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Posted in: Tokyo reports 376 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,308 See in context

Akula

For the person wanting evidence around Japan's rate of vaccination being over 1M per day, please refer to the following.

And I keep pointing you to the official Japanese numbers (https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html) that have never surpassed 1M but you keep ignoring that. The problem with bloomberg is that they pull they number from the website of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan that displays the numbers in a deceitful way.

The number for medical workers is always accurate and doesn't get updated. But they will not release numbers for weekends and holidays but add them to the next weekday.

The numbers for the elderly on the website are completely wrong. They never get accurate data for the elderly and daily update those numbers. In the PDF or Excel they actually add the updated numbers for past days to the respective day. On the website they don't say something like 500,000 doses administered yesterday and another 500,000 doses added to their respective dates but just 1M for yesterday. If you access the files they provide themselves, you'll notice that the highest they have gotten so far is 941,003 on June 9. Sure, they probably have surpassed 1 million by now but right now the official numbers do not support what you claim day after day.

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

Surely the above is INCORRECT. this 6% mostly have only one shot. hence NOT fully vaccinated.

According to the official numbers roughly 8 million people have received the second shot by now. The last numbers released are from June 17 though...

I dont recall EVER seeing the above logic applied to JAPAN .........EVER!!!

Well, Japan is special as we all know, isn*t it? Does anyone know if the author of this article also questioned Japan's testing policy at some point?

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Posted in: Anti-selfie tech? Japanese government pleads with cell phone carriers to curb inappropriate photos See in context

So who's is going to tell them that you first need a lot of inappropriate photos to train a system to detect such photos? And then you need some more in order to verify that the system works. Where are the companies supposed to get such photos from? I guess they could always ask the politicians to provide some of their collection...

This plan includes such initiatives as education programs in schools to help young people acclimatize to the digital world, awareness campaigns regarding harmful content and predatory practices that are present online, and the promotion of ways to deal with uniquely Internet-based problems like cyberbullying.

Good, so they at least got this part right. Education is the way to approach such problems.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Excellent explanation. Thank you. So for 14 June, we would have 214,965 + 665,241 = 880,206. And this total might be adjusted upward as numbers continue to roll in.

Yes, that is exactly the case. I have not analysed the files far enough to tell what the adjustment will likely look like though. I've started downloading the Excel every day now (it will be some time until I have enough data though; I really should have done that from the first day) and will have a closer look concerning the adjustments when I have the time to. Just a little note for 14 June though. Since it was a Monday, the 214,965 for medical workers includes the doses for Saturday and Sunday. For medical staff they only provide daily numbers from weekdays and the doses on weekends or holidays are added to the next weekday.

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Asiaman7June 17 08:10 pm JST

Doesn’t the link you provide clearly show 16 June’s increase over the previous day as +118,735 medical personnel and +1,161,201 others?

Unfortunately it seem like you neither read my explanation nor checked the PDF provided on the site (that stuff I explicitly mentioned in my comment). Take a look at the files provided on the very same website and you'll notice that they list 566,014 doses for June 16 (for the numbers provided on June 17; they will likely update them on June 18). Amazing how they can have two different numbers for the same group on the same day, right?

So like I said before, the 1,161,201 on the website are the 566,014 doses from June 16 + all the doses that have been added to other days on June 16. It is not the number of doses administered to the elderly on June 16. For the days predating June 16 they updated the numbers for the respective days which add up to 595,187 doses. For some reason they add the doses added to those days also to the number of new doses for the last day shown on the website. But seeing how you did not bother to verify the number shown on the website (despite the PDF and Excel giving you the option to, even after you were pointed to these), it probably works as intended and people will just see that one big number and believe it...

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Posted in: Japan starts vaccinating people aged 18 or older at large-scale centers See in context

Reuters uses data from NHK and the MHLW, and this morning’s update had the 7-day average at nearly 900,000, so the poster’s claim that Japan is now tracking at over 1M per day is likely accurate

No, so far around 900,000 has been the highest going by the official numbers released(https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html). What is important is to open the PDFs out excel files provided there and not just look at the big number on the website itself. The number for the medical workers is always the same on the website and in those files and they never have to update the number for past dates (so they get accurate numbers every day).

