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Posted in: IMF says yen's rapid slide may hamper Japan's post-pandemic recovery See in context

“Post pandemic”, are we ever even going to get to that point?

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Posted in: 'I’ll kill you!' says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use toilet See in context

Sometimes you just really need to go for a tom tit.

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Posted in: Record 54% of Japanese students not eager to study due to COVID: survey See in context

“Record 54% of Japanese students not eager to study,” might be more apt.

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Posted in: Infant’s body found at trash disposal site of apartment in Kawasaki See in context

Terrible. Rest in peace.

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Posted in: Python thought missing found inside car See in context

That old question when you lose your snake: where did you last have it? If I knew that my snake would t be lost now would it?

Every time without fail.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over attempted murder of boyfriend See in context

Blackstar. So if a man’s the victim he must have done something to deserve it. Shame on you.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting woman at apartment building entrance See in context

Alex. So sorry to hear of your terrible experience. Luckily the vast majority of men aren’t like this and are the horrible except to the rule.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting woman at apartment building entrance See in context

Snowymountainhell. After the incident, I went with her husband and another person to her apartment to try and console her and offer moral support. There wasn’t much else we could do as any decision to take it further was ultimately down to her. We weren’t about to pester her telling her what she should or shouldn’t do.

On a different note, a different female associate witnessed a middle aged man expose himself to some young girls on the train. My point being that it’s certainly not rare here.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting woman at apartment building entrance See in context

This happened to a friend and colleague of mine. When she saw the workplace counselor, (a woman) she was told that it because of what she was wearing and that the attacker was probably a foreigner. Even though the counselor hasn’t seen the guy.

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Posted in: Japan seeing signs of coronavirus resurgence, warns Kishida See in context

It’s up, no wait, it’s down. It’s up, no wait, it’s down. It’s up, no wait, it’s down. It’s up, no wait, it’s down. It’s up, no wait, it’s down. It’s up.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,652 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,844 See in context

It isn’t flu!

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Posted in: Man arrested for robbing same internet cafe twice See in context

The biggest surprise for me is that Internet cafes still exist when (almost) everyone’s had the Internet in their pocket for the past ten years or so.

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Posted in: COVID in UK at record levels with almost 5 million infected See in context

Boris needs to be kicked out.

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Posted in: Art event featuring 'comfort woman' statue opens in Tokyo See in context

“I just cannot understand why Japan just doesn't apologize for their role in this terrible attack on Korean women? Why? Oh Why?”

What happened was despicable, but I believe Japan has apologized several times. Of course, no amount of apologies will ever atone for those actions.

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Posted in: Man arrested after crashing car into Foreign Ministry building See in context

I wonder if he said ‘I’ll be back’ just before attempting to drive into the reception.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for drowning ailing 88-year-old mother in river See in context

There seems to be a lot of this kind of thing in Japan recently.

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Posted in: 87-year-old man arrested over murder of 85-year-old wife See in context

Harakiri, old skool.

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Posted in: 'Stop this war': Arnold Schwarzenegger to Putin See in context

Nice one Arnie. As his famous catchphrase reminds us, ‘I’m going to be back!’

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

When I was at school my bag probably cost around a thousand yen. These Randosell bags can cost between 50 and 100,000 yen, and are sometimes compulsory. Oh, but they last for all of school people say. Yeah, great. If your cheap bag gets a hole in it, get a new one for a thousand yen!

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Posted in: Sake brand Dassai increases workers’ starting pay by over 40%, pledges to double salaries See in context

Wow, maybe Jeff Bezos can follow suit now.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,805 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 51,987 See in context

Just saying ‘let’s treat it like the flu’ isn’t going to make it behave like the flu. The current variant is ‘mild’ but who knows about the next one? We have no idea.

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls, entry quarantine from March See in context


“Is Japan still going to require vaccinations with all the government data from UK, Scotland, and Israel showing the vaccinated are the overwhelming majority of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths?”

Do a Google search for the baseline fallacy, it’s what you just made.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for making 440 false emergency calls in Sendai See in context

What an idiot.

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Posted in: Kishida says gov't working on accelerating COVID-19 booster shots See in context

Why is Japan the slowest out of all developed nations again in regard to vaccination rollout? Come on, chop


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Posted in: Series of strawberry thefts reported in Tochigi Prefecture as harvest season peaks See in context

Maybe some hungry birds?

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Posted in: Gov't under pressure to again declare COVID state of emergency in Tokyo See in context

Close those bars slightly earlier than usual!!!

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Posted in: Business lobby calls for lifting entry ban on nonresident foreigners See in context

It was here the day the ban came in. What a joke.

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Posted in: Japan to expand COVID quasi-emergency to 34 of 47 prefectures See in context

If only bars would stop selling alcohol at night.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,503 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 44,810 See in context

No hurry with the boosters then. Take your time. Again.

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Posted in: 30 temporarily stranded on Osaka theme park roller coaster See in context

That must’ve been cold.

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