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Posted in: First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic See in context

I use coke pay on my iPhone and the drink falls out. No touching at all

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Posted in: Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter's exchange with Suga See in context

As I was reading, thought it would be a good role for Yonekura Ryoko (DrX, Legal V). Then I saw she is indeed going to play the main role

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Posted in: Go To fiasco may see gov't paying Tokyoites' cancellation fees See in context

Sorry @klausdorth, masswipe is right. The katakana is always read as travel, not trouble

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Posted in: Twin towers to be built around Tokyo's Shinjuku Station See in context

It says a new underground passageway is opening Sunday. Today? Anyone know whereabouts it is? North side has a passageway already, following the Marunouchi Line, so I’m guessing it’s around the south side?

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

Strong no smoking bans wins me over. Tougher than the national bans pushed reluctantly by the Central government run by old dudes. Tsukiji delay cost money but was done to clean up the area of toxic materials ignored by Ishihara. She is so much better than he was

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

Yesterday around 7 PM the Life supermarket in Nakano Sakaue suddenly had an announcement that they would be closing since it was discovered that a staff member had tested positive for the coronavirus. My friend was in the supermarket at the time.

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Posted in: Taylor Swift, Oprah join huge global event to celebrate coronavirus workers See in context

Agent X. Lady Gaga has raised $35m so I’d give her publicity any day

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Posted in: 20,000: U.S. death toll overtakes Italy's as Midwest braces See in context

Just walk down any street in the USA and notice the obesity. That brings with it high blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory problems, all making any CV infection worse.

Add to that a culture of not wearing masks, talking on the train (if there is one), shaking hands, and an overall lack of preparedness on the part of government to assist hospitals that have seen their budgets cut over the years, and that all adds up to the problem in the USA.

Fox News and the President’s downplaying of things at the start didn’t help either

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 83 new coronavirus infections Monday; down 60 from Sunday See in context

Last Monday was the same. They said not much testing was done on the weekend

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Posted in: Many schools in Japan reopen after monthlong coronavirus shutdown See in context

I feel like school in Japan is like a respite spot for parents. They don’t really care about what they learn etc, it’s just a way to get the kids out of the house/out of their hair

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Posted in: Japan to keep hospital beds for severely ill; use hotels for mild coronavirus cases See in context

Tokyo Big Sight or Makuhari Messe would be better than hotels. Easier to disinfect afterwards

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Posted in: Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million for coronavirus relief See in context

Jeez. People are generous and get derided

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Posted in: From beef bowl to beef pouch? Taste testing Yoshinoya’s instant gyudon packs See in context

Actually these are delicious. I like the in-store version and these are just like it.

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Posted in: Idris Elba test positive for coronavirus; filming halted for 'Matrix 4' See in context

They just wrapped up doing a ton of filming in San Francisco

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

Scheduling it without spectators is more of a no brainer than delaying it a year. Better for athletes who are peaking and broadcasters who can go on as planned (this is where the big money is).

How can they delay it if they’ve already sold the condominiums for the athletes village? Seems to be a big problem in that area, besides there’s no guarantee next year will be any different.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head shoots down comments about delaying Games See in context

I am betting that it goes ahead on the exact dates but without spectators. The broadcasters can still broadcast, letting the IOC keep the money from the most lucrative stakeholders, athletes can compete on the dates that they have aimed to be at their peak condition, but tickets will have to be refunded, leaving the JOC with a big loss, however compensated somewhat by the insurance.

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Posted in: Japan to send chartered flight to Wuhan to bring back its nationals See in context

According to the last part, they will be asked to self-monitor and report to a hospital if they develop symptoms. Ridiculous. They should be kept in quarantine for two weeks. Apparently the US government is bringing back citizens who will then be kept at a military base in quarantine. They should be doing something similar in Japan

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Posted in: Japan confirms third case of coronavirus virus See in context

In other news, tens of thousands have already died this season from influenza in the world.

Just take precautions like good hygiene and don’t panic

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Posted in: PayPay announces 40% bonus points campaign See in context

@reckless. This is PayPay, not PayPal

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Posted in: Famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro dropped from Michelin gourmet guide See in context

Better to go to Kyubey in Ginza

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

Can’t wait to go back to the states and try the Impossible Whopper at Burger King. Hopefully the Impossible company will bring their products to Japan if Beyond Meat is unwilling to do so

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Posted in: In three shaken U.S. cities, Lady Gaga tries to channel 'fury into hope' See in context

It’s great that she is doing this. I visited the website and found it shameful that teachers at public schools have to basically beg for money for some of the simplest things. The American government is wasting money here and there while not focusing on what’s really important, the education of kids. Good for her to shine a light on this website, and good for her fans for adding to her original donation.

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Posted in: Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia See in context

Very complex issue. Just go to the British Museum and see all of the items that were originally stolen from their respective countries. The Elgin Marbles, Rosetta Stone, mummies etc etc.

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Posted in: Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors See in context

From the Japan Times which is a bit clearer than the above article:

”Japanese nationals have been able to complete immigration entry and departure processes at unmanned gates using facial screening technology at some of Japan’s airports since fall 2017.

But foreign travelers can only use the system when they leave Japan, as non-Japanese, including residents, get fingerprinted and photographed upon entering the country as a measure to prevent terrorism and other illegal activities.

The immigration agency official also said that only travelers staying in Japan up to three months will be able to use the system. He explained it can’t be utilized by residents of Japan and those with other visa statuses, as their immigration procedures require verification of their residence status.”

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Posted in: Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors See in context

@disillusioned. You are the one with the poor comprehension. Japanese CITIZENS/NATIONALS incoming to Japan yes, and foreign citizens DEPARTING Japan. Foreign citizens entering Japan cannot use this. That’s what we are talking about.

Rhaegar above mentioned that as well-only works coming in on Japanese passports.

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Posted in: Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors See in context

the article says DEPARTING short-term visitors, so many of the previous comments are irrelevant. Doesn’t matter what your face looks like after a long flight since you are getting on the plane, no it doesn’t replace fingerprints since those are taken when you enter Japan, and it's not going to affect customs since this is departing immigration.

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Posted in: Abe criticized in Diet after pension report highlights income-savings gap See in context

I don’t know, but coming from the states and being born in the 60s, I have never even thought about having a pension that paid for my full retirement. I have always assumed that I have to save my own money. I’m surprised there are people who actually thought a pension would provide for all their retirement needs

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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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