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Posted in: 3 foreign-born residents sue over racial profiling by Japanese police See in context

I have been here since 2000 and another 3 years from 93-96. Being a lite skinned black man I have felt the Discrimination over the years but I am not had any bad dealings with the police. I have been stopped a total of 3 times. Two were about my Bicycle and one was I guess a profiling thing. You really can remember the times being stopped but the Japanese Police are fine in my Book!

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Posted in: Gov't to pitch safety of Fukushima water release to S Korean experts See in context

All Lies!

Of course the water is not safe and the Government is just gaslighting the whole situation. Why not just release it on the land where those town that are still off limits and unlivable. Can not use that soil anyway.

I still don’t knowingly eat anything from Tohoku farms but all restaurants are using them as it is very cheap for them to buy.

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Posted in: Japan declares war on hay fever See in context

Finally!

We have been talking about this for many years as they know the problem and pollen comes from those dam Sugi trees(I do love trees, however). Now the problem is Big Pharma! They have lined the pockets of politicians for years and they make so much money with the over the counter medicines. So the Japanese people need to push hard and make this happen(I can’t vote as a permanent resident). I have had co-workers who really have a horrible time and wear mask in office 6 months a year because of this problem. So let’s replace those trees with something else and it will bring lots of “Wood jobs” too.

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Posted in: More dolphins found on east Japan shores a day after 33 beached See in context

Dolphins are suppose to be the smartest ocean creatures due to brain size almost as large as humans. However, we know too little about them and of course if humans are disturbing their eco-location system then that could have dangerous effect. Thanks to "vocieofokinawa" for all of the resent info I had no idea about that has been happening. The huge crowd funding aquariums need to be shut down and instead should have real research of our oceans that cover 70% of our beautiful planet. We still know so little about the oceans and only the companies trying to drill for oil and gas are the ones doing any studies for their own personal gain. As a people, we are only concerned these days by our stupid social media feed and how many likes we can get instead of really caring about each other and our oceans.

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Posted in: An interview with two Japanese dating service scam 'sakura' See in context

Ahh the single life. I remember getting scammed by one of those old Keitai Deai sites(mobile phone dating services). They were really good those "Sakura" girls. You would get like 10 free credits to exchange messages and then if you want to continue then you have buy credits or pre-paid card. Luckily, I only got took for about 5000 yen. I was going to meet a girl and we set up the time and name of the Train Station. I like a fool I went there and then waited, and waited, and no one showed while I was still texting with this girl. She claimed she was waiting in front of an exit but....That's when I knew to stop using those sites.

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Posted in: Alibaba founder Jack Ma living in Japan after China tech crackdown: Financial Times See in context

I hope I run into this dude as his Alibaba company sucks. I have been dealing with an order for 10 months and still no resolution. They don’t protect the buyers and only care about getting their cut from the sellers. I will never use them again!

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Posted in: Why are there so many reincarnation and villainess anime and manga? Manga editor explains See in context

Oh very interesting article. I have been watching a few of these but I also wondered why there seemed to be so many of these kinds of Manga and Anime being produced. I will check out the recommended one's Y-san suggested "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom(What is the Japanese Title?)"

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Posted in: Ueno zoo panda's return to China delayed again due to pandemic See in context

Pepepopo said it all. Also, Japan spends too much money to China for these animales. It’s like over 1 million USD to least a Panda.

The tech at this point could be used for a virtual zoo that could reference all wildlife in their natural environment showing the location so people could have a deeper understanding of where and how these wonderful creatures live. The humans on this planet are destroying the natural habitats and The extinction rate is getting higher and higher which is something very few are talking about.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will consider easing COVID border controls See in context

It is a tough choice but these people trying to get into the country just need to wait! I don’t understand who are these “talented” people. Honesty they are not missing anything at the moment with all of the Covid restrictions we have here. We have not been able to travel out of Japan for 3 years now so if we must wait they must wait.

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Posted in: Japan's entry ban hurting foreign students' mental health: survey See in context

Oh poor students getting mental not being able to come to Japan. Come on give me a brake. Times are tough all over the world so they need to take a chill pill. Actually it is a good lesson in Japanese politics and how we live in Japan. If and when they come they can write a nice essay in Japanese about their time not being able to come and win that speech competition! Use this a fuel for your creativity.

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Posted in: Rare fans at Olympic events admit COVID doubts See in context

But didn't "they" say no spectators allowed?

There are no spectators allowed in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba.

All other places can have the 50% under capacity or 10, 000 people Max.

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Posted in: Chilean, Dutch, American athletes test positive for COVID See in context

Feel sorry for this Athlete after all the hard work to get here! Well I guess it look a little more self control as it is not easy to get the COVID19.

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

No mention of the missing Uganda Weightlifting athlete who went rouge and left the team because he wants to work in Japan? He missed his COVID19 daily testing! How in the world can that happen? The IOC could really care less about Japan as long as that TV contract money is coming to them! They are a NPO if you all didn’t know so they need the money. Plus they said, they are not responsible for anyone getting the COVID19 here in Japan so their hands are washed of the responsibility. So that leaves the Blame to Japanese Government who has a chance to postpone or cancel a few months ago but did not.

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Posted in: Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people See in context

What is important to remember is all that all of the pharmaceutical companies got fast tracked to make a vaccine and did not go through the usual procedures that normally take two years. Also, have any of you read the disclaimer given out by the vaccine makers? I quote from the Moderna Vaccine info:”This vaccine’s effectiveness in preventing infection has not been determined at this time. You should take appropriate infection prevention measures regardless of whether or not you have received the vaccine.”

So even they do not know the effectiveness of this vaccine so this is not a conspiracy. It just needs more time and we all in our push for going back to normal have welcomed anything that can get us there!

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Posted in: Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time See in context

Super Crazy Kun also ran for the Governor of Tokyo Last Year so you have to be a Tokyo Resident to do that.

So I suspect they probably figured that out and even though he won, tried to say he is living in Tokyo. He did win that election and glad he was able to get the younger generation into politics. He will be back and I am sure he will get the win in the next Election! Fight on Crazy Kun!!

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Posted in: What are some non-violent ways of protesting against the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Don't Watch the TV as the Adverting is where they make the most money.

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Posted in: U.S. media say anti-COVID steps at Tokyo Olympics go against press freedoms See in context

I like what @tell_me_bout_it said.

The Playbook has been out for a week and you knew it was coming! If you don’t like it then keep your Press Ass in COVID19 ravaged USA. An I am an American so don’t you trolls start talking BS. We have plenty of local journalists that speak Japanese and English to get your precious interviews. Plus there will be no spectators anyway! They can’t speak Japanese so who they gonna interview? They just want to come to Tokyo and have a good time and claim they are on “Press Business”! We know the deal!

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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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