For those who denounced Japan's judicial system, I recommend you to live in South Korea.
How about Japan just gets its act together?
40 years is a just sentence for the untold misery he has caused others.
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2000 cases is not that many among a nation of 130m.
Japan shut its schools quite unecessarily back in the spring even in prefectures that didn't have a single case of COVID-19. Very hard to do it again.
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Now I have come to love 'Engrish', it's as reassuringly Japanese as unnecessary traffic lights.
Totally agree - ultimately it is harmless, but quite endearing.
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I guess that's it. Game over for Trump.
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He has refused to concede, lodging baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to subvert the results.
I love the way AP slip this in at the end.
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It's great news at the end of a very bleak year. The 70% immunity should be enough to provide basic herd immunity, although those most at risk can take over of the others.
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Good for her. It's her life and none of the public's business.
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I think the time for anger over Trump is over. It is s time for pity. He is not a well man and not mentality stable.
He should be hospitalised for his own good until he overcomes his delusions.
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That's so sad. Poor Donald.
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Not him, but seeing the videos and seeing all those “sworn” affidavits should be looked at, taken seriously and scrutinized,
Me too, Bass. Bring 'em on! That weird robot lady that the Trump campaign is rolling out seems to have a lot of them.
But the walls are closing in on Trump. There is a window, but it has bars on.
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Oh, is that the problem? Thanks Sherlock. Case solved.
Generally that's how things work. You claim something exists or has happened, provide the evidence.
If you claimed you owned a dog, I probably wouldn't demand the evidence. If you claimed that that there had been a massive conspiracy to change an election, I need some pretty good evidence. As we stand, there is none. Therefore, we can assume that the elected victor is Biden. End of.
(I am answering as though you are not being sarcastic, but you quite likely are).
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The election is playing out just liked I hoped, with Trump being dragged from the White House like an infant having a tantrum.
I need to order some more popcorn while the cultist babble about 'Dominion' and any other meaningless scraps that have been thrown their way.
But let's face it, they weren't all wrong - some were calling "landslide" a couple of weeks ago. In that sense they were correct, but just had the wrong party.
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So why wouldn’t the Democrats open the cities and allow people in the service industry to work? They could have done it safely and they...
Butwhatabout, butwhatabout, butwhatabout....
Perhaps you should ask why doesn't the actual President of the USA take a lead in stopping the spread of the virus and also help the incoming President prepare rather than moaning about what people are spending on dinner.
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I never want this comedy to end. Had this been in a comedy it would have been dismissed as being to absurd. What a bunch of clowns.
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[Translation] The vessel sank after it crashed violently into a floating navigational buoy which is clearly marked on all nautical charts. The captain is now attempting to place the blame on a surfacing whale which disappeared after the accident.
There is all kinds of stuff floating in the ocean. A navigation buoy is not going to sink that and I am sure the captain knew the waters well.
It is great to hear that this had a happy outcome but those on board must have been terrified.
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He knows this and is merely stalling at this point.
You mean that Trump is knowingly trying to overturn the election result and you support him?
Fortunately for America, Trump does not have enough delaying tactics left to make it to January without the electoral college agreeing. It will meet and Biden will be elected.
Trump will go down in history as a bad president and one without the grace and humility to accept defeat. He brings shame on himself and all those he has fooled into supporting him.
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A wise stalling tactic by Trump.
Trump only needs to delay the certification of 37 electoral votes by January 6th
Do you really think that American democracy is so fragile that it wouldn't survive Trump's attempts to override it?
In many countries democracy is not strong - like Russia where a weak democracy was fairly quickly turned into a pathetic fascist dictatorship with a leader who preens like a latter day Mussolini. However, despite Trump and America's enemies' best attempts, there will be no stopping the electoral college.
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There are X amount of harmful viruses out there, yet for some reason the entire world went into a tailspin for this particular one.
@Christopher Glen - because this is a new virus, it is extremely contagious and kills enough of those that it infects. It has already killed over twice the number that influenza kills every year.
Given the "amount of harmful viruses out there" could you name any that are equally contagious and dangerous? Ebola is actually not - its spread have been very limited. Malaria kills about 400,000 a year and is quite hard to stamp out.
Unchecked, we would easily have reached double the number of deaths that we have already by this stage and the only reason we are not pushing ten million is because of the improved medicine that we have available.
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Cases cases cases,,,, of an infectioni that kills almost noone and that most people dont even know they have.
Almost noone [sic]?
Over 1.25mn dead in the last 6 months and only limited to such low numbers because of extreme preventative measures that people have been taking.
I suppose that you are trying to make some debunked "death with COVD" argument, but that's like saying "death with AIDS" because the victims normally die of pneumonia. People are dying years early because they have a pre-existing, but otherwise perfectly manageable health conditions.
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1300 tests with 500 positive results? That’s 45% of tests returned positive. Does this mean that nearly half of Tokyo are carrying the virus?
No. It means that of the 1,292 tests of people showing the symptoms of COVID-19, nearly 500 were confirmed to be carrying the virus.
I imagine that the 1,292 contains a significant proportion of those in Tokyo that had newly developed symptoms.
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They are manipulating numbers. It's impossible to have over 300 infected from 1000tests and than pretty similar number (plus minus 70 is nothing in population of millions) from from 5000 or 6000test. It's simple impossible.
@Takara - I think that you have a rather different definition of the word "impossible" to the one I have. It clearly is not impossible. Only a positive rate higher than 100% is impossible.
What you are left with is plenty of scope to explain the variability, such as who gets tested and whether they are displaying symptoms at the time of testing.
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Trump's busy - he's got golf to play and frivolous law suits to launch.
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It stipulates that a woman who gave birth is the mother of the child when she used a donated egg, and that a husband cannot deny he is the father after he consented to his wife using sperm donated from a third person.
Very sensible and about time.
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This is one of the things that I hate about Japan. And I don't just mean interfering in celebrities' personal lives, but the whole set of cultural drivers that allow this sort of thing to materialize and it be acceptable to interfere in people's personal lives and restrict their ability to earn because of legal decisions they make.
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Waits 20 years and see how much abuse is uncovered with the new Scouts mixing boys and girls. Think of all the new targets for the heterosexual pedophiles. Not to mention older boys abusing the girls.
Older boys in the same place as younger girls...like a school.
Adults with children of both sexes...like a school.
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What - all tourists? As a four-time visitor to Kyoto, I've seen the numbers increase from perfectly manageable (2012) to nightmarish (2019).
I haven't been since 2008 and it was completely different to my first visits in the 1990s. It was definitely manageable, but back in the 90s most tourists were Japanese. By 2008 Chinese seemed to dominate. Given your description, I won't be going back anytime soon.
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in Japan you can meet very proud English native speakers who are so "sad" that your English is not perfect. Usually if you ask them how many languages do they speak, the answer is always the same: one- my mother tongue. Splendid.
I am not sure that I recognise this. Why would they be sad? I think that pretty much everyone recognises that it is particularly hard for Japanese to learn English and that this situation is made even worse by the education system.
This does not give an excuse for butchering English on posters and advertising. I actually find it quite funny, but I still think that people should treat other's language with respect. The same applies to those who adorn things with kanji but don't care what they say or mean (Superdry clothing I'm talking about you!).
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Trump is not only finished, the electoral college is a humiliation for him. He's finished and everyone knows it. Including him.
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Trump has no sense of shame, decency or honour.
The rest of the Party know full well he is toast but are frightened of breaking ranks in case they upset the evangelical wing of the support base, exemplified by Trump's need to bring in the insane preacher Paula White to bolster his otherwise non-existent religious credentials.
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