vanityofvanities comments

Posted in: Suga repeats determination to hold Olympics as he expands state of emergency See in context

Hold a referendum.

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Posted in: 42-year-old mayor gets COVID shot ahead of elderly See in context

Mayors and politicians, meeting people and going to gatherings is their job. They are more vulnerable to corona than ordinary citizens.

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Posted in: Publisher slams gov't handling of virus in 3 newspaper ads See in context

The ad is poor taste. No cure medicine is a world wide thing. I agree vaccination is slow in Japan. It can't be helped because we have to import vaccines from abroad.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea at odds over wartime history, radioactive water See in context

A Korean who lives in Japan said that one plus one is two in Japan but in their country, one plus one becomes three or minus three. They are inclined to extremities.

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching passerby who asked him to wear mask See in context

The guy is like an American who thinks individual freedom is very important. Do not do that if you are in America. It is very dangerous. It might result in your death.

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Posted in: Myanmar residents urge Japan to recognize anti-junta body as gov't See in context

We are not sure the anti-junta is doing a right thing or not. We do not know about Myanmar very well.

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Posted in: More tests and still more questions about Tokyo Olympics See in context

If they declare cancellation of the Olympics. Their approval ratings will be shot up. Why do they not do that?

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Posted in: China, Japan trade acrimonious barbs over Fukushima tweet See in context

Japanese people respected China for their ancient culture. We learned a lot from their classics. Confucianism taught us ways and how people to behave, namely, about manners. In communist China, Confucianism was thrown away and they lost their spiritual greatness.

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Posted in: Olympic host towns pull out over pandemic See in context

It is a contradiction that towns have to accept foreigners for Olympics while the government is asking people to restrict traveling between prefectures.

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Posted in: 35 years on, Chernobyl warns and inspires See in context

Why do they not put a shelter on the exploded Fukushima nuclear plant too?

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Posted in: 3rd COVID-19 state of emergency begins in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo See in context

A doctor said wearing masks is as much as protective as vaccines.

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Posted in: Not all gloom: World leaders tout success at climate summit See in context

America's energy consumption is CO2 emissions at 79%. It will be a big blow to U.S. industries.

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Posted in: U.S. keeps Japan, China on monitoring list over currency practices See in context

Japanese yen is now 108 to a dollar while it was bought up to 79 yen in 2012. America manipulated Japanese yen to weaken Japanese exports in years around 2012.

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Posted in: China tops agenda as Biden hosts Suga for first White House summit See in context

Globalization spread the pandemic in the world and expansion of China - a totalitarian middle age country.

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Posted in: Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots See in context

AstraZeneca has not been approved in Japan yet and they are started receiving Pfizer vaccines. Lucky.

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

Peaceful uses of nuclear energies was a deceit of nuclear scientists. They developed nuclear power plants before coming up with the way disposing nuclear wastes.

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Posted in: Japan denies considering vaccine priority for Olympic athletes See in context

I cannot agree more with Mikitani. It is stupid to hold the Olympics in such a dire situation.

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Posted in: Female monarchs to be debated as Japan looks to secure imperial line See in context

Japanese people do not discuss and talk about negative influences of the imperial system that brought tragedies to them in recent past.

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Posted in: GSDF to hold drills with U.S. Marines, French army, possibly in May See in context

It is important to hold down expansionism of China in this theater as a common interest of the west. Japan and other Asian nations alone cannot counter act against the vandalism of China.

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures See in context

The more tests, the more positives. But they are not deadly.

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Posted in: Olympic torch relay to be barred from Osaka public roads: governor See in context

I still do not understand why Japan has to stick to holding the Olympics. It is reckless. Human beings have not overcome the pandemic yet. Battles with the virus will last long.

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work, with many ceremonies held online See in context

One of Japan's regimental events of the rigid society.

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Posted in: China pushes to expand virus origin search to other countries See in context

So long as China insists self-righteousness and infallibility of their country, they will never catch up with the west. They are revealing shortcomings of authoritarian dictatorship.

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Posted in: Restaurant operator slams 'hypocrisy' of health ministry officials See in context


They are no more the best and the brightest in Japan. Many are quitting disgusted being assigned worthless and uninteresting jobs with small salaries.

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Posted in: Restaurant operator slams 'hypocrisy' of health ministry officials See in context

You know, in Japanese companies, in this case in Japanese government office, it is difficult to say "No" to what their bosses say. I guess their boss said "let's go" and they followed.

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Posted in: Ship 'partially refloated,' but still stuck in Suez Canal See in context

Had the canal been owned and controlled by European countries, such an embarrassing thing would not have happened. The canal should have been modernized and expanded and salvaged often to maintain the depth.

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Posted in: Japan gov't long-term debt to top ¥1,000 trillion See in context

MMT (Modern Monetary Theory) is the answer to the problem.

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Posted in: First day of Olympic torch relay ends with waves, smiles and protests See in context

The torch relay looks like a "matsuri" in Japan. Japanese people like matsuri and they are very good in producing it.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins in Fukushima amid COVID-19 fears See in context

Finger language interpreter was absent at the opening ceremony of the torch relay. Handicapped are also participating the torch relay. Prime minister Suga was questioned about it at the upper house by Hitoshi Asada. Suga said he did not know about it and promised him he will check it and explain to him.

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Posted in: Homare Sawa, runner in first leg of Olympics torch relay, drops out See in context

It is really becoming a miserable Olympic.

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