Yubaru comments

Posted in: Okinawans, former N Korea abductees urge Biden to take initiative See in context

Biden hasnt even been in office one day and these folks are already pressing their issues.

At least we wont have to worry about Denny getting on a soapbox and talking about flying to the US to meet with Biden!

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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

Perhaps now we will see serious Covid testing in Japan?

I wouldnt hold my breath waiting for this to change here!

In my opinion, if Japan had been open about testing and contact tracing from the beginning, I would like to think that we wouldnt be seeing the increase that we are going through now and just maybe this discussion about the Olympics being held or not wouldn't be occurring.

It's always "after" something happens here that changes occur! If the Olympics get cancelled you can bet on Suga losing his job!

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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

Typical of the government here, tossing out a trial balloon to test the waters, and see the response.

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Posted in: Former justice minister's wife gets suspended sentence for vote-buying See in context

Well, at least she was found guilty, which means she should lose her seat in the Diet too!

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Posted in: Japan braces for U.S. jobs-focused Biden trade policy See in context

At least with Biden he will acknowledge that ALL the countries in the world have been hurt economically, and not just the US.

Another thing is that the trade negotiator's wont have to worry about everything getting turned over on the whims of the president.

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Posted in: Opposition raps gov't virus response as Diet debate starts See in context

Suga rebutted, saying his decision was based on expert opinions.

Here's the problem, if they were experts, it wouldnt be their opinions, it would be their statements of facts!

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Posted in: Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike See in context

The only thing they can do is shut the island down, contact trace and try and do what the Japanese government hasn't. Small island, it could be done. The Okinawans are fiercely independent anyway and could make a real run at it.

Where do you get the idea that Okinawan's are "fiercely independent"?

And no it couldnt be done either, where we going to get our food from? Locally produced? There is NO WAY!

How about the gas for the million vehicles on island?

Seems to you you havent really thought this one out.

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Posted in: Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike See in context

@Yuaru! I do. But my sarcasm went beyond you. Gomen

In the context you wrote it, it's not going to be taken as sarcasm. Gomen!

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Posted in: Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike See in context

Why don’t those 80% vote out the LDP?

My apologies, misread the article. I should have wrote, "Dont know much about JAPAN politics?"

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Posted in: Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike See in context

Why don’t those 80% vote out the LDP?

Dont know much about Okinawa politics do you?

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Posted in: Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike See in context

This is going to hurt the economy pretty bad here, as most night businesses, including izakaya's dont open until 6 PM.

The recent surge in numbers, for a large part, is due to the "Coming of Age" day ceremonies and night time parties that the young adults had.

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Posted in: Pandemic reveals hidden poverty in wealthy Japan See in context

Hidden poverty my arse! It's only been "hidden" from the politicians and people who dont want to look or acknowledge it's existence!

Talk to any of the social services folks at your municipal office, or take a hard look at the people who are receiving welfare and other support benefits and the "hidden" becomes plain to see!

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Posted in: Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier from Wed night to help stem virus surge See in context

Wow, this is the first virus I ever heard of that only comes out at night!

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Posted in: Cherry blossom forecast 2021 released: Sakura set to bloom early in Tokyo again this year See in context

I write this separately to the author here; quit discriminating against Okinawa! Just because YOU dont know, doesnt mean WE dont have it!

You SHOULD be ashamed! But you wont will you?

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Posted in: Cherry blossom forecast 2021 released: Sakura set to bloom early in Tokyo again this year See in context

Every year the same thing, once again, kicking Okinawa out of Japan!

In Okinawa the trees blossom north to south, unlike mainland, which is the opposite. The blossoms have started and are very beautiful!

https://www.kyuhoshi.com/cherry-blossom-in-okinawa/

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

Caught off guard my butt! The lack of testing was by conscience decisions being made to keep overall numbers of positive tests down! (Olympics....)

It continued as policy! No testing-no virus!

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Posted in: No. of virus patients recuperating at home tops 30,000 See in context

Third Wave? My butt! Japan has been in a perpetual "wave" as there has been no return to "zero" since the start. This media BS about "waves" here is nauseating!

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

I guess you missed the part of the article where it said the encounter took place when she was 17.

Guess you didnt read the age of consent information, in Kanagawa it's 16. So....try again!

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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

Testing is not going to "curb" anything,

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

The national age of consent in Japan is 13!

https://www.ageofconsent.net/world/japan

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

The laws in each prefecture are different, even if the national age of consent is 16, the law in each prefecture takes precedence!

The age of consent in the prefectures ranges from 16 to 18 years, and it is illegal to engage in sexual activities with partners who are below this age unless a parent approves of the romantic relationship. In Tokyo, for example, a person has to be at least 18 years to agree to have any form of sexual relations.

This article title is classic "click bait"

Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl

Soliciting and actually having sex, are two different things altogether! And he was arrested on suspicion because of the videos the cops found, and NOT because of any complaint by the young woman in question.

This title is 100% wrong, as he has NOT been arrested for solicitation, he is being detained for suspicion of a crime, "lewd acts for money" and not on a minor either, as she is past the age of consent!

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

Having sex with an underage girl is a BIG...No...No...It's a stupid thing to do.

Age of consent, .... Passed, so she isnt "underage". Educate yourself to the laws here before you talk, makes you look, well, ignorant!

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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

They too young to know what the h-ll they’re doing and the consequences and real meaning of their actions. This is exactly why these creeps try to abuse them. Instead of protecting and educating them, they’re abusing them.

Right, an 18 year old girl, old enough to vote, and choose her leaders, but not old enough to know better about accepting money for sex.

Get your head outta the ground PLEASE!

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Posted in: Japan to bar entry of foreign athletes during state of emergency See in context

One month isnt going to mean squat with the way people are getting sick now. Hell even city mayors (Nagano) cant stay away from having a New Year party with over 200 guests!

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Posted in: Kono calls U.S. Capitol riot shocking; yearns for 'good old days' See in context

Kono for the next PM please.

Why? Because he can supposedly speak English? If that's the only requirement, I know plenty of HS kids that would probably be better at it than him!

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Posted in: Kono calls U.S. Capitol riot shocking; yearns for 'good old days' See in context

And why didnt you open your mouth and say something while you were foreign minister? You are supposed to be smart enough to have seen all the BS happening with Trump when you held your old job, and all the BS after the elections, you could have stepped up and said something.

But no, just like everyone else, you never said anything about the cesspool of crap that was coming out of Washington!

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Posted in: Minister, expert suggest coronavirus emergency extension See in context

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda.... after the fact knee jerk reactions! Typical of politicians and bureaucrats here!

It's no wonder the people are apathetic to the "warnings"!

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Posted in: Corporate bankruptcies in 2020 fall to 31-year low with gov't aid See in context

Right, just further proof that the large corporations have been hoarding cash for years!

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Posted in: How Ireland became most infectious coronavirus country See in context

correction WINTER is coming. COVID is coming. but now we have a vaccine just like the flu

BIG difference

No, we in Japan do not have the vaccine yet, big difference! And it will be more likely than not, a year at least before it gets down to us worker bees!

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Posted in: How Ireland became most infectious coronavirus country See in context

In Japan,I do not know of anyone having died with the virus.

Unless death rates are compared with previous years then the lockdowns and orders make little sense.

My guess, and I have a partner working on a hospital ward, is that fatalities are not all that different from any other year.

You make it sound like just because YOU dont know anyone, it doesnt happen? There is no "previous" year for COVID either, and your assumption about your partner working in a hospital makes no sense either, as not all hospitals have been taking in COVID patients as well.

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