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Posted in: Naomi Osaka becomes part owner of U.S. women's pro soccer club See in context

She is from Japan.

I am from Mars.

go moderate fujisankei

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

Fair enough, if yer willingly go out knowing yerve got da rona then expect another hit.

Simple, no debate necessary.

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Posted in: More than a dozen stores close in Tokyo's high-end Ginza Six mall See in context


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Posted in: Suga congratulates Biden; hopes to strengthen Japan-U.S. alliance See in context

Who wouldn’t want to strengthen alliances with the US?

ccp might gain something from it.

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Posted in: Japan halts new arrivals from around world; suspends Go To Travel campaign See in context

I like it like this.

never any other way

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Posted in: Japan prepares for digital currency, in line with China and others See in context

really? Fascinating.

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Posted in: Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from abroad See in context

Somebody getting their knickers in a twist

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Posted in: Koike says vaccines give hope for Olympics but worried about complaceny over virus See in context

Why’s that sign in English?

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Posted in: JETRO opens website to promote Japanese liquor shochu worldwide See in context

I like Shochu, but severe headache.

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Posted in: This delicious pudding made solely with persimmons and milk is trending in Japan See in context

This sounds good.

I will try this.

And simple too.

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Posted in: Japan sees near-record 1,547 coronavirus cases in possible 3rd wave See in context

Was there a “lockdown”?

I must’ve missed it.

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Posted in: Tokyo's tuna auctions resume public viewing after 8-month hiatus See in context

Top news

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Posted in: Survey finds only 23% of vehicles stop for pedestrians at crosswalks See in context

What is the law on this?

If drivers are supposed to stop I may start taking a few risks.....

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Posted in: Train inspired by mega-hit anime 'Demon Slayer' begins limited run See in context

Top news

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Posted in: Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine for 2nd straight month See in context

Is this “news”?

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Posted in: Late goals cap another wild day in English Premier League See in context

It’s okay to bust up fellow pros?

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Posted in: How walkable is your city? London, Hong Kong put pedestrians first See in context

Yeah, London’s well cool for a nice stroll. If yer can avoid gettin stabbed on da way.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

Never saw any animosity between Koreans and Japanese that I’ve met.

Somebody wants a fight.

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Posted in: 1,805 suicides reported in Japan in September See in context


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Posted in: 1,805 suicides reported in Japan in September See in context

StrangerlandToday  12:40 am JST

The number of reported suicides in Japan in September was 1,805


That's even more in just a month than the reported death by the COVID in Japan (so far 1631, probably underestimated but anyway...). Just think about it. This actually illustrates so well that over-reacting to a threat can produce a worse outcome than the threat itself.

You do realize that people committed suicide before Covid right? The difference (accounting for nothing other than numbers) is:

an increase of 143

Which is a lot less than 1805 Covid deaths, and unfortunately for you blows your narrative out of the water.

Well, aren’t you fuckin’ clever

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Posted in: 1,805 suicides reported in Japan in September See in context

There’s a lot of help out there, enough to stop you from pulling da trigger.

it’s nothing unusual, as the figures suggest, but hey, in yer darkest day’s there’s somebody out there that doesn’t know yer but still luvs yer. So hold on.

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Posted in: The life of Ghosn: Fugitive tycoon to star in documentary and a mini-series See in context


he’s dodgy As hell.

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Posted in: Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade See in context

My missile is bigger than your missile.

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Posted in: Mental health services disrupted during pandemic, as needs grow See in context

I’m going even more mental.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward assemblyman under fire over remarks against LGBT rights See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  09:33 pm JST

Every person has their own personal choice to make regarding being heterosexual or LGBT

The above is a classic instance of uninformed thought. Homosexuality isn't a choice. One is born that way or not. Too many gays struggle for years, decades with their gayness because until very recently it was socially unacceptable, even physically dangerous to be openly gay. Many gays try to bury it by marrying someone of the opposite sex and having kids even, but in the end it never works. Many gays will tell you if they had a choice to make it would be to be straight due to the extreme social pressures to be straight, but they are not. This idea that somehow one's sexual orientation is a choice is very wrong and has to be put to rest once and for all.

I don’t think so. Many young vulnerable folk get preyed upon by older messed up folk. We end up with people screaming about their sexuality.

Many genuinely gay folk feel no need or desire to talk about their sexuality.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward assemblyman under fire over remarks against LGBT rights See in context

I agree with Shiraishi, he’s talking a lot of sense.

LGBT movement has been hi jacked by people who think that they and their sexuality is more important than anything else.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker apologizes for saying 'women lie' about sexual assaults See in context

A resignation perhaps?

Or is that losing face?

This is beyond.

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Posted in: Man wounded in gang shooting outside Nagano ramen restaurant See in context


Not somen?

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Some real good comments today,

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Posted in: Komeito revamps executive lineup as chief Yamaguchi secures 7th term See in context

Another day, another $.

Stay healthy.

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