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Posted in: Vaccine mistrust in Japan dates back decades See in context

@robert maes Going to Belgium which is a hot spot for Coronavirus would frankly be idiotic. An out of the frying pan and into the fire scenario!

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Posted in: What are 'kira kira' names and why Japanese parents choose them for their kids See in context

'However, I feel that things have been slowly changing lately, and there have been a couple of schools and kindergartens that give their children English names to use during the classes or with their English teachers.

The kids seem to enjoy it, and their parents also seem to like the idea a lot! Most are thinking that if their child goes traveling or studying abroad, they can also use an English name so it will be a lot easier for them.'

Does nobody else find this disturbing?

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Posted in: Japan considers offering COVID-19 vaccines for free to all residents See in context


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Posted in: Japan on alert as 2 powerful typhoons approach See in context

@Richard Burgan

Nonsense! Go to the Japanese Meteorological Agency website and you can find tons of data and detailed information/warnings in Japanese and English.

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Posted in: No wind in the sail See in context

Lovely photo!

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Posted in: Japanese show support for Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow See in context

@NCIS Reruns

Nonsense! So condescending! My husband and I are big supporters of Agnes Chow! Every Japanese person knows not a word of support for Hong Kong democracy would come out of the mouth of that self serving Agnes Chan!

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Posted in: Masked marvels See in context

@Mocheake I am sure they aren't. Only medical personnel need N95 masks. It would be wasteful for people in the street to have them. And they are extremely uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time.

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Posted in: Animal ventilator maker looks to boost output for human coronavirus patients See in context

@drlucifer Instead of waiting for the government you could have gone to Daiso already and bought materials for making your own masks.

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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context

As if American spies in China didn't and don't know what is happening on the ground! Next America will be asking for compensation and then cancelling their debt to China. Pompeo is looking for a fight!

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

So besides kiwi07 is there anyone on here who is ill or knows of anyone who is ill?

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Posted in: Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left See in context

@Alfie Noakes

The article you refer to contains glaring mistakes!

Shinzo Abe's father was Shintaro Abe not Zenji Abe. His father volunteered as a kamikaze pilot but the war ended before he could participate.

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Posted in: LDP headed toward big defeat in Tokyo assembly election See in context

Don't be fooled! Koike is a wolf in sheep's clothing. She is cut from exactly the same cloth as Abe. Just the packaging is more attractive. From a privileged background. A conservative nationalist who supports text book reform and visits Yasukuni yearly. Nippon Kaigi member. She also supports changing Article 9 of the constitution.

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Posted in: Chan, Wagner win at Skate Canada; Hanyu second See in context

@Smithinjapan Well you have a lot to say about Murakami's performance seeing you didn't even watch it!!!

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Posted in: Japanese brain cancer specialist says he never examined pope See in context

@Smithinjapan Doctor Fukushima is very well known internationally in the field of brain surgery. He doesn't need to be associated with someone famous to get recognition. And if you read the article carefully you will note that it was the Italian media who originally reported this story!!!

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Posted in: Japan promises record $2 bn loan to the Philippines See in context

We know who will be doing the work on the railway, don't we! This is just a roundabout way of putting money in the hands of Japanese construction companies!

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Posted in: What Chinese tourists are buying in Japan See in context

Japanese pain killers always work fine for me but I am shorter than your average foreigner. @tmarie Because Merries diapers are better than Pampers apparently. Very soft, breathable so babies don't get diaper rash and the capacity to hold a large amount of urine so they need to be changed less often.

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Posted in: Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to be featured in documentary See in context

Every time I read about the incredible kindness of this man I am moved to tears.

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Posted in: Light-up See in context

Beautiful photo! Wouldn't mind having a copy of it to hang on my wall!

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Posted in: Japanese hotels offer tight space for a tight budget See in context

@Sillygirl Have you never stayed in a youth hostel? This set up is quite similar. And I am sure they provide lockers to store valuables.

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Posted in: Accreditation revoked for 20 psychiatric care physicians at Kanagawa hospital See in context

Well, Saint Marianna is considered one of the worst medical schools in Japan so this does not surprise me! Here in Japan finding out where your doctor graduated from is usually a good indicator of their ability.

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Posted in: Frosty feeling - Jamaican takes cupcakes to new heights See in context

These look delicious but I was wondering whether these people you promote on Japantoday (I remember another lady making apple related sweets) have the food service/sanitation management licences etc.that are required to run such a business in Japan.

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Posted in: EU says end of milk quotas mean opportunities in Asia See in context

Oh great! Maybe we can get some butter now!!!

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Posted in: Dinner guests See in context

Kennedy hasn't made much of an impression as ambassador!

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Posted in: Japan takes a bite out of wealthy foreigners See in context

Way to go Japan. Do you think copying America et al. by introducing exit taxes is going to help the economy? Should people work hard and sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the nation alone? A sure way to stymie entrepreneurship! Bureaucrats hate rich people because they will never be rich themselves.

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Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had See in context

@ReformedBasher Ginger biscuits can be found at Seiyu. Buy two packs in store at a big discount. There Swiss Selection chocolate is very good too!

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Posted in: Coca-Cola, McDonald's wage unhealthy 'war' on Russia: PM aide See in context

From what my Russian friend tells me the average Russian diet is abysmal even without the junk food! Average lifespan for a Russian male is 66.7years and a quarter of Russian men will die before 55! The reason: VODKA! I don't see them demonizing that though!

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Posted in: Into the Woods See in context

Love Sayaka Kanda'a dress!

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Posted in: Stunning montage takes viewers through Japan’s own hidden wine country: Koshu See in context

Love Koshu!!!

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Posted in: Cholesterol no longer a concern: U.S. experts See in context

Yes, I agree with the above poster. I have always struggled to keep my weight down even though I followed a low fat low sugar diet. I then decided about 6 months ago to try something different. I started eating full fat foods and at the same time restricting my rice intake at dinner to only 3-4 tablespoons. I allow myself as much meat and vegetables as I like with that. You probably think I feel hungry after eating such a small amount of carbohydrates but I don't! I have lost about 9kg with absolutely no struggle. I actually am quite shocked by the weight loss. But I realise that it doesn't mean I am internally healthy.

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Posted in: Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to crown prince See in context

@Tessa You obviously don't read the Daily Fail, a British paper. They are always going on about William's or Kates' (decreasing /grey) hair!!!

The British royal family are independently wealthy, which is why that can do what they please!

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