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Posted in: 5 taken to hospitals in Tokyo after choking on mochi; one dies See in context

The Japanese struggle changing traditions and routines, doesn't matter if they are inefficiënt, plain dumb, or even potentially fatal.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

Start to think positive. 1300 is a baby number compared to the millions in the Tokyo/Yokohama area

The amount of tests is usually also a baby number compared to the millions of people. Don't you get it?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

How man tests?

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Posted in: Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka selected AP Female Athlete of Year See in context

I think "Naomi-chan" likes a bit of attention.

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Posted in: Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from abroad See in context

Oh man, government can't even handle the original strain. If this thing gets out of control, and knowing this government it will, I wonder how they will possibly spin it to try and desperatly hold on to the garbage fire titled The Olympics.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games organizers to raise opening, closing ceremony budget See in context

Of course, sink more money into that garbare event that gets paid by the people that don't even want it.

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Posted in: Suga denies need for state of emergency as cumulative infections top 200,000 See in context

Suga is a joke. Something drastic needs to change, when this guy steps down again because his popularity keeps dropping, a new Abe/Suga clone will take his place and Japan can never really improve as a country.

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Posted in: Man arrested for keeping mother’s body at home See in context

Sounds like he was trying to cash in mommy's welfare checks.

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Posted in: Most in Japan oppose holding Olympics in 2021: polls See in context

Since when does this government care?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 460 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,417 See in context

4000 tests. And I bet they truly think they are doing an amazing job. Happy I left recently, tired of a government pulling the wool over their citizen's eyes, and nobody allowed to question. Shoganai culture, amazing.

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Posted in: Man on death row for killing Filipino woman dies of illness See in context

That takes care of that. Wasn't exucution super expensive anyways? Even more than keeping him alive and feeding him for the rest of his life? Or is that just in the us?

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Posted in: Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines See in context

Facebook needs to stop editing, after all they are claiming they are not a publisher.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't to ask older people not to use travel campaign amid virus spike See in context

Here in the Netherlands the restrictions are quite severe, and since yesterday a law was out in place to wear masks indoors in public places, resulting in a 95 euro fine if you don’t. I was surprised last week when I came back after 5 years in Japan, to see more people wearing masks here than in Japan. Then again, cases have been going down lately, even with winter starting. Since today also everyone can get tested, regardless if you have symptoms or not, and it’s free.

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Posted in: Koike says Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike See in context

Ok Koike, calm down..

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Posted in: Gov't to exclude Sapporo, Osaka from Go To travel campaign for 3 weeks See in context

Wonder how many meetings this took.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to eat and drink in small groups See in context

Nice, urging, cause that apparently worked so well in the past. Grow a pair and take action and responsibility, not everything revolves around you saving face.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around See in context

I can already visualize it. Depressed looking athletes competing without any effort, and just the olympic committee cheering in an absolute quiet and deserted stadium.

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Posted in: Japan finds luring businesses from Hong Kong may be tough See in context

You know a country is bot attractive when even HK companies don’t see it as an improvement. Well done Japan!

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Posted in: Japanese police hide at shrine to catch a thief…who stole ¥665 See in context

God, Japanese law enforcement is a joke.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy jumps to death from apartment building in Niigata See in context

so young, sad that he never got to see the better days that come with getting out of JHS.

You mean bullying bosses and tons of overtime. Yes, students in Japan really have a career to look forward to.

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Posted in: Suga to hold phone talks with Biden on Thursday or Friday See in context

What victory. Not even all states have been counted, and there hasn’t been an official result yet. Unless you think the newschannels are the ones deciding the winner.

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Posted in: Japan to make special allowance for entry of athletes before Olympics See in context

Japan, stop kidding yourself. This is going to be a joke of an event, if it happens at all.

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Posted in: Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows See in context

This is why the US is a joke to non-Americans. Look at this circus.

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Posted in: Race to boost financial hub status intensifies among Japanese cities See in context

Hahaa, good luck Japan, you’re not exactly attractive.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 209 new coronavirus cases nationwide tally 864 See in context

But Japan does only test people who want to get testes, thus are experiencing symptoms therefore are more likely to test positive. I think if they were to test every single person in Tokyo the % would probably be lower.. right..?

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Posted in: Black bear shot dead after injuring 4 in Ishikawa Pref See in context

"It is scary. I thought we would not encounter a bear as we are distant from mountains,"

A woman in her 40s said

Sorry, but why is the age relevant..

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 177 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 550 See in context

I mean we get it now, testing will always be low, but 177 out of 983.. yikes.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 166 new coronavirus cases See in context

Haha, so random.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

It is super expensive, I remember myself and my partner looked into it back when the doctors said we only had a 2% chance to get pregnant naturally. By some miracle she did, We found out a day before the appointment.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 142 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 505 See in context

1k tests hahaha

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