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Posted in: Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with COVID See in context

No talking? Sit in one direction?


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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

Monkeys cannot be trusted.

Check out this horrid video of a true life story and you'll know why.


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Posted in: Russia sanctions 384 Japanese lawmakers See in context

There you go Japan. Hopefully a lesson learned. Stay out of other country's business. You have enough problems at home that need be taken care of.

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Posted in: New travel subsidy program may be postponed after COVID cases surge See in context

"Japan is someplace I would really like to vist." SAID NO ONE.

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Posted in: Japan reports 36,189 coronavirus cases See in context


Yes! Thank you! I totally agree with you.

I give you credit, however, for speaking your mind and telling it exactly how it is.

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Posted in: Japan's heatwave continues; Kishida calls for ramp-up of nuclear power use See in context


@David Brent


It makes me laugh so hard it gives me a belly ache while at the same time wanting to hurl about how pathetic it is that instead of relying on their own instincts they adhere to the group mentality and force themselves to suffer.

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Posted in: Japan to extend additional $100 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine See in context

What is going on? Where is this money coming from? Most of all, what is the merit of aiding a country that has nothing to do with Japan while, at the same time, Japan's economy is in dire straits?

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Posted in: As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for more tourists from abroad See in context

I'm with Yuuju.

I would never visit with all their ridiculous constraints and restrictions. It's not worth all the undue stress I would be forced to endure.

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Posted in: Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain See in context

What is it with Japanese and "face mask paranoia"? I guess they would rather suffer in this extreme heat muzzled up rather than take the mask off and free themselves from all the agony. Unbelievable.

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Posted in: Mercury climbs to 40.1 C in Japan; national record for June See in context

@ Euro Dude

Thank you! Lol. I share your sarcasm.

Japanese people don't understand sarcasm so it's hilarious. It goes right over their heads. Duh?

And I agree with you about the mask thing too. With that kind of heat, you're basically killing yourself if you continue to wear a mask.

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Posted in: High court rejects paternity harassment allegations by Canadian man See in context

He's wasting his time. He will never win. He's not Japanese and this isn't his country. Why he wants to make such a big deal about paternity leave is beyond me. It's done and over with and his kid is already 6 years old now. Give it a rest and lose the stress.

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Posted in: Food prices rising in Japan; cooking oil up 1.5-fold on year See in context

Margarine is full of hydrogenated oil and all of Japan's cooking oils are derived from seeds and highly processed. They are toxic and harmful to the body and the endocrine system causing inflammation and a plethora of other maladies unbeknownst to the Japanese.

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Posted in: Another M5-level quake jolts Ishikawa; agency warns of more See in context


I love this comment! Exactly! I wish they allowed emojis. I would put the one of someone laughing hilariously.

Also, Japanese don't understand sarcasm so this one will go over their heads without notice.

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Posted in: Japan embraces CBD despite drug taboo See in context

"Favored by outlaws." That's because in Japan paranoia reigns supreme and the general consensus is that if something is deemed illegal than there is no way around it. Unfortunately, those who choose not to comply with the rules are admonished.

I, myself, value my freedom and could never live under such constraints.

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Posted in: High grain prices prompt Japanese farmers to grow wheat rather than rice See in context

I hope Japanese aren't prone to Celiac disease because if they are they're in for a rough ride.

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Posted in: Travel firms thrown into confusion over rules as Japan reopens to foreign tourists See in context

With these kind of draconian measures in place, who in their right mind would even consider a trip to Japan?

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

@ Dochira

"Japan doesn't care what you think."

This haughty attitude will get them nowhere.

Frankly, if Japan doesn't care what others think of their policies then I say let them go it alone.

This xenophobic and insular way of thinking will just further their isolation on the world stage.

Good luck!

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Posted in: Businesses pin hopes on foreign tourists as Japan set to reopen border See in context

Not worth the trip and having to be subjected to harsh restrictions. I

If JGov is betting on this plan working for them, I would suggest they think again.

