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….
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I had it two weeks ago, wasn’t pleasant but life goes in if you’re vaccinated and healthy. Good decision by the government.
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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
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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…
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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!
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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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