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Posted in: U.S. to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan to provide security for diplomats See in context

On Friday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chair of the High Council for National Reconciliation, are meeting with Biden at the White House.

Meeting for what? Just break up via text...oh, and don't forget to send them the bill for $800 billion we squandered there.

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Posted in: Uber Japan referred to prosecutors over hiring of overstayers See in context

Uber has destroyed the taxicab business, which is regulated, licensed and has actual employees. A once 100 billion dollar global industry. 

Not in Japan since GOJ only allows Uber Eats to operate here. Too bad.

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Posted in: Antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison See in context

Plot twist: this correctional facility is partially funded by a grant from the Clinton Foundation.

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Posted in: NBCUniversal to stream major Tokyo Olympics events See in context

Unless you're running through a VPN, Peacock is not available in Japan so...who cares what they're streaming?

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Posted in: 'What planet' are they on? Judge blasts Republicans for downplaying attack on U.S. Capitol See in context

January 6 definitely wasn't "tourists walking through Capitol" but it also wasn't a "deadly insurrection" either...unless you count the unarmed protestor who died after Capitol police shot her in the face.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

Hashimoto said she wants this summer's Games to be a "turning point" in shaping a more sustainable and inclusive society in which protection of the environment is vital, gender equality is embraced and everyone, regardless of differences and disabilities, can live at ease.

Her buzzword salad of vague, unmeasurable proclamations sounds like an achievable goal.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

Hashimoto said she wants this summer's Games to be a "turning point" in shaping a more sustainable and inclusive society in which protection of the environment is vital, gender equality is embraced and everyone, regardless of differences and disabilities, can live at ease.

Her buzzword salad of vague, unmeasurable "goals" should be easy to achieve.

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

@Wakaranai89...you forgot to mention the parting gift of made-in-Japan, XS quasi-condoms. Lol

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Posted in: Hashimoto defends decision to allow spectators amid public frustration See in context

Are "domestic foreigners" allowed to spectate?

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Posted in: How vaccines work against the COVID-19 Delta variant See in context

the study by the Gamaleya Center, a Russian research institute, had been submitted for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.

I would listen to these guys before the Lancet, WHO and CDC combined.

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

What about putting the car in neutral and pushing it through to the other side...like the bike-u people do?

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Posted in: Japanese sporting world welcomes having fans at Tokyo Olympics See in context

But it's still too dangerous to have live (outdoor) viewing events or even for two people to sit side-by-side at a bar or a Starbucks. Uhm, ok.

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Posted in: Drink up, drink fast, drink alone? Tokyo to ease alcohol curbs See in context

Bars and izakayas have already been shuttered for months while restaurants were restricted from selling booze for at least the last two. If the government's alcohol ban really worked why are there still so many new daily cases?

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Posted in: 'With masters defeated, the slaves can't fight': Taliban eye victory after U.S. exit See in context

Let them rot.

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Posted in: Warning to athletes: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else See in context

A warning as impotent as Japan's SOE's. Any bets, the first violations will be from IOC officials or various hanger-ons and not athletes?

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Posted in: China sends record 28 fighter jets toward Taiwan See in context

It looks like China's just going to keep on poking and probing further and further until they get Taiwan to commit a violent reaction and then it's game on.

All it's going to take to go from "show of force" to an actual conflict is one mistake by either side.

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Posted in: Japan should have scrapped domestic COVID vaccine trials: Kono See in context

Now hear this: damage control parties report to you stations...this is not a drill!

Is there an election soon or is this guy actually having a moment of clarity (rhetorical question).

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Posted in: British medical journal calls for global conversation on Tokyo Olympics See in context

The Lancet!? You mean the same rag that published a letter last year stating that the Wuhan lab leak was a crazy conspiracy theory...that Lancet?

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

"Hurdles"? There are no hurdles...as long as you can read/write and are fluent in Nihongo.

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Posted in: NBCUniversal CEO says Tokyo Olympics could be most profitable ever for company See in context

Lat time I checked, NBC doesn't have a broadcast affiliate in Japan so why would anyone here even care?

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Posted in: Memorial service marks 20 years since fatal stabbing rampage at Ikeda school See in context

Mamoru Takuma who was sentenced to death in 2003 and executed in September 2004.

Less than a year between the sentence and when justice was served. That's how you do it. USA take note.

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Posted in: Bored Games: Aussie softball team finds Olympic bubble challenging See in context

I can't imagine that their hotels are much better (or bigger) than your standard cracker-box Japanese hotel, either. Oh the humanity!

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Posted in: Suga not ruling out election if no-confidence vote submitted See in context

This guy has had a look on his face that says "I'd rather be anywhere else than here" since day 1.

Also...how did this article about a possible "no confidence vote" turn into a story about South Korea halfway through?

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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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