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Posted in: Majority of Nagasaki high schools have white-underwear-only rules, study finds See in context

In the first place, why was there a rule for underpants? Are we supposed to watch the panties ?

oh, sorry, this is certainly for girls, not boys.

Now, has it been any studies done to know if colored underpants do impact the studies ? Let’s say, colored panties students are less prone to study, their results are not as good.....

Well, pure bs.

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Posted in: AI translation company Rozetta bars staff from speaking a foreign language at work See in context

Well, it has been some improvements for sure. But the only time I saw the translation through Microsoft Teams, it was a crap. A machine can not translate a specific language, technical language used within a group whose members are used to these specific words

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Posted in: Wary Japan firms looking out for signs of risk in Myanmar chaos See in context

It is all about business and money for Japan, which increased its investments there over the past ten years, and winning some infrastructures projects

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Posted in: No. of people out and about in Tokyo up despite extended virus emergency See in context

No surprise.

Every morning the city office speaker is screaming, asking residents for take prevention measures, avoid unnecessary outings.... At some train station, JR does the same,

After a while, nobody does listen anymore to all that public demands and go on with their life. That’s normal when the risk to catch the virus, here in Japan, is low. Only Tokyo area is under SOE, people are going on with that virus. It is not a new and scary thing anymore, and everyone has to live with.

residents are being asked to refrain from unnecessarily leaving

large events such as concerts and sports games is capped at 5,000.

Japanese contradiction. Asked to stay home but you can attend events if any

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Posted in: Arguments for 'right to disconnect' from work draw more attention amid pandemic See in context

This is a problem in many countries and some like France have established a law to protect workers.

In Japan, it is much easier for a foreigner not to answer than a Japanese employee. And if people stay late when at the office, they will be expected to stay late at home

But everything is related to the kind of work. There are urgent matters outside the working hours.

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Posted in: Cafe staffed by robots piloted by people with disabilities to open in Tokyo See in context

I am not for robots like that in general, but this time I admit it is a very good initiative.

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Posted in: Little-known fees help Japan's trust banks dominate profitable niche market See in context

For foreigners in Japan banks would rather not deal with you. I can go to my city office and comfortably conduct business in English. But, if I go to the bank branch inside the city office they require that I fill out all documents in Japanese. And, they will not help or make any mark on the forms for me. I can not even make a deposit without being able to write in kanji

Well, we are in Japan, nothing wrong with using Japanese and only Japanese. How long have you been here ? It just takes a few efforts to learn the language and deal with. Some internet websites do certainly help.

For foreigners, if you speak the language, then have a PR visa and stable revenues, banks will deal with you.

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Posted in: Suga apologizes as gov't extends Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21 See in context

Same as you Cognac, never had any problems, even when inside.

You are lucky that you do not yet meet me! LOL

You are lucky to be in Japan, not getting an agressive reply.

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Posted in: Supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread See in context

Face shields and face plastics are useless.

There are many situations we all know in the daily life when a mask is useless ( outdoors, supermarkets, all indoor places where we do not stay long and static and there isn’t any interaction with others) ans some when it is useful ( hospitals, meeting rooms, badly ventilated crowded restaurants, indoor places with interaction with others)

But putting a mask or two or three, whatever the number, is often the result of emotional reactions rather than scientifically based.

The supercomputer has done a good job

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Posted in: New Zealanders return to homes after 3 quakes trigger small tsunami waves See in context

@RiskyMosaicToday 10:21 am JST

@2020hindsightsToday 11:03 am JST

Thank you

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency for 2 weeks in Tokyo area See in context

I have just read in a news that some students did cancel their trip. So, was also the extension done to avoid, or at least make to refrain, all the uni students to have trips and parties.

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Posted in: New Zealanders return to homes after 3 quakes trigger small tsunami waves See in context

What's about the lockdown in Auckland ? Still enforced or cancelled ?

No good to stay home waiting for the wave.

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Posted in: Swiss to vote on whether to ban full facial coverings in public See in context

If I go to some Islamic countries, I am sure my wife will not be allowed to wear any skirt, swim with a bikini or showing her arms. That’s a culture I do respect but , burqas or full facial coverings should be banned in countries where it is not cultural like Western Europe.

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Posted in: Suga to decide state of emergency extension for Tokyo region on Friday See in context

Lift the SoE.

Suga has been accused of declaring the SOE too late. Now, he just adopts a safe approach, but there is no meaning to continue for only the Tokyo area, with such low figures

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Posted in: Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics See in context

Though I haven't personally, I have a few Western friends that were confronted or approached by Japanese people blaming them for the virus or told to get out of Japan. 

Anyone know people that experienced this?

I do not believe that story.