For the elderly the numbers for every day get updated daily. That unfortunately means that the great looking number on their website for the elderly really just isn't the new doses administered on the day before + all the doses that have been added on all the days before. Usually the first update is always a big one (around 90,000 to 100,000) buy then falls off. It is absolutely possible that they have reached 1 million by now (since the numbers are not absolutely accurate) but at least for the medical workers and the elderly the number has so far not officially reached 1 million. There was also a photo showing a flight attendant getting a jab the other day and those are not included in those official numbers either.

So have they reached 1 million? Maybe, maybe not... It's very much possible but I'd never make that call based on the official numbers.

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Posted in: Teacher in Japan literally picks up truant kid, carries him out of house to make him go to class See in context

She cared too much. I learned here that it doesn't pay to care more about something than the people who are directly involved. They don't care so leave it alone.

No, she should have gotten in touch with the parents and the boy to learn why he does not want to go to school. Dragging him to school will not solve that problem.

But like others have already said, it makes one wonder if the parents themselves did anything. Letting the boy just stay at home will not solve this whole situation as well.

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Posted in: Eriksen sends 'his greetings' to teammates after collapse See in context

The entire Inter Milan team, including Ericsson, got the Phizer shot on May 31. Direct correlation.

Here we go again with the lies. Giuseppe Marotta, the CEO of Inter Milan, has stated himself that Eriksen has not been vaccinated nor did he have COVID-19 before.

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Posted in: Up to 80% of Tokyo Olympics media will be vaccinated, say organizers See in context

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects 70%-80% of the news media covering the Olympics in Tokyo this summer to be vaccinated, organizers said in statement at the launch of the updated coronavirus guidelines for the Games on Tuesday.

Here's the issue though...expects...

Why not make it mandatory? Now I'm not saying that you should force people to take the vaccine but I'm sure that there are enough people that got vaccinated that could take their spots. Yes, even vaccinated people can get infected and it's impossible to say how likely they are to spread the virus, but everything points toward a far lower ability to transmit the virus. Seeing that there are still many people in Japan who are not vaccinated, they should take every possible step to protect them.

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Posted in: City in Fukushima uses tsunami lessons for COVID-19 vaccinations See in context

...If they maintain a 1M dose per day schedule the situation will improve greatly. It already is getting better.

Why do you keep repeating something that is factually wrong? Japan has yet to reach 800,000 doses on a single day. Right now the average for the last two weeks should be somewhere between 700,000 and 750,000 doses per day (but I don't really feel like running the numbers right now).

They have reached the highest number so far on June 8 with 603,478 doses for the elderly and 161,922 doses for the medical workers, or 765,400 doses overall. It might look insignificant but it adds up over time. Even if you assume that the average is around 750,000 per day right now, you'd end up with roughly 1,750,000 doses less per week than you would if you actually administered 1 million doses per day. The number of doses administered to the elderly is slowly increasing which is obviously something positive. The doses administered to medical staff has dropped of though. Around the middle of May they were administering around 200,000 to 250,000 doses per weekday (less on the weekend) to medical workers but now they are down to roughly 140,000 to 160,000 doses per day (or in rare cases a few thousand more) since late May.

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Posted in: Japanese company develops no-contact touch panels for hospitals See in context

The "Contactless Frame" touch panels can be retro-fitted to any device at the hospital! They've literally got a picture at the top shwoing that. Read the article before switching on your anti-Japan sensor!

So it's anti-Japan to point out that such technology already exists? The version from Neonode is also just a bar that can easily be added to existing devices. So they are using a frame while those that came before them only needed a bar. It's a different approach but in the end it has the same function.

But why is it that you always get so defensive when someone points out that something presented as new does already exist? This is not the first time it happened and it doesn't even matter if people link to videos that show the same technology.

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Posted in: Japanese company develops no-contact touch panels for hospitals See in context

How does it differ from the technology presented by other companies though? There is for example the holographic human-machine interface Neonode (a company from Sweden) that they demoed at the Sensors Expo 2019. While they don't offer the whole unit (yet?), you can buy the infrared touch sensor already. A Chinese company called Easpeed already uses that sensor for holographic touch panels in elevators for instance.

