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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

And we have these two and Bach to thank for this incompetence. Japan is pouring billions of yen into this and this is all we give the athletes? Man, they're getting taken up the shorts. They got the short end of the stick.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin

Show off? I would be embarrassed in that photo.

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Posted in: Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse; saved by emergency services anyway See in context

Man! I don't blame the Emergency staff. Great response. It would have scared me big time.

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Posted in: Tokyo: Olympics like no other with Olympic Village to match See in context

So, Japan has been pouring billions of yen into the Olympics, and this is what they do for the athletes? Cardboard beds? Really cheap and pathetic. I've seen better beds at Motel 6, and at least they'll keep the light on for you. What a joke!

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Posted in: Japanese condom makers fear anticlimax at Olympics See in context

I think the joy of the Olympic (if any) climaxed years ago.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

The IOC and JOC are set to make billions of dollars off of the athletes so the least they could do is provide more hospitable accommodations. This room looks like a really cheap motel.

I’ve seen better rooms at a Motel 6, and yes, they’ll leave the light on for you, too.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't backs 4-day workweek, but experts split See in context

I’m sure the government will support the 4-day work week as long as people will use the other one or two days to work from home, thus, justifying the short work week.

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

Ah ha! I’m not surprised, and this is just the beginning. Who else predicted something like this would happen?

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

This is a joke. I decided to go to my local vaccination location yesterday after that message. However, I was turned away because I didn't have some kind of card they requested and no appointment. I tried to explain that I was available to get vaccinated, but still got turned away. If this is Suga's way of getting people vaccinated, then forget it. In the US, you don't need an appointment or a "stinkin'" card to get the shot.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Oh yes, Suga. We will obey and watch. (Sarcasm). I'll spend my time watching The Sopranos. If this is another State of Emergency, I'd actually rather spend my time with my kids. No thanks, Suga.

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

So pathetic.

I was there (in Ohtemachi) on Friday night to see if I can get one of the thawed and unused vaccines just prior to closing hour. I was told “no way” because the site is only for those 65 and above. So ridiculous.

There was no one getting vaccinated but masses of bureaucrats and administrators just hanging around.

Our taxes are paying for this. Our livelihoods are suffering because of this.

So, so, wrong.

Sounds anal retentive to me, but I'm not surprised.

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Posted in: What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults See in context

@Starpunk - Thanks for your support. I think kids may not like their parents at these events now. However, when the get older, hopefully they realize the memories of family support. That’s what I got from my parents, and I’m returning it to my kids. My parents had to put up with my screechy clarinet practices in my room, speech rehearsals, awful baseball practices, etc.

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Posted in: What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults See in context


My daughter hates sports day. She's not very athletic (I guess because she's the shortest and very thin so she doesn't have much physical power) so she always gets really embarrassed that she's always last in the relay or not strong enough to the carrying tasks and stuff. Sometimes her classmates get frustrated that she can't keep up and she cries every year about it... I feel really bad for her but what can I do other than comfort her?

From one parent to another, I was that slow kid back in elementary school, and not to mention, really overweight. My parents always told me that they loved me no matter what. However I try, they will love me. My parents always instilled on me that we all have great talents. I was slow in PE class, but I was a wiz in Geography, Math, and History. Fortunately, I had a teacher who was supportive of all of us.

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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

@ Speed - In case you might have forgotten, parks have trees that give off oxygen and take in CO2 that we breath. Plus, trees provide a shade from the sun and help to relieve stress. Osaka is good enough for me. Great city with busy, but helpful people, surrounded by other cities with culture.

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Posted in: What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults See in context

There's always going to be the "cold" parents and parents to can't attend because of work. The way I see it as a parent of three beautiful daughters in Japanese elementary school, what's important for me is that I make time for my kids. I'm not always able to go to some of my kid's events because of work. However, I go to the events that I can simply because I love my kids. This is what I do. I'm also a teacher, so I see it both ways.

