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Posted in: Tokyo governor says people can enjoy cherry blossoms next year See in context

Tokyo governor says people can enjoy cherry blossoms next year

For safety reason people can enjoy Olympic another four year not next year to be safe.

Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51977802

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Posted in: Foreign ministers from Japan, China, S Korea discuss coronavirus See in context

three countries in their effort and agreed to hold a three-way meeting of health authorities at an early date.

Will China and Korea trust the number of cases that Japan told them?

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

runner3, only stupid govt would keep the number high.

In Japan published incorrect data for various reason already done by official way before this virus outbreak.

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Posted in: Aso calls Tokyo 2020 the 'cursed Olympics' See in context

Aso calls Tokyo 2020 the 'cursed Olympics'

Why bid to host in the first place?

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

reported by public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday, that 290 coronavirus tests requested by doctors had been refused by health centers.

This is requested by medical profesionals not just by a paranoid patient. That's why the number positive cases in Japan remain low.

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Posted in: Abe tells Trump Japan preparing for Tokyo Olympics as planned See in context

Japan is preparing to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as planned despite Trump's one-year postponement suggestion, the top government spokesman said.

If this the case then number of infected people in Japan will be kept low no matter what.

The actual number?

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Posted in: Want to be a firefighter? See in context

Want to be a firefighter?

For how much?

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Posted in: Scrapping cherry blossom parties like taking hugs away from Italians: Koike See in context

Preventing Japanese from gathering to enjoy cherry blossom season because of coronavirus would be like "taking hugs away from Italians," the governor of Tokyo said on Thursday.

In case she doesn't know, after lock down, Italian don't hug anymore.

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

U.S. President Donald Trump came out Thursday as the first foreign leader to suggest delaying the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus, dropping a bombshell on his "good friend" Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

"Maybe they postpone it for a year," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, 19 weeks before the opening ceremony in Tokyo's Olympic Stadium

Japan will agree or disagree?

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Posted in: Virus response shows Japan still paralyzed in crises: Fukushima investigator See in context

Let's see if other new crises show up, it will be same response again.

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Posted in: Abe marks 3,000 days in office as virus overshadows term See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marked 3,000 days in office on Thursday, a new landmark as the longest-serving Japanese leader

So how is the progress of Abenomics so far?

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Posted in: WHO pandemic declaration won't change Tokyo Olympics plan: Suga See in context

"There is no change to the government stance that we will make preparations for the Tokyo Games as planned by keeping close contact with the International Olympic Committee, organizers, and the Tokyo metropolitan government,"

Because too much already spent for preparation and it will impact economy even more if they cancel. So consideration is more about economy.

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Posted in: Film about Fukushima heroes warns against complacency See in context

basically shows the problem starting and the problems dealing with the problems. 

Real problem is starting when they refuse to build wall or to build reactor on higher ground, will they show that on that hesitant to build with that requirement in that movie?

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Posted in: Many local gov'ts short on volunteer interpreters in emergencies See in context

Many of Japan's local governments are concerned about a shortage of volunteer interpreters and translators to support foreign residents and tourists during times of disaster

Well they collected tax from foreigners so where does it go?

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

@Kevin so sorry about your father, they way they treat him is really terrible, make him in constant paint and already cost his health.

"Really, it was painful. Very, very painful," Kelly said, adding that he had tried to explain to wardens that he could not sit on the floor as required.

Since his release, he has undergone surgery in Japan that seems to have worked, although he said he still suffers from numbness in his feet, arms and legs.

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Posted in: Film about Fukushima heroes warns against complacency See in context

I bet the movie skipped the part where they sent a team to open the back up cooling system valve but they came back empty-handed cuz the radiation level was too high lol. Russians get it done under the most difficult conditions. Japanese can't/won't

Also I put additional bet, this movie will skip part where that company decided to save reactor first instead trying to prevent a bigger disaster. Not until afternoon the following day finally they give up that idea.

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

"For me, this could be resolved within Nissan. If it's an error about reporting something that was never agreed and never paid...," he said, tailing off and adding: "But you know, I'm caught in the system right now so..."

This is nothing compared to Olympus, Toshiba or recent Japan Post scandal. This one can be resolved internally.

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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

@kazuaki

Why should Beirut's letter be given weight?

So in this case if things put in the same manner, why Lebanon need to put Japan in priority? It doesn't matter how high is Japanese official who went to Lebanon.

