Jim comments

Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers estimate delay will cost extra ¥200 bil See in context

What a waste of money! With the streamlined Olympic local businesses and economy as whole will not benefit much. Japanese citizens / long term residence will end up paying for this farce in the long run in terms of increased taxes and reduced services by the local Government!

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Posted in: When a vaccine that is proven to be effective against COVID-19 becomes available to all, will you take it? See in context

Don’t take it if you don’t want to. If you get infected sooner or later then you’ll have only yourself to blame. You might recover or fall victim to death if you get infected! If you choose to get vaccinated then you might be safe or have some side effects ( mild or adverse). The choice is up to you. Just remember that people have to face the consequences of their actions.

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Posted in: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for illegal assembly See in context

This was expected in Hong Kong because the agreement with the UK was winding down. China would have done this sooner or later! Democracy is dying! Just take a look at the pathetic US politics where the loser is whining and refusing to concede and the GOP is supporting him. The US integrity, lawful acts and democracy are being broken by Trump and his goons! Russia is laughing having achieved part of their long time goal... thanks to comrade Trump!

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Posted in: Sapporo, Osaka preparing for temporary exit from travel subsidy program See in context

The issue isn’t the campaign itself. The campaign has been around since summer time but the 2/3rd wave struck last week!

It’s because of:

the infected people who willingly go out and spread the virus to others. They show symptoms such as coughing or mild headache but instead of staying home ( or going to the hospital to get tested ) they go out doing their usual routine.

crowded trains

restaurants getting too careless by not wiping tables and chairs with alcohol disinfectants ( the edges and sides are never wiped )

restaurants aren’t washing the utensils with alcohol disinfectants. Heck, some aren’t even washing these properly with soap and water as you’ll find these oily and with dried food particles in them!

people having difficulty to get tested so not knowing they are infected and go out meeting friends, family and office.

having unnecessary parties in small closed spaces

people have become somewhat complacent because many don’t wash their hands regularly, wear mask ( I still hate wearing mask because of breathing difficulties but I put them on every single time that I leave my house ) or try to maintain social distances. Some people still spit outside on the roads and vomit on platforms and sidewalks after drinking.

All in all, human behavior and complacency are the causes of this spike!

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Posted in: Trump bid to overturn election stumbles as judge tosses Pennsylvania lawsuit See in context

The US is facing the pandemic with so many infections and deaths on a daily basis and instead of accepting his election loss and deal with the task at hand, the “ Dicktator” is playing golf! Imagine the outcry if Obama or any other past President including Republican ones had done the same! Trump has become mentally unstable to run anything let alone run a country! Russia and other dictatorship countries are petting his back for damaging the integrity of the US elections and democracy as a whole!

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Posted in: Increasingly desperate Vietnamese blamed for surging crime wave See in context

What else does Japan expect from bringing in these foreigners under this so called trainee programs ( which in reality are just dirt cheap labor )! The people who sign up for these are probably coming from poor and ‘ rough ‘ backgrounds. They will definitely continue to live the same lifestyle as back home as they find it near impossible to adapt! You can’t expect a hyena to behave like an elephant!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics may allow foreign fans but there will be rules See in context

Yes, I do know that Japanese blames foreigners recklessly for all bad incidents in Japan without blinking an eye! But this time they might have a point regarding the mask issue especially with Americans who keep defying the common knowledge and dispute that masks help protect against COVID-19 because of the stupid outgoing president! If these people are allowed into Japan then their reckless behavior will definitely be an issue! Not all foreigners are bad but almost 50% are! In comparison to Japanese where the number is far lower!

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo top 300 for 1st time since Aug 20 See in context

Recent suicide increase may be partly due to the "Go-to" campaign, because those who have struggled with their financial problem must have feeling of despair after they find the wealthy people enjoy the "Go-to" travel.

Interesting and excellent point!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers say virus fears banished by success of gymnastics test event See in context

Wait a few days and see the number of infections go up as it has been since Monday! Some of those who attended this event might also add to that tally!

