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Posted in: SDF to soften hairstyle rules as recruit shortage worsens See in context

They really think they did something amazing here! Like a haircut is a deciding factor to join the military! How dumb.

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Posted in: Taylor-mania hits Tokyo as Swift resumes tour before Super Bowl See in context

This woman is apparently so powerful she can make grown men comment and have very strong opinions about her even if they’ve ’never heard her’ or don’t know ‘what makes her special’.

She’s clearly very special if she’s making you take time out of your day to comment on something you know nothing about and (if rumours are true) she can make political figures nervous and worried about her power and influence.

You don’t see her appeal? You think her carbon footprint is too big? You think she’s a Democratic plant? Good for you. Well done. Now go touch some grass or listen to ‘shake it off’ and have a lovely day.

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Posted in: Japan should brace for large 9th COVID wave: experts See in context

Seems like they have some time to prepare this time then. I just deleted my SOS app and now this..

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Posted in: Long COVID keeping 31,000 Australians away from work every day See in context

Even if you have long covid here, most people can’t take a ‘sick day’ because you won’t get paid for it or lose your job. (Lived and worked in Australia for 20 years so I know the sick leave system).

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Posted in: Japanese government proposes manga-inspired courtship; Suzu Yamanouchi praised for critique See in context

The answer is simple - people in Japan don’t have time to date because of work commitments. If people didn’t have to work overtime abs on weekends they’d have more time to date and spend time hitting walls next to their crushes heads.

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Posted in: Azalea aura See in context

What’s the name of the shrine?

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Posted in: Japan's tight entry rules over Omicron variant to last into next year See in context

As a foreign resident who recently came back to Japan after a week in Australia (family emergency) I was shocked how easily the virus came in.

All travellers must take a pcr test 72 hours before arrival abs submit a negative test to get on the plane then another when they get to Narita a we’re told to isolate immediately but I saw passengers going to the conbini at Narita and their child coughing terribly the whole flight.

Woke up the next morning to an email from the airline saying one of the passengers on my flight got covid but only to get tested if I had symptoms and to stay at home for 2 weeks

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Posted in: Rare shot shows 2 distinct seasons meeting in one place See in context

It seems to always be rainy season..

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Posted in: ‘Peeping Tom’ police officer arrested outside woman’s apartment See in context

But on a sadder note - are women not even safe from sexual harassment living alone in their own homes anymore? Where is safe for women not to be made to feel unsafe?

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Posted in: ‘Peeping Tom’ police officer arrested outside woman’s apartment See in context

Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I saw a naked woman through an opening in the curtains and wondered if I could see her again.”

Wait until this guy gets access to the internet! He’s in for a ride!

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Posted in: 18-year-old girl arrested after body of newborn baby found in toilet at home See in context

What happened to the boy who got her pregnant or if didn’t use protection?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,052 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,806 See in context

How were the numbers quadruple when the Olympics was on? Were there more tests? More people? How were there 4 times as many cases?

Recently my 27 year old, healthy, no pre-existing conditions friend was put on a ventilator and they had to call different hospitals before she was accepted. She has recovered from the respiratory problems now but still feels foggy and isn’t the same person she was.

Young people can suffer serious symptoms.

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser criticizes Bach's revisit to Tokyo See in context

Hold up, why is this article saying that we’ve been in a state of emergency since July?

Restaurants and karaoke bars etc have been ‘urged’ to close at 8pm since April last year.. did something change?

oh wait, we had a couple of months last year where they were open until 9!

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

Which do you think is more disappointing to the Japanese people, being referred to as Chinese by a high ranking official, or some foreigners brought in by the high ranking officials crew doing something stupid?

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Posted in: Health experts warn of Olympic COVID-19 threat; prefer no spectators See in context

I heard that you can only get Covid in a venue with 10,001 people and you can get Covid from having dinner with foreigners if they’re not Olympic athletes or media!

Let’s feel safe!

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Posted in: Suga likely to call snap election after Olympics, Paralympics: report See in context

Suga has said he would focus on dealing with the pandemic, and that Japan will go ahead with the Games under strict virus-protection measures.

What strict virus protection measures? Shortening business hours so more people are in restaurants at the same time, on trains (yes, some people still have to go to work and cannot work from home) and pay a lot of money to get tested?

What strict protection measures?

