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Posted in: In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven See in context

The companies, not the govt, are the ones who don't give a damn. They are the ones doing the firing, the foreigners first, so they can maintain their regular (and more expensive) Japanese workforce. 

The greedy companies want all the benefits of cheap, flexible labor while refusing to take any of the risks or responsibilities. The govt is an abettor, but not the perpetrator.

Very good point @JeffLee. Because the foreign workers are still here, the government didn’t kick them out. So yeah, it’s the companies that are really at fault here. This is a tragic story, let’s not make the perfect be the enemy of the good, as they say. A lot of these people, come from much more dire straits than this in their home countries, as I’m sure that many of you can imagine.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven See in context

@gaijintraveler @VinceBlack Thank you guys. I didn’t realize that all the stuff was going on. I didn’t realize the “flexible” working scheme was resulting in things like this. And good on that Buddhist temple for taking those workers in, when they so greatly needed it.

And since I’m looking to move in Japan in a few years, this would be very good to know. So that way, I can watch out for stuff like this.

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Posted in: Britain to give 1.57 bil pounds to virus-hit arts and culture sector See in context

Wow, so first Japan and now Britain. I don’t know how many other countries did this, explicitly made funds for their arts and culture department, but good on Britain for doing it too.

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Posted in: Koike, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, Olympics See in context

They will cooperate more now than ever before? Please, that’s what these politicians always say. Yeah, talk is cheap, so we’ll see what their actions will tell us. And that’ll tell us the whole story, no pun intended.

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Posted in: Koike faces 21 challengers as Tokyo votes for governor amid pandemic See in context

At first, I thought that she would definitely win, considering the polls. But now, with cases spiking in Tokyo, I’m not sure. I mean one if her saving graces is the fact that she does have 21 candidates running against her to split the anti-Koike vote.

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Posted in: England reopens pubs after lockdown See in context

@Monty you know, that’s a very good attitude to have. I mean yes, we want to stop the spread of the coronavirus whenever possible, but you can only have any kind of lockdown for so long. I mean I live in the US, and even though cases are really spiking, people are getting out, and also back to work because of it. And since there’s a lot more awareness now obviously, then when people do get the coronavirus, they’ll know what to do, whereas before they wouldn’t know.

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Posted in: J.League set to resume play in stadiums without fans See in context

Well, it’s definitely very worrisome about the spike in cases in Tokyo, but I’m still for this. Because you know of all the health checks that they will give these athletes and staff, you know about when I will be. Heck, I need to do is just look at the Korean baseball league, as well as European soccer leagues, and that’s the general model that they’ll follow.

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Posted in: Every Kyoto Animation movie ever made gets revival screening; company now hiring new employees See in context

Well I’m very happy to see that instead of the alternative, Kyoto Animation has survived and is thriving. And I don’t know who’s going to get these new positions that the company is looking for, but good luck to all those who apply! Seriously, I mean that, especially as an anime fan as well.

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Posted in: Pilots on trial in Turkey over Ghosn escape released from jail See in context

I hope that their passports were taken. Otherwise, there’s not really much point in banning them from leaving Turkey.

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Posted in: Japan lawmakers' average income falls for 1st time in 4 years in 2019 See in context

@bertiewooster Yeah tell me about it! Because when I read this article, I was like, “Oh those poor things. Yeah, how can they make do with a little less money like that? Yeah, they must really be struggling.“

In other words, you weren’t the only one who was thinking sarcastic thoughts when reading this article.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 COVID-19 cases Friday; 70% in their 20s and 30s See in context

Woah, that picture! What happened to "Social Distancing"?

It’s Japanese subway car. It’s virtually impossible to do, and I’ve been there before last December, so I was able to see for myself.

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Posted in: Japan to phase out 100 coal-fired power units to cut CO2 emissions See in context

Well, even though that I’m not a big fan of nuclear, at all, this is still a big step in the right direction. Especially considering the fact that the coal fired power plants in question are old, and like they said in the article, low efficiency. And whether they’re replacing them with gas in part, a big part of the replacement is going to come from renewable energy, so let’s not forget that.

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Posted in: Japan formally asks U.S. to extradite men accused of helping Ghosn flee See in context

Very good point @ Peeping_Tom . And same to you, @Hokkaidoboy . Just because Japan’s criminal justice system, clearly has its flaws, does not justify the smuggling of an accused person out of the country. Because as the saying goes, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”

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Posted in: Shooting star seems to have exploded above Tokyo See in context

Yeah, as some people have posted, kind of puts things in perspective doesn’t it? And yes, I support an astroid mitigation program as well, which is why I’m happy that SpaceX and NASA are working on their stuff in the US.

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Posted in: Hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath See in context

Well said Paul! and shame on the neighbors of these nurses who shunned the nurses because they were caring for patients for coronavirus. How heartless. I don’t care how bad of a pandemic it is, because isn’t that the duty of nurses and doctors, to care for the sick?

And when I heard about hospitals and ports were turning away people with coronavirus, I thought to myself, “so what, they expect these people just to go away and die?” That’s heartless as well! So I share your support for this hospital for taking care of the patients that other hospitals would not. Seriously, kudos to them.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks reopen after 4-month closure due to virus See in context

And meanwhile, in the US, Disney world scrapped its plans to reopen in July. And for anyone who says it because of the hot and humid weather in Florida, how do you explain what’s been happening in Tokyo summers as of late?

