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Posted in: A one-size fits all approach where Western countries create guidelines on containing infectious diseases -- with the Who (World Health Organization) acting as the intermediary -- no longer makes sense. See in context

smithinjapanToday 03:56 pm JST

Right, Hiroshi! What makes a lot more sense is countries blaming each other, not helping each other, and refusing to share information or advancements on research as they race to be the first -- and charge the most -- on a vaccine.

Then they will " donate " money for vaccines to other countries, which they and only they-in exclusion of all others,allow themselves to produce. Then, guinea-pig style, they will make the donor-recipient countries try the vaccines after buying the same at ridiculous prices than initially donated, plus all the fallout should the vaccines not be good.

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Posted in: Weightlifting could lose spot in Olympics, says IOC's Bach See in context

I was the Continental weight lifting Silver medallist and through out my carrier corruption by the officials was an unwarranted pain well borne. We loved the sport.

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Posted in: Episode of UK sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' pulled over racist slurs See in context

Had mighty laughs watching faulty towers. Manuel the Spanish waiter did it for me, but bits deemed offensive should clipped..... But I hope nobody would want to look into " Mind your language" for stereotyping.

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Posted in: Carmaker Honda hit by cyberattack See in context

No breach of data? Sure...

Sure. In a " I smoked but didn't inhale" kind of way ;).

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Posted in: Rally against racism, in support of Black Lives Matter held in Tokyo See in context

Not to lessen the event in the US but My own " I can't breath" moment happened in this land of " wa".. Seeable Cancer ,as the one in the US can be taken care of, but a covert cancer, as the atrocities committed by the J authorities in anonymity is much harder to treat. I will shine some light on the hidden cruelty of the Japanese authorities too someday.

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Posted in: Japan to give $300 million for vaccinations in developing countries See in context

Why ? Giving developing countries money for vaccines which Will come from the very " donors " to eventually be brought at ridiculous price's. A con game by another name..

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' star's death sparks calls for cyberbullying rules See in context

Stop bullying ? I've heard this time without number before. Bullying is almost part of their DNA which may require some radical surgery. Yet, their very nature is extremely brittle as is evidenced by this and many other similar incidents before. I'll wait for the same refrain coming shortly again.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after being found on grounds of Abe’s residence See in context

.....she probably try to expose

flaw in Abe's security..

What ? Like a hatchet job on Abe's security ? ( lol ..).

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Posted in: U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Maduro on narcoterrorism charges See in context

As the indictments were announced, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department would offer cash rewards for information leading to the arrests or convictions of Maduro and his associates, including rewards of up to $15 million for Maduro and up to $10 million each for four others.

Well, Uncle Sam needs a " few good men " . Any takers ?

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Posted in: World's ailing airlines appeal for aid See in context

The government's ought to listen to these corporations requisitions.......and then...disburse the funds to the main Street. After all, the corps have a fullproof way of getting it from the people. They scr* w the people, flaunt their yearly profits ( " we made gazillion $$ this year !!! " ) . Enter Corona for a couple months and they chuck workers out , then want the taxpayers to bail them out. It should be the other way around.

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Posted in: China accuses professor at Japanese university of espionage See in context

Confessions are also widely relied on for convictions in lieu of hard evidence, and many who make them later say they were coerced through torture or threats.

Sounds eerily familiar.....wonder where I've seen this practiced ....No...oh !!! *Masaka** * !! It Can't be !!

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Posted in: IOC says no ideal solution for Tokyo Olympics as athletes' dissent grows See in context

And why exactly is the IOC pussyfooting around the issue? Fear of creating " disharmony* with the host ? Or It's bread is already buttered ? Or its members have been " onsen-ed" then wined and dined? Just why ?

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Posted in: Trump officials emphasize coronavirus was 'Made in China' See in context

......: It carries the "Made in China” label.

Hitherto, made in China has always insinuated cheap, substandard or even fake. How I wish this is true of the Corona. ( Covid-19).

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Posted in: WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic See in context

,....... "We are deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction."

The " Corona-ization " of the world is here.

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Posted in: Leipzig apologizes after Japanese fans asked to leave stadium over virus fear See in context

@ Yubaru

Yah think? I give them credit for stepping up and admitting it, and trying to do something to correct the problem! Be nice for Japan to copy this!

