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Posted in: Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener See in context

Terrific win for Japan, especially for coming from behind like that. Sasuga!

But it’s also sad that the German team didn’t perform as well given their courage shown by protesting the host country’s record of poor human rights. Kudos to them for taking a stand.

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Posted in: If you have been traveling on planes recently, have you noticed an increase in the number of passengers who stuff the overhead baggage compartments with too many bags? See in context

It is not just filling overhead lockers with too many bags but also with overly large bags. When flying back to Tokyo from Europe in May, a young woman was really struggling to get her suitcase up into the locker. I was foolish enough to volunteer to do it for her and later regretted it as it could easily have damaged my back. The cabin luggage maximum weight was 12kgs per passenger. Her bag was about 3 times that.

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Posted in: KFC releases overflowing lobster fillet burger for winter in Japan See in context

It looks good so I tried it last week. Ordinary. No lobster flavor and not a vegetable in sight.

I much prefer the regular KFC chicken fillet burger which has at least has lettuce and mayo.

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Posted in: China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou; more lockdowns loom See in context

China wants you to believe that their government is saving their people from coronavirus by locking them up. They never admit that they caused the pandemic to begin with, vaccinated Chinese with the useless Sinovac, and now cannot open up which would expose their myth. A couple of posters above believe Chinese propaganda but Xi is scared but viruses do not listen!

Chinese GDP per capital now is a miserly $12,500. And that’s going down as the lockdown continues and wealthy Chinese immigrate to the west in droves.

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Posted in: Children troubled by parents' religion want 'exit' system, survey shows See in context

Maybe you forgot about atheists Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot and thier carnage and abuse? So should parents teaching their children atheism be also considered child abuse?

@Concerned Citizen. Unfortunately for you, your argument has been demonstrated to be either shallow or knowingly dishonest.

The problem for your argument is this: Ask yourself how many times did Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot kill in the name of atheism. Zero. They killed millions yes, but for reasons of power and vengeance.

Then ask yourself how many have been killed directly in the name of god? The Crusades, Northern Ireland, 9/11, the Rohingya genocide, etc. So your god must be either totally inept or evil.

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Posted in: Children troubled by parents' religion want 'exit' system, survey shows See in context

It is great to see Japan starting to do something about a serious problem - religion in society. All religions get a free pass on taxes, influence politics with their money and organized voting blocs, and even create political parties like Komeito or the many Christian democratic parties in Europe. And they impose their values on nonbelievers also - they can’t have abortions and insist everyone else can’t either.

Other countries should follow the Japanese lead and start limiting religion in society.

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Posted in: Man stands trial for rape in Australian Parliament House See in context

@Coulda been

Morrison is blamed for this farce because as leader of the Liberal party, the star staffer (read Australian newspapers if you don’t believe me) raped a colleague, (both Liberal party members). The victim feared for her job if she went forward with the rape allegations - not exactly an exemplary workplace. Since coming forward other women have claimed they were also assaulted by the same creep you say is innocent. Numerous women have also complained about workplace misogyny and harassment in Morrison’s parliament - which he has since apologized for. That’s why I blame him. Not for the rape but for the poor leadership.

And you accuse me of “procrastinating”?? Perhaps you should refer to a dictionary when using words over two syllables.

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Posted in: Man stands trial for rape in Australian Parliament House See in context

This trial comes to us courtesy of former PM Scott Morrison. He considers himself a good Christian but somehow was not sure what to do when a up and coming party star made out with an unconscious female staffer inside Parliament House. He also lied numerous times and undercut his colleagues by taking joint portfolios without ever informing them or the public. And he is a fan of Trump, another great Christian. With recent leaders like this no wonder the country is now in trouble.

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

“they must beat God”. It sounds an impossible task but his invisibility, the brazen hypocrisy of each and every religion, and his total lack of action, compassion and concern for mankind would suggest otherwise. But he desires tax free status for churches, subjugates women, cares more about who we sleep with than the slavery he condones? Better conclusion: he is simply not there. There’s no one to beat.