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Posted in: Japan explains 'comfort women' stance in German after statue set up in Berlin See in context

The document, posted on the ministry's website, refutes the allegations that the women were "forcefully taken away" by the Japanese wartime military and government authorities...

Until now I supported the Japanese stance that this issue has been dealt with through apologies and payment of cash. I thought that the Koreans were just looking for more money through this issue. But now I feel the pain and disappointment of the Koreans and other Asian countries through this denial by the Japanese Foreign Ministry...pathetic! The entire world knows the sex slaves were forcefully taken by the Japanese Wartime Military! It’s this constant denial that makes the issue never ending!

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Posted in: Halloween revelry subdued in Japan due to pandemic See in context

@bo...

Just a bit of harmless fun, it's refreshing that not everyone in Japan is protesting about something everyday!

Not yet but they are definitely heading that way! The day isn’t that far away when some Japanese will start doing all sorts of protests and violence on the street!

@vanityofvanities

Young people in Japan are as such...

The older generation are shaking their heads with the attitude and behavior of the young generation in Japan. The older generation worked hard and gave all their sweat and blood to rebuild Japan to a beautiful country ( both physically and economically ) after the world war but unfortunately this young generation will destroy it !

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 204 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 775 See in context

Still, 99.95% recover.

Get your facts before commenting! The death stats currently stands at 2.7% globally and 1.75% in Japan. Have some respect for the people who have lost their loved ones and the health care workers who are putting their life on the line daily dealing with this pandemic! Yes, we need to keep living despite COVID-19 by working, opening borders and build the economy but downplaying the severity of the virus is wrong! There is a big difference between your 0.5% death rate and the actual death rate of 2.7%!

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Posted in: Japan, Mongolia to cooperate on 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific' See in context

Standing so close to each other without a mask while elbow bumping instead of hand shaking doesn’t make much sense! The whole elbow bumping concept looks weird and childish...Bowing is a million times better!

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Posted in: Japan, Mongolia to cooperate on 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific' See in context

Don’t mess with China! Australia is already facing the consequences as China has banned beef, barley and wine from Australia! This will affect them in the months ahead as the economy will struggle! Same thing with Japan who rely a lot on the Chinese tourists. Department stores, tour companies, airlines, airport workers, restaurant workers are all suffering and losing jobs since the tourist from China stopped coming due to the corona virus! The US can afford to have a trade war with China and vice verse but other countries should understand that they are not in a position to do so. The US will never bail them out as President Trump has clearly said many times “ America first “ ! As much as people hate the Chinese they need to understand that their own very existence depends on the Chinese in terms of earning money ( employment sector ) since every industry is interconnected and affected directly or indirectly by the Chinese!

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Posted in: Japan's household spending, real wages extend COVID-driven declines See in context

@Aly... that’s the perfect way to live life especially nowadays. Some others can learn from your shared experience and do the same!

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Posted in: Japan's household spending, real wages extend COVID-driven declines See in context

Many families are struggling to make ends meet! Japanese Government has to seriously consider a second round of 100,000 to 300,000 yen payment to each citizen including long term foreign residents! If the Government can pay 200billion yen annually to keep the US military in Japan then it definitely can spend more on its own citizens who pay taxes!

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Posted in: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern poised for big win in election, poll says See in context

The Ardern-hating accounts are out in force as usual. Some people just can't deal with a popular, successful female politician.

Exactly! She has done really well as the leader of NZ and achieved a lot of success through appropriate governance. These haters who have achieved nothing in their own life are hiding in their tiny apartments or parents basement bashing her just for her being a successful woman! These types of people support old male politicians especially those who achieve nothing productive!

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Posted in: 89-year-old ex-top bureaucrat pleads not guilty over fatal Tokyo car crash See in context

Japan’s legal system at its best! Didn’t even bother to arrest this killer because of his connections and people who are innocent or commit petty crime are arrested instantly and denied bail or even access to lawyers for weeks! He will probably die by the time this case wraps up and justice won’t be served as usual!

