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Posted in: Japan's 8th COVID wave could surpass previous wave's peak, say experts See in context

Michael MachidaToday  08:20 am JST

My beautiful mask has been my SuperPower! I have had no covid since the beginning of this pandemic. I love my mask and it loves me.

Two can play that game!

My beautiful immune system has been my SuperPower! I have had no covid since the beginning of this pandemic. I love my immune system and it loves me.

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Posted in: Japan starts COVID vaccination for children aged 6 months to 4 years See in context

Absolute insanity!

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Posted in: Number of female university teachers in Japan at record high See in context

While not a university, but over half of the teachers at the translator/interpreter vocational school I attended in Osaka were women. Never really gave that a second though but I suppose that was pretty progressive.

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Posted in: We’ve been receiving inquiries in recent years from an increasing number of schools about swimwear that can meet demand from sexual minority students. See in context

Sexual minority refers to people individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, or who are attracted to or have sexual contact with people of the same gender.

Not sure I understand where sexuality comes into play when talking about students' (kids) swimwear of all things.

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Posted in: CBD takes root in Japan as gov't mulls easing laws for cannabis meds See in context

Mark July 4 07:24 am JST

Anyone who has any doubt about what these product will do to any society just go visit any major cities in Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, where people are literally dying on the streets.


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Posted in: Japan eyes shortened isolation period for close Omicron contacts See in context

Aly RustomToday 07:50 am JST

To be sure teleworking is ALWAYS a good thing. Even if the pandemic is over, teleworking should be the norm. It can lead to not only minimization of Covid spread but also the spread of the common cold and the old fashioned flu. Options for students to study from home should also be explored as many students who suffer bullying at school may see this as a good solution, not to mention students who suffer from Short Attention spans could benefit greatly from having classes and lectures sent to them by email which could then allow them to revisit the class over and over again, which would help them internalize the material better.

In short, we should get it into our heads that there has to be a new normal. especially working and studying from home should be explored more in a country which suffers from overwork and overschooling. We have a chance to fundamentally change society for the better, and the biggest pity will be if we let that opportunity go to waste.

Never let a good crisis go to waste...

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Posted in: Man dies in Japan after receiving dose of recalled Moderna vaccine See in context

AntiquesavingToday 11:50 am JST

Big difference one is backed up by science and fact, the other is from rumours spread by anti vaxxers with zero facts, zero science and frankly unbelievable to anyone that can think.

It's pretty common knowledge that the vaccine doesn't prevent infection, but merely weakens any symptoms. That's literally how it is designed to work. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated can get infected and spread the virus.

My point was that quite often unvaccinated and infected get conflated, which is of course nonsense. No person, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, is in a continuous state of infection.

People that want to take the vaccine to feel protected should totally do so. Likewise, those that feel they don't benefit from it should be free to pass. Pretty simple.

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Posted in: Man dies in Japan after receiving dose of recalled Moderna vaccine See in context

AntiquesavingToday 10:24 am JST

And I rest my case!

You actually believe that somehow a Vaccinated person can cause illnesse in others just by being vaccinated.


Not any more outrageous than believing that somehow an unvaccinated person can caulse illness in others just by being unvaccinated, though. Which is something that I see being perpetuated.

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Posted in: Man arrested for torching luxury car in Kitakyushu See in context

Haha, burn the rich. Reminds me of my 20 year old self.

Although, I'd never be stupid enough to actually go through with it..

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Posted in: Osaka request for emergency will include store closures, online school classes See in context

People are continuing to conflate someone not wearing a mask with someone being sick I see..

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Posted in: Fukushima locals criticize government for tone-deaf tritium mascot See in context

Please don't ever change, Japan!

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Posted in: Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms See in context

Nice! Was getting tired of wiping my hands on my clothes.

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Posted in: Japanese study finds that writing by hand increases brain activity more than electronic memos See in context

Huh, I thought this was already a well-known fact.

When it comes to studying, you absorb things way better when you actually physically write it down, as opposed to typing. At least, that's what I was taught and it certainly rings true for me.

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Posted in: ANA conducts COVID digital health passport trial at Tokyo airport See in context

I mean, I knew this was where we were heading back when this whole nonsense started in early 2020, but it still hurts to see it all slowly being rolled out.

