Ashley Shiba comments

Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend to return from U.S. to register marriage See in context

I’m happy for her. I don’t believe anyone cares about his mother’s situation and nor is it anyone’s business he didn’t create the mess it was his mother. Legally, he has no financial obligation either.

Money should be put in trust for the princess, and a legal document set up in the event of divorce where she does not loose her asets.

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser wary of easing restrictions See in context

80 percent of Guam is vaccinated, and the are on lockdown at this very moment. If Japan did the number of testing like Guam the numbers would be back in the thousands.

In addition, the majority that are vaccinated at present are over. 60.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 611 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,171 See in context

The testing numbers are low and so your positive cases are low.

Watch the NHK news and where doctors are making 40 house calls after working at their hospital jobs because there are not enough hospital beds. They show people deathly ill on oxygen tanks and the doctors changing them out, families begging for hospital beds for their loved ones and these loved ones all under the age of 40.

It is great news that 50 percent of the population is vaccinated but those people are mainly over the 50 year mark.

Testing for COVID will not go back up until after the election and let us pray, because I cannot see how Japan is escaping this pandemic when you got a place like Guam that is 80 percent vaccinated and they are having an outbreak, daily. The difference between Guam and Japan they provide drive through unlimited free testing, daily, where Japan is not.

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Posted in: Japan passes 50% fully vaccinated rate, nearing level of European nations See in context

A warning for boys 12-15 the UK Journal of Medicine and the CDC have put our a warning that the vaccine could cause heart problems in this age group and they are questioning if it is worth vaccinating this age group. Please do your own research if you a son or know someone with a boy in this age group.

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Posted in: Crown princess respects 'as much as possible' her daughter's feelings on postponed marriage See in context

This poor girl and the man she is set on marrying this year have been put through the ringer. Why? Because his mother has an outstanding debt that has absolutely nothing to do with him other than by association. Since she is not having a tax payer wedding, give the girl the money as she held from holding a public job as a princess over the years to earn her own. Really, she at least deserves the money that all princesses get, and so, she can start her new life comfortably and safely.

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Posted in: Japan eyes extending COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo, other areas See in context

Ohh to get around fudging the number of people of having COVID blame the emergency extension on the election and the successor.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,362 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,012 See in context

Hackman, yes, Japanese would use the free testing sites. There are so many lining up now to pay for these PCR tests, because they don't have the time or there is an urgency to find out if they have the COVID in order not to bring it home to their families.

For the other who commented on the low number of people in the hospital with COVID because that is all the beds they have, others are either in the COVID hotels and or on ventilators at their home and many suffering greatly as was shown on the NHK news.

The many who are suffering in their homes is large and is going unreported. Truly, the situation is dire in this country, just go to any local Kuakusho and you will find people taking hundreds of calls from sick people trying to find hospital beds and or foreigners turning up sick with the COVID. Yes, that is true, a friend of mine who works there has seen this personally and working at the kuakusho for many is greatly distressing.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,362 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,012 See in context

How can Aichi and Tokyo have nearly the same number of positive cases 1700 plus? Aichi is has far less people and more rural areas.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,362 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,012 See in context

45 million work or commute daily to Tokyo, over 14 million living in Tokyo and under 10 thousand being tested a day in Tokyo and anyone who is excited by these numbers should not be.

How many are being tested at private companies and how many if any are reporting and at least 2 that I went to this year for a PCR test due to travel stated they do not release their numbers due to privacy laws. The latter one in July told me to get in and out as fast as I could as they had a number of positive cases and they had lines of men waiting to be tested.

I will repeat the other areas of Japan and around Kanto are going up and Tokyo is going down, ICU wards are maxed out with 20 and 30 year old individuals something just doesn't add up.

It is my hope the next PM has more testing sites made free and open and let's see what the true numbers really are.

