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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

I have two children born and raised in Japan (one in his final year of high school and the other in his second year of university) and neither experienced any significant racism due to their mixed ethnicity.

Even myself, having lived here more than 20+ years haven’t had any negative experiences that I would chalk up to what I define “racism“ to be.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

girl_in_tokyo

I'm going to continue to stay home. I'll continue to stay home until at least 50% of people are vaccinated. 

I for one fully support you staying at home.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

Many non vaccinated are more concerned and conscious

This is simply not true. I’m not vaccinated nor intend to be and I don’t care

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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

The guy might be guilty and he might not be guilty.

we will have to wait for the verdict. This is the whole point and purpose of the justice system.

this is not misogyny, blaming the victim, calling her a liar nor supporting the alleged criminal.

*shakes head in disbelief

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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

Women don't suddenly get a hankering to have sex voluntarily with men they only just met hours ago, in a public place, during their work hours. This does not happen.

Oh yes it does!!

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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

Cocaine, rape and covid infections. These olympics are off to a great start.

Minus the Covid infections, this is business as usual for the Olympics.

In reality, this will probably go down as one of the least infected Olympics by these things.

If only all past Olympics were under such a microscope…

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

If we all were held accountable and were “canceled” for all the things we said and did when we were between elementary school and high school… there would be no one left.

Anyone disagreeing with that statement is a hypocrite.

i’ve said and did some very dissed tasteful things during that period of my life and I was also on the receiving end and even relentlessly stocked by bullies myself.

I would like to think that when we finally grew up, we finally grew up.

In my case, most of my bullies and I are now good friends. Apologies were made long ago and even today, we can joke about the whole thing and laugh.

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Posted in: Pakistani man reaches out to those living on margins in Japan See in context

A man loving his neighbor

THIS is the meaning of life and our purpose people

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

@Adam

my gym is opened but everyone is required to wear masks. there are at least three or four gyms in my immediate area and they all require that.

@jojobird & ashily shiba

restaurant full of people not wearing masks seems kind of normal to me as everyone is sitting and eating… we need to remove the mask to put food in mouths.

I don’t understand your shock and surprise here

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

Holding the Tokyo Olympics amid the covid pandemic threat is about corporate revenue, not the athletes:

This is the case for every Olympics, pandemic or not

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

And “not” the USA I meant

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

Pragmatists don’t make unsubstantiated claims such as the Biden admin is “ a woke, extreme progressive authoritarian administration.”

The only part of that statement that is subjective would be the “authoritarian” comment. And even then, there would be plenty examples that could be argued on.

everything else is as plain as day if not proudly stood by.

Anyways, this particular thread of comments doesn’t belong here. This is about Japan and the USA.

to keep it relevant, to the original question

I wonder when and if the door door vaccine enforcers are coming to Japan like Biden's America

No, I don’t believe this will happen. Japan has already shown that it respects its own constitution by not unlawful enacting laws laws during the SOE. Only strong recommendations were made and it was up to the people of this country to follow them or not.

Currently there is no indication that this will change. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it won’t.

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

this side of the isle doesn’t exactly have a good track record when it comes to telling the truth. Especially in the last 10 years or so forgive me for mistrust and not hanging on every word they say…

That you even think this is an indication of what you’d do.

I’m quite pragmatic. I remember a time when that was a good quality. I guess ultimately we will see eventually…

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

No, that isn’t going to happen in Japan just like it IS NOT happening on the US.

Please stop spreading misinformation.

Actually according to Biden’s lovely press secretary it is going to happen. It is definitely not misinformation. I listened and watched her say the words.

To what end, wasn’t mentioned. But a ‘door to door vaccine education plan’ was most definitely announced.

I personally don’t believe it will lead to “forced” vaccinations but there is going to be some quite heavy handed coursing and quite possibly, ultimately the restriction of movement/services of those who are unvaccinated.

Why plan to gather information and data on this if it’s not planned to be used somehow in the future? In the absence of any clear plan on how it’s going to be used, we can only speculate. And that’s what we will do.

hmmm what would I do if I were a woke, extreme progressive authoritarian administration… ?

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Posted in: Japan retracts controversial policy over alcohol-serving restaurants See in context

Yep - all of these measures are 'in principal' as none of them are legally enforceable. To make any of these measures law, the constitution would have to be changed. All about the Government NOT being able to legally tale away social freedoms.

Exactly and that’s what many people here don’t understand.

Concerning the Japanese government, there are many things I can complain about. But this is not one of them. My hat is off to them in this regard.

Having a constitution is meaningless if the government can just go in and change it on a whim… regardless of the reason. Regards!!

I have lost all respect for my own country (Canada) for this very reason. I’ve been here for 20+ years and had thought that I might return to Canada in the future to retire or something. Not anymore.

I’ll be staying put here in Japan, thank you.

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Posted in: COVID state of emergency likely for Tokyo Olympics See in context

This is the kind of stuff that would have thousands in the streets daily in many other countries.

