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Posted in: Tokyo reports 19,798 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 95,453 See in context

for more context, 1,400,000 Japanese die every year.

thats more than 3,500 per day.

the number of Covid deaths is 82 today, it is less than 3.3% of total deaths. we also know that most ppl dying from it are over 70 and in bad health.

you are much more likely to die from cancer, a heart attack , or a stroke by an order of magnitude.

No one wants to die or suffer from the consequences of (long) Covid, but there is too much vain effort and economic cost already put into this.

It is bad for people suffering from other diseases who don't get the medical attention they merit. If you care about your health, or the health of your loved ones, there is many things you can do to reduce the risk of getting those illnesses....

and don't forget your mental health ! don't get depressed by all the media fear-mongering and brainwashing. Suicide kills more than 8,000 people a year !

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Posted in: Nurses say they are needed elsewhere, not at Tokyo Olympics See in context

let's stop with those Olympics. Nothing good can come out of it.

Take the loss; move on

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Posted in: Sex dependency syndrome – no medication for that See in context

looking at the number of sex-selling services, nearly available everywhere 24/7 and their huge roster of employees, its fair to say that japanese people are sex addicted.

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Posted in: SoftBank Vision Fund chief's pay doubles to ¥1.6 bil in FY2019 despite record loss See in context

too bad they didn't lose more, else he'd got easily 3bn in bonus

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs senior prosecutor's resignation over mahjong gambling See in context

his biggest mistake was to play with sore losers

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Posted in: Pandemic sees thriving demand at suburban love hotels See in context

This is a phenomenon that we don't have over here. I am curious, as I do not understand it. Who goes to these places? Young people, business people, cheating spouses, people wanting to spice things up, all the above?

You forget prostitutes and their clients

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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

did they just figured this today but 3 weeks ago they wanted still to do the Olympics ???

do they know what they are doing ?

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Posted in: Japan Olympic Committee deputy head has coronavirus See in context

We need ABE to get Covid19 else he won't cancel it

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Posted in: Kobe woman, Nagoya Sagawa delivery man, JAL cabin attendant test positive for virus See in context

the reason the number of deaths from Coronavirus is so low, the main victims in Stage 1 are the most vulnerable people, the older ones. As the symptoms are the same than regular flu, their deaths is classified as being due to regular flu and very few among those people are tested against Coronavirus.

Because there are quite a lot of deaths from regular flu every year, the fact that many are dying from Coronavirus can be hidden for quite a long time.

However in stage 2, as the epidemic spreads Coronavirus victims include more and more younger people (after mainly those in 70s and 80s, more people in their 40s and 50s) but because there is no systematic testing, the new cases that are being brought up are mainly precisely those of these people in their 40s and 50s whose condition is serious and unusual enough to necessitate a test. But by the time this happens the epidemic is already much more spread than official numbers suggest, and much more difficult to stop.

There are many other hints that the epidemic is wider spread than the official numbers:

MPs being hit in Iran, Italy France. Is MP a job that is 10x ? 100x ? 1000x ? times more dangerous than a regular job ? Why do so many MPs get it ? because they shake so many hands ? or because they are being treated better than regular people and get tested ? In France or Italy there is around 1MP for every 100,000 people. and officially 1 infected people per capita. What was the ex-ante probability that the infected person among 100,000 people was precisely the MP in that group ? short answer : 1/100,000 .... do you believe in coincidences ?

TLDR Watch the news; If you hear more and more of new cases of people in their 40s and 50s and the % of serious conditions in these new cases is higher than what we're seeing now, then my thesis is making a lot of sense.

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Posted in: Japan to invalidate 2.8 million visas for Chinese amid virus fears See in context

too funny; Korea is finding many cases because they are very actively testing their population

Japan isn't finding any new cases because it is NOT conducting mass testing.

on NHK, news of a guy who went 7 times to see a doctor (at 3 different hospitals) and he was just sent home. The 8th visit at a 4th doctor, he was allowed to be tested and found positive. But had 2 weeks without being tested and he could transmit the virus to everyone around him...

TLDR: there is a big likelihood the epidemic is worse in Japan than Korea because being unchecked, and progressing at an alarming rate while its now being under control in China

Really, it should be the contrary and Korea and China calling for a ban of visitors from Japan !!!

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Posted in: Abe says gov't will announce more measures on March 10 to counter virus See in context

here is one fact for you all to ponder: (from Wiki)


1st death in Wuhan from the virus Jan 9th

2nd death in Wuhan from the virus Jan 16th

City lockdown Jan 23rd (2 WEEKS after the 2nd death)

1st death in Japan Feb 13th

2nd death in Japan Feb ?? can't find exactly but its been more than 1 week for sure

-- the Chinese have responded quicker to the virus than here. given how quickly the virus spreads, I think unfortunately that the situation will become worse than in Wuhan and the longer we wait the worse it will be.

Given the exponential growth of the virus, one week of waiting means one more 0 in the numbers of cases and victims.

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Posted in: Another death from coronavirus in Hokkaido; in-hospital infection suspected See in context


the news is not 5 people died from Coronavirus in Japan

it is that if nothing is done to contain the virus from spreading that figure can grow to 500,000 or more in a worst case scenario.

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

Listen to what this doctor Pr Kentaro IWATA from Kobe who went on the cruise boat has to say about it


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Posted in: Japan keeps high coronavirus alert as more nationals return from China See in context

Seriously I think everybody should go on auto-quarantine. Hospitals, trains, buses, taxis, department stores, everywhere which is crowded is dangerous. i believe there may not much time left before total panic hits

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Posted in: Japan keeps high coronavirus alert as more nationals return from China See in context

Let that sink in . Among the 99 new passengers on the boat who tested positive, 70 have no symptoms.

