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Posted in: If you have been working remotely since the pandemic began, what kind of work style would you prefer after (if) the pandemic has been eliminated? See in context

I can't get my office staff to do remote. They insist on being in the office. My floor staff doing the tooling and die work think they are nuts. Who wouldn't want to be home and get paid for it?

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Posted in: There’s a limited quantity of vaccine available right now, so local governments have no alternative but to make better choices flexibly. For instance, by diverting vaccines earmarked for elderly people to medical personnel. See in context

I think it depends where you live. Miyazaki Prefecture announced this morning starting at 7am tomorrow the vaccine is available to anyone who wants it (7am to 5pm each day at the local health dept.). My bro in law in Kagoshima says they have been full on since May 1.

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Posted in: Depending where you live, to what extent have you been complying with the Japanese government's request to observe anti-coronavirus measures during the current state of emergency and quasi-state of emergency? See in context

Seeing as I hate cigarette smoke, my family and I have not been into eating out anyway.

We wear a mask in shops and stores. We scrub our paws when we get home.

Miyazaki (Nobeoka where I live anyway) has had some strict policies: Masks required in all stores and public transport, Seating every other seat at counters, every other table in dining area, No alcohol served after 6pm, parks closed at 7pm, smoking rooms shut in buildings and malls, outdoor smoking areas no more than 3 people at a time, smoking areas outside of conbinis shut, no drinking or eating outside conbini, conbini and grocery store eat in areas shut.

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Posted in: Healthy and refreshing: Popularity of Japanese matcha green tea spreads worldwide See in context

No thanks. not my cup of tea. I love real Indian Chai.

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Posted in: Altercation between train otaku leaves one with fractured skull, other in custody See in context

When nerds attack each other.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for attempted murder of girlfriend See in context

"Police said the suspect has so far given no motive for attacking his girlfriend."

Does it matter? Attempted murder is still indefensible regardless of "motive".

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Posted in: Australia bans arrivals of its citizens from India; says offenders face jail, fines See in context

On the bright side more time for that great food and cheap booze.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics could be held without fans: Hashimoto See in context

Coffin meet final nail.

I predict cancellation before June 1.

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Posted in: Golden Week travel begins despite pleas from governors to stay home See in context

So many of you want gov't officials and bureaucrats ordering everyone home? You want police at shutdown stations turning people away? Military men with weapons at airports ordering people back home? You want police in parks threatening to arrest parents with children for daring to go outside? You want roving bands of UK style "Covid Enforcement" patrols stopping people walking down the street demanding to know where they are going and where they live? Man some of you really want to be ruled by an iron fist dictator. North Korea and China are not too far away you know, you can move there. Not me, I prize my freedom too much.

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Posted in: 2 Americans accused in Ghosn escape to go on trial June 14 See in context

Might as well hand down the guilty verdict now, there is face to save here.

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Posted in: Do you think Olympic athletes in any country should be allowed to "jump the queue" and be vaccinated before other people? See in context

No but the geniuses running the show will do it. All hail the great Olympics. The new Wizard of Oz. A little tyrant behind the curtain.

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Posted in: For readers whose children are doing classes online or had to do them online because of the pandemic, what was the impression you got from your kids about online classes? See in context

They just sat at the desk top computer and played games on our other computer (a laptop) a few inches away.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

1% of population vaccinated and they want vacpassport. This is the typical bureaucrat and pol disconnect that runs this place. What a comedy of errors. Please keep it up and keep us laughing.

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Posted in: China, Japan trade acrimonious barbs over Fukushima tweet See in context

"A lot of passionate China haters here, what is up with that.."

The CCP is not China. The CCP deserves all the hate it gets, as most gov'ts do. Ask Tibetins, Vietnamese, Uighurs, Hong Koners, and displaced rural people in China about how they feel, and then ask your question.

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Posted in: More tests and still more questions about Tokyo Olympics See in context

Every day more blah blah blah and no real information.

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Posted in: Next Meat plant-based beef bowls and yakiniku go on sale in Japan See in context

It tastes just like the "hamburgers" and "BBQ rib" sandwiches in schools in Baltimore. We saw a box on the loading dock at the cafeteria one day: 100% Soy plant byproduct. Let that sink in BYPRODUCT.

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Posted in: Creme brulee filled roasted sweet potatoes make a sizzling return See in context

Pass. Leave something naturally good alone.

Also why push a cafe in Gifu when variant strains of Covid are rampant. Is travel across this nation safe right now?

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Posted in: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in Japan double in a week See in context

Do what you can for yourself and family. The gov't here is useless. Get self reliant.

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Posted in: Putin vows quick, tough response if West encroaches on Russia's security interests See in context

The little dictator has spoken. I say bring it buddy.

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Posted in: Tokyo state of emergency does not affect Games: IOC See in context

What a disconnect from reality.

I'll wager this time next month ... cancelled.

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Posted in: Do you think vaccination will be the silver bullet against the coronavirus? See in context

No, the WHO and Fauci say it's not. We must listen to them and not question.

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Posted in: Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Okinawa See in context

Man those must be some tough kids to drive him to drink.

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Posted in: Japan says Chinese military likely behind cyberattacks See in context

Oooooo. China warned Japan. They just may have Xi the Pooh write a testy letter.

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

Since they aim their protest at Japan, shouldn't those signs be in Japanese?

Obviously aimed at locals for attention not Japan. Their 2 minutes of rage.

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Posted in: We need to deliver a strong message to the public to alter practices that have become so pervasive as to be perceived as custom. See in context

Yeah escalators are the importance NOT the vaccine. OK, gotcha.

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Posted in: Japan tightens rules on COVID-19 test certificates for travelers See in context

How about tightening on the locals, like the oyaji still milling about coughing and spitting everywhere.

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Posted in: Will Japanese Olympians be vaccinated ahead of the public? See in context

All hail the new heroes, the Olympic athletes.

So will they be put ahead, not today, but, yes they will next week or the week after.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks safety guarantee over digital wage payout plan See in context

"Safety guarantee"

I can guarantee the safety of my own money, thank you.

I don't need Klaus Schwab and his cabal at WEF to handle it for me through the J gov't.

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