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Posted in: Japanese pond owner breaks into tears after 3,000 fish die in robbery See in context

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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Posted in: Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with COVID See in context

“Is Japan aiming for zero covid?” Yes pretty obvious with over a million new reported cases per week lol

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Posted in: Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with COVID See in context

”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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Posted in: Japan reports 249,830 coronavirus cases; 38,940 in Tokyo See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida says restrictions unnecessary despite record COVID-19 cases See in context

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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Posted in: Japan reports 76,002 coronavirus cases See in context

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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Posted in: 'Old Enough:' Netflix show sparks global debate on parenting and child safety See in context

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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Posted in: Tea leaves auction for record ¥1.96 mil See in context

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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Posted in: U.S., European business leaders urge Japan to end COVID entry ban See in context

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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Posted in: U.S., European business leaders urge Japan to end COVID entry ban See in context

@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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Posted in: U.S., European business leaders urge Japan to end COVID entry ban See in context

@ 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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,113 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 92,078 See in context

Don’t know why everyone is saying tests are in short supply, just bought 6 on Amazon

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Posted in: Experts to visit Fukushima plant to check water release plan See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's 2021 agricultural and seafood exports hit record high for 9th year See in context

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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Posted in: Another Beijing Olympics with human rights still a major issue See in context

“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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Posted in: Series of strawberry thefts reported in Tochigi Prefecture as harvest season peaks See in context

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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Posted in: Gov't under pressure to again declare COVID state of emergency in Tokyo See in context

No they are not under pressure, I really hope they don’t lockdown again!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

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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Posted in: Toyota plans to lift FY2022 global output 22% to record 11 mil units See in context

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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Posted in: Japan household assets rise to record ¥3,072 tril at end of 2020 See in context

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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Posted in: 17-year-old boy assaulted after asking man to stop smoking on train See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

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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Posted in: 20,830 suicides reported in Japan in 2021 See in context

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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Posted in: Vietnamese trainee in Japan demands apology for 2 years of abuse See in context

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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Posted in: Japan looks to expand COVID quasi-emergency to Tokyo, 10 other prefectures See in context

@Wobot, Is it Groundhog Day? yep, at least for the next decade if they've their say....

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Posted in: Japan looks to expand COVID quasi-emergency to Tokyo, 10 other prefectures See in context

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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Posted in: Japan must co-exist with virus while achieving growth, says minister See in context

Good speech! Got to live with it

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Posted in: COVID quasi-emergency imposed on 3 prefectures hosting U.S. bases See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida calls for aggressive wage hikes in push for wealth redistribution See in context

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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Posted in: Record-low 2,626 traffic-related deaths reported in Japan in 2021 See in context

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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