It's just like the flu!
OPEN all the school! OPEN them NOW!!!
sarcasm, by the way
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What if they use these masks to intentionally spread the virus?!
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Within 1 second I got my first downvote. Must be a new record.
How is everyone's grasp of sarcasm?
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It's just like the flu! Open the schools. Open them NOW!
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Yeah, I was really worried about this...
I'm really anxious about sending my kids (elementary 1st and 2nd grade) to school on April 8th, but let's not talk about that.
But thank GOD the new Olympics date has been decided, phew!
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@ Kim Barber
I'm sorry that my comments made you feel upset. I can be provocative, but it's never my intention to hurt people on a personal level. The same goes for my first comment; I didn't mean that literally those 2 people are personally responsible for spreading anything. It's just that I really don't understand that (in the current situation) people really think it's a good idea to travel all over the place or go to a 'livehouse' event in Osaka, or whatever.
That being said, I DO sympathize with single-mothers/fathers or people who are depending on a double income.
It wasn't a personal critique (although some parents really have no clue what's going on around them), but more to the government and (black) companies for a lack of support/sympathy.
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Why are you guys giving me some many downvotes?
Only because I chose to be careful and keep my 2 kids at home?
Sure, I can be provocative, but I'm not telling you what to do and I don't want to engage any fear-mongering.
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Sorry Rory - But they're right. Hotel Rooms at Retro Rates! Unreal. Check out the Park Hyatt for White Day . Unreal.
I know, it's crazy.
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I need to home-school my children, because I take the situation seriously. Unfortunately, most people don't and still send their children to daycare, or after school-care...
Anyway, I don't want a discussion; everyone should do what they feel is right.
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Because of the 2 guys who commented above, the virus is spreading and I need to home-school my kids. Thanks guys!
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Good luck with that. The fact remains, you are making assumptions, and judging people at the worst moment of their lives. You have no idea what happened. I hope you are more open-minded as your kids get older. You can't force them to talk to you - you need to listen. And balance that with being a parent. It's not always an easy path. If you learn this, you will find it much less easy to criticize others.
And this is exactly why those parents failed.
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You and Buglehead above are making assumptions. It's an unthinkable thing, and it happens to good parents as well. When your kids hit their teens you might start to understand.
No, I will make sure to keep communicating with my children. The basis was not there in their household. I see it ALL THE TIME; The moment the child comes out of the vagina, no one cares anymore...
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Another day in Japan. Another day when the parents failed to communicate with their child...
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When he comes back to work, will his desk be moved to the window-side?
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When your phone is fixed on a carnavi stand, the phone is a carnavi. And well, they don't flash cars at the red light or in the middle of traffic jam. They provide a doc with a photo and a measured speed, because that you cannot deny.
That is a non-answer...
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You guys are too focused on the core problem (killing people while driving and playing PokemonGo, or whatever). And I totally agree with that.. But think about the other implications, like touching your phone to adjust the navigation, while stopping at a traffic light (like you would touch your car's navigation) - That is now an offence...
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Of course I agree with the core message, but it's too black and white.
I mean, according to recent information, I can't even look at Google Maps while my phone is in a holder, nor listen to Youtube/podcasts.
Can anyone confirm this or shed some more light on the rules?
It's not as worse as the recent Kawasaki-bill to make hate-speech a punishable offence (What even is hate-speech and who decides that), but this law shares the same flaws: Can I use my phone as a radio/navigation? Can I touch it like I do with my normal car-navi? If no, why not? What's the difference? Who decides that?
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RIP little angel.
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RIP Little angel you have my thoughts and prayers!
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And the mother -of-the-year award goes to... !
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Thoughts and prayers! You are with GOD now, child!
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Anyone has a link to the video?
For, uhm... Educational purposes, of course...!
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And that's why people use VPNs.
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Another day in Japan, another messed-up parent... Nothing to see here, move along.
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I might sound like a broken record, but where were the parents?
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The mother should have been arrested, not the driver... Why?
She told police that while she was chatting with her friend, Yuhi apparently wandered off by himself.
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A lot of lives were ruined that day...
I don't want to place any blame, but why was a 5-year old walking home from preschool by himself (not enough info in the article, though)!?
I am a father of 2 boys (4 and 5 years old), living in Fukui (next to Toyama - same countryside) and the preschool is within a 3-minute walking distance. I walk them to-and-from school everyday...
Everyday I see so many oblivious parents, chatting with their mommy-friends, glued to their smartphones, not using seat belts, etc. It makes me so, so sad...
Let's not crucify the girl... Her life is also over.
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