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Posted in: Two plead guilty over death of 5-year-old boy left on bus See in context

The whole discussion about this incident and the new one is on the wrong tracks. No kid will be so quiet as to not be seen. Most likely the kid was making noise/trouble and as a punishment, they left him in the bus and locked the door. Very clearly NOT about “forgetting” someone on a bus! Think!

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Posted in: 60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police: survey See in context

Both the police and the SDF are SERIOUSLY struggling to recruit and will hire almost anyone.

It’s just like the American military or American police. Best of the best becomes those who have no other choice. And it affects many other countries as well …

I have personally never been stopped but my Japanese friend was.. police thought she is Chinese.

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Posted in: Apple debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max See in context

Apple better shape up and start thinking about the average consumers that made it what it is now, or they will start flocking Huawei, Xiaomi, Honor, Vivo, OnePlus and Samsung .

Nobody is flocking to the Chinese vendors outside of China. Also as the export restrictions from US gets stricter and stricter, it will hit those companies the hardest as they cannot secure the chipsets and sw needed.

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant town lifts evacuation order after 11 years See in context

Fukushima Gov Masao Uchibori also pointed out that "the steps and scope of decontamination, as well as how to treat the homes and land of those who do not wish to return, have not been worked out

So what happens to the radioactive soil during the next Typhoon? One house is ”decontaminated” but the house two doors down the street not..

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Posted in: Japan considers letting asymptomatic COVID patients go out if mask worn See in context

Again Japan with the magic mask! Why these people cannot THINK? How is it possible that they are so fixated on the mask?

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Posted in: Japan's summer holidays in full swing with lack of COVID restrictions See in context

factcheckerToday  05:19 pm JST

When will pre departure PCR tests be dropped for fully vaccinated people coming from blue list countries?

Vacccination status is not relevant to the test. The test restrictions have already been loosened, e.g. You can print the result yourself. So hopefully before the end of the year it will be forgotten…

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Posted in: Kishida Cabinet support sags to record low 51% after Abe funeral plan See in context

wallaceToday  10:55 am JST

How many Japanese voters 106 million?

How many in the poll 1050

If you don’t know how statistics work, you should look it up. You don’t need to poll 100 million people if the people you polled represent the population.

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Posted in: Kishida says restrictions unnecessary despite record COVID-19 cases See in context

Jeremy RigbyToday  08:28 am JST

But being fully vacinated, double boosted, and married to a Japanese lady for 25 years I am still considered a transmission risk and am unable to enter without a compelling reason, applying for exemption, and testing negative before entering. As soon as they ditch border restrictions the better. Covid is well and truly here to stay. It's time to move on.

Jeremy, I don’t know who gave you that information but it is wrong. Spouses have been able to enter the whole time, and relatives like grandparents can already enter. Also there is no vaccination requirement to enter and also the test at the airport is not needed. Took less than 30 mins for grandparents to be out of the airport. (Note: there is a tier system depending on where you are coming from so it little varies between countries). Just apply for the visa before coming and no problem.

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Posted in: Gyms facing COVID mask dilemma amid summer heat concerns See in context

It’s been soon three years and based also on the comments every day, people believe what they want to believe. “No asymptotic transmission”, masks are useful”, “this vaccine is the only way out of the pandemic”, “I didn’t get infected yet”, etc. people who have been misled for years, some people lost the best time of their lifes for nothing, the shock of accepting the truth would be overwhelming.

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Posted in: Gyms facing COVID mask dilemma amid summer heat concerns See in context

Nobuo Murakami, a specially appointed professor at Gifu University, who is well-versed in infectious diseases, said masks should be worn during the summer, too.

Not very bright this “soecially appointed” professor, probably amakudari who has no clue about anything.

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Posted in: Japan reports 195,161 coronavirus cases See in context

CommodoreFlagToday  05:57 pm JST

Masks work. To different degrees and have to be correctly worn. Although you could argue that someone wearing a mask is going to be more cautious and less likely to contract covid anyway.*

Everyone will contract covid. It’s only a question of “when”. Can you believe there are still establishments that measure your temperature?? In 2022? ?! What kind of idiot ever thought that was a good idea.

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Posted in: Bank of Japan sticks to easing, raises inflation forecast See in context

It’s the right choice. Europe just upped their interest rate, Fed did and will do more in America, and did it help so far? No, it didn’t. It will just add to the misery of the normal people when the interest rates goes up.

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Posted in: Japan walks tightrope between no COVID restrictions, hospital strain See in context

ianToday  01:50 pm JST

What you posted clearly shows they do distinguish

No, “It is estimated” because there are no official statistics.

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Posted in: Japan walks tightrope between no COVID restrictions, hospital strain See in context

It is estimated than less than half of “covid patients” are in the hospital due to covid. They are there for other reasons but got tested anyway. Some countries are reporting less than 30% are hospitalized “due to corona” and 70% “with corona”. Same for counting of deaths, it does not distinguish between dying with the infection and dying from the infection. Stop the fear mongering!

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Posted in: Biden fails to secure major security, oil commitments at Arab summit See in context

The so called “green” agenda is destroying the lives of so many people in the name of “green”. Electric cars are NOT the solution, anyone with half a brain can understand that battery production on such a scale as to replace the automobile is not green. Even now if you drive an electric car and feel “green”, reality is that you are producing more co2 per km than economical new gasoline powered car.

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Posted in: Japan reports record daily high 110,675 new coronavirus cases See in context

YubaruToday  05:07 pm JST

New record number down here. Hardly going down, but folks dont seem to care.

Yes and that is good. This will be behind us when people stop being afraid and start living.

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Posted in: Japan to give 4th COVID vaccine shots to medical, workers at elderly care facilities See in context

therougouToday  10:27 am JST

What is this strengthened COVID-19 response capability? You still can't even get a test at most medical facilities.

