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Posted in: Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel See in context

Have they checked the water tank on the roof?

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Posted in: Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel See in context

I would try to escape APA Hotel as well. I hope the guy didn't fall.

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Posted in: Truck driver sentenced to death for hit-and-run deaths of two people See in context

We don't know the full details of the case, but seems hard to prove that this was intentional? Manslaughter would be more appropriate wouldn't it?

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Posted in: No. of missing dementia patients hits record-high 17,565 in 2020 See in context

@laguna chips in dogs use RFID, used to identify strays when found, they don't transmit location data.

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Posted in: No. of missing dementia patients hits record-high 17,565 in 2020 See in context

Apple Watches with cellular would fix this problem. My first thought was airtags and tiles but I think they wouldn't work well in rural Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

Well I'm perfectly happy to get AstraZeneca vaccine.

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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

Why halt applications? Just add applications to a queue ffs. Isn't it more efficient to have companies pre-registered for when more vaccines become available?

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Posted in: Nissan CEO promises turnaround for disgruntled shareholders See in context

Empty promises. How are they going to get chips for their cars? The worldwide chip shortage is here for the medium long term.

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

Good luck making your $3 billion back. Does anyone remember the companies that sponsored the last olympics? I can't even remember which city hosted the 2016 Olympics. So irrelevant.

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Posted in: Lack of Olympic spectators bad news for Tokyo's souvenir sellers See in context

So they will be stuck with mountains of useless stock because they gambled on the Olympics. Sad day for you.

That junk was destined for the landfill anyway.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

@shogun36

Do those fans in the room mean, no AC? Or are they just a bonus?

Haha I had the same though. Also I’m hoping those are magic fans that don’t spread the virus.

@reckless

I’m pretty sure I read last year that Nitori is supplying the furniture. Anyone correct me if I’m wrong.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

I wonder what the tender process involved in the purchase of those wonderful beds.

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

TBH at this stage... I don't know if imported cases matter or not. The Indian variant is already spreading in Japan so it's too late really. We just have to keep vaccinating. That's the only way out.

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Posted in: Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency See in context

Yea, so they can make ad revenue. I won't be watching.

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Posted in: New Zealand economy back to pre-pandemic levels See in context

That is pretty amazing considering tourism is almost non-existent right now.

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Posted in: Nationwide bookings eyed for mass vaccination sites in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Time to involve 7-11, Lawson, et al. Make vaccination locations convenient. Those companies understand JIT logistics. Train staff to administer shots... and keep paramedics on call in the area in case of rare side effects.

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Posted in: Yokohama begins inoculations at mass vaccination center See in context

These vaccination sites will need to stay open. What the hell are they doing?

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Posted in: Japan disposes of over 7,000 mishandled doses of COVID vaccine: report See in context

This makes me angry... but when I think about it... this is less than 0.05% wasted.

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Posted in: Panda's possible pregnancy delivers stocks bump See in context

Another one for China's "Panda diplomacy".

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Posted in: China criticizes Western brands' toys, clothes as unsafe See in context

This is nothing about safety... just more of China's wolf warrior diplomacy.

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Posted in: Former emperor, empress get COVID vaccinations See in context

They should have been vaccinated at a mass vaccination site as a show of solidarity.

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Posted in: Fire departments discuss how paramedics can speed up Japan's vaccine drive See in context

Time to involve convenience stores.

Convenies are usually close together so they could post a paramedic near clusters of stores. Start training civilians to give shots. Japan could be fully vaccinated in a 100 days.

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Posted in: AstraZeneca, Nipro sign COVID-19 vaccine deal for supply in Japan See in context

AZ should be used on the +65 group.

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Posted in: Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical? See in context

@Strangerland I can go back to NZ to get vaccinated... but I'm not keen to go through their MIQ system. I'd rather just pay our local hospital.

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Posted in: Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical? See in context

I would pay to get vaccinated sooner. There should be an auction system in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

Actually if they use AstraZeneca vaccine then 3 months would be do-able target.

1) Logistically it would be easier for elderly to get a 1 shot vaccine.

2) Elderly are not likely to develop the rare blood clotting side effect... since only a slight elevated risk in women aged 50 and younger.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

I don't get the math... The centres will be open for 3 months, to inoculate 900,000 residents in Tokyo, 450,000 in Osaka... They need to double the capacity to achieve that.

900,000 residents require 1.8 million doses / 10,000 per day = 180 days is about 6 months.

450,000 residents require 0.9 million doses / 5,000 per day = 180 days...

And this is only about 10% of the elderly populations in those centres. Make no sense.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

The slow ramp-up is super annoying... but once more of these sites are up I am confident things will get better quickly.

What I don't understand is... why complicate things by involving municipalities? The government should run all vaccination sites using SDF staff. They need to streamline the roll out ASAP.

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Posted in: Japan opens mass vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

A little advertised fact about the initial vaccination drive to vaccinate medical workers was that it included SDF staff... why not use the already vaccinated staff at these sites?

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Posted in: Domino’s Pizza Japan unveils new Pizza Rice Bowls See in context

I don't know why they need to reinvent perfectly good food. (Although this might improvement for Dominos Pizza)

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