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Posted in: Japan starts accepting applications for 'vaccine passports' See in context

Who exactly has enough time off of work blow 2+ weeks just to sit around when they are fully vaccinated?

Expect things to change once the silly symphonies are over after Sep 8. They won't have face to save by then, business travel will likely then pick up again. I'd expect non-citizens who reside here to be treated differently no doubt.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics set for unusual opening ceremony See in context

I call the stadium the toilet seat. Looks like one and it's where your tax has been flushed.

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Posted in: Coates, Queensland premier at odds after Brisbane gets 2032 Olympics See in context

John Cotes is clearly a very unpleasant person.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

The circus will be gone in a few short weeks. Drink at home until then.

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Posted in: Brisbane tipped to be awarded 2032 Olympics See in context

The money wasted on the failed bid for 1992 should have been a hint never to go there again. Some people need to learn the hard way clearly.

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Posted in: What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train See in context

Why not just use a card? Only charge needed is funds then.

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Posted in: Little fanfare as Tokyo begins Olympic one-week countdown See in context

Little fanfare as Tokyo begins Olympic one-week countdown

When we're having an overpriced circus shoved down our throats don't be shocked we're not doing cartwheels about it.

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

"If this proves to be true, it's an incident that could damage the image of the Games. It's really unfortunate."

Rofl, you've got to be kidding. Overspending on an event no one except the elites want is just fine, but a couple of idiots off their faces is the silver bullet?!?

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Posted in: Not just COVID: Earthquakes, typhoons pose threat at Tokyo Olympics See in context

What a stupid article. You might as well argue that lightening, crossing the road and our neighbourly North Koreans pose a risk to daily life as well.

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Posted in: Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine See in context

Why not just toss them in jail for quarratine if you're so worried? A Japanese national would never break the rules if course....

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Posted in: How to make yoghurt ramen with instant noodles See in context

I'd rather not eat vomit thanks. Ordinary ramen is just fine.

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

Ironic, must of us who lived here are fatigued from her.

honestly...who cares?

i dont at all...

Cared enough to comment about it though.

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Posted in: 5 years after Brexit vote, divided UK still feels shockwaves See in context

The first nation on earth to impose sanctions in itself.

What biased reporting, not worth reading.

But you read it anyway

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

Asahi want a return on their investment on this tawdry event.

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Posted in: Iwakuni Castle: Yamaguchi's historical masterpiece protected by an unlikely hero See in context

Would have a good view of the industrial wasteland that surrounds Iwakuni from that height.

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Posted in: 100 kgs of cherries stolen from trees in Yamagata See in context

Has a dragnet of all the local cake shops been cast? Good place to start.

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

Weee! Didn't see that coming now did we.

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

I don't understand why they don't put them off until next year.

Me neither. The Birmingham Commonwealth Games could be combined with the Olympics instead and held there.

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Posted in: Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings? See in context

Why are Olympics going on despite public opposition, medical warnings?


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Posted in: You can now rent 'fat people' in Japan See in context

Fat Japanese, for re-inforcing those stereotypes about them. Pathetic.

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Posted in: Message for Olympic visitors See in context

I've got a better slogan, "Don't bother!"

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Posted in: SoftBank-backed food delivery firm DoorDash enters Japan See in context

The last thing we need here is more idiots on bikes.

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Posted in: Nikon to end camera body production in Japan by end of year See in context

Won't be buying Nikon then.

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Posted in: 'You're so cool,' mayor tells Australian softball Olympians See in context

They are Australian, A warm day in a Australian summer is 30c to 40c. a hot day 40c + Tokyo weather will not be a problem.

Unless they all come from north of the tropic of Capricorn, it's the humidity not the temperature that's the problem.

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Posted in: Skateboarding toward Tokyo See in context

Many parks in Tokyo have good skateboard areas.

Many areas of public and private property now have skateboard scratch marks now too.

Hope the event faceplants.

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Posted in: Japan considers sending coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam: report See in context

On the same day they binned 7000 doses which could have gone to good use here. Get your own house in order first for gawd sake.

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Posted in: Japanese companies opening vaccination sites amid slow national rollout See in context

The inept Government have thrown their hands up as it’s just to difficult to organize using their friends

I suspect this was the plan all along.

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Posted in: Japan donates more than 1 million AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

How about getting your own house in order first?

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Posted in: Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late See in context

That's the realization sinking in as Japan scrambles to catch up on a frustratingly slow vaccination drive less than two months before the Summer Olympics, delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are scheduled to start.

Pure drivel. We've been saying this here for months. The 'realization' sunk in when vaccines arrived and were dumped into cold storage, instead of being used.

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