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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

Maybe Aso can serve some of that treated water to his colleagues during the hot summer days. I'm sure they'll guzzle it down quickly.

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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

Dumbest comment ever from a guy known for dumb comments. There must be a manual somewhere in the Diet that instructs them on how to firmly insert one's foot in one's mouth because Japanese politicians really excel at that.

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Posted in: Man robbed of ¥3 mil on Nagoya street See in context

Police said the man works for a store that deals in antiques and used items. He said he received an email from a potential seller who had asked him to come and have a look at some items for sale, which is why he had so much cash in his bag.

No connection. Just an incredible coincidence. Yeah.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend to settle financial dispute with mom's ex-fiance See in context

I'd just find some young hottie and forget about this royalty bee es. Guaranteed to be miserable.

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Posted in: One dead, one wounded at Tennessee school shooting See in context

Whenever you don't like someone or something, just pull out a gun and start shooting. It's the American way, propped up by corrupt uncaring "lawmakers" and the NRA. Start the timer until the next mass shooting happens. It's a sad state of affairs with no end in sight.

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Posted in: Retiring in Japan: What’s the best strategy? See in context

Move to Okinawa, where the COL is more manageable.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 570 coronavirus cases; 918 in Osaka See in context

See you in 2022. Olympics are over before they started.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested over alleged sexual assault of woman See in context

Hopefully, he'll be a former police officer very soon.

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Posted in: United Airlines prepares to shake up white, male-dominated pilot population See in context

Well, some people are hurt now because others are finally getting the fair shake they deserve after not even being given so much as a look due not being the right color, gender, etc.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 555 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,449 See in context

> HimariYamadaToday 04:11 pm JST

Funny, how everyone now trusts the numbers.

I, for one, NEVER trusted any of the numbers as both the number of cases and deaths have been seriously fudged. It's the usual way things are done, however, I do trust the numbers now more accurately reflect the reality.

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

Dang! What are we going to do without them? Guess I'll just have to put on a happy face even though my heart will be aching.

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Posted in: Police searching for man who stole tiny fish valued at ¥1.1 million See in context

Is there an underground medaka black market? Been breeding them for years and didn't even know the English name until now!

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will take away the fun of being at the wheel of your vehicle? See in context

As long as I can take control when and where I want, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven building store in parking lot of another 7-Eleven amid dispute See in context

Maybe the meaning has changed but didn't 7-11 mean they were open from seven to eleven? The guy seems to have had a valid reason to close but the corporation is being prickly. Hard to find a Japanese person who will act against management so I agree with and salute this guy.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

The ordinance, which will take effect next October, also requires places with escalators to put signage asking riders to refrain from walking or running on the machines.

No punishment and no enforcement. A dog with no bite, like most ordnances. Tonight, I'll go and stand by a no smoking sign and see how many smokers are standing doing their thing as usual.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 475 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,592 See in context

With numbers ticking up again, it seems they did those people a favor by not allowing overseas visitors for the Olympics.

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Posted in: If you could live in any city in the world (post-pandemic), other than where you live now, which one would you choose and why? See in context

Pape'ete. Beautiful weather, seas and people. Paradise with very little of the vice and strife we have in most big cities.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over murder of common-law husband See in context

Police said they had been called to the house twice in the past after Miura complained that Wada had been violent toward her when he was drunk.

Fixed that problem but a prison cell should still be in her future.

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Posted in: BTS condemns anti-Asian racism; say they've experienced it See in context

Racism, especially toward non-whites, is an everyday thing in Japan and South Korea.

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Posted in: Blue and pink See in context

Alright, we got it. It's cherry blossom season. Every day. Until they fall off. The only important flowers and the only beautiful flowers in the world are right here in Japan. YOU HAVE TO love them. It's an order.

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Posted in: New ‘2-on-1’ style online lessons look to turn 'eikawa' business on its head See in context

it offers a way forward for learners stymied by the way English is usually taught in Japan.

The teaching is not the main problem. A book and/or a method is no guarantee for success. The more you speak and practice, the better you should get and the more confidence you acquire. With two native speakers, how much speaking time does the student really get?

Japanese tend to feel isolated no matter what the situation and the whole world is scary or you are scary or they are nervous, etc I have not seen a place where people clam up so easily once they are in a different setting. You have to want to be a part of the action and if you don't the action continues on without you.

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

Treating the customer like a sucker.

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Posted in: U.S. men lose to Honduras; miss 3rd straight Olympic soccer See in context

Oh well. The silence in America is hella deafening. Basketball season is going on, baseball season is about to start and March Madness is in full swing. Next time, send the women's team.

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Posted in: Intruder steals ¥7 mil from 78-year-old woman at her home See in context

I bet the son is pretty peeved too.

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Posted in: Filipino in Japan forms labor union for overseas workers See in context

Most Filipinas I've met have had a certain determination and toughness you don't typically see from Japanese women. I admire this woman and wish her all the luck in the world. It's a seriously uphill battle but someone has to start the ball rolling.

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Posted in: Japan complains over U.S. military's use of term 'East Sea' See in context

I never once heard that name for that body of water while in the military and I spent a lot of time in it. Simple faux pas as was stated in the article. At ease.

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Posted in: Many Japanese celebrities have no burning desire to be involved in torch relay See in context

The fire in most people's eyes has already flickered out. These Games are going to be the Fosbury Flop Olympics with Taro Q Public footing the bill.

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Posted in: Woman says she left husband’s body at home because she thought it wouldn’t fit into coffin See in context

What a stiff shock! The guy must be nine feet tall or extra extra wide if she figured he wouldn't fit into a pine box. Was she going for a DIY coffin or what? Don't know how anyone could put up with the smell or sight of a corpse for several days much less weeks or months. This is "Weekend at Bernie's" type of stuff and our news of the weird for today.. Psych eval for her immediately.

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Posted in: 10-year-old boy on bike hit and killed by car; driver arrested See in context

yokohamaridesToday 06:26 pm JST

Not blaming the kid but how often do we see people on bikes making bad decisions ....................just saying

> jeez - we’re talking about a kid here. Kids will always make mistakes. It’s part of being a kid and learning about the world. They should never have to pay with their lives for their mistake. Instead of blaming the victim, better to put the blame on a society that puts the convenience of drivers over the lives of children - as 43% of car trips in Japan are less than 5 kms(so often unnecessary) and traffic violence is one of the leading cause of death of kids.

While I agree with some of this and we all do surely agree that NO ONE should have to pay for this kind of mistake with their life, sometimes drivers get put in a position of not having enough time or space to avoid a collision. We don't know the complete details of what happened but I do agee that people on bicycles - not to be confused with a cyclist - tend to make bad decisions like not wearing helmets or listening to music while riding and almost never think they have to stop. They expect drivers to avoid them no matter what and that is not always possible. RIP to the young boy.

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Posted in: Darvish speaks out about anti-Asian racism in America See in context

Good on him and I truly hate to see any kind of discrimination. Trump really fanned the flames against all minorities and I have been really upset to see a lot of other minorities perpetrating crimes against Asians. It's gotten really bad in my hometown of NYC. It's 2021 but it seems like the world has not progressed at all. We have smartphones and stupid people all over the place.

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