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Posted in: 9/11 brought heartbreak to Japan as well See in context

Details Emerge on Flight 93 By Matthew L. Wald

“Of the 33 passengers on the plane who were not hijackers, at least 10, and two crew members, spoke to people on the ground.”

        ——NYT: 22 July 2004

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Posted in: Kono announces bid to become next prime minister See in context

One reason why Japan’s vaccine rollout was so slow according to Minister Kono: Pfizer had included Japanese nationals in vaccine trials conducted in the US, but health ministry insisted on redoing them months later on Japanese soil because of factors like “dietary differences.” 

Time to replace “nihonjinron” with “nihonshokuron.”

       Phillip Lipscy

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Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to pay more for hosting American troops See in context

Commodore Perry. "There are bases located in Mainland Japan and even Hokkaido."

Please name the US base in Hokkaido.

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Posted in: Ibaraki health center warns people not to eat with foreigners to prevent spreading COVID See in context

Lara Flint ; Good idea!

I remember separate coaches for allied forces during the Occupation.

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Posted in: Two different Olympic scenes: Inside and outside the National Stadium See in context

Justin Gaitlin - two doping suspensions in his career


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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says there is no plan B for Tokyo Olympics See in context

“The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032.”


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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

School start dates

Guatemala = Second Monday of January

South Africa = January 13

Australia = January 27

Kenya = January

Malaysia = Early January

Singapore = Beginning of January

Costa Rica = Early February

Honduras = Early February

New Zealand = Between February 1 – 5

Brazil = First week of February

Chile = Late February

There are other countries that begin later in the year:

Argentina = Beginning of March

South Korea = Beginning of March

Japan = April 1

India = June

Indonesia = Mid-July

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Posted in: Police raid Toyota offices after arresting U.S. executive See in context

What is Ms Hamp's visa status?

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Posted in: Former singer Keiko Fuji, mother of Hikaru Utada, falls to death See in context

English lyrics yume-wa-yoru-hiraku-keiko-fuji


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Posted in: Oliver Stone visits Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima See in context

American University is in Washington, DC, not Boston.

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