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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

You know things are messed up when your country’s only savior is Dennis Rodman.

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Posted in: 'Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars' announcement angers many See in context

As long as the good ol’ LDP stays in charge, no social reforms will ever occur.

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Posted in: Japan eyes lifting of pre-departure COVID tests for inbound vaccinated travelers: media See in context

Who in the right mind would want to come to the country with the most Covid cases in the World for the past month?

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Posted in: Spreading COVID-19 infections among aides to Kishida raise caution See in context

Kishida-san’s led LDP is the best in the World…at highest # cases per capita:


thus of course its staffers are now all becoming infected. Rest assured though that there’s no need to worry as all of them also ride the packed Yamanote everyday like the rest of us.

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Posted in: Japan looks to regions to mount COVID fight as variant spreads See in context

In America this is known as “passing the buck”. Here it’d be “円を渡す”

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Posted in: Japan tops global new COVID cases in week to Sunday: WHO See in context

40,406 in Tokyo today. The anti-vax crowd here have better odds in their local Yak pachinko parlor.

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Posted in: 2nd Japan case of monkeypox confirmed in Tokyo See in context

…and “Japan marks world's highest number of weekly COVID cases“. This is not going well.

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Posted in: Japanese police raid home of Tokyo Olympics executive See in context

“Greed is good” - Gordan Gecko-san in the movie Wallstreet

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Posted in: Japan's 1st case of monkeypox confirmed in Tokyo See in context

MontyToday  09:27 am JST

spread through close physical contact

Means exactly what?

thankfullly the commute on the Yamanote is quite spacious.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st case of monkeypox confirmed in Tokyo See in context

ReadyfortakeoffToday  09:29 am JST

They did not say the nationality of the man. But the rule of thumb is if they omit the nationality, it is a foreigner.

you have it completely backwards. They always write if it’s a foreigner (easy to blame), and make it sound more ambiguous when it’s a national.

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Posted in: Angels rebuff calls to trade star Ohtani See in context

SDCAToday  10:22 am JST

Trout, Rendon, and a possible record breaking contract for Ohtani would push them into the luxury tax. The rest of the club would have to be minor league players.

Based upon their current record of 39-55, it seems like the rest of the Angels are already playing at the minor league level.

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Posted in: Japan reports 195,161 coronavirus cases See in context

If the j-gov approach to Covid has been the best, then why is Japan experiencing a “seventh wave”, whilst my relatives in California are just now going through only their fourth?

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Posted in: Japan aims to maintain stakes in Russia's Sakhalin 2 energy project See in context

Money over morals...further proof that the pro-LDP corporations are no different than the USA's GOP ones.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

At the extremely slow pace that they loaded him into the medical helicopter, it appears that he most likely is deceased.

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Posted in: IOC's Bach praises Japan's coordination behind Sapporo bid See in context

of Course he does as he can take those back alley payments in lowly ¥, and cash out later if the Japan’s economy ever recovers. Not a bad bet, as j-gov/BOJ artificially will ensure that he doesn’t lose money.

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

No need to worry Tokyoites, as the Koike-San has got everything under control again:


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Posted in: Schalke signs Japan captain Maya Yoshida to bolster defense See in context

The same Yoshida that was on the pitch when the “bolstered” Saints lost 0-9 to Leicester?

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Posted in: Add this year’s GBL line of Studio Ghibli shirts for adults to your casually stylish collection See in context

At almost ¥20,000 for a single shirt, you’d expect at least silk rather than cheap rayon in the manufacturing.

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Posted in: Gov't issues power usage warning for Tokyo area as temperatures soar See in context

And what about shutting down all those Ginza lights?

no way that’ll happen for how will the LDP leaders find their way to their favorite steaku houses?

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Posted in: Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine at G7 summit See in context

Oh great LDP, have you no shame? how can you stand there smiling when “Less than 3% of Japanese firms exiting Russia; lowest among G7: survey“?

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Posted in: Less than 3% of Japanese firms exiting Russia; lowest among G7: survey See in context

”Greed is good” - Gordon Gecko in the movie Wall Street.

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Posted in: Gov't issues power usage warning for Tokyo area as temperatures soar See in context

Shibuya Scramble will definitely conserve power, eh?

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Posted in: Power-saving reward points worth ¥2,000 to be given to households See in context

Hey if the LDP will cover the cost of a dozen natto packs from Aeon, they got my vote….and what is the sound of sheep?

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Posted in: Food prices rising in Japan; cooking oil up 1.5-fold on year See in context

…and yet the sheep will still vote LDP.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka won't play at Wimbledon, citing Achilles tendon See in context

Sadly turning into the equivalent of a "one hit wonder" musical group.

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Posted in: Gov't asks companies, households across Japan to save power See in context

Shibuya crossing…Nuff said.

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Posted in: 740,000 Moderna doses scrapped due to expiration in 27 Japanese cities See in context

More waste by the great LDP. Those Abe masks and then this, with the latter actually being significant.

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Posted in: Japanese man, 83, becomes oldest to sail nonstop solo across Pacific See in context

He's been alone on his boat for two months, and yet still the forward thinking j-gov has subjugated him to Covid quarantine protocol.

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Posted in: Japan to undergo 1st U.N. disabilities committee review in August See in context

No teeth behind this as there's no penalty for noncompliance. If there were, about 90% of businesses in Tokyo alone would have to pay a fine for lack of accessibility. How many empty cases of sake and beer bottles have you had to walk over in order to reach the bathroom, at your afterwork parties in Shimbashi?

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Posted in: Japan to donate $2.1 mil to IAEA for safety of Ukrainian nuclear facilities See in context

How does one write "payola" with kanji characters?

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