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Posted in: A significant number of foreigners experience housing discrimination in Japan See in context

Typical JP level, this is the definition of racism.

You presuppose something based on people's ethnics group, in this case language. Nothing complicated or "so unique" to that.

Although such results are problematic, they point to a situation more complicated than mere racism. Landlords likely feel anxious about needing to provide English services in order to explain sometimes particularly complex housing policies.

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Posted in: For those of you who are teleworking at home, what are some of the biggest distractions? See in context

Work ! Otherwise teleworking is much better, in terms of quality of life.

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Posted in: Travel from Japan to Vietnam to partially resume on Thursday See in context


you can't get it ... It is hard to search for facts and even more compile them with method and think.

and yes i live in Japan where people do not respect lockdown, do not understand what is quarantine & let elders die like the Setagaya case because a late phone call is "inappropriate" ...

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Posted in: Travel from Japan to Vietnam to partially resume on Thursday See in context


It is quite simple, insisting on sharing an opinion without adding facts and numbers (that do not exist here), is just asserting something subjective. Depending on how you think, it has chances to be 100% disconnected from any reality. You can have opinions, but nobody has to accept your point without proof.

Replace "vietnamese" by "japanese" for example

Japan handles the virus very very well.

can you trust in the numbers the Vietnam government tells you?

I don't understand that!

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Posted in: First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19 See in context

Let's respect the interests of science in this case then :) much obliged !

an adult model and events hostess

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Posted in: First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19 See in context

With a little less bias and more research,

The Lancet study earlier this month, actually is a demonstrated fraud, more deaths in the study than the actual countries count, methodologies errors all over, data provided by a "company" held by a hired call girl.

Hydroxychloroquine + antibiotic has not (yet ?) been demonstrated to be an inefficient treatment.

The big problem it has, is its cost. It's extremely cheap = no profits. JT is really not careful, this is a dangerous topic.

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Posted in: Singer Hikaru Utada opens a discussion on racism on Japanese Twitter See in context

Please share with us

I’ve seen worse

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Posted in: Virus travel bans separate families even as restrictions ease See in context

The fact is that pointing fingers to others to deflect your own issueS whether it is for an individual or bigger structure is childish, naïve, borderline mental trouble.

A bit like this article adding that "hey for uniqueness Japan ! For racist restrictions that show foreigner population they should have never come live here in the first place, look : Korea too. Convenient.

I stand by my comment-lest ye all forget the facts!

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Posted in: Japan opts not to join U.S., others in criticizing China for Hong Kong law See in context

It makes sense. Japan is a kawai less successful version of China, how who it defend people rights just to destroy it's vital partnership.

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Posted in: Foreigners with humanitarian needs will be exempt from Japan re-entry ban See in context

Interesting concept, negative IQ ?

At some point of time you will find no foreigner willing to pay your taxes, this is below 3rd world statement ..

Because Japanese residents of Japan and foreign residents of Japan are being treated differently, it does not mean that this is a racist policy.

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Posted in: Japan defense data may have leaked after cyberattacks on NTT unit See in context

Anybody working here in IT knows Japan is doomed regarding security, the working culture simply doesn't match the computer age however high the education is.

You need to face facts regarding IT security not hope for the best & look away. The systems hosted here have been and are a goldmine for hackers and people will suffer from it in the years to come. Not mentioning all the work legally or illegally outsourced to China ...

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Posted in: Ex-comfort woman in S Korea criticizes protest rallies against Japan See in context

All my respect to this woman !

The comments and downvotes on common sense points just show Japan is far from ready to deserve protests to stop. Denial, fake excuses, sophism, incapacity to debate, down look on Koreans, generalization on foreigners all that is still normal here.

Why not growing up, that will help stopping pointing fingers to others for being smarter.

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Posted in: Japan approves remdesivir for coronavirus treatment See in context

Freedom of speech and opinion is important but I think you didn't inform yourself properly on the drugs used and their effect in the studies ... Entirely wrong

Anything that shows a positive effect in the patients is to be preferred, hydroxychloroquine can be cheaper, but if it is of no benefit (or even it is detrimental becaus

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Posted in: Japan approves remdesivir for coronavirus treatment See in context

US labs wanted to sell it but ...

it has been admitted this doesn't prevent patient's death, however it is good at destroying kidneys in 60% of cases and 100 times the price of the other medicine used (hydroxychloroquin).

Why was it approved ...?

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Posted in: 70% see Japan-U.S. security alliance in positive light: gov't survey See in context

70% happy to live in a colony.

Nice score. It is sad that people are so uneducated that they accept the ruling by a foreign gvt as positive.

FYI the US in South Korea is not an occupation army ...

