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Posted in: Tokyo issues alert after 34 coronavirus cases confirmed See in context

Zzzzzzzzzzzz.....boring! This woman never ceases to make me fall to sleep!

That was quick (just 3 days!) There goes the euphoria of easing the SOE.

As the testing is being intentionally limited these numbers are inaccurate! Anyway, it’s clear that the government can and are using the numbers to control society. Surely most realistic people can see that as human nature dictates “easing” basically means BAU so it’s back to square ONE, or ironically named ZERO in Japanese!

Welcome to Tokyo 2020, Stop, Start, Stop...it’s a rollercoaster!

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Posted in: Shibuya gives each public elementary, junior high student a Surface Go 2 tablet See in context

There’s under 250,000 residents in Shibuya. Good for the students. Mind you they’re gonna be using it for sometime yet though.

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Posted in: Koike unveils road map for easing of restrictions in Tokyo See in context

@Northernlife

Glad someone’s got it! It’s easy to see through these lies, don’t believe a word or number of it!

Tokyo at best will lift the state of emergency for a few places like libraries and possibly outdoor sports facilities with restrictions imposed.

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Posted in: Abe's virus-relief ¥100,000 cash program faces barrage of criticism See in context

Abenomics summed up perfectly here! Can’t organise a piss up in a brewery springs to mind! Mind you that’s how world politics works these days!

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Posted in: Koike unveils road map for easing of restrictions in Tokyo See in context

This woman is nasty!

Her real plan is this:

Use the testing data (Inaccurate, intentionally limited by Abe) to transfer liability (legal and insurance) to the citizens/residents

Once she’s pretended to done her job (publicly display it’s safe in writing) then lift the state of emergency

Once the second wave comes, out the state of emergency without taking any accountability for infections or deaths

Please don’t be deceived by this!

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Posted in: Abe's virus-relief ¥100,000 cash program faces barrage of criticism See in context

Japan’s greatest ally just announced negative interest rates and are seriously considering UBI until further notice or face a Great Depression again. This one-off ¥100,000 is a joke in comparison, that they can’t even organise! Can’t imagine what a potential Great Depression looks like in Japan. Not sure it’s a good idea to find out...

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

@noriahojanen

Cheers. Basically, you’re a fool if you do and you’re a fool if you don’t right? If you don’t and take the risk and worse case die from COVID-19 you’re a fool. If you do you might not get infected but paid out the ¥100,000 you haven’t even got yet and some insurance will take your money!

Only solution, stay home until it’s safe to go back to work and “normal”.

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

It would be nice if the people who think it’s safe now to go back to normal to at least share what insurance policies that they have that the rest of us aren’t aware of? Please highlight where it states you are covered for COVID-19 for infection/health care/death.

It’s only sensible to have these in place before returning to normal right?

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

@Northernlife

Well said! Glad you’re keeping it real. You can’t take out an insurance plan after the incident. Folly if you believe the government is gonna lift the state of emergency without making sure they have no accountability first.

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Posted in: Parts of Japan emerge from virus emergency; Tokyo needs fewer than 20 daily infections See in context

It’s a Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......Friday. She bores me to death...

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Posted in: Can clean-up See in context

The case for UBI in a photo!

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Posted in: As Japanese gov't slow-walks stimulus, small businesses fear collapse See in context

The longer this pandemic continues the more the case for UBI increases. Logically, if the small businesses collapse and the employees have moved on/health & safety focused/made redundant the ¥100,000 should be made monthly until new employment has been secured. New employment should only be with better conditions in the contract for health care, sick pay, paid holiday. Oh wait a minute this is Asia, those things aren’t standard!

New businesses that are essential/innovative/adaptable should be allowed to bring this economy into 2020 from the 1990s (being generous!).

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Posted in: As Japanese gov't slow-walks stimulus, small businesses fear collapse See in context

As we’re still in the pandemic, the life insurance claims (¥100M) will go through the roof if businesses are allowed to go back to BAU. As it’s a double win-lose (keeping hold of stimulus money AND indirectly preventing claims) by slow walking and wishfully thinking the virus will go away tomorrow that means small businesses fail and their employees losing their jobs.

What an outrage!

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Posted in: As Japanese gov't slow-walks stimulus, small businesses fear collapse See in context

The Japanese economy has been built on such tight margins due to high rents and a overly populated Tokyo. It’s been thoroughly exposed here as a substantial amount will fail that are mom and pop traditional businesses. Michelin star restaurants may have enough reserves to survive long term but there will be a huge restructuring of commercial tenants via more essential and innovative businesses.

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

@Tom

Sensible way of thinking.

How about the recent outbreak of 133 people in Seoul very soon after reopening?

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200513_27/

Facts are there’s no vaccine yet.

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

It’s delusional to pat the government on the back as they’ve not been testing enough at all.

As of May 11, the health ministry said there had been 218,204 tests, by far the lowest per capita rate in the G7, according to Worldometers.

