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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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So money could buy you anything, or could it not?
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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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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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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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Yeah, sure....if people want to believe these people...
Better Abe, than Trump, Boris & the likes...
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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!
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
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 virusCloser skin / human contact
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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 7Hong Kong 7 4
B. Southeast asia
Singapore 5.6 21
Malaysia 31.5 112
Thailand 69 56Philippines 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 8903NETHERLAND 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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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
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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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That's 50% of the visitors to Japan.
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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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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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.
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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: 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
I can name at least 5 other developed countries/economies that fare far worse than Japan in this aspect
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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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Apple is definitely a luxury brand in the developing countries
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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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I hope he gets the juvenile jail time
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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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The Root Cause of All Evil post-1967
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We'll see when the evidence is put on the table!
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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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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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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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