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Posted in: Suga dodges questions on whether Olympics can be held under state of emergency See in context

“Concerns are also growing about the highly contagious Indian variant of the virus, which health experts warn could quickly become the dominant strain in Japan.”

Now, how did this Indian variant enter Japan is the question? I thought international travel has been restricted right? If not, then immigration at the airports is failing and they are not quarantining people properly. Now remember how this started spreading in Japan: The Princess Cruise Ship! They let those people from the boat who were supposedly cleared, use public transportation and it started to spread.

We should be like South Korea but no we failed here in Japan with that damn “Go to Travel” campaign!

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

Yes they only meet the Fishermen just to say they did! They were never going to listen to them. Oh, and no one seems to talk about all the untreated water they escaped out into the Pacific before the tanks were even made. That area of the sea is already dead. Remember, don't eat any of the fish that come from that area.

Now when the real GODZILLA comes up from the Ocean in a few years don't be surprised!

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Posted in: Japan urged to outlaw LGBT+ discrimination before Olympics See in context

Not sure why they need this done because of the Olympics. There will be no foreigners coming to see the games so it is not needed as a must have before July 23rd. Of course no one should be discriminated against period. However, Japan is run by the OLD BOYS club so until that changes, nothing else will change.

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Posted in: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation See in context

Now just wait for the sexbots that will be coming out soon. That will be a game changer for sure.

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Posted in: How and why the IOC could find a 2032 Olympic host so soon See in context

I have been to Brisbane! It is a wonderful city. Now the question is when to hold as their summer is in the Southern Hemisphere! In 2000 I believe is was in Sept.

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Posted in: Foreign volunteers for Tokyo Olympics stuck in virus limbo See in context

As a selected volunteer myself, the only agonizing thing is when we start training. They have done a decent job keeping us in the loop but we won’t know more until April. As for people outside of Japan, I would change your plans and cancel tickets. Don’t think we will need extra help but Thank you for your enthusiasm and effort. If the games are scaled down with no audience allowed, it will really be a really unfortunate Games. Beijing starting a year from now too. Paris 2024 should be back to “New Normal”. Los Angeles 2028 should be fantastic.

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Posted in: Bill submitted to recognize users of donated eggs, sperm as parents See in context

This is very good news as I am trying the IVF. If the egg dose not work for some reason, in Japan at present, due to age discrimination, we are not allowed to use a 3rd party egg. So let’s get this law passed so they can work on the other ways to get the population in Japan back on track.

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Posted in: Fishermen oppose release of Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Oh let me remind everyone that when the Plant was already taking in too much water they released it back into the ocean. Remember, they only built those tanks afterwards so they wouldn’t be criticized more. I would not eat anything coming down that side of the Pacific Ocean. It is already bad enough and it stayed out of the news in Japan so at the time to win the Olympic Games. They will screw the fishing industry and release that water again. It would be better to flood the ghost towns that are vacant because of the radiation.

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Posted in: Worried by pandemic, unmarried Japanese couples want legal protection See in context

She built her professional life with the name she has always known, including publishing writing under it, and changing seemed like "being cut off from my career," especially without assurances that employers would allow her to retain her maiden name.

This is not true. I have worked with plenty of women who are married and keep their maiden name at work. If she is a doctor, she won’t be cut off from her career. Also in Geinoka(Entertainment industry) plenty of people using fake names or maiden names while being married.

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Posted in: Japan lacking burial grounds for expanding Muslim population See in context

Mr.Kipling was on point about preparation which most people don’t think about until it’s too late.

Also, as it mentioned in the article, each Local municipality has the power to make change. So any religion that needs or wants to bury the whole body after death needs to do research before moving in. Simple enough. I have had non-Japanese friends who have died in Japan unexpectedly and yes, it cost about 15,000 USD to ship your body out of Japan. The refrigeration of the body was a big cost from what I recall and embalming is rare for Japan so that drives up the price to.

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Posted in: Olympics could have limited spectators, says Tokyo 2020 chief See in context

Let’s face the facts for a min.

1) Who really wants to see these Games with limited number of people?

2) How are the athletes suppose to be in top condition with limited practice before the games?

3) Will the Volunteers really feel safe working in these conditions?

4) Even if a vaccine is ready by next year, the virus does not die out. Just like the Noro Virus, this will still be with us for many years to come.

Recommend to give the money back to sponsors and give Tokyo the 2024 slot, push Paris to 2028, and LA 2032.