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Posted in: Wallabies overcome red card, injuries to beat England 30-28 See in context

The wrong man got sent off - as is often the case. He was to get the ball but had his hair yanked viciously. He had every right to be angry.

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Posted in: Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks See in context

After a few weeks holidaying in France during May, I would say only masochists should voluntarily travel there during summer. Even then it was hot, pretty crowded and to add insult to injury, expensive with the weak yen. Since then it’s become hotter, much more crowded and suffers more strikes.

If you must go, do what we did to minimize stress. Use trains for shorter trips and buy 1st class seats as often 2nd class unreserved seats were full. Fly with only hand luggage unless you enjoy lost bags. Pay a bit more to get front row seats with reserved, priority boarding.

Remember that many places (hotels, Air bnb, stores) there lack air conditioning despite the now hot summers (34 degrees in Switzerland yesterday!)

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

Ridiculous! The majority of Americans support women having the right to choose but not the Supreme Court. Republicans always say that don’t want the government in their lives, and to give more power back to the states but they suddenly forget their core principles when it comes to abortions. Mix politics with religion and you know the results - the whole country goes backwards, women and minorities face legal discrimination and democracy goes out the door. Welcome to the Christian Taliban!

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Posted in: England shocker heaps pressure on Southgate before World Cup See in context

England crumbling at the World Cup? What’s new?

They have never been close to winning anytime in the past 50 years. Even the 2002 squad. They scored a total of 6 goals in 5 games - real contenders score that many in a game or two. English soccer = Legends in their own minds.

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Posted in: Japan to ask foreign tourists to wear masks, take out COVID insurance See in context

Ridiculous, knee-jerk comments again from JT readers. The reality is that 99% of Japan residents wear masks when out. I just got back from Switzerland where not even 1% wear masks anytime or anywhere - and those who do are mostly Asians.

Requiring tourists to follow local rules is not discriminatory, it’s normal.

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Posted in: Inoue stops Donaire in 2nd round; unifies 3 bantamweight titles See in context

Donaire proved himself to be a gutsy fighter in their previous match but he doesn’t have the awesome offensive power of the Monster. There is a good reason why Inoue at 23-0 has never lost. He is simply the best. We are witnesses to boxing history. Enjoy!

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Posted in: New Australian government includes record 13 women ministers See in context

Congratulations Oz! Making 13 female ministers is a huge step forward. I mean, how can they do any worse than the male idiots put in charge by the former Prime Idiot, Scott Morrison? Yes, that idiot who can sing in tongues but wasn’t sure what he should do after a young female staffer was raped by one of his party’s officials inside Parliament House. And holidayed secretly in Hawaii as bushfires ravaged Australia.

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Posted in: Is it time for men in Japan to start using parasols? Survey says guys ready to get out of the sun See in context

Too late! After years of reluctance, this old dude has been using a subtle Tokyu Hands men’s parasol for several 5 years. No going back now. It prevents my skin getting more spotty or cancerous & feels much cooler in my own shade. Win-win!

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Posted in: 7-Eleven’s delicious egg roll sandwiches deliver the most value for your yen See in context

Totally agreed. This is a very fine sandwich at a ridiculous price. Thanks to Tony Bourdaine, the world now knows about konbini egg sandwiches and often imitates them - at 5 times the cost! RIP Tony.

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

The 20 mill yen figure is based covering the shortfall for a couple getting 240,000 a month in pensions but spending 280,000+ just to have a simple retirement. Forget any overseas travel. These calculations were based on current life expectancy so in future, 20 mill certainly won’t cut it.

I am happily retired but wouldn’t be that way if I only got 240,000 monthly with 20 mill cash. Your choice: Save more or be miserable.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. irked by Prince Philip's intervention over runway plan, files show See in context

Yes, the distinguished British royals are always demonstrating their entitlement by saying things they have little expertise in.

