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Posted in: Tokyo government to launch dating app to boost birthrate See in context

I have forwarded this link to several friends outside Japan.

You can’t make this stuff up! It’s like an SNL skit.

May I suggest a nude tattoo check during the in-person interview?

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Posted in: Wi-Fi, drones and sharp blades on Japan's whaling mothership See in context

16th century mentality with 21st century technology is how we roll around here. This ship symbolizes so much!

0 ( +16 / -16 )

Posted in: Sinking yen may spur inflation, but alternatives may be even worse See in context

If rates go up the Japanese Government would pay way more on its own debt. That is by far the most important reason when you are using your Master Card to pay your Visa bill.

They have an approval rating in the low 20’s, they couldn’t care less if you have to hunt for your own food, but it’s even better if you buy a new AC and fridge before you start eating pigeons. Why not a new car too?

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Posted in: Japan Airlines cancels flight after captain gets drunk at U.S. hotel See in context

Pilots take two (or 3) alcohol checks before duty and one after.

Maybe not relevant to the headline, but this pilot tested negative prior to his flight back to Japan. The flight was cancelled due to doubts about his mental state (causing a scene that involved the police). He passed his alcohol check (0.00 reading on the approved alcohol check device) in Dallas.

Just stating facts, not defending the guy.

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Posted in: Japan unveils plans for next-generation passenger plane project See in context

Mitsubishi Heavy shares fell 3% after the announcement….priceless.

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Posted in: Bank of Japan sticks to ultra-loose monetary policy See in context

The Mexican Peso has appreciated 20% vs the USD from its lowest during the pandemic (when it fell about 10%). The two daily flights from Mexico City to Narita packed with Mexican tourists suggest the Yen is already below the Mexican Peso. Pick a different currency to make your point, maybe not from Latin America or Africa for a change.

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Posted in: Hong Kong asks Japan to reverse 'hasty' COVID flight restrictions See in context

Yesterday in Japan: 216,000 + cases, 400+ deaths.

China is 11 times bigger than Japan in terms of population. Multiply Japan’s numbers by 11 and you get 2,376,000+ cases and 4,565 deaths.

Fear and xenophobia beat math again.

The current (pre-Friday) entry procedures for Japan do not recognize Chinese vaccines. In order for any person from China to enter Japan a PCR test would be required anyway. The new restrictions make no difference other than once again give a false sense of security and a perception of toughness and competence by the Kishida Administration.

Yes, the USA will also apply restrictions to Chinese entries, but they currently have absolutely no safeguard at all, unlike Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to require negative COVID test upon arrival for travelers from China See in context

I don’t know of any country which targeted anyone who had been in Japan when Japan had the highest COVID rates in the world for many weeks (even months).

This is Kishida at his best…..another racist move to make his followers happy.

It is sad to see him return to the old xenophobic tactics to gain some popularity.

Enjoy your small bump in popularity Mr. Kishida, it won’t be long before you’re gone!

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Posted in: Italian detainee dies in apparent suicide at Tokyo immigration See in context

How many people have been executed in the same time period?

Japanese Death Row might be safer than Immigration Detention facilities.

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Posted in: Kishida fails to shine enough at G20 summit to boost his image at home See in context

Kishida was there??

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Posted in: 40% of evacuees from Afghanistan have left Japan over poor support See in context

As mentioned before, sad but not surprising.

Poland has accepted over 6 million Ukrainian refugees. In the Fall of 2021 they hosed down Afghan refugees to keep them out at the Belarusian border.

Sadly Japan is not the only racist country around (though they’re pretty high on the list).

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Posted in: Kishida resumes work remotely after contracting COVID-19 See in context

He must have come close to an infected foreign tourist in a group tour in Shizuoka. His security detail was part of Nara’s finest.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Posted in: Japan eases travel advisory for 34 nations, including China, S Korea See in context

The world has been too patient with Japan. It’s time to reciprocate the ban on visa waivers.

No idea why foreign governments tolerate this racist and unilateral policy.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls, entry quarantine from March See in context

Thank you Mr Kishida.

I consider this to be your best consideration.

Please stick with it for more than 3 weeks this time.

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Posted in: 60-kg part of wing breaks off cargo plane while landing at Narita airport See in context

NCA operates a very young fleet of B747-8F.

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Posted in: Japan to extend virus restrictions in Tokyo, 12 other prefectures until March 6 See in context

Not all governments should be ignored in times of crisis. Just the quasi-ones.

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

The Japanese Government has it made! They keep everyone going to the office, provide little or no financial help, mail you two face masks, and still there's many here who think they are being protected by it.

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

So sad it has come to this. Will the muppets in Kasumigaseki care?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11,227 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,576 See in context

The most depressing part is how high the government’s approval ratings are.

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

Has Kishida checked to make sure Omicron isn't entering the country via Canadian mail? They could be missing out on another scientific breakthrough and scapegoat!

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases reach new high since Omicron spread See in context

If Japanese people aren’t buying it why do 80% support closed borders?

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Posted in: Omicron variant reported in 22 of Japan's prefectures See in context

Caught it last month. The only reason I got tested was I lost my sense of smell.

If you are double vaccinated this is not even a regular cold. Isolating while feeling well enough to go work out was the hard part.

We are all going to catch it. Vaccinate and live your life. I had the flu some years ago, that was way rougher.

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Posted in: Japan's tight entry rules over Omicron variant to last into next year See in context

We’re all doomed if this mentality is acceptable from a G7 country.

Time for G6?

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Posted in: Virus cases in Japan force cancellation of World Cup ski jumping See in context

How ridiculous……

Stop admitting Japanese Citizens in every country on Japan’s Travel Ban List.

Isolation is a two way street.

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Posted in: Japan applies tougher quarantine rules to India, Greece, Romania, 4 U.S. states See in context

Shutdown, quarantine, add countries (and now states) to banned list until they’re all in it, fall to the virus, repeat.

Third pandemic Prime Minister, same infallible plan! It would be funny if we weren’t in the second year of brilliant decisions.

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Posted in: Kishida taking no chances as Japan closes border over Omicron See in context

Xenophobia is a two-way street. Hope I see more countries reciprocating Japan’s heavy handed and racist “solutions”.

I haven’t read of many Japanese students or workers whose lives have been destroyed by blanket-eternal bans on their foreign destinations. Didn’t the former princess just move to NYC?

If this is for safety then it should be applied both ways.

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Posted in: Japan institute to receive int'l scholars as exception to COVID rules See in context

Move on with your lives. Thousands and thousands entered for the Olympics/Paralympics yet COE holders are still waiting. No logic, no science, no humanity, that's Japan. Only reciprocity by other nations will change this racist policy.

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