No talking? Sit in one direction?
HA! NO LIFE!!!
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"Japan is someplace I would really like to vist." SAID NO ONE.
-16 ( +6 / -22 )
It makes me laugh so hard it gives me a belly ache while at the same time wanting to hurl about how pathetic it is that instead of relying on their own instincts they adhere to the group mentality and force themselves to suffer.
-7 ( +0 / -7 )
What is going on? Where is this money coming from? Most of all, what is the merit of aiding a country that has nothing to do with Japan while, at the same time, Japan's economy is in dire straits?
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I'm with Yuuju.
I would never visit with all their ridiculous constraints and restrictions. It's not worth all the undue stress I would be forced to endure.
-6 ( +3 / -9 )
What is it with Japanese and "face mask paranoia"? I guess they would rather suffer in this extreme heat muzzled up rather than take the mask off and free themselves from all the agony. Unbelievable.
-6 ( +6 / -12 )
@ Euro Dude
Thank you! Lol. I share your sarcasm.
Japanese people don't understand sarcasm so it's hilarious. It goes right over their heads. Duh?
And I agree with you about the mask thing too. With that kind of heat, you're basically killing yourself if you continue to wear a mask.
-5 ( +6 / -11 )
He's wasting his time. He will never win. He's not Japanese and this isn't his country. Why he wants to make such a big deal about paternity leave is beyond me. It's done and over with and his kid is already 6 years old now. Give it a rest and lose the stress.
-10 ( +4 / -14 )
Margarine is full of hydrogenated oil and all of Japan's cooking oils are derived from seeds and highly processed. They are toxic and harmful to the body and the endocrine system causing inflammation and a plethora of other maladies unbeknownst to the Japanese.
2 ( +11 / -9 )
I love this comment! Exactly! I wish they allowed emojis. I would put the one of someone laughing hilariously.
Also, Japanese don't understand sarcasm so this one will go over their heads without notice.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
"Favored by outlaws." That's because in Japan paranoia reigns supreme and the general consensus is that if something is deemed illegal than there is no way around it. Unfortunately, those who choose not to comply with the rules are admonished.
I, myself, value my freedom and could never live under such constraints.
-6 ( +1 / -7 )
I hope Japanese aren't prone to Celiac disease because if they are they're in for a rough ride.
-8 ( +0 / -8 )
With these kind of draconian measures in place, who in their right mind would even consider a trip to Japan?
0 ( +20 / -20 )
"Japan doesn't care what you think."
This haughty attitude will get them nowhere.
Frankly, if Japan doesn't care what others think of their policies then I say let them go it alone.
This xenophobic and insular way of thinking will just further their isolation on the world stage.
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Not worth the trip and having to be subjected to harsh restrictions. I
If JGov is betting on this plan working for them, I would suggest they think again.
Despite the Yen being high right now, it will not persuade would-be travelers to visit a country and splurge when having multiple restraints placed upon their freedom not to mention being led around like a dog on a leash with a muzzle.
-5 ( +3 / -8 )
@ Jeff Lee
Let me ask you a question.
Do you agree with that concept and how is it living in a country where you individualism is repressed?
I don't mean to be sarcastic.
I'm just curious.
-1 ( +3 / -4 )
You took those words right out of my mouth.
I agree. They should be subject to what they dish out when they decide to visit a foreign country.
-8 ( +4 / -12 )
Who wants to visit a country with so many restrictions? Not me.
I wouldn't be able to handle having to wear a mask everywhere I go and then looked at sideways if I removed it.
As far as I'm concerned, COVID is an afterthought.
I'll stay home where I can enjoy my freedom and entitlement.
-4 ( +10 / -14 )
If Japan were smart they would get on board and come to the realization that if they do not attempt to defend themselves, other stronger nations like China will use this to their advantage to annihilate them.
Furthermore, WW2 was more than 70 years ago and we all live in a different world today, one in which Japan needs to stand up and fight for itself instead of relying on other countries to defend them.
If this means changing their Constitution to allow them to do so then I believe it to be high time for a referendum.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Japan is a highly conformist society with everyone feeling that they must follow the herd. Anyone who objects to this is considered to be defiant and is thus deemed an outcast.
I could never live in a society with such restraining attitudes.
The whole mask thing in itself annoys and irritates me.
I live in Honolulu, but although the mask mandate was lifted here at the end of March by the governor, I still see most of the local population wearing them on a daily basis even outside walking around alone and especially on the bus.
Honolulu has a large Asian population and those are the kind that won't relent. You will hardly ever see any tourists visiting from the continental United States, Australia or Europe wearing them here.
This just goes to show that wearing a mask is an Asian thing and reflects their cultural norms.
-4 ( +14 / -18 )
It's no wonder you don't see Japanese traveling abroad anymore. The Yen is high, prices of essential items have skyrocketed and now they're faced with an energy crisis.
I guess those good 'ol days of flying to Hawaii with your friends and family on long luxurious vacations and buying Chanel and Louis Vuitton are long gone.
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@ William Livingstone
I agree. Also, have you seen the movie LIFE?
Equally disturbing as well.
All of this is supposed to be in the name of science, but who knows what we have brought back to this planet, or will in the future, that may affect the lives of all of us.
We need to proceed with caution.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
I truly sympathize with what you had to go through. It's pathetic and despicable how foreigners are treated when detained in this country.
There deceitful attempt to challenge this lawsuit and clear themselves of guilt is beyond reprehensible.
-5 ( +14 / -19 )
You won't see me going there anytime soon. I go by my own rules and that includes not wearing a mask when told to do so. End of story.
-9 ( +8 / -17 )
I agree. Japan never got involved with or cared about another country's woes.
But with Ukraine, it seems there's this sudden outpouring of empathy along with all this money and aid being sent.
What gives and what is Japan trying to prove?
-3 ( +10 / -13 )
Why does Japan keep giving money away to Ukraine? What are they trying to prove and is there something in it for them?
You would think after COVID and all, Japan should be concentrating more on their own recovery and economic situation.
If I were Japanese I could care the less about Ukraine.
-6 ( +10 / -16 )
@ Coulda been
Good shot back at Seigi's comment. Lol.
Can you also advise TARA TAN KITAOKA as well.
She's another one.
-4 ( +2 / -6 )