Joeintokyo comments

Posted in: U.S. lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics See in context

I'll boycott every company that boycotts Beijing.

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Posted in: Mandatory indoor mask use returns to Los Angeles See in context

And somehow California isn't on the heightened quarantine measures list coming back into Japan, but Colorado is. Hmmmm.

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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

It actually promotes the health of a nation by inspiring citizens to get off their butts and exercise.

Very weak evidence it does, and, if so, it's very short-lived.

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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

Why would watching people exercise trump the health of a nation?

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Posted in: Cuba's internet cutoff: The go-to tactic for global despots See in context

The Cuban people will at long last be free of oppression soon.

Of U.S.-imposed oppression in the form of the longest economic blockade ever? I surely hope. "I am Fidel!"

https://twitter.com/KawsachunNews/status/1414382277363224578?s=20

Viva la revolución!

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Posted in: 'Black Widow' spins new COVID-era U.S. box office record See in context

Black Widow was just okay. Started out well enough but got bogged down late in it's yawn-inducing, worn-out movie plot. Florence Pugh and David Harbour both upstaged the mediocre Scarlett Johansson.

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Posted in: Black Sea drills showcase strong NATO-Ukraine defense ties See in context

It worked this spring when Russia mobilized 100K forces to the Ukraine border. NATO conducted large scale exercises just over the border from Ukraine in the Baltic states and made it clear they could move if necessary. Russia eventually backed down.

Yeah, that's not really true, but you'll believe what you want.

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Posted in: Woman opposed to Tokyo Olympics arrested for spraying liquid on torch bearer See in context

I wonder what liquid can hold a water pistol ?

And I wonder if it's the same a water pistol can hold.

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Posted in: LDP, Komeito fail to win majority in Tokyo assembly election See in context

I guess social distancing is suspended for ballot counting.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 518 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,485 See in context

Positivity rate has jumped up to 5.6%:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/cards/positive-rate

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Posted in: Putin OKs revised Russian national security strategy See in context

Has the U.S. actually annexed any of its land legally? I certainly don't recall any indigenous vote of over 95% in favor of joining the U.S.

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Posted in: A traveler's checklist for Thailand's Phuket sandbox program See in context

If the corona don't get ya...

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/06/09/world/science-health-world/superbugs-travel/

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Posted in: Biden tells Israel president he won't tolerate nuclear Iran See in context

I guess Joe's okay with Israel's 400 nukes.

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Posted in: Starbucks celebrates 25 years in Japan with 47 regional frappuccinos, one for each prefecture See in context

@Nibek32

I was referring to the fresh ground coffee out of the brewing machines.

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested for keeping wife’s corpse at home for 2 years See in context

2 years is a long otsuya.

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Posted in: Starbucks celebrates 25 years in Japan with 47 regional frappuccinos, one for each prefecture See in context

One of the reasons I never go to Starbucks is the conbini coffee is just as good...at a quarter the price.

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Posted in: Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight See in context

This one has all the same dangerous design flaws that the old one has.

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Posted in: Osaka earns Olympic tennis spot as rankings for Tokyo Games released See in context

Tokyo will properly show deference to her highness.

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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

Don't the economies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom combined equal China's? Okay, maybe I'm slightly exaggerating, but still...

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Posted in: Osaka to Fukuoka for less than ¥4,000? It’s possible with Japan’s overnight ferry See in context

I see they've gone all out to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

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Posted in: Woman cyclist killed in hit-and-run with motorbike See in context

Considering how the cops here assume motorcycles and cars are always at fault when it comes to accidents with bicycles or pedestrians, if I were involved in an accident that wasn't my fault while driving--maybe a bicycle shot out of a side street without stopping and into the front of my vehicle--I'd probably make a run for it too.

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Posted in: Woman, baby die in suspected murder-suicide after fall from bridge See in context

Police said the woman was wearing a one-piece dress and had a shoe on her right foot.

Thank you police, very important info for us all.

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Posted in: Uber Eats deliverer arrested for exposing himself inside convenience store See in context

sausage bento delivery

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Posted in: Osaka still top-earning female athlete ever: Forbes See in context

My concern for Osaka is about the same as the percentage of my earnings compared to hers.

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Posted in: Biden says he is 'looking' at Russia retaliation over cyberattack See in context

Here are some actual statistics:

https://www.govtech.com/security/hacking-top-ten.html

Is Biden behind all of these coming from No. 2 U.S.?

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Posted in: Biden says he is 'looking' at Russia retaliation over cyberattack See in context

Still waiting for actual evidence. All you've managed to do is direct me to links where someone speculates about Putin.

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Posted in: Biden says he is 'looking' at Russia retaliation over cyberattack See in context

The difference is the Russian government encourages their hackers to commit crimes against western nations.

How do you know this?

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Posted in: Osaka fined $15,000 for skipping French Open news conference; could face disqualification See in context

Looks like Osaka created more mental stress for herself. Time to grow up, princess, you're in the big leagues.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 448 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,877 See in context

Here's the more important number:

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/cards/positive-rate/

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Posted in: World No. 1 Barty doesn't share Osaka's news conference stance See in context

Barty, the adult.

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