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Posted in: Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID See in context

UBI (Universal Basic Income) is the way to go.

Wondering how long will it take to move forward with something that is obvious. It is now just a matter of time.

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Posted in: California law seeks 'gender neutral' toy aisles See in context

Girls and boys are different.

I am pro choice, but we must recognise and embrace our changes.

After all that’s what makes this world such special, diverse and beautiful place.

Don’t let extreme perspectives and the “equality” utopia blind you from reality.

Embrace it instead and enjoy it.

Extremes were never good, and we now live in an increasingly, and dangerously bipolarised world.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infections in Tokyo outstrip hospital capacity to treat patients See in context

Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 patients who requested an emergency ambulance service in Tokyo during the first week of August were turned away by hospitals

Do we still consider Japan a developed country?

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Posted in: Japan extends virus emergency to Sept 12; weighs legal options to enforce restrictions See in context

A bit too late to join the “lockdown party”.

The virus is everywhere after a year and half with non proactive action from government sire.

At this stage only one option left, to learn to live with it and get vaxxed as soon as you can, the rest is just empty talks of quasi state of emergencies etc to pretend something is being done.

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Posted in: Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics See in context

Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics

Blaming the gaijin for internal problems, to avoid taking responsibility.

Yes Olympics was not a good idea, but everyone knows the virus and all different strains were moving freely in Japan, its izakayas, offices (no remote working remember?) and so on.

Remember initially when foreigners would go through quarantine upon arrival in Japan and japanese citizens weren’t required, neither were asked a COVID negative test prior to flying to Japan?

Well that and many other bad decisions would result in disaster, sooner or later.

Was later in order to not cancel the Olympics, don’t think this timing was a coincidence or just “perfect timing”.

The “foreign virus” theory didn’t go well. Time to give up on the nationalist speech J-Gov and take responsibility? Or not convinced yet?

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Posted in: Suga's medical adviser urges tougher anti-virus measures See in context

Suga's medical adviser urges tougher anti-virus measures

Been hearing this since the beginning of 2020 and zero action.

Stop playing catch up, the spread is completely out of control these days.

The current higher numbers are based on a very high positive rate, meaning the real numbers must be astronomical.

At this stage only mass vaccination will solve the issue, so focus on that in order for everyone to be safe.

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Posted in: 84 COVID-19 patients died at home in Japan over 6 months: gov't See in context

84 COVID-19 patients died at home in Japan over 6 months: gov't

Probably more, unfortunately, considering how hard is to get hospital admission if you get infected...

A wake up call for this Gov to act on time and avoid playing catch up next time.

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Posted in: Food delivery service’s payment processing error allows some people to eat for free…for 3 years See in context

There are no free lunches my friends.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases

Guess its ok to let the official numbers increase a bit, now that there is no risk of cancelling the Olympics.

Its all about timing... it always was!

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Posted in: Takato wins gold for Japan in judo; Tonaki takes silver See in context

Always good to see japanese winning judo medals.

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Posted in: Olympics addict who spent $40,000 on tickets left on the sidelines See in context

$40,000 for a ticket for the opening, seriously?

I guess the Olympic Spirit was just for a selected few then.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics set for unusual opening ceremony See in context

Just 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium for the traditional extravaganza, usually a time of celebration for the host nation.

Define dignitaries.

A few politicians, some CEO’s and a bunch of millionaires.

Thought the idea was no public. Why a thousand exceptions?

Not a good example.

Then at least be consistent and stop trying to convince people not to join the local **izakaya after a hard working day, while dignitaries have a free pass for international travel, booze and party.**

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Posted in: Suga, wife have dinner with Jill Biden See in context

Am I the only one that thinks it was probably an awkward dinner?

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Posted in: Suga kicks off Olympics diplomacy See in context

A photo of two incompetent men who should have been fired a long time ago.

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Posted in: Bach admits 'sleepless nights' over troubled Tokyo Olympics See in context

"Cancelation was never an option for us. The IOC never abandons the athletes... we did it for the athletes."

Does anyone really buy this crap?

Its all about the billions that some will make if the event goes ahead.

Would love, along with 80% of japanese people, to see this event postponed or cancelled altogether, and show this clown that he has no power in Japan, as he is convinced.

Its time to stop this humiliation towards Japan.

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Posted in: Suga says world needs to see Japan can stage safe Olympics See in context

The world already saw the mess that this all is/was.

IOC and japanese government not with a good international image these days, that is for sure.

