GrungeHamster comments

Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

Shouldn’t have spent the last several months dicking around with the Go To campaign then.

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

Oh well, I’m sure he’s learned his lesson this time, eh J cops?

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Posted in: Corporate bankruptcies in 2020 fall to 31-year low with gov't aid See in context

It's okay, I'm sure the wealth will trickle down any day now. /s

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Posted in: Head of medical body says nationwide state of emergency an option See in context

SOE in Japan in general doesn't mean squat?

Exactly. Having a SOE in Japan is fine, but with one that so poorly made and defined, how can anything get done? Osaka was calling it 'Red Stage' for over a month. Now it is a SOE. It made little difference.

Slapping a label on this whole thing does what exactly? Even the government and Suga said that this whole thing largely relies on citizens on an individual level to cooperate. That's been the case for nearly a year now and it brought us here, to this point.

The government can call it whatever they like but it won't make a bit of difference socially, medically or economically if it acts as nothing more than a placebo.

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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

The Foreign Ministry mispelled the word 'sex slave' again. Japan may have compensated South Korea but stop sugar coating it to make it seem less horrible. Those poor women were sex slaves. Full stop.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic president tries to reassure doubting country See in context

Mori you crook, your over-inflated salary would better serve the people of Japan than lining your pockets!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

Is 970 a lot?

Depends on the context.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures to request state of emergency See in context

I’m not necessarily against having an SOE for Osaka. We are already in “Red Stage” so what does that really change for us? It seems like a placebo.

Are people not able to conduct themselves in a safe and sane manner unless it’s officially labeled as a SOE?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,392 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,882 See in context

This is out of control. Stop testing already!

You do understand that not testing for a COVID-19 case doesn’t actually mean it goes away right?

It just means you are more ignorant to just how widespread and sick people are.

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Posted in: Man arrested for forging prized popsicle sticks to win Pokemon cards See in context

Man I do love a good Onion article. Wait...this isn’t The Onion.

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Posted in: Worry, frustration, uncertainty as state of emergency looms for Tokyo, neighboring prefectures See in context

Oh dear. If only the government had say, a 6 month window to prepare in the event that the pandemic continues and even worsens. Shame. There must not have been enough time with the "Go To" campaigns that the government must have no choice but to do this now.

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Posted in: Suga vows to contain virus, hold Olympics in New Year's address See in context

Yeah okay Suga, that would require you to actually do something. Like literally anything at this point considering the fact that for the last 3 months he has done squat.

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Posted in: Japan greets new year with crowds despite pleas from leaders to stay home See in context

It doesn’t help that the government keeps feeding people mixed messages. Saying that we want people to 「Go To」but then turn around and say “social distance, please don’t go out!”

So what are people supposed to think? “Well I guess if it’s safe enough to have campaign, it’s safe enough to do things as I normally do.”

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Posted in: Please refrain from making Evangelion fan porn, anime studio officially asks See in context

“Please refrain from posting the following,” with one item being “Posting Evangelion fan works that are specifically for pornographic purposes.”

Uh...too late?

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Posted in: Virus outbreaks, scandals sap public support for Suga See in context

His support ratings have sunk amid flaring virus outbreaks and scandals within the ruling party, even as the economy appears to be recovering.

Oh no! Anyway.

Yeah when you lie and fail to do your job that tends to tank respect and reputation. Funny that.

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Posted in: Japan to develop longer-range anti-ship missiles as China pressure mounts See in context

Japan has every right to defend itself and Japanese interests like any sovereign state.

The real question is how are we paying for all this?

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Posted in: Japan boosts AI funding to match lonely hearts See in context

Matching people alone is not enough Suga...people are not comfortable with getting into relationships in general.

Productivity being king over everything else leaves men working long, unreasonable hours to the point that men have no time for committed relationships.

Women have to choose between a career and a family. Many women want both but they have to sacrifice their career in order to have a family. So many women opt out of relationships altogether.

Then there is the fact that seishain work is disappearing, resulting in people feeling less stable. Thus less inclined to getting into long term relationships.

Suga has his heart in the right place on this, but he is clearly missing key information as to why Japan has so few babies and couple getting hitched each year. Simply matching people is not enough.

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Posted in: Bird flu outbreak in Japan spreads to 6th prefecture See in context

Now even the birds are failing to social distance? We’re going to have to put a government suggested curfew on chicken coops at this point.

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Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics will serve as proof humanity has defeated pandemic See in context

Boy this is going to age well should the games get canceled again.

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Posted in: Osaka raises coronavirus alert level to red See in context

Osaka gov’t: We’ve tried nothing, and we’re all out of ideas!

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Posted in: Disney to lay off 32,000 U.S. workers in 2021 See in context

Even though the most logical thing to do is cut executives on their pay. They’re the ones that steered the company the wrong way, they should take the cut.

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants serving alcohol to shorten opening hours for 3 weeks See in context

Once again, Japanese politicians are acting like we are in week 1 instead of month 9 of this thing.

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Posted in: Manga creator admits to groping 14-year-old girl; asks for suspended sentence See in context

his lawyer said: “Tatsuya Matsumoto has received societal punishment, such as the cancellation of his manga’s serialization.”

Yeah I’m going to call bull. That’s not a punishment to him. It hurts many others.

Put that perv away and find a new creative director for the series.

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Posted in: Some hospitals in crisis as U.S. nears high for COVID-19 cases See in context

“Rounding the corner.”

Yeah, sure Donald. Sure.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers show security and COVID-19 countermeasures See in context

Great, now how are you going to let people into the country?

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Posted in: Hunting for unicorns: Japanese start-ups see hope on horizon See in context

I just hate the idea that companies like this are referred to as “unicorns”. The point of calling something a unicorn is that it does not exist.

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Posted in: At least 5 Kindai University soccer players used cannabis See in context

bought cannabis for between 7,000 yen and 8,000 yen per gram from a dealer

The real crime is those prices.

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Posted in: Threatening letter with razor blade sent to economic revitalization minister Nishimura See in context

I don’t like the LDP either but you don’t do crazy crap like this.

You don’t like them, then vote.

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Posted in: Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19 See in context

“It is what it is.”

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Posted in: 19-year-old student arrested for attempted rape of woman in unmanned police box See in context

Police in Tokyo have arrested a 19-year-old university student

The suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor

You’re old enough to join the JSDF and to vote, you’re old enough to be considered an adult.

Throw the book at this man.

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