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Posted in: Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech See in context

Stop beating the dead horse.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

At least they will become fluent in Japanese.

Lol, no way.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

after a worldwide uproar over sexist remarks.

WORLDWIDE UPROAR!!?

LOL

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Posted in: Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president See in context

Good reporting!

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Posted in: Sponsors, volunteers welcome Hashimoto as Tokyo Olympics head See in context

Guys, I suggest you read NHK news as well if you don’t want to become overly biased.

I'm just stating a fact.

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

Before doing this they should first regulate or enforce standard stairs height and width.

Interesting point about height and width. Perhaps you can contact local council members about this. I’m sure they will listen.

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

Now it's not enough that you have to travel on fully packed trains, you will also be forced to be late wherever you go.

“No one is forcing you to be late. If your time management is so bad that you have to save a few seconds by walking up escalators (and thereby endangering others), then I'd suggest setting your alarm clock a minute earlier each day.”

I agree with you wholeheartedly. There seem to be a lot of guys here who don’t know they have much more choices than they feel they do.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

Don't get it. He said when there are women at meetings, it takes more time. When one woman raises her hand to talk, other women also want to talk, it's their competitiveness.

What's wrong with that?

Nothing. That’s why the whole thing is comical. I bet that anyone seriously mad at Mori for this talks too much and useless at meetings. LOL.

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Posted in: Japan's top court sides with tattoo artist in test case See in context

Nothing about the "safety" either, it's ONLY about this guy not having a doctor's license, nothing more, nothing less.

The arrest was not about the safety, I agree. But the Supreme Court decided that the art should be safe, and no medical license be required.

So it has come down to the safety of the practice at the end.

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Posted in: Japan's top court sides with tattoo artist in test case See in context

The question was not whether the art was associated with yakuza. It was about the safety of the practice.

The writer or the editor of the article seems fixated on a different issue.

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Posted in: Bookings start for trips to and from Tokyo under Go To subsidy program See in context

Just got 35 percent off my upcoming accomodation thanks to the campaign

So did I.

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Posted in: Bookings start for trips to and from Tokyo under Go To subsidy program See in context

Two months ago the People who said Japan would collapse because of Covid 19 are right here making comments today. 

Same people have said the government has completely failed and Japan will see as many deaths as America if not more because of the density of our city, because Japan has the oldest population on earth with many in their 80s,90s even 100.

Never happened, never will, Japanese people are very different from Americans.

I know. I wonder why those guys are not embarrassed with themselves.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

This is just plain wrong. Maybe the majority of times that a mask was worn was to protect ones self, but that’s because so many people wear them to protect from hay fever. As for the people though, they’ve been taught for decades to put on a mask if you feel a cough or unwell, to protect others. Literally common knowledge in Japan.

You are talking about the 60s and 70s.

Tons of HEALTHY people started wearing masks in Japan during the outbreak of the new influenza.

This relatively NEW mask culture has changed yet again due to the government campaign.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

It makes no difference whether I have or not. The existence of a message doesn't prove your point that people's attitudes have changed

Then, read and think about what effect it must have had on the mindset of the Japanese.

We have already agreed that our standards of judgement about the effect of the campaign are different.

We, including myself, may have worn masks in the flu season before, but it was for protecting myself. Now I am wearing one because I was educated by the government. I hate to admit it, but they have succeeded in changing my mind. I am one of the many.

Feel free to disagree,

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Well Grasshopper, it's not being "rude" when it's a fact.

The government campaign had an effect in changing people’s mind about the danger of being the GIVING end of the virus.

A majority of Japanese used to wear masks for OWN PROTECTION.

Now they are wearing them to PROTECT OTHERS.

So the mask-donning culture has definitely changed even in Japan, due to the effort of the government.

That is another fact you are failing to see.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Can you actually prove that this actually had any effect, e.g. by citing evidence such as a reliable poll that indicates that people started wearing masks because of such warnings?

You have not read the message that came in with the mask, have you?

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

You obviously have never lived here through a "regular" flu season! lol!

OK, where is YOUR corroborating evidence for that?

There is no need to be rude, Yubaru-kun.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

I think we have very different ideas about what constitutes an accomplishment. I am personally doubtful that Japanese people would have behaved much differently if the government had taken no such measures, which have been so ineptly implemented they've invited more ridicule than praise

Yes, I agree that we disagree.

On the back of the mask package, it says “Always be aware that you may be infected yourself (you may be on the GIVING end).” This was a very important message especially when most people were only thinking about the protective effects of masks.

The fact that the word Anenomask was coined also proved that the government has succeeded in its campaign. It did contribute to increasing the mask-wearing population, no matter what mask they choose to wear.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Tell us what the government has done

Distributing masks obviously and thereby reinforcing the mask culture, That is THE topic of this thread.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Wearing masks was already customary here. The public hardly needed much telling so it's hardly a major success on the government's part.

I disagree, because the government helped reinforce the mask wearing culture by sending them for free.

The government REMINDED us that it is extremely important to wear masks to stop the spread of the virus.

That is quite an accomplishment.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

I suggest that some of you learn to pay respect to what the government has done.

Look at what the CDC in the U.S. initially said about masks. They told its people that they did not have to wear masks.

Japan is handling this a lot better.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Give it up, you assumed something not written. And you obviously know little if anything about "Little Lord Fauntleroy Abe"

You clearly wrote the first statement as a generalized statement.

No elementary students are making masks, at least not voluntarily.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

 Why are people not taking it to the streets?

I guess that is because the fatality rate in this pandemic is still low.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

SOME elementary school students may have made masks because they were TOLD to make one, yes.

These kids had no other choice, so it is not smart to criticize Abe based on that casual observation.

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Posted in: Abe stops donning his 'Abenomask' See in context

Yubaru wrote:

hell even elementary school kids are making their own masks

This is not true.

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Posted in: Koike calls for state of emergency to be extended nationwide See in context

spinningplatesApr. 29  06:08 pm JST

Photo says it all.

THE FACT is that those benches are far more spaced apart than they look in this photo. (Google Yamashita Park)

Lol at Associated Press and its photographer.

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Posted in: Osaka to name and shame more pachinko parlors defying closure request See in context

I’m surprised Koike hasn’t beaten them to the punch.

While what Yoshimura did was controversial, at least he showed strong leadership by naming those parlors himself. Whether you are misguided or not, that’s the way you should lead people. You shouldn’t avoid making enemies.

I can’t wait to see how Koike will handle this tonight at the press conference. Is she going to have a guy seated next to her name those parlors or name them herself?

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

If you insist that even “healthy” people should stay home because they may be asymptomatic, you should practice what you preach by keep social distance even with your family members.

Down deep, We all believe that we are not infected as long as we feel healthy.

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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

kwattToday  04:42 pm JST

It seems there are always morons everywhere. They would know "I should've stayed home" at the moment when they die on hospital bed.

It’s fair to say that these surfers are more likely to be drowned to death than getting killed by the corona virus. In that sense, these guys are thinking logically.

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Posted in: Japan's homeless internet cafe refugees seek shelter See in context

I wish that those that still think that Japan is a paradise on earth have the scales blasted from their eyes to realize that here is no better nor no worse than anywhere else in the world!

You are my favorite poster. Thanks a lot for a good laugh!

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