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Posted in: New Nissan GT-R NISMO unveiled in Japan See in context

kurisupisuToday  06:54 am JST

Top speed and 0-100kms times?

What a dearth of facts in this review

In a car at that level both are fairly irrelevant and will be, as Rolls Royce used to say about their engines' power output, adequate. It would be nice to know the price though.

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Posted in: Koike pledges utmost anti-virus steps to deliver 'wonderful' Tokyo Olympics See in context

A Kyodo News survey released Monday showed only 24.5 percent believe the games should go ahead this summer.

So, cancel the games, for this year at least, and gain the respect of 3 out of 4 people in Japan.

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Posted in: Narita airport starts facial recognition trial for faster travel See in context

sakurasukiToday  06:59 am JST

Passenger data, including facial images, will be deleted within 24 hours after registration to protect privacy.

How passenger can really sure about this? Just trust their words?

Given that you have constantly been photographed/videoed whilst in the country, on transportation to the airport and during your passage through the airport it doesn't really make much difference.

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Posted in: Man arrested in Kobe after stuffing fried chicken into ex-girlfriend’s mailbox See in context

Instead of standing outside of her window with a boom box over her head or laying a single rose.......

"her head"?

"his head" perhaps?

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Posted in: World’s second-oldest hotel offers new self-service stays to cope during pandemic See in context

13,000 Yen including two meals is a bargain for a place like that.

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Posted in: Minnesota police shoot, kill man after traffic stop incident See in context

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

aka the police?

Wyatt Earp certainly never had so much equipment and so many toys as the Sheriff in the first picture.

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Posted in: Prince album 'Welcome 2 America' due in July -- five years after death See in context

KentarogaijinToday  07:52 am JST

No thanks...

You should get a Covid test done as one of the symptoms is lack of taste :-)

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Posted in: Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges See in context

Our dear leader is planning a visit there soon, just how stupid can you get?

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Posted in: On average, how much time each day do you spend on social networking sites? See in context

blvtzpkApr. 8  06:03 pm JST

I have only recently started commenting here

Bwahahahaha!!! LOL!!!

I wonder how many other ex JT Forum members are still around?

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Posted in: Man arrested after spitting on store manager who asked him to wear mask See in context

Store staff told police Chiba regularly bought items in the store but he never wore request and always ignored employees’ request to do so.

This final paragraph needs correction.

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Posted in: 21 Japan infection research center officials hold party See in context

ZorotoToday  04:24 pm JST

Three of the participants have contracted the virus, according to the ministry.

Why is the article not start with this sentence?

"Although measures against infections were appropriately taken"

Apparently not.

The article discusses two different parties, one on the 18th March and the other on the 24th.

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

What dangers? Typical quality reporting from Kyodo.

Assuming of course that the original Kyodo report has been reproduced here in its entirety.

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Posted in: 5 students arrested after putting glue on playground equipment See in context

The boys told police they did it because they thought it would be fun.

Yep, fun to have a criminal record which will stick to you for the rest of your life and more than likely restrict your employment opportunities to being a labourer in the construction industry.

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Posted in: Suga planning visits to India, Philippines to counter China's growing clout See in context

YubaruToday  05:34 pm JST

Oh right, the citizens of Japan have to stay home, while "Dear Leader Lite" gets to travel with his entourage!

Quite. I imagine some members of his entourage are none too happy about having to travel to two Covid hotspots with him, I certainly wouldn't be.

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Posted in: Gov't to ask all broadcasters to check foreign ownership compliance See in context

I wouldn't be surprised if these rules were extended to cover all forms of media, not just broadcasting.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

OxycodinToday  08:22 am JST

TOKYO

Masahiro Kawase is a 48-year-old office worker who suffered a stroke six years ago and is paralyzed on his left side. 

im more concerned about this in the article not sure how it’s related but having a stroke 6 year ago mean he was 42 at the time and too young this alerting to the fact it’s related to Japanese work hours working to death called “kaoroshi”

Not sure what you mean by "how it's related" but it's related to the article because the guy needs to use his right arm to hold the handrail because of his stroke. As to having a stroke at 42 because of overwork; that's an assumption way too far.

