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Posted in: Japan health panel backs AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for ages 40, over See in context

So, is the Japanese government going to shift its enormous funding subsidies to a domestic pharmaceutical company who can make RNA vaccines, or is it just going to keep pumping money into this lost cause?

--By lost cause I mean the vintage chimpanzee-based adenovirus vaccine, not the vintage lost cause occupying the prime minister throne.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony begins See in context

I wish Mrs. Oil and I could have been there.

It seems like a once-in-a lifetime chance.

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Posted in: The Tokyo Olympics are rigged to fail. Why hasn’t the media noticed? See in context

I've been completely bewildered why so many mistakes have been made.

And very distressed by the careless destruction of so many Japanese people's lives and businesses.

All this pandemic kabuki and intimidation, for such little return for so few people in power.

Thank you, Japan Today, for publishing this, but I think that almost no one will read it.

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Posted in: Suga denies IOC pressure to hold Olympics: report See in context

Tell me when we've triumphed over anything.

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Posted in: Suga denies IOC pressure to hold Olympics: report See in context

Well, that's a lie.

And then there's this:

(T)he government's job is to tackle challenges.

The key word there is "tackle" NOT "poke someone else's finger into"

Overwhelming problems require overwhelming solutions, not overwhelmingly empty vows and pledges.

And lies.

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Posted in: The waiting Games: Olympians navigate strict rules in Tokyo See in context


Tell that to Julius Ssekitoleko, if you can find find him.

Last seen buying a shinkansen ticket to Nagoya.

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite foods or snacks for coping with Japan's summer heat? See in context

Cold fresh cucumber slices dipped in your favorite miso sauce with a bottle of ice-cold beer (Asahi is my preference) makes summer a good friend.

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Posted in: Bach corrects Chinese slip-up in Olympic talks; calls Tokyo best-ever prepared host city See in context

One look at this hastily-prepared hotel conference room with its fold-up PTA banquet tables and loose, mismatched carpet tiles and I know that yes, this is going to be the best-ever.

If they were all wearing green toilet slippers, I would give this photo a chef's kiss.

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Posted in: Tokyo's taxi drivers suffer another blow with no Olympic spectators See in context

I hear you, Kawaguchi-san.

We were all originally hoping for some kind of benefit from the Games.

Or now, at least some competent leadership and management through the crisis.

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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency lasting through Olympics See in context

tone down Olympic-related festivities

LOL this, from tone-deaf leadership

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Posted in: Osaka to ask gov't to extend COVID-19 quasi-emergency See in context

What a mess. Let's look at the truth.

--"126 on Tuesday compared with 1,200 in mid-May."

Mid-May Osaka numbers ranged from 851 (5/12) to 415 (5/21). There was a 1262 high on 05/01 but it continued to fall since that day.

The number was 40 on July 28, but now, just over a week later, it's 151.

With no vaccine and no leadership we are now headed toward disaster.

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Posted in: Researchers trial magnetic 'lockjaw' against obesity See in context

That's all well and good, but how do the magnets taste?

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Posted in: JR East to inspect baggage at Tokyo stations during Olympics See in context

So, what happens when the car-chasing dog finally catches a car?

"Of course it's company policy never to, imply ownership in the event of a vibrating object ... always use the indefinite article 'a vibrating object', never 'your vibrating object'."

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Posted in: Jan 6 rioters accused of erasing content from social media, phones See in context

yo, burningbush & blacklabel, so you think it was perfectly ok for the e-mail lady to erase her home server?

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Posted in: We will be unable to control infections if more businesses decide they can do whatever they want. See in context

"they can do whatever they want" except vaccinate their employees.

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Posted in: Pot producers up cultivation with an eye to getting foreign athletes higher (if not faster and stronger) See in context

Sounds like somebody needs to smoke a joint and relax.

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Posted in: Olympic organizers estimate 225,000 fans per day at Tokyo venues See in context

Right next to this story is the headline:

Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans -- or no fans at all

and it's this kind of "janken" leadership that really salts my sushi

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


The Time Indicator is showing that it's now June 2021, but these government officials are speaking and acting as if it's early 2020!

Great Scott!

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Posted in: Suga regrets having to take all the heat for hosting Olympics during pandemic See in context

PM Suga, you still don't get it.

The "heat" is for ignoring the urgent need for a rapid and well-organized vaccine rollout, instead of your singular focus on and continual promises for a "perfect" Olympics.

Your getting vaccinated and running off to the US for "Burgers with Biden" was insult to injury.

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Posted in: June has no national holiday in Japan. If there were to be a national holiday, do you have any suggestions what it should be for? See in context

it should be International Day, and on that day everyone here should be encouraged to acknowledge and celebrate the cultural gifts from abroad that has made Japan so great, as well as enjoy the continuing rich cultural heritage that Japan shares with the world.

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Posted in: Japan births hit new record low in 2020 See in context


who could have imagined that killing the middle class goose

would stop the golden eggs?

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Posted in: JOC board member blasts Tokyo Games organizers, IOC See in context


There will be tens of thousands of unvaccinated Japanese people acting as support workers and volunteers for the games. They will be going home every night and coming back to the Olympic site every day.

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Posted in: Japan to prioritize students heading abroad for vaccinations See in context

This great news. Everyone is going to get priority over everybody!

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Posted in: The race is on to find a COVID-19 treatment pill See in context

Every day I come to the Japan Today website to read virusrex's comments.

They have always been calm and informed, over the past year of panic and misinformation, and I'm grateful for this.

The world needs more virusrexes, and I wish him/her fair winds and following seas always.

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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations at workplaces on June 21 See in context

the government earlier Tuesday crafted a long-term national strategy on vaccine development

Yeah, early Tuesday was a good time to do this

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Posted in: Doctor warns holding Games could lead to 'Olympic virus' strain See in context

It's mind-boggling that they are just now waking up to this realization.

Where have their heads been for the last year and a half?

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Posted in: Savvy thieves only need a key's number to gain access See in context

between September 2014 and last January, the man had broken into 164 residences

This guy had 164 new passkeys made while nobody noticed or became suspicious?

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Posted in: Speeding up the rollout makes us feel safer because it affects our social life and the economy. If 80-90% of the population gets vaccinated, I think we can hold the Olympics smoothly. See in context

But when can we realistically expect to have 80-90% of the population in Japan vaccinated?

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

the AstraZeneca shot has the advantage of being storable in refrigerators between 2 and 8 C, making it easier to distribute than its rivals, which must be kept in freezers at temperatures as low as around minus 75 C.

This is just poor reporting. The Moderna vaccine can be kept for 30 days in refrigerators between 2 and 8 C, and for 4 months at -20 C. Stop the disinformation.

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Posted in: Australian doctors warn vaccine hesitancy makes citizens 'sitting ducks' See in context


Vaccine pls.

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