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Posted in: Japan prepares for a surreal Olympics, and plenty of questions See in context

Surreal, for sure. And unbelievable. The only thing I can believe is that the LDP will stay in power after the upcoming elections this year. That's one thing I'm sure of.

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Posted in: AI beefs up veggie burgers as market booms See in context

tokyo-m:

When I compare the vegan foods available back home in the supermarkets in the UK, and the vegan foods available in the supermarkets here in Japan, I want to cry. Change is coming to Japan, but it's so, so slow.

I know what you mean. I wish I could step into a UK supermarket (via a wormhole) for 10 minutes everyday to do my shopping. It's not just the vegan food, but also the variety, price, lack of annoying music and no announcements being shouted into my ears. So many types of plant-based yoghurts, lots of vegan savoury stuff that don't rely on soy, inexpensive plant-based milks, healthy wholegrain breads, vegan Kit Kat for junk food addicts too!

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan apologizes for fish and chips pizza 'that insults both England and Italy' with free pizza offer See in context

big yen:

As P. Smith says, sushi is pretty bastardized in the "West". Do the Japanese complain about it?

They would if they knew. Are you going to tell them? Why do you think they were trying to certify sushi and other Japanese food? A few years back, they were trying to copyright curry - the cheek of it.

me:

I use vegan cheese

yubaru:

There is no such thing!

And I bet you'll say there's no such thing as peanut butter, coconut milk and cocoa butter. And almond milk.

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Posted in: What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train See in context

That's another reason why I'm perfectly fine with my Suica card. It's in my wallet and it's easy to get it out of my pocket, whereas I usually have my phone in my bag if I'm not using it. I just don't want to hold onto my phone all the time.

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan apologizes for fish and chips pizza 'that insults both England and Italy' with free pizza offer See in context

bigyen:

Did you miss the part of the article about the uproar being in the UK?

No, I didn't, actually. And your point is?

I'd say the standard of the foreign cuisine in the UK is better because of the large immigrant communities. They're not going to eat the food if it's not good or authentic. I've come across a restaurant in Japan where they put natto on top of a chapati, and they called it a pizza. And don't get me started on the Indian food in Japan.

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan apologizes for fish and chips pizza 'that insults both England and Italy' with free pizza offer See in context

zichi:

But no cheese or yeast yes?

I use vegan cheese. If I can't find any, then I make do without. Besides , pizza marinara doesn't have cheese. The beauty is that you can put what you like. I love using onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, aubergines/eggplants, even zucchinis/courgettes. And no, I do not use pineapples.

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Posted in: Bunch of grapes fetches ¥1.4 mil, hitting record for 3rd straight year See in context

We deal with this nonsense in Miyazaki. 7,000 yen for a single Miyazaki mago when Thai mago are 700 yen. 3,000 yen for a sparse bunch of Tsuno grapes, when a bunch of Shizuoka grapes are 800 yen. 2,000 yen for a single Miyazaki chicken breast, 400 yen for a single Kagoshima chicken breast.

You're being ripped off. No way should Thai mangoes be anywhere near 700 yen.

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Posted in: Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people See in context

In the last two years of covid I have not witnessed one single covid patient it hard to believe what you don’t see.

Do former covid patients have 'I had covid' stamped on their foreheads? Christ, it's like trying to say you can spot a Zainichi in the crowd.

Saddens me to see the stupidity of red states/counties in the USA seeping into Japanese society. 99.5% of covid deaths in the USA in June were unvaccinated. Cold, hard facts.

Please, just leave Darwin alone so he can get on with his work.

vanity:

Some say those who received vaccinations will die within three years.

And some say you can get killed while crossing a busy road. Don't forget, the earth might not be round.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite foods or snacks for coping with Japan's summer heat? See in context

Cold genmaicha.

OK, that's a drink. Ice cream - I like soy latte by Kracie.

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan apologizes for fish and chips pizza 'that insults both England and Italy' with free pizza offer See in context

zichi:

Yeah, I can't believe the insane prices of pizzas in Japan. Ridiculous. I make my own.

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Posted in: Domino’s Japan apologizes for fish and chips pizza 'that insults both England and Italy' with free pizza offer See in context

Can you imagine the uproar if the UK b@st@rdized some Japanese food. We wouldn't hear the end of it.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite foods or snacks for coping with Japan's summer heat? See in context

Cold genmaicha.