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Posted in: Japanese beauty brand drops word 'whitening' from its products See in context

 adding extra options of “neither” and “not sure” for responses to gender questions on questionnaires. 

Dear oh dear, what a world we live in.

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Posted in: China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong's political system See in context

The protestors played right into China's hands by rioting and damaging the infrastructure, throwing petrol bombs at the police, trying to blind the police with lasers etc., did they really think that China would tolerate that? A complete takeover was always on the cards but the protestors certainly brought it forward and have gained absolutely nothing.

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Posted in: ANA conducts COVID digital health passport trial at Tokyo airport See in context

falseflagsteveToday  09:53 am JST

Don’t see anywhere mentioning you need the vaccine just a negative test to fly.

As far as this article goes you are right. However, it does mention............

It (the app) certifies both coronavirus test results and vaccination status.

The example shown in the article only mentioned test result and not vaccination status.

At Tokyo's Haneda airport, ANA officials checked a passenger's smartphone to confirm negative virus test results at a check-in counter for a flight departing for New York.

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Posted in: Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May See in context

For the "pace to accelerate" does it not have to have actually started?

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Posted in: 1 dead, six injured in stabbing rampage at Canadian library See in context

He said the man is in his 20s and has had interactions with police in the past.

I'd like to know more about this. The perpetrator, quite possibly, should not have been on the streets.

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Posted in: Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires See in context

noriahojanenToday  07:55 am JST

Japan's law enforcement officials are polite and reasonable. What the Youtubers should fear most is a retribution from the publicly humiliated drug dealer who often has a link to yakuza crime syndicates. Yakuza people hate more to get fooled by ordinary people than to get arrested and charged (sometime it's considered an honor). The Youtubers may have to seek protection... better go to a jail voluntarily?

Where there are no yaks?

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

YubaruToday  08:20 am JST

Look vocabulary changes over time. Not too long ago, a simple word, "bad" had basically one meaning, now depending upon it's use, it can mean the direct opposite of what it "originally" or typically meant.

Want to get more PC here? Take a look at the original meaning of the word "fag", or "faggot", use it today, and people will call you out on it, not matter how you use it.

Quite so. In much of the UK a "faggot" is a kind of meatball and a "fag" is a cigarette,

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Posted in: Teacher fired for installing spy camera in junior high school toilet See in context

Do the hustleToday  07:26 am JST

Fired? He should be jailed!

Hopefully he may eventually be jailed but I don't know what the penalties are for "video voyeurism", probably not so severe.

Police said the 26-year-old teacher faces charges of video voyeurism,

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Posted in: Woman says she left husband’s body at home because she thought it wouldn’t fit into coffin See in context

That must have been a nasty shock for the daughter, poor lady.

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Posted in: Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up See in context

Makes lots of sense, traditional parallel lines of R&D to arrive at the same results are wasteful.

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Posted in: Homare Sawa, runner in first leg of Olympics torch relay, drops out See in context

Of course she might just have a medical issue of some kind.

But then, who am I to contradict all the experts here who obviously know her and her condition so intimately.

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Posted in: Britain to launch bullying hotline for athletes at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Euro DudeToday  01:55 pm JST

This will never work in Japan. Buying here is part of the culture.

And I mean the buying of coatches/senseis over the athlets, or children, even from very young age.

Bulying here is everywhere, school, work, sport, etc.

Not disagreeing with what you're saying but you really do need to work on your presentation.

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Posted in: Japanese company offers paid leave to grieve if employee’s favorite idol member leaves their group See in context

Don't get too hysterical about this folks, it's only one tinpot little company:

Hiroro Inc works in a variety of entertainment-related ventures, including holding live idol events and producing a photo book of singer Kanna Murata.

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Posted in: Musk tells China data gathered by Teslas remain secret: report See in context

In his remarks, Musk insisted that no ................... Chinese company would take the risk of collecting private data and sharing it with their government.

Meanwhile, back on Earth.

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