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Posted in: Do you think the Tokyo Olympics will turn out to be a superspreader event for the coronavirus? See in context

The good news is that 16% are fully vaccinated and another 10% are partially vaccinated. This means most of the elderly people and heath care workers are protected. I still think its possible to have spectators at some low-risk outdoor events like golf and rowing and tennis and surfing and marathon if the proper precautions are followed.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel criticized for 'Japanese only' notice for elevator use See in context

Large corporations (especially in hospitality) should employ at least one native english speaker to oversee documents and signs written in english. The poor intern assigned the task is toast.

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Posted in: Italy beats England in penalty shootout to win Euro 2020 See in context

Now, let's deal with the fall-out - an increase in infections.

"The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all." - Richard Branson

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Posted in: Spectators at Olympic events in Hokkaido also to be banned See in context

This is pathetic. An outdoor sport like the marathon is one of the lowest-risk spectator sport around.

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Posted in: Holding Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic shreds consensus in Japan See in context

I think it's kind of sad that England has more of a kamikaze mentality holding the Euros with no masks and social distancing and lots of cheering while Japan won't even allow fans at a low-risk, outdoor sporting event like the marathon. Pathetic.

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Posted in: Deputy defense minister says it is necessary to 'wake up' to protect Taiwan See in context

"So wake up. We have to wake up, " he said.

Agree, Mr. deputy defense minister! Japan needs to nuke up and have at least 3,000 nuclear warheads.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend influencing imperial succession debate See in context

The Japanese Imperial Family has such a long history and is so great

Yes. Imagine if a direct male descendant of Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar was currently the head of state of Greece and Italy and you can understand the dilemma. This needs to be a careful decision.

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Posted in: Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancelation See in context

Japan is in the top 25% in reported cases and deaths in the world. So it's not "relatively small" by any stretch of the definition.

Japan's covid deaths are on par with Switzerland and smaller than Sweden. Stay vigilant and concerned but let's skip the hyperbole.

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Posted in: Government advisor sparks anger with tweet laughing off calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

Japan has 28 Nobel prizes. The UK, a small island nation with a population half of Japan, has 133. Oh, and the UK has the world's number one best university.

At least Japan has a world-class space program which sent a spacecraft millions of miles from Earth to bomb an asteroid. Where's Britain's space program?

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Posted in: WHO approves China's Sinopharm vaccine in potential boost to COVAX pipeline See in context

If the Chinese come calling with a vaccine that works, of course poorer countries are going to take them up on it.

It sucks to be poor.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

There is zero evidence of a vitamin D deffency exists in India or that it has anything to do with COVID.

I think obesity has more to do with Covid. I notice a lot of fat people in India.

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

I think Kono was set up to fail because the ruling faction want him eliminated from the next leadership contest. I think his near silence has been because he knew from the start that he would not have any real powers to turn this disaster around.

If Suga was interested in saving lives instead of playing politics, he would have drafted a logistics guy from Toyota. Keidanren really needs to find a way to get someone like Masayoshi Son to be the next prime minister because the current group of 80 year olds will destroy the country.

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Posted in: If you could live in any city in the world (post-pandemic), other than where you live now, which one would you choose and why? See in context

Barcelona, Valencia, San Francisco or Sydney spring to mind. Great people, beautiful, interesting cities and generally mild winters.

Barcelona is full of rioters and the economy is in shambles. San Francisco is full of homeless drug addicts with feces infested subways. Sydney is super hot and you have to constantly worry about drought conditions and killer insects. Vancouver is super expensive and is constantly cold and wet. Tokyo is the best!

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Posted in: Japan ranks 120th in 2021 gender gap report; worst among G-7 See in context

Japanese retail survives on female shoppers. If women become drones and work long hours, Japanese retail and coffee shops will collapse.

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Posted in: Japan to halt entry of all nonresident foreign nationals See in context

What's the problem? Just dont break the quarantine.

Exactly. The sense of entitlement on this message board is unreal.

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Posted in: Japan to halt entry of all nonresident foreign nationals See in context

We can only have 100% equality with citizens by becoming one like the outspoken Dr. Arudou Debito.

Yeah, I don't understand foreigners complaining about being treated like foreigners. If you want to be treated like a Japanese then become a Japanese citizen. Also, when in Rome do as the Romans do. Otherwise you come across as entitled.

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Posted in: Russia deploys missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan See in context

Time and geography is on Japan's side. The Russian Far East is rapidly depopulating

and it will only be a matter of time before China takes Siberia. When that happens and Russia is split in two,

Japan can take all the islands back. In the meantime I would recommend that Japan build 3000 nuclear warheads.

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Posted in: Japan picks Mitsubishi Heavy to develop its own stealth fighter See in context

It was a Japanese who created the Ruby programming language. I can't think of a single contribution Koreans have made to the software industry.

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Posted in: Fears pandemic will worsen birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis See in context

This is a world-wide problem. Demographers are predicting that in 20 years, Russia will be a Muslim majority country. China will start shrinking too in a couple of years.

Also, you can't force women to have babies. Sweden has very generous social programs but Swedes don't want to have children so that country has to import lots of fertile foreigners.

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Posted in: Abe says no need for another state of emergency over coronavirus See in context

Respect the virus but do not fear it. Wear a face mask and face shield and social distance. If you are sick, stay home. I trust the Japanese people with their intelligence and discipline to do what is right.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy See in context

I don't think Yasukuni has any Valkyries

They have the hottest shrine maidens, though.

military top brass who got you killed in their stupid, pointless war,

Almost all wars are stupid and pointless in the long run. That is why Sun Tzu and others have advocated for winning them without actually having to fight one.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy See in context

However, having said the above, I do think the country needs a secular Tomb of the Unknowns to honor their dead.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy See in context

Cricky watches a bunch of Merchant-Ivory films and thinks the British Empire committed no atrocities in Africa, India or China. It was all roses and Kipling and stuff.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy See in context

Once you enter the halls of Valhalla and dine with the Valkyries, there is no going back.

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Posted in: Turkish man killed at Saitama apartment; friend arrested See in context

Alcohol and knives don't mix.

I thought Muslims aren't supposed to drink alcohol.

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Posted in: NBC resets focus for Tokyo Olympics while also looking to Beijing See in context

I hope they get rid of their insulting Tokyo Olympics broadcasting logo with the ridiculous "Asian" font.

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Posted in: 'Whitening' creams undergo a makeover but colorism persists See in context

The irony is that the paleness gene originated in North Asia as a mutation against the cold, snowy, no sunlight environments of Siberia. The original Caucasians were dark-skinned people from Southwest Asia that only got lighter as they moved northward into Europe.

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Posted in: Mel Gibson has recovered after coronavirus hospitalization See in context

The virus may take your life, but it will never take...your FREEDOM!

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic protest held in Tokyo See in context

There will be no Olympics in 2021, this talk of vaccines is nonsense.

The IOC said that if Tokyo can't hold the Olympics, then Beijing won't hold the winter Olympics too.

So I bet China will be pressuring Japan to hold it.

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

What applies to nationals should equally apply to non nationals.

We ride together. We die together.

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