Despite the Yen being high right now, it will not persuade would-be travelers to visit a country and splurge when having multiple restraints placed upon their freedom not to mention being led around like a dog on a leash with a muzzle.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

@ Jeff Lee

Let me ask you a question.

Do you agree with that concept and how is it living in a country where you individualism is repressed?

I don't mean to be sarcastic.

I'm just curious.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context


You took those words right out of my mouth.

I agree. They should be subject to what they dish out when they decide to visit a foreign country.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

Who wants to visit a country with so many restrictions? Not me.

I wouldn't be able to handle having to wear a mask everywhere I go and then looked at sideways if I removed it.

As far as I'm concerned, COVID is an afterthought.

I'll stay home where I can enjoy my freedom and entitlement.

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Posted in: S Korea's robust response to N Korea seen aiding Japan's military push See in context

If Japan were smart they would get on board and come to the realization that if they do not attempt to defend themselves, other stronger nations like China will use this to their advantage to annihilate them.

Furthermore, WW2 was more than 70 years ago and we all live in a different world today, one in which Japan needs to stand up and fight for itself instead of relying on other countries to defend them.

If this means changing their Constitution to allow them to do so then I believe it to be high time for a referendum.

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Posted in: Japan's outdoor mask relaxation yet to filter through See in context

Japan is a highly conformist society with everyone feeling that they must follow the herd. Anyone who objects to this is considered to be defiant and is thus deemed an outcast.

I could never live in a society with such restraining attitudes.

The whole mask thing in itself annoys and irritates me.

I live in Honolulu, but although the mask mandate was lifted here at the end of March by the governor, I still see most of the local population wearing them on a daily basis even outside walking around alone and especially on the bus.

Honolulu has a large Asian population and those are the kind that won't relent. You will hardly ever see any tourists visiting from the continental United States, Australia or Europe wearing them here.

This just goes to show that wearing a mask is an Asian thing and reflects their cultural norms.

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Posted in: Gov't asks companies, households across Japan to save power See in context

It's no wonder you don't see Japanese traveling abroad anymore. The Yen is high, prices of essential items have skyrocketed and now they're faced with an energy crisis.

I guess those good 'ol days of flying to Hawaii with your friends and family on long luxurious vacations and buying Chanel and Louis Vuitton are long gone.

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Posted in: Amino acids found in asteroid samples collected by Hayabusa2 probe See in context

@ William Livingstone

I agree. Also, have you seen the movie LIFE?

Equally disturbing as well.

All of this is supposed to be in the name of science, but who knows what we have brought back to this planet, or will in the future, that may affect the lives of all of us.

We need to proceed with caution.

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Posted in: Gov't to fight damages suit filed by family of dead Sri Lankan See in context

@ Alongfortheride

I truly sympathize with what you had to go through. It's pathetic and despicable how foreigners are treated when detained in this country.

There deceitful attempt to challenge this lawsuit and clear themselves of guilt is beyond reprehensible.

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Posted in: Kishida says foreign tourists should follow Japan face mask rules See in context

You won't see me going there anytime soon. I go by my own rules and that includes not wearing a mask when told to do so. End of story.

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Posted in: Japan to double Ukraine aid to $600 million See in context

@Thomas Goodtime

I agree. Japan never got involved with or cared about another country's woes.

But with Ukraine, it seems there's this sudden outpouring of empathy along with all this money and aid being sent.

What gives and what is Japan trying to prove?

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Posted in: Japan to double Ukraine aid to $600 million See in context

Why does Japan keep giving money away to Ukraine? What are they trying to prove and is there something in it for them?

You would think after COVID and all, Japan should be concentrating more on their own recovery and economic situation.

If I were Japanese I could care the less about Ukraine.

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Posted in: Japan planning to allow 20,000 daily foreign arrivals in June See in context

@ Coulda been

Good shot back at Seigi's comment. Lol.

Can you also advise TARA TAN KITAOKA as well.

She's another one.

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