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Posted in: Japanese sex business operator sues state over virus cash handout snub See in context

I kind of doubt that these kind of establishments really pay all the taxes they are due...

Doubt it.

If a given establishments does indeed pay them and operate as they are supposed to, for example no penetration allowed, as per law, then yes, they deserve to be on the dole.

If not, then they do not.

Case by case basisだね。

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Posted in: Suga aims to get new digital agency running by autumn 2021 See in context

Suga daddy, digitalize the crap out of Japan. It's high time!

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Posted in: Suga pledges to balance fighting coronavirus and promoting economic activities See in context

As long as Suga promises to bring down the three major ぼったくり

mobile providers PayU, Hard-bank and Do-takai-mou!, by making them earn less, I will be happy.

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Posted in: Again, no female contenders in Japan's leadership race See in context

What if women are not interested in politics as much as men are?

Do we have to force them to run for political offices in the name of equality so that there is 50 percent of them there?

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Posted in: Abe says Japan must strengthen ballistic missile defense See in context

Korea and China are gonna go ballistic, having heard these news.

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Posted in: Peach plane diverts to Niigata airport to offload passenger who refused to wear a mask See in context

My take on it is as follows:

Why did they let him know the plane in the first place? Bad organization on the side of the airline. 

What the guy is saying about the mask wearing is also true. The airline is only お願い ing to Wear them. There are no rules specific.

How about when people eat on the flight? They need to take it off anyway. Does wearing a mask on a plane have any actual preventive effect of getting the virus? Scientifically debatable. 

There are rules that one needs to follow the instructions of the ta and the pilot. The guy did not. So they had a right to throw him out. 

However, to what extent one needs to follow the instructions of the pilot. Let's say the pilot went crazy and demanded everybody to get naked. Do we need to comply? 

Ultimately, the written rules needs to be followed by each crew member and pilot has a handbook too. So if in the hand book it doesn't say that wearing a mask can be demanded to a passenger then the pilot or the CA have no right to demand it to the passenger? 

We could argue that he could just put on the mask as part of Common sense and empathy towards the people around you. 迷惑かけない文化.

But you cannot satisfy everybody, there will always be a person who is not happy with something. Based on that you cannot just throw anybody just because you don't like them ...

I think I might start going into metaphysics in a minute so I will stop here.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after daughters, aged 6 and 3, die in overheated car while she goes drinking See in context

Apparently she has a husband and the person she went out with was a guy too...

So not a single mother.

Terrible news.

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Posted in: 5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender See in context

Not a single word about Poland? As a Pole, I feel offended.

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Posted in: Osaka using U.S. Open as platform for activism See in context

https://youtu.be/okUVUQpZyIA

One of the answers why the cop needs to assume the worst when faced with a person who resists arrest or doesn't cooperate. Especially in America, where there is 300 million pieces of guns.  

Sam Harris said it all in his podcast too. So did Chris Rock on "how not to get your bum kicked by the police."

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Posted in: Q&A: Japan's coronavirus-related travel restrictions See in context

The MOFA, Motegi precisely, is also rather dismissive when asked about this double standard.

https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/kaiken/kaiken4e_000834.html

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Posted in: Osaka surprised by impact of her call for racial justice See in context

Have I missed any news about the fact that there is an actual targeting of black people and mass shootings of them on the spot? 

I find it rather disturbing what is being done to the language today. Some of the definitions being hijacked and used for a phenomenon that would have never been described like that in the past. 

Today everybody is a Nazi, or a fascist both on the left and right , and everybody is commuting genocide, whether its the left with their abortions or the right with their gun laws...

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Posted in: Abe says decision to resign before accomplishing his goals 'gut-wrenching' See in context

I do have a feeling he will be back in a couple of years, however.

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Posted in: Osaka to play in Western & Southern Open semifinals, after all See in context

What a farce.

