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Posted in: No preferential treatment given over bid for Abe state funeral: Matsuno See in context

Corruption and favoritism is so rampant in this country. This is an amazing sh*t show but this dude with a straight face tells us to look away, nothing to see here.

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Posted in: Robot that stocks drinks is newest thing at FamilyMart in Japan See in context

What a silly low-tech gimmick. This is laughable.

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Posted in: Child virus infections in Japan remain high amid low vaccination rates See in context

The link to the study in Thailand (not Taiwan):

https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202208.0151/v1

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Posted in: Japan reports 211,058 coronavirus cases; 30,842 in Tokyo See in context

Why? New studies are showing reduction in brain matter following infection. The symptoms might be like a bad cold, but who wants brain damage?

Stop to spread misinformation. The studies (in fact two) you referred to although interesting are absolutely not conclusive since correlation is not causation. I have looked at the studies and despite a few traits reaching statistical significance, all associations remained marginal and will need to be confirmed by future studies.

While even small losses in the volume of certain brain regions might seem alarming, subtle brain changes don’t necessarily imply disease, even in adulthood. The researchers in my view were in a hurry to interpret their findings as a direct harmful effect of Covid caused by the virus entering the brain via the nose. However, another explanation is that changes in olfactory regions of the brain are a consequence of a loss of taste and smell, not the cause of it. Most people with Covid experience a temporary loss of smell, which is an arguably annoying, but fairly benign symptom. 

Also, widespread structural changes in the brain following the loss of sense of smell have been documented before SARS-CoV-2. For example chronic rhinosinusitis can cause changes in grey matter that are highly reminiscent of that reported in the Oxford study.

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Posted in: Hot dogs - and cats - get wearable fans to beat Japan's scorching summer See in context

Ridiculous stupidity.

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Posted in: Autonomous beverage and snack car now testing in Chiba See in context

How long would this little car survive on the streets of your home country? 

For ever, nobody would give a s… about it. What people would say though is what an awful dehumanization this peace of junk is. Japan already a cold society is going a strange path of trying to automate everything, also pushed by a ridiculous hygienist sentiment, where it does not need to be and where human interaction is in fact needed. Buying something is not just a money transaction, it’s a human interaction.

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Posted in: Japan reports 233,094 coronavirus cases; record high 40,406 for Tokyo See in context

Tell me, what scientific background do YOU have? HUH? Exactly.

I have a PhD in geophysical and computational fluid dynamics and high performance computing. I work now in developing new gen high performance solutions for atmospheric fluid dynamics simulation and modeling. Thanks for asking

Because there is a SURGE in Cases GENIUS! DUH!

You are not replying to my point as always but I am used for that. And there was a surge also in Europe. France had for example a little more than 200,000 positive cases a few days ago.

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Posted in: Japan reports 233,094 coronavirus cases; record high 40,406 for Tokyo See in context

But deep down inside HE knows that Japanese people (with some exceptions) blindly follow what the crowd is doing without thinking to why they're doing it.

Yeah sure but that's exactly why they are stupidly wearing a mask all the time even in crazy heat. For what result? Higher positives cases than for example countries in Europe where the mask was abandoned in spring.

I don't understand what you are bitching about really. You claim without any scientific background that school should be closed and complained that izakayas are packed with people. But I mean why should they close the school at this point and why izakatas should not be packed with people? Schools are open, restaurants, bars, clubs and what have you are packed with people everywhere around the world.

You are just falling in the hysteria and somehow come up with contradicting statements. Just look at the numbers, there are way more positives cases now with really little impact.  346 with severe symptoms is a very low number in fact lower than other countries during their pic. It's ok, that's life. There is no need for drastic measures that not only have shown to be infective in the long run but incredibly damaging for the society.

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Posted in: Japan minister says women 'underestimated' See in context

Japan is the world’s third biggest economy, a powerful democracy and a major U.S. ally

A country ruled by the same party composed by the same cast of people basically continuously for the last 77 years is not a democracy.

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Posted in: BOJ members stick to monetary easing amid lack of wage growth See in context

@Antiquesaving

What are you f** talking about? Do you even believe the bla bla you wrote?

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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

@virusrex

And have a nice day. Try to read so that you are less full of nonsense and you don't spread BS.

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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

Here is also a non exhaustive list of common primate viruses with known human transmission case:

Monkeypox virus ( Poxviridae )

Lymphotrophic polyomavirus (LPV)

Herpes B virus

Simian foamy virus retroviridae (SFV)

Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) retroviridae

SV40 Polyomavirus

Titi monkey adenovirus (TmAdV)

Zika fever

rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP)

Saying what still?

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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

So can you find any source that mentions monkeys being the main route of transmission?

No? well that is because it is not. Your personal attacks do not replace actual reference that would prove your point, the main vectors of transmission for humans are rodents, so the one that is contradcited by scientific knowledge is you.

