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Posted in: Koike calls for state of emergency to be extended nationwide See in context

spinningplatesApr. 29  06:08 pm JST

Photo says it all.

THE FACT is that those benches are far more spaced apart than they look in this photo. (Google Yamashita Park)

Lol at Associated Press and its photographer.

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Posted in: Osaka to name and shame more pachinko parlors defying closure request See in context

I’m surprised Koike hasn’t beaten them to the punch.

While what Yoshimura did was controversial, at least he showed strong leadership by naming those parlors himself. Whether you are misguided or not, that’s the way you should lead people. You shouldn’t avoid making enemies.

I can’t wait to see how Koike will handle this tonight at the press conference. Is she going to have a guy seated next to her name those parlors or name them herself?

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

If you insist that even “healthy” people should stay home because they may be asymptomatic, you should practice what you preach by keep social distance even with your family members.

Down deep, We all believe that we are not infected as long as we feel healthy.

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

kwattToday  04:42 pm JST

It seems there are always morons everywhere. They would know "I should've stayed home" at the moment when they die on hospital bed.

It’s fair to say that these surfers are more likely to be drowned to death than getting killed by the corona virus. In that sense, these guys are thinking logically.

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Posted in: Japan's homeless internet cafe refugees seek shelter See in context

I wish that those that still think that Japan is a paradise on earth have the scales blasted from their eyes to realize that here is no better nor no worse than anywhere else in the world!

You are my favorite poster. Thanks a lot for a good laugh!

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Posted in: Japan's homeless internet cafe refugees seek shelter See in context

What is the point of the ridiculous term “sleeping rough”?

I’m pretty sure that whoever chose the phrase google translated from Japanese.

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Posted in: Koike takes tougher stance than Abe on coronavirus See in context

CapuchinToday  07:16 am JST

It's hard to see this as little more than political posturing and opportunism. She was also calling for the olympics to be held until very recently. Now opinion polls have swung towards favouring stricter measures she's changed her tune.

She's a political rival to Abe but an ideological bedfellow. 

I guess even if the motivation is a little dubious I hope the more proactive approach helps save peoples lives in Tokyo.

I agree with you.

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Posted in: Koike takes tougher stance than Abe on coronavirus See in context

Think about that! THINK!, Koike pissed off the LDP by running, even when they put up a different candidate instead of her, it wasnt her "chance" and some other LDP butt, was "in-line" before her.

Somehow I found this post very funny.

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Posted in: Convenience stores use plastic sheets for social distancing See in context

A pretty good idea. But they still always touch my hand when giving me change, instead of dropping the coins into my outstretched hand which I place a couple of centimeters below theirs. I have also tried telling them to put the coins in the tray, but that really confuses them. 

My most effective strategy is to start unzipping my bag the moment before they hand over the change so I am unable to take it. 

All you need to do is pay with a Pasmo or Suica card. Welcome to the 21st century.

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Posted in: Soccer's sponsors worry that they are paying for nothing See in context

Not all professional players earn super player wages. There are hundreds who don't some even earning very little.

In the English leagues there are more than 2,500 professional players and the majority do not earn super wages.

Exactly my point. We should teach our kids that it is STRANGE even a few player earn super wages just because they can handle a soccer ball more skillfully.

Also, those top soccer players would never get the same level of respect from the public if they weren’t earning money. They are adored quite often just because they are wealthy.

The corona virus panic musta been a good wake-up call for those pro athletes about how useless their skills are in a real battle.

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Posted in: Soccer's sponsors worry that they are paying for nothing See in context

Good thing because those players get paid way more than they deserve. It is time people started thinking about what roles sports should really play in our lives.

It is ok to have pro sports leagues, but the business and its value has always been so overrated that some kids even say their DREAM is to be pro athletes.

Kids should play sports just to stay healthy and have more fun. They should never be judged on their ball handling skills. Now is a great time to teach that to your sons and daughters.

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Posted in: Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics See in context

Spectator sports is all about winning as it spins $$. Participation is just a by product.

I agree with you 100 percent. Interestingly, people thinking like us seem to be in the minority.

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Posted in: Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics See in context

Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics

I wouldn't mind at all if Team Japan lost all the rugby matches in the years ahead as long as those players stay healthy and well, but this guy obviously feels different.

Since winning in sports has always been overrated, most people have forgotten the true purpose of engaging in athletic activities, which is to be healthy and have fun through exercising.

It is interesting to see that people have different priorities.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 143 new coronavirus infections Sunday See in context

I sadly watched two online videos showing a man and woman lying in the street convulsing before remaining silent .people around them were muttering "Corona".... it's a horrible way to go

Are you a parent? If you are, teach your kid not to believe everything he/she sees on the Internet. Don’t forget to add that bystanders’ casual diagnosis is usually wrong.

A lot of ESL pupils are watching this thread. So act accordingly.

