PerformingMonkey comments

Posted in: Kono says gov't trying to reach young adults to combat vaccine misinformation See in context

The only misinformation is that is is currently possible to get a vaccine appointment.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

Very little to do with the Olympics. Just like some other countries, a premature, post-corona mood is setting in.

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Posted in: How to buy a home in Osaka as a foreigner: Webinar See in context

its completely pointless.....

Care to elaborate?

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

Could be worse -- could be forced to live in exile in Lebanon...

The money will be waiting for them when they get out.

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Posted in: Ultra-violent post-apocalyptic anime 'Fist of the North Star' becoming a stage musical in Tokyo See in context

This musical is already dead.

Nice one!

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Posted in: Suga asks Bach to ensure Olympics will be safe, particularly for Japanese public See in context

Chinese, Japanese, they are all the same to Beethoven.

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Posted in: Fewer than 1,000 VIPs may attend Olympic opening ceremony See in context

vips ??? lol

Virus infected persons.

Anyway, I can't imaging sitting in a near-empty stadium will be much fun.

Perhaps they can populate the seats with androids and pipe in some crowd noise for ambience.

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Posted in: I want to offer our children a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can stay in their memory forever. But safety is the top priority. See in context

I think he overestimates just how memorable young kids would find the Paralympics anyway.

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

Better them than me.

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Posted in: Mother develops underwear to help girls' transition to puberty See in context

Excellent work!

Next challenge, take on schools that prohibit girls from wearing whatever colour of underwear they please.

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Posted in: Convenience stores have different policies on allowing customers to use their toilets. Some don't mind, while other say no because, among other reasons, customers might use the toilet to hide shoplifted items in their clothing. What's your view? See in context

I saw an oldish man steal an energy drink from a 7-11 once.

He didn't bother going to the toilet - he just went behind a shelf, casually popped it into his shoulder bag, lingered a little, then made his escape.

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Posted in: Over 30% in Japan see rise in exposure to secondhand smoke See in context

I don't know why a non-smoker would want to marry a smoker in the first place.

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Posted in: Actor John Cena faces backlash in China for calling Taiwan a country See in context

And now he is facing a backlash for apologizing to China. :)

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend graduates from U.S. law school See in context

He has to pass the NY Bar first.

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Posted in: Foreign students in Japan job hunt online amid pandemic See in context

One problem is the well known but unwritten list of companies that do not hire foreigners or even mixed people.

Would they want work for such companies anyway?

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay damages for tweeting insults over late 'Terrace House' star See in context

The standard response when someone tells you to "die!" always was, and always will be, "sorry, I don't do requests".

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Posted in: Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancelation See in context

Another great sign!

Celebrating the「オリンピック終息宣言」.

Love it.

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Posted in: Over 80% in Japan oppose Olympics this year: poll See in context

I love that the 「中止だ中止」font is lifted directly from the signboard in Akira.

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Posted in: Japan to bar entry of foreigners from India, Nepal, Pakistan See in context

You think Japan is strict? Australia won't even let it's own citizens back into the country.

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Posted in: Horror film director Miike steps lightly out of genre with girl superhero drama See in context

I liked his cameo in Hostel.

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Posted in: Ohtani wins for Angels in 2-way start like none since Babe Ruth See in context

 “If you weren’t entertained by watching him tonight, you can’t be entertained watching the game of baseball.”

Mystery solved!

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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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