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Posted in: Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics See in context

“In the current situation it is impossible to bring in foreign spectators,” the Mainichi newspaper said, citing an unnamed government official.

So, impossible for foreign spectators, but possible for foreign athletes? Then what's the point of having the Olympics? Man, the worst Olympics IMO.

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Posted in: Tokyo area governors eye extension of state of emergency by 2 weeks See in context

It's really about politics, money, and being a "yes" person. I see that Tokyo doesn't want to life the emergency because the so-called Olympics are coming up, and she doesn't want to disturb anything that would get the COVID numbers up again, thus ruining chances to hold the Olympics.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe moving to U.S.; switching base of operations to outside Japan See in context

Great for her. I hope she does well in the US. At least she'll be able to spread her wings and her voice, her way without adhering to the Japanese "wa."

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Posted in: Nissan ex-CEO tells Japanese court Ghosn's pay was too low See in context

Too low? I guess that makes my pay peanuts. I'd like to see what is an average pay for them.

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Posted in: If a decision is made to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, how, when and where will the announcement be made public and who do you think will make it? See in context

Who cares, as long as it's cancelled. I'm sure if they are cancelled, Hashimoto san will take the fall, despite it was the dirty work of the Japanese IOC and Bach. Either way, the public will lose out; mostly financially through taxes.

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

Where do I start? Most of the 70's shows like "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "Chico and the Man," "The Brady Bunch," and "Barney Miller," to name a few. These were definitely classics that I still watch. They don't make TV programs like this anymore. I would add "Happy Days" as well; another great show.

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Posted in: After criticism over Mexico trip, Cruz flies back to frozen Texas See in context

If this wasn't bad enough, there were reports that he was on the waiting list for an upgrade on the return flight while his family stay in coach. However, he didn't get the upgrade.

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Posted in: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down Mori See in context

Congratulations! I hope more like that student will start a new trend by voicing their concerns with the government.

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

Congratulations! She deserved it!

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Posted in: Hashimoto resigns from cabinet to become head of Tokyo Olympic committee See in context

Congratulations, but I’m sure the damage has been done. Not much to do in this case, but resign. Had she been given the job in the beginning, I’m sure it would have been a completely different story. However, knowing Japan Inc. and the Showa jidai, she would have faced much more stress than the dinosaurs.

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Posted in: 21-year-old woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s See in context

Just when I thought I finally understood women in Japan. I guess I don't. Very creepy.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

According to my wife (Japanese) he didn't actually apologize. He just said that he shouldn't have said those things. He didn't actually take responsibility for this actions. That bow seems like the "giri" apology. The kind where it's customary, but not genuine.

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Posted in: 'I failed': Skewered by Britney fans, Justin Timberlake apologizes See in context

And this is in the news because........? What's the point?

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Posted in: Trump lawyers say Democrats urge supporters to 'fight,' too See in context

Well, if the Democrats also stormed the Capitol, according to him, then, we have to believe him (sarcasm). Not. Where's his evidence? Did he interview these "Democrats?"

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Posted in: 1st batch of 400,000 doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine arrive in Japan See in context

Now distribute them widely at a fast pace.

Just remember. This isn't the US and Suga is no Biden.

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Posted in: Activists call for more reform by Tokyo Olympics organizers See in context

I'm puzzled as to the meaning of that sign. *Wipeout Sexism* or *Wipeout Sexist*?

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Posted in: Trump trial gets go-ahead after emotional, graphic first day See in context

Although it makes clear that the Senate’s punishment cannot go beyond removal or disqualification, the Constitution does not say anything about the timing of a trial.

-From the Washington Post

@M3M3M3 - Read the above. These are high crimes in which he should be held accountable. I'm sure his staff has been sentenced to prison for less.

Is it just me or does David Schoen look a bit like an older version of the 80's Max Headroom?

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Posted in: Ex-captain of U.S. sub apologizes for Ehime Maru collision on 20th anniversary See in context

Yes. Now that he's an ex-Captain, he apologizes. Very big man of him (sarcasm).

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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

Like Japanese men, these ladies are also the "yes" showa generation. Therefore, they will follow the men and not stick out.

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Posted in: No hugs or high-fives, but 150,000 condoms will be given out at Tokyo Olympics See in context

I hope they remember that foreigners are not the same size as Japanese. I hope they learned from the "Abeno mask" experience.

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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context

Again, some people here are calling for the cancellation of the Olympics and I wonder how many of you have ever been to an Olympics or better yet a regional type of championships? I am going to speculate and say that none of you because if you were you wouldn't be calling for the cancellation of the Olympics.

Actually, when I was a kid, I went to the final round of the baseball tournament at the LA 84 Olympic games. There were no problems with the games. However, I remembered that the mayor (Richard Riordan, at that time) thought about the community and security of the games. It was a different time. My point is that Riordan gave consideration to the community and the athletes above profit and pride, and less consideration to self-interest.

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Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music? See in context

Normally, I would say digital has the best listening quality. However, I would think that part of that listening quality also comes from that timeless matching of needle to vinyl, producing a classic approach to music listening and enjoyment.

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Posted in: Biden says decision on Tokyo Olympics has to be based on science See in context

Biden is giving Japan a way out, but Japan is too stubborn to realize it. When Science comes to play though the games in all probablilty simply cannot occur.

I would think so (on both parts). I would sense that Biden wants to clean Trump's mess and address the COVID issue (along with other issues in the US) before considering sending the US athletes.

My first thought when Biden brought up "science," I though "political science." Even if the Olympics were to happen, it will not be much of a profit; just more hands in the Japanese tax paying money pot.

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Posted in: Nurseries' attempts to cut operations during pandemic spark confusion See in context

These kids are so cute!

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Posted in: Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies at 91 See in context

I just read this morning. Thank you for the memories. You are a legend.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

Came to Japan in 2003 yet only has limited Japanese ? ! Sad !

That's up to you. I came a couple of years later and I was able to pass JLPT N2. Never limit yourself, nor let other people limit you.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

her limited literacy skills in Japanese make it difficult for her to get a driving license,

Japanese language proficiency not necessary for the Japanese drivers license test. You can take the written in other languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and a few other languages. The behind the wheel test is possible with a few driving phrases in Japanese. I did it.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Great for those ladies. Age does not give you a pass to be a sexist or something else. Of course, he knew well what he was saying.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games offers Playbook to assure athletes; includes rules for fans See in context

Simple Olympic Playbook with rules; Stay home and cancel the Olympics.

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Posted in: Mori scolded by wife, daughter after saying women talk too much at meetings See in context

Mori should know from experience.

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