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Posted in: 5 doctors found liable for child's death due to excessive drug use See in context

Have we gone off on another subject?

I'm talking about the doctors doing procedures that they will not do now because of a ruling that makes them liable. Tonsilitis is just an example so it's easier to understand.

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Posted in: 5 doctors found liable for child's death due to excessive drug use See in context

@virusrex, @Antiquesaving

The report said the administration was reasonable and that the ban is only in principle.

That means, the risk was known but deemed necessary. Just like any other procedures.

If a patient has chronic tonsilitis, the doctors will perform tonsilectomy even though the patient can ingest antibiotics for the rest of his life. There are risks involved in the surgery and there's a chance of death.

With this case, the doctors will no longer recommend tonsilectomy, because they are afraid of getting punished when they make a mistake. Good luck with that.

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Posted in: 5 doctors found liable for child's death due to excessive drug use See in context

This is like punishing a seismologist for not predicting an earthquake.

It's the parents' choice to have their kid undergo surgery. They know the risks. You cut a person open, they might die.

Punishing doctors will just make them not perform surgery even when necessary. This verdict sets a very dangerous precedent.

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Posted in: Former Philippines President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino dies at 61 See in context


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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

Why halt applications? Just add applications to a queue ffs. Isn't it more efficient to have companies pre-registered for when more vaccines become available?

If it's not written in the rule books, they won't do it. No common sense.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

Meanwhile, China vaccinated 500,000,000 in a month.

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Posted in: Olympic, Paralympic posters See in context

But the left one is just the logo of the Olympics. Where's the creativity?

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Posted in: Uber Japan referred to prosecutors over hiring of overstayers See in context

I grew up poor in a poor country and I know relatives and many neighbors that worked illegally in Japan.

Everyone wants a taste of a comfortable life. A month salary in Japan is a year salary of working your butt off in a poor country. So, I'd understand why people choose to live here illegally, always at the risk of getting found out and deported.

Who am I to judge? I saw how poor my parents were and how hard they worked with their little salary to get us out of that pit. They made sure to give us a good education and here I am now. I make sure to bring them here every year for as much days (90) a visitor's visa is allowed and tour Japan as much as their aging bodies can travel.

It's easy to say that in order to stay here, you must be legal. But we forget that they are dreaming for their families, too, and that makes everything understandable.

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

Not only that, if he were to quit, he would be blackballed out of the profession for the rest of his life due to the Japanese system of loyalty.

This is no longer true for newer more progressive companies. These companies will be glad to hire a person with experience like your husband.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO promises turnaround for disgruntled shareholders See in context

Its brand image was battered by the 2018 arrest of Ghosn over various financial misconduct allegations.

The battered image wasn't because of Ghosn's alleged financial misconduct. It was because Nissan backstabbed it's own President just because they want to keep Nissan "Japanese", whatever that means.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO promises turnaround for disgruntled shareholders See in context

I am betting those shareholders wouldn't mind Carlos taking over again!

Actually, some shareholders say that Nissan will be better off if Ghosn is back.

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

"It's necessary to think carefully about banning alcohol" at Tokyo 2020 said Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Is it? Really?

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Posted in: More high schools abolish old rules, provide freedom with underwear, hair and dating See in context

announcing it would do away with underwear and hair checks


the regulations as relics of the past, and unsuitable for current times.

I can't believe this is coming from Japan. Good job.

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Posted in: India protests 'unfair' Tokyo Olympic rules for COVID-hit nations See in context

highly unfair for Indian athletes, who have worked hard for five years, 

Blame your populist prime minister who doesn't seem to care about public health. It's called "collective karma".

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Posted in: 'Conbini warp' an increasing traffic problem for businesses, authorities across Japan See in context

Well, bicycle riders switch between being vehicles and pedestrians and don't seem to follow traffic lights.

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Posted in: Man’s body left in house since Jan; wife, 2 children arrested for collecting pension See in context

they all need must be psychotic to leave their dad rot in a futon

Because funeral in Japan costs a fortune. 10M yen.

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Posted in: 86% fear COVID rebound if Tokyo Olympics held: poll See in context

86% fear COVID rebound if Tokyo Olympics held: poll

The rebound will be because the SOE is lifted and not because of the Olympics.

