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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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Posted in: U.S. athletes, Carlos call on IOC to end protest ban See in context

For decades sport has been used by populist idiots as an amplificator of division, racism and toxic nationalism.

If they want to prohibit kneeing they must prohibit singing the anthem with the hand on the heart, which is much more politically charged.

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Posted in: 1,744 accidents reported at child care facilities in Japan in 2019 See in context

@ Blue in green

What about fathers looking after their cherished kids?

Why should it be always mothers to do it?

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Posted in: Rally against racism, in support of Black Lives Matter held in Tokyo See in context

@Tangerine

I am afraid you will need to face an inconvenient truth: you fit into the widely agreed definition of racism.

Then you have 2 options: 1) assume it or 2) do some personal reflection to change it.

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Posted in: Rally against racism, in support of Black Lives Matter held in Tokyo See in context

@Tangerine

What is the difference of in-group preference vs. discrimination ?

What is the difference of discrimination vs. racism?

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Posted in: Rally against racism, in support of Black Lives Matter held in Tokyo See in context

I do not understand the people who complain that others speak up to stop racism.

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter protests mostly peaceful in Australia See in context

@Wolfpack

Would you mind answering my question?

It is important to understand the words used in order to be able to develop on ideas.

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter protests mostly peaceful in Australia See in context

@Wolfpack

I would like to understand what you say, but for that I need to understand what you mean by "Leftist".

May I ask you to explain what this really mean to you with details and examples?

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Posted in: Mixed messages as sports world backs U.S. protesters See in context

@pointofview

All races in America have the exact same rights.

This is a convenient blanket for social status quo, i.e. the poorest can stay poor.

A modern society that wants to grow must change the paradigm from same rights to same chances.

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Posted in: Frontline health workers in Japan continue to face discrimination over virus See in context

My sister in low and my niece are nurses and dealing with COVID19 patients in France. They are praised every day by their friends and neighbours for the job they are doing.

I cannot understand this discrimination.

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Posted in: Frontline health workers in Japan continue to face discrimination over virus See in context

@ "Concerned" Citizen

About 30 million people are above 65 years old in Japan (26% of the population).

Serious medias are just reporting facts.

COVID19 is no joke and we are learning as an on-going process on how to deal with it.

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Posted in: Nissan falls behind rivals in industry's critical transitional period See in context

I can easily visualise a Nissan board meeting.

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Posted in: S Korea reports biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days See in context

n1k1Today  03:43 pm JST

Neither lock-downs nor testing and tracing will work ! It is just stupid. The only defense against covid19 is to let the young and healthy build the immunity wall. Yes just like Sweden.

The Swedish strategy is failing. Very high death numbers and not more antibodies incidence (about 7.5% of the population) than other countries in Europe.

There are only a very few illnesses that the population could build an immunity wall naturally without a vaccine.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill See in context

@WilliB

Tiananmen anniversary is on June 4th.

Commemoration has been already banned. First time in 30 years in HK.

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Posted in: Hong Kong security, police chiefs warn of growing 'terrorism' as Taiwan promises assistance to people See in context

When an illegitimate government does all the contrary of what the citizen want, what else can you expect?

All this mess is triggered by and only by Beijing.

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Posted in: GSDF conduct live fire drills near Mt Fuji See in context

Budgets must be spent. As simple as that!

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Aircraft closing overseas locations, cutting jobs See in context

That is where Japan Inc fails. Every time there is a temporary or even longer term set back: close abroad and concentrate it back to bureaucratic Japan. The perfect failure strategy.

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Posted in: WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day as cases approach 5 million See in context

@Bjorn

Are you serious or joking?

Without knowing it, it is quite difficult to give you a sound reply.

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Posted in: Qatar faces recession, making World Cup trips harder for fans See in context

Maybe time for these oilygarches to start working!

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