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Posted in: Daiichi Sankyo to launch COVID-19 vaccine in Japan in 2022 See in context

Figured they would have developed another kind of vaccine besides mRNA since anti-vaxxers don't like it for some reason.

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Posted in: LDP, opposition clash over economy, COVID in election campaign See in context

If you have growth, you don't necessarily need redistribution either. The consumption tax should be lowered to 5% too as that would give relief for the public while also encouraging greater consumption.

The point being with Edano is if redistribution comes first, then growth will follow because the redistributed wealth will be spent. It's the opposite of Kishida that wants growth first with distribution to come after (trickle down Abenomics).

If anyone campaigns on reversing the consumption tax increase back down to 5% or eliminating it for non-pre-made foods, they deserve to be voted in to the assembly.

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Posted in: Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter' See in context

You have to understand it from the target audience's perspective. I think it's disingenuous of him to associate trans as equaling white, but comedy isn't about being politically correct. It's about eliciting reactions and provoking thoughts. Someone may have loved it and someone may have found it offensive. Why the disparity? Let's talk about why it was offensive. This is how the discourse should be. Through talking we can better understand everyone.

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Posted in: LDP, opposition clash over economy, COVID in election campaign See in context

How about concrete details on how you're going to spread the wealth Kishida? At least Edano said something about raising the capital gains tax. The LDP have only increased the consumption tax which hit middle-income and lower people harder. Give the people incentive to spend their hard-earned stagnant wages.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for greater military capability, spending See in context

I say let the US continue covering for part of Japan's defense while Japan deals with its financial problems before it decides to increase defense spending. Once it gets financially stable and has the money to spend on defense, they can ease out from under US protection (if that's even possible lol).

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Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context

It does depend on where the people live. If those 30% all live clustered together in the same area then LDP would only get a handful of seats. I hope those 40% "undecided" choose the path of change over the current status quo.

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

The LDP have been in power for 22 of the last 25 years. Of course they would say only they're capable of protecting Japan when no other party has been in power for as long.

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Posted in: Opposition parties unite in bid to break LDP's grip on power See in context

Good luck.

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

Kishida, sit down and shut up.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy says personnel who refuse vaccine will be expelled See in context

I remember getting 5 shots in one day for basic that were mandatory. I don't see why getting another one should cause such a fuss.

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Posted in: Japan opposition pledges to tax the rich in election platform See in context

They could probably get a lot of votes if they say they will remove consumption tax completely on non-pre-made foods.

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Posted in: Boosting middle class incomes a key policy for Kishida See in context

Kishida pledged during the party leadership election campaign to maintain the "three pillars of aggressive monetary easing, flexible fiscal spending and a growth strategy," in an apparent nod to Abenomics.

We've had 9 years of Abenomics and what has it given the average Taro? Higher taxes and stagnant wages.

The new prime minister has vowed to create a "new Japanese-style capitalism"

Doubling down on Abenomics while redistributing wealth isn't possible.

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Posted in: Japan to see price hikes in food, tobacco products from October See in context

Remove sales tax from food.

If it's non-pre-made food, I agree completely.

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Posted in: Kishida fills ruling party key posts with Abe allies See in context

Amari, Takaichi, AND Aso? What did the Japanese do to deserve this lineup of "all-stars"? So far Kono would have been a better choice...maybe.

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Posted in: Kishida aims to narrow income gap through pay hikes See in context

Oh boy, can't wait for a 5 yen pay hike over 10 years.

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

Last I checked, pedestrians have right of way, especially at a crosswalk. Don't like it? Change the law.

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Posted in: The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China See in context

Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, even if it's wrong.

Though if they made nasty videos about China, they would be rounded up and imprisoned faster than you can say "Free Hong Kong".

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Posted in: Japanese university developing coronavirus vaccine in form of a nasal spray See in context

U.S. scientists developing nasal spray to prevent COVID-19

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/12/02/world/science-health-world/us-nasal-spray-coronavirus/

Nice work Japan, but late to the party again.

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Posted in: China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week See in context

Kagawa prefecture has an ordinance to limit children gaming to one hour on school days, and an hour and thirty minutes on weekends and holidays, which amounts to 8 hours a week. I haven't heard much news about its efficacy or enforcement though.

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Posted in: China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week See in context

How can they actually enforce this?

I'm wondering the same thing. Probably placing the onus on the game service provider, as Tencent has been trying to regulate their user base.

Tencent said it would limit gaming time for minors to an hour a day and two hours during holidays, as well as ban children under the age of 12 from making in-game purchases.

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Posted in: Opposition candidate wins Yokohama mayor election in blow to Suga See in context

Opposition candidate wins Yokohama mayor election in blow to Suga

Good.

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Posted in: U.S. struggling to speed up Kabul airlift amid hurdles, glitches See in context

No, too bias and too left-leaning. What else?

thehill.com

Depends.

Care to further elaborate or...?

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Posted in: U.S. struggling to speed up Kabul airlift amid hurdles, glitches See in context

The plight of Afghan allies desperately trying to flee the Taliban is exposing divisions among Republicans, with some pressing the Biden administration to help resettle those people who helped the U.S. military and others stoking nativist fears about an influx of refugees.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/568646-gop-rift-opens-up-over-resettling-afghan-refugees

McConnell is for accepting Afghans that helped the US, Greene is against it citing chain migration.

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Posted in: U.S. struggling to speed up Kabul airlift amid hurdles, glitches See in context

Oh, I’m sorry, which conservative news sites would you approve of? And why do I have to use liberal news sites only?

How about an unbiased news source, if any of them report news on polls being done. I suggest AP or Reuters as starting points. But to be fair, most if not all polls are biased.

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Posted in: U.S. struggling to speed up Kabul airlift amid hurdles, glitches See in context

https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/biden-afghanistan-disapprove-poll/2021/08/17/id/1032654/

Could you pick a more biased "news source?" A conservative site citing a conservative poll released by a conservative group is hardly reliable.

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Posted in: Kidman quarantine exemption sparks anger in Hong Kong See in context

Sucks to be a pleb in a part of the world run by a communist regime. Not like the people can do anything about it after the iron fist of the mainland squeezed the pulp out of Hong Kong.

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Posted in: Half of Japan's population has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Who cares that half the population is only half vaccinated. Let me know when 70% of the population is fully vaccinated, thanks.

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Posted in: Taliban promise women's rights, security under Islamic rule See in context

The stark contrast of Taliban controlled areas between Aug 13 and Aug 15 is mind-boggling.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57933979

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Posted in: Man in wheelchair dies after being hit by car driven by 80-year-old man See in context

If this guy "can't remember the accident" then he doesn't have the cognitive ability to drive and shouldn't have been behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle.

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Posted in: Japan extends virus emergency to Sept 12; weighs legal options to enforce restrictions See in context

Good luck trying to "restrict freedom of movement," J-gov. At this late stage, might as well just let the virus run rampant and deal with the aftermath and fallout.

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