Jordi Puentealto comments

Posted in: Tokyo reports 87 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 602 See in context

It's always good that numbers decrease. However, it will be interesting to see the numbers in about 10 days.

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Posted in: Japan's state of emergency lifted as COVID infections decline See in context

It will be interesting to see how the number of infections across Japan develops in the coming weeks.

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Posted in: If you live in Japan and haven't already been tested for the coronavirus, do you wish to get a PCR test? See in context

The issue is that you could be negative today and positive tomorrow and vice versa.

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Posted in: Are you in favor of vaccination passports for international travel? See in context

In principle, I am in favour. However, if somebody vaccinated comes to Japan, but that particular vaccine has not been approved by Japan, is that person rejected to enter?

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Posted in: If the Tokyo Olympics are held, will you watch any of it on TV? See in context

Maybe against, but if the Olympics do take place, it will be practically impossible to avoid any interraction with the media. Furthermore, once it starts, that patriotic feeling will come in to want to see how one's country, nationals are competing.

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Posted in: Do you think Olympic athletes in any country should be allowed to "jump the queue" and be vaccinated before other people? See in context

Not in favour, but if the Olympics do take place, would prefer the athletes coming to Japan to be vaccinated.

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Posted in: Do you enjoy spending the Christmas-New Year period in Japan? See in context

Time with family!

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Posted in: Would you be in favor of Japan switching to daylight saving time in summer? See in context

Just start the day earlier!

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Posted in: Can Japan play a role in bringing peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula? See in context

Why should "they (S. Korea, N. Korea, China and even the USA) want Japan to take any credit.

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Posted in: Japan names Nishino as new soccer coach two months before World Cup See in context

Japanese, French, Brazilian, Bosnian, what Japan needs is to decide on a style, and stick to it.

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Posted in: Are you in favor of having armed teachers in U.S. schools? See in context

Absolutely not. Teachers' are there to teach.

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Posted in: Thousands of guns handed in under Australian amnesty program See in context

Very good initiative. Another way to restrict gun usage is to strictly control the sale / purchase of ammunition.

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Posted in: Which form of renewable energy do you think is the best alternative to nuclear energy? See in context

We should learn from countries such as Iceland.

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Posted in: Premium video on demand is a future few filmmakers want See in context

Yes and no. I do not have what people may call a home theatre. However, depending on the film, and if you consider the price to take a family of four, and the added costs why not. (Especially in countries in which the ticket prices, snacks and drinks, transportation is not cheap like Japan.)

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite feel-good movies or films that have inspired you to do something positive? See in context

The God Father (series)

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Posted in: N Korean fans See in context

Well, if they are students in Sapporo, they don't have to "return".

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Posted in: Dress for success: Designer Yoshiko Saito targets foreign markets See in context

Its been a while since Japanese designers made a splash internationally. Good luck!

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Posted in: Do you think mega-sports events such as the Olympics are good for the host city’s economy and infrastructure in the long run? See in context

If we look back at recent Olympics, there are few. I can only think of Barcelona, in which benefits did take place.

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Posted in: Do you think Russia should have been banned from the Rio Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping? See in context

What was the deal? The athletics team ban to allow the others?

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Posted in: Gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August See in context

It is a kind of system that has been on in Spain for many years (jornada intensiva). I'm all for it!

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Posted in: Harrison Ford to reprise iconic 'Indiana Jones' role See in context

Will Sean Connery join as well?

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Posted in: Which form of renewable energy do you think is the best alternative to nuclear energy? See in context

No single source is enough. Should be a combination as no country / location is the same.

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Posted in: Should Japan stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? See in context

Should European city maps stop using the "cross" to respect other religions such as Islam? There must be a way to show respect.

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Posted in: Do you think the names of minors convicted of violent crimes should be reported by the media? See in context

Basically no, as long as they are legally a minor.

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Posted in: Tokyo recommends 5 additional sports for 2020 Olympics See in context

The Olympic motto is made up of three Latin words : Citius - Altius - Fortius. These words mean Faster - Higher - Stronger. I prefer sports that can be measured, and not those that human beings judge and score.

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Posted in: Should permanent foreign residents in Japan have the right to vote? See in context

There are countries that allow legal non-national residents to vote at least in local elections.

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Posted in: Do you think lowering the voting age to 18 in Japan is a good idea? See in context

Laws relating to the "under aged" must also be reviewed, but the single largest issue is how to deal with voter apathy. Is it education? Should voting be compulsory as in some countries?

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Posted in: Aid for Nepal See in context

Well done! But still slow. Why news coverage from day two already showed rescue teams from nearby countries such as China, India, etc and even from further away countries such as France, Germany, Turkey, Israel, etc. Japan, as a country that has its own earthquakes, should be able to deploy aid even quicker.

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