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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Aren't LGBT flights for same sex partners diverse? What about inclusivity for hetrosexual couples?

The announcement of 'ladies and gentlemen' doesn't allude to matching partners on the flight. There could be 99.9% females on a flight and 1 man and you could still announce ladies and gentlemen. This is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen borders for all foreign visitors with permits to stay in country See in context

This is just to free it up for Olympics athletes and fee-paying students. Small chance to provide a test result within 72 hours.

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Posted in: Suga calls for world solidarity in curbing virus in 1st U.N. address See in context

Solidarity against division and isolation?? Like locking out your tax-paying visa-holding foreign residents.?

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Posted in: Do you think China made the coronavirus and released it either deliberately or by accident or it wasn't manmade? See in context

It was clearly manmade as such a mass pandemic spread so suddenly (and is still mutating).

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Posted in: Bicycle traffic violations hit record high as cycling booms amid pandemic See in context

There's a sidewalk near Skytree which resembles an Olympic cycling velodrome in the mornings. Cyclists treating the sidewalk like a racetrack. A couple of them have almost been knocked off their bikes by me as I refuse to cower out of the way. This is one of the most ridiculous non-laws in Japan - grown adults racing bikes on the sidewalk.

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Posted in: Japan to ease entry ban to allow long-term stays from Oct 1, but not tourists See in context

As Luddite says. I cannot travel until either the advanced test or the quarantine is dropped. With a test at the airport the advanced test means nothing. With a negative result at the airport the quarantine is also meaningless. Prices for returns to Haneda have gone through the roof because nobody can afford an uber from Narita.

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Posted in: Japan to ease entry ban to allow long-term stays from Oct 1, but not tourists See in context

Designed purely to allow Olympic athletes in. Who on earth needs a longterm stay without a visa..

This news means nothing at all.

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Posted in: Suga elected prime minister by Diet; new cabinet contains just 2 women See in context

Like Abe, Suga is also a member of Nippon Kaigi. Who want a shinto state and loyalty to the flag.

Wonder what willl change for Japan. Hopefully Suga isn’t a ultra nationalist like Abe is

Take a look at the membership of the right-wing Nippon Kaigi. It is frightening. Prime minister, head judge of the supreme court, chairmen of Wacoal and IHI etc.

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

They don't care. Nobody cares. Who knows what the reality is. Japan are just winging it. Pointless publishing it.

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Posted in: Suga elected prime minister by Diet; new cabinet contains just 2 women See in context

Of the 2 female members, 1 is the female post for women's empowerment and gender equality.....

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 211 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 612 See in context

Two hundred and something. For three months now. But what is the medium term plan? There is none.

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Posted in: Japanese kids suffer near worst mental health among richest nations: report See in context

It starts at the top. The old establishment want kids here to suffer the old systems. Need to change government first. Also need to change the kaisha. They want braindead graduates with good results. None of this is going to happen anytime soon.

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Posted in: Japan to provide long-term support to Mauritius after oil spill See in context

About time the Panama registry loophole is removed and businesses such as Mitsui bear liability. Under Abe Japan's image abroad is now tarnished.

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Posted in: U.S. states told be ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccine by Nov 1 See in context

How can any CDC Director be taken seriously when he doesn't understand basic facemask hygeine..

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 141 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 583 See in context

Akula, explain how 15% of tested result in positives, equates to numbers falling and in the right direction?

i@n, compare August 2020 death rate in Tokyo with 2019. This will be the start of the Covid spike in May/ June. Forget Covid marked deaths. They will be brushed under where all the non-approved tests have been brushed. Total deaths comparison should do it.

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Posted in: Q&A: Japan's coronavirus-related travel restrictions See in context

I don't feel discriminated by these rules.

That's because you're Japanese Monty.

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Posted in: Osaka using U.S. Open as platform for activism See in context

Osaka protests the police killings of people of her own colour and you headline it activism.?

Whose headline (activism) is this? Japan Today or Matthew Stockman?

