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Posted in: Maradona had greatness but no sportsmanship: England's Shilton See in context

It was some payback against the atrocities UK made against Argentinians in the Falklands.

Ridiculous.

Of course more atrocities were committed when Beckham smashed in the penalty in 2002 to defeat Argentina.

Top player, flawed character. RIP.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Unless you can prove that you have been in within 6 feet of a confirmed case for more than 15 minutes without a mask, then you will need to have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization to be allowed testing for free, otherwise you need to pay 30,000-40,000 yen. Having mild to moderate flu symptoms will not get you a test. If you go to a clinic with a high fever, they generally just give you antibiotics and don't test for anything.

Not true. I had a fever and made a phone call. Within an hour or so I had been tested for a very small fee.

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants serving alcohol to shorten opening hours for 3 weeks See in context

Bad news. I don't usually show up at the pub until 9pm.

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Posted in: Japan fights coronavirus in luxurious style with million-yen masks See in context

buffoonery of the highest order.

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Posted in: Hokkaido woman arrested for poking holes in 13 expensive melons with finger See in context

Clearly a case of meloncholia.

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Posted in: Change of tune: Japanese music fans moving from CDs to streaming services See in context

CDs are things.

You can hold. You can physically take it out of it's case and put it into a player and push a button(s).

You can look at the cover design.

You can take out the cover leaves and read things like production notes, artists notes, lyrics and other info.

It's much like the experience of reading a "real" book with substance and touch.

You also own that copy of the music on a CD. And when spotify and others have removed that music or have made up new rules or shifted technology for you to be able to listen to it, you will still be able to sit happily, scotch in hand, listening to your CD and reading the notes and lyrics from the sleeve.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 393 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,634 See in context

They test those with symptoms and those who are known to been in contact with those infected. They are not “random’ testing as this is pointless. In the same way random testing isn’t done for other viruses.

They tested more because more people had symptoms therefore more people were in contact.

Again, I ask without expecting an answer from the test test test crowd....

Where are all the serious cases and dead being hidden?

Nail on head. If you have symptoms it's not hard to get a test. I speak from experience and knowledge. They will be testing more and more over the next few months as the symptoms broadly overlap with other seasonal cornavirus', though this one is (or was) more contagious and deadly to the weak and compromised. The vast majority of folks wouldn't know it from ailments lesser than flu.

Policy needs to focus on protecting the physically vulnerable rather than trashing the lives of the economically vulnerable.

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Posted in: Sink your teeth into this pink tiger sandwich and satisfy that growling tummy See in context

It looks like the contents of the sandwich actually stretch as far back as the bread allows, so it must be imported.

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Posted in: We are glad the children and their parents are pleased with the halal lunches, and the school is willing to do everything possible to support them. See in context

I hope they will also pander to other religions in the same way.

No fish on Friday so as not to offend the Catholics.

No beef for the Hindus

No animal products at all for the Jains

No pork for the Jews

I could go on.....

The best thing about Japanese school lunch was that everybody got the same. No fuss

Nope. Won't happen. You have to adapt to them.

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Posted in: These butter, cheese & mayo potato chips are the 'final boss' in junk food indulgence See in context

Do any of the products written about in these articles ever make the shelves? Haven't seen those salt n vinegar crisps yet.

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Posted in: October to bring various price changes for Japan residents See in context

It might help stop drink-driving, domestic abuse, public disorder, people vomiting in train stations etc.

It might bore lots of people into an early grave too.

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Posted in: Australia sends troops to help contain virus on ore ship near Port Hedland See in context

17 of 21 have the virus but troops have been sent to contain it? Sounds like a failed mission.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 78 new coronavirus cases See in context

Perform 40,000 test in a day then we'll talk

> You appear to be talking now.

Why perform 40000 tests when there aren't 40000 people who need them?

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Posted in: Gov't urges people struggling to cope to seek help after death of actress See in context

Anyone struggling to cope after the death of an actress certainly needs some kind of help.