There are thousands in the streets. Hundreds of thousands and they are all going about their daily lives.

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Posted in: COVID state of emergency likely for Tokyo Olympics See in context

if one were to take the pulse of the nation, I would say most people are not afraid of the virus at all in terms of death.

Look at the numbers. So far there has been almost 15,000 covid deaths in Japan. The population is about 125, million.

That’s way below 1% of the population. More precisely, a fraction of 1 percent of the population.

Actually, using the actual numbers given as of the time I wrote this, it is 0.01182275 % of the population.

that’s nothing to be afraid of and there’s nothing anyone can say to convince me otherwise. If we are to gauge something on Its deadliness, should we not be focusing on the death rate rather than the infection rate?

I would say people (including myself) are more afraid of the stigma of having the virus than the physical ramifications of contracting it.

thus far, Japan’s reaction and it measures against it is purely symbolic and it shows.

It can be seen in the governments reactions and in the general population as they go about their daily lives.

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Posted in: Osaka to ask gov't to extend COVID-19 quasi-emergency See in context

Virusrex

extremely strong measures? Seriously? Do you think Japan has implemented extremely strong measures?

that comment alone goes against the opinions of the majority here…

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Posted in: Osaka to ask gov't to extend COVID-19 quasi-emergency See in context

Hmmm so far there has been almost 15,000 covid deaths in Japan. The population is about 125, million.

That’s way below 1% of the population. More precisely, a fraction of 1 percent of the population.

Actually, using the actual numbers given as of the time I wrote this, it is 0.01182275 % of the population

So this is a deadly disaster? Really? These numbers justify the term “deadly”?

Asking for a friend…

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

Let us eat cake!

i’m fine with that…

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Posted in: Facebook tests alerting users to extremist posts See in context

“"I have a real concern that some leftist technocrats are creating an Orwellian environment where people are being arbitrarily silenced or banned for saying something the 'thought police' doesn't like," Freitas said in the post.””

too late to say that. it’s already happening

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Posted in: 11-year-old boy perishes in house fire See in context

11 yo and home alone? Nothing wrong with that... I was baby sitting other kids at 12 yo when I was young. Problem is probably more to do with ignored fire hazards and the absence of proper alarm. Poor little guy.

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Posted in: One dead, 60 injured as typhoon sideswipes Japan See in context

Can't believe the comments here... This was a pretty big and bad typhoon. I guess since it didn't hit the areas you live it it wasn't bad enough... We should feel lucky it didn't cause more death and destruction and plow through the main island and instead was bounced back out to sea.

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Posted in: Anti-Japan protests spread in Chinese cities See in context

Anti-Japan demonstrations broke out in at least a half dozen Chinese cities over the weekend despite efforts by authorities to rein in the growing protest movement, reports said Monday

despite efforts to rein the growing protest movement.... rrrright....

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Posted in: What's the best way to deal with screaming or badly-behaved children at airports and on planes so that they don't drive other passengers crazy? See in context

Maybe because he taught them manners and how to behave in public to respect others.

yeah right. I have two boys, one 7 and the other 9. One behaves well and is respectful and the other does not.

I used to blame bad behavior on the parents but since I've had my own I've given up on such silly judgements (with the obvious exceptions).

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Posted in: Idle days See in context

"Kind of looks like a lion tamer, scaring the cowering diggers into the corner with his whip."

haha love it

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Posted in: Jolie good time See in context

Funny,,, I'd always thought she was British for some reason.

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Posted in: Fuji sunrise See in context

I'll be doing my third assent this summer. I've been lucky with the weather on both of my other trips. Fingers are crossed for this one. The weather can change at the drop of a hat. You may not need it in the end (if you're lucky) but also make sure you are water-proof, and that you also have plently of light weight layers (goes from 0 deg at night to 20 deg in the sun at the summit).

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Posted in: Smokeless tobacco product goes on sale See in context

herefornow--- Well then, the fact that JT has come out with a product that takes the smoke and cancer causing agents out of the picture should be making you happy. But it doesn't... Should we also get rid of other addictive things like alcohol, the internet, caffeine and the other countless physically or psychologically addictive things in the world? Whats the difference and where do we (or more specifically "you") draw the line?

I say JTs new product is a step in the right direction.

as for your question... " how "positive" will those smokers be when they get lung cancer?" Well, I guess that depends on the personality. I doubt being a smoker or not has an effect of a persons outlook on life.

Comments such as " Smokers should send their life savings to JT and then hang themselves. Would save a lot of time and effort" and " If they make those sucking noises with this thing, as Japanese dudes love to make sucking noises, I am going to crack some one in the face" are not made by those that are simply recognizing the obvious. They are made by insensitive hypocrites that decide to take the high road. totally unattractive...

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Posted in: Smokeless tobacco product goes on sale See in context

"so much negativity in every post."

Some people just feel better when bitching and complaining... To me that's far less attractive then a "positive" person who smokes.

Bring on the smokeless cigarettes!

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