Category Archives: Japan (日本)

Articles pertaining to different aspects of Japan.


Reusable Bags: No Service?(再利用買物袋はだめ!)

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) April 1, 2020 My friend in California posted a link to an interesting article about how customers bringing their own ecologically-friendly bags to supermarkets and other retail outlets will have to fill them themselves due to COVID-19 fears. The markets have banned their employees from filling the bags of customers who bring their own. It seems that some stores are even offering free paper or plastic bags to customers. The idea behind this seems to be that reusable bags can be a source of virus transmission. The store workers are allowed to fill the free bags supplied by the stores themselves. All of this comes just as Japan kicks off its campaign to push reusable bags! 再利用買物袋はだめ! キャリフォーニア州に住んでいる友人は面白いリンクをポストした。どうやら再利用可能な買物袋を持って来るスーパーや他の店の買物客は自分で詰めなければならない。COVID-19の感染恐れで店員さんは持ち込んだ袋に商品を入れることが禁じられている。 更に、いくつかの店はお客様に無料の紙またはビニル袋を提供している。それらの袋なら店員さんは詰めるそうだ。その理由は再利用買物袋はウイルス感染源となるらしっくって、店員さんの安全確保だ。 あーあー、日本は再利用買物袋をプッシュするためにビニール袋を有料化したばかりだ! *************** English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS (AELS出版英語書籍リスト)   I. Majoh Gakuin and […]

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Practicing What You Preach: COVIDIOT Politicians (バカな政治家:言行を一致させる)

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) March 28, 2020 Here in Japan, we have politicians telling the people to stay home and practice social distancing. Yet, we see the same Covidiots on TV sitting elbow to elbow in crowded rooms where they discuss ways in which to tell the people how to avoid crowded rooms, poor ventilation and social distancing while talking. They’re so desperate to get their faces on TV that they line up shoulder to shoulder in the same crowded room filled with photographers forced to film their publicity-hungry figures. Talk about putting people at risk! It’s time for these people to start practicing what they preach!! バカな政治家:言行を一致させる 日本では、政治家は国民に外出自粛を呼び掛けたり、ベン図の『密封空間』、『近距離会話』や『手の置く距離に多くの人』交わりの危険性を注意したりしている。 他方ではその同じバカな政治家は会議で肘が接するほどの距離に座って、国民にその3つの危険条件を伝える方法を話す。更にテレビに自分の顔を映るために肩を並べて立ち、同じ混んでいる部屋に並ぶ。同じ部屋には可哀そうに、危険にさらされているカメラマンがいなければならない。どこまでアホか?! 政治家は言行を一致させるべきだ!! ************ English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS (AELS出版英語書籍リスト)   I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy 1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku […]

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