A State of Emergency is about to be declared and schools around the country are deciding that now is the right time to reopen? Stupid. Absolutely stupid!! Fortunately for my family, my girls' school remain closed for the foreseeable future.
It is taking a hit on their education and social interactions with their friends (Though we're doing our best to home school them and allowing them to facetime with their friends). But right now, their own safety and the safety of those around them is more important.
> Megumi Aoyama, 34, welcomed the move, saying she was worried that the further prolonging of school closures would affect her daughter who enters elementary school this year.
Since when has that been the school's job? That's your job as her Mother! Seriously...... My girls have known about how to follow basic hygiene practices since they were very young!!
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Of course! Suspending the acceptance of international mail, but not putting the country into a lockdown, will certainly sort out all of the problems! Abe and co have saved Japan!! HOORAY!!!!!!!
Not really..... But Japan has to pretend to be seen doing something.
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Arrogant and ignorant to the global pandemic, and a disgrace to treat his fans in that way. His true character has shined through from this 'joke' of his.
I doubt (hope anyway) that we'll be seeing him being active anytime soon though. He is being torn to shreds right now by Knetz and the majority of the K Pop community. The only people defending him are his diehard delusional fangirls, and fortunately those are very few and far between right now.
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How much money are you willing to bet on the fact that the Chinese fishing boat intentionally rammed into the Japanese warship?
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I was hoping that they would've taken the opportunity of rescheduling them at a more appropriate time of the year.... (October)
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Waiting for South Korea's angry response.
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The sudden drop in temperature today takes me back to April 2015 when the temperature dropped by 20C over night in the Kanto region.
Was able to enjoy the snow covered cherry blossoms fully back then.....
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Another toddler tantrum from NK.....
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MacDonald's UK shut all of its retail outlets claiming it wanted to protect it's employee's but all 139,000 of them are zero contact workers and at the end of yesterday found themselves unemployed and without compensation or benefits.
All those workers will be protected by the recent measures taken by the British government. It doesn't matter whether they are on contracted hours or zero hour contracts. They will be paid 80% of their wages, and for zero hour contract workers I believe that HMRC will take your previous 12 weeks worked and find the average from that (e.g wk 1: 37hrs, wk2:43 hrs, wk3: 40hrs so on)
So as long as a worker is on the PAYE system and their employer completes the process to HMRC, those workers will still be getting an income.
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The British public have shown that they can't be trusted and that stricter regulations have had to be put in place as a result.
A worldwide pandemic isn't the right time to make family gatherings at the park or Mcdonalds! Some of the photos and posts that I was seeing on social media left me feeling somewhat embarrassed at my fellow Brits. Families enjoying ice creams at the parks & beaches, queues of cars lining up waiting to enter the drive thru at Mcdonalds...
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Karma is an interesting thing.
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descendentToday 01:46 pm JST
Not available for Netflix in Japan though (or Canada and the US for that matter).
HBO has the rights to Studio Ghibli films for their upcoming streaming service in the US (Not 100% sure if the same also applies to Canada)
As for Japan. Have to thank the tv broadcasters (that only air the films once a year) to thank for that....
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The concerts were being postponed long before these new travel restrictions were in place.
I was due to see Red Velvet at the beginning of March. However the announcement that the concerts in Yokohama are postponed were announced a few weeks back.
So anyone who tries to make it about politics are talking b/s. Because all k pop concerts/events in Korea, Japan, Europe etc have been postponed.
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South Korea strongly protested the move, calling it "unreasonable, excessive and extremely regrettable".
No, South Korea. This is the Japanese government taking measure to try and contain the coronavirus outbreak (a little too late imo) and your nation has the 2nd highest figures outside of China.
And where were similar protests when other nations also took the decision to put travel restrictions on those coming from SK?
Even during the current ongoing issue of the coronavirus outbreak that is affecting the world, SK still has the time to express their Anti Japanese sentiments (what will you boycott next, I wonder?).
I can imagine though that they are worried about how these new restrictions will affect one of their biggest cultural exports. Of which Japan is one of the biggest markets, and a market that the Korean entertainment industry relies heavily on (and numerous events have already been cancelled, and will only get worse with these new restrictions)
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Someone needs to tell North Korea that the world is too busy to pay attention to their temper tantrums right now...
