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Posted in: Biden expected to nominate Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan See in context

Ambassador to Japan. Lol. The guy knows nothing about Japan and Japanese culture.

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

Marxism is responsible for about 100 million deaths in a century. That is a very sobering fact.

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Posted in: G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause See in context

All these global officials should be doing the same 14 day quarantine that they require on the rest of us. Only for thee, not for me crap from all the high powered global leaders.

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Posted in: Clothes in Japan help emit 95 mil tons of CO2 a year, mostly overseas See in context

The planet doesn't have a climate change problem, the planet has an exponentially growing population problem.

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Posted in: Japanese astronaut joins biggest space station crowd in decade after SpaceX arrival See in context

@Ascissor By definition, there's no geopolitics in space

Nobody is smiling in the photo. Perhaps, it is a little tension between them up there. Lol.

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Posted in: Japan says it will aim for 46% emissions cut by 2030 See in context

Why are climate change activists never focusing on China, India, Middle East and other third countries that are the biggest producers of pollution? I'd bet most have not visited those countries and seen firsthand how unbelievably horrible the pollution is in those countries.

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Posted in: Rapid coronavirus testing centers to open at Tokyo's Haneda airport See in context

CDC study shows COVID-19 rapid tests not as accurate as first reported. Researchers found that for those showing symptoms, rapid tests were right 80% of the time. That number is down from the reported 96.7% when the FDA gave emergency use authorization back in May.

In those not showing symptoms, accuracy dropped to just 41.2%. There can be false positives and false negatives too.

So, the tests are not accurate enough.

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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

Just for reference, I live in the US and the total cases are nearly 25 times higher than Japan and most people are not too worried about it because there still is 98% survival rate across all ages, 99.86% survival rate for those under the age of 65, and even higher survival rate if under the age of 65 and healthy. Those odds are quite good.

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Posted in: Japan to extend ban on all trade with N Korea by 2 years See in context

N Korea has goods or services for trade with Japan?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 355 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,472 See in context

98% survival rate for all ages and 99.85% survival rate for those under 65. If you are healthy and under 65 the survival rate is even higher. Driving is just as dangerous as COVID for healthy people.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 414 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,832 See in context

Why do they keep using "cases" as the barometer for the severity of the issue? Only the severe cases and death numbers matter. The severe cases and death numbers are very similar to flu numbers.

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Posted in: Many Japanese celebrities have no burning desire to be involved in torch relay See in context

That's fine they don't want to partake in the torch rally. I would gladly take their place. Personally, I don't see much risk. Riding a train is much more risky.

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Posted in: Olympic organizers to meet Saturday to decide on overseas spectators See in context

@wanderlust

Let's see how many exceptions are permitted, both for overseas and domestic spectators.

Exactly. My guess is that Olympics will only be for the global elite to attend and watch. The image I have is when Dr. Fauci when to a MLB game and threw out the first pitch. Fauci, his wife, and friend had the entire stadium to themselves while they watched the baseball game. They were not social distancing, the friend was not from same household, and at times Fauci was caught not wearing a mask. Global elite governing class with their "Only for thee, not for me" governing policies.

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Posted in: Olympics torch relay rehearsal See in context

@HimariYamada

Yeah, I don't get it either. For how much the authorities make everyone wear a mask, yet soccer, basketball, and other athletes are not wearing masks. Conflicting application of the mask requirements. It doesn't make sense.

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Posted in: U.N. finds no adverse health effects from Fukushima disaster See in context

UNSCEAR said that a sharply higher rate of thyroid cancers detected among children exposed to the radiation was likely due to better diagnostics.

Highly skeptical of this statement. Recently, UN leaked emails prove that (contrary to United Nations denials), UN Human-Rights officials did in fact give the names of Chinese dissidents to the communist regime in Beijing before those activists were set to testify in Geneva against the Communist Chinese Party’s abuses. Basically, the people who the UN Human Rights division are supposed to protect, turned them over to the CCP.

Sorry, I don't trust any of the international agencies like UN, WHO, Paris Accord, etc, etc much anymore.

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Posted in: Tsunami survivors call lost loved ones on 'phone of the wind' See in context

Tough article to read. Quite sad. It is like visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. You cannot leave that museum without getting affected. Very important to not forget the ones who lost their lives in the horrific events. Such a tragedy for so many lives.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 293 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,054 See in context

Still a very small amount cases and deaths compared to total population. The amount of deaths of "healthy people" due to driving is likely about the same amount of deaths of "healthy people" that died from COVID. The governments are not banning driving though. People have a 99.99% chance of surviving COVID in Japan.

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Posted in: Businesses in Tokyo area say state of emergency extension was inevitable See in context

The COVID cases are dropping like a rock in Japan and worldwide since WHO changed the testing guidelines at the beginning of January 2021.

Look at the charts.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/

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Posted in: Woman dies from brain hemorrhage days after receiving coronavirus vaccine, but link uncertain See in context

There are lots of people who have died after taking the flu shot, but generally had health problems. However, those cases are rarely publicized. The amount of deaths for COVID vaccine is still very low.

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Posted in: 58% in Japan interested in Olympics but don't want them to happen: poll See in context

WHO changed the COVID testing guidelines the day Biden got into office and now the cases are dropping like a rock worldwide.

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Posted in: Fly me to the moon: Billionaire Maezawa seeks 8 passengers for lunar trip See in context

I'll pass. Maybe when I'm in my 80s. Good luck with that.

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Posted in: HondaJet becomes top-selling small business aircraft for 4th year See in context

Do they have a 2,500,000 yen Civic model?

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Posted in: HondaJet becomes top-selling small business aircraft for 4th year See in context

If I had 500 million yen lying around, the HondaJet would be on my radar. Lol.

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Posted in: Relief, concerns mixed over having state of emergency lifted early See in context

That picture of Ebisu Bridge in Dotonbori looks like a ghost town compared to normal. Lack of tourism has really affected many businesses and people lives in Japan. Many depend on tourism for their incomes.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin in one month — without cheering See in context

Communist-like policies leaking into developed countries now. Not good.

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Posted in: Workers fear squeeze from green energy transition See in context

"Backers say the shift will create millions of new green jobs, making up for those lost in dirty sectors, and leave Europe with cheaper energy, cleaner air and water, and stronger resilience to climate threats."

Well, it is better to create those millions of new green jobs before torching the fossil fuel jobs. Less of an impact on people's lives and economy. Also, the technology of green energy is still not up to par to be able to handle the needs of major metropolitan areas which the overwhelming majority of the population in the world live. They need to up improve the technology and efficiency before cutting other sources of energy.

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Posted in: Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines See in context

Flying is still much safer statistically than driving.

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Posted in: What do you think of cryptocurrency? See in context

I won't touch it. Too risky. To me, it is some rogue ponzi scheme. Take for instance, Bitcoin. Bitcoin has no real legitimacy with its origins and background. It was developed with unknown software developers under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has claimed he is Satoshi Nakamoto, but there is still no proof of that.

If people make money on cryptocurrencies or find some useful value with them, good on them, but I'm sure a lot of people lost their shirts playing with it. I will say it is likely less risky than gambling at casinos.

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Posted in: Kyoto slammed for manga telling people not to talk at restaurants See in context

Is this the stepping stone for social sign language-ing? Lol.

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Posted in: Time to wear a better mask, experts say See in context

Still have not seen any peer-reviewed experiments that show how effective masks are for blocking the COVID and Influenza viruses. I believe masks can help somewhat, but definitely not a end all be all.

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