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Posted in: Tokyo reports 25 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 265 See in context

Japan doesn’t test asymptomatic cases. But still symptomatic cases are down, which was 30,000 a month ago.

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Posted in: Opposition leader Edano to quit post after poor election results See in context

They should have milked the government inactions during the pandemic. Except they focused on issues like income and wealth gaps and climate change. Also not a good move to join hands with communist. I am anti right wing, but we should move to the center and not socialist and far left.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 22 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 229 See in context

Just guessing, but the vaccine may prevent a lot of those infected from developing systems that would warrant it, which means we might see a rise soon again

I don’t think so. The reason for the increase in cases in most country and Japan is the Delta variant, right before most of the population was vaccinated.

With more than 90% of adult population vaccinated in Japan, and some of the rest have natural immunity from infection, the cases will stay low. Only those who are extremely vulnerable (diabetic, obese) will be in danger. The rest will be affected by it just like common colds or flu.

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Posted in: Japan ruling bloc on course to keep lower house majority: exit polls See in context

31% is hardly a mandate. Japanese people take their democracy for granted.

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Posted in: Japan's top 3 mobile carriers to scrap cancelation fees See in context

Rakuten Mobile is free up to 1GB, 980yen up to 3GB. Maximum 3k~yen for unlimited.

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Posted in: Over 70% fully vaccinated in Japan; among top 3 in G7 See in context

I'm lucky to be in a country where anti-science fanatics have no power. I had the choice of going to either US or Japan. I'm glad I chose Japan.

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Posted in: Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting See in context

Why on earth would there be love rounds mixed in with props?

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Posted in: Shinsei Bank rejects SBI's tender offer; set for hostile takeover See in context

the current 2,000 yen is too low and does not reflect the true value of the bank.

There's no such thing as "true value". Only what people perceive is the value of the company. It's also just a bank.

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Posted in: Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success See in context

Though some speculated that the drop in cases might be due to less testing

It does. But it has been like that ever since, yet the results still went down. Of course, if we also test asymptomatic cases, we will definitely find more but the question rests: why is the symptomatic cases (tested) down?

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Posted in: Nationwide system failure hits NTT Docomo; disruption continues See in context

For those on Rakuten, the bulk of their network piggybacks in Docomo. Their 5G stations are their own only and many less that Docomo. My 5G phone is fine, older iphones/androids / fliptops are affected. Might want to educate yourself Mark. Or just a case of 'Big Telecom' bashing?

For now. Rakuten is building their own network to be independent of olden days company like Docomo.

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Posted in: Main opposition party pledges to achieve growth by reducing inequality, poverty See in context

I don’t think they really need any plan. They just need to point out the sliw response of LDP during the pandemic.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 77 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

77% of the entire adult population (aged 18+) has been reported to be fully vaccinated.

This is really good. I feel like I am protected even when I walk among many people.

Good thing we don't have ridiculous anti-vaxxers like the US.

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Posted in: Report touts benefits of second jobs for workers, firms See in context

If company owners are allowed to own multiple companies, then employees should be allowed to work in multiple jobs.

People don’t see the injustice in that.

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Posted in: University exec arrested over diversion of funds to dummy firm See in context

Last month, the prosecutors searched the headquarters of the university and Nihon University Enterprise as well as the home of Hidetoshi Tanaka, chairman of the university's board.

These search result to nothing but intimidation. What were they expecting to find? A printout of a fake transaction?

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Posted in: Former head of egg producer convicted for bribing ex-farm minister See in context

We all know this is standard in Japan.

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Posted in: COVID-19 state of emergency lifted but challenges abound See in context

Japan will be the last country on Earth to remove face masks, long after the pandemic is over. Sad but true I'm afraid.

why are you so afraid of masks?

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Posted in: Organizers unveil COVID-19 rules for Beijing Winter Olympics See in context

Boycott!

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Posted in: China clamps down on pop culture in bid to 'control' youth See in context

Wrong move. CCP thinks they still have power over their people. Less freedom, more dissent.

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Posted in: Kishida to become next PM after winning LDP leadership vote See in context

So now that Kono, who is very popular among the people, didn't win, I guess DPJ has a chance to steal power?

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Posted in: Ohtani hits consecutive triples as Angels rout Mariners 14-1 See in context

What's his plus-minus? (I don't understand any of the jargons, so might as well throw another one.)

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher arrested after leaving smartphone in girls changing room See in context

If we should get a “sex offender list”, we should also get all the other crimes list - from murder to jaywalking. It doesn’t matter if you served your time or rehabilitated, if you do one crime, you’re marked for life. No chance for self redemption.

Is this what you want?

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Posted in: 5 Japanese dramas for studying Japanese See in context

This was my plan to learn Nihongo - watch Japanese dramas. But after I learned I couldn’t stand Japanese acting, I started learning Korean instead unintentionally.

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Posted in: Ex-cop's appeal over murder of family denied; death penalty upheld See in context

If I don’t have my DNA on my wife, she’s not my wife.

The defense should have looked for other DNA on the wife’s fingernails. But given that only prosecutors can do the investigation in Japan, the husband is screwed.

I’m not surprised the judges found him guilty. In Japan, there is no “guilty beyond reasonable doubt”. They impose “guilty unless proven innocent”.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,067 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,212 See in context

Where are the conspiracy theorist’s, number crunchers, anti government and doom and gloom squad today? Three weeks the number of infections have been going down yet to them it still not good enough.

In every infections, waves will peak once it reaches critical mass, then it will go down ALL THE TIME. How much down is what we should be looking at - not the current "it's going down".

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,067 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,212 See in context

I understand the deep need for some positive news, however this short term view of the pandemic is what has consistently led to wave after wave of record breaking numbers. The aim should be succesively smaller waves, so perhaps its prudent to wait to pop the champange until the numbers drop below prewave base (if they in fact do).

True. It's always been a race against time. Get the vaccinations done as fast as possible before the next wave comes.

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Posted in: Japan passes 50% fully vaccinated rate, nearing level of European nations See in context

You should visit a vaccination center. 200-300 people getting vaccinated per hour like some sort of robotic assembly line.

When the process reaches the militias, it's really fast. The problem is always at the start with the government. They slow.

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Posted in: Kono announces bid to become next prime minister See in context

Not Nippon Kaigi is good. Younger is good. Would be nice to have the more liberal DPJ lead again for a change, but Kono is not bad. Not bad at all.

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Posted in: Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil leaders charged with subversion See in context

Free Hong Kong! Free Tibet! Free the Uighurs! Leave the independent country of Taiwan alone! Boycott Beijing 2022!!!

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Posted in: Suga says healthcare systems remain under severe strain See in context

I'd say the number the number that matters is the number of dead. And if there are so many dead, where have the Japanese hidden the numbers?

The fact that dead people don't get tested for COVID?

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Posted in: Suga says healthcare systems remain under severe strain See in context

Dear Leader, tell us what we don't already know. Useless dinosaur.

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