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Posted in: 10% of Japanese firms to add regular staff after minimum pay hike: survey See in context

If I'm not mistaken, every prefecture has a different minimum wage. So, is it that are raising ¥28 throughout Japan & the ¥930 is for the Tokyo area ?

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Posted in: Now that the Paralympics have ended, are you glad that Japan went ahead and hosted them and the Olympics? See in context

Thousands & thousands of athletes from all over the world have been preparing their whole life for this. I, for one, am glad they got the chance which they have been dreaming about since forever.

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Posted in: Samba rhythm to sound of silence: The dark art of goalball See in context

This is just totally amazing. 100% respect to them & all of the paralympians !! Just so awe inspiring. Their spirit just brightens your day & your life for that matter. Nothing but positivity coming from them.

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Posted in: Time to start tipping taxi drivers in Japan? Cab company now gives passengers option in Tokyo See in context

I always tip the taxi drivers. Albeit just a little. Usually just tell em to keep the change.

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Posted in: Japan’s honor system unstaffed produce stands get a stylish upgrade See in context

Maybe besides not wasting the blemished fruits & veggies, they should also sell the stuff they dump to keep prices reasonable in stores when there's a bumper crop.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony begins See in context

80% of the Japanese didn't want the olympics, but seems as if 95% of them are watching the opening ceremony. Hope it all goes smoothly.

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Posted in: Suga asks Pfizer CEO to bring forward COVID-19 delivery amid shortage See in context

Consider ??? Is this some kind of joke ?

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Posted in: Pressure of hosting Tokyo Olympics during pandemic beginning to show See in context

Not only is just 13.8% of the population vaccinated, most likely 95% of that 13.8% are over the age of 65 & I don't think that many over that age plan to attend the games or even be out on the streets during the games. If 13.8% of the population aged 20-50 were vaccinated, that would sound " a little" better.

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Posted in: Suga refers to Taiwan as country, drawing fire from China See in context

Amazes me how the worl world is a fraid to stand up to the bully country China. Taiwan is a country. Plain & simple. They complain about evry little thing they find offensive & the whole world kowtows to them. The world just cares about money. They complain about human rights & the such, but long as China wields the almighty legal tender, Taiwan, Tibet & everywhere else in the area will never live in total harmony. :-(

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Posted in: ANA and Peach to begin codeshare flights See in context

Does this mean that Peach is now part of Star Alliance or just sharing mileage with ANA ?

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Posted in: Japan considers vaccinating all 70,000 Tokyo Games volunteers See in context

Hap Smith, You are fully protected after the 1st shot. The 2nd shot is more or less a booster that has to be administered 21 days after the 1st.

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Posted in: Japan considers vaccinating all 70,000 Tokyo Games volunteers See in context

What's to consider ? Just do it !!!

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

Of course. Why would they care about their hosts? "Show me the money" is IOC's main slogan. :-(

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Posted in: Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose 'likely' needed within 12 months See in context

Seems similar to the influenza vaccine which lasts about 6 months. Many people get those shots every year. Have to get used to the new world I guess.

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Posted in: What are the 10 most popular Japanese sake brands? New poll reveals the favorites of sake lovers See in context

BackpackingNepal- Sake loses lts flavor when heated which is why when you order ( atsukan ) hot sake in a restaurant, they use the cheap stuff as you can't tell the difference. The majority of Nihonshu is best drunk at room temperature, Some work better refrigerated.

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Posted in: Legend of Honda See in context

I believe Tesla already has this capability.

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Posted in: Do you think hanami (cherry blossom viewing) gatherings in parks should be discouraged in order to lessen the spread of the coronavirus infections? See in context

The trains are crowded. Supermarkets & stores are crowded which are all "indoors" Hanami is "outdoors" & is much needed for the health & well being of the people to get out & enjoy nature a bit. Get out there & enjoy, but do it responsibly.

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Posted in: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher See in context

japan ordered 300 million doses for a population of 126 million. So, losing 100 million doses would still be fine. No?

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Posted in: 80% of prefectures unsure of securing doctors for vaccinations: poll See in context

One ot the problems here is doctors have to examine you before vaccinating. Meaning not just anyone can administer the shots w/out a doctor present. Hopefully, they'll change that caviat to speed up the process.

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Posted in: 3 women arrested for operating massage parlor offering sex services See in context

Not only is there soapland, they have actual sex door to door delivery services. Don't even have to leave your home.

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Posted in: Japan's traffic accident deaths drop to record low in 2020 See in context

1 thing they seemed to have left out is during the 1st 2 months of the corona scare, roads were basically empty. I was driving thru the center of town in record time. Still good news though.

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Posted in: Reformers look to fix Japan's damaging youth baseball culture See in context

Unfortunately, this problem is not only in baseball. It's in most every sport here. Volleyball probably tops the list. I've seen male coaches screaming at the top of their lungs at elemenatry school girls for the simplest of mistakes. Hopefully this is a start to changing the culture. It sure needs it.

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Posted in: Japanese KitKats are shrinking; Nestlé says previous size may have been too large for customers See in context

Kit Kat's have been around a log time, but it seems to be the norm with new Japanese products. They start off big & if they become popular, they gradually get smaller & smaller. I've seen this happen on numerous occasions. So, not too surprised Kit Kat finally jumping on the bandwagon.

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Posted in: Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman See in context

Everyone, be careful what you post. You may be breaking the law ;-)

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Posted in: Japanese student criticized for campaign against excess plastic packaging See in context

It's shocking that they're charging for plastic bags at stores now, but basically everything you put into those bags is wrapped in plastic. They're going after the wrong people. Kudos to this young lady & please keep up the fight. And ditto on what "Yubaru" mentioned. An English version would be nice.

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

Although I feel this is a good idea, it's only a start as everything you buy to put in that bag is packaged in plastic. So, seems kind of useless until companies start using different means to wrap their products. The gov. just trying to make it look like they actually care. & most people are buying into it.

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

The IOC has said they will make a final decision in May. So, everyone just be patient & wait until then.

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Posted in: Registers, rates and points: Tax hike woes for Japanese retailers See in context

Copying the American way might be good. Not tax on any unprepared food as in supermarkets, but tax on any prepared food. Simple & works fine.

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Posted in: Peach Aviation 1st Japanese carrier to drop S Korea flights See in context

They're closing a flight from Hokkaido which just started in April & 1 from Naha. Wouldn't think those 2 places would have many customers anyway. 1 from Kansai seems like the only main one.

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Posted in: Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in schools See in context

They don't seem to bother kids with dual nationalities. So, all you gaijin out there worried about your kids, you should be fine :--)

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