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Posted in: Masks stay on in Japan as 3-year request to wear them ends See in context

It must be tough to change. It is also allergy season too.

I moved back to Australia 6 months ago where almost no one wears a mask. My wife still does, because of her fear of getting sick.

I still travel to Japan for business regularly, and feel compelled to wear a mask. But what I can say is that not wearing a mask is very liberating after 2.5 years of wearing one every day.

Give the people time to adjust and find what's right for them. But no one should criticize someone for wearing or not wearing a mask.

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Posted in: Japan to keep imported wheat price unchanged despite inflation See in context

That's interesting. The Conbini across the street has jacked up the price of bread by over 10% already.

Is that price rise related to some other reason?

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Posted in: Japanese airlines resume inbound flight bookings for returnees See in context

Too late. The damage is done with these governments making knee jerk decisions to generate fear, channelled through the media.

Flights cancelled everywhere, borders shut, family reunions destroyed for another year.

Pathetic, useless governments.

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Posted in: Struggling Sydney warned to brace for higher COVID numbers See in context

But as long as house prices keep rising, the Boomers will vote the gov't back in.

Spot on @steve.

This is exactly what they want. As long as the baby boomers vote these mongrels in. Paint the perception of fear and hate, Morrison and is marketing team will get re-elected for another 3 years.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor says mutant strains of COVID-19 becoming dominant See in context

I'm over these messages from the government and business "leaders". They are just words and little action to address the core issues around this virus and the situation the "leaders" have put this country in.

Their inaction to irradiate the virus, and simple manage it to control the working population to the puppet masters want is completely appalling.

If they want this virus gone:

Mandate remote working where possible

Ramp up testing and contact tracing through QR code check-in (like in Australia) for those who have to work at the office/work place

Mass vaccinations for all residents in Japan NOW.

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Posted in: Post-COVID record crowd of 78,113 for Aussie rules game See in context

This is what happens when you have local governments that take the COVID19 situation seriously. Their lives are almost back to normal.

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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region See in context

Such meaningless actions from a useless government.

Out for big business, elected by fools that think that Suga represents the people. Yeah right.

They should have acted months ago to get the virus under control, vaccines in the arms of the people that elected them, and back to work without all the propaganda spread by big business.

Then we would have not treated their actions with such cynicism.

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Posted in: Koike pledges utmost anti-virus steps to deliver 'wonderful' Tokyo Olympics See in context

As they stand there, mask-less, they promise corporations / sponsors that things will make their money.

It is never about the people.

3 things the government needs to do:

More testing without fudging numbers by not reporting private PCR tests.

Stricker measures on big businesses forcing staff onto crowded public transport to come to office.

Rollout the vaccine now without delay to everyone, fast.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor warns of explosion in COVID-19 cases See in context

...and 1300 cases today. When will they call another state of emergency?

Nope - big business will put a stop to that.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor warns of explosion in COVID-19 cases See in context

"Life over fun"...she left out "so you can all go back to your slave driving Japanese bosses on January 4th".

The big business community are driving this government even more so since Suga took over the reins.

I hear, and see, big business telling employees to stay home now so from January we can come back to work full time, no WFH. Employees can not be trusted, the underlying message. Can not measure productively. Can not micro-manage.

This government does not care about the people. Only the business mates and money.

Expect nothing but more illness and deaths, all to ensure profits and the rich maintain their status quo.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 888 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,737 See in context

The true numbers are being hidden by the lack of official testing. Brain washing the population to keep the economy going, big business happy, lying to it's people.

The government is not interested in solving this issue, they are just hoping it will go away.


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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to eat and drink in small groups See in context

Delusional Japanese government only interested now in working for the big companies to make big profits.

Social and community responsibility out the window.


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Posted in: After 31 years, Japan resumes commercial whaling See in context

I see lots of comments saying it's tradition, part of the Japanese culture, source of protein, it's their territories the Whalers are hunting in, etc...

None of this makes it right.

It is an outdated practice and not relevant in these times.

As a food source, there are other more sustainable options.

As a tradition, there are other Japanese traditions worth maintaining, far less barbaric.

As for industry, other outdated industries have had to adapt to changing conditions and demand, as well as global sustainability for all inhabitants of this fragile planet.

I love Japan and love living here. But these type of decisions are a slap in the face of the global community. Disrespectful and irresponsible.

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Posted in: Auditor said to have questioned Nissan on payments to Ghosn See in context

If this information is correct, Nissan senior management and executives knew about this for some time, and by allowing it to continue, endorsed the actions by Ghosn and Co.

Sounds like they were holding out just long enough to use the intelligence as ammunition to out him... Just before the Renault Nissan merge.

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