A Mohican style would have looked nicer on them.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
In countries like China, fake virus test certificates are readily available, so tightening the entry rules won’t help much as long as Japan accepts foreigners with “special exceptional circumstances.”
-1 ( +9 / -10 )
The Indian asylum seeker could have gone to another country to apply for a refugee status rather than wasting 13 years in Japan. The new legislation is designed to deport illegal aliens trying to stay in Japan by pretending to be refugees.
9 ( +20 / -11 )
Releasing diluted tritium water into the ocean is standard practice throughout the world. I’m afraid many of the posters here seem to lack science literacy,
-9 ( +4 / -13 )
Kind words from the world’s biggest polluter. China has been dumping radioactive waste into the ocean for year, as well as plastics and all kinds of industrial waste.
10 ( +22 / -12 )
If only Princess Mako would wake up and realize that she has responsibilities as a member of the imperial family before pursuing her personal happiness.
-16 ( +6 / -22 )
Slightly better than those perverts who steal women’s underwear.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
I hope she will get well soon and resume her normal, though she’ll probably have to take tons of anti-tissue rejection pills every day for the rest of her life.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
-6 ( +2 / -8 )
Suga is completely out of touch. Establishing a children’s agency in the midst of the global pandemic? There are more urgent matters to attend to like full compensation for lost sales to help struggling small businesses.
2 ( +6 / -4 )
Japan obviously needs a couple more doses of supplementary budgets just to keep its economy alive. Increased government spending eventually turns into increased income in the private sector. And it’ll all be financed by issuing government bonds. Not a penny of your tax money will be used.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
If I had a child, I wouldn’t send him or her to a nursery school where boys are dressed in girl’s clothing. Couldn’t the boy’s parents have had their son dressed as a boy when he is at the school? That would have taught the child a valuable lesson that there are things in life that you just have to put up with.
13 ( +20 / -7 )
The new rule is not going to work. Most train stations have elevators for people with disabilities and mothers pushing baby carriages. Mr Kawase might consider using one in his daily commute.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
There’s no need to limit the number of diners to four as long as each diner is shielded from each other’s droplets by plastic sheets and acrylic panels. The mere fact that the LDP lawmakers dined together is hardly newsworthy.
-8 ( +1 / -9 )
She’s a karate champion. But She should have kicked him in the groin to stop him from bullying her.
14 ( +22 / -8 )
It’s not the number of diners that matters but how well they are protected from droplets by plastic shields or transparent acrylic panels. Personally I feel sorry for the Health Ministry officials. They just succumbed to peer pressure,
-17 ( +1 / -18 )
Consumption tax is a penalty against consumption and has to be immediately abolished when businesses are having a hard time due to the pandemic that’s been going on for over a year now.
-2 ( +9 / -11 )
Would you say that the chances of getting anaphylaxis is 47 out of 58,0000 cases (0.008103%) so the vaccination is reasonably safe? Statistically, yes. But you wouldn’t want to be one of the 47, would you?
-21 ( +8 / -29 )
The legislation is long overdue. At present, Chinese nationals can own property in Japan but Japanese are not allowed to buy land in China. It’s against reciprocity
7 ( +9 / -2 )
I didn’t know that the prosecutors can indict a dead man.
16 ( +17 / -1 )
The “East Sea” is situated to the west of Japan so it’s not a neutral term.
26 ( +31 / -5 )
Don’t forget that testing positive doesn’t mean you’ve got the virus.
-10 ( +3 / -13 )
Jenny and Narumi, it’s too early to celebrate. The constitution of Japan defines marriage as between two sexes and should be maintained by husband and wife. A court ruling doesn’t change the supreme law.
4 ( +14 / -10 )
Japanese prosecutors boast of their 99 percent conviction rate because they only indict cases where they are certain of winning conviction. They just drop weaker cases.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
The government made the right decision by barring foreign spectators from the Olympics. Allowing them in at this stage of the pandemic is out of the question. But no foreign inspectors means there’ll be plenty of unsold tickets available at discount prices. I wouldn’t mind buying one or two.
-5 ( +3 / -8 )
Decades of tight fiscal policy and misplaced belief in balanced budget have rendered Japan lagging far behind China in defense capabilities. The ruling LDP politicians should realize that “If you want peace, prepare for war.”
3 ( +13 / -10 )
If public health and safety are top priority, the only sensible decision will be cancel the Olympics.
16 ( +17 / -1 )