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Posted in: For readers who are married to Japanese persons, how much does your spouse know about Japan's actions before and during World War II? See in context

I've been married 30 years and haven't talked about the war once. I have never been in one and neither has she. We have more important and relevant things to discuss, like our children.

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Posted in: Lotte pitcher Sasaki sets Japan record by striking out 13 consecutive batters See in context

"a 25-year-old right-handed starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates named Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while tripping on LSD."...He also walked 8

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context

" feel free to make that choice" Of course, this goes without saying. At least it does in Japan

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Posted in: Japan aims for 1 million daily booster shots to stem infection wave See in context

100,000 detected new cases per day. Considering the amount of asymptomatic cases there are that number is likely 10 times as much. How has that affected ICUs? How lethal is the omicron strain? What are the ramifications of taking booster shots? Would it be more prudent to wait until all the data settles before the science is settled on that front? I'm on the fence vis a vis the booster shot.

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Posted in: Remakes are a staple in Hollywood. Which of your all-time favorite movies would you absolutely not like to see remade? See in context

Cool Hand Luke, Room with a View, the Crying Game

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian: As for the efficacy of current vaccines, it's clear it wanes. How effective will the next batch be? Neither you nor I know. What are the long term negative effects? Neither you nor I know that either. Where is the comprehensive data on adverse effects? Well, "some" are published on the WHO site as well as sites like the CDC's...However, according to this from a Japanese senior health ministry official regarding the 1,325 deaths that followed vaccinations "It's difficult to assess in a short period of time whether a death was due to the vaccine or not," a senior health ministry official explained. The World Health Organization has not requested cause of death determinations for individual cases,"...In other words...we don't know (we including you and me)

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

justasking: "Why can't Japan evaluate 99% of the 1,325 deaths following COVID vaccinations?" https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20211119/p2a/00m/0na/042000c

From the article: ""It's difficult to assess in a short period of time whether a death was due to the vaccine or not," a senior health ministry official explained. The World Health Organization has not requested cause of death determinations for individual cases,"

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian: That's the topic that concerns me

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

justasking wrote re comprehensive data on covid vaccine adverse effects: "It’s in every country’s health department website. There’s also one in WHO’s website." No, it's not

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian: "Clearly having education isn't the same with being educated" Educate me vis a vis the adverse effects of covid vaccines. You can't, because that data is not available, so neither you nor I are educated on the matter.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

justasking: "Where's the logic in that?" Where's the comprehensive data on adverse effects of those 4,600,000,000?

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

wtfjapan: " tiny chance" I'd like to know exactly how "tiny" that chance is, however, pharmaceutical companies that are making billions upon billions are not legally bound to disclose their data on exactly how "tiny" that chance is.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

wtfjapan: "what makes you thing covid vaccines will be the same," All I've said is pharmaceutical companies have a history of concealing adverse side effects, which they have a legal right to do, so it's not illogical to assume they are capable of doing so vis a vis covid data. Yes, I've been double vaccinated because I've taken a risk/benefit approach, but that doesn't mean I should reserve skepticism regarding companies who have been fined billions for "concealing negative effects" of their products in the past, including Japanese pharmaceutical company, Takeda, for "concealing associative bladder cancer risks" for one? I'll reserve my credulity, thanks. Too bad we aren't privy to ALL the data. That would go a long way in allowing people to make educated decisions based on facts and not internet hearsay either way.

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

wtfjapan: "so far where are these lethal side effects your refering too?" I'm referring to the suits filed against pharmaceutical companies who have been find for such things as "failing to warn of lethal side effects" We are smack dab in the middle of the Age of Information...I suggest Google as a search engine and inputing "list of largest pharmaceutical settlements" You'll find your answer there. You're welcome

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

Ian wrote "Just don't forget, when/if you get infected, choose omicron, not delta" I've been double vaccinated for the delta variant...first vaccination late September, 2nd vaccination mid October. Insufficient?

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

I'll wait for the next, more lethal variant when we'll be told that the current vaccine is not suitable for it...I'll take my chances with the Omi-sniffles

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID booster shots for general public sooner than scheduled See in context

virusrex "the available scientific evidence"...When pharmaceutical companies have the legal right to withhold data for 75 years, the "available" scientific evidence is insufficient, especially considering those same pharmaceutical companies have lost legal suits for billions of dollars for such things as ""failing to warn of lethal side side effects" ""concealing associative bladder cancer risks" etc

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Posted in: Toyota tops global auto sales in 2021 for 2nd year in row See in context

Alfie Noakes wrote "Toyota's so far behind they're lobbying the US government to slow down the EV revolution. Won't be long until they'll be asking for Japanese govt subsidies..." OK...but there's this: Toyota tops global auto sales in 2021 for 2nd year in row

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Posted in: Most of Japan’s new adults hope to fall in love and get married, according to recent survey See in context

In the age of mass-automation and AI in which 50% of current jobs will have been made obsolete within the next 25 years, fewer people on an archipelago roughly the size of California is prudent. That 61% bodes well for Japan's future as Japanese families will continue to have children, just not an unsustainable number of them.

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Posted in: Japan must co-exist with virus while achieving growth, says minister See in context

HBJ re vaccines work well "They do" Well, they work in terms of reducing severe symptoms...for about 3 months (so "well" has an expiration date). Also, they don't prevent transmission, so again, "well" does not equate to "comprehensive". Yes, they work at reducing severe symptoms for a short while, which is good...not great. "Well" is, well...subjective I suppose

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Posted in: Japan must co-exist with virus while achieving growth, says minister See in context

@Chikabun wrote "Japan is number 1 for the biggest debt" 45% of which is to itself. Bank of Japan is Japan. Also, Japan is the biggest creditor nation in the world

In fact, Japan remained the biggest creditor nation for the 27th straight year, according to the Ministry of Finance as of 2019.

The net value of assets held by the government, businesses, and individuals stood at 328 trillion yen ($3 trillion) at the end of 2018.

Japan’s net external assets were about 1.3 times higher than those held by Germany, the world’s №2 creditor nation with 261 trillion yen in net assets at the end of 2018.

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Posted in: Japan to administer COVID vaccine soon to children aged under 12 See in context

@blastcaptain "This 10 year old girl gets it."...Get's what...a script to read?

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Posted in: Japan to administer COVID vaccine soon to children aged under 12 See in context

@Bob Fosse "You don’t have polio or smallpox now because science and sense prevailed." Science prevailed after 40,000 kids were infected with polio...from the vaccine. Early stages in medical science/history have proven precarious and not without risk.

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Posted in: Japan to administer COVID vaccine soon to children aged under 12 See in context

Bob Fosse "I know, right? Vaccinating kids. Who’d do that? Just crazy! /s" Vaccinating kids against polio, smallpox, sure. Vaccinating kids against something that is less lethal to them than the common cold and with a new technology for which adverse side effect data has yet to be fully understood...hesitancy is the natural response.

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Posted in: Japan to begin trials of COVID-19 vaccination proof at eateries See in context

Vaccines mitigate symptoms, they don't prevent infection nor the spread of the virus.

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Posted in: Japan to begin trials of COVID-19 vaccination proof at eateries See in context

Begin trials with 3 eateries...end trials with none

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Posted in: U.S. concerned about sexual harassment in Japan: report See in context

girl_in_tokyo can you cite a case in which a woman who was being raped was convicted of assault?

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