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Posted in: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in Japan double in a week See in context

"Unsurprising given the number of Japanese people who don’t wear masks or wear them around their necks. As a proportion of the population, non-Japanese are far more vigilant about masks than Japanese."

You've said this a few times before but it's not true. Do you actually live in japan?

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Posted in: Hokkaido town deploys 'Monster Wolf' robots to deter wild bears See in context

It is an unusual story for sure but if that's what it takes and they work that's great.

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Posted in: Autumn in Toyama See in context


There’s never been a better time to visit Kyoto than now!

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Posted in: 75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing See in context

"If a country does not want to have it's soldier's die on foreign soil, and have their remains be lost for an eternity, better to not start one in the first place!

The families of these dead will never have closure and there is little if anything that can be done about it"

Hope you don't live in Japan! If you do please never say that to Japanese people.

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Posted in: How the coronavirus is changing working styles in Japan See in context

She has frequent email and chat interactions online but says for her, "it is hard to have conversations that are about nothing online." -

Exactly right. All those daft company meetings we have which go on for ever and achieve nothing!

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Posted in: Shonan beaches to be without huts, life guards for summer See in context

"There are no waves so what is going on with surfing here. Lived in Norcal where we get 30 foot waves. This is a joke when it comes to surfing on 2 foot waves."

Yeah you're right. How dare young people have fun in Japan..........

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Posted in: Japanese reality show 'Terrace House' cast member dies See in context


"While a portion of the fault lies with the nasty comments made towards her online, I still put the responsibility on Hana."

I'm sure your sweet, kind, positive and thoughtful insights are a real comfort to her grieving family and friends.

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Posted in: Japan's elderly workers suffer as pandemic closes businesses See in context

@Jonathan Prin

I would imagine most retirees in Japan are very glad they DIDN’T buy property during a certain period! Why would they want huge debts and a property worth 30% of the value they bought it for between 1988 - 2000 - if indeed it’s still standing!

That wouldn’t be very wise would it?

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Posted in: Japan's elderly workers suffer as pandemic closes businesses See in context


I doubt he owns a house -

" One of them, Tomoaki Kobayashi, said he was fearing the day he would lose his home as his pension alone was not enough to pay the rent. "

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Posted in: Lengthy school closures may be fueling internet, game addiction See in context

Of course their parents couldn't turn them off and give them a book to read, organise a treasure hunt, get an old board game out or any other imaginative activity.....

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Posted in: Ball bot See in context

What does it do if you punch it in the face?

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Posted in: Ex-abductee Soga thanks late husband for prodding her to return home See in context


She was 21. He was 40 and her “English teacher.”

He’s probably quite happy to embellish the details of their courtship!

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Posted in: Murdered girl's family protests Tokyo judge's tweet on case See in context

@Kobe bar person -

you’re confusing mercilessly and mercifully.

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Posted in: Paul McCartney to play 3 concerts in Tokyo in April See in context

Yes very good Michael. Much better to have young teenagers revealing their underwear whilst trying to sing isn't it??

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Posted in: Legalized gambling likely to hit young adults the hardest See in context

There's many pros and cons for having casinos. It will provide a huge boost to the economy, ( not least from Chinese tourists ) but will also contribute to gambling addiction and other problems. The question is whether people should be given this choice or be protected from the above mentioned by the government. Also the operators of the proposed casinos need to be given due consideration.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian parodies Trump in ramen skit See in context

"For the most part, Japan doesn’t really do political comedy." What a shame they can't keep it like that!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempting to kill 2-month-old daughter See in context

Yes Clare Yoshida. The poor, unlucky, deprived Mother. I do hope you ask your "in-laws" for help if your baby suffers from colic!

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Posted in: Japan speed queen guns for Formula One See in context

Yes very good "bluenote." How big and strong you are. Would love to see you tell that to her face!

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Posted in: Mysterious thieves on bizarre train strap binge See in context

Yes "Shonanbb," and you can work in it!

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Posted in: Man arrested for kicking woman down, stealing her bag See in context

@Steve Crichton. Why are you apologising? Let's hope he is punished appropriately and also educated about the damage such actions can do do to young victims. Finally offered anger management classes.

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Posted in: JAL to suspend Paris-Narita flights after attacks See in context

Economically it makes sense if demand is 60% down. JAL is a business. They don't even operate direct flights to Spain. But it's very sad that the Japanese are so naive. It's giving into terror and exactly what the terrorists want. Will they stop visiting America given the fact that terror is so common there, and 95% non Islamic related?

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Posted in: Nursing home employee arrested for attempted murder of 97-year-old resident See in context

Errrrr NO wc626!. She is there because she is 97 and and cannot live in a "normal" home. I sincerely hope you do not have the misfortune to be dependent on your fmaily caring for you with an attitude like that!

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Posted in: Japan rebuffs outcry over new history textbooks See in context

"China has proved much more aggressive against its own people then all the wars combined by Japanese troops. China has no right to criticize Japan."

You have obviously never had a close friend or relative raped, executed, tortured, sexually abused etc etc have you "Japangirl!?"

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Posted in: Man accosts woman walking home and steals her underwear See in context

This is a serious assault, and the poor girl should receive counselling.

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Posted in: Facebook no longer lets users hide from search See in context

If you don't like facebook, don't use it. It's a free service and you have the choice. Why not turn off your computer abd do some charity work?

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Posted in: Woman found dead in apartment after daughter jumps to death See in context

"I suppose the younger daughter got stressed from looking after her Mother." So she murdured her! YES! That "works" doesn't it? I hope that you don't have stress in your life!

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Posted in: More gold sent to Ishinomaki by anonymous donor See in context

Or maybe Jeff, just maybe, ( and do forgive me for being "old-fashioned" ) he/she just wants to unselfishly help people worse off than themselves.....

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Posted in: World Cup probably already over for Japan See in context

What a stupid article. The writer obviously didn't watch Japan v England. Japan should have won (btw, I am an England supporter) Japan are more than capable of qualifying to the second round, and were unlucky not to do so in Germany 2006. They should have beaten Australia and Croatia. They have got some good players and their playmaker (Shunsuke Nakamura) will be an excellent asset to have on the bench.

Moderator: The commentary was written before the Japan-England game.

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Posted in: Meet the brains of Tokyo's women-only housing boom See in context

kyolicious at 10:43 AM JST - 12th November Oh boo hoo, poor little menz. Here's a tissue. But what else would I expect? The posters here moan and groan that women! Are going! Out! At night! By themselves! In skirts!! And oh noooo they just can't helllllp committing assault if a woman is wearing a short skirt

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