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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,111 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,271 See in context

Who cares?

Why don’t you care?

I care.

In Japan during this corona-virus age there has not been enough caring for the many poeple in dstressed circumstances, except f they are business owners and LDP cronies.

We need to still care for them in the pandemic as a majority have been left behind.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,048 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 40,500 See in context

As much as some find the COVID-19 prevention protocols annoying, the regular chorus of deniers telling everyone to take off your mask, you must enjoy outside, vaccination does not prevent infection is even more annoying.

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Posted in: Group of over 100 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine See in context

Others were members of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Japan Innovation Party and independents.

An Avenger-like coalition of heroes swooping in to help Japanese people in their time of need and show multi-partisan initiative.

If only they could actually go to work instead of coordinated exercises regression.

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Posted in: Tokyo to remove last trash cans from stations next month See in context

On the plus side, the recycle boxes for empty drink containers will remain in place next to the stations’ ubiquitous vending machines.

Recycle boxes in name only as passengers will put whatever unneeded items they have in them on their way.

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Posted in: French prosecutors issue international arrest warrant for Ghosn See in context

The warrant was issued over 15 million euros ($16.3 million) in suspect payments between the Renault-Nissan alliance that Ghosn once headed and an Omani company, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA), said prosecutors in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.

The quid pro quo between these officialdoms and Nissan and JGov must be interesting.

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Posted in: Japan to lift COVID nonresident foreigner entry ban for 106 nations; tourists still barred See in context

Visas will not be issued, in principle, unless those seeking to enter Japan fall under "exceptional circumstances," such as visits to those who are seriously ill or for funerals. Foreign tourists remain banned from entering Japan.

Japanese officials have always taken refuge in obscurity to inconvenience many people domestically and internationally.

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Posted in: IMF cuts Japan's 2022 growth outlook; warns of risks from Russia's war in Ukraine See in context

The International Monetary Fund has slashed Japan's economic growth forecast for 2022 to 2.4 percent from its earlier estimate of 3.3 percent, citing elevated uncertainty stemming from Russia's war in Ukraine

The IMF is an international loan shark that institutes austerity measures in order to capture nations' key resources.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,544 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 29,881 See in context

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 4,544 new coronavirus cases, down 3,300 from Sunday and up 689 from last Monday.

The question has to be: What is Japan doing to keep its infection numbers so low compared proportionately to

its' Asian neighbors??

Have never seen an answer to this question beyond Japanese "mindo".

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,430 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 41,038 See in context

I like Steven's comments as they offer some balance to the bye bye covid/when zero monotony

Agreed. Neighboring countries are undergoing rapidly rising cases of COVID.

Recommending caution is useful as well as mentioning that in Japan's case lockdowns would have been more constructive and beneficial to the populace than paying eateries to close at 8.

Rather than reposts of stories of maskless garden parties and how COVID is inconsequential to the posters and their friends and families powerful immune systems so all COVID precautions should be thrown out the window.

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Posted in: Japan ends COVID-19 quasi-emergency in 18 prefectures See in context

lift the quasi-emergency based on new criteria, including allowing it to end if the strain on the health care system is expected to ease despite infection numbers staying at high levels.

The "criteria" of the non-states of emergency were always based on what was politically and financially advantageous to the LDP.

Medical services and the health of the populace have obviously never been prioritized.

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Posted in: China may cozy up to Japan to tackle economic slump, but faces hurdles See in context

China may try to cozy up to Japan in the short run to curb a possible economic downturn, as President Xi Jinping has been keen to secure a controversial third term as leader at the ruling Communist Party's twice-a-decade congress in fall.

China is going to be master of the Russian market and Japan will follow reluctantly.

Japan's influence is fading fast.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution See in context

The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced Saturday's executions, saying they included those “convicted of various crimes, including the murdering of innocent men, women and children.”

Why has this medieval monarchy sitting on valuable resources with expansionist aims never been on the scope for some taste of American freedom?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 10,080 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 61,155 See in context

The only one banging on about closures and lockdowns is you,

Incorrect as usual ffs. Lockdowns would have been ideal at the beginning of the pandemic, combined with subsidies to the populace as in NZ to eliminate vectors of transmission and support the populace.

Japan chose to have quasi-emergency measures that did nothing to eliminate the vectors of transmission and just transmit tax payer money into the pockets of property holders.

While some could bang on about not being to drink until 9 and that the pandemic did not exist.

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Posted in: Russians pressure Ukrainian cities as fighting continues See in context

The general staff of Ukraine’s armed forces said the country is building up its defense of key cities in the north, south and east as Russia’s advance has stalled.