What? Are you stupid? Instead of admitting you are wrong, you try to twist the argument. Main route means nothing, this is not scientific. This is garbage talk. Again we are talking about one of the most deadly virus ever passed to humans and you stated that monkeys have NEVER BEEN a route of zoonotic infection. Which is flat out wrong boy. You don't know what you are talking about, that's the plain truth and now you play the victim by playing the personal attack BS. You speak of reference but you damn don't give any of it to back up your stupid claims. Where are you references?

Once you give up trying to base your beliefs with actual references and end up just making baseless personal attacks you are making obvious you understand you are mistaken but still want to attack the people that disproved what you believed.

Blah blah what? Write correct English to start.

So I am mistaken, really? So you are claiming that monkeys don't spread decease to people, right? So risks from monkey don't induce herpes B virus, and rabies or?

https://www.cdc.gov/herpesbvirus/index.html

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/4/1/98-0117_article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022521/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21872789/

So now who is mistaken?

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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy who got it had been in that town.

BS! There is no evidence showing that there is any natural reservoir of monkey pox in Japan. In fact the exact reservoir(s) of monkey pox has not been identified yet and how virus circulation is maintained in nature.

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Posted in: Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Yamaguchi See in context

Monkeys have never been the main rout of transmission from animals to humans, those would be rodents.

Here it is. A dude does not know what he is talking about but still absolutely feel the need to spread misinformation. This is baffling, are you seriously saying this?

Dude, HIV infection in humans came from a type of chimpanzee in Central Africa. Studies showed that HIV may have jumped from chimpanzees to humans as far back as the late 1800s. The chimpanzee version of the virus is called simian immunodeficiency virus. It was probably passed to humans when humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat and came in contact with their infected blood. Over decades, HIV slowly spread across Africa and later into other parts of the world. The virus has existed in the United States since at least the mid to late 1970s.

We are talking here about one of the worst viral infection humanity has got, which killed more than 36 millions people and you come here to claim that monkeys have never been a route of zoonotic transmission? What's wrong with you?

STOP TO GIVE YOUR POINTLESS OPNION ABOUT THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

Of course, not. That would require the government to start paying restaurants again, and this government is already broke with the yen tanking. This decision has nothing to do with anything else.

No it’s because in the reality we live in and not in the distorted one of some fanatics (there are a lot of them coming to JapanToday forum apparently), we are talking about a case fatality rate of 0.2%. No one rational and with a sane mind would block a country and use tax payer money to compensate for it for such a low rate. Money available or not.

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Posted in: LDP scores big victory in upper house election See in context

This is Japanese democracy. The same exact result popping out at each election basically nonstop for the last 77 years.

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Posted in: Japan reports 36,189 coronavirus cases See in context

Here we go again with another round of hysteria.

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Posted in: Sony’s wearable air conditioners selling like cold cakes in heat-stricken Japan See in context

Do you know what they are once the air reaches a certain temperature? Blow dryers. And blow dryers that hasten heat stroke. 

The Sony thing is basically junk but what a load of nonsense. People just have their own false representation of the world and they are convinced by their ignorance. Essentially a fan doesn't reduce the temperature of the air exiting or downstream of the fan. Regardless of the ambient temperature. What happens is that the increase in velocity of the air flow from the fan that causes the air to feel cooler than the air going into the fan. The fast moving air increases the rate at which our bodies lose heat due to convection and evaporation. Warmer in direct contact with the skin is displaced and this enhances the rate of convective heat transfer, which means we feel cooler. Moreover moisture in the form of sweat on the skin also evaporates more quickly in the presence of fast moving air. This takes away some body heat and makes us feel cooler.

Not to mention, they should be banned given that we are still in a pandemic and Covid-19 is an airborne virus

Complete nonsense. This is opposite. Being airborne, more mixing with ambient air means a smaller density of infected particles for a given volume of air. So creating advection is an effective way to to displace particles, that’s why indoors are advised for having good air flow. And that’s also why the infection risk outdoors is essentially zero given the natural advection and diffusion of particles happening in an open system, essentially with infinitely placed boundary conditions. Not to mention the virus carrying capability of droplets is also very much constrained by the ambient environment relative humidity and radiation conditions.

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Posted in: Japan's heatwave continues; Kishida calls for ramp-up of nuclear power use See in context

Look at them with their ridiculous mask. So stupid people it’s amazing.

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Posted in: Growing numbers avoiding news as too depressing: report See in context

Fear mongering, partisan positions, sloppy reporting, censorship, lack of critical and diverse views. Of course people will end up deciding to avoid mainstream news.

