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ClippetyClop

@zichi

Link doesn't work, for me at least. Try this one.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/04/buffalo-police-officers-suspended-shoving-man-ground/3151434001/

Pretty nasty, the old chap was bleeding from his inner ear onto the pavement. Seems like he was just trying to return a riot cop helmet to them. Cops obviously pretty tense and twitchy, reminds me of the miners' strike in '84

This works

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1268760744977477633

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Donald Trump calls massive fall in unemployment a 'great day' for murdered George Floyd in bizarre White House address saying: 'Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great day for our country.' This is a great day for him.'

The US jobless rate dropped to 13.3% in May from 14.7% in April, according to a Labor Department report on Friday.

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Posted in: Australian officials move to block Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney due to COVID-19 threat See in context

The majority of black people are murdered by other black people. The majority of white people are murdered by other white people.

Both blacks and whites experience police brutality, blacks at a higher per capita rate.

Both whites and blacks are given prison sentences.

The black community is 14% of the general population but 45% of the prison one.

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Police brutality continues

Police Push 75-Year-Old Man To Ground, Injuring Him During Buffalo Protests

Smashed the back of his into the ground and left him there bleeding.

The video contains vulgarity and disturbing images.

https://t.co/A2Q92yP65q pic.twitter.com/DXq54eDZN8

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I go with the concept that's there's only one human race but we are far away from that being accepted by most people. Will only happen when people become "color blind".

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ikai

asia is far more varied than you think.

Yes they are but that's the bummer of trying identify people by race. Very limited concept.

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ListenTheTruth

@Zich and others, there is no such thing as “race", certainly not biologically amongst us, we are a singular species.

I can fully accept that but unfortunately the majority of people do not.

In my case my white father raised me not to discriminate against others because of the color of their skin. This was from my early age.

But if there isn't such thing has race then there isn't such thing as racism.

In fact we are all descendants from Black Africans.

The Japanese travel is discrimination and not founded on science. A Japanese returning from the UK could be infected with Covid-19.

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Someone without a conviction for 13 years sounds like he at least made some personal life changes.

But nothing should distract from how he was killed by the cops.

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FireyRei

You stated you live in Italy and posted

"Please remove Italy from your list as we do it far more strictly and have taken this far more seriously than the other countries in this part of the world."

You also wanted a complete travel ban.

My youngest brother has lived in Rome for 30 years and has a son who is now a policeman in Milan after three stints of National Service. By brother is now required to obtain Italian citizenship to continue living there.

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Fuzzy

@zichi

Fine, let's not get hung up on definitions. It is discrimination pure and simple and has no logical basis. Other countries let people return to their country of residence, Japan does not.

Like I have stated the ban was wrong and should now at least be lifted and allow those people to return who are actually very few in numbers compared to the population and even returning Japanese.

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The officer who killed Floyd has 10 serious complaints against him over 19 years. Even his wife is divorcing him over the violence.

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The definition of racism is the discrimination of one race against another.

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Posted in: Australian officials move to block Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney due to COVID-19 threat See in context

He threatened a black woman with a gun. He threatened an unborn child. Using him for the protest is distasteful.

Floyd served all convictions and the last one was 13 years ago in 2007. The protests are about the violent death of a black person by the cops when he was shackled and on the ground. The same would apply if the victim was white. Police brutality must end.

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Fuzzy

@zichi

   How can that be? Same bans were put in place by many countries such as America and the UK. Are they racist too?

I think you'll find the bans in other countries, like the US and UK do not apply to legal residents of the country. That is the difference and that is what makes the Japan policy racist where other countries are not. We're not talking about tourists or business travelers here. We are talking about people being refused entry to to their home, where they have jobs and families and pay their taxes just like the naturally born citizens.

There have been people in America on Greencards who left the country and where unable to return because of the travel ban. OssanAmerica also posted about that above.

How is Japan being racist by banning other Asians from entering the country.

I don't support the ban of people being stopped from returning when they lived here before the Covid-19 but I still don't think the ban is racist.

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Luddite

@zichi. Why wouldn’t you and your wife ‘qualify’ to live in the U.K. You can, if you are a citizen. If you meet the income and accommodation requirements your wife can get a visa. I agree, it’s much more difficult to get a spouse visa in the U.K. than Japan, but not impossible. Citizenship, after meeting the necessary criteria, is easier than naturalising as Japanese.

Just like thousands of other couples, highlighted frequently in the British media, can not meet the requirements for a spouse visa.

