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Posted in: 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting See in context

No longer news

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Posted in: Nissan executives face angry shareholders See in context

Serve you right Nissan!

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Posted in: S Korea to demand removal of Japanese sites from World Heritage list See in context

Hence Japan's neighbors can never forgive Japan

Funny. Japan's neighbors (& victims during the WWII) that would include Taiwan & a few other countries in East & Southeast Asia have pretty much moved on.

Even China doesn't dwell much or raise unnecessary complain to Japan regarding this for the past few years.

Because why? Because Japan did apologized continuously for the past half century thru its many statesman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan#2010s

That'll leaves only......the sulking & ungrateful Koreans?

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Posted in: Hollywood mogul Steve Bing dies after falling from 27th-floor apartment balcony See in context

Condolences.

So money could buy you anything, or could it not?

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Posted in: Tesla signs 3-year pricing deal with battery cell maker Panasonic See in context

I'm surprised by the lack of comment on Tesla related news.

Well, they did really open the eyes of everybody on EV vehicle, but the challenge remains...

A true mass manufactured EV car for the common people around the globe (not just for the developed, rich countries).

While the benchmark currently is around (for those rich countries) USD 30,000, the real global price should be in the range of USA 10k to 15k. Then we'd be talking about EV replacing the conventional NA, fuel consuming car.

Good luck everyone!

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Posted in: Women sue USA Swimming over sexual abuse by coaches See in context

Well, well, well

2020 might just be the hardest year for the USA with Covid 19 disaster, George Floyd killing, racism & now this.....

And you add up the gloomy economy outlook, Boeing, "cheap" oil, risk of further trade friction with China etc....

Wait, they still have Elon Musk's SpaceX & Tesla..the only saving grace

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Posted in: Pandemic deaths in Japan low, but future success uncertain See in context

Corona mortality rate has definitely been proven to be equal if not inferior to flu... and it was determined also by and equipe of Japanese researchers! Wake up!

"....and 34,200 deaths during the 2018–2019 influenza season" refer to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2018-2019.html

In less than half a year, before end of May, the USA covid 19 death toll already surpassed 100,000. Literally almost 3 times and at a shorter period than the flu's death toll. Link https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/27/us-coronavirus-deaths-toll-1000000

I'm baffled by the unscientific & lack of fact-based statement by some of the commenters here.

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Posted in: New virus cases in Tokyo drop to 5; none reported in Osaka See in context

Yeah, sure....if people want to believe these people...

Better Abe, than Trump, Boris & the likes...

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

What i'm trying to say is, there are multiple factors at play, that contributed to the fortunate current situation for some of those Asian countries (with 421 million population) & the same variables were making some western European countries (352 million population) at a disadvantage!

Positive factors

Face mask is already part of Japan, Taiwan, & Hong Kong culture

The majority of Asian countries are more accommodating to the lock-down/quarantine/stay at home order

I honestly believe the higher temperature & humidity also help slow down the transmission of the virus in some Asian countries (e.g. Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia)

General healthcare preparation & alert due to past global outbreak e.g Sars 2003, Swine flu 2009

Negative factors

The same temperature & humidity factor actually works in reverse for the European nations, because the virus thrive in lower (5-15'C) temp & less humidity

Older citizen make up a larger proportion of the population for the European nations

And most of these elders are in a concentrated nursing / care home, perfect breeding spot for the virus

Closer skin / human contact

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

Some perspectives

Data as of 14th of May 2020, 2.30 pm GMT per https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Have a look a the data; total death, death per 1 million population for the following region & countries

*i'm deliberately excluding China & other less developing asian countries with questionable facilities (e.g. Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar)

**Total POPULATION** **Total DEATH** **Death per 1 million** (million)

A. East Asia

South Korea 51 260

Japan 126 678

Taiwan 24 7

Hong Kong 7 4

B. Southeast asia

Singapore 5.6 21

Malaysia 31.5 112

Thailand 69 56

Philippines 106.7 790

ASIA* TOTAL 421 1928 4.5

C. WESTERN EUROPE

UK 66.7 33614

FRANCE 67 27074

SPAIN 47 27321

ITALY 60 31106

GERMANY 83 7861

BELGIUM 11.5 8903

NETHERLAND 17.3 5590

WESTERN EUROPE* TOTAL 352.5 141300 400!!!!

The Western European countries* have a 100 times more death per 1 million population than the selected Asian countries!!!

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Posted in: Coronavirus fears shut bars, borders; WHO urges world to ‘test, test, test’ See in context

Chip Star, hahaha, you never been to Chinese filthy wet markets, have you ?

Well, the majority of wet market in other countries doesn't have or nurture any strain of corona-virus, didn't they?

Wuhan wet market closes amid pneumonia outbreak

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/01/WS5e0c6a49a310cf3e35581e30.html

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Posted in: Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036 See in context

A necessary move, as sanctions against Russia prove that the West wants to harm the Russian people and they need to stand united to defend themselves.

The delusion in this remark is very strong indeed. What are you smoking?

