thepersoniamnow comments

Posted in: Sunken Hokkaido tour boat drops back to seabed while being towed See in context

Must be terrible for the families and loved ones of the 12 missing.

Imagine hearing that they dropped the boat (np) when you were hoping to be able to put them at peace

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Posted in: Quad leaders oppose change in status quo by force; Indo-Pacific to get $50 bil in aid See in context

I got assistance more than once SmithinJapan.

But you gotta actually own a business to get this. You can’t just complain and moan and the like.

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Posted in: Businesses rattled by gov't caution to ease restrictions for foreign tourists See in context

Kind of funny even how now there is actually much higher numbers reported each day, but we are done with it all.

Infections are much higher now than during the Delta era, but we freaked out about each positive case back then and closed down anyone connected to them.

Nobody would have opened up their borders with even a thousand positives in a city, much less 10,000- 20,000.

It was basically just perception, as now that we have done all we can (via pharmaceuticals), theres no more mention of deaths and infections and nobody to blame.

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet's approval rises to record 61.5%: poll See in context

The government response on Covid has been very slow and dependent on the peoples cooperation.

I wouldn’t rate their responses on things like Ukraine as anything but following the USAs lead. As for fiscal spending, the LDP has the ability to print lots of money.

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Posted in: 18,000 police officers to be mobilized during Biden's visit to Tokyo See in context

Paul14

The problem with Zoom is, the Chinese can peek in on the meeting!

lol

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Posted in: 18,000 police officers to be mobilized during Biden's visit to Tokyo See in context

Japan is the least likely country they have the meetings at to have large, disruptive, much less violent protests.

Japanese don’t protest in that way in general during these times much anyways, and certainly not by comparison to Western Europe or the USA.

With a decreased presence elsewhere, professional criminals will probably take advantage.

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Posted in: China blasts U.S., Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summit See in context

Its good that the US, Japan, India, and Australia are joining forces to make China play nice.

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Posted in: Japan says Sakhalin energy projects do not contradict Russia sanctions See in context

SmithinJapan

Even double more hypocritical are the European Elites who use way moregas from Russia and let poorer Ukraine die as rich Finland and sweden Waltz in.

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Posted in: Japan says Sakhalin energy projects do not contradict Russia sanctions See in context

Japan must secure its own energy and food sources in an ever more uncertain future.

We are fortunate to have one of the largest and most powerful Navy’s on earth. Maybe second most powerful.

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

I’m a foreign looking Japanese.

I haven’t and don’t get profiled by the police in Osaka and Kansai area.

But while saying that, telling Japanese people to not profile a foreigner or treat or assume differently about them, is kinda above the current conciousness level.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea See in context

It would be interesting to know more about the dialogue between nations like NK, SK, Japan, the US, China etc.

They are all talking to each other, but the people find out later (sometimes) in history books what went down

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka launching her own sports agency: report See in context

Naomi Osaka to become a super agent, and contract other athletes.

I wouldn’t use her personally. What if I call and shes upset, mentally fatigued, or having to take the rest of the month off to take care of her gentle spirit?

Agents have to fight for their clients and be stronger than they are, off the court.

Pass

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 long-term debt hits new high above ¥1,000 tril See in context

In my lifetime this isn’t news, its an annual occurance. Should give it a national holiday where lawmakers can pledge their bonuses toward defeating the huge debt.

Put on some white gloves and megaphones on cars about all that too.

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Posted in: Pedestrian hit, killed by car driven by U.S. Marine in Okinawa See in context

There is a lot of dangerous driving and racing done in Okinawa.

Hopefully the marines learn from this experience to drive on their best behavior from now.

Doubt it though, 20 year olds will be big kidz…

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Posted in: Growing challenges for air cargo as demand falls See in context

Growing challenges for the people as air fares and costs explode.

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Posted in: Gov't considers revoking license of operator of sunken Hokkaido boat See in context

A painfully obvious thing to do. Some fines and criminal charges seem more appropriate.

