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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,161 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 26,865 See in context

I guess the Golden Week holiday may have influenced this number, but it is good to see it continue to fall.

It really is time to move on from COVID-19.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,713 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 47,131 See in context

Not even really news anymore. Time to move on from corona.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya beef bowl chain exec dismissed over sexist remarks See in context

It is okay to be offended. The world is full of those who are too easily offended and need to harden up.

Having said that, these are not remarks that reflect well on the company, and he should know better. Dismissal appropriate for his sheer stupidity.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,583 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 40,893 See in context

Bye bye corona. Time we all moved on.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,479 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,258 See in context

Corona really seems to be fizzling out.

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,220 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 39,291 See in context

Numbers continue to fall. Good to see. Time for Japan to open the borders and get overseas tourism going again.

Bye bye corona!

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Posted in: No need to stop social activities with Omicron: COVID adviser See in context

No restrictions are required. Those that wish to wear a mask should do so, and those that are sick should stay at home. Nothing more needed.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Posted in: City in Nara Pref says tourism 'princess' can be of any gender See in context

What absolute PC nonsense.

A princess is female - end of story.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,797 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 47,598 See in context

Bye bye corona. The pandemic is on its last legs.

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Posted in: Japan condemns reported Russian attacks on civilians in Ukraine See in context

A resounding defeat for the Russians around Kyiv, with serious casualties and loss of materiel. The bodies of Russian servicemen were piled up at Hostomel when the Ukrainians liberated the airfield there.

Watch for a similar defeat unfolding for the Russians in the Donbas area in the coming weeks as a lack of supply, manpower issues, and ongoing Ukrainian resistance break the Russian army down. NATO intelligence and weaponry/equipment also playing a big role.

Putin gambled big, and will lose big.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,384 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 30,157 See in context

Numbers staying low. I hope lots and lots of people are out living life normally, having their ohanami parties, and generally having a good time.

Bye bye corona!

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Posted in: Ukraine sees openings as Russia fixed on besieged Mariupol See in context

After being resoundingly defeated around Kyiv, it will be interesting to see how the Russians go in the Donbas. I suspect all that western weaponry and equipment arriving is going to make it easier for the Ukrainians to defend and to continue to cause serious casualties.

The situation in Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel is disgraceful, with war crimes committed by the Russians - I suspect those Russian soldiers that didn't make it out of the Bucha pocket in time will pay a price.

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Posted in: Singapore to lift restrictions for all vaccinated travelers See in context

Sensible. Singapore has thrived due to being so connected to the rest of the world. Time for Japan to open up.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,430 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 41,038 See in context

Numbers continuing to fall. Good to see. Where are our doom and gloom merchants now?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,533 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,231 See in context

Bye bye corona!

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Posted in: Japan ends COVID-19 quasi-emergency in 18 prefectures See in context

Good. Time to get on with life. Next step, open the country back up to tourism.

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Posted in: Japan remains favorite country for Taiwanese: poll See in context

Taiwan is one of my favorite countries as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 7,444 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 44,711 See in context

Bye bye Corona.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,374 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 37,083 See in context

Bye bye Corona.

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Posted in: Japan considering sanctions on Belarus over its support for Russian invasion of Ukraine See in context

Lukashenko is a Russian puppet. Will be interesting to see what the conversation was between him and Putin - allow us to use Belarus as a staging area, or you are gone, or something similar.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,632 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 51,388 See in context

Nice to see cases falling, albeit slowly.

Recoveries are outpacing new cases, so overall the situation is getting better. Might take a few more weeks for things to really settle down.

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Posted in: Many young Japanese people aren’t drinking sake these days See in context

Young people these days are so boring compared to our generation.

Too many social justice warriors, and not enough imbibers. Too few proactively trying to find suitable romantic partners. Too few out there playing sports.

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Posted in: Kishida announces more sanctions against Russia See in context

Russia may win this war, but it will be a pyrrhic victory. The cost to the economy and international relations will easily outweigh any benefit from this conflict.

Vladimir Putin has frequently talked about demographic challenges being the biggest issue facing his country. Tanking the economy, which will happen, through sanctions is one sure way to suppress any birthrate.

Russian share market went down by a third overnight.

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Posted in: Russia attacks Ukraine as defiant Putin warns U.S., NATO See in context

This makes no sense to me. Unfortunately Russia has had a very long history of pushing the self-destruct button on itself. Russia's biggest issue is that of demographic decline, and a sanctions hit economy is not going to encourage Russians to have more children. This is dumb from Putin and the cost of annexing Russian speaking parts of East Ukraine is not worth the cost of doing so.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 13,516 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,621 See in context

We've hit the peak and things are on the way down. Bye bye COVID.

-14 ( +11 / -25 )

Posted in: Tokyo reports 13,074 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 77,450 See in context

The wave has peaked and things will get a lot better from here. Nice to see case numbers falling.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 18,287 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 97,833 See in context

A drop from last week. The virus has peaked, and watch numbers drop considerably over the next week or two.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,113 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 92,078 See in context

Looks like we have hit the peak and are on the way down.

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Posted in: Australia to reopen borders to vaccinated tourists on Feb 21 See in context

Sensible move from the Australians. Get on with things, and get on with living life normally.

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Posted in: Why is Taiwan competing in the Winter Olympics under 'Chinese Taipei'? See in context

Anyway - good luck to all the athletes from the independent country of Taiwan.

China says Taiwan should not declare independence.

Taiwan has its own laws, currency, electoral system, military, border controls, government and so on.

Looks independent enough to me.

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