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Posted in: Japan may see resurgence of coronavirus cases, experts warn See in context

I’ve never once seen an article interviewing someone who has it explaining how they’re making their symptoms better and keeping their chin up.

Exactly, long articles from "long haulers" without any stats as to the real level of incidence of this (inevitably some will be true, some hypochondria), all designed to strike fear into people and hasten the demise of civil liberties.

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Posted in: 86-year-old man admits killing 16-year-old granddaughter but says he was drunk See in context

I can't find the part where he is actually using his drunkenness as a defence. He seems to be saying it contributes to his lack of clarity, not that it justifies the crime. This appears to be reader projection. Not helped by the opening lines and the use of "but" where "and" would have done.

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Posted in: Do you think employers should be required to tell workers when someone in the workplace has tested positive for the coronavirus? See in context

No. Everyone should carry on regardless until the last person is standing.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted rape of teenage girl suspect in similar crimes See in context

A lot of Japanese men can’t seem to “control their sexual desire[s].”

Is it because they are raised by overbearing mothers?

Is it because their fathers are rarely home?

Is it because of the rape manga/anime?

Is it because of the hyper sexualization of females from a young age?

Is it because women are looked upon as merely objects here?

No.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 163 new coronavirus cases See in context

Telling us how many new 'cases' there are feels really misleading. It depends on the number of tests in the first place. If there were 0 tests there would be 0 new cases. Would that be worthy of an article? Of course not, yet incorporating the same bizarre logic here we are with yet another 'update'.

Pointless publishing it.

Exactly

The article is 3 paragraphs long. It tells you the number of tested. It also tells you that 23 people in a hundred and some million have serious symptoms as a result of having the virus. It is informative enough to tell me that the virus is meaningless compared to all the problems it has created.

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Posted in: Johnson lashes out at EU as he clears first hurdle for Brexit treaty breach See in context

A Google search for Boris the charlatan returns 1,050,000 results.

A search for Boris the clown returns 5,470,000.

I'll take the road less travelled.

A Google search for Boris Johnson Prime Minister returns 67,500,000 results.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 276 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 692 See in context

So, let's wait and see what those who always deny everything have to say this time.

People, for the time being we have to live (hopefully) with this virus.

And that's quite some increase compared

with the previous numbers!

Less than 30 people seriously ill with it. Good news!

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Posted in: Peach plane diverts to Niigata airport to offload passenger who refused to wear a mask See in context

Seems like he wasn't breaking any rules by refusing to wear a mask, but the people piled on and he was treated illegally.

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Posted in: Actor Iseya arrested for alleged cannabis possession See in context

This bubble country is about to burst, Hopefully, Iseya san will be the pin that starts the awakening.

Hope not. The great awokening isn't turning out too well in the USA and the UK.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempted murder after shooting crossbow arrow at man See in context

I know there's a lack of information on the news but I'm guessing the man was probably dogging the woman for something and the girl got fed up of it. We need more evidence

No we don't, it's attempted murder.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing sand on woman who rejected his advances at beach See in context

Bit of a creep but the white knightery and general putting down of Japanese men on here says a lot about a lot of the posters too.

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Posted in: Tokyo to extend request for bars to shorten hours until Sept 15 See in context

have three of the biggest hospitals in Osaka right on my doorstep, and all three of them REFUSE access to even suspected Covid-19 sufferers, let alone admit any.

Maybe it's because Corona cases are so rare compared to the multitude of other sicknesses people need treatment for. Why would you risk spreading Infection in such places when a small centre will do.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 250 new coronavirus cases; nationwide total 837 See in context

The reason people are not tested is because positives require hospitalisation by law, thus it makes perfect sense to only test those with persistent symptoms.

The government is thinking of downgrading the classification of the disease so this is no longer the case, which will allow for wider testing.

If only people would recognize this and accept that testing doesn't change anything.

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Posted in: Gov't says 98.6% of households received virus relief cash handouts See in context

Spent it in hostess bars, pachinko and on whisky, the rest I just squandered.

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