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Posted in: Majority of Nagasaki high schools have white-underwear-only rules, study finds See in context

Wonder if going commando would be against regulations.

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Posted in: Births in Japan hit record low in 2020; deaths down for first time in over a decade See in context

justbcuzisayToday 01:28 pm JST

That was the point.

Ah, my bad! Allow me to "+" your comment then :)

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Posted in: Births in Japan hit record low in 2020; deaths down for first time in over a decade See in context

justbcuzisayToday 10:45 am JST

I wasn't social for a whole year, wore a mask while shopping. I didn't get COVID.

See, it proves social distancing and masks don't work!!!

Seriously, people, your 'logic' hurts my head.

I continued hugging people and didn't wear a mask while shopping. I also didn't get COVID.

Both anecdotal, both not proving anything one way or another.

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Posted in: Putin indicates Russia will not negotiate territorial dispute with Japan See in context

Split em 50/50.

2 islands for Japan, 2 for Russia.

Or split the islands in half, like the Dutch/French island of Saint Martin.


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Posted in: Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name See in context

Samit BasuFeb. 16 09:35 am JST


This is only possible if you don't intend to acquire a Japanese citizenship and stay on as a foreign resident of Japan.

We're both non-Japanese and neither of us are planning to change to Japanese citizenship :)

Also, not sure why my comment got so many downvotes. Curious.

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Posted in: Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name See in context

If me and my girl get married, we'll both keep our own surnames.

That's what my parents did as well. It's about as equal as you can get IMO.

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Posted in: 21-year-old woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s See in context

Guess the old lady wasn't tech savvy enough to block the sender. Makes sense considering her advanced age.

Good on her for reporting it to the police!

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Posted in: Cartoon dog pitches COVID vaccines to skeptical Japanese public See in context

harkinsFeb. 14 07:00 pm JST

It amuses me how for the last year I kept reading how COVID isn’t serious and those millions who have died would have anyway because they’re old and/or have underlying health conditions. Now suddenly the same people have immediately and directly attributed the deaths of elderly people to the vaccine.

Amusing is the right word indeed.

Much in the same way that every person that tested positive and died last year was attributed to COVID, even if they died from pre-existing conditions. And now that people die after taking a vaccine, of course it has nothing to do with the vaccine and is attributed to underlying health issues instead.

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Posted in: Osaka accidentally mails out funeral service ads to people infected with coronavirus See in context

Bwhahaha that's hilarious!

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Posted in: Gov't to expand state of emergency to cover Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo See in context

YubaruToday 02:00 pm JST

Believe me, if I saw you on a train, with no mask, I would tell you about it, and make sure everyone around you, looks at you with disgust for your "gaijin" ignorance and arrogance!

That would be quite a rude thing to do.

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

SandyBeachHeavenToday 08:41 am JST

Maybe herd immunity will occur before the vaccine arrives.

What would they do with the 500,000,000 procured bottles of vaccines?

Maybe they can toss it in the ocean together with the nuclear waste water from Fukushima :P

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

zatoizugoodoToday 06:47 am JST

I wish I never came to Japan.

Feel free to leave :)

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Posted in: SDF nurses to help understaffed Hokkaido city fight pandemic See in context

Ameila LearyToday 02:35 pm JST

They're all at risk. All around the world, young and elderly people, as well as middle-aged people have died of the infection. Keep as much social distance as possible, use your goggles and wash your hands constantly / use hand sanitizer. Obviously, this will not eliminate the odds of getting it 100%, but it will improve.

Goggles? That's next level!

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Posted in: Osaka raises coronavirus alert level to red See in context

@didou because we have our freedom the virus is spreading. you can go to the gym, hairdresser, pachinco, bars.... all these places closed or limited hours in other countries. thats one reason why we cant shake this thing here. too lax.

And yet, they can't seem to shake it in countries where they closed everything down either. Funny that..

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Posted in: Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes: study See in context

Burning BushToday 09:38 am JST

My body, my choice.

It seems so simple. Incredible that this gets downvoted.

I wonder if all those downvoters are also pro-life..

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Posted in: 1,805 suicides reported in Japan in September See in context

StrangerlandToday 01:15 am JST

I’m afraid of living with the after effects of the virus that hit all ages. If I die, I’m gone and my family is set up to be comfortable for the rest of their lives. If I live with permanent lung scarring... that’s what I worry about.

Don't worry :)

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