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Posted in: 'Desperation science' slows hunt for coronavirus drugs See in context

This is what happens when political desperation drives science instead of reason driving science.

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Posted in: Kono's creative mask design See in context

Where do I get one?

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Posted in: As the coronavirus pandemic forces the U.S. to step back from its global leadership role, now is the time for Japan to reassess its overreliance on its top ally and build its own defense capabilities. See in context

With all due respect, the US stepping back from its global leadership role started several years before the virus, to be exact, the day Trump became president of the US. One of his main campaign promises was to withdraw from most international trade agreements, organizations, and treaties. And he did.

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

Yesterday, 60,000 in one day in the USA. 20,000 in all of Japan. We shouldn't complain. But be diligent.

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Posted in: Ringo Starr marks 80th birthday at online gig with Beatles hits, celebrity tributes See in context

I guess Ringo represents the new 80.

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Posted in: Koike may shoot for premiership after Tokyo Olympics See in context

She has my vote!

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Posted in: JR Central gives up on opening new maglev train service in 2027 See in context

I don't understand. If water flows into the tunnel, then the train can't run. What is the use of going there?

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Posted in: Koike faces 21 challengers as Tokyo votes for governor amid pandemic See in context

I just voted for Koike. The other candidates look crazy. Especially the one dressed as Dracula.

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Posted in: Koike looks set to be re-elected Tokyo governor even as coronavirus cases rise See in context

I'm not a one issue person, but totally gay gokai supports Koike because she works with "Straight Allies", a group that supports LGBTQ in the workplace. At the same time, PM Abe's wife rode in a float in the Pride Parade with some drag queens, but I am very uncertain about my support for Abe.

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Posted in: You can now get stick-on salon masks for haircuts See in context

The ear strings on masks make my ears hurt. Maybe I'll use these all day every day.

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Posted in: Japan caught in dilemma with mainland China over Hong Kong See in context

China is taking over because they know that do-nothing Trump will do nothing.

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Posted in: Suga goes mask-free in briefings as Tokyo fights virus See in context

If Suga, or anyone, wears a mask, don't wear it like President Trump does. He said when he wears his mask, he looks like the Lone Ranger. That means he is wearing his mask over his eyes. That explains whey he can't see anything.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan, France prod companies to rely less on China, but few respond See in context

Don't buy "Made in China"? That's a laugh! Even if something says made in USA or made in Japan, open it up and see all the guts made in China. It's not possible. Especially anything electronic.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan, France prod companies to rely less on China, but few respond See in context

"experienced Chinese workers": Only Germany (where it originated), Japan, and now China have workers trained to work in smart factories ("digitally driven production technology"), which allow quick and inexpensive production. The line worker also has to be a work station computer operator. Auto makers don't have to shut down their production line a month to retool, they just have to take a few days to reprogram work stations and they resume production. Train your workers or everything stays in China.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

Isn't "getting carded" a bad thing? It means you've committed a foul.

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Posted in: Shortage of patients for clinical trials hampers Japan's search for COVID-19 treatments See in context

The "shortage of patients" is a great thing. Don't complain.

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Posted in: Bolton memoir raises concern over Japan alliance if Trump re-elected See in context

It is time for Japan to join with China, which is rising. The US seems to be going crazy, and is falling.

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Posted in: Trump visits border wall in Arizona as coronavirus cases surge in more than 10 states See in context

The border wall may now function to keep Americans from fleeing the USA.

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Posted in: Japan's economy reopening cautiously, balancing health risks See in context

Yeah, that picture sure does resemble the coronavirus.

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Posted in: Abe says Japan will bolster defense after scrapping missile system See in context

US press reports that Abe didn't "scrap" the deal, but that the deal has been "delayed". What gives?

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Posted in: Tachibana focuses on single issue, to 'crush' NHK See in context

If "crushing" NHK is all you got, then you got nothing. It's called the "off" switch.

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Posted in: Japan can't move ahead with U.S. missile defense system: Abe See in context

Maybe Abe has to consider what China is thinking about this.

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter rally held in Tokyo See in context

How do people find out about these activities? I just knew about it by reading Japan Today.

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked 3rd most expensive city in world for expats See in context

Doesn't that mean the cost of living the same lifestyle as in New York or in the USA? If you live like a native it will be just as cheep as for a native.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un's sister threatens S Korea with military action See in context

JapanToday: Thank you for keeping the news flowing during this COVID-19 pandemic! We appreciate it!

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un's sister threatens S Korea with military action See in context

I guess those "love letters" between Kim and Trump were just love letters written in the sand (i.e., they were gone when the first wave flowed over them).

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Posted in: Tokyoites try 'new normal' for singing as karaoke parlors reopen See in context

I went with a friend to karaoke today. We were the only 2 one whole floor. And it is a big floor.

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Posted in: Quantum 'fifth state of matter' observed in space for first time See in context

I know there will be people saying "What a waste of our tax money!" But consider that almost two centuries ago there were these two obscure British scientists named Maxwell and Faraday working in an obscure lab. They discovered how to manipulate something called "electricity". What if people at that time stopped the research as useless? Someday we'll all be flying in spaceships where there is no gravity, and I'm sure some scientists and engineers will find ways to use this phenomenon to enhance human existance, like electricity does. (Where did the gravity of the Starship Enterprise come from?)

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Posted in: 20 sumo wrestlers rescue drowning woman in Tokyo See in context

Japanese TV news now reports she was trying to commit suicide by jumping off the bridge. But then she yelled "I can't die", so she changed her mind. Lucky the sumo stable was next to the place she jumped.

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