yoshisan88 comments

Posted in: No. of Japan's centenarians hits record 86,500 See in context

Congratulations to all! Amazing news!

Would love to live to around 110-120 years old too. Following a Japanese diet of tons of vegetables, good rice, miso, fish and very little red meat will hopefully help. The rest of the world should be eating Japanese cuisine as much as possible, so lifespans can increase everywhere.

According to world meters, the top 10 countries with the longest life expectancy of both sexes are

Hong Kong 85.29

Japan 85.03

Macao 84.68

Switzerland 84.25

Singapore 84.07

Italy 84.01

Spain 83.99

Australia 83.94

Channel Islands 83.60

Iceland 83.52

The difference between each one is very small. However, Japan is not no. 1. Maybe the world should be eating Hong Kong cuisine as much as possible, too.

Don't get me wrong. I super love Japanese food. But these are the facts.

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Posted in: India's surge hits southern states, prompting more lockdowns See in context

They need herd immunity, not lockdowns.

Please read the whole article first.

On Saturday, India reported 401,078 confirmed cases, including a record high of 4,187 deaths

Herd immunity with thousands death per day. What kind of logic is it?

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Posted in: New Zealand to resume Australia 'travel bubble' as Sydney COVID threat eases See in context

Still no herd immunity in New Zealand and Australia. Big trouble for them in the future because of their misguided lockdowns.

The only right way to achieve herd immunity is through vaccinations. Not by infesting the whole population which risks killing thousands of people. Unless you think those at risk of dying are ependable.

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Posted in: Parts of Western Australia in three-day lockdown after small COVID-19 outbreak See in context


Hang in there, mate. We are all in this together.

However, I do hope our quarantine can hold its own.

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Posted in: Parts of Western Australia in three-day lockdown after small COVID-19 outbreak See in context

Wait until it gets to winter in Australia and New Zealand when the 'flu' season restarts like every winter

That is why many states in Australia have strict covid restrictions in summer because if we can keep the virus at bay in summer. We have a better chance against it in winter.

Hey next time you complain about living in Japan, thank your lucky stars you don’t live in Australia!

Usually I want to be nice but your comment really is too mean. People do not need to wear a mask when going out here in Brisbane. Restaurants are all at full capacities. People are traveling without fear. Old people are feeling safe here. Things are looking normal here. Yeah I wish I were in Tokyo welcoming the upcoming 3 week SOE.

By the way, Japan is my favorite country. 7 times there in the past 10 years. I sincerely feel sorry for Japanese hurt in this pandamic, especially those in the tourism industry. I wish Japan best of lucky in this turbulent time.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

When the decision to postpone the Olympic was announced last year, a top brass from the IOC said the Olympic in 2021 would be the event to celebrate human's victory over the virus. We are yet to know how it will turn out to be but I guess victory is not one of them.

How can the Olympic rekindle hope to humanity in its battle against COVID-19 when you cannot even allow overseas tourist into Japan to attend it?

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Posted in: Chinese vaccines 'don’t have very high protection rates,' says official See in context

This is really a big surprise. Maybe this is because the Chinese government is worried if restrictions in other countries who use the Chinese vaccines are easing and there is still a substantial amount of people get sick with covid. They can say "I did tell you that the vaccine does not have a very high protection rate."

Unfortunately for those countries, the Chinese vaccine is their only option. A vaccine with low protection is still better than no protection.

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Posted in: Large numbers of people out and about despite gov't antivirus pleas See in context

Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. 

Did they test if a symptomatic covid-19 patient coughing or sneezing in a public space without a mask is safe for people surrounding him? Did they test if people wipe their noses with their fingers and touch things in public places and then it is safe when others touchs those things?

If you drive without fastening a seatbelt is fine until you are involved in an accident. The wearing of the seatbelt make the whole difference if you comes out of it alive or not.

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Posted in: Australia doubles Pfizer vaccine order as AstraZeneca clotting worries upend rollout See in context

FYI, below is from another Australuan news article:

Mr Morrison pointed out that the risk of the blood clots was only about four to six in a million.

This is far lower than the risk of clots among people taking the contraceptive pill (one in 2,000) or travelling on planes (one in 4,656 flights lasting over four hours). In fact, up to 30% of people who have COVID-19 will get thrombocytopenia, making the risk from the virus much higher, Professor Munir Pirmohamed, chair of the UK’s Committee of Human Medicines, told Sky News.

