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Posted in: Tokyo, other areas lift restrictions on eateries amid virus resurgence worries See in context

@Michael Machida,

My question is, how is it that the numbers are so low amid the voting for the next Prime Minister here in Japan? Just a question

I think it is a combination of things, Firstly Japanese people on the most part are continuing to wear masks even after having the vaccine unlike in other countries which reduces the chance of catching and spreading Covid19, also the discrimination that occurs against those that do get covid19 (yes it is still a thing) cause more people to avoid being tested and to only seek medical attention if they actually get sick enough. Also those that are fully vaccinated continue to increase daily and we have Herd immunity among those that have and continue to flout the rules leaving less people to actually get sick enough to report symptoms. We could be in for another wave in a few weeks as those still not vaccinated or having heard immunity start to think it is safe to mingle. But from what I have seen most people are still skeptical of the official numbers and the vast majority of people I know still have the we are on our own (JGov no use) so protect yourselves. I imagine it will likely be another year or two before the people of Japan start to let their guard down but only if numbers from overseas have begun to dissipate.

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Posted in: 47 trainee police officers punished for underage drinking, smoking See in context


To test your theory

My 15 year old went down the convenient store this morning just to test this theory he walked out with 6 cans of beer and a pack of cigarettes.

I am shocked.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

Here is a question, If you knew you where innocent of a crime and had done no wrong doing.

Would you run if you were told that no matter what the government was determined to make an example out of you and would for sure jail you for 15 years and you had the opportunity to run would you?

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

@Peter Neil

So the US legal system needs to restore its reputation also?

Yep they sure do.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

No they don't they are on the brink of bankruptcy again.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

@Peter Neil

Meanwhile, Nissan, Ghosn, and Kelly all settled without admitting or denying such allegations and findings, the SEC stated.

The former CEO's defense team said in a statement, "We are pleased to have resolved this matter in the U.S. with no findings or admission of wrongdoing.

No Peter it is not of any relevance a million Dollars was cheap compared to what he would have to pay lawyers to defend these charges.

Actually it is kind of a strange coincidence that France also bought charges around the same time and since they wouldn't settle Ghosn is defending those said charges.

Seems to me Nissan may have sent them something to get them involved.

Do you think if the US didn't settle with no findings or admission of wrongdoing. that Ghosn would not be fighting it?

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Posted in: Former PM Suga visits Yasukuni Shrine See in context


What Koreans and foreigners would want to see:

No visit to Shrine. Ever!

Apologies every year.

Compensation on demand.

School books full of shame, guilt, hatred towards our ancestors and soldiers. Hate towards being Japanese.

That is not correct at all, at least for my part as a Foreigner What I would like to see is the removal of Convicted war criminals from the shrine.  

Acknowledgement of what those war criminals did was wrong rather than down playing it would go along way sure it sucks but that is part of history no matter how much you sugar coat it. 

To be brutally honest, it is those 14 A class war criminals enshrined at Yasukuni who are directly at fault that Japan was bombed.

So it really makes me wonder why you or these politicians would revel in such a disgrace is beyond me.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

The problem is Judges have a preconceived idea that representing yourself will result in you losing therefor you will lose even if the you are innocent. So it actually is foolish to represent yourself.

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Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context


Do you know abstaining is actually a vote for LDP.

With them having a higher base than any other party not voting is a mandate to have LDP continue it's rule with no change. Kishida has shown us recently that all he will do is "urge" and that he will continue the same policies as the previous administrations. Including releasing toxic water into the fishing grounds.

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Posted in: Kishida says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed See in context

The worst thing is they can actually remove the tritium if they wanted to.


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Posted in: Kishida visits areas hit by 2011 disaster for 1st time as PM See in context

Is he reversing the release of disgusting water into the ocean?...

Nope doesn't mention that at all.

Well done Japan Today in showing your support for LDP more articles about the opposition party and what they are doing would be more appreciated at least keep the articles 1 to 1.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties, despite strains See in context

Better to wait till after the elections

By The Way Author just changing the wording to use "called on" Doesn't change the fact that he said URGED "South Korea to take “concrete, firm action” 

Kishida the urging calling on does nothing caretaker leader

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

What's he going to URGE them not to attack

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Posted in: Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate See in context

Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate

Ahh so the Olympics committee are ok with what China is doing in Xinjiang.

