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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

Wobot

usually you do not panic unless you have it or your family member has it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,001 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,085 See in context

yeah always when percentage of positive tests are high, they just increase the number of test next day...

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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

Yubaru

but it would be interesting to see how many will come positive.

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

rcch

they already know how to sell themselves for money. No victim here. They may be seen not adult yet because of Japanese law but at that particular age 17/18 you already know what's going on.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

virusrex

your problem is assuming what I think they are going to search for when text says clearly:

WHO going to search for orgins...

yeah...

one year later

in China

do you really think they will find something relevant?

With China narrative virus orgins are from India or even Czechia?

If the article would say WHO is going to search for Pokemons it would sound realistic.

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

virusrex

I don't see the point why WHO should go there...to check what exactly?

If it's not fault of Wuhan laboratory, then what's the point? To check the fact, that unfortunately chinese people are eating everything what wasn't quick enough to escape. Well, as long poverty is playing key role nothing can't be changed.

So please tell me. What exactly WHO can check after one year since outbreak?

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

Wakarimasen

ah, I see they caught him and later found out about 4 other cases. Hope he will get long sentence.

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Posted in: Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her See in context

how come this animal was running around free? It must be joke...

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Posted in: 78-year-old man, driving wrong way on expressway, crashes into car, killing driver See in context

Bjorn Tomention

yes, sure

till one of them will be the reason why your precious family member is not alive because of those old folks.

Let's be honest here. some 78 are capable and some are not. Same goes for 20's, 30's etc. but I think the rules should be changed for old folks up 65. With driving tests and medical checks every 6months.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 856 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,571 See in context

Vinke

it may be Tsuruma in Yamato City

Kanagawa.

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Posted in: Ex-transport minister Hata, 53, dies from COVID-19 after falling ill on Dec 24 See in context

Raw beer

truly healthy person.

Here goes the problem: no one is really truly healthy. Someone has allergies, asthma, high K levels. Unless you go under detail medical check and I mean detailed when you check everything. No one can be sure that there is nothing to be worry about. Pregnant woman died after giving birth just one example. Is pregnancy being risk factor? May be...problem is no one can tell.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 949 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,881 See in context

meanwhile Sagamihara City is providing free tests for corona. They will cover cost 20 000yen. All pregnant ladies 32weeks up are to submit to the test.

We got warning that tests may get false positive. If you test positive you can't give birth in that particular hospital and after birth you can't have your baby with you (separate rooms) I am just waiting for info if I am supposed to walk to that particular hospital in case I test positive and taxi or bus and train won't be the option...

The question is get tested or not. I feel healthy with no health problem so my desire to get tested isn't high. But understand the fact that I can possible have it...Hamlet coming: get the test or refuse the test?

I did ask nurse if other expecting mothers are taking the tests but nurse wasn't so eager to answer that particular question.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 888 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,737 See in context

zichi

but the news looks so positive...if you would refer to the country in Europe then I would take it. But Japan looks okay still (at least that's what the numbers says) not that I necessary believe in that...

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict Abe over dinner party spending See in context

well, no surprise BUT it's interesting how it goes for various cases. Can't help it.

"gone CEO" responsible when Saikawa went just as a "witness"

Now Abe "knows nothing" and other person working under him is going to take the blame.

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Posted in: If you are a foreign resident (either permanent, long term or short term) of Japan, do you currently feel safer living here amid the coronavirus, or would you prefer to be in some other country? See in context

Definitely back in my country.

Easier to take day off or childcare leave.

Better health care.

Better financial support during the pandemic.

Not trusting J-Gov. numbers, testing, etc.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 888 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,737 See in context

smithinjapan

exactly. it's really sad how some people are still feeling ok and safe cos "no deaths"...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 888 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,737 See in context

oxycodin

Please get it right many Japanese prefer Oshogatsu rather than Xmas still.

yes, Japan celebrate 25th they open presents just like US and other speaking countries. BUT some foreigners come from countries that celebrate Xmas Eve and open presents in the evening and since in Japan Xmas are not holidays I prefer that way more. Nothing worse than open presents and then rush to work and hoikuen.

