Michael Lovely comments

Posted in: Gov't considers compulsory private health insurance for int'l Olympic visitors See in context

It makes sense to have any visitor to have their own insurance when they travel. This will discourage mass tourism and "begpackers". Traveling to certain Western countries always required health insurance with medical evacuation and repatriation. Not sure why Japanese public agreed to shoulder the expenses for covid19 treatment of visitors though it seems like a good compassionate gesture but a lot of locals need financial assistance with many going out of business.

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Posted in: Japan had record 610,000 school bullying cases in FY2019 See in context

It's sad that even me as a visitor experienced some attitude from 2 young male shinkansen staff that caught me off guard and startled as I try to process what just happened. I was so angry and pissed because it was rude. I later realized later that the feeling was similar to a feeling I thought I forgot long ago. The feeling of being bullied. I was ready to go back and kick their teeth in but didn't want to get in trouble as a tourist.

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Posted in: 6 doctors referred to prosecutors over death of 2-year-old boy in 2014 See in context

Very disappointed seeing all the "medical experts" here commenting/bashing doctors ready to hang them for their mistakes. Mistakes can happen in medicine and it happens quite often. It's admitting to it and being accountable to it is what's important and doing better. If mistakes meant losing your license then there wouldn't be doctors and hospitals would close. Go to your next door shaman. Everyone makes mistakes but the public expect perfection that doesn't exist. There's a reason suicide rates are high in the medical profession yet nobody talks about it. I feel sorry that a life was lost and there definitely seems to be an error in this case but it doesn't necessarily mean it was the doctor's fault all the time. The nurse may misheard the order or a decimal point was misplaced. That happens everywhere. But I'll reserve judgement until the investigation is finished. An accusation like this can cause permanent damage to someone's career even he proves innocence.

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