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Posted in: Ardern makes final appearance as New Zealand leader See in context

She was so kind as to lock 1 million people out of their own country for two years

Good riddance

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Posted in: Some fear COVID downgrade may cause more infections See in context

Finally japan is catching up with the rest of the world

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Posted in: Japan reports 76,264 new coronavirus cases See in context

Enjoying the holidays in New Zealand, not a mask in sight

Come on Japan get over the mask fetishism already

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Posted in: Public faces ¥1 bil annual maintenance bill for privatized National Stadium See in context

5 j league games=250,000

3 soccer finals=150,000

3-5 soccer internationals = 150,00-250,000

3-5 rugb y top league= 100,0000

2/3 rugby internationals= 150,000

5-10 concerts 250,000-50,0000

Athletics events 100,0000

Numerous local corporate events 200,000

Not quite 2 million but quite close

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Posted in: Public faces ¥1 bil annual maintenance bill for privatized National Stadium See in context

Even if you remove the running track, can the seats be moved closer to the pitch? I doubt it. They should have built a proper (running-track-less) football stadium in the first place.

The current first row is around 10 meters high so an additional 10-15 rows in a shallow bowl over the running track is more than feasible

Of the hundreds of billions wasted on pork barrel roads and entertaining a measly billion a year on a world class stadium which will be used by more than 2 million people next year doesn't seem like a big concern in the wider picture of things

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Posted in: Public faces ¥1 bil annual maintenance bill for privatized National Stadium See in context

ZorotoToday  08:35 am JST

They are right in that the only two sports that can fill such a large stadium is soccer and rugby.

Unfortunately, nether is the most popular sport in Japan, and the Japan team is mediocre in both. In other words, this stadium will never be full other than once every few years at most

I was at the national stadium for Japan all blacks in October which was sold out

San freece vs Cerzo Osaka which had 45,000 spectators in October and Tokyo fc vs Reysol which had 55,000 in August

So you are wrong about both soccer and Rugby not being popular in Japan and the stadium not being able to sell out

I have sat in the each tier and in both the main stand and behind goal stands

The view was fantastic each time, the steepness of the stands makes it feel like you are close to the action even with the running track. The atmosphere for the Levin cup final was amazing the roof holds in the atmosphere.

Access and amenities are excellent too

Now the stadium is going to used for more events and concerts the cost will come down remember it wasn't until October that the stadium was finally allowed to be full

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Posted in: Return to maskless world still only in realm of fantasy in Japan See in context

Personally I no longer wear a mask in any situation, it's sometimes uncomfortable and I feel like pressure to wear a mask

However, as I believe masks are no longer needed are detrimental to childrens it's important to make a stand and go maskless .

Two years ago, wearing a mask was for the betterment of society now I believe it's for the betterment of society not to wear a mask.

If you are unhappy with the continued use of masks, make a stand and stop wearing a mask.

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Posted in: Croatia reach World Cup quarterfinals with penalty shoot-out victory over Japan See in context

All 3 penalties were identical misses. It's clear the plan was to score the corner but after the first miss they should have realized the keeper is good at low shots and instead aimed for the top corner. Unfortunately what is the team's strong point; sticking to a plan untimely lost them the game.

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Posted in: Japan beats Spain 2-1 to advance to last 16 at World Cup See in context

Mr KiplingToday  08:34 am JST

I wonder what the odds were for Japan beating Germany and Spain and finishing top of the group?

Top the group was 10/1

I have 50 pounds on japan reaching the last 8 at 14/1

I thought top of the group was impossible

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Posted in: Moriyasu defends decision-making after Japan's loss to Costa Rica showing See in context

Friday is going to be a long day

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Posted in: Costa Rica scores late to beat Japan 1-0 in lackluster game See in context

Japan can only play counter attacking football. They lack the creativity to make space when the opposition sit deep. The formation should have been 3-5-2-1 not 5-4-1. The players played poorly but the formation and and game plan are the reason they didn't win

Terrible goal keeping is the reason they lost, gonna was too far forward and flat footed

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Posted in: Japan reports 95,916 new coronavirus cases; 9,880 in Tokyo See in context

brouhahaToday  06:42 pm JST

Looks like people are not reporting any more. And why should they- who wants to quarantine for 10 days plus 7 day for close contacts

Close contact is 3 days with a negative test result on day 2 or 3

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Posted in: Japan reports 220,955 coronavirus cases; 23,129 in Tokyo See in context

Why count only 65 and over and severe cases and ignore data from everyone else?

