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Posted in: New Zealanders return to homes after 3 quakes trigger small tsunami waves See in context

The Ring of Fire being quite active these past few weeks.... I wonder if we will see any significant earthquakes along the Americas in the coming weeks/months?

Stay safe everyone!!

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Posted in: Japan likely to see increased COVID-19 vaccine supply in April: Kono See in context

"In the last week of April, we will deliver at least one box to all prefectures," Kono said, in reference to a maximum 1,170 doses of vaccines."

So, just under 600 people in every prefecture will have received a vaccine by April? Tottori-ken, with a population of 570,000, must be happy. Seeing as they are the least populated prefecture in Japan, and that 1 box will go a long way!

This is even more laughable than Abe's announcement from last year that every household will receive 2 facemasks.....

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Posted in: England condemn online abuse of rugby players after Genge receives death threats See in context

A lot of bullies and trolls seeping their way into the rugby community...... This isn't football!

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

Ricky SanchezToday  07:28 am JST

I can't wait until my kids are required to do this! They are half American and Half Japanese. They have light brown hair. We will be slapping the school with a lawsuit for racial discrimination once they ask for this. If they are not asking ALL students to certify this, then that is discrimination. Already have done my research and found a good lawyer. I will be the sole person that changes this...watch...

I will join you on that! My daughter is half Japanese half white, and her natural hair colour is brown. The moment that any schools try and discriminate against her, my wife and I will give them hell on earth!

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Posted in: Helicopters, firefighters battle forest fires in Gunma, Tochigi See in context

The cause of the fire was unclear, but there's a rest stop for hikers in an area where it's believed to have started.

Wouldn't surprise me if this started after a hiker threw their cigarette butt on the ground.....

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

Japan might get the whole population vaccinated in time for Tokyo 2032!

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Posted in: Saturday's quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 disaster See in context

Last night's quake brought back memories of 3/11 for my wife as well.

Thankfully, this time, a tsunami and high death toll didn't follow the earthquake.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

He won't be missed.

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Posted in: Americans take to 'buy now, pay later' shopping during pandemic, but can they afford it? See in context

I have no interest in ever taking up the option of using this BNPL scheme, as I don't believe in buying luxury goods that you can't afford at that moment in time (if ever)

The only money that I have ever borrowed and intend to ever borrow, is the mortgage loan that my wife and myself took out to purchase our family home.

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

Seems like he got off lightly. Never went to jail, never met the families to apologize in person even. it’s no wonder the family member above feels cheated by an apology by mail twenty years later

Waddle's trip to Japan in 2002.

"On 14 December 2002, Waddle, accompanied by Charles Gittins, traveled to Japan to apologize personally to the victims' families. On 15 December, Waddle visited the Ehime Maru memorial at Uwajima Fisheries High School and placed a wreath of white lilies before a monument to the dead, bowed in silence and then read the victims' names aloud. No local officials were present during Waddle's visit, citing statements from some victims' families that they did not want Waddle to visit. Later that day, Waddle met with some of the families of the victims and with some of the survivors. The next day, in Tokyo, Waddle met with Masumi Terata. Speaking of her meeting with Waddle, Terata stated, "I am first and foremost the family member of a victim and Mr. Waddle is first and foremost a victimizer. But when I saw Mr. Waddle as a person who was crying and apologizing, I thought he was apologizing from the heart."

Whilst it is a great shame that Waddle didn't face a more severe punishment for his actions that resulted in the deaths of 9 people. To say though that he never made the journey to Japan to apologise in person, is factually incorrect.

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

Prehistoric dinosaurs talk too much.....

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Posted in: Capt Tom Moore, WWII vet whose walk cheered UK, dies at 100 See in context

A WWII veteran that most recently helped to raise millions for the NHS during this pandemic. Captain Tom was a courageous hero to the very end.

Rest in Peace Captain Sir Tom Moore. I hope that you're resting well after a life well spent.

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Posted in: Man Utd equal record with nine-goal blitz; Arsenal lose to Wolves See in context

A score of '9-0' has only occurred 3 times within the history of the Premier League.

Both the last TWO times, Southampton have been on the receiving end!

