What an insulting article!
I am a citizen so don’t tell me that I and others are “ignoring” things or that people are indifferent.
People must work or they will fail to provide for their families and themselves.
Of course the trains have people in the morning Mayor Koike. The city woke up and went to work to keep it running.
At this point the media should be writing stories about what the policy makers have been doing all day and how they are planning for the worst (which is yet to come).
”Trains be crowded...” my god!
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Very sad that its actually partnof your New Years speech. Get over it Korea.
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I still have no idea what this State of Emergency would actually do here in Osaka.
Eateries and bars will close earlier than they already do? The government can urge people to go home earlier?
This is no different to the current situation!
21 ( +26 / -5 )
Kinda silly to hear comments about collapse of morals and society.
125 million people can call one number for emergencies. The fact that there thousands of needless ones is something that will always happen.
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Hey if its night and the countryside and Im stuck out middle of nowhere and can’t get out, why can’t I call a cop? If its winter its deadly.
I am in need of assistance, he or she is a public officer assigned to help those who call them.
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So being an Osaka guy myself, besides closing resteraunts and bars isn’t there other larger places where people congregate?
Schools are nicely packed with children with zero distancing in little classrooms with 30-40 students per room.
Trains are packed with people going to am meetings about the corona virus.
If you bother to do something, why not do it right?
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Covid still rages around the world vaccines do something but not enough.
The Olympics are finally canceled with several financial scandals.
Suga leaves office.
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If your income depends on it, you would be far less likely to be asking for it.
If you would get paid or compensated by the government, its more acceptable.
15 ( +19 / -4 )
This is Suga’s way to get the responsibility on everyone and not just him. Classic LDP move, oh and expect a state of some kinda emergency soon.
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Not true sir,
Koike and other politicians have changed costumes and held up signs with cartoons and keywords on them.
The most that can be done is being done!
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Blaming Japans politicians is not 100% fair too though.
The IOC and ALL the Olympic Comittee Internationally have never cast one doubt on it. Its definitely about holding out till a certain time for cash purposes.
Those aligned politically with the IOC’s stance have clashed locally with those who wanted Japan to be more proactive about the virus.
But all along for sure money and power were placed over human lives.
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Its whack a mole time!
I dont think Japan has the capability to test people very efficiently, so I think another lockdown is needed to save lives.
However businesses will need to be compensated again, and thats probably the real reason too ALONG with the Olympics.
Giving every small business 1,000,0000 is extremely expensive.
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And that’s assuming everything works like clockwork
1 ( +1 / -0 )
I wouldn’t be surprised if we are in some kinda quasi-mode next New Years.
It takes a long time to give billions of people shots. It takes twice as long to give them two.
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In this case it may be true what ur saying. But other people wouldnt get away with it. Or would they? I heard theres supposedly a hard line on alcohol and accidents
2 ( +2 / -0 )
He probably was able to pay a lot to the other person.
He was allowed to do a lot of bowing instead of being hustled through the court system.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
So the special clause now needs a new special sub clause?
8 ( +8 / -0 )
Oh yeah he sure did respond to those allegations...
By dropping the bombshell “We will do everything to control the virus at an early stage”.
What a read!
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No you do not have to pay the 35% that was discounted!
My trip to the beach is still on at the same price, confirmed today.
And yeah I am just going with fam direct to a secluded spot so Im good with Corona.
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You tell everyone how much money you’ve got Lucifer? lol!
1 ( +1 / -0 )
I don’t think you have to pay the 35% discounted price on arrival. The deals that have already been done are done.
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Actually the reality is that most resorts and nice facilities, onsens, hotels in scenic spots, and even rental homes are all already sold out.
Most people will not cancel what they already booked and will go anyway.
So the notion that stopping it now is ending the travel is at best, optimistic.
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Well I heard about this yesterday from a friend. I live in Namba and have a business in Osaka.
Seems like whether I should decide to close or remain biz as usual is totally up to me.
But cases are definitely up. I have heard of several people and schools with positive tests around me.
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Wow with some of the comments you know why mob mentality is a real thing.
The parents werent being abusive. They made the terrible error of leaving their kidz alone. That is negligent and and very poor judgement, but to wish them more pain, more punishment, saying its “murder”...
They are probably suffering more than anyone can imagine. This is a very tragic thing.
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Ahhh well when you make your own rules, conduct your own investigations, have “wining and dining” as a real expense, refer to bribing as “lobbying for control”...
This is one hilariously guilty article!
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I think making Japan comfortable for outside investment means a lot of uncomfortable questions about the way its being done here.
Yeah, nothings gunna change...
31 ( +34 / -3 )
Dud to the low level of investigative intelligence, waste of time, amount of people it took, the silly tactics, even the slip and fall at the end...yeah a little embarrassing to me
5 ( +6 / -1 )
When in Osaka go to Craft, Critters, or Glorious Chain Cafe for a decent burger
2 ( +2 / -0 )
This is news?
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I think they don’t test as its very expensive and it will only serve to prove whats probably already true...that theres hundreds of thousands of infected people.
But with only 1% of those infected needing hospitalization, I don’t know what the right strategy actually is.
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