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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

Well, some female-born athletes do have high levels of testosterone and that's probably unfair, too. Sports is about testosterone levels. I say compete in the same field with similar testosterone levels.

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Posted in: More companies, universities begin on-site vaccinations See in context

Interesting to see that the Tokyo University is not included, probably the size makes it too similar to the National Government and it is still in the middle of meetings and consultations to decide what to do.

Wanna bet? They don't even have the balls to finalize whether or not to allow staffs to work from home during the time when the whole world was closing down. Todai was like - well, shoganai.

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Posted in: 100 kgs of cherries stolen from trees in Yamagata See in context

So one kilogram is worth 5000Yen? Are you kidding me? Are they using gold instead of soil? There is just no way that 100kg is worth 500 000JPY. Yeah I know, many of us will start screaming おいしいーー、but it still does not justify the price.

Especially when you know that the resources that makes trees grow are all natural - sunlight, soil and water.

Sure, the farmer did trimming and putting fertilizers, and maybe irrigation, but so does farmers in other countries and yet their fruits aren't as expensive.

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

Like the spread of infection in Japan is coming from the outside. Next news please.

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Posted in: High court judge faces impeachment for inappropriate tweets See in context

"it is a serious threat to the independence, human rights and freedom of expression of judges."


"undermined the public's trust in judges."

Eh? The judges are rubber stampers of prosecutors. Did they actually believe that their judges do something?

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Posted in: Lawmakers vote down no-confidence motion against Suga's cabinet See in context

His general ineptitude, cognitive impairment due to old age and intensely conservative ideology

I don't think he has any ideology. His all-words-no-actions are proof of that.

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Posted in: Japan should have scrapped domestic COVID vaccine trials: Kono See in context

old xenophobic members in Kono's own party.

LDP is the right-wing conservative party equivalent to Republicans in the USA. So yeah, most of them are old and xenophobic.

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Posted in: More than 2,300 companies to vaccinate 11 mil employees, families See in context

Kono accompanied Son to the vaccination center.

Ouch to Suga. This is such a good PR and Kono took all the glory.

@Ego Sum Lux Mundi

Still ain't taking it, so feel free to have my shot someone.

Don't worry. We'll protect you by taking the vaccine and shielding you from the virus. Next time, don't be this selfish.

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

all the zombies that work in the city halls, and immigration departments.

I like them, actually. The people in my city hall are very nice and helpful even though they don't speak English (a little, and broken, as is my Nihongo).

People in the immigration are overworked, really, but they still serve until all the people who came before closing time, even if it's after 5PM.

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

I don't understand people who come to Japan and expect them to deviate from the rules. Japan is the land of rules, live with it. Why do you put yourself in a situation when you know 1000% (for emphasis) that the person on the other end will say no ?!!! Why, oh why.

I didn't know that common sense and logic are not universal. I guess it differs in different country...

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Posted in: Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state-run mass centers from Thursday See in context

So pathetic.

I was there (in Ohtemachi) on Friday night to see if I can get one of the thawed and unused vaccines just prior to closing hour. I was told “no way” because the site is only for those 65 and above. So ridiculous.

Japanese people don't have common sense like that.

One time, a delivery guy (of a document) refused to give me my package because the name in the package has my first name and last name interchanged. He was at my front door.

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Posted in: Mass vaccination site to fill vacant slots with police, other officials See in context

makes sense, there’s no real incentive to get it.

Why do people still think that vaccines are only for their protection?

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Posted in: Dentist arrested over possession of 3 modified model guns See in context

No. They might really force if they believe there is something suspicious inside and have got clear info about it.

If nothing suspicious, they will stay outside, and asks questions. If they want to come in, it is up to you to let them in or not, but they will not force.

You wish it's like this way because this is logical and lawful, but it's not, sorry to burst your bubble.

If you have done nothing illegal, then even if they search your whole house, you will not feel offended and even get them to apologize to you.

What if you live alone and your house is dirty?

What if you're hiding some sexual stuffs, like hiding the fact you're gay or something, and you have things in your house that reveals that?

What if you were watching porn when they arrived?

What if you have a girl naked on your bed?

There are million reasons why you won't let cops in your house, not only because you're doing a crime.

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