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Posted in: What most people really fear is that a restricted Olympics is the symbol of Japanese politics which has struggled with particular business interests and pressure from abroad. See in context

With a one-line order, Suga could close down all airports. That would not be breaking any contracts with the IOC.

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Posted in: Fukushima joins other Olympic venues in barring fans See in context

Wasn't the Olympics glory suppose to represent the virility and powerful comeback of the repair of Fukushima after the major Tsunami?

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Posted in: Over 70% of Japan's elderly to be vaccinated by end of July: tally See in context

@Jandworld: In actuality, most companies consider you elderly after you turn 60. The proof is in how your salary is adjusted.

To us, being elderly is a mindset thing.

So no matter what age they designate as elderly, get the shots, enjoy life, and smile that they are finally getting things done.

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Posted in: Free samples are back, but with safety in mind See in context

@GaryPen: I really don't need large volumes of Western products as I live in Japan. There are some good deals on blocks of hard cheese, some sausages...and not much else in our opinion. If you do comparison shopping as my wife does, we do much better shopping locally on prices and freshness. Try Fooshu online. I can walk to Costco by the way at Zama. About 40 minutes away.

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Posted in: Free samples are back, but with safety in mind See in context

Do you see the unattended kid grabbing free food? That is why it should be banned. Dirty and disgusting with kids running wild in Costco, and the prices are not really cheap anyway. Poking fingers through the plastic covering meats etc. is really wrong.

Keep the free food. I shop elsewhere now.

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Posted in: Over 70% of Japan's elderly to be vaccinated by end of July: tally See in context

July 25th for my second.

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Posted in: Japan to begin accepting requests for vaccine passports from July 26 See in context

How much will the revenue stamp be?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 950 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,458 See in context

@Tokyoite: You got us on that one. The comedy value will be something to remember. Thanks for reminding us. Might even look that up on the tube, but since non-Japanese probably only Japanese Olympiads will be shown.

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Posted in: Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space See in context

I have no issues at all with any of them doing whatever they please, but please, please tell us how the toilet situation works. It is hard enough to find a clean private toilet around the world yet these guys are confined to space suits.

I can tell you some good stories about umbrellas...

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Posted in: Tokyo starts massive renovation project for entrances to the world’s busiest train station See in context

Let the wheelchair people in on this, because if you are rolling in a chair or tugging along something heavy there are so many dead-end zones with huge flights of stairs in front of you then you have to back track and even get tickets reissued and often go outside to another entrance even in the rain just to get to a platform. Pathetic.

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Posted in: Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine See in context

Does Coates have an exempt status stamp as he only needed to do three days compared to the slaves that must do 14?

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Posted in: Heavy rain pounds southwest Japan; alert issued for 245,000 residents See in context

Good luck to those people living there. Must be terrible. On our trip to Kanazawa where we are now there was quite a bit of dangerous flooding as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 822 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,278 See in context

Read on a Japanese site that Zushi and Kataseenoshima beach houses had cases already because probably all the young workers do not wear masks. Be careful if you take your families to the beaches.

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Posted in: Controversial art exhibition in Nagoya closed after threats See in context

All major dictionaries online exemplify prostitution with the word comfort women, as acclaim to the reality of what it is and was throughout the history of war. Shameful yes, but it is what it is. No art shows should be censored nor canceled.

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Posted in: U.S. still checking feasibility of Jill Biden attending Olympics See in context

14 days

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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

US Embassy Tokyo just sent out an emergency update. Emphasized twice that 14-day quarantine is mandatory no ifs and or butts.

But...what about Suga claiming a safe Olympics, and Bach just finishing his three days and free to move everywhere including Hiroshima?

I really don't get it. Hubby and I are flabergasted.

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Posted in: What are some non-violent ways of protesting against the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

By insisting that they make the Olympics a Pay For View event on TV. Then nobody will watch.

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Posted in: Is Thursday the new Monday? Flexible working is in flux See in context

Have shekels will travel so no need for working but I understand both cases here. Some enjoy the freedom of being on their own and do a good job at it, but others being social creatures need support emotionally from colleagues because they are not strong enough to stand up on their own.

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Posted in: Japan's fresh virus emergency to cost economy ¥1 tril See in context

That is what printing presses are for and when you own most of your own debt you can print all the paper you want...so why is the Yen only sitting at ¥100 = $1.00? That boggles our minds but we are not economists...thank the lordy lord on that.

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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

BurakuminDesToday  04:05 pm JST

"The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a celebration of humanity's victory over the pandemic." - Shinzo Abe, 2020.

That aged well.

Was it not for showing the world that Fukushima has prevailed?

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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

Since I am not part of the Olympic committees, can anyone give me a clue as to what the two puppets on the chairs are for?

Moderator: They are mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Posted in: U.S. still checking feasibility of Jill Biden attending Olympics See in context

What is the advance team Jen Pasaki-chan?

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Posted in: Japan seeks stronger cybersecurity to counter China, Russia threats See in context

Just like 7-11 had when they opened up everyone's bank accounts to hackers. Sorry Japan, I will stick with cash only in your society. IT is clueless.

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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

He said the same thing when he wanted 10,000 at big venues.

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Posted in: Koreans ready to roll See in context

Olympiad athletes to staff ratio 3 to 1. What do all the extras do?

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Posted in: Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect See in context

@Christopher: Do you know of anyone that has gotten polio?

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Posted in: Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect See in context

emergency use authorization number 2

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Posted in: What's your favorite coffee shop chain in Japan? See in context

Kaldi, sorry for the type O face

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Posted in: What's your favorite coffee shop chain in Japan? See in context

Caldi! Great coffee choices and drink as much as you want free.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

Went down to the sailing Olympic venue a few days back. Talked with all of the foreign guardsmen. No women. They were from all parts of southeast Asia. Everyone spoke English. They said they were all inoculated and these men were young.

The place totally locked down except for Olympiads with passes hanging around their necks. Maskless. They were free to go in and out.

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