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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

@NipponGloryhole, if you could explain us what is the "japan model" please ? Because in English (objective factual language in the way it is used) it looks a lot like a synonym of "doing nothing"

At least in Osaka they seem to be actually measuring the trend of the pandemic which is the first step to get ready for any event such as Olympics. Too complicated for NPCs ?

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Posted in: Suga to hold talks with Biden in U.S. on April 16 See in context

Meeting minutes:

Woof Woof

Good boy !

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Posted in: Korean kids nurtured to remember history with anti-Japanese toys and games See in context

Do you mean all east Asian countries teach people only via propaganda ? Nooo really ?

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Posted in: Gov't to use ¥2.17 tril from reserve funds for virus-hit businesses, households See in context

Talking about Zibabwe, it does better than Japan for Covid vaccine injections, a model to follow ?

"reserve fund" ? They can print any amount of yen they choose. They can make us all trillionaires, just like in Zimbabwe.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 409 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,535 See in context


Monty seems a genuinely nice person but stayed in Japan too long. There is only sophism and JP acceptable / not acceptable thoughts left.

He trying to say what is the problem lifting a SOE that many described as inefficient - with reason - whatever the - fake - number of case is.

Between - - are doomsayers thoughts.

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Posted in: Japanese companies offer lowest pay rises in 8 years as pandemic bites See in context

Some firms are shifting away from across-the-board wage hikes toward a more varied approach on remuneration. More of them are adopting merit-based wages, rather than seniority-oriented pay, to lure young talent

If that was 1% true most their current management would be homeless so no.

The old boys need cash for kyabakura this weekend, merit based approach is impossible in JP unless culture changes and probably, all prostitution venues are closed. The they wouldn't need so much cash.

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Posted in: Japan Post, Rakuten tie up on digital delivery, cashless payments See in context

@sindhoir GK

Robert Mae's analysis & post is 100% correct and yes it is a copy of Amazon and all the other sites that opened in the US a few months or year before.

Since then, it has been a trend for Rakuten that never innovated on anything. All services are copies of something usually from overseas that is japanized, and despite announcements no new technology has ever been created.

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Posted in: No Chinese vaccines to be taken by Team Japan, minister says See in context

I say NO to drugs and anything made in China!

Not true you wouldn't be able to post here without a computer, tablet or phone, would you ?

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Posted in: Nearly 400 infected with new coronavirus variant found in Japan See in context

I think the JP variant is old news already,

you could see mentions in international press months ago, along with SA/ Brazil ones.

Good to start sharing the news i guess.

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

Thank you Asiaman7, case closed.

J Mark Ramseyer is actually sponsored by Mitsubishi. Literally.

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Posted in: Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more See in context

it has performed about 60 COVID-19 tests per 1,000 people,

Interesting numbers, I d like to know who provide the source for calculation.

JP population: about 120M

Let's take over a year: 365 days

60 tests per 1000 people OK.

That gives 19,726 tests per day everyday since February last year which we all know is way higher than the reports.

What is interesting here is

Have these tests been performed but were never reported in the media ?

Or is this rate number invented like numbers in every JP company accounting dpt ?

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Posted in: Concerns mount over trace app for potential foreign Olympic fans See in context

It will be time to install an android emulator I guess ... The 7.5 billion app (probably worth couple 1000 usd only) will be full of security issues, do not install on your phone.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 445 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,537 See in context

note from science

With a possible 200% error margin, depending on the weather, the mood of workers counting the cases, the workload of the workers receiving the faxes, the unaccounted cases from private sector, the unaccounted cases yesterday, the cases submitted too late on Friday, the case we couldn't track bc Android app doesn't work and political PR needs.

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Posted in: LDP wants more women at meetings, but only if they don't talk: Nikai See in context

It is not sexism that is deep rooted in the society it is discrimination and prejudice.

Sexism is just one of the expression of a value that is fundamental to Japan.

Just look at the articles about Korea, most posters are unable to develop a minimum of critical thinking just because "it is koreans".

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Posted in: Japan finds COVID-19 variant in 3 people with no record of travel to UK See in context

Nothing about the JP variant yet ?

Because it was all over the less censored foreign media few days ago.

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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

Congratz Hiroshima,

you will be able to assess the situation then make a plan to handle it.

Very very rare to see some lead make a decision based on facts in Japan.

i Hope they won't have problems for making the decision not to hide problems under the carpet.

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Posted in: Japan to halt entry of all nonresident foreign nationals See in context

Very intelligent message to the much needed expat community here:

JP man doesn't respect quarantine and spreads virus. Conclusion this is a foreign virus, let's create rules against foreigners. Below third world.

