David Brent comments

Posted in: Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics See in context

I couldn't care less about the Olympics, but do we still get the four-day weekend this year?

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

It may be diluted in the vast oceans around the globe all right, but how many years do you think it will take? Until then, the contaminated water will remain undiluted off the coast of Fukushima for many years to come.

You have a very poor understanding of ocean currents and convection.

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Posted in: Japan's neighbors react strongly to Fukushima water release decision See in context

Only people illiterate in science can object to this release of hazard-free water.

Oh, and China kicking up a stink?! Seriously?! We all know how lovely and clean the rivers and seas of China are!

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Posted in: Toshiba faces investor call to seek alternatives to CVC bid See in context

Proper corporate governance and independent auditing simply does not exist in Japanese companies. This is why I would never invest in one. The balance sheet and P&L cannot be trusted.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

As long as it has been checked and verified by the relevant non-Japanese authorities, what's the issue?

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Posted in: Campaigning for Nagoya mayoral race starts See in context

No doubt they will elect a fresh-faced, dynamic, full-of-new-ideas....70 year-old man.

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Posted in: Man arrested in Kobe after stuffing fried chicken into ex-girlfriend’s mailbox See in context

He stuffed fried chicken into his ex-girlfriend's mailbox. What have you ever done?

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Posted in: Japan trails world in COVID vaccine rollout 2 months after its start See in context

Also, exactly what is the nurse adding to this procedure? Just putting his hands on the patient out of some sense that he should be doing something?

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Posted in: Japan trails world in COVID vaccine rollout 2 months after its start See in context

Yeah, don't they usually give shots lower down in more fleshy parts. That's up near the bone!

Most Japanese doctors are quacks, so this photo is not even surprising after living here so many years.

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Posted in: Restaurant, bar owners worry about tighter COVID-19 steps See in context

I know many places making more in a day thanks to the government handout than they ever made from sales back in the day. They’re loving it!

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Posted in: Man arrested after spitting on store manager who asked him to wear mask See in context

Here's someone who needs a good shoeing.

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

am against the kind of guns and automatic machine guns that you can buy easily in America.

Ah, the classic sign of someone who knows nothing about guns and existing gun laws. Do please tell me in which state I can buy an “automatic machine gun”.

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

5034 cases. The total amount of product seized may amount to about an eighth then...!

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Posted in: Review: A new collection of stories by Haruki Murakami See in context

His books are so boring. I really don’t get the hype.

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Posted in: Toshiba receives ¥2 tril acquisition offer from global fund See in context

They’ll want more money than that for it.

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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

Both the medical emergency declaration and the red alert level are largely symbolic moves

Remove the word “largely”. Then we’ll have a more truthful sentence.

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Posted in: Does the arrival of Costa Coffee spell the end for Japan’s independent cafes? See in context

I would happily spend my money at more independent, small coffee shops as opposed to large chains; but so many of them allow smoking, which is disgusting and a threat to my health. Thank goodness for Starbucks and places like them, if only for nice air while enjoying my coffee.

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Posted in: Police officer overtakes athlete as top profession for Japanese boys See in context

In Japan, being a policeman is synonymous with being a salaryman. You just get more money and better job security.

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling season begins in coastal waters See in context

Nothing wrong with them doing it within their own territorial waters.

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work, with many ceremonies held online See in context

She's brighten up the place, wouldn't she?

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Posted in: 4 dead, including child, in Orange, California office building shooting See in context

you will see some of these gun crimes go down.

Yes, but not for a, ahem, certain demographic they won't.

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Posted in: Delta joins other U.S. airlines in ending empty middle seats See in context

Delta is the best of the US airlines. It is silly blocking off the middle seats. It has zero effect on the chance of catching/not catching Covid on the flight.

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Posted in: Japanese karate champion testifies she was bullied by official See in context

Yeah? Against karate?

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Posted in: 4 dead, including child, in Orange, California office building shooting See in context

It's California, so there probably wasn't a good guy with a gun nearby to be able to take out the shooter quickly. If this were Texas, it might have been over more quickly. Everybody needs a good guy with a gun quickly in situations like this.

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Posted in: Is the UK racist? Report's positive picture draws skepticism See in context

Now white British people are a minority in London and becoming a minority in many other British towns and cities. This has happened in just one lifetime. Could you imagine that happening in Japan?

No, I can't imagine that, because Japan has sensible immigration policies.

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Posted in: Is the UK racist? Report's positive picture draws skepticism See in context

I've got a mate whose family hails from Pakistan. He does the best Ali G impression. It's nothing racist though.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of common-law wife See in context

Under "weaknesses", you've just put "trying to get away with murder".

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Posted in: Osaka governor requests stronger anti-virus steps amid resurgence See in context

Are all the posts today gonna be about the COVID resurgence, ‘cause I’m getting a bit....

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Posted in: Japan ranks 120th in 2021 gender gap report; worst among G-7 See in context

If I had my way, the place would be full of 'em.

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