My friend is a quadriplegic has been moving his curser with his eye for years. If they can make something that tracks his eye movement it really doesn't seem so out of this world that someone could adapt that to following a hand or finger movement.

Systems that track eye movement are usually not suitable for the tracking of hands or fingers though. Depending on the purpose you'd usually implement different kinds of technology. In some cases the reflection of infrared light on the cornea is used to calculate where someone is looking. This technology has the downside that the movement of the head can already impact the accuracy and the system has to be calibrated every time it is used. Oh, and thick glasses or makeup can also cause issues here. Other systems use diodes or contact lenses with magnet coils...so yeah, not really something I'd use for gestures.

With gestures it really comes down to the complexity of what you're trying to do with it. Often cameras alone will do the job but at some point the necessity to introduce new gestures far outweights the use of simple buttons (in cars for instance). If it is just simple things like following where your finger is pointing before you touch the screen itself, then it is already feasable with sensors (like the one I mentioned earlier). You still will have to install some hardware for that though.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 435 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,937 See in context

You showed an article on hospital bed occupancy rates, not cases. Are you saying the situation is getting worse in Japan? With 1M daily shots administered, how is the situation getting worse?...

That's the thing I've been pointing out for days now that that's simply not true. Japan has so far never really administered 1 million doses in one day. I'll just post a copy of my comment from June 10 that explains in detail why this claim is wrong.

Wrong, there have never been 1M doses per day. I actually went through the trouble and analyzed the official numbers (https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html).

The number for the medical workers is the same on the website and in the PDF, so no issues here. The number for the elderly on the website on any given day is different from the number in the PDF though.

But why is that the case? They don't always receive the correct number for doses administered and update the data accordingly. By comparing the PDF from yesterday (June 9) with the one from today it becomes quite apparent. For the ease of reading the numbers I provide here, I'll use T for the numbers from today's PDF, Y for the one from yesterday and D for the difference.

June 8 - T: 570,345 Y: 477,465 D: 92,880

June 7 - T: 546,155 Y: 511,844 D: 34,311

June 6 - T: 467,000 Y: 429,746 D: 37,254

The further back the date is the lower the difference becomes though. If you add up the differences for all the days, you end up with 370,059 doses that have been added to the other dates. Now when you look at the website, it says that 844,543 doses have been administered to the elderly on June 9. If you substract the 370,059 that have been added to the other days, you actually end up with the 474,484 for June 9, which is exactly the same number you'll find for that date in the PDF.

So as of yet we have 641,868 new doses for June 9 and not the 1,011,927 the website wants to make one believe. Yesterday there have been a total of 732,267 doses if you consider the updated numbers. Despite the numbers from June 6 to June 8 there is not necessarily an increase in doses administered either. They are actually are in line with the numbers from about one week ago, so it remains to be seen if the numbers will increase further.

The question now is if someone didn't think it through when he set up the website or if it is done deliberately to make it seem like they are administering more vaccine than they really are.

No matter how often people taunt that 1 million, even with updated numbers they have only reached about 800.00 so far per day. Just because you got the data that another 400.000 doses or something have been administered in the weeks before, doesn't mean that you can just add them on top to the last day and make it look like you're administering more per day than you are.

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Posted in: Japan to lift COVID-19 quasi-emergency in 3 prefectures after weekend See in context

Infections across Japan have been declining, with the nationwide tally of new coronavirus cases at 2,242 on Wednesday, down from 6,000-7,000 daily in early May.

This is great news and it will only get better with 1M daily vaccinations happening.

Then I have bad news for you since there never have been 1 million vaccations on a single day so far. Simply put, concerning the elderly they don't receive the number for all vaccinations for every single day and update their data accordingly. But on their website (not the PDF provided on the same website) they also add the updated numbers to the number of doses administered on the last day. I've written a longer comment under some other article and am willing to post it here again but the gist of it is that the website says something like 500 new doses yesterday for the elderly. But then the 500 also includes the 200 something that were missing from all the days before.

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

TV says that vaccination in Japan is 12%, but online data says 4%

What's up with the numbers?