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Posted in: Gov't says 98.6% of households received virus relief cash handouts See in context

I received mine 2 months ago and only this week I got a 葉書 in the post that it was successfully transferred to my account... what gives?

Unlike, most of the commenters here I spent mine on Go-to-travel campaign in order to contribute to higher rankings in coronavirus infection numbers.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 182 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 704 See in context

I am not wearing a mask unless I am riding train or indoors, I'm sorry!

Its just too hot.

I don't get it how the majority of Japanese still do it while even cycling...

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Posted in: Over 2 mil people used Japan's travel subsidy campaign in 1st month See in context

..does not take into account people taking more than lne trip "

Wonder how they count them...

I used a different hotel each day of my two 4-night and 3-night trips on both long weekend in July and obon in August.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 256 new cases of coronavirus; nationwide total 914 See in context

Coronavirus is a scam. What kind of deadly virus is it that kills 0.011% of worlds population?

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Posted in: Hamamatsu logs record-tying temperature of 41.1 C See in context

暑いですね at its full last!

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Posted in: Japan's summer holiday begins quietly amid requests to avoid trips See in context

Came to Hokkaido this Thursday.

Major attractions full of people... Especially aoi Ike and others.

Most of Gaijins not wearing masks.

While I do wear mine, its the same one, non-reusable one that I have been wearing the past 3 days.

Nobody notices so it's fine! XD

I'll be wearing it tomorrow too.

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Posted in: Defense agency holds 1st auction of discarded SDF equipment See in context

Why not just have a big garage sale in front of Shinjuku station?

Becsuse it would contribute to more covid 19 infections. The thing you are supposed to be against... @hamburger

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Posted in: Cycling industry outpedaled by demand See in context

Yet at the company I work for I was told to stop commuting by bike after being caught red handed as it is against company rules...

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Posted in: Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors? See in context

Trains

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Posted in: Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors? See in context

Same applies for trans. Nobody is talking or smoking.

All haters of train commuting should do a dogeza now!

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Posted in: Travelers cautious of coronavirus as 4-day weekend starts See in context

Yep, I left Kanagawa for kagoshima yesterday.

We went out last night and we're turned away from an izakaya. The lady behind the counter was like "やめとこう。やめとこう"

I don't know it was due to me being a gaijin (my partner is Japanese) or they just didn't want tourists... Or we were just unlucky.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

and your country is currently allowing to fly to and from there hassle free?

Yes, in fact flying from Japan, no longer requires quarantine either! No reciprocity from Japan side, though.

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

There is absolutely no way I will listen to her urges. They don't allow me to go back home for Christmas, I am gonna "go to travel" the hell out of Japan domestic wise.

While taking precious measures like washing my hands, of course.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

At this pace no way I'm going home for Christmas this year...

Thank you, Japan.

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Posted in: Man arrested for spreading false Twitter rumors about five Japanese idol singers for revenge See in context

No free speech it seems, in Japan...

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Posted in: Go To fiasco may see gov't paying Tokyoites' cancellation fees See in context

*Why so Japanese government programs always insist on using strange English?*

Go to

Three Cs

My Number

Cool Biz

A lot of oversensitive English teachers complaining about the name of the campaign.

It's not really "go to travel" as in "I will go to travel" but rather Go to .... (Fill in a name of a place etc) Travel campaign.

At least that is what I understand by it.

Other names you mentioned, how are they strange exactly?

My comment got plenty of dislikes, most likely by the English teachers.

I am still waiting for a proper explanation why the English name is wrong...

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Posted in: Go To fiasco may see gov't paying Tokyoites' cancellation fees See in context

Why so Japanese government programs always insist on using strange English?

Go to

Three Cs

My Number

Cool Biz

A lot of oversensitive English teachers complaining about the name of the campaign.

It's not really "go to travel" as in "I will go to travel" but rather Go to .... (Fill in a name of a place etc) Travel campaign.

At least that is what I understand by it.

Other names you mentioned, how are they strange exactly?

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