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Posted in: Novelist Murakami urges politicians to speak sincerely about virus See in context

t's interesting that Murakami's insight is making the headline exclusively on Japan Today, with a bit of introductions to his famous works. I wonder how many readers value a comment of a fiction writer when we are on the verge of explosive infection serge.

You say "fiction writer" like he just makes up stuff with no meaning.

Wrong. This is a man who worked his way to the top of his craft, internationally might I add, by honing in on the essence of being human in modern civilization. His words pack a lot of clout and he's throwing it in political directions in order to influence politicians to be pro-active in fighting this virus.

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Posted in: If you are a foreign resident (either permanent, long term or short term) of Japan, do you currently feel safer living here amid the coronavirus, or would you prefer to be in some other country? See in context

If I were Australian, I would say safer in Australia. If i were American I would say safer here.

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Posted in: Masks block 99.9% of large COVID-linked droplets: study See in context

I can't believe we STILL have anti-maskers, a year into the pandemic.

Come on, pull your head out of it and use your intelligence for something intelligent.

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Posted in: 'Twitter killer' drops death sentence appeal; wants to get married See in context

The loser woman who wishes to marry this animal should be locked up in a mental hospital. If she even exists.

I downvoted you and will explain why. Your post exacerbates the negative stigma faced by people with mental illnesses.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 748 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,271 See in context

It seems high, but when its 3000 a day we'll look back at this as low.

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Posted in: Pfizer files request for COVID-19 vaccine approval in Japan See in context

Virusrex, thank you for taking time to always write sensible responses.

I don't understand why you get so many downvotes, but it worries me.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

Bassfunk wrote: If they want, but they can’t change their sex and even if they did, they are still genetically what they were born as or what their gender DNA was assigned to be.

Wrong. Again.

Gender/sex is not determined by genes. See above post.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

Rolf AndersonToday  06:02 pm JST

When one states they are transgender, they are acknowledging what sex they truly are though they may feel differently, i.e. born male but feels female.And with this acknowledgement of knowing that one was born innately male or female comes the explicit self-evident truth that these students know whether they should be wearing a male or a female uniform.

just because someone claims to be gender confused does not mean t

You're wrong as well, see my above post.

Understanding gender is essential in maintaining a just society. Your type of thinking is what leads to discrimination, suffering and suicides.

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Posted in: Genderless high school uniforms spread in Japan to meet needs of LGBT students See in context

If the boy wears them and identifies sexually as a woman, his choice, no problem, but gender-wise she is still a “he” and that will never change.

You are wrong and I will prove it.

Firstly, no one chooses their gender.

In prenatal development, we all start out as female. For boys, first a set of genes needs to activate and turn off the female development system (Müllerian). Then a second set of genes, needs to activate and turn on the male developmental system (Wolffian). Anywhere in the process something could not play out "correctly."

Second, you need to understand that everything in nature is on a 3D spectrum (like a cloud). Some males are fem, some are alpha, and there's everything in between.

Now third and most important, one's gender is a function of the size and shape of the sexual dimorphous nuclei in the hypothalamus. And the size and shape of thus nuclei is a function of exposure to androgens during prenatal development. So even if you have XX genes (which could be due to a failure of the Mullerian system shutting down), you could have a high androgen exposure during prenatal neurodevelopment, and in fact have a male brain. We are our brains, period. All other parts are replaceable.

So as I said, no one chooses your gender, it's how we are born.

This information is presented this textbook used in postgraduate neurophysiology courses:

https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/product/Carlson-Physiology-of-Behavior-11th-Edition/9780205239399.html

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on reservation basis See in context

It's dire to maintain mask and distancing measures for the first few months of the vaccine rollout.

We're going to have reckless people who think they'll be instantly immune following the jab, and even more reckless people who will pretend they got the vaccine as an excuse not to wear masks.

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Posted in: Trump assails vote integrity while urging turnout in Georgia See in context

Of the faces visible in that photo, there are 2 masks...how can otherwise rational people be this dumb?

At this point, they are a death cult.

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Posted in: Man who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues stance at hotel See in context

This man needs to spend the remainder of his life locked in a mental facility.

Mental healthcare worker here. I understand you didn't mean anything ill-willed by this comment, but these types of comments are not helpful and only promote a false stigma. Having a mental illness does not equate with being an ickpray.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to make coronavirus vaccines free to residents See in context

But the solution is simple. If your mask is flipping, you are wearing it wrong. Please make sure it is properly secured behind your ears.