About 15,220,000 or roughly 12% have so far received at least one shot. Around 5,160,000 (or 4%) have also received the second doses. So the number presented on TV includes everyone that got at least one shot while the 4% you found online only talks about those that are fully vaccinated. Which leaves about 10,060,000 that have only received one of the two shots.

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Posted in: Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan's population by November See in context

People said the same about the 1M target but it was reached in about a month. I actually think he expects it to be done it October but gave himself a buffer.

Wrong, there have never been 1M doses per day. I actually went through the trouble and analyzed the official numbers (https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html).

The number for the medical workers is the same on the website and in the PDF, so no issues here. The number for the elderly on the website on any given day is different from the number in the PDF though.

But why is that the case? They don't always receive the correct number for doses administered and update the data accordingly. By comparing the PDF from yesterday (June 9) with the one from today it becomes quite apparent. For the ease of reading the numbers I provide here, I'll use T for the numbers from today's PDF, Y for the one from yesterday and D for the difference.

June 8 - T: 570,345 Y: 477,465 D: 92,880

June 7 - T: 546,155 Y: 511,844 D: 34,311

June 6 - T: 467,000 Y: 429,746 D: 37,254

The further back the date is the lower the difference becomes though. If you add up the differences for all the days, you end up with 370,059 doses that have been added to the other dates. Now when you look at the website, it says that 844,543 doses have been administered to the elderly on June 9. If you substract the 370,059 that have been added to the other days, you actually end up with the 474,484 for June 9, which is exactly the same number you'll find for that date in the PDF.

So as of yet we have 641,868 new doses for June 9 and not the 1,011,927 the website wants to make one believe. Yesterday there have been a total of 732,267 doses if you consider the updated numbers. Despite the numbers from June 6 to June 8 there is not necessarily an increase in doses administered either. They are actually are in line with the numbers from about one week ago, so it remains to be seen if the numbers will increase further.

The question now is if someone didn't think it through when he set up the website or if it is done deliberately to make it seem like they are administering more vaccine than they really are.

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

Over 1M vaccinations done in a day according to most recent figures

And the issue with the numbers from Our World in Data here is that the people compiling the data pull the number from the website of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan which funnily enough is wrong for the elderly. They provide PDFs with numbers for every day for the two groups that are currently receiving the vaccine (medical workers and elderly). On their main page they say that 10,715,746 doses overall have been administered to the elderly of which 861,579 were on June 8. When you check the PDF with numbers for every day and add them up, you also end up with 10,715,746. The big difference here is that it only lists 477,465 doses for June 8. Where the additional 384,114 doses on the website come from, I don't know, but I pointed at that issue a few days ago already. The numbers they have released on their page (not in the PDF) don't add up and the number of doses would have to be much higher.

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

Over 800,000 on a couple of days in the past week.

I wonder how accurate it is considering the official source (the website of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan) gives different numbers on the website and the pdf on the very same site. The number on the website itself for June 3 for medical workers is identical to the number given in the pdf they are providing. For elderly the numbers differ though. The website reads +688,503 while the pdf says that there have been 370,629 doses administered on that date. Why there are two different numbers for the very same group of people on the same date is beyond me. The numbers in the pdf add up to the same total given on the website though while providing numbers for every day...

Going by the numbers in the pdfs they have never surpassed 700,000 though. The highest number going by the pdfs has been on the 5/31 with 696,221. The three following days were 628,281, 619,837 and 513,786. Unfortunately that doesn't answer what numbers are correct. Who screwed up here? The person responsible for the pdf or the one responsible for the website? There is also the possibility that they only add the total of reportet doses that were reported on that day on the website while they add it to it's respective day in the pdf.

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

How many people have had there second injection yet?

I posted those numbers a little bit further up

3,227,298 medical workers

557,469 elderly

You can find the newest numbers on the website of the Prime Minister's Office of Japan

https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html

Data for the medical workers up to the 9th of April is on the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare though.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/vaccine_sesshujisseki.html

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

The problem with the data is that they still only publish numbers from Monday to Friday for medical staff. Every dose administered during the weekend or on a holiday will be added to the next weekday. Last Monday the data lists 273,255 doses which include both Saturday and Sunday for example, so it is impossible to say how many were administered on those three days. There have been a few days in the past where around 250,000 doses have been administered to medial staff but in the last few days it seems to have dropped down to around 140 - 160,000.

