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Posted in: Ranks of 'refugee smokers' surging with no place to puff See in context

Boku DayoToday  11:10 am JST

I used to. Now, I don't. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Yes, it certainly was.

Up until a few years ago I smoked for over 50 years and then stopped, cold turkey, no patches or gum. It was the hardest thing I've ever done but I'm so glad I did. More than a little pleased with myself too.

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Posted in: As tech faces a reckoning, what you do offline can get you banned See in context

Facebook Inc's rules .................... People who have murdered one person are mostly allowed, a spokeswoman said, due to the crime's volume.

"How many people did you murder"?

"Only one."

"That's OK then but don't do it again or we will ban you."

"OK, I won't."

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Posted in: Japan really want to host the games. They want to do it for the athletes of the world so they can come and compete. It's an opportunity for the world to connect virtually and celebrate all the power of sport. Those are the reasons why everyone is committed to making it happen, and it will happen. See in context

Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll seems to be wearing an enormous pair of rose-tinted glasses.

Japan really want to host the games.

At least 75% of the people living in Japan really DON'T want the games hosted here.

They want to do it for the athletes of the world so they can come and compete.

Man you're gullible.

It's an opportunity for the world to connect virtually and celebrate all the power of sport.

Even more gullible than I thought.

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Posted in: Young widow arrested for killing Japanese 'Don Juan' in 2018 See in context

LagunaToday  05:06 pm JST

Whatever became of his dog?

Article says:

Suicide was ruled out, police said, noting Nozaki had planned to attend a funeral for his dog, a miniature dachshund named Eve.

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Posted in: Tracing the remains of the ancient Fujiko cult in Tokyo’s mini Mount Fujis See in context

Interesting article, I lived in Tokyo for 18 years but never knew about these.

It was founded by a Shinto priest called Hasegawa Kakugyo (1541–1646),......

105 years old was a pretty good age, especially in those days.

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Posted in: Olympic host towns pull out over pandemic See in context

sir_bentley28Today  09:13 am JST

India's hockey team? A country where there's no snow? 

As the moderator rightly pointed out, the article is not about ice hockey, there is altogether different game of hockey which you may not be familiar with.

No snow in India? Another gap in your education, northern India can get very cold indeed with a great deal of snow especially where it borders the Himalayas.

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Posted in: Australia security official warns staff of 'drums of war' See in context

RecklessToday  01:53 pm JST

The most likely scenario in my mind would be Vietnam against China.

Really? Why? China is so much bigger and better armed.

Mind you, another large country with supposedly invincible armed forces took on Vietnam and didn't fare too well.

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Posted in: Table tennis star's alleged illicit romance bouncing all over Asia See in context

VinnyToday  02:43 pm JST

she had that high pitched squawk when she played. quite annoying


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Posted in: LDP loses 3 by-elections in blow to Suga See in context

bokudaToday  08:48 am JST

it's sad that only 44% of people votes.


disbelief on this fake democracy.

Not fake, people have the right to vote, sad that more than half of them choose not to. It should be made compulsory then the people who don't vote because they think the LDP will win anyway might be pleasantly surprised.

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Posted in: COVID-19 vaccination for those under 65 may start in July: minister See in context

bokudaToday  07:44 am JST

Half of the population in Japan is over 65. 

You may want to research that, in fact, why didn't you before writing? The proportion of the population over 65 years old is less than 30%.

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Posted in: UK denies that Johnson said 'let the bodies pile high' See in context

Fighto!Today  06:00 pm JST

If proven true, Johnson is a sociopath who deserves to be dealt with severely by the public next time he is seen riding his bicycle around London.

Are you seriously exhorting / encouraging the public to physically attack the PM? That could get you into all sorts of trouble, look what happened when DT did that.

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Posted in: COVID-19 vaccination for those under 65 may start in July: minister See in context

NorthernlifeToday  06:57 am JST

Come on Japan speed things up you are supposed to be a First World Country..I bet all the politicians have been vaccinated the scum....

