How about these three medical scholars? Idiotic?
If the virus is as bad as you and some media factions purport, lockdowns are a very poor way if dealing with it...
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Wow! These lockdowns are clearly over the top and rather than having their intended affect, they are doing all kinds of social damage!
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More children have died this year, in the United States, than COVID 19
Stop the virtue signalling and panic for 30 mins and listen to 3 scholars tall sensibly about the subject...
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Can't recall his me right now, but a medical professor from Princeton did make the remark that more people have died from influenza this year than COVID. Influenza data, which could give much needed perspective to these continuous alarmist articles, has certainly been suppressed during this time.
My factual comment will probably be deleted anyway...
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That's what happens when you cut down forests to build towns and plant mono-culture everywhere. Not the bear's fault at all...
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not spending as well and only saving as they know they will be leaving after 5 years.
Exactly. In many cases, it's less than five years. And I believe in some cases they have to return home after a few years in order to come back to Japan for a few more. Their freedom of movement in Japan is extremely limited. This whole system is nothing but slavery and exploitation. It's absolutely sickening and the world should be aware of Japan's disgusting behavior in this area.
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More Japanese people need to refuse to work free overtime and unreasonable hours for companies who take everything and offer nothing.
Unfortunately employers pay a low base salary but then write 'fixed overtime' into their contracts to bring it up to the 'actual wage'. This means employees are obliged to pull the long days and sit through ridiculous meetings in order not to 'breach' their contracts.
How such a clause is contractually legal in a supposedly democratic nation defies logic...
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A good run! RIP
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How do you tell accurately the covid-19 fatality rate without enough pre and post-mortem tests ?
The overall number of deaths is down this year...
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yeah right , thats why the US President just tested positive for Covid 19.
How does that support your.. er.. viewpoints? And what's it got to do with me?
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You can't accept the fact that Japan is so much better than your country.
If you say so...
It eats away at you and you cling to any falsehood.
Not really. Japan is just eating away at itself and sinking fast.
Have a nice day now, ya hear!
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And that's just the rosy figures. Imagine the real ones!
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it’s a city of 4.5 million people.
Whick just bolsters the argument you replied to even more.
Lets bring back common sense...
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Australian economy is doing far better than countries that havent contained the pandemic yet
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Theres fewer cases because since Suga came into office daily testing has dropped to less than 2000.
More testing means more infections, as you infer. Yet despite these infections not coming to light, people are still not dropping in the streets as the fear-mongers would have it. Indeed, the overall number of deaths is lower, so... is this really the scourge you make it out to be?
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likely due to people taking off their face masks while speaking.
Riiiight.. not because paper masks do not seal around the nose and mouth, and not because they are usually worn for days/weeks at a time by people, then put on a desk or table when the mask-wearer comes up for air. And NOT because coronavirus was said to be highly transmittable on surfaces that have been touched?
Got it. The magic mask!
Finally there is one theory that east Asian countries (primarily China, Korea, and Japan) may have had much higher infection rates early on due to the extensive travel that persisted for a while between these countries. This may have resulted in a higher percentage of the populatoin of these countries having some immunity.
Ya don't say! Who would have thought that those living in Asian countries have been exposed to various coronaviruses since the dawn of time, and built appropriate immune responses to it. Ever had a mystery virus in Japan? They usually hit you for the first few years after you come. Think on it a little. Coronavirus is nothing new.
I'll take the red pill!
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Toshiba has a long history of corruption. And their goods, while they appear to be good value, are absolute crap!
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All he said were a few words. He didn't incite violence, nor did he take action.
The fact that people reacted in this fashion due to their personal fears and their ignorance, in such a way that is detrimental to the rest of his life, shows how far we've fallen in just a short time.
A few words, people!
A gross miscarriage of social and punitive justice, easily alikened to the trials of Salem.
Any one of those shoppers that day could have been carrying the virus that they have far more than 99% chance of recovering from. Most likely someone was, and many more didn't even know they had it at one stage.
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Just like the paranoia and hysteria directed towards anyone that looked Muslim a few years ago, corona is now the new 'invisible threat' or boogieman.
Just how the media wanted it!
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What makes Japan a safe and unique country is that it is homogeneous. This homogeneity makes Japan a country with common ideals. This is why Japan is not torn up politically or socially. The lack of a large immigrant class prevents the formation of an economic underclass which often resorts to crime in order to make ends meet.
I find this comment to be rooted in ignorance.
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And what if there's no spike? What will some of you be saying then?
They'll be mashing their phones and keyboards telling us how there will be a HUUUUGE outbreak if people eat XMAS dinner with their families. As for admitting they were wrong, or that they over reacted - ha! They have little else to do in their lives that make them feel so powerful...
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Must be the explosion after Obon, eh?
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We discard facial images that are found to be unrelated to cases
About 10 million facial images are currently stored in the agency's database
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such stupidity from people who went to the best universities in Japan
Proving that university education is just as much about indoctrination as it is education...
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The accident reportedly could have been avoided if proper precautions, such as evacuating workers before the tree came down, had been taken.
Let me guess, the employees were constantly told to hurry up and the practice above saved them time between each cut...
"Standing close to a person cutting down a tree is suicidal behavior," he stated.
Did he tell the young worker that BEFORE his death? Or more of an afterthought...
I'm guessing that worker had done that hundreds of times before his death. Lemme guess, the boss never noticed, but was happy with his cash flow during that time...
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Japan is way down the rankings.
Do the numbers reflect reality? It's common knowledge that the majority of victims won't approach the police as the system is against them. And even if they do, the 'dispute' is often settled with cash behind closed doors. There have been no shortage of high profile cases to attest to that in recent years. How about the number of rapists her in Japan that walk away from a penalty because they were 'drunk' or 'can't remember' etc. Do you live under a rock?
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Slight modifications to perpetual claim of victim status imminent for both sides.
Except one side was a victim (invaded) and the other was the aggressor (invader)...
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Those apologizing include the emperor many times and prime ministers and cabinet heads multiple times as well.
Then why is Japan's involvement in the war always from a victim's perspective in text books, news etc?
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I would love to see this movement used as a worldwide call in general for women's rights, anti war violence, and human trafficking.
Perhaps if Japanese leaders atoned, the movement would continue. Germany is a great example. The world loves Germany. Japan has been dependent on the US ever since the war...
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Actions not words are needed if Japan is to convince Koreans.
Corruption is also ride in Japanese ministries. The corrupt actions of some individuals is independent to the wartime atrocities, and obvious lack of atonement shown by Japanese leaders ever since.
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Posted in: Every year, a dwindling pool of working-age Japanese people is forced to support an expanding pool of gray-haired consumers. This is why Japan’s living standards are falling behind rich countries with growing populations. This means more adults are forced into spending hours doing elderly care, more taxes to pay for pensions and health care, and lower living standards for the elderly.