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Posted in: Hosoda: Japanese anime has problem with women and girls See in context

A young girl and some mystical force. That basically sums up the plot of any Miyazaki anime.

And the problem with anime and women/girls? I think we all know what that problem is.

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Posted in: Bunch of grapes fetches ¥1.4 mil, hitting record for 3rd straight year See in context

Forget about the grapes, I can't even bring myself to buy the peaches here. Have they gone up in price? I wait until I see some on special offer, like ones which are getting a bit too ripe. 300 yen for one single peach is ridiculous enough. Don't get me started on the mangoes.

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Posted in: Beijing says 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic See in context

Fox News and guests were outraged that this summer's Olympics shouldn't go ahead because of the CCP's treatment of the Uyhgurs. They just shouldn't be sending US athletes to China this summer. Even former Trump enabler Mac-a-Ninny nodded in agreement.

Oops.

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Posted in: 'Naomi Osaka' docuseries takes intimate look at tennis star See in context

She wants MORE publicity???!!!!

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Posted in: Facial recognition tech fights coronavirus in Chinese city See in context

The CCP needs technology the way a chimpanzee needs a machine gun.

For a moment, I thought you were going to say an American needs a machine gun.

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Posted in: China table tennis boss says Olympic COVID rules 'extremely difficult' See in context

Same rules for everybody, China. Stop whinging.

Sorry, but I'm willing to bet athletes from all countries feel the same way, not just the Chinese athletes. Or do you know something we don't? The only athletes who have it easier are the Japanese athletes. They are under no more restrictions than you and me as residents of Japan.

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Posted in: Some people are calling Novak Djokovic, who just won his sixth Wimbledon title and his 20th Grand Slam singles title, the greatest tennis player of all time. Is it possible to realistically compare great players (or teams) in any sport, for that matter, with those of prior eras? See in context

This is such a difficult question to answer because players faced other players of differing levels at different times of their careers, techniques and equipment were different, illnesses and injuries have put an end to some careers. I prefer the Greatest Players of All Time, not one particular. For the women's I would choose, in no particular order, Navratilova, Graf and Williams. For the men's, the current Big Three, although Federer had little challenge early in his career. Once the other two matured, he struggled. But there's no denying, there's only one GOAT on clay.

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Posted in: London to retain mask-wearing on public transport See in context

Wise decision. It's not that difficult for most people to wear masks.

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Posted in: Olympic athletes to put on own medals; crowd noise to be fed into arenas See in context

crowd noise to be fed into arenas

And canned laughter too!

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus

And the medals will come on a sushi conveyor belt. Or is it belt conveyor?

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

So the Prime Minister of Japan passes the safety and health of his country off to the International Olympic Committee President ... ... ...

Unbelievable. It makes Suga look even weaker.

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Posted in: Feud with Kimura's talent agency might spell end of Sega’s 'Judgement' video game series See in context

Probably one of the worst Japanese actors of all time.

To be honest, I don't think his singing 'skills' are that great either.

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

sandoval:

I am positive that they are waiting for offers from companies like NEC to make a mobile app which will cost at least 50 million USD.

Yes, Suga has to decide which one of his friends is going to get the contract.

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Posted in: Chinese athletes complain about lax virus measures at Tokyo Olympics hotel See in context

seren:

In Japan, at least they're allowed to complain....

Yeah, but the government doesn't care. Hence, the games must go on.

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Posted in: Chinese athletes complain about lax virus measures at Tokyo Olympics hotel See in context

ossanamerika:

It's too bad that the Chinese athletes feel that the measures in place in Japan for the pandemic their country tossed on the whole world isn't up to snuff.

Oh, so now are you suggesting the Chinese athletes are to blame for the pandemic? Just because of their nationality, are they supposed to just suck it up? Your loser of an ex-president is responsible for countless deaths, so please, don't take the higher moral ground.

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Posted in: Nearly 30% see bonuses fall this summer due to pandemic impact See in context

At least they are getting a bonus. Not everyone who works gets one in Japan.

True. So cry me a river.

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Posted in: Chinese athletes complain about lax virus measures at Tokyo Olympics hotel See in context

Segregation in the elevators might help?

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault in elevator See in context

Put 'Ladies only' and 'Men only' signs on the elevators.

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

Great. So when can I get my vaccination?

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