Well that's one way to turn people against the already beleaguered and humiliated Labour state government! The Premier takes his cues from Communist China so arresting pregnant women is child's play to this traitor. He's in trouble come next election
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Foreign countries should simply do the same toward Japanese citizens. That’s called reciprocity. In that case, Japan would be upset and could change its policy.
Yeah stoop to Japan's level, that'll show em!
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A warning and reminder to all btw, if you post anything negative about China even on here, you can be arrested if you ever set foot in that country, including Hong Kong because of the new security laws there. What would generally follow is you'd be used as a pawn to extract concessions from your home country, and you'll be forced to be humiliated on national TV. If you ever plan on visiting China in the future, keep that in mind before posting.
I think JT should be posting a warning like this on all China-related articles tbh.
Once you start self censoring, they've already won. But I do agree that maybe a disclaimer might be a good idea.
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It speaks volumes to the 'character' of certain individuals that they cannot pay respects to the dead at Hiroshima, without bringing in irrelevant topics and digs at Japan.
Not surprising at all, pretty much all us Anglos were brought up on the heroic deeds and sacrifices of our countrymen in WW1 and WW2, which were incredible and hard to comprehend in today's pampered world. Due to this, all us Anglos have a superiority complex, you can deny it as much as you want but we know it to be true.
Then they come to Japan thinking they're better than everyone else but find themselves at the bottom of society and not respected as they think they should be and in fact often experience discrimination like minorities experience in their home countries. The cognitive dissonance caused by this contradiction between reality and their expectations causes bitterness to levels unseen anywhere else. It's bitter but it's a taste of our medicine.
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My grandfather and several of his schoolfriends joined the British 14th Army and fought in the battle of Imphal and Kohima. As a result of their experiences in the Burma campaign, their hatred of Japanese was complete. They would agree with this statement only because the atomic weapons deprived them of the satisfaction of personally killing Japanese with their bare hands.
Jesus, sounds psychopathic. Glad we don't have those types around today, actually wait nah we do.. I'd be bitter too if I were a Brit in the Pacific during WW2, they got their asses handed to them by the Japanese. If it weren't for the Aussies and Kiwis, Britain's humiliating losses there would have been dozens of times worse, not that the Brits or Yanks ever gave the ANZ boys any credit though, a slight that still hasn't been forgiven. Even in Europe it was pretty much only the Soviets doing the actual fighting yet the history we're taught reads as if only the Brits made any sacrifices.
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This was in stark contrast to the extreme warmth I felt in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Brazil and a few others
Are you talking about warmth here or racism? Because if you're suggesting Australia is free of racism, I have to say that you have never been to Australia lol.
If you are talking about "warmth", does not meeting your personal subjective perception of warmth equal racism? If so, there's not much help for you and I would suggest expressing your dissatisfaction with your feet and try somewhere new? We only live once, why would you spend the only chance at life in misery and bitterness in a country you consider the most racist on Earth?
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Aussies aren't as silly and irresponsible as Americans, the same failed state conditions won't occur anywhere in Australia. Keep American failures in America where they came from
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Definitely for the best for Japan and good news that there are dozens of vaccine candidates in the works. If a vaccine is developed in Japan, Japanese have to be the first to receive them.
I wouldn't trust anything whatsoever that comes out of the Americas and even Europe; they have shown the world their true incompetent colours and you'd need coronavirus infecting your brain to think that these places have done anything remotely resembling even an average job.
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Great news, this will give a better picture of how many people all up were infected at one point in their life.
I predict close to 100,00 in Japan, but 50 million each for Europe and North America. What an historic disaster for those regions, especially with comically incompetent leadership
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Too soon, we won't have a travel bubble in NZ with Australia for months, one with Japan won't happen until at least end of the year..
Travel with Europe and the North America (including Canada and Mexico) won't happen for at least a year judging by the catastrophe unfolding in those places and how badly the numbers are being fudged over there
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@savethegaijin: Weird, my friends in America say that everyone is out and about without a care in the world and that there are even gun-toting protesters screaming and threatening to be allowed to get back to work. Whereas my friends in Japan all say the streets are deserted and most shops are closed. It's so weird how peoples' random anecdotes based on no evidence conflict with other peoples' random anecdotes and only serve to fit the point they are trying to make!
I guess we have to solve this impasse by looking at the pure cold data. 10k+ cases in Japan over 3 months compared to 800k+ in America in the space of one month. Oh dear..
