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Posted in: Two days in and near Japan’s ‘nuclear power town,’ a decade after the nuclear disaster See in context

Nuclear power: Energy for a bright future. Photos of that sign should be next to the Tokyo Olympics Logo. The LDP government bought the area with all the subsidies and people loved it. Then after the disaster Abe decided on the Olympics and again the people in the Tohoku area were forsaken for the LDP's own interest. Money, equipment, and labor were all diverted from the Tohoku area to Tokyo, just like the electricity the area used to produce; all for Tokyo.

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Posted in: WBO superfly world champ Ioka warned over visible tattoos See in context

Idiotic. It's all because they believe tatoos are synonymous with organized crime aka yakuza, but if one were to investigate deeply, how much of the boxing world is associated with organized crime let alone the Japanese government? Pure hypocrisy and idiocy.

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Posted in: Go To Travel push linked to surge in COVID-19 infections: study See in context

Intellectually lazy politicians that couldn't do the hard data crunching and just winged it to try to energize the economy. It's the same type of thinking that got us the stupid abenomasks. So now all we have to show for the LDP efforts against Covid are the masks, go to and a medical system teetering on collapse.

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Posted in: Former justice minister's wife gets suspended sentence for vote-buying See in context

Bokuda - No, not Suga, Abe and the LDP. Abe was PM when all this went down.

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Posted in: Opposition raps gov't virus response as Diet debate starts See in context

The panel of experts that Suga is referring is the replacement board that was scrapped from the original and placed power in the hands of Nishimura and the LDP. The original panel wanted to control the virus and Abe wanted to open the economy. The LDP did the same with the Nuclear Regulation Authority. Immediately after 3/11 they revamped the corrupt predecessor but since their restrictions were too "severe" they replaced it with a watered down watchdog which is now only a facade for nuclear safety with the main emphasis on restart of the nukes. In short, the LDP want to control the narrative and use so-called advisory panels and regulatory agencies as their mouthpiece.

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Posted in: Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy, promote structural reforms See in context

Structural reform was a part of Abenomics, why are we talking about it now? Nishimura who also said in this article that the new policies will develop inventive ideas is also idiotic. New ideas won't come about as long as the old way of thinking inherent in the Showa Ossan geezers still exists.

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Posted in: Japan finds COVID-19 variant in 3 people with no record of travel to UK See in context

The UK strain is known to be more virulent, and yet even with the number of cases that spiked in the Kanto area no one bothered to do the genome sequencing test?

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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

Human victory over the coronavirus are lofty but empty words and the vaccine as the "clincher" is also empty and lacks substance.

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Posted in: Biden team outlines plans as inauguration, impeachment loom See in context

I thought Obama had his hands full coming into the financial crisis, but this one, geez, who could have thought? Fate has chosen Biden for this overwhelming task and I wish him strength, this is going to be one for the history books.

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Posted in: No. of hospitalized coronavirus patients at record high in Japan See in context

These stats do not reflect the number of patients told to either wait at home or at a facility, that the local health office has assigned. Since Covid patients can take a sudden downturn there are fears that these patients in limbo will be facing a life or death situation if the hospital backlog doesn't clear up. Japan should not be patting itself on the back for their response, this is far from over and so far all the government has to show has been abenomasks and the idiotic Go To campaigns.

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Posted in: Pet ownership in Japan on the rise amid pandemic See in context

Adopt, don't buy and remember the commitment is for life, just as if they were your own children. If you can't commit but would still like to help, help out at the shelters or work with local TNR groups and care for local strays.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic president tries to reassure doubting country See in context

Japan can't even control the virus now with its local population, how is it going to manage with tens of thousands more arriving from foreign countries and on top of that manage heat stroke issues as well? Idiots.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec says automaker sought to hide Ghosn's pay See in context

Key takeaway from Shiga's testimony, "failure of the company's governance." 'nuff said...Ghosn outplayed you and you lost face, that's what this is about.

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Posted in: Suga, Bill Gates agree vaccines key for Tokyo Olympics See in context

I wonder if anyone told Bill that the majority of Japanese are against the games? Sorry to say that although Bill's message was one of encouragement, it will be misconstrued and only embolden Suga to proceed even if the developing countries are not vaccinated. The crux of the message was to get the vaccines to developing countries.

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Posted in: Coronavirus third wave puts many Japanese hospitals on overload See in context

A young boy was involved in a traffic accident and it took 40 minutes for the ambulance to find a hospital that could accept him. Because of Covid, there was a significant delay and the boy died. That is the meaning of collapse. This is what happens when you push people to travel and spread when nothing is under control. People complain and piss and moan about Covid stress; go talk to the medical workers about stress, we need to do our part out here to keep the hospitalizations down to manageable levels.

