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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

The keyword in the headline is "after" not "during".

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Posted in: Koike pledges utmost anti-virus steps to deliver 'wonderful' Tokyo Olympics See in context

Notice that she has quietly abandoned her claim that the Games would be "symbolic of humankind's triumph over the coronavirus"?

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

What happened to Games being symbolic of mankind's victory over the coronavirus? Are they implying we won't have ended the pandemic in 10 weeks?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics are sign of light at end of pandemic tunnel: Bach See in context

What percentage of the population in Japan has been vaccinated? Is it even in the single digits yet? The light cannot seen at the end of the tunnel, as we have only just entered the tunnel.

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Posted in: Barring fans from abroad for Tokyo Olympics creates many questions See in context

Here's another question. Would a Japanese citizen living abroad, in New York for example, be allowed to return to Japan to watch an event? It seems there would be nothing to stop them, as Japanese citizens are not subject to entry bans. If this is allowed, but non-Japanese are not allowed to to come from New York, then this would be see as counter to what the Olympics are meant to stand for.

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Posted in: Tokyo's 'Kill Bill' restaurant cuts hours to avoid fines over COVID curbs See in context

Tarantino asked this place to allow him to film there. They refused, so he reconstructed the restaurant on a soundstage in Beijing. That was 17 years ago and they have been cashing in on it ever since.

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Posted in: IOC members worry about banning overseas fans from Olympics See in context

I assume there would be nothing to stop a Japanese national living abroad from returning to Japan and attending an event.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic athletes to be exempted from virus entry bans See in context

What about spectators who has spent thousands on tickets? They are out of luck, I guess.

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Posted in: Mulan movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in Xinjiang See in context

For redemption, Disney would have to produce a live action remake of Winnie the Pooh.

They did, with Ewan MacGregor. It was banned in China.

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Posted in: Go To travel subsidy program to cover half of costs from October See in context

I know there have been petitions urging the government to cancel this program, but has anyone pointed out to them that "go to travel" is not proper English?

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Posted in: Trump pays highest respect to 'great friend' Abe See in context

The "highest respect" he can manage is somewhere below the gutter.

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Posted in: Go To travel campaign thrown into disarray after minister's remarks See in context

Instead of being thrown into disarray, it should be thrown into the trash can.

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Posted in: Supreme Court rejects appeal by 'vagina kayak' artist over obscenity See in context

If you look up an image of her kayak, it is pretty clear that modeled it on her vulva, not her vagina.

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Posted in: Olympic chiefs meet to discuss Tokyo Games amid virus surge See in context

"Frugal"? They have already spent 12 billion dollars.

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Posted in: Japan baseball season starts Friday night without fans See in context

One fan made an effort to write a sign in English, then the panel was printed backwards. Or is AMAHOKOY the name of a player?

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Posted in: Koike to declare candidacy for re-election as Tokyo governor See in context

Good thing the Tokyo Alert was lifted just in time for this.

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Posted in: Dentsu gets ¥76.9 bil windfall from gov't SME aid scheme See in context

Companies that work their employees literally to death should not get bailouts.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce online system for reporting coronavirus See in context

Welcome to the 20th century.

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Posted in: Man arrested for lying about coronavirus infection, causing train delay in Gunma See in context

The Ryoma line only runs once or twice an hour as it is.

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Posted in: Gov't panel, responding to criticism, says cruise ship not designed to be hospital See in context

Yes. That is why the criticism is that the people should have been move to actual hospitals.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Maybe Tokyo shouldn't have said it has "mild weather" during the period of the Games in its bid.

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

The family name will be used first when eating in at restaurants, and used second when taking out.

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Posted in: Tokyo taxi firm actively recruiting foreign drivers See in context

Why should someone need permanent residence status just to drive a taxi?

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Posted in: Man kept mother’s body in bathroom since her death last August See in context

How is it "abandoning" if he kept it?

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Posted in: Former AKB48 idol singer Mariko Shinoda gets proposed to on first date; says yes, is now married See in context

those creatures are dogs??

Baby yeti.

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Posted in: Man charged with 150 cases of theft from delivery boxes in Tokyo and Saitama See in context

in america, amazon leaves your orders on the doorstep. 

I have read that Amazon has services to go inside someone's door, or deliver packages into the trunk of someones car to prevent theft. I am not sure how used these are though.

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Posted in: Architecture firm unveils plans for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan See in context

Termites.

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Posted in: Japan eyes imposing departure tax ahead of 2020 Olympics See in context

If you refuse to pay the tax, are you deported?

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Posted in: Belongings likely linked to victims of Zama serial murders found See in context

The photo makes me sorry for the other people that live in the apartment building. (Of course much more sorry for the victims) Not only do they have to think about what happened on the other side of the wall, but they have media trucks parked outside around the clock. The police tape makes me wonder if they even have access to their belongings.

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Posted in: Money dispute said to have led wife to break husband's 54 violins See in context

She ripped him a new f-hole.

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