Steven MccarthyToday 05:37 pm JST
It sure would be great to see a steady decline in new cases. This up down up down roller coaster we’re on just won’t work . With total actual hospitalizations as reported by the jov being :
Change from previous day -1,699
It is also nice to see a net drop in the number of people actually hospitalized. Despite what some want to claim, there can’t be a drop in the number of “total cases.” Hopefully, this new week will be much better than the last. The weather should allow for more outdoor activities which would also help. Perhaps the jgov could come up with program to encourage the minority of anti everything clan to join the responsible majority and get vaccinated, maybe give them a lunch voucher or something. And those that refuse , put a “zero Covid” policy on them. They might just wanna come around then . When volunteering to do the right thing is out of the question, make it a rule with consequences for defying it.
Thank god Japan respects “consent” because you sure don’t.
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24? Heh. I could live low for ten years and retire at 34. I’d come up with some bs story too. Gamble, dog ate it, whatevs. If only a civil and not criminal why worry? Kid is smart.
If he truly gambled it away, he’s an idiot.
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Best article I’ve read on JT yet! Made my day. Kinda like reading the comics section of the newspaper.
Id be chillin on some beach in Hedo or the Yanbaru Forrest. for the next ten years.
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Is this a blog or a news source?
Academic writing is done from a position of objectiveness. This article is screaming bias. At least use credible and reputable second sources to support your writing and one can spot the manipulation of any primary sources to suit the narrative from a mile away.
As soon as I scrolled back up to see who wrote this article, I immediately knew what I was in for.
This is an example of what so many commenters have already noticed and stated.
If you are to publish a legitimate article, at least remain objective, otherwise only the ignorant will take you seriously.
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When a US service man commit a crime, he'd run away to a base and Japanese authorities cannot charge him. Is Japan an independent nation?
Looks like someone needs to read the SOFA agreement
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KurisuToday 12:07 am JST
My haafu kids were raised on Okinawa and went to local schools their entire lives. They both had lots of friends and were quite popular. I don't recall a single instance of them being bullied about their heritage, although to be fair, they are half-white, not African American...
This is the same exact experience my kids had at school. It was actually “cool” to be mixed. My kits took advantage of it all the time.
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Peeping_TomToday 08:25 pm JST
Are the offsprings of a mixed White v Asian (and vice-versa):
NO! They are MIXED.
Then WHY is the offspring of a Black v White, Black v Asian regarded as Black ONLY!
Because the One-dop rule says so?!
That's an arbitrary, unsubstantiated, and unscientific "rule" not backed up by any genetically serious research.
Also not backed by DNA analysis.
Moreover, the One-drop thing is not universally accepted;.
Just because Anglophonic Nations recognise it almost as a matter of course, this is not the case throughout the World/
It's about time society stops pretending mixed people don't exist"
Japanese people with one black parent are MIXED in my book.
And I couldn't care less about those who will disagree.
Interesting. If we are going with science then let’s look at the human race as a whole. After the human genome was mapped at around the turn of the century, bioethicist have provided the so called evidence you scream about that all humans are linked to Africa in origin. If we use your logic of what is “mixed” that would mean we all are.
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Okinawa 2265. Is that a new high? GW residue? Hmmmm
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AntiquesavingToday 05:23 pm JST
Why is anything this fools says on any subject news?
Hilarious. Uses the plural form of fool while labeling a single person a fool.
You don’t have to like Mr, Musk, but I’d wager that he didn’t become the richest man in the world because he’s a fool. Just sayin’
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Desert TortoiseToday 09:22 am JST
Does revoking the license really impose a heavy penalty ?
Yes. It is effectively a government agency putting a company out of business and that companies employees out of work. Most people in a democracy would expect some sort of due process in a legal setting with a judgement from a judge before a government can revoke a firm's license to operate. I have seen this take years in the US with trucking companies that violated laws resulting in people getting killed. There are employees and their families who are affected. The idea that some Coast Guard officer can walk in, summarily revoke an operating license and put everyone out of a job should make people take a deep breath and ask if you really want an government agency making those kinds of decisions, or if they should be the sole province of a court of law. At the very least a judge should issue a temporary suspension pending trial, not an agency of the executive branch revoking their license.
See here’s the thing. This isn’t the US. The world does not revolve around US law. Thank god for that.
This incident was 100% objective negligence that resulted in the loss of 26 souls based off of negligence. Nothing about it was subjective. Their credibility was already in the trash and shows a documented trend of non compliance.
License and all operations should at least be suspended until further notice period.
To allow it to continue is to allow it to happen again.
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If you’re so worried about China, why have you allowed them to become the #1 growing investor in Okinawa real estate during your tenure?
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It’s to be expected. I mean, from looking at the worlds response to Russia, this guy has nothing to worry about. Sanctions? Lol. RNK defined them.