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Posted in: Japanese deputy justice minister tells Lebanon Ghosn should stand trial in Japan See in context

@kazuaki

From the viewpoint of the Japanese government, Lebanon had no standing in this case. The French do, but Lebanon (and Brazil) don't. For his part, Ghosn definitely barely remembered his Lebanese part until he needed to use Lebanon as a hiding hole

Ghosn was born in Brazil and spent his youth and went to school in Lebanon, that's why he can speak fluently Arabic. He also help to grow Nissan business in middle east using his language and influence so Lebanon is part of him.

A statement released by Aoun's office said the president told Yoshiie that Lebanon repeatedly sent letters to Japan regarding Ghosn's case while he was under arrest, without getting any official response.

Lebanon has to ensure that they protect their citizen, they've done that by repeatedly sent letters to Japan even Japan just ignore all those letters. Not until Ghosn manage his escape then Japan try to arrange this official meeting.

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Posted in: 7 countries restrict entry from Japan to thwart new virus spread See in context

Japan has asked Israel to remove the travel restrictions, and briefed each country about Tokyo's fight against the virus outbreak.

Japan asked countries to accept products from Fukushima. After seeing how Japan handle that cruise ships they only give briefing to other countries expecting those countries to accept Japanese to travel to that their country?

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Posted in: Japan to tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in 12 key sectors See in context

Just a move so a struggling companies in those sector just being absorbed by bigger Japanese company instead foreign one, since it will be less competition.

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

It didn’t fail. It did exactly what a quarantine is designed to do... keep one group away from another.

Those patient in ship are not counted as case in Japan, authorities make Japanese number low by keep it those poor people in that ship. It makes separate case between cases that found in Japan and that ship.

https://www.gislounge.com/this-map-is-tracking-the-wuhan-coronavirus-in-near-realtime/

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Posted in: Abe urges people with cold-like symptoms to avoid work, school See in context

Workplaces in the country, known for their long hours, need to encourage people to take days off without hesitation if they do not feel well, Abe said.

So they still need to take their paid holliday not sick holiday even in this kind of emergency situation.

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

Cruise ships were not designed to prevent cross infection and not medical facility.

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Posted in: Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan See in context

Nissan seriously stuffed themselves up. Now, they are leaderless and grasping at straws. 

This is just what happened just before went to Nissan decades ago.

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Posted in: Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan See in context

Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan

So what's the plan?

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

Nissan-Mitsubishi lawyer Eelco Meerdink said there was evidence that Ghosn made the alliance pay a personal French tax debt of 498,000 euros in 2018.

Nissan spent 200 millions dollar to get rid of him that's include from lawyer to people who follow him everywhere while he was in detention. They won't bother just put another millions for lawyer in Europe but at least this time Ghosn can arrange his defense.

US authorities have proven that they will go after Japanese companies and executives of Japanese companies without any cooperation from Japanese authorities whatsoever.

They did that while he was in detention. He can not defend himself good enough even SEC finally give a verdict. Everything is provided by Nisan at that time.

I can read just enough French to know that he was intensely disliked within Renault. French trade unionists have said they were quite happy to see him get busted in Japan.

Trade unionists? In order to survive alliance they need to be able to share everything and finally stream line things. That including production process, that's why trade unionists won't like him

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Posted in: Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro wins 2nd Academy Award See in context

Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro wins 2nd Academy Award

Japanese? He holds US nationality now, so Japanese-born American would be more appropriate. 

While Bong Joon-ho who directed award winning movie Parasite, no doubt he is a Korean national.

Kazu Hiro already went to work for make up in US movie industries since the first Men In Black movies was in production and continue involved in dozens of US box office movies project since that.

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Posted in: Man convicted of installing cryptomining programs without consent See in context

There was a guy convicted about two years ago in Japan for using Coinhive.

However, the situation seems different. In that case, the code was planted in an online gaming cheat tool that users downloaded to their computers. In this case, it seems it was just sitting on his own website, so as others have said, how is it different from other stuff that only runs on websites when you visit the page?

Exactly nothing need to be download except those by web browser that's why this case still the first kind in Japan.

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Posted in: Man convicted of installing cryptomining programs without consent See in context

"Visitors were not informed of (the mining program) or given the chance to reject it," said Presiding Judge Tsutomu Tochigi.

So in the future website operator that use this kind of program just need to do just put a flying banner that won't go away unless website visitor click ok?

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