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Posted in: 5 South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears See in context

My family has the flu vaccine every year including since my kids are babies. Never had any issue apart from a minor pain on the injection area in the arm when pressing on it. Just got it 2 weeks ago this year.

According to the doctor you may have a bit higher reaction the first time, but I cannot even remember any of that.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

Fertility treatments will not solve the problem. But what about relieving couple hopes to contribute to it?

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context

Disclaimer: Just on a funny side without any intent to hurt anyone feeling.

But can you imagine Suga-san with a face mask representing the Japanese flag like Pompeo?

(would fit POTUS probably better actually)

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Posted in: Trump backpedals over failure to denounce white supremacist groups; Biden calls him 'embarrassment' See in context

President Trump unfortunately missed his opportunity to condemn the white supremacists being the democrat's creation, the KKK.

Stuck in the past and denying current reality. Hopeless!

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Posted in: Defense Ministry seeks record ¥5.49 tril budget See in context

Just wondering who would like to invade Japan and for what (except for a few tiny islets with fishing right).

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Posted in: Trump backpedals over failure to denounce white supremacist groups; Biden calls him 'embarrassment' See in context

Trump is using the old well known tactic of the crystal ball readers: he tells everything and its contrary so that he and his devots can claim he is always right.

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Posted in: Do you think China made the coronavirus and released it either deliberately or by accident or it wasn't manmade? See in context

People cannot survive without conspiracy theories, or am I missing something?

All serious scientific articles say it cannot be a man made coronavirus.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen borders for all foreign visitors with permits to stay in country See in context

Calling Permanents Residents "visitors" says it all...

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Posted in: As foreigners depart, Singapore sees population drop for first time since 2003 See in context

Singapore is using a modern style of slavery with cheap imported labour that can be thrown down the garbage bin at will.

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Posted in: Bicycle traffic violations hit record high as cycling booms amid pandemic See in context

Give 30% of the road to the bikes and 20% to the pedestrians!

The plage is the cars not the soft and green mobility.

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Posted in: Japan to ease entry ban to allow long-term stays from Oct 1, but not tourists See in context

I really feel bad for residents in Japan who have not been allowed to enter back into their country of residency so far.

People canlegally have only ONE residency place. How can they have been rejected this way?

I am deeply speechless!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee sent over ¥1.1 bil overseas during bid See in context

Firstly: this should be in the crime section.

Secondly: you don't get the Olympic games with such a low bribe scheme. It is much, much bigger than that.

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Posted in: Suga elected prime minister by Diet; new cabinet contains just 2 women See in context

Very sad day!

And still people saying women are note ready to qualify.

Very sad day!

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Posted in: COVID robocop: the droid that reminds you to wear your mask See in context

I do not understand this robot-mania in Japan.

I do not judge, I just do not understand.

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Posted in: Advocates want national legislation to protect LGBT individuals from being outed See in context

10% is very much in line with many surveys done worldwide (you can google).

By reading some of the above comments you can easily understand why many LGBT do not want to come out...!

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Posted in: Trump calls on Fox News to fire reporter after she confirmed his alleged remarks on Marines killed in action See in context

Jennifer Griffin is doing her journalist job: cross-checking info and protecting her sources as simple as that.

There is no democracy without professional journalism.

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Posted in: Freighter with 43 crew, 5,800 cattle capsizes off southwestern Japan See in context

Why the hell do they need to carry 6000 animals from New Zealand to China just to be killed cheaper. SHAME!

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Posted in: China's fishing suspension near disputed islands in East China Sea ends See in context

Is China starving to send army boats to supports fishing?

Or is it for $$$$ making?

Or maybe just for bullying fun?

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Posted in: ACCJ urges Japan to end 'double standard' re-entry rules See in context

Japan has just no understanding of the meaning of a legal residence by international standards.

Even though thousands of Japanese expatriates enjoy it while leaving abroad.

Japan cannot make the difference between residence and citizenship. So shameful.

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Posted in: Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Koike says See in context

Nobody knows when this pendemic will be over. Nobody!

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Posted in: U.S. says foreign students whose classes move online cannot stay See in context

It is not US says, it is POTUS says.

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Posted in: Australia to seal off virus-hit Victoria state as outbreak worsens See in context

MontyToday  03:43 pm JST

I never understand that "Lockdown" thing. 

Lockdowns don't work. You can see all over the world, that after Lockdowns, the life starts to go back to normal, the Virus also starts to spread.

Shall I laugh or cry?

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Posted in: In Fourth of July speech, Trump slams his enemies within See in context

Acknowledging history does not mean rewriting it.

But it requires self-reflection and sometimes this exercise hurts. This is the only way to grow.

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Posted in: In Mount Rushmore speech, Trump says protesters seek to 'defame' heroes See in context

This event is nothing else than a Trump political rally, but financed by tax payers.

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Posted in: Man suspected of stabbing Hong Kong officer arrested on plane about to leave for UK See in context

@Mark

I fully defend HK freedom and hate the PCC intervention but don't be fooled, HK is a properous city only for a happy few. This is one the most unequal society in the world.

The super wealthy HK people (12 families) have always been in bed with Beijing to secure their big share of the cake.

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Posted in: Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off See in context

@Paul14

As long as you do not "click" on adds you remain somewhat transparent and can still hurt FB while keeping in touch with your friends around the globe.

Of course FB still generate big data with any activities you have but that the price to pay.

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Posted in: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags starts in Japan See in context

3 to 5 yen a bag?

This is a joke!

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Posted in: Court rejects damages suit by man in forced sterilization case See in context

Shame, shame, shame!

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Posted in: ¥10,000 luxury tomato juice released in Japan See in context

The wrapping costs half of it and just make huge garbish wastes.

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Posted in: Traffic law to punish tailgating to go into effect Tuesday See in context

Germany has this law since at least 20 years.

I cannot recall exactlty how it works, but radar measure the time gap between the tailgater and the car in front.

So it is not a fixed distance but in relation to the speed.

And Germany still has most of its highway witout any speed limit.

I find that a very wise measure to reduce accident and due to road rage by selfish drivers.

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