And the best part is that... it was immediate !

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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

The Japanese official said Ghosn should stand trial in Japan.

No. No. The Japanese judicial system itself has been tried and found wanting by the majority.

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Posted in: Cats in Kanagawa Prefecture can now get digital resident cards See in context

@ Kurisupisu

My cat is concerned about filing his tax return as he paw cannot grasp the pen properly.

Will he lose residency?

No worries at all. See , cats are not dog-matic, neither are they burro- cratic but are supremely meow-cratic. Always cat-walking , cat-napping, kit-catting etc .

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Posted in: 'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine See in context

The doctor has committed an omerta by speaking up against the Japanese collective bureaucrats's position.

@ Samir Basu

While the Japanese government won't make Dr. Iwata Kentaro disappear, they will make sure he will not be heard by pressuring the press to not cover him.

As they have done to me by erasing or altering my comments on Quora , Disqus etc while pretending to be a free- speech society. I too, will begin to speak up publicly against the devil.

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Posted in: One in six Japanese elderly said to suffer from malnutrition See in context

Is BMI bio mass index or Body mass index ?

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Posted in: Foreign spies tantalize Japan's corporate warriors, trading tasty treats for technical tidbits See in context

This is personal; I have a REALLY low opinion of Japanese state security agents.

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Posted in: JR East to test anti-groping app on rush-hour trains See in context

It bears repeating. One can judge the civility of a society by how it treats its women.

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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Anyway, can anybody explain to me why Japan needs to brief foreign countries of an autonomous and internal affair issue? Regardless of how disastrous it is? I don't understand.

It won't, if it keeps its filth within its precincts.

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Posted in: Russia expels Japanese man accused of gathering secret data See in context

The demands for Japan's to secede from these occupied territories didn't just come up at the SF conference. They were voiced severally by the allies at Potsdam, Yalta and Cairo ... and Stalin ...USSR rep was right there !

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Posted in: Elderly man stabs wife, then himself See in context

It's the ease with which they seem to draw blood that I find unsettling... it's almost nonchalantly.

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Posted in: Man on trial for killing 19 disabled people contradicts defense claim he is not mentally competent See in context

He is the most honest Japanese I ever came across. He takes responsibility for his actions and puts himself at the mercy of the courts to mete out any punishment they think it fit for him. So much unlike the " drunk- can't-remember" types and forgetters-of-convenience.

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Posted in: Helping hand See in context

Not looking at a gift-horse mouth. Grateful too for Japan's contribution in this calamity. A tard late but better late than never. Thanks again Japan.

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Posted in: Aso apologizes for remarks about Japan's historical unity See in context

Talking history, I don't think there's a country that even comes close to the lies being taught by this country. Aso ? He Is the Grand Marshall of foot-in-mouth gaffes.

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Posted in: Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world See in context

There's an economic bigger picture hidden somewhere in the back. The Saudis want to keep Iran oil out of the scene. They tried to publicly float the world's biggest company - the Saudi Aramco -in an attempt to diversify their economy. Problem is, they overvalued the company and because they weren't steadfast in book keeping, experts called them out.

The US, with a petrodollar based currency is joined at the hip with Saudi, and they need a few more years to hold Iran down so the Saudis can rectify the Aramco mess before making the company public.....for lots of money. Until then, Iran, with its national - as opposed to multi-corporation - sweet, cheap, easily extractable oil would have to be suppressed - by any means necessary - till the Saudi-US objectives materialize, and heck, any mis-step can cause them to lose it all in a " bringing-democracy-and-freedom-to-the-people-of-Iran " adventure by the US..ala Iraq, ergo Libya etc. The lesser evil is palatable, I'd think.

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Posted in: Abe meets Saudi king amid tensions in Middle East See in context

Sitting as though overwhelmed by the opulence and majesty of A master of material property.

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

In a news conference in Beirut lasting more than two hours, Ghosn reasserted his innocence, and accused Nissan and Japanese government officials of plotting his removal.

TThey're akin to the Australian devil, once they clamp on you they never let go till their evil mission is done. Right or wrong - regardless.

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