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Posted in: 18 cases of Eta coronavirus variant confirmed in Japan See in context

If we get to the omega variant, game over man.

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Posted in: Police officer fatally shoots man threatening him with saw See in context

For some Japanese police officers, the first round in their .38 pistols is a blank, so they can first fire a warning shot. If you have to shoot someone, it's best to aim center mass unfortunately. A taser would have been better in this situation, but I have never seen uniformed police officers with tasers in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to expand state of emergency to 8 more prefectures See in context

Night clubs and bars in Osaka are rocking until 5am. Young people walk in with their masks on. After that first drink, the mask stays off. This State of Emergency is like the speed limit on the highway. Everyone goes 20kph over.

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Posted in: Tokyo robot cafe offers new spin on disability inclusion See in context

This is an excellent idea. Great way for disabled people to join the workforce.

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Posted in: Foot traffic still high despite state of emergency See in context

Starbucks are packed in the daytime hours, but people can't drink alcohol after 8pm. I went to a classical music concert in Nishinomiya. Everyone was cramped together in the lower deck. They did not utilize the back rows and upper decks. I was elbow to elbow with people. I left in 5 minutes. I was invited by members of a religious group in Japan who tell their members not to get vaccinated. Some of them were in attendance. For their sake, I hope they are making the right choice.

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Posted in: Japan extends, expands state of emergency as cases surge See in context

Everywhere I go before 8pm, life seems normal in Japan. People are out everywhere. The only exception is everyone is wearing flimsy masks.

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Posted in: 'The Suicide Squad' seeks redemption for DC supervillains -- and director See in context

It was worse than the first one. A total remake failure. It's seems like the budget for this one was definitely smaller. The story was worse. Disappointing characters except for Harley Quinn again.

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Posted in: Detained Sri Lankan's footage before her death to be shown to family See in context

It's going to be a painful experience for his family to watch this video.

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Posted in: Japan to ship total of 1.6 mil COVID vaccine doses to Nepal See in context

It's not as effective, so they ship it to these other countries in Asia.

Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine had an effectiveness of 93.7% at preventing symptomatic alpha infections, and 88% for the delta variant.

Two doses of AstraZeneca were found to be 74.5% effective at preventing symptomatic alpha infections, and 67% for delta.

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Posted in: 'The greatest honor': Osaka lights Olympic cauldron See in context

Let the negative comments pour in on Naomi Osaka. They won't have any impact. I'm all for letting negative people vent. Perhaps then they can focus on the positive aspects of life.

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Posted in: 'The greatest honor': Osaka lights Olympic cauldron See in context

It's interesting to see people how people react to a 23 year old black woman's success.

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Posted in: Bear alert hits softball at Olympic Games opener See in context

Just when I thought these Summer Games were going to be unbearable.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

Blame this fake state of emergency. Shopping malls and restaurants are packed along with the trains. The heat will make people pack into air conditioned areas. The same thing happened last summer.

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Posted in: Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people See in context

Saving lives should not be such a complicated issue, leave it to us toake that way. Human nature at its finest.

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Posted in: Not just COVID: Earthquakes, typhoons pose threat at Tokyo Olympics See in context

If there were earthquakes and tsunamis, the Games would go on. That's the point of this article.

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Posted in: Man fatally stabbed in Kyoto love hotel See in context

There's a thin line between love and hate.

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Posted in: Japan's fresh virus emergency to cost economy ¥1 tril See in context

Say hello to a tax increase between five and seven percent in 2022 to cover the cost of this pandemic and cleverly hidden in that, the cost of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Posted in: Japan retracts controversial policy over alcohol-serving restaurants See in context

In the U.S. Army, we would refer to this entire fiasco as a soup sandwich. Governments sure know how to serve the people soup sandwiches.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

They will end up just getting suspended sentences.

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Posted in: Japan OKs Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines, but AstraZeneca to be put on hold See in context

Wow! Approved! Just in time for distribution in 2022.

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Posted in: Spain to let travelers from UK, Japan in without a PCR test from May 24 See in context

Looks like Japan got Spain fooled with their inaccurate numbers.

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Posted in: Japan may let pharmacists administer COVID-19 vaccines See in context

So slow to act, but I'm sure they will be quick to enact the tax increases on the people of Japan to cover the cost of this pandemic and Olympics just like they did with the earthquake tax. Households are paying an extra 2.1% in income tax for 25 years through 2037. While companies were supposed to pay an extra 10% tax for three years, they were off the hook after two years. Next up is the "pandemic tax" in 2023 and I'm sure these companies will be left off the hook again.

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Posted in: Over 80% in Japan oppose Olympics this year: poll See in context

Not enough of these 80% are protesting. Actions speak louder than words. I would even consider more social media protests and bombarding government offices, sponsors and athletes with emails and phone calls as sufficient actions. If the protests get more international exposure, perhaps other governments, sponsors and athletes will support it.

I can't remember anytime I have seen a poll that said 80%. The people in Japan are not divided on this issue.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 542 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,261 See in context

Currently, Japan has the largest number of active cases since the pandemic began, over 83,000. I guess this information isn't news worthy.

Friday, the nationwide testing total finally exceeded 120,000. It's nice to know that it's possible to exceed 100,000 tests in a day. I'm sure the government will prevent that from happening again.

https://covid19japan.com/

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

Another soup Sandwich.

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Posted in: Man shot by police officer dies in Nagoya hospital See in context

I believe the first bullet in Japanese police issued .38 revolvers are glazer safety tips.

A warning shot and after that only one shot with 2 cops on the scene. From that information alone you know that this news story wasn't in America.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 879 new coronavirus cases; 1,057 in Osaka See in context

How about including the number of people who have been vaccinated on a daily basis?

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Posted in: Fewer people traveling during Golden Week amid virus spike See in context

No mention of the number of travellers at the airports considering Japan has 29 airports that handle domestic flights. It's easy to cancel shinkansen tickets even on the day of departure. The cancellation fee is free or just 500 yen. But the strapped for cash airline industry has no plan to refund non-refundable airline tickets that many people purchased before the spike. And keep in mind, people love to pack restaurants in the daytime during golden week.

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Posted in: Golden Week travel begins despite pleas from governors to stay home See in context

This is going to be the biggest wave in Japan. They will call this one a tsunami.

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