Jake Adelstein/中本哲史

Jake Adelstein/中本哲史


Investigative journalist, 人間妖怪Zen Buddhist Priest, Paladin. Social Justice Ninja #SJN "" 調査報道記者・禅僧 @thedailybeast 等

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Yesterday, Mizuho Bank ATMs stopped working and refused to spit back out the ATM cards of many customers. Now I’m terrified of trying to get cash out. 🙈 Or put cash in. 😅

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Will Saudi Arabia be held to task for orchestrating the murder of a dissident journalist? Unlikely.

Late night realization: If you leave a bunch of bananas in the breadbox on a warm day, all your bread will taste like banana bread yet it will not be yummy. Even if you like banana bread.

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This is my dumb watch. It’s the opposite of smart watch. It has only one ☝️ function: to tell time. It can’t tell whether it’s AM or PM and lacks accuracy or numbers. But it does help me chronologically. And it looks nice on my wrist.

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Horny toads are disappearing. Can they be saved? - Los Angeles Times There was a solitary horny toad in the White House until January 20 but it/he has also disappeared! There was a possible sighting at CPAC. Horny toad life is tough.

Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more | Article [AMP] | Reuters nice one @swiftrocky 

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I asked Yamaguchi, in his career as a journalist, had he ever seen an arrest warrant for a felony revoked? He did not answer, because the answer would be, “no it never happens.” In Japan, ordinary people get arrested when there is solid evidence—unless PM ShinzoAbe is your pal

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There's no fucking mystery in why Japanese people aren't getting married or having kids. This is the average salaryman life. Get up at 6am. Hellish commute. Work until the last train. Come home. Sleep. Wake up. Repeat cycle. When is there time to date, mate or procreate?

What you've been told about Japan's new prime minister is mostly bullshit He's not a sweet farm boy who worked his way to the top Yoshihide Suga behaves like a ruthless #yakuza  underboss. And if you know his history, that shouldn't surprise you

The most important news you’ll read in Asia today. How to wear a surgical mask 😷 without fogging up your glasses. Just a little fold up and a press in. Via The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

Japan’s government asks people to stay home and miss work without offering any compensation for doing so. It’s typical of the elitist government here which has no feeling towards workers Wearing face masks, many go to work despite Abe’s call for telework

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