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Posted in: Japan tees up Abe's ex-interpreter to help chart course with Trump See in context

*new phrase, hobotora, meaning "likely Trump", has gained popularity in Japanese political and media speak in recent weeks, supplanting moshitora, or "possibly Trump"*

...... Wow!! The Japanese media has made Trump..The Tiger .....

Likely The Tiger; possibly The Tiger


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Posted in: Foreign minister says Japan willing to provide further aid to Gaza See in context


Hamas was in part supported by Israel as part of their divide and conquer strategy..

This seems true of many of those terrorist organisations and terrorist states that inflict huge damages in the world. Look at Taliban... The US supported them initially, and then they became an uncontrollable power.

Happens elsewhere in the world too.

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Posted in: India lands spacecraft near moon's south pole See in context

Geez! The live video was like a bad CGI version of the 1979 Atari arcade game Lunar Lander.

..And what were you expecting to watch??? A visually graphic sci-fi??? Welcome to the reality..this is how real stuff looks.

I do not know if this was a great achievement or what, I don't really care that much. But what is mans fascination with landing on the moon, am I missing something here? ps.....did anyone else notice that in the bottom picture it was all men cheering. Perhaps other women like me around the world are of my thoughts.

Elon Musk is fascinated with colonizing Mars. The moon could be a better option.. since it has water. If not an option, it could give a lot of answers, which mankind would need when they move somewhere else, when Earth is no longer inhabitable

As for the men cheering.. if you look at their live video, you can see a lot of women scientists at ISRO. Scroll through this video and you will see a pretty good number of them.


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Posted in: Booed Azarenka blasts 'unfair' Wimbledon crowd after Svitolina defeat See in context

So, the crowds from the UK- a nation that invaded and enslaved people from multiple nations, boos players from Russia, a nation that is currently trying to follow in their footsteps --

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Posted in: Facing Olympic corruption charges, Dentsu out as IOC broadcast partner in Asia See in context

*"has awarded exclusive rights for four Olympics from 2026 to 2032 to the Switzerland-based, Chinese-owned sports marketing agency Infront.*

"Infront already holds Olympic broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa"

"It was bought in 2015 by Chinese corporation Wanda."

••••• and that's how the Chinese take over the world -inch by inch, piece by piece... They already hold key ports through contracts, have holdings in Europe, etc. You'd be surprised at the number of firms, based in some other nations, but owned by Chinese. There's no stopping them.

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Posted in: Japan had weak basis for ordering 882 mil COVID vaccine doses: audit See in context

Guess countries are like individuals..

A rich guy would hoard excessive food and not mind wasting a portion of it.. For him it's luxury while a poor person will utilise whatever he gets... For him, it's sustenance.

The rich countries got their hands on vaccines, and hoarded them..while the poor countries were scrambling for the vaccines..

Can't really blame people for hoarding masks and toilet paper... Even governments do it- only at a different level.

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Posted in: Putin escalates Ukraine war; issues nuclear threat to West See in context

3 power hungry countries that contribute to the instability in the world and coercively polarize others- The US, China and Russia.

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Posted in: China warns Kishida about amending Japan's constitution See in context


"We hope that Japan will earnestly learn the lessons of history, adhere to the path of peaceful development and take concrete actions that would win the trust of its Asian neighbors and the international community,"

"And in the meanwhile, we, China, will continue to bully all those who share borders with us, acquire strategic locations through leases, and pummel our way around"

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Posted in: Japanese grandpa draws following as art YouTuber See in context

My sensei introduced me to this Shibasaki-sensei's channel. It's good to watch him to improve your Japanese. She says he talks so calmly that his videos are a great stress relief.

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Posted in: Gun used to kill Abe was simple to make, analysts say See in context

What's the point of this article?

Is it insinuating that since even strict gun control laws couldn't stop the gun violence, we can as well have guns around?

Or does it indicate how 'simple' it is to make a gun?

