I'd rather that we got to enjoy the 2030 Sapporo Snow Festival than this ego inflated sporting event....
The Sapporo Snow Festival brings in huge crowds of tourists and money into the local economy and at a fraction of the cost of the Winter Olympics!
(The reason why I bring up the Sapporo Snow Festival, is because I know that the 2030 festival would be cancelled if Sapporo was to host the 2030 WO.....)
I've got family in Sapporo and none of them have shown any interest or support towards the idea of Sapporo hosting the Winter Olympics.
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Already publicly expressed my desire for Putin's head and I don't feel any shame for thinking and publicly expressing that thought.
The man is an absolute monster and the sooner that he ceases to breath on this world, the better!
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That's not a massive inconvenience..
Just do what I did a number of years ago. For around ¥1200 you can purchase yourself a decent travel cutlery set. Made of stainless steel and the set comes with a knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, straw and a nice little case to keep them in.
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Waiting and hoping that there is someone within his inner circle that is willing to take out this deranged lunatic.....
Quite frankly and being rather blunt here. I am waiting with anticipation (and hoping) for news of the death of Putin. This mentally deranged lunatic is currently the biggest danger to our world and a world without him in it will already be a slightly better world.
I'll most likely get downvoted for wishing death on someone. But quite frankly, I don't care about publicly expressing my real feelings on this matter. He is the biggest threat to Russia, Ukraine and the world that my family lives in.
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In addition to being expelled from international football.
The IIHF have expelled Russia & Belarus from all international ice hockey World Championship tournaments (Senior mens & womens and Junior boys & girls) for the foreseeable future and they have also stripped Russia from hosting the 2023 World Junior Championship!
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It's shocking that there isn't already a system in place to block sex offenders from working with the most vulnerable members of society in Japan!
Hisashi Sonoda, a professor emeritus of criminal law at Konan University, raised issues such as the risk of information leak on someone's sex crime history and the ambiguity of the definition of sex crimes to be covered under the system.
The system "could lead to the offender becoming a social outcast," he said.
So they should be outcast from society! They have committed one of the most vile crimes in human civilisation and being shunned by society is the fault of their own actions and no one else!
And my stance on that matter will never change. The safety and wellbeing of my daughters (and everyone else's children) is more important than the feelings of a sex offender!!
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I am still coming to terms with that nailbiter of a game... But finally, after many previous close attempts, Finland have won gold in Hockey!
You can bet that a large quantity of Koskenkorva shall be drunk over the coming days.
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After this (expected) mess. China, whilst under the CCP, should never be allowed to host another Olympics ever again!
But we all know that sadly money talks and that the IOC will always prioritise money over morals.
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At least Kaori Sakamoto was able to fully enjoy receiving her well deserved and fairly won medal on the podium!
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So the American and Japanese skaters are being punished (via being denied the experience of being presented with their medals at the Olympics) through no fault of their own?
Quite frankly, and I don't know a nicer way of saying this. This is a complete and utter b/s and disgraceful decision by the IOC!
They (and the Russians) have snatched away the fruits of the labour by the American and Japanese skaters who have worked tirelessly for years.
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Reaching the Quarter Finals for the very first time is an achievement in itself and Japan's women's team should be very proud of what they have accomplished these Olympics.
With every tournament, they get better and better and they deserve their ranking of 6th in the world and their place in the top division of Women's international hockey!
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Putting aside the unethical approach of the Chinese stacking both their women's & men's teams with Canadian & US imports (players who don't have an ounce of Chinese ancestry), specifically for these Olympic games.
It is fantastic to see the continued growth and development of women's ice hockey in Japan.
The Japanese have been getting progressively better with every tournament and you can see the results. First ever Olympic quarter final appearance for the Japanese women and this is only the beginning.
With Japan's U18s Women's team winning the gold medal at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics. There is a lot of young and promising talent coming through the system.
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I watched some of this over a few drinks at the Hub and the score shocked me until I saw it was the women and not men. Didn't know they had women's hockey. Pretty cool.
The Japanese women are very good at Hockey. They have competed in the top division of IIHF sanctioned international hockey for a number of years now (Currently ranked 6th in the world) and the future only looks even more promising. As Japan's U18s Women's team won the gold medal at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics.
Domestically, there is the Women's Japan Ice Hockey League (女子日本アイスホッケーリーグ) with the majority of the league's being located in Hokkaido. Though, the most successful team is Tokyo's Seibu Princess Rabbits.
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12 years to come to that conclusion?
Was the fax machine broken? Or did someone on the investigation lose their hanko stamp?
It shouldn't take this long to determine whether the accused should stand trial! It shouldn't take more than a decade for the family of the victim to know if they will get to see justice!!
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First round is on Bojo at The Hub!
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Sega is still a name that carries a lot of goodwill with gamers, though, and Genda seemed eager to connect itself with the brand, mildly renaming Sega Entertainment to Genda Sega Entertainment last January. A year later, though, things have changed, and the company has announced that it’s changing its name again, this time to Genda GiGo Entertainment, and that the Sega name will be scrubbed from its arcades.
How much of this 'goodwill' will they now lose from the 80's/90's kids who still hold the Sega name fondly in their memories?
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Who is feeling the most heat in the UK right now. Boris Johnson or Prince Andrew?.....
Both of them are a complete embarrassment to the UK and both should fade away into obscurity.
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When I go with my family (wife and daughters) to an onsen, we'll book a private bath. We do that for a number of reasons. One of which, being my tattoos, but also so that we can bathe and spend time together as a family.
For a public onsen bath or sento though. I do agree setting an age limit and that it should be set at either 7/8. At that age, your child should already know how to wash themselves and how to behave themselves in a public setting.
By that age they are also more aware and conscious of their own body and how they are different to the opposite gender.
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I should be shocked that this is their 3rd arrest. But this is Japan that we're talking about and it's well established that the punishment for these perverts are non existent most of the time and pathetic at best.......
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spillable liquids and collectible cards are a tragedy waiting to happen.
Imagine being brave enough to bring your PSA 10 Charizard into battle and some Ojisan spills their beer over your card.....
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Either a North Korean spy sneaking back into the North. Or a North Korean refugee attempting to sneak back into their home country.
My money would be on either of those two possibilities.
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A few more days spent in Sapporo?
I'm not going to complain about not returning to Tokyo just yet.
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Just like with the 'fuel shortage'. There will only be a food shortage in the UK because the British media would've whipped the public into mass hysteria!
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Japan's imperial family is facing extinction due to a shortage of eligible emperors.
If the male dominant institution doesn't want to allow the females to become empresses. Then let the Imperial Family go into self inflicted extinction.
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And this is news why?
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When I look at the surrounding area and the lack of public transport infrastructure that is in place. I question why anyone would want to live in the former Olympic Village area.
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Does it come with fries?
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Park was arrested and sent to prison in 2017, after being removed from office following a corruption scandal that prompted months of massive street protests.
The South Korean government can expect massive street protests once again..... Koreans hate corruption from within the government and Park Geun-hye is still a very loathed figure.
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If you give easy access of guns to your known mentally deranged son. Then yes. You should be held accountable for when your mentally deranged son uses said gun to kill multiple people!
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