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Posted in: Travel firms thrown into confusion over rules as Japan reopens to foreign tourists See in context

I wonder how many percent of the locals really want foreign tourists.

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Posted in: 16 Japanese universities team up to accept students from war-hit Ukraine See in context

Fun fact, in Germany, education is free for everyone, regardless of nationality, except in some private universities.

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Posted in: 5 places in Japan you’ll never get to visit again See in context

I wonder once they open the borders, how many cancellations of tours there would be, because of positive cases in the tours.

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Posted in: 2022 is the year of all-inclusive travel, and here’s why See in context

no thanks

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Posted in: Hyatt rolls starts use of room keys in Apple Wallet See in context

what if you lost your phone / watch?

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli thanks international fans for translating its tweets; asks them to keep it up See in context

how about learning more english?

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

she looks like a fierce school principal. :p

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Posted in: Vietnam in same boat, says Japan defense minister amid China's rise See in context

let the china-bashing begin!! (though maybe deservedly so....)

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context

The production at Spain is the problem.

Quality assurance, Quality Control and Production Control at the production site in Spain completely failed.

But Japan detected that.

Good Job Japan!

Why is it not detected in other countries? In the EU or elsewhere?

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Posted in: Author Murakami criticizes Suga over pandemic measures See in context

WobotAug. 31  08:12 am JST

So what does Murakami think should have been done then? That's missing from the article, the reverse of 'ignoring' is 'paying attention to' but does what exactly would does he think that entails beyond merely looking at it?

exactly. does he have a better solution?

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Posted in: Ultra-classy overnight bus gives you your own sleeping pod See in context

can you really sleep in them with the bus moving etc?

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Posted in: Paper view: Japanese diplomat has origami Instagram See in context

does he show the exact steps to make them on his account?

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Posted in: Will gyms go the way of arcades and movie rental stores? See in context

how many people really have friends in gyms? or just friends with benefits?

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Posted in: Back home in Britain See in context

sunny england, that's rare.

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Posted in: Olympic souvenirs See in context

hope they will sell (well)

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Posted in: You can find green tea ice creams all across Japan, but it’s extra special when you make it yourself See in context

can you replace the cream with greek yogurt?

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Posted in: Bach corrects Chinese slip-up in Olympic talks; calls Tokyo best-ever prepared host city See in context

asians are all the same to him

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Posted in: Koreans ready to roll See in context

the guy / gal in the middle, tallest of 'em all.

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Posted in: Arenas of gold: Tokyo venues ready to forge Olympic dreams See in context

the third last picture with the guard, it looks a bit sad.

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Posted in: S Korean tech firms shake up Japan's storied manga industry See in context

"You don't know when titles will disappear from the apps, so when I want them close at hand I buy them," Misaki said.

THis person is probably in the minority.

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Posted in: Sakura and Mt Fuji drinkware reacts to cold temperatures with beauty See in context

is it safe?

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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

how about GoToVaccinate first?

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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

let's promote herd immunity!! oh, wait....

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

do these schools need to get their heads and brains certified as well?

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Posted in: Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions See in context

That put a stop to over-tourism

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Posted in: Watch an English-subtitled noh performance for free through Arts Council Tokyo on YouTube See in context

Noh wonder we are getting such responses....

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Posted in: Solo sauna a hot favorite in Tokyo amid virus spike See in context

Actually it is still circulating the same air, just less contact with other users. Not much safer than the "normal" saunas, i think.

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Posted in: Don't move See in context

why not have both? those who want to just stay still keep to one side, those who want to walk/run/fly etc use the other side of the escalator? nanny state indeed....

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