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Posted in: Topix stock index ends at 30-year high on news that Suga is resigning See in context

Very good news for the economy bad for suga

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,539 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,738 See in context

Yesterday, a person tried to tell me I was wrong that private companies were submitting their PCR results. Well, I’ve had to twice this year for travel purposes, and I tested a different places and both reported to me they did not reveal their numbers. So, if both companies were being honest the whole picture is not being revealed.

Here is a flip side what if these testing sites were providing their data, but the Tokyo governor chose to ignore them.

Either way, the places I went for my testing had long lines of men and the latter told me to get in and out quickly as they had many positive cases.

For those who doubt me, go and get tested ask some questions.

it doesn’t make sense that many areas of Japan are climbing, but a city of 14 million at night and 35 million during a work day has so little testing.

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Posted in: Tokyo yet to meet goal of securing 7,000 beds for COVID patients See in context

Koike is behind the eighth ball set up a tent like Osaka's governor, and so, you have a set of nurses and doctors working out of one place and not a half of dozen spots. Get it together, Koike.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges huge COVID relief package if he wins LDP leadership vote See in context

Is he going to help the little people like me running a small business out of my home and where my income has dropped due to the pandemic.

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Posted in: Suga to resign; says he couldn't run for reelection and handle virus response See in context

I truly though there could be no worse than Abe, lol, how Suga proved me wrong he was just a walking robot with a battery wind switch. I am glad to see him go, however, is the next person going to be even worse than Suga if so we all are doomed.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,099 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 18,228 See in context

Until they include all the private PCR sites numbers I’ll take stock in these numbers. The rest of Japan is going up, ICU numbers are up in Tokyo and Osaka is erecting a COVID ICU tent.

Careful everyone, is all I can say.

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Posted in: Suga rules out dissolving lower house soon so he can focus on COVID response See in context

He needs to dissolve the diet in order to focus on the COVID response? Is he not doing that now? They report numbers of positive cases which are not the true numbers. Why? Because all these private clinics that do PCR testing DO NO reveal their numbers due to privacy laws. Other areas of Japan the numbers are rising, however, here in Tokyo the numbers are going down and you cannot say because it is the vaccine roll out. People from other parts of Kanto are entering Tokyo to get a vaccine, example, my friend from Kashiwa went to Otemachi to get her vaccine. Suga and all who are around him are a hot mess, and we need a fresh face like the Osaka governor who is young and on his game.

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

Congrats! Good on them, living outside of Japan where they have the freedom of living in peace. I am sure she will receive money it just won't be advertised and why not she has worked on behalf of the RF over the years and once she is out it's out.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,915 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 13,638 See in context

Akula, 70 million across Japan and majority of those over 50. Have you seen the hospital stats, the majority that are in ICU are in their 20's, 30's and 40's and we don't have the stats on pediatric children. How is it Tokyo numbers are falling and Osaka's numbers are rising and they have less people, even other parts of Japan are increasing. Tokyo people are still going out in droves, food courts are still open and where people still sitting in these crowded indoor places and small izakayas, too, I see men drinking and eating with their masks off, CRAZY.

Only 3 weeks ago, I get a call from one of my student's mother stating her husband and daughter have the COVID. Guess how the COVID was caught? The student's father went out drinking with his mates and went home and 2 days later fell sick and had to go to COVID hotel. Only last week,\ the other 2 children in the home fell sick with it, and the mother is so angry that the father is living with his parents at the moment and when he will return is anyone's guess.

The number of testing is so low here in Tokyo that is criminal, and the private testing centers are not releasing their numbers due to privacy laws and so when does one give.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,081 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,312 See in context

The number of testing is down now, too, but I see no report of that.

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Posted in: Thousands flock to walk-in youth vaccination site in Tokyo See in context

Why Shibuya, one of the busiest areas of Tokyo?? Why not pick an area like Kashiwa and or another area where there is more space and not so crowded??? I don't understand the governments thought process it is just madness.

