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Posted in: Restaurants, venues in 13 prefectures to try using proof of vaccination See in context

The author, an emergency-medicine physician, makes some pretty good points about why vaccinated people are not ‘just as likely’ to spread the coronavirus as unvaccinated People:


Besides, incentivising those who take the vaccine with lesser restrictions, results in encouraging others to take it too, resulting in achieving herd immunity quicker.

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Posted in: Tips for smokers in 21st century Japan See in context

Agree with @CitizenSmith

It's hilarious how some posters are wrinkling their noses at George Llyod, the author. It's clearly a cleverly written article aimed at holding up a mirror to the fast vanishing tribe of smokers in Japan.

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Posted in: Hanging on See in context

I like the person just sitting there in seiza

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Posted in: University develops super-resolution technology for smartphones See in context

capable of playing video on a smartphone in real time

Can anyone please explain with an example what that means?

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Posted in: 5 killed after minivan crashes on Nara bridge See in context

a police patrol car discovered the minivan which was completely destroyed

Wearing a seat belts can save lives. But since in this case the car was completely destroyed, it is unlikely that any if the passengers would have survived being inside the car either.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after falling from 12th floor See in context

The nationality is probably mentioned because the mother and girl just came to Japan on July 21st as tourists from China.

Probably. Only the author knows why the "tourist" part was left out if that was indeed the purpose of mentioning the nationality.

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Posted in: 10 train faux-pas in Japan that some men are willing to let slide See in context

Apparently a lot of people are willing to let a fart slide through too during the morning commute.

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Posted in: Uno Kanda speaks about being robbed by her babysitter See in context


a babysitter stealing a bunch of designer bags behind your back hardly constitutes as being "traumatic."

It was traumatic since someone she trusted enough as a close confidant betrayed her. Not a matter of the money I think.

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Posted in: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice See in context

Yeah that's it! Smoke 'em out!!

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Posted in: 5 children, woman injured after car plows into them See in context

Please tell it as it really is JT. The poor kid died at the scene.

@mark901, were this kid someone close to you would you want the media to declare him "dead" before the doctors did?

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Posted in: Islamic State raises flag over local government HQ in Iraq's Ramadi See in context

Mission accomplished? Jeb Bush for 2017!!

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Posted in: Taiwan enforces stricter controls on Japanese food imports See in context

Falsified labels of product origins and food safety are different issues.

No, they are not.

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Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date See in context

Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date

That's the problem right there. The premise of this survey is that certain professions or groups of people are not worthy of love. What's the next survey gonna be - what nationalities they don't want to date?

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Posted in: Survivors huddle after violence in India kills 72 See in context

@Kobuta Chan

Assam king had converted to Hindi religion but they were not Indian ethnic and they have their own language

What exactly is "Indian ethic"? Isn't India comprised of many different ethnicity with several hundred distinct languages?

Actually Assam was not belonging to India

Which India are you talking about?

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Posted in: We’re living in the age of being connected or reachable 24 hours a day by one device or another. Is this a good thing? See in context

Yes it is a good thing. As adults we need to discipline ourselves so as to not become techno zombies.

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Posted in: S Korean safety official commits suicide after concert tragedy kills 16 See in context

“The show host repeatedly told the spectators to come off the grate but no one paid heed to the warning,”

Sad that ignoring warnings cost them their lives. Of course the organizers should have taken it further and made it inaccessible.

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Posted in: Search operation on Mt Ontake suspended until next spring See in context

@ LaWrenOct

The conditions there are very very dangerous even for trained rescuers. The bodies are probably buried deep under what has been described in the media as 'bottomless swamp' of ash and slush that is beginning to harden.

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Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper See in context

@ turbotsat

Wow. Hope these are not the same posters that were throwing the pensioners-living-next-to-noisy-daycare-centers to the wolves.

Day care centers are not open from the evening to early morning. The little children there don't go around slow riding pathetic little bikes around the neighborhood deliberately revving the engines with the knowledge that people are being disturbed of their sleep.

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Posted in: New daycare centers held up by residents opposing noisy kids See in context

How about coming up with some sort of program where the people who complain are made to interact with the kids. They may then learn to appreciate and tolerate it better. Around my neighborhood, there are little gaijin kids who would gather after school everyday for around just an hour to chase each other and run around. They were forced to stop since some people complained. Now they just quietly go home after school and probably play on their video games. But at odd hours into the night and early mornings there are noisy bike riders who ride around with impunity revving their engines. That never seems to stop. Children are just an easy target. Japan needs to relax and loosen up a bit.

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Posted in: Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia Airlines jet See in context

Whichever parties are responsible for this atrocious and utterly avoidable act needs to be brought to justice and made answerable. Malaysian Airlines bears responsibility too for flying over a conflict zone.

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Posted in: Full bloom See in context

What you don't see are the zillions of people shuffling in line for that boat ride. Worth it nevertheless!

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Posted in: Monkey mirth See in context

Clown in a leash

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Posted in: Flu epidemic warning issued for Tokyo metropolitan area See in context

@ JeffLee

Why isn't the ministry telling people not to go to work or school if they develop symptoms?

That's beyond the ministry's responsibilities for such outbreaks and up to each organization's business plan. The ministry is there to inform and educate. The company I work for has sent out advisories asking workers to stay home if affected.

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Posted in: Airlines seek new rules to handle unruly travellers See in context

How about they perform breath-analyzer tests before boarding as well as stop serving alcohol inside flights? Of course would not be easy with the powerful alcohol lobby objecting.

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Posted in: Police officer in trouble over handling of serial bike theft case See in context

four other officers filed complaints against his handling of a serial bike theft case Would be interesting to know what are the plans of these other officers to nab the thief.

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Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau goes on sale across Japan See in context

Beaujolais nouveau is an initiation wine

Sure is. Look at those little kids mimicking the adults with glasses raised

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Posted in: Hyatt Regency in Tokyo admits mislabeling prawns on menu See in context

lesser quality “Indian Shrimp”

Can someone please explain the actual difference in quality?

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Posted in: U.S. drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader See in context

Hakimullah Mehsud was a dangerous man with a dangerous ideology. Good riddance.

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