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Posted in: Ghosn says he is helping everyone who stood by him See in context

Members of Interpol are never required (or even asked) to disclose the substance of their case when requesting a red notice. Requests by member countries are assumed to be well founded and taken at face value. 

NK kim and CCP Xi will love the interpol will love been taken at face value.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor wants tougher action after 61 U.S. Marines infected with coronavirus See in context

Japan like many US States have a poor track record of testing its citizens. It still quite hard to get tested here. Okinawa's local government has even fewer resources than the main islands, so I would be skeptical of infection rates if people in Japan can not get easily tested.

Lumping Japan and the U.S together when it comes to pcr testing is grossly unfair to the U.S and gives me the impression you have bothered to check. For your info the US has conducted 42M test and Japan 552 thousand test. The pop of Japan is roughly one third that of the U.S so you can see the extreme disparity.

NewYork alone is conducting 65 thousand test a day about 10 times what Japan test a day.

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Posted in: With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics See in context

Talks about how Japan has ridden out the first wave successfully. Talks about 'Japan miracle'. Those make me very worried," Sugaya said. "It's terrifying if there are people out there who believe Japan is invincible."

Terrifying indeed.

The sad part is that an overwhelming portion of the population believe it because the experts are the ones propagating the narrative.

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Posted in: With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics See in context

With events like the Olympics, the virus will come in for sure and the number of infections will shoot up inevitably."

That is assuming there will be no domestic infections. Which is an impossibility with the negligible testing.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is helping everyone who stood by him See in context

The poverty n hunger is rising so fast in lebanon plus the rising corruption its only a matter of time when Lebanese will eat ghosn alive

Yea, there is no hunger and corruption in Japan.

Talking about a speck on someone's eye while carrying a log on your eyes.

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Posted in: Okinawa governor wants tougher action after 61 U.S. Marines infected with coronavirus See in context

Yubaru

We went well over 2 months with ZERO cases, and the two we have here now, are from people from here who contracted the virus on trips to mainland.

Do you know how many test were being done daily during the period there were zero cases.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is helping everyone who stood by him See in context

Japanese prosecutors, like any administrative body in Japan, cannot unilaterally decide to hand over documents to a foreign government containing the names and details of people who have cooperated with a criminal investigation. It would be a serious violation of Japanese privacy laws if they did.

Does it mean they didn't hand any document to interpol containing names when reporting Ghosn?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 206 new coronavirus cases See in context

Of course the nightlife district yealds covid results if that's the only district you are testing. People in these comments surprise me.

Exactly.

The naivety is mind boggling.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 206 new coronavirus cases See in context

If they don't cooperate in setting up appropiate anti-virus measures, shut them down. It's not like they are essential to society

What are the measures ?

Why do you think they are not cooperating. They have been more than cooperative and testing. I bet you this level of cooperation won't ever be gotten from the general public considering all the discrimination those infected face.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 206 new coronavirus cases See in context

Increase the testing, identify the clusters and go after them. It is no secret that kyabakura and host clubs in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro have largely contributed to the increase of infections. 

It is extremely naive to think infections are restricted to shinjiku and ikebukuro. Last time I checked there where other notable nightlife districts in tokyo like roppongi, ginza, akihabara mate cafes. Does it means those other nightlife districts are devoid of the virus. Scapegoating won't magically eradicate the virus.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Anyway seriously, you don't think the real number of infections has no direct correlation to the number of serious cases and deaths?

Where did I talk about number of deaths? If you jumped in without reading. The argument was that tokyo was 224 cases while US was 70,000. I was reminding the poster to also state the number of test. Even DT knows that the more you test the more positives you get.

Going by deaths even test has to be done. Won't blame you. Here test has always been downplayed to give credence to the numbers.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

What's your point? That would be illegal in Japan.

What would be illegal in Japan?

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Hmm, doesn't seem useful.

Why don't you compare the number of deaths?

Why should I compare no of deaths when it is no of infections that is heing compared. Except you think numbe of infection has no correlation with number of test.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

That is 74 confirmed to be from the nightlife. Probably workers and repeat customers who agreed to be tested. The others are unknown, but I would wager a large portion are people who visited sketchy nightlife establishments but don't want to admit it.

74 out of 224 is 33 percent, singling out the nightlife is wrong as the data shows, looks like scapegoating to me. You are free to believe any narrative thrown at you.

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Posted in: Is that hand strap clean? Tokyo Metro sprays silver to fend off coronavirus See in context

taking advantage of silver's anti-antimicrobial properties to repel the virus from surfaces.

Tokyo Metro said the anti-microbial compound has been shown to be effective against viruses including influenza and E-coli, though has not yet been proven to repel the novel coronavirus.

Seems like a PR move, to assure users something is being done even though the effective is unknown.

Well, I am nit surprised at all, image matters alot here.

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Posted in: Japan to discuss easing travel ban with China, S Korea, other countries See in context

Due to the limited number of testing performed here nobody but God knows the true number of those infected with the virus. Unfortunately, reporting lower numbers for a look-good image is the objective rather than curbing the spread of the virus. For almost 7 months now there is constant talk about increasing testing, talk of potential to perform massive yet testing is still extremely low. When there has been talk of testing has been increase is just a paltry 1000 test. How can an epidemic be contained or brought under control without testing to track and isolate those infected and grasp the extend if the spread. Where are the real epidemy experts? All I see on TV are nothing but nationalist fan club people.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

243 compares to 70.000 in US. Don't panic.

