You do realize that doing so will result in a lot of deaths as well...right? Would you be ok if your family members or loved ones are the people who die? Or are all your loved ones in another country, that is why you are calling for heed immunity in Japan! Some foreign people living in Japan especially Americans are whining everyday to open up the country so they can go around partying ( some even without mask )! Let the Japanese run their country the way they want to whether good or bad, shut or open... and if you don’t like it then just go back to the US!
1 ( +1 / -0 )
They should have just removed him prior to departure when he refused to wear a mask! The way this incident unfolded could have been easily avoided!
10 ( +16 / -6 )
If you don’t like it then don’t use it! Nobody is forcing whining people to use these services. Like the article mentioned that this new tech can really assist the elderly as it makes life easier for them. I can’t believe that we live in a society where people are so inconsiderate!
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
IOC is run by a bunch of corrupt people who don’t care about the actual reasons of having the Olympic Games. They don’t value the history and essence of the Olympics! To them it’s just about making money and filling in their pockets! Olympics was all about athletes in the past but it’s become so corrupt full of bribery and money siphoning that it’s just pathetic! If you just look at the faces of these IOC officials and hear them speak you’ll realize how corrupt they are!
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Nissan will default it and the Government will use taxpayers 100billion yen as penalty!
6 ( +6 / -0 )
The arrest and release of these activists was just China ‘ Flexing it’s muscle ‘. Anges release has nothing to do with the Japanese being vocal about it. Sooner or later China will throw these activists in their prison because China isn’t afraid of anyone. Even the US can’t do anything about it despite having the strongest military in the world. US can’t go to war with China or Russia because nobody will win that. Anges has been given a warning by the Chinese Government that she has to shut up or the next time she’ll be thrown in prison and disappear from this earth. Japan can protest all it wants about this matter but it’s not going to change anything. Come to think of it Japan can’t even protect its own island territory from China so how can they protect these activists. To add on if Japan had similar activist organizing mass protest and media releases against their own Government then surely the Government would have thrown them in prison already. Japan has some protest but these are nothing spectacular and once in a blue moon. These are also so well organized and very peaceful. So the Japanese authorities don’t take much action. But if it was as bad as the once in HK then the protesters would be thrown in prison and the keys thrown away. We live in a society of hypocrisy where if China does something it’s always wrong but if Japan or America does the same it’s ok. But despite this, China doesn’t care about what others think of them.
15 ( +19 / -4 )
As mentioned in this article so many foreigners made their way back to Japan despite the travel restrictions. I was under the impression that foreigners even with permanent residency weren’t allowed into Japan!
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Good, I hope the Japanese government shows spine and stands by the HK protestors
Would Japanese Government allow these kinds of violent protesters on the streets in Japan? It’s easy to verbally support these activists but at the end of the day no other country would want them on their streets!
-9 ( +4 / -13 )
@IloveCoffee... you’ve highlighted the truth but got downvoted so many times. The truth is a bitter pill to swallow. Yes, these activists were holding meetings with Americans to make HK unstable and China didn’t appreciate that. In Russia or North Korea they would already be dead. Even in Japan or any other developed country meeting in secrecies with foreign operatives is a crime! Peoples hate for China has put a blindfold on their eyes so they can’t judge accordingly.
-17 ( +6 / -23 )
If Japan is so worried about Agnes, just give her the citizenship.
Japan will never do that! Japanese Government will praise these pro democracy activists verbally but the matter of fact is that they think people like these who promote protests and speak out in public are trouble makers! They don’t want outspoken activists especially foreigners to come to Japan and cause trouble.
I do feel sorry for Agnes Chow but her arrested was expected under the new legislation. Every person with some level of intelligence would have predicted this. I used to love traveling to HK on business but with the recent violent protests by the so called pro democracy activists and the power gaining by China with its harsh legislations, the beautiful region called Hong Kong is destroyed beyond recovery!
0 ( +13 / -13 )
Good on them! Hopefully this brings some more competition in this market because I’ve noticed that the Uber eats prices have been increasing especially in the last 2 months !
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Japan has its fair share of idiots!
3 ( +10 / -7 )
It’s a veil, not a mask, and has no effectiveness in trying to stop the spread of the virus. Masks have to be close fitting around the nose, face and under the chin. They should be done for making fraudulent claims.
Exactly! It is basically ineffective! By the way, this is how Arab women dine outside ( lifting their veil for each bite )!
5 ( +5 / -0 )
@Paul14... very good points especially about the handouts and consumer rights to spend!
@stangerland...Japan’s debt is number 2 but the percentage debt to GDP is the highest with the second country being half of that of Japan. Overall the US is ranked 1 with Japan ranked 2.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
@Cricky... exactly!!! Nothing for the usual people... most are for companies and industries ( most but not all linked to LDP in one way or another ).
200,000 interest free loan to the poor should have been a cash handout instead of a loan! The poor and needy people will continue to suffer the impact of this corona virus for many months or even years!
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Corona virus is here to stay so we’ve just got to exercise caution and deal with it! Just wearing a mask is not enough! People are so reckless thinking of masks as hazmat suits! Other strategies need to be implemented simultaneously with mask wearing...
1 ( +5 / -4 )
Tokyo is always crowded regardless of Obon! Trains, restaurants, malls, amusement centers and coffee shops are overcrowded on a usual day!
