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Posted in: Britain's Raducanu, 18, beats Fernandez, 19, to win U.S. Open See in context

I hope you're not suggesting Raducanu skidded on purpose, and demanded a time-out to stop that bleeding just so that she could take a 'breather' on purpose.

No Pukey2, nowhere in my comment do I insinuate anyone skidded on purpose. I suggest you brush up on your reading skills. I was simply explaining why Martinez most likely spoke to the ump to help someone who had commented earlier understand the "significance" of Fernandez speaking to the aforementioned ump. It's quite clear for me to see that you are trying to instigate something here when there's absolutely nothing to see. Move on...people like you deserve zero attention, so I won't be continuing this. By the way, you chose an apt moniker. It suits you well. So long...

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Posted in: Britain's Raducanu, 18, beats Fernandez, 19, to win U.S. Open See in context

Not sure what the significance of this is though: “Fernandez — a 19-year-old left-hander from Canada ranked 73rd — spoke to chair umpire Marijana Veljovic.”

The significance of it is Raducanu stalling for 4 minutes to take a breather for a bloody knee that should have been patched up in 1 minute. You can be certain that Martinez brought the stall tactic to the attention of the umpire.

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Posted in: 2 dead, 4 injured after taxi veers onto sidewalk in Tokyo See in context

This unfortunate situation happened to a dear friend of mine here in Japan 20 years ago. He was in his early sixties and had just started driving a taxi after his business went under. A few months into the job, he suffered a massive stroke and his vehicle went off the road into the guardrails. Fortunately, no one was hit and the passenger only sustained minor bruising but he passed away shortly thereafter in the hospital.

People commenting with ageist comments about people in their 60s must not have lived long enough to understand that 60 is not very old and that medical emergencies like an aneurism can happen to people even in their 30s.

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

Why is this even “news”? It’s a ridiculous story that has been going on and on for far too long. Shame on JT for giving it so much attention.

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Posted in: Cleaner arrested for stealing glove from SoftBank Hawks player’s locker See in context

Arrrgh-Type

Aug. 22  09:10 pm JST

Sure, a plain jane Mizuno model that you can buy at Sports Depot or whatever is probably around 30k. But I don't think it's out of the question for a high-end professional model to be worth 100k. (Although, it's very likely that Wada got the glove for free as part of an endorsement deal.)

Yeah, you’re right. I just checked pro models and they run 7-8万円. Then with all the bells and whistles…

And he most certainly is sponsored by the company so his gloves are freebies.

It’s hard getting old…I wrote my first comments thinking back to the gloves I bought 35 years ago when I played ball!

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Posted in: Cleaner arrested for stealing glove from SoftBank Hawks player’s locker See in context

aftersale VALUE is ¥100,000

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Posted in: Cleaner arrested for stealing glove from SoftBank Hawks player’s locker See in context

No no no…glove is worth ¥30, 000..

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Posted in: Hackers steal $97 mil from Japanese crypto exchange See in context

In my opinion i still don't get the appeal of this whole thing. 

If you don’t get the appeal of crypto it’s exactly because - you just don’t get it. How about doing some research and then try saying that?

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven steps up work-life support for foreign workers See in context

…a society where Japanese and foreign nationals live harmoniously.

Who would pen such an unnatural sentence? This article is, plain and simple, propaganda.

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Posted in: Man being chased by police jumps from elevated bridge at Tokyo’s Shibuya Station See in context

When will these upskirt guys ever learn? What a total and complete loser. At least he’ll have plenty of time to reflect upon his idiocy recovering from his self-inflicted injuries in the hospital.

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Posted in: Woman opposed to Tokyo Olympics arrested for spraying liquid on torch bearer See in context

Water pistol or not- she’d already be 6 feet under in many other countries.

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Posted in: Man bitten by pet dog in serious condition See in context

My sister has a beagle and it’s dumb as a loaf of bread.

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Posted in: Woman, son arrested over her husband’s death See in context

The idiot husband was probably drunk as a skunk and passed out. Then the mother and son decided to restrain him further...I applaud them. I imagine those commenting about the wife's cold-blooded behavior condone the husband's domestic violence...femicide...yeah, why not! Give your head a shake!

