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Posted in: Putin greets Paralympians See in context

He finished it off by wishng them "great new achievements, both in sports and in life, bright triumphs for the glory of our beloved Motherland."

Americans often say "I am a patriot". in Russian "I am a patriot" sounds pretentious and over the board, something likely to come out of a drunk skinhead's mouth. On the other hand, "I love my motherland" sounds totally neutral and everyday - everyone has a motherland (because they were born somewhere) and it's only natural to love that place. It's just language, not necessarily militarism and nationalism. Wink. (Today was my last day at my job. I am celebrating it with beers.)

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Posted in: Putin calls absence of Russia-Japan peace treaty 'nonsense' See in context

The Russians stole Sakhalin from the Ainu, Oroks, Nivkhs, Uilktas, Evenkis, etc. They have yet to be liberated.

While you're at it, please also liberate Alaska, Hawaii and mainland US native populations.

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Posted in: Biden picks Emanuel for Japan ambassador; Burns for China See in context

This guy could not even run a careful Japan

Strictly speaking he is not supposed to run Japan.

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Posted in: Hackers steal $97 mil from Japanese crypto exchange See in context

frankly I don't care what got stolen from some Ponzi scheme.

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Posted in: Zverev follows up win over Djokovic with Olympic gold See in context

Karen, not Karan. It'a a common Armenian male name.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Tokyo should let the rest of the world know how it succeeded in training the virus to take weekends off.


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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency lasting through Olympics See in context

no events later than 9:00 in Tokyo

I wonder what's the reasoning behind this because if anything, the trains and streets after 9:00 are much less crowded than before 9:00 and so getting to events is would be much safer.

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Posted in: 100 kgs of cherries stolen from trees in Yamagata See in context

This country should make fruit affordable.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

You'd think 9 million is a lot, then it's for two weeks. Which means a little over 600,000 per day. Only double the current speed.

Here, it says only 330,000 elderly people have been vaccinated so far. In the whole of Japan. Plus about 3 million healthcare workers, but they started to vaccinate healthcare workers in February, so it can't be 300,000 per day either.

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Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

Omachi kudasai.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

To be honest I don't see how properly socially distanced events will be much worse than the packed commuter trains in Tokyo, which run every day in all directions because "it cannnot be helped".

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Posted in: Olympic diving test event begins in Tokyo; torch relay detour on Okinawa See in context

Just in case.

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Posted in: Suga to meet fishing industry chief over nuclear waste water disposal See in context

There's plenty of empty space around Fukushima Daiichi. Just open the map, satellite view.

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Posted in: Female monarchs to be debated as Japan looks to secure imperial line See in context

Of course, nothing will happen.

If you expect things to happen, you've come to the wrong place.

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Posted in: Valentino sparks outrage with apology for disrespecting Japanese culture in photo shoot See in context

Perpetually offended.

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling season begins in coastal waters See in context

I wonder if eating whales is part of the Washoku that was registered as UNESCO cultural heritage.

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Posted in: Russian Foreign Minister says relations with West have 'hit the bottom' See in context

They need us, we don't need them.

You need them to not nuke you.

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Posted in: Overseas Tokyo Olympic ticket holders may get only partial refunds See in context

The govt will not spend less on their yachts, YOU will pay for it with your taxes. Just wait for some Olympics Support Tax, 2% of your income.

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Posted in: Japan asks IAEA support for Fukushima tank water release See in context

Whoever signs off on this will be having sleepless nights for the rest of their lives...

They won't. In this country it's possible to write off absolutely anything with a "We didn't have choice" aka "Shiyoganai".

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Posted in: Tokyo experiences drop in population for 7th consecutive month See in context

Tokyo is convenient. Everything at arm's length. Commute from hell is the flipside.

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

Ive said it all along, they should have stayed in Lebanon permanently with their $Millions and lived like Kings. Bad mistake.

Yes. What do Americans pay their taxes for? Their government doesn't protect them.

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Posted in: Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens See in context


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Posted in: Man to be extradited to Japan for aiding Ghosn's escape accuses U.S. of 'betrayal' See in context

Scary. I thought America was better than this.

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Posted in: 60% of Japanese firms support Olympics this summer, poll shows See in context

Companies say...

Companies don't speak, people do. What kind of polling is this? Did they ask every employee of they asked one PR manager and concluded that "company said so"?

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Posted in: Suga apologizes after LDP execs visit hostess bars during state of emergency See in context

Did he say 'my chums made me'? It's what they say around here.

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Posted in: Florida offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out: state official See in context

In terms of easiness social distancing Tokyo must be one of the worst places on this planet. All the spaces, open and covered, are cramped and crowded. In any other country where there is a bit of breathing space, most Olympic events, if not all, can be organized in the open air and with proper distancing. Swimming, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics - why not?

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Posted in: Florida offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out: state official See in context

Make the tickets valid.

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Posted in: Kremlin accuses U.S. of meddling in its affairs, but says it is ready to talk See in context

They took the smarter route and influenced a mass of simpletons through social media for years, and now you have your own citizens turning against themselves while Russia sat back with popcorn watching the fireworks.

Russian is simply learning from the US. Good teachers they are, although short-sighted.

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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus death toll tops 5,000 See in context

Typical Japanese office layout. Shoot me now.

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Posted in: Lone luncher See in context

I prefer pictures of nature to pictures of people eating.

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