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Posted in: Japan's economy to shrink at fastest pace in decades this fiscal year See in context

The future of Japan is to work together with China. The rest is nonsense, with or without fighter jets from USA.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

Koike wants to hold the Olympics in 2021. This explains why Japan is testing so few people. Japan has to hide the covid-19 problem, to hold the Olympics even if the pandemics stays the same or gets worse.

At the same time Japan does not even allow in its foreign residents. It is one of the few countries to behave so badly. The covid-19 crisis has shown the ugly face of Japanese government. Its only concern is not to lose face. But with such a xenophobic behavior (keeping even foreign residents out) and their lies, the government is guaranteed to lose face. It is so sad for Japan!

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Posted in: Organizers to issue ticket refunds for delayed Tokyo Olympics See in context

Get the refunds now! It is likely that the Olympics next year are not going to happen, and if they do, very few people will attend. Therefore, Japan will not have any real Olympics in 2021.

If you believe that a vaccine is going to be the solution by then, you are dreaming.

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Posted in: Japan's ruling party calls for government to cancel Xi visit See in context

Japan is in a bind.

First. it has no allies, other than the US, but the US is more and more getting out of projecting its influence.

Second, concerning human rights and transparency, its record is not much better than China's.

Japan should have made friends with neighbors, but now it is too late perhaps.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases hit record daily high of 224; 80% in their 20s, 30s See in context

The Japanese government has been thoroughly incompetent in all of the crisis. The only thing they did fast was to stop foreigners, including Japanese residents, from coming in. Probably this did not help in fighting covid 19, although it caused a great deal of suffering, by separating families,

Then minister Taro Aso boasted that Japan is doing a lot better than others countries because of mindo, i,e, cultural superiority.

Taro Aso should at least have waited to speak until the infection is over. Then history will tell who did better.

I wish Japan luck, but I am pessimistic.

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Posted in: European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules See in context

It is abundantly clear that Japan does not respect human rights, concerning child custody or anything else.

It does not respect the rights of its citizens, and it does not give a damn about foreigners.

I am not sure what the European Parliament can do about it.

After some bitter experiences, I decided NOT to do business in Japan any more. May be in a few decades (if we are lucky) Japan will reform itself, but it is highly doubtful.

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