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Posted in: More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time See in context

@martini that was my point...

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Posted in: More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time See in context

I strongly assume some posters switched to sarcasm mode when writing their comments. 493 out of less than 2.000 tests conducted. Doesn't sound good at all.

To be fair you can only get tested in Japan if you have strong symptoms so no wonder the ratio is high. Other countries tend to test a larger asymptomatic population.

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Posted in: Japanese teacher arrested for sexually assaulting boy while studying abroad in Canada See in context

@Do the hustle au contraire I think it has everything to do with sexual desire and that is the main issue here. Acting on it is the real crime, not the desire.

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Posted in: Change of tune: Japanese music fans moving from CDs to streaming services See in context

I still have boxes of CD's back home (couple of thousands), not sure what to do with them anymore. I love each of them (mostly) but the convenience of having my entire library of music in one little box plugged into my audio system switching easily from heavy Metal to Reggae or Techno is awesome. I still enjoy listening to vinyl though for this unique crackling sound but to run or walk with my "shock absorber" discman and my CD selection of the day in my back pack no way!

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Posted in: Sony's PlayStation 5 goes on sale, pre-orders overwhelm supply See in context

@JPGB

Word!

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Posted in: Sony's PlayStation 5 goes on sale, pre-orders overwhelm supply See in context

@Paul when was the last time you played a video game, if ever. They come in all shapes and forms and address a very large audience with different tastes and expectations. They can very much stimulate imagination, creativity and develop dexterity. You love books, great so do I, but one is not better than another just a different media.

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Posted in: Change of tune: Japanese music fans moving from CDs to streaming services See in context

Welcome to 2001 Japan...

You beat me to it haha!

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Posted in: Sony's PlayStation 5 goes on sale, pre-orders overwhelm supply See in context

It is amassing how much free time people have for such mind numbing activity.

Ok boomer

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Now I am wondering if Tokyo Disneyland will follow the trend. They're blasting a jolly "and now Ladies and Gentlemen" through their speakers every ow and then.

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

I think that's fair, fewer people identify as Lady or Gentleman. It takes class, education, self-respect to qualify as a Lady or a Gentlemen. Words have meaning and society is breeding egotistic, self entitled and easily offended people. That said, I have no quarrel with gender identity.

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Posted in: Former Tokio pop group member arrested for riding motorbike while drunk See in context

My bad the limit is 0.15 mg per 1L of breath.

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Posted in: Former Tokio pop group member arrested for riding motorbike while drunk See in context

9:30AM... Must have been quite the breakfast. Also I thought the limit was 0 in Japan so 4X0=0 no?

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Posted in: Nintendo's Switch faces French claim of 'planned obsolescence' See in context

I'm glad this is happening I already have 2 left controllers completely useless (I recalibrated, cleaned using q-tips and dry alcohol, worked for a little while but the problem persisted) this happened way too quickly and considering the price for a new one this is unacceptable. I never had any issue with my PS3 or ps4 controllers... or if I did it was because of mistreatment. In this case it's just bad designed or programmed obsolescence.

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Posted in: Actor Iseya arrested for alleged cannabis possession See in context

Poor lad, probably a victim of a rat neighbor... Japanese society should start seeing the benefits of marijuana on the psyche rather than ignorantly shaming it. Japan could use that tax money too and will realize the huge amount of loving, caring and productive pot head there is here.

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Posted in: 'Thrones' creators join 'Star Wars' director for Netflix series See in context

Rian Johnson actually directed the best Star Wars film since Empire.

That's an unpopular opinion! I would still put Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith, Clone Wars and even Phantom Menace before any Rey's saga episodes... Even the Clone Wars series offered more character development and logic. Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion man.

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Posted in: 'Thrones' creators join 'Star Wars' director for Netflix series See in context

It's not like Star Wars died a "long time ago in theaters near your place"

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Posted in: Strong typhoon sweeps over Japan's southernmost islands See in context

Ah! That time of the year again...

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Posted in: PSG see off Leipzig to reach first ever Champions League final See in context

Paris est magique!

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

Rosalind Harris

A 13% positive rate is crazy

Not sure you've done the math properly... 3,400 tested, 224 positives.

224/3,400X100=6,58%

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

Maybe shutting down host/hostess clubs could be a start if it's really the reason for cases increase (I'm still doubtful of the government's communication and agenda but who knows...

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Posted in: Fans rush to see panda cub as Tokyo's Ueno zoo reopens after 4-month closure See in context

Been a while since pandas did not make the headline news! Good thing corona is in decline, now we got some real information.

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Posted in: Record 700 kg of cocaine seized at Yokohama Port See in context

Woops my bad... 20,000Y that is expensive...

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Posted in: Record 700 kg of cocaine seized at Yokohama Port See in context

Only 2,000Y for a G? That is cheap!

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Posted in: Yakitori night See in context

Kyu-Ome Kaido?

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Posted in: Police crackdown nets over 15,000 tailgating violations in 2019 See in context

As the Joker asked: "Is It Just Me Or Is It Getting Crazier Out There?"

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Posted in: Popular singer Makihara arrested over alleged drug possession See in context

Poppers are a gay thing.

Not exclusively. Anyhow, those drugs amount are ridiculous, I am pretty sure they can find more traces of stimulant in Yen notes than at this guy's place.

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Posted in: Four road laws in Japan you’ve probably broken See in context

Well, guilty as charged for like, all of them...

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Posted in: Late-night train services planned during Tokyo Olympics See in context

If trains could run later at least on Fridays and Saturdays and not stop earlier than usual it would be nice. 11:30PM if way too early to decide on a all nighter

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Posted in: Global tourism growth slowed in 2019: UN See in context

Vive la France!

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Posted in: The big squeeze See in context

I've been living in large cities for the most part, Tokyo is one of the few where you need to line up and wait just to get on the escalator...

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