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Posted in: Japan sells gold to fund part of its stimulus package See in context

I wonder if dollar is really the go to currency as the likelihood of debt defaulters in the US is probably going to keep increasing for some time.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise rants at 'Mission: Impossible' crew in London over COVID safety See in context

Regardless of whether he's famous or not, businesses have the responsibility to keep people safe.

It is no different from standard workplace safety where you need everyone to observe safety protocols just that in this case the protocols are new.

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Posted in: Man in 50s with mild COVID-19 found dead in quarantine hotel room in Kanagawa See in context

Covid has been known to cause blood clots despite showing mild symptoms.

There also have been many cases showing long term issues after recovery currently has been termed as "long covid", if you don't have a need to visit anyone then don't do it and leave till everyone gets vaccinated.

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Posted in: NTT Docomo to lower mobile phone charges See in context

@therougou for someone who wants to streamline and remove their fixed cable network

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Posted in: Man who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues stance at hotel See in context

While many are saying it is their right but not so in a place of business.

Not sure if this hotel did it but most hotel bookings nowadays have stated the need to wear masks.

If you don't abide then you basically breach the contract and the hotel have every right to evict you if required.

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Posted in: Japan to give tax breaks for long-term foreign residents to attract financial experts See in context

I wonder why people think foreigners coming into another country will get them first class treatment, when you are a foreigner in any country it is pretty normal to receive second class treatment in terms of policies.

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Posted in: Rakuten Mobile introduces eKYC, allowing online identity verification See in context

Hope there's a way to opt out, I don't trust Rakuten storing PII.

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Posted in: Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen See in context

I think people are taking it to seriously about him, it is a satire persona created to mock the system.

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Posted in: Japanese researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not entirely See in context

Do note that reduction of viral particles also means reduction in viral load which can give the body more chance to better response should an infection happen.

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Posted in: Ambulance makes wrong turn on expressway, delaying arrival at hospital; patient dies next day See in context

It is a sad and tragic mistake, don't forget that the drivers are only human and can make mistakes.

Imagine this incident haunting him for the rest of his life.

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Posted in: With aggressive lobbying by Suga, optimism grows that Tokyo will hold Olympics See in context

What else could five rings stand for?

Rings overlapping signifies the lack of social distancing.

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Posted in: Trump tax revelations spark outrage among some, but supporters defend president See in context

While people are blaming him, everyone should really be more concerned what the loopholes are and why nothing is done about it time and again. As always it will just be anger at one problem and then a new problem to be angry about.

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Posted in: New Zealand divided over historic marijuana vote See in context

I think Guam is the first "country" in Asia Pacific, so it can't be New Zealand, unless I'm misunderstanding something.

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Posted in: Your home can be a prime source of coronavirus infection See in context

I know doctor do sterilises before entering and showers before doing anything.

But for a low risk employee it seems excessive, don't let fear take control of your life.

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Posted in: YouTuber indicted for eating sashimi at supermarket before paying for it See in context

If you haven't pay for it then the item is technically not yours.

What if for some reason your credit card doesn't work, somehow you forgotten to bring your wallet or that it was stolen along the way?

I think people needs to have some restrain, i don't think you are that thirsty that you can't even wait a few minutes.

Civility is what keeps order, if everyone were do it then it would cause lots of inconveniences as the cashier would be confuse whether the food item is still safe given that they do not know that you have consumed it.

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Posted in: Woman holding baby hit by truck on crossing; driver arrested See in context

There are more accidents with trucks cause of the size and increased blind spots due to the size.

Depending on the size of the truck sometimes there are very wide blind spots which even after checking you might still miss someone who may just happen to walk into the blind spot just after you check.

Which is why trucks needmore AI and sensors to reduce and prevent accidents, as a single driver can only have that much span and range of attention.

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Posted in: Gargling solution flies off shelves after Osaka governor touts anti-virus effect See in context

It likely isn't going to protect you against infection but i believe it may likely reduce the viral load in your mouth and reduce the risk of spreading to others which is kind of useless.

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Posted in: 1995 Hachioji supermarket triple murder case remains unsolved after 25 years See in context

I wonder if there's no other photos available, the ones showing thumbs up don't seem very appropriate.

