thepersoniamnow comments

Posted in: Chinese cities test millions as virus cases surge See in context

Mass testing is a waste of money. Plus all those people together makes me think they are spreading the virus just by doing that.

Japan certainly hasn’t had many deaths even with the virus out amongst the public.

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Posted in: Nursery school head may face charge over boy's death in bus See in context

It is ridiculous that they didn’t realize later.

I can understand a missing 5 year old for a few seconds, but after a minute or two, as a teacher you are not doing your job.

And an hour later??? When all the children are elsewhere doing other things? The boy was still alive then, but it took 9 hours to realize he was missing?

That is criminally negligent.

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Posted in: Prosecutors to reopen probe into ex-PM Abe's dinner spending scandal See in context

I’d say the same thing to someone who was saying all Aussies, English, or Americans must be __ because they voted in __.

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Posted in: Prosecutors to reopen probe into ex-PM Abe's dinner spending scandal See in context

Same here man, lived all over the world when I was young. Middle east too 7 years.

Japanese people deserve their leaders just as much as Europeans, Americans, and the rest.

Equating us as sillier than you…dude, if you have been around as much as you say you have, then spare me that.

Im sure what Im saying is not going to be popular on this site.

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Posted in: Prosecutors to reopen probe into ex-PM Abe's dinner spending scandal See in context

Tora

Nah actually we don’t man.

But I noticed a lot of foreigners that come here like to assume that.

Just because we dont go full riot, protest, commit acts of violence, or tear down statues, doesnt mean we are accepting everything.

You got the typical guy who comes here and never has lived anywhere else except his home nation and this one, and can only differentiate between those two’s mentality.

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Posted in: Prosecutors to reopen probe into ex-PM Abe's dinner spending scandal See in context

Tora

To assume that Japanese people have no idea whats going on, or their own opinions (“easily accepting oblivious” your words) its a bit insulting.

Do you really think you know something that others dont?

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Posted in: Frenchman in Tokyo ends hunger strike over his 'abducted' children See in context

ShinkansenCabbose

While I have to agree that there must be good things, I think the bad outweighs it.

I dont think you can get to know the other as well.

Also (just like in my family) the kidz usually end up speaking Japanese and not being able to communicate with the foreign parent after a certain age.

It becomes a hybrid of bad Japanese and even worse Engrish.

I say no thanks

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Posted in: Frenchman in Tokyo ends hunger strike over his 'abducted' children See in context

So many guys come here, marry someone they can barely communicate with, and have kidz knowing full well what happens when you get divorced here.

I am from Japan but pretty much decided against that route early.

With the perfect person, maybe, but its quite a risky route, especially since most of these couples dont even speak the others language fluently.

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Posted in: Japan expands virus state of emergency, restrictions to more prefectures See in context

Zzzzzzzz

One more week till holidays.

Man made viruses and rushed vaccines…stress me out.

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Posted in: American gymnast Sunisa Lee takes Olympic gold See in context

snowymountainhell

Hard work and perseverance?

Cmon, it can be mine with a green card and a visa.

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Posted in: Hamada, Wolf add 2 more judo gold for Japan See in context

congratulations!

I am always happy when another half or mixed kid (like me) takes a win for Japan.

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

Commodore Perry

Apparently in planes the air circulates around and is poor quality sometimes.

Like on ships indoor quarters top. Now they say the filtration systems clean it out….

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

Commodore Perry

That would be some very good contact tracing actually.

Something that’s been ignored and abandoned.

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Posted in: Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge See in context

They are meeting Friday to discuss extending the borders of their effective measures?

Hip hip hooray! We are saved from the man made virus.

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Posted in: Murdered Nara nursing care worker withdrew ¥30 million before going missing See in context

Whoever murdered this poor woman should get life. Hopefullythey find these evil people.

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Posted in: Man given religiously forbidden food at Nagoya immigration center See in context

snowymountainhell

When something isn’t actually news, I wonder why its being made a headline.

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Posted in: Man given religiously forbidden food at Nagoya immigration center See in context

I feel like an article of this nature is using a less serious issue (being fed, but making cultural errors) to make our overall Immigration detention methods not the main issue.

I mean reporting an instant soup with pork bits or something in it, isn’t the same as real abuse or suffering.

Its not a crime, just an error.

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

Interesting to get people’s thoughts on the matter.

Antiquesaving, totally get what you are saying about being alone as a gaijin but with Japanese kidz.

Being actually Japanese has always been my saving grace when things actually get bad.

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

Strangerland

Oh yeah renting is ridiculous.

As a foreign looking Japanese I used to always get the arms crossed into an X by a staffer sent out by the manager.

Of course the horror show comes later when they realize I’m born and bred Japanese.

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

How many of you posting actually have skin in the game?

I am Japanese, albeit caucasian and hawaiian too.

Always interesting but also odd to hear a bunch of foreigners or Japanese people weigh in on our experiences growing up here or elsewhere.

Theres people claiming theres no such thing as a mixed race person now?

Basically, you know what its like to be totally different than everyone while being in the only home you know.

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Posted in: Thousands protest lockdown in Sydney; several arrested See in context

Feel sorry for those in Australia.

They close down the country if like 5 people have it.

Covid is not going away. Its going to be omnipresent and seasonal like influenza.

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Posted in: Pork or beef? A peek into how Japan’s curry preferences change from place to place See in context

In Kanto you can’t find ground beef???

It all has pork in it? Kay Im from Osaka, but how can that be true?

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Posted in: WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics See in context

Tedros is a lying Chinese puppet.

Be gone with your lies!

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Posted in: Suga says world needs to see Japan can stage safe Olympics See in context

Suga

Are we a democracy?

If so, then I say no, the World doesn’t need to see the Olympic Village full of infections.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

Samit Basu

I believe that in Korea they would find Toyotas and Hondas to be radioactive as well.

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Posted in: S Korea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling See in context

Apparently the Korean team also has stopped eating the food in the Olympic Village due to “Fukushima Radiation fears”

Essentially they are suggesting that we are poisoning them deliberately.

You know, most younger Japanese these days actually have little personal problems with Korea.

But Koreans seem to have been raised with anger and regret and self victimization.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japan envoy over lewd remark about Moon See in context

Is it an international event?

Is South Korea using it for another opportunity for them to complain about WWII? Guess so

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

I don’t know why the media reports the daily infected numbers as if they are an indication of whats going on.

Japan has never had any widespread testing. There is actually ZERO idea how many people have the virus.

If they find 1000 people out of 3000 tests done in Tokyo…wouldn’t a mathematician assume that their would be perhaps….50,000 new cases?

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Posted in: How will the state of emergency affect Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Lol, OF COURSE tens of millions of people moving around en mass using public transport will spread Corona during Obon.

Its better these days to just forecast the future yourself and take the right measures and precautions.

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Posted in: Chinese athletes complain about lax virus measures at Tokyo Olympics hotel See in context

Its political.

China can’t look at something Japan does without calling us out or trying to make it look bad.

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