Could beat England? No chance. Japan a different story away from home. Pumas will beat them too.
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Its also Brexit. A 30% increase on traffic due to stockpiling in anticipation of customs delays.
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If you push for a divorce why be surprised when your other half doesn't give in to your demands..
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The self-serving and lethargic non-reaction by the Japanese electorate is depressing and pitiful.
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But when I see all these Nigerians in Roppongie, Ueno, Shinjuku...grap my arms, follow me many streets, trying to pull me into a dark corner or club, and trying to cheat me... I really recommend the government to investigate carefully who to let into Japan on refugee status and who to refuse.
Right. We could instead feel much safer with Japanese adult video promoters checking our daughters out on the streets. Or Japanese male scouts scouting female shoppers to work in their illegal clubs. Or Japanese hosts coercing ladies into losing large amounts of money in host clubs. None of whom are stopped by the local Japanese police.
By the way, the Nigerians here are spouses of Japanese wives. None of them are refugees.
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finally rich, I guess you live up to your username. Japan recognises under 1% of refugees.
And here is the problem. The JP immigration seems to be unable to separate the wheat from the chaff, lock away fake refugees, ex-convicts and other people who cant write a word in japanese neither have anyone outside (absolutely no reason to remain in Japan at all) along with people living for decades in the country, with family, kids, and for some reason ended up there. (so many petty reasons its not even worth listing here, 1 of them being drug use).
In my opinion non-violent detainees with family in Japan should be processed with highest priority.
I'm not sure that people know what causes someone to become a refugee. To leave their homeland and family. Orphaned children from Syria or Iraq would be unable to write a word in Japanese. And how about a Syrian Mother who may have lost all of her family during the civil war. No priority for her because she doesn't have family?
Japan is possibly the richest nation in the world in terms of standard of living. An absolute disgrace that they do not accept many refugees here. And maybe the thinking that they should write Japanese or they should have family is providing excuses for Japan's less than 1%.
Refugees can learn a new language and they can hope for a future family.
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SandyBeach, that's your experience. Mine is different in Tokyo. Constantly having to tell people to backup in line. Even with the distancing footprints clear on the floor. Cafes, supermarkets. Had a guy in the supermarket last week literally checking out with me.
Can't see how you can mark down my post - it's purely my experience. Not an accusation.
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Japanese with normal vision don't bother distancing in stores so why pressurise the visually impaired? The amount of times I have barked at Japanese squeezing up in line desperate for their lunch. They have this weird discipline about everyone wearing masks, even outdoors, but don't flinch when squashed in line in a cafe.
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HBJ by far the best post I have read for some time. As well as Aly Rustom who is always spot on.
It's not a pissing contest. The number of cases in other countries is totally unrelated to how the situation is being handled in Japan.
The number of recorded positive cases is low here because the number of tests that have been administered is miniscule. It's that simple.
Nobody knows how prevalent the virus is here because they aren't testing enough people. It's completely possible that the strain of the virus is weaker in Japan and that may be one reason why the actual death rate MAY be lower. BUT, that still doesn't excuse testing more. Why? Because how about those people who do eventually get it and don't have an immune system strong enough to fight it off, and die? Why does that need to happen just for the sake of testing more - using a capacity they say they have but aren't anywhere near close to using.
If the situation was being dealt with seriously instead of the government actively promoting mass nationwide travel, fewer people will contract the virus, ergo fewer people will die.
Test 50,000 per day in Tokyo, for the next 2 weeks, and see what the numbers are then. If we are still only seeing 200-400 even after testing 50,000 daily, THEN we can say it looks to be manageable. The government is clearly scared that they'll still be getting 10%+ positives coming back from 50,000. That would be highly embarrassing wouldn't it.
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Take a good look at the headline photo. It tells you everything you need to know.
Suga told reporters he wants people to wear face masks at restaurants as much as possible, taking them off only briefly to eat and drink, to reduce the infection risk, and to limit groups to a maximum of four people. He said the Go To Travel and Go To Eats campaigns will continue.
This statement is absolutely riddled with acute contradictions.
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didou, the discrepancy is due to the sampling of test cases. The health ministry gets to decide the number.
You are correct that the pattern makes no sense but that is down to the hidden truth.
And the 3 days is the time it takes to collate the results. So today's cases actually refers to the same date as the testing - 15th November.
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The day before Tokyo's highest ever daily increase. There are no words to describe Bach's irresponsibility.
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38% positive results of the sampled tests is pretty shocking.
I am talking here especially to the “Mask-deniers”.
