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Posted in: Rakuten to go ahead with free shipping despite ongoing investigation See in context

Retailers will just leave eventually due to this.

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Posted in: 55% of visitors to Japan given no coronavirus info at hotels: survey See in context

I think hotels only need to take precautions such as providing protective equipment for their staff, increasing cleaning on common surfaces and maybe even changing the buffet style breakfast to an order based etc.

Pushing unnecessary information will cause fear.

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Posted in: Japan's efforts to raise wages wane as firms embrace merit-based pay See in context

If the old workers are still unwilling to retire this problem will continue.

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Posted in: Cruise ship virus cases jump to 175, including quarantine officer See in context

I think Japan need to rethink this, at first it might be a good idea due to the amount of people and likely lacking in quarantine facilities.

But I'm starting to think that there's cross infection occuring.

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Posted in: 66 more people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

I think the Government needs to start taking swabs around the ship to see if there's any contamination around the ship, especially those on the balcony. Won't be surprised if someone's cough is getting onto someone else's balcony due to the strong winds. When i see the people out on the balcony, beside each other divided by only a partition feels like a possible vector for infection.

As to letting everyone offboard, i don't think there's space in Japan to quarantine 3600 people. With that said Japan really needs to start thinking ahead and build quarantine centers to prepare for the worse.

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Posted in: U.S. announces $100 mil aid for China, other countries impacted by coronavirus See in context

I only recently found out that H1N1 spread to the world from US, but it didn't seem to get as much panic and US didn't do a good job containing it.

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Posted in: Nintendo wins ¥50 million lawsuit against operator of Tokyo 'real-life Mario Kart' company See in context

Hope they go out of business, it is sad that the Government didn't push hard enough in terms of traffic safety. While it is fine to have fun, i don't think the main roads are meant for such purpose.

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Posted in: Japan urges citizens not to travel to China because of virus See in context

I don't think there's anywhere that have banned China, but lots of countries have stopped all flights coming in from Hubei. The rest of China is still being closely monitored.

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Posted in: Japan urges citizens not to travel to China because of virus See in context

@mrbaberunee Well there's definitely a much higher risks, airport is a place where people from different places gather. Depending on date you fly might get additional screening depending on the situation at that time.

These notices are there for a reason, i would avoid it if possible given that the situation in China isn't in control yet.

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Posted in: Fever alarms, paranoia as masked passengers fly from China See in context

@JJ Jetplane Please do produce your source and information, i don't see how droplets can pass through. The masks

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Posted in: Do you think the coronavirus could affect the Tokyo Olympics this year? See in context

It'll definitely affect the Olympics, wasn't there already a report about a qualifiers being affected?

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Posted in: Do masks offer protection from new virus? It depends See in context

If you want it to block completely you'll need n95 masks, do get one with ventilator otherwise it gets really uncomfortable to wear. Otherwise these masks will suffice for prevention.

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

@Stewart Gale they made the choice to commit the crime there.

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Posted in: Skymark Airlines still using Windows XP See in context

It is a check in system, it connects to network hence it is still a security risk.

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Posted in: Yamaha tweet on instrument case after Ghosn escape goes viral See in context

The case size is now measured in Ghosn (Gn) units.

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Posted in: Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs See in context

I wonder how Japan does it for those who married commoners.

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Posted in: 'Designed by clowns': Boeing releases internal messages that disparage 737 MAX, regulators See in context

I'll probably avoid that plane for a couple of years even if it gets approved eventually

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

@Yubaru it brings inflation but it helps those in poverty. That income given can mean life and death to some. The money also provides mobility as people who are in barely making ends meet can spend more time in self improvement.

There will definitely be people who abuse or misuse it but that's will be a separate problem to solve.

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Posted in: Japan to develop app detecting forged residence cards for foreigners See in context

Is the card physical security features all defeated?

It makes more sense to educate people how to identify the features.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 14 in hospital in Tokyo after choking on 'mochi' See in context

Part of the problem is with the packaging, those "cut up" blocks are still too large.

Yes i know that they can still stick together but selling it at that size and presume people will cut it smaller isn't going to cut it.

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Posted in: Bogus home delivery man steals ¥2 mil from apartment See in context

You should keep some cash at home in case of electric outages due to disasters.

Probably not 2mil yen thou.

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Posted in: Mass killings in U.S. hit new high in 2019; most were shootings See in context

What's freedom when you can't even walk in the streets at night feeling safe.

Look at Uber's crime report, the problem is mostly USA's culture and it is unlikely to change.

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Posted in: Gov't urges male civil servants to take at least 1-month paternity leave See in context

Wonder how are the managers graded.

Good that they put some effort into this.

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Posted in: Japan to make automatic brakes mandatory for new cars from Nov 2021 See in context

I'm surprised ABS isn't a standard in Japan.

No idea what will happen to older cars but probably just enforce a higher insurance to those cars cause they generate more carbon and is technically less safe.

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Posted in: Empress Emerita Michiko losing weight, vomiting since September See in context

I'm surprised media is allowed to post this, most other countries you would just announce the diagnosis and not put out anything symptom related.

But if she's personally fine with it i think it will help give confidence to other suffering from any illnesses.

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Posted in: Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018 See in context

I'm curious what stats are they getting versus other countries.

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Posted in: Yahoo Japan, messaging app Line to merge to form online giant See in context

The only problems i have with these Japanese online services is the site designs, they always try to fit every single little information into whatever space they have. With the merger i wonder if it will get more cluttered then it already was.

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Posted in: Spectators to be allowed to bring drinks to Tokyo Games venues See in context


Beer is diuretic and causes you to dehydrate more, it should be one of the last things you go to when dehydrating.

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Posted in: Usain Bolt brings his e-scooter to Japan despite regulatory road bumps See in context

The speeds on these scooters can do will cause very serious injuries should accidents happen.

It'll only take one accident towards a child to really make you think whether if it is worth it.

It can be allowed but it needs to be very heavily regulated, current narrow walkways have many blind spots not intended for such vehicles.

While bicycles are just as dangerous but you won't be able to sustain speed and hence a less forceful collision.

Is it really that ecological given that it can only transport 1?

Escooters need to regulated like normal motorcycles requiring a license and only on roads, it is clearly shown in other countries and this system does not work properly.

I can see this can be slightly useful in a less dense location but don't do it in the city.

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Posted in: Chinese consumers spend billions in 'Singles' Day' shopping spree See in context

@JJ Jetplane

Just China themselves won't be able to generate such huge sales.

Difference is that most things bought from the site don't get tax overseas and based on certain agreements with postal services worldwide the shipping costs is close to negligible. Hence they are able to undercut prices that your brick and mortar store can provide.

It is just like how Amazon destroys the retail stores just on a global level.

When you can buy things cheaper from overseas including shipping then what would you choose as a consumer?

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