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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

Brings back memories of the Tokyo Olympics except at that time the borders were wide open for tens of thousands of visitors who were allowed to bypass normal safety protocols.

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Posted in: Djokovic leaves Australia for Dubai See in context

He may be great on the court but in real life this guy is a loser. He will not get vaxxed so may be banned from all tournaments going forward now that he has become the hero for the sadly deluded flat earth society.

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Posted in: New law in France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports arenas and other venues See in context

Great, no more coddling the stupid and letting them clog up the hospitals crowding out people who are ill not by choice as is the case with the anti-vaxxers losers. Pubic health concerns are more important than stupid behavior by the deluded. Society makes these rules all the time to protect us all from harm. Think auto insurance for example.

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Posted in: Australian Open players tire of Djokovic saga See in context

What a spectacle Djokovic has made of himself. And his follies have overshadowed his sport now and not for the better obviously. He is a buffoon and an admitted liar. He applied for his visa when he was positive for COVID. Just amazingly arrogant and stupid. But not atypical of the anti-science crowd which he now has become the WW leader. Guess he replaces Kyrie Irving, who also believed the earth was flat until recently.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan agree to keep troops on base to curb COVID spread See in context

The fact that the vaccines don't stop transmission is a massive disappointment.

Time to grow up and take science seriously. Oh, and wear a mask to protect yourself and others from you.

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Posted in: Djokovic denied entry to Australia; has visa canceled See in context

The overwhelming negativity towards Novak just shows how staggeringly effective the fear campaign has been for Covid.

No surprise when others put your life at risk because they are stupid and/or afraid of getting a jab.

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Posted in: I am outraged because the sharp increase in the number of infected among U.S. military personnel suggests that their management is insufficient. See in context

It was not insufficient, it was non-existent as Omicron was ramping up in the USA. USA military was flying on civilian flights untested unlike everyone else on the plane as required by the Japan government. Today the USA had one million reported infections, the highest one day today ever recorded. Okinawa will suffer now because of this crime against the people of Okinawa.

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Posted in: 66-year-old man arrested over hit-and-run while driving without license See in context

Another ancient driver runs someone over, when will this stop? Police should randomly pull over old people and check them for driving ability, not to mention if they have a license. This carnage the roads at the hands of the ancient in Japan has to stop. It is so easy to spot the incompetent driver out there on the road and nearly all of them, other than the BMW drivers, are old like this criminal.

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Posted in: All U.S. forces in Japan exempted from virus tests since Sept: Hayashi See in context

Just treat the USA Military like Olympic athletes and everything will go beautifully, those were some good times last August. For the virus that is.

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Posted in: A 'gold' year for some but not for many See in context

Gold Metal Disaster is much more accurate.

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Posted in: Springsteen sells music catalog to Sony for $500 million See in context

Wow, that is some cheese. Guess from artist POV better to have money up front for himself and his family.

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Posted in: UK police contacted over report of cocaine use in Parliament See in context

Boris, keep that stuff at home.

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Posted in: City living vs country living in Japan: Which is better? See in context

More empty houses than occupied ones in rural areas, that tells you everything you need to know.

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Posted in: Barbados will spur others to ditch the queen: experts See in context

These new tiny countries may find it tough going alone

They will not miss being exploited by GB and the atrocity of slavery forced on the island under GB ownership.

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Posted in: 2 women waiting at bus stop die after being hit by car driven by 71-year-old man See in context

He could have been many things but one thing he was for sure was too old to drive. Most driving deaths now are caused by older drivers. All of you see them every day on the road, stopping at green lights, driving half the speed limit, weaving into other lanes and hitting other cars-I have seen directly myself. Old guy just drifted out of his lane right into another car. He was clearly both physically and mentally impaired. And there are tens of thousands of them on the roads in Japan too stubborn to stop driving, and the government does really nothing cause old people vote. Results, people get run over by old folks like in this story. Mostly men too Iit seems are the murders.

The government should put the kids of this coger in jail as well. That would put an end to these needless deaths.

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Posted in: CDPJ leadership contenders remain committed to opposition alliance See in context

Junya looks like a character out of Star Trek, the original series.

They should run the woman as that is the only way to stand out. However when I read that Ozawa was still involved in this party after all these years I knew that this party remains doomed.

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Posted in: Wages in Japan, alone among OECD countries, have been stagnant over 30 years See in context

And yet the Japanese people recently voted into power once again the government that has robbed them over the last 30 years while transferring massive funds to the nuclear, construction and military industries.

