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Posted in: Turkey charges pilots, 3 others, over Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

Sure.... you can bet a few Turkish politicians were well compensated by the Japanese Government in order to get this done.

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Posted in: Japan to revise criteria on symptoms for being tested for virus See in context

They only changed the criteria because they're still unable to do a high volume of testing. 20,000 tests a day... at that rate it would take almost 17 years to test everyone in Japan. Heck, by that time Japan's population will have dropped by around 10 million.... so I revise my estimate to 13 years.

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Posted in: Abe to consider starting academic year in September See in context

It would align Japan's school calendar with much of the rest of the world. Germany, France, the UK and USA all have school year's starting around September. Germany starts in August but not that different. It would make it a lot easier for Japanese students to study abroad timing wise. Also, with a longer summer vacation it might decrease the concentration of summer travel since it would be spread out over a longer time. And... students from abroad would have it much easier too. I thinks it is a fantastic idea.

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Posted in: Abe cautious about declaring emergency despite spike in virus cases See in context

When Covid-19 initially became news over two months ago we saw a lot of news out of S. Korea regarding it here in Japan. But now that S. Korea is doing a great job of keeping the numbers down the Japanese media for some reason never reports about it. The Japanese hate to be shown up by the S. Koreans.... to the point that even if they could learn from them they will not copy them.

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Posted in: Darvish speaks of anti-Asian discrimination in U.S. amid outbreak See in context

Hate to say it.... but it is mainly the uneducated and narrow minded people that react to issues and act in a racist way. The USA does not have a total monopoly on just plain Dumb and Ignorant people... everywhere you go they exist. Darvish is frustrated because the President of the USA, a Dumb and Ignorant person himself, it stirring up the pot against Asians overall. You'd think, the leader of a Nation like the USA, would do his best to keep racist remarks and ideas out of his agenda. Sadly.... he's an idiot and uses Race for political gain with little thought of the consequences.

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Posted in: Abe cautious about declaring emergency despite spike in virus cases See in context

Maybe this is the time for the "hikkikomori" to shine.... with their help and instruction I'm sure we all can get through a Quarintine / Lockdown.

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Posted in: Koike calls for fewer outings; says state of emergency up to PM See in context

Since Japan is not massively testing for the virus.... we need to lock the country down until after golden week. Only absolutely necessary stores, businesses and institutions should be open. The pain we bear now will bear dividends later.

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Posted in: N Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan See in context

A child crying for attention.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

We need testing. We need to identify those that are the walking spreaders of the virus. At this point the only people they're identifying seem to be those that have become visibly ill from the virus. When will massive testing begin?

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

The newest catch word "overshoot". They've been using this word like it is some sort of justification to do practically nothing. But when you're fighting something.... isn't it better to "overshoot" and solve the problem? They say they've been making calculated moves in order to save the economy and Olympics, when actually they were woefully unprepared in the first place. Look at the number of people Hospitalized and the number of people found with the virus. To me the telling ratio would be the number of people hospitalized versus the number infected. Does anyone have that figure.... can't find it?

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

This is Japan.... the crap won't hit the fan. Hardly anyone ever questions the Government and its actions. You want to know why South Korea has done a great job containing this virus? Because in S. Korea, if the Government didn't do everything it could, it would absolutely hit the fan. They'd be protesting up and down the country. I often think the S. Korean's are protest crazy.... but in this case, it has served them well.

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

In the news they were saying that many of the new cases were from Japanese returning from overseas trips. Why were they letting people back in without testing them first? It is not like they didn't know about this weeks ago. They only have themselves to blame. S. Korea has done a much better job than Japan at containing this virus. They went out and tested massively right away.... Japan, there are no figures on how many people have been tested.... because so very few have and it would be embarrassing to admit it.

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Posted in: Online gaming booms as virus lockdowns keep millions at home See in context

I've seen plenty of used Mah Jong games for sale at those 2nd hand stores.... myself, I bought a Cribbage Board. If the internet were to go down it will back to manual style "analog", type games.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

The day after the Olympics were postponed, for some reason the number of cases skyrocketed. Hmmmm.

