letsberealistic comments

Posted in: 'Izakaya' bankruptcies hit record high See in context

Should have had a strict national lock down for a month or two and everything would probably be back to normal with business doing well. Lesson learned.

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Posted in: Japan pushes stricter enforcement over teacher, student SNS contact See in context

I worked one year at a girls high school and it was disturbing to me that other teacher's expected me to have relationships with the pupils.

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Posted in: TV commentator in New Zealand apologizes for mock Asian accent See in context

I can't see how anyone would think it's okay to mock the way someone speaks when speaking a foreign language. It's not even a little funny. How is that funny and not just insulting and disrespectful?

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Posted in: TV commentator in New Zealand apologizes for mock Asian accent See in context

French accents done by non-French people is insulting too.

How would you feel if Japanese people made fun of your English?

I found it disrespectful when people Japanese (rarely) did it to me and it was usually done to mock me.

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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

StrangerlandToday  12:44 am JST

Lots of votes for Vancouver. It's a beautiful city, and a great standard of living, but it's extremely expensive, a little small, and it rains too much for me.

NZ and Australia are more expensive.

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Posted in: Osaka governor requests stronger anti-virus steps amid resurgence See in context

All this because unlike some other nations (e.g. NZ and Australia) you didn't commit to a national full lockdown. That would have saved lives, mental health and the economy. Strong leadership makes the difference.

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Posted in: Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand to be postponed until 2022 See in context

cla68Mar. 3  09:56 pm JST

Wait, I thought NZ was “beating” the virus?

No cases in 5 days, and few cases in the last year, yeah, I think they're doing an amazing job.

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Posted in: Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand to be postponed until 2022 See in context

Olympics should do the same.

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Posted in: NZ's largest city Auckland back in 7-day lockdown after 1 new virus case detected See in context

cla68Feb. 27  10:13 pm JST

Lockdowns don’t work in the long run, as this shows.

That is so opposite to the reality. Ans a Kiwi if they think it was worth it.

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Posted in: 3 children found dead in Kyushu; father attempts suicide See in context

Please refrain from reporting details of suicides, research shows it increases the number of suicides and does nothing to reduce suicide.

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Posted in: New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago See in context

LamillyToday  12:04 am JST

I show a program of this and the Japanese who died were students studying English and the school, that had been shoddily built crumbled. The buildings on the left and the right were intact, having been built by professionals. It's unacceptable that a quake-prone NZ should have such shoddy building standards without any repercussions for the guilty party

NZ does have very strict earthquake-proof construction laws but unfortunately, this building was built before there introduction and had not yet been tested.

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Posted in: New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago See in context

letsberealisticFeb. 23  06:30 pm UTC

Burning BushFeb. 22  08:02 pm JST

No masks?

Are they 100% certain no asymptomatic positives in that crowd?

Did every single person get tests?

There is no coronavirus in NZ (except in isolation facilities at the border). Aren't they lucky!

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Posted in: New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago See in context

Burning BushFeb. 22  08:02 pm JST

No masks?

Are they 100% certain no asymptomatic positives in that crowd?

Did every single person get tests?

There is no coronavirus in NZ (except in isolation facilities at the border). Aren't they lucky!

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

Please refrain from reporting on suicides. Go check the stats for copycat suicides - it will alarm you.

Many countries (e.g. NZ) ban such reporting for this reason to reduce suicide rates

Why is this story even necessary except for clickbait and morbid curiosity.

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Posted in: New Zealand begins COVID-19 vaccinations program; Australia starts Monday See in context

ropemanToday  01:26 pm JST

So why did Australia and New Zealand start Vaccinations so late?

You can't give vaccines if you don't have them now can you? They only got them a few days ago.

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Posted in: Snap lockdowns curb virus in Melbourne, Auckland See in context

AkulaToday  04:07 am JST

New Zealand dodged another bullet it seems. For all the praise the Ardern government gets, they have been extremely lucky.

Honestly if I have to listen to her use words like 'be kind', 'the team of 5 million' and so on, again, I will be severely ill.

Hmm, you could call it 'luck', or you could call it good leadership, organisation, hard-work, public trust and compliance. Either works for me. ;)

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Posted in: New Zealand mulls extending lockdown after 2 new virus cases found See in context

No, NZ is not going to extend the lockdown. Most of NZ will be Level 1 and Auckland at Level 2 (pretty much life as usual except the usual contact tracing).

