Hallelujah! Ready for November! :)
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Posted in: Japan has disappointed many people who love Japan and have a potential to like Japan. The border closure not only made many tourists who had plans to visit Japan upset, but it also will make them more cautious of Japan at least for the next few years. See in context
The sadness of it all is that citizens of Japan are welcome to visit most countries in the world, but do not allow others into their own. Many tourists have been stuck with expensive airline tickets that has been changed so many times that they end up worthless. We have all suffered during the lockdown, now is time to go back to normal and accept that covid will always be there, like the seasonal influenza. Japan has to welcome us like we do with them. There is no longer any excuse to keep tourists out. I expect Japan to open up in a couple of weeks.
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Ready to go! :)
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I live in a smaller city in Norway with a population of 35 000 people. The city has received 400 000 cruise passengers since April 2022. And Japan has received nearly nothing compared. It is time to open borders in Japan and come back to some normality.
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Is there any truth to the fact that Japanese can travel abroad freely while the rest of us tourist wanting to travel to Japan is not allowed? If so, thats crazy!
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All though not a great actress Zsa Zsa was a great personality during the end of the Hollywood studio era. Mostly remembered for her roles in John Houstons «Moulin Rouge» (1952), «Lili» (1953), Orson Welles «Touch of Evil» (1958) and the infamous guilty pleasure sci-fi movie «Queen of outer space» (1958). Gabor was a popular guest star on many talk shows for decades, both in Europe and The US. She was proud of her Hungarian heritage and I feel sure her small museum will be an interesting addition to the large studio facility it will be part of.
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It is now time for Japan to open up for people that are vaccinated with third boost, tested before arrival and tested upon arrival. It is redicilous in the long run to lock out the world for those who follow the rules and vaccinates and have covid passport. Come on, rewards to those who follow all the rules. In the long run Japan will never avoid getting new cases of covid by not allowing entry, it is only porsponing and extending the problem. In my opinion.
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First we take first shot covid vaccination, then second, then third. We are tested before travel, after travel….still is not enough and borders are closed. Perhaps Japan should pay all the airlines so we that have tickets to Japan can be refunded for not ever being able to enter the country. Because airlines make us move the tickets for new dates, two years of that now. And in Europe we have been plenty liberal to make people that are fully vaccinated enter after testing.
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That will be great fun. Go do it Mel Brooks! :)
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Congratulation to Jane Fonda. Great actress and humanitarian.
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Unfortunately it is the same situation in many countries. They allow people to enter from all over the world, for various reasons, workers, students, family, etc. Many bring virus with them, mostly unknowingly, I hope. During the Christmas holiday it has caused major rise in infected corona numbers and the vaccine is very slowly moving forward. The authorities have been too liberal and many people do not sense the seriousness of the situation. So here we are, after 10 months of dealing with corona, worse off. It does not make much sense after all the effort, that we are doing worse. No Wonder many feel tired after working so hard with little result.
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First thought this article was a joke! Incredible that there are people living in such naive state of mind. Madness is the only excuse, unfortunately.
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Looks like fun! Kaiju, robots, anime, Manga and other sci-fi related entertainment has been a great Japanese export adventure all over the world. Adored and loved by millions, attracting large amounts of young tourists curious to visit Japan. So anyone negative to this fun adventure needs to take a hike. Will visit on my next journey to Yokohama!
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Just leave The White House so the world can become a better place to live. Sooner the better!
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Japan has an incredible amount selection of music on cd’s and vinyl. It is pure pleasure to visit Tower Records in Shibuya and all the other music store. Japan marked has many special editions of albums from artists all over the world, not found in the west. Me and thousands of others love to buy music in Japan, simply one of the best places to travel. Thumbs up and hoping to be back soon in Tokyo music hunting.
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Hopefully, if people continue to be careful, wash hands, keep distance and do What they can, we will have less flu and covid. We can hope!
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I must admit, after visiting the Takarazuka theatre in Tokyo several times, that it left me with an eerie and strange feeling. Like going to ceremony of rituals, like a cult. So reading what I see here those not surprise me. Very talented performers, but it does seem to be a theatre of the past, repeating itself with the same formula year after year even if the world is changing. But then again people need escape from an hectic world. There are plenty of great entertainment in Tokyo to choose from.
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There is no excuse! Pardon my expression: selfish idiots!
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His story is a direct link to our past which we should learn from. Unfortunately our downfall is that we do not learn from previous mistakes and therefore let history repeat itself. Hopefully new generations will fight for a more peaceful and non nuclear planet. We can hope!
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Important that there will be no laid-back attitudes towards the corona virus. It will not disappear by itself. We all know How fast this virus spreads if it is allowed to roam freely. I have always been impressed by Japan for years for wearing face masks during the flue season and most are doing so now. But somethings gotta give in these times and the willingness to do so important, for now, Even if it robs of a little freedom now. An investment for the near future. If not, we will have an endless situation. And the government should take on the responsebility by being honest and open with the public. Only then can we work together in the effort to make things better.
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