Mirai Hayashi comments

Posted in: Gargling solution flies off shelves after Osaka governor touts anti-virus effect See in context

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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Posted in: Man suspected of filming up girl’s skirt jumps to death from 20th-floor apartment See in context

He'd rather die than facing the responsibility....sad and pathetic

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Posted in: Japan reports record new coronavirus infections for 3rd straight day See in context

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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Posted in: Japan reports record new coronavirus infections for 3rd straight day See in context


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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Posted in: Madonna post blocked by Instagram for false virus video See in context

I think she may be going senile....or she's pulling a Kanye Kardashian style publicity grab

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Posted in: Tokyo may pay restaurants, bars to shorten hours in August amid spike in virus cases See in context

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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Posted in: Pointing the way See in context

it is kind of a cool picture!

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe slays Lady Gaga in 'Rain On Me' parody video See in context

Please..no more!

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Posted in: High court acquits assistant nurse over fatal doughnut suit See in context

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!

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Posted in: New 'comfort woman' statue in South Korea stokes anger in Japan See in context

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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Posted in: 8-year-old boy hit and killed by bus; driver arrested See in context

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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Posted in: Time traveling online survey gets Japanese people nostalgic for their youth See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases; under 200 for 1st time in week See in context

Weekday, weekend deaths don't change

0deaths yesterday

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 239 new cases of coronavirus infection See in context

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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Posted in: 8-year-old boy hit and killed by bus; driver arrested See in context

Vanessa Carlisle

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"?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 239 new cases of coronavirus infection See in context

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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Posted in: Sumo wrestler rebuked for eating out during coronavirus crisis See in context

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?

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Posted in: Mother arrested after death of 3-month-old daughter left alone for 16 hours See in context

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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Posted in: Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors? See in context

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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Posted in: Mother arrested after death of 3-month-old daughter left alone for 16 hours See in context

Stupid and irresponsible! Probably out carousing with some guy. The least she could have done was to get a babysitter

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Posted in: Travelers cautious of coronavirus as 4-day weekend starts See in context

Mixed messages by the jgov and media: Stay Stay Stay! Go Go Go!

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Posted in: Social distancing - surf style See in context


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Posted in: Tokyo governor urges residents to stay home over 4-day weekend as virus surges See in context

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.

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Posted in: Kanye West posts series of rambling late night tweets See in context


Going by his recent tweets, Kim might be the reason for his mental breakdown,

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Posted in: Kanye West posts series of rambling late night tweets See in context

please get this guy to take his meds

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Posted in: No kissing and disinfect the microphone: Nightlife sets its virus rules See in context

laughable....stop these nonsense restrictions and just fricken close these places down for a few weeks.

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Posted in: Go To travel campaign thrown into disarray after minister's remarks See in context

290 people found to be infected today (a Saturday).....highest count so far and not a good time to be traveling.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually molesting 9-year-old girl in car See in context

Disgusting low life needs to be chemically castrated and sent to prison with the other petterasses.

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Posted in: Japan reports over 600 cases on Thursday; 286 in Tokyo See in context

Another spike? ...who could have seen it coming? /end sarcasm

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Posted in: Tokyo enlists nightclub workers for Q&A-style videos to fight coronavirus See in context

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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