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Posted in: Tokyo reports 150 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 611 See in context

I'm not sure whether it it OK or not, however, many Japanese ignore the Covid-19 at all and enjoy "Kimetsu no Yaiba". Fortunately, Japan is in such situation.

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Posted in: U.S. influence in Pacific wanes; Japan considered 'smart power' by think tank See in context


Sorry, I made mistake about your name, however, If we have strong sincerity, I think we don't make such careless mistake.

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Posted in: U.S. influence in Pacific wanes; Japan considered 'smart power' by think tank See in context


I think you have never gone to Southeast Asian countries.


I think they didn't want to enter your university.

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Posted in: Fujifilm seeks approval for Avigan as COVID-19 treatment in Japan See in context

If we don't have any knowledge, I think we should not make any comments. Fuji could not apply for a long time due to lack of many patients for clinical trials in Japan. However, I agree that Avigan is not efficient to the serious patients.

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Posted in: Japan to test anti-virus measures for big events at near-full stadium See in context

much better than lockdown.

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Posted in: Berlin allows 'comfort woman' statue to remain for time being See in context

As usual, Koreans are very childish. They forget that they helped increase of comfort women and fought against the Allies with Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo to host four-nation gymnastics contest in November See in context

It is difficult for Japan to hold the Olympic Games in 2021. The Covid-19 is not so critical disease for Japanese, however, it is very dangerous for the certain foreigners unfortunately. The Olympic Games depends on the vaccines. But France and the U.S. were very respectable because they held the international tennis games even in these terrible situations.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 203 new coronavirus cases See in context

Keep the testing low thats the way...

Based on the present data, east Asians have strong constitution against the Covid-19 fortunately and don't die easily even in the situation of packed trains and restaurants. Therefore, I think it is not a problem that Japan don't test aggressively.

(Tests/1M pop) S.Korea 46k, Japan 18K, Vietnam 10K, Taiwan 4K

However, I can understand that the foreigners living in Japan want more aggressive tests. I hope Covid-19 vaccines will be available soon.

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Posted in: Takeda-led COVID-19 plasma treatment enters clinical trial with first patient See in context

Takeda's goodwill and intangible assets are 66% of its total assets and I think its management seems to take dangerous bets. Its share price has not been so good recently. (Some investors seem to worry about abrupt impairment loss.)

Anyway, the shareholding rate of foreigners was 46% at the end of March 2020 and Takeda acquired an Irish company, so, it is difficult to call Takeda the "American" company. And I think "American" should not be highlighted in the topic of the Covid-19 due to its death toll.

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Posted in: In an era of team science, are Nobels out of step? See in context

Japanese researchers have heavy handicap of language for collaboration with foreign researchers. In an era of collaboration, Japanese researchers may owe disadvantage increasingly. However, in an era of AI, human study may be outperformed by AI and the Nobel Prize may disappear.

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Posted in: Tokyo slips to 4th place in global financial hub ranking: report See in context

I read this article in Japanese language a week ago.  Top story ?

By the way, it is difficult for Japan to raise the ranking because of various reasons such as GDP shrink, natural disasters and IT problems. Some foreigners don't want to live in Japan due to earthquake.

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Posted in: Gov't already planning approval of antiviral drug Avigan in November See in context

The generic drugs of Avigan have already been approved in Russia and India for treatment of Covid-19. (Favipiravir and Avifavir) However, I am not sure of effectiveness in both countries.

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Posted in: Japan's job market worsens in August as coronavirus damage persists See in context

Considering the excess mortality related with the covid-19, I think many countries manipulate various statistics. The excess mortality of Japan is less than zero, therefore, Japanese statistics could be slightly better than those of the other countries.  Please figure out the terrible situation of your countries before criticizing Japan

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Posted in: Glitch halts trading for whole day Thursday on Tokyo Stock Exchange See in context

It is impossible to succeed the position of Hong Kong.

