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Posted in: Do you think the post-pandemic world will be awash with corporate bankruptcies and prolonged unemployment in most countries? See in context

There are a lot of business just surviving on loans right now. Many of them are hoping things will go back to normal and they can have a healthy revenue stream again. However, even after a vaccine, many things will not go back to normal. The virus will still be there. Many people and businesses have lost income that they can't recoup. Many people will be paying off bills and that will further reduce spending. There are even some businesses right now that are only active because they are taking loans so they can provide for their family. They have every intention of filing for bankruptcy after everything is over.

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Posted in: Man steals taxi; switches to another cab, then flees without paying fare See in context

This guy sounds like he was just bored and needed some excitement.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

"Change." The hardest thing to sell to any Japanese politician.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures to request state of emergency See in context


I can't imagine being so stupid as to have to be told not to go to a crowded izakaya, maskless and sit drunkly shouting into each other's faces

I don't excuse that behavior. Its reckless and dangerous. However, is it really that much different than crowding into a train 2x per day and a crowded workspace?

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Posted in: Prioritize athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead: IOC member See in context

Yep. Prioritize athletes instead of front line workers because Athletes are out there saving lives and risking their lives to help people.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually assaulting high school girl hints at committing 30 similar crimes See in context


If you support porn essentially you are supporting these type of people, who are stimulated by and copy what they see (i.e. grope and abscond with victim's underwear, etc.).

So you want to blame TV for people's behaviors? Just like when they tried to blame shooting games for people using guns. How about blame the system itself. The pressures and failings of a societal system.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually assaulting high school girl hints at committing 30 similar crimes See in context

@Wayan Ubud

I completely agree with you. I don't believe anything can help someone like this. He's victimized women for years. He needs to be taken off of the streets.

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Posted in: Lawmakers openly discuss ousting Trump, possible impeachment See in context

Now that the election is over, Georgia is blur for now, and they lost the two senate seats, Republican lawmakers and the vice president now want to do and say the right things. They are as much to blame for this as Trump. They encouraged him and went along with it because they were worried about losing two senate seats or their other reelection bids.

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context


What do you mean ? Too little of death ? or Too late to die ?

Japanese may never be right in your eyes, but we can survive.

No one is judging the people of Japan or saying they want Japanese people to die. Most comments are fighting for the people. The cases started gradually increasing since October. People were also worried. People were tired. People were scared. The government could have done something but instead chose to wait until the cases have exploded for beyond an amount the government can control.

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context

Japan: "We are now in a state of emergency. Everything will be business as usual; however, please try not to party after 8pm." Thank you for listening.

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Posted in: Japan's traffic accident deaths drop to record low in 2020 See in context

When businesses have reduced travel, visitors have stopped visiting, and people not going on long distance trips as much due to the pandemic, its only natural for accidents to be reduced. A decline in events that would cause an accident naturally attributes to a decline in accidents.

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Posted in: 6 minors arrested over Oita pachinko parlor robbery See in context

They are lucky its not April. From April, 18 year olds will now be considered an adult.

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Posted in: Badminton world No. 1 Momota tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

This is why the Olympics needs to be canceled. Its an uncontrollable situation with an uncontrollable virus running around. Its a recipe for disaster. All over the world, they are trying to hold sports but struggle to properly contain the smaller scaled events. Yet they want us to believe they can adequately control something as large as the Olympics? There isn't a bigger event.

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Posted in: GOP plans to upend Biden win for Trump rips party apart See in context

This isn't even about who you support anymore. All politicians on both sides seriously need to go. The economy is in tatters. People are starving and dying. They can't even properly vote on a stimulus plan to help people struggling yet they want to bicker and fight over this? They keep pushing back voting on things that matter but seem to always have time to bring up new election related fights. Doesn't matter if you are Democrat or Republican. The system needs to go. Both sides are failing the people they serve.

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Posted in: Male-only rule should be prioritized in imperial succession: Suga See in context

For a country that wants to focus on pushing more women to the forefront, they seem to keep finding ways to deny women taking more leadership or symbolic roles.

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Posted in: Dating apps don't destroy love, Swiss study shows See in context

I don't believe dating sights destroy relationships and marriages. I think its because people are unable to unplug or disconnect from technology. Today, people are always connected and always doing something. There isn't any real time for appreciation and no real time to actually miss someone.

