Comparisons with what happens on another continent are irrelevant.
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"While this might at first seem to be connected to the dubious folk wisdom in Japan that the color of a woman’s umbrella matches the color of her underwear"
An aspect of Japanese culture I wasn't taught about at university.
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However this moment will pass despite any perception of opposition and anger. Japan has no appetite or ambition for change in its political system.
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If the security officer had been a Japanese male he wouldn't have caused a problem.
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Abe’s state funeral has drawn ample comparisons to the recent state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in Britain.
Totally absurd and false claim.
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"We are a nation that has flourished through the free flow of people, goods and capital," Kishida said on Thursday.
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This no hoper re-offending drug fiend must be sentenced for some hard time in prison.
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Better news but still need to see the details. Certain countries?
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The Japanese attendees should be kept well away from the visiting guests from abroad due to the pandemic and the high coronavirus infection numbers continuing in Japan.
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Poor Naomi-chan. She really is having a horrid year. If she recovers quickly she might have time to enjoy some treats here at home. The Japanese public would love to see their tennis idol out and about.
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They're not in Kyoto. I spent yesterday afternoon around the station area and only spotted a few foreign business people and students.
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A local bento shop I go to whacked another 100 yen increase on to all of its bentos this week.
Just a standard karage-ben has gone from 480 yen pre pandemic to 680 yen today.
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Welcome home Naomi!
But why the headphones? Are they for language translation?
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An elderly man climbed up onto the roof of his two storey home to secure his tv antenna during the high winds in Kansai this afternoon. He was getting blown around quite a bit but got back down okay.
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Wishing the imperial couple a safe journey.
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Just my opinion but it's a bit tacky to refer to elderly Mrs Yokota as "abductee's mom" in the headline. "Mother" is more appropriate.
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I didn't even know of it!
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Bit of a stretch to say "Japan has faced criticism at home" regarding the inbound tourism. The Japanese at large have supported closed borders. PM Kishida even took it as a continued policy in the July elections and voters gave him their blessing.
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I used to teach English to a Japanese man who told me his teenage daughter had been groped by the same Japanese salaryman a few times on the way to school. He and his daughter were able to track down the bastard from where he got on and off the train and where he worked. One day the father came to my English class and said he had done something "very bad" to the sukebe and it involved a baseball bat!
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Looks great! It's amazing how Halloween has become the most popular and celebrated festival in Japan. And it goes for 8 weeks! A lot of shops are decorated and selling Halloween items already and the kids at the local kindergarten have begun Halloween activities and games. I still remember the days when Japanese commuters would abuse foreigners in costumes riding the trains and subways.
Happy Halloween everyone!
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Truly hopeless and reprehensible situation.
My brother and his family wanted to visit us in December here in Japan but there's no way they'll be let into the country. He planned to stay 14 days at hotels in four cities but now it looks like my family and his family will meet in Thailand for 2 weeks and spend all of our holiday money there amongst less discriminatory people and policies.
A lose lose situation for Japan.
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144.99 just a little earlier.
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Not to mention the paperchase you get every time you visit city hall!
Btw this article is based on overseas reports too.
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Japan is still effectively closed for individual/independent travel. If they lifted the cap to 100 million it wouldn't make a difference.
Kyoto was absolutely dead today.
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