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Posted in: Toyota decides not to air Olympics-related TV ads in Japan See in context

Toyota Motor Corp said Monday it will not air TV commercials related to the Tokyo Olympics in Japan and its president Akio Toyoda will not attend the opening ceremony later on Friday.

When a large corporation careS more about its people then the government itself... clear sign some things must change as soon as possible.

Great example of leadership and showing what Japan is really about: respect and consideration for each other.

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Posted in: 1st case of COVID-19 detected in Tokyo Olympic Village See in context

Great time to proceed with the cancellation.

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Posted in: Mister Donut becomes Mister Pizza? Japan’s favorite donut chain now sells pizza too See in context

While this is probably far from a proper pizza, I am confident it is absolutely delicious, as most of the items they sell.

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Posted in: How organizers hope to manage coronavirus at the Olympics See in context

And there won't be any soaking up the atmosphere: they aren't allowed anywhere except their accommodation and competition venues, with a ban on using public transport.

Say that again.

If they are not allowed to go anywhere, why mention regarding the ban of public transportation?

This sounds familiar... oh was just like the quarantines from international arrivals in Japan. You were requested to not leave home for 14 days and not use public transportation. No penalties were in place for anyone not following the request.

Just a kind request.

Imagine being a young athlete joining the Olympics and coming to Japan for the first time.

Would a kind request without tough penalties stop you from going out and enjoying Tokyo?

Good luck controlling that Olympic organisers.

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Posted in: Suga asks Bach to ensure Olympics will be safe, particularly for Japanese public See in context

“As the host of the games, I do hope that the IOC will make the efforts so that all athletes and stakeholders will fully comply with these measures.”

Keep hoping for that.

Does anyone really trust Bach man who continuously stated the games would go ahead at any cost, and that later (a few days ago) thought he was in China?

All his moves will be made 100% with money in his mind. The people of the hosting country will never be taken into consideration, shockingly.

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Posted in: Daily tests, cardboard beds: 24 hours at Tokyo's Olympic Village See in context

Is this what some call the Olympic dream?

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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID

What could you expect from a guy that doesn’t even know the difference between China and Japan?

That proved even more his (lack of) consideration towards Japan and its people.

Bach is simply not a person of respect, something that is taken very seriously in Japan.

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Posted in: Over 70% of Japan's elderly to be vaccinated by end of July: tally See in context

Some 75 percent of people aged 65 and over in Japan have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

We should be celebrating these news if we were in a third world country, not in the third largest economy.

All top economies have inoculated higher percentage of their +65 population long time ago, and not with the first jab but with both.

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Posted in: Fukushima joins other Olympic venues in barring fans See in context

Funny part?

The main Olympic events will be packed with the so called VIPs, ignoring all anti-Covid measures.

So the “no public” idea is more of a “no peasant” concept that anything else.

The Elite will be present.

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Posted in: Hokkaido man in his 80s gets four doses of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Well, with news about Pfizer wanting to get people to get a third jab... he might just be a visionary and took four just in case.

Now on a more serious note, I think people should inform themselves about vaccines in general.

These days we have those who got maybe 50 jabs in their life but decided this vaccine is not safe. And those who think we need more and more jabs to get close to 100% efficiency, and still live in a bunker until that happens.

Just to have an idea, the average influenza vaccine in most countries is around 50% efficient.

People, do your part and just get your couple of jabs as you did in the past for other occasions, and move on with your life.

Nice and simple. No need for paranoias.

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Posted in: Holding Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic shreds consensus in Japan See in context

 “The IOC also seems to think that public opinion in Japan is not important.”

“Seems to think” is an understatement.

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Posted in: Tokyo starts massive renovation project for entrances to the world’s busiest train station See in context

I was about to express my enthusiasm about this project until I read

partial completion until 2035, and the target for the whole thing to be finished is even farther off, in 2047. Specifically, everything is scheduled to wrap up on March 31, 2047

Just to have an idea, we will have humans living in Mars by then, thats how far that is.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

Should IOC have any consideration for the japanese people and the Olympics would have been postponed to a time when the country and its people could benefit from it.

This version of the Olympics is nothing more than a liability to the country, with very few exceptions.

IOC is using Japan to make their billions and, will leave the mess for japanese citizens and residents to clean up.

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Posted in: COVID state of emergency likely for Tokyo Olympics See in context

as he self-isolates for three days in the International Olympic Committee's five-star hotel in the capital.

3 day self isolation?

Maybe a couple of hours would be as effective? Why even bother.

When I thought IOC couldn’t disrespect more Japan, its people and residents.

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