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Posted in: Cafe Paulista in Ginza: Japan’s oldest existing 'kissaten' is model for coffee shops across the country See in context

Starbucks? Not so big in much of Europe/Australasia.

The article is about Japan. Tho I agree that the coffee there is... can we even call it coffee?

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Posted in: Republican calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China See in context

Let's stop making the world in China, said no one ever when they thought about boycotting the country. But that would mean paying better wages, benefits and stuff to workers so no, let's better boycott China some other way that doesn't involve my business changing production somewhere else (and giving them more money) again, said no one ever.

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Posted in: Cafe Paulista in Ginza: Japan’s oldest existing 'kissaten' is model for coffee shops across the country See in context

Those places reek of cigarettes smell, one of the big reasons Starbucks ate them alive.

So was smoking, which is why the ceiling is the color it is.


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Posted in: COVID vaccines block disease, but do they stop infection? See in context

If they don't stop the infection being passed there's no justification for social pressure to take these

"The big concern is that the vaccines prevent illness, hospitalisation and death..."

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Posted in: How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo? See in context

I pay less than that for a 1LDK with an amazing view, big veranda and a forest just behind the apartment in a Tokyo city outside the 23-ku.

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Posted in: Trump allies show fealty to former president with golden statue See in context

Like a cult worshipping their deities.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

I think they should eliminate separate events for men and women. They should compete with equality.

That already happens in 'murica, where men who identify themselves as "women" are legally allowed to compete in athletic events against real women.

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Posted in: Concerns mount over trace app for potential foreign Olympic fans See in context

Do it... unless it's the useless stuff as Cocoa (why the name?).

If you bring all that people into town, trace everywhere they go if you you want them to abide by the rules. I can tell you that foreigners in party mode won't care not even a tiny bit.

Kutchan right now is having a cluster of infections and it's because (mostly the non Japanese) community cannot care any less about the virus. On Feb 13th there was a party with tons of people right next to each other, no masks, distancing, and now we're having a cluster of infections.

In the building in staying there was an infection. The person recently left and everyone (including me) were told to say put and isolate till the 27th even after testing negative. Well, everyone still going out and today everyone's skiing like nothing. Further spreading the virus and this thing will never come to an end. And yes, most of them are foreigners. Same thing happened on January 1st.

Do like South Korea and be strict. Too much freedom and look at 'murica and GoTo Travel times.

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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

Anything before 2010. Just ignore the PC offended by everything. PC culture is a cancer.

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Posted in: 40-year-old woman dies in avalanche while snowboarding in Aomori See in context

slope outside the ski resort’s controlled areas.

About 85% of the terrain in Hakkoda is "outside of the ski controlled area. Hakkoda is all about backcountry.

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Posted in: Leader of political party that refuses to pay NHK ordered to pay NHK See in context

Just tell them that you won't pay and don't sign any papers. Three weeks ago the NHK guy came to my door and tried tricking me into paying even after I told him I don't have a TV (last the I had was in 2010). He said it's the law, yada yada, I told that him I don't care and won't pay. He left, tho only after I told him to do so.

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

War ended 76 years ago. Get over it already.

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

This is the prime example of trying to fix something that's not broken.

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Posted in: Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name See in context

So instead of pushing back at the narrow-mindedness of the people making judgements based on outdated gender stereotypes...

Lol. No. They're not pushing back or standing against outdated stereotypes. They are creating more stereotypes.

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Posted in: Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name See in context

Got myself to read more but

Like when he deliberately gets something that is pink instead of blue for our son," she says

Poor kid. They are going to confuse him (sheem?). When the kid starts getting bullied in school they will start pointing fingers everywhere except where they should be rightly pointing, at themselves.

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Posted in: Has the coronavirus made you rethink what's important in your life? See in context

Nope. 3/11 did that for me. Ever since I've been living life the best I could and taking whatever chances appear in front of me.

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Posted in: 18-year-old motorcyclist arrested for attempted murder after traffic altercation See in context

Street punk. Throw the book at him

Won't happen as he's still a "teenage kids" according to the laws. Old enough to get credit cards, an apartment, enlist on the army and old enough to commit crime but not old enough to pay for it. Weird how the laws work.

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Posted in: Over 100 injured, trains halted after M7.3 quake strikes northeastern Japan See in context

Must have been pretty big coz I felt it even up here in Hokkaido.

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Posted in: Virus delay, sexism row: Tokyo's turbulent Olympic timeline See in context

after his claims that women talk too much in meetings spark a firestorm of criticism.

By a firestorm I think they meant to say, a snowstorm of criticism.

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Posted in: Gov't to review next week early lifting of state of emergency See in context

People keep on talking about lockdown but Japan never have had any of those.

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Posted in: China's 'zero corona' policy frustrates Japanese in Beijing See in context

They probably won't last a day in China 

So according to you there are no foreigners in China? I thought the article was about foreigners in China.

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Posted in: China's 'zero corona' policy frustrates Japanese in Beijing See in context

Oh boohoo! So Japanese are complaining they have to actually quarantine themselves in a foreign country and not "word of mouth" quarantine like in Japan. Have they been blocked from entering the country?

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

What's so horrible about that?

That we're in the "age of outrage, everything's too offensive, we need to blow things way bigger and out of proportions.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee to hold meeting over Mori's comments See in context

You seriously think that it's inconceivable to quit if the head of your organization you are volunteering for does something that you don't agree with?

What I seriously think I'd that people need to stop being so sensitive already and grow a thicker skin.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee to hold meeting over Mori's comments See in context

Mori is Mori, I'm not his volunteer. I'm a volunteer working to carry out the Tokyo Olympics," she added

Exactly. Volunteering for Tokyo Olympics and not for that dinosaur. All the volunteers who quit "because of what he said" were just looking for an excuse to quit.

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Posted in: Doctors warn of long-lasting COVID aftereffects among youths See in context

It's also possible that these after effects are actually side effects from the volley of medications and treatments given to Covid patients.

Still denying this virus is a threat, no matter how much proof is shown or how many deaths.

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Posted in: Criticism keeps swirling over Tokyo Olympic chief's sexist comments See in context

The solution is simple. From now on, every time he needs to talk in a meeting, he's got five minutes coz he talks to much.

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Posted in: Nonregular workers at big firms left out of virus-related benefits See in context

And that's why the "non-regular workers" haken gaisha schemes exists. For years they've been able to get away with so much and you really can't blame them, since they've been allowed to do so for so long.

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Posted in: Man arrested for injuring doctor over mask request See in context

That's called a chin-diaper.

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