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Posted in: Int'l school teachers in Japan exempted from entry ban See in context

Julie Riley

Can American teachers teaching for private companies such as Nova return to Japan?

No. NOVA is an 'eikawa', and that doesn't come under the allowed entries.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for assaulting movie-goer at theater in Aichi Prefecture See in context

Mark

Very Rude to be fiddling , should have just SLAPPED on the face, then took his phone away, and then dragged him along the aisle.

You're fine with assault? SMH. Relax, people.

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Posted in: Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal as virus flare-up subsides See in context

kyronstavic

It didn't;t "force" Andrews et al to do anything - they went overboard, probably summoning the ghost of Erich Honecker for sage advice in a midnight seance by the look of it.

Really? They wouldn't have had to do anything, had people actually followed the earlier directives.

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Posted in: Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal as virus flare-up subsides See in context

Zaphod

Count me out. I am not waiting for another mandatory vaccine for a disease with a death rate that is neglibible for the population under 65. What I am waiting for are new treatments, for which there are many promising options. But of course, big money for big pharma is in the vaccine area, that is true.

"Negligible"? Estimates on the % of morbidity are 1-2% for healthy people under the age of 50, let's go the conservative end of that and say it's 1%. Do that math, should everyone get it.

"Big pharma"... sheesh.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for assaulting movie-goer at theater in Aichi Prefecture See in context

since1981

How does one "drag" a person "along the aisle" of a movie theater by "grabbing the shoulders" ? That would have to be a pretty good grip. Now, if the article said; grab the shoulders of the person and escorted him outside the theater, then that would have been more believable.

And finally, good for the police. Some people just have no respect for others. How you watch a movie in the comfort of your own home, do what you want but if you go in to watch a movie in public, put your phone away.

You've just described an assault, then said you're okay with it. SMH.

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Posted in: Are you OK with wearing a mask when you are out and about as a measure to protect yourself against the coronavirus? See in context

Luis David Yanez

Sorry if I don't share your panic. I actually care about the science behind stuff.

lol... riiiiight.

First rule about finding yourself in a hole?

Put down the shovel.

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Posted in: Int'l school teachers in Japan exempted from entry ban See in context

Derek Grebe

And if some clown from Florida gets a job with Gaba, he flies straight in and infects everyone on the plane and at his place of work.

Yeah... no. Last I checked, GABA is not an "International School".

I think some people are getting somewhat confused about who this is impacting. Teachers at International Schools (not "international teachers" at eikawa).

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Posted in: Int'l school teachers in Japan exempted from entry ban See in context

divinda

now the official policy is for all non-Japanese residents to be ranked based on their job, allowing a first-time entry 22 year old new-to-Japan Ekaiwa teacher 

I don't think "international school teacher" and "eikawa teacher" are at all the same thing. As the article states:

"foreign nationals teaching at international schools".

That's quite a bit different to the situation you paint. Not that it's fair, mind you... but just: for accuracy.

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Posted in: Japanese student criticized for campaign against excess plastic packaging See in context

Steps are being taken in Japan to reduce single-use plastics... but it's half measures when a lot of the products you buy are dual wrapped (individually wrapped inside a sealed plastic bag).

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Posted in: U.S. base in Okinawa confirms 32 more coronavirus cases; Iwakuni base reports several See in context

Jax

Predictable to the point it has gotten very boring.

Except that in countries that did it right the first time, they have pretty much returned to a semblance of normalcy.

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Posted in: U.S. base in Okinawa confirms 32 more coronavirus cases; Iwakuni base reports several See in context

Britlover

The US military needs to treat where they are with respect, consideration and due intelligence.

I agree wholeheartedly... but given that the commander-in-chief doesn't display anything remotely resembling the qualities you mention, we would be naive to expect anything different to exactly what we're getting.

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Posted in: Trump defends John Wayne legacy over airport 'racism' row See in context

So... people are getting upset about the possible removal of a fake name off an airport?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka called racist after posting meme in response to COVID-19 cases See in context

Serrano

Naomi is apparently unaware that BLM is a Marxist organization that is involved in money laundering and has done a lot of damage to the U.S.

Marxist... organization...

Someone reading too much right wing tabloid newspapers.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka called racist after posting meme in response to COVID-19 cases See in context

Vernon WattsToday  05:02 pm JST

Calling Osaka a "superstar" ranked at #10 is a real stretch of the language. 

What... winning the US and Australian Opens and being a former #1 in the world, DOESN'T qualify 'superstar' status?

You're setting the bar mighty high...

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Posted in: Shortage of patients for clinical trials hampers Japan's search for COVID-19 treatments See in context

tokyo_joe

Pretty hard to find people with Covid when you do no testing. If they started mass testings like other countries I'm sure they'd find lots of potential vaccine guinea pigs.

Yup. Was going to say the exact same thing. Test less than 1% of the population - expect to have really low numbers (almost a Trumpian thing).