@Aly @William, all the best for you !

Starting to think that any foreigner with a bit of common sense MUST follow your steps.

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context


I do not see the link between idiot, fearmongering, media, SOE, one foreigner, his GF and 7.11.

Again, and all opinions matter ofc, politely, you are simply building up a story based on your own bias with your own limitations as we all do. Trying to be more local than the locals.

People being genuinely afraid at the virus can wear a mask and be pro-SOE. The place of your birth do not matter. The mask (that i wear) has not been proven to prevent anything, not touching objects and washing hands is far more useful. Therefore limiting exposure in public places makes sense.

What matters is the expertise behind decisions made fighting the pandemic and the goal of such decisions. Not personal own beliefs or repeating them ad eternam.


Exactly, and regarding population proportions, well this is a daily observation ..

Maybe like me you just see "people" not really just based on their race.

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context


If people behave in a well manner by using their best personal preventions, a SOE is not necessary.

But the stupid media and fear mongering idiots are pushing the SOE because they need new sensation news for their daily reports.

Before calling other idiots and categorizing them, look at your posts.

Only health professionals could say if an SOE is useful or not, not the average immature salaryman NPC in Tokyo ... Unfortunately in this case it appears to be just a political move "to look like something is done"

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Posted in: Samsung extends S Korea LCD production for indefinite period See in context


Complete denial. There is nothing factual in your statement. High end is since long time designed and produced in Korea and China. If you are sensible to forced labor don't buy any JP product made in China then. If you are sensible to IP theft what about Sony walkman ? Isn't Xperia a copy of Samsung with low Q OS ?

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Posted in: Women are not only bearing the brunt of job losses, but also the pressure of additional household chores. A spate of high profile celebrity suicides is also an influencing factor, most likely exacerbated by the on-going stigma surrounding mental health issues in Japan. See in context

When a culture doesn't recognize the individuals but only groups such as "the women" or "the foreigners" or "the celebrities". There is actually no concern about individual problems such as "mental health" as long as the group looks fine. Therefore i do not see how anything could be done with the actual situation.

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Posted in: Sexism still rife in Hollywood despite #MeToo movement, survey finds See in context

Of course because the most famous MeToo members are victims or prostitues or abusers.

As a movement it doesn't really set a clear direction about complaints.

All those that got awards from the services given to Weinstein are victims right ? Never heard their names.

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Posted in: Bed shortage looms as S Korea reports record new coronavirus cases See in context

Thank you ! For reporting so accurately and precisely the situation in South Korea.

I Appreciate your "eagerness" to keep us informed of the situation and its evolution !!

Now could you please do the same about Japan ? according to the website title.

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Posted in: Japan says it is seeking closer ties with U.S. after Biden's win affirmed See in context

But LDP is far right, what do they except from democrats ?

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Posted in: Japanese anti-sexual violence ad, #ActiveBystander, becomes online hit See in context

You are correct @Tokyo-m

Be careful here, you should never intervene, in both cases (molester is local or foreign).

You will be into trouble as well as a foreigner immediately.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

“Is Japan really such a country full of discrimination? It feels like you’re creating a false impression of Japan.”

“You’re crossing the line and making Japanese people look foolish.”

Denying, looking away is basically the very definition of JP culture unfortunately ...

Reality is a scifi concept in Japan in 2020 ...

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Posted in: Japan to give tax breaks for long-term foreign residents to attract financial experts See in context


Why it doesn't mention culture and bureaucracy? Only mater taxes and language?

"Language" is often cited as a problem but in fact it is an issue that natives face, foreign languages.

It is a tattemae way to say "people, behaviors, culture, social interaction, racism, taxes, no rights, no justice protection, discrimation for rentals, ect."

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

"Opinion" ? This is mentioned so often in the article ..

NO, experts deliver an expertise, not an opinion. Despite wishes.

For the apologist. talking about the human rights of polar bears in north pole has nothing to do with the topic.

If you wanna make your point, you must provide facts related to the case.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. start formal talks on costs to host American troops See in context


Reality check

Instead of making a small list of convinient numbers, the fact is Japan is a US colony and therefore must pay for colonial army. It is decades now and it is not fair that JP tax payers and citizens are still punished for what a few idiotic families did and failed last century. US should give back the country it's full independence. JP should write it's own constitution.

Before it happens .. Japan will pay ...

Crying about mutual benefits won't help.

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Posted in: Minister bashes Trump over refusal to accept defeat; then deletes tweet See in context

An LDP member talking about dictatorship while his party has ruled for 70 years, under the scrict control and in total obedience to this "dictatorship" ?

For once I find the humour quite dark and subtle here

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