All selling stuff that nobody needs. Move on.
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Japan will try to realize "a transformation of the economic structure and a virtuous cycle of the economy toward a post-coronavirus period."
Does anyone ever challenge this guy to explain what he thinks he's actually talking about?
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there was no proof yet that the variant first detected in Britain was spreading in Shizuoka now
Of course there was no proof. You need to test before you can get proof.
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Supports the story that 6000 people with Covid-19 were unable to find/refused hospital beds last week in Tokyo.
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So another example off the rich being supported at the expense of taxpayer.
Obviously many of these companies were doing badly anyway - lack of innovation, sunset type businesses - that shouldn't be around anyway.
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So, 3% higher than it should be.
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Why are there still travellers? And why still from Brazil? One of the worst managed and affected countries, after the US.
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Whatever the reason, a fall in flight numbers is GOOD news for the planet - especially when we are talking about unnecessary domestic flights - and in a country with a great high speed train network.
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So when the economy is going well they call for lower taxes and less government restrictions and when times are less favourable for them, expect movement handouts.
More evidence this economic system is rigged to support big corps and their rich investors and COEs.
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Capitalist stock market is showing it's true colours.
Profits inflated based on the prospect of government giving handouts to corporations.
So tax payers money goes to government goes to corporations goes to financial bankers and CEOs.
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with national pride at stake
The root of so many problems in the world.
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Disgraceful - Japan should be ashamed of itself for letting it's so called leaders continue their support and pandering of the dirty and destructive fossil fuel industry.
Weak uninformed leadership.
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What a buffoon.
The so called 'President' encouraging people to protest and disrupt the constitutional processes of his own country.
Hollywood couldn't make this stuff up.
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1 the earth is over 4.5 BILLION years old 2 multiple sources of accurate data (ice core, ocean core...) suggest climate has not been in the current state (ie hight CO2 concentration levels etc) since the pliocene - 4 million years ago.
@wolfpack The planet is 4.5 million years old.
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@Wolfpack Climate change - amazing!
Record snowfall is another example of the extreme weather expected with climate change. More heat energy in the oceans and atmosphere strengthen storm patterns making them wetter in the summer, and giving heavier snowfall in the winter.
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contribute up to $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund for helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Until now, this that meant financing the spread of 'clean' coal plants in these countries with the generous 'help' of Japan inc. heavy industry.
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Worrying news for those of us keeping chickens in Shiga. Very little we can do to prevent wild birds, particularly sparrows, from entering a chicken run.
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You don't start mopping up the floor when there's a burst water pipe. You first need to turn off the tap. It's not rocket science.
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The voting system is corrupt so go and vote
What a fool.
I'm guessing though it's too sophisticated for him or his minions to understand the irony of his message.
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These kind of stories where athletes who are tested and often return positive results suggests the number of Covid cases among the general (untested) population are far higher than the official figures suggest.
But this doesn't explain why the numbers of those who have died in Japan from Covid are also relatively low. Can these figures also be under reported? Each country has a different way of measuring it seems.
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Pretty much all the predictions of the IPCC reports are being born out - records of extreme weather events falling each year - extremes becoming the norm.
Most worrying - these events are still being reported mostly as isolated events - not reflecting the seriousness of climate change and where we are heading..
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Unfortunately, all the climate predictions about tropical cyclones becoming more frequent, slower and wetter (so more destructive), and intensifying quicker, are all coming true.
I was listening to podcast only today and a scientist from MIT was saying records are now regularly being broken with regards these storms.
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He will lose the keys to the White House but not his log-in on Twitter,
It's already been reported that as soon as he looses his presidential privileges, Twitter will be much less tolerant of the "alternative facts" he churns out.
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@expat - Northern Shiga?
a mountain village near Takashima.
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12 years or so ago we bought a kayabuki farmhouse in Shiga for 3.4m yen and only had to spend 1.5m on reform.
There are many more empty houses in the village but many are not for sale and end up collapsing because of lack of maintenance ... very sad.
8.3 million empty houses in Japan and still they are tearing up good farmland for cheap plastic looking houses and apartment blocks.
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is world-renowned for its ... pristine waters.
This I doubt very much.
The area is surrounded by factories and non-organic agriculture.
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"an expensive process that uses a lot of energy."
Japanese politicians always seems to make spectaculalry bad decisions regarding infrastructure.
From the super energy intensive MAGLEV train to this hydrogen project.
Just headline grabbing but ultimatelty increadibly inefficient.
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A market for buy/selling the carcasses of an engangered species and apex preditor - so important to the health of the ocean eco system.
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... that poses risks for economic growth
Well, all evidence shows that economic growth and the destruction it entails poses the greatest risk to economic growth. But this narative doesn't sit well with the establishment.
So lets get more babies to keep the consumer machine working.
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