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Posted in: Japan passes bill to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

This is incredible dangerous and opens the door for censorship. This is typical Japan where a pseudo law is created while being ill-defined, vague in its formulation so that it opens a broad range of interpretations. If a I say that someone is clueless and stupid because their idiotic ignorance is responsible for disinformation and misinformation as we can for example see so often on this site concerning COVID-19, is that an insult?

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Posted in: Travel firms thrown into confusion over rules as Japan reopens to foreign tourists See in context

But border restrictions due to COVID-19 mean that currently "everyone needs a visa," according to the Foreign Ministry.

Ok then all countries whose nationals could visit Japan without a visa must ask now in retaliation a visa for all Japanese citizens entering their territory including business travelers. Enough is enough. Japan has been having a free pass for too long now with this circus.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese schools to introduce genderless swimsuits with unisex two-piece design See in context

f only someone invented a way to get vitamin D for cheap without sun exposure... Then you could get rid of the risk of cancer without getting risk of avitaminosis.

You have no expertise to comment on that so refrain to do so. The risk of cancer is not systematic and exposure to sunlight is more beneficial than supplementing without any risk. Provided it is done reasonably.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese schools to introduce genderless swimsuits with unisex two-piece design See in context

This is grotesque.

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Posted in: Japan's outdoor mask relaxation yet to filter through See in context

But now the government has relaxed its guidance on outdoor mask usage, the message appears not to be filtering through.

It never made any sense to wear a mask outside in the first place.

> notes that mask-wearing is deeply ingrained in Japanese society.

This is fallacy. Never in Japan mask wearing has reached the ridiculous level it is now. Masks were more common than Western countries, sure, and actually often for silly reasons like hiding certains attributes on the face, being used as social wall to others and other mentally disturbed related reasons. But they were still very sporadic among the population. Never everyone was masked outside all the time, never kids were forced to wear masks at school all the time. So stop this nonsense.

Masks are present in people's lives from as early as elementary school, he says. At lunchtime, class lunch monitors wear masks to avoid contaminating food served to classmates.

Another fallacy. Like food poisoning in schools does not happen regularly in Japan. They should better wash their hands instead of wearing a mask.

The early lesson is that "mask wearing isn't for the wearer, but for others," he said. Prior to the pandemic, for instance, people tended to don masks after catching a cold, rather than to avoid one.

Another fallacy and the BS "for others" we heard all along. Japanese don't give a sh*t about others. They wear masks principally to hide their cold so that they could come at work instead of staying at home either because they don't want or can't.

> "Whether infections rise or fall, droplet infections are what matters. Even if the government said you can go without masks, droplet infections are still possible, so I'm going to keep wearing one (when around others)," 

Typical of the COVID circus era. People without any expertise whatsoever think they can have an opinion. I am sure this dude does not even know what a droplet is.

Here is the thing. The mask attitude of Japanese has become grotesque, absolutely bizarre and totally irrational. That's the reality. I consider myself a sane and rational person so I am not joining this collective madness anymore. Their circus, their monkeys. I don't wear a mask whatsoever.

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Posted in: Dancing 'old heart-throbs' become TikTok sensation in Japan See in context

This is the world today. Instead of using intelligence and smartness to tackle problems, people resort to stupidity and grotesquely attitudes. So they hope that the more and more stupider world we live in will respond with some sort of compassion and sentimentalism in default of reacting with criticism and rationality towards such blatant depletion of human intelligence.

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Posted in: Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs; tells employees to return to workplace or quit See in context

From the beginning of the pandemic he has been constantly trying to downplay the risks to the health and wellbeing of his employees, ignoring their desire to telework even if that would be very beneficial to them is just part of the same thing.

First of all nonsense! Second of all if you would be as successful as him, you could open your mouth about how to manage a company. Until then (and it won’t never happen), you have no business giving him blank stupid critics and advise him on how to run his company.

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Posted in: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people canceled after COVID infection See in context

Here is the world the COVID hysterics bought us to. A pathetic circus and an absolutely absurd fear hysteria for what? A sore throat. The Japanese and the asians in general being even often more ridiculous than the rest of the word, the results is the perfect illustration of how primitives the kind called humans can get to.

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Posted in: Kishida says foreign tourists should follow Japan face mask rules See in context

The experts do based on very clear evidence of efficacy of masks reducing transmission while used properly.

Factually flat out wrong. There is no consensus about that and there are plenty of scientific evidence disputing this assertion.

https://swprs.org/face-masks-evidence/

The mask thing in Japan has become just bizarre and grotesque. A silly culte driven behavior that has no base in science. Japanese are just trying to convince the world that they wear masks regardless of science and rationality. In the eyes of the old dudes running this country, the mask has become a way to express some sort of nationalism and uniqueness of Japanese.

In reality though it serves at this point no purpose other than a national pride. The virus has become so endemic and banal in its symptoms that at this point the Japanese attitude is coming close to be characterized as madness.

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