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Posted in: Russo-Japanese former HKT48 idol Anna Murashige reacts to hurtful online comments See in context

Come on everyone, we need to get a grip and draw a line. That line should be drawn way before it reaches someone that just so happens to have a Russian parent.

Yes we should cancel things that clearly relate to the Russian state and it's economy (including sports and arts that come directly FROM Russia).

But we've got to be careful not drift into some kind of witch hunt, especially based on ethnicity.

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Posted in: Russia to halt peace treaty talks with Japan over sanctions See in context

MeiyouwentiToday  07:42 am JST

That’s just as well. The Russians have no intention of returning those islands to Japan. They’ve just used the peace talks as a convenient way to extract money and investment from Japan.

Exactly. Just another of Russia's "frozen conflicts" they like to use in their interpretation of diplomacy. Twisting the knife when ever they see fit to make other's do their bidding.

Now they've invaded Ukraine, the world can see clearly how this works.

Russia will have to live with this new status for generations while the rest of the world creates and eventually embeds systems that will isolate them.

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Posted in: Russia to halt peace treaty talks with Japan over sanctions See in context

JtsnoseToday  07:09 am JST

While it is kind of Japan to participate in sanctions with the U S and other western countries, Japan's primary concern should be to look out for its own safety, security . . . .

That's exactly what they are doing.

United we stand, divided we fall.

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Posted in: 4 Russian ships seen in Japan strait See in context

marcelitoToday  05:13 pm JST

Four Russian warships were spotted sailing through a strait in northeastern Japan, 

And....?....this is news because?

Russia is invading another country. Maybe you missed it.

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Posted in: Tokyo to seek COVID emergency based on severe patients' bed occupancy See in context

I'll be honest, it's shocked me how quickly case numbers and deaths escalated in Japan, but here we are.

Masks on, social distance and get the 3rd jab.

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Posted in: Gov't considers extending COVID quasi-emergency in Tokyo, 12 prefectures See in context

It's no wonder trains and offices are packed. No one knows what the hell all this means!

Make it clear. What's the current status, the predictions and risks?

Clear advice on preventative measures ("refresh" so everyone's aligned).

Clear vaccine/booster rollout plan.

Senior bosses at companies (forget the middle management as they will do nothing) should be told what needs to be done.

Adults can then make the call on what they need to do.

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Posted in: Court blocks South Korea speed skating champion's Olympic bid: Yonhap See in context

PaulToday  08:03 am JST

South Korean sport has seen a number of cases of bullying, abuse and ill-discipline in recent years

That can be said about South Koreans in general...

Not my experience with the Koreans I've met here in Japan, so I'll have to disagree with that.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 64 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 516 See in context

letsberealisticToday  04:47 am JST

How would tourists coming in increase COVID cases if you already have COVID in the community in Japan?

Is that a serious question?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 64 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 516 See in context

Rob NadsDec. 30  04:56 pm JST

Case numbers are irrelevant. The only statistic that matters is "46 people in the entire country are hospitalized".

Time to get rid of pointless border restrictions. Omicron is already spreading throughout the country, and is nothing more than a cold.

Imagine we all followed the "logic" of this "expert".

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Posted in: Japan to join ASEAN's emergency hotline linking defense authorities See in context

milkshockDec. 30  06:55 pm JST

Hotlines are actually a sign of the situation being very very bad. Nothing positive at all about this.

Exactly. The famous hotline between the White House and The Kremlin was hardly there for a bit of chit chat. It was there to prevent a nuclear holocaust.

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Posted in: Japan's golden oldie 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54 See in context

Just a gimmick. Let new talent get the limelight.

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Posted in: Tokyo, other areas lift restrictions on eateries amid virus resurgence worries See in context

boToday  08:27 am JST

It's coming up to Flu season, so we can give Covid a little spell on the back burner - project fear and control moves on!

Really wish that I could join the "anti-vax" / "fake covid" crowd as life would be much simpler.

However science and logic keep getting in my way.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

tinawatanabeOct. 24  08:51 pm JST

The conviction rate is high all over the world, but USA is different from other countries because the half of the prisoners in the world is in USA.

Would love to see the source for this gem. Of course, I doubt we will.

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Posted in: Beaujolais Nouveau arrives See in context

Just like the KFC Christmas bucket, something you have to try once. And I mean once.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

Sad thing is, just like the policies that make it hard for young people to start families creating a demographic time bomb, the old guard refuse to change their ways.

As a result, less and less of the highly skilled from abroad will opt to come here. Any high caliber executives will think long and hard before accepting a position in a Japanese company after what happened to Ghosn.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

I think what a lot of people from Japan fail to appreciate is how the justice system is seen by many foreigners as not being fairly applied.

Of course, this is something we see across the world where the rich can often get away with things others cannot here.

This case however appears to many to highlight the treatment of a foreigner vs Japanese defendants.

