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To put it in perspective more people are dying from suicide every month in Japan than from the virus known to have originated in Wuhan China.

Except when someone dies by suicide they don't usually kill someone else or pass on a very infectious disease.

The virus is now spreading to parts of the country which previously didn't have it.

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To put it in perspective more people are dying from suicide every month in Japan than from the virus known to have originated in Wuhan China.

Except when someone dies by suicide they don't usually kill someone else or pass on a very infectious disease.

The virus is now spreading to parts of the country which previously didn't have it.

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To put it in perspective more people are dying from suicide every month in Japan than from the virus known to have originated in Wuhan China.

Except when someone dies by suicide they don't usually kill someone else or pass on a very infectious disease.

The virus is now spreading to parts of the country which previously didn't have it.

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To put it in perspective more people are dying from suicide every month in Japan than from the virus known to have originated in Wuhan China.

Except when someone dies by suicide they don't usually kill someone else or pass on a very infectious disease.

The virus is now spreading to parts of the country which previously didn't have it.

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There are MORE than enough hospitals in Japan and the authorities know it.It's the fallout from being renamed a "Covid Hospital" by the general public, which is why the talk of a shortage.Hospitals seem to have the right to knock back patients and re-route them.I just read that the U.S. set three records today.Number of deaths: 3000+,100,000 hospitilizations at the same time and 200,000+ new cases! If Japan was going through it like the above numbers,the hospitals would have to be used and emergency ones built.Gotta do better than that.

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Japan is all about talks but no action. Why? Because their cronies and business elites are all in the pockets of Chinese/Vietnamese Communists.

In case of China, one bad word means that your businesses in China will be seized or your businesses outside China will be boycotted and forbidden from entering China. In the worst case, China banned his tourists entering Japan and forbid Japanese goods in Chinese market. Japan's economy will be crippled bigly.

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This goal won't pass because it will basically cripple the Japanese auto industry, the last lifeline of Japanese economy and employment stability.

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I really doubt he will attend the questioning, I would not put myself through it. Just be quiet Abe sanma.

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It is an illusion anyone can do anything. Would you risk giving up control over your business to strike a more favorable business deal?

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A quite long time span for making plans for...lol You can’t even overlook the next few months or years, if you are honest. In 2035 you will be extraordinary happy if you have enough luck that this place is unchanged on the maps and you ever still are capable to breath and can produce or sell anything to anyone.

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Also, perhaps lost in translation / off on a tangent but the commercial touches on ideas that are not specific to bullying or experiences of being a foreigner (fitting in, finding your way / purpose, self worth, perseverance) so if anything everyone should have someway to relate and perhaps be empathetic of how racism / bullying could compound these issues in general unless they perceive that all of these issues don't exist either.

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@Bernard Marx: Very happy to hear this. Will be booking a cheap holiday somewhere. Perhaps Hokkaido or Okinawa.

To put it in perspective more people are dying from suicide every month in Japan than from the virus known to have originated in Wuhan China.

The government should trust the people. If you have a co-morbidity (aka a known condition that is already life threatening) it is a good idea to stay home and ride it out. If you are scared - stay home. If not, take common sense measures to reduce your chances of being infected and enjoy your freedom to make your own decisions for your own life. Should be a lot less people out there crowding the beaches in Okinawa and the ski slopes in Hokkaido.

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The ambassador's residence is in the most exclusive street in the capital, Kensington Palace Gardens.

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Prime pick for ambassador. London. Full range of Japanese food shops, golf clubs and hotels, schools, restaurants.

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The US has the most sick and dying. And how or who is behind that, brothers and sisters? Who's been telling lies?

Americans are stubbornly independent, highly distrustful of anyone claiming any kind of authority and deeply resent being told what to do. Many take great joy in openly defying authority, daring whatever level of government seeking to enforce something to try to stop them from defying them. It is part of the reason the US is as powerful as it is, and is also the source of much preventable misery.

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A gateway for maladjusted perverts to indulge kiddiep0rn fantasies? Yes.

Projecting?

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Ambasador to GB. His wife will enjoy the move more than him.

Well, she won't have to learn how to drive on the right side of the road. O_o

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ReasonandWisdomNipponDec. 3  09:18 pm JST

Justasking,

Majority of people on here don't want to hear facts, they already made up their mind.

I'm very interested in hearing the facts, but right now they seem to indicate that Abe was either complicit in these illegal activities or criminally negligent.

They don't like Abe, and they don't like the guy after Abe, prime Minister Suga.

Right, because they keep getting involved in sleazy affairs like this.

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China's "dictatorship of the proletariat" has been co-opted by Xi, as Russia's experiment with "communism" was co-opted by Stalin. Dictators, by their nature, are opposed to dissent, even if that dissent consists of nothing more than a lonely doctor trying to tell the powers that be that a dangerous virus is on the loose, and a danger to society, when the established power structure insists that all is well, and as it should be.

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@ Desert Tortoise then put in pac 2 for air defense. the Russians could use theirs to shoot down ours

Like I mentioned earlier, US doctrine is to rely on combat aircraft, not ground based missiles, for area defense. Why? The Russians and most of their allies cannot afford the number of flight hours on their airframes necessary to develop the skills of their pilots to the same degree as US and most NATO member combat aircrew have. US and NATO pilots fly a lot and the great majority of their flying is tactical training. They fly an order of magnitude more hours per year than their Russian counterparts or those of most Russian allies. Additionally their aircraft and especially their jet engines are no where near as durable as their western counterparts. A MiG-29 engine has a time between overhaul of 400 hours, but 75% of them fail before they hit 400 hours. Western jet engines typically have a 1500 to 3000 hour time between overhaul and almost never fail before they hit those hours. Likewise Russian airframes are rated for around 1000 to 2000 total flight hours where western jets typically are designed for a 10,000 hour life that can be extended in a major overhaul to as much as 20,000 hours. As a result the Russians are more or less forced to rely on big ground based air defense systems for area defense. Their air forces don't have the skills to protect their airspace the way western nations do because they can't afford the fight hours necessary to develop the same level of skills.

