VictorDangToday 11:44 am JST
243 compares to 70.000 in US. Don't panic.
Well, in NZ and Vietnam they have zero.
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Enforce closure like NZ did. It's the only solution to prevent more deaths. The economy will recover but lives will not.
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Just order them to close and pay all of them. You can't do C19 half-measures.
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Still not good enough. NZ has had zero community cases for more than 2 months!
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I just cried into my coffee. All children are sacred beings - protect them with your life.
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Question; why do so many people die during floods? It seems to happen every time there is a major flood.
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Mass food poisoning seems a common occurrence in Japanese schools but not in other developed nations (it comes up several times a year). Why? Anyone have any ideas?
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In a country where many laws are not enforced don't expect many people to stop using their phones while walking.
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oldman_13Today 02:49 pm JST
This shows how hard it is to control the coronavirus, it just takes too much to fully prevent spread. Considering that the fatality rate is not as bad as previously thought, much of the world has pretty much given up on strict social distancing and stay at home orders, and going back to normal.
The death rate is not as high, but still high.
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> oharaToday 01:34 pm JST
The shooters name is suppressed. Unusual.
This is a law unique to NZ I believe. It can protect the innocent and their families before evidence has been gathered and a strong case for guilt has been established.
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JJ JetplaneToday 09:00 am JST
Everyone is so quick to jump to judgement.
Some are saying its easy. I'm sorry. I've never once forgotten my own children in the car or even my nieces and nephews. Didn't matter how quiet they were. I've never even come close to forgetting. Especially when you are the one that placed them in their child seat. Looking in the backseat when I'm getting out or entering a car has always just been instinctual for me.
You are lucky. This man, not so much, aye.
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This is a recognized phenomena called Forgotten Baby Syndrome. It doesn't necessarily mean the parents is a bad parent.
This happened in NZ to a female doctor of all people. She drove to the hospital and forgot the child was in the back seat. Upon finding her child dead in the car she collapsed with shock and had to be taken to hospital herself. Not as hot in NZ but hot enough to kill a small child locked in a car. She was not convicted. I think they realized she had suffered enough and would suffer forever.
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It is a violation of human rights to bar a parent from seeing their own children. Unless there is clear evidence the partners has been abusive this Japanese law is draconian and must end.
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> BackpackingNepalToday 06:44 am JST
Too much. We are all racist, even by 0.01%.
Same people who protest against discrimination/racism/sexuality, they all have tiny percent of negativity in their heart, which is also a part of racism.
Notice that you are projecting your experience/thinking onto others here. We all have a mind that might feed us negative thoughts about anything and anyone, yes, that's the nature of the human mind. The difference is do you 'listen and pay attention and ACT on those thoughts and do you believe they are based on reality. A racist does, while someone who is not racist does not, ever.
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oldman_13Today 04:31 pm JST
More younger people are killing themselves these days, no doubt due to the internet and social media.
Suicide is not the result of external forces, it is the result of internal forces working against an individual. Everyone faces various challenges in life some terrible, but few actually commit suicide. Who hasn't had suicidal thoughts at least once in their life?!
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I would never leave my 4 year old and his younger sibling alone for even 30 seconds. Why were they left while the father was out? You can never trust preschoolers.
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carpslidyToday 06:41 pm JST
..re you saying Okinawa had no social distancing? I don’t know if this is true.
Beyond a few stickers on benchs and in check out lines social distancing hasnt been enforced or followed anywhere in japan.
Japan has also not done extensive testing or contact tracing like NZ has, so there is a far less clear picture and control in Japan than in NZ. Have more people died of COVID19 than is believed in Japan? They don't really do autopsies in Japan so how would we know to true rate?
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since1981Today 06:47 am JST
And Black Lives only matter when a black person is killed by a white cop. Where were they and supporters when blacks were looting and burning businesses of blacks? Where are they when a black cop gets killed by blacks. Why is it that those black lives don’t matter?
You are the only one I know who is saying this. Think this is only going on in your head. :)
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thepersoniamnowToday 03:07 pm JST
Bunch of westerners on here who can’t fathom that another culture may have done something that turned out better than their plans?
It is pretty apparent that Japanese are different and that may have helped them THIS time.
Being awkwards and non sociable doesnt always help Japanese always...at least it did this time around.
You don't know any of that. And if you're right, how do you explain the Western nations that did much better than Japan (NZ, Australia, Iceland etc.)?
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To all the commenters agreeing with Aso that Japan is more 'hygienic', how do you define hygienic?
Wearing masks has little to no effect on viruses. A lot of research as been done on this.
Since when was Japan the only country where people take off their shoes, and how does that affect whether you contract a virus or not. You just have to wash your hands. Where is it not normal to wash your hands regularly?
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NZ has better social manners because they have a death rate of 5 per million.
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Don't get your hopes up if you're overseas, this will only people for Japanese residents.
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Progress in Japan may be slow but it happens eventually.
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as for the benches in the photo, they dont need to make them ALL off limits. Just instruct the public one person per bench,etc. or whatever keeps people 2 meters or more apart. It seems that awareness and knowledge in Japan about covid is still incomplete.
Not quite, you forget that people can leave the virus on the bench for the next sitter to pick up.
All park benches are off limits in NZ too. Mind you, you wouldn't catch anyone sitting on them here.
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Maybe Aussie should have gone with stricter measures like NZ after all.
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The negative and sad effects of omotenashi culture. The server has fewer human rights.
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That's not a lot but it will help I suppose.
Here, the NZ govt gave the majority of people a full months pay directly or through their employer.
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