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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,759 See in context

@smartacus

I thought women were allowed to go to izakaya too...? Certainly the ones I've been to the women were allowed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,759 See in context

@Oxycodin

Eating Saizeria and posting on JT. What a life! ;)

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Posted in: Generation COVID: How the young are working round pandemic-hit job market See in context

It would absolutely suck to be in your early twenties right now. Their employment opportunities looked pretty dismal even before the pandemic. Now there's the added downer of the impact on their social lives and opportunities to see the world and really experience life.

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

Everyone is reacting to the "caught off guard" headline. That makes sense if your assumption is that anyone with half a brain could see this coming long ago. But think for a minute... it's the J-Gov we're talking about here. There isn't half a brain amongst them!

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Posted in: Japan to halt entry of all nonresident foreign nationals See in context

So a Japanese person who violates the self-isolation gets "named" and a permanent resident who does the same has their lives turned upside down by being booted out of the country. Seems fair.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

 +SOE seems that is not helping to reduce the count of positives

Way too soon to judge impact of SOE. There's around 2 week delay between getting infected and showing us as a statistic. Average 5-6 day incubation period before symptoms show. Another 3-4 days for symptoms to be bad enough for a test to be given. Another couple of days before results are reported.

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Posted in: How Ireland became most infectious coronavirus country See in context

This article summed up in three words: They became complacent.

Fingers cross Japan doesn’t share the same fate.

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Posted in: 10 die in snow-related incidents over weekend See in context

The elderly male’s mind is that of a 47 year old but has a body of an 87 year old

I’m not 47 yet, but even now i know climbing up onto an icy roof is not a very good idea.

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Posted in: Man arrested after injuring, robbing woman in her 90s See in context

But of course also a word to the other side...you had 47 years time to give him a fixed occupation and an address

Umm, no. Maybe this guy’s had a hard time in life, but physically harming anyone is never acceptable. There is always another way.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,876 See in context

It's proven they do not work

But what is the definition of “does not work”? If it’s eradicating the virus, then sure, it doesn’t work. If it’s slowing the spread, then can you be so sure it doesn’t work? I don’t think hard lockdowns are the right solution. At the same time, I’d like people’s to recognise shades of grey rather than only seeing black or white. There’s no good “answer” here, but I’m convinced both black and white answers are the worst choices.

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Posted in: Virus emergency prompts cuts in domestic flights, bullet trains See in context

I think they are making cuts due to lack of customers. 

Ya think? Of course that's why, it even says so in the article.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

I get that he's probably not all that popular among his citizens, but if he was the one to break the dynasty, he might end up being their hero, for real, not just pretending. In any case, he could go live wherever he wants just in case he's worried about some holding a grudge.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

I agree but he is terrified of ending up like Gadaffi, beaten to death on the hood of a car by angry citizens.

But will Kim's citizens be angry? Surely this would be a win for them too.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

I know this is oversimplifying things, but Kim should just strike a deal with the Americans. Open up the country, relinquish the dictatorship, reunite with the south and be done with it. In return, he gets his freedom and a cushy life. Win/Win. Sure, he's got money and power no, but for what? A prisoner in his own country.

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Posted in: Trump says his term is ending; transition will be orderly See in context

there will be an orderly transition

A little late don't ya think?

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

Trump is going to get a nice orange jump suit to match his complexion. I for one can't wait till the day we see that scumbag in cuffs.

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Posted in: Japan's traffic accident deaths drop to record low in 2020 See in context

Anyone know if these figures include cyclists hit by cars? Always wondered what the stats are around that. Every day I see people on bikes doing really stupid things.

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Posted in: World to mark locked-down New Year's Eve See in context

Can't believe i just sat through that kohaku rubbish. Still, it reminded me why I don't pay NHK fees.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

How many influenza cases this year? 

It's a fair question

But is it a relevant question? What is your point?

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Posted in: Shrines prepare to welcome visitors for New Year as virus rages See in context

competent

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Posted in: Shrines prepare to welcome visitors for New Year as virus rages See in context

If people cannot be trusted to obey basic instructions like "stay at home" and "avoid crowds", I don't think you can blame the government if it decides to introduce new laws to ensure it happens

I can and do blame the government. If they had consistent messaging perhaps people would be a little less complacent. But how can you, with a straight face, tell people to "stay at home" and "avoid crowds" while at the same time heavily subsidizing travel and eating out with go to travel and go to eat?? Oh and it's perfectly fine to cram on to busy trains to go to work in tiny cramped offices, but the rest of the time, don't go near anyone! And now the government wants to blame to people for not being compliant. Scumbags.

We don't need new laws. We need a compent an uncorrupt government.

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Posted in: Japanese mountain hot spring town transforms into gorgeous winter wonderland See in context

Beautiful photos. But I bet living there aint that pretty.

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Posted in: Shrines prepare to welcome visitors for New Year as virus rages See in context

Probably a bunch of people praying they don't catch covid.

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Posted in: Bitcoin hits record $28,600 as 2020 rally powers on See in context

You can’t really do so much with all of it during the pandemic than to risk and burn it in investment bubbles.

At least with all the various bubbles you have a chance of increasing your wealth. If you're holding cash you are guaranteed to lose money.

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Posted in: Bitcoin hits record $28,600 as 2020 rally powers on See in context

@kurisupiu

You bought at the top in 2017?

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Posted in: Train cars launched between Narita and Tokyo for overseas travelers See in context

This is actually one of the few sensible ideas I've seen since this whole thing started.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks seen climbing in 2021 on economic recovery from pandemic See in context

This

as more companies are expected to buy back their shares to increase shareholder returns.

and this

The Bank of Japan has raised its annual pace of exchange-traded fund purchases to 12 trillion yen from 6 trillion yen to tackle the coronavirus fallout.

Nothing to do with real growth and everything to do with the above two sentences.

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Posted in: Actress Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam See in context

Two months locked in the country club. Now back to normal. Country club for lunch, home for dinner.

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Posted in: Ex-transport minister Hata, 53, dies from COVID-19 after falling ill on Dec 24 See in context

@runner3

Unfortunately many still consider covid a respiratory virus. Especially the deniers who still like to think of it as merely a bad flu. With that mindset, if the cause of death is not pneumonia then they easily jump to the conclusion that the person was already sick and going to die any way. Pure ignorance.

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Posted in: Sydney on alert after mystery virus cases detected See in context

Only residents with permits for hospitality venues will be allowed into the city on New Year's Eve

I have no idea how to interpret this sentence... Residents of where? The "city"? Sydney? Australia? What are "permits for hospitality venues"?

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