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Posted in: Mochi may be even more dangerous in 2021 due to coronavirus See in context


What an asinine assumption! MOCHI isnt the problem! People's stupidity is! Every year some elderly folks, who should not be eating mochi do it anyway, and choke to death because of their stubborn belief that they are immune from anything happening to them!

They don't believe they are immune. Its a proud tradition for some that they have partook in since as long as they can remember. Traditions mean something to a lot of people.

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Posted in: Nitori successfully ends tender offer for hardware retailer Shimachu See in context

Let's see how that massive asbestos recall affects your books.

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Posted in: Enka singer Shoji Koganezawa not indicted for drunk driving See in context

Japan says its trying to cut down accidents caused by drunk drivers, the elderly, and people using their phones. Yet they decided to let off an elderly drunk driver that caused an accident?

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Posted in: Skymark Airlines to introduce 4-day workweek for office employees See in context


That's called "discrimination," and it's illegal.

Its only discrimination if its forced. Its an optional service that you pay for if you partake in it.

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Posted in: Skymark Airlines to introduce 4-day workweek for office employees See in context

The most interesting thing about the 4 day work week is that Japanese firms were the first to implement it overseas. About 10 years ago, Toyota started trying it out in the EU and North America. They found it successful and other Japanese firms have tried it abroad.

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Posted in: 38% of LGBT people sexually harassed or assaulted: survey See in context

Isn't it time that Japan joined most of the Developed World in the 21st Century?

Join the rest of the developed world? This is a plight that is currently affecting many all over the world.

They are sexually harassed or assaulted at a staggering rate of 40% yet people refuse to accept when experts say they believe the 2% rate for women is drastically underrepresented.

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Posted in: Asian-American filmmakers dismayed at Golden Globe rule on 'Minari' See in context

I can understand their disappointment. A great film deserves the chance to compete with all other great films regardless of language. However, the golden globe sets their rules. As frustrating as it can be, we just have to accept it or start something more inclusive and with a wider acceptance scope.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for operating prostitution ring out of massage parlor in Tokyo See in context

My only question is How? With all the brothels and sexual services around Japan, what makes hers any different? Even a person void of any senses can easily locate these services in Japan.

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Posted in: Trump rejects COVID relief bill passed by Congress, calling it 'a disgrace' See in context


Trump is actually on the Dems side on this one (as they wanted much larger payments, being the socialists that they are), so...

The democrats have already fully endorsed Trumps changes and want to get the deal done. Most democrats and Pelosi have already publicly agreed with Trump.

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Posted in: Trump rejects COVID relief bill passed by Congress, calling it 'a disgrace' See in context


.this is all about payback....

I don't think its about payback. Trump honestly doesn't care about the Presidency as much as people believe. Right now his main focus is rallying his supporters to donate where he is expected to leave the Presidency with well $300 million in funds after the election debts are paid. That money becomes his and he has free reign over it. That is all Trump has been focusing on.

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Posted in: Trump rejects COVID relief bill passed by Congress, calling it 'a disgrace' See in context

I may not support Trump and its been disgraceful the way he's ignored his duties since the election. However, this is by far the most presidential thing he has done. The way the democrats caved on this topic was disgraceful. The fact that Congress only wanted to do all of this last minute while Americans suffered was also disgraceful. This is where Trump can shine by pushing these money wasting politicians into actually using the money for the people versus themselves and corporations.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic Games organizers to raise opening, closing ceremony budget See in context

All I keep hearing about with the Olympics are ballooning costs for an Olympics the people don't want but Japan and the IOC keep pushing for. They really refuse to quit and just keep throwing money at it.

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Posted in: Boseman tipped for posthumous glory with 'Ma Rainey' swansong See in context

I've been looking forward to this film. The trailer looks amazing and I have not heard of a single bad review.

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Posted in: Pfizer files request for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan See in context


article fails to mention that the “experimental “ vaccine manufacturers will not be held liable if something goes wrong.

There are risks associated with just about all vaccines. As long as the data highlights those risks and the government deems them an acceptable amount of risks, then they usually get approved. These vaccines are the first mRNA vaccines that have ever been approved for human trials. mRNA vaccines are only 30 years old. So the long term affects of vaccines that don't carry the genetic code of the virus are not properly known. Uncharted waters.

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