Simian Lane comments

Posted in: Hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns See in context

What kind of self-destructive sicko would try to impede the release of a global vaccine that kicks covid into touch..

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Posted in: South Korea reports highest daily coronavirus tally in 9 months See in context

South Korea expectedly reports its highest daily coronavirus tally in 9 months as we move into Winter.

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Posted in: Japan to give more financial aid for hospitals fighting pandemic See in context

It’s a balancing act.

for anyone who can’t understand why on the one hand restaurants are being asked to shorten their hours whilst on the other hand domestic travel is being promoted, and why schools remain open and live music concerts remain closed.

And everything will continue to be tweaked on a daily basis.

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Posted in: Osaka raises coronavirus alert level to red See in context

Red alert Red alert

there’s a virus around

and it SPREADS



(in case anyone didn’t know yet )

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Posted in: With virus under control, Australia exits first recession in almost 30 years See in context

Australia’s problem now is one of identity. How it sees itself with regard to China, the incoming bushfires, and the illiberal governance during covid. It will be interesting what kind of country appears.

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Posted in: Tokyo pop-up mask store lures shoppers with festive face coverings See in context

Let us not lure.

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Posted in: Aoi (蒼) and Himari (陽葵) most popular baby names of 2020: survey See in context


three vowels and nothing else.

love it.

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Posted in: Once Australia's COVID-19 hotspot, Victoria goes 28 days without an infection See in context

With an ultra strict government, you can achieve all kinds of results. See China for example.

The question is how much do you value individual freedom.

I personally don’t think it should be allowed at any cost to lock down people like the Australian government did. Even one death that resulted from it is a crime.

I prefer the US approach. Sure a ton of people died, but no one was locked down and imprisoned.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

I don’t care.

I don’t want to die, but I’m ready if it’s my time.

plenty of worse things to worry about ,

better not worry at all.

have a nice weekend.

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Posted in: The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever See in context

Good. The place is a cesspit. A boil that needs draining.

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants serving alcohol to shorten opening hours for 3 weeks See in context

This woman is a disaster. And just think, it’s Koike TV from now until next Spring.

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

Who cares what a foreign panel thinks. This is a deeply sensitive domestic issue.

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Posted in: Coronavirus stokes fears for UK music industry See in context

Moaning about it will achieve nothing.

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Posted in: Virus surge causing concern for Japan's strained medical system See in context

With Japan witnessing a rapid rise in the number of new coronavirus cases in recent weeks, health care workers fear that the country's medical system may soon be strained to breaking point with hospital bed shortages becoming commonplace, especially in big cities.

my advice is don’t fear. It might not happen. There’s too much fear and projection around this thing.

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Posted in: Japan aims to expand regional free trade pact as UK, China eye membership See in context

UK and China can get a fake plastic ID to this club. Easily.

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Posted in: Suga says Go To Travel will continue despite virus resurgence See in context

In these times of woe a travel spirit will send you forth

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 522 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,414 See in context

Shoganai ne

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Posted in: Japan watching human rights conditions in China's Xinjiang See in context

That’s all other developed countries do now regarding China. They watch and comment . If countries like Japan and the US and UK feel they need to criticize China 24/7, they ought to start acting rather than ranting.

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Posted in: English ad in Japan has some seeing a command to stay infected with coronavirus this Christmas See in context

Stay being a jelly baby with long arms for Christmas

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Posted in: China calls for action from Australia; raps agreement with Japan See in context

If only Australia were as strict on China misbehavior as they were on Covid lockdowns.

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Posted in: Suga, U.S. Marine head oppose China's assertiveness in Indo-Pacific See in context

Suga, U.S. Marine head oppose China's assertiveness in Indo-Pacific

all bark and no bite. Instead of talking about it, do something.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around See in context

Sounds really fun..

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Posted in: Australia scrambles to contain new COVID-19 cluster See in context

Australia were too draconian on the whole population without any long term plan. It was always going to come back and bite unfortunately. You can’t treat people like that.

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Posted in: President of Fujitsu subsidiary arrested over fatal car accident See in context

If he didn’t see him, he might walk away with no prison sentence for accidentally killing a man.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 298 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,686 See in context

These numbers seem so directionless.

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Posted in: 93% of airline passengers in Asia-Pacific say their travel routines have changed forever See in context

Good. The more people that decide to stay at home and not travel from now, the more side legroom I have.

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Posted in: 2 children die after being found unconscious in bathroom; mother found in nearby canal See in context

This is so sad to read I wonder why I even click on stories like this anymore.

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Posted in: Japan finds luring businesses from Hong Kong may be tough See in context

Looking forward to Koike-TV again shortly, telling everybody what they need to do.

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Posted in: Poorer nations face vaccine wait as West locks down supply See in context

This is how it works, unfortunately, and how it has always worked. Those with less money have to wait in line.

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