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

Disillusioned, unrealistic and out of touch and just a few words that spring to mind.

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Posted in: Former Tokyo 2020 sports director Murofushi being treated for brain lymphoma See in context

Such a champion! This is truly awful news. Much love and best wishes to him in his battle!

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Posted in: Gov't fears COVID-19 variants are behind possible 4th wave See in context

@therougou

Nobody was advised not to go see cherry blossoms, just not to hold "hanami" parties

Really?

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210318/p2a/00m/0na/028000c

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Posted in: Gov't fears COVID-19 variants are behind possible 4th wave See in context

After the cherry blossoms and still large numbers of people going to see them - despite being advised not to and also bars re-opening til 9pm etc, there will definitely be an increase in numbers in the coming couple of weeks. Probably a large jump due to these variants. The Brazil variant alone is like a super spreader, spreading 70% more easily. Take caution!

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

@asianfriend

Do you think that nursery school children really use the words “feminine” and “threatened?” Move over Mr. Noah Webster, you have competition

Sorry, let me break it down easier for you to understand. “Girls”, “scary.Hope you can follow that now.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

@burning bush

Just because one kid wants to go on red and stop on green doesn't mean we have to rearrange the whole system and start anew with a fresh set of norms

yeah but maybe it means you should stop and listen and see things from their point of view rather than forcing your own onto them.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

@bungle

The bullying of this little boy stems from the narrow mindedness that other kids have been taught from their parents. . “He’s wearing feminine clothes, so I feel threatened and have a right to bully him.”

No. That’s just you projecting onto others

Thats exactly my point.

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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

The focus here is that the child is being bullied for his choice of clothing and that’s not OK. The school should be focused on educating and emphasizing that all forms of bullying are wrong and how to respect individuals choices.

The bullying of this little boy stems from the narrow mindedness that other kids have been taught from their parents. . “He’s wearing feminine clothes, so I feel threatened and have a right to bully him.”

Its those kids that are in the wrong and them and their parents that need educating.

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Posted in: Osaka leg of Olympic torch relay should be canceled, governor says See in context

Totally right.

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Posted in: Health minister apologizes for late-night party by 23 employees See in context

“It is extremely regrettable”

Of course it is. You got caught you idiot! Lol

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Posted in: Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May See in context

What's to bet by May, Japan's own vaccine will be ready for distribution and all the fear mongering about side effects of foreign vaccines will lead to the Japanese loyally buying their own. All the while, the government skimming a profit off peoples health and putting everyone in jeopardy til they can make money for themselves.

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Posted in: Vaccination passport apps could help society reopen but first they have to be secure See in context

Don't we need a vaccination first? This is becoming embarrassing. Japan needs to be open and show their full rollout vaccination plan.

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Posted in: Japan's bid to raise ratio of female election candidates to 35% hard to achieve See in context

I really do worry about the future of Japan. I work at a university here (actually in the top 3 of the country) and some gems I've heard my 18/19 yr old male students say:

"Im not sexist but I don't want my wife to make more money than me."

"I want a wife that can cook and teach my children to play instruments."

"Me and my father bought my mother a washing machine for Mother's Day."

"Koike spends a lot of money on clothes and doesn't focus on her work."

I thin it's going to be a long, slow and painful path for equality in Japan.

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Posted in: Suga pledges he'll do utmost to prevent virus rebound See in context

Spin that wheel of vocabulary! Today it’s “pledges.” Tomorrow will be “vows” or “promises.”

Spin and repeat.

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Posted in: Majority of Nagasaki high schools have white-underwear-only rules, study finds See in context

The problem wouldn’t be my non white underwear. It would be the pervert who found out I had non white underwear.

Disgusting! The fact that parents don’t even see a red flag over this!!! If I saw this rule in my child’s - or anyone’s child’s - rule book is be asking direct questions.

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

Slowly is good. People are starting to die from vaccines

@goodlucktoyou

Good luck to you with your way of thinking.

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

It does not matter what pace you go at.

It does matter though. People are dying of this. It is a PANDEMIC. I also would like to be able to go home and see my family that I haven’t been able to see since all this started and I’m pretty sure there are many, many others out there feeling the same.

