You’ve gotta be kidding me right?
The state of emergency has been lifted and NOW the government and media announces masks will start to be given out to the rest of Japan?
I went to my neighborhood combini this morning and was able to buy a couple for myself. Even pachinko parlors are giving them out as prizes now.
Im a Japanese citizen with a My Number card and still couldn’t get the stimulus money because of a computer error.
Thank god the death toll seems to be relatively low because the politicians and governors that the Japanese people voted in failed big time.
Mask distribution: Failure
Covid testing: Failure
Monetary help: Failure
The Japanese culture is so into being polite and saying ごめんなさい. I hope the next article I see on this website is that of our government leaders apologizing for its unkept promises and dereliction of duty.
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...the novel corona virus
Seriously? You’re going to use the word “novel” to describe the virus?
Someone is being very liberal with the thesaurus.
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Nice pic to go along with the article.
Looks like something a chikan would take...
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“There is no smoke without fire as the old adage goes. “
Yeah sure, maybe.
But the problem with the internet these days is that every dumb troll has a match.
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It’s hard to respect a news outlet like this one that uses words like “could” in the the title of an article.
This story has ramifications which effect policy on consumer safety and ultimately lives...and this particular writer goes with “could” in the headline?
Definitive answers please!
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“...without detailing the incident or punishment...”
Hey J-journalists: Don’t know what school you learned your trade at but here’s a bit of advice.
If you dug a little bit harder found out what these details were; you might get more views and likes.
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Marijuana leading to psychotic behavior? Please...
Do these people not know that it’s used for medical treatment in numerous places around the world?
The worst side effects from what I hear are becoming temporarily dumb, lazy, and hungry...very hungry.
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"Is he like a Japanese version of Willy Wonka?"
No, he is like a Japanese version of the monorail salesman...
Monorail! Monorail! Monorail!
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This kind of thing raises so many questions.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for punishing racist behavior but 300,000 for tweet by someone who doesn’t have a large web presence and influence is a bit excessive. When I read the quotes of the tweet in the article, it seemed to be that he was just expressing bigoted thoughts. Horrible opinions but they weren’t inciting violence nor promoting organized hate.
I do believe though that the last part about not respecting their rights is punishable...but not 300,000. Freedom of speech should also be taken into consideration.
If this is the direction the prefecture is going with in doling out fines, I hope they also track down every like and retweet and fine those users as well. At least be fair with the punishments.
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