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Posted in: New Zealand mulls extending lockdown after 2 new virus cases found See in context

Simian LaneToday  03:05 pm JST

the smuggest country in the world encountering some viral troubles?

smug /smʌɡ/

having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements.

Name one way NZ is being 'smug'?

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Posted in: New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national See in context

No terrorists have been raised in NZ to date. Australia created her and they should take responsibility for their creation.

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Posted in: New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases See in context

KutanToday  05:56 pm JST

I see them having an absolute normal life

Either you don't live in Japan, or you haven't been out much. Business as usual here in Japan.

It is not normal when you are living under the threat of contracting a deadly virus every time you go out and you have to wear a mask and avoid large social gatherings.

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Posted in: New Zealand suspends ties with Myanmar See in context

Ricky Kaminski13Today  02:50 pm JST

All this while they call for more cooperation and a softer approach towards the CCP? Hodgepodge.

Don't think the current situation in Myanmar and China are comparable. Diplomacy works better with China than a hardline.

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Posted in: No. of recorded crimes in Japan drops to lowest postwar level in 2020 See in context

BigYenToday  08:10 am JST

Not all crime is being recorded, some even being dismissed during reporting... Also not all crime is being followed up in Japan, from Japanese corporate crime scandal to stalker.

There would not be a single country on the entire planet where all crime is being recorded, and all crime is being followed up. Japan has a low overall crime rate when compared to other countries, reported or not.

What is 'other countries' - the entire world?

There are several lower crime countries than Japan, and it depends on the type of crime. Japan would have one of the highest sexual assault rates in the world given the massive chikan problem that goes largely unreported.

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Posted in: New Toyota tech unit promises world's safest drive See in context

"Fully self-driven cars are still likely to be years away"\

Nope, Tesla has had them for some time now. Toyota and other major car manufactures are so far behind Tesla they may not catch up at all.

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Posted in: Billionaires thriving as poor suffer in widening COVID-19 divide: Oxfam See in context

2020 saw my wealth grow more than any other year and it just feels wrong. I am doing what I can to put something back into the community.

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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

oldman_13Today  07:26 am JST

What a joke.

Extort money yet again from the Japanese government for an issue that Japan has officially and formally compensated and apologized to the comfort women for before, twice.

Yeah, right, as if South Korea needs money from anyone. I think you need to look more deeply to understand the issues.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

WolfpackToday  06:54 am JST

The insanity of ideas like universal basic income is truly breathtaking - even without the pandemic induced global recession. Nothing good can possibly come from disincentivizing work. As a general rule of thumb- if you don’t work you don’t eat.

Hair-brained ideas like this further shifts the labor burden onto fewer and fewer people leading to a shrinking tax base, resentment, and related social maladies. Enough people are perfectly willing to exist on subsistence levels of income to destroy growth ensuring a permanently declining standard of living. It’s happening already in Japan because of widespread social welfare policies, a large national debt and an aging society. This idea will help to greatly shrink the middle class. It’s stupid. Don’t do it.

Are you sure that being given a UBI will cause you to not work? Perhaps that is your personal projection since the evidence (from places where UBI has been trialled) shows that people want to work and contribute period.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

Aum rejects?

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

blahblah222Today  12:06 pm JST

Washing hands does almost nothing to prevent covid, it is just government propaganda to give people a false sense of security.

Um, well it does kill the virus on your hands, so you know, it's hardly 'does nothing'.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

letsberealisticDec. 13  08:35 pm UTC

vanityofvanitiesToday  07:00 am JST

People criticize the government and leaders. But whoever becomes a leader, the situation will not be a big change. True reason of the confusion is that we do not have a cure medicine. Locking down is the last resort we can do and that will cause a large economic disasters. Capitalism economy is weak in that regard.

NZ had a very strick 7-week lockdown and no 'economic disaster' and all back to normal ever since. They simply decided lives were more important than money.

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Posted in: Teenage girl's suicide highlights toxic side of social media See in context

> tooheysnewDec. 7  07:45 am JST

I have stated over & over again - social media will be the downfall of our society.

I wouldn’t shed one tear if it was banned.

Then something else will take it's place that can be abused. Social media also brings people together.

Instead of trying to eliminate everything that has the potential to create bullying instead teach resilience and self love to our young people.

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