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Posted in: Japan conveys objection to Trump's plan to add S Korea to G-7 See in context

Be careful. Someone will pop up in a minute and claim: "China isn't Communist."

China used to be communist. I find it now checking all the important boxes that define a nascent fascists state. So, it's Fascist China for me.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context

@ Joe Blow

Anecdotal evidence, I know, but here I am, more or less happily married and living here for 16 years, with my very Japanese spouse and my children of elementary school age. Not feeling nuts at all. There are healthier tendencies that can be had rather than overgeneralizing local cultures, don't you think?

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Posted in: 7 schools in Kanto area, including 2 in Ibaraki, receive bomb threats See in context

I'm intrigued by the logic of evacuating the schools. If "no suspicious objects were found", why evacuate? Didn't they trust the work done by the police? Conversely, as they decided to evacuate, why only half an hour ahead of the time stated in the threat? Did they take those words at their face value, as to trust that the explosion would not happen before 10:27? Weird.

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Posted in: Japanese get creative in face of coronavirus crisis mask shortages See in context

@virusrex

The health professionals say otherwise, you need data to prove them wrong, not your opinion.

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention info page on COVID-19:

"Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

[ ] CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

[ ] Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)."

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