For those that see no problem with this idea. Here is a short (very short) list of groups and counter groups that will follow suit.
Palestinians/Jews, Shia/Sunni, Sikhs/Hindu, Christians/Muslim, Hindu/Muslim, Hutus/Tutsis, Native American/ European/ Black/ Asian, South Korea/Japan, China/Japan, North Korea/Japan, Tamil/Sinhalese, Myanmar/Rohingya, Armenians/Turks, Kurds/Turks,Greek/Turks, Spain/Basque/Catalonia,
I can go on and on, or into more detail on all the above and more, just within Africa there are over a dozen separatists movements back by neighbouring countries dominated by the minority of their neighbours, Same in many places in Europe, even North America, add in all the ethnic and border disputes in Asia, Africa and South America.
The Olympics will be one protest followed by a counter protest followed by a counter counter protest.................................
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Clueless Americans as usual!
OK America Blacks think their problems need more international exposure but as usual for most Americans they know nothing about the rest of the world.
Here is a short list of others that may and probably will follow suit if this is permitted.
Armenians, Kurds, Yezidis, Assyrian, Rohingya, Sikhs, Both Koreas ( protesting, Japan & USA), Hutus and Tutsi protesting eachother, various Native American groups from both South & North America protesting they own region, then we will have all the religious groups/sects that are minorities in one place or another protesting their situation (Shia, Sunni, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Christians, Jews, zoroastrians, all living in places where they are minorities).
I could go on add in Chinese minorities, Hong Kong, the difference separatist movements world wide, like in Spain, Canada, France, UK, etc...
Then we will have the obligatory counter protest.
The USA and it's people have to learn more about the world, you are not the only people on the planet or the only people with problems.
BLM needs to learn more about the world Black people in the USA are nowhere near in danger compared to far more other minorities in the world, sorry fix your problems internally leave the rest of us out of it.
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Police say his intoxication and mental state have placed his criminal responsibility into question.
Here is where despite loving Japan I end up calling into question the logic is uses in criminal cases.
So if he was drunk driving his car and kills someone, being drunk is not an acceptable thing to call into question his criminal responsibility but seeing he wasn't driving now it is a factor.
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Example: company A is now under the management of a group that took control in a hostile takeover.
Company A signs a deal and gets full payment from Company B and the contract is considered done and all sides have met their obligations.
A few years go by and the original owners of company A regain control of it.
After doing some checking they realise that the previous management took payment and made the agreement with company B but used the payment for their own gains never passing on the money to the shareholders.
Now is company B responsible to make a new contract and pay again, or is it Company A responsibility to collect from the group that was managing company A at the time?
Well Company A I'd South Korea.
Company B is Japan
And the management that made the deal was basically South Korea's military.
So if South Korea doesn't like the reparation deal then they should collect what they want from their own military.
The fact the South Koreans did not pay out to their people what they were supposed to is not Japan's problem.
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Please state your source!
Japan was still rebuilding from the devastation the fire bombings cause and until April 1952 under USA occupation.
Japan did not manufacturer weapons as is could barely produce the basics needed to feed the population,
Japan was only used as a staging ground, a safe port for weapons being built and shipped from the USA, a place for UN soldiers to come for R&R.
So unless you have actual facts and a reliable source, this is just more anti Japanese rumours.
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Enjoy while it lasts Japan because in just over a month she will have to chose between Japan or the USA.
Mo dual citizenship in Japan and before she turns 23 she will have to decide and now with her success, Japan's higher taxation and the fact she doesn't even live here it will be surprising if she continues to play as a Japanese, she can barely speak Japanese.
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There are laws against racial discrimination in North America but with the constant spreading of rumours, conspiracy theories, and use of China Virus, law enforcement and the courts cannot even process them in a timely manner.
Just look here, those that go on about China and China Virus, they are part of the problem.
Most cannot tell the difference between one Asian and another until they speak then most cannot tell the difference between one Asian languages and another.
This is not to say Asians all look alike most just looking at someone cannot tell a caucasian is from Europe, North America, South America, Australia, NZ, etc...
So by pushing the it is all due to China and the Chinese, they are by default pushing it is all Asians.
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Direct your comments towards the CCP - they "Engineered this virus!"
No direct your comments to the people that write stuff like the above and that use China virus instead of Covid.
You are the ones spreading false information, conspiracies, and are the reason Asians in the west are having problems and why foreigners in Japan mostly Asian ones are having more problems than usual.
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Haven't had any more problems than usual.
Sure discrimination exists in Japan anyone saying otherwise is not being honest.
But then it exists just about everywhere.
With certain groups and even county leaders going the extra step calling covid-19 the China virus Asians from all backgrounds have been having a hard time in many Western countries
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Many companies now are downsizing their offices realising they can save on rent, transportation allowance, etc...
But they are also realising that many of their workers do not have the computer skills to work from home.
