Maybe because I have experienced the other side of that equation
Exactly. You have no idea. Suicidal thoughts are not the same thing as chronic depression and mental illness
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Those that have 'no sympathy,' clearly have no experience or understanding of depression and mental illness. Good for you, count yourself very lucky.
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Step one: Transparency on actual number of cases. Step 2: Focus on something worthwhile like climate change, or not, its your choice. Just do absolutely nothing like the last x number of Prime mInisters since America told you how to run a country after Ww2.
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35 years of pension payments should not equal 25 years collecting a pension. People need to work longer, save more / invest, or die sooner. The pension system is a scam, the boomers will drink the well dry, and those paying into it in their 20s, 30s, and 40s will never see a dime.
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Wedding dress rental half covered
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Maybe they could stop harvesting the tuna and give them a chance to bring their population back.
would that be inkeeping with tradition though?
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The longer I have lived in Japan, the more I have come to realise how few differences there are between people here and people back home.
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Imagine how much more it could be if they could keep up with demand.
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How many deaths have you had related to covid? None. How many postmortem covid tests have you done? none. Ok
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A lot of my young-adult students think the atomic bomb dome is "boring", maybe they could make it more interesting with some quirky mascots.… of course I am kidding, but it feels kind of inevitable that these horrific things will eventually be forgotten. Thats just the way our society works. We cant even take actual threats such as climate change seriously, let alone things that happened 70+ years ago.
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I wonder if any Japanese corporations have ever been fined 1 billion yen for misreporting finances. What a ridiculous amount of money for one person to pay as punishment
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Can you imagine how awesome it would be if this led to the repopulation of small towns and greater investment countryside? Japan could become a frontrunner in a local business revolution... or not. Probably not.
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Hospitals are not being overrun
Quite the opposite. Many smaller clinics and private hospitals are on the brink of collapse, because people are too scared of getting infected there. The only way to solve this issue is to face the reality of the problem face on. Admit there is a bigger issue than is being reported, and focus all efforts on solving it. Empty hospitals is not normal.
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4000 a tests a day. Pathetic. And with a 5% infection rate. There is no more of this "only testing serious symptom" BS excuse anymore either, because we know that a decent percentage of these are asymptomatic bar workers. And lets get some postmortem testing whilst we are at it, a topic that was raised in May and shortly forgotten.
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Tokyoites get their first taste of what it feels like to fund someone elses jolly. If they even give a damn that is.
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A lot of idiots making stupid decisions around the world right now. Japan seems to be no exception. Noone thinks this is a good idea.
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Anyone got a link to a reliable source regarding postmortem testing for covid?
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China? Are you kidding me? Probably will allow direct flights from Wuhan...
or even worse... all those asymptomatic, untested carriers in Japan spreading across China.
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If it's true as they say on the news that that hosts and hostesses live in tiny rooms in hostels, and that is where the infections are going around, even before anyone meets a customer, then the problem takes on a new light.
What a load of absolute garbage. There are so many different kinds of people working in these businesses, rich poor, old young, married and single. Whatever source you are referring to makes these people sound like some sort of subterrainian rodent.
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We already know Jgov wanted the redlight districts closed for the Olympics. Im assuming this is their current plan to do so. Not like it even matters anymore, the olympics is going to be a joke. Also whats with all these people on here acting as if people who work in bars and clubs are the devil... why? Never been for a drink before? Never wanted a bit of company after a busy day? Get off your Elitist horse. The night time entertainment industry is an industry as old as time.
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Solution: Get back to the office!
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The irony of finally being free to leave your house after months of self restraint, only to go and watch a poor animal that will be forcibly detained until the day it dies. Grim
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But using cash is a cultural tradition. Never change Japan!
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Is great things are getting back to normal. This whole situation has been very difficult for a lot of people. Especially bar and restaurant owners /staff. I'll just say one thing though, I am very glad my vulnerable loved ones dont live in Japan.
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all the pachinkos open again too in my local area (kyushu)
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Expect travel restrictions on countries like Japan and Sweden, which have taken a very different approach to the UK and US. I certainly wouldnt want my elderly family members to visit with corona virus potentially lurking all over the place. How can you think about reopening businesses when they have no idea about the actual number of cases. you dont have to hospitalise every case, but people need to know if they are a risk / at risk. I can picture Abe following all his big buddies around the world and start opening businesses, pretending like he has defeated the virus.
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Let them in and lock the doors behind them
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Good. Lets just cancel it, and focus on more important issues
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China built two massive hospitals in ten days!
with the amount of faffing around it takes to get anything at all done in Japan I would be stunned if they could get a new hospital built in 10 years
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