Things could certainly be better, the vaccination coupons should have been sent out in the spring or not all. However
almost every government is equally disorganized in their own way.
On the whole life in japan has been far better than most countries the past year and hopefully with a million plus vaccinations a day we should be coming to the end around the same time as everywhere else.
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Become a woman, whatever you want.
But you cant then compete as a woman, that's hardly a human rights travesty
this is the hight of selfish woke bs.
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I have no idea. But are media organizations in other countries still reporting daily numbers as top stories everyday?
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got my degree and then masters without ever stepping in a classroom and did while working full time here in Japan,
thankfully it was all for under a million and half yen, must cost more nowadays
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but too small for some
And house prices are a joke
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The virus effectively ends when everyone who wants a vaccine has had one.
After that if you refuse to be vaccinated and get corona that's on you.
People aren't going to keep wearing masks and accept s.o.e 's when the majority have been vaccinated.
I guarantee japan will have one of the highest vacation rates in the world by December, people don't want to be ostracized and in japan by the fall not being vaccinated is going to be a major shame.
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What all the conspiracy theorists fail to understand is that cases numbers are a snapshot over an overall trend. If numbers are down it means there are less cases overall.
One japan has never sought a zero coronavirus policy thus it makes no sense to test hundreds of thousands a day you may disagree with that but it doesnt make it a conspiracy.
Second, at no point has there been a divide between increasing hospitalizations and increasing case numbers. If there was a conspiracy that wouldn't be the case.
If Tokyo reports 300 cases it probably means there are 3000 cases but seeing as we are all still hear debating numbers 18 months into this what difference does it make?
Vaccination is the only way to get back to normal now, not mass testing.
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No point crying over spilt vaccine.
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At this stage the only number that matter are the number of vaccines
They will be 400 cases next june too
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no I am not American,
not sure what that has to do with anything, most of the world has figured out lockdowns are an impractical, expensive, deadly waste of time,
corona is here to stay, if eliminating corona is your strategy you’re going to be locking down until you all run out of money.
I am sure this lockdown is less popular than the last and no doubt the next will be even more so,
surel you don’t think this the last time you will be locked down
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A year ago you many would have agreed
Now it seems stupid to consistently lockdown
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My wife is alive now because her cancer was detected early when it was still treatable at her annual health check.
Annual health checks save many many lives every year.
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I have more respect for her for pulling out than for skipping press conferences.
Hope she gets well soon.
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Grow up, come sit in on the soul crushing meetings millions of us attend everyday and then she'll realize someone asking about your backhand or favorite food for 30 minutes a day isn't so bad
she is paid to be an entertainer.
And interviews are a part of her job.
She needs fans, sponsors, tournaments in order to make 50 million usd.
If she wants to play tennis only go play at the local courts. She could make a comfortable living being a hitting partner.
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AntiquesavingToday 10:42 am JST
Many elderly people don't want to/ can't travel to mass vaccination centers so unless they lower the age these centers won't run at full capacity.
The first part of the above makes little sense seeing Japan's elderly are those that regularly get flu vaccine every year and are the ones to be less hesitant to be vaccinated.
Well yahoo reported reservations weren't full at the mass vaccinations site in Tokyo and the elderly they interviewed said they either don't want to travel there or want to wait.
Secondly regarding vaccinations, I can only report my personal experience here in Hiroshima prefecture all medical workers I know have been vaccinated, care home workers too.
As I said at the beginning, a lot of time has been wasted but thankfully the situation is improving everyday.
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I have no idea where your elderly relatives live, but my parents in law have been vaccinated along with people I know who work in elderly care homes.
Some local governments are better than others
The reason why they are lowering the age isMany elderly people don't want to/ can't travel to mass vaccination centers so unless they lower the age these centers won't run at full capacity.
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So much negativity.
Yes, the government have wasted the first half of the year, but it looks like we are moving in the right direction.
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Its the new version of the flu,
Time to accept it and stop with the daily hysterics
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This is the same Ueyama who has repeatedly called for shutdowns and was then caught attending a party with over 100 people.
The same Ueyama who told people to not eat out yet was photographed at drinking at a sushi restaurant this week with a women who isn't his wife.
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Why not just hold the main events that the sponsors and tv care about athletics, judo, swimming, basketball, baseball and move rock climbing, bmx, etc to 2022
Or would that make too much sense.?
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The general government consensus seems to be staying home every day is best for health.
Many people think Even playing in the park might kill you, never mind an ultra marathon.
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Only salaried workers pay high taxes
If your paying a million yen, I suggest you change accountants
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My kids walk safely to and from school, (no school runs like in the uk)
My son plays in the local park everyday
My kids can be left alone for a couple of h
ours there aren't any fussy government regulations
Schools are free and private schools don't break the bank
University fees are a fraction of the US
Kids medical fees are heavily Subsidized
Mother's get up to three years off work in many companies
and kids don't feel pressure to grow up quickly, children are given a long time to be children.
Yes, some kids study excessively at cram school but overseas too, you have kids who do the same.
I am more than happy bringing my kids up here.
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Thoughts go out to his family,
Young people still have an almost 0 percent chance of dying.
He was just extremely unlucky
That this story makes the news proves the rarity.
I'll start to worry when people dying in their 20's 30's doesn't make the news.
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For the past year I have been so happy living in Japan.
Unfortunately the government have blown the vaccine big time,
Summer in the uk will be a lot better than Summer in Japan, even factoring in the weather.
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Is that 1000 more people are in the icu than may 2019 or is it that 1000 people are in the icu with coronavirus instead of something else?
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This was always how it was going to end,
In the first wave people were scared,
In the second wave their were scared of what their neighbors would think if they ignored government requests
Now, people are neither scared or the virus or worried what their neighbors think because they don't care either
Good to see this mass hysteria is ending
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A woman in a baseball uniform on the train to baseball this evening was complaining how crowded the train was.
I really wanted to tell her, no one forced you to go out.
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