Japanese are scared to say any negative thing and confront people they do not know like that and blame them specially foreigners and westerners . Unless they have any authority

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Posted in: Yakuza air complaints about COVID-19’s effect on money gains and operations See in context

While many of them are simply run by local businesses, some of them are overseen by yakuza groups

What does mean overseen ?

The yakuzas get a percentage on the sale or do run directly the stalls ?

For any stall, I suppose it must be done an application to the city office and get an approval. And before that, the right to operate a food business. So, it must be run legally.

For an isolated food stall in the streets, the police will check for sure. At a festival, I do not know but a city officer might check as I suppose it is not free to setup the stall

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Posted in: Tokyo area governors eye extension of state of emergency by 2 weeks See in context

It should be lifted.

Behind is a political fight between Koike and Suga.

I believe also that some politicians hope for a lower infection level in two weeks for the Olympics decision

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Posted in: Japan embarks on random and targeted COVID-19 testing, but some experts call for more See in context

What’s the meaning of random testing ? They will not find cases ,

Authorities must focus and put power on people who show symptoms or are contact cases, and really test them. Not spending money like that for these random testing.

And the results?

Testing for antibodies has a meaning to know what percentage of the population has been exposed, but not random PCR or saliva test.

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Posted in: 43-year-old female company exec arrested over indecent behavior with 17-year-old boy See in context

Well, many guys at 17 do dream of such an experience

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Posted in: Attacks against Asian Americans in U.S. intensify a year into pandemic See in context

Illiterate morons do commit such heinous crimes.

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Posted in: NTT Docomo lowers 20-gigabyte monthly mobile plan to ¥2,700 See in context

Mineo has automatically decreased the monthly fee for 10GB from 3400~ to 1980 yens, but with the ferocious concurrence, it seems it will not be so cheap anymore

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

I thought foreigners non residents were not allowed to come here.

Will they have the mandatory two weeks quarantine in a designated hotel before going to the nearest koban for questioning ?

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Posted in: COVID vaccine acceptance rising in some countries: study See in context

I am not an antivaxxer but I do not see why the whole population should be vaccinated.

For the flu, the policy, even here in Japan with the recommendations from the ministry, is to vaccinate people over 65, and people at risk below that age. Youngs and healthy will get natural immunity.

Why not doing the same for the covid vaccine ?

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Posted in: Ardern urges New Zealanders to rebuke coronavirus rule-breakers See in context

A frustrated Ardern said the breaches that led to Auckland being shut down for the second time in a month were intolerable.

No, that’s her political decision and abusive power that led to the shut down. How can a Labour Party member abuse so much her power in that kind of circumstances. The virus has been here for 1 year already, and just for a few cases, a lockdown.

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Posted in: 1,032 shots of COVID-19 vaccine wasted due to freezer malfunction See in context

It’s not a big deal. Just a few. All countries will have some loss. Impossible to get hundreds of millions of shot without loss. That’s why countries order more vaccines than they need.

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Posted in: Japan receives 3rd batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

they still hurry up a bit with those magic number generating, a vaccine soon isn’t needed at all and orders can be canceled...lol

Totally agree with you, but the international community will impose the vaccine passport to travel and make sure we get the jab (if we want to travel)

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

You would prefer, I assume, that human lives be lost as collateral damages, instead?

Not at all, but unfortunately our life is naturally not unlimited. I would like to remind that pneumonia is causing 3 millions death every year in a total anonymous way. It never makes the news.

Imposing a lockdown to 2 millions for just a few cases is insane. Taking basic prevention measures should be the norm, not forcing lockdowns. I have been anti-lockdown from the start of this virus.

I would like to know what NZ scientists do think, not the politicians who abuse their power. If people there are happy, good for them.

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

The western politicians are criticizing dictatures but their lockdowns take the population hostage.

the city would lose an estimated 200 jobs and more than NZ$30 million

And all the collateral damages

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Posted in: New Zealand's largest city Auckland starts 7-day lockdown See in context

Need for a lockdown again there. Really struggling in NZ. Look, no lockdown in Japan yet.

The seven-day lockdown of a population of nearly 2 million, was prompted by the case of a person who had been infectious for a week but not in isolation.

Every time there is 1 case, lockdown for millions. Do doctors and scientists in NZ agree with that policies ?

Anyway, having to lockdown everytime there is a case , is a pure failure.

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Posted in: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation See in context

It is gonna be a failure.

The risk with that robots is that if kids get used too, it will become normal, as part of the life and then develop. As long as it is used as a pet or toy, it is gonna be a failure like the previous robots.

Did I just see a picture of a woman wearing a mask, inside her home, talking to a lump of metal?

There is a photographer in the room

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