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Posted in: What do you think of the nicknames that some sports teams use? For example, in the U.S., the NFL's Washington Redskins and other teams are under pressure to change their monikers because they are seen as being disrespectful to Native Americans. See in context

Aly

Please refrain from making blanket statements about people you don't know anything about.

lol... my post was not aimed at anyone specific. You sharing that opinion does not detract from the overall truth of it. Like there are going to be some people of African descent vote for Trump in the next election: it's going to happen. Doesn't mean Trump's not a racist, or that said voter's doing the right thing.

You appear more than capable of making your own incorrect statements too. ;)

Aly Rustom

All blacks, All Reds. Those do not specifically signify a skin color.

BS. Of course they do

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Posted in: Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans spoil Trump's comeback rally? See in context

Serrano

Yeah, well the people at the rally and millions of others who watched it from afar have a different opinion.

You trumpeters are hilarious. What other way could you categorize a stadium rally with less than 50% of the seating filled? AND no-one outside to speak to - yet Trump had 'em construct a second stage outside so he could pulpit-slam... yet didn't even bother.

"Unmitigated disaster" seems accurate.

Blacklabel

over 8 million people watched it online. compared to 100 for a normal online Biden event,

Supporting link for those stats? Or no: geddouttahere.

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Posted in: European lawmakers chide Japan over parental child abductions See in context

tinawatanabe

The EU is focusing more on father's right than child's welfare.  Very selfish.

A little bit of a bias in that reply?

The EU law protects EITHER parent, not just the father (or the mother).

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Posted in: Cities around the world are taking steps to remove statues that represent cultural or racial oppression. Do you support such moves? See in context

Jim Harper

Contrary to what many seem to believe, removing statues has absolutely nothing to do with erasing people or history. It's about acknowledging that people behaving in immoral, criminal or brutal ways. You'll still find King Leopold of the Belgians in history books, whether his statues are taken down or not. After all, statues of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin have been taken down in large numbers in the past; were they 'erased'?

Precisely. Allowing statues of bad people to stand without acknowledgement of what they did is glossing over the reality of their history. Remove 'em, move them (if they are in a place of civic importance), or plaque them accurately.

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Posted in: Cities around the world are taking steps to remove statues that represent cultural or racial oppression. Do you support such moves? See in context

This all stems from what's going on in the US.

The Confederacy lasted FOUR YEARS. It's hardly some grand ol' time that bears the amount of pearl clutching it's receiving at the moment.

And the Confederate flag that some people are getting bent out of shape about it being banned in places? IT'S NOT EVEN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG.

The Confederate flag is a circle of white stars upper left on a blue square, with 3 bars on the main field (red/white/red).

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Posted in: Man arrested for trying to molest baby boy mistaken for girl See in context

Throw away the key.

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Posted in: European lawmakers chide Japan over parental child abductions See in context

Akie

Jim Harper,

Japanese are protected by Japanese laws. If you are europees, then you are not protected.

That's inane. Japan has signed on in agreement with the international laws. All residents of Japan should be protected by Japanese law. To declare that you have to be of a particular nationality to be protected by the law is racism. The government doing this, is systemic racism.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

ExJourno

Bjorn is right! Cyclists need to pay road taxes like all other road users. Otherwise stay on the damn footpath/sidewalk and ride in an orderly manner. If you can manage that- WALK!

At the point when cyclists are responsible for the same amount of damage to said roads through use, and environment... then you'll have a point. Maybe.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

Bjorn Tomention

Half hearted yes sure you can simply by searching google go right ahead !

Understand though those relate to Japan and not UK like some one tried to make a point with.

Maybe, just maybe: you could have done the same thing with RiskyMosaic rather than insist he provides evidence.

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Posted in: Have you ever been stopped by Japanese police, and if so, what for? See in context

CrazyTown

I don't consider myself to be what the Japanese police consider highly suspect.

Newsflash man, if you're not Japanese, then your assumption is incorrect.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten regulations on dangerous bicycle riding See in context

Bjorn Tomention

RiskyMosaic got statistics to back that up or are you just commenting, because most Cyclists do not in fact own cars, if you care to use facts it shows that to be true.

Most cyclists have no idea of the road rules another fact.

Most cyclists do not even have a car license another fact.

And many of those who do have a car license are merely paper drivers, which means even though they may hold a car license they do not infact own a car, and have not driven more than once in the last year fact .

Car ownership is in the decline fact.

Young children make up large numbers of bike riders who do not own cars , along with elderly who do not own cars fact.

Can I have links establishing the credibility of those six supposed "facts"?

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Posted in: Have you ever been stopped by Japanese police, and if so, what for? See in context

CrazyTown

Yes, many times for a simple ID check. And I don't consider myself to be highly suspect (white male, professional appearance). 

As opposed to... ?

SMH.

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Posted in: Have you ever been stopped by Japanese police, and if so, what for? See in context

Stopped and asked "Whose bicycle is that?", when I explained it was mine, they asked me why I needed a "nice bicycle"... I told them that I rode to work every day, and it's not nearby.

Then they let me continue on my way.

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Posted in: Japanese companies developing cool face masks for summer See in context

therougou

Personal decision that should be guided by respect and manners

Unfortunately, not something that a lot of people here appear to consider.

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