Can you please compare the number of test also?

Thanks.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Infections are coming out of host and cabaret clubs and it's important to take firm measures there," Nishimura said.

Alot of posters falling for the government scapegoating of the nightlife business is mind boggling, the reporting is weak and amateurish. Why not state the number of those infected in the nightlife out if the total number of infection leaving this vital info deliberately gives the impression all the infections are from the nightlife which grossly false. On thursday out of the 224 cases 74 were nightlife.

If the government was really serious curbing the spread of this virus they would expand the testing to the other nightlife districts roppongi, ginza, akihabara mate cafes etc.

Compare and contrast with Seoul, they used every means possible to track those who visited the nightclub that a cluster occurred, using credit card payment info and other methods to have people get a test, even threatening judicial action if anyone evaded testing.

Here the narrative that Japan dodged the bullet by not seeing the explosive jump in cases seen in some countries has to be maintained.

The whole exercise regarding this virus is smoke and mirrors,

Don't accept all the numbers or narratives thrown at you even from the so called experts here, put your critical mind at work.

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

I'd like to know how many of those that have tested positive have been hospitalized. Is there a website that can tell me the average age of hospitalization and death and recovery rate?

What is more important is how many of this infected young people are leaving with their elderly parents or relatives.

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

He provides an interesting answer to why in East Asia, in general, despite of doing or not doing lockdowns, doing many or few tests, the mortality rate is low:

The mortality rate is not high in Africa as well so what is the reason by our genius professor?

This virus has shown that hygiene is not an issue but rather the healthiness of the infected individual.

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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

On Wednesday, 75 cases were reported in Tokyo, dropping to double digits for the first time in seven days.

75 cases based on 500 test.

When the number of infected was double digits or one hundred and something the number of test was never mentioned now that the numbers are over 200 all of a sudden they are telling us the number of test and how testing has been increased. All of a sudden the importance of testing is being highlighted.

If they did just realized testing was important why have they not extended testing to the the othet nightlife districts like roppongi and akihabara mate cafes? Well the image has to be maintained at all cost, a thousand and more cases a day will banish the narrative that Japan was spared.

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Posted in: Tokyo to pay nightclubs to close as virus cases surge See in context

What a shame that most of posters here have joined the government narrative of scapegoating of the Tokyo nightlife. Of the 224 cases yesterday 74 were shinjiku kabukicho and ikeburo nightlife. Isn't it strange that the testing has not been extended to the other nightlife districts like roppongi etc.

The city knows very well that testing all the nightlife will reveal over 1000 infected a day. which will tarnish the lower results they have been releasing that the populace have been made with the help of so called experts to believe.

The 224 created a large outcry and disbelief across the nation, I guess the number today will drop back to the lower one hundred.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

These numbers are not helpful if cannot be compared with the number of tests that have been carried out.

Does anybody know where we can check how many tests are performed daily?

224 infected cases are from 3129 test that was carried out on monday.

What should be understood with the results is that the nightlife districts of kabukicho and ikebukuro are cooperating and testing and with so many asymthomatic cases and unknown infections the spread in the general population is unknown.

The numbers will be scary if the testing was extended to the general population.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

The government is using the nightlife workers as a scapegoat.

Of course they are a higher % of the daily positive totals, this is because they are testing literally everyone there. So it is not surprising that more of the reported cases are identified as nightlife workers.

Exactly.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

Tokyo has been striving to stem a rebound in infections since a nationwide state of emergency was lifted in late May. The pace of increase in virus infections in Japan had slowed after new cases in the capital peaked at the previous high of 206 on April 17.

I won't call 2000 test in one of the richest city in the world with a pop of 14M as striving, it is pretending something is being done. This virus will never be contained with test restricted.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

The medical system is presently not under a strain," health minister Katsunobu Kato told reporters in response to the latest figure.

The objective has always been not to strain the medical system rather than to contain the virus and to achieve said goal testing has been restricted as much as possible.

It is all smoke and mirrors.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven See in context

Japanese omotenashi at its best.

Unfortunately, most people out of Japan don't get to see this dark side of Japan, that exist in almost all professions.

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Posted in: U.S. says Ghosn wired $862,500 to man who helped him flee Japan See in context

By the way when is Kelly's trial?

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Posted in: Japan's household spending drops at record pace as virus hits economy See in context

Reckless.

Damn. Did you drop out of high school or something? That is a shockingly low wage for a dr.

Yes shocking, but that is the reality for some so called workers here especially housewifes, those above 60. From outside and to some who are inside Japan glitters but it is not gold not even bronze.

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Posted in: Southwestern Japan hit by more heavy rain as death toll rises to 49 See in context

Yet now they admit they are worried about the virus so does that mean they don't believe the same numbers that justify opening to big events? I am confused!

The numbers are for public consumption.

Of course, they know they are not testing enough or outright not testing and are in the dark regarding the spread of infection.

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