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Posted in: Suga vows safe Olympics after decision to ban spectators at most venues See in context

Yeah, and was there not some nonsense being spouted by a lot of folk here about “the spirit of Tohoku”?

I’m sure the unvaccinated people of Tohoku are delighted about this mess.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

@theResident.

I’m not claiming discrimination, I realise this will make foreign travel virtually impossible for Japanese people too.

Do you have a link to any of these websites?

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

And, what form will this quarantine take?

In your own home or in a hotel?

The former I could handle, the latter would suck.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

“Japan will still require returnees to quarantine for 2 weeks, even if fully vaccinated.”

I feared this was going to be the case. Bang goes a lot of foreigners’ hopes of being able to leave this country to go on vacation or visit their home countries for a decent amount of time.

I wonder how long this will apply for.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death for murder of wife and 5 kids See in context

@kentarogaijin

You sure love the gallows mate. I think you would have enjoyed living in medieval times.

In this case, I think I agree that the death penalty is a fitting punishment.

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Posted in: Truck driver admits drinking alcohol before accident that killed 2 children See in context

I am sorry to disappoint the normal band of bloodthirsty “hang ‘em high” death penalty advocates among the Japan Today posting community but this man will not receive the death penalty.

He will receive a custodial sentence, causing death by dangerous driving is not punishable by the death penalty in Japan, or any other country I know of.

The case last week when a driver was sentenced to death after killing people on the side of the road was different because he was deemed to have intended to kill them.

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Posted in: 2 children killed, 3 injured after being hit by truck driven by drunk man See in context

What’s he doing drunk while working at 3pm? Throw the book at him.

Alcohol is a terrible drug, by the way.

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

@antiquesaving

Oh, come on man. I drive in Nagoya every day and I see the most dangerous, selfish, thoughtless things on a daily basis on the roads here. Come over she see for yourself

Call me a racist if you like but I stand by my comments and I’m sure many people here agree with me.

Perhaps you’re just one of these people who won’t hear a bad word spoken about Japan.

By the way, I only referenced Japan, not other Asian countries.

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

Still, on the topic of roundabout and Japan as a country and people.

Their implementation would take a huge re-education of drivers and change in the way things are done. Most of us have lived here long enough to realise that Japan rarely changes the way things are done

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

Roundabouts just wouldn’t work in Japan. In all aspects of life, Japanese people are used to being told what to do and this includes on the road with traffic lights. And, with the greatest of respect, they aren’t the best drivers in the world, especially here in Aichi

Can you imagine the amount of bumps and crashes that would occur at roundabouts? Especially involving K-cars driven by middle-aged and elderly women. It would be chaos.

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Posted in: American arrested on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil See in context

2 kilograms? That’s a lot. What a silly man to attempt to smuggle or send that amount (or any amount) in to a foreign country, especially one with such strict drug laws.

However, the comments some people make on this website about marijuana are incredible. Do they not realise that this drug is legal in many countries and many states of the USA?

These people seem to be unable to differentiate it from heroin, crack cocaine or methamphetamine, in the way they describe its users and the effect it supposedly has on people and society.

Alcohol causes far more social and health problems.

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Posted in: As teams pull out of training camps, Olympics buzz fades See in context

@expat

People should remember this when the next general election is held and vote the LDP out.

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Posted in: Olympic fan See in context

@tamanegi

Yeah, those athletes look so excited. It’s making me giddy with excitement, I think I need to sit down in a cold room for 5 hours.

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Posted in: As teams pull out of training camps, Olympics buzz fades See in context

@klausdorth

I completely agree. It blows my mind to read comments from people like Olympic Support who appear happy to see the country in which we live blow trillions of yen of our tax money for the “glory” of seeing a few athletes jump over a fence or cycle around a track for a couple of weeks.

Not to mention the risk of a huge spike in infections and the associated problems that will bring.

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Posted in: Tokyo nightlife bustles despite state of emergency See in context

Hence the reason we will enter another state of emergency, then another.

These half measures of the government are achieving nothing.

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Posted in: Man arrested for ruining fruit at supermarket See in context

I wonder what on earth goes on in the Japanese police station away from the prying eyes of a defence lawyer or video camera that makes suspects so quickly admit to previous offences.....

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Posted in: Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late See in context

@Oxycodin,

That’s fine, no one be will force you to take the vaccine.

If you don’t take it, you might get sick and might never be able to leave Japan but it’s up to you.

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Posted in: Gov't to decide Friday on extending state of emergency See in context

Of course they will extend it, in my mind that was never in doubt.

My God, I’m getting so bored of all this.

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Posted in: Ready to roll See in context

@Cricky

I saw a post on Facebook advertising for drivers.

I can’t remember the details but the salary was low.

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Posted in: Most Japanese medical workers still not fully vaccinated See in context

Shame on the government.

What an absolute disgrace.

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Posted in: Japan may let pharmacists administer COVID-19 vaccines See in context

Are they still messing around working out how to do something that should have been planned a year ago?

Unbelievable.

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Posted in: Governors refuse to allot hospital beds for COVID-infected Olympians See in context

Well said that man.

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Posted in: Japan to put 3 more prefectures under state of emergency See in context

I would be extremely surprised, staggered in fact if this state of emergency only lasted until the end of May. You are almost guarantee they will continue it well into June or beyond.

Possibly until the start of their precious Olympic games.

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Posted in: Japan to put 3 more prefectures under state of emergency See in context

Japan is one of the worst countries in the world to handle this crisis since their entire work culture generally involves spending long amounts of time crammed on trains before going in to offices for over ten hours at a time. Then passing pieces of paper around and stamping them before faxing them off somewhere.

Then convening to an izakaya to get drunk together.

I don’t think companies or the government want people working from home en masse since it would demonstrate to people the inefficiency and pointlessness of their whole working existence.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

‘Change’ and ‘Japan’ in the same sentence, the two words don’t sit right together.

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Posted in: Japan's coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes after Salesforce outage See in context

@theResident

I refuse to watch a single moment of it on TV out of principle.

And I won’t be buying any product made by an Olympic sponsor either.

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Posted in: Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID See in context

“Japan prepares to....”

”Japan plans to .....”

”Japan intends to .....”

How many more of these empty words do we have to read?

These words mean nothing to me since they don’t seem to be followed up by any definitive action.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

@vanityofvanities

How can you possibly defend the Japanese government on this issue?

Their response to this crisis and handling of the vaccination program has been nothing short of disgraceful.

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Posted in: Man shot to death at Vancouver airport in gang incident See in context

Statistically, you are much more likely to be shot in Canada than receive a vaccine shot in Japan.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of Ibaraki couple in 2019 See in context

Grade A nutter.

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