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Posted in: Kishida grilled in Diet over son's excursion during overseas trip See in context

If it was just to buy souvenirs, I do not see well where the problem is to use the official car. Do you think officials at such a level are gonna rent a car and drive ? Of course, it could have been a private hire, but still the government would have paid

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Posted in: Groper arrested in Nikko insists he did not grab both breasts, but just one See in context

Only one, then half of the time for the sentence

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Posted in: Hotel-shopping complex opens at Tokyo's Haneda airport See in context

Villa Fontaine was my quarantine hotel at Haneda.

Just a one-two walk minute to the airport, but we had to take the bus

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Posted in: Chemicals found in Tokyo residents' blood may be due to contaminated water from U.S. base See in context

Those substances were common in cookwares, and can persist very long in the nature. What’s about people who do live further from the base.

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Posted in: Net population influx into Tokyo accelerates for 1st time in 3 years See in context

Natural move after the Covid downtrend as jobs are picking up again in Tokyo.

@finally_rich

I was also making more friends 20 years ago while in the Tokyo area and single. It is certainly easier in smaller cities, no doubt as everyone is naturally more friendly. But by getting older, with families, the relationships are just changing and it is more difficult to make friends

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Posted in: World champion halfpipe skier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan See in context

I never done any back country skiing, but if I was living near the mountains, I sure would do some back country skiing. It is a nice way to enjoy the mountain, not more risky than everyday’s life. Mitigate the risk, and that’s it,

Japanese mountains can be dangerous, and sometimes foreigners overlook at it, but this was a tour with experienced skiers. They were in the bad place at the bad time. The corridor they were in is known from locals for the risk. Too late to say but with the heavy snow, I hope they considered all risk

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Posted in: Police, tech firms hold response drills to counter attacks ahead of G7 summit See in context

That’s for the PR.

Nothing will happen as the summit is over secured. The main risk would be a missile from some neighboring countries

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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

The concern for this guy is just to keep his company and the industry alive, as it has been for decades

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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

From what I know, whale meat is mainly eaten by the elderlies who have been used to.

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Posted in: Japan reports 44,729 new coronavirus cases See in context

Covid will end here on May 8

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Posted in: Japan gov't spokesman's secretary to quit over drink-driving ticket See in context

Only one kilometer and he was caught. Actually, he was not lucky. Or the police was waiting for him

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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context

I am concerned by the trees than the stadium. Avenues with nice trees are too rare in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign worker population hits record 1.82 million See in context

I wonder how many are paid well?

Miles behind Europe as always, Japan.

Many illegals in Europe and legals working and living in poor conditions. On a pure confort aspect, Japan is not so bad.

Most of my friends who have been here for years are leaving this year due to the deteriorating conditions, higher wages in their home countries.

Wonder what job they are doing. I have much more here that I would have in my home country. The main difference is a bit less vacation and certainly a lower pension later.

I would not, recommend Japan, as a place to further your Career... even the Japanese go Overseas.

I would also not recommend Japan for a career, but for me, after 20 years here going through J companies and some hurdles, then being able to speak Japanese at quite a good level, I can further develop my career in my field, at a level I am not sure I would have reached at home. Once you are trusted and can communicate well, this makes a huge difference.

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Posted in: Japan reports 53,911 new coronavirus cases See in context

Going down. Game over.

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Posted in: Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic's father from attending See in context

Oh, Djokovic opponent was Russian.

Otherwise, he will not give any comment on the war. He is not in a position to do that and the Sports Federations do ask athletes to refrain from any comment. The request of the Ukrainian Ambassador is beyond his competency as he should not ask any sport player to take position on the matter

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Posted in: Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic's father from attending See in context

Serbia has always had close ties with Russia, so the supporters too. Nothing surprising here.

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Posted in: Japan decides to ease medical rules on COVID-19 on May 8 See in context

mask-wearing will likely be left to the judgment of individuals, 

That’s what I did since the start of this pandemic

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Posted in: Finance chief: Japan's fiscal health worsening on unprecedented scale See in context

The government will aim for economic revitalization before fiscal reconstruction, he told lawmakers on the first day of a regular Diet session

This has been done for decades.

Beyond that, record defense spending expected from taxes.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sent to prosecutors over two groping incidents on train See in context

He was not stressed, he had male pulsions and could not refrain to act.

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Posted in: Japanese makers of Tropicana fined ¥19 million for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice See in context

The taste was 100% melon, the juice was not

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Posted in: 17-year-old girl hit, killed by train in Ibaraki See in context

The title suggests it was an accident, which was not

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Posted in: Some fear COVID downgrade may cause more infections See in context

All Japanese residents who have been overseas have no fear. The fear promoted by the media only concern those who have stayed here in a complete mask environment. It must be nearly half of the population but I am pretty sure it is not even 50%

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Posted in: Japan reports 132,071 new coronavirus cases; record high 503 deaths See in context

@Alex

Infections do occur in an environment with interaction between people, I mean talking etc. Like the home, office, school but mainly restaurants, izakayas.

Do you interact and talk with others in a train ?

I do not think the train like a shop is a worry.

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Posted in: Japan university exams begin with stricter rules to prevent cheating See in context

Such measures for only one case of cheating !

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Posted in: Japan university exams begin with stricter rules to prevent cheating See in context

they have body temperatures of 38 C or more

High threshold.

I barely went over 38 with Covid. When starting to fell unwell, I was not even over 37.

If a student goes to the exam with let’s say 37.5, I do not think he/she will be in a good condition to concentrate and succeed

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Posted in: Japan reports 132,071 new coronavirus cases; record high 503 deaths See in context

A healthy person does not die of Covid, whatever the age. Most have already severe underlying conditions and must be protected or protect themselves

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Posted in: Woman dies after avalanche near ski resort in Hokkaido See in context

a popular ski resort

Why not mentioning it ?

It was in Kutchan and I guess the resort is Niseko

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Posted in: Japan reports 144,077 new coronavirus cases See in context

@ian

I was not talking for me, I am not a mask wearer. It is just a feeling, and I have words from many Japanese experiencing the difference between here and overseas

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Posted in: Toyota pushes zero-emission goals by converting old models See in context

What are all the attractive women on the stage for?

To give men an interest in the topic

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Posted in: Japan reports 144,077 new coronavirus cases See in context

It’s gonna take years before Covid disappear. Wearing masks just result in keeping the fear for many. Mask off and a downgrade by the government and media will result in most forgetting that Covid is around, like it has been for the flu. Went three weeks overseas and it was so nice to see a maskless society when nobody is afraid to talk to strangers.

Japan has been dealing well with Covid, but since last year, should have moved on

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