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Posted in: Skateboarders hope Olympic gold changes minds in 'strict' Japan See in context

Abroad? Okay, just fyi MANY skateboarders (FROM ALL COUNTRIES) move to California after turning pro. Not just to improve, but also because the pro circuit is mostly held on the West Coast and because SoCal is the capital of the industry. And Yuto was a phenom even before he moved here.

Is America not considered abroad for Horigome? I don't know what point you're trying to make aside from agreeing with me.

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Posted in: China launches 6-month campaign to clean up apps See in context

If the apps are truly malicious, yes, I agree. But this is China we're talking about.

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Posted in: Skateboarders hope Olympic gold changes minds in 'strict' Japan See in context

Congrats to the young man.

*The Mainichi and Yomiuri dailies issued extra editions full of photos and stories about the triumphant return home for Horigome, who is now based in the United States.*

Seems like if anyone wants to improve, they have to go abroad.

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Posted in: Take 2: Triathlon forced to restart when boat gets in way See in context

It wasn't the boat's fault. It was whoever was in charge of the starting buzzer's fault. They could clearly see the camera boat taking closeups of the athletes, so it begs the question why did the buzzer operator cause a false start?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics see 16 more COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 148 See in context

The fact there are any infections at all among participants is the reason the Olympics should have been postponed in the first place.

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Posted in: TV viewership for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony 56.4% in Japan See in context

You can't generalize viewership in Japan with data only from Kanto.

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Posted in: Missing Ugandan athlete spotted on camera at Nagoya Station See in context

I suppose it's possible for him to find a job, get a work visa sponsored and continue to live and work in Japan. He's not a visa overstayer...yet.

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Posted in: Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally See in context

Doing my part. Got my first jab last weekend and I'll get the 2nd in 2 1/2 weeks.

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Posted in: China's Tencent turns to facial recognition to snag late-night child gamers See in context

My godson who's suppose to be at university spends all of his time video gaming. A major problem and what to do to change him?

If he's good at it or has a personality that can draw people in, it's possible to make a living from it. He could go the route of pro-gamer or streamer, virtual or otherwise.

I guess it could depend on how "addicted" he is, but gaming is fun and if I could make a living off it, I definitely would try myself lol.

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Posted in: Fewer working-age people may slow U.S. economy. Will it lift pay? See in context

Looks like the US is joining their little buddy Japan.

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Posted in: Taliban take districts in northeast Afghanistan from fleeing troops See in context

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but no one had the foresight to think we'd still be there 20 years later.

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Posted in: Chinese people vexed by Communist Party's image among Japanese See in context

China is the largest cancel-culture country on the planet. One spark of outrage causes nationwide boycotts. S. Korea and Japan have felt those economic waves, so I'm a bit skeptical over Chinese sincerity in this matter. I don't plan on traveling there anytime soon.

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Posted in: Okinawa closes schools as COVID-19 infections spread See in context

Maybe they should be vaccinating the 12-18s. But they'd probably face threats and backlash like in that town in Kyoto.

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Posted in: Town hit by threats, complaints over COVID vaccination program for youth See in context

According to the town, people who called the center were critical of the vaccination plan, saying there are risks for children receiving COVID vaccinations and that young women could become infertile from the shots.

Where did these people get their information?

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Posted in: Japan to prioritize students heading abroad for vaccinations See in context

All this prioritizing for certain groups makes it so no one gets priority anymore. First it's the over 65, which makes sense. Then its Olympic athletes who get priority...followed by students who also get priority. Okie dokie Japan.

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Posted in: Biden to GOP: 'Don't get in the way' of infrastructure plan See in context

bass4funkToday  11:40 am JST

We went through that and you cannot change the definition of the word like the Queen song goes: You don't fool me.

Ok, so if Antifa or BLM kicks the crap out of conservatives protesters, rob, steal, loot, and torch then by that same definition, that would be considered in the left's eye to be infrastructure. ROFL, I see....

Judge, I would like this stricken from the record due to irrelevance.

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Posted in: EU leaders express support for Tokyo Olympics See in context

“We have of course said we are looking forward to the Olympic Games," von der Leyen said. “The signal that, from the European Union, more than 100 million doses of vaccines have been authorized to be exported to Japan also is a strong sign that we support any preparation for the Olympic Games, and the safety of these games.”

That's great and all, but it still doesn't change the fact that Japan doesn't have the personnel to administer them in a quick enough manner.

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Posted in: Biden to GOP: 'Don't get in the way' of infrastructure plan See in context

Fun fact, economy doesn't equal healthcare, education, services like broadband, etc. :)

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Posted in: Biden to GOP: 'Don't get in the way' of infrastructure plan See in context

I guess it's time to cut jobs and make more robots. At least robots won't ask for time off.

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Posted in: Overseas investors sue Nissan over Ghosn's financial misconduct cases See in context

Stick another nail in Nissan's coffin. They knew what would happen if they forcibly removed Ghosn. They made their bed and they should lay in it.

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Posted in: Biden to GOP: 'Don't get in the way' of infrastructure plan See in context

Got it, you don't want workers, the backbone of American society, to get the time off which is good for mental health, and take care of children which is the future workforce and America's future.

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Posted in: Japan to allow 2 fired Myanmar diplomats to remain after status expires See in context

It takes being a diplomat to not be forced into a detention center. At least they're not getting deported.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers rein in 'no-knock' warrant police raids See in context

That has nothing to do with cops being allowed to go in unannounced if there is great suspicion or evidence that a dangerous suspect is hiding or refusing to come out especially if the warrant is issued by a court.

How does this apply to the Palma family? Was a member of the Palma family under great suspicion or was there evidence that a dangerous suspect was hiding or refusing to come out?

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers rein in 'no-knock' warrant police raids See in context

If you don’t commit a crime or not a target of an investigation or not involved in or around illegal activities, you don’t need to worry about your door being caved in.

What bubble are you living in that you can write this when the Palma family written about in the article is clearly one example that proves your statement false.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

During the last week reported, Japan averaged about 275,597 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 92 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

If we add 15,000/day for Tokyo and Osaka, and another 5,000 or so for Aichi and Miyagi, that would put daily average to around 300,000 vaccines, weekly would be over 2 million, with a cumulative total for 3 months at over 25 million.

If hypothetically the other 43 prefectures open their own mass vaccination centers, say similar to Aichi and Miyagi at around 2,000 vaccines daily, that would be an extra 86,000 vaccines per day, which would be around 7 million vaccines after 3 months.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Also, I think it foolish that they're only going to have these mass vaccination centers open for 3 months and not for as long as is necessary to vaccinate 70% of the population.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

As someone stated above, this is to supplement vaccinations already happening at clinics/hospitals. But I highly doubt the vaccinations at clinics/hospitals will make up the difference to fully vaccinate the elderly by August.

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Posted in: Biden signs bill to counter spike in anti-Asian hate crime See in context

I can tell the commenters dissenting with this bill aren't Asian-American.

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Posted in: Japan to put 3 more prefectures under state of emergency See in context

?? Uh Ishikawa already has emergency guidelines asking eateries to close by 8PM in Kanazawa and 9PM everywhere else and to stop serving alcohol an hour before those closing times.

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Posted in: 'Great day for America': Vaccinated can largely ditch masks See in context

It's win-win either way.

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