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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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Posted in: Hokkaido reports record coronavirus cases; requests business hour cut See in context


It is not because you can't see the point, despite other posters explaining you clearly here, that there is no point ...

The deaths counted in JP are only from persons that have been tested positive then died, and mostly no test is performed so the number of deaths is "low".

Cant understand why some people still talk about severe cases only when the core of this pandemic is asymptomatic sick people contaminating others ...

Not sure if these are really low IQ apologetic foreigners or locals, of course in the second case I'd try to be more polite and explain.

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Posted in: Sexual violence consultations in Japan up 15% during pandemic See in context

A strictly Beta male initiated comment

A strictly male-initiated problem.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 102 new coronavirus cases See in context

Seems some need to read a little more. For those "who don't understand and need example"

SEE the other asian countries that dealt with it, China, Thai, Laos, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan ect ...

I have no proposal to replace defective PCRT testing, this is an accurate point however, PCRT is not so good.

For JaneM2, that seems to twist simple post the most. I am talking about elderly because they need more protection than other, the figure show that kids are mostly unaffected, being contaminated or not. For the elderly the virus is much more dangerous / lethal. Here you won't know, there is no autopsy in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 102 new coronavirus cases See in context

What is/are the international PRC testing flows

Massively testing the population so you have an accurate figure of the number of sick people, with or without symptoms, then you can quarantine them to preserve elderly and treat them so they don't spread the virus more.

Like all the other asian countries.

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Posted in: Diet session opens; Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 See in context

Edo era

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Posted in: Diet session opens; Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 See in context


I would advice you to read more about lithium and "clean cars" carbon print. As the 3% richer are responsible for 50% of "carbon pollution" good luck reaching the goal, you will need to go back to work era.

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Posted in: Japan eyes exempting short-term business travelers from quarantine See in context

What geniuses ...

In many ways as usual this is below third world level .. at least they could test quarantine and cure.

But here that's too hard so let's welcome short trips xD

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 187 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 638 See in context


It's Japan, don't you recognize it ? ;)

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Posted in: Boyega says non-white 'Star Wars' characters 'pushed to the side' See in context

He actually believed that a multibillionaire company is actually pushing black people to the front (and hiding them on the Chinese movie posters, because well ...) for good feelings, promote equality, show the example and make the world a better place ? xD

This millennials don't have enough culture to understand that you're driven by values or you're driven by money. That's all.

In 5 Years, new article "Boyega realizes BLM has been created only to gather money for the democrats before the election, never did anything for black people"

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Posted in: Japan's tripling of coronavirus tests unlikely to improve fight, experts say See in context

I would like to know how Japan is testing 14 persons per 1000 when tests are refused systematically.

Last time i checked JP did in total about 180.000 tests since December is this 1.4% of 120 million people ? No

Just to give an idea 180.000 is what is performed in an average half a million to a million pop. town in Europe.

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Posted in: Who is next after Abe? Potential successors See in context

Mc Arthur !!

He designed all this mess anyway.

More seriously someone in her/his 40s so she/he understands a bit more the world outside kyabakura/prostitutes/bribery

But many JP do not understand the PM is THEIR employee so not much would change ..

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID-19 entry curbs on foreigners with resident visas: NHK See in context

@larr, Did you read the part about testing an quarantine in the article ?

The one related to science and medicine, the strange foreign concepts not based on race.

irresponsible to open to borders for foreigner

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Posted in: Nissan slapped with more back taxes from Ghosn period See in context

Thinking of it, maybe Ghosn could create a business to help all the foreigner blocked abroad come back in Japan inside a BOX, that could help pay Nissan taxes ? Ho wait no ..

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Posted in: Osaka tops Tokyo as Japan reports 1,070 more coronavirus infections See in context

@Peter finally some sense !

I would add brain damage to your list as well: some patients never recovered capability to concentrate on tasks, have massive headaches or couldn't recover taste / smell capability after infection. This later has been related to the virus infection ...

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