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Men get boosted up to aforementioned positions because of favoritism, the Boys Club, nepotism, etc.
While I agree it may be a contributing factor, do you have any stats or sources to prove this claim or is it speculation?
Another speculative factor could be culture?
Yet another could be that women in Japan see the crap men put up with and realize that the juice isn’t worth the squeeze?
We could speculate for days. At least the article put up a source to support their claims.
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I watched the entire press conference. This guy is unbelievable! Sure he apologized, but what the article fails to mention is the context of what he communicated after that. He actually tried to push the blame to the customers! He did this by saying He only wished to provide them the satisfaction that they were yearning for. GTFO. You are responsible for their safety first and foremost. Such a greedy man, I only hope the justice system serves him the same level of concern and compassion that he showed his patrons and staff.
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BigPApr. 26 07:05 pm JST
Hitler, Mussolini & Hirohito that’s what I was taught at school. What is Japan upset about? The truth!
If this is the extent of your education, it explains a lot.
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Because social agendas should be priority in todays conflicted world ….
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Today 05:51 pm JST
Similar trials based on Japan's evidence where held in the States and Ghosn was acquitted on them all.
No, this is completely false. There have been no trials or acquittals of Ghosn in the US. The only action taken in the US was the SEC indictment of Ghosn in relation to the unreported compensation allegations, which he paid $1 million and accepted a 10 year director ban to settle.
These new French charges are in relation to the more serious allegations of kickbacks from Nissan customers.
Here’s the thing, he was never actually paid
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GaijinjlandToday 05:31 pm JST
Ghosn created a prison for himself. He’s never going to set foot out of Lebanon again. Maybe he would have not received a fair trial in Japan but he did himself no justice absconding bail. At least Kelly stayed the course and cooperated.
umm no. Kelly was in the US awaiting surgery when Nissan called him and asked him to attend an urgent meeting. Nissan called the authorities when he landed in Japan. He was apprehended in a snatch and grab at a stop on the way to what he thought was a meeting. The car stopped, driver got out, then they raided him. The entire debacle is worthy of a blockbuster movie
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MontyToday 08:55 am JST
I have been hearing "hate speech" for decades against military members here in Okinawa for decades,
Maybe because of the behaviour of the military like sexual assaults, rape, drunk driving, flying in without any PCR tests...and so on.
Just maybe, it’s a small percentage of the total. How’s that any difference from the discrimination mentioned in the headline?
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MeiyouwentiToday 07:38 am JST
Only 9,000 Russians living in Japan? That’s a surprisingly small number. A good thing about Russia is that, unlike the other nuclear-armed superpower, they’re not trying to inundate Japan with immigrants.
I guess you are referring to China and not the U.S.
According to the Statistics Bureau of Japan:
Looking at the population of foreign residents usually living in Japan by nationality, “China” was the largest with 667 thousand people (accounting for 27.8% of the total of the foreign residents), followed by “Korea” with 375 thousand (15.6%) and “Vietnam” with 321 thousand (13.4%).
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TokyoJoeToday 07:08 am JST
How about highlighting the hatred Korean people get in Japan Hayashi?
The same could be said if you flip it around.
Let’s keep it at one discrimination topic at a time shall we?
It’s rather asinine to condemn any one group or nationality based on the actions of their government.
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Why surrender when you know your just going to be executed anyway?
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virusrexToday 08:25 am JST
The problem with this is that the Korean presidency is usually a very fragile position and there is very poor records on keeping agreements of previous governments. Anything achieved by the dialogue can only be considered as an agreement with this specific person.
How is this different from any other PM or president of a free world republic?
The same could be said if the US with Executive orders being shredded every 4-8 years
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We’re that “deadliest variant to date” guy at now?
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After following these articles for over a year now, I tend to keep Okinawa numbers on the radar. The trends of that prefecture have often mirrored later trends of the rest of the nation.
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snowymountainhellToday 05:47 pm JST
Overworked, no increase in minimum wages in years for the working poor, no childcare for working parents, a stagnant education ‘system’(?), decreasing value of the yen, increasing consumption taxes on everyday necessities, and 15% living in poverty,…
Wanna have kids?
This right here!
The state of affairs in Japan is not conducive to stimulate a growing population. Combine this with increasing income inequality and the future paints a bleak picture for a once thriving economy.
Most Japanese could care less however. Shoganai & Ganko are your words of the day.
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I’m gonna test it. Gonna tweet “Go Team Rus”! Followed by “Trump 4 Emperor! And see what happens.
Guys guys, it’s satire calm down.
Elon is strange. One day, I like him, the next I despise him.
That said, his clever shrewdness is part of what built his mountain.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
P.S. at least Twitter doesn’t have invalid CSRF errors. Just sayin’
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