Absolutely not. Compared to the rest of the world Japan has no issues wearing masks. This result is no thanks to the go-to campaign and the failure for mass track & trace testing. Plus allowing Japanese businessmen to travel as they please.
Absolutely no issues with mask hygiene in this country.
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In Japan it is against recruitment law to state age or show a photo. The agencies bend to clients. I know it for fact.
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Hundreds of thousands of new Covid cases and your responsible leader is playing golf. All week.
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Blame the recruitment agencies. They ignore recruitment law to bend to client specifics.
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No need. There is not a world-class restaurant in the whole of Hokuriku.
A lot of made up posts on this site. In the small town of Uozu-shi in Toyama-ken there is a sashimi restaurant with a Michelin star opposite the station.
I used to live in Toyama-ken and there are an abundance of world class restaurants. You probably never lived in Hokuriku.
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The constant 150 - 250 per day in Tokyo for 4 months shows that the health ministry is just skimming an agreed number every day from the truth. 150 - 250 per day in Tokyo for 4 months has no sense of pattern. Either the contagion reduces or it increases.
Covid-19 doesn't remain on a similar number of new positive cases every day for 4 months in one of the largest most congested cities in the world where commuters cram into transport. How come only Japan has this nonsensical pattern of cases?
There is a much larger mountain hidden behind these "Olympics at any cost" numbers.
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Rest in peace to both. Way too young. Posters don't understand the mind of a 17 year old who wants to end it.
I don't think other people 10 floors below are a major concern for a teenager who is about to end their life. And I don't think they mean to take others out either. The real issue here is that Japan has a serious suicide problem among young people and clearly is failing in education and counseling. Bullying and student pressure is a big issue here.
It is awful for the poor girl. But neither of them would have died if his issues were recognised and supported.
Rest in peace.
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Disgraceful that JAL are using Covid to sell holidays. The government are responsible for Y30,000 tests. JAL are government-subsidised. Instead of permitting JAL to use discounted tests as a selling point why not reduce the cost of tests for everyone.
JAL's discounted price is what the tests should cost anyway. So JAL are not losing money. So why are we being charged Y30,000 if we want to test away from JAL?
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Having read other news here the biggest threat to humans in Ishikawa is humans...
There are many more hunters than animal catchers so the hunters get there first. I used to live in Toyama-ken and the hunters sell bear meat to local restaurants.
There was no need to shoot this bear. This time of year they travel far to fill up before hibernation.
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Maybe Klopp can convince the league to create it's own Liverpool-biased VAR? LAR..? Alright LAR.. The rest of the league has to put up with the ludicrous offside geometrics so why not Liverpool as well. And Liverpool play to those hairline diagonal lines and have been the biggest goal-hangers under the offside rules.
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I thought Richarlison had broken Thiago's leg. Shocking challenge. But Liverpool as usual the perennial victims. You're current champions and World Club champions so try looking on the bright side of life. Liverpool fans the new Man Ltd fans maybe...?
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Which essentially means hide Covid-19 in Japan, control the stats, and don't publish mortality rates. The whole country is being put at risk.
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Maguire - liability. Cannot see why Southgate and Olsjkaer keep supporting him. Got arrested in a Mykonos bar and now can't play football. Southgate has a discipline issue in his squad. Greenwood, Foden, Maguire, Trippier, James.
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spinning, you're quite right. It doesn't make a responsible government right though. And I don't recall them ever admitting to suppressing data. Unless you mean the limited testing, but that's not openly admitting it.
The UK, the US, Europe, have appalling stats on infections and deaths. But at least these are true stats.
'Avoiding community panic' can also translate to 'we have failed to contain the virus, we will not do much about it, so we will cover the stats'. Taiwan contained the virus and told the truth. Japan has done neither. It has an Olympics though..
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Covid-19 is alive and well in Japan and is being covered up. All in the name of keeping the 2021 Olympics. No mortality rate data and no mass testing.
This government think that as long as younger people are catching it and the hospitals are not full of elderly patients, then just let it spread.
These daily numbers in Tokyo have made no sense since June/ July. Carefully selected numbers as opposed to the true picture.
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A former outstanding athlete who's been through the athletic trenches with every shade of humanity
Never. I ran at the same time as Coe. In the same track meetings against his club. He was born with a silver spoon. Used his sporting recognition to become a conservative politician. Steve Ovett, Coe's great rival, is the true socialist. Ovett used to run in communist block track vests to identify his anti-capitalist beliefs, and Ovett never used his fame to become a politician. The fact that Coe travels without quarantine or PCR test whilst so many are sick in Europe and the US just about sums up his attitude.
This is Coe's Trump-Mussolini balcony moment..
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