Well, said!

Masks will need to be worn well after getting vaccinated,

It will take time for the whole country to be vaccinated.

It takes time for the body to build immunity after being vaccinated.

A lot of people will be afraid to get a vaccine, and they'll also pretend to be vaccinated so they won't have to wear a mask.

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

This is NOT going to be published in the Japanese media

Yet, it is:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/f83e05867e29482ee1907c6671220d4522ba1975

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Posted in: Biden calls for healing in appeal to Trump voters See in context

Science and decency?

Why hello!!

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Posted in: Biden says next presidential debate should be called off if Trump still has COVID-19 See in context

Trump has no business leaving his home. All this political theatrics is risking spreading virus to WH staff, Secret Service, and the general public.

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Posted in: Fewer infections lead Japan to study relaxing rules on eating in cinemas See in context

I don't go to movies because people eat.

It's so distracting to hear someone munching on popcorn and the noxious odors.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 220 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 570 See in context

That's .0000028% of the population. The total number of people with corona is .0026% of the population. But yeah, let's keep making everyone wear masks, and keep making a lot of people wear gloves, force shops to use plastic shields and close early.

Wow, this comment is so reckless that I have to fix you.

The masks will have to be worn until 2 weeks after the last person is vaccinated.

So buckle up, stop complaining, get used to it. If you want to go back to normal, keep your mask on.

The science is clear.

Don't be a knucklehead.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 77 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 288 See in context

A lot less people wearing masks in Tokyo today. Like when the emergency was lifted.

When masks go out of fashion the numbers will be back in 2 weeks. Let's keep the masks on for 2 months after eliminating the virus.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: Partner's sex demands ruining my mental health See in context

Seriously, you can't be more than friends with him. He won't get it from you, he'll get it from paid services, and then you can throw both mental health and physical health out the window.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: Partner's sex demands ruining my mental health See in context

Dump him now.

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Posted in: Japan considers offering COVID-19 vaccines for free to all residents See in context

Anti-vaxxers are as ignorant as anti-maskers, and a danger.

Agreed. Anti-vaxxers get thousands killed every year by not getting flu-shots.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 258 new cases of coronavirus; nationwide total 1,014 See in context

I can't understand people who don't wear masks.

I see foreigners on the subway and supermarket not wearing masks as well.

Retirees of every gender not wearing masks in public.

And don't get me started on the half-measured just cover the mouth masks.

All these people wear shoes and pants. So no excuse not to wear a mask. None.

Are people lazy, selfish, or dumb?

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Posted in: Biden promises to end 'darkness' of Trump era See in context

*when the history books are written, the people that sided against trump will be looked at as backwards as the southern secessionists of the civil war..*

I hope that's a typo.

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Posted in: Anti-mask group in Tokyo slammed for 'cluster festival' See in context

@bass4funk

Not wearing a mask = killing.

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Posted in: Anti-mask group in Tokyo slammed for 'cluster festival' See in context

So many posters letting fear guide them! Let love guide you not fear.

My love for community is shown through my actions to protect the community by ALWAYS wearing a mask no matter hot or uncomfortable its, thank you very much.

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Posted in: 22-year-old mother arrested for tossing newborn baby into sea See in context

I feel judgmental comments here is just another form of cyberbullying, even if unintentional.

We don't know the circumstances of the situation. Most people don't give birth at home, so there's a clear lack of support. I would first treat her as a victim.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 309 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally tops 1,000 See in context

This is just ridiculous.

I agree with you.

The point of the measures is to reduce the probability of transmissions. If a significant number of transmissions are occurring in afterwork karaoke parties, then the probabilities of those can be reduced by closing early, allowing the businesses to receive income during the day.

Day karaoke is usually someone who wants to sing, or sing with a friend.

Night karaoke is a sort of after-work nomikai with large numbers of people who have to go even if they don't want to.

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Posted in: Gov't will not ask people to forgo summer travel due to virus, Suga says See in context

I got sick several years ago, so I'm very accustomed to giving up "fun."

I don't wish for anyone to get sick. But I wish people would be more mindful and make smarter choices.

Too much is placed on enjoying life now, and not enough for preserving life for the future.

Just look at climate.

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Posted in: Man arrested for ramming car into work crew, killing one; claims he ‘wanted to be a god’ See in context

Is it just me or have there been a plethora of people over the past year giving "just wanted to kill" as their motive?

Are you new here?

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