About the fireworks display. They do it in designated areas like rivers and parks. Not in busy traffic and business district.
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Why? Because it's also Halloween? Very strange logic. It should apply to all mass gatherings, surely. I don't see any calls to cancel fireworks, music festivals, Odoris, New Years Countdowns, crowded shrines on New Years Day etc though. Those are authorised fun.
So you will wait for it to happen to Shibuya too before taking actions? Its easy for you to say because you are not gonna be responsible for property damage and in case tragedy occurs. Ive been living in Tokyo for almost 20 years, it wasn’t that crazy before and it is getting worse every year because of the social media. The point is, the streets are public property, it is not a place to party, there are parks and clubs where people can do their halloween parties why not do it there than disrupting the city because kids just want to have fun? Plus, it wasn’t really forbidden before until the crowd got out of control. So blame the party goers, the officials are just doing their jobs.
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obviously the YouTube comments from Japanese users were incredibly hateful and xenophobic. Obviously nobody mentioned the fact that the majority of Halloween related crimes in Shibuya are committed by Japanese people. The media here is so effective at stoking paranoia and resentment it's scary. Even where I work, a ban on all Halloween related conversation has been put into place. This was specifically brought up to me, totally unwarranted.
I dont think majority of the people who
are against this Halloween parties on the streets of Shibuya are blaming foreigners. Of course Japanese xenophobes will
always blame foreigners in whatever contents they do. But most people are aware that majority of the troublemakers here are the young immature Japanese people.
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i totally agree, just gather in one place that doesn’t cause disturbance and troubles to the public. And Yoyogi park is indeed the best place for that.
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They should just vote Hasebe out! What Shibuya Ward needs is a new mayor!!
vote him out for not spoiling irresponsible party people? That sounds so childish. its his job to maintain order in his city and avoid further disasters. Its not his role to irresponsible accommodate party people.
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why not actually ‘organize’ a street party and cut the cops by about 80%
And why would the government do that? Who’s gonna pay for the costs? Tax money should be used for more important things than spoiling irresponsible party animals. Let private entities do that and do the parties in private premises. The cops are just doing their jobs to control the crowd.
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Note in that statement "could", Shibuya Halloween already happened for several years without that kind of incident. Local official just go against wish of local people.
You are wrong, around 2018 and 2019, the aftermath of Halloween street gathering in Shibuya were all over the news because its getting worse every year until the pandemic . There was one incident when party goers turned a delivery truck upside down. It was like a riot and the mess that people leave behind are terrible. Will you clean up for those? Do the parties indoors not in public. Yes the locals don’t want it, people who party in Shibuya are not the local residents. They are all from different places and just visiting for fun.
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I usually don't agree with politicians, but I 100% support him on this matter. I am nothing against Halloween parties, I used to go to these kinds of parties before, too. But, there is a valid reason why the mayor made this decision, and that's because, in previous years, the crowds were outrageous. They were destroying private properties, people getting hurt, and most of all, they left rubbish and puke all over the streets. And who's cleaning those messes? (I wish the World Cup litter-picking Japanese fans could do the same in Shibuya after Halloween). Remember what happened to Seoul last year? Should we wait for a tragedy like that until we finally realize to take action? Please don't blame the mayor for making this decision; it's his job to keep peace and order in his city. Blame those irresponsible party animals for creating this mess. Why not just do it indoors, like a club or anywhere private where partygoers can do whatever they want, not in the public streets.
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Please dig more about this story, Marcos Jr. will not win landslide, It's the other way around. Do not rely on PULSE Asia and other survey companies' information, they are fake and paid by the current administration and the Marcoses. If you check GOOGLE trends, which is more accurate than survey companies. VP Leni is leading, she has 53% while Marcos JR has only 26%. Also, please follow and check out the campaign rallies, you can see that the GAP between these 2 candidates' rallies is huge. The numbers of attendees joining VP Leni's campaign rallies are mostly going up to hundreds of thousands, while Marcos Jr. cannot even show and produce drone shots of his campaign rallies. Just go online and you can easily find the videos and drone shots of VP Leni's events and you will see the huge gap . Please take note, these same survey companies predicted the same thing last 2016, and the result was obviously different from what they've predicted.
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That used to be true. But as the billion dollar movie became more common, the pay structure started to change.
hmmm as a person who work in the movie industry , I am not aware of this payment structure, I am not sure if the hollywood system is different than here, but I have friends who are also film crew in LA and I don’t think they get that kind of payment structure, if that’s true, that would be lovely though. But, it doesn’t make any sense. Indeed the stars and maybe a big named director like Nolan can get some blockbuster bonuses. But not the crew. Plus, the whole point here is, the movie already had enough screenings, movie theaters wont pull it out of their theaters if its still making money. But there are no demands anymore, so theaters have to put something new to show. Because as what the others say above, indeed, its not really the best Nolan flick. I honestly like his early works but Tenet is not as good as those. WB is actually giving him a favor by distributing it through streaming media though, If this was 10 years ago it will go straight to DVD after the theatrical release is done, and there will be less chance that people would watch it. He should be happy that the movie earnings already surpassed the actual budget and profited 160 million USD more.
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I do agree with Nolan that what the WB is doing is potentially ripping away and shorting royalties and bonus payments to film makers and film crews.