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Posted in: The quiet desperation of teleworking See in context

This virus is revealing the flaws of each and every society.

Even here people are starting to think about their life, "couple", appearances.

Let's hope they re open the kyabakura soon before everyone understand their situation.

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Posted in: TEPCO weighs options over tsunami threat to Fukushima plant See in context

Some countries simply do not have the capability or work ethic, if you prefer, to handle Nuclear Power. If it takes 9 years to build a tall enough wall or 8 years to decide what to do with polluted water because nothing was done to maintain a power plant ... Obviously Japan is not the "asian Germany" and shouldn't have Nuclear power plants.

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Posted in: Japanese customs: A guide in a coronavirus world? See in context

Not doing anything right as a society to protect its people, still blindly trying to feel special and unique out of ignorance. Common sense can never reach these shores, there is a herd immunity to it.

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Posted in: Abe leans toward ¥100,000 cash handout scheme See in context

A strong signal from the government !!

After the proof by the Goshn case that foreigners cannot be granted minimal human rights.

Now also the proof that the tax money you pay doesn't give you any access to the minimum of support when needed. If given only to citizens (i guess that means "by blood") I swear i ll transfer way more than this amount out of Japan this year, just to withdraw it from the economy.

Japan definitely is not ready to attract and retain talents.

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Posted in: Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable place in Japan to live, bumping Kanagawa to #2 See in context

Tokyo will always have it's defenders it is "the place where you succeed in Japan" for many wannabees. However if you take out the "prestige" and "outlook" from the equation, Kansai is much more praised for it's people food mindset and culture.

Definitely "smaller" cities provide a more authentic experience, especially in Japan.

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Posted in: From 'Sam-suck' to Apple rival: the Samsung transformation See in context

Haaa Japan Inc ...

After being unable to take the train of most innovations for the last years (who buys a Japanese phone this days ? Only uninformed people) then it is time to mock the more successful neighbors ...

Japan Inc feels so bad about it that Samsung cannot display it's brand in Japan but only "Galaxy". You have no idea how you look from a global perspective ...

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Posted in: Japanese companies tighten belts, declining to offer base pay hikes See in context

Everything is SUPER slow here compared to any other country or tribe.

However when it comes to not pay (enough) for the work done, surprisingly the actions are very quick.

With the TAX hike, don't come cry after if no one is buying your already too expensive JP products.

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Posted in: For some Fukushima evacuees, Olympics no reason for cheer See in context

Down votes from people who don't even know that 90% of the Fukushima land mass didn't get any radiation while other prefectures did, like Nagano and Gunma.

The radiation levels in over 90% of Fukushima are lower than many international cities including New York.

Some evacuee's have refused new accommodation because they believe they can return home.

Yes if you measure radioactivity where the levels are low, results are good !

Here is how people usually speak when they want to share information:

10% of Fukushima area has been irradiated in such a way that it will take centuries to recover low radiation levels and for people to come back safely.

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Posted in: Japan defends cautious approach on coronavirus testing as 7th death reported See in context

"I think there are people who are worried and want to be tested but ... that would overwhelm the capacity of medical facilities and we couldn't treat those who need treatment."

So less testing because we couldn't treat cure them anyway ?

That's a bye-bye Olympics statement here ...

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Posted in: Japan's efforts to raise wages wane as firms embrace merit-based pay See in context

Still pending the definition of "merit" in Japan when it is usually not decided based on work's quality or outcome.

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Posted in: Popular Japanese actress Suzu Hirose subjected to racist coronavirus comments on Instagram See in context

What does being Japanese have to do with anything ?

Well they are the specialists, the ones that "do not understand well the difference between racism, free speech, an "unique culture"" So how shocking to discover something "so Japanese" is practiced by Gaijins too... Feeling less special maybe ?

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Posted in: 8 French people caught in Hokkaido avalanche; 1 dead See in context

What is the point, from an information perspective, to give the entire name of a person that just died ?

Privacy, respect for family, is that complicated ? Even after death ?

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

I think the end of the conclusion is cut, let me complete it:

"In Japan, there are strict requirements and procedures stipulated in law with regard to holding suspects and defendants in custody, with due consideration given to the guarantee of human rights."

"Unfortunately human rights do not apply to foreigners and the strict requirements and procedures, well ... do not apply to prosecution"

2020, "fights back", denial, FAQ on internet.


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Posted in: Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant water See in context

Facing (avoiding) decision for how many years ?

Releasing the polluted radioactive waters to an already PCB and Mercury contaminated environment...

Maybe for some countries, coal is better.

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Posted in: Abe strikes conciliatory note on S Korea See in context

Japan realizing it needs SK to defend itself ...

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