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Posted in: Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardizes patient care See in context

The government has billions for ridiculous face masks, subsidised travel and hotel stays but can’t find money for frontline health workers? The most important workers in a pandemic get a pay cut? Something not quite right here!

The LDP. They're not right. Especially in the head

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Posted in: Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardizes patient care See in context

I bet if a TON of health care workers just went on strike permanently the gov would listen.

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Posted in: Do you feel it is safe to visit the dentist during the pandemic? See in context

Yes. I am doing it now.

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Posted in: UK to purge Huawei from 5G by end of 2027 See in context

Thank god!! I was HORRIFIED when my country, the UK, decided to give Huawei a limited role in the UK's 5G network. Good to see BOJO come back to his senses!

The CCP, both covertly and overtly, controls many Chinese companies.

Of course!!

So if you have a Chinese company which is involved in the infrastructure fo another country, it is time to kick them out.

Couldn't agree more!

Next should be apps like WeChat, Tiktok etc.......

Hear Hear!

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Posted in: Wearing masks and practicing social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading are making people feel stressed, exhausted and sick of the daily pressure they face to observe these norms. That is only natural. See in context

Welcome to the social pressure that is Japan. I doubt anyone is ‘sick of the daily pressure’. Just add it all the other ‘daily pressure’ they must endure to be part of this society.

EXACTLY!

Now to put physical dividers between each train seat! (like on the London tube). That would be bliss.

sigh! if only!! But one can dream...

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Posted in: China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong See in context

China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong

Ha! Ha! Bring it on China!

HK status is ending. Huawei has thankfully been purged from the UK 5G system. India is banning China made apps and is thinking of imposing other measures with regards to chinese smartphones and tech. Tensions are rising with OZ and Canada.

Your world and your rise is crumbling all due to your greed, aggressiveness, and belligerence on the world stage. And I can't wait to see you collapse

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Posted in: Japan’s first 100% non-alcoholic and vegan bar to open in Tokyo’s Roppongi district See in context

Kniknaknokkaer

brilliant!!!

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Posted in: Panel calls for penalizing foreigners who refuse deportation See in context

disgusting. and this country wants its justice system to be taken seriously by the west? disgusting.

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Posted in: ACCJ urges Japan to end 'double standard' re-entry rules See in context

A U.S. business body has asked Japan to eliminate "double standard" re-entry rules and treat all residents returning to the country equally during the COVID-19 pandemic regardless of their nationality.

since this is a US business body, shouldn't they advocate embargos or at least tarriffs on J products if this double standard continues

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Posted in: ACCJ urges Japan to end 'double standard' re-entry rules See in context

Finally! And yes it IS a double standard. No need to put it in quotations. If Canada or another western country had done this they would be called out on discrimination and racism.

"This is being called 'Japan risk' among foreigners living in Japan ... This residence status-related risk has prompted many foreigners to think twice about settling here and to look seriously into moving to other countries," he said.

true. I'm one of them.

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Posted in: Japan’s first 100% non-alcoholic and vegan bar to open in Tokyo’s Roppongi district See in context

agree with the above. I'm a meat eating, liquor drinking, women loving, katana wielding niku shoku ninja

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Posted in: Gov't considers asking nightlife businesses to close to stem virus surge See in context

oh yeah- still no sign of the money they promised us. should put that in too.

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Posted in: Gov't considers asking nightlife businesses to close to stem virus surge See in context

Gov't considers asking nightlife businesses to close to stem virus surge

considers asking? Really?? Lame.

> They like considering a lot in Japan. Them politicians.

and asking. But that's about it.

Which should the government protect: the lives of its citizens or the bank accounts of businesses?

should: answer lives

will: answer bank account

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Posted in: The ultimate battle for ham sandwich supremacy – we examine Japan’s convenience store sandwiches See in context

I don't care. All ham sandwiches taste good to me

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Posted in: Japan defense review slams China's virus 'disinformation' See in context

China has been spreading "disinformation" about the coronavirus and its naval activities are a matter of "grave" concern, Japan said in its annual defense review published Tuesday.

Japan is right.

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Posted in: Tokyo to look into theater infections after 30 cases reported See in context

Koike acknowledged number of infected detected only depends on the number of tests. Fiddling figures is national sport in Asia.

exactly. And now that she's announced that the Olympics must go on, she will purposefully keep the testing to a minimum to make sure that they do go on. The Olympics are proving to be the biggest obstacle to us fighting this virus.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says

Let me fix that for you:

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of stupidity and complete disregard for public health by us with regards to COVID-19.

She's such a complete imbecile and a fool!

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Posted in: Sleep deprivation wiping out Japan’s productivity See in context

this is nothing new yet nothing meaningful is being done about it.

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Posted in: Do you think the media should post the number of coronavirus infections each day? See in context

Yes. Number of people tested and number of people found positive as well as the total.

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Posted in: Shinrin-Yoku: The Japanese art of forest bathing See in context

Otherwise known in the West as a walk in the woods.

exactly. something done everywhere

Why does everything have to be an “art” in japan?

because everything is made more complicated here.

Tokyo, the world’s most populous metropolitan area, is not necessarily known for its abundance of pristine, untouched forestry. While you won’t find a Ghiblistyle natural wonderland nestled discretely between Shinjuku and Shibuya, there are at least a few places in and around the city that can help you get back to nature. 

Tokyo borders Yamanashi and Chichibu, Saitama- both are amazing places to experience nature.

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Posted in: Japanese hospitals cut staff bonuses as coronavirus drives them into the red See in context

It's truly shameful, that he most important people on the front lines of this pandemic not only have to endure discriminations for doing their jobs but now paycuts to their already low salaries. While the corrupt leadership is taking the country to the dogs. Literally.

Best post I've read in a while! 100% on the money

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Posted in: 30-year-old Texas man dies from virus after attending 'COVID-19 party' See in context

A covid 19 party. Jesus, the US is doomed. Can't get any stupider.

took the words right out of my mouth

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Posted in: Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China See in context

China is going to be an important issue, but how important remains to be seen. Also, the perception of Biden's attitude on China is also going to play a role.

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Posted in: If you could get tested for the coronavirus, would you? See in context

I would

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Posted in: Trump administration presses again for full school reopening, despite risks See in context

This idiot seems to know that he's going to be voted out in November and he seems to want everyone to go down with the ship.

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Posted in: Have you lost your job or has your income dropped because of the coronavirus? See in context

Me no. But almost EVERYONE I know has.

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Posted in: Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66 See in context

I can't work on the yard, garden, or exterior of the house.

You have a yard, garden, and exterior to your house??

I hate you.

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Posted in: Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66 See in context

both china and Japan are being hit very hard. The news I saw said that its going to continue for quite awhile.

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

The number of daily new coronavirus infections in Tokyo reached a new single-day record of 243 on Friday, Gov. Yuriko Koike said, marking the second consecutive day of over 200 new cases in the capital.

The latest figure tops the single-day record of 224 set the previous day, which was based on around 3,400 tests, according to the metropolitan government.

The more the test they more they find. Like a lot of people said, the official numbers are a joke. There's ALOT more cases than what is being reported.

Shut down the entire country for 6 weeks.

I agree. Or we will be paying the price for opening up too soon down the road.

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Posted in: Australia to halve number of returning citizens as virus surges See in context

As it should be. Citizens and PRs treated the same. You know, like a fair and civilized country would.

exactly. not like SOME countries pretending to be fair and civilized but in reality are not...

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