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John Richardson comments

Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

I personally think a herd mentality is dangerous. You have so many people running around doing things and reacting out of the herd. It kinda sapps away necessary things for an organic ecosystem and people just hoard away things and it creates waste. I feel their reaction is not real in this situation.

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

I feel now, from celebrities to some politicians in japan might actually say they have caught the virus,...why? because everyone else is doing it, so we have to do the same. like a boom. Especially now that the Olympics has been postponed anyway,..their motivation to be a 'safety' haven is put to the side.

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Posted in: Artificial intelligence may be pandemic lifesaver... one day See in context

Robotic artificial intelligence or human?

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Posted in: Telework, stockpiling spread in Tokyo after Koike's press conference See in context

@inkochiToday 

Japan lives by booms and herds

70s Oil Shock and toilet paper; 1988 taifuns and ’taimai’.

Glad washlets pervade now, but so still does supply built around shopping for the day rather than week or month.

Buddy,.. if you did not just speak some truth. I fear japan somehow influenced the outside world on those 'booms' and herd mentality in western countries who were, in the past, more independent in though and mind when it came to making choices and purchase choices. I do not think in the 90's you would have had so many people all go out and buy toilet paper in the same way like mindless robots. It is really unheard of. Almost like video game characters all doing the same thing in the villages!

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

I don't know why but I have a feeling they are immune to it somehow. Not sure how and why. I spoke to someone who lives in japan now and I kinda got upset with her how she really did not take my words of advice seriously,..almost as to make fun of it and to make me seem as if I was panicking - its really like they dont care or really not concerned about it. i remember when i lived there, i caught all kinds of crazy and nasty viruses from kids to idiot adults coughing and not covering their mouths. I also remember seeing something about a japanese drug being offered online or somewhere that states that it helps people recover from the virus. maybe some countries are trying to capitilize during these times on something. That is a bit sick if you ask me,..not in the virus sense.

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Posted in: Abe says G7 supports 'complete' Games, but polls back postponement See in context

Just shows the true and selfish nature of how japan operates - for them to still want to go through with the event is clearly selfish and greed. they will cancel other events for protections of royal members, but still promoting an event that will clearly spread a dangerous virus. no different how they operate with work. just a 'ganbare' go to work even if you are sick and spread it to everyone else. this post will get deleted by the moderators because they do not believe in free speech and anything that shows the dark and dangerous side of stuff coming from japan.

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Posted in: Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of 'child abuse' See in context

@Paul Laimal-Convoy

Crazy, right? back when I was there, I remember seeing worse stuff people read. there is always that 'its our/my culture' vs. its is clearly a danger to society and the world and produces and makes more mentally ill people...? Same with people in china eating all kinds of crazy stuff and endangered animals - it kind of puts others at risk when diseases start spreading. I am sure some would argue that some people of that 'culture' are born that way and they cannot help it.

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Posted in: U.S. considering new restrictions on travelers from Japan, S Korea: CNN See in context

Only makes sense until everything can be contained. Moving sick people around does not seem to be a bright idea.

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Posted in: Parents, teachers scramble to cope after Abe urges school shutdown See in context

when i heard this, i found it kind of hard to believe. are they really doing all of that??? well, obviously it is only schools. in japan they have always been known to go to school or work regardless if sick or not. i personally do not believe that should be enforced as it is quite selfish on the contrary as you are passing the illness and cold to others for trying to show how 'gaman' you are. nothing wrong with staying in, considering you can do so, in my opinion, for the safety of others. but for those living there, are they really shutting everything down like that? seems a bit extreme and overdoing it. but that virus is very unknown and it is not worth spreading.

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Posted in: Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus See in context

is it really that bad?? seems like they are going too far. china really has it, but in japan? i thought they had it under control.

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Posted in: Parents' lawsuit accuses Japan of double standard on child 'abductions' See in context

Doesn't it kinda seem like the women there are like that movie midsommer when it comes to giving birth with foreingers? when I saw that movie, I saw many similarities to japan. its like they just need hosts from the outside. and when they get it, you get tossed away and discarded. you really do not get the freedoms to assimulate and be apart of it, and keep your original identity (without being attacked and persecuted for it) they just take those children away in the wind, and those children grow up to be beautiful halfs that get recycled back into japan inc.

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Posted in: Abe urges 2-week curb on big events to stem coronavirus spread See in context

Is that the entrance of their fashion show and catwalk? That style has been going on for quite sometime now. Hell, from what I can recall, its been over 15 years now!

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Posted in: Japan to ban entry by foreigners who have visited Daegu See in context

it is amazing you have idiots flying over there in asia during all of this. but then again, that is why you have the virus in the first place.

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Posted in: Two fathers in Europe demand action against Japan over parental child abduction See in context

How do they get away with all of this? I swear they have somehow brainwashed the international community to do whatever the hell the want. Why is the UN and other countries scared of them? they should learn to step outside of their boxes and respect the culture of people from other countries, specifically the universal one of parent hood and humanity.

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Posted in: Japanese man accused of fatally stabbing girlfriend at Airbnb in California See in context

Those girls at times sure can pick them, can't they?

