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Posted in: Japan launches ride-hailing services in Tokyo; other areas to follow See in context

I support the ride-share spread in Japan.

However, the areas that need the most are not Tokyo, or other major cities but very rural areas like local city in Yamagata or Iwate pref. This is because there are fewer mobility services in those areas, making the people who only rely on public transportions which have shirinken because of smaller population. On the other hand, people in those rural areas have two or more cars.

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Posted in: Why Japan is not giving up on U.S. Steel deal See in context

Japan is buying so many obsolete weapons from the US as an allied country with US. Also, Japan accept the US' demand to contain China in terms of semiconductor technology transfer to that country.

Japan and the US are free market system; so, Japan should be justified to aquire US steel. It is not fair for the US government to obstruct the deal, which is just business to be decided between concerns.

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Posted in: While some evacuation centers in the neighboring municipalities of Suzu and Noto introduced cardboard beds two weeks after the quake, evacuees in Wajima were left sleeping on the floor. See in context

Looking at Taiwan's resqueing pace, Japan seems to be so behind Taiwan in revoring from a big quak. More than 10,000 people were displaced, most of which are sleeping on the floor. Only 100 makshift houses have been established so far in 100 days after the incident.

I feel it sad as a Japanese.

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Posted in: Shake hands or bow? How do you usually greet Japanese business acquaintances? See in context

Japanese bow systme is so comlicated that foreiners should avoid it and istead, shake hands for the saftety sake. The bow syteme means differently depending the angle of the bow.

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Posted in: Takaichi vows to quit as lawmaker if document on broadcasters proven real See in context

Authentically Putin and Abe and its group's approach to media seems to be the same!

It is a smell of pre-WWII cencership and clearly againt the freedom of speech and democracy.

Actually there have little reportings on opposition sides or critics against the current administration policies on media.

For the best benefits for people and voters there should be pros and cons arguments on media, so we need the freedom of speech!!!"!!!

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Posted in: Opinions are divided over the government's decision to hold a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What's your stance? See in context

A larger number of people are against the former PM Abe's political performance, so he is not worth state funeral. He is a very snaky person, he always escaped from inconvenient situation and took no responsibility.

Since Abe took office, transparency rank, freedom of speech rank have become worse! Also, he is alleged to permit Tooits cult as religion. If only majority of people are supportive about it, it should go.

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Posted in: BOJ buys record ¥16.20 tril in gov't bonds in June See in context

some people argue that it is OK for BOJ to continuously buy the G-bonds with huge money because BOJ can just print J-currency required. I don't know it is sustainable or until when or forever?

But with traditional economic theory, it is prohibited as helicopter money, which could cause hyper inflation, but it is not happening so far in Japan.

I'm confused.

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Posted in: Court rules in favor of French man's wife over child custody rights See in context

I am not sure whether domestic violence is true or not.  but i don’t understand why the mother don't want to let ex-husband to see their kids. If there are special reasons that seem to give bad influences on kids and on her, please say it. Generally speaking, it is the best for kids that both parents can see their kids and take after even after the divorce.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Some people think that vigilant was done or divine justice, which i understand their views because before he dies, he had been pressuring media or people's opinions against his view to shut down. ironically, his mouth was shut down by violence. I am very concerned with the criminal's motivation. the reporters said that according to police, his incentive is not from political principle but from his bad manners and practices, which i doubt. Traditionally, in those cases, mafia members were involved, but this criminal, used to be marine self defense force, seems not to be related with mafia.

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Posted in: As crisis in Ukraine grows, aid agencies rush in supplies See in context

It is obvious that Putin invaded the soverign country and he has violated many laws. but looking at the nature of his persnality and his way of polictics, he'll never stop the further inhumane activities! He is a kind of gangster so it is only police that can contain its violence.

Therefore, it is only world might that can stop him.

Actually, it is only the US that can do so or produce a ceacifire.

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Posted in: For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality See in context

i think there is a deep rooted issue that white mailes have a kind of superiority complex against Asian women.

But in a neutral view, both sides are responsible about that, as many of Asian women tend to think higly of westernized ways, especially maile Caucasian people as a symbol of that. They should change the way of thought otherwise they tend to be treated slavely by white males.

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Posted in: COVID-19 entry ban could deter interest in Japan: UK scholars See in context

i think this argument is true, it would have a negative impact on future Japan.

But we have an imminent problem particular to Japan's inaduate measures to counter Omiron in terms of lack of PCR tests and low innoculatiton rate of booster shots for the eldery.

Please understand it!

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Posted in: Japan political party seeks apology over ex-PM Kan's 'Hitler' tweet See in context

This issue is not a big deal. there are more urgent problem facing us.

It just considers to pressure and damgae other party's reputation for coming a big upper house election.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11,227 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,576 See in context

the most noticisable thing related to the current covid status in japan may be we don't have to take a PVR test to confirm the infectiion. It is a horrible thing!

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Posted in: Japan political party seeks apology over ex-PM Kan's 'Hitler' tweet See in context

And why was this isuue pick up specially in this news sigt. I am afraid that Hashimonot knows very well how to spread the isuues favorable to him.

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

Please undestand that Japan is not ready to accept foreign people as the booster shots have not been gotten by the elderly people who are likely to develope to a serious stage or death. the shot rate is the worst with just only 1.5%. This is because of Japanese government's faulty judgement on when to start the booster to the eldery. it is not because of shortage of vaccination!

the minister in charge of vaccination lacks in capability to understand the medical situations and people's concerns, she is just coming from political dynasity family . she is a really miscasted.