If they were free in the nature, for 2 weeks they wouldn't have any symptoms but could transmit it to all those around. How many already such carriers are in Tokyo. From just one such carrier, he can easily infect 10s or 100s of people before he is even aware he is sick... and same thing for the persons he infected.

The conclusion is something is nobody wants to hear, especially Mr Abe, but its probably too late. What we are seeing in China, hundreds of millions of people quarantined is what is going to happen in this country inevitably in a few weeks at best. And actually, the sooner the better. Lets forget about the economy, about those Olympics, its a matter of survival here.

Because the lethality is supposed to be "only" 1-5% ? [which is already a lot] but there are some reports in China that patients who resisted the virus and left the hospital, were infected a second time, with the virus being even deadlier.

Of course we will know rather soon, in 2 weeks or 1 month if these fears are valid or not, but in case they are, and if no strong action is taken immediately then the consequences will be heavy

There are no easy decisions here.

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Posted in: 'The Wild Wild West' star Robert Conrad dead at 84 See in context

Artemus Gordon has been waiting for him so many years

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Posted in: 'A floating prison': Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine See in context

given how severe the infection is, Japanese prisons might become the safest places in Japan



Watch what they do,

Don't listen to what they say

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

We can all agree on the wrongs of the Japanese judicial system

we shouldn't forget that the US imprisons 1% of its population, that the US and UK system conspired to imprison Julian Assange and there is no one in the Western leaders to condemn that.

I prefer to support a hero defending our liberties than a white collar criminal

What is astonishing is Mr Ghosn's total lack of repentance for his misdeeds in his big show with the press

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

I believe Ghosn can still be judged in absentia. If it is allowed by the Japanese system, there is no reason why it shouldn't happen.

Funny to see so many support messages for this criminal on this board. The comments/reactions on international websites are in totally different tone.. LOL

And why so much Japan hate ? as if this was the most unfair country in the world. I can see things being way more screwed up in Western countries, US, UK or France, just to name a few.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

Ghosn innocent ?

i think not, he can be judged without being present at his trial. Let the jury decide whether he is guilty or not.

My bet is he will be declared guilty. Ghosn made the same bet and he's gonna lose his bailout money. I can agree that parting with a few millions is better than spending jail time.

Good luck with all his judiciary problems which are set to continue in France and Netherlands.

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

Japan and western economies going bankrupt in our lifetime

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri’s detention for drug possession extended another 10 days See in context

the article forgot to mention that she is being sued here and there for breaching her contracts because of bad image etc.... for a total sum north of 1 billion yen that she doesn't have, so she will probably go into bankruptcy...

wouldn't be surprising to see her starting a JAV or soapland career to pay back her debts once she's out of prison

Don't do drugs ! its not worth it !

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Posted in: Japan on brink of first World Cup quarterfinal after beating Samoa 38-19 See in context

fantastic and very exciting match ! Many thanks to the Japanese team to provide such a show to the fans !

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Posted in: SEC charges Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn with hiding $140 mil from investors See in context

of course , conspiracy theorists:

"Ghosn is innocent, he is a good man, he is being persecuted, he has done nothing wrong..."

Fortunately, the SEC is thinking clear, and Ghosn as well. He is well too happy to part with 1,000,000$ "only" and 10 years of being an executive (anyway who would like to hire him these days ? lol)

Congrats Carlos, you (apparently) solved the US case [until the next case in the US ???], you can focus on your case in Japan, but also in France, and everywhere else people are remembering your deeds.

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Posted in: Money problems? Perhaps financial therapy is for you See in context

they cure people who are stressed of having too much money by taking some money from them...

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Posted in: Deutsche Bank to lay off 18,000 employees worldwide See in context

How many staff did DB have in Tokyo ?

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Posted in: Former French Justice minister Dati probed over fees paid by Renault-Nissan See in context


French newspaper reports that the Mazars audit of RNBV the common subsidiary of Nissan and Renault in the Netherlands concludes that Ghosn spent 11 millions euros of company funds for his own profit and Renault will file a complaint in the Netherlands

Mr Ghosn judicial problems go much beyond Japan only. He has committed crimes all over the world

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Posted in: Luxurious lounge only for couples opens in Tokyo See in context

is it some kind of swinger club ?

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Posted in: Olympic officials reassure sports federations about Tokyo Games cuts See in context

Yes but the corrupt politicians of Nagano and their buddies got their handsome cut so all worked as planned

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended until April 14 See in context

if you followed the news on TV, his lawyer said that Ghosn was expecting to be arrested days ago already, and that his lawyer has a video recording of what he wanted to say anyway.

His enemies would have already expected Ghosn to do that. So theories that they charged Ghosn PRECISELY because of that press conference are non-sense to me. There were recently new leaks (from insiders of course) about Ghosn misconduct. They are being investigated in France as well.

The actions of Mr Ghosn are deemed serious enough so that government-backed Renault decided Wednesday in its shareholder meeting, NOT to award Mr Ghosn his +700,000 EUR a year pension (roughly 100,000,000 yens) as promised, because of Mr Ghosn misconduct, nor to award him his 2018 bonus.

The flaws of the Japanese judicial system have been exposed here, but to believe that Mr Ghosn is a victim of some cabal is just being victim of conspiracy theories. Mr Ghosn is a victim of his past deeds.

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