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Posted in: Japan's border policy keeping hundreds of thousands of foreigners in limbo See in context

Why do people continue to think they have a "right" to visit Japan, or any ither country for that matter. Japan is a sovereign nation and they can make their own laws for the safety and benefit of their people.

Unfortunately, there is an undercurrent of xenophobia but that is how it is.

Many in Japan do want the borders to open up. It will happen in time. Those that want to travel to Japan should have patience. And in the meantime, realize Japan is currently exoeriencing its highest rates of coronavirus ever, and enacting tighter coronavirus-related restrictions all over the country. Be safe.

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Posted in: 'Give us a refund': China's latest World Cup flop sparks fury See in context

Not only did they lose, but according to the picture it looks like they got teabagged too!

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Posted in: Woman gets 3 years in jail for starvation death of 10-month-old daughter See in context

WTF. Punishment should be 10 months with same rations she was giving her little girl. The other two kids were probably eating healthy at school while the baby suffered at home with a mom definitely not capable of providing for her children.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa not afraid ahead of space trip See in context

Won't the shuttlecock just fly eternally into space on the first hit?

No. He will be inside the space station. It will go straight until it hits something. There is no gravity (well, at least no feeling of gravity) so the shuttlecock will go straight rather than arc down. But there is air inside the station so the shuttlecock feathers should keep it from tumbling.

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Posted in: Man arrested over theft of 35 kgs of rice from supermarket See in context

Love how this article is completely focused on the 7 bags of rice and only mentions the 11 bottles of whiskey as almost an afterthought.

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Posted in: Japan warns citizens of possible attack in 6 Southeast Asian nations See in context

I'm sure they have a credible source of intel. Aside from collaborating closely with Western countries, Japan also has its own quite capable intelligence gathering abilities.

That being said, for some reason the first thing that popped into my mind when reading this was that article about how the Taliban in Afghanistan was reaching out to Japan to try and establish relations. I hope they aren't the source!

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Posted in: Japanese shipping giant planning to start autonomous cargo ships by 2025 See in context

Unmanned ships are already out there on the seas. The technology is not so complicated. And these kinds of dull jobs like spending weeks navigating through the water at 15 kts are perfect for autonomous tech.

Security is a real concern. But that can be easily solved with a small (manned) security force on each ship.

By the way... I don"t know why the article thought it was a good idea to include a bunch of moronic comments.

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Posted in: China’s 'Little Kyoto' shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture invasion See in context

Invasion of China by Japanese culture?!?

More like theft of Japanese culture by China!

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

Why would someone call 110 and then come at them with a saw. So bizarre. If he was going to brandish the saw, it would seem he would have a better chance doing that before calling the police.

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Posted in: Nirvana sued by man who was nude baby on 'Nevermind' cover in 1991 See in context

Oh please. A naked baby didn't sell Nirvana's records, their music did. This dude needs to grow a pair and make something of his life.

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Posted in: Japanese man says 'I’m a Vietnamese' while pointing knife at convenience store worker to rob her See in context

So why did he run off with no money? Maybe the store clerk was actually vietnamese and called him on his bluff.

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Posted in: Man claiming to be Russian who swam to Japan seeking asylum appears in Hokkaido town See in context

In addition to the hat and mask, there is another article on this that says he was dry when found and he was also wearing glasses. It is very unlikely he actually swam from the disputed island.

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Posted in: American Airlines adds TikTok to inflight entertainment See in context

TikTok? Somebody please shoot me now.

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Posted in: Saitama man repeatedly steals food from store by making his phone say 'PayPay♫' See in context

Dude went through a lot of trouble to steal a few bucks from a discount store. Must be embarrassing for him to be caught doing that. He should have at least taken his ploy somewhere else for a bigger score.

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Posted in: Record-setting super shoes are here to stay, say experts See in context

The more innovation the better. There are always going to be advantages or disadvantages to different types of clothing or gear. Innovation gives athetes options so they can choose what works best for them. Do you really think basketball players should go back to wearing old school converse? Innovation has created basketball shoes that provide better performance and safety for the players.

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Posted in: Suga, wife have dinner with Jill Biden See in context

Almost didn't see Ms. Biden there. She is trying to blend in with the flower arrangement.

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Posted in: Drunk droning arrest first of its kind in Aichi Prefecture See in context

collided with the window of a nearby residence. 

Umm...sounds like the guy was drunk and decided to use his drone to peep in his neighbor's window. I wonder how old she was.

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Posted in: Most major cities in Japan revise vaccine plans amid supply crunch See in context

A lot of people criticizing the government on this issue. There are definitely a lot of issues both at the national and prefectural level, but I think they are doing much better now.

At the beginning of the vaccine program there were all kinds of issues with elderly not showing up or being double booked. They had lots of left over shots that weren't getting used, but they still didn't open it up to the younger age groups.

Now the problem is people are eligible but they don't have enough doses. Better than having stockpiles of doses that they can't get out to the population.

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

Bullying is a despicable act, and should never be tolerated. Sadly, it is all too common in grade schools in Japan. Any kid that is different from the others can count on being picked on at some point. I wish society could find a way to address this, and have less young Oyamada-sans out there.

But is ruining this guy's career over something that happened decades ago really the best way to solve it?

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