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Posted in: 2020 organizers launch 2nd ticket lottery in Japan See in context

Ploy to drum up purchases of tickets for Air Pistol and Speed Walking.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

Of course she can't mention anything about US Tax law being a factor, while certainly is. HUGE penalties from the US if that is deemed to be a factor.

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Posted in: Kendrick slam in 10th lifts Nationals over Dodgers 7-3, and into NLCS See in context

Let's Go Cardinals !!!!

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Posted in: Japan's August household spending rises for 9th month, but wages fall See in context

Increased due the consumption tax increase and the retired population drawing down their savings.  Not factors that position Japan for long-term economic improvement.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic ticket scalpers raking in big profits See in context

And this doesn't include the fake tickets they will print up and sell on line to suckers.

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Posted in: Cardinals beat Cubs 9-0 in Maddon's finale to clinch NL Central See in context

Let's Go Cardinals !!!!!

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Posted in: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to separate: media See in context

Hhmm...really thought those two love birds were going to make it.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers open 2nd-chance lottery for Japan residents See in context

The whole thing is a sham and a joke. This new lottery is simply a way to entice frustrated applicants into buying tickets for Air Pistol, Handball, and Race Walking. Tickets for Opening Ceremony, Gymnastics, Swimming will absolutely not be available in any material quantities in this secondary lottery. Despite all those statements of fairness in opportunity, if you want tickets for the popular events you will have to buy an all inclusive travel package from the official resellers and pay through the nose.

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Posted in: Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore for cruise ships See in context

The agency is offering packages that combine rooms with Olympic event tickets, but they don't come cheap.

For those who applied for Olympic tickets but didn't get any, now you know where your tickets went and why.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' footage See in context

Sounds like Maverick is still "dangerous".

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Posted in: Abe's ruling bloc set for solid upper house win: polls See in context

Shame no poster for NHKから国民を守る党 on that board.

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Posted in: Got a Tokyo Olympic ticket? Unrivaled demand causes turmoil See in context

The whole thing is a sham and a joke.  The biggest "sponsor" of the Tokyo Olympics is the Tokyo taxpayer and they are not getting the tickets.  This new auction is simply a way to entice frustrated applicants into buying tickets for Air Pistol, Handball, and Race Walking.  Tickets for Opening Ceremony, Gymnastics, Swimming will absolutely not be available in this secondary auction.  Despite all those statements of fairness in opportunity, if you want tickets for the popular events you will have to buy an all inclusive travel package from the official resellers.

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Posted in: Verstappen wins Austrian GP to end Mercedes' unbeaten streak See in context

Meh...   MotoGP on its worst day is waaaaay more exciting than F1 on its best day.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic domestic sponsorship tops $3 bil as companies pile in See in context

To all those who applied for Olympic tickets but received none, you know where those tickets went.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven Japan to sell 'onigiri' in bioplastic wrappers See in context

To be placed in a plastic bag for carry from the cash register to the rubbish bin.

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Posted in: Self-Defense Force chopper makes crash landing in Tokyo; crew unharmed See in context

I want to see the same outrage and protests as if this had been a US Army chopper.

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Posted in: Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite See in context

More mindless people staring at their phone not watching where they are walking or riding their bicycle and abruptly stopping or moving abnormally.  Pokémon Go turned our local walking/jogging path into an obstacle course.

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Posted in: Hamilton says F1 should level playing field between teams See in context

No lack of excitement and overtakes in MotoGP.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

From now on for all Japanese language applications, forms, etc that bear my name in Katakana I will demand my given name be listed before my family name, as is customary in my mother tongue, per Kono-logic.

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Posted in: Turtles stick neck out for imperial rice forecast See in context

The cracks "told" officials to grow the rice in the ancient capital of Kyoto and in Tochigi Prefecture.

That sure is some fortune telling when it tells you to hedge your bet.

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Posted in: Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the nation See in context

That is a relief.  I was worried about that.

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Posted in: Wainwright gets 150th win as Cards sweep Brewers See in context

Let's Go Cardinals !!

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Posted in: Ariana Grande first act since Beatles to claim U.S. singles chart top three spots See in context

Don't know a single song she sings.  Intending for it to stay that way.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven removing storefront ashtrays across Tokyo See in context

Family Mart seems intent on capturing this Smoker market.  Yesterday went to a Family Mart and had to walk through a fog of smoke to get inside.  Tons of heavy smokers hanging out outside all around the entrance.

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Posted in: eBay CEO aims at multibillion dollar business in Japanese market See in context

I so wish eBay could take on Yahoo Auction and create more competition in the Japan market.  Yahoo Auc's seller's fees are ridiculously high.

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

Still waiting for some anti-Trump'ers to walk the talk and take up the Open Door Challenge.

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Posted in: Molina, Realmuto homer to lead MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3 See in context

Yadi !  Yadi ! Yadi !

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Posted in: Built for young families, minicars attract a huge following among elderly drivers See in context

roughly half the owners of the most recent model are 50 or older.

Isn't true of every domestic car in Japan???

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Posted in: Osaka charms Japan with her manners — and broken Japanese See in context

Everybody loves a winner.

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Posted in: Gov't aims to make all passenger cars electric by 2050: panel report See in context

Put this in the same file folder as the Kyoto Protocol.

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