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Posted in: Japan media watchdog organization responds to complaints about 'Demon Slayer' See in context

So should we just simply abolish entertainment rating systems and let all ages watch anything they want?

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Posted in: Japan may exempt Australian troops in joint drills from death penalty See in context

If The Australian military is really worried that their troops may commit a crime worthy of the death penalty here in Japan, I think Australians have bigger things to worry about than the Japanese punishment position.

This story blew my mind…

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Posted in: 'Squid Game': South Korea's latest cultural phenomenon See in context

I’ve seen the show pop up in my Netflix feed over the last couple of weeks. I haven’t watched it and I don’t plan on it

Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence…

in the last 10 years I’ve been increasingly careful about the kind of entertainment I consume. Garbage in, garbage out

There’s something about feeling gratified and entertained from “uncompromising violence” (even though it is fictional) that disturbs me. I think that these kind of shows do far more damage to Society by sneakily desensitizing us to gore and violence making us little by little, less and less empathetic.

"The growing tendency to prioritise profit over the wellbeing of the individual" is a "phenomenon that we witness in capitalist societies all over the world," 

And then they try to blame a political/ideological system?

I will argue that entertainment like this, has a much larger role in creating or cultivating the problems in society they are complaining about.

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Posted in: We try out a revolutionary product: long Japanese sandwich bread See in context

So the only real difference to this and regular bread is they are using longer loaf pans and cutting it horizontally rather than vertically?

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Posted in: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state See in context

Censorship by big media is unfortunate, but let the market handle it instead of asking for governmental interference.

Government IS interfering and that’s why there is censorship in big tech/media. To think that they are NOT working hand-in-hand at the moment is pretty naïve. Maybe it wasn’t so obvious 10 years ago but I think it’s pretty blatant at this point.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 611 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,171 See in context

Good low numbers, normality resumes soon and those afraid of Covid can feel safe going out and socializing again.

something tells me they will never “feel” safe

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Posted in: Japan's main opposition party vows to realize separate surname option See in context

Ah yes the super hot topic as of late

man this party is really on their toes…

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Posted in: Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns See in context

Only a few years ago, I remember Musk being one of the outspoken ones criticizing AI and it’s potential dangers…

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Posted in: Uber Eats Japan halts hiring of foreign students for food delivery See in context

should read

and that helps add to the domestic economy

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Posted in: Uber Eats Japan halts hiring of foreign students for food delivery See in context

well, recently there has been a huge influx of domestic delivery companies pop up.

if Uber eats is on its way out, there will be more than enough local domestic companies to pick up the slack. That’s good news for them. And The majority of the profits will stay in Japan. Also helps add to domestic the economy

what a coincidence!

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Posted in: China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV See in context

While I agree with the sentiment of effeminate men being bad for society, I don’t agree with the authoritarian measures to stifle it for a variety of reasons.

It is simply a symptom of what is really wrong with society and not the cause of it. Banning it won’t solve the problem.

Evolution (societal) should be left to run its course.

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context

@Jay

they can’t help it… they see it everywhere and is media driven so it must be true.

Monkey see, monkey do

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context

stainless steel…

so now those who have received tainted ejections will require miniature arc reactors?

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Posted in: Tokyo August virus cases top 125,000, nearly triple July's record See in context

@Boob Foose is right

There is no guaranteed immunity or 99.9% recovery rate after contracting Covid-19.

It's "only" about 99.5%.

I stand corrected perhaps

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Posted in: Tokyo August virus cases top 125,000, nearly triple July's record See in context

@bob

My point I was claiming was that natural immunity was better than immunity via vaccination.

so that those that recover will have natural immunity. they will be better off in the future if encountering the virus again.

that is definitely not a falsehood.

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Posted in: Tokyo August virus cases top 125,000, nearly triple July's record See in context

@Bob

I guess it only depends on how you define dangerous.

if by “dangerous” you mean as dangerous as a deadly virus that is only dangerous to less than 1% of people, then yes, I guess it’s pretty dangerous

maybe this is the “new” dangerous?

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Posted in: Tokyo August virus cases top 125,000, nearly triple July's record See in context

If one were to look for the silver lining, close to over 99.9% of the total amount of cases will fully recover and have natural immunity, which is immensely better than vaccination.

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Posted in: Japan to allow wider preimplantation genetic testing of eggs in IVF See in context

It’s not going to stop here.

This is only the beginning and is a very slippery and dangerous slope

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Posted in: Japan aims for full vaccinations by this fall: Kono See in context

well, I guarantee Japan won’t be fully vaccinated for sure…

I know I won’t be

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Posted in: Japan to expand state of emergency to 8 more prefectures See in context

There are those who advocate draconian measures, that would empower the state to institute a lockdown and punish those who violate those dictates. Which is anti-democratic and totalitarian in nature. Less than wise…..

Immunization should be required of employees by businesses, same for government employees and schools. No vaccine, no job.

you seem to be contradicting yourself… hmmm

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Posted in: Foot traffic still high despite state of emergency See in context

Does anyone know of data on what percent of new infections are (1) partially and (2) fully vaccinated?

You are supposed to automatically assume those with the infection are unvaccinated and/or bad people.

this is why those percentages will never be revealed

can you imagine though, if they were!?!

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Posted in: Foot traffic still high despite state of emergency See in context

@sam

while I don’t agree with 100% of everything that you said, I agree wholeheartedly with your final 2 sentences.

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Posted in: Foot traffic still high despite state of emergency See in context

If the headline were…

” foot traffic still high despite the high number of severe cases and deaths “

… I’d take it more seriously. Buuuuuuut it’s not that, is…

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Posted in: Foot traffic still high despite state of emergency See in context

considering all the steps taken by the government from day one and the resulting low severe cases/ deaths from day one, one could be forgiven for thinking that the government doesn’t take this seriously because it isn’t.

One could be forgiven for thinking that their response was simply calculated superficial posturing to show that some action was taken while at the same time minimizing the negative effect it has on the economy.

I mean, if covid were as dangerous as much as all the paranoid doomsday pushers say it is, wouldn’t most of Japan’s population be dead already? Or at least more than a fraction of 1% of the population???

i’m not surprised of the high foot traffic and neither is the government. And neither should you be.

People have good reason to be out pounding the pavement.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

It will never happen

it’s just political posturing

thanks goodness

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Posted in: 7,943 taken to hospital to be treated for heatstroke from Aug 2-8 See in context

yeah, there is absolutely no reason to wear a mask when outside… especially there is no one around.

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Posted in: New York Gov Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment allegations See in context

Finally!

I think many have been waiting for this for far too long.

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Posted in: Japan's ruling party policy chief seeks Diet debate on virus lockdown See in context

What about the rights of the rest of the population who should be protected from this virus?

Do you mean the the fraction of a percent this virus is actually deadly to?

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Posted in: Kono says gov't trying to reach young adults to combat vaccine misinformation See in context

Yes you are.

It is called advances in science and medicine

In that case, there shouldn’t be any problem with taking responsibility and making themselves liable, right?

Obviously, there would be no ill side effects (long-term or otherwise) to speak of, right?

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Posted in: Kono says gov't trying to reach young adults to combat vaccine misinformation See in context

Sure back in the 1950s, 60s, 70s

We are 2021.

It would be like saying

"it used to take a month for data from a lab in Europe to get to a lab in the USA so how can they now get it instantly?

It can't be good sharing data that fast

Science has advanced"

I hadn’t realized that science had advanced to the point where they can now predict unpredictable long-term side effects.

wow! That’s amazing!!

I guess I was wrong then…

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