eric_japan comments

Posted in: Golden Week travel begins despite pleas from governors to stay home See in context

“Super spreader events” People still lock themselves up in tiny metal boxes for daily commutes. General public has been heeding what rules and regulations they been asked to follow. With the numbers of COVID relatively low in comparison to other countries, people are getting restless and have decided to take the risk. After all they take that risk daily on their commutes. Hopefully the numbers won’t get out of control. We’ll see...

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Posted in: British citizen arrested for dumping bento trash in mailbox See in context

I don’t condone his pitiful behavior. I recently visited there within the last year and you can’t find anywhere to dispose of anything that (dozens, hundreds) food shops are dispensing out to the 1000’s of visitors walking through the streets. I ended up carrying it around for hours and was finally able to dispose of it at the train station. Since these shops are profiting from the customers then maybe they should try to help them dispose of their trash properly. Speaking of litter in Japan, truck drivers are notorious for tossing their bags of bento and bottles out the window near traffic lights underneath elevated expressways.

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Posted in: Man shot dead at used car dealership in Fukushima Prefecture See in context

Gunshot crimes are so rare here that they capture the headlines and most likely related to the yakuza. A previous comment suggested that a Japan is so nice because of their gun laws. Yes, Japan has some good laws regarding gun ownership, licensing, etc. However, saying that this is reason Japan is so safe has relatively nothing to do with it. Japan’s society as a whole is the main factor. Things such as the nuclear family, lower divorce rates, education, push by parents for extra education, better sense of morality in most areas( in comparison to other countries). The belief of being a team player in society Is better, being mindful of others, and the list goes on. These are the reasons why Japan is the way it is and why most foreigners enjoy living in Japan

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Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

2 people I know have gotten the vaccine. They both work in the medicine. Both had a reaction on the second dose. They said, be prepared to take 2 days off and have some Tylenol handy. Fever, aches for a day or day and a half. Anybody questioning the information about the vaccine modify your RNA and DNA? Even Mark Zuckerburg was caught video meeting saying “ we don’t know the long term effects of the vaccine and that it modifies your RNA and DNA.” Funny average joe will get fact checked by saying something like this, but he’s caught saying the same thing in a closed meeting. These are what make people question what they are being fed. Perhaps Japan would be wise to create their own vaccine( maybe tailored towards Asians) with a slow role out and thorough testing.

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Posted in: Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address See in context

“Unity” my rear end. There hasn’t been an mm of unity since 4 years ago. The demorats don’t know the definition. They were spewing all sorts of vile behavior. Of course if you watch the blatantly biased media you are blind to all this. Time to give back. After it’s better to give than receive.

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Posted in: Anxious nation awaits Election Day See in context

Keep believing those polls. Many friends of mine in the black and Hispanic category voted for Trump 2016 in Houston. Most of them were very slow to be forthcoming and say they voted for Trump. (One of them told me his mom hung up the phone on him after he told her he voted for Trump) This time around you can bet that they are way more of them who don’t want to risk their jobs, positions, friends, etc. due to the crazy cancel culture. Black and Hispanic numbers of voters choosing conservative side have been increasing, so let’s see what happens.

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Posted in: Anxious nation awaits Election Day See in context

You won’t have a true democracy if the U.S. continues the road of the left. Did conservative people cry, even though they didn’t support Obama, when he won? NO. Just saying if Trump wins, take it like a civilized person and stop your whining. Just wait 4 more and vote again. The silent majority will only take so much. If Trump wins, and the violence flares up from BLM type groups then conservatives may come out in force and that benefits no one.

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Posted in: Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea, media report See in context

Before that, release some of that ‘spicy water’ around all the politicians homes and senior officials at Tepco. If they have no problem then by all means release it to the ocean.

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Posted in: Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises See in context

Jack O Helen- “ It's no wonder why so many registered Republicans who voted for Trump in 2016 are fed up and are vowing not make the same mistake again. “

Many of my Hispanic and Black co- workers voted for Trump 4 years ago and now are even more determined to vote for him again. Their eyes are open and see through the media sheet storm.

