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Posted in: Japanese business established to rent out ad space on lazy comedian’s backpack See in context

Saya is the founder, president, and acting CEO of Lemon Jam,

So it's a company of exactly one employee?

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Posted in: Watchful eye See in context

As long as the pigeon doesn't turn around and leave its own contribution.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan should pursue cooperation: Moon See in context

It is "the current generation's duty for the future generation" to seek closer ties between Seoul and Tokyo, Moon said in a speech

Clearly we haven't reached the portion of the South Koran election cycle where they all become vehemently anti-Japanese to whip up public support.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe now a model for Beyoncé’s Ivy Park collection See in context

Her international presence is limited, and after appearing to move to the US last year, it now looks like she is back in Japan.

This has all the traits of a paid PR story.

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Posted in: Exclusive luxury experiences await travelers to Japan See in context

Someone needs to mention to these businesses that Japan hasn;t been this closed for travel since Perry and his Black Ships in 1854.

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Posted in: Peng Shuai emerges at Olympics; gives controlled interview See in context

Who the hell does the CCP think they are fooling with this stage managed garbage?

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Posted in: Peng Shuai says allegation was 'enormous misunderstanding' See in context

The newspaper said it had to submit questions in advance and that a Chinese Olympic committee official sat in on the discussion and translated her comments from Chinese.

The newspaper published her comments verbatim – which it said was another pre-condition for interview – in question-and-answer form

That's not really an interview then is it? Answering pre-submitted questions, all while being watched by a minder. . . . .

Peng Shuai speaks English, and has conducted numerous post-match interviews speaking the language. She doesn't need a translator.

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Posted in: Symbol of Japan #MeToo movement again awarded damages in rape case See in context

Good to see that this is now being referred to as a Rape case . . . . . not the slimy term "forced sexual intercourse"

Japan has a long way to go if it keeps hiding behind gentler PC phrases when dealing with tough issues. It tries to dimish the severity of the perpetrators actions.

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Posted in: Singapore-bound plane returns to Japan after pilot falls ill See in context

Wasn't this how the movie Airplane started?

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Posted in: China's bubble bullet trains start Winter Olympics venue dash See in context

As usual, based on stolen Japanese technology

https://japan-forward.com/japans-transfer-of-bullet-train-technology-a-mistake-china-of-course-has-copied-it/

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Posted in: Djokovic denied entry to Australia; has visa canceled See in context

More importantly, if he is deported, he may have a re-entry ban to Australia. He will also have to declare any prior deportations when entering Any country in the future . . . . . Quite a stain on your passport!

This coulld be interesting.

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Posted in: There’s a Tokyo vending machine that sells love in a can (or a shot at it) See in context

What a pathetic rort.

What you are most probably buying is a 3,000 yen consultation with a match maker to be put on their books. You are then paying 9,000 yen to be matched up with any potential partners for dinner, at which you will bear the costs.

Rumours swirl that many of these match making business just keep girls on the books just so they can cream off the 9,000 yen fee. The girl gets an all expenses paid dinner at a fancy restaurant, movie etc and never has to see the guy again.

No real attempt is made at matching couples. It all about fleecing the bloke.

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Posted in: Man arrested for exposing himself to school girl admits to at least 50 similar offenses See in context

One of those small magicians guillotines should fix things.

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Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi See in context

I wonder if Dyson and some of the Mochi makers would do a boxed set?

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Posted in: Tokyo police admit to losing 38 citizens’ personal data…that was stored on floppy disks See in context

Why didn't they just fax the information through?

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Posted in: China expands lockdowns as COVID cases climb See in context

I find it difficult to believe that a country of 1.4 Billion only has 209 daily infections.

Pull the othe one China!

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Posted in: Australia's New South Wales sets new daily COVID case record See in context

Mitsuo MatsuyamaToday  01:47 pm JST

One year ago some people here at Japan Today criticized Japan strongly for Japan not testing everyone.

After one year we see countries that were very famous back one year ago for testing everyone like Australia and S.Korea and today we see both of them with higher number of cases and deaths.

From this, I can come to the conclusion that number of test will not lead to improvement of results regarding Covid-19.

This is completely flawed logic. Testing allows the authorities to know the scope and scale of infections within a community. More testing, and the results get more accurate/representative of what is happening in the comunity as a whole.

As it stands, Japan is currently performing 30x LESS tests than Australia and is having to guess at total infection rates based on extrapolation of a relatively low sample size for information.

