TokyoJoe comments

Posted in: Japan set to ban sales of new gasoline cars in mid-2030s: reports See in context

Great news. I used to live next to the 246 and the stench of car/truck fumes made it impossible to open the windows. I would get a headache sitting on my balcony. All of that will be gone.

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Posted in: Gov't to extend travel subsidy program until around June See in context

Unless you are very wealthy anyone using this program isn't altogether upstairs. Any spare money you have should be saved. Not spent sitting in 'romance cars'. The global economy is crumbling.

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Posted in: UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use; 1st in the world See in context

Remember thalidomide, be very careful on the uptake of new medicine with no long term trials.

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Posted in: Japan eyes 35% quota for women political candidates by 2025 See in context

Ignore above, didn't read correctly, it's candidates not in office. It's fine to have more women competing may the best man win.

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Posted in: Japan eyes 35% quota for women political candidates by 2025 See in context

Equality of outcome, what could possibly go wrong there.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers estimate delay will cost extra ¥200 bil See in context


Well I do live in Tokyo but want nothing to do with this glorified school sports day. I don't want any of my hard earned tax money wasted on this nonesense especially in these times of hardship for everyone.

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Posted in: Japanese firm, ex-employee reach rare settlement over LGBT outing See in context

LGBTQI rights are human rights !!..

Did you accidentally rest your elbow on the keyboard when you wrote that.

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Posted in: Disney to lay off 32,000 U.S. workers in 2021 See in context

Go woke go broke as the old saying goes . Disney with what you did to Star Wars and recently Mulan you deserve everything you get. It's just a shame the people lowest down suffer first.

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Posted in: Japanese people more cautious but continue to travel amid virus surge See in context

Anyone using that scheme isn't very sharp. In this uncertain climate any extra money you have should be banked for the future safety of your family. Even if the government were paying 90% I still wouldn't be spending the 10%. Who knows what's going to happen next year, don't be enticed to spend your saving on overpriced hot tubs and bean cakes.

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Posted in: Woman beheaded, 2 others killed in French church See in context

This is where liberal left wing politics lead. I feel terrible for the people of france, this experiment should never have been allowed to get this far. I fear the solution to this will be drastic.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

70,000yen per month it costs me to have a private hoikuen in Setagaya-ku. We been on the waiting list for over 2 years now for a government hoikuen. Doesn't take a genius to figure out the problem here Suga

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 248 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 618 See in context

So the number of seriously ill is down to 22. Is the reason for this people being discharged into their home or into the morgue? Seriously do we know?

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Posted in: Pompeo uses Tokyo visit to slam China, seek Asian allies' support See in context

When did 'slam' become an acceptable description for a news website. I see it everywhere, such an awful phrase.

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Posted in: At least 5 Kindai University soccer players used cannabis See in context

The coach was a grass. Pun intended.

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Posted in: Tokyo slips to 4th place in global financial hub ranking: report See in context

Time for the government to do some urging and fast.

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Posted in: 2 bogus gas company employees rob elderly couple See in context

Im not a religious person. However if there was an afterlife, I hope there is a special place in Hell reserved for these people. Absolutely boils my blood to hear this, how can people be so heartless to prey on vulnerable elderly people.

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Posted in: TV personality Bobby Ologun indicted on domestic abuse charge See in context

@JJ Jetplane

As a foreigner and a black man, it's even more painful to see someone similar to yourself being made an example of.

He punched the woman in the face as a trained martial artist and fractured her cheekbone. How is he being made an example of?

Ive had a fractured cheekbone from being hit and from first had experience it's weeks of pain and swelling. Once that swelling goes down it needs to be reset and swell and pain again. I have no idea who this guy is but his actions are criminal.

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Posted in: Female LDP lawmaker says some women might make false reports of sexual violence See in context

Shock horror, some human beings tell lies regardless of gender.

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

Theres fewer cases because since Suga came into office daily testing has dropped to less than 2000. Is this coincidence?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 195 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 567 See in context

It seems since Suga has taken over testing has dropped from around 5000 per day to between 1-2000 per day.

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

The two worst culprits in my eyes are the Parent Mama Chari speedsters who strap their most precious possession to their handle bar seats and go speeding into the abyss using them as a battering ram. Or the Uber eats who are obviously incentivised to go fast and so have absolutely zero regard for anything other than getting to their destination while the food is still hot.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 88 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 331 See in context

Only 1014 tests?

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

Taking into account gender during the hiring process is the definition of sexism.

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Posted in: Japan's exports extend double-digit decline See in context

You said it is down to 'global decline' however it is currently impossible to ship from Japan to the USA without using a private courier firm(which have all added fees due to covid). I have clients tearing their hair out wanting products but I cannot supply them. So it's not that straightforward.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hints at more racial justice activism See in context

Wow. Since when does skin color have anything to do with the appropriateness of representing Japan, or any other country for that matter.

No, you are twisting what I said. SHE does not consider herself Japanese as she said recently she is black. She does not live in Japan and cannot speak Japanese. As for appropriateness I've no idea where you got that from my comment.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hints at more racial justice activism See in context


But does she represent Japan? She doesn't live here, is half Haitian and said herself that she is black.

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Posted in: Suga wants to cut cell phone charges in Japan by around 40% See in context

I used to pay 8000yen a month on docomo, finally decided enough was enough and switched to Rakuten, it's free for 1 year and then 3000yen a month after that. Signal is a bit dodgy in places but on the whole it's good.

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Posted in: Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category See in context


Parasite had a 100% Korean cast, it was a fantastic movie however it had zero 'diversity' in it. I've long given up looking for logic from these type of people.

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Posted in: Record-low 12,000 on nursery waiting lists; goal of zero abandoned See in context

We have been on a waiting list for 2 years now. All that time paying 70,000yen per month for a private nursury. Every 6 months have to reapply with all the same forms and certificates again having to get both our companies HR to print and Hanko the same forms again. All of this and then I read articles about the government trying to encourage more people to have kids, it's laughable.

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Posted in: Disney's all-Asian 'Mulan' makes historic small-screen debut See in context

@oldman_13 of course it's rare, isn't Hollywood in America, a 60% white country, why would they make all 'asian' movies. It's like Bollywood making an all white movie, would you applaud that?

Yes mods I'm waiting for my comment to be censored for wrongthink! :)

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