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Posted in: Message from above See in context

TBH I can't stand messages like these at times of crisis.

What about all the poor people who have died?... what about their families?

They didn't win.

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Posted in: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care See in context

Some of the left-wingers on here make me laugh.

They don't even have the grace to put politics aside for a minute and offer a fellow human good wishes for a speedy recovery when he/she is down.

Of course they always like to make a big show of their 'tolerance', 'humanity' etc.

I suppose that their unfunny petty little remarks like using the term 'PM Bozo' are more important for them.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for fatally stabbing husband See in context

It certainly closed the chapter on their relationship.

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Posted in: Record 49% proud of Japan's history, traditions: gov't survey See in context

This kind of comment is interesting:

... contributions... on a par with, or even exceed those made by most European countries.

I often observe Japanese people eager to compare their culture or achievements with those of other countries, for the main purpose of establishing the superiority of Japan in their own minds.

It's a childish trait of some Japanese IMHO.

Perhaps they have a feeling of inferiority that they dislike.

Maybe, in their minds, they compare a man playing a shamisen with a full European symphony orchestra and it kind of makes them angry or something.

Another aspect is the ridiculous plethora of "Nihon Sugoi!!" TV programs in Japan.

There seems to be one on TV here every night... with Japanese lauding Japan's culture to the high heavens.

Or else they get foreigners to do the lauding.

These programs just seem to be really smug and creepy.

They almost seem designed to brainwash the Japanese into loving Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 143 new coronavirus infections Sunday See in context


Thanks for the link... it makes Japan's policy seem shockingly bad.

What the hell is the government playing at?

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 143 new coronavirus infections Sunday See in context

Just regarding the testing, I have a few questions for someone more knowledgeable than me.

When we hear the number of new cases announced on the evening news, is that the number of new cases reported by hospitals for that day from (say) 8am to 6pm?

Or is it the total number of new cases reported since the last figure was announced?

Also, how long is the 'time lag' between the number of new cases and when they were actually tested?

I mean, for example, if we get 100 new cases announced in Tokyo today, is that really a snapshot of the new cases (say) 3 days ago because after a person is tested it takes 3 days to get the test results?

I'm just curious about this.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 143 new coronavirus infections Sunday See in context

It does seem that, in Japan, corona positive people with mild symptoms are NOT TESTED.

Therefore it's extremely difficult if not impossible to get an accurate picture of the spread of COVID-19 in Japan.

The number of tests performed has been very low, but seems to have gone up somewhat (on average) since March 25th... interesting timing!

Testing data here: https://mainichi.jp/covid19

It does seem to me that the major news organizations in Japan have stopped even questioning how many tests have been performed and whether the number performed is enough...

Have they been ordered to do so by the government?

Surely it's a point of interest.

I can't rely on the mainstream TV news reports in Japan at all. They're not doing their job.

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Posted in: Japanese police investigated 11,000 foreigners in 2019: NPA See in context

The Vietnamese and Chinese gangs are very strong in Japan (and LA). Even the Yakuzas avoid them

Instead of victimizing innocent people, can't the yakuza start a turf war with the Chinese and Vietnamese gangs.

It might rid society of some antisocial elements on all 3 sides.

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Posted in: U.S. death toll eclipses China's as reinforcements head to New York See in context

How, by parachuting in? The place has been in total lockdown!

Try and keep up with the latest news.

27 March 2020: Wuhan lifts its lockdown, resumes all transportation

We need the real story and the real data from Wuhan. NOT this made up data from the Chinese government.

Seriously, for the people posting here... why do you accept the data from the Chinese government at face value? You trust them that much?

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Posted in: Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison See in context

A few months back, Justice Minister Masako Mori extolled Japan's "fair criminal justice system".

In this case too, we can see how "fair" Japan's justice system really is.

What a disgrace.

I really hope this person sues that corrupt investigator.

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Posted in: U.S. death toll eclipses China's as reinforcements head to New York See in context

China's death toll figures are complete and utter fiction.

I don't believe China's BS data for one minute.

And I can't believe media outlets are just accepting them at face value.

If they had real journalistic values they would send reporters into Hubei and Wuhan to get the true story.

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Posted in: Takarazuka - purity, honesty and beauty See in context

It sounds weird, horrible and soul-destroying.

The bullying and bitchiness behind the smiles must be off the scales.