Of course, Phillip was also the same 90+ year old guy causing car accidents on empty rural roads and puzzled why they wanted him to give up driving. And the father of Epstein’s favorite wing man on the hunt for underage girls. So why he was still referred to as his “Highness” until a couple of months ago? “His Royal Lowness” is far more truthful.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea exchange protests over World Heritage nomination See in context

Yes, South Korea you are always so right. Japan is a clear and present danger to you. It attacks you with world heritage nominations and other unforgivably vicious blows. Meanwhile, your friends in the north, literally shoot at you at any opportunity, unilaterally blow up jointly owned properties, and fire missiles over your territory regularly. Yep, your problem is Japan.

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Posted in: 'Give us a refund': China's latest World Cup flop sparks fury See in context

Chinese media reported today that there were no football games played last night and that nobody lost. The mass illusion people reported seeing on their television was just a delayed vaccination reaction, as was Tiananmen Square.

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Posted in: Nikkei plunges over 3% to 14-month low on Fed woes See in context

Kiddies, I remember way back in the 70s when inflation hit 12-15% in Australia. It was also the time when I got paid 15-18% interest from my bank account.

Are we returning back to those crazy times again in which spending is wise and saving is for fools?

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Posted in: Long wallet or bifold? What your wallet says about you in Japan See in context

Not a long wallet user myself but I see the advantage of them from my wife who loves them. Her bills and cards are always so much neater than mine are.

As usual, the Japanese are into details. They matter. That’s why sushi started here. Everywhere else raw (unpickled) fish was tried the result was mostly food poisoning.

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Posted in: Djokovic entangles sponsors in Australian Open vax uproar See in context

So Federer earns 3 times as much in endorsements than Djokovic? It should be no surprise.

Roger doesn’t smash balls into linesmen. Roger doesn’t throw his staff under the bus when caught lying on the entry card that “they” forgot he didn’t travel anywhere else before entering Australia. Roger doesn’t go around to pubic events even after knowingly testing positive. Roger doesn’t declare that prayer will purify toxic water. And Roger still lives in his home country, unlike a certain Serb player who lives in tax-free Monaco.

Two great tennis players but one player has class, the other has none - hence the huge earnings difference from sponsors. Australia has every right to kick out liars who care nothing of other’s health. Game, set and match!

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Posted in: Folau stars as Shining Arcs win thrilling League One opener See in context

Folau is an elite rugby player. Unfortunately, he abuses his fame to sprout his religious hate speech:

“Warning – Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists, Idolaters. HELL AWAITS YOU. REPENT! ONLY JESUS SAVES”. (2019)

He is playing here because Aussies will not accept his “free speech”. Great athletes should stick to sport and leave thinking and speaking to those more qualified.

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked 3rd most attractive city in Global Power Index See in context

Now living in Tokyo after stints in Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. I would never have moved here but for family but now that we have, it’s great!

Those other cities were great but Tokyo offers shopping, museums, transportation (domestic and international) and food far, far beyond the others. It’s not a city you want to be poor in but try being poor in London, Paris or NYC. Tokyo is terrific!

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Posted in: 'Imagine' at 50: Why John Lennon's ode to humanism still resonates See in context

The bishop’s totalitarian anthem: “imagine all the people living in their lives in peace…” Hmm, not sure what the problem is.

But maybe we should all listen when he speaks of moral and political chaos.

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Posted in: Man with pickaxe attacks vehicle carrying Beat Takeshi See in context

Beat Takeshi is an entitled creep. He lacks class, humility & manners. His “humor” is 3 Stooges level. He gives comedy a bad name.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono favorite to become next PM: polls See in context

Suga is being fired mainly for his lack of effective leadership on the Covid crisis. Now Suga to replaced by his minister for Covid?

Only in the LDP do they promote you for incompetence!

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