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Posted in: Japan expands virus state of emergency, restrictions to more prefectures See in context

Absolutely pointless, the citizens of Tokyo have already spoken and said loud and clear they intend to fully ignore it, do you honestly think that Osaka especially, or Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama give a flying f&#@?

Only difference, I went to Enoshima today, beach shacks stopped serving alcohol. So, conbini still sells it, order beach shack food to go, get conbini beer, consumer win, save money. Beach shack mega loose, won't be back under same owner next year because last month of season no one will use it.

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Posted in: New Zealand to accept alleged Islamic State militant, 2 kids See in context

Would assume Turkey doesn't want them either. They haven't been too keen to take up ISIS types

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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

How about approving J&J too? Supply slows down on what we have, so let's add another possibility?

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Posted in: Gov't under fire for plan to use financial institutions to enforce alcohol ban See in context

More places open and selling alcohol this week than last week. People are tired of it and the bars aren't receiving their promised payments to stay closed. Good luck getting much cooperation this time around.

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

Useless unless they stop requiring us to quarantine on return. Those countries listed already would allow us to travel there without this new document. The point is to get rid of the quarantine in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine See in context

LOL, you can't make this crap up. Not that I've ever been eligible for tax free shopping here but thanks for the warning nonetheless.

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

At least they are giving us one last weekend to get drunk and be merry. Fortunately I have a flight tomorrow and the lounge will still be serving beer as usual.

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Posted in: Japan to give 6 mil doses of vaccines to Taiwan, 5 Southeast Asian nations See in context

Don't know anyone who took AZ that enjoyed their 2-3 days of side effects. Good riddance to them.

Though I do feel bad for the people of Taiwan getting stuck with them, that's hardly a second or third world country. Shame their leaders didn't proactively hedge and order a variety in advance like Japan and other first world countries.

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Posted in: Uber Japan referred to prosecutors over hiring of overstayers See in context

How about referring them to prosecutors for driving like madmen on the sidewalks and blatantly ignoring traffic signals?

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

Age cap of 60 for high level government positions?

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Posted in: Tokyo nightlife bustles despite state of emergency See in context

Just let people drink in peace. Give us vaccines and stop the nonsense.

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Posted in: Tokyo nightlife bustles despite state of emergency See in context

It's extremely easy to find plenty of bars at any given station in Tokyo waving an outstretched middle finger to the "restrictions" and I'm happy to support them with my $$.

This crap has gone on way too long. Give us vaccines fast or let us make our own poor decisions.

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Posted in: Man arrested after pushing over woman and her 2 children on bicycle See in context

Saw a woman once on one of those baby carrying bicycles come inches from being crushed by a dump truck. She completely ignored the guy with the wand telling everyone else to stop and wait while the dump truck was reversing. These women drive like retards on those bikes, that would have been her own fault, and I bet in this Osaka case she either hit or came too close to the pedestrian causing the outrage.

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Posted in: Overseas investors sue Nissan over Ghosn's financial misconduct cases See in context

Lol, I hope the investors win. Japanese Nissan execs brought this upon themselves with the farce they created to remove the gaijin at rhe top of the company. It's been a sham from day 1 and I hope this lawsuit hurts them where it counts.

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Posted in: Japan extends state of emergency for Tokyo, 8 other areas to June 20 See in context

As usual, inconveniencing everyone for their precious Olympics. Still plenty of bars and restaurants ignoring the 'request' and domestic airfare at least should remain cheap. Discounted AirBNB near the beach in Okinawa sounds like a good idea on the weekends.

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Posted in: Osaka hospitals buckle under COVID-19 onslaught See in context

348 beds in a city if 9 million people. They should be absolutely ashamed how inadequacy they have prepared.

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Posted in: Gov't refers to possible state of emergency extension as Okinawa added to list See in context

Think it's pretty clear they aren't going to lift this until after the Olympics. Hope the cancel protests make some headway. It's purely punitive on us just to have their precious Olympics.

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

Can we get our vaccine in Spain? Certainly wouldn't mind a trip to the Canaries and returning vaccinated would be wonderful.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

Get the vaccine in people's arms, problem solved!

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Posted in: Unused COVID shots piling up in Japan amid slow rollout See in context

Absolutely disgraceful

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Posted in: Some Olympic officials to be tested for virus on daily basis See in context

Lol, is this news? Isn't that standard protocol in many countries for at risk professions anyway? Head back in the sand guys.

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Posted in: Japan to issue new 500 yen coins in November See in context

I’m surprised they don’t redo the ¥10,000 note to force the population to show what they are holding onto. Maybe too many of their own in the mattress.

Wouldn't be effective. They don't demonetize old notes. You can still spend old 100 and 500 yen notes if you choose to.

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Posted in: 3rd COVID-19 state of emergency begins in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo See in context

Good thing Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba are all open for business. Enough of this nonsense.

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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region See in context

Good thing Kanagawa is so close on the train. Heard the taps are still free flowing. Absolutely pointless Koike!

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Posted in: Japanese hospital worker infected with coronavirus after 2 vaccine shots See in context

Dangerous even reporting this. No one ever said the vaccine will prevent infection. It's efficacy is about it preventing death and serious illness. The virus itself is a part of life from here to the end of humanity.

Japan is doing a fabulous job of doing it ALL wrong.

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

What's the point of having them in the domestic terminals? And such low numbers per day, 1 single domestic 777 or A350-900 carries over 300 passengers. How many of those take off every single hour on domestic flights?

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

This country has the slowest escalators I've seen anywhere in the world. Need to double the speed and maybe fewer people will feel the need to walk. In Hong Kong you don't see people walking up and down them, but they are significantly faster than here.

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Posted in: Japan to get first batches of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from U.S. See in context

Yup, still plan just to go to US and get J&J.

Moderna, too many reported harsh side effects on 2nd dose.

Don't trust AZ at all.

Pfizer fine but Japan will have its thumb up it's arse way too long to wait for it.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Imperial Hotel to be rebuilt See in context

They'd attract a lot more customers by partnering with a Western chain and doing a refurb than rebuilding. Visitors book Marriott, Hilton (Conrad), IHG, Hyatt, etc. because of perceived quality of rooms, service and international loyalty (point) programs... Plus business travelers expensive accounts and corporate contracts don't hurt.

Don't know why some of the Japanese luxury hotels still don't get it and remain fiercely independent. Mori's Andaz does so well because it's part of Hyatt, not because of location or building particularly.

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Posted in: Japan to lift Tokyo area state of emergency as planned on Sunday See in context

So how about GoTo? I have a trip planned that I would appreciate the discount on.

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