Overall 4,725,022 have received at least one shot with 3,227,298 being fully vaccinated. That means that slightly less than 1.5 million medical workers will still need a second shot. I don't know how many have yet to receive any vaccine at all though.

For the elderly they are somehow able to release numbers for every day. 6,266,076 had the joy of receiving at least one shot with 557,469 also having received the second one. So roughly 5.6 million elderly have yet to receive the second shot.

So now 3,784,767 people in Japan are fully vaccinated. So roughly 3% of the whole population of 12,536ten thousand (sorry, I just couldn't help copying it how it is listed on the website of the Statistics Bureau of Japan, lol).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 542 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,903 See in context

Over 700k vaccinations yesterday - some good signs.

That's just plain wrong though. The data released shows that 228,004 doses administered to the elderly and 330,589 to medical staff for the 24th. That means 558,593 doses if you ignore the fact that the number for the medical staff includes the numbers for the weekend since the doses administered to medical staff during weekends and holidays is added to the following weekday. Why it is impossible to record the numbers day by day like they are able to do for the elderly is beyond me though.

Japan has administered at least 9,466,923 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 3.7% of the country’s population.

And? 6,610,864 of those were first doses. It doesn't change that only 2.26% in Japan are fully vaccinated which is slightly better than places like Myanmar (2.25%) but worse than Bangladesh (2.41%), Bolivia (2.59%) and Belize (2.62%). Sure, unlike Bangladesh, Bolivia and Belize have a far smaller population than Japan but there are enough places that have a bigger population and still do a far better job (Mexico 9.15%, Brazil 8.86%, Indonesia 3.62%, India 3.03%). In Japan 2.97% are partly vaccinated which is actually better than Bangladesh (1.13%) and Indonesia (1.83%) which seem to focus more on providing the second dose to those that have already received their first one. But the other places are again doing a better job (Brazil 9.84%, Mexico 5.07%, India 8.01%). The number of fully vaccinated people in Mexico is actually higher than the number of people in Japan that are partly and fully vaccinated (11.79 million vs 9.5 million).

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Posted in: Line ordered to pay ¥14 mil over patent infringement See in context

Where in the article does it say that? Patent cases can take years to work their way through a nation's courts before a decision is reached. How do you know the tech involved in the dispute wasn't developed before its use by Line?

Unfortunately I was not able to find the patent in question on the Japan Platform for Patent Information. From what I was able to gather, once you have applied for a patent you have to hand in a request for examination within 3 years or the application is considered withdrawn. After handing in this request it takes usually around 9.5 months until you receive the result of the examination. So even if you wait until the very last day you should get a result in under 4 years (or roughly 45.5 months/3 years 9.5 months). In this case they patented such technology in September 2017, about 4 years and 6 months after LINE put a video on YouTube showing the feature the president of Future Eye is especially referring to. Even if we assume that the date given here means they were granted the patent and they took their sweet time handing in their request for examination, that would put the date of application at around middle of November 2013, or 8 months after LINE released the video.

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Posted in: Line ordered to pay ¥14 mil over patent infringement See in context

was patented by the Kyoto-based Future Eye Co on Sept. 15, 2017

What exactly does it mean when they say exchange account details? LINE already allowed people to add others to their contacts by shaking your phone in 2013. There is even a video on YouTube caleld [LINE] Adding friends with Shake it! from Mar 12, 2013 showing this feature. Since an at least similar feature in LINE already existed years before this company patented it, I'm quite curious to know what exactly is different here.

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Posted in: 1,799 suicides reported nationwide in April See in context

...It is like attributing the drop in April 2019 to the later start of the academic year like some people were alluding back then.

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Posted in: 1,799 suicides reported nationwide in April See in context

What this article unfortunately seems to be missing is that in April 2020 there was a drop of 20% in suicides compared to 2019. In April 2020 around 1455 people committed suicide which is about 360 fewer than April 2019. This means that April in both 2020 and 2021 saw less suicides than in 2019.

While 2020 saw an an increase in suicides compared to 2019 by about 800, there were around 240 more than 2018 but less than 2017, 2016 and so on.