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Posted in: Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises See in context

Will Biden have an ear piece? Will Biden be leaked the questions, just like Hillary? Should be interesting. A true debate should have a neutral moderator with questions gathered from random people 30 minutes just before the debate and handed to the moderator at the start of the debate. I remember a kind of town hall meeting in Japan and Japanese citizens were asking questions to Bill Clinton. They would take a few questions from audience in Tokyo and an audience in Osaka. Switch back and forth between the 2 cities after 3 questions. He handled himself really well. Especially to the one question, “What does your wife think about your situation with Monica?” He answered it well, but the TV station quickly switched back to a Tokyo. Those pesky Osakans stirring up trouble... LOL

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Posted in: Trump on defensive as critics seize on reports he insulted U.S. veterans See in context

We’ve have had a 6 month trial of the Democrats radical experiment in the U.S., and it doesn’t work. Maybe LeBron and his celebrity friends will protect you when have no police( or a defunded police) that are too afraid to risk their livelyhoods or pension to put their life on the line for you.

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Posted in: Typhoon heads to South Korea after battering Japan See in context

A slight turn to the right, and things would have been different. They dodged a bullet. As far as media hyping it up. Better to be safe than sorry. If they didn’t warn everyone and it veered right, then you’d be saying, “they didn’t warn us”.

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Posted in: Biden aims to reinvigorate ties with allies including Japan, keep pressure on China See in context

Rational adults don’t keep voting for the same and expect different results. Trumps not the best, but the alternative is a death nail to the U.S. Look how all the lib run cities are turning into undesirable locations. Then those states residents move to places like Austin, Tx and then the same happens there. What’s the definition of insanity? Keep doing (voting) the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sad thing is the indoctrinated young have no idea the dangerous road they are navigating

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Posted in: In Fourth of July speech, Trump slams his enemies within See in context

I get it it TRUMP doesn’t always say the right thing and someone should take away his twitter account. But the alternative is so much worse and the sad thing is young people are so indoctrinated, clueless about history, socialism, Marxism, that they can’t see what a dangerous road they travel. They should go protest in Hong Kong just to get a taste. Cmon, just try it for the experience.

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Posted in: University of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott's name from stadium See in context

I don't support this woman, but things are getting out of hand. What are they going to do tear everything down and try to erase all history. Books will be next. Don't forget the pyramids. Built by slave labor. Start marching and protesting about that. Not to mention anything in Japan that is slightly offensive to all those other asian nations. I guess the experiment of "time outs" didn't work. Time to stop indoctrinating the leftist agenda in schools and the media and stop all this craziness. Nothing makes sense anymore.The U.S. and some other nations have lost their collective minds!

• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

• Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.

• It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.

• Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.

• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

• Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous.

• People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.

• Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

• Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.

• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

• If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

• People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

• We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.

• Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

• Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.

• And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?! Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility. We are living in an upside down world for sure.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context

We have a bi-racial daughter and recently moved back to Japan after leaving 8 years ago. In 2018 December, we reached out to a local Adachi Ku Junior High and were basically told that this school can't take her because her Japanese wasn't up to par. (as far as reading and writing) Speaking was no problem. She ended up going to a private jr high school and now has been accepted to the quite renowned 東京都立国際高等学校 Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School. Her written Japanese is almost to par now. Point being, they didn't even want to try to help her. With this attitude, you can see where this may cause one not wanting, or unable, to attend school because of finances preventing them from attending a private school.

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Posted in: Delivery of 'Abenomasks' starts in 34 remaining prefectures See in context

With all the media focus on the Abe masks, my family has been waiting with anticipation for these to arrive.

Well, looked in the mailbox this week and there was the long awaited envelope sitting in my mailbox. I ran into the house and said excitingly, “THEY ARE HERE, THEY ARE HERE!!” and then my daughter yelled, “let me see!!” “Don’t open it! I want to open it”

We all laughed and I said, “ he could have just sent out a letter on how to make your own”

This is why you need to keep government out of our lives as much as possible.