Got it.

Well I am not so I will not be watching. I will also boycott any products from any company that supports those olympics. including JPT if they proceed to report on it.

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Posted in: Main opposition party pledges to achieve growth by reducing inequality, poverty See in context

Hmm so means I am still going to need to pay tax.. I wonder how much more per dollar it will be.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

I can explain it... temporary Herd Immunity of around 20% - 30% of the population and vaccine immunity from 64%

Not everybody in Japan who got covid had serious symptoms so they never got tested.

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Posted in: Kishida urges S Korea to do more over wartime row to improve ties See in context

I urge Kishida to resign. lets see if urging works.

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Posted in: Social distancing fans See in context

@Happy Day

Sorry you are a victim of Fake news Spreading

The original post from "Mel Q” was copied from someone else's Facebook post, which claimed that the CDC had "quietly" updated its numbers "to admit that only 6%" of people listed as coronavirus deaths "actually died from Covid," since "the other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses." It was later taken down by Twitter for violating rules of the platform.

While it’s true that in 6% of COVID-19-related deaths, COVID-19 was the only diagnosis listed on the death certificate, that’s only part of the picture.

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Posted in: Social distancing fans See in context

Now show a picture of the que for the entrance line no social distancing there was there.

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Posted in: Kishida says he has no plan to change financial income tax for now See in context

Kishida says he has no plan

So everything he says is just Lip Service.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges large economic stimulus as by-election campaigns start See in context

Apparently he is planning another Go to Campaign

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Posted in: Gov't to sell ¥1 tril tranche of Japan Post shares See in context


It isn't the plan was to finish privatization of the postal service by 2028 looks like they are gonna fast track part of it a little before the election. Speculation: Perhaps some of the LDP elite want to snap up a bunch of shares before CDPJ take over the government.

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Posted in: Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma in 2022 See in context

@Desert Tortoise

That's your problem for buying a Toymotor I have a Mazda and have had no issues with it for 8 years.

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Posted in: Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma in 2022 See in context

Nissan NO thanks. Their vehicles are renowned to be unreliable and costly to repair.

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

funny how a lot of them had to dye their hair to make themselves look younger...

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Posted in: Boosting middle class incomes a key policy for Kishida See in context


They should levy a tax on corporation property,to finance schools ,like they do in America,in Japan corporation use municipal services and should pay their share to the community

Then you should promote people to vote for the CDPJ who wants to redistribute wealth to create a more equitable society.

Obviously LDP have no intention of making any change Kishida's key policy relies on his plan to urge the broader private sector to raise wages.


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Posted in: Kishida to create new ministerial post for economic security See in context

Prospective Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to create

This is the most honest JT has been for months regarding the government. about time.

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reported to be steaming mad

LOL, Abe plans a comeback he doesn't care about Sanae Takaichi he just stepped down to remove thoughts of a dictatorship.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

Japan will be the last country on Earth to remove face masks, long after the pandemic is over. Sad but true I'm afraid.

LOL. face masks were used in Japan well before the pandemic so why wouldn't they still use them well after.

So, "all restrictions have been lifted" is a bold face lie!

the article says  "ease coronavirus restrictions"

Regardless, my family will be completely vaccinated by the end of October so we are still being mindful and taking precautions we have stopped listening to what the government requests and do what we believe is the best way to avoid a death in our family.

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Posted in: Kishida aims to narrow income gap through pay hikes See in context

Kishida aims to narrow income gap through pay hikes

So what does this mean .... He is giving himself a raise?

 urge the broader private sector to raise wages

LDP love to urge which the pandemic has shown us means absolutely nothing.

Kishida pledged to support measures for all generations without going into detail.

In layman's terms he has no idea what to do about it.

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Posted in: 76-year-old man arrested after causing accident and driving without license for 50 years See in context

Eh? Why would you think the laws around courtesy cars and lending someone a car would be equivalent?

Because that is exactly what a courtesy car is.. Lending your customer a car while you fix/service theirs.

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