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Posted in: Are you in favor of vaccination passports for international travel? See in context

Too many travelers would use the ''honor'' system to lie about if they are vaccinated or not. the passports would help in stopping this and keep everyone safe.

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Posted in: Japan ruling party shelves submitting LGBT bill to Diet session See in context

As long as Japan was going to be seen by the world for the Olympics, the Liberal Democratic Party was willing to toe the line for being open for other groups that are not popular. Now, with they Olympics due to be canceled because of the continuing Pandemic in Japan there is no reason now to be helpful to LGBT anymore.

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will take away the fun of being at the wheel of your vehicle? See in context

I would rather be safe than fun.

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Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music? See in context

Until there is a better method of sound reproduction that supersedes vinyl it will be vinyl. CD and DVD is very good that there are no scratches in sound, but a good vinyl can do so much better on a good phonograph.

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Posted in: Japan proposes tentative 1-year deal on cost-sharing for U.S. troops See in context

Japan is still 'technically' at war with the Russian Federation where there is no signed treaty ending the second world war. If the united states of america ever pulls out of Japan, the russian federation could simply invade full force.

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Posted in: Cameron, Scorsese, Eastwood say U.S. movie theaters may not survive pandemic See in context

It is an unfortunate reality that this may be the death knell of the movie theater industry. This Pandemic will not end in a year but many years from now. No amount of aid can tide such an industry indefinitely at the expense of so many other citizen's values. We are talking about hundreds of billions (USA Currency) dollars over the time that the Pandemic is active.

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Posted in: Do you think China made the coronavirus and released it either deliberately or by accident or it wasn't manmade? See in context

China has incompetent minor functionaries that allowed a covid event to happen and covered it up to avoid criticism from the Chinese Communist Party. And when it was known, there was not enough ''will'' to do what was absolutely necessary to keep it from getting out of the country to the wider world and getting Japan tragically sick. Lots of incompetence. China will deny this, but then, there would be the argument they planned it, but they did not. They have even gone so far as to switch blame to USA and say the USA planted it in their country, but then, it shows China not able to control its own self against foreign interference.

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Posted in: The most visible symbol of COVID-19 around the world is the face mask. Do you agree? See in context

just so you know, this was the same argument that happened in the Last Pandemic in 1917-1920. There were organized groups in the USA and other countries that had the same arguments against wearing masks as it was to control humanity.

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Posted in: The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start one year from this week. Do you think they will be held or canceled? See in context

The LAST true PANDEMIC killed 100 million people over three years. We are only at the beginning. In a year, the world population will be devastated. There will not be enough will to run an Olympics when so many people cannot get together for anything.

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Posted in: Tokyo lifts coronavirus alert to highest level; 165 new cases reported Wednesday See in context

it may be that younger individuals do not ''die'' from the virus, but NOW there is the problem that the latest Mutation is causing INTERNAL organ damage like Killing Kidneys and Long Term Brain Damage.

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Posted in: California says film, TV production can resume June 12 See in context

I imagine it would have to be a ''clean room'' style movie complex. All working staff/families will have to quarantine and then live on the lots to avoid mass infections from happening.

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Posted in: Do you think the coronavirus will change the way people work, shop and socialize in the future? See in context

The SECOND Wave will start when there is no lockdown anymore. Its not based on season with this illness.

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Posted in: Not all pachinko parlors in Tokyo shut; 600 still investigated See in context

After the 'name and shame' how many pachinco and other establishments will still be open no matter what. I would like to see a followup on this in a few days, if that is possible?

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Posted in: Are you worried that you might become infected by the coronavirus? See in context

I am very worried, I have a low immunity that has existed since i was born. I am now over 35 years old, i have two big strikes against me for dying from this virus.

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Posted in: Iran news agency: Death toll from new virus in Qom is at 50 See in context

Doctors' have a math for how many are actually infected. X times 50 illnesses Equals, so 50 death times 50 illnesses is 2,500 illnesses so far for the Republic of Iran.

