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Posted in: Japan to begin discussions on 3rd COVID-19 vaccine shots this week See in context

First , Japan must make its own study to make sure if with Japanese people, the vaccine efficiency decreases with time and a third dose is necessary. Japan can not rely only on what makers say and foreign studies show.

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Posted in: Denmark becomes only European country with no COVID restrictions See in context

Well done

As Japan will teach soon the 70% vaccinated, hope the government will take example. No need for vaccine passeport and restrictions

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Posted in: Japan unable to link deaths to withdrawn batches of Moderna vaccine See in context

Nearly one million do die every year in Japan. For sure, some will naturally pass away, after the vaccine injection with no relationship.

But when three young guys do die just after, it is questionable. I am quite sure it is because of the vaccine but at that time, nobody can and want to admit it. It is not the time to face those responsibilities in the middle of the vaccination campaign. The truth will be know in 5-10-20 years maybe, after lengthy trials, when all that covid will be behind us and government ready to take responsibilities

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

Glad I went back to Europe this summer !

The article does not mention it should apply only to non vaccinated people

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

theResidentToday 12:24 pm JST

@didiou - Its actually probably more than 50% as those under 12 are not eligible.

You are right.

Also - I am not referring to the non vaxxed as anti-vax


As for Japan, there is not any anti-vax movement. Just people are keeping quiet as often here.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

theResidentToday 11:39 am JST

62,000,000 million people fully vaccinated as of September 7th. That now puts the anti vaxxers officially in the minority. We are well on track for the plans above and not have to return to measures after.

62,000,000 is less than 50% of the population, around 49%

I am vaccinated, but not for covid yet, and I am not an anti vaxxer. Please refrain to mix both, and to always refer to non vaccinated as anti vaxxer.

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Posted in: Japan orders 150 million doses of Novavax COVID vaccine See in context

The word anti-vax has no meaning and should be banned, as if it was only pro and anti.

All people in the world have been vaccinated in their life. People just want a safe vaccine and the right to decide. The covid vaccine is not compulsory. Let people with their choices

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Posted in: Japan considering vaccine passports for commercial activities See in context

If these get implemented I can't wait for the superspreader events at vacced only venues to happen.

It happened in nightclubs in Europe

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Posted in: Japan considering vaccine passports for commercial activities See in context

I can do a lot of things now that will be banned next year if I do not vaccinate. It is called discrimination.

Moreover, I had the yellow fever, meningitis, hepatitis B, tetanus vaccine, etc etc, Much more then the average Taro...... Does it count ?

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Posted in: Japan business lobby seeks to end quarantine for vaccinated arrivals See in context

Does it mean than with negative PCR, the quarantine will still be needed ?

Vaccines are not a guarantee, PCR results are.

They recommend combined proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative test results for those wishing to, travel across prefectures

No proof, no way to go across a prefecture. This will never be implemented. It will be for trains and planes, as done in France right now.

Japan is just copying what’s done in Europe

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Posted in: Lack of TV time spoils Tokyo Paralympics' big opportunity See in context

One of my university friend was competing in fencing. It was not broadcast.. Could not see him

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Posted in: Omi starts Instagram account for open dialogue about COVID-19 See in context

he is chairman of a group of hospitals receiving covid patients, but many beds are free while the hospitals get susidies, over 70000 yens a day per bed.


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Posted in: How COVID response sank Suga See in context

I am not a Koizumi fan neither, but Japan needs a young man in power, that has new ideas and is less part of clans and old political thinking. All other candidates will all be depending on relationships within the party and lack independence

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Posted in: Paralympics paving way to participation but long path ahead See in context

To add

As the Paralympics are widely broadcast here, I am quite sure awareness is on the rise

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Posted in: Paralympics paving way to participation but long path ahead See in context

acting like there are no disabled people in Japan.

I do not think so.

Of course, if there isn’t any disabled person around, that’s the feeling they or you might have

For a long time, Japan has built facilities to provide an easy access to disabled people. Well in advance of many other countries. Many of the main world cities can not even provide an access to the subway for wheelchairs

many see the disability and not not the athlete

personally, I see both and see real athletes

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context

Over 1000 died in Japan after vaccination.

Investigations did not result in any causal relationship.