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Posted in: Experts warn Japanese growing complacent of coronavirus risk See in context

It is all part of being Japanese.... you're expected to take one for the team sometimes. It is all for the overall survival of the race in a harmonious manner.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for filming up girl’s dress See in context

Good to see things are getting back to normal.

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Posted in: More Americans think U.S.-Japan relations improved under Trump: poll See in context

Yes... and most voting Americans voted for Trump, so you can see how wrong these people can be.

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Posted in: Confirmed new coronavirus infections in Japan now 1,528, including cruise ship cases See in context

We need millions of test kits, everyone does. The only way to identify and isolate this is with massive testing.

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Posted in: Fukushima brewers look to push sake globally See in context

Great timing for that.

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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

Japan should ban all unnecessary travel abroad. It should require all those coming to Japan to be tested before they can leave the airport. It should ban all unnecessary travel out of one's area in Japan unless tested first. Only shipping, delivery and grocery stores should be open. They need to go hard on this if they want to beat it.

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Posted in: Some Japanese fret more over economy and virus than Olympics See in context

One "silver lining", kids.... they're out and about playing everywhere in my area. It appears they have loads of time on their hands and are enjoying themselves. It reminds me of when I was young in the USA and enjoyed long summers... loads of free time with nothing to do other than get inventive and try to find something fun to do that did not cost money. I'm happy the kids are having this freedom and are enjoying themselves.

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

So when asked about what he thought regarding the Olympics.... "Maybe they postpone it for a year", was the answer. Never occurred to him to say "well that is a decision for Japan to make". He is so used to adding his "two cents" regarding everything, without really thinking anything through, that he just naturally answered the question.

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Posted in: SoftBank's Son criticized for offering free coronavirus tests See in context

He'll probably borrow even more money to do it. Softbank is in debt up to its ears... this is a publicity ploy more than anything.

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Posted in: Kelly: Ghosn's second-in-charge, now first in firing line See in context

Ultimately Kelly's bank accounts and assets should be his proof. Although.... one line made me wonder, not sure if it was a direct quote though. He said "I did not do anything wrong in Japan". Which, of course makes me wonder if he did anything wrong outside of Japan.

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Posted in: Takeda Pharmaceutical says it is developing coronavirus drug See in context

What a kind and benevolent company Takeda is.

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Posted in: Japan pushes to remove Fukushima references from U.N. exhibition See in context

The Fukushima disaster was man made as much as it was the result of a natural forces. I don't know about you but I lose a lot of respect for Japan when they try to whitewash anything negative about them and their country.

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Posted in: Health ministry not helpful for foreigners in Japan seeking virus info See in context

If you're that clueless that you can't find information.... then you probably shouldn't be here. And.... far too many people believe they should be "spoon fed" on the governments dime. Again... those people shouldn't be here either.

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Posted in: Transportation, tourism sectors hit hard by virus outbreak See in context

So the question is.... will the Government throw tax money to needy businesses or will they let things take a more natural course? Everyone talks about "change". Getting away from the "lifetime employment" system and go more for "merit" based. The same goes for any business that is given money to survive. It is the same as "lifetime employment". For every company that goes out of business it opens up more opportunity for existing and new businesses. But that is not how it works in Japan.... instead they'll draw up a nice "Stimulus Package".... one that includes some "presents" and they'll dole out the cash to keep things on an even keel. A very well managed economy that is surviving mainly by writing "rubber checks". Just issue a few Trillion JGBs.

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

Damn..... glad I stocked up on cheap cotton towels from the local Fitness Center. Might have to do it the "old way". You know, all the old homes in the USA, one's built before 1950, used to have big two basin sinks in the basement or elsewhere.... they were mainly used to do the laundry washboard style, with cotton diapers included.

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Posted in: Virus to cost world tourism at least $22 bil: global tourism body See in context

And that is just the tourism portion of this virus. We are already seeing very low patronage at Restaurants and Bars in Tokyo.... places were the regular "Taro" would go. The numbers there could prove quite devastating and will hurt the overall economy.

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