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Posted in: Tens of thousands of children to be allowed to attend Paralympics See in context

In 2020:

"Please stay home so you don't spread the virus. But please, go to travel. Here are some vouchers for hotel discount. But please, stay home so we can control this. Here are some vouchers to go to eat at restaurants for free. But please stay home."

And now in 2021:

"Spectators at the Olympics, YAS! But please stay home. Ok, no spectators. Mmm, no no, yes to spectators. Ok, no. Yes. No. Mmm but we need kids to see the games. Ok bring them (and their parents). But everyone, please stay home. Why so much pedestrian traffic!? We said stay home. But please do come to the games."

I understand not a single government or organization will get an A in this Covid situation. Not even the ones that got their act way up like S. Korea and New Zealand. But Japan gets and F+ in this thing.

Oh wait! You can't grade anyone at Japanese schools with anything lower than a "C."

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Posted in: China passes tough new online privacy law See in context

Kettle telling the pot it can't be black?

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

Japanese leaders with zero courage keep on washing their hands. Wasn't SoE supposed to allow governors of each prefecture to establish their own preventive measures? But no.

They just keep on passing the ball and nothing gets done coz no one's willing to take the fall.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec Kelly wants boardroom, not criminal, trial See in context

This is why Nissan will never be as good as Toyota, Honda, Suzuki or most of the Ethically correct Japanese companies.

Yeah... you may think these are ethically correct companies but the fact is, they're all cut with the same knife. Meaning, they're all the same. I know for a fact that Honda doesn't work ethically correct, neither does Sony. I have close friends working in these two companies, as well as in Nissan and the least they do is working ethically.

Specially when it comes to the haken-gaisha. Half of the staff working for Honda and Nissan, are haken sha-in and not working for Honda nor Nissan directly.

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Posted in: U.S. states banning mask mandates could face civil rights probes See in context

Go for it. Stand against those "leaders" who are putting politics before people's health.

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Posted in: Woman arrested over drowning of 2-year-old grandson See in context

People unfamiliar with Japan get the impression that it is a country of low crime. And in many ways it is. But when crimes do happen, they are shocking to those people because they're so extreme. I mean drowning a 2 year old? That's beyond warped.

And they're not wrong. Crime in Japan is low compared to other countries. Tho that doesn't mean there's no crime. Wherever there are humans good will happen, as well as bad ones. And when those bad things happen, they could probably leave a worse scar on society cause people are not use to it. Which not a bad thing, nor good. It's just what it is.

In a way, it reminds me of the 2004 film "The Village."

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Posted in: Half of Japan's population has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

BS. There's no way that's true.

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Posted in: Japan extends, expands state of emergency as cases surge See in context

"Japanese leaders extend, expand washing their hands from the Covid-19 situation."

There, I fixed the title.

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Posted in: Paralympian arrested for assaulting hotel security guard See in context

Give him the jail time he deserves. Don't allow him to compete and after he has paid damages to the victim, more jail time. Then deportation.

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Posted in: Do you respect anti-vaxxers' stance? See in context

Nope. Specially since most of the antivaxxers I know first, they were against the virus being real. Then they complained about wearing masks, that "my body, my choice." Then they were against any kind of lockdowns (that one 's understandable), any kind of social distancing or any measures to limit contact between people. Saying that this is all a farce from the government to establish control on the population (coz what government want people to stop paying taxes?). Now these same people either don't want to "take an experimental vaccine" or don't believe a vaccine might help.

An experience I had this year with these kind of people:

I met this person back in Feb this year. I was living in a communal building (sort of like a hostel) and we had two infected. Once we were given notifications of them being infected the hospital scheduled PCR tests for everyone, save this one person. This one person refused to get tested coz this one person didn't believed in PCR tests being 100% accurate.

Fine. We understood that person's point of view so we decided the right thing do to was quarantine ourselves in our individual rooms so that even if the tests said we were all negative, we wouldn't spread it around the small town.

But nope. Not that one person. That one person decided it was a great idea to go the prefectural offices to deal with residents stuff we all have to deal, go to work, shopping and even playing (hanging out) with other friends. All this, while this person is also an anti-masks so not wearing a mask either, not even at the city hall.

After I confronted that person for being such a spoiled brat, that person said he/she didn't believe the virus was such a big deal (even though our local businesses were all suffering big loses).

In other words, this one person being one selfish and irresponsible son of a mother. This one person is also an anti-vaxxer.

True, not every anti-vaxxer is like the "this one person" above; everyone's different. But big majority of anti-vaxxer I've met are like what I've described.

That said, I made up my mind and will get my vaccine as soon as possible... which is as soon as my city allows my age gap.

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Posted in: 3 cabinet members, Abe visit Yasukuni Shrine; Suga sends offering See in context

Politicians and leaders visiting the wars' dead during Obon. Almost every nation has a place and day like this. Nothing new.