Is he well connected or something?

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

Well I am a Caucasian looking Japanese. Was born here and have a Japanese name.

Seems normal that people wouldn’t assume you are Japanese and treat you different,as this happens to me daily. What’s the big deal?

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Posted in: Gov't confirms it will start accepting some foreign tourists in June See in context

遅いな!

Don’t tell me that three years in you still have no idea what to do if a tourist has Corona.

You need till June apparantly to think about it?

Just come out and say that you are withholding tourism because lockdowns from Omicron were tough to take.

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls 'in stages' from June: Kishida See in context

Its not just socially and nationally acceptable to watch what other nations do and then implement it slowly, it has now become the norm.

Not to be surprised in the worlds oldest nation :)

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Posted in: Russia bans entry of Kishida, 62 other Japanese ministers, citizens See in context

LOL!

As if Kishida or any other of the banned want to be going to Moscow for a red carpet visit at the moment.

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Posted in: Sunken Hokkaido boat searched with camera; 12 people still missing See in context

The government and media are coming down on him, but hopefully the dangerous practices will be looked into.

Just by reading news I have learned of recent run ins by the law, referring to prosecutors over crashes and more, by the above company.

But they were still permitted to leave on their own discretion on a day with cautions out for boats…

The large death toll shows how tragically dangerous it is to let repeat violators operate deadly equiptment.

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Posted in: Travelers crowd trains, airports as Golden Week holiday begins See in context

Sounds good, hope everyone has fun.

Last week I got the chills one morning and felt feverish but no fever.

Had a negative test and then a horrid week of waking up at 4am everyday because I was coughing and lost my voice too.

Now at the start of GW my wife has the same thing and the same negative.

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Posted in: Wearing condoms cannot completely prevent transmission. People who perform sexual acts with multiple individuals should often take tests, and those who have one single partner are advised to take the tests when they change their partner, along with the other party. See in context

Albert

Don’t be passive aggressive man.

I’m Japanese American and have lived in 6 continents and was making a comment based on what David and I were recollecting based on experiences. We weren’t rude, and neither do you need to suggest medical checks for me either.

Check yourself my friend.

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Posted in: Wearing condoms cannot completely prevent transmission. People who perform sexual acts with multiple individuals should often take tests, and those who have one single partner are advised to take the tests when they change their partner, along with the other party. See in context

David Brent

Yeah it really is, and you will get similar responses from Japanese ladies and men as well.

I guess some people don’t wanna hear that? Lol

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Posted in: Wearing condoms cannot completely prevent transmission. People who perform sexual acts with multiple individuals should often take tests, and those who have one single partner are advised to take the tests when they change their partner, along with the other party. See in context

Have to admit, coming to Japan, the amount of ladies who did not insist on, suggest, or even bring up protection of any kind while having sex was very high.

I hardly recall even 1-2 that mentioned anything to me at all.

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person See in context

Kurisupisu

You’d be extradited back before your flip flops hit the beach.

With an electronic trail, I would do the right thing.

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Posted in: What are your plans for Golden Week? See in context

Add some happiness to my life.

Top it off with being better to those around me.

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Posted in: Japanese oden maker revolutionizes the way we eat at home…with a few adjustments See in context

So you just varnished your pot lid?

Nevermind that it will have boiling steam washing all over it making a nice chemical mix for your tastebuds to ponder over.

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Posted in: Who left the tap on? Teacher in hot water for pool bill See in context

I wonder that if others had given the ok as well as in Japanese articles, his bosses are under pressure to pay as well. Or if he put the whole idea upon his own self and acted upon it silently.

I am a senior member of a school and decisions are usually made in communication, and even if others make them, there will be others who know about it. The amount of meetings and people communicating various things that they have seen and heard is frankly, overwhelming.

And the guy had all these people see the running tap, try to amend the problem, but he would turn it back on.

Classic

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