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Posted in: Arguments for 'right to disconnect' from work draw more attention amid pandemic See in context

For those privileged enough to be able to dictate their own conditions (logging off after work hours etc) that’s wonderful and good for you to be in such a privileged position.

Unfortunately for some, if they refuse to switch off they will lose money or their jobs which aren’t easy to replace in this pandemic. Some people aren’t in a position to dictate to their companies how and when they will work and need the government to intervene.

Please think of others before commenting what others should do.

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Posted in: Have you or anybody you know been tested for the coronavirus? If yes, what was the result? See in context

I know my friends dorm had a small outbreak and 30 out of 40 people tested negative. I tried to get tested twice but was told I wasn’t at risk after having contact with an infected person.

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Posted in: Man arrested after refusing to pay hotel bill for 15-night stay See in context

James - I’m a really cute one and speak decent Japanese and I get asked every time. When my native partner checked in once, we paid at the end.

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Posted in: Koike lowers virus alert; Tokyo to be included in Go To travel campaign from Oct 1 See in context

How does she propose we stay vigilant? Wear a mask? Medical staff wear higher quality masks than everyone and still get sick.

social distance? Try telling my boss to let me catch a later train to work or let me work from home.

Please teach me how to ‘remain vigilant’?

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Posted in: Tokyo governor calls for restraint in travel during Obon holidays See in context

To the people saying that they will travel because their Grandparents said 'if we become infected, it's okay, we're old and don't care about becoming sick' - I have 2 questions for you.

Will you not be taking public transport or going out in public (convenience stores, supermarket etc..) whilst in their town?

If there was an outbreak there(as the cases in Miyazaki went from 0 - 100 in a couple of weeks) are there enough hospitals to care for them?

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Posted in: 2 dogs test positive for coronavirus, marking Japan's 1st reported pet infections See in context

So I know several humans with fevers and coughs that couldn't get a test but dogs can?

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Posted in: Pandemic gets Japan's automated delivery services on the road See in context

There will be a bit of trial and error but this will be great for the environment if they can take more delivery vehicles off the roads.

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Posted in: Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19 See in context

Here we have scientific evidence that specifically differentiates it from 'just a flu'. Scientific evidence from professionals who understand the way viruses work. Politicians, whom do not understand how viruses work and have not studied for years are governing our health however are ignoring these facts.

Why is this article not headline news?

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Posted in: Many businesses ask customers, workers in U.S. to waive legal rights if they catch COVID-19 See in context

I feel so sorry for the poor people who have no choice but to keep their job by signing these waivers - there are so many people looking for work in America right now, those refusing to sign would be easily replaced.

its interesting to see the privilege in the 'I just wouldn't sign' comments though.. What if that's the only job you could get and need to feed yourself?

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Posted in: Down but not out: Crisis puts the brakes on fast fashion See in context

Fast fashion contributes to slave labour and landfill. Maybe it's low cost to the consumer to buy something and wear it for 6 months and throw it away but high cost to the environment in the long term.

Our parents garments lasted them years - quality over quantity! Buy locally made clothes!

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Posted in: Tokyo to ask nightlife workers to take coronavirus tests See in context

Hosts work in closed space and communicate one on one with other people and should get tested, according to Koike.

Teachers work in closed settings and communicate one on one with children and....?

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Posted in: No imminent plan for another state of emergency for Tokyo, Fukuoka: minister See in context

To the commentators saying Japanese numbers are low because Japanese people already wear (mostly paper/foam) face masks and don't touch eachother, how can you explain medical professionals wearing gloves and properly fitted masks catching COVID19?

Honest question: Can someone explain why people are social distancing while waiting for registers in a store but walking around the store touching the same objects and standing next to eachother is okay? Does Covid only spread to people standing in line at a register? Also can you only catch after 8pm but not during the day?

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Posted in: Tokyo to further relax restrictions on Monday, Koike says See in context

Every country that is opened up - Sweden, Singapore, Sourh Korea, middle USA has seen a serious increase in cases. Even in places like Australia where their initial count was low.

The economy needs to keep moving yes. But at what cost to people's health? It's great to say 'wash your hands, social distance' but Tokyo is too crowded.

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Posted in: Abe's two-mask pledge met online with derision and humor See in context

We will all be fine with a couple of cloth masks, afterall, no medical professionals with high grade masks and PPE have died from COVID19, have they?

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