Or is it meant to stimulate interest in gun making through an introduction to the 'basics' of gun making and materials/trigger systems to be used?

Consumption of this kind of related information in the aftermath of the shooting incident is possibly very high.

Why would news sites publish articles like these? Is it responsible reporting? Will it not encourage more copy cat crimes?

Japan is a relatively safe country, despite lots of "変な人". Hope everyone does their bit to keep it peaceful and safe.

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

A sad day for Japan, a sad day for democracy.

Certainly not the way to go down for a world leader and a former PM.

Abe-san didn't deserve this at all. May he rest in peace.

I have always admired the ease with which Japanese politicians conduct their speeches in the public. No huge arrangements, no huge rallies, no hordes of masses... Just plain appeals to people. However that leaves them vulnerable too.

I really hope there is an additional layer of security henceforth.. It's shocking to see how close the assassin got, without anyone particularly noticing him

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Posted in: 70 Japanese volunteer to fight for Ukraine against Russia See in context

Although the need to protect their own country is very very understandable, you cannot ignore the fact that Ukraine has actually done what terrorists do... A global call for recruiting fighters to join their cause is what terrorist organizations do...

I bet most these 70 would have been willing to join in even if the call was for a Jihadist organization. Haven't we heard of people from different nations the joining fight alongside ISIS?

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context


Additional, Japan do not trust foreigners according their behavior during the pandemic. Best example is the US army in Okinawa.

Look at youtube. Hundreds of videos with big indoor events from USA, Europe...no social distance, no masks...

I was recently on a plane to my home country, and there were a couple of Japanese onboard... Sneezing, coughing throughout, these people 'did not' wear a mask... They do it in their homeland, but they don't, when they are out..it seems.

Don't blame all other nations, for bringing in the disease. Japanese like these bring in the disease too, when they return.

And we caught the virus even with meticulous (to the level of OCD) sanitizing and distancing all the time.

Look at the number of cases in Tokyo now..with this case load, it's already widespread... And everyone is going to catch it sooner or later.

Take a walk through the Otemachi station or any other shotengai where izakayas are plenty... There are lots of Japanese who don't wear masks.. those guys are the ones who spread it to others.

Omicron, while not serious, is highly contagious. And whether the health ministry of any nation reports it or not, the numbers are high everywhere.

Point is, there's no use shutting the borders when the caseload is already high... This variant is anyways going to sweep through every household. You can't even delay the wave. Open your eyes.. it's already there. Don't blame it on every other nationality.

The ban is only the Government's statement to the people, that they are doing quite a bit to prevent the virus. It only serves to ramp up the support for the government, and does nothing else.

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Posted in: Kishida, Gates agree to cooperate over COVID, nutrition summit See in context

The title should have been:

Current PM of Japan, Future President of the US agree to cooperate over COVID, nutrition summit

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

"Only 45% decrease"

Okay JT..thanks for the great analysis and awesome reporting

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Posted in: Teenagers make 200 final in Olympic testosterone controversy See in context

so according to the rule talking about women with more natural advantage... Shouldn't Phelps have been banned for having long arms and a body specifically suitable for swimming? Can you even imagine swimming without this superstar?

An utterly BS rule.... If you want "standardized competitors", you better have "Olympics for ROBOTS".

Leave the girls as they are .... For God's sake, it's 'natural' testosterone.

Hope the athletes or their sporting bodies don't force them to take them pills or go under the knife... Pills have side effects..not sure of what surgery does ....But you mess with your body for small gains, you mess with a lifetime of effects.

I have lost a lot of respect for sport- and particularly for the Olympics in the last few months.

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Posted in: Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100 See in context


That was the coldest reaction to a winner I have ever seen from the runners up. And they are supposedly teammates! No love lost in the Jamaican team towards Thompson it seems.

Very true ... Frayser and Jackson looked like they were absolutely taken aback and surprised... Just a pat on the back to the winner.... After that the winner was mostly left to herself .. whatever the inside story, there was no 'team spirit' visible whatsoever

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

So that stadiums can be opened to the spectators, as Bach said….