Cast and Crew were already paid during the production. They don't really get royalties etc. But try to look at the distributor's perspective. The movie already had it's time on the theaters and it already earned 360 Million USD, but I don't think they can push further as many movie theaters around the globe are still not fully operational as usual due to the pandemic. Many people are still on tight budget due to this unstable and challenging economic situation, so going to movie theaters to watch a Nolan flick is not really their priority. Nolan should instead be thankful that despite of this really bad year (especially in the entertainment industry), his film still made huge blockbuster earnings. Very selfish and ungrateful.
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I understand Nolan's sentiments as an artist, however he doesn't completely own the movie, the Distributors do. He was already paid millions of dollars being the writer and director, but once it's signed by the distributors? It's not in his hands anymore and the investors have to get their money back and no matter how great of a director Nolan is, distribution is not his expertise.
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We would like to welcome everyone aboard.
There, that wasn't so hard, was it?
Indeed, then how come JAL has to make official statements about this, when they can just apply this without making a big noise? Or maybe the real intention is using LGBT for marketing?
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I have LGBT friends, who really don't mind these announcements. They want same sex marriage legalized though. So this is an empty gesture , more of a marketing campaign. Why not do a campaign to legalize same sex marriage instead? So what are they gonna ban next? Babies gender reveals?
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I will only believe the sincerity of the Japanese people regarding gender equality if I see them accept and embrace female sushi chefs. I dare JAL to have a sushi counter with a female taisho (chef) at one of their
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Is it because women are looked upon as merely objects here?
And many Japanese women embrace this and don't see a problem with it. Sad but that's the reality.
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PM Abe should call and learn from President Duterte of the Philippines. Just take a picture of himself eating somewhere with his family as a proof that he is still alive and healthy . Make sure to show the latest edition of the Newspaper as evidence that the photo is taken now, he can also photo shop it, but he must hire a very good artist. And then declare a perpetual isolation due to covid-19. It's a wise ticket to stay in power for eternity wether he's sick or not.
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There’s probably a financial penalty to be paid if Japan unilaterally postpones or cancels the Olympics. A recommendation by the IOC or perhaps WHO would get them off the hook, hence this procrastination.
Empty stadiums plus risk of re-spreading the virus again seems have more risk and bad impact economically.
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Cancel it for 2020. Have Tokyo host it in 2024 ( if it is still willing ). Paris hosts in 2028. This gives Paris more time to build and prepare, and allows Tokyo a chance to recoup their investment in 2024.
does it really need to be done every 4 years? If things improve late this year why not do it on 2021? We are in the generation where changes are happening and encouraged, why not allow it for Olympics too especially if it's for good reasons.
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Do you know what is in Abe's mind now ? Hahaaha, you don't, I do.
Abe wants a miracle, as simple as that.
This is not about what Abe's mind, this is about what is right for the safety of people and economy. He doesn't have to wait for a miracle as he can avoid this disaster.
Yes I am not a scientist neither you are, but one thing I am sure of, thousands of people (and still growing) are dying because of this virus. As someone mentioned above, pushing this through will lose the essence of temporary closing the schools and other public events. It shows that they aren't really that committed to fight this disease. Even the greedy capitalist Disney closed for almost a month, this means this has to be taken seriously with careful considerations as "IT IS REGRETTABLE" will not be acceptable if things get worse especially if it results to the lost of many lives.
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iraira, you have never been a Prime Minister, have you ?
It is not as simple as IOC's decision, much more complicated than that. Japan, aka Abe, has to be involved, and to be shown hard facts for the canceling
You don't have to be a Prime Minister to have common sense that saving lives (including yours if you are in Japan) is priority than this extravagant event. People are not asking to cancel but suggesting to postpone and re-schedule it when all countries have fully recovered from this pandemic, which is very unlikely to happen soon as it is just starting to spread in Europe and US . As of now the corona virus has already impacted the economy so badly and pushing to make this Olympics happen on it's original schedule will worsen that. All these travel ban and preventions will go to waste if you will let people go again risking to start spread the virus rather than completely stopping it. It is being postponed for good reason, you don't want Japan to be blamed for re-spreading this disease again. Shikata ga nai yo. What is your solution if in case the infections grow again in Japan?
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How come "UNITED" is the motto? when the principle of Olympic games is COMPETITION ? A competition about which first world country is the best. Why not focus on the values of competitiveness?
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I think Nissan should think about changing it's lawyers as this will make them look more bad than Ghosn for this move. It's like shooting their own foot as this is obviously a poor accounting management of their company. The fault is at that person who released the funds without checking if they will be used for business purpose or personal. Now try to explain your shareholders why a big company like yours don't have this basic pre-approval process for spending.
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why can't some people admit that ghosn isn't exactly totally innocent here? he did do some shady things. did it rise to the level of imprisonment? no, but that doesn't mean he should rise to the level of martyr, either.
Because it is not for you and me to decide wether he is innocent or not, I can't speak in his behalf but one thing that I agree with him, despite of the accusations he deserves a fair trial. And everyone in Japan wether foreigners or Japanese deserve a fair trial.
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What!? So you mean a big company Nissan doesn't have a proper accounting department team who analyze the justification of the cost first before approving the release of these funds? I think this is more of like a Nissan company structure's fault.
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Oh! One Billionaire put a dislike on my comment. lol
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isn't it great? That his only problem is how to get rid of his old multi million dollar plane that he only uses so he can sleep well on long flights? While his workers are all paid 20 man (or less) a month. What a great and very sinpiring man! (slow clap)
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definitely these seats are where he had sex with hundreds of his gold digger girls , Maybe 3-5 gold diggers per flight? haha
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