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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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Posted in: Peace Olympics See in context

The past five or six years have been hard on Mr. Mori!

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Posted in: Sniff... sniff... does Japan have a problem with odors? See in context

By far the worst offenders are older gents who exude a scent called kareishū (加齢臭). Oooohhh...it's nasty. Don't know how the wife stands it!

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Posted in: Emperor, empress visit Ise shrine to complete 2 enthronement rites See in context

Reckless, you rock! That is a lot of rigamarole the new Emperor is donning there.

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Posted in: A man survives plunge over Niagara Falls See in context

Serrano, If you read the article you should be able to infer he more than likely started on the US side. “The man ended up on the Cnd. side of the Falls...”

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Posted in: JOC gets new leader in wake of Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal See in context


Enhance our integrity

means translation done by a non-native or someone whose English isn’t very fluent. Lack of natural collocation use = poor translation skills.

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Posted in: Car hits preschool children, injuring two in Nishinomiya See in context

Completely agree with jcapan – speed bumps will slow drivers right down! In Mexico there are speed bumps even in the middle of a highway where there are intersections, merges and such. Of course, they are located in rural neighbourhoods and local roads, too. Who cares if you have to slow down a little if it's going to save people from getting injured by recklessness. Saving lives goes without saying. Get on it Japan!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

...for the latter is a narcotic that can lead users to heavier drugs such as cocaine and heroine. It’s more of a health issue than of a moral one.

Are you for real? Please educate yourself on the health benefits of Cannabis and CBD oil. Researchers are now understanding it is a kind of miracle drug.

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Posted in: Ex-ambassador arrested over murder of son See in context

Some of you posters are funny...giving the guy a death sentence with absolutely zero background information. What if the 44 year old (probably freeloading and mentally ill) son was a ne'er do well and violent? Typical knee-jerk reaction and posts from people who have never lived with a whacko or had to support anyone in their life.

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Posted in: Man fires gun snatched from police officer in Yokohama See in context

Was in Nakano-ku last year waiting at an intersection. A couple J-cops were in front of me. One had his little police bag dangling on his holster by the bag’s handles and had something else in his hands. I looked at it in amazement and said to him “it’s going to be pretty hard if you have to pull your gun out with your bag hanging like that” They both looked at me like I was the crazy one! Clueless...simply clueless.

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