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Posted in: Japan confirms 14 more virus cases; school to be closed for 2 days See in context

I could be wrong, but if it got to Chiba,... on that tobu line,..or anywhere on that musashino line.... it is damn near everywhere in Tokyo. and if it is everywhere in Tokyo, many stupid gaijin will e brining it elsewhere. unfortunately. and again, how the japanese culture of going to work even with a bullet in the head and 'ganbare',..most likely many will most likely have it. i remember the trains being jam packed with people with masks having their faces pressed against the glass with fog on the windows. i personally do not think people should live that way. the good thing, more walking room for others, and people with anxiety and agoraphobia definitely can't complain about that. it kind of seems they wanted to spread it. not saying they did do it on purpose, but it seems that way. i just hate when bad things happen to good people.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with 'coronavirus' graffiti See in context

I do find it strange how everyone is wearing a surgical mask these days due to bio reasons... And how, from my personal experience living in japan, they used to wear that mask even if they were not sick! They actually liked wearing those surgical masks!.. and everyone looked at me as if i was the odd ball not cloaking my face and just being myself.

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Posted in: China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105 See in context

@mmwkdw

Not sure if this was a bioweapon intentionally, but it does seem that way. when you have un-educated peasants, wet markets with live endangered and rare animals captive for slaughter, with people jam packed on top of each other, it is a bad combination. I would say the British colonization and health sanitization should have rubbed off on them via Hong Kong. I think the rest of the world should just close off from China if they are not willing to change their ways with the handling of animals and eating them. But even then, I would think you'd have to send them off to another planet to be safe as these viruses are airborne.

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Posted in: California to apologize for internment of Japanese-Americans See in context

Do you have any, and I mean ANY, information to support this assertion of yours, or did you just make it up and claim you were sure of it?

@Strangerland

Just connect the dots! It is almost common sense.. And again, if something like that happened, again such as Pearl Harbor, I personally would do it again. In some cases, better to be safe than sorry. Some would say it similar to stop and frisk policy in some circumstances and situations.

But this I am sure,...they were far better treated than American and other nation's POW's held by the japanese... I can guarantee that. Then again, the japanese these days do such a good job hiding everything from history and replacing it with anime and pokemon,.. knobody knows nor even cares. as long as they get their maid cafe akb48 girlfriend.

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Posted in: California to apologize for internment of Japanese-Americans See in context

its unfortunate but they had no choice back then. there were so many ninja japanese spies within those communities gathering and stealing info I am sure. they were taking precautions putting them in those camps. those groups should understand, and also consider the people who were murdered on Pearl Harbor by a sneak attack.

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Posted in: Avoid crowds and non-essential gatherings, health minister urges See in context

I could not imagine such advice being applied to japan and rush hour trains. most people would still want to go to work with a bullet in the head.

japan's culture and social structure is based on following and being within crowds. and i doubt they could step out of that comfort level.

in conclusion, i hope this virus, or the next one, can change and reshuffle people for the better...and most importantly, how it treats animals,..especially the rare and endangered ones.

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Posted in: 'A floating prison': Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine See in context

and yet, even after all of this, i am sure many sick people (mentally) will not respect other peoples spaces,.. and definitely not stay at home when sick. But yet continue wearing damn masks like idiots just to cover their faces...?? I would think the virus is doing a favor with how people are these days.

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

and people want to say 'well, everyone does the same thing!' I have been telling everyone the japanese are bullies for the longest - and at times, the passive aggressiveness strategy.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa giving away ¥1 bil in 'social experiment' See in context

of course! with that kind of money, one could rent all the women and/or families they need for any event as long as they want!

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Posted in: Man accused of killing 19 disabled people disrupts trial See in context

if not executed, i think they should put him to work in labour in service to disabled people for the remaining amount of his life somehow. in a way were he not not a physical threat to the disabled people of course. i think a lot of people who did horrific things of the such should be put in such positions. death is to easy of an escape for them.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

In retrospect and when thinking about, participating in that system in japan is clearly borderline suicidal, even if seeking refuge from something else. I met someone who lived there for so long, they said they felt like a P.O.W. Inside and outside of the torture chamber he was thrown in.

Cannot really blame Ghosn for ghosting. but I think it is also possible he was let go. guy seemed to have done a lot for nissan. i personally would never work for a japanese company.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

Foreigners now in that country really will not have a leg to stand on when it comes to getting bail. Not like they had much before. seems as if they let him go. anything that starts to make japan look embarrassing or in the wrong within the international community they will switch up on quick. especially because of the new year and decade round the corner. and again, not like they are going to change.

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Posted in: Man fined ¥300,000 for online hate speech See in context

So much for free speech and silencing people and the overall problem. Nothing new. japan has been doing it for so long. A threat is one thing, but someone expressing their dissatisfaction or traumatic and painful and resentful experiences from certain situations is another thing. but i can understand some would think the same thing can evolve into threats and actions. other than that possibility why are they threatened by what 'trolls' or angry people post in disatisfaction? 'trolls' and people who post things in some cricumstances have been wronged, seen or experienced something, or something else. if they did not have such a dissastisfaction, they would not be online and maybe out enjoying this wonderful life with all the wonderful great people in it! i doubt they would post online. they should have invited the person out for drinks and maybe changed the persons outlook. i am no therapist but better than sweeping the problem under the rug or silently murdering those people.

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Posted in: Gov't proposes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant water release into sea or air See in context

How and why are they able to do this? Are all the shot callers in the international community scared of them or do those shot callers have kamidanas in their homes and bow and clap every morning? Seriously, how can they do that. Dumping that crap will destroy the oceans of neighboring countries. So much for omotenashi and think of others, huh? only when its convenient for them.

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Posted in: 令 chosen as kanji character best representing 2019 See in context

@Disillusioned & Jandworld

Exactly. harmony by who's standards and who is pulling the strings. passive aggressiveness.

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