serious star power by recruiting none other than Takuya Kimura, a former member of boy band SMAP and arguably the most popular man in Japanese show business,
Flat, tone-deaf, and the face of a pure apple. Honey is sweet unless you are a diabetic,
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The Bushido does not exist anymore. Too bad. We are yamato
jiji XxToday 05:57 pm JST
disgustinger and disgustinger. it'll be interesting to see the longterm effects of this Olympics on the institution in general. in recent years more countries/cities have been saying "no thanks", and I hope the current disgraceful performance will spur many more to follow suit. the Olympics is past it's use-by date, my view.
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englisc aspyrgendToday 06:02 pm JST
Until the Japanese people are willing to hold their elite to account, this sort of disgrace will continue.
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1300, 13000 shows nodifference inovercoming this flu virus
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We are innoculated sesshu and travelling carefully. I am sure these people will get over it quickly and tavel around as well.
The infected hotel staff I am sure are false positives because Japan is pure.
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@drlucifer, and other with small business filing ridiculous amount of paperwork, I feel for you.
My Japanese pension folder of paper after paper of filing things over and over again is 6cm thick! Yes..6cm!!!
Had to get a new resident paper, the jinmyhyo 5 times because it expires after 3 months.
Finally getting the pension, but still harassed by volumes of new papers wanting to know if I am really me, if I have a resident card, and if I am still living at the same address. I was told if I did not verify my MY NUmber card my pension would be canceled.
I and the wife really feel for you, small business owners. This place is a bureaucratic mess and nobody can use a computer and make databases that cannot be hacked. Very very sad for such a really neat place to live.
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1149 is a mystical and magic number for me. I wonder what were the deaths in correlation to the marginal propensity to consume the virus within droplet loads as opposed to touching contaminated surfaces. These are all I ,important aspects of understanding the espred and reachin 1149
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Sorry Monty, Virus X for the win on this one. I am an expert at picking winners.
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My suggestion to fix this issue is to shorten hours for restaurants, department stores, etc., even more so that we can jam as many people as possible into a small shop, department store, etc., and just get it over with and let the virus go at it.
Who in their right mind thinks that opening department stores and food stores later and closing them earlier will trick the virus from spreading. Man, get a clue. Do what America did. Open super early, and close super late, and have designated times for age groups. This country is backasswards.
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In actuality, frozen vegetables and fruits are much healthier and so much cheaper than fresh. They are instantly frozen on-site and that keeps all the nutrients intact. Unless you are a raw veggie eater like us, no need for fresh because it ain't fresh by the time you get it.
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Just send everyone a package of child-size band-aid masks and we will all accept the apology.
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The beer garden near Toyosu Market is flooded with “no-mask foreigners” ... Olympic officials are also using it as a healing place.
"The beer garden located on the opposite bank of the Olympic Village, near the Toyosu Market , is full of foreign Olympics officials."
Less than a week or so before the Olympics are held, athletes and staff from each country are visiting Japan one after another. And they are gathering in the beer garden.
Amazing folks, but it is happening. The air is full of droplets.
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despite Tokyo's 4:40 a.m. sunrise,
Huh? 3:38 tomorrow.
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Delays in clerical work are believed to lie behind the amount yet to be used.
This because of the truthful fact that most government offices do not even have computers on all desks and there are heaps of files and paperwork everywhere,
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@Michael: You need to look up and read about pension laws. Divorce these days guarantees 50% whether he is dead or alive, but if they negotiated, then he could have convinced her 10% or even 100% was in line with what they agreed on. His death has nothing to do with what she might be receiving.
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Their stay in the village will also be shorter than usual: competitors can only arrive five days before their event and must leave within 48 hours of winning or losing.
My question then is, who were all the fake sailors with t-shirts blazed with their country names, not wearing masks and loud down near the Enoshima sailing Olympic pavilion yesterday? Sure were not Japanese.
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Seems fabulous a leader in my opinion if you compare him to people like Pol Pot, Saddam, Musulini, Hitler, Trump, The Czars et al...
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Posted in: Trouble associated with crypto assets have been increasing, with the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan saying complaints linked to virtual currencies are on pace to reach a record high. What advice would you give to someone thinking of investing in cryptocurrencies? See in context
Better than spending it on a Lotto ticket or a ticket to a seat at the Olympics.
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Above is a good article showing how government tax office workers all got the virus because they did not follow the rules. In Japanese but you can use google translate if necessary.
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@PSmith: Excellent article.
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They are employed by a foreign-owned firm dealing with electric generators. They entered Japan between February and May to take part in maintenance work for electric generators used at Tokyo Games' venues.
If the generators are not made for the elctric grid in Japan specifically then they cannot work here.
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And 3LDK is not three bedrooms unless you change the often found tatami room into a bedroom.
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Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan have been using the word Mansion way longer than Japan has. Don't you think they might be copying their neighbors?
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He thinks we all look alike. What a sorry creature this old old man is.
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Lucky so many do not stay there. The athletes sightseeing around Katase Enoshima freely and not masked was a site to see yesterday. So many people had their jaws dropped and gasping.
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People put drugs in their top shirt pockets fully visible and nobody checks.
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Female police officers are so sexy here the way they strut around and get on their mopeds with their cute hats. I would not mess with them at all especially with a cooking knife.
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I think cab drivers are overall nice, but I prefer the luxury trains in and around Japan. Green car and first-class for me all the way. It only costs money and what is money? Something to use to enjoy life with.
Plus most cab drivers are not vaccinated and smell like cigarettes.
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Is this a joke or what? The Chinese athletes and other foreign athletes were all over Katase Enoshima yesterday maskless and very loud.
Totally breaking all rules of the road, sidewalks, and just common courtesy. Skateboarding, rollerblading, and biking. They ship their bikes in the containers that they ship their sailboats and gears in.
They wear their Olympic passes around their necks so they can go in and out of the gates at the sailing pavilion.
I find it shocking that they are complaining. Will find it amusing when they find out almost 100% of the restaurants on the island there are cash only, and they try to use their phone or cards to pay.
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