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Posted in: Japanese mothers struggle to cope after virus shuts schools See in context

Zichi:

Decisions to shut the schools need to be based on medical evidence and facts not political ones with knee jerk reactions.

Until we have a technocracy (rule by experts) or pure bureaucracy (rule by unelected civil servants, without elected politicians), all decisions will be political ones. We can only hope the politicians listen to the experts.

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Posted in: Australia to use biosecurity law to restrict movements of coronavirus patients See in context

What is with TP? are people worried they wont be able to wipe their butts? Would think water and food would be priority, but no - toilet paper...

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Posted in: Nearly all prefectures shut schools over virus outbreak See in context

Serrano:

...freezing ass cold water is available for the gaijin.

I must have missed that setting. :)

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

Disillusioned:

Anything depicting physical or sexual abuse and exploitation of minors should be banned worldwide. Producing it has nothing to do with freedom of expression.

Agreed that abuse OF ANY AGE should be banned, but let's call it what it is - a ban, not freedom of expression. No country has full freedom of expression, and I dont think anyone would want to live in such a country.

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

And less sx in books and tv, regardless of age or depiction, should be much much less.

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

It reminds me of "Page 3" in British newspapers, which depicted girls as young as 16/17, topless

If consent is 16 in britain, wouldn't they be called adults? And "as young as" in relation to a 16 year old is pretty stretchy. As young as 12 would make more sense. Either way, maybe we should ban exposed nipples for both men and women. Lots of men have larger cup sizes than women. Nobody wants to see that.

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Posted in: Super convenient internet cafes in Japan See in context

And in many parts of the us, dialup speed is the norm. Went from streaming video to 1 second of video followed by loading circle for 1 minute, followed by another second of video. "For only $1 a day, you too can help the backward third world rural america receive internet that streams video all the way. Your donation helps to build internet speed towers..."

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

Although curious if bidets can help spread germs if rear juice splashes back on the bidet.

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

Bidets (toilet sprayers for the rear) will always work and never run out as long as there is water. No tp needed.

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Posted in: Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest See in context

I judge him by his talent, not his private life

Reminds me of the teacher who accidentally ran over a kid and was having his teaching license revoked. His argument was something like: "hes a good teacher, just a terrible driver."

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

Is the statue of liberty vaping in that picture?

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Posted in: Japan to close all schools until early April to control spread of virus See in context

Capuchin:

Looks like Abe hit the defcon 5 button after weeks of inaction as soon as the olympics were threatened.

If you are trying to say he raised the alert to max, you probably meant Defcon 1. Defcon 5 is the lowest.

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Posted in: Japan to send vice justice minister to Lebanon to discuss Ghosn See in context

Judging from that downvote, someone actually wishes the japanese minister to get sick. For shame

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Posted in: Makers distance themselves from Abe's 600-million mask pledge See in context

Luddite:

The masks do not protect you from the virus, nor do they prevent someone with the virus from passing it on. Stop relying on the masks.

The problem is the shunning and even assault of those who dont have any masks to wear. Not having a mask is almost seen as being buck naked nowadays.

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Posted in: Makers distance themselves from Abe's 600-million mask pledge See in context

The way they're walking gives them a zombie vibe.

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Posted in: Idol group charges extra for photos with fans not wearing masks due to cornoavirus See in context

Expat:

Are they quadruplets, or clones?

People from a different race and ethnicity have more trouble telling another race/ethnicity apart individually. Look closer. Not all white people, latinos, or black people look the same either. ;)

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Posted in: Idol group charges extra for photos with fans not wearing masks due to cornoavirus See in context

Knowbetter:

What's next, these idols will start selling their used masks? Let me guess, if they wear it while the picture is taken and sign it after it's an extra 5000 Yen.

Shh. Dont give them any ideas. ;)

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Posted in: Idol group charges extra for photos with fans not wearing masks due to cornoavirus See in context

So if I go in full bio suit (white or yellow plastic suit with plexiglass face), do i get free or discounted photo?

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Posted in: Idol group charges extra for photos with fans not wearing masks due to cornoavirus See in context

Pukey2:

And what is this obsession with trying to look more western with dyed hair, light brown contact lenses and eye-opening (literally) surgery? Are they not proud to be East Asian/Japanese?

Have you been to the west, particularly america, lately? Nobody likes their natural look. Dying their hair like anime characters without the ginormous eyes (blue, green, yellow [not blonde]), shaving the sides of their heads but leaving the top without any blending, facial piercings and tattoos everywhere. Are they not proud to be western/American? See what I did?

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Posted in: Japan to send vice justice minister to Lebanon to discuss Ghosn See in context

Hopefully this japanese minister isnt infected and spreading the Corona virus like the Iranian health minister.

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

Teachers can telecommute, if needed.

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

If schools are closed, the teachers should get off too. What are they gonna do? Meetings for the whole day, every day? What if the teacher also had a child who was a student? Give the teachers the early spring break too.

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Posted in: Japan to close all schools until early April to control spread of virus See in context

Nursery schools and daycare facilities will be allowed to stay open...

Yes, because everyone knows the youngest are immune and never spread it to others, including the day care workers.

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Posted in: Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? See in context

Samir Basu:

I will give you what's acceptable outside of Japan or not.

Acceptable: Godzilla Monster Planet, Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, Dragonball series

Not Acceptable: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden, The iDOLM@STER, BanG Dream!

Maybe in general, but many do like the latter in the west, including australia and new Zealand.

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Posted in: Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? See in context

Think oversxualizing in general is probably not good.

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Posted in: Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? See in context

The oversexualization of minors and prepubescent girls is one glaring thing I think is noticeable

Think the Us has the opposite problem - oversxualizing old people in movies and shows. Maybe we should make watchable by people who dont like gerophilia (liking old people).

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Posted in: No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store in Seattle See in context

JonathanJo:

Just be careful. I hear the new security system involves giant stone balls. ;)

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Posted in: Hokkaido eyes temporary closure of all schools to fight virus See in context

Thought they were saying "nova" as in nova Scotia, which also means "new."

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Posted in: Hokkaido eyes temporary closure of all schools to fight virus See in context

In cases of day-care center closures, the welfare ministry has asked local authorities to think of alternative plans such as sending childcare workers to homes.

Wont that have the same effect of infecting people as sending the kids to the day cares? Adults can get the disease and spread it too.

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