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Posted in: U.S. Embassy sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan See in context


Foreign nationals who departed from Japan with re-entry permission on or after April 3, even if they have one of the abovementioned statuses of residence are, in principle, subject to refusal of landing without special exceptional circumstances.

I posted my comment today, April 4, so...actually...true? I think what we've fleshed out is what special exceptional circumstances entail.

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Posted in: U.S. Embassy sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan See in context

If U.S. citizens wanted to return to the United States from Japan they should do so now, or risk remaining abroad for an"indefinite period", it said.

But U.S. citizens who live here won't be allowed re-entry into Japan should they decide to go back to the States, so stranded in the U.S. Got a wife, kids, job in Japan? SOL for you if you leave Japan, your PR won't help. Only "special" permanent residents, i.e., Koreans and Chinese who are de facto Japanese but don't have J-passports.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

This is all about saving the Olympics.

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Posted in: Japanese man who threatened to spread coronavirus dies See in context

Only 57? That's the scary takeaway for me.

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Posted in: Japanese household assets hit record ¥1,903 tril See in context

It's all that hoarded toilet paper.

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Posted in: Turkish-backed rebels say they have seized town in Syria's Idlib See in context

Turk-backed militants have seized the town of Nairab.


The Syrian army, on Feb. 25, liberated the towns of: Hass, Kafr Nabl, Bisaqla, Ba’rabu, Qiratah, Sahab, Qa’uri and Deir Sunbol. The M4 is within reach!

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Posted in: Turkish-backed rebels say they have seized town in Syria's Idlib See in context

Nothing from Thomson Reuters on the "Syrian rebel backed by the Turkish military," cough, Al Qaeda, cough, who beheaded a Syrian soldier and then took the guys cell phone and called the dead soldier's mother to brag about killing her son, smiling the whole time?

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Posted in: Erdogan announces Syria summit with Russia, France and Germany for March 5 See in context

Syria's last rebel enclave of Idlib.

Syria's last Al-Qaeda enclave of Idlib.

There, fixed it. AFP can be so sloppy.

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Posted in: Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisis See in context

Is this the same Erdogan who said he'd send Aussies back home in coffins like their grandfathers in Gallipoli?

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Posted in: A Saudi look at Japanese arts See in context

Looks like a double exhibition: Japanese art and the Saudi oppression of women.

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Posted in: Turkish forces strike back after five soldiers killed in Syria See in context

Whoo hoo! The M5 is almost under complete control of the legitimate government. The M4 is next. Russia should just lay waste to the entire invading terrorist-aligned Turk army. It's time to get rid of Sultan Erdogan, he's not to be trusted. Read the terms of the Astana Talks.

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Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

All aboard--we set sail soon.

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Posted in: Fukushima says radiation poses no threat to Olympic torch relay See in context

Only TEPCO officials should run these legs.

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Posted in: Late-night train services planned during Tokyo Olympics See in context

I'm sure a group will be formed shortly, protesting this move.

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Posted in: First woman enters Japan's submarine academy See in context

Watch as her career sinks.

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Posted in: Abe rebuffs opposition resignation call over contentious gov't event See in context

Poor NHK is desperately trying to find a story of a celebrity who smoked pot that will knock this one out of the spotlight.

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Posted in: SoftBank-funded hotel firm Oyo lays off 10% of India staff See in context

Oyo just had a mass firing of staff in Japan as well. Unfortunately, Japanese labor laws are going to make it expensive for them.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea find 'common ground' in trade dispute talks, agree to meet again See in context

The boycott campaign of J-goods in Korea is starting to bite. Japanese are starting to cry uncle. LOL. Japan will blink first but claim something stupid like, "The Koreans have now met our requirements for export control, so we will again fast track them."

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hires Belgian Wim Fissette as coach See in context

I guess the princess can't find a coach that will give her the right amount of coddling.

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Posted in: Japan Post probe finds 9,000 cases of mis-sold insurance: report See in context


LOL. They deliberately bilked customers through a shady sales scheme.

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Posted in: YouTube bans 'implied' threats See in context

Pretty soon the world is going to become one big sterile safe-space as dictated by Google and Facebook.

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Posted in: Japanese firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics See in context

will be

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Posted in: Japanese firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics See in context

As I've been saying for years, the Olympics will Japan's swan song.

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Posted in: 'All roads lead to Putin': Impeachment ties Ukraine, Russia See in context

How to avoid being called a Russian agent online:

Don’t be Russian

Support all US wars

Trust the CIA

Believe everything the TV tells you

Get excited for President Pete

Reject the evil Hawaiian woman

Believe all problems began January 2017





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Posted in: Finnair’s Sapporo flights to become year-round See in context

Finnair: hard to imagine, but worse than United.

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Posted in: Web inventor has an ambitious plan to take back the net See in context

So he’s saying there should be rules and no rules at the same time.

I think he's saying that western oligarchs get to make the rules.

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Posted in: WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Russia should boycott the Olympics altogether and hold some event for their athletes in the Kurils in late July and early August of next year.

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Posted in: New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in nominationss See in context

That Lizzo alone represents an 5 AKBs.

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat says top levels of Trump administration were in on Ukraine pressure See in context

"the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression."

Actually, the funds were needed to lethally arm neo-Nazis to carry out ethnic cleansing in eastern Ukraine. But, hey, why quibble over minor details like that? Even Obama was against this.

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Posted in: U.S. official denies knowing Ukraine aid linked to Biden probe See in context

Russian interference and meddling in US elections and politics

Clickbait amounting to a tiny percentage of what was spent on the election. OOooooo, big time "meddling." Poor American democracy is so fragile. Funny how PT never mentions Cambridge Analytica.

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