N. Knight comments

Posted in: Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all: survey See in context

My missus wants a rugby team, with subs!

I'm in my mid 50's and I'm completely exhausted.

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Posted in: Truss, Kishida to work on countering China See in context

Not expecting much from this useless new PM.

You have to be unbelievably bad to be a worse foreign secretary than Boris was, but Liz Truss achieved it by a long way.

I'm a life long Tory but this Muppets Show is just utterly appalling.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 See in context

Rest in Peace, Your Majesty; and thank you.

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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

Such a joke.

For someone that lives in the Midlands of England will need to spend about £80 to travel to London to apply for their visa and hand in their passport. £80 to go home again.

Then a week later another return trip to collect passport and visa plus £40 processing fee.

So £400 in (per person) get your visa before you start to even travel.

Problem is is that the Japanese Embassies are working on a limited appointment basis so getting a slot is almost impossible. Appointments for the 21st days ahead open at midnight and are all booked in seconds.

The Japanese government's policy is completely ludicrous. Meanwhile they enjoy their visa free holidays in Hawaii..!

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Posted in: Japan to increase entry cap on arrivals to 50,000 from Sept 7 See in context

But they really should drop the rules regarding guided tours, it's beyond redundant. I'd like to know the real reason that they are holding on to this.

True... but they have no understanding of anything else and are baffled that most of the planet does not take only organised & structured tours.

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Posted in: Japan to increase entry cap on arrivals to 50,000 from Sept 7 See in context

You still have to take. Koryo Tours style captive tour, so no one in their right minds is bothering to come. 

Exactly right... And it's a right pain to get it organised.

It is a lot more simple to get a business visa and come into Japan for up to 90 days and go wherever the hell you want. Have done this 3 times this year so far myself.

Even if someone come to Japan for one hour long biz meeting (that mysteriously gets cancelled) and then stays on for a further 89 days it's no problem.

So it's a ridiculous system at present and so many local businesses are suffering because of the government's weakness and procrastination.

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Posted in: FBI: Trump mixed top secret documents with magazines, other items See in context

No, we just love how Trump gives the establishment the finger and the fact that he wanted to dismantle the swamp, allow more people to keep their money, 1st and 2nd amendment and to protect it, limit the power and size of big government, why would you not like him?

Yes but it he didn't do any of that and it's clear he had no intention of doing it. It was all just a brainwashing exercise for the peasants.

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Posted in: FBI: Trump mixed top secret documents with magazines, other items See in context

Traitor!

"Lock him up! Lock him up!"

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Posted in: Abe's state funeral to cost ¥250 million See in context

Pretty cheap for a Moonie funeral... They must be doing special discount 'mates rates'.

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Posted in: Judge orders unsealing of redacted affidavit in Trump search See in context

"Lock him up! Lock him up!"

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Posted in: Judge orders unsealing of redacted affidavit in Trump search See in context

Just imagine how quickly an unredacted affidavit would have been "leaked" by an anonymous FBI/DOJ source if the shoe were on the other foot!

Yes well there is a clear difference between a conspiracy theorist's imagination... and reality.

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Posted in: Unvaccinated Djokovic out of U.S. Open because he is not allowed to travel to States See in context

Good... No antivaxxers allowed

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Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

So this isn't in contradiction?

Awa says US citizens and resident do not need to be vaccinated to enter the USA

Delta says Non-US citizens and residents DO need to be vaccinated.

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Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

However if your healthy and uncompromised then there's no scientific evidence to verify if the long term effects of recieving the vaccine will negatively effect your health in the future.

Yes, exactly why everyone should be vaccinated!

As you say no scientific evidence has been found that there will be any issues to long term health. Only evidence that is it generally beneficial. Just like all the other vaccines we have taken over the years.

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Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

still living under the illusion that vaccines “prevent” infection I see.

Yes badly written as usual.

Vaccines do not prevent infection as most people understand well. They do help prevent it however, and they do greatly reduce the chances of death by infection.

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Posted in: Japan eases travel alert for 54 countries See in context

So this advisory from delta is wrong?

No it's not wrong, Ian.

But neither is Awa if you read what he/she says carefully.

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Posted in: Yakushima sea denizen See in context

Used to spear fish for these in the Bahamas where they are an invasive species. Very good eating.

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Posted in: Husband who helped wife leave Unification Church now supports others See in context

Why is this news for the Japanese? Everyone in western countries knows the “Moonies” are a cult and not a religion and prey upon, for lack of a better word, idiots.

All religions are cults.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

a brilliant sneak attack by the Japanese on the USA.

If the Americans had listened to other world powers warning them about an attack in Hawaii then might have been different. Instead the morons were convinced that Japan would launch an attack in the Philippines.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

Yes... So was the fire bombing of Tokyo and the British destruction of Dresden.

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Posted in: Hot and hotter: This year's high temperatures a prelude to a much, much warmer Japan See in context

I fully acknowledge climate change and the science behind it.

But I don't feel that this year is any hotter than any other year I have been here and certainly not any hotter than my first year here in 2001.

My electric bill here in Hyogo is lower this year than the previous 2 years.

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Posted in: Pelosi lands in Taiwan, defying China threats See in context

Well done Taiwan.

China wants to dominate who does what around the world? Screw them. None of their business.

Send British politicians there next, Japanese, Europeans, etc.

Everyone needs to to defy China.

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Posted in: Deadly brain-shrinking fungus popping up in parks, several prefectures throughout Japan See in context

This sounds like 02:00 in Shinsaibashi

... your symptoms will range from not only stomach aches and vomiting but possibly peeling skin, hair loss, decreases in white blood cells and platelets, organ failure and even a decrease in motor functions, speech, and perception due to shrinking of the cerebellum.

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Posted in: Crumbling infrastructure rapidly rendering rural communities unlivable See in context

Live very rurally in UK and now have added rural living in Japan for half the year.

Limited services and infrastructure in both which is not a problem for me at all. In fact that's kind of the point and the charm of living in rural areas.

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Posted in: Japanese firm seeks halal approval for non-alcohol udon soup stock See in context

Yet another cult dictating to their deluded followers what to eat, what to wear and how to beat their wives.

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Posted in: Japan nuclear regulator OKs details for Fukushima plant water release See in context

Then you should know just how harmless the water in the tanks is and the panic is just BS generated by what is left of the fishing industry in Fukushima

Of course you're correct although i suspect the fishing industry know its safe.

Maybe they're more scared about the damage to their industry by the toxic bilious nonsense being spewed out by conspiracy theorists, the anti science brigade, and keyboard warriors who are positively deluded in their idea that they know what they are talking about.

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Posted in: Gunman kills 3 at Iowa state park; shooter also dead See in context

More of the blame the gun, not the shooter.

You're right.

Guns don't kill people.

Americans with guns kill people.

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Posted in: Gunman kills 3 at Iowa state park; shooter also dead See in context

Yes... Every day is mayhem there... Lived there for 20 years. The place is an utter hell hole.

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Posted in: Japan gets 120,400 foreign visitors in June, but only 252 tourists See in context

Some guy reckoned it took 3 months and help from people on the inside to get his business visa.

I'm on my third... Takes a week.

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Posted in: Japan gets 120,400 foreign visitors in June, but only 252 tourists See in context

Kishida has erased a $44bn pa tourist sector without so much as a vote, even though LDP dominance means he would win such a vote.

Yes... Must be part of his evil scheme, Darth Kishida. Came to power with a hidden agenda - wipe out the tourist sector! Make Japan poorer!

Thanks... It all makes perfect sense now

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