Love tis one “Because Japanese people trust Japanese drivers to be cautious. Unfortunately in other places (like the U.S.) we can’t trust each other to this extent.” yeah sure, this person has probably never crossed a road in Japan...
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his is the same as with fuits and veges in Japan, instead of this idiotic prices that always make it to the news it would be nice to be able to buy fruits at a normal price, apples in my local discount store are 199 a piece the cheapest, Kiwis 120.... Japan just loves this crapy auction news, like melons form Hokkaido, that's like growing oranges on Spitzbergen....
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We get the Nikkei Shinbun every day and from why we can read here business and the educations sector in Japan is more than angry about this populist full out entry ban. They can’t understand why fully vaccinated (some even 3 and in the case of Israelis 4 times…..) can’t enter Japan. What is the problem with this government? Maybe because the same old dudes have been in power for the last 70 years… LDP forever…. What shall we expect?!!
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@Tom Doleym if only, most still believe in this wonderland, i've been hit with the reality for the last 24 years .....
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@ Larr Flint, you seem not to know that Japanese nationals are free to travel, yes travel for leasure, but 3 times vaccinated international students, Phds, professionals ecc are not allowed in, isn't this not only ridiculous but also terribly counterprodutive? I live here and being a long term resident can go abroad but if I would be a professional or student waiting 3 years I would go somewhere more welcoming!
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Don’t know why everyone is saying tests are in short supply, just bought 6 on Amazon
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It all can get even crazier in Japan, look at the EU, 2021 nuclear was a no no, 2022 nuclear is now sustainable, honestly, we are all governed by a bunch of morons
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Man good news! I know many farmers here and they’re a hardworking bunch! Well done! Hope more young people leave the office rat race and go into agriculture. With lots of young people new ideas creep into this sector and quality will go up and prices a bit down. Well done Japanese farmers!!!
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“Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, largely under the assumption that the Games would improve civil liberties in the country.” No, the IOC awards the Olympics to either countries that are stupid enough to drown themselves in debt (eg Greece) or where they can make a killing (China) that’s it!
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Yeah, that’s definitely cheap if you think of all the energy and la out that goes into strawberries. Is not like in ten US where they cost much less because of Mexicans laboring for peanuts
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No they are not under pressure, I really hope they don’t lockdown again!
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According to Wikipedia hospital beds per 1000 people are amongst the highest in the world in japan but japan collapses with a fraction of cases they’re having in Europe and the US. So what am I know getting? France had half a million a day and wasn’t collapsing, Japanese healthcare is a joke, great in good times but very weak in bad times because the national health care system is a smokescreen because most hospitals are private and they don’t want covid patients cause it’s bad for the profit margin. That’s the reality of the country I call home for over 20 years!
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That’s exactly why we need to combat global warming, more cars and less trees. It really feels like in “don’t look up”!
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Down payment when the defaults start, compare that to a government debt to 1.4 quadrillion yen and have a think…
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Sorry for the boy for having been assaulted but my congratulations for having stood up to that antisocial subject! Well done! Should get a medal for this! Bloody bullies behaving like the world is theirs alone
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Students and professionals I really understand but honestly, people that protest because they can’t open a shop…. Get a grip people. There are problems that are bigger than your wishes. Thai has nothing to do with xenophobia it’s pretty standard procedure during a pandemic. Look at how draconian Australia was, they even left their own citizens stranded for years abroad. I honestly couldn’t care less about those whinging selfish people protesting
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The fact that there are twice as many suicides than covid deaths should show the government where the priorities in the future should be put. The government went nuts because of covid and spend billions but is not caring at all in helping to bring suicides down either by policy changes or by slow social enfeebling.
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Just seen on youtube, jesus, sure this happens in other countries as well (just look how blacks are treated in the south of Italy harvetsing tomatoes....) but man man, this dude has to press charges big time against the whole company because this must not go unpunished. If I would have seen this I would have taken that broom and had a happy slapping of that axxhole myself! man I'm angry....
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@Wobot, Is it Groundhog Day? yep, at least for the next decade if they've their say....
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Closing restaurants and bars will do nothing to stop the spread of the Omicron variant. The fact remains that the virus is here to stay and will keep on mutating, if lucky it gets weaker but it will never go away so the Japanese government did a somewhat decent job in increasing bed capacity but it shluld have done much more. Boosters for teachers, transport, logistic, hospital and energy workers shoudl already be finished, Europe has booster rates of over 50% and japan still below 1%. Another emergency will cull the economy big time. Japan needs to act and not always react. They need to look to the UK and keep the world turning, we need to live with this virus, or do they want to keep this repeating itself over and over again for the next what? 1 year? 5 years? 10 years??
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Good speech! Got to live with it
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I keep asking myself, with 81% fully vaccinated how can we have another emergency? Yeh virus will never go away and we will have to live with it. So get boosters going (laughable 0,5%!!!!!) and let the people make money to pay for a living. I’m really angry now. What was the point to get vaccinated?!!!! Yes we keep attention, disinfect, wear masks but honestly we have to live with this!
10 ( +19 / -9 )
Well something needs to be done here, 30 years and basically no movement in income…. It’s a start, and yes, the minimum wage need to go up to 1300¥. I see advertisements here for 850 an hour ffs
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Yeah that’s really low for such a big population. I always thought they were bad drivers here but got to swallow this one! Well done
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Like the rest of Japan, Okinawa should have made good use of the times with super low infections and start buildimng up hospital places. They didn't do it and now we have this mess. the same is seen all over Japan. Covid will never go away and waves will come periodically, Japan is very well vaccibated and did a good job there but man man how they've wasted the good times..... Japanese politicians alwasy plan with best case scenario in mind, tha Japan, Okinawa should have made good use of the times with super low infections
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The government here is still fully moving on luck, they did not make use of the time they had to increase hospital capacity and supply of test kits, either the Japanese are really different and are not getting covid or sooner or later the big outbreak will come, covid will become like the yearly flu so keeping the country closed will not be an option or do they want to go on forever? over 80% vaccinated so what are we waiting to start travel again??
5 ( +12 / -7 )
I’m actually starting to like this PM, I hope they don’t kill him off…
-4 ( +2 / -6 )
Hmmm, pretty stupid thing to do and certainly not how one should behave with an important alley Japan is
3 ( +3 / -0 )
The Chinese government has definitely some evil in it….. this week the Gleichshaltung of Hong Kong reached its climax, the universities took the Tienmaen memorials down….
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