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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

all to demonstrate that international cooperation is back after the upheavals caused by the pandemic and the unpredictability of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

"Unpredictable" meaning not being used as an ATM doormat? The way Trump is still living rent-free in these journalists heads you would think he was the only member of an international organization that ever wanted the best outcomes for his own people.

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Posted in: Polls: U.S. image abroad has rebounded since Biden took office See in context

https://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/politifact/2021/01/22/keystone-pipeline-jobs-lost-joe-biden-executive-order-cancel-fact-check/6673822002/

@Jsapc Bravo, you win the day with your Google research skills. I'd like to ask a favor for @dagon...could you please look up how many indigenous people were "actually killed" by the Keystone Pipeline project? Thanks buddy.

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Posted in: Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting See in context

@Commodore Perry thanks but that comment was meant for a different thread:

https://japantoday.com/category/world/polls-us-image-abroad-has-rebounded-since-biden-took-office

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Posted in: Polls: U.S. image abroad has rebounded since Biden took office See in context

@dagon Biden killing thousands of good paying U.S. jobs = "smart step"? Thanks for proving the point of my original post. I'll check back in after lunch and see if you came up with any more Biden success stories.

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Posted in: Polls: U.S. image abroad has rebounded since Biden took office See in context

@dagon What "smart steps" has sock-puppet Biden made...in foreign or domestic policy? I'm gonna go grab some breakfast and be back in an hour.

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Posted in: Polls: U.S. image abroad has rebounded since Biden took office See in context

If by "rebounded" you mean that other nations which are supposed to be partners go back to taking advantage of America, countries that are adversaries get stronger and China eats USA's lunch again? That rebound?

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Posted in: Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting See in context

If by "rebounded" you mean that other nations which are supposed to be partners go back to taking advantage of America, countries that are adversaries get stronger and China eats USA's lunch again? That rebound?

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

Whether intentional or not, I'll give Suga an ounce of credit for poking China in the eye. With much of the world now turning their focus on China's role in spreading COVID-19...how anyone refers to Taiwan should be the least of their worries.

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Posted in: Australian swimmer Groves pulls out of Olympic trials, citing 'perverts' See in context

Someone stared at you in your bathing suit = "I'm a victim"? Good grief.

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Posted in: Japan to lift COVID-19 quasi-emergency in 3 prefectures after weekend See in context

Part of me is like "yea, Kanagawa next week" and another part of me just doesn't care anymore since I'm leaving this island forever in 4.5 months.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol See in context

If I was part of this debacle I wouldn't be concerned about drinking...I'd be thinking about how soon I could catch a plane outta here!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

I don't suppose Suga's government is willing to concede that their quasi-SOE's are completely useless now?

You can't have the entire nation reporting for work and thinking that staying at home during their off time is going to accomplish anything.

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Posted in: Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan's population by November See in context

Is there a saying in Japanese equivalent to "moving the goal posts"?

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against 16 Japanese firms See in context

@Desert Tortoise Your hillbilly neighbors = "the reality of America"?

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against 16 Japanese firms See in context

Maybe their own government should pay the settlement since they're the ones who signed the 1965 Treaty?

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 board talks about vaccines, but not a word on further delay See in context

Hitoshi Oshitani was an architect of Japan's "Three Cs” approach to the pandemic, which advises avoiding closed spaces, crowds and close contact.

"These Games are very much a symbol of the whole world emerging from this terrible, global pandemic," she said. "If we wanted to be as safe as possible, we'd never leave our house." - a former Olympian turned public health expert

These are the "experts" Japan's Olympic Committee is listening to?

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Posted in: Controversial art exhibition to open in Tokyo on June 25 See in context

featuring a statue symbolizing "comfort women"  doesn't give you anything other than an abstract idea...it's the context of the presentation that matters and I'll just go out on a limb and assume no one posting here has actually seen the exhibit.

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Posted in: Japan mulls maintaining current order of imperial succession See in context

Is there a word in the Japanese language for "mulling"? I assume there must be one since this is such a favorite pastime here.

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Posted in: Okinawa closes schools as COVID-19 infections spread See in context

@1glenn @BertieWooster,

The USG is currently in negotiations to administer vaccines to Japanese base employees only but many are skeptical of getting them since one of GOJ's caveats is that these people WILL NOT be covered under the national healthcare for any costs or complications arising from (US-administered) vaccine side effects.

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Posted in: Half of Japanese people think Olympics will be held this summer: poll See in context

Well...Suga's government and the IOC have made no indication of a pending cancellation so what else are citizens supposed to think?

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Posted in: WHO: High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants See in context

Dr. Ryan...I have Captain Obvious holding for you on Line 2.

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Posted in: Bezos will blast into space on rocket's 1st crew flight See in context

Mr Bezos: please take Faceberg, Dorsey, Pichai (Google CEO) and Gates with you and make it a one-way trip.

Signed: everyone

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Posted in: Suga's Tokyo Olympic reception for overseas dignitaries scrapped See in context

I for one am looking forward to the Olympics...for the daily tabloid fodder when officials are caught flouting their own "quasi-SOE" rules.

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Posted in: Yokohama begins inoculations at mass vaccination center See in context

Officials said the site will be open every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. until July 31 and that they hope to give two doses of the Moderna vaccine to 92,000 people.

How will this work when the jabs are a month apart? If you get your first jab on July 5th and the center closes on the 31st...then what?

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Posted in: Saitama police chief arrested for stealing rolls of toilet paper See in context

prisoner D: I’m a foreigner

Lol nice :)

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested after stabbing gun shop employee See in context

@kiwi07..."air rifle license"? Wtf lol!

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested after stabbing gun shop employee See in context

"Gun Shop" most likely means replica, airsoft gun shop.

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Posted in: American arrested on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil See in context

Why is this oil so valuable and how would one distribute it...one eye-dropper full at a time?

Asking for a friend.

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Posted in: LGBTQ groups, supporters rally in Tokyo for equal rights See in context

Oh look, the "equal but different" attention-seeking disorder has spread to Japan. Yawwwwwnnnn.

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Posted in: Iran's largest navy ship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman See in context

@Sven Yes, obtaining a nuke makes conventional military weapons obsolete...if your plan is to start a nuclear war.

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