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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

Going, going, Ghosn.

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Posted in: Remote Japanese island 'getting energy' from Vietnamese students See in context

Why didn't the town go for a group of "international students" (a multinational/multicultural mix) that than "another nation's students"?

Answer: Cheap labour.

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Posted in: Burger King releases its first-ever 'buns-free' burger in Japan See in context

BYO knife and fork

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Posted in: Tokyo German Village See in context

Play and Smile

German's smile? Didn't see too much of that on my visits there.

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Posted in: Swiss cheesed off over COVID threat to fondue conviviality See in context

It's a sticky situation, no wonder they're cheesed off about it.

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Posted in: Kyoto sightseeing livestream for Chinese viewers becomes controversial; sparks ire in locals See in context

One of those campaigns is a collaboration between JR West

But Japanese netizens were frankly stunned that JR East would host such an event.

JR East don't operate in Kansai.

Agree though, now's the time to get your real life visit in before unruly hoardes return.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach confident Tokyo Olympics will be safe for athletes, fans See in context

I knew he'd get away with out needing to self isolate. Talk about Animal Farm.

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Posted in: English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world See in context

Next question, are other languages bludgeoned in the same manner or is it just English. Korean is at least the same language order - what about French or German for instance?

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Posted in: English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world See in context

These kind of mistakes are inexcusable in this day and age. There are enough native English speakers I’m this country to ensure these things don’t happen.

But they're too stubborn to ask for help and/or worried to lose face when told they got the translation wrong. That's why they blindly go ahead and publish gobbledegook.

English teachers should never be short of work here.

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Posted in: Princess Mako expresses strong resolve to get married See in context

Who cares!

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Posted in: Robot requesting store customers to wear masks tested in Osaka See in context

Why doesn't the robot set a good example and have one on.

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Posted in: 78-year-old nursery school manager arrested for spitting on teenage girl See in context

A real scumbag. Made worse that he doesn't have the guts to ride on the road. Get off the pavement old fool.

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Posted in: Japan makes rare reversal of deportation order for South Asian woman See in context

The woman, who declined to be named or her country of origin to be identified, dropped the lawsuit in July.

What's the point? Saying South Asian has prejudiced the article.

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Posted in: Tokyo taxi drivers allowed to refuse passengers not wearing masks See in context

This should apply on all forms of public transport as well. Good call this.

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Posted in: Passenger injured by pepper spray in Tokyo subway following argument over face mask See in context

Men children demonstrating omotenashi again.

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Posted in: 6,000 premium apples stolen from Iwate orchard See in context

How d'ya like dem apples. Quite a lot it turns out.

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Posted in: Fireman arrested after injuring man with judo throw See in context

Police said Sakai, who was intoxicated at the time of his arrest, holds a 2nd dan rank in judo.

He now holds a 1st class rank as a loser

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Posted in: Japan opens airport coronavirus test lab for departing travelers See in context

Business & First class should have this ripoff charge included in the fare.

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Posted in: Gov't kicks off Warm Biz energy-saving campaign See in context

keep warm the "old-fashioned way” by wearing extra layers of clothes and eating hot meals to keep out the cold

Why does a government need to treat its adult population like children? JT shows us the man children that live in this country but aren't they the exception to the rule?

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Posted in: Train inspired by mega-hit anime 'Demon Slayer' begins limited run See in context

Great that something like this is the top story of the day.

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Posted in: Osaka metropolis plan rejected in referendum for 2nd time See in context

Great news.

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Posted in: Duck and cover See in context

"Popular" doesn't quite seem like the right word. Maybe next year Okinawa will be the popular spot for them.

They're going quackers about the place.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 announces refund policy for ticket buyers in Japan See in context

I would be holding on to them. Tickets for a cancelled 'Olympic' could be worth something in the future. Imagine how the value of having the set of Tokyo 1940 & 2020 cancelled tickets.

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Posted in: Hawaii to allow Japanese visitors to bypass quarantine if they test negative for virus See in context

Same rule: 72 hours in advance test and 2 weeks quarantine at a hotel at the airport.

Citizens don't need to fill out and pay for a pointless piece of paper at an embassy or consulate. Residents must do this while clutching valid residence card proving residence is legitimate.

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Posted in: Hawaii to allow Japanese visitors to bypass quarantine if they test negative for virus See in context

visitors from Japan

Presume this means citizens, residents excluded right? Not like we can back in with out a truckload of hassle but interested to know if residents are being thought of somewhere.

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Posted in: Japan prefers piecemeal approach to big bailout for carrier ANA See in context

Maybe JAL and ANA can merge to save money.

I'd put ¥50,000 on this happening. The precedent is Air Canada gobbling up Canadian Airlines in 2000 when their government preferred the flag carrier. ANA won't be allowed to go broke, too much loss of face.

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Posted in: JAL offers discounted coronavirus tests to travelers See in context

Until reciprocal arrangements are in place, for ALL passengers, not just Japanese citizens, it's pointless.

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Posted in: 17 killed in Thailand bus-train collision See in context

Why would a bus even get on the train tracks?! Is that driver nuts or suicidal?

Driver's ignore level crossing lights and gates in Thailand frequently. Not surprised this has happened. Incidents like this are common but don't make news outside of Thailand unless the media can see a high death rate to warrant its publication.

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