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Posted in: Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters See in context

Congratulations, HidekiMatsuyama!

What are you going to buy with your prize money?” Matsuyama needed no interpreter when he said in English, "I'm really happy." "Hopefully, I'll be a pioneer and many other Japanese will follow," Matsuyama said.

Of course, abroad, he got none of the inappropriate ‘volley of questions’ reserved for other Japanese International Sports stars: “Do you consider yourself Japanese?”, “Can you answer in Japanese?”, ”Will you eat katsudon again today?

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Posted in: Would you support a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics? See in context

Politically, always ‘politically’, Japan is relying on their time-tested policy of “*Let’s Wait and See**”. *That way, they don’t have to ‘burn bridges’ and their supply chains from China will stay open in the meantime.

With less that 10 months away, they will later bank on the ‘Go/NoGo’ status of the pandemic ‘making the decision for them’.

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

Looks really effective. Yet, it’s not at all like the cute, fashionable uchiwa featured with the beautiful, blue-eyed, redhead accompanying the article. The Hyogo Governor valiantly demonstrates it himself. You be the judge!

https://www.mbs.jp/news/kansainews/20210410/GE00037769.shtml

PS. It’s not made where you would think it’s made.

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

Cough, sneeze, spray food & saliva on the fan, Then, waive it back & forth to circulate the air as the warmer weather increases. (There’s a reason ALL electric hand-dryers have been turned off.) - Well thought out, indeed.

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Posted in: Prince album 'Welcome 2 America' due in July -- five years after death See in context

Speaking of ‘hate just for hate’s sake’ being ‘ a waste of time ’, “I Hate You” is one of Prince’s best songs from 1995’s “The Gold Experience”.

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Posted in: Couple arrested over robbery of real estate agent during condo inspection See in context

What ‘values’ is this 56yo ‘mother’ trying to teach her 48yo adoptive ‘son’?

How will he possibly care for himself later in life if he doesn’t get an appropriate education now, in his ‘formative’ years. (There may be some additional nefarious schemes at work.)

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

The writer did a job of showing the innovative(?) thinking of Hyogo Gov Toshizo Izo, yet ends with his own slighting glance’ at Japanese culture. From the article:

*- “Using a fan to eat at a crowded restaurant is about as good idea as heading out in large crowds to temples to pray for a return to normal.” -*

Will “Japanese netizens overwhelmingly disapprove” ?

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

You each get ‘a paper fan’. - Nice way to have ‘spent that budget’ before the close of the fiscal year, Hyogo! Bring on the next ‘stash of cash’ from the taxpayers.

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Posted in: Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine 'safely' See in context

Wait! These fans are missing the “2020 Olympics Logo”!! Yes, it doesn’t say “Tokyo” because ALL of Japan is paying for it.

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Posted in: Name some movies that left you so confused at the end that you couldn't really figure out what they were about. See in context

Appreciated your synopsis @rcch 3:37p. Mulholland Drive” was better on the second viewing. That may be the sign of a good film. It provokes you to give it a second look. (“What the fuzz, did I just see??”)

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Posted in: Name some movies that left you so confused at the end that you couldn't really figure out what they were about. See in context

For the ‘Eraserhead’, “TwinPeaks’” fans/nonFans, David Lynch was, and still is a painter, before he was a director. He hated ‘the theatrical cut’, but, despite its dated, poor ‘green screen’ effects “Dune” is awesome. Recommend watching the ‘deleted scenes’ or better, the entire “Dune 1984: The Alternative Edition Redux” in YouTube.

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Posted in: Name some movies that left you so confused at the end that you couldn't really figure out what they were about. See in context

The 70’s and 80’s were a ‘trippy time’ and ‘cocaine-fueled’ Hollywood ‘green-lit” many things that, maybe, never needed to be seen but made ‘a ton of money’.

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Posted in: Name some movies that left you so confused at the end that you couldn't really figure out what they were about. See in context

Speaking of “Howard the Duck” and endings, he makes a ‘cameo’ in the end credit scenes of “Guardian of the Galaxy”.

@chico3 & @Speed: You can blame George Lucas for HTD. Yet, the technology developed went on the create “The Matrix” and “Toy Story”.

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Posted in: 'Top Gun' sequel delayed in summer movie setback for theaters See in context

Agreed @starpunk 6:26am

- “Man, they really ran out of ideas to the point of being ‘beyond ridiculous’.”

Agreed. There a very few, new & originals ideas produced by Hollywood now. It’s easier to ‘hand the torch to a younger generation’ in ‘franchise films’, or, ‘trash the past’, hoping it will take of with younger audiences.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

Sure @Vinke. Please tell us:* *Who/What scenario created those misconceptions?

*- “So many misconceptions in the comments. The village & the hotel meant for the athletes who test to be positive for the virus, are two separate things. The pic is of the village, not of the “covid hotel”. *

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Posted in: Man who refused to wear mask on plane arrested again after trouble in restaurant See in context

Hurrah! to every professional, working person who ever encountered this person. Many additional details previously covered Dec 4 about the dinner and breakfast incidents.