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Posted in: Street Kart company ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support See in context

I find it amazing in the first place why the go karts are allowed on normal roads.

Initially they were pretty dangerous with no indication lights, too low for certain trucks to see and lack of helmets.

The addition of lights and a "stick" only added probably after they received backlash from the community.

I would never support such a business that uses another company's IP blatantly and disregard community safety.

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Posted in: Japan's virus contact-tracing app gets 2.7 mil downloads in 3 days See in context

@blahblah222 oh and the testing process and criteria


I don't know what you mean by access to testing, but if you are fine then what's the point of testing?

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Posted in: Japan's virus contact-tracing app gets 2.7 mil downloads in 3 days See in context

@blahblah222 Basically it generates a random ID when you install it and then remembers all the other users' ID you have been close by. And when any of the users test positive they can enter that they are positive and it will then alert those IDs who have been closed to that ID.

The app name is called COCOA COvid COntact App

The way how the app hides your privacy is sound, if you're still that paranoid then probably stop using your smart phone and stay off the internet cause there are worse violators of privacy out there.

It is pretty much the same as wearing masks, effectiveness becomes better only when the mass majority does it.

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Posted in: Shoppers queue, crash website for Uniqlo's washable masks See in context


It is a matter of how effective, it definitely works just it is unknown how well it works; cause everyone disperses quite a fair bit of particles whenever they talk.

Think of it as herd prevention as opposed to herd immunity, if everyone plays a part the risks can be reduced overall. And like herd immunity the effectiveness drops significantly if mask wearing isn't being observed by everyone.

This doesn't work so well in western countries as culturally people don't like to be "controlled" or told what to do by the government cause it isn't "democratic" and is somehow of more importance than being logical.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call See in context

@Syahir Mario

Just holding a pretty small amount can lead to a death sentence.


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Posted in: Bill Gates, bogeyman of virus conspiracy theorists See in context

I wonder why people are against him, he's basically contributing money for human welfare without anything in return.

While some contributions have went into the wrong places it is hard to control organisations he don't actually own.

Just ask yourself this, do you check whether every service or product you spend money on is managed ethically and sustainably?

If no, then what right do you have to blame him.

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Posted in: Woman conned out of ¥14.2 mil in coronavirus scam See in context

Part of the problem is that a large group of people still do not put money in the bank and keeps large amounts of cash at home.

If the money is kept in the bank, the teller usually will flag it out when a sudden large sum withdrawal is being made. Also ATM withdrawals will likely be very difficult for such large sums due to limits.

I'm not saying that this case is the same but sometimes you need to put your trust somewhere for your own protection.

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Posted in: Asian celebs work to combat racist attacks amid pandemic See in context

@Mocheake doesn't mean it is right to stereotype races, race does not equate to government

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Posted in: 7-year-old boy finds gun and kills little sister; mother arrested in Colorado See in context

@NCIS Reruns Most guns in Japan are meant for hunting and not for "protection", some gun owners there need the guns to be easily accessible otherwise the means for protection won't hold.

Well most other countries are safer without needing guns to "protect" themselves.

A Singapore minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam once said, we aspire to the liberty of being able to walk the streets freely any time in the night.


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Posted in: 7-year-old boy finds gun and kills little sister; mother arrested in Colorado See in context

I'm suspicious of whether the 7 year old even have the strength to press the trigger, real gun's trigger requires a fair bit of force.

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Posted in: Abe leans toward ¥100,000 cash handout scheme See in context

Wow, i'm surprised at the people demanding the handouts cause they pay taxes.

Lots of other countries rescue plans do not include non citizens as well.

I'm not a Japanese but if you aren't happy no one is stopping you from going back to your own country.

I think the old plan seems better to support those having difficulties rather than giving money to everyone. Cause people aren't going to spend it now to boost economy but those in need would require more than 100,000

I think the poor identification system is causing this, the mynumber isn't developed properly to be able to pull out credit records to determine who is in need and who isn't.

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Posted in: Taxi firm fires entire workforce; says drivers better off collecting unemployment See in context

Don't the company need their ministry of labour for permission for such mass firing?

Basically the company have remove all their own risks by firing everyone.

I thought Japan has unions for things like that.

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