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Posted in: Activists fight Tokyo gov't over historic Jingu Stadium demolition See in context

I am surprised that they aren't uprooting all of the trees, so that Tokyoites can enjoy having another shopping mall...

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Posted in: Netflix soars to 230 mil subscribers; co-founder steps down See in context

Hacked off that Netflix have cancelled 1899....

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Posted in: Toshiba named technology provider of choice for Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings See in context

Wasn't expecting to read about my hockey team (Detroit Red Wings) when coming onto JT today...

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Posted in: Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest See in context

Saw a fantastic video on Twitter of the police getting stuck in the mud and then struggling to get themselves unstuck.

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Posted in: UK gov't seeks stronger powers to stop disruptive protests See in context

The Tory run circus is always a good reminder and reason for why I have no intentions of moving back to the UK.

The UK is a ram shackled husk of it's former self and I have no intention of being there once it completely collapses.

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Posted in: N Korea raps Kishida's overseas visits; warns against NATO influence in Asia See in context

With time, NATO might evolve itself into an organisation that includes Japan, Australia, New Zealand and possibly also South Korea.

NK can shout their hypocritical nonsense as much as they like. But with threats from themselves and China, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see a reorganised NATO that involves the US' Pacific allies.

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Posted in: UK, Japan sign defense agreement allowing troop deployments See in context

OssanAmericaToday  08:19 am JST

Britain and Japan haven't had a military aliance since 1902. But it came in very handy for Japan during the 1904/5 Russo-Japanese War. Japan now has military agreements with the US, Australia and UK.

The alliance came in very handy during WWI for the UK, Australia & New Zealand. With Japan helping these nations to capture German occupied territory in the Far East and the Pacific.

The IJN also helped Britain and other allied navies to patrol the Mediterranean against the navies of Germany and it's allies.

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context

Okay, the solution to China's toddler tantrum is rather simple. Give them a 'time out' by suspending all air travel to/from China.

They want to act like a toddler and misbehave... Well, they can be treated as such till they learn how to grow up and behave like a mature nation.

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Posted in: Asian tourist hubs ready for Chinese influx See in context

I'm not looking forward to the return of large hordes of ill mannered Chinese tourists..

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Posted in: Japan's 'anti-Russian course' makes treaty talks impossible: TASS See in context

It's not like the talks with these toddlers were going anywhere, anyway....

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Posted in: Yen set for turnaround in 2023 after slide to 32-year low against dollar See in context

Have some friends visiting this year and I told them last December to buy their Yen now as forecasts predict that the Yen should strengthen in 2023.

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Posted in: COVID travel curbs against Chinese visitors discriminatory, says state media See in context

Low vaccination rates, Chinese made vaccines that don't work and 50% infection rate among passengers on flights that have recently departed China for Europe and that's only skimming the surface.

Of course, the world will take precautionary measures. Nothing discriminatory about that, China.

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Posted in: Russia may join sports events in Asia ahead of 2024 Olympics See in context

Russia and Belarus are both still banned from all international ice hockey competitions that are sanctioned by the IIHF (which act as qualifiers to the Winter Olympics) and there is no way to get around that for them. And, it's quite well known, just how much Putin cares about the gold in men's ice hockey.

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Posted in: Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China See in context

Everyone has a limit and once they've been pushed to that limit, all bets are off.

What will happen next and how will the CCP respond? Only time will tell.

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Posted in: Missing French woman's brother in Japan to continue search for sister See in context

I remember seeing the missing person posters, for this lady, when I was in Nikko at the beginning of 2019.

Very sad situation for her family and I pray that they eventually find their closure.

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Posted in: Twitter exodus begins after Musk 'hardcore' ultimatum See in context

Going onto Twitter to watch the downfall of Twitter is quite the wild ride!

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Posted in: Japan has stopped printing its current yen bills; Mt Fuji only element to be retained in new set See in context

The new 1000¥ note from the upcoming 'Series F bills' has to be my favourite bank note design of all time!

I am a huge fan of Hokusai, and in particular, his work 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'.

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Posted in: Musk: People banned from Twitter won't be restored for weeks See in context

Very glad that I keep my activity on twitter to a very minimum. I only follow a handful of Japanese photographers and graphic artists.

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Posted in: Crush kills at least 151 at Halloween festivities in Seoul See in context

This is absolutely horrific and shocking beyond words. A lot of young lives, that went out for a fun evening, have been lost. Families are going to be waking up to the news that their sons and daughters won't be returning home.

This is heart breaking and my deepest thoughts are with the families of the deceased and the emergency workers who have had to deal with scenes that are beyond comprehension.

And what to do next? The SK government need to take action. I've been to Itaewon during the day and those streets are far too narrow for the amount of foot traffic that Itaewon receives on a daily basis.

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Posted in: Japan, Finland pledge unity against Russia over Ukraine war See in context

Two countries that are opposite sides of the world. But both Finland and Japan share a lot of similarities with one another.

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Posted in: Liz Truss quits after six chaotic weeks as UK prime minister See in context

Congratulations to the lettuce that outlasted Liz Truss....

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Posted in: Truss drops tax cuts amid turmoil See in context

Trussonomics is the spliff that Brexit smoked after a long session in the pub. The Tories are now having a market whitey, kneeling in front of the toilet, room spinning. The Bank of England is standing awkwardly by, offering to make sugary tea.

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Posted in: Russia protests over Japan's firing of HIMARS in exercise with U.S See in context

Japan are fully within their rights to test their weapon systems in their own territory.

At least - unlike a certain other country - they aren't using their weapons against defenceless women and children.

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Posted in: Japan says Britain may join trans-Pacific free trade pact this year See in context

RodneyToday  10:11 am JST

What on earth would you want to buy from the UK? Greasy brown food? Three headed fish? Tea cups made in China with pictures of the Queens Jubilee?

Aircraft components, mechanical machinery, electrical machinery, pharmaceuticals, crude oil, cars, alcoholic beverages (gin, whisky, etc), cheese, sea salt (one of the largest exporters in the world of that), etc, etc.

Kinda funny, really, how the 10th largest exporter in the world exports a lot of goods to the rest of the world....

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

A state funeral that has apparently 'split public opinion'. But you know full well, that no matter what the LDP does, they will still win the next general election and continue remaining in power....

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Posted in: Tokyo civil servant reported for eating ice cream in front of convenience store See in context

Just how pathetic and boring must your life be for you to make such a complaint?...

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Looking forward to being able to show my family members around Japan without all the restrictions that were in place.

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Posted in: Britain holds minute's silence in last homage to queen before funeral See in context

As well as the already mentioned BBC news website. International viewers can also watch the live broadcast feed on the BBC's YouTube channel. This broadcast is scheduled to begin at 8am BST.

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Posted in: Britain holds minute's silence in last homage to queen before funeral See in context

Elvis is hereToday  08:58 am JST

What time is kick off J time?

The funeral starts at 11am BST. So it'll be 7pm JST. Though coverage of the funeral will begin a few hours before that.

From what I've read online. People around the world will be able to watch the funeral live on the BBC's news website. Though, I know that that the Hobgoblin pub in Roppongi will also airing the funeral (and other British pubs in Japan will also most likely be showing it)

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Posted in: Britain holds minute's silence in last homage to queen before funeral See in context

I wish that I could've been back home in the UK to of payed my respects to Her Majesty.

In my 31 years, HM Queen Elizabeth II was the only monarch that I knew and it still feels strange that she is no longer with us... During my time on this world, just like my family, Her Majesty felt like a constant presence in my life.

I will be watching the funeral later on tonight, though, and I will be toasting to the memory of Her Majesty.

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