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Posted in: Toyota unveils new Prius hybrid with more power, range, style See in context

What is ‘Daniel Read of Greenpeace’ doing to help the situation other than whinging and whining? I wonder how he got to Japan, did he walk and swim to get here?

I'm all for environmental friendly organizations but some of the people working there need to educate themselves better. Including this guy, who clearly doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Posted in: Toyota unveils new Prius hybrid with more power, range, style See in context

If anyone stands over 185cm getting into or out of a Prius and actually driving one, is in for a painful experience!

So what? Only a very low percentage of us are above that height so most of us couldn't care less.

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Posted in: Johaug wins 1st gold medal of Beijing Olympics in skiathlon See in context

Of course she did. Norway, with a mere 5 million inhabitants dominates the Winter Olympics almost every time.

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Posted in: Olympic ski jumpers fearlessly fly with mental fortitude See in context

Why do you focus on an below average American skijumper in this traditional sport that has great history in both Japan, the Nordics and a bunch of other countries?

Not the first time Larry the author has done this, and excuse us for thinking this was a news page focused on Japan.

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Posted in: IOC gives itself more power to remove sports from future Olympics See in context

Cancel some swimming events. There's 25 gold medals to win there. No wonder USA always does well with 1/3rd of their medals coming in the pool from usually just5a few athletes.

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Posted in: Counting the coronavirus cost at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Come on guys, had Japan cancelled this event the aftermath would have been insane and a lot more people would have lost their jobs, get into financial problem or even died.

Suga, Bach etc deserve a ton of criticism but it's not as black and white as some of u want it to be.

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Posted in: Not again! U.S. men's team gone after another messy relay See in context

Eddie Pells: I take it you are an American but please remember you're not writing for your local gazette. All your articles are heavily US-centred, and doesn't belong here.

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Posted in: Mass vaccinations in Tokyo, Osaka get into full swing; Kobe opens large center See in context

So many ill-informed posts here.

In my ward in Tokyo everyone in my age group (30s) will get their vaccination by mid - July. We received a flyer confirming this yesterday.

Things are speeding up massively.

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Posted in: Study finds Asians largely 'invisible' in Hollywood's top films See in context


The problem is, Asians and other immigrants prove time and again that America is the land of opportunity.

Dude, come on, take your republican nonsense elsewhere.

Norway is the true land of opportunity for so many reasons, and The oh so great US of A falls short in pretty much every category.

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Posted in: Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix See in context

All this talk about goats and no one mentioned Takuma Sato? In sheer speed and overtaking capabilities he was fantastic. A few more years at BAR and he could have been a future world champion.

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Posted in: Ex-head of McDonald's, Apple units in Japan arrested over domestic violence See in context

Shame on Apple for hiring someone like this.

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Posted in: The good, the bad, and the ugly of half-price stickers at Japanese supermarkets See in context

Japan and their stickers. It's crazy. Buy toilet paper, they put a sticker on it. Buy a piece of gum, you get a sticker.

And they put a new sticker every hour or every 30 mins on these perishable dishes from 5 or 6pm until closing time (5,10,20,30,40 and then finally 50% discount). For which they basically need to hire an extra person to do if this article is anything to go by. It's insane.

This process could have been so much easier and automated with for example electronic shelf prices, and it would save them tons of money in the long run.

Japan's so called fantastic customer service is extremely annoying sometimes, and is a good example of how inefficient this country can be.

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Posted in: Haneda Airport’s new train line to make getting into, out of Tokyo easier for JR pass holders See in context

If you plan to fly into Tokyo, Haneda Airport is where you want to land. Sure, rival Narita Airport sometime gets called “Tokyo International Airport,” but it’s actually all the way out in Chiba Prefecture, while Haneda is the one truly located within Tokyo.

However, just because Haneda is located closer to the Tokyo city center doesn’t mean it’s super close.

Why on earth would I want to fly to Haneda if I'm going to Ueno, Oshiage or anywhere else on the east side of Tokyo?

"Journalists" seems to think Tokyo is the equivalent of Shinjuku and Shibuya only. Wake up.

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Posted in: Pandemic reveals hidden poverty in wealthy Japan See in context

In an article like this, JT should post a link to organisations or websites where we can help.

A lot of us foreigners here in Japan are above-average wealthy so why don't we set a good example and donate money, clothes, food or whatever we have in surplus? Or sign up as a volunteer?

I'll start :

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Posted in: In Tokyo, some drink on despite gov't request for bars to close at 8 p.m. See in context

"Though there are subsidies, for restaurants and bars the relationships of trust are important," said Yuji Tobe, a 34-year-old barman in a standing-only drinking spot, where wooden tabletops rest on stacks of plastic crates. "We have a bond with our customers."

This must be the ever famous Touch You Know Me (立ち飲み) establishment.

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context


That's a good point!

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Posted in: Popular Japanese pub chain shuts 20% of its locations due to virus See in context

> This pandemic isn’t just about restaurants and bars. Time to throw some money at all small businesses and everyone else who has suffered income losses. Then give the bill to China.

Are we not done blaming China yet? We should rather give the bill to USA for their laughable efforts at containing the virus. And perhaps add in UK and a couple of other European countries too.

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Posted in: Apple out to renew iPhone frenzy at age 10 See in context

And sadly the Japanese will go crazy about this model too. Using an iphone instead of another brand might have been smart 7-8years ago, but today you get other phones that are better in pretty much any aspect. Even Japanese brands, and there is not a single relevant or important thing an Iphone does that not a high end Xperia does just a good, or better.

You would imagine a tech savvy country like Japan would realize that, but all that is American is worshipped here so..

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