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Posted in: Coronavirus crisis sparks calls for revamping Japan's school year See in context

Changing the start date of entrance ceremonies? No Sakura in the photo background?

This is a perfect example of a common sense coming up against tradition.

In Japan this move have little chance of success.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs cash handout to struggling students See in context

More waste of public money...... Is the pit bottomless?

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Posted in: Truck driver abandons body of suicide victim, claiming he thought it was a doll See in context

I expect the truck driver was angry at the suicide for inconveniencing him on his way to somewhere. Now he has to stop, wait for police, make statements. All very traumatic and unnecessary.

The terminally sad should be more considerate of others....and maybe just choose life!

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Posted in: 2 men arrested over fatal hit-and-run See in context

11:45 pm..... I wonder where they may be returning from?




A drinking establishment?????

And didn’t stop?

It doesn’t take Poirot to work this one out!

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Posted in: 13 wounded in Louisiana memorial service shooting See in context

Bored? No chance..... lots of dark humour in this story..

Just imagine being shot at a memorial for a shooting victim.. Oh, the irony!

I’m sure they were all cracking up in the ambulance on the way to hospital.

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Posted in: Death of man found in Fukushima Pref river ruled suicide See in context

I wonder if the “suicide” note was typed and signed...”the deceased”?

Suicide by drowning is not very common.

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Posted in: From Campese to chaos: Virus crisis highlights Aussie rugby's decline See in context

"If you are short, fat and squat with no discernible ball skills or no hygiene, you're in the front row. If you're built like a thermometer without a friend to bless yourself with, you're on the wing."


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Posted in: Watch time fly with realistic giant Japanese flying squirrel and eagle owl clocks See in context

If I built a shrine to bad taste... It would have one of these in it!

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Posted in: Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000 meters title defense See in context

A long year of social distancing, and a lot less testing for drug cheats.

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Posted in: Japanese politicians and whalers ignore criticism as whaling industry is revived See in context

Some whales are endangered so leave them alone! Others for example, the Minke are plentiful so there is no reason not to hunt and eat.

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler infected with coronavirus dies at 28 See in context

Ulysses..... Underlining conditions?

Well, diabetes and a BMI of 40+ So only the two very worst conditions for Corvid-19.

I deliberately left out being over 70 years old because those with a 40+ BMI don’t make it that far!

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Posted in: Qatar Airways giving away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals See in context

A kind gesture by my favorite airline. Or a cunning plan to get some free advertising?

Either way, they offer a great service using one of the newest fleets.

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Posted in: Toyota profit plunges on virus outbreak but recovery expected See in context

So Toyota is still going to make a profit of $3.8 billion. They wont need a bailout.

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Posted in: Man arrested after pit bull attacks police officer at BBQ attended by 30 people See in context

The police office should have shot the dog, this would have stopped the attack and would certainly have gotten the attention of the low life scum owners!

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Posted in: Interpol issues wanted notice for wife of U.S. diplomat sought over fatal UK car crash See in context

Diplomatic immunity was designed to protect government officials abroad from harassment and abuse by foreign powers not to protect idiots who forget which side of the road to drive on!

Ms Sacoolas is a coward being protected by even bigger cowards.

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Posted in: Cancer patients fear treatment makes them vulnerable to coronavirus See in context

Of course cancer patients should be worried about corvid-19. They are in the high risk group due to their weakened immunity systems. If they are also over 70 and obese then they should be extremely worried about getting infected.

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Posted in: More than 90% of Tokyo hospital beds for COVID-19 patients filled See in context

These are beds that are specifically allocated for Corvid-19 patients..... They can increase this number at anytime. The biggest problem being that hospitals and clinics will LOSE money if they allocate beds. Their other business drops as “regular” patients will go to other facilities rather than the “virus” hospital.

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Posted in: Mother dies, 7-year-old daughter injured in leap from building See in context

Star punk.. Its very unusual to survive a fall from 6 floors. Especially onto a hard surface like this was. Maybe she hit something on the way down, or was cushioned by mum but either way, we are into a genuine miracle situation if she fully recovers. I hope she does, nobody deserves what happened to her.

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Posted in: 2 sisters in their 60s found dead in Tokyo apartment See in context

Sadly, this is quite typical in Tokyo. I’m sure one of the main reasons for Japan’s low corvid-19 cases is the natural self distancing that occurs when hardly anyone talks to neighbors, shop workers, delivery persons or anyone else!

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Posted in: COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4 mil extra TB deaths: study See in context

Thats OK, Its only Corvid-19 deaths that must be prevented at all costs. Any other diseases are fine. ...sarcasm mode off...

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Posted in: Mother dies, 7-year-old daughter injured in leap from building See in context

Its not just the girls mental state to worry about. A 7 story fall will have very major physical damage.

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Posted in: Ex-comfort woman in S Korea criticizes protest rallies against Japan See in context

The problem here is mainly money. They have received many apologies from several different Japanese PMs. Compensation money was paid and yet there is always a call for more. Sorry Korea, you were a colony. At that time its what powerful countries did to weaker ones. Time to move on and drop your inferiority complex to big brother Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo cheerleader pub’s coronavirus countermeasures include full face shields for customers See in context

Great free advert for restaurant!

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Posted in: Man arrested over hit-and run-death of 12-year-old boy on bicycle See in context

There is no indication that anyone went through a red light.

Those thinking that those flimsy helmets worn by Jr high school students are of any protection at all are very much mistaken.

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Posted in: Bitcoin world faces 'halving': What's happening? See in context

Forget Bitcoin! Get your life savings into Dutch tulips.....

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Posted in: Still bad after all these years, Tyson hits gym See in context

Probably the most overrated heavyweight of all time. Lucky to come at a time when the division was in the dumps. Fought fringe contenders, journeymen and well past their sell by date fighters. How did he do against real champions? Holyfield? Lewis?

Iron Mike was good...but not a great.

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Posted in: Which industries or companies do you think are thriving during the pandemic? See in context

Lawyers... A great number of older people in the UK have recently decided that now is a good time the finally get that will written up. No, I am not joking.

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Posted in: Foreign workers feel the pain of 'corona job cuts' in Japan See in context

Duh! Foreign workers are not here as a social experiment, they are not here to introduce new culture, they are not here to help the economies of third world nations.

They are here to do the low paid often dirty and dangerous jobs that Japanese don’t want to do. Not one of them is doing a job a Japanese national could be found for. They will therefore be the first out the door when times are hard. If any of them think otherwise they are sadly misguided.

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Posted in: Froome unsure if Tour de France organizers can prevent mass gatherings See in context

The Tour makes its money by “selling” the stages to towns. These towns benefit from the prestige of holding the stage start or Finish and also from the huge caravan that follows the riders, fans, media, sponsors etc

It will be very difficult to hold with social distancing.

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Posted in: Japan's child population falls for 39th straight year to record low See in context

There are many factors related to the falling birth rate. A major one is women putting off having children to much later in life. Unless employed in the public sector, education or medical fields, it is very difficult for women to rejoin the workforce. The average age for both marriage and childbirth is rising. This leads to many women finding out all too late the surprising fact that women have a better chance of pregnancy at 15 years old than 30.

The laws allowing women to give birth are all in place... its the mindset of both women in Japan and more importantly their usually male bosses.

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