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Posted in: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher See in context

The headline is misleading: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher

It should read: Japan NOT likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity until Oct: researcher

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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

I’ve heard there are plans for a GoToOlympics campaign he’s currently working on in close collaboration with JTB, Dentsu and Asahi. 25% off on tickets and all the Asahi Super Dry you can drink at the Olympic venue.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, some drink on despite gov't request for bars to close at 8 p.m. See in context

"There are many times we need to talk business over drinks. That kind of communication is necessary to do business," said 48-year-old Motoki Mori

Or you could just learn how to say what you really want to say without depending on half a dozen chu-hi or Hoppy. Why does communication in this land have to be so complicated??!

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Posted in: Ghosn hid scale of Nissan salary, fearing dismissal from Renault, Tokyo court told See in context

What an apt name...Hari Nada...like the missing needle you're trying to find in the haystack. Just like the charge of guilty Nissan and the system is trying to conjure up on Ghosn out of thin air. Laughable.

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Posted in: Ghosn hid scale of Nissan salary, fearing dismissal from Renault, Tokyo court told See in context

*I just wonder why Ghosn felt like he had no choice and fled to Lebanon. What could make that his best option? *Are you serious?

Uhhhm...just maybe because he most certainly would have been found guilty in the kangaroo court they offer here?

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Posted in: JR East to bring forward last train departures on 17 lines in Tokyo See in context

How about this JR: All last trains are moved forward to 7 or 8 pm pm thus forcing companies across the board to allow workers to leave for home and spend time with their family. This might also help to increase newborns for 2021 (and/or increase divorce rates).

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

The court system is a joke. Child-care/daycare is a joke. Way to go Japan!

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Posted in: 567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones leads to man's arrest See in context

Whoever was working the register that night must have been complicit to this crime. There's no way anyone with even half a brain in their head would not become suspicious of this behavior...good grief.

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Posted in: Fears pandemic will worsen birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis See in context

To the government:

build many more affordable (public) daycare centers

pay daycare workers living salaries (and offer benefits)

create a variety of financial incentives for having kids

create and strictly enforce "overwork" related laws

It's not brain science

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Posted in: Int'l school teachers in Japan exempted from entry ban See in context

While the exemption has NOTHING to do with your average eikaiwa teacher and is limited to trained, professional teachers at international schools, most holding a Masters degree in Education or some other professional qualification beyond a 4-year undergraduate degree, it is still infuriating. That the government struck a deal with one particular group of trained professionals, yet does not allow others and especially permanent residents the same privilege is asinine. As ExJourno pointed out: An international teacher is NOT the highest priority in this scenario. What about university professors, what about business people, what about the average Joe, what about all the non-Japanese who pay taxes and have spouses, kids, and homes here that they need to come back to? It was a very poorly thought out decision to allow one select group an exemption...I'm hoping this blows up.

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Posted in: Snow White manners See in context

If he were a true prince he'd be holding the door open for the horizontally challenged people trying to board the train!

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Posted in: Japan to build virus testing centers for int'l travelers near 3 airports See in context

Anyone voting Divinda down doesn’t know the rules!

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Posted in: Why are so many Japanese women pigeon toed? See in context

There are a variety of reasons for "pigeon toedness" the most common in Japan most likely being weak hip muscles. When I was a little kid (many moons ago) my mom took me to the doctor. One of his first questions was to ask if I sat on the floor with my legs bent at the knees and splayed out behind me (called W sitting). Apparently this weakens the musculature within the hip. Those muscles play a big role in helping the average person walk with feet pointing forward. If you are really interested in this phenomenon here is a great article: https://skillsforaction.com/pigeon-toes-femoral-anteversion

However, I believe that here pigeon toedness, particularly in younger women, is a common thing here because it's accepted as being "cute" like the horribly mangled teeth and vampire fangs we see all too often. It's disempowering for women, to make them look infantile, to not care about how they carry themselves, after all...it really looks terrible. On the same note, why do grown men wear shoes that are a size too big and drag them when they walk making an absolutely horrible noise? Why do women here wear sandals a size or two too small so that their toes are splayed out the front? Why Japan...why?

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing ceramic hotpot from 6th floor apartment See in context

Imagine being maimed being hit by a hot pot to the head...all the more ammunition for Japanese to claim pot is dangerous!

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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

Good grief! That has got to be the most hare brained ideas of a sign I've ever seen: ステイ ホーム in katakana. What on earth were they thinking? Oh...that's right, they weren't!

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants, pubs to shut by 8 p.m. See in context

Don't many of you people get it?

Her hands are somewhat tied by what Abe proclaims...he's the nonsensical t(insert 23rd letter of the alphabet here)at here!

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Posted in: Survey reveals rudest behavior seen on trains and at stations this year See in context

Only increase in reports. not in actual incidents.

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