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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

The National Police Agency warned that many young people are not aware of the risk of drugs due to the circulation of "positive information online" and vowed to boost cyber patrols and crack down on drug deals using social media.

So, the "positive information" is just propaganda? Or is the other way around...

And this just illustrates how our privacy is of no concern to government institutions. As if they don't even have to pretend anymore...

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Posted in: U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies See in context

The US should take a look at itself first...

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

Ordinances to tell us how to use our bodies? Classy...

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Posted in: Olympic torch relay to be barred from Osaka public roads: governor See in context

A lot of virtue signalling coming from the Governer of Osaka...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 475 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,592 See in context

I wonder how many non-covid hospitalisations there right now. A few of my friends have been hospitalized recently with viruses, not covid related. One was quite severe and he wears a mask and uses alcohol etc...

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Posted in: Restaurant operator slams 'hypocrisy' of health ministry officials See in context

You know, in Japanese companies, in this case in Japanese government office, it is difficult to say "No" to what their bosses say. I guess their boss said "let's go" and they followed.

Agreed. But sooner or later, someone has to grow a spine and resist the ridiculous urges of their boss/es. Send a message up the line even if it means trouble for you. In free nations, people literally fought for their rights. I'm not saying the Japanese need to physically fight, but at least grow some spine...

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Posted in: Filipino in Japan forms labor union for overseas workers See in context

Mori said, noting rights such as obtaining paid holidays, which are often not given to foreign workers here, can be restored through the negotiations.

Why on Earth can't the government and municipalities do the job of protecting workers against these widespread abuses?

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Posted in: COVID-19 cuts jobs, boosts stocks, widening economic gap in Japan See in context

Slow clap for the 'balanced' reaction to COVID-19...

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Posted in: Mori makes another offensive remark toward women See in context

We know that the human brain has lost a lot of plasticity by then. It's just reckless to have a guy like that holding any position other than batton-waver in a carpark...

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Posted in: Suicides among Japanese students hit record high in 2020 See in context

I see. So the people out there in trouble, including the ones that commited suicide, just have a bad attitude. Got it.

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Posted in: Suicides among Japanese students hit record high in 2020 See in context

ADAPT AND OVERCOME. That is how life goes on!

Adapt and overcome both yourself and your wife losing your jobs at a time where the job market is shrinking rapidly, and then lecture me...

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Posted in: Athletes anticipate duller Olympics but still with a glint of gold See in context

I won't be watching it...

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Posted in: Travelers entering Japan have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones See in context

Skype? Seriously? Another win for Bill Gates...

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Posted in: Japan temporarily sets higher tariffs on U.S. beef imports See in context

U.S beef is chewy trash meat.

Japan only buys the cheap stuff so they can put huge profits margins on it...

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Posted in: Chiba gov't workers punished for leaving work two minutes early See in context

This salary cut is expected to reimburse the Board of Education with approximately 137,000 yen to cover the unreported leave accumulated.

The person/s who OK'd this salary cut are reprehensible, vile, morally corrupt beings that have no place in a management role.

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Posted in: IOC members worry about banning overseas fans from Olympics See in context

I don't think many readers here understand the economic devastation that cancelling the Olympics would cause. Remember that it's mostly public money...

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Posted in: Nearly 400 infected with new coronavirus variant found in Japan See in context

It is suspected that the commonality may cause more reinfection and that current vaccines may be less effective against it.

Oh?

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Posted in: U.N. finds no adverse health effects from Fukushima disaster See in context

The UN doesn't hold much credibility in my eyes these days anyway...

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Posted in: No. of people out and about in Tokyo up despite extended virus emergency See in context

People are gradually weighing up the apparent risks, and choosing to live their lives despite the constant bombardment of fear.

Worth noting is that if you feel threatened, you have the option to board up in your own home until cases are down to zero...

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Posted in: Man suspected of sexually molesting women walking home on at least 15 occasions See in context

Amateur 'pick up' artist..?

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Posted in: Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria See in context

Every time they mess with nature, it gets worse...

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

And convict him!

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Posted in: Trump hints he may run again in 2024, proposes new voting limits See in context

Hurry up and impeach this guy..!

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Posted in: Coronavirus state of emergency lifted in 6 prefectures See in context

So this decision is not based on Science at all. Its all about economics.

Calm down, you'll get through this.

And now, some business owners have a chance to get through it too! Life is all about balance...

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

If that's the case, it's not fair that teachers can dye their hair...

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

Infringement of privacy

The national sport of Japan...

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Posted in: Married couple found dead at home in apparent murder-suicide See in context

Among the suicides and murders of the past year, how many would not have happened were it not for Covid pushing vulnerable people over the edge. Those entrusted with ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of society’s spoils stand condemned for their mealy mouthed response to a crisis which they in no small part helped to bring about.

Exactly this!

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Posted in: 2 high school girls, 50-year-old man found dead in car in apparent joint suicide See in context

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Japanese youths...

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

I think the main issue here is cognitive difficulties. Those with them are often the most outspoken...

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Posted in: UK to push at G-7 for global standard on 'vaccine passports' See in context

Does one vaccination work for all strains? Are the tests showing any false positives?

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