Aly Rustom comments

Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context

Hopefully the LDP will get the thrashing they so well deserve.

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Posted in: I couldn’t care less about the worst ranking. I would like local residents to be proud of Ibaraki and speak out about its wonderfulness. See in context

It's the Peterborough of England, the Logan of Australia, the Regina of Canada and the Mendota, California of the US combined into one.

I think if you were describing certain cities in Saitama I would agree with you, but to brand the whole prefecture that way is, in my opinion, unfair and inaccurate.

Certain cities there certainly fit that label like Yoshikawa, Misato, and Koshigaya. Absolute garbage places to live. But Kasukabe and Saitama city are nice, and the whole western part of Saitama Prefecture is just beautiful.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 66 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 484 See in context

meanwhile in other news...

Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients

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Posted in: I couldn’t care less about the worst ranking. I would like local residents to be proud of Ibaraki and speak out about its wonderfulness. See in context

what I really don't get is why everyone is dissing Saitama? Why does everyone hate it so much?

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Posted in: Ready for Christmas See in context

Halloween only marks the start for putting up public christmas decorations. (Literally, and very punctually: I witnessed a public christmas tree put up on Oct 31 ... at midnight.)

Shops usually start way earlier. Nitori has christmas decorations on shelf since mid-September

sheesh. that's crazy

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Posted in: I couldn’t care less about the worst ranking. I would like local residents to be proud of Ibaraki and speak out about its wonderfulness. See in context

One of my coworkers, originally from Saitama, said the reason why Ibaraki, Saitama, Gunma and Tochigi get such low rankings is because of their proximity to Tokyo and Kanagawa - two of the most desirable places to live and so the comparison is starker

Thanks for that.

Tokyo is a place I would never want to live. Ibaraki, Saitama, Gunma Chiba and Tochigi are far better places to live in my opinion

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Posted in: Ready for Christmas See in context

Its not even Halloween yet!

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend to meet her parents ahead of marriage See in context

about time

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Posted in: Woman gets 3 years in jail for starvation death of 10-month-old daughter See in context

this is truly heartbreaking. The kind of story you read about that will ruin your day

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Posted in: I couldn’t care less about the worst ranking. I would like local residents to be proud of Ibaraki and speak out about its wonderfulness. See in context

Don't know why Ibaraki has such low rankings. It is a nice place to live. Lots of space, which is something I value. I'm not much for big cities- I hate Tokyo and Kyoto, but Mito in Ibaraki has a real charm that I fell in love with. So yeah, I love Ibaraki.

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Posted in: Pandemic-hit voters hope for brighter days as general election looms See in context

want better days? vote the LDP out. Its that simple

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

Complete fear monger. I hope the public see through this and turf the LDP come election time.

Hear! Hear!

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

What a load of baloney

exactly what the LDP is

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Posted in: Opposition parties unite in bid to break LDP's grip on power See in context

The CDPJ still suffers from the DPJ's legacy. The public learned to trust the DPJ, gave it a chance to govern, but was then disappointed," Harris said. "The reality is that the LDP benefits from the perception that it is a competent, natural party of government and has to really misgovern to be penalized."

There is nothing competent about the LDP. The problem the DPJ had was that the institutions in Japan are all embedded with the LDP- the media, the bureaucrats, business moguls are all in bed with the LDP and always have been. This makes it VERY difficult for ANY party to wrench power from the LDP. The system and its institutions are rigged to ensure LDP continuity in government and power. This is why Japan is not fundamentally a democracy at all. Therefore, it is imperative that the LDP lose an election to break the cycle and send a message to them that what they do can and will hurt them politically. Otherwise, Japan will continue to weaken and stagnate. I know that I'm being far too optimistic but one can always hope.

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Posted in: I made an inappropriate remark. I retract the remark and offer an apology to all family members of the abduction victims as well as related people. See in context

Because he's an entitled LDP old fogie born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

I think the official line is that Sato Hitomi's mother is still alive. I feel really sorry for these innocent victims, but we have to get real. And Harold Holt is dead!

got it! thanks!

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Are these numbers and stats coming from government officials? if so then they are completely useless.

We do well know how the LDP masqueraded and twisted the real tests and infected with very low tests and slow vaccination.

The same government that in the middle of a pandemic started a GoTo wathever.

exactly! well said William!

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Put simple, Canada didn't have a higher rate.

Yes it did

COVID-19 pandemic by country and territory - Wikipedia

look at this graph

it tells us that Canada's vaccination percentage is at 77.3%

Japan's is at 74.6%

>

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Pukey2 RIght on the money!!

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

I go with some government manipulation of the data in time for the elections.

I agree

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

and vaccination rate at 73% that is a bigger green flag.

other countries like Canada have a higher vaccination rate and yet are experiencing a new wave.

Explain that

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Posted in: In your experience, how easy or difficult is it for a foreign resident to obtain a credit card in Japan? See in context

next to impossible in my experience

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Posted in: I made an inappropriate remark. I retract the remark and offer an apology to all family members of the abduction victims as well as related people. See in context

why is that an inappropriate remark?

If you think that was inappropriate, what about Taro Aso's remarks? why does he get a free pass?

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Posted in: Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate See in context

We are not a world government. We have to respect the sovereignty of the countries who are hosting the games," Coates told an event in his native Australia.

Really? Did they do that with Japan?? Cause I remember Bach saying that the Tokyo Olympics were going to be held no matter what.

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Posted in: Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate See in context

I think if you look up the word scumbag, Coates and Bach are 2 of the world's best examples. I literally cannot think of someone more deserving of the title than these 2

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

there has only been a 45 percent decrease in PCR tests". That's almost half the testing. Seems like a pretty significant red flag to me.

exactly! you beat me to it!

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Posted in: Main opposition party pledges to achieve growth by reducing inequality, poverty See in context

anybody with half a brain should be voting for the opposition.

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Posted in: Some governments are thinking of imposing a carbon tax to curb greenhouse gas emissions. What do you think? See in context

carbon tax won't solve this

we need a global push to promote green energy and renewables

we need to provide companies with incentives to go green

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