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Posted in: New Zealand-Australia travel bubble to start on April 19 See in context

NZ domestic tourism is just not big enough to support its tourism industry. According to ABC News Australians accounts for 40% of NZ's international tourist pre-covid. However, people on both sides are aware that the bubble can burst when there is a new outbreak and tourists will be stranded.

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Posted in: Suga rocked by virus rebound in Osaka, forced to call tougher steps See in context

Maybe people can look at it from another angle. Are we naive enough to think that covid can be supressed in mega cities like Tokyo and Osaka? People should be glad that these infestous virus carriers are found.

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Posted in: Suga rocked by virus rebound in Osaka, forced to call tougher steps See in context

Suga was initially reluctant to designate the coronavirus semi-emergency status to the prefectures of Osaka, neighboring Hyogo and Miyagi in the northeastern region, according to people familiar with his thinking.

Is there a word or phase called "semi-emergency" in English or Japanese? I can read kanji so to me "半緊急" does not make any sense.

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Posted in: New Zealand defends absence from joint statement on WHO coronavirus report See in context

FYI back on 28 Jan January on ABC News Australia:

New Zealand Trade Minister advises Australia to show China more 'respect'

The Federal Government is fuming after New Zealand's Trade Minister suggested Australia could mend ties with China by showing its government more "respect."

China and Australia are mired in several disputes and Beijing has targeted multiple Australian exports with sanctions, although the campaign of economic punishment has not escalated further so far this year.

In contrast, New Zealand this week formally signed an upgrade to its 2008 free trade deal with China.

Money talks. It is the hard truth. At the end of the day, JA and Co are just another bunch of politicians. I laugh every time I read things saying how great she is.

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Posted in: 3-day lockdown ordered in Australian city of Brisbane after virus outbreak See in context

One interesting thing here at JT is news about Australia comes up really quick.

As a resident of Brisbane I will follow the directions of the government who has been able to surpassed Covid-19.

I am very happy to live in Japan where I am free to do whatever I want to.

Different governments over the world has different strategies against Covid-19. Japan does it the Japanese way and Australia does it the Australian way. By the way, I am glad you are happy, mate.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cuts jobs, boosts stocks, widening economic gap in Japan See in context

People who usually go away for their holidays can no longer do it. If their income are not affected by the pandamic, they are likely to spend their holiday money on other things. That is one of the reason why some retailers are having a bumper year.

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Posted in: Uniqlo appoints green Doraemon as Global Sustainability Ambassador See in context

I do not think Doraemon is very well known outside Asia. Dragonball or Mario would be a better choice.

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Posted in: Popularity of Harry and Meghan plummets in UK after Oprah interview, poll says See in context

Seriously do people really believe the members of the royal family are all saints. The royal family is just like another other ordinary family (with lots of money). Members quarrels, back stabs etc. You can say H & M should cope it or should speak out. Just depends on which side you are on.

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Posted in: Australia asks EU to stop blocking vaccine exports See in context

Abandoned by your "allies" in a time of need?

Uncle Vlad is offering Sputnik V with open arms.

Australia has done much much better in the fight against Covid-19 than Russia. Russia can keep the vaccine for their citizens who are the ones that needs the vaccine. By the way, why is Russia shipping vaccine to other countries when many of its own people are not yet vaccinated?

Also FYI, from online news:

First locally made AstraZeneca COVID vaccine doses rolling out from March 22

The first locally produced doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines will be administered in just over a fortnight.

Speaking after a meeting of National Cabinet, Federal Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy said the CSL facility in Melbourne was on track to deliver the first batch of doses in the week starting on March 22.

"A million doses-plus a week, which gives us the capacity to really ramp up and broadly vaccinate our population as quickly as possible," he said.

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Posted in: Mizuho restores ATMs, online services after glitch See in context

Mizuho Bank halts service at card-eating ATMs

The most hilarious news headline I have ever seen. Beware of the horrible card-eating ATMS! Hold on to your cards! LOL!

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Posted in: Survey shows many seniors undecided about vaccination See in context

The online survey conducted earlier this month on 423 elderly people who require home nursing care but do not suffer from dementia showed 43 percent were unsure about receiving shots while 15 percent were against it entirely.

