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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

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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Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

Madness.

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 388 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,520 See in context

I have no idea. But are media organizations in other countries still reporting daily numbers as top stories everyday?

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Posted in: I saw professors only through a computer screen. There was no opportunity to make friends to talk to and ask questions from the classes. I felt lonely. See in context

@zichi

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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Posted in: Auckland tops Economist's most liveable cities ranking; Osaka 2nd, Tokyo 5th See in context

Aucklands beautiful,

but too small for some

And house prices are a joke

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 351 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,022 See in context

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

No point crying over spilt vaccine.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 436 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,652 See in context

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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Posted in: Virus lockdown in Australia's second-largest city extended by a week See in context

Stranger land,

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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Posted in: Virus lockdown in Australia's second-largest city extended by a week See in context

Strangerland

A year ago you many would have agreed

Now it seems stupid to consistently lockdown

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Posted in: Japan's vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late See in context

@phil,

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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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open, citing mental health issues See in context

I have more respect for her for pulling out than for skipping press conferences.

Hope she gets well soon.

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Posted in: Osaka fined $15,000 for skipping French Open news conference; could face disqualification See in context

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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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

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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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

@Antiquesaving

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 is

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.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 539 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,594 See in context

Its the new version of the flu,

Time to accept it and stop with the daily hysterics

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Posted in: Weary Melbourne residents go into lockdown See in context

However frustrating the situation is in Japan, I would still rather be here than melbourne

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Posted in: Doctor warns holding Games could lead to 'Olympic virus' strain See in context

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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Posted in: Gov't considers using SDF doctors, nurses at Tokyo Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: 21 runners dead as extreme cold weather hits China ultramarathon See in context

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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Posted in: As Olympics loom, Japan's health care in turmoil See in context

Must fan the flames of panic.

What a b.s article.

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Posted in: Global-Dining restaurant operator defies Tokyo government’s early closure request See in context

Only salaried workers pay high taxes

If your paying a million yen, I suggest you change accountants

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Posted in: 60% feel it is hard to raise children in Japan: gov't survey See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 969 new coronavirus cases; record high 529 in Hokkaido See in context

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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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144 See in context

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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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for punching passerby who asked him to wear mask See in context

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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