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Posted in: Why do English-speaking people write RIP when they read about someone's death? Is it a religious or cultural tradition? See in context

Something good to say? I just wish for that soul to rest in peace. I don't think it's my culture and definitely not a religion thing for me, since I'm a 100% against any of them.

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Posted in: Japanese woman freed from Chinese prison after serving 6-year sentence See in context

I'd like to hear what these people have to say about their charges and prison time. Would be nice if someone cold interview them.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl in bookstore See in context

Ironic who if he was just a few months younger the article would read "minor detained for molesting elementary school girl."

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Posted in: 7,943 taken to hospital to be treated for heatstroke from Aug 2-8 See in context

It is seriously so difficult to get heatstroke when you have a common sense.

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Posted in: Weary U.S. businesses confront new round of mask mandates See in context

I don't understand why they decided to go masks free after vaccines. We knew that masks would be necessary for a while even with vaccines. Social distancing as much as possible, masks, washing and disinfecting hands, not going to crowded places as much as possible and then the vaccines. All together to reduce numbers and eventually win this battle.

But nope. Can't have this sign of "oppression and enemy to freedom" masks.

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Posted in: Man arrested in train stabbings says he suffered rejection in relationships See in context

Yes. The simple fact is that if such men had had a sexual outlet with a woman - paid or otherwise - they would not have reached the boiling point of committing such an act. That’s just the fact.

How could any of us possibly know such "fact." Had this guy gone to have sex with a prostitute, the stabbed victim could have been that same prostitute. Just as it was the case two months ago with that poor woman in Tachikawa who got stabbed by her 19 y/o client while she was trying to call for help.

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Posted in: Man arrested in train stabbings says he suffered rejection in relationships See in context

This guy is why women are afraid when they are approached by unknown men on the train or in other public places.

This is also why women don't feel comfortable saying no directly, and are afraid to fight back if some guy gropes them.

Following your logic, every single man and woman should be terrified to talk to anyone or even leave their houses.

Even a guy who looks normal on the outside can be heaving inside with hatred for women and be a hair trigger away from violence.

Yes, anyone, man, woman or child could be a psychopath, sociopath, a thief, etc. That's why we have doors with lock at homes and police around.

And please - don't recommend men like him visit sex workers. That's not a solution for their mental issues, and sex workers don't want these men as customers.

What are you talking about?

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Posted in: Do you think employers should have the right to require workers returning to their offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus? See in context

I would say no.

But after more than a year of this, specially after all the stuff that happened last year in Banana Republic of 'murica, I think people have way too much freedom.

Like Spiderman's motto, "power comes with great responsibility," Freedom also comes with great (er) responsibility. And far too many are not willing to sacrifice not even a tiny little bit of their "freedom" for the greater good.

That said, now I'm not so sure I oppose to employers requiring employees getting vaccinated in order to let them back in the workforce.

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Posted in: 'South Park' creators sign latest streaming mega deal See in context

Agree. Is it possible to watch these in Japan?

Absofreakinglutely, yes!!! You don't even need Netflix. Every single episode (minus three, Super Friends and the two with Mohamed in a bear costume) are available for free streaming at their official website.

https://www.southparkstudios.com/

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Posted in: Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse See in context

Might as well get a Huawei phone and let China scan your device through backdoors. Sometimes when I'm talking about buying an item I've never searched nor on my computer or phone, just talk, few days later I get ads about that specific item or service on Google, Facebook or IG. Meaning your phone's always listening. And now Apple wants to scan your phone for "child porn" images? Nooooo thanks.

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Posted in: Organizers apologize for introducing Ukrainian athletes as Russians See in context

Happened in the opening ceremony as well when introducing the Dominican Republic. Was pretty funny, in my opinion, when the announcer corrected herself.

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Posted in: Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on See in context

Olympics have surprisingly being a success so far. Kai should join in enjoying the games. No point protesting them at this point.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

South Korea continues to ban imports of fishery products from Fukushima and nearby prefectures, more than a decade after the earthquake and tsunami disaster 

Good. Takes more than 40 years to fix this. And water has leaked into the ocean. Also Japan has reputation for mislabeling products, including those from Fukushima. Happened a few times just right after the disaster and it happened locally.

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Posted in: Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site See in context

Dear Japan, nobody cares about your (fake) Fukushima feelings. Americans have their own food. Yet, we don't see you accusing them of hurting your Fukushima feelings or anything. Grow up!

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Posted in: 2 Georgian judoka ejected from Olympics for violating COVID protocols See in context

Buahahaha. They got what they deserved. Have they used regular clothing they'd have gone unnoticed. But nope. Had to use their team uniforms. Morons.

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Posted in: Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities See in context

Whenever I'm a bit stressed I go swimming laps and I come out new. But since the pandemic started I haven't touched a pool and clean beaches are so far.

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Posted in: Japan health panel backs AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for ages 40, over See in context

Noooooo. Nope. Don't want the Astra vaccine.

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

Well, I hate to admit it but he's right. The 4 thousand something infections are local not connected to the games.

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