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Posted in: Online reservations begin for Mount Fuji climbers to ease congestion See in context

Visibility and lower temperatures aren’t an issue. I’ve done the bullet climb five times. Only an idiot would climb at night under dressed without a light.

The issue is altitude sickness by not allowing your body enough time to adjust to the altitude.

sometimes I’ve had no issues and sometimes I’ve had acute migraines. I’ve seen many people in worse condition than me getting physically sick and some extreme cases needing to be evacuated.

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Posted in: Japan enacts revised law for swift removal of defamatory online posts See in context

too broad and will lead to wide censorship far beyond "defamatory posts".

this is the actual intention, of course.

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Posted in: Mount Fuji climbers from Yamanashi side to be charged ¥2,000 as tourism rises See in context


above the tree line, ALL mountains are boring. It’s the breathtaking and spectacular views from the mountain of the surrounding area which are absolutely stunning.

i’ve climbed Fuji-san 4 times. Technically it’s an easy climb but can be hard on the body stamina-wise if you do the bullet climb.

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Posted in: Japan Airlines gets first woman president See in context

It's good for diversity however will that solve all problems that company currently face?

diversity should never be a goal. The goal should be to get the best.

if diversity is your focus then you’ve lost already

One can only hope and have faith that JAL didn’t buy into that poisonous ideology and the new current president is the best they could hire

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Posted in: 2023 marks Japan's hottest year on record; 1.29 C higher than average See in context

This summer was a shocker, never experienced anything like that in the Kanto region.

this was my 23rd year in the Kanto region and I honestly feel it never changes. It’s always bloody hot during the summer. My first year in Japan was the shocker (coming from Canada).

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Posted in: Japan to partially lift ban on ride-hailing services from April See in context

Meant to throw quotes around the first part of my post above… @abe234

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Posted in: Japan to partially lift ban on ride-hailing services from April See in context

Great decision to NOT LET UBER gut out taxi drivers' salaries, and benefits, and were allowed to do it in other countries with absolutely NO responsibility at all. Governments should force some responsibility onto Uber. and not just say..We're just an APP. I expect the quality of the taxi service to fall with someone not even bothering to help get your luggage out of the taxi as they just sit in their front seat. Especially if they are a foreigner who wishes to apply "their standard" of service compared to the high company service we have in Japan. Keep the taxi company involved, keep the salaries up, keep the service up, and keep the benefits up. It doesn't have to be a race to the bottom, just to feed the shareholder.

couldn’t have said it better myself. And I think most people get and understand what you’re saying.

The reason you’re getting so many down votes is because The same most people don’t care about about that and they only care about saving themselves a buck when they take it.

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Posted in: Figure skating icon Hanyu announces divorce; blames slander, stalking See in context

Roy, you can’t blame anyone for thinking he’s gay and married to the same sex.

The article doesn’t even stipulate and keeps calling, whoever it is, “his partner”. Usually a telltale sign when trying to avoid saying so. Also his excuse for getting a divorce is somehow because of his inability to protect his spouse. One of the most bizarre excuses I’ve ever heard. However, it would kind of makes sense coming from a gay who might think he’s under some kind of persecution. Not out of the realm of impossibility.

Also, this boy is quite effeminate for a male so it’s not surprising that someone would assume that he’s gay.

I have no idea if the man is gay or not (nor do I care for that matter) but even if he isn’t, that was probably one of the gayest excuses to get a divorce that I’ve ever heard.

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Posted in: YouTuber arrested for allegedly slandering woman in unblurred video See in context

Seems more like a civil case…

I guess that’s how the justice system rolls here in Japan though.

what a joke

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Posted in: Kishida cautious on same-sex marriage, separate spouse surnames See in context

Is it 2023 or 1823 here?

i wasn’t aware same sex marriages were allowed in other countries 100 years ago…

relatively speaking, I think it’s a much more recent trend. Like since 2004 or 2005 in earliest places and even more recent in many

Japan isn’t that far behind the curve.

I find Japan likes to think things through thoroughly and doesn’t go off half cocked.

And to their credit.

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Posted in: Mount Fuji gets season's 1st snowcap, 5 days later than last year See in context

At least it is still getting snow, if not enough is done to ameliorate the effects of climate change it may come the year where there is no snowcap

correct!! I predict if we don’t turn this around there will be global famines killing billions by the early 1970s, we will be in another ice age by 23 years ago, we will deplete the ozone by 40 years ago, we will kill everything in all the lakes and oceans with acid rain, also by 40 years ago…. And so on and so forth… we, my friend, are on the side of science.

So all we need to need to do is listen to the scientist and just do what they tell us to do and everything will be fixed. Because it’s only two weeks to flatten the curve. We got this!!!!

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Posted in: American cyclist dies in expressway accident in Yokohama See in context

Maybe in Japan that is true but there are bicycle friendly places in the US where bicycles can use the shoulder of an Interstate highway.

highly unlikely a supposed professional cyclist would not have had that info provided to him is some way.

I reckon alcohol and subsequent bad judgment was the leading cause of death

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Posted in: American cyclist dies in expressway accident in Yokohama See in context

after a party that ran until 3 AM and then home on the freeway. no matter what country you’re from there’s no way that this guy wouldn’t have known that it wasn’t legal to ride a bicycle there.

