Mr Kipling comments

Posted in: Do you think that once the pandemic ends and travel resumes, there will be strong international demand for tourism to Japan? See in context

China is the backbone of future tourism not only in Japan but worldwide. Of course it will bounce back and then some. But when? Not until 2023 at the earliest, probably later still.

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Posted in: Fukushima plant water release to prolong seafood safety woes See in context

Panic! Panic!

They are going to release water that is so contaminated with Tritium that if they added six times as much the WHO says it would be a safe level for drinking water! Just let that sink in. If the contamination was 6X worse it would be under the safety level for DRINKING water! This is then going to be diluted in the PACIFIC!

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Posted in: Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force See in context

Chinese planes flying in Chinese airspace? Whats the problem? None!

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

They are going to dump into the sea water that is you boiled down to 1/7 of its volume would be safe to drink by WHO standards. And yet the posters on this site are still worried. You chaps really have a lot more to fear than this benign isotope.

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Posted in: Matsuyama says he would relish lighting Tokyo Olympic cauldron See in context

Too bad he won't get the chance... Already decided (but poorly kept secret in Dentsu) ICHIRO Suzuki has been given the honor.

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Posted in: Would you support a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics? See in context

On what grounds? Made up nonsense stories of genocide?

No, let them have their pointless snow games.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

Why wait? Start today. Or will they use that time to educatr people on the lack of danger in those tanks?

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

Yawn...... Yet another....Zzzz

And nothing will be done.

Why bother reporting?

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

I suspect there is more to this story than ¥4M in school fees.

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Posted in: Blinken warns 'increasingly aggressive' China over Taiwan See in context

Peter14..

China has eleven bases outside of Chinese territory used for military purposes. This includes the seven it has built from submerged reefs in the South China sea.

China has 4 overseas bases. Others are on land that China regards as its own. South CHINA sea... There's a hint in the name.. :)

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Posted in: Blinken warns 'increasingly aggressive' China over Taiwan See in context

Robert Maes..

what about the rights of the Hongkong people, trampled on by mainland China ? Or the rights of the Taiwanese on independence?

Tibet ? The uyghars ?

or the Myanmar peoples rights terrorised by an army supported by China ?

The people of Hong Kong have more rights now than they did under British rule. It is Chinese territory, their rules. Were you crying for Hong Kong freedom from the British?

Tibet and recently the Uyghars so-called "liberation" struggles are just the usual US triggers to aid its economic war against China.

The US is, has always been and will continue to be the biggest threat to peace in the region. Not China.

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Posted in: Do you think the Tokyo Olympics, if they are held, will be a coronavirus super-spreader event? See in context

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Para-olympics will have a combined total of 14,000 athletes so those numbers are nonsense.

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Posted in: Rio Olympic wrestling medalist Higuchi too heavy for qualifying tournament See in context

I hope he hasn't been eating too many cakes. They can be exceedingly high calorie.

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Posted in: Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown See in context

Alan Harrison...

You should visit the place. Many don't partake in the filthy habit.

The filthy habit is usually used to describe smoking in the UK. I have never heard that phrase to describe drinking.

Much of British working class culture revolves around alcohol.

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Posted in: Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown See in context

The UK has the highest levels of "binge drinking" in Europe. The highest rates of alcohol related crime and the highest rates of teenage pregnancy... which could also be fueled by drink. :)

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Posted in: Do you think the Tokyo Olympics, if they are held, will be a coronavirus super-spreader event? See in context

There will be no overseas visitors. Athletes and support staff will be screened on entry and every few days. They stay in the "Olympic village". When their event is finished, they return home. These are published facts, not my opinion. The risk from athletes is minimal to none.

The numbers of spectators in the stadiums has yet to be announced. If its like the rugby or J league, fans will be masked, mostly outdoors, spaced out and silent. Again not a high risk. The biggest risk will come from what the spectators do AFTER watching the event. Going to pubs, bars and restaurants, eating and talking in close proximity is how the virus is transmitted.

The result will be a few extra transmissions but nothing remotely like the super spreader event so many posters on here are hoping for.

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Posted in: Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa step up anti-virus measures See in context

Rush hour trains have not been shown to be a factor in transmission. All passengers in masks and not talking is low risk.

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Posted in: Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown See in context

With pubs shut A&E departments in hospitals became boringly quiet on weekends, police stations were a lot less busy too. Of course not all my fellow countrymen are drunken hooligans but if drunken hooliganism became an Olympic sport I predict Gold, Silver and Bronze for team GB!

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Posted in: How table tennis changed the world, 50 years on See in context

And why not thank the British for inventing table tennis in the first place or none of this would have happened.

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Posted in: Blinken warns 'increasingly aggressive' China over Taiwan See in context

P.Smith..... Tibet and Taiwan are regarded by China as China! Not everyone agrees with them. Northern Ireland? Hawaii? Kuril Islands? Palestine? Kashmir?

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Posted in: Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations for elderly See in context

virusex.....I know, they should have started the application process at the same time..IF there was a demand.

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Posted in: Blinken warns 'increasingly aggressive' China over Taiwan See in context

So, how many bases does China have around the world? How many Chinese troops are stationed in other countries? How many wars has China started in the last 50 years? China is standing up for its rights as a nation.

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Posted in: Full product lineup of Nescafé plant-based lattes now on sale in Japan See in context

Is "plant based" the new PC word for fake or imitation?

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Posted in: Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown See in context

Asking British people to be sensible around anything to do with alcohol is a big ask.

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Posted in: Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations for elderly See in context

More than two thirds of health care workers have yet to receive the vaccine along with medical students who visit medical facilities. Opting for the Pfizer vaccine was a mistake. It is difficult to store and transport. This is leading to holdups in the delivery chain. They should have gone with the Sputnik from Russia but politics came first.

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

Or you could be born into the family of a famous baker and have an exceedingly good trust fund set up for you... :)

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Posted in: Man who refused to wear mask on plane arrested again after trouble in restaurant See in context

Another example where a short sharp beat down would help to help adjust his attitude. If that failed then repeat until it does.

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Posted in: Resurgent Ikee set for big Tokyo Olympic role See in context

Asiaman7..... EPO is usually used to treat Leukemia.

The guidelines for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) are that...

They must be to treat an acute or chronic condition.

The drug is unlikely to additionally enhance performance.

There is no reasonable alternative.

I'm sure that her leukemia condition would easily cover 1 and 3. Guideline 2 would be the grey area depending on amount, and length of treatment.

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Posted in: Japan urged to outlaw LGBT+ discrimination before Olympics See in context

The biggest point of LGBT in the Olympics should be that homosexuality is illegal in most Muslim countries and punishable by death in 13. The discrimination that occurs in Japan although wrong is nothing compared to this. However, as it involves a religion and culture... it will not be mentioned. As this post will probably be censored as it is a topic that must not be addressed for fear of upsetting that group.

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Posted in: Weighing options other than relocating the Futenma base to Henoko would benefit Tokyo and Washington in terms of strengthening their alliance. At the same time, the Japanese government has the responsibility to reduce the prefecture’s U.S. base burden. See in context

And yet people worry about Chinese ships sailing close to other countries waters... The US has bases surrounding China but that is OK?

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