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Posted in: Mail delivery robot makes test run on Tokyo road See in context

Robots will take over most jobs in the years to come. This will be a blessing and a curse! Life will become convenient and accessible for some and yet unemployment will be really high. This in turn will increase the crime rate and in the end humans will suffer!

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context

Japan should build closer ties with China as its essential! For too long the US has suppressed Asian countries and it’s about time that Asian countries unite! Kick out the US military from occupying land in Japan and save the 200 billion yen ( soon to become 800 billion if President Trump is re-elected ) annually! Use that money on the citizens of Japan! The US should be kept only as friend and not as a master!

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Posted in: Pompeo cuts short Asia visit to just Japan after Trump hospitalized See in context

Any agreements made now would be worthless. The meetings should be done under more stable conditions. If he is still in his position, he would accomplish more when the timing is better.

Exactly! To add on, it’s just a waste of tax payers money hosting such meets as well as cost for the other country delegates while coming here! These people just want to travel, wine and dine, stay in 5 star hotels as it’s all free for them while the output from most of these meetings are very unproductive or nil !

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Posted in: Chiba prefectural gov’t employee arrested for shoplifting See in context

You have to do what you have to do to survive.

Doesn’t apply in this case since he is a prefectural Government employee and in Japan these type of workers are well paid with additional bonuses and entitlements as well! So no, he wasn’t doing it for survival!

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. to begin talks on host nation support, possibly this week See in context

200 billion yen annually can be used in a much better way for the citizen of its own county rather than throwing it on the US military. It’s about time that Japan close up all US military bases and provide defense using its own military. What a waste of money! Now I realize why Abe and company wanted to get rid of the US made constitution as it will be the first step of many to close down the US bases in Japan. Hopefully Suga can get this done!

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Posted in: Man pleads not guilty to fatally abusing girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter See in context

The child welfare officials who interviewed the mother should also be charged for negligence to do their job properly and failing to relocate the child for safety! Pathetic officials as well as the police who met with the child’s mother! Despite strong history been there, physical marks and bruising yet these garbage officials didn’t take action and the poor girl suffered before losing her life!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 212 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 514 See in context

@lovelytime... you’ve made great comments with valid points. Nihonview is trying to act smart and making senseless arguments! No, you don’t compare numbers on particular/selected days on a weekly basis because this is a pandemic and infections spread every minute so daily records need to be compared as it’s done globally!

Bottom line is that the testing system in Japan is pathetic and that’s why the day to day number of infections don’t make any sense!

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Posted in: Nissan employee testifies against former exec Kelly at trial See in context

Prosecutors have not explained how trying to avoid disclosure of unpaid compensation constitutes a crime

Sums up the pathetic Japanese legal system in one sentence!

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

If he did it and there is evidence then send him to prison! Nobody here has seen actual evidence but quickly jumped to the conclusion of guilty! Surely the children could tell the cops or lawyers what they saw and the medical examiners report is important as well.

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Posted in: JRFU rules certain Japan passport holders will be regarded as non-Japanes See in context

But not only Japan, many of the top teams have a significant number of “mercenaries”

We can’t really call them mercenaries because these men might also have their hearts set on representing their new country which they call home! They want to repay the country which has given them a new and better life then what they had! Take the Japan rugby team captain Micheal Leitch for example... he definitely isn’t a mercenary! For him Japan is his home and he gives his heart and soul to represent Japan with such pride and honor! There are many other foreign born players like him! For them it’s more about giving something back to the country that they call home now!

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Posted in: JRFU rules certain Japan passport holders will be regarded as non-Japanes See in context

But not only Japan, many of the top teams have a significant number of “mercenaries”

We can’t really call them mercenaries because these men might also have their hearts set on representing their new country which they call home! They want to repay the country which has given them a new and better life then what they had! Take the Japan rugby team captain Micheal Leitch for example... he definitely isn’t a mercenary! For him Japan is his home and he gives his heart and soul to represent Japan with such pride and honor! There are many other foreign born players like him! For them it’s more about giving something back the country that they call hone now!

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Posted in: Tokyo to end shorter hours for bars; virus alert to be lowered See in context

Herd immunity....

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!

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