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Posted in: Should employees who were paid for overtime when they worked in their office be also paid for overtime when they are working remotely? If so, how can that be calculated (or verified) by the company? See in context

It's a trade off, the employees can't prove that they were at their desk during working hours, so obviously they won't be able to prove any overtime. The employees however should be compensated for utilities cost which otherwise wouldn't accrue if they were at the office.

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Posted in: '60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers See in context

PBS Frontline is also good. BTW, Japan has Houdo Tokushu, 報道特集 that airs on TBS on Saturdays from 17:30. Check it out, pretty good.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

Of course the government won't admit that their Go to campaign was one of the catalysts of this number. This is what happens when the economy has priority over lives. Looking at it now, what were the economic benefits of this campaign compared to what is going on now? An emergency economic relief package with a stay put stipulation would have been much better served. Now all we have are the worst of everything, stay put with no economic relief and a medical system ready to burst at the seams.

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Posted in: COVID-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief See in context

Though I disagree with the WHO's handling of the initial stages of the pandemic, especially with regards to what I would call questionable deference to China, I have to agree with his statement.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

Suburban middle aged pseudo-intellectuals with too much time on their hands. Go be productive and help where it's needed, like maybe a covid hospital housecleaning company and wash up the infected sheets and linen. Masks and gowns optional for you, we don't want to tread on your free speech and thought.

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Posted in: Unemployment benefits for millions expire as Trump rages See in context

sZero25 - I disagree, trump does not have a valid point, he is only posturing to make his followers think that he's for the common man. If he were really interested he would have been more actively involved in the negotiations from the beginning pushing for more money which his GOP denied the Dems, instead he was crying about his being a loser. That's why Pelosi quickly agreed to the 2K and is calling trump's bluff. If he were really interested in the welfare of all Americans he would have made his voice heard about the 2K way earlier and not at the last minute which threatens another government shut down.

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Posted in: All 68 domestic Tokyo Olympic sponsors agree to new contracts See in context

Money that could have been well spent on tax deductible donations for the needy during these times. The crass idiocy disgusts me. Absolutely no sense of priorities.

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Posted in: Suga hopes to visit U.S. in February for talks with Biden See in context

Just shut up and sit tight, you've got more things to do at home. Ever hear of video conferencing?

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Posted in: Scientists urge concern, not alarm over new virus strains See in context

The problem is that it is mutating and that the best preventive measures are still being ignored by those who refuse to believe in the science. It will mutate again, and we won't know what form it will be then, this is the concern. Also another question, is this dominant strain in London similar to the one found in the minks of Denmark and the Netherlands?

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Posted in: Trump awards Legion of Merit to Abe, PMs of India, Australia See in context

Abe the caddie....I guess all the ridicule paid off eh? Not that any award from Trump is worth anything, congratulations Shin-chan you are now in the company of another trump award recipient, Rush Limbaugh. Good job!

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Posted in: 273 teachers in Japan punished in fiscal 2019 for sexual misconduct See in context

Dismissed doesn't mean indicted and prosecuted. Why aren't these figures released? The system that the schools are using is to protect themselves, not the students. The schools had also better start screening better and start addressing teachers' mental health issues as well. The system has to be overhauled big time, the children are the future of the country and it starts with education.

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Posted in: Final Tokyo Olympic budget soars 22% to ¥1.64 trillion See in context

ANA is hurting from the pandemic and putting employees out to pasture and ruining their livelihood, but they have money to spend on this? United by Emotion, damn right....disgust and outrage!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games organizers to raise opening, closing ceremony budget See in context

Any business project manager that had the cost over run these games are producing would be fired and the project would be shut down. It's really bad for us taxpayers that the government has the wrong MBA, Masters of Bungled Administration.

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Posted in: IAEA ready to send monitor team for Fukushima water release See in context

Monitor only at the request of GOJ.? This will be a clear indicator of Japan's intent on safety and its stance on nukes. Abe refusing to meet with ICAN after the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize showed that Japan is not serious about nuclear arms proliferation or control so now we can watch what their stance will be on nuke safety.

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Posted in: Lockheed Martin to help Japan build stealth fighter See in context

Yup, and a declining birth rate with fewer young people to pilot and service the aircraft let alone to support society and the economy. LDP can't think ahead; only what's right in front of their nose, or abenomask.

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