Well, when your government weaponises a pandemic virus in a laboratory that escapes the lab, you only have your own government to blame. That lab has killed 6 million people and ravaged the world economy and families.
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Tom San, if a corporation has to set aside its bullying culture to achieve no.1 status, then it truly is even more crappy than you try to defend against. Toyota has the resources and the money to eradicate bullying. The no.1/ sales achieved blah, blah defence doesn't rub mate.
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Posters here need to read the story properly. 94,930 new cases in Japan. Not 20,000. That is Tokyo alone.
The UK, with no restrictions and no compulsory isolation if positive and no mask wearing rules, increased to 112,458 new cases.
Add to that the fact that the UK is probably not hiding numbers whilst in Japan however..
So despite Japan's anti-foreigner rules keeping non Japanese out of the country for 2 years they still end up the same as everyone else.
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The Nagoya High Court ruled in September the employee's death was work-related, noting he suffered severe stress at work before his suicide in 2010
The issue is answered in the report. It has taken 11 years of Japanese dispute legalities to reach this conclusion. Even though Toyota challenged the accusation which would have delayed the correct conclusion, 11 years is ridiculous.
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cleo, you answered your own accusation. And it still is a civil service report on political wrongdoings. Yes it is a crime that the little people were fined and valuable police time is wasted. But it's still a civil service report because it is a prime minister lying to parliament. There lies the difference with fines on the little people - we need Sue Gray's report to kick a lying prime minister out of office.
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ReynardFox, you need to understand the news. The Met Police asked the civil service to remove any reference to the illegal lockdown events in Sue Gray's report to Parliament. If the Met's own investigation is so critical, why did they wait until Sue Gray's report was announced before announcing their investigation? Why did the news of Sue Gray's report have to prompt them?
More importantly, this so-called conflict of an investigation is absolute nonsense. The biggest conviction the Police can mete out from their 'investigation' is a lockdown fine. Not even a full criminal conviction in court. So why on earth would the details in Sue Gray's report cause so much friction to such a low-key fine investigation?
Or were you perhaps hoping the foxes would be allowed to investigate
Foxes? Sue Gray is a respected fully independent senior civil servant. Not a member of a political party. Our present government arranged for Sue Gray to produce her report!
And to conclude, Sue Gray, the independent senior civil servant, even mentioned in the report her frustration of not being able to report the details in full.
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It was a sad day when the metropolitan police (commissioner) stepped in to a civil service report on political wrongdoings. Any country that has a police force with the power to involve itself in an independent political report is finished as a democratic nation. The majority voted for Johnson and for Brexit (the immigration vote) and traditional Labour party voters switched allegiances based on personal greed so the electorate only have themselves to blame.
There is no point in anyone who voted Conservative complaining about Johnson. It was pretty clear to all voters that it would end like this. Including the Conservative party who elected him their leader.
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Best not to read the trash in the tabloids
The Financial Times here have been trashing Johnson for months. I believe The Times have too.
he's actually a very popular leader
Johnson has been behind in the polls here for some time. The public, many of them Conservative voters, have been outraged by his lockdown parties whilst people's parents died alone in hospital.
Only the Met Police commissioner is keeping Johnson in a job/ out of jail. Because it keeps her in one too.
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Larr Fint, I thought the very same thing last night. God forbid that Beijing does invade Taiwan. Beijing's friend Putin is taking the focus and NATO forces away from the Taiwan Strait to Europe. I really hope that we are both wrong.
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If a woman makes accusations of forced sexual abuse shouldn't it be taken very seriously until such time that it is proved false? Rather than, as some posters on here wish, the other way around?
Coming from such a dictatorship as China, a woman having the courage to accuse a former vice premier leads me to believe that this was genuine abuse.
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I haven't posted here for a year. Used to live here for 12 and then 5 years. I left Japan due to covid impacting my job but also due to the constant anti-foreign sentiment put out by the J government. I remember NHK running film of foreign airline arrivals at Narita to go alongside their covid fear stories. It was disgraceful. Locals stopped talking with me (nothing new there..) no thanks to the fear message put out by the government.
Returned home to the UK who are in a better position largely by accident but also by design. Surprisingly the UK government got its act together with their vaccination programme but also because they were in the last chance saloon and were forced to act.
What has helped is that a large percentage of the UK population have caught covid and therefore a large number of the population carry antibodies. I know many people disagree with the herd immunity theory but there are aspects of it which are beneficial.
I even caught covid myself. But there was proof that my double vaccination reduced the impact and made it a mild reaction. To this point Japan (and Taiwan) have over reacted and are using the pandemic as an excuse to push their xenophobic anti-foreigner rhetoric.
If Japan got up to speed with full vaccinations and booster jabs and allowed this virus to get around, they would generate the antibodies around the population and it is these antibodies which will save humans against this pandemic. Much the same as the first influenza pandemic.
But instead Japan finds its excuse to keep the drawbridge pulled up.
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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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