PerformingMonkey comments

Posted in: 4 die in fire suppression system accident in Tokyo parking garage See in context

 implying the ‘English’ media here, got it wrong, again, incorrectly translating the Japanese news in order to cultivate erroneous and flawed speculation?

No. I am stating that the Japanese media is being careless with words to begin with.

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Posted in: 4 die in fire suppression system accident in Tokyo parking garage See in context

Terrible tragedy, but it is looking like a case of human error. Apparently, one of the workers activated the system by mistake.

Why they didn't immediately shut it off, or why they were unable to get out in time still needs to be investigated.

As some Japanese commenters have said online, the media is confusing matters by using the word "誤作動", which makes it sound like the system malfunctioned, rather than "誤操作", meaning that one off the workers made the mistake.

I guess the lone survivor when be able to clarify what happened soon enough.

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Posted in: Osaka reports record infections, as gov't eyes tougher measures for Aichi See in context

Nothing will happen until after the Olympics when Suga will say Shotengai

To encourage people to shop presumably?????.......

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

I must say, the term "Big Uchiwa" made me smile.

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Posted in: Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters See in context

Bully for him.

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Posted in: Japanese karate champion testifies she was bullied by official See in context

Being buliied? You need to learn some kuh-RAH-tee!

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Posted in: More people abandoning aging parents due to financial and emotional strain See in context

The lack of empathy, love and just plain old humanity is discussing[sic] in Japan.

What an utterly ridiculous statement.

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Posted in: Do you agree with the decision not to allow spectators from overseas to attend the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games? See in context

Why is it OK for the ban on spectators from overseas to include vaccinated people when people in Japan can attend even if they have not been vaccinated?

Because you can still be a carrier of the virus.

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Posted in: Actor Yaphet Kotto, known for 'Alien' and as a Bond villain, dies at 81 See in context

Great actor. Never a dull performance.

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Posted in: Do you think a sense of crisis among the public over the coronavirus is waning as the pandemic persists? See in context

Presently, many may agree, we are all have ‘a sense of crisis’ trying to understand how this is worded and what is intended by such statements: “the coronavirus is waning as the pandemic persists”.

I take it English is not your first language....

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Posted in: Texas reopens '100%' as vaccination drive gains pace See in context

Why do conservatives hate the American people so much?

And it's usually conservatives/republicans who suffer most from conservative/republican policies.

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Posted in: 76-year-old woman arrested for killing husband with saw See in context

Sigh. She wasn't sawing away at his neck for 2 hours. She sat on him, slit his throat with a folding handsaw, then remained sat on top of him for two hours until he was dead.

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Posted in: Man killed after leaping from platform into oncoming train in Kobe See in context

I was 45 minutes late for work because of this loser.

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Posted in: JAL to slash hiring of new graduates by 90% in 2022 See in context

With the short- to medium-term prospects of the industry in doubt, I would imagine fewer grads will be lining up to get into it anyway.

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Posted in: Toyota begins building smart city near Mt Fuji See in context

I just want to know how they got 「ウーブン」from "Woven".

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Posted in: 13 ministry officials wined and dined by Suga's son See in context

They might as well all just wear t-shirts saying "You know you are going to vote for us anyway".

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

Could at least have paid his fare....

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Posted in: From Twitter star to vaccine czar: Taro Kono's moment in the spotlight See in context

We - NIHONJIN - like what he is doing.

And you speak for all Nihonjins, do you?

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Posted in: Ex-director sues Amnesty Japan for firing him over Japanese ability See in context

The guy is an idiot.

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

One more reason, as if it were needed, never to visit Saitama.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

Should let him stay, so he can take the blame when the Olympics is inevitably cancelled.

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Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested for swindling ¥10 mil from women in ‘sugar daddy' scam See in context

kohakuebisu has already kindly explained it well enough but here's a bit more

就活 (shū-katsu) is short for 就職活動 (shūshoku-katsudō), which means job hunting (activities), particularly those engaged in by college students in seeking employment after graduation.

It has since gone on to spawn various other, often frivolous ~活 (-katsu),

such as the abovementioned 婚活 (kon-katsu) from 結婚 (kekkon = marriage) and the papa-katsu of this article.

The Japanese love coming up with variations on terms like this, such as all the various ~ハラ (-hara) that came after セクハラ (sekuhara) sexual harassment.

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Posted in: 50-year-old man arrested for swindling ¥10 mil from women in ‘sugar daddy' scam See in context

On topic, can anyone, please explain the origin of the term ‘papa-Katsu’?

就活

婚活

パパ活

Look up the first two and you will understand the third.

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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

Lucky this is not the US, otherwise they would have elected Mori president....

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Posted in: Japan to draw up guidelines on how to transport COVID vaccines See in context

Ridiculous comments on here, as usual.

If you want to know what Japanese people really think, go on Yahoo News and read the comments in Japanese.

You might find that, believe it or not, Japanese people are not quite as stupid as you seem to think.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over deaths of two young sons See in context

It really feels that this type of story is happenning [sic] way too often. ... almost every day now there is a story of some kid being murdered by a parent or relative these days.

Really? Almost every day?

Another daily mother-murderer report.

Good lord, it's worse than I thought!

 Happens way too often, every week or more.

No. Only weekly. Phew!

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Posted in: Do you think there should be a moratorium on landlords evicting tenants who can't pay their rent because they lost their job or a significant part of their income due to the coronavirus? See in context

The timing is bad. April is coming up and many landlords are likely to kick out a non-paying tenant in the hopes of getting a new tenant to sign up for two years. Beyond April, they would be probably be more inclined to cut the tenant some slack, as it better to keep a non-paying tenant who will eventually start paying again than risk being tenantless indefinitely in the current climate.

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Posted in: 390 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit after Mori's sexist remarks See in context

If you are going to quit, it might as well be for something that is not going to happen anyway....

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Posted in: Prolific character actor Hal Holbrook dies at 95 See in context

I'll always remember him for his role in Creepshow.

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Posted in: Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc See in context

The UK is not part of Asia.

The UK is not situated in the Pacific

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