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Posted in: Tokyo reports 986 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,990 See in context

fudging the numbers like they are this is really going to bite them.

No it won't. They will continue to fudge and deny no matter what. The general public and media will stay silent because, well, shoganai ne.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach floats possibility of no fans at Tokyo Games See in context

@zoroto

Who watches (in person or on TV) is completely irrelevant. The advertisers and sponsors paying is the only thing that matters.

No audience, no advertisers.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach floats possibility of no fans at Tokyo Games See in context

If these games go ahead, they will forever go down as the worst games in history. History could look back and show that Japan was unlucky for having to cancel the games, or it could look back and show how foolish Japan was for going ahead despite a global pandemic. J-gov, IOC, over to you, how do you want these games to be remebered?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,175 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,045 See in context

@Redbear

Good news for the one person and his and her family.

You do realise there are two ways that number goes down don't you? One is good, the other... less so. JT never reports why the number goes down, but if you want to know you can find out elsewhere.

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

Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics

People say no truth to anything Japan Government says on anything

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,175 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,045 See in context

@stickman

I'm curious, does your building management and/or company report infections in the building to you? My company has been almost completely work from home for the past year, yet we still get reports every time someone in our building (not our company) gets infected. It's a large building, but we get at least one confirmed infection a week lately.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

Asymptomatic people should be required to isolate at home. If that's not possible they should be provided a place where they can isolate (e.g. hotel). If caught breaking these rules, then punish them!

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to penalize people who do not comply with antivirus measures See in context

The new laws would allow authorities to punish and even imprison people for up to a year if they test positive but refuse hospitalization

Wow, they just can't do anything right can they!? Not only would this require many people to be hospitalized that don't need be, it further incentivizes the government to reduce testing to avoid filling up hospitals AND incentivizes people not to get tested (even if symptomatic).

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Posted in: Japan's consumer prices fall at decade-fast pace, adding to deflation fears See in context

The cost of many things outside the CPI basket is going up dramatically. The CPI is constructed in such a way as to fool the public into not realising their currency is being debased and wealth vanishing.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says there is no plan B for Tokyo Olympics See in context

A report in The Times reveals Japan has given up on any hope of hosting the Games and will now look for hosting rights to the 2032 Games.

I think this will turn out to be true. This is straight from the J-gov playbook. Continue to say something is absolutely not going to happen, right up until the moment when they officially change direction and start saying the complete opposite. Their just trying to get their story straight now so they can come out and say they are doing this for the good of Japan and it's people...

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach says there is no plan B for Tokyo Olympics See in context

"proof that humanity defeated the coronavirus."

I think he meant to say "proof that humanity has been defeated by greed and stupidity"

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Posted in: Dentsu looking to sell headquarters building for ¥300 bil See in context

@gokai_wo_maneku

Why sell the building? Why not rent out the unused space and get a continuous income? Several new office skyscrapers are planned for west Shinjuku, but are they really necessary? I don't think that we'll ever go back to the office model of working.

I think you answered your own question. There will be on oversupply of office space in the future. This would reduce sale value of the buildings make finding tenants harder and put downward pressure on rents. If that plays out, it's better to sell now and become a renter.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,759 See in context

@smartacus

I thought women were allowed to go to izakaya too...? Certainly the ones I've been to the women were allowed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,759 See in context

@Oxycodin

Eating Saizeria and posting on JT. What a life! ;)

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Posted in: Generation COVID: How the young are working round pandemic-hit job market See in context

It would absolutely suck to be in your early twenties right now. Their employment opportunities looked pretty dismal even before the pandemic. Now there's the added downer of the impact on their social lives and opportunities to see the world and really experience life.

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

Everyone is reacting to the "caught off guard" headline. That makes sense if your assumption is that anyone with half a brain could see this coming long ago. But think for a minute... it's the J-Gov we're talking about here. There isn't half a brain amongst them!

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Posted in: Japan to halt entry of all nonresident foreign nationals See in context

So a Japanese person who violates the self-isolation gets "named" and a permanent resident who does the same has their lives turned upside down by being booted out of the country. Seems fair.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

 +SOE seems that is not helping to reduce the count of positives

Way too soon to judge impact of SOE. There's around 2 week delay between getting infected and showing us as a statistic. Average 5-6 day incubation period before symptoms show. Another 3-4 days for symptoms to be bad enough for a test to be given. Another couple of days before results are reported.

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

This article summed up in three words: They became complacent.

Fingers cross Japan doesn’t share the same fate.

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Posted in: 10 die in snow-related incidents over weekend See in context

The elderly male’s mind is that of a 47 year old but has a body of an 87 year old

I’m not 47 yet, but even now i know climbing up onto an icy roof is not a very good idea.

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Posted in: Man arrested after injuring, robbing woman in her 90s See in context

But of course also a word to the other side...you had 47 years time to give him a fixed occupation and an address

Umm, no. Maybe this guy’s had a hard time in life, but physically harming anyone is never acceptable. There is always another way.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,876 See in context

It's proven they do not work

But what is the definition of “does not work”? If it’s eradicating the virus, then sure, it doesn’t work. If it’s slowing the spread, then can you be so sure it doesn’t work? I don’t think hard lockdowns are the right solution. At the same time, I’d like people’s to recognise shades of grey rather than only seeing black or white. There’s no good “answer” here, but I’m convinced both black and white answers are the worst choices.

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Posted in: Virus emergency prompts cuts in domestic flights, bullet trains See in context

I think they are making cuts due to lack of customers. 

Ya think? Of course that's why, it even says so in the article.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

I get that he's probably not all that popular among his citizens, but if he was the one to break the dynasty, he might end up being their hero, for real, not just pretending. In any case, he could go live wherever he wants just in case he's worried about some holding a grudge.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

I agree but he is terrified of ending up like Gadaffi, beaten to death on the hood of a car by angry citizens.

But will Kim's citizens be angry? Surely this would be a win for them too.

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Posted in: North Korean leader Kim says U.S. is Pyongyang's 'biggest enemy' See in context

I know this is oversimplifying things, but Kim should just strike a deal with the Americans. Open up the country, relinquish the dictatorship, reunite with the south and be done with it. In return, he gets his freedom and a cushy life. Win/Win. Sure, he's got money and power no, but for what? A prisoner in his own country.

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Posted in: Trump says his term is ending; transition will be orderly See in context

there will be an orderly transition

A little late don't ya think?

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

Trump is going to get a nice orange jump suit to match his complexion. I for one can't wait till the day we see that scumbag in cuffs.

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Posted in: Japan's traffic accident deaths drop to record low in 2020 See in context

Anyone know if these figures include cyclists hit by cars? Always wondered what the stats are around that. Every day I see people on bikes doing really stupid things.

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Posted in: World to mark locked-down New Year's Eve See in context

Can't believe i just sat through that kohaku rubbish. Still, it reminded me why I don't pay NHK fees.

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