I went to see one, ages ago.

(Gone with the Wind)

TBH it was boring.

I thought that because the players had spent all their energy in achieving perfection, they had nothing left for adding heart or personality or passion into the performance.

It seemed plastic and artificial.

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Posted in: Japanese ramen restaurant chain brings out noodles with cola dipping sauce See in context

How stupid.

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Posted in: The Japan conundrum is just the fact that if you don't test for it, you're not going to find a lot of cases. See in context

Japan's lack of testing is a disgrace.

Japan is showing itself to be a third world nation.

I can't trust Japan at all.

Japan is deceiving the world.

It is deliberately not testing to keep the number of cases low.

It is trying to protect the Olympics.

It is pathetic.

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Posted in: Why haven't the Tokyo Olympics been postponed already? See in context

Look at that poor guy in the photo!!

He almost seems to be praying to the "sacred flame".

He's been brainwashed.

Hey, buddy... it's not the "sacred flame"... it's the "stupid flame"... representing greed, corruption and a disgusting Olympic gravy train.

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Posted in: IOC chief rebuts growing calls for Olympic postponement See in context

This is getting beyond ridiculous.

Bach has shown homself to be an idiot with his stupid initial "oh I refuse to speculate" stance.

Now he is facing a tsunami of calls to cancel and is still digging his heels in.

He is only thinking about money. It's disgusting.

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Posted in: No need to rush Games decision, say U.S. Olympic chiefs as splits emerge See in context

Just postpone it or cancel it.

Stop this nonsense.

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Posted in: Olympic flame arrives in Japan amid worries over virus impact See in context

Only a child would believe this "shining beacon of hope" nonsense.

The silly Olympic flame is a symbol of the corrupt IOC gravy train.

I hope it is extinguished as soon as possible.

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Posted in: What to do about the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

The Olympic Games have become a grotesque mutation of what they used to be.

They cause corruption, waste, environmental damage, monstrous unused edifices, huge tax burdens on ordinary people and general disruption.

In their present form they should be scrapped entirely

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 organizers receive Olympic flame See in context

It's become the ridiculous flame.

For heaven's sake... there will be no Olympics this year.

The IOC and Bach thought they could give the usual platitudes and just carry on regardless.

They have been shown to be corrupt imbeciles. Only thinking of money and their own gravy train.

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Posted in: IOC says no ideal solution for Tokyo Olympics as athletes' dissent grows See in context

Just cancel it.

2021 is too early.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

Japan is deliberately testing very few people.

It's a disgrace.

They are trying to protect the Olympics.

I have no faith in the Japanese government.

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Posted in: Woman sues state, former finance bureaucrat over husband's suicide See in context

It beggars belief that Sagawa and the others weren't prosecuted.

Isn't Japanese justice wonderful?

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

I wish this pos had been given life with no parole.

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Posted in: Experts foresee Tokyo Games without spectators if virus lingers See in context

Just cancel it!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic flame lit in Greece amid virus precautions See in context

I was just laughing at this ridiculous ceremony on TV last night.

"The sacred flame'... give us a break.

The IOC has shown the world the Olympics are a vehicle for corruption, money grubbing, environmental destruction, bankrupting cities and dumping all the costs on hapless citizens.

More and more people are completely against the corrupt games.

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

Abe probably asked Trump to say this.

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Posted in: Trump looks to rattle Democrats with New Hampshire rally See in context

The Democrats don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning in November.

Trump is on a roll, the economy is doing OK and America always loves a showman.

The only thing that the impeachment attempt served to do was to show America that Nancy Pelosi is almost senile.

She made a complete fool of herself with her mumbling, gurning, paper shuffling and ripping up papers like a child.

That alone has added hundreds of thousands if not millions of votes from undecided voters to the Republican tallies.

The writing is on the wall for the Democrats.

Just like the useless Labour Party in the UK led by that idiot Red Corbo, they are dooming themselves to defeat.

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Posted in: Ghosn used Nissan-Mitsubishi venture to inflate pay: lawyers See in context

I will NEVER buy a Nissan vehicle again.


And I am making it my mission to persuade all my family and friends (both inside and outside Japan) to never buy a Nissan, too.

This company is corrupt.

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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

I agree with Tom.

It's no biggie... just dump the water.

Halfway between Japan and Hawaii would be OK.

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