Tom Young comments

Posted in: Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly See in context

I'm 68 and just learned today that my application for a jab has been rejected because I don't have a membership card at my local hospital and because there are too many applicants on the list ahead of me. The EARLIEST I can apply again is July.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

God cannot sink this ship. Sounds like a challenge, doesn't it?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for dumping boiling water on 1-year-old daughter See in context

This is not a problem restricted to Japan and I'm tired of reading posts from those who insist that it is.

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Posted in: Strong wind gusts damage 92 buildings in central Japan See in context

If it turns out to be the result of a tornado, how often do tornadoes happen in Japan?

Uh, annually?

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Posted in: Strong wind gusts damage 92 buildings in central Japan See in context

Welcome to global warming/climate change.

Really? How do you then explain milenia of bad weather?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempted murder after throwing newborn son out the window See in context

@ Nomination

How can anyone justify downvoting what you said?

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Posted in: Ohtani wins for Angels in 2-way start like none since Babe Ruth See in context

I've been following his career with the Angels and am glad he's finally coming into his own. He's a superstar.

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Posted in: Bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found in parked car in Yokohama See in context

So sad. RIP.

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Posted in: Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Okinawa See in context

You gotta love the fact that teachers drinking in class is "frowned upon."

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Posted in: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern See in context

And people there wonder why I live here?

Same here.

People in the states do not care enough to do anything about it.

I don't think that's true of all.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

Name a better solution. Or, downvote it and move along like usual.

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

If not the sea, where?

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Posted in: 21 Japan infection research center officials hold party See in context

the party, which lasted about one hour

Looks to me like the LDP is calling the kettle black.

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Posted in: N Korea says it won't take part in Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns See in context

Relieved. Worried they were coming.

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Posted in: Woman reported to police for not looking right in a suit; turns out she’s a crook See in context

Great catch

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Posted in: Restaurant operator slams 'hypocrisy' of health ministry officials See in context

Scandals come and go in Japan but this one should be prosecuted.

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Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 15-year-old girl found dead in tent at campsite See in context

In the absence of clear information, the human mind tries to make sense of what we encounter. IMO, those who want to assist would-be suicide victims are offering their "help" for some selfish reason. I suspect sex is what they're after.

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Posted in: 70-year-old nurse assaulted, robbed after finishing night shift in Kawasaki See in context

Japan’s record on safety is rapidly being eroded due to the financial pain felt by the less fortunate

Nah, the internet just makes it possible for us to read what's been happening all along. Japan is still the safest country I know of.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing more than 100 slippers, shoes from schools See in context


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Posted in: 18-year-old suspected in 8 arson incidents See in context

A sociopath is born

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Posted in: Father arrested after 10-year-old disabled daughter’s body found in reservoir See in context

Poor girl, poor man, poor family -- I keep saying it, but I wish there was more support & outreach for mentally suffering people in this country before tragedies like this happen. Calling someone a monster afterward is easy -- but working to prevent incidents like this in the future is a tough challenge.

Completely agree.

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Posted in: Over 100 injured, trains halted after M7.3 quake strikes northeastern Japan See in context

"Even if people say we don't need to worry about a tsunami, I won't buy it," said a 50-year-old male worker. "I learned from my bitter experience 10 years ago and that's why I evacuated."

Amen brother.

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Posted in: Woman disciplined after putting up partition between herself and older male coworker See in context

Sounds like typical "male wins" dispute.

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Posted in: North Korea's Kim takes over party's highest title from late father See in context

Sibling rivalry, North korea style

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context

It's a beautiful country, with a lot of charm. Don't let tabloid media tell you what to think.

I don't doubt that. Ghosn circus aside, Lebanon has really tried to be neutral over the years. They were the only ME country to form a coalition government.

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

Growing swell of support by Congress for Trump to be impeached and removed from office immediately.

I worry about pardons yet to come. Your suggestion prevents that from happening.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker drank with 30 people despite virus warnings See in context

"I deeply regret attending the drinking party and apologize to people,"

When will these fake apologies be recognized and addressed for what they are?

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Posted in: Japan to suspend new entry of all nonresident foreign nationals from abroad See in context

I'm bewildered about the very slow rollout of the vaccine in Japan.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for slashing shopping mall customer with sickle See in context

Always be on guard. Nutcases everywhere in japan like this lunatic. And they’re on the loose, no one to keep watch of them or keep them indoors.

This phenomena isn't limited to Japan. Take the USA, where mental health facilities released patients (in the mid-1970's) to community group homes until their funds, too, dried up. Now these patients live on the streets

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Posted in: Japan Post employee arrested for stealing ¥70 mil from post office safe See in context

What a maroon

You said it.

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