Lionel Lyyn comments

Posted in: Concerns mount for elderly as fewer Japanese under 40 donate blood See in context

There are risks that are impossible to evaluate, so the only realistic measure to avoid those risks is to refrain from accepting some kind of donations.

I would agree with this measure if :

a) there was no shortage of blood donation.

b) there was scientific evidence suggesting there is a link between CJD and infectious disease transmission through blood.

I still maintain that having some blood donation with close to inexistent risk is better than having no donations.

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Posted in: Concerns mount for elderly as fewer Japanese under 40 donate blood See in context

I was turned away a few years back when I wanted to donate my blood because of a cow disease 20 years ago (I'm Belgian). I'm O- and can litteraly donate to anyone but if you keep being picky then it's your fault if you have shortage.

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Posted in: Growing number of Japan municipalities ban outing LGBT individuals See in context

It wouldn't be a subject of discussion if people stopped minding other people's business. I never understood homophobia.

To make an analogy, it is like you go to a restaurant, you hate sausage and yell at other people for eating sausages while you are eating fish. And then you complain to the chef to remove sausage of the menu because you dont like it.

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Posted in: Japanese finance minister warns against excessive yen weakening See in context

With an inflation at more than 3%. It is way above the target. Stop printing money and raise the rates for god sakes

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Posted in: Nagoya court rules not recognizing same-sex marriage unconstitutional See in context

Never understood people crying about LGPTQ having the same rights as everyone else.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after falling from 12th-floor apartment in Yamaguchi Pref See in context

If the balcony is a safety hazard why on earth you leave your kid unattended... Call me paranoid, but I never let the balcony door open with kids unless I'm there to watch them.

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Posted in: Japanese candy company make tearful, heartfelt apology for raising prices… by ¥10 See in context

It is not the only thing. Everything is going up. My groceries are at least 10% more expensive than it was a year ago.

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Posted in: Kishida rallies party members for victory in April local elections See in context

Speaking about changes while Taro Aso is in the front row. It is not compatible...

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Posted in: All-male BOJ selections another blow for gender equality in Japan See in context

People saying they choosed qualified people regardless of the gender. Are you living under a rock ?

Japanese economy is almost the same as 30 years ago. Previous governor were clueless about how to deal with the stagnant wage situation.

And it seems there will be continuity to that mess...

They choosed a crook regardless of the qualifications for the job.

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

If LDP wants to do state funeral, they should open a donation box so the 42% of people accepting can pay for it. Or better, they can ask their friends at the UC to pay for it since they are the root cause of all of this.

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Posted in: Keep calm, cut the air con - Japan's energy saving is model for Europe See in context

As a Belgian living in Tokyo. I can say that Belgian (and probably a good part of Europeans as well) are way more frugal than Japanese when it comes to energy consumption. As most people mention, the most house has good isolation and don't rely on air conditioners. This article has been written by a clueless person that want to praise how Japan is better than everyone else, when in reality it is not.

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Posted in: No, you're not going crazy - package sizes are shrinking See in context

It is happening in Japan as well. One of my favorite gyoza restaurants was serving 6 gyozas for 250 yens a few years back. Instead of increasing the price due to inflation, it is now 5 gyozas for 250 yen.

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Posted in: Cabinet adviser Ishihara resigns amid flak for taking COVID subsidies See in context

Seems like a decoy. 600.000 yens is peanut to compare with the billions, JTB, Dentsu and other cronies cashed out during the pandemic.

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Posted in: Are you OK with wearing a mask when you are out and about as a measure to protect yourself against the coronavirus? See in context

@Cristopher Give me some real studies not a random blog on the internet. 

Those are real studies that say that mask efficiely reduce droplet. And droplets is the main transmission factor in this case.

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Posted in: Are you OK with wearing a mask when you are out and about as a measure to protect yourself against the coronavirus? See in context

What is the problem with people not wearing a mask ? It is at worst inconvenient. But better be safe than sorry.

And to reply to Luis, I don't know which literature are you reading but you should change your sources because you are completely wrong. Surgical Mask reduce the infection rate. They are not 100% efficient, but reduce the contamination of other by more than 90% and protect yourself at around 30%. And if you want to protect yourself better you still can with FFP2 mask that protect you at a rate that is higher than 80%. ç

We are 90 persons at my office. There was a Covid Case and since it is mandatory for everyone to wear a mask, there was no transmission and no cluster.

There many studies that say that transmission (mask to mask) are almost inexistent.

Don't be a dick and wear a mask.

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Posted in: Tokyo subway system may not be able to cope with Olympics See in context

I’m commuting everyday by road bike and there is almost nothing made for the bicycle on the road (almost no bicycle lane in Tokyo, and where there is bicycle lane, there is always cars stationing on it). Pushing people to use alternative way of transport (bycicle or bus) is a good option. But the government is just sleeping and doesn't promote such alternative. Giving a bonus cashbacks at the purchase of bicycle, make the bus cheaper than the train/metro, push companies to do remote work. There is a lot of possibilities to help the situation.

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