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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says Tokyo bid payments to former Dentsu exec did not break rules See in context

Smelly, kusai, smelly, kusai!

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Posted in: NiziU, Babymetal to perform for 1st time on NHK's 'Kohaku' music show See in context

Big winner? Netflix et al!

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Posted in: Japan's tallest skyscraper, 'Torch Tower,' to be built in Tokyo See in context

With people discovering a work from home based working life and companies realizing all the cost savings on rent as a result, I seriously wonder about these mega projects....Mitsubishi were probably committed pre-pandemic but I truly wonder if they would come to the same decision in light of where we are now.

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Posted in: Go To travel subsidy program to cover half of costs from October See in context

To be fair for national taxpayers living in Tokyo, a spin off campaign for Tokyo residents should be made available at a later date.

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Posted in: Downloads of Japan's COVID-19 tracing app slow to 7.7 mil See in context

I downloaded the app but without a strong marketing campaign to encourage people to get the app, it's pretty pointless, surely. I haven't seen any marketing/PR anywhere to encourage its use.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 107 new coronavirus cases on Thursday See in context

I wonder if Koike is holding off from announcing a new state of emergency due to the upcoming Tōkyō mayoral election and doesn’t want to do anything to chip away at her lead. It’s similar to the “everything’s alright attitude” until they were forced to postpone the Olympics - day after that decision, guess what? The state of emergency was announced. It smells of selfish political timing to me.

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Posted in: Abenomasks See in context

Ours still haven’t arrived. More like “noabemasks”

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Posted in: New Harajuku Station building opens in Tokyo See in context

Glass walls for the concourse allow for plenty of sunlight and give the building a bright, modern feel. The interior features tiled floors, and a clear view of the old station and the tracks.

Sterile with no harmonization with its surroundings.....JR can do better - just see what Keio did with Takao-san Station!!

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Posted in: Trump declares an Iranian's general's 'reign of terror' over See in context

We take comfort in knowing that his reign of terror is over

All Trump's done is add a ton of fuel to the fire........

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Posted in: New site to allow shinkansen tickets to be booked outside Japan See in context

It continues to flummox me why there can't be a single portal site for buying Japanese rail tickets across all the various JR companies. Missing from the above initiative is JR East and that sticks out like a sore thumb. Japan is so good as so many things except when it comes to this compartmentalized "silo mentality".

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Posted in: Trump 4th U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges See in context

It’s really quite simple. The Republicans will keep protecting Trump for a bigger goal of stamping Republicans values on the U.S. for decades long after Trump has won a second term. And that is waiting out Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s term and appointing a conservative replacement to the Supreme Court. Then with a firm conservative majority on the Supreme Court, the GOP will always be in Nirvana!

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Posted in: Pope leaves Japan after visit to Sophia University See in context

Our daughter too and we are not financially wealthy but more importantly wealthy in heart!

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

A non alcoholic beer is not a beer. Full stop!

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Posted in: Kansai Electric gift scandal extends to Kyoto branch See in context

Kansai Electric concluded in a report of its internal probe released last Wednesday that the three former vice presidents did not breach internal rules and their behavior was not inappropriate.

Absolute joke and makes me sick!!

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Posted in: 2 court cases highlight paternity leave issue in Japan See in context

Not happy about that at all.....I'm usually a strong brand fan of ASICS....I was up to now.

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Posted in: Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore for cruise ships See in context

Japan's hotel business law bans rooms without a window,

Then what about the capsule hotels!?

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Posted in: The Okura Tokyo starts taking reservations See in context

No mention of what will happen with the gorgeous South Wing. Surely that’s not going to be pulled down for some glass faced monstrosity? I can imagine it happening the prime location and size of that piece of land.......better be Buddhist and accept that change is inenvitable and not hang on to things!

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Posted in: Luxury complex Tokyo Midtown Hibiya opens See in context

Quite a monstrosity! The previous building on the site, the Sanshin Building was an architectural beauty. At least they could have paid better homage to that heritage. I think the Meiji Seimei Life Insurance building and the  Mitsubishi Ichigokan are lovely executions of preservating the old but mixing in the new.

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Posted in: Starbucks Japan releases Matcha White Chocolate Frappuccino See in context

So how many calories in that?

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Posted in: Delta and Korean Air rekindle a partnership grown frosty See in context

I wondered why I was always getting zero miles on KAL flights with my Delta mileage program! Petty!

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Posted in: Netflix to stream new 'Star Trek' series across world See in context

Live Long and Prosper, Netflix!!!

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Posted in: Japan's porn industry apologises over coercion claims See in context

The "Intellectual Property Promotion Association" is a bewildering name for an organisation representing the adult porn industry. As with all Japanese style corporate "apologies", I will wait to see if actions speak louder than these empty words.

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Posted in: Virgin Atlantic to end service to Japan See in context

It is actually said to see how the Virgin brand has declined in Japan over years. Virgin Cola fell flat (no pun intended), the cinematic curtain fell for the last time when Virgin Cinemas got taken over by Toho, Virgin Megastores couldn't play its music, and now what I thought was the only real success for them in Japan, Virgin Atlantic is flying into the sunset. Arch rival BA must be gloating

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Posted in: Ishihara visits Fukushima to apologize for nuclear waste remarks See in context

Like father, like son!

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Posted in: Kinki University to change pervy English name See in context

For me the classic is the major tourist agency KNT - Kinki Nippon Tourist...

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Posted in: Angela Aki to put musical career on indefinite hold See in context

Rock on Angie,

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Posted in: Wedgwood and Royal Albert brands big in Japan See in context

Royal Doulton moved production to Indonesia some years ago. The traditional area of ceramic production in the UK in the Midlands, known as "The Potteries", is now mostly museums dedicated to the ceramic arts. I think there is some small scale production left though. Still worth a visit for pottery fans.

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