Oh, smoke from your username

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

That's 50% of the visitors to Japan.

https://www.tourism.jp/en/tourism-database/stats/inbound/

That's gonna hurt.

There will definitely be a big decline in foreign tourist arrival in Japan for year 2020. Even the Olympics couldn't make it up for it, i reckon (if it is even allowed to go ahead!)

I am fed up hearing about what Japan did 50 or 60 years ago, we cannot change the past only learn from it and move on. Every country has their skeletons, every country and so look in your backyard to find your own and reflect.  There is no Garden of Eden anywhere in this world, and so, in this time of crisis everyone needs to pull together and respect the decisions of one another countries and pray.

The Korean government especially, is immature. They'll never move on (there is a political motive behind this, domestically speaking there, i suspect).

We have SB, still active as armchair all-Japan critic, & now we have SJ xD

Amusing to say the least.

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Posted in: Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China See in context

Both the extremists from far left & far right group are ignorant & immature!

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Posted in: Over 50% of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says See in context

They are consider lucky, despite struggling, still be able to live in single & private rented house / apato.

Many young working adult (if not the majority) in the other developing Asian countries are living in a shared house or even room!

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Posted in: GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand See in context

Thailand is a stronghold for Japanese Automakers, & also a major base of trans-factories for their market in Southeast Asia.

Indeed, GM's global sales is in decline for the past 5 years. Sensible decisions when your volume go down by 25% for that period.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/225326/amount-of-cars-sold-by-general-motors-worldwide/

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Posted in: IMF urges gradual consumption tax hike in rapidly graying Japan See in context

I can say that for sure. That the IMF is much more flexible with Japan compared to other first world countries.

Japan is an economic powerhouse, one of the leading, technologically advanced country in Asia Pacific, & 'bigger" country than Spain, all aspects considered.

Of course Japan can "flex" its muscle much more than what Spain is capable of.

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Posted in: WHO names deadly virus from China 'COVID-19' See in context

Like the Spanish flu of 1918-1919?

100 years too late.

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Posted in: Japan is an anomaly among developed economies. The era of coal is ending, but for Japan, it’s proving very difficult to give up an energy source that it has relied on for so long. See in context

so materialistic

I can name at least 5 other developed countries/economies that fare far worse than Japan in this aspect

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Posted in: Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment See in context

comedy value

Brexit has been a farce & low quality comedy for the rest of world too.

Northern Ireland and Scotland to leave the UK

Amen to that!

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Posted in: Apple's banner holiday-season quarter tops projections See in context

Apple is definitely a luxury brand in the developing countries

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Posted in: Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment See in context

Under Brexit Britain will be smaller, whiter, older, less powerful internationally, less prosperous, less relevant, and provide fewer social services. On the other hand, they still have that silly, multi-billion dollar reality show known as "The House of Windsor."

Just roughly 100 years ago, the British Empire was still the largest of its kind before the 21st CE, actively involved in advancing science & technology (while at the same time plundering the resources of its colonies).

But now look at them. No longer a giant in technology or high tech producing country. Politically a divided nation, and seemingly at lost in global political stage.

But it is only natural. Nothing will stay at the top forever. It is cyclical.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested for attempted murder after beating woman with hammer See in context

I hope he gets the juvenile jail time

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Posted in: Renault, Nissan chief engineers to meet, revive R&D projects See in context

Ghosn destroyed the quality of cars produced by Nissan. Constantly cutting cost over QUALITY!

Wow, the most misleading & fake comment that i've heard in JT for a while.

Ghosn single-handedly rejuvenated Nissan from the brink of bankruptcy more than 20 years ago, & contributed very much to the Japan's Big Three (Toyota, Honda & Nissan) competitiveness, reliability & image as automotive producing country at world stage.

Countless book & study have been made highlighting Ghosn's drive to eliminate wastage & inefficiencies at Nissan prior to that.

Really unjustified prejudice has clouded, or even blinded the mind of some people here in Japan.

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Posted in: Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians See in context

The Root Cause of All Evil post-1967

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Posted in: French investigators to move ahead with Ghosn prosecution over palace party See in context

We'll see when the evidence is put on the table!

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Posted in: Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded; suspects at large See in context

Settling a dispute using gun, over a Big Mac...i'm imagining the worst possible reason for the perpetrator to pull out his gun

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

I love Japan and I always defend japan when they are accused wrongly on issues. But this is one area where Japan is clearly in the wrong

Same here. I'm yawning Japan.

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Posted in: Abe strikes conciliatory note on S Korea See in context

Korea is militarily stronger (not) than Japan

The delusion with this statement is so high even after a long hibernation.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

The moral values must have changed a lot in today's world. I am astonished to read that most of the commentators are siding with a shrewd crook and putting the blame on either Nissan or Japanese judicial system. What a world?

Either you didn't read & understand the whole story, or you are just as brainwashed as some of the "sheep".

Name me one Western, developed country that has similar pre-trial detention (extended up to weeks, can be without defense lawyer & very little family contact) method as Japan? Name me just one.

Even "some" developing/developed countries in Asia are far better than Japan in this.

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