Makoto Shimizu comments

Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

Good to know that the covid-19 vaccine can be taken at workplace. Last year we all got influenza vaccine at workplace, they have the know how to do it.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

Very shameful situation, Japan is behind most countries, no sense of urgency, disgusting. HAYAKU!!!

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan woman unconvinced by Nagoya immigration account See in context

Some Japanese, most of them are extremely gentle, kind, peaceful. Unfortunately there are few cold blood, heartless people, insensitive, cruel, sadic, the result is this very sad death of a harmless person. Hope that these bad officers be punished.

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Posted in: Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144 See in context

Sense of urgency is a must now. Immediate action is required to save precious lives. Hayaku, hurry up!! Gambare

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

I and my wife got the virus that arrived before the vaccine, so, please, we expect that the sense of urgency be spread among all to start the vaccination ASAP, As Soon As Possible. Hayaku! Hurry up!

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Posted in: Suga says Japan aiming for 1 mil COVID-19 vaccine shots daily See in context

Would Japanese government humbly accept vaccines from China? Due to the lack of vaccines over 10,000 people have died so far, millions got infected, lack of vaccines is strongly affecting the revenues of businesses and mental health of everybody. Prejudice against China should be put aside and consider their vaccines.

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Posted in: Japan's proposed immigration law revisions deal fresh blow to refugees See in context

Japan is very short of workers, several companies work 7x24 and demand daily overtime from workers, up to 45 hours a month. Before the pandemic some business had 160 vacancies for every 100 candidates. So foreigners should be welcome.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics hit by yet another scandal over demeaning comments See in context

"Olympig" he is the type of person that loses a friend but not the joke... Lost opportunity of keeping to himself his not politically correct thought... And lost a well paid job.

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Posted in: China says it is exercising self-restraint against Japanese ships near Senkakus See in context

Can Japan and China innovate and change this bad old behavior of fighting and make a historical act by making an agreement to share these islands? Grown up minds, great leaders build peace, learn to leave the past in the past and write a new history of cooperation, aiming the future of mankind.

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Posted in: Legend of Honda See in context

It would be wonderful if a consensus could be built with the Japanese government, car makers and Uber like companies to make these marvelous self driven cars available to everyone. It would reduce the cars on the streets and the need to own a car, a high tech one.

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

That's very bad and sad news. Japan is worldwide known by the good practices in planning and execution of challenges like this. Hard to believe that supplies were not purchased in the needed quantity

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Posted in: Japan's middle class slowly sinking into poverty See in context

Poverty concept in Japan has to be clearly defined. To be poor in underdeveloped countries means that someone has not income enough to eat three meals a day, no money to own a car or own a house or pay a rent of a decent house, no resources to purchase clothes, no medical insurance, no way to go to dentist. Over 90% of houses in Japan have air conditioning, this is considered luxury in real poor countries.

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Posted in: More middle-aged men made homeless by coronavirus See in context

Frankly cannot understand why these men do not work as there are many job offers at bentoyas from 950 yen an hour, 5 days a week, 40 hours a week, plus 45 extra hours (zangyo) Bentoyas accept people over 50 years old. Hard work, honest work.

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Posted in: Fuji TV launches Japanese-language course on YouTube for global viewers See in context

Great good news! Will check this!

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Posted in: Rwandan single mothers turn to online babysitting of Japanese kids See in context

Glad to hear about this nice initiative of international relationship between Rwandan women and Japanese children. For sure a good example of open minded, open hearted people. Children educated as world citizens. Congratulations

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. defense chiefs agree to keep China in check See in context

Weapons lobby are workaholics crazily working for creating conflicts, fear, panic, this is very sad, the insane competition for making money at any cost. Hope that the peacemakers win this dispute, the world must be united to erradicate coronavirus and build bridges, not walls.

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Posted in: Man fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does See in context

Ridiculous, bizarre, unbelievable, injustice.

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Posted in: War's end meant years of pain for Japanese girl in China See in context

Great true story of human kindness, Chinese solidarity towards Japanese that must be told to encourage people to build a peaceful society.

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Posted in: Children of Jewish refugee who fled Nazis thank Japan over visa issuance See in context

One more Japanese hero of Mankind to be remembered. Another Japanese diplomat acted as Schindler, Mr Chiune Sugihara. Great Men, great souls. The true Japanese spirit.

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Posted in: Ramen restaurant in Chiba offers lifetime free ramen plan for ¥100,000 See in context

That's a great offer, please bring it to Asaka, Saitama. There in Yokohama there is a delicious ramen at Sugitaya, close to Sugita train station.

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Posted in: Rural migration driven by coronavirus See in context

It is a worldwide illusion, people in the countryside idealize the city and urban people dream of the countryside.

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Posted in: Gov't to set guidelines on economic restart on Monday See in context

Here in Asaka, Saitama, it is possible to see great adherence to preventive measures as my most people wearing masks, closure of several amusement places, reduction of opening business time, and tightening of preventive procedures in companies as taking body temperature of employees, alcohol bottles for hands disinfection, individualized compartments in the food court,etc.

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Posted in: Journalist ponders meaning of Japan's (currently) low coronavirus infection numbers See in context

Lower numbers of diseases in Japan can be attributed to 3 good habits as: 1.Taking off shoes before entering home, 2.Wearing masks and 3. No physical contact for greetings and above all, the concern for the collective

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Posted in: Seiyu to pay special bonus to store staff working during pandemic See in context

Good initiative of Seyu. Hope to be followed by other companies. There in Brazil, a third world country, some workers receive an increase of salary depending on the hazards they have to deal with in their work. For sure there is no way to compensate for all the risks, but, it is a good gesture of recognition, appreciation. Congratulations, it is a welcome attitude towards employees satisfaction that may help a little in these times.

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Posted in: 2 mil face masks donated by Taiwan arrive in Japan See in context

Great gesture of good will. Thank you Taiwan, an admirable country and people.

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Posted in: Virus brings two foes together, Japan and China See in context

It is a great opportunity for Japan to cooperate with China, a win win situation.

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Posted in: Brazil's president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires but offers no evidence See in context

Heavy accusations without any proof. This is a shame to Brazil.

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Posted in: Winter arrivals See in context

Wow!!! Very cute and beautiful birds, live masterpieces of arts.

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Posted in: Abe says no need to raise sales tax beyond 10% for decade See in context

Sao Paulo state in Brazil has 18% of Sales Tax (VAT) for most goods. Brazil has nearly 60 types of different taxes that are created and applied in cities, states, nationwide, also depending on the type and size of business, industry. It is a mess, and due to the high amount of tax there is a big tax evasion as many decide to work informally, without any legal coverage as obtaining all necessary official licenses is also a great obstacle, bottleneck. Raising taxes is a bad idea. Government must be efficient, effective, must be able to provide the best services without burdening the society with heavy taxes.

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Posted in: Robots to take 20 mil jobs, worsening inequality: study See in context

The next challenge is to transform robots into consumers as human beings will be unemployed.

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