YongYang comments

Posted in: LGBTQ landmark: Pride House Tokyo opens as part of pre-Olympic project See in context

Good. Everyone is free to be who they are if they are harming no one else. Peace.

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Posted in: Citing jobs, Trump claims victory over virus, economic collapse See in context

Goodbye weird hiccup in the US’s history. 7 more months and the boot will connect on the rump of Trump.

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Posted in: I feel so sorry for senior high school students all over the country that I cannot find the words. Now that it has come to this, I want them to shift emotional gears and think, ‘Hey, life is long and unexpected things can happen.' See in context

Am sure the children will be pleased they don’t have to throw 180, 200, or more pitches a day! Young arms need rest, young minds need relaxation! Far too militarised in its approach and execution. The marching and rigid disciplinary nonsense. Here’s to more change in the system!

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/12/62bc917294f4-focus-baseball-high-school-pitch-limits-tip-of-japans-injury-iceberg.html

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Posted in: Bill Gates, bogeyman of virus conspiracy theorists See in context

@WillyB That simply isn't true. The Gates Foundation was not kicked out of India in 2017 when the Steemit article was published, and as of NOW the Gates Foundation continues to work in India.

The foundation is one of the largest private foundations, with offices all over the world. In India, the organization is primarily focused on the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar regions, where they are working to reduce poverty and improve access to health.

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Posted in: Japan not planning to declare state of emergency but will expand entry bans See in context

WTF??? Seriously? NO. Thats time has GONE! Stop internal movement. Stop domestic vacationers. NOW.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

RIP. Thanks for all the laughs over the years.

NOW, Japan, START TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!

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Posted in: U.S. agency includes gun sellers as critical infrastructure during coronavirus emergency See in context

@Cricky, useful to open up airways, perhaps. Yet, as the vast majority of us here say: Stupidity knows no bounds in the US of A.

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Posted in: Australia asks people to isolate more even as coronavirus spread slows See in context

Yes, it works. As does mass testing, it works. So GET ON WITH IT JAPAN

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Posted in: 92 from Chicago let in at Narita airport without being asked to self-isolate See in context

@Digs: Well, perhaps look at Taiwan, Hong Kong, for an answer to your question to UK.

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Posted in: Japan considers one-year grace period for corporate taxpayers hit by virus See in context

How about the self-employed? Hello? Hellooooooo....

THUD!

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Posted in: In Japan, hotels lose out on Olympic delay and coronavirus See in context

Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place), such a lovely face... plenty of room at the Hotel Osaka Corona.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

@Zichi, leaflet, booklet? It’s the 21st Century. Keep it green, use the screen. Agreed that there is a distinct lack of info, total nearly. But we need paper for essentials, not leaflets.

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Posted in: Syria's brutal war enters 10th year See in context

To think, that could be me, carrying my lifeless child through a rubble strewn city, that could be any one of us who has a child, a niece or nephew, a neighbor... left to run to try and save a life. The mind-boggles at how we collapse into barbarity, into this destruction. Syria truly is a failing for all of humanity. An indelible stain.

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Posted in: Japanese mothers struggle to cope after virus shuts schools See in context

@Speed, not sure if you are trolling or not, but 6 year olds are not mature enough to be left on their own. Children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time. In many countries/states:

Parents can be prosecuted if they leave a child unsupervised ‘in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health’.

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Posted in: 23 passengers not tested before leaving cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

@rcch “shame on Japan”, why? The govt, yes, but Japan, as a whole? What are you on about. People are seriously ill, people have died, they don’t deserve to be under any “shame” umbrella popped up by you or anyone. Here’s to someone or organization taking over who knows what they are doing ASAP.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus See in context

Am looking forward to the press interviews of both these people with one with their nose sticking out from over their mask.

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Posted in: Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic torch relay in Fukushima: Greenpeace See in context

Radiation 101: Background radiation is NATURAL. Radioactive isotopes spewed from the internal workings of a fission reactor are MAN MADE. Massive deadly difference.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates See in context

Fantastic! The Japanese having to follow another organisations manual for a change! Manual says, “No”.

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Posted in: Japan's exports drop for 7th straight month as China-U.S. trade war takes toll See in context

To paraphrase AlexBecu, "Lol misinformed runs high among here”, these stats are demonstrative of a govt whose policies are failing, badly. Three arrows missed, pension fund lost, finances generated by selling bonds to the BOJ merry-go-round... the economy, "it’s a mess stupid!". Interesting to learn about the CIA and the LDP, did not know that!

