Takeda to import 50 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine - which does not exist yet.
In other words - Japan's throwing our money at Trump's imaginary "Operation Warp Speed"
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The Fun Police have been trying to stop this "Young people having fun in an unregulated manner" for at least five years.
Maybe if the Yaks could get their cut, selling goldfish and candyfloss like they do at summer festivals, it might not be so controversial.
But good luck trying to stop red-blooded boys and girls from enjoying themselves. Old men have tutted at it since time began and they have never managed it yet.
If you can pack the trains every morning and night, and throw untold billions at an Olympic megaspreader event, young people can have a giggle for one night a year. Good luck to them, I say.
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Normal schedule, one train per hour throughout the night. Otherwise can you imagine the crush at last-train time?
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Suga vows swift decision on release of Fukushima radioactive water
Translation: Suga vows to announce the decision to release the water into the ocean which was made years ago, but which Abe was too afraid of Fishing Lobby pushback to carry out.
This is going in the sea. So let us have no more of the "Japanese seafood is healthy" recitals. You poison your food source, it stops being healthy.
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"Demand for the services will not return (to pre-coronavirus levels) even after the pandemic ends,"
So you want people to pay through the nose for Olympic tickets, jump through hoops and pay premium prices for flights, risk death by COVID and endure heatstroke in late July, then not be able to get back to their hotels at night?
Yeah, that's a pretty flexible definition of Omotenashi you have there.
Count me out.
Just scrap this nonsense. It's not going to happen. Skip to 2024 and reset.
8 ( +8 / -0 )
The decision should have already been made. We can't have the Olympics next year. Scrap them, and stop funnelling money down the gullets of Mori and his parasitic ilk.
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The results of the debate:
Winner: Kamala Harris
Runner-up: The Fly on Pence's head
Loser: Mike Pence.
10 ( +21 / -11 )
Life, no parole, daily beatings. Anyone against?
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It's three years since the body parts were found in his home and this monster confessed to the crimes.
Why are we going to trial now? Just let him swing.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
A magnificent recovery. Let's see a full public apology from the bloated incompetent Sakurada, who decided in his rank insensitivity to criticise this inspirational athlete when she was stricken by this hellish disease..
A man who can't use a computer has the brass gall to be "disappointed" by Ms Ikee? Hang your head in shame, Sakurada. How dare you keep your snout in the trough?
Oh that's right. Because you don't have 0.001% of the honour or strength of character Ms Ikee has.
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What an egregious abuse of a federal building this was. Using the People's House for a political propaganda parade of shameless Bizarro-world untruth, with a horde of maskless cultists jammed up together in the garden Melania just got through stripping of a century of history.
An utter disgrace.
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Japan, eyeing Olympics, lines up half a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine WHICH DOES NOT EXIST YET.
There, fixed it.
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Please please please not Aso again. His first tenure was risible. We are in serious times. Give us a serious leader.
Oh what am I thinking? Some other geriatric Nippon Kaigi ultranationalist millionaire will have to do.
11 ( +13 / -2 )
Leaving now like he left first time.
Still, no doubt he and his friends got their nests well feathered with their slice of the 47 BILLION they stung us for the Abenomasks. A much more comfortable retirement awaits him than for most of the people who have to pay for his failed policies.
13 ( +28 / -15 )
And here we go again - get ready for the empty shelves, folks.
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How a man who hasn't paid his taxes for decades gets the gall to talk about "paying your fair share" tells you all you need to know about the hypocrisy of this painted buffoon.
Tragically, 42% of US voters are OK with that.
12 ( +23 / -11 )
Hmmm....two follow-ups to a routine check-up? That doesn't sound like a man who's fit for the job.
And he never was. Colossal failure.
14 ( +25 / -11 )
I'm shocked - shocked - to learn that an LDP politician would be involved in bribery, corruption, and sordid goings-on in the gambling industry.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
The last news I saw was dozens of locked mailboxes. This is an unprecedented power grab.
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My family in England, with kids at regular state-run schools, are amazed and disappointed that a country with such a futuristic reputation as Japan has can't figure out how to do online learning. My 10-year-old nephew has been getting online lessons from March, and can't believe that my daughter, in ultra-modern Tokyo has to go to the school every few weeks, pick up some textbooks and plough through them on her own, with no input from the teacher.
Then she gets to sit in an assembly hall with 200 other kids to get tested on what nobody taught her.
It's a disgrace. Monolithic, institutionalised fossilisation.
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A pound to a penny says we'll be back to the Good old days of six-day schoolweek as standard this time next year.
If in doubt, step back 40 years.
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"Let's do our best to be able to say that we all made it through 2020, despite the novel coronavirus and the heat," he said
Good work, sir. That'll do it.
Just watch the numbers rise as the kids come home to Mama and Obaachan.
6 ( +22 / -16 )
Oh look - I was right.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
No service zangyo in the bureaucracy. I was talking to a bloke working for a major government office who told me he wasn't busy but he took a taxi home at 3am (From Kasumigaseki to Yokohama, on our dime) because he was saving up to go to Machu Picchu.
Didn't even think it was worth pretending he wasn't bilking the taxpayer. Just a systemic assumption that, if your bum's in the chair, you're getting paid. And we just stump up the cash and thank them for their "hard work."
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Business class/ First class experience where everyone has to watch the same film at the same time?
Even in economy class, individual seatback entertainment consoles have been the norm for at least 15 years.
Whoever spun this as a luxury experience is a hell of a salesman.
-7 ( +5 / -12 )