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

"We, the IOC, will never abandon the athletes...." Bach said.

Hahahahahahahaha. Just go check out the language in the no liability waivers the IOC forces every athlete to sign to participate in the Tokyo Olympic games.

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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency lasting through Olympics See in context

Has anyone seen the Japan government release any evidence showing bars, restaurants, and alcohol are the main conduits for Covid transmissions?

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Posted in: Turkish GP back on F1 calendar after Singapore canceled See in context

Sadly, surely an announcement is coming soon of the Japan GP being canceled as well. MotoGP canceled their pans this week for an October race at Motegi.

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Posted in: Japan to cap spectators at 10,000 after COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

" Existing guidelines allow a maximum of 5,000 people or 50 percent of a venue's capacity, whichever number is greater, until the end of this month." Is the limit the greater or smaller? Yesterday's JT article "Gov't considering quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo during Olympics" stated the opposite, "Until the end of this month, attendance at big events will be limited to a maximum of 5,000 people or 50 percent of a venue's capacity, whichever number is smaller."

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Posted in: Over 30% in Japan see rise in exposure to secondhand smoke See in context

It is quite shocking to find out there is now an all-time high of 1.1 billion smokers globally. Ten countries make up 66% of this population, of which Japan is one of the them, which is not so shocking.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

NHK's coverage of this on New Watch 9 was a priceless illustration of Japan on this topic. Reporting how Fukushima prefecture has hired an army of college students to help the elderly make online appointments. The student they showed had an iPad. On the screen was written "Gateway - Timeout - Error". The kid just kept hitting refresh like he was playing a video game fighting a monster. The old lady he was assisting just sat there with her head hung.

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Posted in: Ohtani making history with 2-way success for Angels See in context

@ Starbucks "Ohtani and Trout maybe an Angel's year." Going to take more than those two to get the Angels out of last place in American League West.

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Posted in: JLo, A-Rod split, saying 'we are better as friends' See in context

Man...I was sure those two love birds were going to make it. What are the chances of this??

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Posted in: Japan to get first batches of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. See in context

I wish we would get a choice of which vaccine to take. Pfizer is certainly preferable over Astra.

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Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music? See in context

FLAC is lossless, therefore superior to MP3 which is a dumbed down version to reduce the file size. A CD is naturally superior to an MP3 file for this reason. The format of the "digital download" is critical in answering the question of which is better. vs Vinyl is simply personal preference, which seems highly correlated to the listener's age.

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Posted in: Brady, Mahomes set up dream Super Bowl as Bucs, Chiefs advance See in context

The GOAT vs The Young Buck

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Posted in: Breakdancing gets Olympic green light for Paris 2024 See in context

Electric Boogaloo

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Posted in: The Mister Donut Ice Bar: When donuts become ice cream See in context

Had one a few days ago. Not great enough to ever have another.

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Posted in: SoftBank Hawks sweep Yomiuri Giants for Japan Series title See in context

The look on Hara-kantoku's face throughout the 4 games was priceless.

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Posted in: Nakagami signs new Honda-LCR deal for 2021 and beyond See in context

I don't know why Repsol Honda hasn't courted him yet, he's obviously improving each and every race, and being Japanese could raise the profile of MotoGP in Japan.

Sh1mon M4sada, compare the attendance (2019 and prior) of the Motegi MotoGP and the GPs in Spain.   Spain has way, way more MotoGP fans, hence Repsol Honda is signing Spanish riders.  Trying to cultivate a declining market in Japan is not Repsol's immediate interest.

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Posted in: How does Japan feel about a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Yakuza' video game series? See in context

Sydney Pollack's The Yakuza will never be topped by a newer Yakuza film.

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Posted in: Highway in Japan has terrifying traffic safety reminder See in context

Have ridden along this road many times.  Very scenic and enjoyable.

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Posted in: Light-up Japanese bar sign capsule toys make drinking at home feel like a night on the town See in context

I have never needed this to enjoy drinking at home and never will.

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Posted in: The ultimate battle for ham sandwich supremacy – we examine Japan’s convenience store sandwiches See in context

Conbini sandwiches are as nasty as can be!!  No one has a reason to ever eat these ever.  Has anyone in Japan ever been famished with no alternative except these?

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Posted in: No to Ospreys See in context

tired of social distancing?  just join a protest !

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Posted in: Many major firms continue to push teleworking See in context

As current office leases start reaching the end of their term there are going to be interesting decisions made by these major firms.  Landlords going to be in a tough situation.

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Posted in: S Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums See in context

Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan has been playing games for a few weeks now.  Very affordable streaming package can be purchased from the CPBL site.  No English announcers though.

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Posted in: Plans exist for Olympic events to be canceled if natural disasters strike: media See in context

This is news???  This should only be news if they didn't have such a plan.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for assaulting man outside convenience store See in context

Drugs....

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games tickets to go on sale for people living outside Japan in May See in context

This makes no sense.  Cosports, the official Olympic ticket seller for the US, Australia, and a big part of Europe has already had 2 rounds of first-come, first-serve sales in addition to the initial application/lottery round.  There are Paralympic tickets available now on Cosports for immediate purchase.

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Posted in: Gov't to subsidize mask makers amid supply crunch See in context

Check out the lines of non-Japanese queueing up in the mornings and casing drug stores and shops, collaborating in gangs, when one identifies a shop with masks they text or call their associates who upon receiving the message break from the line they are in and high tail it to wherever has the masks.  They are making a ton selling them on the black market. The percentage of the masks staying in Japan is pretty low.   Best solution would be to print a Rising Sun Flag on the front of the mask.  See how many will resell to China with that on the front !

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Posted in: 8 French people caught in Hokkaido avalanche; 1 dead See in context

Over the past several years these tragedies have assailed the French the most.

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Posted in: Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial See in context

Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial

As it should be !!

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Posted in: Lebanon issues travel ban for Ghosn See in context

Well played Lebanon!

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of Lucky Man See in context

So their luck depends on their personal performance and achievement?  Who would have ever thought this....

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