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Posted in: Singapore Airlines waives rebooking fees See in context

Oh this is great news as my Honeymoon will be cancelled along with my wedding. Let’s hope we get a handle on this Virus for all our sakes.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic head shoots down comments about delaying Games See in context

I like many I want the Olympics to happen being selected as a volunteer. However, with a Pandemic declared today, we should probably postpone it while there is time to give a new date and make preparations. Waiting until May is cutting it close since we start training at that time.

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Posted in: Abe's abrupt call to close schools triggers confusion See in context

No one is talking about what the kids think about this!!

I am sure they have no problem not having to go school. Of course for those graduating that sucks but they can have a makeup ceremony in the coming months after the situation has faded.

Now the parents worried about the kids being home alone!! Come on now! Very easy. Get the JR/HS Kids to look after the little ones if the parents cannot be at home. Donate some Video game systems and smart phones and let the kids have fun at home.

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Posted in: Olympic gear See in context

OMG! You have got to be kidding me. Orange!! First the volunteer uniforms are hideous and now the athletes can join the club! Who in the world signed off on this design and color scheme?

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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

The Government didn’t talk about the overflow before the tanks where put in place. So much destruction of sea life and a huge no life zone just moving around that area. They need to release that water in Fukushima Ghost Towns since no- one can live there anymore for 30 years.

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Posted in: Shibuya abuzz with costumes on weekend before Halloween See in context

Here is the link from Kyodo News which ran the same article with pictures.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/10/7693d2c6f8d6-tokyos-shibuya-abuzz-with-costumes-on-weekend-before-halloween.html

I was there too at Hikarie. It wasn’t as big of a crowd as last year.

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context

What you all fail to realize is that they already dumped tons of contaminated into Pacific Ocean a long time ago before they built the tanks to hold the damn water. The Government has been keeping this quiet because the Olympics and tourism. The fisheries are already suffering so don’t eat any of that stuff from Tohoku Region.

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Posted in: Ex-policeman pleads guilty to shooting sergeant in 'koban,' citing mental stress See in context

Lord help us if we have teen age police running around!! What the hell are they thinking training someone underage for police work. This is in Shiga people. What kind of stressful things could be happening down there? Now that I think about it, I guess since there is not much action, they figure they can start early before the kids become adults. Poor kid. Watching too much anime and thinking about killing by shooting in the back of the head. If he shot any criminal that would be much better but one of your own.... not good at all. He will rot in a prison cell for a long time.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

Being from California, I feel the for the kid and his mother. However, he was here to study correct? His story seems a little off.

1)Picked up to companions at his hotel! Translation: Two escorts or hostesses.

2) After 3 beers he is knocked out in a bar and wakes up and the "companions are gone". He broke a lamp that cost 100,000 yen! Translation: Taken to a hostess club where they have expensive stuff.

3) Her son had been warned about Japanese gang members dressing up like the police? Translation: Watching too much anime or bad TV.

4) Refused to show these policemen his passport. No translation needed here as this is the main reason why he is still in jail. You need to cooperate with the police. Plus when they take him to get is Passport then he starts to fight them off and resist! What was he thinking? Ohh, I forgot, he is from Northern California. Maybe the police are softer up there but down in LA, you know the deal or your ass will get shot and then ask questions later. Let this kid study in the cell until May. That will be his 1 year study aboard program he will never forget.

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Posted in: Japanese Olympic Committee head to miss IOC meeting See in context

Of course he does not want to get arrested since this was a formal investigation. I appreciate he competed in two Olympic games and has been a strong leader for many years but it is time to step down and let someone else take over. Remember Juan Antonio Samaranch? He started out great but in the last 10 years, there was so much corruption with the Olympics under his rule it was pathetic. His nickname was Samarsex. Crazy wild parties they would have trying to lure the Olympics to different cities and now no city wants to host the Olympics because of the cost involved. That is why the named Paris and Los Angeles at the same time for 2024 and 2028 because there were so few cities willing to host.

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Posted in: 10 Halloween revelers referred to prosecutors for overturning truck See in context

This all started about 4 years ago when Halloween was on a Friday. Now, unfortunately, the fun of Halloween is gone and people are coming just to make trouble. However, next year, they have already said that there will be no more Halloween in the streets. So yes as "Expat" said, Thanks, you have made it more difficult to have a good time in Shibuya.

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Posted in: 50 dead, 53 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting See in context

First of all, my sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of all people to lost their lives during this shooting. However, they say this is the largest terrorist attack ever in the US. Can we go back in History for minute.... I am sure when the founding fathers were taking away the land from the natives, they slaughtered and killed way more people and they would have be considered terrorist from the natives Point of View. Also how many slaves were killed by the "masters" and slave traders not but 300 or 400 years ago. Now about the Guns, the fact is without a repeal or an amendment to the Bill of Rights, the guns will never be outlawed: "Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This is what it always comes back to. Now regulations on sales and registration could be implemented but until each state passes the same regulations or law, you just need to go to another state and buy any gun you want. And since here in Japan, there are no guns, you must know that the blackmarket in the US has many guns and even better than the police guns so it is very easy to get any kind of gun if you really want one.

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