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Posted in: Aichi man arrested again after having slashed over 1,000 women’s tires to get to know them better See in context

He must be really good at changing tires.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts worry over virus spread at shelters after torrential rain See in context

Looks like they're social distancing in the pic.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context

Shut down the whole country for 6 weeks.

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Posted in: Food poisoning hits 3,453 teachers, students in Saitama schools See in context

Must have been the miso soup.

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Posted in: JAL to resume all domestic flights as early as October See in context

Patience is a virtue. Would be better to wait.

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

Excellent policy that should have been implemented a decade ago, if not sooner.

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Posted in: Japan's fussy food shoppers finally go online amid pandemic See in context

As Japan's fussiest shopper, I must state that I'm still unsatisfied.

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Posted in: Japan's retail sales fall 12.3% in May from a year earlier See in context

Surprised drop wasn't 25%.

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Posted in: Koike leads in Tokyo governor race: poll See in context

She comes across as competent and commited.

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Posted in: Travel agency H.I.S. to shut third of its outlets in Japan See in context

Shutter them all.

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Posted in: JR Central to delay planned start in 2027 of maglev train service See in context

Last sentence is the key- as soon as a stop is promised in Shizuoka Prefecture, environmental concerns will disappear. Probably right near the Oi River no less.

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Posted in: Half of telecommuters in Japan work longer hours than before pandemic: Rengo See in context

If this comes as a surprise it just means you know nothing about this country. I doubt if employees and employers alike have even noticed.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context

Tough to implement, but necessary. Hope it works out!

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks to reopen from July 1 See in context

Enforce rigorous social distancing at 'the happiest place on Earth'!

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Posted in: Japan detects foreign submarine passing near Amami-Oshima See in context

Azerbaijan?

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Posted in: Shoppers queue, crash website for Uniqlo's washable masks See in context

I want two packs.

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Posted in: Soap dispenser in Tokyo public toilet switched with one full of acidic liquid See in context

Great, something new to worry about

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Posted in: Japan to scrap costly land-based U.S. missile defense system See in context

Being neighborly is much less expensive. Put that money to good use elsewhere.

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Posted in: Pandemic heightens chance Japan will slide back into deflation: poll See in context

Deflation is not necessarily a bad thing.

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

HK won't hold that title for long.

Go Ashgabat!

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Posted in: U.S. base construction work in Okinawa resumes after virus hiatus See in context

Sympathy for Okinawa.

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Posted in: Koike to declare candidacy for re-election as Tokyo governor See in context

She'll be prime minister someday.

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Posted in: Japan to let in 250 foreigners per day from Australia, NZ, Thailand, Vietnam under eased travel curbs See in context

This is pure silliness. Makes no sense on many levels.

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Posted in: Lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package, totaling ¥31.91 tril See in context

A few trillion here, a few trillion there. Pretty soon that adds up to serious money!

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Posted in: Tokyo to ask nightlife workers to take coronavirus tests See in context

Test the johns on the way in.

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Posted in: Shigeru Yokota, father of N Korea abductee, dies at 87 See in context

A great man for never giving up. May he RIP.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to impose tougher penalties for road rage incidents See in context

"which includes aggressive tailgating, horn use and sudden braking meant to hamper driving of other vehicles"

Horn use? Far less an issue than tailgating and sudden braking!

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Posted in: Fireworks explode across Japan to cheer up virus-weary public See in context

Do the fireworks intentionally look like illustrated Covid-19?

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Posted in: Japan braces for double punch of coronavirus, natural disasters See in context

A real possibility.

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Posted in: Suicide hotlines busy as coronavirus ravages economy See in context

This too shall pass.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

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