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Posted in: South Korea sets record with 22-2 rout of China at World Baseball Classic See in context

Fighto! There is a mercy rule. If you're up by 15 after the 5th or 10 after the 7th. This game ended in the 5th. That's only in the qualifying rounds though.

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Posted in: Students mask up at graduation ceremonies despite PM saying they don’t have to See in context

Let's not forget it's also hay fever season.

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Posted in: Kishida says ban on same-sex marriage not discrimination See in context

The Japanese are overwhelmingly conservative & afraid of change which is why the LDP has ruled since the 50's. Except for a small & very short glitch in between. So, even if this does hurt Kishida, the party will still stay in charge & nothing will happen.

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Posted in: Ex-student awarded damages over high school rule that banned dating See in context

So, the Jgov is always crying about the low birth rate. They try to push for more drinking hoping that will lead to more sex. Aging population becoming a huge problem, but we can't allow HS dating. Sure wish they'd get their heads out of their collective arses.

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Posted in: Lawson opens 1st avatar-staffed convenience store in Tokyo See in context

There aren't enough workers for the menial jobs & Japan doesn't want to open its borders to let workers in besides in dribs & drabs. So, going to be the way going forward unless there is some drastic change in the Jgov & don't see that happening any time soon.

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Posted in: Win or lose: Japanese fans tidy up at World Cup See in context

Of course, that's awesome they do that, but I hope they realize the clean up is already added on to the ticket price. They should be getting discounts !!

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Posted in: Sleek seagull See in context

As sleek as it looks, the trip to Hakata only shaves off about 15 minutes of the time from the previous kamome & the ride is almost twice the price. Also, have to change trains once. Pretty much useless

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Posted in: Skywatchers in Japan treated to rare lunar eclipse that blocks Uranus See in context

I wish this news feed would let us know leading up to these events. Not just after the fact.

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Posted in: Pro shogi player loses game for not wearing face mask See in context

It's a proven scientific fact that masks do not prevent covid-19. Just so ridiculous !!

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Posted in: China warns against Japan-Australia defense accord See in context

China playing the media war as well.

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Posted in: Japan to mandate safety devices in 44,000 buses after child's death See in context

Is a safety device really needed? Are Japanese really that undependable and unreliable?. All they have to do is walk to the back of the bus & check if there are any children left on the bus. It's not like there are any hiding spots on the bus. :-(

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Posted in: Japan's loosening of COVID-19 entry restrictions may keep citizens wearing masks See in context

Been vaccinated 3 times & I & the people around me were wearing masks when I contracted covid. So, not much ( no ) faith in the masks. I do wear a mask when going indoors just as to not be ridiculed by the clueless people around me. Also believe the government sends mix messages partly intentionally as to keep the people confused & afraid. Then they are easier to control.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to begin providing wood utensils and paper straws nationwide See in context

How many people use knives & forks to eat hamburgers ? The occasional person with a salad maybe. And the top cover that the straw goes thru is plastic. Pretty sure they'll still put everything in a large plastic bag for take outs.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play' See in context

Does anyone actually read the article or just the headlines & then draw snide conclusions??

The story is based on Osaka's organization Play Academy, which provides grants and training for community sports organizations.

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Posted in: Do you think Russia's invasion of Ukraine will spur Japan to acquire its own nuclear weapons? See in context

I sure hope so. Japan is surrounded by nations with nuclear capability. As the old adage goes: you don't bring a knife to a gun fight. They wouldn't be the only ones with nukes, so they wouldn't be careless with them as that would bring about their own annihilation.

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Posted in: Subaru buyers in U.S. caught up in right-to-repair fight over autos See in context

The point everyone seems to be missing, if 2 companies are allowed to do this, more companies will follow. Where will it stop?

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Posted in: Only 1 in 5 Japanese happy with ¥100,000 handout plan: poll See in context

I'm putting 1 child thru university & I'm under the 9.8 mill threshold, but I don't get anything. Seems quite unfair. As Nibeki32 suggested, just reduce our taxes. That would help everyone !

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Posted in: Japanese woman finds wallet with ¥1 mil, does right thing, then something even better See in context

As it is a hassle to return the wallet to a police booth as I have experienced, now, If I find one, I drop it in a mail box & let JPost take care of it.

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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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