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Posted in: Man being chased by police jumps from elevated bridge at Tokyo’s Shibuya Station See in context

Hard to have any sympathy for the perv... maybe he should have practiced more parkour

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Posted in: Pressure of hosting Tokyo Olympics during pandemic beginning to show See in context

Also remember that it takes around 10 days for immunity to kick in after the second dose - it's not instant. People may get their jabs but that doesn't mean it's safe for them to attend a mass event where others may be harbouring the virus.

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Posted in: Only 4 teams remain at Euro 2020: Which two are headed to Wembley final? See in context

English confidence bordering on arrogance

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Posted in: What's your favorite coffee shop chain in Japan? See in context

When I liked coffee it was Doutor...

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Posted in: Bill Cosby freed from prison after sex conviction overturned See in context

Released on a technicality... because he was given immunity from prosecution? Come on... seriously? I thought that only happened in films and TV series... well as far as I'm concerned he's still guilty. He was found guilty - not innocent.

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Posted in: Shop hopes its deerskin goods focus minds on Japan's huge deer culls See in context

Despite Japanese deer not being on any endangered species list and actually being on USA and UK invasive species list, I regularly get items I return to clients or items I sell, seized at customs causing massive headaches for all involved.

Only 3 species of deer are on the UK Government Invasive Species list: Fallow Deer, Muntjak Deer and Water Deer. Native Red Deer are hunted by poshos and those who just enjoy killing animals to feel macho.

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Posted in: Shop hopes its deerskin goods focus minds on Japan's huge deer culls See in context

Do deer have a natural predator in Japan? There has been excellent benefits for the environment of returning apex predators to national parks to help with keeping the number of animals in a healthy balance.

If they reintroduced predators the oyaji would only go after them.

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Posted in: Do you check work emails on your days off, after you wake up in the morning or at night after you return home? See in context

When I shut my laptop down it stays shut until the next work day. I maintain a work/life balance, and never the twain shall meet. Same goes for the work mobile - knocking off time it is off!

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Posted in: Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night See in context

Maybe he was the school's toilet ghost - in this case a teacher.... wooooo :)

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Posted in: What's your situation concerning vaccination against the coronavirus? See in context

Had my second dose a week ago... not grown a second head or suddenly being able to scale buildings like a spider, so I'm fine.

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Posted in: China set to send first crew to new space station Thursday See in context

Express sister

It's extremely funny when people say "Chicoms", like they're LARPing as a general from the 1950s instead of being twerps with no sense of what ideology is or of how regularly and eagerly they regurgitate neoliberal talking points.

At least he isn't on about "reds in spaaaaace!" :)

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Posted in: For those of you who have been working remotely since the pandemic began, how has it affected your spending habits online? See in context

Mr Kipling

I have to shop online for shoes ..Finding my size is a nightmare in Japan.

Other than that I shop locally. Obviously I do my own baking!

I hope they are exceedingly good cakes :)

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Posted in: Gov't considering quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo during Olympics See in context

A joint communique released Sunday by the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States after their summit in Britain said they back the holding of the games "in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19."

Idiots

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Posted in: For those of you who have been working remotely since the pandemic began, how has it affected your spending habits online? See in context

I've been spending more on hobbies since I've been saving money by not driving to work (and so saving money on petrol)... lately I have been allowed to go into the office a couple of times a week, so spending on snacks and soft drinks might have increased in the last month or so

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Posted in: Dentist arrested over possession of 3 modified model guns See in context

How can you turn a model gun into a real one? Surely the plastic would shatter if you tried to fire a bullet?

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Posted in: Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions See in context

Buying tat at Sensouji is half the fun of visiting the temple... I can't get enough of those little weather dolls with crash helmets :)

Seriously tough, the shops add to the atmosphere... tourists, girls in kimonos on a day out, conmen trying to get you to buy something they just shoved into your shirt pocket... it's all part of the Sensouji experience :)

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Posted in: Fans booing players taking a knee shows racism still a problem: Henderson See in context

Why are they on one knee anyway? Why not just stand in silence for a minute?

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Posted in: Do you think professional sports stars should be required to attend news conferences after their game or event? See in context

Ultimately these sports stars want to be in the spotlight... if they can't take the press/public interest in them then they've chosen the wrong career. Press intrusion is something else, but press conferences after a sporting event should be expected.

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Posted in: Rebuking someone to the point of letting them break down is power harassment. I filed this suit to let it widely be known to society how much such language and actions hurt people, as I think my husband is not the only victim. See in context

I thought this sort of behaviour was only in films and TV series... what did the poor sod do, drop a cup of water on the floor?

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Posted in: Britain records 5,274 new COVID cases; highest daily figure since March See in context

And now looming on the horizon is the so-called Nepal variant.

I'm starting to think we'll never be rid of Covid - every five minutes another variant raises its ugly head.

Here in Scotland our National Clinical Director has told us that we're at the start of a third wave, thanks to the Indian Variant. It's like a never ending conveyor belt of virus mutations :(

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Posted in: Protected passengers See in context

Either a photo-op or Japan has gone overboard with the PPE. This is crazy

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Posted in: If the Tokyo Olympics are held, will you watch any of it on TV? See in context

Streaming services and my DVD collection will see me through the Olympics - winter Olympics are something different... I sit glued to them :)

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Posted in: Actress Kyoko Fukada diagnosed with adjustment disorder See in context

I hope Kyoko recovers from this soon. I had something like it when my dad died - I just shut down for a week or so. Didn't help that I was trying to hold things in while my father was ill and it all just came crashing down like a ton of bricks.

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Posted in: Doctor warns holding Games could lead to 'Olympic virus' strain See in context

Can you expect all of those precious athletes to agree to a two week quarantine period after being at the Olympics? Whine, moan... and the respective governments relent because the highly strung sports people can't bear to be locked in for a fortnight.

The doctor is right - cancel and so kill off the Japan/Olympic variant before it starts.

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Posted in: Ibaraki health center warns people not to eat with foreigners to prevent spreading COVID See in context

Interesting that it's only foreigners in Ibaraki that spread the virus... naughty foreigners

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Posted in: Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical? See in context

I think vaccinations should be mandatory anyway - where public health is concerned the needs of the many should overrule the desires of a few tinfoil hat wearers (Spock forgive me)

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Posted in: Shinkansen driver leaves controls for toilet while train running at 150kph See in context

Dman

Easiest solution for this is to have a co pilot .

Or a bottle ^_^

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Posted in: Japan OKs Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines, but AstraZeneca to be put on hold See in context

I've had the AZ vaccine and I'm fine... You're more likely to get hit by a car driven by a nun on a quiet road than get a blood clot.

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Posted in: Two different Olympic scenes: Inside and outside the National Stadium See in context

To those stating that if the Japanese people really cared they would be protesting in their hundreds and thousands... that would be irresponsible... there's a virus running rampant out there. You don't hold protest marches and massive rallies in a pandemic. It's crazy.

These games should really be cancelled right now... nobody wants them (nobody that matters anyway - do we really care what athletes and businesses want?)

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Posted in: If you have been working remotely since the pandemic began, what kind of work style would you prefer after (if) the pandemic has been eliminated? See in context

For the past couple of weeks I've been working from the office, other three days working from home. I have caring responsibilities so couldn't go back into the office 5 days a week even if I wanted to.

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