David Michael Lockard comments

Posted in: Japan to require COVID-19 tests for Olympic athletes, draft shows See in context

What kind of message are you sending Japanese people when you constantly insist the Olympics are more important (to you) than they are?

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Posted in: Don't pursue strike capability or NATO-like Asia, scholars tell Suga See in context

Sounds like it is coming straight from the CCP mass mind control germ warfare department.

Don't pursue strike capability or NATO-like Asia,

If you had a satellite broadcasting subliminal messages - probably label that one CCP.

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Posted in: China must back off, says Taiwan See in context

It is refreshing to hear Taiwan tell China to back off. It would be more refreshing for Taiwan to give the CCP orders. I love it.

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Posted in: Does Burger King’s Ugly Beef Burger taste as bad as it looks? See in context

The Big Ugly?

Let's do this thing.

Yum yum, were doin the Big Ugly.

I love it, catsup with the onion rings please.

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Posted in: Abe tweets that he has visited Yasukuni Shrine See in context

It might be good for him to spend more time there. There could be some relief for him there now that he is free to be himself first and not the PM first.

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Posted in: Japan commits ¥17.2 bil to WHO's global coronavirus vaccine program See in context

Don't sign the check ..

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Posted in: Japan commits ¥17.2 bil to WHO's global coronavirus vaccine program See in context

Hedging bets on China ~

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 191 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 442 See in context

This proves Tokyo is the biggest problem for Japan on the covid-19 front.

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Posted in: Elderly people's manners increasingly deplorable See in context

"Not everyone of course" it hastens to add.

That's where ya lost me. So basically ya want to vent and you need to write an article.

Good news is others need to vent too so you're article will be popular with commenters.

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Posted in: Again, no female contenders in Japan's leadership race See in context

The tug of war. People and societies struggle with the confines of structure and culture. That's not enough, let's throw gender and race in the blender too without neglecting sports and politics.

Modern societies may need to be both gender specific as well as androgynous. Then just as you get everything prepared a virus or natural disaster comes along there ya go, down the drain.

So realistically, ability serves people and advances societies most.

Gender and race balancing seems to look good on paper and in some areas but I'm not sure it produces the best performance and result even though I would like to see more female politicians. I am thankful I can say I am not the reason there are no women contenders in Japan's leadership race. Moreover, I encouraged and taught many intelligent Japanese females who would be perfect for the role.

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Posted in: Prince Hisahito turns 14 See in context

We are fortunate young prince.

It is good to have your own vision. It is better to share it with others.

Learn from the wisdom and experience of your father and cherish the kindness and patience of your mother.

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Posted in: Koike says postponed Olympics should be held 'by all means' See in context

No, the Olympics ought not be held - "by all means".

Stubbornness meets obsessive fixation.

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Posted in: BTS hit 'Dynamite' worth $1.4 billion to South Korea: gov't See in context

Artists and musicians used and sold as national exports. There have been many success stories. Often the "product" is happy with the arrangement.

Of course I wish all pop bands success. I can't listen to them for an extended period of time though.

A flash in the pan ~

Are we all flashes in a pan?

Anyway get rid of the virus and remember where it comes from.

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Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested for beating 20-year-old wife to death with fishing rod See in context

The guy is a loser at any age. Now he is is more trouble than he had before. Geesh.

Let's move on to the wife. Oh, we're in Japan... we can't support her or her family because we don't know her name ~

So yeah, maybe social networking needs an overhaul so support pages could be setup for actual support for actual humans...

Never mind.

It seems to be habitual error that wields "50 year old blah blah 20 year old" as news.

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Posted in: Japan considers offering COVID-19 vaccines for free to all residents See in context

Please consider international frameworks other than anything co-led by the WHO particularly if you are concerned about the entire population of a nation.

Good ears will perk at talk of effective vaccines.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing sand on woman who rejected his advances at beach See in context

@Bugle Boy of Company B

They are there to take selfies. Got it? Good.

They want the sunset and beach and ocean in the shot too. Naturally.

They never know the best spot and frankly I get bored after watching so many ocean going sunset viewing beach questers settle for a mediocre image.

Nah, I'll pass on the more confidence thing.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing sand on woman who rejected his advances at beach See in context

I approached three women on the beach yesterday and told them where they could get some good selfies of the water and sunset and they appreciated the information.

I dug out quickly because I thought they'd enjoy the view to themselves more than with me hanging around.

Throw sand on someone? Nah, not my style.

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Posted in: Woman drowns while trying to rescue girls in river See in context

Very sad indeed.

If you are in a position to educate people about swimming I encourage you to do so. Encourage them to help others also. Water knowledge could possibly have prevented this tragedy.

I have trained many in my area and it has not been enough. Even here locally there are a surprising number of people of all ages who are not comfortable with water and we live on the beach.

Too sad.

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Posted in: Abe says decision to resign before accomplishing his goals 'gut-wrenching' See in context

PM Abe was generally respected by many of my colleagues.

Most people are probably worrying, anxious or nervous about the problems his replacement might make.

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Posted in: Biden aims to reinvigorate ties with allies including Japan, keep pressure on China See in context

If you want to vote for China, vote for Biden.

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Posted in: Mask-wearing during labor to prevent infection stirs debate See in context

It is possible some women may prefer wearing a mask.

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Posted in: Hamamatsu logs record-tying temperature of 41.1 C See in context


Actually I encountered zero jellyfish for the last three days.

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Posted in: Hamamatsu logs record-tying temperature of 41.1 C See in context

Thankfully the sea near Hamamatsu city is a comfy 26-28.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress, Abe attend ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of WWII surrender See in context

For people and leaders to attend a ceremony marking an anniversary to the end of a war seventy five years ago is remarkable and I am thankful and grateful for it.

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Posted in: Relatives commemorate victims of JAL crash on 35th anniversary See in context

Good on the relatives.

I hope they find some comfort and healing.

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Posted in: Temperatures soar across Japan, topping 40 degrees in Gunma See in context

I love a fresh dip in the sea but it seems Obon is a better time to consider departed family therefore I refrain... I'm good with it because I live near the ocean and can walk from my place to a beach anytime.

I notice I'm a minority nowadays.

I remember a time when I would accompany friends to their relatives graves and we placed flowers, burned incense and said prayers. I thought it was very interesting when they would leave bottles of Japanese wine.

The sea is a good place to let salt wash germs and dead skin off your body.

Don't forget your sunscreen and hydrate.

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Posted in: Man arrested for threatening to kill mother of girl missing from campsite since last Sept See in context

A gps chip would prevent this.

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Posted in: 22-year-old mother arrested for tossing newborn baby into sea See in context

22 years old.. gave birth at home alone...became scared after seeing news.

Personal development issues meet social problems ~


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Posted in: Hiroshima survivors worry that the world will forget See in context

I think the world should forget. It will probably prefer not remembering. It wasn't the worlds fault anyway. The world didn't drop bombs on itself. It gets enough damage from solar flares/bursts, asteroids and space debris probably. It might not be too fond of typhoons either.

To the world it would have to remember the reason why the bombs were dropped here anyway and it probably benefits more by concentrating and or focusing on other things.

I was born in America and am quite proud not to have had involvement in the droppings.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were important before the detonations and I am more interested in that than in the execution of a militaristic decision. Likewise I would like to think the world and the people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, including survivors, mean more to me as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 293 new COVID-19 cases See in context

For those of you looking for some Covid-19 statistics ~




Those are the best I've been able to find.

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