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Posted in: COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population See in context

I agree pro choice. Also, I agree in pro-choice for doctors who choose not to treat unvaccinated people. It is a two way street, as there is no excuse for not being vaccinated, unlike here in Japan.

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Posted in: Experts warn of untested COVID cases in Tokyo as average dips See in context

private clinics are not providing their numbers of positive cases due to privacy laws

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Posted in: Experts warn of untested COVID cases in Tokyo as average dips See in context

A father went out drinking with his mates, fell ill and got tested and had COVID and went to the COVID hotel. His daughter, 2 sons and wife were tested and the 13 year old daughter was positive and was locked up in her room for 2 weeks without the comfort of her mother. Just 2 days ago the boys 13 old twin brother and 6 year old brother now have COVID and blessedly still not the mother.

Japan is not doing enough testing, the private clinics that do testing do report their findings due to privacy laws and so yes the numbers are not accurate.

These hospital numbers do not take any stock in, one down, really. If a hospital becomes short of staff and or their staff fall sick they will start refusing patients.

The only real way they are going to get a full handle of what the true situation is on the COVID situation is set up free testing sites and allow people to go to them without all these rules in play for getting the free testing. Let's protect the children, the elderly, the chronic sick and people who are making every effort to getting the vaccine and staying put.

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Posted in: Taliban want to maintain good relations with Japan: spokesman See in context

Let China go in there, and when the Taliban gets fed up with them they will force them out and keep their money and that will leave China up creek without a paddle.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,220 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 21,570 See in context

Watch the NHK news where they go to peoples' homes who have the COVID either very severely and or just below that. The first, the man in his 30's was being treated by a home doctor and was being provided with an oxygen machine. The man's mother came from Okinawa and asked the doctor not to let her son die, and so, here is a case in point where a man should be in the hospital and is not and who should be added to the list of people in the hospital. The second case, a woman in her mid 50's living alone who suffered high fever asked if she could stay in a COVID hotel, however, they told her condition was not bad enough she waited for the free food delivery by the government and a device to follow her oxygen level and both came after she recovered.

The situation is more dire than was is being recorded. here that is for sure.

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Posted in: Tokyo Paralympics to open as Japan battles virus surge See in context

Only one question, WHY????

Many of these individuals have under lying conditions and their countries, the IOC and Japan are willing to put their lives at risk.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

For those who say a lockdown does not work look at NZ and they are a great example they do. Do I want a lockdown, heck no, however, do I want to live with this virus for the rest of my life, heck no. If we do not do something collectively and I am talking worldwide this virus is not going to go away. NZ people, because they take immediate action of a lockdown even with one case for 2 weeks, can go about their business without fear for many remaining days. Let all of Japan lockdown for a month, get this virus under control, start real testing and quarantine people in these hotels, isolate, isolate and slowly lift the lockdown and vaccinate, vaccinate.

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Posted in: Japanese martial arts actor, 'Kill Bill' star Sonny Chiba dies at 82 due to COVID See in context

Condolences to his family. I just learned today one of my student’s father has fallen seriously ill with COVID and in one of those hotels. The rest of the members have not tested positive for it, and now the family is in quarantine for 2 weeks.

blessedly, I’m double jabbed and wear a N95 mask when teaching. Take extra care everyone, and so, we can get back to regular life.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,534 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,156 See in context

Remember folks, private clinics who test for the virus do not always report their cases, and so, we are not getting the true number which my guess is over 10 thousand, easily. There are many people dying at home from COVID, however, how many are being counted as COVID deaths? So many numbers are being fudged and or inaccurately being reported and until the government gets on top which I cannot see happening at least not in the near future we are all at risk. When I mean we all are at risk, even those who have been double jabbed like myself are not safe.

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Posted in: First coronavirus case reported in Tokyo Paralympic athletes village See in context

Many of these athletes have under lying conditions, and so, why are their lives been put at risk for a medal?

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