Requires a minimum income of 18,000 pounds pa or savings of 50,000 pounds.

We are 70 and retired.

I could obtain my Irish passport, which would entitle me to live in any EU country, and enter the UK on my Irish passport with my Japanese wife and not required to meet any requirements. Furthermore, I would be able to claim for social welfare benefits too. But not so has a British born subject.

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Tokyo-m

As for the UK, yes, I know how difficult it is to return with a non-EU spouse, as I am in the same boat. But, once there, that non-EU spouse is on a route that ends naturally in citizenship (and without having to either give up the original passport or telling a lie about having done so).

You have to first qualify to obtain a UK spouse visa which must happen in the country of origin. If they travel to the UK on a tourist visa, they must return to their country to apply for the spouse visa.

To be legible for a spouse visa, the British subject must show that they have earned a minimum of about 18,000 pa for the previous six months. Alternatively, they must show they have a minimum savings of 50,000 pounds.

We are 70 and retired.

Even after fulfilling those requirements, the spouse must pass an "English test" not so much in language but in history and culture. I tried the test and actually failed.

Getting Japanese nationality and keeping your dual nationality is a lot easier.

Obtaining American citizenship like my mother and other family members have done is also difficult for many.

On entering the UK, I can able to have an Irish passport and enter the UK with my Japanese spouse that way and no need to meet any other requirements. Or while the UK remains in the EU enter the UK on a EU visa.

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¥234 trillion is about 2.34 times the total yearly budget.

Businesses applying for loans/support are required to fill out a 90 page form.

There needs to be serious accountability on these sums. I can't find any.

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 Fuzzy

   The travel ban isn't racist because it applies to all races including other Asians

Sorry zichi, but unless it also applies to Japanese, it is racist.

How can that be? Same bans were put in place by many countries such as America and the UK. Are they racist too?

Racism would mean one race (In this case Japanese Asians) discriminating against another non Asian race, like whites, blacks, Latino's....

The travel ban, like the ones in other countries applies to all the races.

Obviously, a country can not prevent the return of its own nationals but can require them to have a period of self isolation, which too was applied in other countries.

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George Floyd's last criminal conviction was 13 years ago in 2007. His criminal convictions does not justify his death by the cops.

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Tokyo-m

Yes, if I'd spent the same amount of time I've been living in Japan living in Germany or America or somewhere like that, I'd have had citizenship long ago.

The test and requirements for UK residence and citizenship are much more difficult than those here in Japan.

My Japanese wife and I can no longer return to live in the UK but we wouldn't qualify. This has led to the separation of many international marriages over their or forced to leave the country even though they are married to a British subject.

Obtaining Japanese citizenship is much less difficult. I have done it because the only advantage would be my right to vote.

But here in Japan it's PR only (unless you are willing to give up your original nationality) and this situation has made it very clear that in the future PR could end up meaning less and less.

But the rule isn't enforced and there is no penalty. Many people have dual nationality including people with Japanese-foreigner parents. You just need to say you are willing to do it.

The travel ban isn't racist because it applies to all races including other Asians.

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On the spot ¥10,000 fines should clear it up.

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Australia has a long and terrible history of racism including a time when children were removed from their families because they were indigenous natives.

Yeah, I’m starting to believe this was way overhyped.

How does that compare with 6,500,000 infected people, 400,000 deaths?

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Foreign residents like Kady, mentioned in the post, are able to return if they left before April 1st, she left December but are required to do 2 weeks of self isolation on return.

There are not 3 million foreign residents in Japan, also mentioned in the post. I think the figure is about 2.5 million which also includes the Japanese born Chinese and Koreans.

The foreigners affected by the ban are those who departed after April 3rd and now wish to return.

All foreigners with a PR/valid visa/student should be allowed to return even if it involves a period of self isolation.

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basss4funk

you too posted comments demanding lockdowns in Japan with less Covid-19 cases and deaths. You like to play the piper.

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The cost of the Covid-19 is already $7 trillion plus.

Covid-19 has not ended until it ends across the country and then across the world.

108,000 dead. 1.8 million infected.

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Racism, even in Australia is ugly and hateful and must be changed.

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Many people blame others for the racism, when you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

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This week we received a gift of 400 grams of Wagyu beef and it certainly didn't cost ¥20,000? I made a very tasty sukiyaki.

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Peaceful protests still taking place across the country.

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The only people not of color are Albino's.

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