The trial conducted on 142 people aged 20 or older
I hope that Daiichi Sankyo’s domestic trial included participants consuming only a traditional Japanese diet since Japan’s Health Ministry refused to accept Pfizer’s international clinical trial data early this year, claiming that the food and diet of the included Japanese (living outside Japan) differed from that traditionally consumed by Japanese living inside Japan.
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Four maskless people close together talking in an enclosed dining establishment for two hours next to many other groups of four maskless talkers coming and going is somewhat akin to a two-hour somewhat uncrowded Yamanote train ride with maskless people talking — except that the train has a flow of fresh air through the open windows.
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@John 11:38 am JST
The mask comes off when you decide to take it off, it is a personal decision. Nobody is going to give you permission to return to a properly oxygenated brain, you need to do that for yourself.
I don't think my gym is going to tolerate me oxygenating my brain without a mask.
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@jeffb 08:13 am JST
The mask comes off when you so choose. There has never been a mask order in Japan.
Virtually all stores, gyms, parks (with ticketed entrances), amusement areas, etc. in Japan require masks for entrance.
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Kishida: Growth and distribution
Edano: Redistribution and growth
Kishida: Same capital gains tax
Edano: Higher capital gains tax
Kishida: COVID “worst case scenario” consideration
Edano: COVID command center
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Wondering when the masks can come off? Societal norms within Japan currently allow us to take masks off and speak freely in crowded enclosed dining establishments, but require us to have face coverings when walking through an uncrowded outdoor park or garden (like Koishikawa Korakuen). It doesn’t seem to make much sense.
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In Chicago, a group of activists on Tuesday called on the Senate to reject Emanuel's nomination, …
A total of 23 activists (from the photo).
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Police said Iwabuchi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library. I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”
As much as I am repulsed by the suspect's alleged behavior, I am also turned off by what continually appears to be police-suggested confessions instead of actual confessions.
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I can't believe she went on Twitter to signal how virtuous she is. It's so immodest and crass.
Moreover, just minutes after this article about her Tweets was posted this morning, she was retweeting it.
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Seems like Mikan has some self-esteem issues. I returned a lost wallet recently. But I didn’t seek out public praise afterward by posting all over Twitter about what a great a person I am for my action. (Moreover, there are absolutely no sources confirming the veracity of this story.)
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It would be insightful to know how many of those 2,500 cases submitted to the website have been determined by the police department to contain genuine nonconsensual sexualized images objectifying athletes. How many arrests resulted from these 2,500 cases?
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Police said the suspect was at the immigration bureau, completing procedures to leave Japan. They said he has denied being involved in the hit-and-run incident.
More like a foiled hit-and-fly for this Turk. Hopefully, he will mature into a more responsible man.
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That means more than 1 in 5 Japanese adults are opting out.
About 15% of the population over age 12 are currently opting out.
As of yesterday, 75% of the total population had received one shot. About 10% of the population is not eligible (below age 12). So that leaves us with a 15% opt-out.
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Data at the link below. You can do the simple math yourself.
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Over 60 percent of Japan's population has been fully inoculated
— Japan’s current numbers (12 October)
65%, Fully vaccinated total population
73%, Fully vaccinated eligible vaccine recipients (aged 12+)
77%, Fully vaccinated adult population (aged 18+)
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77 cases in Tokyo on the day that 77% of the entire adult population (aged 18+) has been reported to be fully vaccinated.
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Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?
The Taliban can certainly appear to suppress any threat if the price is right -- $1 billion in aid and perhaps unfreezing the $10 billion in Afghan reserves in overseas accounts administered by Western governments.
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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday he will prioritize achieving economic growth to make good on his pledge to redistribute wealth.
"Unless there is growth there is nothing to distribute.” Kishida said.
Kishida appears to have shifted from redistribution to distribution.
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The CDPJ will call for a temporary lowering of the consumption tax from the current 10 percent to 5 percent
How about the 0% consumption tax we had in 1989?
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I was surprised that such a small power-substation in Warabi (outside Tokyo) could have such a significant impact. Fortunately this incident didn’t occur during a weekday morning commute.
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Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have indicated they will not sign up.
Additionally, Switzerland will be offering subsidies and other incentives to offset the 15% tax.
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Getting there. As of today, 82% of the eligible population has had one shot, 73% have had two.
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Kishida reiterated his vision of realizing a "new capitalism" that focuses on economic growth and redistribution of wealth …
A lot of company executives in Japan today receive performance-based stock remuneration, which can play a significant role in creating large societal income gaps. Basically, a company will put together a management plan and then reward the executives with stock based on the degree that the financial targets have been achieved over a certain period. Of course, the bulk of company workers actually putting in the long hours to achieve those financial targets receive their monthly salaries and periodic bonuses, as do the executives, but don’t benefit from these performance-based stock remuneration programs. Address that issue, and government might be able to narrow the income gap.
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Alan Bogglesworth 07:39 am JST
Kishida already showing us he is a strong leader and giving everyone directions. Bravo Kishida, that's how leadership is done!
Because we’d be completely lost if Kishida didn’t tell us to “check the latest information and take action to protect our lives.”
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Going natural: Replacing her auburn red by growing out her natural black and grey — giving her an older and more mature presence.
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Later that morning, they ordered him at knifepoint to contact a male employee to prepare the money and leave it in a bag outside his front door at around noon.
And that male employee didn’t immediately contact the police?
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Why is this news? Yes, her mother is Japanese, and Naomi did live here for three years as a toddler, but she doesn’t speak the language, and more importantly, she has never chosen to physically reside in the country long term, to interact daily with the people, and participate in society (by for example, exercising her right to vote). Some may claim that she can’t do those things while she’s playing tournaments. Well, she’s not playing tournaments now. Where is she?
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Please host only if Tokyo can profit off the event. We have the new stadium. But do we have 68,000 spectators who want to bake in the hot summer sun daily? And will projected revenues exceed the indicated Y10 billion in expenses?
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Isn’t it odd that any Imperial family woman who choses to forge her own path is diagnosed by the Imperial Household Agency with a mental health issue — “adjustment disorder” for Empress Masako and now “complex PTSD” for Princess Mako.
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