Jacek Adamczyk comments

Posted in: Tokyoites leaving bustle behind as pandemic proves catalyst for change See in context

Unfortunately, as tempting as it sounds and attractive too, once the pandemic is forgotten by everyone, which will be within a couple of weeks of coming up with a vaccine, everyone will just return to their prepandemic live styles, so the urban areas will continue to grow.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor urges residents to stay home over 4-day weekend as virus surges See in context

You got it totally wrong, you can go...just cant come back!

Which basically means I can't go in the end.

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Posted in: Kono: U.S. military coronavirus policy has multiple problems See in context

18,000 of Americans and 4000 of Japanese.

Even more, when rechecked the numbers.

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Posted in: Kono: U.S. military coronavirus policy has multiple problems See in context

Were those problems any more severe than the cluster of newly infected people in a theater in shinjuku? Doubt it.

There are 18,000 of them there, a 100 people infected in confined space such as the base is normal.

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Posted in: Gov't considers asking nightlife businesses to close to stem virus surge See in context

Perhaps they should first consider getting the 10man onto my account first... Still no sign of it.

They like considering a lot in Japan. Them politicians.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks cancel Halloween, Christmas, other seasonal events See in context

As for Disneyland, why do they still charge the full price for a limited experience with some of the rides closed and not being able to greet with characters via a hug etc.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Can I ask, would you work in a sleezy host/hostess bar? These people think this is an acceptable lifestyle

Just because you and me would not, it is not your place to tell them how to live their lives.

A lot of assumptions about them, you have.

They are just trying to make a living. Not everyone can be a worker at a corpo...

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

I might have overstated. But the point still stands. Do you expect these people to opt for a 10man payment instead of the usual salary which is at least twice that much..?

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Posted in: Japan to discuss easing travel ban with China, S Korea, other countries See in context

Ooen it up already!

For example Korea is doing much better than Japan? Why even block it in the first place?

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Divinda, you really think people will intentionally contract corona for a one time payment of 100,000? You must think very lowly of them.

It would not even cover their apartment rental fee for a month...

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Posted in: Japan's household spending drops at record pace as virus hits economy See in context

If only I got the bloody Abe poketto money of 100k, then perhaps I would have spent a tiny bit more... But still no sign of the money on my account...

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Posted in: Netflix stands by film '365 Days' accused of glorifying sex trafficking See in context

Oh. Yeah, and what's next? A movie about world war 2 will be accused of glorifying Nazism?

How about 50 shades of Gray? Rape being glorified?

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Posted in: Fuji TV had deal with 'Terrace House' cast on how scenes played out See in context

If people thought that there was no actual script, as they claim at the beginning of the show, then they are idiots.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was the producers who pushed her into what she did, threatening her with to sue her etc, coz she was about to say that what she did was scripted.

I actually know of one such situation personally, of a show that was about to portray a family in the way the family did not like, threatening to sue them for damages and to pay for all the expenses of they did not agree to air the show.

It is still happening, I bet.

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Posted in: Japan factory output slumps; jobless rate rises to 2.9% See in context

It's only gonna get worse from now on. Furloughing at major corpos too. [mine at least]

Yet, many many people still didnt get their Abe pocket money, including myself.

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Posted in: Japan adds Algeria, 17 other nations to entry ban list over virus See in context

Why don't they add Antarctica, North Pole and the moon to the list too while they are at it?

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Posted in: Unilever to drop terms like 'whitening' from beauty products See in context

Why don't we get rid of the name bronzing lotion (for tanning) too, in the name of equality !?

Please... Who's using these whitening products in the first place? I have yet to see a whitemam or a white woman use any.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 60 coronavirus cases; highest since state of emergency lifted See in context

Nice one John. Aimed at the usual guy. Huh?

Besides. Most people are asymptomatic, right?

Why do they bother with temp. Checks then?

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Posted in: Travel from Japan to Vietnam to partially resume on Thursday See in context

At least for the Vietnamese something is happening, but how about letting working visa holders travel in and out like other Japanese can ?

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Posted in: European business lobby calls on Japan to ease travel restrictions See in context

Everybody is on about permanent residents , which is understandable but

I am on my working visa, that I need to renew every 5 years, working for a Japanese corpo for the past 7 years, I know of 20 other people just like me (who work for the same company) and another dozen who work for a different company on the same basis.

Now, if we wanted to go to, let's say: Korea, for a business trip, we would not be allowed back to Japan, due to our non Japanese passports.

Now, that is not fair. We are being forced to stay in Japan, not able to go for summer holidays, and who knows, perhaps Chrismas is also out of question.

Somthing needs to be done about working visa holders too. Not just permanent residents!

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter rally held in Tokyo See in context

While protests like that are good and all, there is a slight problem with even talking out racism and police brutality etc.

Sam Harris has a very insightful outlook on it.

https://youtu.be/vmgxtcbc4iU

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked 3rd most expensive city in world for expats See in context

Why do white people call themselves "expats" when they migrate to another country, and all the other races are called "immigrants"?

I would not say white people in general call themselves that, I would say it's more the native English speaking countries.

I don't like it either.

I am a Pole and don't call myself expat.

Its funny how even English teachers call themselves expat. Or YouTubers.

Makes me laugh and cringe at the same time.

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

Yet another case of cannibalism of their own people among the so called regresive leftitst, which JK Rowling is one of.

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Posted in: Temperatures soar across Japan amid concerns that face masks may cause heatstroke See in context

face masks may cause heatstroke

Covid-19 may cause death, take your pick.

Heatstroke may also cause death...

Even more so than covid19.

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Posted in: Aso says no tax cuts for time being to counter pandemic See in context

Aso says no tax cuts for time being to counter pandemic

me: あっそぉ!

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Posted in: Cool Biz campaign begins across Japan See in context

Cool Biz? I've not had my trousers on for a month.

Ha, what a noob. I have been teleworking naked here for a month and will continue so till end of May at the very least.

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Posted in: With new 'English Online Banking' service, Sony Bank rises to say that Japan finally has a bank for foreign residents in Japan See in context

Revolut is now available in Japan.

Free money sending, best exchange rates possible. A physical debit card or a virtual one etc. Free ATM withdrawals but with limit of 25k JPY per month. I don't think they Sony bank can best those...

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Posted in: Osaka police officer arrested for keeping ¥10,000 note turned in by 2 brothers See in context

The good (brothers)

The bad (cop)

And the ugly (truth)

What kind of people do they employ there at the police?

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Posted in: Many pachinko parlors stay open despite state of emergency See in context

Politicians in Japan have connections to pachinko or at the very least they benefit in various ways keeping the business legal in a country where gambling is supposed to be illegal.

They won't even utter the name pachinko as they are afraid. It's only a couple of announcers on the telly who mentioned it a few times.

Went by one the other day. The lights outside were shut but upon closer inspection loads of people inside.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor asks residents to grocery shop only every 3 days See in context

Deadly virus?

80 percent of people infected have no symptoms. People who are mostly older and or with preexisting illnesses, for them it may be deadly in some cases, but we are not talking about Ebola here...

As for the shopping restrictions, the obachans won't listen. They go as they please.

You can't even buy 強力粉 flour anywhere anymore. Went to 5 different shops and couldn't find a single one...

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Posted in: Many pachinko parlors stay open despite state of emergency See in context

Pachinko facing bankruptcy?

I thought they are doing very well financially...

What expenses do they have? Electricity and a couple of staff?

Its not as if the people there are winning constantly...

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