Why in the world should the elderly get priority? To prolong their lives for another few years? People who contract the disease in their 20s-40s could have medical complications for the rest of their remaining lives. We should not just think about saving lives but saving the quality of lives for those who live.
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And it should be noted that Ms. Chow gives interviews in nearly flawless English as well. Definitely someone with a bright future ahead of them.
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Funny how Japanese people can be vocal about the politics of another country but are silent about their own
Hogwash. A plurality of Japanese people voice their discontent at the Japanese govt every election by not voting for the LDP. Twitter discontent is as useful as a baby's diaper.
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Even with young people who got infected, need to look at the long term effects, such as lung and brain damage, so the numbers of infection rate still quite important.
Statistically do you actually have any idea how often there is brain or lung damage? The American media has hyped that but there is little proof of any large segment of patients being affected by that. And most likely those patients would have been hospitalized and been in ICU, which kinda proves my point that only looking at infection rates is ridiculous.
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unfortunately, too many people, and the media, just focus on the infection rate, which merely reflects one data point. the more important data points are hospitalization rates, icu rates and number of deaths. if these remail low, then who cares if 1,000 people a day, most of whom are young people, get infected.
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Right, then why are there more cases popping up daily NOW then back when Abe declared an "emergency"!
Because they're testing more. Not that difficult to figure out of you'd just actually think about it.
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How about people, and especially parents, in Japan be held more accountable for their actions? What the heck is a kid doing laying on his stomach on a skateboard in the middle of an intersection?! How about the parents actually doing some parenting ffs.
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These numbers will remain high, and might even increase, because they have started testing almost everyone working in Kabukicho. 2/3 of the infections from Sunday were from Kabukicho. My guess is that the same ratio holds true today.
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Not exactly sure the point of this article. What issue needs to be addressed by companies RE lgbtq? What actual discrimination has taken place? Seems like an answer looking for a problem.
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Never going to happen, but the best thing that could happen here, is to have a direct election for PM!
And pray tell how will that exactly help Japan in any meaningful way? It sure hasn't "helped" a lot in America.
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how dare she call people who menstruate...women! i mean, that just totally demeans...no one. what about people who stop menstruating after a certain age. they can't be called women either? come on, lgbtq community. you have bigger concerns in life then censoring the label "women." oh wait, maybe you don't have anything better to do.
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The alert was totally pointless. Did anyone actually change their behavior because of the alert?
You: Boss, Koike just announced an alert.
Boss: I couldn't give a rat's buttocks. Get on that packed morning train and get yours here ASAP!
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HAMBURGERToday 06:43 am JSTTest the johns on the way in.
don't you mean the janes? these are host club workers with female clientele.
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He was as much a pawn of the Japanese govt as the sex slaves were of the south Korean govt. Every few years, they are propped up by their respective countries to whip up domestic nationalism. While their pain was real, neither govt could really resolve their pleas for help. Sad all the way around.
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As a kiwi living in Japan, I hope NZ does not open it's borders to Japan. Noone really knows the virus situations here with so little testing being done.
Nonsense. Did you miss the section that people LEAVING Japan will also be tested? It's reciprocal so in theory there would be no cross infections between countries.
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And pray tell why didnt you get the hang of getting your work done by noon when you went to the office?
Right, you waited until 5PM to start, so you could collect the overtime money, and make it look like you were busy!
uhhh...maybe it's because she had more meetings before? and she also had to talk to more people who are in the office and deal with small matters that popped up. not everyone craves to work overtime so they can look good, especially those with very young children. geeze...smgdfh.
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If idiots are willing to risk their own lives to.swim.when their are signs posted that there are no lifeguards, then why is that the government's problem? So it's the government's job now to protect idiots from acting like...idiots? How about some personal responsibility here? Japan is already a nanny state. Should it be even more of one?
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Uh how about just deleting your account? Twitter, FB and other platforms don't force you to join. You are under no obligation to post food pic and other banalities about your life to complete strangers. Idiots writing to idiots. Smgdfh a million times.
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the numbers are accurate when it jibes with your perception. this is called cognitive dissonance. and DTJ is a shining example of it.
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Just before the state of emergency was lifted the numbers were down to single digits for at least 7 days, then as the SOE was lifted, boom the numbers spike! Come on Japan, you can't keep running the same plays and not have people notice what you are doing!
this is laughable. if the gov't was fudging the numbers, why didn't they just keep fudging the numbers? it doesn't make sense for them to so quickly release "real" infection cases, does it? you conspiracy theory people are always screaming fake news when the numbers don't agree with you. but suddenly
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don't you all realize that it's more important tp start in april because...that's when the cherry blossoms bloom? smgdfh.
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you know, if you're being bullied online, the best thing to do is...not be online. you don't need to create any special task force to deal with this "problem" because the solution is so simple it beggars belief. i have no sympathy for anyone who takes their own life because they are glued to twitter and actually care about what a stranger says about them. smgdfh twice.
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New Zealand is promoting the idea of a 4 day working week and staycations to boost home tourism.
that's easy to do when your population is only 5 million and your economy is heavily dependent on agricultural trade. staying home is easy when there's not much for people to do anyways.
and the gov't isn't exactly "wasting" any of this money. the money will all help pay wages and rents for thousands of shops and businesses in the travel industry.
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2 things come to mind as to why Japan escaped relatively unscathed: people are generally much healthier here and personal/public hygiene is much better. The obesity level here doesn’t even come close to the US/UK levels. And Japan actually spends a lot of money keeping public things clean.
any other possibilities out there?
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i love how self-righteous the pro-testing people are. the number of infections is just one of many metrics regional governments are using, and all are trending down greatly (e.g. # of hospitalizations, # of available beds, # of consultations for possible infections, etc.). face it, things are looking up. wouldn't you rather have a glass half full then half empty?
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This is a perfect example of the "haves vs the have nots",
uhhh...since when did PUBLIC schools become the “haves?” Me thinks reading comprehension is weak in this one.
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Movie theaters but not gyms? The logic escapes me.
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The only thing I got out of this article is that the whole world should be pissed off with China. This whole mess can be squarely placed at their doorstep because of their lack of hygiene and their secrecy.
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usuallly when you read about a case like this, the daughter and mother are much older, and the daughter had been looking after the mother for an extremely lengthy period.
but i love the men who have so far commented on this article and are expressing so much shock and outrage. they will never ever be placed in a situation like this and are clueless to the strain of caring for someone 24/7. could any of these guys last a week doing something like this? cooking 3 meals a day, cleaning the house, doing all the chores, bathing the parent and even wiping you-know-where. let's see how long they would last before snapping.
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