At least in Tokyo, you can just walk in to get tested in several places. But my question is, why would you want to? It brings no benefit to know if you are not in a high risk group. Is your runny nose and sore throat because of influenza, common cold or corona makes no difference. Stay home a few days and you’re good to go.

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Posted in: Japan to give 4th COVID vaccine shots to medical, workers at elderly care facilities See in context

Wolfshine, the same is true in every country that touts ”80%” vaccination rate. So the deaths ”postponed” from waves 1-6 are taking place now. And at what cost? The young lives financially ruined for life, mental health issues, developmental problems for kids who cannot see the lips move, etc.

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Posted in: Maximum caution needed as COVID cases surge: Kishida See in context

Day in and day out it is all the same story. And people expect different result? It didn’t work for the previous 6 waves so why would it work now? Why are we in a never ending loop of madness.

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Posted in: Japan warns of swiftly rising COVID cases; Tokyo raises alert to highest level See in context

treble4punkToday  03:38 pm JST

True, masks and vaccines are not fool proof. I'm making this number up, grocery under-exaggerating to make a point, but let's say masks and vaccines are only 5% effective (they are more than that). That 5% protection is better than 0%. That's what you need to understand.

Sorry but that is not correct. The 5%, 10% or even 20% only continue to prolong the pandemic, with billions and billions wasted around the world for nothing. Pandemic will end the fastest with least restrictions and “measures”. It would already be over if it weren’t for the stupid lockdowns and border closings around the world.

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Posted in: Panasonic selects Kansas for vehicle battery mega-factory See in context

Again billions of dollars of taxpayer money to multibillion dollar megacorporation. Therevare better ways to spend the tax dollars than giving it to corporations who are already hoarding money and not paying a living wage.

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Posted in: Japan delays domestic travel plan after COVID cases surge See in context

Asiaman7Today  06:49 am JST

Currently, Japan’s 7-day average is nearly the same as the U.S. 7-day average per capita. Makes one wonder about the effectiveness of the partial masking we see in Japan — e.g., masked when driving alone or walking in the park, but unmasked when sitting closely with acquaintances in a crowded restaurant.

Masking has no effect on the spreading of the corona virus. Most people are using cloth masks already proven to be useless. Masking only makes you “feel” like you are doing something.

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Posted in: Japan in 7th coronavirus wave, but no restrictions needed: Omi See in context

virusrexToday  08:29 am JST

The measures taken during the pandemic are the cause we have been able to lower the risk from the infection so the measures can be reduced without causing a disproportionate increase of deaths.

I know you like to tout ”science” but just look at when most of the deaths have happened? In 2020? In 2021? In 2022? Yes, most deaths have occured after your so called ”measures”.

In the long run, countries with zero restrictions or ”measures” have a fared the best. Remember how everyone dissed Sweden in the early days? Not anymore.

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Posted in: Japan reports 37,143 coronavirus cases See in context

painkillerToday  06:14 pm JST

Flying back today, everyone on the plane was wearing a mask.

Because everyone flying to Japan must follow the instructions of Japanese government. Airlines must follow the rules or they cannot fly to Japan.

So people are not wearing a mask because they want to, it is otherwise they will be off the plane.

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Posted in: Japan reports 54,071 coronavirus cases See in context

It’s very funny how people have so short memory, that they cannot remember what happened a year or two before. If you are one of those people, please use google. Clear statements from top experts of the world how the vaccinations are the only way out of this pandemic.

Now, it didn’t materialize as the vaccines are not working as well as expected. the protection fades away way too fast to have any meaningful effect on stopping the pandemic.

Next, people are touting that they reduce hospitalizations and death? Yes, but only for that very short period of time. So it became that a booster is “required”, then “2nd booster”, etc.

Easy to google again the statistics of people who have died? Average age hovering above 80, most vaccinated 2-4 times. So even if the small group of people who have no shots is “overrepresented” in the stats, so what? How does it help those who believed they were protected and died?

Main point: everybody dies at some point, the older you are, the closer to the end you are. Corona or no-corona. Live everyday to the best of your ability and enjoy while it lasts. Stop the fear mongering!

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Posted in: Japanese tech titans looking for Indian solution to talent crunch See in context

They don’t rush to tap India’s “talent” but they are tapping the willingness of people there to work for almost nothing. This article tries to put a positive spin on things but it’s exploitation.

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Posted in: Apple tracking device found on unmarked police vehicle in Aichi See in context

RodneyToday  12:39 pm JST

You don’t need these. I loaned a car that had a second small Navi that tracked all the locations of police cars, Kobans and police stations in real time. Even traffic stops. They cost around ¥80-120000 from Autobacs or yellow Hat.

It’s not trackinng the location, it’s scanning the frequency they use for radio communication. So if anyone is using that frequency nearby, it will give you an indication.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for abandoning body of newborn baby girl in Osaka parking lot See in context

NewgirlintownJuly 1  07:52 am JST

This seems to happen an awful lot here.

It seems so because in many other countries news outlets have a pact not to report certain child related crimes, suicides, etc.

In Europe most countries don’t publish these as news so the public has no clue on how often it happens.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases See in context

As soon as everybody realize that they will get the corona no matter what, this madness will stop. Immuno compromised or not, mask or no mask, vaccine or no vaccine, YOU will get it.

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Posted in: Disclosure of employees' birthrate sparks blowback at Japanese firm See in context


Oh and if the government wants children, then pay for IVF, promote eggs donation and pay for it, permit surrogacy and pay for it and put being pregnant under the health insurance and pay for the hospital.

I know it’s too late for you, but government is paying for the IVF since two years ago. Or it might just be a Tokyo thing …

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