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Posted in: Twitter chief says Trump ban admits 'dangerous' precedent See in context

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey backed the messaging platform's ban of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said Wednesday it sets a "dangerous" precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on the social network.

Translation: Your stock is tumbling, your users are bailing.

Censorship has a price.

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Posted in: Suga announces new measures to stem virus surge, including penalties, review of medical system See in context

@Antiquesaving

You've made a few good points.

Don't be discouraged to speak your mind because of down votes.

If no other response is given, their purpose is to merely invalidate.

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Posted in: Suga announces new measures to stem virus surge, including penalties, review of medical system See in context

He said he put the seven prefectures in urban areas under the state of emergency to prevent infections from spilling over into smaller cities where medical systems are more vulnerable.

Go To Travel is on you.

You promoted it, if you want to assign blame for the results, do it with compensation.

In a bid to more effectively enforce virus measures, Suga has said he will seek a legal revision in parliament next week to allow authorities to penalize business owners who defy official requests for coronavirus measures, while legally providing compensation to those who comply. 

"Covid 19" let's "alter" the Constitution?

Say it ain't so!

Officials in Tokyo, facing a hospital bed crunch for coronavirus treatment, are considering turning three prefecture-run hospitals into centers for COVID-19 patients.

They built "temporary" housing for Olympic athletes, why not temporary hospitals

meant for covid 19 patients only?

About 30 cases of the new variant have been detected since late December. Another variant was also detected in four people arriving from Brazil this week.

More rabble-rousing. What was done with these infected people?

When first we heard this story, it was one person "found" with it, now, it's 20.

What measures are being taken an immigration/airports?

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Posted in: Suga considers state of emergency in Tokyo, vicinity; says Japan will start vaccinations in late Feb See in context

Koike has expressed concern over the greater burden on medical institutions.

I call bs.

She had time and money to get temporary hospitals built, exclusively for covid-19.

Now ambulances drive and drive, who will take them?

This problem would not be here, if these politicians had given some thought and put a plan in place.

Yammering about Olympics sponsors and games.

Then, the "Go To" fiasco, spreading the "wealth" far and wide, lowering people's guards because why would it be unsafe if the govt. sponsors it?

Lax immigration entry follow up, etc.

Now, when numbers climb, where does the pain and sacrifice fall?

Workers and their businesses.

If you want to close people down, you better consider with the same amount of importance

as placed on the Olympics, putting some monetary support where it needs to go,

to the people you want to shut down.

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Posted in: 5 taken to hospitals in Tokyo after choking on mochi; one dies See in context

In one famous incident that occurred in 2001, a woman used a vacuum cleaner to suck the mochi out of her 70-year-old father's throat, saving his life.

She must have seen Jûzô Itami's "Tampopo" for that tip.

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Posted in: Is it rude to eat when your food arrives first at a restaurant? See in context

Yes.

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Posted in: Coronavirus variant from South Africa found in Japan See in context

This story is rabble-rousing, laying out tid-bits, with no follow up.

So, one woman has been "found" with a SA strain.

At the airport? If not, where?

Did she use public transport?

Is she the only one "found" with it?

Is she now in hospital in quarantine?

Japanese travel at will for business, are they more immune than holiday travelers?

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

Good to see it.

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Posted in: Earthlings treated to rare alignment of Jupiter and Saturn See in context

According to The Mainichi, the two planets will be at their closest to view tonight, at 3am.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201218/p2a/00m/0na/010000c

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Posted in: Japan pledges $720 mil for Afghan reconstruction at int'l conference See in context

Pledge money elsewhere while people right here are suffering.

Fix things here, first.

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Posted in: Suspect in murder of homeless woman turns himself in See in context

Why does a 64 year old woman have to be on the street?

Was there no value in her life, no place for her?

No small thing she could've done to earn her keep?

The sum up of a life: ¥8.

Left to die on the street from a a blow to her head while she slept,

by some random loser.

This g'damned country is harsh.

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Posted in: Cram school operator arrested for holding 6-year-old boy upside down, causing eye injury See in context

The day this farcity is exposed, is the day children can once again be children, and slimy

operators of cram schools, entrance exam manufacturers, and entry board committees, can get a real job that contributes to a healthy society.

The place where a child goes to school is not as important as how well they do

while attending. If that is not true, than a basic overhaul of the entire education system needs to happen. Constantly hearing about teen suicides, bullying and extreme pressure put on children,

and there is always the question, why? Right here. People like this dolt, acting as if he has the keys to the city, the right to abuse children, and parents who are too lazy or just complicit; let it all slide.

Make it end.

Make this system of "entrance" exams, end. Make school a place where children learn, make lasting friendships, and have less stress in their young lives worried about things they ought not to be concerned about. Make real learning a priority, not training to make trained seals. Take back dignity, take back self respect, and take back childrens right to be children.

Make it happen, Japan.

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Posted in: Woman dies from head injuries after being found on Tokyo street See in context

Waiting for a bus stop at 4am?

No way taking away from the horror this poor soul encountered,

and whom ever has done this should be brought to justice,

but waiting for a bus at 4am?