But hard to believe not even one death is vaccine related. Government and pharmaceutical companies will not take responsibilities. We will know the truth in a few years, when class action could be taken

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry seeks ¥5.48 trillion budget amid China worries See in context

Decrease that budget and put money on covid beds and more material, oxygen supply

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Posted in: Cyclist Sugiura, 50, becomes Japan's oldest gold medalist See in context

Categories will never be fair, whatever they are trying to do. But that's the same for basket-ball or other sports, if your are small, it is difficult to be competitive. So why no having different categories in basket-ball, below 180cm, 180cm-200cm, and over 200cm. That would be fair, no ?

Moreover, what do you want guys. No Paralympics ?

Do you think they would prefer to stay home rather than joining the games ?

I am sure those athletes are all happy to be here, rather than being stuck in an office.

And these games are good to show differences and what people with disabilities can achieve. These athletes have more strength and courage than most of us.

Criticizing will not make things getting better.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts condemn Aichi music event organizer for lax COVID steps See in context

It an outdoor event. There is natural air ventilation. Politics should focus on vaccination and increasing covid beds.

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Posted in: Sato gets 2nd athletics gold; Yamaguchi swims to victory at Paralympics See in context

vanityofvanitiesToday  08:25 am JST

NHK broadcasts Paralympics all day long. I do not watch it. It is too much fanfare.

Fanfare for the Japanese athletes ?

Good to NHK to broadcast this and show the non disabled what people are capable of and the courage these athletes have. I admire their courage and spirit, moreover as they all have behind this a painful time and painful stories, that people like me can certainly not deeply understand.

And I am sure they do no spent their days in a useless way, commenting on forums about the fanfare

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Posted in: Japan probes two deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch See in context

Deaths might not be related to the vaccine, but is has already been over 1000 deaths in Japan after vaccination.

Investigations are done but none of the deaths can be correlated with the jab. I can not believe than not even one death is vaccine related. Government and vaccine companies do not want to take responsibility

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Posted in: Experts warn of untested COVID cases in Tokyo as average dips See in context

There may be a large number of potentially infected people who have not been tested,

For sure. Otherwise, we will have zero infected in a day.

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Posted in: Japan's population down by record number to 126.65 mil See in context

That’s a big drop

There are plenty of people that need jobs here in Japan but aren't getting any because of the cheap labor from overseas

And locals do not want to do that jobs, because they have high expectations

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Posted in: Gov't policy to only hospitalize critical COVID patients draws flak See in context

At first, Japan’s policy was also to put everyone in hospitals, and this was also a non sense. Now, what’s the balance when too many infected ?

yesterday, an article was mentioning the health system collapse in Osaka. However, according to NHK data, the hospitals bed occupancy for covid patients, severe and mid symptoms, is around 25 %, far from collapsing, Who to believe?

only Okinawa and Tokyo have an occupancy rate over 50 %

in Japan, hospitals collapse just refers to hospitals treating covid patients, not all the others.

but it is a shame many will not accept patients

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

asymptomatic people continue to socialize and act as if they don't have the virus, because they don't know they do. 

If you do not have any symptoms, the chance you get the virus is nearly zero, especially if nobody around you hasn’t any symptoms and you haven’t been in any risky situation

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Posted in: U.S. employers ratchet up pressure on unvaccinated See in context

We are heading to a strange and crazy society where this vaccine looks like gold for many and non vaccinated are gonna get demonized.

But this vaccine does not prevent transmission and infection at all.

At the moment, lockdowns and vaccines have not stopped anything. The more we do, the more infections there are.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,166 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,207 See in context

We are reaching the peak, as testing capacities are at the limit.

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Posted in: Australian Olympic athletes under fire for rowdy, drunken flight home See in context

They were under stress to go back to a lockdown life in Australia

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Posted in: Yosozumi wins another skateboarding gold for Japan See in context

So of the 710 medals to date 567 were given to just 20 countries out if 200 countries participating.

We could have just had 30 countries show up and not much would have changed

you are right, but it has always been like that.

Sports development is linked to financial power and the size of the population.

The richer a country, the more it tends to have leisures and the time for sports. And with a decent population, find the powerful athletes.

Swimming, running can be done everywhere, but a country will still need the infrastructure, and some money for the athletes to develop and train.

A rich but small country will never make it.

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Posted in: Court rules defunct eugenics law unconstitutional, but rejects damages See in context

Claims have always been rejected with that eugenic law. Such a shame !

How such an inhuman law was accepted, only abolished in 1996

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