3 AM after a party… I wonder if there were other forces at work here… alcoholic forces

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Posted in: 2 arrested over video of unhygienic acts at Yoshinoya restaurant See in context


Ryu Shimazu, 35, and Toshihide Oka, 34

This is the kind of thing you’d expect a couple of stupid teenagers to do, not grown men in their thirties. Surprised the article doesn’t mention their status of employment, as seems to be the standard.

35 is barely out of puberty these days

also, not to knock anyone’s chosen profession but, if you’re a male at that age and working at a Yoshinoya as a non-manager, there has to be a reason for that.

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Posted in: Japan to end COVID-19 border controls on May 8 See in context

Hervé L'EisaToday  

"Two weeks to flatten the curve" was the clarion call of the authoritarian power-grabbers. People easily gave up basic freedoms for the illusion of "safety". 

It's about time to fully return to normal living, and to prevent the state from repeating such a power grab.

i’m sorry to say this but that was just the beginning. The above was just chum

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Posted in: Japan reports 8,639 new coronavirus cases See in context


Yeah “it’s not over yet” like the flu “is not over yet”

49 deaths out of a population of almost 126 million…

Are you waiting for zero? That’s a long wait for a train that ain’t coming…

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Posted in: Japan reports 6,512 new coronavirus cases See in context

I don’t get what everyone is complaining about with regards to people still wearing masks and etc

they aren’t mandated so you don’t have to wear them if you don’t want to.

I don’t and I haven’t worn them for quite a while now and even I’m getting annoyed at hearing people complain about them…

what do you care if someone is wearing a mask etc.? has no impact on you. Enough already!

isn’t that what pro-choice is all about?

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Posted in: All-male BOJ selections another blow for gender equality in Japan See in context

@Micheal Machida

Power is never just given to you.

This part of your comment is true.

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Posted in: Prices to rise in Japan on over 10,000 food items See in context

I’m a business owner so luckily I will be able to keep up with this by increasing my own prices

I feel sorry for those who are in a position that their wages/salaries will not increase

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

@Elvis is here

No one can deny masks keep you warm in the cold Tokyo wind.

If you do, then your opinion is not worth ¥1.

it’s currently -25 in my hometown and if you consider the windchill factor it is -40°

i’m sorry but Tokyo is not even close to a temperature that could be even considered cold

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Posted in: Japan reports 125,108 new coronavirus cases See in context


@Kenchi Glad you're okay Kenchi

thank you my friend!

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Posted in: Japan reports 125,108 new coronavirus cases See in context


30+ is obese. Doubt you're near that number

according to the formula I found online I guess I would be 23.8

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Posted in: Japan reports 125,108 new coronavirus cases See in context


If everyone thinks like that less chance to survive for each one and the collective.

Good thing some people have sense

don’t be so unnecessarily dramatic.

So far since the pandemic begun, the only result of my philosophy has been that I’ve gotten sick once for 24 hours. My decision has had zero impact on anyone else.

it worked out for me.

I say let everyone make decisions based on what they think is best for themselves.

You wanna inject yourself, go for it. You don’t want to inject yourself, then don’t.

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Posted in: Japan reports 125,108 new coronavirus cases See in context


yes, I take very good care of myself but I have no idea what my BMI is

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Posted in: Japan reports 125,108 new coronavirus cases See in context


selfish? that’s funny

to make myself responsible for the entire world is insanity

we are all only responsible for ourselves.

you think you are vaccinated because it’s a social responsibility and you think you’re doing your part for the world? in reality, you’re just full of fear and brainwashed but you just don’t want to admit it. It’s kind of like an extreme type of virtue signaling.

I can’t even take what you say seriously.

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Posted in: Japan reports 125,108 new coronavirus cases See in context

I finally got Covid this week for the first time.

unvaccinated and my only symptom was a high fever.

I went from 37° to 39° and back to 37° within 24 hours.

besides a nasty headache which accompanied my fever, absolutely no other symptoms at all.

everything was over within 24 hours

I am so not regretting my choice to not receive any of the Covid shots

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested for stalking male acquaintance See in context

@Mumbai rocks

Rare for a female but it happens. Maybe he partook of the chalice.

I would say it’s more 50-50 and the rare part would be men feeling intimidated enough to go to the police.

Meaning female stalkers are less likely to be reported to the police than male stalkers.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months See in context

Any burger that has chemicals added to it keep your stomach from naturally rejecting it isn’t worth eating regardless of the price.

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Posted in: Japan reports 190,607 new coronavirus cases See in context


I hope the following explanation helps you to identify what a low number is;

population of Tokyo

13.96 million

New Covid cases in Tokyo


Hospitalized with severe symptoms


With almost 14,000,000 people in Tokyo, almost 19,000 have a contracted Covid. I would say that’s a pretty low number. That’s approximately .1% of the entire population.

Of those 19,000 only 22 have been hospitalized with severe symptoms. I would say that is also a pretty low number.

That’s also approximately .1%

.1% (point one %)

I would say that’s a pretty low number.

19,000 of 14 million…. 19,000 is quite low in comparison.

22 of 19,000… 22 is also quite low in comparison

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Posted in: Bantamweight king Inoue eyes next challenge after beating Butler See in context

The fight was soooooo one sided. I knew Inoue would win but with how Butler ran his mouth off leading up to the fight, I thought we would at least put some effort into a show of trying to win. Alas, no effort at all…

All efforts was purely to just hang on…

made for a boring fight to watch

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