I accept nuclear when the storage of the refuse is solved. Only Finland has done it as of today. Japan is a disaster with nuclear. And a war over Taiwan looming its not teh smartest thing to have nuclear plants in japan with all the American bases that will be targeted by the Chinese…..
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France gets over 50% of its energy from nuclear but with problems at plants and global warming drying up rivers that serve for cooling it has to import energy from Germany, that’s why Germany has to burn gas for electricity this year. Nuclear should be used until the old plants run out and that that. O my Finland has solved the final resting place issue of nuclear waste. Japan is totally messed up with nuclear, no plan whatsoever except but sness as usual. Woudl they finally have resolved the waste issue would could think about it BUT they have t!! And never will because it’s all about cashing in now and no one cares about teh future
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Ok we had Cernobyl, Fukushima and now the problems with the plant in Ukraine, so I don’t know what else needs to happen for Japan to realize that it should finally start seriously geothermal, ocean current and wind and sun and not again nuclear. How dump are people or maybe, ho corrupt are governments?
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And think that Japan has one of the highest ratios of beds to 100k inhabitants in the world. The Japanese health care system works perfectly in normal times but since its pillars sit mostly on private clinics it doesn’t work at all in an emergency situation. Private = profit so this country needs to seriously rethink its health care system asap
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There is no opposition in Japan thy deserves to be called opposition. Sad as it is, Japan has been rules forever by teh LDP, look at their new cabinet, you would be forgiven to think Japan is a country with no women.
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Did anyone notice that tehre are two!! Two!! Women in teh new cabinet ;-) so what do you expect from an LDP man?!
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
Very sad! Hope they find the thieves and punish them harshly!
one thing I disagree here is “Japanese cultural values still hold that the animal’s life should be valued and treated with respect” gimme a break, animal right in this country are a joke.
again what a sad story! Hope he rebuilds his business.
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“Is Japan aiming for zero covid?” Yes pretty obvious with over a million new reported cases per week lol
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”Do they ever think to consider what effects these measures might have on the mental health on people?”
thats a very good point!
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478 hospitalized severe cases, that’s about one every 260,000 Japanese. I think the nation needs to relax. Push forward with the 4th vaccination for vulnerable groups and fast track the introduction of new vaccines for the new variants and start to live with this. There are far bigger problems, food inflation, energy security, Ukraine, Taiwan….
-1 ( +10 / -11 )
I had it two weeks ago, wasn’t pleasant but life goes in if you’re vaccinated and healthy. Good decision by the government.
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
Have to write this. Have been in Italy for the last 11 days, zero masks, zero covid panic, huge number of daily infections, everybody keeps on living. I’m having it now, first 4 days were rather bad, now much better. The crazy thing is I don’t know when I will be negative in a pcr because they’re super sensitive, so no clue when I can fly back. Japan doesn't need to be as relaxed as Europe but a bit of common sense and some level of “chillnes” would really help. 90% have been 3 or 4 times vaccinated so why can’t this country calm down for once? Yes you feel a bit crappy for a couple frog days, wish it to no one, but if you’re vaccinated live can go on. Man Japan, can’t wait to fly back but they could really chill out a bit
0 ( +3 / -3 )
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....
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
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?!!
2 ( +5 / -3 )
@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
-4 ( +1 / -5 )
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
7 ( +21 / -14 )
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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