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Posted in: Japan's top court sides with tattoo artist in test case See in context

Nothing about the "safety" either, it's ONLY about this guy not having a doctor's license, nothing more, nothing less.

The arrest was not about the safety, I agree. But the Supreme Court decided that the art should be safe, and no medical license be required.

So it has come down to the safety of the practice at the end.

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Posted in: Japan's top court sides with tattoo artist in test case See in context

The question was not whether the art was associated with yakuza. It was about the safety of the practice.

The writer or the editor of the article seems fixated on a different issue.

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Posted in: Bookings start for trips to and from Tokyo under Go To subsidy program See in context

Just got 35 percent off my upcoming accomodation thanks to the campaign

So did I.

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Posted in: Bookings start for trips to and from Tokyo under Go To subsidy program See in context

Two months ago the People who said Japan would collapse because of Covid 19 are right here making comments today. 

Same people have said the government has completely failed and Japan will see as many deaths as America if not more because of the density of our city, because Japan has the oldest population on earth with many in their 80s,90s even 100.

Never happened, never will, Japanese people are very different from Americans.

I know. I wonder why those guys are not embarrassed with themselves.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

This is just plain wrong. Maybe the majority of times that a mask was worn was to protect ones self, but that’s because so many people wear them to protect from hay fever. As for the people though, they’ve been taught for decades to put on a mask if you feel a cough or unwell, to protect others. Literally common knowledge in Japan.

You are talking about the 60s and 70s.

Tons of HEALTHY people started wearing masks in Japan during the outbreak of the new influenza.

This relatively NEW mask culture has changed yet again due to the government campaign.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

It makes no difference whether I have or not. The existence of a message doesn't prove your point that people's attitudes have changed

Then, read and think about what effect it must have had on the mindset of the Japanese.

We have already agreed that our standards of judgement about the effect of the campaign are different.

We, including myself, may have worn masks in the flu season before, but it was for protecting myself. Now I am wearing one because I was educated by the government. I hate to admit it, but they have succeeded in changing my mind. I am one of the many.

Feel free to disagree,

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Well Grasshopper, it's not being "rude" when it's a fact.

The government campaign had an effect in changing people’s mind about the danger of being the GIVING end of the virus.

A majority of Japanese used to wear masks for OWN PROTECTION.

Now they are wearing them to PROTECT OTHERS.

So the mask-donning culture has definitely changed even in Japan, due to the effort of the government.

That is another fact you are failing to see.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Can you actually prove that this actually had any effect, e.g. by citing evidence such as a reliable poll that indicates that people started wearing masks because of such warnings?

You have not read the message that came in with the mask, have you?

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

You obviously have never lived here through a "regular" flu season! lol!

OK, where is YOUR corroborating evidence for that?

There is no need to be rude, Yubaru-kun.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

I think we have very different ideas about what constitutes an accomplishment. I am personally doubtful that Japanese people would have behaved much differently if the government had taken no such measures, which have been so ineptly implemented they've invited more ridicule than praise

Yes, I agree that we disagree.

On the back of the mask package, it says “Always be aware that you may be infected yourself (you may be on the GIVING end).” This was a very important message especially when most people were only thinking about the protective effects of masks.

The fact that the word Anenomask was coined also proved that the government has succeeded in its campaign. It did contribute to increasing the mask-wearing population, no matter what mask they choose to wear.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Tell us what the government has done

Distributing masks obviously and thereby reinforcing the mask culture, That is THE topic of this thread.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Wearing masks was already customary here. The public hardly needed much telling so it's hardly a major success on the government's part.

I disagree, because the government helped reinforce the mask wearing culture by sending them for free.

The government REMINDED us that it is extremely important to wear masks to stop the spread of the virus.

That is quite an accomplishment.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

I suggest that some of you learn to pay respect to what the government has done.

Look at what the CDC in the U.S. initially said about masks. They told its people that they did not have to wear masks.

Japan is handling this a lot better.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Give it up, you assumed something not written. And you obviously know little if anything about "Little Lord Fauntleroy Abe"

You clearly wrote the first statement as a generalized statement.

No elementary students are making masks, at least not voluntarily.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

 Why are people not taking it to the streets?

I guess that is because the fatality rate in this pandemic is still low.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

SOME elementary school students may have made masks because they were TOLD to make one, yes.

These kids had no other choice, so it is not smart to criticize Abe based on that casual observation.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Yubaru wrote:

hell even elementary school kids are making their own masks

This is not true.

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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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