Seriously, only 423 people were surveyed and the result is used to represent the whole elderly population of Japan. At least get 1,000 people or are the people doing the study just too lazy.

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Posted in: A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral See in context

It has nothing to do with gender equality. It is a PR stun. Its aim is to get attention both positive and negative. It is all over the news now. If you respond to it then you are doing exactly what they want. Just ignore it.

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

FYI. Back in Oct 2015 here in my home town.

Australia's most notorious suicide bridge: Barriers finally installed on Story Bridge, where 130 people have died since 1975 - and they even have a phone which connects directly to Lifeline

I am not saying every bridge in Japan needs to have barriers. I just want to let others know that there is bridge in the world that is such a hot spot for suicide jumpers that authority has to do something.

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Posted in: Japan's celebrations rocket into orbit as Osaka's win takes off See in context

Japan's media said it brought prospects of a gold medal at the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics "a big step closer"

By the way the following was a news headline a week ago:

"Australian Open favourite Naomi Osaka survives two match points to beat Garbine Muguruza and reach last eight as Serena Williams overcomes Aryna Sabalenka"

Hopefully Naomi can handle all the pressure she are getting now and win the Olympic medal. I wonder if she fails to do it, is there going to be any backlash or if she needs to apologise?

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Posted in: Wanted: New K-Pop band, American style See in context

@yoshisan88 well, bad for an imitation. teenagers are stupid.

Show some respect to others, mate. Insulting others does not make you better than them.

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Posted in: Wanted: New K-Pop band, American style See in context

These factory groups K-pop are just polished up bad imitations of the original group Menudo that started this system back in the 1970s ( look up Ricky Martin if you don't know this).

I am no k-pop fan but you are so bias against K-pop.

I do not listen to hard rocks bands but I do not insult them. I would say their music is not my cup of tea. Music taste is very subjective.

The hottest girl group in the world now is the K-pop group called BLACKPINK. Its 2019 MV 'Kill this love' has 1.2 billion hits on YouTube. Its latest hit 'How you like that' released 7 months ago has 775 millions hits.

Not bad for an imitation.

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Posted in: Canada vows to be next country to go after Facebook to pay for news See in context

Shouldn't the news outlets be paying Facebook for bringing extra readers to their sites? Or am I missing something?

Well. Facebook makes big money with their users' data. Maybe the company should be paying something back, too.

Facebook itself is also a business. Do you seriously think it provides free services to the public? I am no fan of some of those media companies. However, I do not like another Murdoch incarnation.

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Posted in: Melbourne enters snap 5-day lockdown over virus; spectators barred from Australian Open See in context

In other words, survival rates getting better worldwide. Without Australia’s absurdly draconian lockdowns.

Seriously, mate. Do you watch the news? Many countries all over the world are having some restrictions to contain the virus. On the other hands, states in Australia are relatively restrictions free. Masks are even not mandatory in public places here in Queensland.

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Posted in: Melbourne enters snap 5-day lockdown over virus; spectators barred from Australian Open See in context

Let's be fair. The move to include regional Victoria is difficult to understand. Increased contact tracing and testing should be carried out first (The state of Victoria should be well equipped to do them after 2 lockdowns) then if situation gets worse then more measures.

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Posted in: Perth in lockdown, ending Australia's 2-week run without COVID-19 See in context

You keep going into lockdown, then open up, lock down again, open up, lock down. The economy can't recover, and in Australia's case,

It is only a five day lockdown. Those happened in Adelaide and Brisbane were less than a week, too. The Sydney one was a bit longer but still less than a month. Unlike those countries in Europe when things got out of control then you have to implement month long lockdown which is disastrous to the economy. In the mean time the information of places which the infected man has been to are available to the public. Residents who have been to those places around the same time as the man are encouraged to do testing. Many residents are listening and are lining up to do testing.

Of course the lockdown cause serious disruption to the society. But we do not have a crystal ball to see the future. So better safe than sorry. Unless you have the guts to take a huge gamble.

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Posted in: Daughter left mother's body in freezer for 10 years See in context

The saddest part of this story is her mother has disappeared for 10 years and yet no one has raised the alarm about her missing for such long period of time. Has the mother got no relatives or friends that cared about her?

I feel really sorry for the cleaner whose job was just to clean the apartment. Finding a dead woman inside a freezer may seriously traumatise him or her.

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