After all the advances in information technology and networks, the fog of war about conflict is worse than ever for the public.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks fall for 4th day after U.S. decision on Russian oil ban See in context

The United States said Tuesday it will ban imports of Russian oil and other energy products, effective immediately, raising worries about the impact of the decision on businesses and the global economy.

Message: Move away from fossil fuels and invest like a moon shot in sustainable energy sources instead of in pointless conflicts and corporate mollycoddling.

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Posted in: Man gets 21 years in prison for killing wife whose body hasn’t been found See in context

Guilty or innocent, in the absence of habeas corpus there could be unexpected outcomes.

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Posted in: Japan accepts 8 people displaced by Russian invasion of Ukraine See in context


*"Watching your country being eaten up,"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,925 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,024 See in context

Lovely weather forecast for later this week, let’s all enjoy.

Let all the articles about COVID infection numbers be weather reports or about cherry blossoms?

People who are healthy personally and have no family or friends infected do not need encouragement in an article related to a pandemic. For those who are suffering it is unhelpful.

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Posted in: Japan accepts 8 people displaced by Russian invasion of Ukraine See in context

The eight people are Ukrainian nationals who have relatives or acquaintances in Japan, and were granted short-term residency for 90 days, according

The Japanese government are so generous. Watching your company being eaten up, seeing the clock tick down for this 90 day residency. I doubt these Ukrainians will have any time to take a breath.

Nice virtue signaling for J. immigration methinks.

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Posted in: Japan imposes more sanctions on Russia, Belarus See in context

Matsuno said Tokyo had lodged a protest with Moscow, saying, "It is regrettable that a measure which could work to the detriment of (Japan's) citizens and firms was announced."

With the LDP that is concern Number 1: That Japan Inc. corporations could be saddled with depreciating rubles.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,374 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 37,083 See in context

Nothing wrong with going out and enjoying myself outside, I’m not heading out pretending to be miserable for anyone. It’s called being normal and I enjoy it.


But people are sick and suffering as well.

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Posted in: Russia announces ceasefire for evacuations See in context

The pro Putin invasion and anti-pandemic measure cohorts on social networks have formed a kind of unholy union.

Dog only knows where it could lead.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,374 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 37,083 See in context

These posts should have been on the previous article cataloguing the death toll from COVID.

Then we could see the glib foolishness that so much of the conversation about COVID on social networks has become.

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Posted in: From banking to sports to vodka, Russia's isolation grows See in context

I'd love to be there, to hear the callouts of Canadian name (Marshall McLuhan

Stories about Russia bring out the lyrical and literary, much appreciated.

In barely three days, Russia has become an international outcast because of its invasion of Ukraine, and its leader is finding himself with fewer and fewer foreign friends.

China is the wild card in this and its influence grows daily. It is highly likely they are going to step in and exert a counterbalancing force to the sanctions.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 18,287 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 97,833 See in context

Focusing on basic precautions largely makes sense.

The central question, for me at least, seems to be why the Japanese government will not restrict commuter flows and definitively cut down on transmission.

Instead choosing the quasi-emergency conditions restricting social venues only.

And giving a reason to divert taxpayer funds to these landowning establishments as their only pandemic measure. Other nations have not narrowed their focus in such a manner.

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Posted in: Returning Japan Olympians to have smartphones undergo security check See in context

The JSA said experts will screen the devices with the Beijing Games official app, My2022, installed and will delete suspicious apps if necessary, all with the permission of the phone's owner.

I would bet that any NSA installed surveillance apps would not be so blatantly obvious and beyond the abilities of the JSA to track.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,113 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 92,078 See in context

Every new infection means there is one more person who could come down with long term COVID symptoms.

Infect a vulnerable person with co-morbidity leading to tragic consequences.

Not be at a position where they could work from home and maintain their standard of living.

This should be remembered when a certain ideological brigade arrives to tell you: It is just like the common cold.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 12,211 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 68,039 See in context

Small rise as we reach the peak of cases without serious disruptions to the health services due to the mildness of Omicron.

Contra FFS Fact check:

One; that is an annoying preface to many posts.

Volume and repetition do not equate to veracity.

Nor rapidity of posting.

Nor intimating in your user name that the pandemic is somehow a "false flag event".

Nor daily repetition of talking points about the inconsequence of the pandemic.

The signal to noise ratio should be modulated.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 21,122 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 100,949 See in context

It isn't hard to get the hook up. Just be somebody and you can get the Vaccine.

The singularly uninformative noise to information ratio is one of the central issues with the pandemic in the era of the internet.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 20,679 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 103,791 See in context

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 20,679 new coronavirus cases, down 897 from Wednesday and up 4,141 from last Thursday.

The numbers of infected are a convenient sounding board for the competing agendas, Better would be a "misery index" as had been done before to measure the impact the pandemic has had on the population as whole.

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