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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic spectator cap set at 10,000 or 50% capacity per venue See in context

So, why capped at 10,000 people per venue? People are still going to be corralled together in areas. Just like the US Open for golf, they limited the number of fans drastically, but they all corralled tightly in the same spots. Lol. The COVID regulations are funny. Not even based on science.

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Posted in: Health experts warn of Olympic COVID-19 threat; prefer no spectators See in context

None of the COVID policy guidelines are based on hard science. So arbitrary.

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Posted in: Mass vaccination site to fill vacant slots with police, other officials See in context

@KentarogaijinToday 

Follow science and don't be an Antivaxxer Loser !!..

The science is not complete on the vaccines. Only approved for emergency use. I live in the US and the vaccines have not been fully approved by FDA, yet. Still going through testing and trials. The people lining up to take it are the testing and trial samples.

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Posted in: G7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations See in context

The G7 protestors in the photo are great. Too funny.

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Posted in: Biden urges G7 leaders to call out and compete with China See in context

Sorry, I have no faith in Biden or the G7 to Build Anything Back Better.

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Posted in: Hurdles remain to getting ex-nurses involved in vaccine rollout See in context

@1glennToday 

Thousands of pharmacies over here in the States are doing shots, and they use pharmacists, not RNs.

Yes, pharmacists in the States are administering vaccines. However, they still need specific training and certifications for administering vaccines. Big pharmacy chains are providing that training and certifications for pharmacists.

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Posted in: G7 back steps to deter tax dodging by multinational firms See in context

The G7 salaries and pensions just got a lot fatter. Their cuts are going to be big, big, big.

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Posted in: Department stores, cinemas reopen in Tokyo as some restrictions eased See in context

Didn't they just implement a state of emergency about a week or two ago, and not they are easing it? Talk about a rollercoaster with the policies.

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Posted in: ANA offers weddings on plane grounded by prolonged pandemic See in context

A little odd, but people might very well purchase the service. To each is their own.

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Posted in: U.S. warns its citizens against travel to Japan due to COVID surge See in context

"Travelers should avoid all travel to Japan," the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new COVID-19 update."

Meanwhile the cases and deaths in the US are nearly 18 times that of Japan per capita. The irony. I live in the US.

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Posted in: 1.7 mil customers' data likely leaked from dating app operator See in context

Leaked or sold? I'm thinking they are one in the same.

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Posted in: French president to attend Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony See in context

Macron is just a charlatan. He still pushes shutdowns on the entire country of France, but is going to travel to watch the opening ceremony? More only for thee, not for me nonsense.

Oh, but he did lift restrictions on French citizens to allow them to travel further than 10km from home recently. How generous.

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

All businesses and jobs are essential. If businesses can't open then owners and employees cannot support themselves.

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

So, the coronavirus transmission is higher after 8pm? Where is the science that backs up those theories?

Not just Japan, but the governments around the world are not basing much of the shutdown regulations on science. The US has seen lower transmission rates and deaths, the more the country has opened up. The governments around the world are really picking winners and losers with arbitrary shutdown measures only on certain businesses.

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Posted in: Man donates ¥60 mil in cash to city in Kanagawa See in context

His money would have been put to better use if he donated it to his favorite charities.

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Posted in: Gov't panel warns of widening gender gap in Japan due to pandemic See in context

@ P. Smith The real issue with improving women’s place in Japanese society is that many women enjoy being “housewives,” so have zero interest in change.

Agree. Most women that have children would rather be housewives and take care of the children than work full-time. Not many househusbands in any country.

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Posted in: Tougher anti-COVID-19 measures begin in 6 prefectures See in context

The cases in Japan are still just a tiny fraction of the cases that the US has had. 10% of the US population has tested positive for COVID and only .5% of Japan population has tested positive.

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Posted in: Biden expected to nominate Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan See in context

Ambassador to Japan. Lol. The guy knows nothing about Japan and Japanese culture.

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

Marxism is responsible for about 100 million deaths in a century. That is a very sobering fact.

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Posted in: G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause See in context

All these global officials should be doing the same 14 day quarantine that they require on the rest of us. Only for thee, not for me crap from all the high powered global leaders.

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Posted in: Clothes in Japan help emit 95 mil tons of CO2 a year, mostly overseas See in context

The planet doesn't have a climate change problem, the planet has an exponentially growing population problem.

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Posted in: Japanese astronaut joins biggest space station crowd in decade after SpaceX arrival See in context

@Ascissor By definition, there's no geopolitics in space

Nobody is smiling in the photo. Perhaps, it is a little tension between them up there. Lol.

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Posted in: Japan says it will aim for 46% emissions cut by 2030 See in context

Why are climate change activists never focusing on China, India, Middle East and other third countries that are the biggest producers of pollution? I'd bet most have not visited those countries and seen firsthand how unbelievably horrible the pollution is in those countries.

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Posted in: Rapid coronavirus testing centers to open at Tokyo's Haneda airport See in context

CDC study shows COVID-19 rapid tests not as accurate as first reported. Researchers found that for those showing symptoms, rapid tests were right 80% of the time. That number is down from the reported 96.7% when the FDA gave emergency use authorization back in May.

In those not showing symptoms, accuracy dropped to just 41.2%. There can be false positives and false negatives too.

So, the tests are not accurate enough.

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Posted in: Osaka declares COVID medical emergency with 878 new cases See in context

Just for reference, I live in the US and the total cases are nearly 25 times higher than Japan and most people are not too worried about it because there still is 98% survival rate across all ages, 99.86% survival rate for those under the age of 65, and even higher survival rate if under the age of 65 and healthy. Those odds are quite good.

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Posted in: Japan to extend ban on all trade with N Korea by 2 years See in context

N Korea has goods or services for trade with Japan?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 355 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,472 See in context

98% survival rate for all ages and 99.85% survival rate for those under 65. If you are healthy and under 65 the survival rate is even higher. Driving is just as dangerous as COVID for healthy people.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 414 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,832 See in context

Why do they keep using "cases" as the barometer for the severity of the issue? Only the severe cases and death numbers matter. The severe cases and death numbers are very similar to flu numbers.

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Posted in: Many Japanese celebrities have no burning desire to be involved in torch relay See in context

That's fine they don't want to partake in the torch rally. I would gladly take their place. Personally, I don't see much risk. Riding a train is much more risky.

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Posted in: Olympic organizers to meet Saturday to decide on overseas spectators See in context

@wanderlust

Let's see how many exceptions are permitted, both for overseas and domestic spectators.

Exactly. My guess is that Olympics will only be for the global elite to attend and watch. The image I have is when Dr. Fauci when to a MLB game and threw out the first pitch. Fauci, his wife, and friend had the entire stadium to themselves while they watched the baseball game. They were not social distancing, the friend was not from same household, and at times Fauci was caught not wearing a mask. Global elite governing class with their "Only for thee, not for me" governing policies.

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