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Posted in: Yen safety status at risk from pandemic-era global rates collapse See in context

It is very strange that the article didn't mention the monetary easing policy of the Bank of Japan.

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Posted in: Japan ready to become permanent U.N. Security Council member: Motegi See in context

UN does not have any political power, especially during the present era of nationalism. Japan doesn't need to enter the Security Council at all and had better reduce the financial contribution, which Japan has owed too much. According to the recent CNN's investigation, "More than half (55%) of Japanese respondents had an unfavorable opinion of the international body (UN), while just under three in 10 people (29%) reported a favorable opinion." Many Japanese don't trust UN.

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Posted in: S Korea's 1st novel on 'comfort women' history appears in English See in context

I think "Anti-Japan Tribalism (反日種族主義)” written by some Korean professors should be also translated in English. And if possible, the truth of the comfort women should be discussed in public, because many Japanese, including me, don't know whose opinions are more accurate.

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Posted in: Two-thirds support new PM Suga: polls See in context

According to today's Nikkei Shinbun, Suga's supporting rate is 74%. I think the reliability of Japanese mass media is quite low and a growing number of Japanese don't believe them.

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus See in context

I cannot understand why Kyodo issued this article only in English and has not informed Japanese of it.

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Posted in: Judge OKs extradition to Japan of 2 men accused of aiding Ghosn escape See in context

I think most Japanese have already lost interests in Ghosn and the two helpers. It is better that they will stay in their countries for avoiding the spread of the Covid-19.

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Posted in: Japanese kids suffer near worst mental health among richest nations: report See in context

Especially considering the 2011 earthquake and the potential metropolitan earthquake, it is not strange that young Japanese feel blue and become negative.

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Posted in: Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.9% in July See in context

I think that many persons feel boring to same comments and explanation for unemployment rates of japan after release of monthly job reports. We do not need to worry so much because Japan has various social aid systems for unemployed people and originally has been in short of workers, which had brought many foreign workers. 


Do you live in Japan ? I think that the number of people living under bridges is less than 100 out of more than 120 million population.

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Posted in: Trump calls Abe 'greatest prime minister in Japan's history' See in context

It is obvious Abe is not the greatest PM in Japan's history, but it is certain that many foreign leaders, including UK, Australia, India, Singapore, Canada, Taiwan, etc. admired of him through their SNS. And I think that at least we have to appreciate to him about the JPY 100,000. www

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 250 new coronavirus cases; nationwide total 837 See in context

Anyway, I think that you had better worry about your home countries with more terrible situations.

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Posted in: Gov't says 98.6% of households received virus relief cash handouts See in context

The remaining 1.4% mainly consists of those who did not need 100,000 because of their richness or prides.

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Posted in: 14 new coronavirus infections reported in Tokyo See in context

Although many persons have frustration against the success of Japan, it is about time to accept the reality. I thing that we do not need to worry about the novel virus so much.

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Posted in: Suicide hotlines busy as coronavirus ravages economy See in context

However, the monthly suicide numbers of this year show the trend of decrease.

There is possibility that the suicide rate of Japan will become better than those of the U.S and Germany in this year.

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Posted in: Coronavirus concerns overwhelming Japan's suicide hotlines See in context

The numbers of suicide for this year are as follows; (the last year ) 

January : 1,667 (1,684)

February : 1,434 (1,615)

March : 1,704 (1,856)

April : 1,455 (1,814)

Up to now, the number has decreased against the last year. However, if the effect of the novel virus continues, suicide may increase in the near future. The reason why suicide in April decreased significantly could be "stay home" orders. Because of not going to offices or schools, many people may feel peaceful.

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Posted in: In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism See in context

Bullying is very bad problem, however, comparing with that poor people in U.K and U.S are easy to die during the novel virus, bullying is not so serious matter.

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Posted in: Japan eyes 2nd extra budget to combat pandemic fallout See in context

I think that Japan is very weak to the foreigners' pressures, therefore, if you have complaints to the Japanese government, the public demonstration may be very effective.

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