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Posted in: Crimes in Japan rise in 2022 for 1st time in 20 years See in context

Japan has the worlds best rate for convictions. The police do a good job of getting evidence so that the guilty face justice for their crimes.

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Posted in: World champion halfpipe skier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan See in context

it is very important to respect nature. You need to understand the conditions before you venture into the wild. There were many reports of bad weather last week.

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Posted in: Toranomon Hills Station Tower to open in Tokyo in autumn See in context

Most companies are moving their offices to regional areas like Saitama, Chiba and Yokohama. Will be difficult to find tenants.

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Posted in: 'Everything Everywhere' tops Oscar nominations with 11 See in context

These days most people prefer Netflix to movies. Since COVID most movie cinemas have closed down.

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Posted in: Nishioka out of Australian Open See in context

He looks short. Is he a famous player in Japan? I know the other one, but it seems like he has retired.

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Posted in: About 500 people evacuated from fire in South Korea shanty town See in context

South Korea is turning into a deadly place. Large number of deaths in each incident. I thought it was all Kpop and drama.

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Posted in: Ambulance workers struggle to find hospitals to admit patients for 4th consecutive week See in context

Do people really need to go to a hospital for Covid?

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Posted in: Japan’s cherry blossom forecast for 2023 is here! Tokyo among cities to see sakura first See in context

Hopefully Cherry blossom parties don’t come back.

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Posted in: Train conductor admits smoking multiple times on duty See in context

This goes to show the selfishness of smokers. They seem to think that people don’t notice the smell around them. There is nothing worse than walking behind a smoker.

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Posted in: Suspect denies killing family of 3 in Saitama on Christmas Day See in context

We will have to wait to see the camera footage to be sure, but it seems like he will be found guilty

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Posted in: 5 more things in Japan gone for good See in context

Toshimaen planned to close before the pandemic. Why is it on this list?

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Posted in: Japan reports 86,924 new coronavirus cases See in context

Great to see the numbers dropping. It seems that masks and vaccinations work in Japan.

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Posted in: Heart rate variability – what to know about this biometric most fitness trackers measure See in context

The big clue here is exercise. Most people don’t do any exercise at all after compulsory P.E class in high school. And they wonder why they are overweight or have heart conditions.

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Posted in: Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ dies at 82 See in context

Too bad he wasn’t able to play in Europe, but I can imagine the chants he would have received there. Can’t believe it still happens.

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Posted in: Travelers on New Year's holidays flood planes, trains in Japan See in context

I’d rather wait to travel until after the New Year. There will be less people.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 3 family members in Saitama Prefecture See in context

We will never know the reason for it. There are a number of possibilities though.

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Posted in: Ghibli Park now has English international ticket reservation site See in context

All theme parks have the same system, so it is not new. This system was introduced to reduce the number of corona virus cases. Hopefully this system is here to stay. It makes it much easier when you are in the theme park.

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Posted in: Hatate, Furuhashi score as Celtic sweep past St Johnstone See in context

That must be the most boring professional league in the world. Why not just play each other every week?

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Posted in: 5 arrested in deadly shooting at Minnesota's Mall of America See in context

If you want to play the game, expect the consequences

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Posted in: How to find a foreign baby name that also works in Japanese See in context

The most popular name in the UK now is Billie, as it is gender fluid.

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Posted in: FIFA looks to 48-team World Cup as eyes turn to 2026 See in context

This will be great to see more countries get the chance to compete on the international stage in the biggest sporting event. I am looking forward to China qualifying which will take Soccer to a level it has never seen before.

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Posted in: Argentina beats France on penalties to win World Cup See in context

I predicted that a team from outside Europe would win it. Good to see the lesser known nations winning.

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Posted in: Drunk Japanese politician in trouble for doing pullups inside moving train See in context

This would be very rare for someone at that age to be able to do one. He must be in impressive shape.

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Posted in: Gvardiol shines as Croatia wins 3rd-place match See in context

Looks like the African team ran out of steam at the end of their campaign. They tried their best, but were no match for the skill and experience of a team from Europe.

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Posted in: France ends Morocco World Cup dream to set up Argentina final See in context

Great to see the two best teams as well as the fairest teams in the final. At least they won’t be blaming the referees if they lose like some of the other teams have.

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Posted in: Messi and Alvarez fire Argentina past Croatia 3-0 into World Cup final See in context

Well done for the team from outside Europe. Hopefully they go all the way and win the World Championship.

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Posted in: New Zealand bans future generations from buying tobacco under new laws See in context

Good idea. Smokers are so selfish. All they think of is themselves.

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Posted in: France beats England 2-1 to advance to semifinals See in context

Unfortunately all the papers in England are blaming the umpire for the loss. I thought that guy who missed the kick from the free throw line has to take some of the blame.

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Posted in: France beats England 2-1 to advance to semifinals See in context

I remember after England defeated Iran in the first game all English supporters were claiming this would be easy for them. Also after Morocco won they expected an easy path to the final. I guess you can never get ahead of yourself like that.

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Posted in: Morocco reaches World Cup semifinals with 1-0 win over Portugal See in context

Hard to believe that a team outside Europe have advanced. All the experts predicted only European teams had a chance in this tournament.

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