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Posted in: Source of Britain's River Thames driest ever as drought nears See in context

So far where I live on the south east coast of England we've had 1.2mm of rain in 2 months, my grass is brown as are all the fields around, nearly as bad as 1976.

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Posted in: On the menu at a UK restaurant: carbon footprint See in context

Do they sell fizzy drinks which of course are carbonated with carbon dioxide not to mention the carbon emissions whilst making and transporting it.

Fake meat and vegan products are highly processed and full of chemicals.

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Posted in: Japan gov't panel to propose another record minimum-wage hike See in context

Here in the UK the minimum adult wage is 1550 Yen, in a major city there is a thing called a living wage which is 1800 Yen.

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Posted in: Japanese, Irish leaders agree Russia must face 'severe consequences' See in context

Why was the un-elected EU flag there or was it a joint EU Japan meeting. The Republic of Ireland is also called, "The free state" and Eire whilst the north is known as Ulster or Northern Ireland which is part of the UK.

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Posted in: Should there be an age limit for driving licenses? See in context

Here in the UK the over 70's have to renew their licence every 3 years and are legally obliged to inform the authorities of any illness or impairment. Some illness's or impairments have to be declared no matter what age, type 1 diabetes for instance.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

We've visited Japan 4 time with our last trip cancelled in 2020, we will not be visiting again until we can travel and go anywhere we want. Staying on a restricted group tour would be so boring, traveling with the same people going to the top tourist destinations we have probably all ready visited. We like to visit out of the way places and experience some real Japanese culture like Mt Koyasan and Kamkura and small towns and gardens.

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Posted in: Clients will be OK with wearing a mask indoors but wearing them 24 hours is a hassle. The cost of having a guide at all times may deter clients until later when they have more flexibility. See in context

I've visited Japan 4 times over the years the last time was 2018 and was meant to return June 2020. I will not visit Japan again until all restrictions are removed, being on a guided tour would be our worst nightmare.

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Posted in: Where to buy good cheese in Japan See in context

No mention in the article about the King of all cheeses 'Stilton' which is a English blue cheese and probably the best cheese in the world!

A real cheese with real taste

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Posted in: Tourists, rejoice! Italy, Greece relax COVID-19 restrictions See in context

Here in the UK (England) life has pretty much returned to pre-pandemic levels. Only medical establishments require you to wear a mask. The majority of my friends and family have had Covid most having had the Omicron variant. Its very much on retreat now.

It's probably to late for this year but as a frequent tourist to Japan, 4 times now hopefully Japan will be open for tourists soon. May is our favourite time to visit we were due to come in May 2020!

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Posted in: Nice nectar See in context

We had to cancel our trip in 2020 I can't wait till the border is open to tourists again. It would have been our 5th holiday in Japan. I hope its soon as we're not getting any younger. My favourite places so far Mt Koya, Osaka, Kyoto, Himeji I'm afraid Tokyo not so much although Disney-sea is far better than USJ.

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

Here in my home town in the UK all school children wear school uniform which are different from other schools with rules about footwear which must be black, no hair colouring and only small studs in pieced ears but there are no rules that don't apply equally to boys and girls. At 16 ( sixth form college) no uniform is worn.

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