- https://japantoday.com/category/national/man-who-forced-plane-to-land-in-japan-by-refusing-to-wear-mask-continues-stance-at-hotel -

The professionalism and restraint shown by the management, dining room & kitchen staff, and the TEN officers than eventually responded to his uproarious behavior is exemplary . In true customer service form, they graciously deducted both meals from his hotel bill.

- https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-arrested-after-refusing-to-wear-mask-on-plane-refuses-to-wear-mask-in-custody-

His ‘self-anointed’ in the article above is also very telling.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

And when someone is suddenly positive, will they isolate just the one? 

“athletes will be tested for the virus at least every four days.” -

Or, will the whole group get moved ?

 - “a few kilometers away from the athletes' village in Tokyo's waterfront district,” ?

Unlikely, but maybe they learned something(?) @sf2k 5:53p.

“hotels and apartments get the most spread. Ships too. Do they not learn anything?”

Perhaps it’s easier to control the infected if they’re isolated on, or near a body of water.

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Posted in: 6-year-old girl dies after being hit by train See in context

Tragic for this family.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

Is there still room for the future casinos?

National - Japan extends deadline for casino host city bids to April 2022” - Oct. 10, 2020 “The best location for a new casino is a place which is already...

These will do perfect!

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

Oh! That explains all the possible Unused ‘test kit’ Hoarding over the last year!

*- “the Tokyo Olympic committee has been looking into increasing the frequency of testing with less than 4 months to go before the opening of the Olympics.” -*

Unfortunately, if they were hoarding test kits, it may also mean the Extremely Low ‘Testing’ Numbers Reported Daily were ‘real’? - Who knows what to believe with all the lying and manipulation that has gone on to date. - Sorry, Japan.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

The photo is of the looming real estate ‘bubble’ that will ‘burst’ later. Let’s ALL hope these condos were purchased by more ‘corporate sponsors’ than ‘individual’ investors ; ) - (greedy 1%’ers)

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

This article is a ‘soft sell’ about additional “Hotel” moneys being ‘syphoned off’, er,... spent @Oxycodin 4:19p.

- “which is expected to cost hundreds of millions of yen, according to the officials.”

(”*Don’t worry Harumi, your ”cut of the loot” is still coming” ; )*

Folks, we are witnessing the final stages of “the great cash grab” from the taxpayer’s pockets.

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Posted in: 300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms See in context

*We’re making this up as we go along ***-**

The second version of the playbook will be published later this month.

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Posted in: Chinese vaccines 'don’t have very high protection rates,' says official See in context

There is some truth to your post @BackpackingNepal 3:37p

*- The “Chinese are marching forward with their life...”*

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Posted in: I don’t need to clean the room and can concentrate on my work. I feel safe here, too, from a security perspective. See in context

Has the 14 day ‘quarantine business’ helped, or hurt their businesses? 

“Hoteliers have been turning to unconventional business models...”

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Posted in: 'Fleabag' actor Waller-Bridge to star in new 'Indiana Jones' See in context

Good point *@kohakuebisu 9:01a. *WHICH culture would NOT be offended in the current ‘political’ climate?

Disney means ‘financing from abroad’, which means China, which means there can be ‘no ghosts, Arch of the Covenant, etc”.

https://www.dw.com/en/china-introduces-new-rules-of-conduct-for-artists/a-56772344

James Mangold is the director, Waller-Bridge is a co-star. He will have your ‘reduced tool box’ to try depict a coherent story working in the parameters above. Oh well. Perhaps it should have ended with “The Last Crusade”?

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Posted in: 'Top Gun' sequel delayed in summer movie setback for theaters See in context

Tom Cruise prefers to be remembered as “One of the Last, International, ‘Big Box-Office’ Stars” of the 20th AND, 21st Centuries before he would ever go straight to “streaming”. It’s “All the Right Moves” of ‘smart marketing’ IF theatres can return to ‘reasonable’ capacities in the summer or fall of 2021.

PS. Contrary to what ‘Big Tech’ & the governments want, we’ve actually grown tired of the ‘convenience’ and Over-saturation of ‘streaming’. Plus, we miss the real, hot & FRESH, heart-stopping, ‘cholesterol-coma’ inducing, popped-corn (NOT that weeks old, overpriced J-theatre flavored styrofoam).

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Posted in: BBC gets complaints over too much Prince Philip coverage See in context

Was this separate measure necessary?

“The broadcaster set up a special website page for viewers to register objections if they felt there was “too much TV coverage of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” -

The BBC is taxpayer-funded.” - Therefore, a responsibility to ALL people. Deal with it, don’t segregate it.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

People can change their opinions @Monty 8:20am if their minds are open. @virex 7:38 is acknowledging a % of the Japanese people, like you, have been doing their part.

*- “but the government appears fixed into throwing all that to the trash with confusing measures {quasi} and counterproductive campaigns {GoToTravel}. The country should be lead to safety, *

Yet, the government has continued to fail at demonstrating ANY consistency in its actions and, for some individual, hypocritical behavior while urging the public to ‘march in step’. - Yes, people can change @Monty but governments won’t - ‘too many pockets to keep full’ at the expense of the people. - ‘Peace’ to you, sir ; )

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Posted in: BBC gets complaints over too much Prince Philip coverage See in context

“Some Britons saw the BBC’s actions as ‘a fitting mark of respect’. For others, ‘it was a bit much’.” -

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