Posted in: In many countries, including Japan, local and state governments are offering cash, gift coupons and other incentives to encourage people who are reluctant to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to do so? Do you think this is a good idea? See in context
It's a great a way to motivate people into doing what seems like the best way to get out of this situation.
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"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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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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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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Go for it. Stand against those "leaders" who are putting politics before people's health.
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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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BS. There's no way that's true.
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"Japanese leaders extend, expand washing their hands from the Covid-19 situation."
There, I fixed the title.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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It is seriously so difficult to get heatstroke when you have a common sense.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Noooooo. Nope. Don't want the Astra vaccine.
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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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