Just looking at raw numbers really is the wrong way to approach this. I've said it before under other articles concerning this topic. Yes, the virus will have had an impact on the number of suicides but we have no idea to what extent. By just attributing everything to the virus and the measures people run the risk of missing other reasons why people did or tried to commit suicide. It is like attributing the drop in April 2019 to the later start

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Posted in: 1st batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Japan See in context

Simplefacts

Now if JT posters would just read and do some research before complaining. To be fair, it does take a lot of intelligence to research an issue as complex as a pandemic and the politics of a supply chain of medicine If they had done some research they would have found the following:

Brussels blocks vaccine exports in all but name

It’s all a bit nuanced, but EU pressures vaccine-makers to prioritize Europe rather than it overtly blocking exports.

https://www.politico.eu/article/vaccine-export-block-europe-coronavirus-astrazeneca/

but again, it takes intelligence and maybe the right schooling. Attributes that are sadly lacking in the JT posters community.

Disinformation, deflecting and bending the truth like always but under a new name with a little bit of insults added...

The EU is merely pressuring AstraZeneca to honor their contractual obligations (in fact they have now filed a lawsuit against AstraZeneca over its failure to deliver doses on time). They have signed an agreement with the EU that states that the EU will receive their shipments irrespective of any obligations to other parties. AstraZeneca claimed that it was 'first come, first served' which is obviously in conflict with the agreement they have with the EU. They also stated in their agreement that they would use the sites in the EU (which also includes the ones in the UK in this case) would be used to fulfil their obligations. Later there were issues at one manufacturing sites in the EU which they expected to compensate with imports from outside. There is no evidence that any vaccine has been shipped from the UK to the EU even though the sites there are part of the agreement. In march AstraZeneca then informed the EU that there would likely be a large delivery shortfall of some 100 million doses in the following months. It is hardly surprising that the EU is putting pressure on AstraZeneca under these conditions.

You also failed to mention that it has so far only affected AstraZeneca, so that can't even affect Japan since that one hasn't even been approved yet.

Or what about the fact that the EU has authorized the export of 148 million doses between January and April 27? Japan actually takes the first spot with about 52.3 million doses according to Bloomberg. At what point will you stop blaiming others for the failure of the Japanese government?

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Posted in: Couple arrested for abandoning body of 5-month-old baby See in context

really? There's only one? I didn't know that. I was under the assumption they were pretty much everywhere in Japan.

Yes, there unfortunately really seems to be only one. Japan Today also reported on it once but the most recent article I was able to find is on The Mainichi.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201128/p2a/00m/0na/005000c

A hospital in this southwestern Japan city that runs the nation's only "baby hatch" for parents to drop off infants that they cannot raise themselves...

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Posted in: Couple arrested for abandoning body of 5-month-old baby See in context

This is terrible. If you don't want the baby there are baby hatches in hospitals and such that let you abandon your child if you don't want it. But at least give it a chance at life. Lock them both up

The part with the baby hatches is a big problem though. You have that one baby hatch in Kumamoto and that's it. At least at the end of November there still was only that one baby hatch in all of Japan but maybe things have changed for the better and there is now a second one somewhere...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 306 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,102 See in context

HimariYamada

Because:

Japan currently relies exclusively on the European Union for shipments of the Pfizer shot, and approval is needed for each shipment under the region's new export controls.

Maybe The EU has something to do with it.

The EU has only rejected one request (from around 500 by late of March) for an export of AstraZeneca doses to Australia. Seeing how the EU has not blocked any shipments to Japan, whom can we blame next?

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Posted in: Japan considers prioritizing Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccination See in context

Antiquesaving

Facts are facts, Pfizer and the rest are not delivering Vaccine anywhere as promised and add to that the EU blocking exports (see Australia, Canada,Serbia, Turkey, Chile, Mexico, etc...) and it is clear that it is not all just Japan's fault.

Can you please stop spreading misinformation? By late March there have been 491 export requests in the EU of which 483 were granted, 7 are under review and only one was rejected (one delivery of 250.000 doses AstraZeneca because their are not fulfilling their contractual obligation). There have been delays but unlike your claims there has in fact only been one rejected request. Overall around 77 million doses have been shipped to 33 countries while about 88 million remained in the EU.

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