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Posted in: Turkish president dares U.S. to impose economic sanctions See in context

Beloved despots and dictators turning on Trump. First Putin, now Erdy. What next? Kim ripping up those love letters?

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Posted in: Yakuza have their fingers in Go To Eat campaign See in context

Yakuza involved? Well, surprise surprise.

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Posted in: Every year, a dwindling pool of working-age Japanese people is forced to support an expanding pool of gray-haired consumers. This is why Japan’s living standards are falling behind rich countries with growing populations. This means more adults are forced into spending hours doing elderly care, more taxes to pay for pensions and health care, and lower living standards for the elderly. See in context

I really don't want to see population growth as the answer to these problems. Sooner or later you'll have a bigger problem down the road and a never ending population problem, using up more and more resources. A doubling of the population in Tokyo is the last thing we need.

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Posted in: Putin rejects Trump's criticism of Biden family business See in context

If Putin wants to flip and wreck Trump's campaign, now's the time to release the tapes.

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Posted in: Some helpful tips on Japanese etiquette See in context

Don't blow your nose in public

Don't litter

At least two myths busted as soon as I arrived in Japan. And no, not every Japanese separates garbage properly. Damn sick and tired of all these rules which you're supposed to obey and then you find even Japanese don't obey.

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Posted in: Suga's communication skills tested as honeymoon period ends See in context

Suga seems to he out of touch with reality.

Fits in perfectly with the rest of the LDP then.

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Posted in: Japan prefers piecemeal approach to big bailout for carrier ANA See in context

Maybe JAL and ANA can merge to save money. They could call the company JANAL.

trevorpeace:

Just open the country to foreign tourists, make sure they're tested and negative before leaving their native country,

And how easy or cheap would it be to get tested within 72 hours of departure? Japan is making it very very difficult even for permanent residents. You have to go to the embassy to get their own forms too. Make no mistake, this is done on purpose. I hope no tourists come and the Olympics get cancelled. It'll serve them right.

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Posted in: Girl injured by 17-year-old boy's suicide leap in Osaka dies in hospital See in context

Remember the good ol days when people would just jump infront of a train to kill themselves?

Yeah, only for them to bounce back, hitting and injuring other passengers on the platform.

I remember the good old days when people would just take some tablets, washed down with plenty of alcohol.

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Posted in: Japan to recruit astronauts in 2021, first intake for 13 years See in context

As the LDP are nominated leaders send them, why not, they can spread Japanese culture throughout the universe.

I'm dying to know what aliens think of natto.

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Posted in: Fake residence cards proliferating as more foreigners overstay visas See in context

5,000 yen is a bargain. Once again, foreigners can offer things cheaply, not just food.

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Posted in: U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections See in context

What tune was he 'dancing' to this time? YMCA or Macho Man? Next time, I would suggest Gloria Gaynor's disco version of I Am What I Am. They could even change the title to It Is What It Is.

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Posted in: U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections See in context

We're going to be winning so much you're going to get sick of winning!

Me thunks that Trump wasnt even infected in the first place.....just another lie by a compulsive liar......

That had crossed my mind. Think of the worst thing a human can do, and don't ever think Trump is not capable of doing it.

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Posted in: Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen See in context

Numan:

I mean Ivanka and Jared are already threatening to sue The Lincoln Project.

Hah! Good luck with that. While they're at it, they might want to sue the writers of Spitting Image:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKLuc461R3c

Fast forward to 9:02 and 19:56. Two brutal sketches.

Those interviewed before by SBC have only themselves to blame, due to their own stupidity, racism or evilness. Like The paedophile politician from Arkansas, the guy who thought showing your backside really deterred terrorists and the rednecks who really did think their town was going to turn into a Mecca for muslim tourists. Ironically, the only person to come out of SBC's tricks unscathed and with his credibility intact was Bernie Sanders.

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Posted in: Trump promises pandemic will end soon after Biden blasts his handling of crisis See in context

Trump promises the pandemic will end soon.

Just like he promises he'll reveal his health plan in two week's time.

Or like how he promises he'll make public his tax returns.

Biden was right to laugh in his face in the debate this week when the child talked about his taxes.

Trump, you ain't going to Scotland or Moscow. It's jail time next year.

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Posted in: Some hospitals in crisis as U.S. nears high for COVID-19 cases See in context

I thought Trump said everything was getting better? Did he lie?

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

“How fitting it is to be in the Land of the Rising Sun to welcome in the dawn of a new era of free trade,”

I'm sure the sun rises earlier in New Zealand.

Time for Greggs to hit Japan!

Oh we can dream!