Merry Xmas everyone!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 621 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,041 See in context

no Monty

people are staying inside rather than ouside because of cold weather. It means you stay in cafe instead of going to the park during lunch time. It's not that people stay home. They are more gathering indoor that's what that means.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

everybody saw this coming... weather changed. It's cold. In Europe it started earlier cos weather works bit different there. We saw it's coming.

be safe everyone.

and time to stop blaming kabukicho, gaijins, people around 20's etc. Government did the "great" job by setting campaigns: go to... like it or not.

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Posted in: Osaka raises coronavirus alert level to red See in context

love that pics!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 533 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,518 See in context

triring

your looooong coment has got no argument. People who are sick and are having symptoms are getting tested. That means the number of covid should be higher because it's not random testing. If you test 1500 people with possible symptoms and 9000 with possible symptoms you won't get similar number. Impossible! Healthy people are not definitely getting tested.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 533 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,518 See in context

i@n

it's impossible because if you test 4times more you should have more cases not 4times more cases but you won't get similar number when testing 1500 and 9000 it can not be for the logic: more you test, more you will find.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 533 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,518 See in context

haha magic numbers...

1500 tests 500

9000 tests 500

time for the story about the 3little pigs...

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

aly

pardon me but what quality you are talking about being native English SPEAKER doesn't equal being good English TEACHER. Many the best English teachers I've seen came from group non-natives because of benefit that they had to learn English as their second language so they understand better difficulty of learning English and are able to explain grammar better than person who is native and grammar comes naturally.

20years ago better quality? Really I didn't noticed that older Japanese folks are such a great English speakers...

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

tooheysnew

but I wasn't talking about English Teachers at all. You can teach plenty thing in Japan even foreigner.

gaijin is not equal to English teacher.

even if you wanna make it about not certificated English teacher. I don't think they deserve to be mistreated because they don't have licence. That's ridiculous. They are adults after all and put by autority in the position "teacher"

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

tooheysnew

i may be but you do not have information about your education and certification written on your forehead. Most of companies won't hire you without certification at least for English Teaching. Plenty may of course.

but are you suggesting that it's okay for kids to be disrespectful towards adults? I don't think so.

having licence or not doesn't mean that you can be call by names etc. It's about fellow human being and position adult and teacher.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

finally rich

right you are...

and you can always leave and go home when you had enough.

but there is nothing bad in adressing problems and asking to be treated as human being and your children too. 21 century like it or not. More gaijins coming like it or not. Carpeting problems won't work anymore. Dialog will become only possible way.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

bernard marx

i actually do...

i used to work at japanese ninka hoikuen. There you need japanese teaching license. I have one.

also you don't introduce yourself as: hey kids, I am teacher without licence. if you do Japanese parents will want get you fired.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

clippetyclap

yes

adding no social life cos I have small kid and I am raising the child by myself. So just work, hoikuen and shopping and taking walk in the remote park.

despite the 3hours on the train daily and rotating biggest town. Meeting with more than 200people daily during work day. Following rules like: no physical contacts, no borrowing ballpens etc. keeping distance. Ventilation all the time.

so far so good so yes I do believe it's enough. I do not vaccine even flu. Never had it nor my kid. So yes, I'll pass, I won't be a guinea pig for free. Sorry.

it's strange that people screaming here: no deaths, low cases etc. are so eager to get vaccination. Why? Hypocrisy at it's finest.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

difference between Japan and other countries is that despite of existence of rasism and discrimination and bully over the globe. In Japan it's hard to adress it.

people here want to hear only about wonderful, fabulous Japan. Not about the problems that could be fixed.

example: kids are allowed calling foreigner teachers by names, they are being told that they should ignore it. But is ok to call japanese teacher by names no? So why it's ok to do it with foreigner. Ignore it? No way. It's just setting wrong example and sending bad message. Your reputation as a "teacher" will drop to "funny gaijin"

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