A guy coming back from UK did not respect the quarantine. He was later found to be positive and between in had a diner his friends. He contaminated two friends and it is apparently the first case of domestic contamination of the UK variant. This person was a Japanese man.
Wow, so it was a Japanese who spread the new UK virus to and around Japan and it's foreigners who get punished by being banned from entry and being deported at will? Just wow..
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What’s with all of the personal attracts here? I am a “gaijin” living here. 10 years and counting. While I completely agree with wearing a mask, there are many things business owners, the govt, and the general population should be doing a much better job at. Start by not being so selfish rather it be financial or lack of concern about other’s health. Sorry but if a bar or restaurant can’t make it a few months with the insane profits they’ve been making over the years , shame on them. Sure it sucks to be closed but it’s better than being dead. Karaoke bars ? Hostess bars ? Shut them down . Give them a minimum amount of help. Being from California, where people are just genuinely anti anything common sense , well in my 10 years here, every year I see more people with the flu than I ever seen in my lifetime. Mask , public gargling, lack of proper hygiene, luckily this year with Covid , the general population is doing a slightly better job . If the govt wants Covid contained, they need to ramp up testing , contact tracing, and treatment ASAP . Until then, nothing changes.
Agree with everything you said Steve! Agree that restaurants and bars in Japan have been making off with insane profits for decades and yet all of a sudden they are unable to cope? Yeah right, shame on them.
Karaoke bars and hostess clubs are immoral from the beginning so I agree that they should be shut down and be forced to disband permanently.
And yeah, Japan has some of the worst hygiene in the world, agree with you on that one too!
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Quite obviously they were Japanese who fell sick in Brazil and decided to head home, endangering other passengers and crew. I hope Brazil will call this out.
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If their dances are anything like the JPOP Idols the I'm sure I could don one of my Mrs skirts and do a better routine with no practice.
Yikes, maybe keep your idol following and private night time activities to yourself. No expat should be allowed to watch J idols
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I am returning from a business trip in Nagano by train and the train is not at all crowded (much less than normal at this time of year). My client started the year with remote working unless personnel absolutely need to be at the factory right from the start of the year which is good.
LMAO what a joke. Every train I've seen has been packed to the brim with only about a fifth of people wearing masks, and this has been the same since the start of 2020. Also well done in spreading the virus around the country and infecting your fellow countrymen. Let me guess, Japan has done the best job in the world in handling this virus due to its 'superior culture" right? ROFL
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@divinda. Rubbish. Japan ordered the Pfizer vaccine earlier this year and they have had months to prepare, just like other countries. Pfizer manufactured huge amounts of vaccine while waiting for trials and licensing to finish. Japan won’t start the vaccination programme as they are waiting for a ‘Japanese’ vaccine. Must keep the Party donors happy.
Spot on. Japan ordered these vaccines at the same time as the rest of the world and the rest of the world has finished their preparations whereas Japan hasn't even started and is still holding out for a Japanese vaccine (which will never come obviously).
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Another day, yet another sex offender. Come on Japan, get your act together.
Yep, every single day another load of sex crimes committed in this country. And people think Japan is safe lol
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Agree with the sentiment here, Japan has a perverse obsession with heritage sites not seen in any other country. And woodworking? Are you kidding me lol? Just mark the entire country as a heritage site jeez
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So why do the Japanese have this belief in ‘purity’ of race?
The answer to this may explain why this issue keeps returning again and again to the news.
Well, the creationist myth put forward by the state in the Shinto religion finds its origins with Amaterasu the sun god.
Definitely agree, pretty much all Japanese I have spoken to believe they are descended from a sun god, absolute lunacy. A few centuries behind the rest of us
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Have you browsed the crime section of this site lately? There have been missing kids, hit and run resulting in death and others in the news of recent.
Agree, every day there are more horror crime stories than one can reasonably stomach, far far more than any other country's news I've seen and you see crime in the streets every day. Japan has become crime infested this year
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Owwwww Japan wants to be friends! So cute, so needy.
Yeah Japan is like a creepy spurned girlfriend looking to rekindle a past fling. Might be best for the US to let Japan go its own way
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Instead of stuff like this, it's unbelievable that Japan doesn't use this money to alleviate poverty and suffering in its own country. Yikes..
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One would have thought that movies like 'Rashomon', 'Seven Samurai', 'Kagemusha' or even the underrated 'Eternal Zero' would be the top grossing Japanese movies (at current prices), but that honor goes to 'Demon Slayer'. Sigh.
Agreed, although only a tiny fraction of the Japanese "classics" are actually watchable, today it doesn't matter as Japan only likes anime lol. Smh
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The self-serving and lethargic non-reaction by the Japanese electorate is depressing and pitiful.
Agreed, the Japanese electorate is definitely self-serving, lethargic and pitiful
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As long as the vaccine hasn't been made by Japan, I'm all for using it.
I think that seems to be the consensus here on this site
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