No wonders Japan has the highest suicide numbers in developed countries,a rigid and strict society which already made the country famous for this and now you can add the Covid brings the numbers in a rise again.
The J-society in general should become more relaxed and reduce the numbers of protocols and formalities that bring so much stress to the adults,and the hyper high competitiveness and pressure brought to teenagers.
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Japan is pushing for this,few countries in a competitive level will mean more medals and “prestige” for them.
But fear not people,as the organizers says Covid will be magically defeated by the joy of the Olympics.
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I am totally chuffed by Biden’s victory.
Saying that I think mister Akaba before open his mouth and criticize Trump or the american political system which after all it’s still a democracy should take a look in his own country,with basically a mono party system that regimes and control the press and with a religious semi-sect behind it willing to bring his country past to it’s former “splendor”
Easy to point at other’s problems without acknowledging it’s own.
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This proves when nationalism are putting aside two westerner companies can achieve significant things,american Pfitzer and german BioNTech made a fruitf cooperation for the benefit of humanity.
And I don’t think this announce is connected with Trump’s lost.
For sure with Biden we want to expect a normalization between the US and it’s natural allied and partner the EU.
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This isn’t the real economy,and this will affect only the usual 1% of the population.
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So we pay our taxes to get our grandmas reccomendations like this one
“Eating root vegetables and ginger will help to "warm the body up”
How ingenious are these J-politicians at the helm,besides such rustican remedies it would be nicer from them to spend more of these taxpayers to the environment and climate change.
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who can believe at those fake propaganda numbers anymore?
Back in Europe the tests are easy to access and they are done in huge numbers per day unlike here.
Plus the majority of the positive tested back in the old continent are asymptomatic.
I wonder how many people in Japan are walking around us ready to spread the virus not showing any symptoms.
At least back in the west they keep transparency.
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I applaud this fine young man dedication to such a noble cause,how I wish more youth around his age would be so careless to the others.
But this is something that the central government should fight at first,for example reducing all the rigid protocols and pressure on students but to the general society of this island nation in general.
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Fighto!Today 04:29 pm JST
all of Japan is just jumping on the bandwagon that the West started, what another big disgrace. People would respect Japan more if they just didn't even bother with this silliness from the start.
Sigh. Always so negative. Suga is right in taking this step. All OECD nations should now follow Japan and make this commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and save future generations from even more man-made warming.
Good for Suga.
Eehhmm with all the due respect I rather follow the European Union model in this specific case:)
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Please do not come for Halloween this year," wouldn't work. You're underestimating the number of people with no common sense. You will need to keep people out by force."
Maybe in Europe, but not in Japan. Just look who is wearing masks and who is not masks.
It’s funny how you try to always mention your supposed superiority against us (I’m a western European) but back home no one talks about Japan,or obon or oshogatsu,but in Japan you are obsessed with Christmas,Valentines day,Halloween,western food,clothes etc.
So we can see who won the battle of civilization,besides as history reminds us it was the Portuguese first and the Dutch then than came to Japan,not the other way around.
And no,these years celebrations should be all stopped.
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Interesting how some LPD right wingers put in the same pot the west,China and south korea,so how’s the thing?
If China is invading you then you won’t need the help of the west?
You ultra nationalists are always ready to change opinion and sides depending on the topic.
Then you don’t need any help if you get in conflict with China or North Korea right?
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Abe had vowed to restore Japan’s waning diplomatic stature and national pride by promoting ultra-nationalistic policies such as traditional family values and amending the post-World War II pacifist constitution to allow a greater overseas military role and capability for Japan.
This,it’s frankly scary and it’s the perfect summarization of what dictators from the last century had in their agenda.
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This is the new trend in the world,populism and such leaders rise thanks to the population apathetic feelings by one side and the economical crisis from the other.
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It is very sad to see all this hatred and dislike between Koreans and Japan,things are going wrong even around the world,instead of building a strong united Europe the UK separated and in countries like Ukraine and White Russia things are left in a Limbo,a new Russia Vs Nato cold conflict has begun and strong rivalry between the west and China have risen.
Humans instead of helping each other hand in hand and learn from the past are in constant hate.
In this specific case the South Korean government approached the whole thing in a wrong way using their propaganda to animate hate against Japan.
