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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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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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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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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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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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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The worst thing is they can actually remove the tritium if they wanted to.
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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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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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What's he going to URGE them not to attack
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Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate
Ahh so the Olympics committee are ok with what China is doing in Xinjiang.
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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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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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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I urge Kishida to resign. lets see if urging works.
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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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Kishida says he has no plan
So everything he says is just Lip Service.
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Apparently he is planning another Go to Campaign
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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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funny how a lot of them had to dye their hair to make themselves look younger...
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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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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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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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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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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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