So all the nonsense they have been saying since one year ago about "holding the Olympics is a victory against the virus" turned out to be...nonsense. Japan was too late to start vaccination, they didn't bother to develop their own vaccine, life isn't back to "normal" yet, and coming back to Japan is still a complicated process.
I can't see any "victory", not in Japan at least.
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8 ( +12 / -4 )
Did they hold a meeting to discuss this issue?
Clearly not. Otherwise there would've been no issue in the first place.
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Doesn't matter to me whether they lift it or not. I try to be careful not to get sick in Japan because I really don't want to put my health in the hands of a Japanese doctor. Has anyone with a serious health condition been to a hospital in Japan? Totally incompetent doctors. All they're good at is saying "there's nothing wrong, here's some medicine anyway". They don't even know what kind of tests to do, you have to tell them.
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"When pressed on whether he really thought women talked too much, he said: "I don't listen to women that much lately, so I don't know"
lol best comment ever! Same here.
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In my company we have the same experience. Two ladies keep talking and waste our time. So we learned that we have to ignore them.
-6 ( +1 / -7 )
"Why are so many of the men here trying desperately to prove Mori is correct, as if that in any way would justify the comment he made?"
You are absolutely right. It doesn't matter which gender speaks more, his comment is based on his own experience.
Perhaps women that attend meetings with him keep talking about unimportant things and distract others and waste their time. I think that's what he meant, and it is not sexist at all.
-10 ( +3 / -13 )
Go Mori go don't listen to the unsophisticated. All smart people support freedom of expression.
-24 ( +3 / -27 )
I didn't register but now I want to, after Mori:s comment.
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
"There are several studies showing that men talk more than women. Here are the top 3 results on Google when it comes to studies on the topic; there are more."
There are even more "studies" that show the opposite. Everyone sees what they want to see.
"He spoke freely, Nobody prevented him in any way from uttering his obnoxious comment.
He's also free to suffer the consequences.
Free speech does not mean free from consequence."
There will be no "consequences". A handful of teenage volunteers resigned. That's all. Just because JT posts an article every day about the same subject does not mean anything.
-4 ( +6 / -10 )
I don't understand why the idea that women talk too much is "archaic".
Does it mean that women used to talk too much in the past but have become more quiet? Has human nature changed recently? I don't think so.
The only difference is that values have changed. Although some people think it is unacceptable today to call women talkative, that does not change the fact that it is still as true as it used to be 100 or 1000 years ago.
-8 ( +13 / -21 )
All support for Mori. Free speech is a basic human right.
-41 ( +16 / -57 )
I don't know what's the big deal about what he said. People always generalize, but they only make a fuss when it comes from someone they don't like.
I bet those who're worked up in the comments say even worse generalizations on a regular basis.
-7 ( +1 / -8 )
"Who wants to volunteer for a social gathering like this if there are only men? No one wants that!"
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"390 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit after Mori's sexist remarks"
hmmmm..okaay. why? Were they volunteering for an international event or for Mori?
Seems to me like they're just looking for some attention that they won't get anyway by such childish acts.
-28 ( +2 / -30 )
"A 40 minutes train ride is a long time. Many people are going in and out...so somebody would also recognize that.'
They probably did recognize that and still did nothing. That's Japanese people for you, they would bury their heads in their phones and pretend that they're dead. They would still look though without being noticed, just to see what's going to happen. As if they're watching a movie and they want to know the ending.
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No problem, we will hold a little longer until the tests drop to a safe number.
Is Japan really that boring? Everyday the same news with different titles. This country is soul-crushing.
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Emergency or not, I don't see any difference. They just ask restaurants and izakayas to "please try to close at 8PM". The grocery store near my home took their part in the "emergency" by closing at 7PM instead of 7;30. Because the virus wakes up in the evening and starts hunting me down while I am buying food for dinner.
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nah, I don't believe whatever you say. Infections don't drop instantaneously like that. They just want people to go to malls and movies and restaurants and spend spend spend.
20 ( +27 / -7 )
"A spike in coronavirus infections in Japan is driving local households to do what they have always done in times of crisis: spend less and save more"
That's what any rational person would do.
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The government is only good at talking. Give people money then they may start to listen to you. Otherwise nobody cares about your advice.
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Why did they report him if they took the money? If they weren't happy they wouldn't have accepted. People are weird...
6 ( +8 / -2 )
Calm down everyone. Doesn't matter whether she is Japanese or not because she is not that good any ways. She just became famous because of the controversy they created about her nationality and skin color.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )
This girl got much more attention than she deserves.
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Not surprising, considering the fact that hospitals don't open on weekends and nationals holidays. Because, you know, people get sick only on weekdays.
20 ( +20 / -0 )
oh give me a break. No jobs, pathetic salaries, and most Japanese companies don't even believe in remote work. Now they want us to stay at home. What should i eat? tree leaves? Just take me to jail.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
Unnecessary, expensive, and inefficient. But i'm not surprised.
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15 ( +16 / -1 )
Vows are all around the place. If only i had a dollar for each.
26 ( +26 / -0 )
Only an idiot taxi driver would drive someone that distance without seeing the cash in his own eyes. 236,000 yen lol that's more than a month's salary for most japanese people.
15 ( +15 / -0 )