When someone as powerful and wealthy as Ghosn is arrested and incarcerated while his Japanese colleagues walk away free, then foreigners question "what chance would we have in such a situation"?

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

Takaaki OishiOct. 23  09:29 am JST

If he thinks he is innocent, show the evidence, and fight with your energy. Why did he need to run away illegally in the first place while on bail ? Do as the Japanese do when in Japan.

Have you ever been to Japan?

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

ReasonandWisdomNipponToday  07:18 am JST

GhosnHas become the representation and hate that some foreigners have for Japan's justice system and for Japan itself as The Hero of this Story.

My advice:You come to Japan you follow Japanese rules and laws.

You forgot to add the part where the same rules that were applied to Ghosn were not applied to Hiroto Saikawa. Maybe update it as follows:

*"You come to Japan, you follow Japanese rules and laws, *but others might not have to"

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan urge Japanese immigration center to fully disclose video See in context

lolozo79Sep. 10  07:53 pm JST

Well, I guess I live in the real world where I accept the fact that unfortunate things do happen. Like I said, she shouldn't have stayed in the country illegally. Where's the outrage over those who have been incarcerated due to a corrupt legal system ? Plenty of those around the world. I spare my "humanity" for those unfortunate souls, for example, in Afghanistan, Myanmar and North Korea who have committed no real crimes.

An unusual way to describe manslaughter.

In civilized societies the victim's family would expect justice to be carried out. Not swept under the carpet.

It's becoming clearer to the world just why Ghosn ran for his life, literally.

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Posted in: 18 cases of Eta coronavirus variant confirmed in Japan See in context

Kyakusenbi_ArimasuToday  05:40 pm JST

Kappa and Eta sponsored by the Olympics.

And Eta is a nasty word. Why is it published?

No covid comments section is complete without at least one mention of the Olympics!

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan urge Japanese immigration center to fully disclose video See in context

They will never willingly show the recording.

Next you'll hear how it was accidentally deleted.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

hmmm1Today  06:56 am JST

They keep moving the goalposts.

Literally in the case of the Club World Cup.

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Posted in: Japan drops 2021 Club World Cup See in context

There goes another sporting event...

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Posted in: NHK praised for deaf interpreter use in Tokyo Games ceremony broadcasts See in context

cracaphatToday  07:45 am JST

I thought deaf,along with blind,were politically incorrect.

Where did you get that from?

The term "politically incorrect" is very loose. Often invented cases like the above is more of an indicator of the paranoia those that use the term suffer from.

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Posted in: Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics See in context

MeiyouwentiToday  06:11 pm JST

If you really have to boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing, there are good alternative venues not far from China: Japan. Sapporo and Nagano successfully hosted the winter Olympics in 1972 and 1998 respectively and they still have good facilities for winter sports. Besides, people in Japan are used to hosting sports events amid the pandemic.

Here we go. A solution that suits everyone!

I mean, it is human rights that are the main reason to suggest a boycott right?

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Posted in: Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics See in context

Fighto!Today  05:59 pm JST

Boycott the Genocide Games 2022.

Every athlete who attends, TV network who covers it, or advertiser that is connected to to it, should be mercilessly boycotted and attacked online, as they all tacitly support genocide against Muslims.

Its as simple as that.

That's fair enough. I assume you're all up for supporting the games in Paris in 3 years time?

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Posted in: Time out See in context

divindaToday  07:23 am JST

Removed within hours of finishing the closing ceremony.

If only the gov could act this fast when putting together emergency Covid treatment centers and vaccination sites.

True, because it just as easy to do. Right?

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Posted in: Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic saga See in context

Alfie NoakesToday  09:39 am JST

We'll never know the true costs, either in terms of money spent, lives lost and opportunities wasted, but I'd bet there's not much change from $35bn.

No you don't know.

However, despite no credible evidence, it will not stop you speculating.

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Posted in: Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic saga See in context

tooheysnewToday  09:05 am JST

the complainers will complain - it’s in their nature.

The superspreader hasn’t come to fruition, so they’ve turned their attention to their tax money being wasted.

Next week, it’ll be something else

Yes I noticed the shift from "super spreader" to "high taxes". Not surprising though.

Some are still trying to claim it diverted attention from the pandemic (as if the same person organizing the synchronized swimming is the same person responsible for vaccine rollout strategy) and must be linked in some way to the rise in cases (ignoring the fact with the delta variant, cases are rising all over the world).

The problem I have at such comments is they move focus from the real issues such as the slow vaccine rollout and badly planned covid hospital resources. The seeds for these problems go back decades.

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Posted in: Mural of murdered Japanese doctor in Afghan capital erased See in context

LamillyToday  07:16 am JST

Since when has a mural that has been painted over made news. Nonsense

Yes, removing of art and information has never been the start of something worse right?

I suggest you take a look into history of 1930's Germany before posting ignorant comments.

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