Patricia Yarrow comments

Posted in: Virus warning See in context

Nuts. Now EVERYONE will be wearing those reprehensible white face doilies, which are quite ineffective. When will this stupid fad go away. I want to see your faces. Wash your hands and let your super-great immune system do its work on your behalf.

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Posted in: Couple dreams of revitalizing Fukushima with Jersey milk See in context

Why doesn't this admirable couple move (along with their Jerseys) to SOMEWHERE ELSE than tainted Fukushima? I love them, but would not ever buy their F. milk. Sorry.

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Posted in: 'Star Trek' return 'irresistible,' says Patrick Stewart See in context

We cannot watch this in Japan????????

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Posted in: The perfect baked potato begins with russets See in context

No Russets and No Oven, so casually mentioned in this article. Does not seemed geared towards life in Japan.

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Posted in: High court orders Shikoku Electric to suspend Ikata nuclear reactor restart See in context

Plus Saudi Arabia is about to bring online a much delayed nuclear power plant from the low-balled bid from KEPCO. I predict this is where the next nuclear disaster will take place, wiping out much of the Middle East. Unless the mother of all quakes takes place again anywhere in Japan and starts another reactor disaster.

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Posted in: 25th anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake observed See in context

I was then living in Walnut Creek, in the Bay Area of San Francisco, CA, where I had experienced the mid-'80's major earthquake. Watching the news on TV...I never felt so helpless. Now I live in Tokyo, but lived in Sumoto, Awaji-shima in 2005 or so. The visit to the Hanshin Earthquake Museum was illuminating, as well as many stories from the locals of the event, some of whom were still not able to return to their damaged homes.

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Posted in: Totoro-designed bags of all kinds See in context

What? "has cute illustrations of Totoro and the Catbus on the inside." So, on the outside, these are simply boring bags.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

He is Ghosn with the Wind. Just deal with it, Nissan execs.

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Posted in: Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China See in context

Please, posters. No graphic descriptions. People are eating while reading...

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Posted in: Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China See in context

Those white paper face doilies will not help unless one wears a complete containment suit. How weird to buy that Koolaid about the effectiveness of well-marketed masks.

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Posted in: Hakuho out of New Year tourney, leaving Kakuryu as lone competing yokozuna See in context

I wish Hakuho a complete recovery and many more wins in the future.

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Posted in: Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan See in context

No Business: You are right! I am a really fun person!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic ticket designs unveiled See in context

Wow. Those are super boring designs. Not exciting, visually. The Rugby World Cup tickets, on the other hand, were collectibles, done in a clever kabuki-manga take.

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Posted in: Environment minister Koizumi to take 2 weeks paternity leave See in context

Why all the negativity about his "sexy" remark? He was right. Yes, his balancing work/home is his decision to make, as it should be for all fathers in Japan. Lighten up, people!

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Posted in: Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan See in context

My Christmas presents to ship back home are guaranteed. Not actually buying it as McD is a horrible, planet killing, climate busting, just bad for your body example of the corporate cheese balling of the planet, but will take a photo. Another example of English made into a laughing stock. Of course, it is deliberate.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress to make state visit to UK See in context

Who is the academic scholar giving the lecture...on what subject? Look who enjoyed it and who did not...very telling. Why was this photo selected?

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Posted in: Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world See in context

Abe: We love your OIL.

Mohammed bin Salman: Thanks for not mentioning that we murder journalists....

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Posted in: Abe meets Saudi king amid tensions in Middle East See in context

What's up with the stack of celery bunches on the table?

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Posted in: Automakers display 800 modified cars at Tokyo Auto Salon See in context

Maybe it is the prissy way the models have to hold their hands that is so irritating. Oh, along with blatant sexploitation...the usual here. L'sigh.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

luggage, not luggages.

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Posted in: 2 SDF planes leave for Middle East on intel-gathering mission See in context

Did Abe supply the nationalistic headgear and flags? Spending money on military ventures is a sure way to sap the remaining dregs of the Japan economy. Military money does not circulate in the local economy, outside of the war machine that Abe seems bent on building. Look at how this spending is debilitating the U.S.A.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

Springtime might be an excellent time to visit SK...prices low, hotels available, relatively uncrowded because of the Japan/South Korea disputes.

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Posted in: Policies differ concerning retail staff wearing face masks to ward off colds See in context

Well, Kaju-san, what are asthmatics in the rest of world doing? Proper medication, not useless face masks.

I agree with the other comments. Will be great once the mask fad has expired. Perhaps all the people visiting Japan from abroad wondering at the many surgeons on the street, including children!, will shame the sheep back to social normality. The human body is built to fend off germs. Otherwise, we would all be dead yesterday.

Have a cold? Have to sneeze? Bring a hankie. Sheesh. Enough of the white face doilies. I want to see your face when I am out and about.

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Posted in: What can convenience stores and supermarkets do to reduce the amount of food waste? See in context

Major markdowns towards the late evening. Markdowns in the early morning for food from yesterday. People love a bargain.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japan gov't officials behind his arrest See in context

Will Ghosn's press conference be televised life on NHK Wednesday at 10pm? Perhaps somewhere on YouTube? Anyone know?

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Posted in: Tuna fetches ¥193.2 mil at New Year auction in Tokyo See in context

Post 2020 Olympics, please bring back as many goods sellers and restaurants from that awful Toyosu to Tsukiji. We miss you all. Toyosu is for the birds and not many people go there to buy things...oh, and no much is for sale. What a bureaucrats dream but a real person's debacle.

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Posted in: Beware of the smart device: Ways to stay private and safe See in context

And neither does Facebook...

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Posted in: 24-hour video on fugitive Ghosn checked only once a month See in context

How can a conviction rate be "higher than 99%"? Why not just say flat out that the conviction rate is 100%? Of course, either figure is ludicrous. No wonder our man decided to escape, as he should.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape prompts talk of more curbs in Japan's strict justice system See in context

Why not use ankle trackers. Keeping people locked up awaiting trial is medieval and inhumane as well as expensive (our tax yen).

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Posted in: 10 tips to remember for your first trip to izakaya See in context

Would love these places but for the blasted SMOKING. I will only patronize nonsmoking izakaya, and while there are more, they continue to be in the sad minority. I pity the staff, often young college students, who must inhale that cancer cloud. Not worth it.

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