Yubaru comments

Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

There is no need to panic obviously, now we have Olympics so the numbers slightly increased.

So how do you explain the doubling of the number of cases down here in Okinawa? We dont have any Olympic events, and we are still in the "State of Emergency", until at least August 22nd.

Oh right, this is where everyone who could go to watch the games in person, came to have some fun over the long 4 day weekend!

I am surprised the number isnt higher here, but then we had a typhoon sitting around for a week that helped keep numbers down! (Sarcasm...)

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic-linked COVID-19 cases top 150 since start of July See in context

150 and counting, and more than a month to go until it's over!

Bach should be fired for lying to the people of Japan!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic-linked COVID-19 cases top 150 since start of July See in context

Tokyo had 2,500 new reported cases today!

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210727/k10013162881000.html

But he is right about Okinawa, 354, the highest recorded number ever so far, and over double the number from one week ago Tuesday!

I was surprised at first when Suga extended the state of emergency for Okinawa, now I wonder what looking glass or information he had, and has not been sharing with the people here!

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Posted in: What is umami, the mysterious taste of Japanese cooking? See in context

ajinomoto is not the largest soy sauce maker. kikkoman is!

And has been for many, many years!

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Posted in: Russian men win backstroke gold, silver; Aussie McKeown takes women's gold See in context

Is it just me? When it comes to wording regarding the places these athletes took, say they "settled" for a bronze or any medal at all, is like saying they could have done better!

It's condescending to the winner!

All these athletes are busting their butts to WIN a medal and saying they settled for something less than gold is wrong!

 while former world record-holder Regan Smith of the United States settled for the bronze at 58.05.

I guarantee she didnt "settle" for a bronze!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020 See in context

You’d want the source of misinformation to stand out?

Yes, as these "updates" are updated following the Tokyo numbers, to include all the other prefectures that have had relatively large numbers of reported cases.

BUT they fail to update the information that I referred to, the number of deaths. It is incorrect!

THIS information was added later, and the information regarding the number of reported deaths SHOULD have been updated as well, at the same time. The prefecture reports also include information about that, yet they are not updated here, as they should be!

> Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 5,020. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (531), Osaka (471), Saitama (449), Chiba (279), Okinawa (209), Fukuoka (162), Hyogo (138), Hokkaido (113), Aichi (109), Kyoto (80), Shizuoka (72), Ishikawa (72), Ibaraki (63), Tochigi (43) and Fukushima (37).

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Posted in: Japan upsets China for table tennis mixed doubles gold See in context

Japan's Mima Ito, left, and Jun Mizutani react during the table tennis mixed doubles gold medal match against China's Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen on Monday.  Photo: AP/Kin Cheung

Your "other" left! (Ito is on the right!)

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Posted in: Do you find it difficult to understand how scoring is done or points awarded in some Olympic sports? If so, which sports? See in context

Synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, skateboarding, snow boarding, and some aspects of gymnastics as well.

There is no "winner" or "loser" based upon a head-to-head competition like scoring a goal, or getting the "ippon" in Judo, or the fastest time!

The "artsy" kind of events were added, in my opinion, because those swimmers, or rhythmic gymnastics "athletes" had a hard time, or couldnt "make" it in the "real" sports!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

On a Monday.... things are not looking good for the upcoming week!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020 See in context

There was a grand total of four COVID deaths in Japan today.

Four.

Dont believe everything you read here! This information is not accurate!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics report 1st post-competition COVID-19 case See in context

Separately, the Tokyo metropolitan police have said nine officers who worked security at Olympic venues before the games officially started on Friday tested positive for COVID-19.

Bach and the IOC should be held responsible for any and all costs related to these cases and any others that are also related to the Olympics.

He PROMISED that there would be no problems for the Japanese people! A promise that any sane person would know to be impossible to keep! But since he did, it's time to pay up!

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Posted in: TV viewership for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony 56.4% in Japan See in context

I tried to watch something else on TV but it's on every channel ... Every(!) Channel

That's why I have netflix! (There is also the option of NHK's Educational Channel!)

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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

No official numbers exist, but rights groups have estimated that about 150,000 minors are forcibly separated from a parent every year in Japan.

Anyone can pick a number out of a hat to make your point, but supporting the number, with hard facts and data to support it, makes your point harder to dispute!

Japan does not have joint custody laws, so in effect ANY divorces with children in the mix, could be counted into this as well! In fact read the link below here;

According to a demographic study by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, in 2016 a total of 14,851 Japanese men married foreign brides and 6,329 Japanese women took foreign husbands.

> https://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00174/

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,763 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,020 See in context

Okinawa had over 200 cases today too!

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Posted in: Christmas Day is five months away. How bad do you think the coronavirus will be in Japan then? See in context

Well, IF, and I am not holding my breath here, IF, a majority of the population gets their full regime of shots, things may be looking up!

BUT, seeing as how the government cant get its act together, it may very well be another Christmas like last year!