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Posted in: Japan, Taiwan to reopen borders for long-term residents from Sept 8 See in context

Nothing new here. Still have to test and quarantine. Japanese have been traveling freely for months.

Monty - your prime minister allowed Chinese to travel here even after Covid-19 broke back in March. If you're not happy with Chinese here why didn't you protest back then?

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Posted in: Annual dolphin hunt starts in Wakayama whaling town See in context

As with the "scientific" whaling the Japanese just do it out of spite. If the rest of the world hunted Dolphins the Japanese would protest.

Their culture, their right to hunt and eat animals as they see fit. No one has a right to judge.

oldman, how many Japanese do you know who eat Dolphin meat? Only one small town basically.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 170 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 626 See in context

Akula, you're talking to yourself. Stay here and see how it goes for you.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 170 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 626 See in context

Martini, this is the real question. Its possible there is a lesser strain in Japan. Or many of us have caught an asymptomatic version. Maybe many of us would test positive but we are not in ill health. BUT. We can never answer these questions if this government continue to control and hide the testing.

Many posters accuse me of scaremongering etc. But they miss the point completely. My point is that it is a disgrace that the Japanese government are hiding the real numbers.

If a large number of us in Japan have developed antibodies and have already been positive but been asymptomatic, then this information would have been crucial. Crucial not only to knowledge but for the vaccine programmes too.

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

memoryfix, the gentlemans art of chatting to ladies is to learn how to crash and burn gracefully. I have turned crashing and burning into an art form...

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

Japanese men like this are an embarrassment. Read the news. She made the right choice.

I get the impression from reading this story that most Japanese men really cannot handle rejection. Especially as he was supposedly in a disciplined profession.

Stalkings, murder suicides, read the news. They cannot man up to rejection.

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Posted in: Japan's tripling of coronavirus tests unlikely to improve fight, experts say See in context

Thank you Reuters. Finally the truth is, inadvertently, published.

Health ministry authorities must then approve the test and have in some cases refused to authorize them.

The truth that this government are controlling the test numbers even by refusing a case that clearly has been passed by a Doctor (fever, symptoms, consultation, approval for testing).

How on earth can a health ministry overrule a local Doctors approval for testing?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 100 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 423 See in context

Monty its good that you wash your hands because many of us see Japanese men not washing after the toilet. I wonder what Japanese think about their own not washing their hands after using the toilet.

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Posted in: Rules urged for personal-bag use in shops due to shoplifting fear See in context

Retail rules are changed all because of one stolen pot noodle. But can't impose lockdown in a pandemic.

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Posted in: Aubameyang underlines value as Arsenal win Community Shield See in context

Jim, Liverpool's more recent form since the tailend of last season is not great. Has gone a bit flat. Arteta continues his impressive energisation at Arsenal. Aubameyang must be the best striker in the world right now and I have no idea why we want to sell Maitland-Niles who has just been called up by England. But let's not forget that Liverpool are current world club champions, current league champions, and last seasons European champions.

For me I always remember Arsenal as a great cup team. Graham and Wenger won league titles but for me the history of Arsenal is being a great FA Cup team. I have no issues with that. If you have no chance of winning Champions League do a Sevilla and compete in European competitions you could win.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 247 new cases of coronavirus See in context

For the record there are no free walk-in PCR tests. You must be referred (yeah right). Or its Y30,000 private.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 247 new cases of coronavirus See in context

stickman, call your Doctor and you'll be told to stay home. You can get a private test. Will cost Y30,000.

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Posted in: Japan to lift re-entry restrictions on foreign residents from Sept 1 See in context

This Kyodo news article is factually incorrect and misleading to the non-Japanese community in Japan.

Japan resumed accepting long-term residents from Thailand and Vietnam in July

Incorrect. The MOFA website still lists Thailand and Vietnam on the banned country list. That means no re-entry unless there was a death in the family. There is no acceptance of Thai or Vietnamese residents in Japan until Tuesday.

For factual sake there were a few flights to Vietnam and Thailand for Japanese businessmen. Stop misleading the non-Japanese community with incorrectness about easing.

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