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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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Posted in: Top prosecutor tenders resignation over mahjong gambling scandal See in context

Prosecutor playing with newspapers reporters...

A convenient opportunity for a few leakages maybe...?

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

StrangerlandToday  11:17 pm JST

Rules, regulations or even morals in other countries are completely irrelevant to this article.

No, morals have rights. When it comes to the oppression of people based on whom they choose to love, that's a moral issue, and must be condemned regardless of where it happens.

Sorry, you don't get any special cultural exclusion for homophobia.

Have I ever said anything justifying homophobia?

Please read again my posts.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

@Zichi

Sorry to repeat what you said in a more simple and clear way. You just said it all.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

This topic is related to Japan.

I repeat, the only valid question for this case is: have these love hotels infringed the rules of the granted licence to operate?

Rules, regulations or even morals in other countries are completely irrelevant to this article.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

What is clearly missing in this article are the conditions stipulated in getting a license to run a Love Hotel.

If no discrimination, could it be sex orientation or having facilities fo reduced mobility people for instance, is an integral part of it and they are not respected there is no discussion: revocation of the license to operate!

That's it, no need to discuss about moral or private business or whatever else.

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Posted in: Anthem bill sparks new clashes in Hong Kong legislature See in context

A flag is just a piece of cloth and an anthem a song (bad in general).

I have the chance to come from a country where the anthem is not tough at school and less than 10% of the population can even sing the first verset without a script.

You can burn the flag and do jerking during an anthem play. Cool.

And "surprisingly" this country does pretty well internally and on the international scene.

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Posted in: Anthem bill sparks new clashes in Hong Kong legislature See in context

None should be obliged learn or to pay any kind of respect to any anthem.

This is military-religious stuff.

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