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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

They've been talking about his health for the last couple days, so I guess there really was something to it. As long as the people of Japan don't elect a former reality show host/con man with orange hair, they should be okay.

Shinzo Abe resigns citing health issues:https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/28/asia/shinzo-abe-japan-resignation-health-intl-hnk/index.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ And Yoshihide Suga (or as I call him, Mr. Comb Over) will be the next PM: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/14/yoshihide-suga-to-be-japan-prime-minister-after-winning-party-vote
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
We don't have a golf thread


Maybe we should get one. Omedetou gozaimasu Hideki Matsuyama: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hideki-matsuyama-makes-history-wins-230829951.html

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Maybe we should get one. Omedetou gozaimasu Hideki Matsuyama: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hideki-matsuyama-makes-history-wins-230829951.html

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Must be one hardcore AKB48 fanboy.

Russian swims to Japan seeking asylum

Wed, August 25, 2021, 2:05 AM
TOKYO (AP) — A Russian man from a Russian-held island claimed by both Tokyo and Moscow is seeking asylum after being found in a wetsuit on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, media reports and officials said Wednesday.

The man was found in the town of Shibetsu on the coast of Hokkaido across from Kunashiri island, one of four Russian-held islands claimed by both countries, Japanese media said. He said he swam about 20 kilometers (12 miles) to Hokkaido to seek asylum, the reports said.

The man was wearing a wetsuit when he was found by a local resident last Thursday, the reports said. The regional immigration office in Sapporo said Wednesday that he is being interviewed by immigration officials following an initial investigation by police to determine whether he is eligible for a temporary landing permit or refugee status, or is subject to repatriation.

The immigration office declined to provide his identity and other details, including how he arrived in Hokkaido.

In a Facebook statement earlier this week, the Russian Embassy in Japan sought an explanation from Japanese authorities of the status of the man, whom it identified as V.-F.V. Nokarde.

Japan claims the four islands, which it calls the Northern Territories. The Soviet Union seized them in the final days of World War II, and the dispute has kept the countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending their war hostilities.

Decades of diplomatic efforts to negotiate a settlement haven’t produced any tangible results.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

In case you're wondering about the latest earthquake/volcano news in Japan, there's a website: https://www.jma.go.jp/bosai/#lang=en&area_type=japan&area_code=010000&pattern=earthquake_volcano
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

No doubt, there'll probably be a drama about this someday: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/princess-mako-japan-turn-down-193215932.html
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nice to see some Japanese traditions are still being followed: https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-arrested-suspicion-stealing-more-033503520.html
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