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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test shortened due to bad water quality See in context

The push for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics came from Ishihara Shintaro, not Abe.

That was one nasty man.

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Posted in: Wales become No. 1 after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff See in context

Bad luck, Lloegr!

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Posted in: Yokohama: Ramen, amusement parks and the baddest Halloween party around See in context

Always preferred Yokohama to Tokyo. But it seriously needs more vegetarian or vegetarian-friendly restaurants.

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Posted in: Photo op See in context

Never heard of her.

What movie is this? All I can find is a 2018 French movie with the same title, starring Depardieu.

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Posted in: Mental illness issues could make death penalty impossible for Kyoto Animation arsonist See in context

Well, execution is cheaper than providing a lifetime's worth of food, accommodation and therapy. Just saying.

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Posted in: Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test See in context

The swimming leg of the paratriathlon on Saturday was scrapped after water tests showed levels of e-coli bacteria more than double the acceptable standard and the running section of a women's test event on Thursday was curtailed in blistering temperatures,

Smooth? And what happens if those conditions appear on the day of the race? To say that they were lucky temperatures dropped slightly on Sunday is an understatement.

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Posted in: Over 30% of Tokyo Olympic participating nations lack host towns See in context

Are there any host towns in Fukushima? After all, the Olympics were touted as something to help that prefecture.

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Posted in: Although the speed of technological changes is very fast and new technologies are spreading also very quickly, work in Japan to reform related systems and regulations is falling behind. See in context

The younger generation are much more tech-savvy. But when they become the old bosses, they'll be stuck at what they knew best during the start of the 21st century, while everyone else has moved on. In other words, Japan will perpetually be 20 years behind the rest of the world because the ojiisans dictate how things are done.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

This has got nothing to do with English. The Japanese can't even interact with one another. In all the years I've lived at my current location, nobody says anything to anyone else, not even hello. I've tried myself, and on several occasions, said hello several times continuously in case they didn't hear me. Very aloof. This is more so in apartment blocks with no children. I miss the neighbours I had in the old days back in my country. Whether you were close to them or not, you still greeted each other and even smiled, and, god forbid, have a chit-chat.

Please stop using the 'scared of foreigners' or 'not good at languages' excuse.

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Posted in: There were an endless stream of people at the crosswalk. I thought pedestrians would stop for me. See in context

I thought pedestrians would stop for me.

Why. Would YOU, as a Japanese driver, stop for pedestrians?

Just what does he and every other Japanese driver think pedestrian crossings are for?

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Posted in: Airline, luxury brands follow China's lead on Hong Kong See in context

Gambare:

Time to boycott Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong corporations. They are dancing to the tune of Communist China.

Yes, it's easy to boycott services which you never use in the first place.

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Posted in: Beyond Meat shelves plans for Japan push, Mitsui says See in context

Apart from health, reasons for becoming vegetarian or vegan are animal welfare, concern for the environment and religion. It comes as no surprise that veganism is extremely uncommon in Japan.

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Posted in: Tending bar See in context

Reminds me a bit of this photo:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2019/aug/12/small-is-beautiful-in-tokyo-golden-gai-in-pictures#img-4

Don't like smoking or the "uniform" then don't go to this type of place.

I don't. Why? Because I don't want to end up like this poor lady:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4k12miYJ4M

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Posted in: How do you think the planned increase in the sales tax in October will affect your spending habits? See in context

No more one yen coins at the 100 yen shops.

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Posted in: High-yield rice seen as savior to Japan's rising food costs See in context

Great. Japanese white rice is just about the unhealthiest of all types of rice out there.

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Posted in: Stations, roads packed as travelers leave for summer holidays See in context

I realize that some people can only travel now, but I'm sure glad I can travel at another time instead. I'm staying put this week.

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Posted in: How do you think the planned increase in the sales tax in October will affect your spending habits? See in context

I still have to buy food, so life goes on.

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Posted in: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to separate: media See in context

Why the hell get married then if you didn't want to be called a wife? There are people fighting for equal rights across the world, for the right to marry someone who happens to be of the same sex. And yet, we have people marrying and divorcing willy-nilly, without much thought. Just who the heck is making a mockery of marriage?

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Posted in: Searching for ways to keep performing mascots from wilting in the heat See in context

How about not using these childish mascots in the first place. Period.

Sometimes I wonder whether these really are done for children or for Japanese adults.

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Posted in: Donald Trump: a disruptive president See in context

Somebody should tell Trump to go back to where he came from. Oh, I forgot, neither Scotland nor Germany have any interest in or love for this man-child.

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Posted in: Japanese Bon dance picking up popular tunes as it goes int'l See in context

Any links to youtube?

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Posted in: Democratic 2020 contenders slam Trump for spreading Epstein conspiracy theories See in context

crazy joe:

Bill Clinton has not made comments about Epstein's predilection towards young girls. Donald Trump has. 

Bill Clinton is not currently president. Donald Trump is. 

Bill Clinton's Labor Secretary did not help Epstein dodge prosecution for child sex crimes. Donald Trump's did. 

Bill Clinton has not been accused of raping young girls. Donald Trump has. 

Bill Clinton has not expressed interest in dating 10-year-old girls. Donald Trump has. 

Bill Clinton would be thrown to the wolves by Democrats if credible evidence was provided that he took part in any of Epstein’s crimes. Donald Trump’s supporters will call it “fake news” if Trump is proven to be involved.

Judging from all this, it seems Trump is suspect number 1. I'd say it was the man-child who ordered Epstein to be murdered. Is it true? Who cares. Let's just spread this theory.

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Posted in: Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima See in context

keyword: resume.

I had no idea they'd actually stopped in the first place. Any chance they'll stop again as soon as the Olympics are over?

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Posted in: Abe hopes for win-win trade deal with U.S. at early date See in context

tina:

Please reduce wheat import from USA. Japan's food self-sufficiency is dangerously too low. Reduce car export there instead.

Yeah, and starve Japan to death at the same time. Good going.

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Posted in: NRA head digs in against gun control See in context

yubaru:

Sometimes I get the impression that the NRA would like a newborn babies to be issued a gun license at the time of birth, just like a social security number!

You're not too far off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKhEJIV6Y-Y

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Posted in: Japanese temple stirs criticism with naked men paintings See in context

We wouldn't be having this conversion if the paintings depicted naked women.

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Posted in: NRA head digs in against gun control See in context

Photo caption: We want more blood!

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Posted in: Japan rout Tonga 41-7 to continue impressive World Cup build-up See in context

Just how many of the 'Japanese' players have Japanese names?

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Posted in: Trump tells Abe he is tolerant of N Korea's short-range ballistic missiles See in context

Abe has to suck it up. No complaining, otherwise no more golfing with your 'best buddy'. Kim must be enjoying this.

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Posted in: Swimmer Koga's doping ban reduced to 2 years See in context

Mack Horton is going to burst a vein at this news.

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