If you don’t test, you don’t get cases recorded. Therefore, the number of cases are inaccurate and are in reality at least 10X. The playbook is, the lower the number of recorded cases the quicker you can lift the state of emergency and wishfully think everything will magically be safe and go back to normal.

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Posted in: Abe announces lifting of state of emergency for 39 prefectures See in context

@Mirai hayashi

This statement alone tells me that you don't get it. There is no such thing as "at your OWN risk". If you get infected, you are also putting the people who are around you (family, friends, etc) at risk. And every time you take public transportation to work, you are also putting your co-workers and their families at risk.

My bad. It’s good to clear that up for the people who are less risk adverse on here. Lifting the state of emergency too early is basically doing this. The government is indirectly transferring the risk to the people who take the risk of going back to work asap. Therefore putting lives at risk due to indirect risks of infecting death others. Trouble is it’s all good staying home but eventually most working people will run out money to survive. As the government hasn’t even handed out money in 4 months the people under most financial pressure will be forced to take the risk of going to work to pay rent.

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Posted in: Abe announces lifting of state of emergency for 39 prefectures See in context

We get it! Far be it for the government to take away the choice of people not scared of the virus for various reasons! Everyone knows the risk and if they take them it’s at their own risk. Unfortunately, the underlying legislation issue for the government (that they still aren’t addressing just parking with this workaround move). Basically, the government would be liable directly for loss of income for infections and deaths (¥100M liable per death). Therefore, they’ve calculated it’s cheaper for them to payout ¥100,000 “for all” every 4 months.

I agree that people should be able to go to work at their own risk. Unfortunately there’s hidden issues that the government is still hiding. This could work as the fearful will not go to work as early but shouldn’t stop the people who choose to go to work asap.

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Posted in: Abe announces lifting of state of emergency for 39 prefectures See in context

With intentionally limited testing means inaccurate lowering case numbers. Wealth and government jobs over citizens/residents health here!

Sounds good, the main population cities aren’t have their state of emergency lifted though. Makes it super tempting for people to visits or temporarily move to these cities right?

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

@noriahojanen

All talk, no numbers and facts. No numbers and stats, no talk! Lack of testing leads to fake numbers, that is folly to believe in reality.

Constitutional Democratic Party secretary general Tetsuro Fukuyama told the committee that the number of those who sought consultation had surpassed 1 million, but that less than 60,000 coronavirus tests had been conducted.

Japan has performed only 1.68 tests per 1,000 people, compared with South Korea’s 12.95, Germany’s 32.89 and New Zealand’s 39.47, according to Our World in Data, a research team at the University of Oxford.

Do I stutter?

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

@Reckless

Believe what you wanna believe. Just remember the testing has been intentionally limited to 1.82 people per 1000 less than 1%. Foolish to believe any numbers from the Japanese government. Herd immunity is exactly what it means, being a sheep and following the herd jumping off a cliff...

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

@lesenfant

Well said!

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

@noriahojanen

Fair enough. The reality is that people and more importantly governments react and use the numbers to make big decisions. So without accurate numbers it’s undeniably wealth over health which I don’t expect anything else in this country (being America-centric). No accountability for infections/deaths is being taken here, just dumped onto the health care system and their vulnerable workers! Glad they’ll have blood on their hands not me.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

@noriahojanen

Reported death rate? Not sure that’s accurate either? If reporting is not accurate for testing, fundamentally all data goes out the window.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes lifting virus emergency in most prefectures on Thursday See in context

With testing rates amongst the lowest in the world at 1.82 people per 1000 who can trust the case numbers? Could be 10x the reported amount? Abe has intentionally limited testing to cover up the real numbers. Tokyo won’t be lifting the state of emergency unless they’re bowing to pressure for wealth/babysitting over health? Wouldn’t surprise me though.

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Posted in: More than 90% of Tokyo hospital beds for COVID-19 patients filled See in context

The case numbers are surely fake as Japan is outrageously only testing 1.82 people out of 1000 people! The real numbers could be 10X what the media are reporting as Abe has intentionally limited testing to cover up the real spreading. Anyone who lives here knows that the TV channels are highly politically biased and can’t be trusted.

This story on number of beds is a distraction to the real news.

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Posted in: 4.7 mil tweets criticize Abe plan to raise retirement age for prosecutors See in context

Hard to find a balance here. Agree that 65 is more realistic financially for the economy. The real fundamental problem in the economy is being covered up (内緒) here. Womenomics has failed and fake pensions aren’t to be relied on either.

Yes, the baby boomers have too much benefits and power/seniority so I can see the bad side of the policy to extend this holds back the economy and newer/innovative businesses and staff progressing. This could be the biggest underlying issue though?

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Posted in: Japan looks to lift emergency in some areas ahead of May 31 See in context

Tokyo won’t be lifting the state of emergency soon unfortunately. Something is better than nothing though.

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Posted in: Abe, Trump agree to cooperate on COVID-19 fight See in context

Considering the difference in number of cases/deaths it’s a no brainer with hidden agenda undertones though. The “second” most powerful country would be delighted with this news.

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