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Posted in: In an increasingly partisan media environment, do you believe journalists have lower ethical standards than in the days before social media? See in context

Depending on the person, there is ethics or no. Its been that way forever.

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Posted in: Are you optimistic for the Japanese economy this year? See in context

With so much happening in Japan for 2020, it can only bode well for this year. Although, 2021 may be somewhat a disappointment with the end of those big events.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven to end contract with franchisee who cut opening hours See in context

Seven-Eleven USA was acquired by sevenandI holdings back in the 1990's. Seven-Eleven USA was near bankruptcy and was acquired then.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' TV series 'Mandalorian' confirmed for season two See in context

ACTUALLY, The Mandalorian season Two has already stared. They are more than HALFWAY done with season two shooting.

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Posted in: IMF urges Japan to double consumption tax to 20% by 2050 See in context

Does the International Monetary Fund really wish to Bankrupt the Japanese Economy? Having a Consumption Tax at 20 Percent at any time will be grounds for going broke. Japan never changed its internal taxes on its citizens. With 20 Percent on Consumption it will amount to a total tax on the people of Japan of 70 to 80 Percent. No one can live in such hardship.

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Posted in: Should Japan pay more to Washington for hosting U.S. bases? See in context

Well, if the U.S.A. Military is not paid more, then the U.S.A. Military can leave the far east asia to Russia and China. Lets see if South Korea and Japan can fend off all the incursions that will happen when there is no American Troops there to keep both parties in check. Russia will no longer negotiate with Japan about the islands. In fact, they will threaten to take more since there is a No Aggression part in Japan's constitution. China, they will take Okinawa as soon as the U.S.A. military leaves there. And Japan cannot do anything about it. With the ''America First'' thing going on, there will not be any promises to help Japan reclaim Okinawa from China once its successfully taken.

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Posted in: Do you see any alternative to Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) dumping radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it? See in context

I don't see why they couldn't make additional attempts to filter the water of additional radioactive material before releasing it into the ocean.

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

When Programs of Anime and others shows air, the characters' names would be pronounced as Family name then Personal name. Only when it is translated into English is it reversed whether it is in Subtitles or Spoken English. Since many of international followers of Japanese Culture are aware of the Perchance to do Family name first, it would make sense to do this as a revision that sets Japan Culture as different than other Countries. I agree with the change.

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Posted in: Japan's hunt for minke whales resume in coastal areas off Hokkaido See in context

If Japan is 'Truly' doing scientific research on whales, then shouldn't they be continuing the trend to hunt whales outside of territorial waters for research purposes when they resumed commercial whaling? Otherwise, they would then ''really'' be in violation since the hunts were for commercial purposes anyway.

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Posted in: In the city where you live, if you had a choice between taxis and ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber, which would you choose? See in context

My big worry is not the driver, but the vehicle. If it is not maintained right, it can be a harrowing ride where i could get injured. Too many taxi companies buy used police cruisers that are cheap, but worn out. An accident is very possible based on a few friends of mine that are taxi drivers from NYC.

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Posted in: Do robots and AI lead to more job creation than they destroy? See in context

There are always other jobs created when robots are used. Maintaining the robots, building new ones. and other jobs are created in a good economy.

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Posted in: Do you think summits like G20 and G7 ever achieve anything tangible? See in context

It gets world leaders together. Chances for sideline meetings increase chances for compromise.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

I totally Agree, Especially since much Japanese Anime circulates the Globe and we hear the pronunciation in Japanese with English Subtitles. Even the English Subtitles gets it Wrong! Its like mispronouncing someone's name inaccurately on purpose, it is like a ''slap'' in the face. Lets be more correct with Japanese people, unless the request we were to use the name differently or as a nickname, but only when they ask us to.

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Posted in: Should it be illegal for employers to underpay their workers? See in context

I hit the wrong button, i meant to say yes.

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Posted in: Japanese fishing boat crew detained by Russia may be released this week See in context

How far into the ''Sea of Japan'' Was the Crab Fishing boat? Is The Russian Federation saying that Most of the Sea of Japan is Russian Territory?

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