsense has caused. Opposition parties and liberals actually think they get transcripts of every single thing now.

Is this sarcasm?

Its the people’s government. Should be transparent.

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Posted in: New, old fans cheer Japan rugby win over Russia See in context

20 of the 41 members of the Japanese “national” team were born abroad.

Thats one watered down samurai team.

Wouldn’t be the case on a Japanese women’s rugby team or any women’s sport team in Japan.

That says much on the two genders in this country. The women shoulder the load from childhood and it’s reflected in the country’s adults.

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Posted in: Japan the center of attention in 1st Rugby World Cup in Asia See in context

The Japanese team will be embarrassed. The world won’t be shocked.

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Posted in: 6 months past legal drinking age, actress Kanna Hashimoto reveals binge drinking See in context

I have issue with the cholesterol connection. I’m 54 and drink way too much. Beer generally, occasionally sake or scotch. Been binge drinking for 40 years. However, every time I have my cholesterol checked they ask me if I’m a vegetarian because it’s so low. I really don’t think it’s related.

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Posted in: Flat-packed cities: Wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns See in context

Interesting. I like it.

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Posted in: China's Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat See in context

Xi is not dependent on any election to stay in power. Trump is. Trump can never win this game of chicken. Never mind trumps impaired intellect and severe lack of diplomatic experience.

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Posted in: Fuji TV apologizes for wrong caption calling deceased Kyoto Animation director ‘idiot’ See in context

With a name like “Live News It!” I’d be prepared for many more wrong or mistaken transmissions.

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