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Posted in: Yoon, Aso agree dialogue needed to improve ties See in context

this could have been an email


as Eastman-san suggested, a zoom meeting

(with catboy filters and lots of floating hearts)

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Posted in: Keep the goods in your stuffed peppers with this simple lifehack from Japanese cooking YouTuber See in context

I never thought I would live to see the day I concur with bass4funk on any opinion, but I completely agree with the post above. (^(エ)^) Ha-ha-ha! Thank you!

I hope everyone can hope to continue to find common ground with honest and civil folks which they may share disagreements with. 

And here's to hoping more and more people in Japan can enjoy and embrace the wonderful taste of Mexican cuisine. Ole!

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Posted in: 67-year-old man slashed by woman on Saitama street See in context

"Arson and knifings seem to be the weapons of choice in japan."

No worries, Randy Johnson! Future wannabe criminals are home right now trying to perfect their copycat zipguns. It'll take a few weeks, and we'll read about some catastrophic failures, but these weapons will be quite 'fashionable' for at least the next 18 months.

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Posted in: How do drugs know where to go in the body? See in context

I have just a little bit of medical training and experience but even I know that a loxoprofen patch is much more effective in relieving my localized pain than IV injection or oral administration (pills), and I can slap a patch on anytime without a doctor or nurse.

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Posted in: BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge See in context

If Korean society has solved its own domestic animosity toward Americans, I welcome their counsel.

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Posted in: Manufacturers getting to grips with airless tires See in context

"Goodyear, (...), has recently put its food down on the accelerator"

Is that a typo or a weird mixed metaphor?

Anyway, I doubt the rubber attached to these would last the entire lifetime of the vehicle, as implied in the story.

Moderator: That was a typo. Thanks for spotting it.

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Posted in: Asian Games postponed indefinitely as China battles COVID See in context

This simply means that the idle rich will find their amusement elsewhere.

Now that Japan is open for "business" once again, and your yen goes a long way these days, look forward to many more of these travelers "on business".

Wasn't the rapper Kanye in Tokyo in other day?

On business?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,681 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 21,628 See in context

It doesn't matter what the numbers are anymore.

Watch the skies. Jumbo passenger planes are constantly overhead now, flying into the major cities in huge numbers.

There are obvious tourists slow-walking while gawking at the sights and trinket shops like they just got here today. (They did.)

Japan is open once again to (rich) travelers!

(This does not include the Diamando Princessu*)

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Posted in: Japan to craft extra ¥2.5 tril budget, aiming to ease pain of rising prices See in context

The money will end up being spent on a mascot wearing a big ¥ on its chest who urges citizens to download an app that either doesn't work or sends bizarre inspirational messages at all hours while collecting their personal data to be leaked or stolen.

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Posted in: What not to do when hiking in Japan See in context

I completely agree with everything snowymountainhell says, and add another small tip; he sure to call it "mountain climbing" not "hiking".

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 70-year-old neighbor See in context

Rest in Peace, 70-year-old company employee Komei Kuwaharaさん.

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Posted in: Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis See in context


The "black label" you refer to is simply the universally accepted nomenclature: even Japanese Wikipedia embraces the name [日本脳炎(にほんのうえん、英語: Japanese encephalitis)] .

You may be confusing scientific terminology with your desire to inappropriately cast blame.

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Posted in: Lotteria ditches buns for fried chicken with hefty Hot Wild Chicken Sandwich See in context

The "Hot Wild" lists for 660円 according to their website, 3RENSHO-さん.

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Posted in: Ian McDonald, prog rock founder of King Crimson, dies at 75 See in context

I saw Greg Lake (another original founder of King Crimson) in Osaka just a couple years ago, and he has since also died of cancer at aged 69.

It's sad to lose both of these talented men at somewhat early ages.

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context

Marty! Somehow we're back in 2021!!

Great Scott!

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Posted in: Dubai Expo sushi restaurant closes after staff catch COVID See in context

"deep-cleaning and sanitation" is just theater for the rubes.

Adequate ventilation and reducing the "Three Cs" are the are the only legitimate solutions, but it isn't as satisfying as watching someone scrubbing a wall.

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Posted in: The distribution of counterfeit or defective products may lead to health problems. See in context

I don't believe "the far left" or anyone else for that matter, have characterized Ivermectin "only as a horse tranquilizer".

I strongly agree with you that everyone should be careful of incorrect, politicized, irresponsible rhetoric.

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Posted in: Hello Haneda See in context

The woman should learn how to properly wear a mask.

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Posted in: French prosecutors seek to dismiss rape case against movie mogul Luc Besson See in context

I'll bet this story would make a great movie!

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Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics were symbol of global unity See in context

I celebrated the global unity alone in my small Japanese apartment.

Quietly, and only in my heart, as I was directed.

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Posted in: Vaccine nasal sprays aim to 'shut door' on virus See in context

Let's make sure that, in our rush, we are cautious about squirting live but slightly weakened viruses so near and direct to our brains.

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Posted in: LDP president candidates vow to double spending on children See in context

Yum-yum! These promises taste just as good as they did 20 years ago, but they're just empty sugar.

LDP only cares about imaginary North Korean child abductions, and doesn't give a fig about abused and abducted children here; as well, daycare and parental support are always "tomorrow".

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Posted in: Now that the Paralympics have ended, are you glad that Japan went ahead and hosted them and the Olympics? See in context

I honestly thought that when vaccines became available in January of this year that the government and health ministries were going to make the maximum effort to get everyone vaccinated before the opening of the Games. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to show Japan's "victory over the Coronavirus" and give doctors and other healthcare workers front-row seats in the packed stadiums.

But instead we got . . . this.

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Posted in: Suga to resign; says he couldn't run for reelection and handle virus response See in context

All PM Suga needed to do was focus on getting as many people vaccinated as possible before the Olympics started.

The empty "vows" and "pledges" while flying-by-the-seat-of-the-pants decision-making doomed him.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges huge COVID relief package if he wins LDP leadership vote See in context

It's refreshing to see someone with concrete plans, instead of Pollyanna pledges

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Posted in: State-run vaccination sites to extend operation until late November See in context

Jim, can you please cite your source that the Mu strain is "highly resistant to vaccines"?

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Posted in: Suga rules out dissolving lower house soon so he can focus on COVID response See in context

Foreigner in Tokyo-san, Over the past year (and a half) I have I often struggled to explain my frustration at the leadership in Japan, and you have summed it up perfectly.  

No one wants to be responsible for making a wrong choice, but there is also a responsibility when leaders' procrastination leaves few or no good choices.

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Posted in: Japan weighs mixing and matching COVID vaccines See in context

So, by "mixing and matching" they actually mean "mixing, NOT matching".

And by "'We have already secured the necessary quantities' for a booster shot rollout," Kono actually means "LOL, I dunno. We'll cook up a plan later."

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Posted in: Coming soon to Japan’s FamilyMart convenience stores: A whole lot of digital signage See in context

am very thankful that MacDonald's restaurants replaced their menus with large flashy advertisements hawking only their newest and highest-priced promotions.

Since I can't see the entire menu I've stopped going there.

Stop telling me what I want

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