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Posted in: Tokyo reports 226 new cases of coronavirus; nationwide total 855 See in context

When you know that countries in Europe, like France, that has half of the Japanese population, conducts between 600,000 to 700,000 weekly, and Japan around 100,000... No wonder the numbers are low...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 188 new coronavirus cases See in context

We went from around 25,000 tests per day to 15,000 (14,000 yesterday, 15 two days ago). Who would've thought that the cases would go down too... #sarcasm

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 197 new virus infections; nationwide total tops 50,000 See in context

Once more, a number just for the sake of having a number is pointless without context... How many tests were performed? What's the ratio of infected people per thousand tested? Etc.

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Posted in: Tokyo logs 331 coronavirus cases; Okinawa reports record 159 See in context

There you have it, yesterday around 25,000 tests were performed, and today about 15,000. Cases aren't going down, tests are. As long as we don't report the ratio of positive people compared to the number of tests that were performed, just dropping numbers for the sake of dropping numbers is pointless.

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Posted in: Japan begins coronavirus travel restrictions for China, S Korea See in context

Proof that the Japanese government has not given any thoughts about the logistics and feasibility of such requirements, I invite people to check the geography of the Kansai airport, and tell me how are tourists supposed to reach a hotel they have booked without using public transports or taxis? What are they supposed to do? Swim?

Of course, residents who have their own car, or whom's families will come pick them up do not have these problems, so maybe the Japanese government only thought about how Japanese people coming back home would be OK, but did not really care about tourists?

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Posted in: New cat-friendly homes in Japan come specially designed for felines See in context

Will these apartments also come with an inexplicable and unjustifiable 2 months gift to the owner and another 2 months of deposit money that you will barely see back because they will charge 75% of your deposit for 1 hour of cleaning upon exiting the apartment? Because Japan has to stop this freaking rip-off when it comes to contracting apartments...

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Posted in: Nissan's new CEO reaffirms alliance, promises revival See in context

Hey look, we're not happy that a gaijin managed to be successful where other Japanese CEOs have failed miserably for the past 20 years, so we are going to torpedo his work and success, make him look like the devil, and replace him with a new Japanese CEO...

... Oh wait, the new Japanese CEOs are failing again, quick quick, let us pretend we are still opened to the alliance that we so consciously and meticulously destroyed, nobody will notice...

... smh

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Posted in: Long hours of gaming adversely affect daily activities: survey See in context

Maybe an unpopular opinion here but, this is a survey, not a scientific study, so it is worth what it is worth...

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Posted in: Gov't kicks off Warm Biz energy-saving campaign See in context

Yeah... because proper insulation, central heating, and insulated glazing is not the way to go... smh

People will always choose comfort, and in the meantime, the electricity consumption reaches all time highs each winters, and the planet suffers from that... But sure, let's all wear sweaters at home...

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Posted in: Gov't to tackle maternity harassment, day care to slow population decline See in context

Tackling Japan’s rapidly aging and declining population has become an urgent task

the Japanese government is aware of this issue for decades, and apparently it "has become [...] urgent" just now. "Slow to embrace change" doesn't even start to describe it !

It's not even a matter of "if" or "when" it's going to happen. Now that it has happened, what will Japan and the Japanese people do to make sure the future generations will have the same access to a stable life than their elders ? If the government keeps the same passive attitude, they better prepare for some social unrest in the next decades.

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Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat See in context

Playing too much violent video games. Kids are being brainwashed numbing their moral sensibilities.

Yeah, probably the video games, look at me, I played so much video games when I was young that now, every time I see a turtle, I want to jump on its head...

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Posted in: Japan angered by French TV host's Fukushima joke about goalkeeper Kawashima See in context

Haha Wakarimasen, I don't know if you were trying to offend me, but you made me laugh. And I wouldn't mind a few more fingers, if it means I get to type faster on my keyboard !

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Posted in: Japan angered by French TV host's Fukushima joke about goalkeeper Kawashima See in context

There was a French comedian who used to say "You can laugh at everything, but not with anyone.". Once more, he's been proven right. Obviously, this kind of TV show is made for French speaking people and humor is, like art, not something you can discuss. Though I do not get all the Japanese humor (on TV or anywhere else) I do not criticize it because I lack the cultural baggage to understand it.

Like Open Minded said, this show contains a lot more borderline jokes than probably any other French show, and believe me, French celebrities/politicians are more likely the ones to take the heat. So instead of losing it's time, why doesn't Japan get angered by TEPCO's CEO who admitted lying so many times I don't have enough fingers to keep track of it...

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