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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

i agree traffic lights here are horribly set and drivers are so passive...even if there's a turn light..drivers wait and

wait..can't make a damn decision.... so passive.

.I don't see if you turn quickly and don't obstruct traffic..how can that be traffic infraction?

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Posted in: What ticks off drivers in Japan? New survey reveals top 3 causes of road rage See in context

I think one of the problems and most frustrating things about driving in Japan is a lot of drivers take public transportation during the week and drive on the weekend and holidays as a means of recreation. They're slow, talking to their friends and family members or checking their phone , hesitant, and generally don't have good driving skills. You combine that with poorly, set, idiotic traffic lights that are absolutely frustrating. This builds up in every day drivers.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 920 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,191 See in context

It kind of what is expected...the vaccine rate is low...and is taking time...the numbers are going to stay relatively high until the vaccine rate hits about 30%....I can't believe people are surprised...

The Olympics are like 2 weeks away...a lot of the athletes are here and coming every day...

it's too late to cancel them. that's idiotic

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Posted in: Wealthy nations, once praised for success against virus, lag in vaccinations See in context

What's amazing is they're paying each restaurant 40,000 yen a day to close in Kobe..I guess similar amounts in other areas because of the state of emergency.

How much money are they wasting because of their lack of planning and incompetence?

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Posted in: Japan's unused 14 mil doses of COVID-19 vaccines point to logistical hurdles See in context

The government had a year to get ready for this??? Suga is absolutely worthless....

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

This is one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard....I'm embarrassed for the Hyogo government and its people (myself included) for having such idiots as leaders...

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Posted in: Why is North Korea skipping the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Does anyone really think they're skipping it over concerns for their athletes? that's funny.. Didn't they torture they're soccer team after they lost a match??

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

Absolutely idiotic..a typical Japanese technique of wasting time on something petty and insignificant..

I hate standing on an escalator...I like to walk..it an idiot is blocking the way I forcefully encourage them to walk or get out of the way....

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Posted in: Netflix, 'Lupin' and EU rules spark a TV revolution See in context

keep it up Netflix..want my stock to keep going up...

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

The lack of public garbage cans is really annoying..and you see garbage on the street from Japanese people as well...but the guy's an idiot///probably will lose his job..

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

3 teachers examined her hair roots??

That's just creepy....

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Posted in: Governors urge gov't to quickly come up with vaccine rollout plans See in context

the Japanese government is absolutely..ineptly..incompetently....sllllllooooooooooowwwwww.!!!!

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Posted in: One in 100,000 had severe reactions to Pfizer vaccine: U.S. study See in context

gov approvals in Japan take a loooong time!!! absolutely inept...

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

I don't understand why they don't fast track it but just give a warning that side effects are still undetermined..

that would allow the public to choose for themselves...

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy pushing baby stroller hit and killed by car at intersection See in context

Why was a 9 year old pushing a baby across the street?? Where was his mother?

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Posted in: ALT asked to remove earrings by local education board See in context

The gum analogy is absolutely ludicrious... Why would the board of eduction even get involved?

Japanese schools waste a lot of time having meetings about trivial stuff... The high school I used to work at had a two hour meeting about whether girls should be able to wear tights in the winter.... seriously!!

But they have a tough time making decisions about important stuff...

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Posted in: Japan to suspend Go To Travel campaign for whole country from Dec 28-Jan 11 See in context

So what does that mean..I made a reservation and paid to Okinawa?? Dec 27

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Posted in: Don't move See in context

How about people stand on one side and don't block one side so i don't knock you over!!!

Is this because of the Olympics?

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Posted in: Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen See in context

I loved the first movie and it was one of the biggest hits of the year so I guess a lot of people like him....I watched part 2 last night and it was funny. His daughter was great but parts are cringeworthy. He's too well known in the US to be able to pull off the jokes he did in the first movie...

Trump calling anyone a "fake" is kind of funny...but he would know

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Posted in: The robot dolphin that could replace captive animals at theme parks one day See in context

then the trash in Wakayama-ken could try and kill it..that'd be funny...

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Posted in: Texas grand jury indicts Netflix over movie 'Cuties' See in context

It's on here on Japan's Netflix...It's decent film but there's more to it.. The main character is Muslim. Her father just married again (she's very bitter) and she joins a group rebel dance group.. There's no sex in the film just suggestive dancing and a couple of provocative scenes.

She's 12 in the film, I think it would have been less controversial and equally effective is she would have been 16. But all the controversy does is to get more people to watch it....

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Posted in: Trump nominates conservative Amy Coney Barrett for court See in context

great!! a right-wing religious fruitcake on the Supreme Court....it's getting better every week....

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Posted in: Japanese airline removes passenger refusing to wear face mask See in context

Mask Facism?? that's idiotic! It's a well known rule on all flights now. If it helps even a little it's worth it and not that big of a deal...if you don't like don't fly!!!

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Posted in: Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash See in context

I start watching it last night because of the controversy.

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Posted in: Road rage case involving 44-year-old man in Yamagata sent to prosecutors See in context

I get often frustrated while driving in Japan. Some drivers are really really really slow. The speed limit's 40 and they're going 30... If the roads are crowded it's difficult to determine what is tailgating.

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Posted in: After a long slumber, U.S. cinemas awaken on pivotal weekend See in context

I wish they'd play some decent movies in Japan. There's literally nothing playing here except old movies I've already seen.

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Posted in: Chef at top Tokyo sushi restaurant wins lawsuit after being fired for maybe having a tattoo See in context

I hate tattoos but ludicrous to fire someone without checking. My step-sister is a pharmacist in the US and they made her cover it up while she worked. (reasonable regardless of the position)

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Posted in: Annual dolphin hunt starts in Wakayama whaling town See in context

absolute low life barbaric pieces of trash!!!

the tradition argument is such a poor excuse...

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Posted in: Osaka surprised by impact of her call for racial justice See in context

Some of these comments are hilariously inept...she can be a professional athlete and a spokesperson..(is there a rule against it?)

One comment wrote he wasn't gong to watch her matches anymore..do you think she cares? You can't watch basketball, hockey, baseball, or football either...good luck with that!

It's great she's trying to speak out...

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Posted in: Trump: NBA has become like 'a political organization' See in context

If Trump tried to show a little empathy and compassion towards the NBA players protesting instead of appealing strictly towards his red-neck, uneducated base..but he can't....

His number one concern is getting re-elected everything else is secondary...

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