Bach is the Magician Man..a prophet.. Covid works as per the words he utters- somebody give him the WHO’s top post

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 920 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,191 See in context

Another state of emergency is being planned until 22August.

I can say I understand a little as to how things work here, coz I have been saying for the past few months that the Olympics would be conducted as Tokyo goes into a strict emergency, with us all holed up in our houses. I guess the 'strict' part would follow sooner or later.

That's the only way they can ensure any little degree of safety...

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Posted in: Dread and disinfectant: cleaning COVID wards in Japan See in context

I am surprised someone would downvote virusrex's comments... they are facts...

We aren't grateful to these people enough...money is one thing..but the constant threat to life, is something all these people live with everyday...

Dear JT, can you provide an edit button so that we can change/delete our comments when there are typos

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Posted in: Dread and disinfectant: cleaning COVID wards in Japan See in context

I am surprised someone would downvote virusrex's comments... they are facts...

We aren't grateful to these people enough...money is one thing..but the consta

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Posted in: Yes. Tokyo Olympics are still on, despite opposition, pandemic See in context


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Posted in: Japan extends state of emergency for Tokyo, 8 other areas to June 20 See in context

Said it earlier..and saying it again...

We are going to live in a continued state of emergency, which would be made tighter until the cursed event is over...

And then, let's blame the explosion in cases on the Indian variant... How convenient!!

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Posted in: Beset by coronavirus wave, doctors lead push against Olympics See in context

Bob and Jax, and all others who support the Olympics,

Please do come over to Tokyo, Japan to live here and actively volunteer for the Olympics, and Paralympics. Heard they are running short of volunteers.. I'm sure if you prop yourself up as a supporter, the organizers will definitely give you a chance....

Wait.. and you will also get to sign the 'virus liability waiver'

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Posted in: Medical career beckons for Japan rugby star Kenki Fukuoka See in context

Awesome positive news...

Not a fan of rugby and don't know this player.. however, he is a great example and inspiration to kids. It shows you can be anything in life if you put your mind to it...

Wishes to Kenki Fukuoka all success in his new endeavors.

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Posted in: Nearly 60% say Tokyo Olympics should be canceled: poll See in context

This is a non-news item., These surveys no longer have any significance.

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Posted in: Suga repeats determination to hold Olympics as he expands state of emergency See in context

Until the end of Olympics, or may be until another month or two after that, Japan will be in a continued state of emergency. People would be hold up inside their houses, so that Olympics can be conducted. This is how they probably plan to protect the general public...

Doesn't help.. really!!

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Posted in: IOC says negative public opinion no threat to Tokyo Olympics See in context

Like the Good Old Colonial days ...when a small number of Colonizers came to a distant land ..never bothered about the well being of their subjects, but wanted them paying their taxes, and do their jobs; telling them what to do and what not to in their own country; never bothered if they died ..

IOC has colonized Japan now.. atleast for now. They are not bothered about what people think or whether they die..they just want their money...

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Posted in: Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode See in context

India has already had the dubious honor of having a variant named after it, 

But somehow we never call this virus itself as 'Wuhan Virus' or 'China virus' ..Wonder why are we so selective in giving names!!!!?

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Posted in: 280 sports doctors apply for 200 spots needed for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Don't be quick to blame regular doctors... Regular doctors are 内科。

Sports doctors are 整形外科(せいけいげか). These are the doctors whom you visit when you have injuries, sprained your ankle, break a bone, or... when you have rheumatoid arthritis, or for rehabilitation. In my experience, some of them don't even make a cast...they dire-ct you elsewhere. 

They don't treat fevers or pneumonia.

This is just a PR article to show that doctors  are accepting of the Olympics.

But I think, if Japan is running short of medical personnel for vaccination, they can use these doctors for vaccination, since they are qualified.

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