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Posted in: Gov't to give ¥300,000 in cash to each household in need See in context

All in all, its always challenging to desire who gets what and how to give out these sort of assistance but the bottom line is that this scenario is related to a virus outbreak so people shouldn’t be asked to form lines at the city offices with relevant documents!

You have earned a B plus for your essay. Otsukaresama!

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

I don’t need fricking masks-I need money to make up my income to pay my office rent

No one pays for your rent. Swallow your pride and ask your families for money. There must be someone employed full-time and kind enough to help you. Besides, there ARE jobs if you are not too picky, too. Perhaps you should have made more careful financial plans when you started your own business.

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Posted in: Koike calls for fewer outings; says state of emergency up to PM See in context

state of emergency up to PM

Not surprising at all she talks like this. She never makes critical decisions herself.

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

*you may be already infected.

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

SJToday  07:41 am JST

Wearing a mask is useful for trained medical personals, but not for ordinary people if they do not wear it correctly with careful hand hygiene.

The Abe admin has been consistently incompetent against coronavirus. The mask distribution is a joke.

This sort of thinking has helped the virus spread EVEN MORE in countries where people are reluctant to wear masks. It is true that masks do very little to avoid the infection, but it does work when you are on the GIVING END.

I believe you are one of those who are reluctant to wear a mask. Give up and put on a mask because you have already been infected(asymptomatic). It is not that hard to make one too. Simple googling will solve the problem.

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Posted in: Sex delivery workers, scammers adapt to coronavirus See in context

They include semi-pros, university students seeking to earn income by engaging in papa-katsu (a regular arrangement with an older man), and hard-up housewives hoping to supplement the family budget. 

If university students really believe that this is the only way to make their lives better, they are not qualified enough to be university students in the first place. Guaranteed that they will be paying a price for their action either in the short term or the long term. What goes around comes around.

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Posted in: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context

He spent almost the entire time just going over what had happened, and how we are in crisis and that it's important to avoid crowds, etc, etc and how it was a serious situation and how the government would come up with concrete measures to deal with it. 

It is the government's job to report to the public what has happened first hand, not only through some printed media. eg,, Japan Today. So he reported what had happened.

He let us hear him speak live, listen to his own voice, not through private printed news sources, e.g., Sora News.

It is far from nothing.

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Posted in: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context

"We will draw up the boldest-ever package by using all policy tools, such as reducing or exempting tax payments and extending financial assistance," Abe said.

Let me thank Mr. Abe for this on behalf of several posters here living paycheck to paycheck!

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

Seriously, Koike is the last person you should listen to. What she has just said is nothing new. I would say just ignore that woman and keep getting information from experts.

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Posted in: Expert panel discourages large gatherings, recommends reopening some schools See in context

I wonder if posters crying for more testing have contacted authorities to inquire about the possibility of getting themselves tested.

Perhaps not.

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Posted in: Expert panel discourages large gatherings, recommends reopening some schools See in context

Despite the people who always insist that they aren't effective, I firmly believe that the widespread use of masks in Japan has been really beneficial. So long as everybody uses them, the R0 value (contagiousness) of the disease should be cut down. This would especially be the case for asymptomatic carriers who would otherwise not be wearing a mask and releasing respiratory droplets unabated. How else do you explain the the lack of exponential growth in cases and deaths without relying on conspiracy theories?

Valid comment. In my view, masks may not be effective for prevention, but wearing them makes yourself and others more aware of the issue, which could help promote other important habits like frequent handwashing among a larger population.

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Posted in: Japan considers postponing emperor's state visit to Britain See in context

And why is this even news? We have important things to think about now.

I agree, and so do most other Japanese-language publications.

But obviously the editor of Japan Today believes otherwise.

LOL

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Posted in: Tokyo governor vows full measures to combat virus during Olympic torch relay See in context

The statement she made about Italians and hanami parties more than proves she’s an imbecile.

I agree, and let me add that she has frequently made irresponsible statements in order to please everybody.

How in the world she will manage this is beyond me.

She will do jack. Other people entrusted with the job will try to come up with something....that could fail miserably.

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Posted in: Nikkei falls to lowest level in 3 years amid virus fears See in context

Not many comments here. I guess not many hold shares.

Perhaps not. I bet most regular posters here are living paycheck to paycheck. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that)

Anyway, like someone said, what has come down will go back up. So, I’m not worried too much.

Well, to be honest, I am concerned...holding my breath.

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Posted in: SoftBank's Son criticized for offering free coronavirus tests See in context

It is only reported that the critical comments came from Twitter users. I find it comical (though not surprising) that several posters here blame the Japanese government again with no supporting facts.

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Posted in: Lawson donates 'onigiri' to daycare centers after school closures See in context

Jido club/gaku-do..are two different things, but are basically the same. I have volunteered at a "jido club" for well over 30 years now! 

So, did the place you volunteer at apply for the free onigiri giveaway or not?

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