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Posted in: Cities compete for panda as Japan-China relations improve See in context

Free the pandas!

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Posted in: Why do Japanese recycle bins have two openings but dump everything into the same compartment? See in context

It’s partially born out of Japan’s general aversion to snacking while walking (which means locals aren’t likely to generate much trash while out and about) and partially out of the fact that just about everyone, men and women, carry some sort of bag (which lets them carry home whatever trash they do generate), but it’s still an inconvenience.

Guess you can spin anything these days.

Thought it was more due to the fact that the bins were removed sometime in the past for whatever reason.....

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Posted in: 15 rude things not to do on trains in Japan See in context

15 ‚rude‘ things not to do on trains anywhere

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Posted in: Shinkansen to require reservations for large suitcases from next May See in context

Travelled many times on the Shinkansen and never seen any space where they could possibly store this additional luggage.

There are a lot of reserved seats on these trains, a pre-condition for travelling with over-sized luggage, so potentially you would need a lot of reserved space for this luggage.

Hopefully you also get to sit near your luggage - and not walk half the length of the train.

Guess it‘s going to make those annoying announcements on the train even longer!

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Posted in: Japan speculates over identity of final Olympic torchbearer See in context


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Posted in: Bullet train runs with door open at 280 kph See in context

If a warning light was showing, how come the train left the station at all.

Also, if the train had just left the station, I hardly think it was hurtling along at 280km/h.

And stopping in a tunnel is never a good idea.

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Posted in: Retailers kick off winter sales ahead of 10% consumption tax hike See in context

Despite Japan being in the midst of a nationwide heatwave....

What heatwave? Feels like a normal unbearable Japanese summer to me

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Posted in: Tokyo subway car provides child-friendly space See in context

Apart from the stickers, what exactly makes this space more child friendly?

No mention of barrier free access, extra space for buggies and strollers, seats designed for children, .....

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Posted in: Traffic reduction falls far short of target in Tokyo highway test See in context

The time needed to travel on a 17-kilometer portion of the expressway between athletes' Olympic village in the waterfront area and the New National Stadium tended to be longer than 20 minutes targeted by the government during the tests, it said.

Tended to be longer?

22 minutes, 30 minutes or maybe an hour?

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Posted in: Facing Olympic hotel shortage, Tokyo looks offshore for cruise ships See in context

I thought this idea had been dismissed once because of the pollution aspect of having many ships docked at once with their engines running 24 hours a day discharging fumes

Seems the situation is getting more desperate by the day!

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Posted in: Trump says he is ready to help resolve S Korea-Japan dispute See in context

"I like both leaders. I like President Moon, and you know how I feel about Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe. He's a very special guy also,"

Yes, Mr. Abe is a very, very special guy .....

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling to restart July 1 after 3-decade hiatus See in context


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Posted in: Osaka red light district to be closed during G-20 summit See in context

Will they be shutting up shop for the Rugby World Cup too?

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Posted in: Abe leaves for Europe, North America with G-20, China in mind See in context

Setting a good example by working during Golden Week! Bet he‘s on double time too!

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Posted in: Convenience stores to stop selling adult magazines by end of August See in context

isn’t that why some prople will be coming to Japan - to see some of the more unique sides of everday Japanese life?

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Posted in: At your service See in context

applicationsHow about being able to do all of town hall  online and save the trip to the town hall in the first place?

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Posted in: 2020 Olympic torches to be made of recycled aluminum from Fukushima See in context

What does Fukushima have to do with the Tokyo Olympics?

I can understand that the region needs to be promoted but do not agree with using the Tokyo Olympics for this purpose!

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Posted in: Suga says Japan wants to promote free and fair trade for global economy See in context


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Posted in: Japan officially announces IWC withdrawal; will resume commercial whaling See in context

Well at least they are now being honest about their intentions.

I trust they can then also live with the justified criticism.

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Posted in: Shibuya calls for stores to refrain from selling alcohol in glass bottles on New Year's Eve See in context

So I guess it's just cans of beer and chu-hai, and tetra-pak sake and shouchu on offer at the convenience stores then;-)

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Posted in: Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo See in context

How is it attached to his head?

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Posted in: Nissan CEO calls on Renault to listen to details of Ghosn allegations See in context

Saikawa looks very alone in that picture. Hope he is feeling that way too!

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Posted in: 7-Eleven removing storefront ashtrays across Tokyo See in context

How about they stop selling cigarettes!

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Posted in: Tokyo's new Toyosu fish market opens; public tours to begin Saturday See in context

What's with the blue tarps? Are they the additional measures taken to prevent food contamination?

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Posted in: Tsukiji fish market's outer shopping area solicits new name See in context

Olympic Market

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Posted in: Self-driving taxi with paying passengers tested in Tokyo in world first See in context

Glad to see that the Olympics got a mention!

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Posted in: Companies fighting back against unruly customers See in context

Are there any articles here anymore that do not somehow mahke reference to the Tokyo Olympics?

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Posted in: Baby panda to be on display longer each day See in context

Sad. Animals should not be put ‚on display‘!

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Posted in: ANA promotes efforts to recruit quality crew See in context

They have a long, long way to go. On a recent flight from Munich to Tokyo service in economy class was almost non-existant and some of the crew were struggling with basic English

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Posted in: Japan to introduce English road signs ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

Interesring is that according to Wikipedia Japanese Stop Signs briefly in the 60's had the word STOP on them!

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