About 3 years ago the Ministry of economy trade and industry found that 70% of female office staff had the needed computers skills for today's business world but less than 40% of men did.
Now the shocking thing was that even the older women had the skills at 50% but the older men was below 20% and even the younger men barely touched the 50% mark.
I all the places my wife, daughter, son and myself have worked the men just passed on any work that need anything more than email to one of the OLs.
Working from home makes that not possible and exposing these men.
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Personally I think (noticed) that many companies due to covid-19 and working from home are realising that many of their older employees (read old men) have for years not kept up and lack even the most basic computer skills.
These old men still rely on Fax, phone and paper can barely use email, they had been able to hide this fact by passing on any computer work to what are often younger women in the office many of whom are Haken ( contract hires from outsourcing companies).
My wife's, daughter's and others companies have many such old men but now with working from home the top management have realised exactly what has been going on.
In their companies these men were given a short period to either start using the proper systems and do things themselves or lose their jobs.
Many actually refused, using the old " the old way has worked just fine why should we change" and have either been fired or quit.
In the places I am familiar with the women that were actually doing the work often referred to as OL or secretarial work, including the Haken women have suddenly found themselves full time hires in lower management position.
In some cases not actually wanting the positions due to the responsibility but most have welcomed the sizable increase in salary.
In at least 2 of the companies I am familiar with they even promoted several women to replace the old "we don't want to change" men, despite the official policy that management must have university education which none of these women have, seems that skill and knowledge has become more important than a piece of paper issued decades ago.
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I know every place in Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, tochigi, basically most places north of my Tokyo home.
But somehow this place flew under my radar.
Just checked it out prices are reasonable especially in Tokyo and the variety of fish to catch has something for everyone.
Going to try it as soon as I can.
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Unfortunately I Started watching it long before Netflix.
Stopped because there is a right way and a wrong way to get the point the director wants across.
This was/is the wrong way.
I am by far no prude.
I am an atheist, primarily socialist, open to all ideas if they have merit.
A movie depicting the plight of sex workers does not have to have nude or explicit sex scenes to get the point across so why does this movie need to explicitly show the most provocative moves, dances, costumes, etc...
It would have shown the directors talent more if she could have achieved the same results without the scenes that will clearly be loved by pedophiles.
My personal opinion is the director may not be as talented as portrayed by many and needed these scenes because she couldn't figure out how to get the message across otherwise.
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Hmmm... paying for one’s own services? The user pays, as a general principle? I am crazy, or might this actually be the answer for Japan?
Welcome to pre Victorian England.
Workhouses, debtors jails, even private fire departments run by insurance companies.
You can still find the markers on buildings across the UK these marked the building was insured by xyz company so when the fire department from company ABC showed up they do nothing because that wasn't their client, and now you know why so many major fires burnt cities like London,
Similar situations in much of Europ, North America.
As the old saying goes, if you don't learn from history you are bound to repeat it.
Problem with people today is they haven't a clue about the past and why certain things exist today or work as they do today
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Yes that could happen but why would the rich use some low income person if the purchase is cash no record, they can do that themselves already.
But with major purchases like Cars, homes, etc.. these have to be registered with the government.
Any low income person owning a car or house they clearly cannot afford and are not using or living in will set off alarm bells.
High penalties for retailers, etc...not passing the sales via the special cash register will discourage most.
In Quebec the government implemented a mandatory internet connected register system for eateries because of far to much undeclared sales, if the internet goes down longer than 10 minutes and the establishment doesn't inform the authorities they get a $10,000 fine, if they get caught not entering a sale again massive fines possibly jail. Inspectors go around testing to see if they can make no tax cash purchase without a bill/receipt, Tax revenue suddenly went way up just from that single industry.
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The following idea has been around for some time now but with today's technology it is actually possible.
Eliminate personal income tax.
(Any the rich always find ways of avoiding paying)
With the tech available a law requiring all businesses have cash registers ( similar) that are connected directly to the revenue service office. Each individual is issued a photo ID card with IC chip that contains their income status.
This will now making it possible to have a variable sales tax from 0 to whatever the highest income earners would have to pay.
It would making paying taxes far more difficult to avoid.
The concept is simple the rich spend more buy far more expensive things so will end up paying far more taxes.
The government will know exactly and receive sales tax instantly.
This electronic sales tax collection system is not new and is in use in some countries, backed up by undercover inspectors that go around making cash purchases to catch retailers and wholesalers not entering the sale.
Think about it. A lower income person is going to buy a smaller car, house, etc... The rich guy is not going to buy a cheap house or car so he gets hit with high sales tax unavoidable.
Under this system some multi millionaires may find themselves paying more taxes the first year than they have in income tax in their life up to this point.
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Thank you for proving my point.
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Simple because certain countries have gone conspiracy crazy.
It have gotten so bad that even their entertainment has been infected.
TV shows start off nicely, a good police or crime show will without a doubt end up inserting a bug bad conspiracy.
