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Posted in: Half of telecommuters in Japan work longer hours than before pandemic: Rengo See in context

It seems that some people prefer it and some people don’t like it. I think that after everything goes back to normal, people should choose a job that allows them to follow their preference. Unfortunately there are those people that say how great it is, except that their wife is also working from home. They have another important choice to make.

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Posted in: Gov't urges citizens to install virus-tracking app See in context

I think this is fine for countries where the virus spread to and killed many people. However the numbers for Japan were quite low.

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

Those figures don’t seem too bad. 29 out of 35 cases have been acted on. I’m sure that this is very similar to other countries.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 47 new daily coronavirus infections on Sunday See in context

I hope that all the people complaining that people are sitting next to them on the train and in cafes and other places would take that as a sign for them to stay at home themselves. A lot of people take no responsibility for themselves, just looking for someone else to blame.

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

Did they check the prices at the 100 yen shops?

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Posted in: Alarming rise in U.S. coronavirus cases as states roll back lockdowns See in context

The US should test every single citizen according to the experts on this website.

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Posted in: Full crowds, rule tweaks and Dan Carter as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand See in context

It looks as if this will spell the end of Super Rugby. Japan’s team will be dumped. Australians aren’t interested in it and South Africa is joining Europe.

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Posted in: Koike lifts 'Tokyo alert' on coronavirus See in context

Actually Japan has done a much better job than European countries and America in containing the virus. It seems to be that they are looking carefully at the numbers before making a decision.

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

Hopefully other countries follow the lead of Japan in this. Cyclists in many foreign countries don’t follow the laws either.

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Posted in: Japan's crowded trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases See in context

In my opinion all the people complaining about taking crowded trains to work should work from home or use their own transport. It’s like all the people I have seen on tv news complaining about the crowded stations, when they themselves are at that station.

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Posted in: Foreigners with humanitarian needs will be exempt from Japan re-entry ban See in context

I guess if you have made a commitment to living in Japan there should be no problem as it is not necessary to travel abroad at the moment.

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Posted in: Japan to look at building a common infrastructure for digital yen payments See in context

The article is not about debit or credit cards. It’s referring to digital currency used on smart phones. The most popular one is PayPay. Unfortunately the services aren’t well known by the foreign community here in Japan.

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Posted in: Anger over police killings boils over in several U.S. cities See in context

It is interesting that it is happening during the supposed lockdown. There were very few protests for the other deaths caused by police. Maybe without the lockdown people would be more relaxed.

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Posted in: 80% of Japan mayors oppose, wary of shift to Sept start of school year See in context

Very sensible decision to leave it as it is. There is no reason to change the culture of a country.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc to urge gov't to retain April start for academic year See in context

Very sensible to keep April as the start. Not all countries start in September.

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Posted in: Japan set to fully lift coronavirus emergency in Tokyo, 4 other prefectures See in context

Japan has been lauded in the international papers in the last few days for the handling of the situation. Hopefully now some people on here will admit they were wrong.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

A lot of people have changed their opinions on here recently. As people can now see, Japan has done an excellent job in controlling the virus, unlike England and the US, where there were many more cases.

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Posted in: Coronavirus crisis sparks calls for revamping Japan's school year See in context

Why is there a need to change? Not every country starts the school year in September, so it’s not an international standard. Also students have been able to study at home during this period. A lot of children do homeschooling, which is accepted in many countries.

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Posted in: TV personality Bobby Ologun arrested on domestic abuse charge See in context

Hopefully he will not be treated like a rich celebrity and he learns that a husband should never hit his wife. I don’t understand how most people think this is acceptable on this site.

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

Apparently there has not been a lot of testing in Japan. Why do they need to test everyone? I read about a nurse in America who requested to be tested and was refused multiple times. She later died. So I guess other countries aren’t doing the testing perfectly either.

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Posted in: Abe announces lifting of state of emergency for 39 prefectures See in context

A lot of people predicted mass deaths like America. It doesn’t seem to have happened. I guess those are the people saying the state of emergency should continue.

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Posted in: Police, local residents mark 1st anniversary of traffic accident that left 2 children dead See in context

I guess you think she should have gotten off. She killed two kids.

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Posted in: People return to work under extended emergency after Golden Week See in context

Many people are saying that Japanese people aren’t following the state of emergency. But then one comment mentions that every seat on my train was taken. Must be many foreigners commuting to work on crowded trains too.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

Actually a lot of countries don’t start school in September. Why are people saying this is international standard?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 39 new coronavirus cases; lowest in 4 weeks See in context

It looks like Japan is doing much better than America. But I’m sure people will continue to say, let’s do what they are doing in America.

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Posted in: Seiyu to pay special bonus to store staff working during pandemic See in context

Actually the payment is 15,000 Japanese Yen. I don’t think they will be paid in dollars. I guess foreign money is difficult for some posters.

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Posted in: Japanese customs: A guide in a coronavirus world? See in context

A very balanced article compared to the people leaving comments. I wish they would read the article instead of jumping to the comments section. They might actually learn something.

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Posted in: Governors call for Golden Week travel curbs, compensation for business suspensions See in context

Actually a lot of people are following the guidelines as best they can. Have to laugh at all the comments on here from experts telling people to stay at home when they also say they leave their house too.

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Posted in: Japan extends calls to avoid nightclubs, bars to all prefectures See in context

The government is giving 300,000 yen to people with reduced incomes. I think the workers at these places will be happy to stay at home for that.

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Posted in: Trains run as usual, some retailers shorten hours during state of emergency See in context

So the fact is that parks were closed because people were ignoring the lockdown. Thanks for confirming my post.

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