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Posted in: Best Masknist Award 2020 held to honor pioneers in Japanese mask fashion See in context

It would be much more worthwhile to receive a flying fickle finger of fate award.

Who wants a face diaper as a trophy, no matter how clever the mask is?

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Posted in: Japan should brace for 'leaderless era' as U.S. turns inward, PM adviser says See in context

@Giant Haystacks,

No need for all the dramatics.

It's a simple thing.

The truth will out.

The Presidency will be filled by the lawfully election winner.

Suga and all the world leaders who prematurely congratulated Biden, have shown a fair bit of ignorance of America's Constitution, and gullibility in the media as the final word.

It isn't.

If there is one thing that Trump has showed us, it's this.

There are no journalists, only propagandists.

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Posted in: Refusing to concede, Trump blocks cooperation on transition See in context

Refusing to concede, Trump blocks cooperation on transition

Says the gaslighting media,

the same ones who gave incorrect polling numbers, & predictions;

they lie and swear to it.

The media declared Biden the winner, but it wasn't their call.

This is going to court.

The American people want answers, the legitimacy of this election

must be proved, and true results shown.

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Posted in: Trump or Biden: Americans vote for president See in context

4 more years.

Trump/Pence.

MAGA-A.

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Posted in: Japan’s 'new normal' train manners poster: 7 steps for safe travel during the pandemic See in context

My reaction to this information is better described:

3 fingers down, thumb riding across them, middle finger upright.

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Posted in: Halloween revelry subdued in Japan due to pandemic See in context

I'd like to think that a lot of us long-term residents / Hallowe'eners,

had something to do with it catching on like it has.

It's a wonderful event, a chance to enjoy a magically fun night,

and this year, in a slightly different way!

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Posted in: Local gov'ts plan to use AI to rate seriousness of bullying cases See in context

AI lacks empathy...

But wait, so do a lot of the teachers and school administrators...

Maybe that's where the battle starts.

Try and imagine how it feels to have your life made miserable daily by those who act with impunity,

and those in charge turn a blind eye.

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Posted in: Do you think U.S. presidential election campaigns are more acrimonious than election campaigns for leaders in other countries? If so, why is that? See in context

Do you think U.S. presidential election campaigns are more acrimonious than election campaigns for leaders in other countries? If so, why is that?

Maybe they are, and maybe they aren't.

Americans believe in getting to the meat of the matter,

and that takes time; to watch how words and actions match.

This election is an important one, and the higher the stakes

the bigger the battle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4n_MmNdxA

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Posted in: Japan had record 610,000 school bullying cases in FY2019 See in context

All this pent-up powerlessness, with no way to let it out.

Students, adults, the same thing.

Bullying has always been, but now it's on steroids.

There needs to be a way for people to express themselves,

to let this rage, and lack of power out.

It starts with realizing that everyone who feels this way

is not unique, or freakish.

More humor and expression, less anger and bullying.

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Posted in: 2-hour virus test to be available at Narita airport See in context

Leave it to JAPAN Inc. to make a racket out of pandemic travel.

Test result may be credible, might not,

but you've paid that yen and got your sticker, then a stamped form,

you are literally good to go,

and JAPAN Inc. takes their percentage.

Pay to get a stamp, to buy a...

Where have we seen this before?

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Posted in: New Pantene commercial interviews Japanese trans individuals about difficulties of job hunting See in context

Another company buys into 'social justice'.

I don't care about it.

I don't care how you decide to wear your hair,

for whatever reason.

I don't care what plumbing you carry, and how you choose to

use it, at any time, place or event.

I just want a shampoo company to sell shampoo, nothing else.

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Posted in: Disney's 'Peter Pan,' 'Aristocats,' 'Dumbo' get racism advisories See in context

This Peter Pandering from the Aristocrats is getting Dumbo.

Nice one.

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Posted in: Japanese musician beaten up in New York for being 'Chinese' See in context

Japanese love the cultural pull of NYC,

but there's danger there, that matches pitch.

Full recovery wished, and move out of The Bronx, Unno-san.

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Posted in: Gov't already planning approval of antiviral drug Avigan in November See in context

This Avigan, from Fujifilm has already been approved for flu, no?

What happened to the idea of Remdesivir from Gilead?

Both are featured here:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1075/

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Posted in: Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump virus infection See in context

Even if Biden or Obama came down with this virus, I would not wish them harm, or hope for their demise, and as leaders I despised their ideas.

A majority on this board in their disrespect, contempt and lack of humanity

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Posted in: JAL ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings See in context

Ladles and jellyspoons

Ladles and jellyspoons

I come before you

to stand behind you

and tell you something

I know nothing about.

Next Friday,

the day before Thursday, there will be a ladies' meeting for men only.

Wear your best clothes,

if you haven't any,

and if you can come, please stay home.

Admission is free,

you can pay at the door.

We'll give you a seat,

so you can sit on the floor.

It doesn't matter where you sit,

the man in the gallery

is sure to spit.

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Posted in: Worried by pandemic, unmarried Japanese couples want legal protection See in context

Why not a hyphenated name?

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