Unless these things are resolved, we are not ready to accommodate foreigners.

In Japan we cannot accept the society in which the eldery and people with commonability die one and another due to the infection.

so, the inconvieniences for foreign people have been coming from our government failure.

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Posted in: Russia says it will take nothing less than NATO expansion ban See in context

i think NATO and the west should review on how they have been appropriate in dealing with Russia since the fall of Berlin wall.

they should make efforts to incorporate Russia into Nato and the west group with a kind approach to Russia. i think Russia had the will of cooperating with the west at that time, but the west didn't response to that.

If they had a more lenient approach to Russia, it would have changed the behavior to the west today.

It is nealy ineffectuall for Mr. Golby's breakthough!

i think the west should be conciled and is resposible for this situation not just claiming Russia as dictorial country and eivil.

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Posted in: Japan must co-exist with virus while achieving growth, says minister See in context

This minister is not fit for the financial or economic or management professional as he has no real experience or experise in these areas.

But he seems to pose as a powerful guy and to be bullish.

But just a minute, he should review the vaccine policy his government has been adoptting.

it is obvious that the government delayed the annoucemnet for the targer of priority for vaccination despite enough stockpile of vaccination in Japan.

it is too late for the elderly people aged 65 or older who are supposed to drastically reduce their antibody againt covid-19 including delta variant.

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Posted in: Turning English learning on its head See in context

I have a big concern on an boom to learn English conversation in Japan. People began to tink that

English is a weapon that gets us through the battlefields of life and if more Japanese spoke English , it could change the way Japan work and thinks. People teaching English stress this argument and Native English speakers tend to be overvalued dispite of the lack of professional or knowledge.

Speaking fluency dose't indicate professionals in many cases. Many foreign people especially from America or England come to Japan and try to teach their language to us just because thery can speak Engish without enough qualification of teaching for non-native English speakers.

this boom could lead to the conclusion that speaking Engish fulency is the gage of quality of Japanese and it could form superior sense to people who don't speak English fuenctly.

I don't want to live a life in Japan looking up native English people as superior human-being.

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Posted in: Japan tells U.S. military to enforce virus rules after Okinawa base cluster See in context

At this moment, what we can do is just banning the US soldiers from going out from the base. That is the minimal request to the US. it is ourage to me that I saw a UD soldier driving overdrunk, causing a an accident!!

They look down on Okinawa people.

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Posted in: UK data suggests hospitalization is less likely with Omicron See in context

The signs that Omicron may cause less severe disease than Delta also align with lab data suggesting Omicron does not grow as well in cells derived from lungs, Li said.

Yes, I want to believe in it, that is a relief to us in Japan. Howver, the elderly people's antibody amout is rapidly decresing and remains very low but they have to wait until next Feb. for a booster shot. So, compared to UK with high rate of booster shots, the augument the above can be applied to Japan? I don't thik so. Japan's Government should start a booster as early as possible because it has a stock of enough amout of vacination for the elderly. Why not!

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Posted in: Gov't to pay damages over bureaucrat's suicide linked to Abe scandal See in context

i was surprised to see the words of Abe in the article. It is true, but no Japanse daily or major broadcast refer to his name in relation to the suicide case. In English paper, it is much better and reasonable and straightfoward.

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Posted in: Japan will no longer allow foreign students to buy duty-free goods See in context

I would like to note that Japnaese college students are suffering from high tuitions and no effective education for their future career.

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Posted in: Japan reverses halt of inbound flight bookings after criticism See in context

KIshida sann should not have changed the first measure. we know japan has still now a weak and not effective quantine system, so it was a better option to stop all people from foreign countries for a while to lower the risk of briinging the omiron variant.

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Posted in: Japan reverses halt of inbound flight bookings after criticism See in context

it is not good when the governmnet withdrew its policy agaist Omicron variant in response to criticizm,

I thought the original full ban on new booking to inbound flight to Japan for a while is great and clever decision. that's too pitty!!

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Posted in: WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries See in context

It is not the role of WHO to consider the economy or travel agency, it should focus on scietfict evidences and reserch or data on the health affairs. it should not be influenced by politics or others. It is WB or IMF and other international agencies to consider the negative effects from travel ban or other strictive measures.

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Posted in: Japan set to meet U.S. request to pay more for hosting troops See in context

Japan should consider holding a nuclear weapon by itself would be one of the options from now on.

othewise it will continuouly have to follow the requests from the US for the future.

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Posted in: Relatives of virus dead question Japan's stay-at-home policy See in context

Omi should step down whatever. there are two wonders in Japan in relation to Covid-19, one is why it cannot expande PCR tests still now, and the other is docotors are allowed to not being engaged in treating suspected patients at all.

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Posted in: Japan opposition leadership race begins with 4 hopefuls See in context

I used to be a support for LDP, however since Abe PM took office and did a kind of untidemocracy, violation of independence of juridiction and the constituation and the revision of an official document and etc, I departed from LDP. On the otherhand opp. camp seems to be weak and had not accuse LDP effectively and address those issues! Fisrt of all, the political family dynacity and its nepotizm goverment should be stopped, and also lawmakers' income including fringe benefis would amout to $1.0 million, which is so high compared to foreign countries, so it should be decreased to an averaged office workers' standard.

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Posted in: Avian flu confirmed in Akita Prefecture See in context

it is very scarry! i lived in the prefecture neighboring Akita pref.

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