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Q. How could they collide - Surely they each were aware of the others location - onboard Radar ? And would have communicated ship to ship ?
One hypothetical scenario that could be a possibility (but not for certain). Would be one of the ships not having working navigation lights... Might sound ridiculous. But I have seen boats in the past without working port/starboard/both navigational lights. So that possibility can't be ruled out.
Either way. Regardless of what the investigation comes out with.. It's a very sad incident and a horrible way to die, and my thoughts are with those lost souls and their families back home who were most likely relying on their wages.
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Postpone the Olympics till later this year or next year. Whichever time we see this virus die down.
But to cancel the games outright and move on? Will the IOC refund the Japanese taxpayers who's money has been put into building the facilities for this event?
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“Can we get like ‘Gone with the Wind' back please?
I can only imagine how much Trump and all his followers wish that they could live in an era where slavery and racism was acceptable..
Donny should give the film a try though. But then I doubt that he would be able to keep up with what's going on as his brain tries to read the subtitles. And if he could, he'd probably be outraged at the film's message about the huge difference in social classes between the elite and the poor.
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Avoid crowds? Well that's easy to do for those of us who live in Tokyo........
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The previous day (on Valentines Day) a British 'newspaper', The Sun, posted an article with a V Day card that was mocking her (one many other past articles that they posted mocking her).
Hopefully The Sun will go the same way as their sister paper and vanish from the face of this earth.
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rgcivilian1Today 09:21 am JST
This is news why? Just kids being kids.
Are you for real? Clearly you don't have any children to make such a statement! It's this kind of attitude that makes boys like this think that they are untouchable and that continues on into their adult lives as they become chikan or worse!
But if we really want to go by the 'Kids being kids'. What if my girls would kicked the teeth out of any boy who films/violate them (they've been raised to defend themselves). Would you still hold the same attitude then?
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Why remove it?...
Next they'll remove the little rock garden that is next to the Hachiko Statue..
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Spirited Away with Best Animated Film in 2003 and now Parasite winning Best Picture in 2020 (becoming the first non English language film to win this award). This year's Oscars has been an amazing night for the Korean film industry. And not just an amazing night for Korea. It's also a fantastic night for Asian cinematography and I hope that the success of Parasite and the earlier success of Spirited Away aren't just one offs. I really hope that the world wakes up to some of the amazing talent that Asia is offering. Because there shouldn't be any self imposed language barriers when enjoying the artistic talent that can be found in Asian film and music!!!
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This will hopefully be a good solution for those who'll be coming to Japan and wanting to pray in peace.
And if anyone has an issue with accommodating to those of the Islam faith. Ask yourself this. Do these trucks harm you in anyway? Because I am 100% sure that they won't hurt you in anyway.
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I really hope that the young girl recovers from this horrific attack.
And I hope that karma comes for the subhuman filth that did this to her!!
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Two things that I've taught my girls if someone tries to grope them;
How to defend themselves.Don't stay silent. Make a commotion.
I don't care whether strangers frown upon making a scene in public. My girls should know and do know that they have the right to commute without having to put up with someone touching them.
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You should be washing your hands regardless of whether there's a virus outbreak or not. Its a basic hygiene practice (and I'm glad that shaking hands isn't a custom in Japan).
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@zichi and flight compensation for flights that are delayed or cancelled. All protected by EU law and something that will soon be gone!
It's amazing just how many benefits the British have voted themselves out of. I hope that they enjoy becoming Little America....
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Watching the Brexit mess unfold over the past few years made me feel relieved that I was watching the show from afar.
And now I can watch as the UK government shows to the world and the British public how just incompetent they as they struggle to negotiate FTA... And you know that the sheep who were conned will be the first to voice their anger.. (Many in the North already are after they voted themselves out of a job) Well you've made your bed. Now go and lay in it!!
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If the Olympics does gets cancelled, if this outbreak gets even bigger. (and tightly so as public health would be more important). I wonder when they would reschedule the games.. Later in 2020? Next year? Because the outcry if the games were canceled all together would be huge due to the amount of public money that has been spent.
Though these are all just questions at the big 'if'. Because I'm sure that the games will go ahead as planned and hopefully without any additional risk to the athletes, workers and spectators.
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