Maybe it’s the fear of lawsuits that shut down Disney World in Florida, but still, and some people so eloquently put it, cases will most likely surge because the reopening. I mean I generally support this, but still, you have to be honest and truthful regarding the whole reality.

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Posted in: Japan calls China's reported move on Hong Kong 'regrettable' See in context

Yeah, while not quite as aggressive as some people would like, I like Japan taking a stance against the security law that China passed.

and for those of you who are saying that this is an internal Chinese affair, you’re forgetting about something. You’re forgetting about the agreement that China signed with Britain, to respect its capitalist system for 50 years, starting from 1997, when it was given (back) Hong Kong by the British. So no, this isn’t simply just an internal Chinese affair, as that CCP official said. This is about China reneging on an agreement that it signed with another country. Therefore, it’s not simply just China’s business.

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Posted in: EU to reopen borders to 14 nations, including Japan but not to U.S. tourists See in context

Well, this process is good. Start with countries that have proven their ability to fight the coronavirus properly. Then continue with middle of the road countries, once they get a handle on things as well. And as for the US, Brazil, India, and Russia, well we shall see. We shall see...

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Posted in: Japan factory output slumps; jobless rate rises to 2.9% See in context

2.9%? While that’s not good for Japanese standards, it’s fantastic by US standards, I can tell you that much. God, I can’t wait to be able to move to Japan! I know I said this quite a bit, and not to belabor the point, but I really can’t wait for it.

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Posted in: High court says Twitter need not delete tweets on man's arrest history See in context

@OzBurger You know, I was going to take the opposite opinion, but you honestly changed my mind with your comment. I mean yeah, especially in the US, while it for now anyways, do you have any kind of criminal offense, and can really set you back with your life. I mean I don’t even know where to start with that. This actually makes me supportive of the “right to be forgotten laws“ in the EU. Whereas before I thought that was a form of “censorship by civilians“, if you will.

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Posted in: France's Macron takes drubbing in local elections, Greens surge See in context

Wow, and I initially cheered Macron’s victory three years ago too.

And wow, the pandemic is reversing three years of good economic growth in a country, that’s had a lot of social unrest ever since then. Gee, why does that sound so familiar?

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Posted in: Local gov'ts financially aiding virus-hit art, culture sector See in context

Well, this is a good sign If Japan is dishing out money to save the arts now. I mean yes, for those of you who haven’t gotten their payments yet, that’s not good for you. But what I mean is, is the fact that they can move on to the arts now, rather than doing with some countries are doing. Like in the US for example. :(

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Posted in: Koike leads in Tokyo governor race: poll See in context

Well, when you have 20 other candidates in the race, I guess it’s to be expected that the incumbent would be leading. But wow, even with 21 candidates total, 30% still undecided? That’s surprising!

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Posted in: Japan conveys objection to Trump's plan to add S Korea to G-7 See in context

@divinda yeah, I wonder if Trump was at all thinking about the G 20 when making this proposal. I mean the one thing I will give them, is the fact that international bodies should change representation, if there’s been enough of a significant change in the balance of power between nations. I mean that would make sense anyways.

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Posted in: Japan conveys objection to Trump's plan to add S Korea to G-7 See in context

@juminrhee yeah, I hear what you’re saying about the security council. Or the very least, allow a 2/3 majority to override whatever said veto. So that way if 10 of the 15 members want to go ahead with an international action like the security council votes on, they would be able to do it, without simply one or two nations getting in the way.

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Posted in: EU weighs lifting restrictions on travel from over 10 nations, including Japan, from July 1 See in context

Well, just get another step in the ending this whole lockdown. And once they develop the vaccine, and distribute it widely, we can finally bring this whole coronavirus chapter of our lives to a close. And I’ll say good riddance to that!

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Posted in: India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases See in context

@BigYen yeah, thanks for reminds me of some things I was thinking when this initially started. The fact that China, being a authoritarian country and all, was able to implement sweeping lockdown measures without much debate. While most of the time that’s terrible, in this instance it was very helpful. Same with Vietnam, as you said.

And while also as you said, it’s not necessarily authoritarian countries have done well, whereas non-authoritarian countries have not done well, when it comes to a pandemic, there is some merit to it.

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Posted in: India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases See in context

And I was quite fearful that it would hit Third World countries especially hard. And I was surprised when initially, they seem to get off fairly unscathed. I saw some guy saying that COVID-19 would affect India the hardest. Well it looks like his prediction came true unfortunately.

Makes perfect sense considering all the overcrowding, the slums, and the very poor sanitation that they have for both.

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Posted in: India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases See in context

You know, those are some good points @strangerland. Especially about North Korea, because come on, can you believe anything that their government has to say? I mean anything really?

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Posted in: India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases See in context

@mrtinjp you know, I was going to make a comment, sarcastically saying that this is such a coincidence that the US states that also opened up early are experiencing the same thing, but your comment convinced me to do otherwise.

Seriously, especially that Ayurveda part. I practice transcendental meditation, so I know all about it.

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