Here in NZ and also Aus pretty much all restaurants are open but only do take out or delivery. So I guess that makes NZ and Aus as bad as the Japan from your anecdotal story by your logic. That's an even bigger yikes!
Anyway, we're all suffering here and there will be a reckoning once this all dies down, that much is guaranteed. I'm off now, take care.
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@savethegaijin: TF you on about. Yeah yeah Japan hasn't done anything but even then the ineptitude is not on any similar magnitude as the Europeans and Yanks. Maybe lucky if Japan escapes with a mild outbreak, but the facts are Europe and America gave themselves a giant outbreak through incompetence. Thinking they did a good job is silliness matching their level of incompetence and should require a brain check.
But of course you wouldn't say that, would you... can't imagine why.
No idea what on Earth you're on about mate. That's a big yikes! Good day
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@savethegaijin: Not once did I refer to virus victims as "dogs", in fact you said that, likely a poor attempt trying to mislead and confuse deliberately. Very poor form and unbelievable.
I pointed out that the uncountable and shocking numbers of the dead in these disease ridden countries are being buried there like dogs (read: the action of burial, not the victims).
Regarding what Tokyo would do if crematoria were overwhelmed with the dead, I wouldn't be able to tell you neither would you as we're both not qualified on topics like this. Leave it to the experts and grown ups. All we can look at is Europe and America where their performance and incompetence has been a historic disgrace and will not ever be forgotten.
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11, that's not bad compared to hundreds of thousands each in the US and Europe where people are buried in mass pits like dogs. In the most disease ridden countries in Europe the number of deaths over the annual mean not attributed to the virus are far, far higher than normal, meaning probably in a year or two we will see that the number of deaths are double or triple higher than what we've been told by these incompetent governments.
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Trump? Trudeau? Macron? Absolutely disgusting they haven't taken the cut either, know exactly where these morons stand. And 20%? Are you kidding me? Millions jobless and she takes 20%!? What a greedy girl.. That's why we're voting her out!
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Well they'll be going back to the US, but they'll be quarantined for another 14 days, whereas if they were not infected they would have disembarked the ship on Wednesday. I do hope this information was told to all these face-mask wearers who's 2 week ordeal will begin anew..
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The quarantine period on the cruise ship ends on Wednesday, where anyone not infected will be allowed to disembark. Instead, if you're Canadian and not infected, you will be repatriated and quarantined for another 14 days. Furthermore if you are infected, you will be left there.
I bet the Canadians on board are head over heels with that! Well done Canada lol..
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Yeah right, have we forgotten the Plaza Accords already?
This time it's with Trump at the helm. Only a truly foolish dupe would support Trump's demands here
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Yeah yeah, conspiracies around every corner right? Let me guess, the Earth is flat and the moon landing was faked too right? He really isn't helping himself here
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A very poor and disturbing decision by the UK, similar to what has come out of Australia and New Zealand in recent weeks. How on Earth do you propose FB and YT to monitor every single piece of content? Algorithms can only go so far as people are creative when reporting this sort of content once it has been banned once. Also, what are the time periods for these companies to remove content? Should FB hire 1 million additional employees and put them into the red to check every piece of content that gets reported?
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Sounds pretty clear that he broke his bail conditions. If his wife facilitated it, then she's in trouble too!
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B,b,but he saved Nissan and he's caught up in a grand conspiracy theory! Yeah right, now we find out he's been gifted French monarchical parties at the Versailles like a king. This criminal is exactly where he should be.
Well done Japan! It only took the goofy French half a year more to come to the same conclusion
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So Japan is the same as Ireland, South Korea, Norway, India, Switzerland, New Zealand, Italy, the EU, and the UN in not fully committing to recognition? Sounds perfectly reasonable and practical and glad this position has been taken by Japan. One must think clearly before supporting Trump's agenda
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@kohakuebisu: Agreed! She handled herself well when Serena disgraced herself permanently in front of the world by throwing a tantrum in the US Opens. Her reputation stained forever and cannot be unseen
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Surprised Serena didn't throw another tantrum and claim sexism again after losing, good on her for maturing!
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Yeah right, promise not to flee just like he promised not to steal and commit egregious crimes? He's a bad liar, those ropes suit him better
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What debate is there that this sparked? He is a flight risk so needs to be restrained. Just like Ghosn
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Agreed, Canada seems to be screwing up constantly lately. Their hollow virtue signalling is tiresome and fake
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