This guy should be impeached for fraud, and endangering the lives of the people at the very least. Government corruption at its worst!
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He'd rather die than facing the responsibility....sad and pathetic
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If necessary do it. Declare a state of emergency for Tokyo. Nobody in or out. Clamp down on the night life business. Whatever is possible under Japan's lukewarm laws. The consequence of failing to act will be much worse.
I agree, but the SoE in Japan was such weak sauce, that it will take a long time to get the numbers down. The government needs to grow a set, and tell the people to stay home or face some real and significant consequences for this to work. If they did this, and everyone obeyed, there is a good possibility that the coronavirus could be gone from Japan in a about a month. THEN you can have any business you want to open with impunity. THERE'S YOU'RE SOLUTION MONTY!!
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400 cases among a population of 14.000.000 in Tokyo is 0.0028%
Let us say the reported number is wrong and it is 10x higher. So 4000 cases.
4000 cases among a population of 14.000.000 is 0.028%
Let us say this number is also wrong and it is 100x higher. So 40000 cases.
40000 cases among a population of 14.000.000 is 0.28%
Do you even understand what these numbers are? You talk as if 40,000 is the total number of cases of infected people in Tokyo. The reality is the number is UNKNOWN, that is why we test. But they way things are trending, the numbers are probably much higher. Also, the number of infected people is INCREASING, that is why the government is stepping up the precautions (although its arguably a moot cause unless they start enforcing more restrictions and stop protecting irresponsible night life businesses) .
Let me give you a real analogy. Let's say I have 100 jellybeans and 2 of them will kill you if you ate them...would you take a chance and eat a jellybean?....yeah, I thought so. When people go to work on crowded trains everyday with people who don't wear masks, or wear them incorrectly because they're "unconfortable", or because they refuse to to support some stupid political cause, then the are eating jellybeans.
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I think she may be going senile....or she's pulling a Kanye Kardashian style publicity grab
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This is so stupid! Why should I have to pay to have bars stay in business?? If they can't operate and keep their customers safe, then they should just close! Yes, bars may go out of business, but the industry will survive!
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What a dumb lawsuit. A woman dies from what seems to be a totally unrelated incident, and the nurse has to take responsibility for that? If I were the nurse, I would counter sue for loss of income for the last 6 years, defamation, and just plain stupidity of the justice system in this country!
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Who cares...let the Koreans have their statue. At least its on their own soil. Americans have to live with tons of confederate statues littered all over the country.
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That's because Japanese drivers are taught to always be on the lookout for people about to cross the road, and stop if their hand is raised. It's also why Japanese kids are taught to raise their hands. These is the rules of the road in Japan. Don't follow them, and you may kill someone. Or get killed if you're the pedestrian.
Yes, I get that. but they should also be taught that cars may not stop just because you have your hand in the air, and to make sure that the car stops FIRST before crossing...common sense goes a long way
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The comments about the Showa era is hilarious: TV was better, CocaCola tasted better...LOL
“I would hate to go back in time to an era that didn’t have any Internet!”
Definitely a comment made by a millennial or person who never lived in the Show era.
Being a child of the 80's I agree that the Showa era was the best, and it was BECAUSE we had no internet. There was was tons of better things to do other than staring into screens all day. People (in Japan especially) seemed so much nicer, politer, healthier....it was definitely a better time.
I think online culture is hurting Japanese culture (especially Pop culture) Yes, JCulture has always been a bit quirky and niche, but nowadays its just plain stupid and ruled by attention whores!
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Weekday, weekend deaths don't change
0 deaths today
Actually, someone did die from covid19 in Japan yesterday. A 60 year man was diagnosed as being corona positive on July 11th and hospitalized. He was asymptomatic for 10 days (from the 11th to the 21st) , and then his health deteriorated quickly. He died yesterday. You don't know what it's going to do to you or to others around you.
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Wow, I am shocked at how many write as this is a joke at the cost of peoples' lives. If people would suck it up,
Please don't misunderstand me. I am not saying that we shouldn't have had a SOE, I am saying how ridiculous it was how we all panicked when we saw 3 digits for the first time, and yet now that the numbers are much higher, we are encouraging people to travel, shop, cluster up, etc. Had we had a REAL lock down back then, and the government didn't do this stupid "I beg you to please stay at home" nonsense, we might be where NZ is now.
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I agree, but its not just kids. I see elderly people who will happily cross the street with their had in the air, right in front of a moving car with the expectation that it will stop for them. I get that pedestrians have the right of way, but this is just ridiculous! What happened to "look both ways before you cross" and "don't jwalk"?
0 ( +0 / -0 )
The SOE we had in April/May seems like a joke now. The numbers are much higher and no one really seems to care anymore.
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Why? The government and the media is encouraging people to go out and spend. Why is he being needlessly seeked out, while 'talents' and politicians get a pass?
1 ( +2 / -1 )
It seems strange that a three month old would die after only 16 hours alone. Something is missing here.
Obviously you don't have a child. A three month old baby need constant care and attention (fed, changed, hydrated) every few hours. I would suspect that she didn't even leave the aircon on for the child, but either way, they child would dehydrate pretty quickly this time of year
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The reason why "no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors" (smh) is because those who frequent these places and get infected by the covid are too embarrassed to say where they have been. I am sure that there are plenty of people who have been infected from going to these places.
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Stupid and irresponsible! Probably out carousing with some guy. The least she could have done was to get a babysitter
4 ( +10 / -6 )
Mixed messages by the jgov and media: Stay Stay Stay! Go Go Go!
2 ( +4 / -2 )
Just a few weeks ago we were told to "stay home", and now we are being told "go to travel"...this is so irresponsible, especially on a day when Tokyo recorded over 300 new infected.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
Going by his recent tweets, Kim might be the reason for his mental breakdown,
0 ( +0 / -0 )
please get this guy to take his meds
1 ( +1 / -0 )
laughable....stop these nonsense restrictions and just fricken close these places down for a few weeks.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
290 people found to be infected today (a Saturday).....highest count so far and not a good time to be traveling.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
Disgusting low life needs to be chemically castrated and sent to prison with the other petterasses.
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Another spike? ...who could have seen it coming? /end sarcasm
0 ( +5 / -5 )
Why is the government putting so much importance on this industry??? They are a public health risk because they are not taking proper precautions in protecting their employees and customers so why are they allowed to stay open? And we should definitely not have to pay to bail them out. If they go bankrupt, the industry won't die. New establishments will rise up from the ashes and hopefully they'll learn to take this virus more seriously!
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