1995 - Man Utd 9-0 Ipswich

2019 - Southampton 0-9 Leicester

2021 - Man Utd 9-0 Southampton

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Posted in: S Korea drops description of Japan as 'partner' in defense white paper See in context

When will South Koreans eventually wake up to what Moon and the other politicians are doing? When the armies of the CCP and DPRK are marching across the 38th parallel and towards Seoul?

History is just that. History! And yes, politicians from both side are just as bad as one another. But Japan isn't the enemy that you want them to be, or the threat that you think they are....

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Posted in: Man United hit nine past nine-man Southampton See in context

A score of '9-0' has only occurred 3 times within the history of the Premier League.

Both the last TWO times, Southampton have been on the receiving end!

1995 - Man Utd 9-0 Ipswich

2019 - Southampton 0-9 Leicester

2021 - Man Utd 9-0 Southampton

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Posted in: After outcry, EU reverses plan to restrict vaccine exports through Irish border See in context

Using peoples' lives to play political games never ends well...

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Posted in: UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages See in context

An island nation suffering 100,000+ deaths.... This is the sorry end result of an incompetent leadership and a society that is too selfish to pull together for the greater benefit of the whole community!

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Posted in: Florida offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out: state official See in context

Might as well go ahead and do the swimming competitions in the alligator infested swamps whilst they're at it.....

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Posted in: Kenneth Branagh to play Boris Johnson in UK pandemic TV drama See in context

Should cast Worzel Gummidge to play Bojo.

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Posted in: Man steals taxi; switches to another cab, then flees without paying fare See in context

Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo!

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

This sorry state of affairs proves two things...

Firstly, white privilege is real!

Secondly, Donald Trump and his cronies need to be arrested, charged, prosecuted and jailed for inciting domestic terrorism!

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Posted in: Kumamon receives over 5,000 New Year postcards See in context

Someone ought to tell them that behind that cute bear exterior is just a piece of extremely profitable marketing that is fattening the bank accounts of a select few.

If only you were more informed about the overall economic benefits that Kumamon brings to Kumamoto Prefecture... That 'cute bear' has generated a lot of revenue for the prefecture, through tourism and product sales....

And if it was just about the 'money'. Kumamoto Prefecture wouldn't grant usage rights free of charge to anyone who uses Kumamon's image (as long as the product helps to promote the prefecture).

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Posted in: Suga considers state of emergency in Tokyo, vicinity; says Japan will start vaccinations in late Feb See in context

Won't start vaccinations till late February? What's with the delay?

The UK have already completed over 1 million vaccinations, and are aiming to roll out 2 million vaccinations a week, starting this week!!

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Posted in: Heavy snowfall forecast in regions bordering Sea of Japan See in context

All of this snow is making me even more glad that we aren't driving back to my wife's hometown for New Year.....

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Posted in: Adult entertainment guidance center appears in Akihabara; some worry neighborhood is changing See in context

Rather that this particular industry stayed in Kabukicho, thanks...

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli quietly joins Twitter as anime production company creates official account See in context

Why can't they release new movie at least every 2 years. And Ghibli Park should be larger and better than Disneyworld in Japan. Why Japanese doesn't support this and always stick to American stuff.

When was the last decent Disney animated film?

I'd rather that Studio Ghibli takes their time and gives us a wonderfully crafted animated film. That has always been and always will be the charm of SG films.

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Posted in: No time to rest: EU nations assess Brexit trade deal with UK See in context

Looking forward to the day that this circus comes to a close....

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Posted in: Britain, EU reach post-Brexit free-trade deal See in context

2021 is starting to look a bit brighter with both this UK EU deal, and Covid 19 vaccines rolling out. Hopefully we won't hear the words 'brexit' or 'social distancing' come the later half of 2021. I know that I'm certainly sick and tired of these words!!!

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Posted in: M6.5 quake hits northeastern Japan; no tsunami warning issued See in context

Hopefully just a fault line letting off some built up energy, and not a precursor to something bigger down the line...

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Posted in: More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant See in context

Place your bets on the eventuality of health authorities saying that the current vaccine doesn't work against this new variant.....

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