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Posted in: Japan has disappointed many people who love Japan and have a potential to like Japan. The border closure not only made many tourists who had plans to visit Japan upset, but it also will make them more cautious of Japan at least for the next few years. See in context

The government's inept handling of nearly every aspect of the pandemic response has only served to highlight Japan's need for across the board reform. Younger, forward thinking more flexible leadership would be a good starting point .

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Posted in: Saudi control of Newcastle — victories over reality See in context

Sadly, football lost it's moral compass a long time ago. If indeed it ever had one...

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Posted in: Australia-New Zealand travel bubble begins after 400 days See in context

Hopefully this is a first step back towards normality, if indeed it still exists...but imho this illustrates that lockdowns , business & border closures supported by government subsidies do work in controlling covid outbreaks.

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Posted in: Tokyo high schools ask students to certify hair color not altered: NHK See in context

It is largely for these inherent weaknesses in the Japanese education system that my wife & I decided to raise & educate our biracial children in NZ.

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Posted in: NZ's Ardern says many restrictions to be kept in place when lockdown ends See in context

@ Tokyo-Engr

"If she is in fact talking about a gradual removal of restrictions, Level by Level (i.e. Level 4 to Level 3, etc.) this would be considered reasonable, I hope there is a Level 2, Level 1, and then normal......"

yes, this is precisely what is being proposed

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Posted in: Japanese firm offers spouses apartments to avoid 'coronavirus divorce' See in context

@robertpearce

top post laugh of the lockdown so far thanks :)

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Posted in: Japanese health care facilities stretched thin, doctors say See in context

@since1981 don't lose heart, your comments may convince some voters to explore alternatives to this current crop of "leaders". Ganbatte kudasai neh!

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Posted in: 18 trainee doctors who ignored dining ban infected with coronavirus See in context

Very frustrating to read of this 'regrettable' action taking place.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel to trial newly-developed wooden straws, ban plastic See in context

A small step in the right direction imho. It would also be nice to see a campaign aimed at reducing the amount of unnecessary plastic packaging, perhaps beginning by educating (or attempting to educate?) Japanese consumers regarding sustainable alternatives?

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Posted in: Women in Tokyo strongly back single-sex transport amid security fears: global poll See in context

Sadly, it would appear that women only carriages are necessary, as these chikan / up skirt filming incidents keep on occurring. The real issue which needs to be addressed imho, is the everyday behaviours towards women of "average Kazu Tanaka" , the majority of whom, it would seem, have no idea what really constitutes sexual harassment. Didn't the Deputy Prime Minister say when he was in Manila a few months back that, "Sexual harassment isn't a crime in Japan" ? Apparently, this is technically true....

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