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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

And no one committed self immolation?

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Posted in: Lodging houses used as morgues create unease among residents See in context

The guy didn't do anything wrong nor illegal. If they take the necessary precautions that might tho with a decomposing body, I see no problem.

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Posted in: Death of man attacked by bear sparks conversation about what to do when facing one See in context

If encountered a bear, race it down the mountain! This guy did in Romania this season.

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Posted in: Do you think that once the pandemic ends and travel resumes, there will be strong international demand for tourism to Japan? See in context

It's gonna be a big boom. So much that tour agencies and services will have a lot more than what they could handle.

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Posted in: Would you support a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics? See in context

No and I will watch the games on TV (YouTube).

I try (tho almost impossible) not to buy stuff made in China, and nothing on Amazon shipped straight from China.

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

Isn't "prevention measures" plural?

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Posted in: Couple arrested over robbery of real estate agent during condo inspection See in context

Is it normal for taxis to do such long drives? They should probably ask for a valid credit card in advanced for such long drives.

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Posted in: Japan strengthens anti-virus measures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa See in context

Maybe they'll have restaurants and bars display a double rainbow sign, instead of a single rainbow one, as a symbol of "strengthened" measures?

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Posted in: Japan strengthens anti-virus measures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa See in context

Zoroto said it best yesterday:

State of Emergency: Close bars at 8pm

Quasi State of Emergency: Close bars at 8pm

Stronger Measures: Close bars at 8pm

Medical Emergency: Close bars at 8pm

We have some real creative geniuses running this country....

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

There should be no gun restrictions at all. If people can't handle them then that's their problem but everyone should have the right to defend themselves

Justify the need of owning a bazooka and assault rifles to defend yourself in the streets of murica.

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Posted in: On average, how much time each day do you spend on social networking sites? See in context

I think I've spend too much time trolling on JT this morning. And during the last two years, too much time on Facebook. I wish I could lessen my screentime but man, it's hard. Specially now I've lost contact with say many friends during the pandemic.

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

Yes, but one wants to erode the 1st and 2nd amendment

So... amendments cannot be amended? Lol.

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Posted in: 'Spider-Man' and other Sony films to hit Netflix after theaters See in context

Cool. Now, can we have Mortal Kombat 2021 available in Japan, at the time it releases in the rest of the world?

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

The right wants to ensure gun rights and democracy, 

By "democracy" you must have meant "anarchy." Or... wait. Those storming the capitol must have been leftist antifa, disguised as rightists saint warriors republicans.

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Posted in: Biden tightens some gun controls; says much more needed See in context

Bass, still hitting on that drum "it's always the left, trying to destroy the country vs the right being saints?" When in reality, they're both just the same, muricans.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder after woman clings to hood of car See in context

A woman tries to commit suicide and the guy fleeing gets arrested.

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Posted in: Assemblyman in Mie reveals same-sex couple's address online See in context

Why is he still an assemblyman after this incident?

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Posted in: Education ministry hosts Twitter campaign to recruit teachers, but it backfires right away See in context

Can you believe that with teachers pretty much doing all the parenting, all their unpaid overtime and zero life outside of work, there's not a "Teachers Day" in Japan?

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Posted in: Do you feel that you have become complacent about anti-coronavirus measures in one way or another? See in context

Not gonna lie. I went skiing and snowboarding almost every single day from early December till late March. It was the most amazing season ever. No lines, chest deep powder snow and weeks of non stop snowing. Crazy good season (in between all this stuff).

I tried wearing a mask when in close contact with others and keeping as much social distance as possible. But in many situations I didn't coz I felt too complacent or it was pointless.

At some point I started to let the guard down a little and right there, I was in the middle of a cluster of infections. Fortunately I never showed any symptoms and tested negative in both tests. The people I was in contact with that were positive, had a fever and/or coughing for less than five days.

After that my guard went up again but it was impossible to practice the 3C at times. Plus, ABSOLUTELY no one else cared so... that's why we're still in this thing.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

Are they also going to start teaching them why women menstruate, why boys' weiners are hard in the morning and you know, science? What, they're not going through that yet? Probably coz they're still 4 to 6 years old.

Let kids be kids. Don't start confusing them with what the parents wanted to have.

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Posted in: Couple arrested for leaving body of newborn baby in plastic bag See in context

Hopefully, it will be determined that the baby was still alive and this pair of scum will be charged with murder.

This comment sounds like someone full of hate. Good thing investigations are performed by multiple people before reaching a conclusion.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward begins certifying LGBT families See in context

So like getting a honor certificate at school. Makes you feel good at the moment but it really doesn't mean anything. And since city hall A doesn't know how much hoken you paid at city hall B, even more pointless.

Make it legal already and stop putting pinky bandaids on a large wound. No, it won't stop people from having kids or tear down society as politicians preach it.

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Posted in: Britney Spears says she cried for weeks over documentary See in context

Leave Britney Alone!”

As I was reading the article, that guy was the only thing I was thinking of.

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Posted in: Couple pretending to inspect apartment rob real estate agent See in context

My wife is a Real Estate Agent and she carries cash, credit cards, bonds, gold, silver, and sometimes bitcoin.

I'm curious. Why would a real estate agent carry so much at the time of showing a property? I thought the transactions were always done at the office after all the paperwork.

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Posted in: BTS condemns anti-Asian racism; say they've experienced it See in context

Is this "Asian hate" still making it in the news (if such thing actually exists)?

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Posted in: Labor ministry employee power harassed by his own power harassment counselor See in context

Ha! Why am i not surprised by this?

I had quite a similar situation a few years back. Similar tho I never sued the individuals involved coz I was afraid the contracting company would refuse to sponsor my visa at the time.

At this Japanese public junior high school I used to work at, I would constantly get bullied and harassed by this teacher who thought she was more than anyone else. Actually not just me. Other younger Japanese teachers as well but mostly me. She would team up with two more teachers to talk sh..stuff about me, right on my face and talk down on me.

And who was this, "example of educator," who would come into the teachers office and treat others as she was better than anyone else? Wait for it... The teacher in charge of the students' "ijime zero" campaign. The irony.

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Posted in: Who has the better claim to the disputed isles controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus? See in context

Taiwan seems closer so yeah, Taiwan.

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Posted in: Who is Rola, the hottest face in Japanese advertising? See in context

I'm glad I got to know a bit more about her professional life and background. While I really can't stand seeing her as "terebi tarento," I still think she's pretty awesome.

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Posted in: Tokyo area extends shorter business hours over virus rebound worries See in context

I personally have NEVER seen a foreigner without a mask.

Come to Kutchan and that'll change as soon as you start seeing people. Also lots of young Japanese "adults" that couldn't care any lesser.

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