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Posted in: Japan joins calls for investigation into WHO's virus response See in context

If we are Americas lapdog and want to destroy the WHO effort to fight the pandemic, at least our master should give us a bone

AND if the WHO had actually tried to prevent this pandemic, instead of repeating obviously fake CCP propaganda, then we wouldn't even have any kind of pandemic to fight against.

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Posted in: Japan joins calls for investigation into WHO's virus response See in context

Almost all the countries underestimated and didn't take the virus seriously thinking it was just like SARS or even weaker and won't reach them.

Gee...I wonder, how to explain this? Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that the WHO still claimed there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission at least 3 WEEKS after Taiwan had warned them about this!?

And how are you supposed to "take it seriously" if you are attacked for blocking travel even from the epicenter of the outbreak??

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Posted in: Gov't waiting for Golden Week to decide on extending state of emergency See in context

If you feel safer inside, then just stay inside. You can go about your life and maintain a safe distance, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and not touch your face without a government order.

@Sam Watters

No, you can't. If you are forced to go to work day after day, even if you have absolutely nothing to do there...or otherwise you will most likely be fired, then it's literally IMPOSSIBLE to reduce social contacts by 80% (to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the virus).

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Posted in: Japan starts 1st weekend under state of emergency as infection cases soar in Tokyo See in context

@smithinjapan

Yeah, "State of emergency" in name only. Everything still open if the owners choose it, with no penalties if they operate between the "recommended" hours. I love how they feign surprise though when announcing new highs in infection and deaths "despite the measures taken to combat the spread"!

Unfortunately, things will be getting really bad now. I really don't want to say this, but I just have to: the Japanese people are always shocked if smth happens (which was "written in the stars", by all means), because an average person seems to have an absurd inability to analyze available data and to do some proper research on his/her own.

They closed the schools, basically overnight, with 20-30 new cases per day - and opened them with 200-300 cases per day!? Why? Because the government told so! But how about using your own brain for thinking, for a change?

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context

Carnage is an appropriate word for what is coming. Please check the videos from Italy for a preview.

@anon99999

For East Asian countries, Italy is already the aftermath, not the preview. Have you already forgotten, where this virus came from in the first place??

The main reason for concern lies mostly in SE Asia right now, because the virus has (unfortunately) started to make a serious impact there as well now, which might send East Asia also onto the next round of mass infections...

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context

What is conspicuous is that countries like Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong have largely avoided mass infections and deaths

@Ozellis

Singapore and HK are basically just cities, so it's not too hard to shut them off from the rest of the world. Therefore, the achievements of Taiwan are actually a lot more impressive.

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context

With other countries facing carnage, Japan too will face it. There is no reason to think otherwise. Japanese don’t have genetic immunity. The pachinko parlors and game centers are still open. Almost nothing is being done.

@Omachi

There are still several countries, which haven't even reported a SINGLE case yet, and dozens of others operate with cases in single digits. Thus, you should try to expand your geographical knowledge a little.

Of course, Japan might still face much greater carnage, but compared to the vast majority of the world, it already HAS been hit fairly hard.

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Posted in: Abe strikes conciliatory note on S Korea See in context

@Jeff Ko

"Abe should really be an adult as he is now over Moon and propose a way for peaceful severance of diplomatic ties between Japan and Korea. [....]. It's better for the two countries to sever ties"

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And what exactly would be the alternative? Russia? China? North Korea?? Japan and SK are the ONLY proper democracies in both East and SE Asia (besides Taiwan), where political and human rights are respected as a national policy (not merely as a gift by a rare humane leader).

In other words, Japan and SK are simply forced to work together, if they wish to remain in the global family of ethical and free nations.

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Posted in: Abe strikes conciliatory note on S Korea See in context

@Samit Basu

"Hence Korean children must constantly be reminded of the past in order to ask them to make the sacrifice they are making to ensure that Korean military supremacy over Japan is maintained"

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Come on, perhaps it's about time to enter the 21st century? Japan is the LAST of the neighbors that would attack SK in the foreseeable future. SK is surrounded by pretty much rogue states as far as the eyes can see. And yet you are still lamenting about Japan, which is by far the most democratic country in your region (even including SE Asia)!?

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