Knowing the speed of the tariff reductions in Japanese trade deals, we can expect the products to become cheaper in about 15 years or so. How great.

Yeah, too right. You always have to be careful when entering into trade deals with Japan. You always get the short end of the stick, in some way or another.

Sometimes I wish I could transport myself to a UK supermarket for 15 minutes everyday. The low prices, the variety, the vegan choices, the lack of loud music blaring out everywhere, no workers shouting into my ear hole. And Applewood vegan cheese is out of this world - to die for.

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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

Didn't we already say Bye Felicia.

“I was worried that dressing up like Mario would lead to people cracking jokes about me again,”

It did. Oh, it did.

When I appeared in the stadium, the applause was tremendous

Like they say, they were only being polite. Probably most people didn't even know who the heck he was.

the experience of cosplaying while being one of the most powerful politicians on the plane

All those years in office and he's done nothing domestically, let alone on the global stage. Powerful people don't need to follow Trump around like a lost puppy. Looks like the interviewer was really trying to get his/her tongue dirty.

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Posted in: Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more See in context

When Japan was closed to the world it was mostly vegetarian so not a bad time to revive it for health reasons.

I mentioned this once to a Japanese. She wouldn't believe me. In these situations, I don't argue, and let them believe what they want.

Beef, hamberders, chicken, fish, cookies with shortening, Japanese bread, cup noodles. We're not just battling the virus. It's also the crappy food.

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Posted in: JAL offers discounted coronavirus tests to travelers See in context

OK fair enough. But are similar tests taken abroad for permanent residents wishing to come back to Japan accepted by Japanese immigration?

I thought not.

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Posted in: New Pantene commercial interviews Japanese trans individuals about difficulties of job hunting See in context

I'm old enough to remember Kelly 'Weird Science' LeBrock and the line

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

For some reason which I can't remember, I was just watching it on Youtube yesterday.

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Posted in: China on the agenda See in context

Suga does like fisting.

Was that comment aimed only at a select few?

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Posted in: Trump and Biden clash on pandemic, trade personal jabs at final debate See in context

Repeal Trump

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Posted in: Trump and Biden clash on pandemic, trade personal jabs at final debate See in context

Once again, he says he's the least racist person in this room.

Yeah, he's the healthiest, the youngest, the smartest, the greatest.

A sad, delusional little 'man'.

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Posted in: Trump and Biden clash on pandemic, trade personal jabs at final debate See in context

reckless:

I honestly think Trump was unwell at the last debate.

I honestly think he's been unwell ever since his brother dropped a bowl of mashed potatoes on his head.

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Posted in: 2-hour virus test to be available at Narita airport See in context

Yeah, desperate's the right word.

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Posted in: Democrats boycott Barrett vote; Senate GOP pushes ahead See in context

Ah, Ted Cruz again. You know, the guy whose wife was called ugly by Trump and whose father was supposedly responsible for JFK's death. The guy who then praised Trump. The guy who would stab his own family in the back.

Republicans have focused on Barrett's Catholic faith, calling her a role model for conservative and religious women.

In that case, why isn't she slaving away in the kitchen? Did she get permission from her husband to step out? And what exact branch of Catholicism does she belong to?

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Posted in: Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House See in context

Everybody who hates America wants Trump to win. We all knew that.

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Posted in: 2-hour virus test to be available at Narita airport See in context

Heathrow airport has started testing, results in one hour for a fee of 80 pounds or about ¥11,000.... Why the ¥40,000 Japan?

And I bet Japan won't accept this from residents returning to Japan from Heathrow. Instead, I hear you have to go all the way to your nearest Japanese embassy and get their own form in person. You can't download it or use a copy. Fax machines too advanced in this case.

And 40,000 yen? Probably correlated to the price of Yubari melons.

All part of the plan to make sure it's difficult if not near-impossible for non-Japanese residents to return. They want to exempt Chinese tourists and businessmen from quarantine and yet Chinese nationals with long-term visas have to quarantine when returning. I see Japanese, tourists and businessmen are immune to the virus, unlike PRs.

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Posted in: Japan to make plastic recycling mandatory for large corporate users See in context

It would help if you don't use so much damn plastic in the first place.

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Posted in: Japan eyes exempting short-term business travelers from quarantine See in context

theresident:

What's ridiculous? These are 'proposals' - and in the same set of proposals is the 'proposal' that residents of Japan (yes, foreigners included) won't have to Quarantine either. Its been well documented @Luddite - don't pretend you haven't read it.

Foreign residents returning don't have to quarantine? If you have a link, then post it. So tired of reading fake news.

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