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Posted in: Deep snow on Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route best seen in June See in context

Would highly recommend this trip (post pandemic of course). Stunning views and scenery.

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Posted in: Over 30% in Japan see rise in exposure to secondhand smoke See in context

Disgusting habit and should banned everywhere.

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Posted in: Side by side See in context

Those fans should do the press conference after the match ;-)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 260 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,793 See in context


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Posted in: Women account for record 37% of Japanese civil servant hires See in context

A move in the right direction, but when you look at Japan's ranking for gender equality, they are 120th so there is a LONG way to go.

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Posted in: Osaka fined $15,000 for skipping French Open news conference; could face disqualification See in context

Completely agree with Naomi on this. Players should be free to choose their platform for communication. Demanding that they make these public appearances is ridiculous. The sporting spectacle she provides on court for fans is more than enough.

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Posted in: ANA offers weddings on plane grounded by prolonged pandemic See in context

"I'm sorry, you paid what for this?"

"1.5 million, darling."

"I want a divorce" (*hard slap in the face)

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Posted in: Fire departments discuss how paramedics can speed up Japan's vaccine drive See in context

Signs that policy makers are finally starting to think laterally. Although very late to the party, this kind of creativity should be welcomed.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

Can we start the week with some positivity please? Finally this is some good news.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested after man stabbed in shopping center toilet See in context

The kid obviously has mental health issues.

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Posted in: Suga dodges questions on whether Olympics can be held under state of emergency See in context

Gloriously vague. On pretty much everything.

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Posted in: Japan ruling party seeks big defense budget rise amid China threat See in context

Blame China.

Seems to be a recurring theme recently ....

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Posted in: Doctor warns holding Games could lead to 'Olympic virus' strain See in context

Beyond a joke now. CANCEL THIS EVENT.

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Posted in: Japan witnesses total eclipse of super moon See in context

This picture has really eclipsed my expectations.

Was really a tremoondous spectacle.

At least it helped to distract from the lunar-tics in power making ridiculous decisions on a daily basis.

(Yes, my Netflix special is coming out soon).

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Posted in: Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and 'Shark Tank' See in context

This will help Amazon to catch up with Netflix and Disney in terms of content (acquired back catalogue), but I get the feeling this acquisition is because Jeff wants to say, "The name's Bezos. Jeff Bezos", at the next annual shareholder meeting ;-)

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Posted in: Jeff Bezos says will pass baton to new Amazon CEO on July 5 See in context

Of course Bezos won't really be going anywhere. This is just a transfer in name only. He'll retain all the decision-making and strategy. I think the problem Amazon might have is becoming too big, with too many interests.

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Posted in: Record low number of pregnancies reported in Japan in 2020 See in context

Japan is way below the replacement fertility rate required just to maintain a population, let alone increase it. At current projections it'll be less than 20 million by 2100. Could the last one please turn off the lights? (Or start having babies!)

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Posted in: Major Japanese newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

Well done Asahi Shimbun. *Pours third Asahi Dry :-)

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Posted in: UEFA opens disciplinary cases against Super League rebel clubs See in context

Ban them all from competitions for two years, both domestic and European.

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Posted in: Gov't considers using SDF doctors, nurses at Tokyo Olympics See in context

“Considering” LOL

They will need several months of meetings, deliberations, and deep contemplation before any decision is made. Don’t hold your breath.

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Posted in: PGA apologizes to Mickelson, Koepka for fans on final hole See in context

Great win by Phil. And will be 51 in a few weeks! Nice momentum going into the US Open and Open majors.

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Posted in: Suga adviser steps down after tweets downplaying COVID-19 situation See in context

Kaetsu University.

Not exactly Harvard......

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Posted in: Japan plans to extend COVID-19 state of emergency beyond May 31 See in context

These half-baked SOEs do not work.

Pass legislation allowing for full lockdowns.

Enforce these lockdowns for two months.

Ramp up the vaccination drives in all wards (based on current levels this won’t be hard).

Cancel the Olympics.

You’re welcome.

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Posted in: Threatening letter sent to immigration center over Sri Lankan's death See in context

put them on a plane and DEPORT them. 

Or why not have a fair and just immigration policy? And while we are at it, how about creating the nation's first NHRI?

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Posted in: Premium melons go for ¥2.7 mil at auction See in context

Someone in Hokkaido is laughing all the way to the bank....

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan adds five teriyaki items to the menu, including fries and a spicy new burger See in context


Go to Shake Shack or Umami Burger for a proper burger.

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Posted in: Study finds Asians largely 'invisible' in Hollywood's top films See in context

So how many westerners are in Japanese movies?

Tom Cruise was in The Last Samurai ...... ;-)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,708 See in context

These numbers are complete and utter BS.

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Posted in: Giants owner to allow Tokyo Dome to be used as vaccination venue See in context

I'll put a tent up in my yard. They can use that too. As long as that gets me my two jabs.

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Posted in: Japanese trains may dominate Washington metro after Hitachi joins See in context

Gotta say.... great trains.

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