The government that governs the least, governs the best.

Whose benefitted from making those??

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Posted in: As coronavirus infections mount, Japan at last expands testing See in context

The no testing approach was implemented because of the Olympics. J Gov didn’t want to risk their image and possible loss of the Olympics. If they didn’t reveal actual numbers then they could possibly still host and if lucky the outbreak would die out. In the meantime discovering how inadequate the medical community would be able to deal with an outbreak . Well, bad decision and now the consequences. Everyone stay safe and prayers that the world can heal from this.

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

Ok. I posted a few week ago this was coming(friend in gov circles). Was expecting a quicker and more decisive action, but then again it's Japan. Stay safe everyone

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Posted in: Diamond Princess quarantine critic says Tokyo Olympics should be halted See in context

As a last ditch effort to save the Olympics, Japan will announce some drastic measures next week. Be prepared for the news.

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Posted in: China reports zero new domestic virus cases for first time See in context

Don't believe it came from market. More likely escaped from their lab of infectious diseases located in that city.

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Posted in: Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns See in context

Next week Japan will take some drastic measures. Stock up for a month or so. You heard it, so don't say I should have, etc. Check back with you in a week and I'll either be a profit or a fool.

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Posted in: Sales tax cut emerging as option as gov't battles coronavirus fallout See in context

Bad idea! People will not benefit immediately from tax cuts. People who are living pay period to pay period will need assistance right away. Just give cash directly to individuals. They are tossing around the idea in other countries. I predict the Japanese government will take some drastic measures next week. Stock up people, because you know what happens when they announce these measures. My prediction..Check back with you next week. Hope Im wrong.

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Posted in: Japanese household assets hit record ¥1,903 tril See in context

Prediction; Abe will announce some drastic measures next week. Better stock up with food and essentials to last a month or so. This will be a last ditch effort to save the olympics.

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Posted in: 7 countries restrict entry from Japan to thwart new virus spread See in context

Yet Japan is still allowing flights from other Chinese cities.

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Posted in: Pelosi tears up copy of Trump's State of the Union speech See in context

The dems are so lost. What I saw was the Democrats not standing up for Americans, but stand up for illegal aliens. They don't have a patriotic bone on their bodies. Until they can find a strong charismatic candidate, they'll keep up their pitiful tactics. I was on the left and voted for Obama, but the far left has forced me and many others to walk away. I woke up.

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Posted in: Democratic presidential race off to rocky start as Iowa results delayed by 'inconsistencies' See in context

No group is more enticed by pie-in-the-sky promises of free stuff and redistribution than college students. Someone slap some sense into them! Indoctrination at schools needs to stop. Bernie is not the answer.

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Posted in: Japan to send chartered flight to Wuhan to bring back its nationals See in context

Have a Japanese friend there now. He's worried because his prescription meds will run out in 2 weeks. Not to mention he has about that much food as well. He hoping to be able to get on one the flights out. By the way, supposedly the U.S. citizens wanting to hop a flight out have to pay their way(not a discount ticket). How about the Japanese citizens? Will they have to pay? Just curious..

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Posted in: Typhoon leaves 3 dead in Tokyo area: strands 14,000 at Narita See in context

Japanese company workers have to try to be there. Its the culture of not being weak minded. You have to try. The boss will say " I made it here, why couldn't you?" or "You will never be (shachou) if you can't think and give your best no matter the situation. Or the boss will phone the employee and say "I'm here, where are you?" Until that stops, we will see those commuters all lined up and waiting.

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Posted in: Typhoon pummels Kanto region; one reported dead, 40 injured See in context

Adachi-Ku wasn’t bad, the last Tokyo typhoon seemed much stronger. About the train stations, don’t see the logic of hurry up and wait. You know it’s going to be packed so take your time and tell the boss, I got delayed because of the trains, buses, etc.

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