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

Absolutely pathetic. Nothing else to say.

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Posted in: Japan's children of the tsunami shaped by tragedy See in context

Where do you start about lack of mental health support in this country? It’s a massive bleeding wound in Japanese society that the government blatantly ignore. Just slide that shōji screen across and pretend it’s never happened. Awful.

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Posted in: Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics See in context

One good point about this is that they won’t easily be able to say “oh it’s because of the foreigners” after the games, when a huge spike in corona occurs.

Good luck to them!

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Posted in: Website maps complaints of neighborhoods with noisy children See in context

This being from a country that allows ultra right wing propaganda vans to roam menacingly along the streets blasting out nationalist songs from 8am or inept local politicians standing outside stations at the same time rabbiting on into a megaphone about things they won’t actually do. Tokyo itself is constantly voted one of the noisiest cities in the world. I’m pretty much sure children aren’t a factor in that decision.

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Posted in: Japan likely to see increased COVID-19 vaccine supply in April: Kono See in context

When Japan has several hundred infections per week and the US and the UK have thousands then there isn’t really a pressing need for vaccinations in Japan.

But there is though. This isn’t a case of each individual country’s specific needs. It’s a global “one for all effort.” People need this vaccine for international travel, business and so forth. Absolutely no use saying one country is better off than another and we need this less than another country and so forth.

Also, Japan anxiously declaring their hospitals were at braking point with covid already should warrant a more urgent need to get vaccinations under way here.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics should have fans in stands: Hashimoto See in context

I would like to see the entire LDP front and centre of the Olympic Games. Cheering on the people and showing us exactly how safe and fun it all is.

Lets see how many of these minions would volunteer for that, shall we?

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Posted in: Governors urge central gov't to deliver vaccine rollout plan See in context

There’s probably been numerous, effective plans put forward based on how other countries are now successfully vaccinating and tackling the virus. However, they won’t be considered because “we must always do it our own, unique, Japanese way.

Which is basically to sit and ponder and repeatedly use words like “promise”, “urge”, “considering” and “vow”.

A joke, basically.

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Posted in: Survey shows many seniors undecided about vaccination See in context

*You can always recover from a virus**, but once you take that shot there's no going back. Those chemicals will be floating in your body for the rest of your life*.

That’s what no one ever said about polio.

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Posted in: Relief, concerns mixed over having state of emergency lifted early See in context

What SOE? Someone needs a dictionary and needs to read the definition of emergency. I’ve seen hardly any changes. In fact, weekends and national holiday last week in particular, it was packed with tourists and shoppers. People here seem to think that wearing a mask = immunity. Absolute madness! This govt should actually be reported for its abusive mishandling of this whole thing.

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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

I feel more safe on a short travel than what I have to do every day in Tokyo. 

And when you go to travel you can choose the trains (time where is it less crowded), in tourist places you can choose social distance.

@monty

How do people social distance in overcrowded tourist areas? I live in Kamakura and I can tell you now that it has still been crowded during the so called SOE. Komachi dori for example is a famous/ popular street with a lot of food vendors on it. Crowds of people eating outside each and every vendor, masks down, taking selfies and chatting, all next to each other. Tourists come down here and think being merely out of their home cities such as Tokyo is social distancing.

Local people do not want clusters of tourists coming down here in a pandemic. You forget that people have to live here.

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Posted in: UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan See in context

I don’t blame Harry for leaving the UK. Basically, the UK tabloids from the start wanted to make out a rivalry between him and his wife as a couple and William and Kate, with Harry and Meghan being portrayed in the negative. The press were hoping to find a Di/ Fergie comparison party two. And with him growing up and seeing the way the press hounded his family, who can blame him for wanting to protect his own family now?

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Posted in: Emperor feels grateful for strength of Japanese people over pandemic See in context

@Derek Grebe

I guess in modern day times, he should technically be a king. An Emperor is/ was usually a ruler over heterogenous territory and I guess it goes back to when Japan was split in regions but united by the Emperor. Japan also has its own calendar system, which connotes their own world and time. I’m not entirely sure but I think there’s a big difference basically in eastern/ western geopolitical interpretations.

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

Surely, covid passports will be necessary for international travel and a requirement during The Olympics?

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