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Posted in: Ban on ticket scalping comes into force ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

It says tickets distributed for free are not subject to this ban. So that means IOC officials that get their tickets for free can scalp them for as much as they want?

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Posted in: Japanese tourist, husband charged in Hawaii sex assault case See in context

As was said before, the only good thing is this happened in the States. They’ll actually get a real sentence

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Posted in: Kristen Stewart celebrates young stars redefining sexuality See in context

@kestrel You take the time to complain. Straight people talk about their lives every day. If you complained about that it would be never ending.

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Posted in: 2 Narita airport workers confirmed as having measles See in context

@serengoza. Dying of smallpox, getting polio etc used to be “normal”. Doesn’t mean we want that now.

Don’t push that big pharma BS. Vaccines are cheap. If there was some big conspiracy, they would want you to get sick and hooked on treatment forever. Lol, you probably think obesity with it’s related issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, joint degeneration, high cholesterol etc is a big pharma plot.

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Posted in: Japan slowly buying into cashless future despite widespread misgivings See in context

The advantage of PayPay from inception through now is the 20% you get off any payments. Now is capped at ¥1000/transaction, but was ¥50,000. I’ve saved a lot so far. Can also double dip with T-points, bic points etc. You get nothing shopping with suica

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Posted in: Woman dies after being stabbed in back in apartment See in context

@expat. I imagine the landlord and the mailman were there and the landlord yelled out to the other to call the police while he dealt with the discovery. Something like that

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Posted in: Amid hoopla around Ichiro and Mariners - A's are here, too See in context

Going to Wednesday’s game. Let’s go A’s!

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Posted in: MtGox founder gets suspended sentence for data tampering: acquitted of embezzlement See in context

Educator60 you are correct. He lost the weight while in detention. I remember him fat when he was arrested

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Posted in: Japan looks to allow NHK to start simultaneous online streaming See in context

So what does this mean for fees? Does that mean everyone with a computer or a smart phone will be forced to pay?

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Posted in: Marunouchi line gets new train See in context

It’s got charging outlets lol.

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Posted in: In Japan, Valentine's Day gives women chance to treat themselves See in context

Definitely a good chance to buy more exotic chocolates for myself. No giri choco in my office

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Posted in: Flamboyant 'Prince of Green Juice' arrested for alleged tax evasion See in context

Lol. His Instagram is still up. Looks like one of those “rich kids of” wherever.

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Posted in: Japan to require casino resorts to have unprecedentedly big hotels See in context

@Yubaru- Macau casinos cannot advertise the gambling aspect AT ALL. Check out their websites, no photos or mention of gaming. Just restaurants, spas entertainment. Of course everyone knows there are gambling areas.

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Posted in: Applications for Tokyo Olympic Games tickets to open as early as April See in context

I assume the tickets will be allocated as has been in the past for Olympics. The host country receives about 70% of the tickets. The other 30% are sold around the world at a later date

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Posted in: French tourist killed in avalanche while skiing in Niigata See in context

Off designated area, so basically his fault. Not the first time of course.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers settle on 6 a.m. marathon starts See in context

@Tigers you are forgetting the influence American TV has on the event. Your time would not be good for viewing back in the USA.

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Posted in: Pink bus offers shelter to vulnerable girls in Tokyo nightspots See in context

Yubaru didn’t you read the article? Some of them suffer sexual and physical abuse from parents or other adults in the house. They don’t want to go back there, and I don’t blame them.

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Posted in: 53-year-old man didn’t report mother’s death so he could keep collecting her pension See in context

I have a feeling this kind of thing is going to keep happening more and more as the hikikomori grow into middle age etc

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Posted in: The first ever pizza-dispensing vending machine in Japan now operating in Hiroshima See in context

The point of these machines is that it’s not frozen pizza! If it’s the same as the machines I’ve seen in Europe, it makes the pizza from scratch. Pretty cool

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Posted in: Hot fuss: 2 years out, fears linger over Tokyo's toasty Olympics See in context

They are being held those dates under pressure from US broadcaster NBC. Other dates will crossover with rival sports events in the states. Same reason the swimming finals have been set for the morning instead of evening, to be shown prime time in the US. Money talks. Not really fair to criticize Japan, ire should be directed at NBC

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Posted in: IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program; Tokyo 2020 swimming event times undecided See in context

Yeah I went to those Beijing swimming finals. Held in the morning for US broadcasters over the protests of swimmers who prefer heats and finals to be held all in 1 day, morning to evening.

Same reason the 2020 games are on the dates they are, better for US broadcasting. Too bad money is power, they need to think what’s best for the athletes and the host country fans instead

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Posted in: Free housing to be offered to impoverished LGBTs in Tokyo See in context

Legally you cannot discriminate based upon sexual orientation in the US

This is absolutely untrue. There are no protections federally in the constitution, some states and some cities have their own protection but in most states it is perfectly legal to fire someone, or kick them out of their job just because they are LGBT

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Posted in: Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture See in context

What?! Is he still around?

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Posted in: Man, presumed dead, returns home a year after family cremated wrong body See in context

So I want to know what his reason for disappearing was!

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Posted in: Murder suspected in death of rich man dubbed Japanese 'Don Juan' See in context

Yeah got married to this woman after he met her at the airport. Left all his money to his dog. Seems he and the dog were killed. Pretty suspicious, wife and the housekeeper in on it together

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Posted in: Trump rebukes Japan over nontariff barriers against American cars See in context

I wonder how many Japanese citizens are actually interested in buying an American car. I certainly am not, and I’m American

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Posted in: 7 women caught smuggling gold from S Korea concealed in their bodies See in context

Yeah Japan imposes 8% tax on gold. They bring it in avoiding the tax, then resell it and make the 8% profit because the tax gets paid by the buyer. Also the current penalty is just a fine, the gold is always returned to the person who was caught, so not a big disincentive

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Posted in: 2 students dead, 13 wounded in shooting at Kentucky high school See in context

Yup. As usual the government and politicians etc. etc. will send their “hopes and prayers”, then move onto lunch and the golf course

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Posted in: Tokyo to encourage foreign tourists to splurge on nightlife See in context

I believe the drop in Chinese spending has much more to do with the Chinese government's recent crackdown on how much their citizens can spend and take abroad. Currency flight is a huge problem for their government. Totally out of the control of Tokyo.

Nevertheless, for the general tourist:

non smoking indoors

late night transportation

credit card acceptance at more places

Shows other than robot restaurant at night

no touts

more promotion of delivery services to hotel and airports

cheaper hotel rooms

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Posted in: Search resumes for missing 3-year-old boy in Fukui See in context

Well I certainly have suspicions about the father. No video around showing the boy. Hope the police check him out and don’t just believe his story

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