Because 98% of deaths are people over 65 years old.

Because 96% of people under 65 recover within a few days at home if under 65

99.7% if under 50 7and 99.995 % if under 50 according to the latest data

Sorry, I didn't save the yahoo link

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching woman on train because ‘she wasn’t wearing mask’ See in context

I don't wear a mask anywhere, if someone says something or looks agitated I just move to another carriage.

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Posted in: Japan reports 231,499 coronavirus cases; 29,416 in Tokyo See in context

Back to work today after 10 days mask free traveling around 6 prefectures, everywhere was busy and welcoming .

Good to see things back to normal.

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Posted in: Japan reports 238,735 coronavirus cases; 35,339 in Tokyo See in context

They'll be 50,000 cases a day in December and after they downgrade it, it won't even make the news.

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Posted in: Japan reports 139,687 coronavirus cases; 21,958 in Tokyo See in context

Ashley ShibaToday  05:48 pm JST

Next, the number reported do not include my Australian friend and her 2 children here in Japan. Her daughter was sent home on Friday with a fever, her son last night and how she knows it is COVID a home testing kit that was sent home with her children and it was positive. I am sure there more people like their case, and so, for a fact the numbers are higher and are not being reported.

If your friend called the houkenjyo it's included. But you probably knew that already

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Posted in: Japan reports 139,687 coronavirus cases; 21,958 in Tokyo See in context


I own some English schools.

This wave unlike before lots of kids are officials with corona

In the big scheme of things it's no big problem means a get a couple of early evenings to enjoy a few beers

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Posted in: Japan reports 139,687 coronavirus cases; 21,958 in Tokyo See in context

This wave has already cost me a hundred thousand in cancellations ,

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Posted in: Japan reports 197,792 coronavirus cases; 31,541 in Tokyo See in context

It's pretty simple, either:

if you're worried stay home. Don't go to work as health is more important than money.

Go out and wear a mask when and wear you want.

Go to dinners etc and don't wear a mask

Me. I choose 3. If I get corona that's life. If I don't great. People might say that's selfish but if you're wearing a mask or staying home that do you have to worry about.

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Posted in: Japan reports 186,229 coronavirus cases; Tokyo has record high 31,878 See in context

If you get corona most insurance policies pay out 10.000~20.000 a day per person as you are classified as an inpatient even though you are at home.

I know numerous families who received upwards of 250,000.

That's the main reason why many people get tested.

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Posted in: Japan unlikely to ask people to curb activities despite COVID spike See in context

It's great they are not planning restrictions but unless they shorten the quarantine period the economy is going to grind to a halt anyway.

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Posted in: Japan reports 37,143 coronavirus cases See in context

Even Omi said yesterday the death rate has fallen fromw5% to 0.5% and he supports changing the classification to a lower level.

This is not 2020 or even 2021.

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

Apparently the decision for Abe to go to Nara was made yesterday. Does that mean this lunatic was planning to kill anyone and decided on Abe at the last minute??

I hope this sick individual rots in jail for the rest of their life.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Abe in critical condition after being shot while campaigning in Nara See in context

I guess the election will be postponed

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Posted in: Japan reports 45,821 coronavirus cases See in context

There won't be another s.o.e

After the election no need to pamper to the elderly

2.they cant afford it

Recent rulings on restaurant restrictions mean the barrier for closure is much higher.

People aren't scared anymore

Hospitalization rates are extremely low

Far more likely corona will be classified as level 5 within the next two months.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,788 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,269 See in context


Personally, I recommend not wearing a mask and not bothering with booster shots.

And whatever you do. Don't get a pcr test !

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Posted in: Do you think going to the cinema will become a thing of the past due to the increasing popularity of streaming services? See in context

As some one who will wait to watch maverick on streaming the answer is yes.

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Posted in: World swimming bans transgender athletes from women's events See in context

If you want to be a woman so badly you're willing to have your penis removed, surely you're also willing to give up competitive sports

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Posted in: Japan's outdoor mask relaxation yet to filter through See in context

A child has more chance of serious illness from heatstroke than corona.

Kids should not be wearing masks

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