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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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They will never willingly show the recording.
Next you'll hear how it was accidentally deleted.
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hmmm1Today 06:56 am JST
They keep moving the goalposts.
Literally in the case of the Club World Cup.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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smartacusToday 07:52 am JST
I'm kind of sad to see the Paralympics and Olympics end. At first, I didn't want them to be held but once the Olympics started, they were like a tonic and morale booster, as well as a distraction from corona. Many people who are in lockdown in my home country said they enjoyed the TV coverage also.
I'm sorry but from what I understand from other comments here you are not allowed to be positive in any way about the Olympics.
From the deluded commentators I read here, the Olympics/Paralympics are basically a "weapons of mass destruction".
Despite no fans at the Olympics/Paralympics, the narrative is that it is responsible for the rise in Covid. Not the 7 million that use the Tokyo metro daily, the crowds at other events or people ignoring the SOE and not working from home.
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Mr KiplingToday 07:19 am JST
Just imagine if the Chinese navy was holding exercises in the English channel?
That's what everyone is afraid of. It's just a matter of time before someone pulls an old map from some ancient book that says all the sea belongs to China anyway.
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factcheckerToday 05:06 pm JST
The Tokyo Paralympics will close Sunday night after almost two weeks of competition among athletes with impairments from around the world, held despite many challenges stemming from the coronavirus.
Thank god it's all over. We gave up our summer for this garbage. Good riddance.
So true as there was no covid or Delta variant before the Olympics.
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Foreigner In TokyoToday 07:14 pm JST
Or, at the very least, make it a non-profit commitment so that no one at the IOC or host country can reap any economic benefit by the exploitation of an event that at best fosters a two-week "awareness" among the able-bodied instead of a lifetime of betterment for the disabled community.
Usually it's assumed that during the preparation for the games facilities in the host countries are improved. Along with that, a lot of the cutting edge technology on display will eventually trickle down as costs fall for others to use.
It's not perfect of course.
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hmmm1Today 06:05 pm JST
Waste of summer for this.
I had a good summer. Maybe you are looking for a reason to blame for bad summers, when really the mirror is where you need you start?
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JackoToday 05:04 pm JST
End of the Paralympics coinciding with the announcement of Suga stepping down....hmmm
Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,The games were scheduled to end today. No big conspiracy.
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It's amazing a discussion is even happening at all that a Paralympian could have an unfair advantage, and goes way beyond sport.
Could it be that children with physical disabilities today will view their future with a lot more optimism knowing that technology is emerging that will greatly improve their options.
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as_the_crow_fliesToday 05:52 pm JST
I wonder if many people around the world are aware that Japan residents suffering from Covid are basically locked out of their own healthcare system unless they are at death's door, while this international junket is organised and visitors to it who come here are whisked to the front of the queue, because elections. Nothing personal against the athlete, but how can this be?
You are naive and possibly new to Japan if you think the problems with the health service here are new or a result of the
How many people do you think have been hospitalized from the Olympics/Paralymics? Thousands? Hundreds?
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Foreigner In TokyoToday 05:48 pm JST
no one needs music festivals or sporting events games or college graduation/entrance ceremonies during a pandemic.
The idea of digging in and living a miserable existence waiting for the pandemic to pass is unrealistic.
They said similar things during WW2 in London and closed all the cinemas and entertainment venues. Morale plummeted and they were soon back opened.
We need a compromise as life is for living. With the right safety preparations events can be held and should be held.
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Brian WhewayToday 02:51 pm JST
I am confused by this article, why have they took a picture of the afghan contestent? why have they not taken another picture of the Uzbekistan contestant? all things being fair, they should have took a picture of both of them. unless there is a hiden agender.
Article is about an Afghan athlete that nearly did not make to Tokyo due to the ongoing problems in her home country, hence her photo.
Not really confusing with a tiny bit of effort. Try not to read too much into it or you will get confused again.
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Chico3Aug. 31 09:31 pm JST
Congratulations to him! By the way, why isn’t the medal count shown for the Paralympics? I’m sure we want to know the medal count.
I can help you there with the medal count. Have you tried "www.google.com"? You are going to find it very useful.
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Find some article about the situation : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/nov/26/channel-crossings-france-uk-johnson-macron-letter And the letter : https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/migrant-tragedy-read-boris-johnson-e2-80-99s-letter-to-emmanuel-macron-in-full/ar-AAR9Rz6 And what is actually readmission agreement :…