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Posted in: Putin says new pipeline could quickly pump more gas to EU See in context

A hidden message says the new gas pipeline could quickly be shut off to EU. Nobody is saying it will happen, just a possibility. The calendar predicts a cold winter. in the EU; -11 C by the end of January in some countries.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's fiance visits her parents before marriage See in context

THANK YOU for using the word FIANCE rather than boyfriend. They are not junior high school students. GOOD LUCK to them in the future.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend arrives from U.S. for wedding See in context

Why does the press refer to him as "boyfriend?" They are not minors. It should be fiance.

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Posted in: Ginza night trip See in context

No passengers = waste of petrol;; waiting at a red light to make a right turn (legal in many countries) = waste of petrol; unnecessary travel. ALL = CLIMATE CHANGE.

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Posted in: Squish, pop, and roll your way through Tokyo’s new bubble-wrap play park See in context

Can it be recycled? Is it burned and polluting the air? We are supposed to worry about plastics in the oceans, then let this happen?

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

@theResident and @Ossan. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. He/she hopes to find an 'Expired' window at the proper license centres in Hamamatsu or Shizuoka since the DL was issued in Iwata. Both of you are the GREATEST.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

A Japanese citizen married to an American and who has a green card wants to come to Japan to renew the Japanese driver's license by June 6, 2022. That person has a month before the birthday and a month after the birthday to renew it, but cannot take time off because that person is an RN in California. Is there any way to avoid retaking the expensive driving courses after the final expiration date? The Japanese government does not respond to any email requests. HELP!

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Posted in: Nihon? Nippon? What’s the correct name for Japan at the Tokyo Olympics (and in general)? See in context

So, is "nihongoga wakarimasen" incorrect? It is the sentence taught in California to people who want to visit Japan as soon as the government opens the borders. Help!

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Posted in: Japan starts accepting applications for 'vaccine passports' See in context

Can a Japanese citizen who lives and works on a "green card" as an RN in California and who is fully vaccinated with Moderna and trained receive this passport?

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Posted in: Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice from Aug 1 See in context

It is all about tourism money, but it really would have been better to ban the ships starting July 1. Most people don't understand the size of these ships, how big they appear, and the damage their wakes make even at slow speeds. There are plenty of big water taxis from various places on Lido that take tourist to Venice. August is the first step, maybe July and August next year.

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Posted in: Teacher in Japan literally picks up truant kid, carries him out of house to make him go to class See in context

Learning is from the top down, not the bottom up at a desk. Refusal to go to school is a symptom of much larger problems. Also, not everyone has to study the same subjects as parents and grandparents. Schools need to allow students to specialize in subjects in high school, grade 1.

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Posted in: Japan to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday See in context

It is reported in the USA that Pfizer vaccine can be stored in a common freezer. This change could save a lot of money and increase the number of vaccine shots.

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

This story is similar to the question about men's shirts and jackets in the world. Why is it left over right? It is so the man can draw the sword carried on the left with the right hand, and unbutton the French blouse (jacket) with the left hand to give more freedom of movement. When the reader goes to city hall in Japan, does he/she naturally move to the left or the right to enter the door? Where are the Enter and Exit signs? Most likely, Enter is on the left as the viewer approaches the doors. An esteemed expert who resides now in CA, USA, says the real reason for left or right is that Tokyoites were the military people so they stayed to left to protect their swords and let people pass on the their right. Osakans were merchants and carried the money bag on the right, so they moved to the right to protect it. They could afford to hire an escort. Thanks to Napoleon and his ego, most cultures drive on right now. Good luck to the Japanese government trying to get everyone, Japanese and foreigners, to stand on the same side.

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Posted in: Japan to set guidelines for flying car tests by March 2022 See in context

Heads up if they fly, so to speak, like the Osprey. Use the trains and buses for safety.

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Posted in: 1st batch of 400,000 doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine arrive in Japan See in context

Don't let this happen in Japan,

USA 1/12.21 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Moderna permission to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses per vial from 10 to 14, the New York Times reports.

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Posted in: China's Mars probe sends back video See in context

Heaven? I don't understand sending questions to heaven. Maybe it is a mistranslation. Isn't heaven looking south to a warmer place and not up?

