Good communication will go a long way, but the new style workforce Immigrants should not be allowed to create slum like conditions or the problems we have seen in Canada and other places, causing property prices to soar or engage in illegal activities like in the Philippines who had to deport thousands of online click farm workers and online scammers. Frankly speaking when in China I encountered a lot of discrimination against non chinese, from overcharging for rental or at the market to simply refusing to deal with foreigners let alone the Visa trouble these days making it impossible to enter China.
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Such coatings have all one major fault, the contact time for inactivating a microorganism is very long. In areas with high people traffic that coating can not act as intended therefore a regular cleaning and sanitizing with with a universal general cleaning agent and wiping of end of day and prior to opening with a modern disinfectant cleaner is a safer option. Viruses like covid which gte passed on Human to Human via respiratory droplets suspended in the air are better attacked via very high air exchange rates, high airflow and installation of suitable air filtration systems using i.eg, Ozone and UV light to instantly inactive Microorganisms in the air.
This coating is just another example of "DISINFECTION THEATER", more suitable applications for it may exist in elderly and health care facilities instead of offices where no one else touches my keyboard.
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I am sure hew flew business class or first, so why dress like he is going shopping in Harajuku? First impression of his dress codes I don't approve. Already shows lack of respect for his host country. A bit more formal or at lease fashionable would have sent a better signal. As usual this reflects the general attitude of the US o its allies.
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It's absurd to ban all entries into Japan as the virus is already in the country. A better plan would be a thoughtful hygiene protocol, like 36 hours PCR test Pre departure flight from overseas, as this is a time window which certainly will detect any already infected. Then Test upon arrival an a 7 day self isolation with a test on day 2 5 and 7 , based on data that should catch any viral load. It would be a bit of an administrative hassle but properly implemented together with full vaccination and booster shot for the whole population the health care system would not be put under too much strain. we can not any longer continue with these travel bans and restrictions as the point has reached where people are loosing their livelihood an dafter Covid a poverty wave will follow then people will die simply because they become impoverished thats not what anyone wants !
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it is disappointing that US troops based in japan allow such lax Hygiene Protocols arriving without being subject to pre arrival and on arrival with follow up test and a 5 to 7 day isolation period. Shows that they don't care neither respect their host country instead of putting real stop gap measures in to prevent this kind of Virus spreading into the Okinawa community. But what you expect from a bunch of redneck hillbillies who think they joined the Marines and now they are something superior? Maybe Japan should even cancel the base station agreements altogether,?
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How about the US looks at cost cutting measures first, like troops reduction, pay cuts for their overpaid administrative staff and looking into all the wastage in procurement contracts ? They probbaly can reduce operational expenses easily by 20-25 %, before asking other to pay for service not needed!!
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The Chinese Government is afraid to loose control thats all it is. Decades of stealing foreign IP, trillions of fake goods flooded the world and ended up as waste in the Oceans or dump sites. China is no innocent choir boy neither is US, but i rather live in an imperfect half baked democracy arguing with morons than not being able to argue or being prosecuted for speaking critiscm on a system that does not tolerate question their corrupt leadership. Proven by billions of private wealth shifted out of China by the privileged well connected CCP members and their family networks.
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So we have cameras which can read the restaurant menu you are holding from space, but every picture of alien spaceships is nothing but a smudged shape? There are definitely other intelligent species out there and better pray they are friendly since the tech needed for intergalactical travel would make them Columbus and us the native Indians and we all know how that ended..., but probably global warming and destroying our environment will take care of that before they arrive?
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The article doesn't say why this man was in detention? And maybe the question is allowed, why this person did not emigrate into a country where his religion is represented to a degree he is comfortable with? As a visitor you adjust, that is basic courtesy in every culture. Insisting on meals prepared according to religious beliefs while you seek status as refugee already shows that you are not willing to integrate. If he is not happy with his country governance he can change it perhaps?
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Japanese Politics is totally disconnected from the people. You are elected for the benefit of the people not to make yourself rich, or get more influence. The vaccination progress in Japan, is pathetic maybe you can even say its a total Failure! Only with a high vaccination rate you can prevent people from ending up in hospital or dying. However Red tape and bureaucracy has prevented fast progress and backwards minded people spreading false news, rumours and discrimination are doing real damage preventing people from getting vaccinated. The Olympics will go ahead because it is about big money for the IOC and the Tokyo Government not about the people or the Athletes. They are just "Showroom Dummies"....
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The Hotel should be named and shamed , as I would definitely not stay in such a place where management allows such racism and discrimination to t exist. By the way is there a "Japanese Only" Covid Variant existing infecting only Japanese?
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The Japenese Politicians need to learn to act and cut red tape and their attidudte that Covid is a "foreigner" problem. The blatant racism you encounter in Japan in this epidemic make me wonder why such a country gets the right to hold the Olympics? I am gonna boycott them and wont watch a single minute !
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Also if you don’t add value to the app in form of recharge credits it won’t work . Basically it’s a bit of a scam …
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Just tried the app, doesn’t work , the developer from china and who knows how they respect privacy or what happen to your data ?
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I wouldn't mind helping a few of those lonely women free of charge...
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It seems the nurses are much more smarter than the idiot politicians! In a national health crisis you should not allow mass gatherings like an Olympics event, and hospital staff is much more needed to care of the really sick and critical care patients, not a few spectators who may feel unwell or just need their blood pressure taken. That is a total waste of manpower and endagering patients in ICUs! Thos Politcians dont understand that the number of beds in ICUs available is meaningless if NO staff is there to take care of patients needs!
The vaccination must be speded up now thats the only thing that will work to stop this health crisis.
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The idea of a worldwide standardized vaccination pass at first though may be attractive but how do we ensure this wont result in discrimination, granting of privileges to the well connected, disadvantaging those who cant get access to vaccines, and will it absolve travelers from still being Covid tested? Different vaccines have different efficacies, some offer mere reduction of symptoms some even prevent the infection completely meaning you cant infect other people . There also has to be a real practical solution about this as we all already being greatly inconvenienced by sometimes hours of queuing up in security checks because Airports do not provide enough staff at the gates we as passengers have to go all that hassle and a 2-4 hour flight within Asia become a 12-16 hour full day trip !
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I was very disappointed when the Government decided not to allow foreign residents to return to Japan in the last few months using the Covid pandemic as an excuse! It’s one of the many levels of anti foreigner and racism we encountering in Japan and for International Corporations it is a risk factor to well consider if it is worth posting staff or increasing investment in a country which simply behaves as if we were still living 200 years back! Shanghai and Singapore will only gain and Tokyo keep loosing out of such nonsense policies are used!
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It is plain and simple Racists and Discrimination. Maybe Europe should ban Japanese from entering ?
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