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Posted in: Minister admits coercing Olympics app developer into cutting costs See in context

And so Hirai will probably be "suggested" to give the "obligatory" bow to apologize, and then be reshuffled, not fired from his post. Not much remorse here. That is a real expensive app, when other similar apps are free.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan releases trio of Pikachu-themed fruit desserts for summer See in context

I remembered back in '98 that McDonald's had a "Topping shake." It was a peach flavored shake with a side packet of peach syrup to add to the shake. It was great. They should bring that back.

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Posted in: Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan's population by November See in context

What happened to Suga's campaign to vaccinate 1 million people a day? Is that still on or is that on the back burner?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Village considering ban on alcohol See in context

So with this and other restrictions on the athletes, does Koike still think this will be a wonderful Olympics? I wonder what her definition of "wonderful" is?

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Posted in: Toyota reaches settlement over bullied engineer's suicide See in context

@garypen - I agree with you. Since that company is in the US, they are bound by US labor laws. It doesn’t matter if the company is from outside the US. They can give the stink eye all they want. If she has any future harassment, she has a lawsuit.

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Posted in: Networks rely on reboots, franchises amid streaming's rise See in context

I love Chico and the Man, but a remake would lose its nature.

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Posted in: Networks rely on reboots, franchises amid streaming's rise See in context

A ‘reunion’ would have been more appreciated. We wanted to see what became of Paul and Winnie Cooper”.

According to Wikipedia, Paul became a lawyer and Winnie spent 10 years in France. Kevin and his married family welcomed Winnie at the airport upon her return.

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Posted in: Networks rely on reboots, franchises amid streaming's rise See in context

That photo is not from The Wonder Years. The last time I watched the show, the family was White. No offense to the people in the photo. It was a great show.

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Posted in: Coates: Tokyo Olympics to go ahead even in state of emergency See in context

Well, don't say we didn't warn you lot. If they get the virus, don't blame us. Enjoy the crow.

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Posted in: All Blacks great Read says he had COVID in Japan See in context

Despite his brush with the virus, Read believed the Games would take place and had the support of the Japanese public.

Apparently, Kieran is either pro Olympics or doesn't want to make waves with politics. If he were to check his facts, more than half of the Japanese don't want the Olympics.

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Posted in: Shinkansen driver leaves controls for toilet while train running at 150kph See in context

Under JR Central rules, a driver who experiences a health problem while operating a bullet train is supposed to report the matter to the operations center and either turn over the controls to a conductor licensed to drive or else stop the train at the nearest station.

Suppose "nature calls" and the nearest station is at least 10 or 15 minutes away. Then, what do you suggest? Under the circumstance, I think the right call was made (no pun intended). If they are concerned about safety and licensed operators, then, like airline pilots, a second person should be available.

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Posted in: Canceling the Olympics? Huge consequences and a financial quagmire See in context

How is it a "quagmire?" Either way, Japan will lose financially. They are already and have been losing money even before the rescheduling. The worst part is that the taxpayers will suffer the most and the government is incompetent and weak that they can't stand up to Bach and the IOC. Plain and simple.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach to visit Japan on July 12, 11 days before Olympics begin See in context

I'm sure Bach is going to get a warm welcome. (Sarcasm) I wouldn't be surprised at the protests. This protesting is rare for Japan. If he can skype, then what's the point of the physical visit. Just move the camera around the venues. Saves us taxpayer money.

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Posted in: 35 Republicans buck Trump; vote to probe Jan 6 Capitol riot See in context

35 Republicans buck Trump; vote to probe Jan 6 Capitol riot

Shouldn't that read "35 Republicans BACK Trump; vote to probe Jan 6 Capitol riot?"

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Posted in: Local governments seek solutions to fixing mangled English See in context

Part of the problem is that even when local governments get a native speaker to translate or check the translations, someone in the government office thinks they know better and changes it back to something ridiculous.

I hear you. It's called arrogance. I deal with it sometimes at work from Japanese English teachers who say things like "I graduated from Kansai University, Kyoto University, or I studied at Cambridge, etc. At first, I was upset by this. However later, I just let it go and sometimes got the last laugh. Regarding the article, computer translators are okay during certain situations and helpful, but they are not the correct fix. Computers don't have instinct or feelings, so they can't detect nuances or the context of a document.

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