I’m against nationalisms from right and left wings and I consider myself a centrist,but these days you either gotta be full right or full left.
How sad,will we humans ever learn to put the past behind and work like brothers from the same Homo Sapiens Sapiens specie?
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I hope the girl will recover fisically and mentally soon.
This is something that too often happened in strict an less forgiving J-society.
It is time to relax things and give more importance to mental health as well.
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Though I personally would have not allowed to keep the statue I feel hilarious how the usual pro Japan right wingers of this forum now start to spit poison against Germany and try to even preach about war.
Well Germany have it’s own statues and memorials for the Jewish and it’s in good relationship with Israel,plus in Germany there is something called alternance between the CDU and SPD,something unheard in the LPD oyaji Nippon kaigi reign.
Oh and if someone wants to put Poland in between I can’t remember a Japanese PM bowing in front of the people of their crimes as Willy Brandt did in Poland.
Right wingers with their best hypocrisy.
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Kwatt your posts makes no sense to me,first you make discrimination to all “gaijin” telling us that eventually we will flee making us basically savages and inferiors,then you already spit sentences on Ghosn.
So do you have the papers or solid evidence of his guilt?
Can you share them with us and with the prosecutors?
In real democracies and civilized countries people are innocent until proven the opposite.
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I would prefer that our taxes will go more in social welfare and helping these poor people rather than in missiles and olympics.
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Kim needs the money so he’s displaying the new toys to the public.
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Hope this mini serie will have a good echo in Europe and in the west in general,so the mass will get more a knowledge of the horrendous hostage system of one of the so called developed countries of the world community.
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These Chinese vessels need to be stopped,why can’t Japan build an outpost there with joint US support?
Chinese government is the worst of the post Soviet era mentality.
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In this case I agree with the German government decision.
Germany should not be put in the middle of something that is between two foreign countries.
Plus I believe that Koreans can have the right to build anything they want within their territories but shouldn’t escalate this thing involving third parties around the world building these statues.
Germany should and will remain neutral in such dispute as other foreign countries should.
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Sneaky China must put to a stop.
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Interesting how some posters keep repeating their nonsense of how ancient it's their culture and because of that others should only listen ,I basically come from the culture that created the roman alphabet and is the birth of many cultural things,still this doesn't make me a dozen of thousand years old and for sure not in the position to preach other countries just because "we" came before others.
According to such silly logic people from Australia or New Zealand should have no right to express their thinking and just keep their heads down because they're just a few hundred years old,but truth is that such "new" countries are a bless for the human evolutions and they can give freshness and dynamism to the old countries.
The world goes forward,times change and evolve,so rather than try to preach how old is my culture compare to yours how about to build a modern and fair society based on freedom of press,expression,equality and democracy?
Oh wait,this isn't for sure sneaky communist China,the great exporters of Covid 19.
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maybe it is time to learn from China.
Learn what? How to set a perfect dicatoriship?
How to enslave other countries like Tibet and repress the free will of people from other thinking? How to bring fear to Taiwan?
How to secretly hide a deadly infection for almost half year to the world community?
No thank you,I stick with the old and good democracy and the freedom of press and human and animal rights.
I’m so sorry for people that got brainwashed by such disgusting system.
Japan has it’s weak spot,but still it is a democracy and has the right to join the free and democratic world to fight this threat.
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I dislike everything from that man,from his political view to it’s ego and arrogance,saying that as a human being I wish him a good and speedy recovery for himself and his wife,and after he’ll be 100% fit and healthy to lose this campaign and be kicked out from the white house with the power of votes and peaceful democracy.
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Well let’s say that NHK isn’t new about discriminatory and racial profiled gaffes.
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I was all for keep the UK within the EU,but we live in democracy and the majority of britons made their choice which we must respect.
For sure Toyota and especially Nissan should better keep their mouth shut because this is an issue between two sovrane territories and no matter how will be the outcome they have to respect it,and if they don’t like it then they can do their moves,but they can’t play the oyaji tacticts that they do in their own island.
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The free and civilized world must keep a stand against this communist dictatorship that took it’s advantage in the last decades with unfair and dirty economy and semi slavery and oppression to it’s own people.
Remember that even the Soviet Union in the end collapsed,so everything is possible with freedom and perseverance.
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