Today if your shoelaces break in less than a year it is some big corporate conspiracy, if your candidate for dog catcher doesn't win, it is a conspiracy, your internet is down for more than 10 minutes again it is a conspiracy.
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I worked IT security for western and Japanese banks, sorry to break the news to you but they are no different except western banks don't care about public image or bad publicity and will in no way compensate affected customers until a lawsuit can prove it was their mistake.
In Japan their is a far better chance of compensation if it means bad public image.
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And people ask me why I don't use internet banking.
I even had my banks remove my account from even being able to do internet banking.
It was quite a fight so I took out my phone started recording telling the manager I wanted a written agreement that they are responsible if anyone accesses my account swing I will never complete the registration.
But the more I recorded the more nervous they got and finally they contacted the central office and were told it was possible to do with a written request.
I worked in banks in IT security, they are all seriously flawed not just Japan.
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Thank you for proving my point.
Your rights, forget about everyone else, right?
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@Shaolin74 the (very tired virologist)
Thank you for that very informative post, that even a primary school child can understand.
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Are you an infectious disease expert?
Because clearly your points contradict all present facts and evidence.
So because in an airplane we cannot properly social distance why wear a mask, is that your point?
That makes very little sense,
Anyone would realise that some preventative measure is better than none.
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The regularly, What if they have asthma, COPD, allergies, etc...
Any competent doctor will tell such people to wear a mask because it reduces the chance of breathing in dirt, dust, pollen, etc...which can trigger attacks. This is standard in Japan as high use of meds like inhalers is not seen as a good thing.
If you have a lung problem that is so severe that you cannot wear a mask then an inclosed space like an airplane is the last place you should be especially during an pandemic of a deadly disease which attacks the respiratory system.
Unless your travel is for some great emergency, someone with a respiratory ailment so severe that they cannot wear a mask shouldn't be traveling in an airplane.
Stop thinking you are so important, special, etc...and start acting like a member of a civilised society, wear a mask.
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Anti maskers claims
You can't wear a mask on long flights:
Debunked by the simple fact that in the 30 years I have been in Japan people on flights to and From Canada on 12 to 14 hour flights have been doing just that. My wife, my children's 90 year old grandparents, my sister in law, and most Japanese on the plane have been long before covid-19.
Masks do not stop the virus as the virus is smaller than the holes in the mask material:
Debunked: sure if somehow the virus was airborne on its little old self, it is not and cannot.
The virus is airborne in water droplets those droplets get stopped by the mask if the wearer, any that get by get stopped by the mask worn by those near them.
No a mask will not stop 100% but greatly reduce the chances of breathing in a larger quantity of the virus, reducing ones chances of getting more seriously ill.
Simply put if your immune system has a chance to start up producing antibodies during a low viral load chance of getting seriously ill are lower but if you system gets a larger viral load in a short time your system will not be able to react fast enough and the virus can entrench itself making it more difficult to fight and possibly leading to being seriously ill.
This has been proven by multiple studies done in Japan and now being confirmed by studies done in the west.
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Simple take a tissue place it in front of you mouth now start talking normally.
Now look at the wet spots on the tissue.
Simple plain logic a primary school child knows.
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Any competent doctor or medical professional will tell you that the number one way viruses spread in the air is through droplets when someone sneezes, coughs or even when they are talking.
Now do a little experiment.
Take a spray bottle fill it with water point it at the window and spray.
Repeat the same thing this time with a standard mask in front of the spray nozzle.
Now see which way left more water on the window.
If that is to difficult to grasp then there is no hope. 1+1=2 not 3, 4 or 5
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Here is the problem with the Anti maskers.
They will look at the present studies and always find something they see as a fault.
They will say there is nothing conclusive no 100% proof.
Well in the medical world nothing and I mean nothing is 100% no medication, no treatment, no vaccine, no diet, nothing.
Actually in just about everything in life nothing is ever 100%.
Will wearing a seatbelt save your life in a car accident? Maybe but no guarantee chances are it will or it reduces the chance of being killed or seriously injured but like with mask seatbelts are not a guarantee of safety but we use them because the evidence points to a better chance of survival in an accident.
Does it hurt you to wear a mask? No.
It only hurts your blotted pride at being told to do so.
The only reason for not wearing a mask is out of overly self importance, self-centered, selfish and arrogance.
Do I like wearing a mask? No especially since I often have when working and I wear a full on R3 mask with filters and goggles.
So that makes me having to wear a mask far more than the average person.
But as a member of a civilised society and have simple respect for others as well as listing to the Vast majority of the same medical community, I wear one in public especially in confined spaces.
Stop thinking you are all so special, wear a mask.
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Thank you for the info.
The sad thing is all what this doctor is pointing out has been studied and proven by studies done in Japan including several done over multiple decades by Todai medical.
Unfortunately only now that some western studies are saying the same thing are western doctors and specialist are listening.
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