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Posted in: Fewer people to get Pfizer vaccine in Japan due to syringe shortage See in context

Poor planning after Trump announced Warp Speed is not an excuse. Everyone knew the vaccine would eventually be developed. Planning should have started in January 2020. In the next election, vote for any body other than the present office holder. It needs to be done in every country so that nobody can just apologize and stay in office. Will it be done by the electorate? NO

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Posted in: Tokyo seeks 10,000 medical staff for Olympics See in context

Is there any possibility that a bi-lingual Japanese/English, Japanese citizen, Registered Nurse (RN), Bachelor's Degree, (RN-BSN) with eight years of nursing experience in Covid 19 and ICU training can work at the Olympics? NO, NO, NO. She doesn't have a license in Japan. This probably means an American and many other nationalities who speak English (Europeans) attending the Olympics will have to rely on translators. If there is a way for her to work at the Olympics, post the answer. Thank you.

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Posted in: Sendai high school cancels entrance exams day before due to virus concern See in context

There is supposed to be a population decline. The faculty should be thankful young people are even applying for entrance. Stop pretending to have a uniquely high quality education program. Be thankful that potential students even know the school exits. However, if the school is so small that it can afford to exclude potential students, then the unaccepted students can save schools that have low census.

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Posted in: Milley urges 'relook' at permanent overseas basing of troops See in context

The best solution is to double the military pay for anyone who is single, no significant other and has no dependent children. If the person wants to bring anyone to Japan, Korea, Germany, etc. to live with him/her, it is at his/her expense.

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Posted in: Almost 90,000 sexual abuse claims expected against U.S. Boy Scouts See in context

It is a typical suit in the USA courts. A Scout does not have to prove anything. Fill out the application, and the check is in the mail. It is a very sad situation in USA law.

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Posted in: Japan newlyweds can receive up to ¥600,000 to start new life See in context

Is this retroactive? We were married in 2012.

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Posted in: Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category See in context

Thank goodness the awards are after the presidential election. The acceptance speeches are just political lectures. If a person really wants to know who won whatever, read it on Fox or CNN at real time or the next day. Anyone who appropriates an opportunity to be recognized for any award needs to remember, he or she (not they, which is grammatically incorrect, puts on his or her pants the same way - ONE LEG AT A TIME. You know what people say about opinions!

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Posted in: U.S. vote-by-mail begins See in context

The world population that reads such articles is probably saying, "What is the problem?" Mail in voting means the government mails a ballot to every registered voter in precinct (county, department, or wards in the USA.) The recipient completes the vote and mails it back to the registrar. Absentee voting is done by a written request from the voter to the registrar that is signed and is matched to the original registration which means a written signature (not a hanko) is required. The ballot is mailed to the registered address and returned to the registrar. In the first situation if the voter died yesterday, anybody can vote for the deceased. In the second example, most dead voters cannot sign a ballot so the signature will not match. Many states are sending ballots whether or not they were requested. There are people who go house to house and collect ballots. They ask the voter to sign it, then they vote (complete the ballot) and send the ballot to the registrar. In both situation no photo id is required to vote at the official voting area. This system is called "Vote early, vote often."

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Posted in: Handheld mask for dinner use See in context

In polite Japanese society young ladies are taught to cover their mouths with a fist so that the other person doesn't have to watch the chewing. Yet, slurping/sucking noise is normal for the Japanese men at the noodle shop at the shinkansen train station. A handheld mask can be useful in other situations such as a quick, stolen kiss or a walk through a train station where cameras are everywhere as a couple goes to a more "secluded" environment such as a "sakura picnic."

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Posted in: Japan considers offering COVID-19 vaccines for free to all residents See in context

Do anti-maskers and anti-vacciners believe that a little chlorine in the "gene pool" is good for the survival of the swimmers? In Japan and most of the countries in the world there is freedom of choice. Several countries will require lines of people. Get the vaccine asap or just wait. It is okay in a free country like Japan. But, just remember to wear the mask and social distance, please. Thank you.

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Posted in: 'How dare we not vote?' Black voters organize after DC march See in context

"You reap what you sow.You reap what you sow is a proverb that says future consequences are inevitably shaped by present actions. Vote ONCE, not multiple times through ballot harvesting or for deceased relatives.

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Posted in: Australia blocks Kirin's $430 mil sale of dairy business to Chinese company See in context

Great decision ever made to protect the children. We all remember the Chinese baby formula controversy in China and Japan.

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Posted in: Virus spurs Japan to develop contactless garbage collection system See in context

In Iwata, Shizuoka, a person has to purchase a garbage bag, put his/her name and address on it, then put it under the tarp. ONE BAG per week, unless the city ordinance is disobeyed. Ironically, the garbage man just throws the bags in the back end of the truck. There is no recording, but older people still follow the rule and are afraid.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's marriage to boyfriend in limbo See in context

Yes, spend more than anyone has ever seen spent on the ceremony. Stimulate the economy, make a lot of people happy to work, and, let's hope, give a couple happiness forever.

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