Agree entirely with the sentiments of your comment but to call "all" politicians "scum" is way OTT.

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Posted in: COVID-19 vaccination for those under 65 may start in July: minister See in context

SlickdrifterToday  09:14 am JST

At age 38, I work at (ALT Interact).

Contacts Influenza B with in the BOE meeting. Brings me to my knees. (Treatment)-Tami flu. I wanted to die.

At age 45. I work at (Japan Ferrari as a MODIS Operator. ) Contracts Influenza A from my son.

Age 50. currently with Porsche Japan and other things. Contacts COVID-19 Virus. Strain unknown.

Way too much personal information here, I doubt that any of the companies mentioned will be overly happy about this.

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Posted in: Let's fight terrorism See in context

AscissorToday  10:21 am JST

Lets' anti-terrorism!

"Let's"; now there's a blast from the past.

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Posted in: Official of Mito prosecutors office arrested for filming up girl’s skirt See in context

garypenToday  10:38 am JST

has admitted to the charge of disturbing the public peace.

Seriously? Are there no laws specifically related to sexual misconduct towards a minor? Child pornography maybe?

This charge is only to hold him until they decide which relevant charges to hit him with.

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Posted in: More than a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered globally See in context

"More than half of the UK’s total population has received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, figures show.

Government data up to April 23 shows that of the 45,580,400 jabs given in the UK so far, 33,508,590 were first doses – a rise of 119,953 on the previous day.

The UK population is estimated to be 66,796,807, so the latest figures show that more than half the population have now had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine."

There are many things wrong with the UK nowadays but they seem to be getting on well with the vaccination programme, certainly far better than Japan..

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head says cancelation not being considered See in context

"We are putting our utmost efforts to prepare coronavirus countermeasures so (the public) can understand that the Tokyo Games can be held," Seiko Hashimoto said at a press conference

Can't you get it through your thick heads that the public don't, and won't ever, understand why the event is not being cancelled.

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Posted in: South Carolina driver killed by exploding air bag inflator See in context

ArtistAtLargeToday  04:03 pm JST

The problem is not people ignoring the recalls, although they exist, but the shortage of actual replacements.

Not according to the article: "Honda says it has adequate supplies of replacement inflators, and it is urging people to get recall repairs done, especially of older models."

Apart from stealing the car it seems Honda did all they could to get the car into the workshop:-

The company said the Accord in the South Carolina crash was recalled in April of 2011. Starting in June of 2011, the company made more than 100 attempts to reach owners of the car including mailed notices, phone calls, emails and even in-person visits, the statement said. The company sent the current owner a recall notice on Nov. 17, 2020.

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Posted in: Bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found in parked car in Yokohama See in context

Chiba Semi-LurkerToday  04:40 pm JST

Why include the children? Government should provide facilities for children whose parents have psychological issues.

noriahojanenToday  05:03 pm JST

There are facilities hosting kids under life-threat.

Easy to say but if nobody knows, or cares, then how is the government or any other agency able to do anything about it? For all we know, in this particular case, the text to a friend may have been the first and only indication that something was amiss, the signs of mental illness are not always obvious. There may be much more to this but we will probably never know.

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Posted in: Man, woman found dead in Tokyo hotel in apparent murder suicide See in context

BungleToday  05:27 pm JST

Was the staff not suspicious when this couple checked in with their gardening shears?

In horticulturalists' cant, that remark would be known as a non-secateur.

Clever, very good.

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Posted in: Smearing a person who has been going through a great distress after her daughter’s disappearance is beyond understanding. See in context

Good for him, I hope he's successful, these people need to be outed.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

Nauseatingly arrogant words.

Has she not received the message? 3 out of 4 people in Japan don't want the Olympics.

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

I wonder if Zhao Lijian would drink a glass of water taken from the lower reaches of any Chinese river just before it meets the sea?

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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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