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Posted in: Konami's 'eFootball' release mocked by fans See in context

This is very concerning.

I’ve played Pro Evo since 1995, it’s always been a classic game and well-known for being a better representation of football than big budget FIFA.

The 2021 version is truly excellent, as it usually is.

I hope this can be fixed.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

@Shinkansen

What an idiot that guy was.

He put his job in front of some daft “principles”.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

@blvzpk

Yeah, he probably doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him.

I do care what people think about me, especially my work colleagues and people I am in regular contact with.

I know of one foreigner who is a Covid non-believer, anti-vaxxer and general conspiracy theorist who refuses to wear a mask and only makes a token gesture of waving his hands under sanitizers when instructed to do so by restaurant staff.

I find him really childish and embarrassing to the point of me not wanting to go anywhere with him in public.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

@El Rata

I’m not comfortable with breaking social taboos.

I don’t want to be the one guy sitting on a train not wearing a mask getting dirty looks from everybody.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

A further point on masks - I’m an English teacher and it is virtually impossible to gauge students reactions and whether or not they understand something when they are all wearing masks.

It’s also nigh on impossible to remember everyone’s names when you never get to see their faces, only their eyes and foreheads.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

On the subject of face masks discussed above, I also despair at the thought of them being standard wear in Japan forever.

Yes, in Japan they have always been worn but not by everybody, all year round and in all seasons.

Yes, it’s not a huge sacrifice to have to wear one but I too am tired of having to. They aren’t comfortable and, on hot and humid days they make it difficult to breathe properly.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 2-year jail term for Kelly See in context

2 years? I expected 15 years as that was repeatedly mentioned in every story about him.

It hardly seems worth the huge expense and effort that has gone into this trial.

It therefore seems very petty by the Japanese prosecutors.

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Posted in: Kishida to become next PM after winning LDP leadership vote See in context

The more right wing of the two male candidates who it was obviously going to be between.

How depressingly predictable.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 154 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,147 See in context

@Meiyouwenti

it hasn’t crossed your mind that the large number of vaccinations administered has contributed to the lower numbers….?

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend arrives from U.S. for wedding See in context

Two week quarantine?

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Posted in: Suga suggests optimism for lifting state of emergency See in context

I trust Suga was immediately taken away to commence his two week quarantine, like his government are ordering everyone else to do.

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Posted in: Gov't leans toward lifting state of emergency at end of month See in context

They’ll end the SOE, people will start going out normally again, cases will rise and we’ll have another SOE.

I’ve seen this film before.

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Posted in: Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Saitama Pref See in context

@Danielsan,

You can’t be serious

I’ve never heard that idea proposed in my life.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

@Simian Lane

As much as you would like it to be, we can’t all just close our eyes, make a wish and everything will go back to life as it was.

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Posted in: Rangers fans banned over Furuhashi abuse See in context

@Japantime

Are you suggesting all 42 teams in the Scottish League join the 20 team English Premier League?

How would that work exactly?

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Posted in: Man gets 16 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run See in context

*leading to their deaths

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Posted in: Man gets 16 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run See in context

16 years for a hit by and run drink driving death, that’s a serious sentence.

It just makes it more difficult for me to understand some of the other sentencing in the courts in Japan. For example, I’ve seen parents and guardians who have abused and neglected children under their care, leading to those dearhs receive much less severe custodial sentences than this case.

I’ve seen shorter murder sentences too.

Maybe in Japan it just depends which judge you get, what crimes he really hates and what kind of mood he is on the day.

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Posted in: 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train; suspect detained See in context

I see the Japan Today “have a go heroes” are out in force again.

Would they really tackle an armed man, hell bent on killing or maiming random people?

I bet most of them wouldn’t.

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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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