As long as so many governments are literally owned by fossil fuel industries around the world, they will always make these kind of decisions, always choose the bad (for the planet and future generations) option, always look at the short term (the next election, donations, etc). Sadly, Japan is no different.
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why the hell do you need to know exactly what kind of tool he murdered his sister with??? What possible use would that information be to you?
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Look out yanks, that’s socialism right there that they’re arguing about. Which socialism is better, the $600 socialism, or the $1200 socialism?
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Just cancel the damn olympics!
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Being a nation that encourages, nay, expects conformity, will inevitably lead to copycat cases of suicide given the constant reporting of cases in the media. Stop this practice and cases will drop. It’s not brain science.
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I’ve been asking for the last couple of months: ‘where’s Suga?!’ He’s literally been absent from his unfortunate role of leader thru this terrible situation. Any thoughts that his non-elite background would make him more in tune with the general population are dashed completely. Blaming the people indeed! What a hide this dinosaur has!
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I bet the ‘Q’ in his name might be a hint...?
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It’s a deeply patriarchal society, and it will take a lot more than govt setting goals to change that.
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Posted in: If you are a foreign resident (either permanent, long term or short term) of Japan, do you currently feel safer living here amid the coronavirus, or would you prefer to be in some other country? See in context
I’d rather be in a country where the leadership is visible, proactive and onto the situation. Rather than the tepid requests coming for the ‘leadership’ here. The cases in my town are increasing daily due to a number of factors including complacency among the general populace and lack of strong leadership.
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Abe, Modi and Morrison. Two right wing hawks and one accidental flake PM. Good example of ‘birds of a feather flock together’.
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And Japan should compensate the country for the massive expense in containing and cleaning up the mess and loss of tourism revenue.
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It’s only a giant tanker with horrendous environmental disaster implications if something goes wrong. Lack of supervision and safety monitoring?! Pfft. Captain should be dragged off the ship in cuffs and dealt with in Mauritius.
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A 9/11 body count daily is predicted for the next 90 days. Trump has hundreds of thousands of deaths on his hands.
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Two things: Firstly, there is no leadership at this time of crisis. Where was Abe, where is Suga with daily, or at least weekly reassurances, encouragements or just plain laying down the law?! Secondly, people here live in a bubble. ‘We are clean people’, even ‘we are Japan, it won’t happen to us’ have both been said to me! They won’t wake up so alas, I’m afraid the country is doomed
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Because he’s nowhere to be seen! Not reassuring the public that the govt are doing stuff about the pandemic. Not on the TV every few days explaining policies. He’s absent.
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Talk about living in a bubble. They’re concerned about the request for elderly to refrain, not at all concerned about the fact that there is a pandemic raging practically unregulated in their cities.
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I would hazard a guess that she’s protesting against this insane obsession with pricing fruit into the stratosphere here.
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that the govmint is pushing the Go To (let’s spread the virus everywhere) campaign shows:
a) they are so out of touch with reality
b) the economy is more important than the health of the nation; and/or
c) both of the above, which makes it criminally wilful.
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What a dumb circus. Demahcracy. You have no idea what a real democracy is.
The Republican Party is a fascist organisation and the electoral college is a giant gerrymander machine.
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Humans do it again. Love it!
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This Pompeo loon, like these other apocalypse-porn addicts, is eagerly awaiting the rapture. He is literally invested in the end of the world. Nice Secretary of State you got there.
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Vehicles?! Should be ‘drivers’, vehicles are not autonomous. Yet.
it’s the constant ‘taking your life into your own hands’ feeling I have when driving on or walking near a road here that reminds me that I really live in an Asian country. The complete disregard for the amber, and often red, lights; the backwards law that enables cyclists to swerve all over the road knowing that if you so much as graze them, your in trouble up to your neck; motor scooter riders that ‘wear’ their helmet on the back of their head with unfastened straps flapping; and this. I was nearly cleaned up by a car turning onto the pedestrian crossing (with a green man!) once. He/she had no regard for me or the law.
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and furthermore, I repeat, people who support this con man obviously hate their country. That you (you know who you are) can settle for such a low-bar, destructive, third rate con on your whole country, says so much about your low standards.
If you choose to be a partisan over being a patriot, you’ve been had, you’ve been tricked, and you’ve contributed to your country’s downfall.
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He’s a boring, predictable moron. This clown idiot’s destructive antics are no longer news, he’s a sideshow.
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As I was scrolling through this story I was thinking ‘man, these dinosaurs just never give up!’
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Australia put the kybosh on suicide reporting years ago. In any reporting of a death of this nature, there is no mention of ‘by his/her own hand’ but there is an included list of phone numbers to call if you are feeling depressed etc.
This is another example of Japan so behind the rest of the developed world.
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