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Posted in: Wall art See in context

Bench, trees, kids' art, and rubbish cans. Oh, throw in the return of the water fountains. Any and all of this would be nice.

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Posted in: Gaps remain between what's known about obesity and how it's being treated See in context

Do not ever eat in fast food joints. They just want your money and do not care about your health. After that usual good advice from several commenters above.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Install a bin for ciggie butts as well as the needed litter bins. What is so hard about that? I wish smokers would take their c-butts home instead of littering, too, but that is too much to ask of many smokers, sadly enough.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Daniel, Just how is installing rubbish bins/trash cans/gomibako somehow not a reasonable answer to the littering problem???

Works throughout the world. Would work here in Japan, too.

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Posted in: Japan's new whaling factory ship sets sail on first hunt See in context

Sending out the Kangaroo for whales, not even pretending to go for "research". Who profits? Whale warehouses? All the arguments against it are well known. All this reprehensible ship does is bring shame on Japan.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Litter problem? Install and maintain a TRASH BIN. Why is that so hard ot do?

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Posted in: As yakuza weaken, police focus shifts to unorganized crime hired via social media See in context

sakurasuki, that url is behind Japan Times' paywall.

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Posted in: Visitors to Japan exceed 3 million for 2nd straight month in April See in context

There is a litter problem because there are very very very few trash bins! Obvious solution....!

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Posted in: Around 68,000 elderly die alone in Japan annually: police See in context

Imagine this: the gov't installs ChatBots in everyone deemed a "Lonely Death" risk. Daily conversations required with the CB, and if nothing after, say two days, someone is dispatched to check. Someone? More like a camera installed in the residence...

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Posted in: Japan's bullet trains host wrestling, dining events in new travel trend See in context

DDT Pro-Wrestling continues to be innovative. Wonderful idea. Just look at the happy faces on the astonished viewers. Very nice!

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Posted in: Barrier at popular vantage point for viewing Mount Fuji going up See in context

Well, the image of Fuji-san sitting atop the Lawson is rather awesome.

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Posted in: Japan to start hunting large fin whales See in context

There is a new, very large whaling ship just launched by Japan, so they have to have something to do with it. Kiss off the whales. Isn't there something else that could be done with this ship and our Japanese taxes?

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Posted in: Japan's former world figure skating champion Uno retires See in context

Uno has been absolutely inspirational. Very artistic. The life of a figure skater is short, however. I hope he continues as Daisuke has and inspires others. Well done, Uno-sama!

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Posted in: Japan saw over 16,000 deaths from COVID-19 in May-Nov 2023 See in context

The report should have included statistics on the number that perished because of COVID, and those that died of other issues whilst having COVID at the same time. Also, the age group.

Looking forward to the end of management enforced virtue signalling and forcing staff to mask. Time to return to normal.

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Posted in: 'Mount Fuji convenience store' issues apology for bad tourist manners, adds multilingual signs See in context

Install the usual triplets of trash bins. Litter problem solved.

Second-hand smoke-what to do about that? Another sign installed begging for good manners from smokers?

Just my 2¥.

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Posted in: 'Tour of lies' stretches imagination in Tokyo's Asakusa district See in context

Interesting story. We can only suppose the tour is all in Japanese, so not sure why it is here in JT.

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Posted in: Deputy fire chief arrested on suspicion of exposing himself on train See in context

Five minutes to adjust your undies? Nope.

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Posted in: Brazil's Lula invites Kishida to eat his country's beef See in context

Sacrificing the Amazon rain forest for the sake of eating more beef. Pathetic.

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Posted in: History’s largest force of Samurai Colonel Sanders deploying to KFC Japan branches See in context

Junk food clogging arteries. Avoid at all costs.

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

Ken,

I am very aware of the disappearance of trash cans everywhere due to the excuse of "Sarin gas attacks".

Just a few months ago, the very much needed bins were removed for no good reason from my very crowded train station. Has nothing to do with "Sarin gas attacks". Is the government running out of money for carrying on their civic duty to the tax payers and providing them?

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

Ken,

What is the reason for no trash cans? Please tell us.

OK, so Futa-long name is a town. My observation is that the smaller the place the longer the name. No disrespect intended.

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

OK, so changing the traffic lanes to pedestrian is not possible. Pedestrian overpasses are too much trouble for visitors to use.

At the very least, the city should provide rubbish bins as they are clearly needed! Lawson's would not have to field all their trash that way. Obvious solution.

My bad! I was thinking "foreign tourists" meant non-Asians, including non-Japanese".

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

P.S. Since this hamlet with an overly long name insists on raising a giant black screen, why not paint it with the Fuji-san view they are blocking? Least they could do... :-)

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Posted in: To fend off tourists, town starts building big screen blocking view of Mount Fuji See in context

Ridiculously adversarial, completely unimaginative solution.

Litter? No rubbish bins, so what does anyone expect? Doesn't the Lawson have rubbish bins?

GuruMick has a good idea: make the area a pedestrian zone by re-routing traffic. Would that be possible? If so, do that.

If not, add a pedestrian overpass.

BTW, where are the foreigners in the photo. Appears to be all Asians.

WoodyLee probably behaves just as most of us do who live in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan launches new alert system as heat stroke deaths rise See in context

Bring back those glorious water fountains.

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Posted in: Tokyo Tsukiji fish market site to be redeveloped with 50,000-seat stadium, hotel, shopping center See in context

A loss. The wholesale market next to the retail market was a vibrant, vital and unique entity. Wish this complex would have been located to far away instead of squatting here.

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Posted in: Japan's moon lander wasn't built to survive a weekslong lunar night; it's still going after 3 See in context

Transformers on the Moon...keep on ticking!

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