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

Out of control.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

This needs to be turned in to posters, stickers and stuck on every jimin publicity poster.

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Posted in: Man possessing cannabis livestreams his surrender to police See in context

Congratulations to the brave man for making a statement about a rediculous law.

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Posted in: Opposition leader Edano says Olympics cannot be held safely See in context

Has a Japanese politician found a spine at last?

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Posted in: Suga says he has never put Olympics first and that IOC has final say See in context

He's right you know. He puts himself first. Not the public, not the government he's failing to lead. I still believe a stray cat would be far less damaging than this self serving goat.

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Posted in: 10 Japanese firms may have links with Myanmar's military junta See in context

Is anyone at all surprised?

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Posted in: Two different Olympic scenes: Inside and outside the National Stadium See in context

"I've been tested every day."

Lucky you, obviously getting someone else to pay. If we were to get tested daily we'd be broke in a week!

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Posted in: 82-year-old woman arrested for hitting crying 3-year-old girl at shopping center See in context

Crazy old bag

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Posted in: Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes See in context

So those of us who live here and pay tax can get stuffed then. That's what this 'donation' implies.

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Posted in: Emirates expects to fly 70% of normal capacity by winter, CCO says See in context

Dubai's Emirates does not have a domestic market that can cushion against international border closures

Stating the bleeding obvious. Neither does Singapore Airlines.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping boiling water on 1-year-old daughter See in context

What a scumbag.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 609 new coronavirus cases; 884 in Osaka See in context

Just think how much lower that artificially low number would be if we could get vaccinated! Hellooooo IOC! Why aren't you getting your brown paper bags of cash out to make it happen?!?!?

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Posted in: Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 23 dead See in context

¡Ay, caramba!

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Posted in: Nurses say they are needed elsewhere, not at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga suggested that nurses who have quit their jobs could help with the Olympics, although some resignations are tied to the stressful work dealing with coronavirus patients.

Can we install a stray cat as prime minister? Would be far less damaging than this insensitive old goat.

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Posted in: Dom Dom Burger sells chicken sandwich sandwiched in two egg sandwiches See in context

Yuck. Those lunch pack things on their own are revolting enough.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Posted in: Canadian athletes to have vaccine access before Tokyo Games See in context

A shame, they were the first NOC to say we're not coming last year. Bottled out this time. Cash obviously a higher priority than containing the spread of the virus.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Summer bonuses at Japan firms to fall 1-3% on year due to coronavirus See in context

A bonus is what it says it is, a bonus. Extra on top! So considering the epic mess the world has been in, 1-3 % is peanuts, really

Yep, I've never had a summer bonus. Stop whining.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Tokyo Olympics could be held without fans: Hashimoto See in context

It would be better held without athletes too.

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Posted in: Man arrested for defrauding his 35 girlfriends See in context

Normally it's the gent who has his heart and wallet swindled.

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Posted in: The Tokyo Olympics will go on, but in name only See in context

Or, more likely, nothing more than a giant sigh of relief.

Indeed. We'll start seeing realistic case numbers published then too. The current numbers are missing a zero at the end of each day's announcement.

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Posted in: Unmarked police cars in Japan use Transformer-style trick when they pull someone over See in context

All these gadgets and yet they still fail to enforce red light running as a dangerous crime.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Tokyo, Osaka consider asking gov't to issue another state of emergency See in context

I've had enough of this yo-yo. Vaccinate us NOW

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

Complete, utter, garbage.

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Posted in: Japan, Germany to expand military cooperation See in context

I suspect this is purely justification for the bureaucrats to allow themselves jaunts to Germany at the taxpayers expense.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

Great, the sea will be like a hot bath with a green glow and full of 3 eyed fish.

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Posted in: Japan trails world in COVID vaccine rollout 2 months after its start See in context

Pathetic.

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Posted in: Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa step up anti-virus measures See in context

The best anti-virus measure to 'step up' is the vaccine rollout, from its current glacial speed.

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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

If people, particularly men, chewed with their moths closed and didn't talk while chewing there would be no need for this.

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Posted in: Man who refused to wear mask on plane arrested again after trouble in restaurant See in context

This manchild needs to learn the hard way then.

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Posted in: Resurgent Ikee set for big Tokyo Olympic role See in context

There's still hope this circus will be cancelled.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

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