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Yen has become stronger against the US dollar by a very slim margin over the past few weeks. But at the same time the yen has lost strength against the Euro, AUD, NZD, CAD and many other currencies! As soon as the yen hit around 105 yen to 1 USD there seems to be so much panic which is baseless! I remember back in 2012 when 70 - 75 yen bought a US dollar and the economy of Japan was as strong as ever! The power of currency plays a role in the economy but not as strongly as these bureaucratic and financial goons want the local people to believe.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Corona virus don’t infect humans between 5am and 10pm...lol !
Instead of limiting the operating hours, they should have made more effective policies likes compulsory temperature checks at every single restaurant before entry, people with continuous / repeated cough of any kind politely denied entry, utensils such as dishes, forks, knifes, chopsticks, glasses to be disinfected with alcohol at all restaurant, wiping of tables and chairs properly with alcohol based disinfectant ( also the edges to be wiped, not only the top surface ) and please start spreading customers to a save distance from each other ( still many restaurants put customers next to each other when the entire restaurant is empty - the Japanese way! ).
0 ( +0 / -0 )
The woman was in pain and suffering living her life day by day! These doctors helped her! For a country which has a high Suicide rate like Japan, it’s better that people die comfortably rather than horribly jumping in front of a train!
4 ( +5 / -1 )
@Marcelito... you made the correct decision of canceling your trip! Your personal safety and safety of your family is paramount. You can always travel there next year or in the near future. Don’t listen to the reckless brainless people here who are encouraging you to take the trip. These are the people who are probably hiding in their own houses protecting themselves or already infected and going out recklessly infecting others in the general public! Shame on these people who don’t take heed of the seriousness of this outbreak and can’t sacrifice a bit!
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
Some people are lucky to walk or to use bicycle to go to work, but these people are very very few.
Then they end up in the same crowded offices with people who used the super crowded trains to get there!
0 ( +3 / -3 )
If you follow that rules, you don't need to stay at home
Not True at all! Some infected person might cough or sneeze next to you in the train, restaurant, supermarket or just walking infront of you! People are just brainless to think that wearing a mask and washing their hands is enough to combat this outbreak!
6 ( +8 / -2 )
@Ricky... you’ve made some very good points on a general level. But if you look at the reality then Australian Government has provided financial assistance which is far better than what most other countries globally have been doing so far! Look at the financial assistance provided by the Japanese Government for its citizens... it’s just crap! Yes, handouts are not a good thing but it’s a necessity during pandemics because you don’t want people to die from starvation. Handouts also help to keep crime levels down because if people had no financial assistance then they will definitely resort to criminal acts! Like I mentioned in my earlier comment, Japan Government has not even done the bare minimum to assist its citizens during these tough times. Most of the financial assistance in Japan are a one off and people suffer after this one time benefit runs out!
0 ( +0 / -0 )
@Reckless... Exactly! It’s one of the best countries during these difficult times as the financial assistance is pretty good and accessible easily! It’s given out every fortnightly. Japan needs to do more for its citizens and provide a second round of stimulus and monthly financial assistance. Also the process of applying for these assistance in Japan needs to become easier than the crappy way it is designed now! That one time 100,000yen was barely enough to really assist anyone. For a well developed country like Japan much better financial assistance is needed for its citizens!
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Now let's just sit back and wait for the blatant making up of an offense Japan will come up with in an attempt to "save face". As far as I know it, those 2 men broke no laws in Japan as there are no known/written punishments for "skipping bail" here. The dude is long Ghosn (gone)! Just move on, man!
Spot on mate! Your comment sums up the reality!
Its just pathetic that now Japanese prosecutors want to charge foreigners with crimes that doesn’t exists in their own law! Bottom line is that they didn’t break any written law in Japan! Anyone claiming otherwise is simply brainless!
-5 ( +3 / -8 )
I hated these karts going by on the road but at the same time feel sorry for the employees who lost their earning source. It’s surprising that they didn’t have any major accidents ( near zero minor accidents as well )! They were probably driven by good drivers in comparison to the bicycle riders in Tokyo who are just reckless! Bicycle accidents ( major ones as minor ones aren’t reported ) were more than 30,000 in Tokyo alone last year! In that essence, I think we all were too harsh on these Go Kart or whatever they were called! Bicycle riders using the roads in Japan need I be licensed or at least more rules implemented for them. Just yesterday, I saw I guy riding a bicycle handsfree, holding an umbrella in one hand, using a cellphone with the other! I also use my bicycle for a 10km training every morning but adhere to all the road rules with due diligence!
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Living paycheck to paycheck in a foreign country, with nothing put away for emergencies and unforseen events is rather foolhardy. It makes life more dangerous for the locals in times like this.
Totally agree with you! If foreigners are living in Japan from paycheck to paycheck without any savings then they are really in the wrong country! You’ll be better off back in your home country! What’s the use of living in a foreign country if you can’t save up!
6 ( +14 / -8 )
Posted in: Why do you think billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose foundation has plowed billions of dollars into making vaccines against diseases like polio, malaria and HIV, is a regular target for fringe groups and anti-vaxxers accusing him of benefiting from vaccination or even using them for harm.
Posted in: Day of the Dolphin