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I felt that the vaccination schedule wasn't advancing and that if I were in Japan, I wouldn't know when I could get vaccinated.

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Masayasu Shibayama, a 36-year-old programmer living in Tokyo, who plans to travel to the U.S. in mid-June to get vaccinated. He says he will stay with his father, who lives in New Jersey. In several U.S. states, including New York, people can get vaccinations even if they are not registered residents.

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Smart.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

It should be reason to shame the government when people consider travelling to the other side of the globe to receive something that is cheap and easy to deliver everywhere else but here.

If they put a tenth of the effort they made to buy the doses in the organization of the delivery half the population would be already vaccinated by now.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

America at its best, again. Shots should be that easy to obtain but in Japan, there are so many reasons for not being able to get the shot early.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

So he jumps on a plane 'in a pandemic' and travels across the ocean to another massive city full of people completely exposing himself to the virus all along the way...

Then he goes back the other way again potentially bringing in new 'variants' because the vaccines don't stop transmission.

Well done, dude. Really smart move instead of waiting a few weeks in your apartment where you're in all likelihood working from home as a programmer while you order shopping online

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

Good idea.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Vaccination vacation if you have the time and money for the flight, vaccine, tests, quarantines.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Can you imagine if the situation were reversed? The Japanese would be complaining foreigners with no connection to the country taking advantage of services here.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I believe they call it "medical tourists."

3 ( +3 / -0 )

if I were in Japan, I wouldn't know when I could get vaccinated.

I see this winning the "BUZZWORD (phrase)" of 2021.

Or simply, "No one knows when we will be vaccinated in Japan."

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@ Wobot

He is married with a kid and health risks.

Japanese look to 'vaccine tourism' amid slow rollout of COVID-19 shots at home

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210614/p2a/00m/0na/013000c

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I would refuse to take that Vacation if it was forced on me

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

So he jumps on a plane 'in a pandemic' and travels across the ocean to another massive city full of people completely exposing himself to the virus all along the way...

Then he goes back the other way again potentially bringing in new 'variants' because the vaccines don't stop transmission.

Well done, dude. Really smart move instead of waiting a few weeks in your apartment where you're in all likelihood working from home as a programmer while you order shopping online

this is the result of daily mass media work : people brainwashed

0 ( +1 / -1 )

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