When will people wake up in this country and put new leaders in place to address income inequality in Japan which is accelerating year by year.


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Posted in: Young people not going to ballot stations means decision-making will be done by elderly people, leading to a society with little consideration towards youth -- which is scary. See in context

Young people in Japan vote the same as older people anyway unfortunately. That is why the LDP opened up voting to 18 year olds.

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Posted in: In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc renames itself Meta See in context

Meta World Peace should sue Facebook. For those that do not remember, look up the former Ron Artest.

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Posted in: We want to help create an environment where female researchers can work comfortably by increasing the number of women in leadership positions. See in context


As a male you have that already, 90% of Professors are male in Japan. You know who does not have equal opportunity, women. Period.

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Posted in: Shibuya mayor urges Halloween revelers to stay away See in context

and asked them to instead enjoy Halloween at home.

Would someone explain to the Mayor what Halloween is.

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Posted in: Police crackdowns fast making hot-rodder spectacles a fading memory See in context

These idiots use to ride in the hills behind Kobe but then they woke up the big Yak boss in Ashiya one night and he said yamare. Next day no more riding in the hills in Kobe and have been none since. They still do occasionally show up in Sannomiya and other locations but 1/10 of what it use to be.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

Most if not all of these clowns are evangelical christian types, Trump has 90% plus support in that group, so they believe God is on their side. Hence the delusion legal defense strategy and desire to charge the court for their crimes against the USA. Another example of how religion poisons everything as the late great Hitch expounded.

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Posted in: First and foremost, politicians must abandon the unrealistic and optimistic premise of Abenomics that Japan can cure all ills just by reflating nominal growth. See in context

Abe three arrows:

 (i) aggressive monetary policy

did carry out resulting in J government owning 40% of the Nikkei winners, stock owners, losers everyone else. Japan still experiencing deflation.

(ii) fiscal consolidation

Bah hah hah, nothing done here at all. Zero. Total failure.

(iii) growth strategy

Bah hah hah, Japan still striking economically.

And Womanomics, another failure. Japan gender ratings worse now than ten years ago. 30% goal of women managers by 2020 huge failure. More women in poverty now than ten years ago.

So yes Abe failed and more Abenomics will result in more failure.

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Posted in: I made an inappropriate remark. I retract the remark and offer an apology to all family members of the abduction victims as well as related people. See in context

They are dead. What is not dead is the cruel and cynical cheap politics by Abe and the LDP who lied to the families for decades now with absolutely zero results. Abe created a fake issue taking advantage of the hopes of the families and used it to become Prime Minister, so big win for him and after 20 years big nothing for the families and the country. Eventually this issue will go away when everyone directly related to it has died. Including Abe. Historians will call this issue a shameful political exploitation of cheap emotion. The fake wall issue is exactly the same in the USA as manipulated by Trump for many gullible Americans.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

As widely reported the Olympics was clearly a superspreader event and now with it being over the numbers are dropping dramatically. This is obvious. One factor that is hard to measure is the behavior of local people during the Olympics when they see tens of thousands of foreigners let into the country and not monitored for six weeks leading to the conclusion that the Tokyo and national governments were not following science, so why should individuals in Japan follow science either. The Olympics gave non-compliers an huge excuse to not care about safety protocols. Now we are back to normal and the ever present peer pressure in Japan is in full effect. The Olympics were a gold metal disaster for the country.

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Posted in: Pop diva Adele breaks silence and bares pain in return interview See in context

"I realized that when I was working out, I didn't have any anxiety."

Words to live by there . . .

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Posted in: Pulitzer-winning scholar Sherwin, who challenged support for U.S. bombing of Japan, dead at 84 See in context

He was a true Academic, his work was about the truth of the nuclear age as introduced here in Japan unfortunately for political reasons.

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Posted in: In Japan, parents still must single-handedly shoulder all responsibility for raising children. Our country’s philosophy and basic approach toward child rearing are wrong. See in context

Japan spends among the lowest amount on education among OECD countries, sometimes ranking last. Teachers are overworked and underpaid in this country. And class sizes are too big at most levels. Japan could do a lot better as Edano points out to support the eduction of students in the country, not just in school but regarding the affiliated costs like food and after school programs. Will never happen under the LDP as they hate teachers and always underfund education. Bridges and tollways yes, education no.

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