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Nobody really care about Japanese culture, especially foreigners that live in Japan, why Japanese watse their time trying to promote it too foreigners, because Japanese culture is not working good for most Japanese

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Did anyone else notice the FOUL as soon as the ball was in play on the field?

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I would like to visit, but I would not like to live in China, without the basic freedoms that I am used to.

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Ditto'ing some other comments... Yes, racism and bullying exist in all countries. No, we will never be totally rid of it. Yes, we can and are making improvements, thankfully. Discussion will move the needle forward; violence, such as that in the States, will move it backward.

I crossed Nike off my list when they adopted their boy Kaepernick as their spokesperson. Threw any nike wear I had in the trash, where it belongs.

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The article ignores the fact that the US has already flown a prototype of a new 6th generation fighter called Next Generation Air Dominance and is apparently close to a production decision. At a press conference earlier this year a senior USAF General mentioned that a full scale prototype has been flown in a "relevant environment" and "broke some records". No photos, names or F designation yet, the program is still classified to a degree but the General made it sound like the plane is pretty close to being ready for production. If true then maybe the US doesn't need Japanese or UK participation.

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What he is suggesting is to be depend on UK for our planes and technology.

What he is suggesting is to pay and fund the UK military industry while Japan is left behind, our companies behind, won't be able to produce fighter planes in the future if we never make them to begin with.

Developing a fifth of sixth generation fighter is expensive to do and requires a lot of engineering talent. Alone, Japan and UK would struggle to pull it off. In all likelihood neither would succeed on their own and both would end up buying something from the US. That would mean they would lose their indigenous ability to design, test and manufacture the most up to date technology and surrender that capability to the US. However, if the UK and Japan team up and pool resources, they are more than likely to succeed and in the process they develop that pool of trained manpower and manufacturing expertise that nations need to remain relevant and grants them a degree of independence from the US. Alliances can be fluid and nations like the UK and Japan rightly want to maintain the ability to develop and manufacture first rate weapons on their own rather than always depend on another nation with which it could someday find itself in opposition to or that looses its edge.

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Psychological? What about the end game death? What good is a test then unless it is a Covid test?

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China didn't "go it alone" either as the J-31 is based on stolen Joint Strike Fighter program technology.

China may have duplicated the external appearance but that is very far from the heart of what makes the F-35 special. It is electronics and software that make the Lightning II special and even partner nations to the F-35 program, except the UK, do not receive the full low observable package. Likewise the programming each aircraft needs is strictly controlled by the US. Each partner nation has to have its computer labs in the US proper and they are all under direct US control. So yeah China copied the exterior appearance of the F-35 but they have only a slight idea how it really works. Don't assume that Chinese airplane has the electronics and software that are the heart of what makes the F-35 so capable. Also note the US Marines now have at least one high fidelity copy of the J-20. One of these showed up at an airport in North Carolina where a military conference was taking place. It has also been seen in satellite imagery in Yuma. As far back as the mid 1980s I have seen proposals at military trade shows by US airframe manufacturers to build full scale copies of then current Soviet fighters like the MiG-23 ( an LTV proposal at their booth ). Nothing even classified about it, it was all out in the open. They were trying to sell the US military them as a cheap aggressor aircraft, but it points out that copying an airframe even if you don't have an example on hand is possible to do. But it won't be the same airplane. So now the Marines have a "J-20", but I will bet the engines, landing gear and a lot of other parts are borrowed from current production US aircraft.

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Go To Trouble, not Travel!

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Japanese are known not to confront controversy, they do not like to debate. They only like to do as other do and any foreigner outside that mono culture is a person who is out of place. I listened to Naomi's dad when he spoke about his daughter and why he brought his family to the US. People are quick to say she is Japanese because of her success in tennis, when a mixed raced women women Miss Japan the country said she doesn't have the face of Japan. When mixed race kids in Japan excel the country embrace the kid and it becomes national pride that is because the only thing they see on the athletes chest is the flag of the rising sun, they don't recognize the person. In Naomi's case alot of people said she chose to compete for Japan because she couldn't beat the americans, they were dead wrong. She was at the top of her game the top tennis player in the world, what more was she expected to do. She accepted the endorsements from Japan its business as usual. Its not the people who are behind the racism it has long been large corporation who fuel it. If you go to work its all around you. Racism is they say learned I say it was manufactured a long time ago. You can't blame Nike for the ad, because it was a JAPANESE PR firm who produced the ad. A lot of people are saying Nike picked on poor Japan, well SONY and Panasonic use slave labor to. Both large corporation, in Japan but its ok to look the other way. I guess the truth hurts, this must be something that needs to be talked about in Japan, and I saw this coming. You have Rui, you have Naomi, you have others who are internationally known they will not sit quite and not say nothing. The mixed kids in Japan are starting to out number those who are not 100% japanese. Sooner or later there will be a balance and their is nothing Japan can do except embrace it, or else become the minority. The truth hurts, you just can't sweep this under the carpet, racism is ugly at the expense of large corporations that use people to do it.

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