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Posted in: Tokyo reports 561 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,678 See in context

And what are the death figures?

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

Terrific. Bring on the lamb, the Marmite, and the crisps that taste of something.

Digestive biscuits and chocolate hobnobs.

Let's be having it!

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Posted in: There is still great uncertainly about whether Tokyo can host the Olympics next summer. When do you think a final decision should be made? See in context

Just don't have these Olympics. Push back host country status to Japan 2024, by which time we might have things under control.

And while we are at it - let's have them at this time of year in 2024, rather that the unbearably hot Summer months, which will kill people.

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Posted in: Yakuza officially banned from giving kids Halloween candy See in context

Yakuza officially banned from giving kids Halloween candy

Why does the LDP not do anything to stop that sentence after three words? The concrete-addicted, construction-industry-dependent LDP?

Why is it acceptable, in Safety Japan, for the government to not ruffle the feathers of a world-renowned crime syndicate?

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Posted in: Fishermen oppose release of Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Kiyoshi Ejima, state minister of economy, trade and industry, said the government would take their views into account and make a responsible decision.

Translation: Thank you for your votes for the last 70 years, revered cultural fishing industry, we're doing it anyway. Say thank you and keep supping up those sweet subsidies.

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Posted in: Japan may ease rules on 'morning-after pill' next year: report See in context

And with that, Japan came roaring into the mid-1980s.

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Posted in: Japan coronavirus cases pass 5,000 as state of emergency fails to keep people home See in context

Being somewhat closer to the situation than Mr. Grebe, I can assert that he has a personal vendetta against the school and is grossly misrepresenting the truth of the situation in order to grind a particular axe. This is a serious situation in which no-one benefits from spreading malicious untruths.

AllSeeingI: Is the school closed? Are the teachers not expected to turn up for work? If that's correct, thank you for correcting the record.

Or is the school still open, and the teachers are expected to turn up for work or not get paid, like Derek said?

What's the untruth? Because if the teachers and students are being put into danger, why are you covering for that?

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