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Posted in: IOC says no ideal solution for Tokyo Olympics as athletes' dissent grows See in context

Whether the games go on as scheduled or athletes are spiking volleyballs at Shiokaze Park in January...you can bet that right now the Chinese team is still training - in full MOPP gear - stopping only once per day to hose off and eat their gov-issued bat and pangolin sammiches.

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Posted in: Japan’s cash addiction is coming to an end and here is what you need to know See in context

Unless the banks can figure out a way to pay themselves every time you swipe your debit card - it ain't happening anytime soon.

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Posted in: Japanese lawyer comments on legality of tattoo ban at hot springs See in context

"...when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics come around, the onsen that allow tattooed customers will be getting a lot of business."

Not sure who's going to an onsen in the summertime but...ok.

Regardless, an activity which WILL draw foreigners during the Olympics are Japan's public beaches. 

And despite the nice try by the author and Mr. Keita to make it sound as if only private establishments enact these draconian tattoo bans - Japan's public beaches do it too.

Oh well, maybe in another 100 years or so they'll stop being so square.

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Posted in: Yokohama legal firm refuses to return passport to Filipino woman See in context

Sorry, but if you give your passport to anyone other than immigration or other government authority, you're not a very smart person. Especially if an employer tell you it's a condition of your employment.  HUGE red flag!

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Posted in: Asahi CEO bets on better tasting alcohol-free beers See in context

Or...how about just putting some real hops in your yellow fizzy water?

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Posted in: Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads See in context

So I guess if foreign tourists are seen as "overall wrecking the atmosphere" of Kyoto, then the unspoken desire here is to have NO tourists at all other than Japanese?  Good luck with that.

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Posted in: New service pays 'bounty hunters' to catch shoplifters and train gropers See in context

Lol, the entire premise of the "bounty hunter" getting his/her payday is based on the assumption that an accused person is going to just readily pay the "fee" before being arrested/convicted of a crime.  And as others have mentioned; many Japanese would-be criminals weapon of choice are bladed weapons.  If this company's flawed business model doesn't put them out of business straight away - the first bounty hunter stabbing surely will.

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Posted in: Tokyo sees record 18th straight day with little sunshine See in context

We all know rainy season comes every year and is part of the "normal" weather cycle here in Japan but...enough is enough! Unless you're a duck, a mushroom or a rice farmer I can't understand how anyone is enjoying this garbage weather.

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