PerformingMonkey comments

Posted in: Tokyo reports 78 new coronavirus cases See in context

A lot of the foreign commentators on this board can't accept the fact that due to people in Japan wearing masks, washing hands etc. Covid has not exploded and that these figures must fake or some negative connotation - no its simply that, wear masks, wash hands follow recommendations.

It's weird, isn't it. The low figures appear to be a constant source of disappointment for them.

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Posted in: What do you think of doing fist or elbow bumps instead of handshakes because of the coronavirus? See in context

How about just not touching everyone you meet?

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Posted in: Unique signs in train station will leave you speechless See in context

Love me some anamorphosis.

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Posted in: F1 champion Hamilton pledges to boost diversity in auto racing See in context

How about pledging to pay your taxes, Hamilton?

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Posted in: Luxury Geneva hotels face 'life-threatening' corona crunch See in context

Welcome to the club.

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Posted in: I trust someone who enjoys their food, and especially enjoys their pancakes. See in context

1,600 yen for breakfast.

There's one in Osaka. I'll have to check it out and see if it is worth it.

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Posted in: We already have countermeasures in place, such as holding road safety courses for delivery staff and issuing warnings to those who travel exceeding speed limits, as well as giving them suspensions. See in context

My wife was permanently put off ever using the service after we witnessed a delivery person outside a convenience store, squatting near the bins, smoking a cigarette with his Uber bag on the floor next to him.

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Posted in: 86-year-old man admits killing 16-year-old granddaughter but says he was drunk See in context

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

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Posted in: More middle-aged men made homeless by coronavirus See in context

Homeless middle-aged men in Japan is nothing new. What's more shocking these days is that more and more young men are joining their ranks.

To be fair, other advanced nations are just as inept when it comes to dealing with the swelling population.

We are slowly moving towards a world full of vacant buildings and people sleeping on the streets.

If only there were a way to kill two birds with one stone......

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Posted in: Man arrested for urinating in beer cans and leaving them on side of road See in context

Free drinks for the homeless?

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing sand on woman who rejected his advances at beach See in context

I get the impression from reading this story that most Japanese men really cannot handle rejection.

Do you really?

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Posted in: Man commits suicide after killing ex-girlfriend See in context

This is a classic case of crime of passion. Shame nobody noticed the red flag on the Instagram.

It appears very much premeditated to me.

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Posted in: Australia records its deadliest day of pandemic See in context

That fact that two-thirds of adults are considered obese or overweight in Australia may well be a factor too.

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Posted in: Abe set to resign, citing worsening health See in context

Just like his namesake, Abraham Lincoln, Abraham 'Abe' Shinzo will be remembered.

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Posted in: '90% of what you experience is rejection' — The world of screenwriting, as told by Japan expat Matthew Allen See in context

Make a note of the word 'no-pat' - I like it! I want to use it more often in conversation.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 339 more virus cases; 1,152 nationwide See in context

I see the media is still 一喜一憂ing over the daily fluctuations.

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Posted in: Should encouraging someone to commit suicide be a crime? See in context

Absolutely not.

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Posted in: Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow thanks Japanese for support See in context

I hope Chow Ting continues to be a thorn in China's side.

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Posted in: Japanese social media reacts to Billie Eilish’s new animated, Ghibli-esque music video See in context

What's with all the Billie Eilish t-shirts I see people wearing.

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Posted in: Japanese amusement park offers mask stickers so guests can silently ‘scream’ on roller coasters See in context

I have been on several rollercoasters and have never felt the urge to scream.

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Posted in: Mother of 'Terrace House' star who killed herself to press charges against cyberbullies See in context

This would set a very dangerous precedent if anyone were to be prosecuted.

How would the courts determine which comments in particular were responsible for triggering Ms. Kimura's unfortunate decision?

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Posted in: Osaka, other urban areas see record daily new coronavirus cases See in context

We Osaka residents need to gargle more......

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

This is a pretty negative inference, especially considering the majority of international school students are Japanese.

Indeed. The vast majority are Japanese (or Korean).

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

So now the official policy is for all non-Japanese residents to be ranked based on their job, allowing a first-time entry 22 year old new-to-Japan Ekaiwa [sic] teacher a higher status than a 25+ year permanent resident with Japanese family and their own tax-paying business?

What are you talking about? An eikaiwa teacher is not an international school teacher.

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Posted in: The ruling is groundbreaking because the top court made clear that the rights of any individual should not be violated even through something as easy and seemingly innocent as a retweet. See in context

The easiest way around this would be to just show the entire image in the preview (though our litigious photographer friend might still argue that the copyright info would be too small to be readable).

Actually, I do find the partial image previews rather annoying, particularly when an image shows text. It's annoying to have to click on the image just to read the full message.

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Posted in: The ruling is groundbreaking because the top court made clear that the rights of any individual should not be violated even through something as easy and seemingly innocent as a retweet. See in context

No. It is a stupid decision, made by people who do not understand technology.

Image previews on Twitter only show the central part of the image, and you have to click them in order to see the full image. A photographer was angry because this means that retweeted previews of his photos obscure his copyright info (until clicked on).

Why temporary obscurement of a copyright notice, due to the way the platform works, should be seen as infringement on the part of the retweeter is beyond me.

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Posted in: Japan's Go To travel subsidy campaign kicks off See in context

Trust the government to come up with a taxpayer-funded, silly campaign, with an even sillier name, that rewards reckless behaviour.

Where's my 20,000 yen a night for staying home?

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Posted in: U.S. states issue conflicting mask orders as new cases set another record See in context

Is there anything American's won't politicize?

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Posted in: Companies need to learn to retain and train women, across the region, not just in Japan. Governments can only do so much, they can’t intervene in the inner workings of an organization. See in context

About a third of my female students are pretty openly dismissive about working because they know it's not worth it and being a housewife is a far more attractive option

Remind them that men, on average, do not earn as much as they used to.

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