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Posted in: Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients See in context

I can already hear the hords of Olympic players screaming they won't stay there.

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Posted in: Japan expands ban on arrivals from 73 countries See in context

The weather had to do a little more to keep people inside rather than the virus I would imagine .

What about Japanese permanent resident holders that hold other passports?

Ask your local immigration office not here.

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Posted in: Crowds disappear from Tokyo streets amid virus, snow See in context

More companies, including mine, has started teleworking from this week. Even last week when boarding the train I though there were less people than usual.

Something is indeed changing.

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Posted in: Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors' spending in Japan by estimated ¥981.3 bil See in context

Lived and worked in Japan through the 90s and noughties. Could walk through downtown Osaka somedays and barely see a foreign face let alone hear Chinese or Korean being spoken.

Just how did Japan survive back then with miniscule foreign tourist numbers?

30 years ago there was much less old people. Now with the old population, being more often at home, (not to mention that in was the peak of Japanese growth in the 90s) foreign money is essential to Japanese economy.

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Posted in: Film about Fukushima heroes warns against complacency See in context

I bet the movie skipped the part where they sent a team to open the back up cooling system valve but they came back empty-handed cuz the radiation level was too high lol. Russians get it done under the most difficult conditions. Japanese can't/won't

I think they were Ukrainian, mate.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. watching Japan closely for possible travel restriction See in context

the deadly virus.

Has it evolved into Ebola or perhaps cyanide already?

Tought it was just a slightly special flu type of a disease...

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Posted in: Nissan ordered to pay ¥2.4 bil fine over Ghosn pay scandal See in context

Everyone seems to be on about Karma and that it should sting for Nissan.

But we are talking here about bare 20 million dollars in fine...that will be pennies for them.

Now, among the Corona virus news this will be swept under the carpet.

They chose a good time for a settlement, I say!

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Posted in: Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan See in context

Gogogo, Olympics go!

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Posted in: Koizumi backs different surnames for married couples after heckling incident See in context

That Mrs. ? Sugita who uttered those words "don't get married" later when confronted with it on multiple occasions was pretending she was on her phone. It was so cringy to watch.

I think she is unstable as a person, leave alone a professional politician. ..

It's not her first time either, remember her LGBT statement?

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Posted in: Virus warning See in context

BTW, why do almost all new viruses originate in China?

Because the amount of people / animal live stock and and the chances of a new virus forming is higher than other smaller countries? Evolution.

or why?

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Posted in: New study shows wildlife thriving in areas evacuated after Fukushima nuclear meltdown See in context

Doubt they are especially highly radiated...

Perhaps a few percentage more than the usual. They would have to be in the vicinity of the plant itself to get a bigger doze, so I would not expect a two head rabbits or glowing zombie bears anytime soon.

I am not sure if the study name is a good title too. It should be more or less how animal behavior patterns change when humans are not around. Instead of the meltdown part...

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Posted in: Tokyo Gas opens new hydrogen station ahead of Olympics See in context

World is going with EVs so of course Japan cannot join in. Sad

If you meant that the energy needed to fill in those hydrogen tanks is generated from burning fossil fuels then yes, I agree that is not green.

But then again same goes for EV.

In order to charge it one needs a power source. And what is electricity generated from in Japan mostly? LNG, coal and oil.

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Posted in: Tokyo Gas opens new hydrogen station ahead of Olympics See in context

Fossil gas hydrogen isn't green though, so this isn't a win.

What are you on about? It is.

You burn it and you don't get co2 or other harmful coumponds.

I am curious though about the filling stations. The comprise of highly pressurized (800 bar) storage tanks.

That would give a whole big of an explosion if a terrorist attack occurred.

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Posted in: High court orders Shikoku Electric to suspend Ikata nuclear reactor restart See in context

Just keep'em running. The cheaper the electricity the better for everyone.

Just make sure that tsunami and earthquakes won't bring yet another Fukushima style event next time.

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Posted in: 39-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-year-old stepdaughter See in context

Who reported on him? I guess the mother...

She had enough of it so she reported?

If so it must have happened before too.

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Posted in: Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec See in context

Poor Kelly. I wonder how long be will be detained.

And at the end of it, will he be able to get a fair trial.

It seems, now they have to charge him with something coz if he is charged with nothing it would be as if they admitted that Ghosn too had done nothing or that the evidence they had against him was not sufficient from the very start...

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Posted in: Court commutes Peruvian’s death sentence to life See in context

Because a certain percentage of those executed are innocent.

How many of them are innocent? One in a million? Would not it be better if they only executed people they are 100 % sure they were guilty? Which I think they do, especially in Japan where they are so anal about double checking everything...

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Posted in: Nominees for Japan’s 2019 buzzwords include '#KuToo,' 'Tapiru' and 'Paprika' See in context

how about road rage or old geezers mistaking acceleration pedals for brakes?

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Posted in: National Police Agency mulls revoking driver's licenses over road rage See in context

I am a daily urban cyclist here in Yokohama and the amount of times I have seen red light speeding cars/trucks is unbelievable. It is a daily scene for me, more or less. trucks or cars not giving enough space for cyclist is also a common place. I usually catch up with them and tend to leave a feedback in form of my middle finger and a warning about giving more room or not speed like a mad-man... They tend to apologize... but do they learn? i dont know...

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