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Posted in: Japan's exports drop for 7th straight month as China-U.S. trade war takes toll See in context

With results like this, you HAVE to ask, how does the LDP keep getting voted in? The answer, no one but those who win vote. The rest of those with the right simply disenfranchise themselves.

http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/countries/japan/

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Posted in: While the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of 'Cool Japan' and mega-tourism, the current reality is a country run by sociopathic Hitler-loving plutocrats, with plummeting press freedom, endemic poverty, rising censorship, deliberate destruction of public records, continual death by overwork, a corrupt bureaucracy, and a medieval justice system. Despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima, the government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon. See in context

Jake who? Exactly. We already know these things, and as with other places, we know of faults, issues, problems and things that need resolving. Japan, like other nations, countries and kingdoms is not perfect.

As for the “poverty” angle that some people are woefully under playing: The OECD places Japan just below the U.S.A., which has a 17.3% poverty measure, statistics indicate that U.S.A. has been cutting down on poverty, by a 0.7% decrease since 1985. There are lots of poor people in Japan, way over 1 to 1.5 million people. Way over. Japan has some of the worst wealth inequality and highest rates of child poverty in the developed world, according to a Unicef report released in April 2016 that ranked Japan 34th out of 41 industrialised countries.

Take those rose tinted glasses off.

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Posted in: Japan begins last round of 'research' whaling off Pacific coast See in context

Simple: If you are disgusted by this, act. Don’t buy Japan.Inc. If you feel all cultures have “ the right" to express themselves no matter the point in our development morally, ethically, scientifically as a species, leave it be, but apply that logic across the board.

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Posted in: M5.8 quake strikes off northeast Japan; no tsunami warning See in context

The Nankai Trough is of particular concern, as are any coastal areas around Japan, notably the Pacific. This is a really interesting article, as not just the size of the earthquake needs to be considered, but the duration and place. Have your grab bags and emergency kits ready, could be today, right now, or you may never need them. Who knows.

https://www.livescience.com/31440-small-earthquakes-tsunamis.html

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Posted in: Tokyo court retracts plan to start Ghosn's trial in Sept See in context

This is now so far into the realm of farce that any sense that a legal process would be followed and that justice would be served has been washed away in the tears of laughter shed at Japan’s expense. Do NOT get caught up in Japan’s injustice system, it is inept, incompetent and insane.

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Posted in: Pile-up involving kindergarten bus, truck, cars, moped leaves 2 dead in Kumamoto See in context

And without doubt the kids weren’t wearing seatbelts. It’s going to happen, and when it does, it’ll be too late; even after decades of telling the Japanese, “Hey, get kids to wear seatbelts. You teach them to swim. Teach them to belt up."

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Posted in: TEPCO to employ foreign workers at Fukushima plant under new visa system See in context

@Zich, it’s the case for many. “Workers” gang pressed into doing the dangerous jobs at the Clean Up Site. Plus, they are not “gypsies”, day works, the employed, the homeless, people.

Just Google something along the lines of: yakuza taking Fukushima workers' money

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Posted in: Fukushima contaminants found as far north as Alaska's Bering Strait See in context

@ the "but it’s higher in New York, London etc" crowd, BUT, you’re not saying what isotope, kind of radiation, that is very misleading. It’s like the banana troll that people roll out. As above, if it’s Caesium 137, Strontium 90, and other by-products of fission, of which there are higher levels in Kanto, Tohoku.... then it is a problem.

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Posted in: Man who drove into crowd in Melbourne, killing 6, sentenced to life See in context

@BigYen, you mean donuts, not wheelies. But yes, plenty of opportunities that should have been acted on. The Elite Police Unit refused REFUSED to attend until far into the day’s events.

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Posted in: Japanese swimming star Ikee diagnosed with leukemia See in context

Got to hate cancer, an awful disease. I wish you all the strength and more for this fight. x Go kick its butt Rikako!

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Posted in: Japan begins collecting departure tax to fund inbound tourism promotion See in context

Yeah, well, Japan’s track record for using funds isn’t so shiny, remember the March 11 disaster funds that ended up helping the... whaling industry! Yep, stay tuned and keep an eye on where these taxes go.

That guy, leaning over into the clerk’s workspace? No. So rude. She knows what she’s doing.

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