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Posted in: Typhoon heads for eastern Japan; Olympic rowing events rescheduled See in context

Yet today, that’s what created the JMA misunderstanding in the first place,

There is no JMA misunderstanding, it's all on you!

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

Then you don't have to wish they're going to stop doing something they're not going to stop doing.

And it's the same as keeping one's head in the sand as well!

Only problem is that articles like this, wont hit the mainstream JAPANESE press.

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Posted in: Typhoon heads for eastern Japan; Olympic rowing events rescheduled See in context

Incidentally, Why did the Jaoanese MeteorologicalAssociation (JMA) change this typhoon name from “Fabian” to “In-fa”? Is it some form of wasei-eigo or, gairaigo for “infant”? Plus, thought we were doing away with name or place of origin names to less offensive numbers or Greek letters?

Japan never changed the name! And who is the "we" you are referring to here?

Fabian is the name the Phillipines gave it, Japan does not typically "name" typhoons, they number them, if you read the Japanese sites. Typhoon In-fa was typhoon No 6 here in Japan.

Japan will number the "typhoon" as it reaches tropical storm status.

And the name In-fa comes from Macao, China! Numerous countries in the region give names and they are used and Nepartak is from Micronesia!

Look at list IV for Western North Pacific and the South China Sea Names

https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/focus-areas/natural-hazards-and-disaster-risk-reduction/tropical-cyclones/Naming

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

Sadly around that time, the immigrstion office (then, there was only one in Tokyo) recruited some very low calibre officers, who were just disgusting , xenophobic, and racist. (Un-educated trumped up nothings put into a uniform). The damage began then.

You are quite wrong! The "damage" you claim that started 40 years ago, goes back even further, it REALLY was a hell of a worse for those biracial children who were born to Japanese women, following WWII.

I have a number of friends who grew up in the 50's here in Okinawa and Japan, and many were literally beaten to an inch of their lives, because their fathers were American.

40 years ago was "heaven" compared to then!

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Posted in: Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles See in context

How quickly one forgets Ariana Miyamoto and a host of others before these who went through far worse and continue to go through the pain of growing up biracial in Japan.

It isnt just black either!

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Posted in: Lack of parental knowledge about paperwork behind stateless children in Japan See in context

This article makes it sound as if foreign parents who have children born here can get Japanese citizenship just by applying for it.

The article is poorly written as this here makes it sound like it does! They have to register the birth of their children with their embassy or consulate!

Tokyo does not adopt the principle of birthright citizenship, and when foreign nationals have children, they are required to register the birth at an embassy or other diplomatic establishment with the submission of such documents as passports in order for the child to gain nationality.

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Posted in: Lack of parental knowledge about paperwork behind stateless children in Japan See in context

”No problem, just register at your embassy and show us your passport and you can get Japanese nationality”

Umm, no this is not a fact either. One of the parents must be Japanese to qualify! Just because foreign parents have a child here, does not grant them citizenship!

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Posted in: Lack of parental knowledge about paperwork behind stateless children in Japan See in context

Tokyo does not adopt the principle of birthright citizenship, and when foreign nationals have children, they are required to register the birth at an embassy or other diplomatic establishment with the submission of such documents as passports in order for the child to gain nationality.

So do the other 46 prefectures have birthright citizenship?

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Posted in: Suga kicks off Olympics diplomacy See in context

Suga and Diplomacy, an oxymoron.

Just drop the "oxy" and you would be spot on!

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Posted in: Suga kicks off Olympics diplomacy See in context

Diplomacy? 15 countries out of how many, that were supposed to come for the opening ceremony?

Just throw another party, that's about the only thing you can do!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics boast equal gender participation for first time See in context

@snowymountainhell....

Next time I will point out the sarcasm for you! My comment flew right over your head!

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Posted in: Fukushima people find ray of hope in Japan's softball win See in context

I wonder who in the propaganda ministry is paying folks to write and publish articles like this?

Japanese are not going to read it, so it's for the foreign audience, and everyone realizes it's just BS PR.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

What "rules"? What "laws" Just what is being "broken?"

The government has "asked", "urged" (spit up coffee), "requested", and every other "ask" in the book, and all along going directly opposite.

It's no wonder folks are fed up. The "state of emergency" is meaningless, and the only people who are to blame for THAT, are the elected officials that cant get crap right!

If there is one silver-lining to all this crap with the Olympics and state of emergency, with any hope at all, these folks will remember when it's time to vote in October!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics boast equal gender participation for first time See in context

What "gender" does "transgender" fall under, for the purpose of equality that is?

Just asking for friend!

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Posted in: Suga denies IOC pressure to hold Olympics: report See in context

 "But the government's job is to tackle challenges."

And pray tell, you had a larger challenge to "tackle" in getting the people vaccinated, so you wouldnt have to worry so much about the pandemic during the games, and you utterly failed!

Just like your predecessor, you have failed in all the "challenges" you faced, and now you will lose your job as well!

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