This information is then, of course, used to shape public health responses.

You then have to ask, would Japans response to the Pandemic, Olympics, GoToTravel etc been different had the sampling been more comprehensive?

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Posted in: School leaflet asks students to write down, turn in their social media passwords See in context

Simple, replace it with . .

"I will share my social media password with with my parent or guardian if requested"

Besides, half of these social networks use 2FA or MFA to login anyway.

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Posted in: China lashes out at Abe over his warning on Taiwan See in context

“Anyone who dares to repeat militarism and challenge the bottom line of the Chinese people will surely be shattered in the face."

Why is it that only North Korea and China use this kind of language. It sounds really childish, like something a kid would say in a playground after someone they ddn't like touched their soccer ball.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games uniforms for 28,000 volunteers remain unused See in context

Donate the clothes to impoverished countried.

Three years we will see rag-tag seperatist rebels heavily armed with AK-47s and RPG-7s looking like they were sponsored by the IOC.

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Posted in: Hokkaido police station evacuated after man brings bombshell in a plastic bag See in context

How many times did he donk the detonator on the way in?

A live shell of that size would probably weigh in the region of 6-8Kg. Not generally something that would be easily carried in a simple carrier bag.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign minister invited to China See in context

Does he play Tennis?

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Posted in: IOC says Peng Shuai has told Olympic officials she is safe See in context

“She explained that she is safe and well, living at her home in Beijing, but would like to have her privacy respected at this time. That is why she prefers to spend her time with friends and family right now,” the pre approved CCCP Script said.

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Posted in: Over half of Japanese newlyweds haven’t been bothering with a wedding ceremony See in context

Have a nice BBQ in a park with close family and friends. Take some photos and dispense with the formalities. Have a honeymoon and save your money for what really matters (e.g buying a house and starting a family).

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Posted in: Japan considers letting more skilled foreign workers stay indefinitely See in context

A right to stay is different to being treated as a citizen with full rights.

In many other countries, permanent right of abode also grants voting rights and all the rights of a citizen.

It's still a step in the right direction, and will hopefully encourage some of these new residents to live and start lives in some of the declining rural towns that so desperately need new blood.

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Posted in: LDP to make new lawmakers donate ¥1 mil transportation allowance See in context

From reading this article, let me get this right:

1) They receive 1 million yen upfront, 12 million a year. regardless of whether they travel or not. This is an allowance, so probably un-taxed.

2) They are not obliged to returned the unused portion of the allowance.

3) They are not reimbured travel costs up to 1 million, they are just given it.

4) Where does the unused portion of the allowance go?

5) The allowance is handed out as a bulk amount if you work 1 day or more in the calendar month. Not on a pro-rata basis.

And above highlights how horribly inefficient, borderline corrupt, this system is.

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Posted in: Japan to raise COVID-19 hospital capacity 30% by end of November See in context

It will also request events to be canceled and eateries to temporarily close, in addition to urging operators to reduce transportation services and people to refrain from going out to curb infections.

Request, Urge and Refrain. Nothing concrete and no penalties. Thats all this government has to work with under the Constitution.

Notice there is no detail on how they managed to increase the number of beds dedicated to Covid capacity. With private hospitals making up 70% of the 8,500 facilities in Japan, and a number of the remaining under their control being specialised unts for mental health, maternity, oncology etc, it doesn't leave much for them to work with.

Unless they are planning on comandeering all the emplty Olympic venues and get those ready . . . but staffed my whom?

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe releases new clothing collaboration with Japanese restaurant chain Saizeriya See in context

I suppose if you go to Saizeriya you can just order from the menu by pointing to your shirt.

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Posted in: Japan reluctant to accept proposal to declare Korean War over See in context

YrralToday  07:56 am JST

We are not at war with NK

Technically we are, but both sides have mostly stoopped shooting.

North Korea shelled South Korea in 2010 killing civillians, and sinking a South Korean ship with the loss of 45+ lives are generally not considered actions of a nation at peace with its neighbour.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes over ¥30 tril economic stimulus; restarting Go To Travel program See in context

Don't these guys ever learn????

If you give people a cash handout in Japan it generally ends up in the bank, and does very little in the way of economic stimulus. It has been shown to happen time and time again. Kishida's Cash for Kids won't work.

If you give people a rebate for money spent, this will indeed encourge spending, and ensures it is targeted and doesn't flow offshore. Go To Travel is reasonably well thought out stimulus package, with a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy.

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