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Japan knows how to do its things in its time, whether world like it or not..

GO JAPAN !!..

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Time to butcher another round of GoTo Travel!

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experts for the definition of "fully vaccinated?

Last year it was two shots. I have a printed certificate to prove it. Now my parents are on their fifth shot!.

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Those who plan to travel overseas are still encouraged to get fully vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 infection, the ministry added.

being vaccinated does not prevent infection.

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As you well know... Its two and a booster. The jabs DO help prevent infection, though you can still get infected with 5 jabs. If infected your symptoms are likely to be much less severe and you will be less likely to infect others. Fit and healthy people with no jabs are unlikely to be seriously ill if they catch the latest strain of covid. And please take your mask off if you are driving alone in your car.

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Cha-ching.... the sound of cash registers opening! Kishida has to do something about the economy, as his and his predecessors "arrows" have failed miserably, and his last hope of any type of improvement is on the foreign and domestic tour industry.

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Japan knows how to do its things in its time, whether world like it or not..

This is also fair enough. But come on, it just looks like Japan does things in its own time as people in charge are soooo slow to get things sorted.

Alot of Japanese people I know are thoroughly fed up of how Japan has acted during the whole pandemic. They love being abroad and know that alot of other countries are far more advanced in numerous ways.

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Kishida regime who increased domestic Covid19 deaths drastically but learns nothing from it.

They think nothing except easing restriction despite the beginning of infection 8th wave.

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Congrats!

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Any requirement to be vaxxed or get a PCR to enter Japan should be completely scrapped. Especially now that it's all out in the open that the jabs don't prevent the spread and only offer moderate, short-lived protection if any at all.

In any case, this move is a step in the right direction.

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Stop all covid entry requirements and it will be a step closer to normality

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"Those who plan to travel overseas are still encouraged to get fully vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 infection, the ministry added."

Even though the shots DO NOT PREVENT INFECTION...

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It's common knowledge that the jabs do not prevent infection or transmission and the PCR test is extremely inaccurate at best. Time to discard your restrictive face masks Japan.

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It's common knowledge that the jabs do not prevent infection or transmission and the PCR test is extremely inaccurate at best. Time to discard your restrictive face masks Japan.

Anyone whom ever thought that the vaccination would prevent them from getting COVID is an idiot.

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Anyone whom ever thought that the vaccination would prevent them from getting COVID is an idiot.

Then we have many idiots living in this world.

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some revisionist history going on that “no one ever said getting the vaccine would prevent infection and transmission”. It doesn’t and didn’t.

It was not only said- it was the entire reason given to get vaccinated. do it so you wont get sick or infect others!

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I reluctantly got my first 2 jabs because it was the only way I could get home and back again. I ain't getting any more. This is getting ridiculous.

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Those who plan to travel overseas are still encouraged to get fully vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 infection, the ministry added.

Why do they still push mRNA vaccinations when it has been proven that you can still get, carry and transfer covid. The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla got Covid twice. Take a look around at all of those who got vaccinated and got covid.

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And next can we turn inside and say masks are no longer needed.

Its just ridiculous now.

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some revisionist history going on that “no one ever said getting the vaccine would prevent infection and transmission”. It doesn’t and didn’t.

It was not only said- it was the entire reason given to get vaccinated. do it so you wont get sick or infect others!

Definitely unlikely that no one ever said it. Just here in JT lots of posters saying they got vaccinated because that's what they thought.

But as a poster up above said, it's only idiots who said and believed that

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Japan knows how to do its things in its time, whether world like it or not..

GO JAPAN !!..

Rather than lead by example, Japan is adept at taking full advantage of those who do; excusing its inaction and failure to reciprocate by hypocritically invoking ‘culture’ as the ultimate ‘get out of jail free card’.

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Good news but 6 months too late. Two of my oft used hotels have gone under this summer and my friend's restaurant. Japan = the reactionary government.

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Even now I’m curious how much longer masks will continue in Japan. and what will be the impetus for the “all at once” removal day that is coming.

government? A celebrity? A mascot character?

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As the two are not related in any logical way whatsoever, probably not.

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It now allows people to skip virus testing and isolation upon entry as long as they provide proof of either having undergone three vaccinations or returning a negative test result within 72 hours of departure.

Still not good enough

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A mascot character?

I think you're onto something there.

As a lame suggestion for the name, I'd like to propose オネーケッドちゃん, a cute female-ish character with a

naked face. It couldn't be anything worse than that thing they're using for Expo 2025.

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Even now I’m curious how much longer masks will continue in Japan  and what will be the impetus for the “all at once” removal day that is coming.

It’s not coming.

A large number of Japanese wear masks in spring for allergies, in autumn for allergies and in winter for flu season.

How will you differentiate? Why should you care about it?

I’d suggest not worrying about it and letting people wear what they want.

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Still not good enough

Fine, well and good. For you and anyone else who feels the same, you do have the choice of not going anywhere. Stay home. No one is going to ever do enough to please people who think like this!

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