Plus Osaka will have the World Expo 2025 so Japan will have plenty of time to get ready and have the infrastructure in place by that time.

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Posted in: Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors? See in context

The reason the Government cracked down on the Pachinko Parlors is because the majority are Korean owned! Plus they get no money from the business due to loopholes so no apology is coming. Happy to hear they are now Smoke Free from April 1st. Might want to try it sometime.

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Posted in: Japan comics bag U.S. award, touted as Oscars of comic industry See in context

The Way of the Househusband, vol. 1, by Kousuke Oono, translation by Sheldon Drzka (VIZ Media)

This also one for Best Humor Publication!!

This was not mentioned in the article!

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Posted in: Japan comics bag U.S. award, touted as Oscars of comic industry See in context

This is a very interesting award. I don’t read translated comics in English as I like the original Japanese Manga. I wish the writer gave us more information of titles of past winners and who one the top prize.

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Posted in: Tokyo moves away from numerical targets to fight coronavirus See in context

Very spot on points by many of you.

Now, let’s not forget: When did the Corona Virus start to spike for the first time? The day after the 2020 Olympics were postponed! Koike was adamant that they would not be cancelled and said 絶対-Zettai- they would go on. But then the IOC said what a min since athletes started pulling out. So we now have an Election this Sunday that all only Japanese citizens are allowed to participate. So of course, no one what’s the economic to slow down again and so Koike doesn’t need any bad press before Sunday. I guarantee on Mon, the new Virus cases will be over 100 people again and the 2bd Wave is here. I know everyone is tired of staying home but we need to take care of ourselves since the Gov. will not!

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

Oh Anna!! That is a wonderful idea.

I would have liked to do the same thing as a Light Skinned Black American but growing older now I don’t mind talking to the people. Actually, a good way is to give them a lot of info from the first question and if they still want to talk to you then they may be worthy of true interaction.

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Posted in: NHK removes video on U.S. protests after online outrage about depiction of African Americans See in context

Mirai HayashiToday  06:18 am JST


In Japan, there is basically one race of people.

Japan is actually a homogeneous country made up of Ainus, Rikkyus, Bonins, and Yamatos all with their own distinct genetic traits and migration origins.

Yes Mirai-san, that is why I said basically. Let’s not get into the discrimination of those people and the taking of lands.

As for the rest of the non Afro-Americans committing on this, it doesn’t matter what they call us, the point is that things need to change sooner than later. I think we all can agree with that.

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Posted in: NHK removes video on U.S. protests after online outrage about depiction of African Americans See in context

Being a person of color who is from the US let me tell you all how it is!

As a boy they called me a Nig¥@¥ or Negro(Neither consider polite). Then in around HS, they said Afro-American is politically correct.

Then it changed to African American.

However we usually use “Black” as they is the way people see us as. Now is it right, no I don’t think so. However, you need to understand is we were taken,sold,and traded from Africa some 400 years ago no knowing where are true homeland is. Yes we were Slaves with no rights and help to build the “Land of the Free” which was stolen from the Native American Tribes.

Now it is 2020 and yes there have been many improvements but the nation has never really accepted “ Ex-Slaves” into being truly equal. This is the point you have to understand. Before the Term “Diversity”, “Equal Rights” was the key phrase all companies and media was using. This was mainly for helping the “minorities” to get a fare shake at jobs, loans, education,etc. However, the Elite needed a new term as they don’t really want to help or share so to put everyone in one basket “ Diversity” was born and now this is the term they can use for all women, disabled, LGBT, and minorities. No more quotas are needed and this makes it easier for the “Man” to keep ruling the world.

In Japan, there is basically one race of people. Therefore it is hard for the people to understand why things are so different in America which is a melting pot of all races under the sun.

I don’t blame the Japanese people for not knowing any better but times are changing quickly. Generation Z is coming and they know technology. The population is sinking and in 30 years the foreign population be tripled ! In the US, Caucasian population has dwindled down under 50% so the minority will become the majority. Therefore they are afraid of change from the norm. The key is how to keep the power and the political institution is so important. They want the people to be angry and feel helpless so not to vote in the elections.

So as you can see with all of the Protest worldwide, no government wants to get the people really angry because the secret will get out! If we rise up, no one can control us. We the people rule this world. You must all realize we the many are ruled by the few. They use propaganda and fear to control us because they really cannot otherwise.

We shall overcome!

Love and Peace To you all.

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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.


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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