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Posted in: Japan gov't OKs bill to offer free coronavirus vaccines See in context

My advice is don’t rush to get vaccinated simply because it’s free. Wait at least six months to see whether those vaccinated early will develop serious side effects.

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Posted in: Suga's communication skills tested as honeymoon period ends See in context

Suga seems to he out of touch with reality. He has more urgent things to do than eliminating hanko seals, like implementing additional spending to stimulate the economy.

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Posted in: Fake residence cards proliferating as more foreigners overstay visas See in context

Japan should help Vietnam build a country where its citizens don’t have to go abroad for better paying jobs. As for China, how is it that people from the second largest economy in the world have to find jobs in the third largest economy?

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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

I enjoyed the story. Thank you.

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

Beef from Britain doesn’t sound very appetizing. Have they successfully eradicated the mad cow disease?

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Posted in: JR East to bring forward last train departures on 17 lines in Tokyo See in context

Hotels near train stations may see their business pick up as people who’ve missed their last train home will check in for the night.

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Posted in: Suga, in Indonesia, says Southeast Asia key for Japan See in context

What’s Suga doing out there when the first priority of his government should be to draft and implement a third supplementary budget as soon as possible to bolster the economy devastated by the coronavirus outbreak and last year’s consumption tax hike.

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Posted in: U.S. influence in Pacific wanes; Japan considered 'smart power' by think tank See in context

Having no nuclear capabilities to counter China’s, Japan is in no position to fill the power vacuum left by declining US influence in the region.

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Posted in: Japanese firms fall woefully short of meeting gov't goals on women in management See in context

It should not be the government’s business to set a goal for hiring female managers in the private sector. Private companies are different from governments in that they can go bust if they perform badly.

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Posted in: Woman fatally hit by train; impact sends her flying into teenager on platform See in context

She’s a young girl. She’ll get over it in time .

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Posted in: JOC to protect female athletes targeted by exploitative photos See in context

Perhaps female athletes should compete wearing burqas.

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Posted in: The life of Ghosn: Fugitive tycoon to star in documentary and a mini-series See in context

He’s got a nice tan and looks fit in the photo. Apparently his life in exile in sunny Lebanon must have done him good. I hope he’s now fit enough to be extradited to Japan and face justice.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

The real reason for low birth rates is the simple fact that the average income of those in their prime childbearing age (those in their 20s and 30s) has been steadily declining over the past two decades. They just can’t afford to get married and start a family,

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Posted in: Japan may need to consider compiling 3rd extra budget: LDP lawmaker See in context

Japan is facing the worst recession ever, and yet the government has done too little to help boost the economy. Even if a third extra budget were to be implemented today, it wouldn’t stop companies going under and people losing jobs. My bet is Suga won’t last a full year.

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Posted in: Japan sends three vessels to South China Sea in anti-submarine exercise See in context

“Commie ships“ means ships manned by communists.

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Posted in: BOJ to start feasibility study on digital currency in FY 2021 See in context

If you go totally digital, what would happen if there was a power outage?

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Posted in: At least 5 Kindai University soccer players used cannabis See in context

Cannabis should not be legalized because unrestricted use of the substance could lead users to heavier and more serious drugs such as cocaine.

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Posted in: 23-year-old man arrested over murder of father in Tokyo apartment See in context

Perhaps the father told his unemployed son to get a job over and over again and the son lost his temper and killed his father.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. to begin talks on host nation support, possibly this week See in context

If the US wants to cut costs of keeping their troops in Japan, the best thing to do would be to let Japan fully rearm itself (including nukes) and withdraw all US military from Japan.

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Posted in: Peruvian man's life sentence finalized over 2015 mass murder See in context

“Just send him to Tokyo immigration Holding, he would have ended up dead, with no witnesses. “

Swell idea! That would save Japanese taxpayers millions of yen needed to keep this monster fed and kept alive.

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Posted in: Coronavirus vaccination to be made free in Japan See in context

I’ll wait until a substantial number of the public have gotten vaccinated and shown no crippling side effects.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker apologizes for saying 'women lie' about sexual assaults See in context

“A Cabinet Office survey in 2017 showed one in every 20 people have been forced to have sexual intercourse against their will”

Hard to believe since I haven’t. Have you ever been?

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Posted in: Make yourself invaluable: Ghosn offers exec training in Lebanon See in context

“If you bring back trust, money will come”

One thing this criminal suspect cannot teach is trust.

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Abolishing “Ladies and Gentlemen” seems a bit extreme but it’s a cheap way to sell a progressive image and JAL knows it.

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Posted in: Worried by pandemic, unmarried Japanese couples want legal protection See in context

You can’t have it both .If you choose one freedom you often have to discard the other.

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Posted in: Japan's democracy biased without women participating: LDP lawmaker See in context

As Defense minister, Inada was known for her incompetence and indecisiveness and often bewildered her US counterpart. I suspect that her statement about equal opportunity in politics was motivated by the fact that she hadn’t been given a cabinet post in the new government.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers unveil scaled-back Games plan See in context

It seems like the Tokyo Olympic organizers don’t know when to give up. But then if they successfully pull off a scaled-back Games next year, it could be a start of a new, less costly, less extravagant and less insane Olympics.

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Posted in: Suga, in talks with Xi, says stable Japan-China ties key to region See in context

The problem is that China is the major destabilizing factor in the region.

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Posted in: Bicycle traffic violations hit record high as cycling booms amid pandemic See in context

Who said riding a bicycle is good for health?

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Posted in: Japan ready to become permanent U.N. Security Council member: Motegi See in context

It’s highly unlikely that Japan will ever become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. All the five current members are nuclear powers and Japan is not.

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