GrungeHamster comments

Posted in: School lunch noodles fried so hard that children and teachers chip teeth See in context

Isn’t the norm for school lunches to overcook everything and add no flavor whatsoever as to not offend the parents of the children. Then they go and do this? Numb skulls.

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Posted in: 43-year-old female company exec arrested over indecent behavior with 17-year-old boy See in context

I'm assuming the 17 year old couldn't keep his mouth shut? Millennials...........

If you're getting it, just shut it and enjoy it.

Millennial? 1994 was quite some time ago. There is no way a 17 year old today is a Millennial.

You might want to avoid othering language of other generations. It’s propaganda made to divide people.

Also, statutory rape is still rape. It’s exploitation of a minor.

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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

Just when you thought Japan couldn’t be anymore absurd. The government does this.

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Posted in: Japan may delay COVID-19 timetable for inoculating elderly See in context

J gov’t: If we just move the goal post, we never lose!

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Posted in: Olympic organizers apologize to volunteers over Mori's remarks See in context

If organizers cannot remove Mori, then clearly the Japanese do not understand the concept of diversity and harmony and undeserving of the games in the first place.

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Posted in: More than 110,000 sign petition against Mori after sexist comments See in context

Wow this comments section. Taking responsibility for your actions and your words is not ‘cancel culture’. It’s called ‘accountability’.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

International Community: “We need to cancel the Olympics.”

Japanese citizens: “We need to cancel the Olympics.”

Mori: “Fine. I’ll do it myself.”

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Posted in: Suga asks people to hold on a little longer as he extends state of emergency See in context

vaccine will be introduced in the next 2 weeks and the death rate here is very low. Looks like Japan got it right.

General population has yet to receive even a vague window for when inoculation will begin.

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Posted in: Suga asks people to hold on a little longer as he extends state of emergency See in context

Wow, so just changing your contact tracing means you get less cases?

Less testing, less positive cases. It’s like magic! /s

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Posted in: Japan's COVID crisis reawakens deflation fears as cash hoarding returns See in context

Yeah that’s called being smart. Hoarding implies that doing so is unnecessary. Japanese minimum wage isn’t high enough, job market is terrible, the government refuses to do another relief fund even though people need it.

A universal basic income would help negate this but Japan and Japanese are slow to change and risk adverse this the “hoarding”.

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Posted in: Online manga piracy surges as people stuck at home during the pandemic See in context

People are reading manga at home illegally? Oh dear! How ever shall the world survive?! /s

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Posted in: Suga apologizes after LDP execs visit hostess bars during state of emergency See in context

Hey didn’t the LDP say we should punish and jail those that ignore mockdown protocols? Welcome to the Party of Leopards Eating Peoples Faces!

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Posted in: Japan likely to extend COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

Suga, meanwhile, admitted Japan's medical system has been ill-prepared to deal with the surge in COVID-19 patients, acknowledging that more lives may have been saved had proper treatment been available.

There it is. At last the LDP admits it goofed off for too long with the “Go To” campaign and ended up hurting people. The LDP needs to go.

Its better late than never but tell that to the dead.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,026 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,853 See in context

Lot of good all that ego stroking did yesterday eh Japan? So is Japan ready to take the pandemic seriously now or naw?

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Posted in: Suga faces mounting pressure over pandemic response See in context

It’s time to step down buddy. Let the adults take it from here. Edano would be a better candidate.

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo fall to 618; nationwide tally 2,764 See in context

Amazing work Japan! If we cut the number of tests we cut the number of infections! It’s genius!

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Posted in: Opposition raps gov't virus response as Diet debate starts See in context

Edano is right. We can’t start penalizing people for not hospitalizing when there are already not enough beds to accept COVID patients in the first place.

On top of that, he’s right that our attention should be put on containing the virus and protecting what is left.

Trying to juggle social and economic activities just as Suga is now is it working. As they say, “He who chases two hares catches neither.”

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Posted in: 3 women arrested for operating massage parlor offering sex services See in context

A parlor offering more than just massages? How dare they!

Anyway, how’s the Soapland downtown? Are the rates fair?

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Posted in: Kono to handle coordination of coronavirus vaccinations See in context

Suga said Japan would aim to start delivering the vaccine by the end of February.

My man wants to host the Olympics in July...good luck.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after not paying taxi fare from Yokohama to Tottori See in context

The taxi driver accepted a 8 - 9 hour ride, doesn’t confirm whether or not the passenger has the funds or means of paying, ignoring the fact that there are faster and cheaper ways of getting to Tottori instead of a taxi?

Both of these individuals are frauds and they deserve each other.

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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

Talk is cheap Suga, opposition party leaders are right. The LDP is now pushing into human rights violations and gross abuse of power.

At this point the best option is to focus efforts on getting vaccines out. That’s the only hope for Japan and their precious Olympic Games, but even that is a stretch.

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

Shouldn’t have spent the last several months dicking around with the Go To campaign then.

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

Oh well, I’m sure he’s learned his lesson this time, eh J cops?

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Posted in: Corporate bankruptcies in 2020 fall to 31-year low with gov't aid See in context

It's okay, I'm sure the wealth will trickle down any day now. /s

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Posted in: Head of medical body says nationwide state of emergency an option See in context

SOE in Japan in general doesn't mean squat?

Exactly. Having a SOE in Japan is fine, but with one that so poorly made and defined, how can anything get done? Osaka was calling it 'Red Stage' for over a month. Now it is a SOE. It made little difference.

Slapping a label on this whole thing does what exactly? Even the government and Suga said that this whole thing largely relies on citizens on an individual level to cooperate. That's been the case for nearly a year now and it brought us here, to this point.

The government can call it whatever they like but it won't make a bit of difference socially, medically or economically if it acts as nothing more than a placebo.

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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

The Foreign Ministry mispelled the word 'sex slave' again. Japan may have compensated South Korea but stop sugar coating it to make it seem less horrible. Those poor women were sex slaves. Full stop.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic president tries to reassure doubting country See in context

Mori you crook, your over-inflated salary would better serve the people of Japan than lining your pockets!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

Is 970 a lot?

Depends on the context.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures to request state of emergency See in context

I’m not necessarily against having an SOE for Osaka. We are already in “Red Stage” so what does that really change for us? It seems like a placebo.

Are people not able to conduct themselves in a safe and sane manner unless it’s officially labeled as a SOE?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,392 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,882 See in context

This is out of control. Stop testing already!

You do understand that not testing for a COVID-19 case doesn’t actually mean it goes away right?

It just means you are more ignorant to just how widespread and sick people are.

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